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Baseball: Rocco Cascione is new Westlake coach

Rocco Cascione has been hired as Westlake's new baseball coach.

He's a former Westlake freshman coach and served as a varsity assistant last season.

He also previously coached at Oak Park.

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Football: Ivy League teams want Edison receiver Garrett White

The Ivy League wants Edison receiver Garrett White, and for good reason.

Besides great grades, White is the son of Edison Coach Dave White. Besides having terrific hands, he has played multiple sports and understands the commitment needed on and off the field.

Yale, Pennsylvania and Columbia have all told him this week they want him at their campus.

White will be on display next weekend when Edison...

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Michael Norman selected Gatorade national athlete of the year in track and field

Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta is already recognized as the best track and field athlete in California. Now he has the honor of being recognized as the best in the nation.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Norman, a junior, is the winner of the Gatorade's award for national athlete of the year in track and field.

It comes as no surprise considering the type of person and the type of athlete Norman...

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Boys' basketball: Centennial's Jalen Hill commits to UCLA

Jalen Hill, a 6-foot-8 junior at Corona Centennial, has committed to UCLA.

Hill was a member of the USA U16 national team that won a gold medal this summer.

Teammate Ike Anigbogu, a 6-9 senior, earlier committed to UCLA.

 

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Boys' basketball: 25-team Sierra Canyon tournament begins

The 25-team Sierra Canyon Summer Classic begins on Monday in Chatsworth and continues through Friday at Sierra Canyon and Chatsworth High.

First-round games on Monday at Sierra Canyon: Granada Hills vs. St. Monica, 2 p.m.; Calabasas vs. Birmingham, 3:30 p.m.; Crescenta Valley vs. St. Genevieve, 5 p.m.; La Canada vs. Westlake, 6:30 p.m.; Sierra Canyon vs. Bonaventure, 8 p.m.

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Baseball: SoCal players selected to the 40-man 18U national team trials roster

USA Baseball announced its 40-man roster for players selected to compete for a spot on the 18U national team. Players spent the week showing off their skills at the Tournament of the Stars in Cary, N.C.

They will try out from June 29 to July 4, when the roster will be trimmed to 28. Then the remaining players will meet up in Los Angeles in August to finalize a 20-man roster.

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