Baseball: Harvard-Westlake unleashes its bats in win over Loyola

After playing into the 11th inning on Monday in a 3-3 tie, Harvard-Westlake and Loyola had a much different Mission League game on Thursday at Loyola. It was all Harvard-Westlake, which defeated the Cubs, 9-1.

Jack Flaherty hit a three-run home run to help the Wolverines improve to 13-4-1 and 4-1-1 in league. Loyola (14-2-1, 6-1-1) lost an opportunity to put some distance on Harvard-Westlake. Now, if the two teams end up tied, Harvard-Westlake has the tiebreaker edge.

Michael Vokulich threw four innings and Logan Simon closed. Ezra Steinberg and Matt Karo each had two hits.

 In the Southwestern League, Murrieta Valley (13-6, 5-2) is thrusting itself into title contention after completing a sweep this week of Great Oak with a 5-4 victory. Kevin Padio went three for three with two RBIs.

Vista Murrieta pulled off a sweep of Temecula Valley with a 2-0 victory. Jack Moberg struck out five in four innings and Hunter Tidwell had two hits.

In the Marmonte League, Agoura stayed unbeaten with a...


Baseball: Hamilton to play Verdugo Hills in Saturday's Dennis Gilbert final

 The 24-team Dennis Gilbert Spring Baseball Classic is down to two teams: Hamilton and Verdugo Hills. They will meet in Saturday's noon championship game at the Urban Youth Academy.

 Hamilton defeated Van Nuys, 5-0, in the semifinals. Dylan Israel and Peter Rolon each had three hits.

Verdugo Hills defeated Dorsey, 4-1. Austin Obregon had two hits and two RBIs.



Baseball: Albee Weiss gets six RBIs in Agoura's 9-5 win over Royal

Albee Weiss of Agoura was feeling it on Wednesday. He was feeling the need to show some power, and he delivered two home runs and six RBIs in Agoura's 9-5 Marmonte League win over Royal.

Agoura is 11-3 overall and 7-0 in league. Two of Agoura's three losses were to top teams Loyola and Chatsworth.

In a nonleague game, Oaks Christian defeated Newbury Park, 5-3. Christian Stoutland, who committed to Pepperdine, took a no-hitter into the fifth inning for Oaks Christian, striking out eight. Dane Morrow struck out four in 2 1/3 innings. Adam Kerner had three hits.

Narbonne won the Rancho Cordova tournament with a 5-0 win over the host school. Arnold Solis had two hits. Javier Garcia was named tournament MVP. Angel Villela was the top offensive player in the tournament. It was the 200th career win for Coach Bill Dillon.

Gardena Serra defeated Bishop Amat, 6-4. Denz'l Chapman had three hits. Marcus Wilson had two hits.

In a Bay League opener, Peninsula improved to 14-2 with a 6-4 win over...


Baseball: Wednesday scores



Arrowhead Christian 9, Calvary Murrieta 4



Corona Santiago 5, Eastvale Roosevelt 4

King 1, Corona 0

Norco 5, Corona Centennial 2



Yucaipa 8, Miller 1



Citrus Valley 10, Jurupa Hills 1



Kaiser 15, Fontana 0




Anaheim Canyon 2, Newport Harbor 1

Beckman 3, Village Christian 1

Irvine 14, Estancia 2

Oak Hills 10, Corona del Mar 4



Huntington Beach 5, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 2

San Jose Valley Christian 9, Rocklin 7

El Dorado 2, Santa Margarita 1

Phoenix Greenway 10, Fountain Valley 0

Alemany 8, Spanish Fork (Utah) 2

Riverside North 4, Esperanza 3

Elsinore 5, Peoria (Ariz.) Sunrise Mountain 1

South Jordan (Utah) Bingham 2, Gahr 1



Yorba Linda 3, Trabuco Hills 1

Placentia Valencia 3, San Juan Hills 1

Tustin 7, Northwood 4

Garden Grove Pacifica 9, Sacramento El Camino 2

Woodbridge 15, Marina 2

El Modena 6, Long Beach Poly 2

Diamond Ranch...


Baseball: Huntington Beach advances to National Classic championship game.

Jake Boldt continued his clutch hitting on Wednesday night, contributing a single, double and three RBIs to lead Huntington Beach past Florida IMG Academy, 5-2, in a semifinal game of the National Classic at Cal State Fullerton.

Daniel Amaral added two hits for the Oilers, ranked No. 3 by The Times. Boldt delivered the game-winning hit to rally Huntington Beach past Santa Margarita on Tuesday.

Huntington Beach will play San Jose Valley Christian in Thursday's 7:30 p.m. championship game at Cal State Fullerton. Valley Christian defeated Rocklin, 9-7.

Alemany will play Riverside North in the consolation final at 4 p.m.

Noah Davis struck out four in five innings for Huntington Beach.



