Varsity Times Insider High school sports across the Southland
Baseball: Dana Hills pitching trio is impressive

Through the first month of the baseball season, the Dana Hills pitching trio of Marrick Crouse, Hans Crouse and Zach Wolf has been delivering for the Dolphins (12-2-1).

Wolf is 4-0 with an 0.81 ERA. Marrick Crouse is 3-1 with an 0.93 ERA. Hans Crouse is 3-0 with a 1.31 ERA.

Clearly over the course of the season, Dana Hills is going to be one of the top teams in the Southland with that kind of pitching.

When the Division 1 playoffs begin, the Dophins should be in the title mix. And their hitting lineup will get a boost next Monday when Mater Dei transfer David Clawson, a catcher, becomes eligible.

Jay Schuyler, a first baseman/catcher, has committed to play for San Diego. He's a top student and has 29 career doubles.





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Girls' track: Marissa Williams of Palisades sets Pasadena Games record

Marissa Williams of Palisades is looking stronger than ever in her senior year.

The City Section's outstanding distance runner set a Pasadena Games record on Saturday in the 1,600, winning in 4:50.77. That's the top mark in the state so far this season.

She also has the top mark in the 3,200 in 10:25.93.




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Football: Scott Morrison takes over at Corona Santiago

Scott Morrison has taken over the football program at Corona Santiago, replacing Jeff Steinberg, who moved to Rancho Verde.

Morrison was the coach at La Puente last season.

He's coached for more than 25 years, with stops at Marin Catholic, Damien and Workman.




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Boys' basketball: Alemany's Shacquille Dawkins is Mission League MVP

Junior guard Shacquille Dawkins of Alemany has been selected the most valuable player from the Mission League.

First-team all-league: Alex Copeland, Harvard-Westlake, Sr.; Michael Oguine, Chaminade, Sr.; De'Anthony Melton, Crespi, Jr.; Daron Henson, Alemany, Jr.; Max Hazzard, Loyola, Sr.; Chibueze Jacobs, Notre Dame, Jr.; Stone Gettings, Loyola, Sr.; Henry Welsh, Loyola, Jr.

Second-team all-league: Jordan Ogundiran, Chaminade, Sr.; Mitch Mykhaylov, Crespi, Jr.; Mike Krkeyan, Crespi, Sr.; Ali Iken, Harvard-Westlake, So.; Kevin Summers, Alemany, Sr.; Gabe Rishwain, Notre Dame, Sr.; Earnie Sears, Alemany, So.; Michael Allen, St. Francis, Sr.; Jake Porath, Chaminade, Sr.





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Girls' basketball: Mater Dei loses Open Division state final

For a program that measures itself by championships, the season ended in heartbreak for Santa Ana Mater Dei in the CIF Open Division state final Saturday night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley.

With UConn-bound forward Katie Lou Samuelson in foul trouble throughout the second half, the Monarchs turned to Andee Velasco and Ally Rosenblum. Both scored 20 points but Stockton St. Mary's dominated the fourth quarter to win 76-69 and claim its eighth state title.

"The word I use to describe St. Mary's is relentless," Mater Dei Coach Kevin Kiernan said. "After every miss or make they pushed the ball on us, they kept coming. We shot 50 percent and still lost."

Kat Tudor's three-pointer with 1:15 remaining gave St. Mary's a 73-67 lead, but Ally Rosenblum's layup drew Mater Dei (31-3) within four with 58.7 seconds left. St. Mary's (34-1) turned the ball over on its next possession but Velasco and Katie Lou Samuelson missed three-point shots and the Monarchs got no closer.

Samuelson finished with 19...

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Track: Freshman Sean Lee of Trabuco Hills clears 6-9 in high jump

There's a new track phenom in Orange County, and his name is Sean Lee from Trabuco Hills.

The freshman soared to a mark of 6-9 in the high jump at the Mt. Carmel Invitational on Saturday. Watch out, Dwight Stones.

Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta ran the 200 in 20.75.

Antonio Mitchell of Vista Murrieta ran 10.52 in winning the 100.

Greg Vann of Rio Mesa went 24-10 1/2 in the long jump.

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