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Football: Friday scores

Friday, September 19th



Chatsworth 36, Reseda 9

Chavez 34, Torres 7

Cleveland 27, Van Nuys 21

El Camino Real 64, Verdugo Hills 14

Garfield 32, Venice 25

Granada Hills 27, Granada Hills Kennedy 14

Hawkins 74, Los Angeles Jordan 0

Huntington Park 35, Marquez 0

Jefferson 26, Grant 20

Los Angeles 44, Manual Arts 0

Los Angeles Hamilton 53, West Adams 0

Los Angeles Marshall 40, Hollywood 25

Los Angeles University 34, Lincoln 6

Monroe 27, Belmont 21

North Hollywood 27, Bernstein 14

Palisades 38, Canoga Park 35

Panorama 9, Legacy 6

Santee 31, Contreras 27

South East 35, Locke 13

South Gate 49, Franklin 19

Sun Valley Poly 35, Roybal 12

Sylmar 62, Fremont 8

University 34, Lincoln 6

Westchester 48, Rivera 7



Apple Valley 35, Victor Valley 20

Arroyo 27, Rowland 15

Arroyo Grande 31, Pioneer Valley 7

Azusa 20, Arcadia 12

Baldwin Park 49, Ganesha 6

Barstow 62, Sultana 37

Bassett 49, Bosco Tech 16

Beaumont 15, Banning 0

Beverly Hills 35, San Gabriel 0


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Football: Weapons on display for Alemany against Dorsey

Pick your poison: Desean Holmes or Dominic Davis. Brandon Pierce or Blake Green. Mission Hills Alemany has multiple weapons, and each was on display during Friday night's 45-15 intersectional victory over Los Angeles Dorsey at Rancho Cienega Park in Los Angeles.

Holmes scored on a 43-yard touchdown catch, and Pierce had a 35-yarder of his own, both from Green. The senior quarterback also had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs. Davis finished up with 215 yards rushing and two touchdowns, one on a 99-yard interception return.

“When I'm in the huddle, calling plays, looking over all of my options, it makes me think about how lucky I am to be in a position like this,” Green said. “You might be able to stop one of us, or maybe two some other times, but not everyone. We're a dangerous team.”

Credit is given where it's deserved, and the Dons (1-3 overall) did not back down from Alemany (4-0). They put up a good fight, in fact, despite limited practice time this past week, after the Los Angeles...

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Football: Dominic Davis delivers for Alemany

Dominic Davis did just about whatever he pleased for Mission Hills Alemany during the first half of Friday night's intersectional game at Rancho Cienega Park in Los Angeles. There was little, if anything, that Dorsey could do to stop the senior.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound running back, who committed to Washington State in late July, gained 131 yards in seven carries in two quarters worth of work to help the Warriors rally from a two-touchdown deficit for an 18-15 lead at intermission.

His 44-yard run set up a one-yard touchdown by quarterback Blake Green to start the second quarter. Davis picked up 30 yards on the next drive, capped by another one-yard scoring run by Green. Davis' 20-yard run led to a 35-yard touchdown catch by Brandon Pierce before the break.

Dorsey Coach Paul Knox was visibly upset as his team headed to the locker room as the first half came to a close. That said, if the defense does not figure out an answer for Davis, sooner rather than later, it could end up being be...

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Football: Dorsey deals with unfavorable conditions

Somewhat surprisingly, given the unfavorable practice circumstances this last week, Sadique Hayward appeared to be sharp for Los Angeles Dorsey during warmups for Friday night's  intersectional game against Mission Hills Alemany at Rancho Cienega Park in Los Angeles.

The senior and the Dons (1-2) had few opportunities to prepare for the Warriors (3-0) the last couple of days after the Los Angeles City Section placed restrictions on workouts because of high temperatures. Rules are rules, of course, especially when multiple players' well-being is at stake.

“We're doing the best we can under the guidelines,” Dorsey Coach Paul Knox said. “The players are ready, they know the game plan and understand what's expected from them. Now, it's a matter of making things happen out there. It is what it is at this point. It's time to play football.”

Dorsey was limited to some indoor activities Monday and didn't practice Tuesday because it was a professional development day. The workout Wednesday was...

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Basketball: San Fernando Valley League schedule

Boys' and girls' basketball games will be played on Saturday in the San Fernando Valley League.

