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Boys' basketball: Chino Hills tops field in Rose City Classic

Chino Hills, led by the Ball brothers, Lonzo and LiAngelo, tops the field for the Rose City Classic at Maranatha High that begins on Dec. 1 and ends with the championship game on Dec. 6.

Chino Hills figures to get plenty of competition from the host school, which picked up transfers Tyler Dorsey from St. John Bosco and Trevor Stanback from Chaminade.

Mission League favorite Alemany is also entered, along with Oak Park, Cantwell-Sacred Heart, Price, Leuzinger and Westlake.





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LA84 Foundation awards $477,000 in grants to 15 youth organizations

The LA84 Foundation has awarded $477,814 in grants to 15 youth organizations in its latest bid to support youth sports across Southern California as a legacy from the 1984 Olympic Games that were played in Los Angeles.

More than $220 million has been invested since its inception, including $4.7 million awarded this year.

The largest grant of $105,000 was awarded to Mount San Antonio College to continue its youth track and field program.

Another grant went to THINK Together, which runs intramural middle school sports programs in underserved communities.

Boys and girls clubs and youth programs received grants for such sports as soccer, swimming, volleyball, martial arts, canoeing, softball, boxing and golf.

Here's the link to recent recipients of grants.



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Girls' volleyball: Players penalized for participating in sand tournament

More than 20 girls’ volleyball players must sit out two matches as punishment for participating in a four-on-four sand volleyball tournament sponsored by Long Beach State in Huntington Beach on Sunday.

At least one, school, Santa Margarita, has to forfeit a match it won on Monday against Rosary because a player who played in the match also participated in the sand tournament.

CIF Bylaw 600 states, “A student on a high school team becomes ineligible if the student competes in a contest on an 'outside team,' in the same sport, during the student’s high school season of sport.”

Some parents are criticizing the decision, insisting sand volleyball and indoor volleyball are different sports.

Schools have been self reporting violations after the Southern Section became aware of the violation.

The tournament was a fundraiser and was co-ed and included participants wearing Halloween costumes.



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Football: Royal freshman team forfeits game amid bullying allegations

The Simi Valley Royal freshman football team forfeited a scheduled game against Newbury Park on Wednesday after an alleged bullying incident resulted in multiple Royal players being suspended for the game, Principal Keith Derrick said Thursday.

A spokesman for the Simi Valley Police Department confirmed that a police officer took a battery report from a Royal parent on Wednesday.

Derrick said school administrators learned of an alleged incident Tuesday night and began an investigation Wednesday morning. He said because "many freshman football players" were directly or indirectly involved in the incident, they were held out of the game.

"We take that stuff seriously," he said.

He said he expects the team to resume its schedule next week when it has enough players to participate.

Twitter: @LATSondheimer

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Boys' basketball: Saturday's fall league schedule

Here's the schedule for Saturday's fall basketball league:


La Salle


9am – Diamond Bar vs Notre Dame

10am – Harvard-Westlake vs Crescenta Valley

11am – Chino Hills vs JW North

2pm – St. Francis vs Trinity Classical

3pm – Crespi vs Keppel

4pm – Loyola vs Sonora

6pm – Buckley vs West Ranch

7pm – Saugus vs Pioneer

8pm – La Salle vs Glendale




9am – Brentwood vs Redondo

10am – Campbell Hall vs Bishop Montgomery

11am – Narbonne vs Pacific Hills

2pm – Morningside vs San Marino

3pm – Beverly Hills vs Price

4pm – Morningside vs Venice

5pm – Leuzinger vs Washington Prep

6pm – Dorsey vs Price


St John Bosco


9am – Santa Margarita vs Huntington Park

10am – LB Milikan vs St. John Bosco

11am – Cantwell-Sacred Heart vs Gahr

12pm – Fremont vs Bosco

1pm – Gardena vs Dominguez

2pm – King Drew vs Warren




12pm – Malibu vs Roybal

1pm – Hamilton vs Bernstein

2pm – St Monica vs Malibu

4pm – LACES vs Jefferson



10am – University vs Burbank

12pm – Stockdale vs RFK

1pm –...

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Football: West Torrance (8-0) is No. 1 in Western Division

West Torrance (8-0) is ranked No. 1 in the Western Division, and so far the Warriors have demonstrated an ability to run and pass that opponents haven't stopped.

Senior running back Brett Ojiyi has rushed for 910 yards and scored 18 touchdowns.

Senior quarterback Trevor Mallett has passed for 1,372 yards and nine touchdowns.

Coach Greg Holt said on defense, linebackers Isaac Fuentes and Benton Shortridge have been major contributors.

West Torrance also has received six field goals from kicker Scott McGraw.

Next up for West Torrance is a rivalry game against South Torronce on Friday night. The Warriors are trying to win the Pioneer League.




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