Salesian, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks all win appeals

 With two weeks to go before the Southern Section Council meets to finalize new leagues on April 30, the Executive Committee met on Wednesday and upheld appeals submitted by Salesian, Camarillo, Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks, forcing the schools in their areas to meet again and produce another recommendation or reaffirm the existing recommendation.

Salesian, part of the Catholic Athletic Association, was moved into a league for football only with Bishop Amat, Loyola and Gardena Serra. The CAA will meet again to decide whether to keep Salesian in the current league or move another school in. Either way, Salesian or another school could appeal to the Council on April 30. Then anything can happen when representatives from all the schools in the Southern Section meet.

The Northern Area representatives will have to gather and decide how to make Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo happy. All were put in a league for football with Oaks Christian, St. Bonaventure and Westlake. The...


Baseball & softball: Tuesday scores



Crean Lutheran 8, Oxford Academy 1



Aquinas 13, Western Christian 1

Woodcrest Christian 21, Loma Linda Academy 0



Sonora 3, Troy 1 (



Loara 6, Ocean View 0



Arlington 3, Canyon Springs 2

Riverside Poly 4, Valley View 3



Beaumont 19, West Valley 2

Tahquitz 19, Hemet 1



Riverside Notre Dame 3, Rubidoux 2



Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 10, Godinez 7



La Sierra 2, Patriot 1

Ramona 11, Norte Vista 9



Carter 12, Arroyo Valley 0

San Gorgonio 7, Rialto 2



Dana Hills 3, Aliso Niguel 2



Capistrano Valley 7, El Toro 3

Mission Viejo 4, Tesoro 1



Murrieta Valley 6, Great Oak 3

Vista Murrieta 2, Temecula Valley 0



Paloma Valley 5, Temescal Canyon 2



Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep 14-2, Servite 12-3






Baseball: J.T. McLellen comes through for Vista Murrieta

 The Southwestern League has turned out to be one of the toughest in Southern California this season, with each victory an immense struggle. So it was no exception on Tuesday, where Vista Murrieta and pitcher J.T. McLellen came through with a 2-0 victory over No. 2-ranked Temecula Valley.

McLellan struck out one, walked one and gave up five hits to help Vista Murrieta (13-4, 3-3) come up with a critical league victory over a very strong Temecula Valley (13-4, 4-2) team.

Ian Nowak had a single and double and Angel Ortiz also had two hits.

In another Southwestern League upset, Murrieta Valley defeated Great Oak, 6-3. Cody Martin and James Schmidt each had two hits.

In the National Classic, Huntington Beach rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Santa Margarita, 2-1. Jake Bodt had the game-winning two-run double. JJ Carr had given Santa Margarita a 1-0 lead with a home run through six innings. Daniel Miyashiro had shut out the Oilers.

Alemany defeated Arizona Sunsrise...


Baseball: San Gorgonio left-hander Hazahel Quijada strikes out 17

 San Gorgonio has a junior left-handed pitcher, Hazahel Quijada, who's having a tremendous season. He struck out 17 on Tuesday in San Gorgonio's 7-2 win over Rialto in a San Andreas League game.

On the season, Quijada is 6-1 with an 0.74 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 38 innings.

San Gorgonio is 13-2 and 5-1 in league.



Football: Chaminade's Brandyn Lee picks up offer from Nevada

 Receiver Brandyn Lee has become the fourth Chaminade player to receive a football scholarship offer, with Nevada making the offer, Coach Ed Croson said.

The other returning players with offers are lineman Bar Milo, receiver Dymond Lee and tight end Chris Bounds.



Fencing: Chaminade wins state title

 After winning state championships in boys' and girls' basketball and winning the state Division II football bowl game, Chaminade has added a state title in boys' fencing and a third-place finish in girls.

 Matt Carter and Jacob Lind led the boys' team to victory.



Fencing: Harvard-Westlake's Justin Yoo gets silver and bronze at World Championships

 Justin Yoo, a junior at Harvard-Westlake, won a silver medal in cadet and a bronze medal in Junior epee at the men's fencing World Championships last week in Bulgaria.

He's the first U.S. fencer to win individual medals at both the Junior and Cadet World Championship.

Kasia Nixon of Los Angeles won a bronze in cadet women's fencing.



Golf: Freshman Brandon Ahn wins L.A. City Junior championship

 Brandon Ahn, a freshman who lives in Glendale, won  the L.A. City Junior golf championship at the Sepulveda Golf Complex, defeating Samuel Kim of Irvine on the third hole of a playoff.

Ahn and Kim each finished with three-round totals of 202. Ahn shot 66, 70 and 66.

Daniel Lopez of Los Angeles was next at 204 and Spencer Soosman of Westlake Village shot 206.

Elizabeth Wang of San Marino won the girls' flight with a 207. Lydia Choi of Beverly Hills finished second at 208.