The schedule:

Games at El Camino Real

9 a.m. Louisville vs. West Ranch-girls

10 a.m. Thousand Oaks 2 vs. Oak Park 2-girls

11 a.m. Thousand Oaks 1 vs. Chatsworth-girls

 Games at Heritage Christian

10 a.m. Heritage Christian 1 vs. Harvard-Westlake 1

11 a.m. Calabasas vs. Moorpark

1 p.m. Calabasas vs. Birmingham

2 p.m. Milken Community vs. Birmingham

Games at Monroe

11 a.m. St. Genevieve vs. Simi Valley 1

12 p.m. East Valley Lions vs. St. Genevieve-girls

1 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Panorama-girls

Games at Chavez High 

10 a.m. Palmdale vs. Chavez 1

12 p.m. Playmakers 1 vs. San Fernando 1

2 p.m. Chatsworth 1 vs. Poly

3 p.m. Oakwood vs. Santa Clarita Christian

4 p.m. Canoga Park vs. Einstein Academy




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Boys' basketball: Westchester picks up 6-8 transfer

Hold off on the coronation of Fairfax as the City Section Division I boys' basketball champion in 2015.

The Lions are going to get strong competition from Western League rival Westchester after the Comets picked up 6-foot-8 junior Keith Fisher, a transfer from Rancho Dominguez. He already has a scholarship offer from Portland State. He previously attended Leuzinger before attending Rancho Dominguez.

Westchester was 30-7 last season and lost to El Camino Real in the final. The Comets return guards Ellis Sallahudin and Akil Hall Reese.

Fairfax had been considered the City title favorite based on its strong summer play and top returning players.




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Baseball: Shortstop Sam Shaikin commits to Valparaiso

All-City shortstop Sam Shaikin of Chatsworth has committed to Valparaiso.

Shaikin will be a four-year varsity player for the Chancellors.

Chatsworth lost in last year's City Section Division I final to Birmingham at Dodger Stadium.




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Football: Thursday's scores

Thursday's results



View Park 36, Sotomayor 21



Blair 54, Sherman Indian 6

Brentwood 59, McAuliffe 20

Century 35, Bolsa Grande 14

Chaffey 41, Bloomington 6

Cypress 34, Troy 27

El Monte 40, Gladstone 22

Garden Grove Santiago 17, Santa Ana 14

Granite Hills 28, Littlerock 9

Katella 44, Loara 6

Los Alamitos 46, Anaheim Canyon 0

Los Amigos 36, Costa Mesa 16

Palos Verdes 50, Foothill 14

Pioneer 30, Cerritos 28

Sunny Hills 36, Saddleback 7

Villa Park 25, Dana Hills 10




Milken 54, Lighthouse Christian 6

Cornerstone Christian 69, Palm Valley 0

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Football: Bishop Gorman goes for its third win over a top SoCal school

Bishop Gorman is located in Las Vegas, but it has set out this season to win the Southern California championship.

First up was a win over Servite. Then came a win over Corona Centennial. Next up is a Friday home game against unbeaten Santa Margarita.

Then, on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman will host St. John Bosco in a 6 p.m. nationally televised game on ESPNU.

In each game the Gaels have faced a different challenge. Servite had QB Travis Waller and the option play. Centennial combined its running game with timely passes. And now Santa Margarita will try to unleash quarterback K.J. Costello and receiver Kyle Sweet.

A win by Bishop Gorman will set up probably the game of the year on the West Coast in Bishop Gorman vs. St. John Bosco. The Braves have a bye this week, but Coach Jason Negro will be in Las Vegas scouting both teams.




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Boys' basketball: Michael Oguine commits to Montana

Michael Oguine, a standout senior guard who helped West Hills Chaminade win a state Division III championship last season, has committed to Montana.

Oguine liked the school on his recruiting visit and could be an impact player as a freshman.

He can play point guard or shooting guard. He was at his best last season in the regional final and the state final, emerging as the key player in Chaminade's title run.




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Baseball: Chaminade's Blake Rutherford arrives home after winning gold medal

Blake Rutherford is home.

“I’m excited to be back,” he said Thursday morning.

The Chaminade High baseball player won a gold medal with the USA 18U national team at the Pan American Championships in La Paz, Mexico, on Sunday, then was stranded because of the effects of Hurricane Odile.

He and his teammates boarded a military plane on Wednesday and were flown to Tijuana, then took a bus to LAX, arriving at 7:30 p.m. A friend picked him up and took him to his Simi Valley home.

His mother also got out, but his father had to stay another day and was expected back on Thursday.

When he finally said goodbye to his teammates that he had spent the last four weeks with, he said, “It was hard. Those were my brothers. I’m going to remember forever this trip winning a gold medal.”

Players played volleyball and talked a lot while waiting for authorities to evacuate them. There was no cellphone service.

“We couldn’t text each other. We had to talk to each other,” he said.

When his phone finally began...

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Former Loyola soccer player Ryan Savitt gets attention at Naval Academy

It didn't take long for former Loyola soccer player Ryan Savitt, a freshman at Navy, to get everyone's attention.

He asked WNBA MVP Maya Moore for a date.

Here's the link to an ESPN W video.

Savitt helped Loyola win the Southern Section Division 1 soccer title last season.

Now all the Navy freshmen know who he is.



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