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Boys' volleyball: Southern California regional semifinal pairings and championship schedule

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION I

Regional semifinals, Thursday

Huntington Beach d. Clovis Buchanan, 25-20, 25-15, 25-22

Loyola d. Mira Costa, 25-17, 16-25, 25-17, 28-30, 15-12

 

DIVISION II

Regional semifinals, Thursday

Corona del Mar d. Fresno Clovis North, 25-15, 25-17, 25-20

Oak Park d. El Segundo, 25-18, 25-19, 25-16

 

DIVISION III

Regional semifinals, Thursday

Saddleback Valley Christian d. St. Margaret's, 25-20, 25-15, 25-11

Laguna Beach d. San Diego Parker, 25-18, 25-23, 25-23

 

Regional championships, Saturday at Cerritos College

Division III: #1 Saddleback Valley Christian vs. #2 Laguna Beach, 3 p.m.

Division II: #1 Corona del Mar vs. #2 Oak Park, 5 p.m

Division I: #1 Huntington Beach vs. #2 Loyola, 7:30 p.m.

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Track: Palisades' Marissa Williams sets two records at City Section championships

It was quite a final impression left by Marissa Williams of Palisades on Thursday night in her final appearance at a City Section track and field final.

She set City records in the 1,600 (4:47.88) and the 3,200 (10.28.30). She won each event for the fourth time in her career.

“I’m happy, and I don’t say that very often,” she said after winning the 1,600.

Last year, she won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 in an agonizing effort done simply to try to help Palisades win the team title. This time, she was running to break records and prepare for next week’s state championships in Clovis.

Asked about her achievements, Williams said, “It’s flattering, but I don’t go to bed thinking about it.”

One of the City Section’s best hopes for a state in the boys’ ranks is Justin Collins of Carson in the 300 hurdles. He won in 37.13, holding off Crenshaw’s Justin Alexander (37.41). Collins also won the 110 hurdles in 14.38. Alexander won the 400 in 49.14.

In the boys’ 100, Desmond Crutcher of Dorsey won in 10.85,...

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Football: Crespi running back Jalen Starks commits to UCLA

Jalen Starks, a powerful running back at Encino Crespi who figures to be a fullback at the next level, has committed to UCLA, Coach Troy Thomas said.

Starks, 6 feet 1, 240 pounds, with speed and agility, is one of the strongest players in Crespi's program.

He's expected to be one of the top players in the Serra League next season.

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Softball: Thursday's Southern Section scores and updated pairings

SOFTBALL

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1

Quarterfinals, Thursday

Los Osos 9, El Modena 4

Anaheim Canyon 6, Los Alamitos 1

Norco 3, Garden Grove Pacifica 0 (10)

 

Quarterfinal, Friday, 3:15 p.m.

#4 Murrieta Valley at West Ranch

 

Semifinals, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m.

Murrieta Valley/West Ranch winner at Los Osos

Anaheim Canyon at Norco

 

 

DIVISION 2

Quarterfinals, Thursday

Mission Viejo 8, Sunny Hills 0

South Hills 6, Agoura 1

Westlake 2, Foothill 1

Yucaipa 4, Oaks Christian 1

 

Semifinals, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m.

#1 Mission Viejo at South Hills

Westlake at #2 Yucaipa

 

 

DIVISION 3

Quarterfinals, Thursday

Grand Terrace 3, Cerritos 2

Gahr 7, Laguna Hills 2

Bishop Amat 3, San Clemente 1

La Serna 3, Redondo 2 (12)

 

Semifinals, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m.

#1 Grand Terrace at #4 Gahr

#2 La Serna at Bishop Amat

 

 

DIVISION 4

Quarterfinals, Thursday

Highland 19, Apple Valley 0

Ramona 4, El Segundo 3 (10)

Torrance 2, Santa Monica 1

Dos Pueblos 2, Aquinas 1

 

Semifinals, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m.

Ramona at #1 Highland

#3 Torrance...

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Baseball: Thursday's Southern Section playoff score

DIVISION 5

Quarterfinal, Thursday

Temple City 3, Santa Ynez 2

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Football: Cathedral's Renard Bell commits to Washington State

Renard Bell, who will be a senior receiver at L.A. Cathedral, has committed to Washington State.

His older brother, Reginald, is a former Dorsey quarterback playing at Eastern Michigan.

The 5-foot-11 Bell is athletic and fast.

 

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