Varsity Times Insider High school sports across the Southland
Volleyball: It's gold medals for four beach players from SoCal

A trip to The Netherlands to represent USA in the International Children's Games resulted in gold medals for four beach volleyball high school players from Southern California.

Harper Goldfarb from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Victoria Ashkinos from Pasadena Mayfield, both of whom are sophomores, won the girls' beach volleyball gold medal, going undefeated over two days.

Dane Johnson from Mira Costa...

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Rule changes for 2016 in prep baseball, softball

Beginning with the 2016 season in prep baseball, umpires will be required to issue a warning to coaches before restricting them to the dugout or ejecting them as part of a new penalty progression to promote preventative officiating.

The rule change was approved the by the rules commiitte of the National Federation of State High School Assns.

Previoulsy, issuing a warning to an offending coach was...

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La Reina's Morgan Sherman is on Nickelodeon's Soccer Superstar

Goalkeeper Morgan Sherman  of Thousand Oaks La Reina is one of 15 girls chosen to compete as part of Nickelodeon's Soccer Superstar program, a four-night reality TV competition that begins on Wednesday at 9 p.m and continues through Saturday.

It's designed as a coast-to-coach search for the next big teen female soccer player.

And it's great timing, considing the USA won the 2015 FIFA Women's World...

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Boys' basketball: Thomas Welsh is coming home with gold medal

Former Loyola center Thomas Welsh is coming home with a gold medal.

The UCLA player was a member of the USA U19 team that defeated Croatia, 79-71, in overtime on Sunday to win the FIBA U19 World Championship.

Another player smiling is former Maranatha guard Tyler Dorsey. He played for Greece and averaged 15.9 points. He's off to Oregon in the fall.

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Baseball: Local players advance to compete for spot on USA 18U roster

A group of Southern California players are still alive and are among 28 players selected to compete for a final roster spot on the USA 18U national baseball team.

They will advance to the second round of team trials Aug. 16-19 in Los Angeles.

They include Kevin Gowdy of Santa Barbara, Reggie Lawson of Victor Valley, Jacob Amaya of South HIlls, Hans Crouse of Dana Hills, Hunter Greene of Sherman Oaks...

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Football: Oaks Christian's Michael Pittman commits to USC

The USC-UCLA rivalry should take on new meaning when Oaks Christian receiver Michael Pittman finally gets involved.

Pittman, previously committed to UCLA, announced he's now committed to USC.

"Second time's a charm. I'm done now," he told USC.247Sports.com.

 

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