There were nearly 600 competitors. Tiger Woods is a former champion of the event.



Baseball: Freshman Hagen Danner can hit, too

 Freshman Hagen Danner of Huntington Beach has been used primarily as a relief pitcher this season, but on Monday, he got a chance to hit and came through with two singles to help the Oilers defeat Elsinore, 6-1.

Ryan Abady threw five shutout innings, allowing three hits while striking out three and walking none. Huntington Beach, ranked No. 3 by The Times, is 12-2.

It was high drama in a Mission League showdown at O'Malley Family Field, where Harvard-Westlake and Loyola finished in a 3-3 tie after the game was called in the 11th inning because of darkness.

Stephen Dubb hit a two-run home run off Jack Flaherty to give Loyola a 2-0 lead. Nathan Hadley shut out the Wolverines for six innings, but Harvard-Westlake tied the game at 2-2 in the seventh on a two-strike, two-out triple by Flaherty.

Dubb's RBI single in the top of the 10th inning broke a 2-2 tie and gave Loyola a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the 10th, the Wolverines got three straight hits on two-strike, two-out pitches to tie...


Baseball & softball: Monday scores



Westminster La Quinta 6, Firebaugh 0

Woodcrest Christian 20, Vista del Lago 0




Corona del Mar 5, Estancia 4

Village Christian 6, Newport Harbor 3

Beckman 7, Anaheim Canyon 3

Irvine 3, Oak Hills 2



Huntington Beach 6, Elsinore 1

Santa Margarita 7, Spanish Fork (Utah) 4

Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 5, Alemany 4

El Dorado 3, Peoria (Ariz.) Sunrise Mountain 1

Phoenix Greenway 11, Riverside North 9

San Jose Valley Christian 3, Gahr 2

Fountain Valley 6, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham 3

Rocklin 5, Esperanza 4 (8)



Placentia Valencia 6, El Modena 2

Yorba Linda 2, Northwood 1

Trabuco Hills 7, Garden Grove Pacifica 2

San Juan Hills 1, Redondo 0

Long Beach Poly 3, Diamond Ranch 2

Marina 4, Sacramento El Camino 3

Tustin 2, Chaminade 1

Woodbridge 8, La Palma Kennedy 3








Riverside Christian 14, Public Safety Academy 4



Corona Santiago 8-7, Redlands 3-5


Harvard-Westlake pitcher Jack Flaherty managed to keep his 18-game unbeaten streak intact following Monday's tie with Loyola.

Baseball: Harvard-Westlake battles Loyola to 3-3 tie

Monday's Mission League showdown between Loyola and Harvard-Westlake lived up to the hype--and then some. The only thing it lacked was a winner.

The game was called because of darkness moments after Quinn Brodey scored on Cole Malloy's fielder's choice to give Loyola a 4-3 lead with two outs in the top of the 11th inning. The count was 1-0 to the next batter, Angelo Armenta, when the plate umpire suspended play. Games ended by darkness during an inning revert back to the score at the end of the preceding inning, thus the outcome was a 3-3 tie at O'Malley Family Field in Encino.      

Harvard-Westlake's ace right-hander Jack Flaherty threw 100 pitches over seven innings, allowing four hits and two runs with eight strikeouts, and tripled to score Jackson Grayson with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie it, 2-2, and force extra innings. The Wolverines (12-4-1, 3-1-1) are ranked No. 6 in the Southland by The Times. 

Although he didn't figure in the decision, Flaherty kept...


Boys' basketball: Former Valencia guard Steven Sansone is a three-point specialist

 At tiny Multnomah University in Portland, Ore., former Valencia guard Steven Sansone has been firing away from three-point range in large numbers.

He made 157 threes in his junior season out of 423 attempts. He averaged 21.2 points.

At Valencia in 2010, he averaged five points a game as a backup to now Boston College guard Lonnie Jackson.

Here's the link to a story on Sansone.



Volleyball: This week's Southern Section rankings

 Huntington Beach is No. 1, Corona del Mar No. 2 and Redondo No. 3 in this week's Southern Section Division 1 volleyball coaches' poll.

Here's the link to complete rankings.



Softball: Corona Santiago tops Division 1 poll

 Corona Santiago is No. 1, Esperanza No. 2 and Garden Grove Pacifica No. 3 in the Southern Section Division 1 softball poll.

Here's the link to complete rankings.



Baseball: Huntington Beach is No. 1 in Division 1 poll

 Huntington Beach is No. 1, Loyola No. 2 and JSerra No. 3 in this week's Southern Section Division 1 baseball coaches' poll.

Here's the link to complete rankings.



Baseball: Alemany's Adam Bedrossian picks Seattle University

 Infielder Adam Bedrossian, a junior at Alemany, has committed to Seattle University.



Boys' basketball: SoCal products Bryce Jones, Darien Williams headed to Iowa State

Former Taft guard Bryce Jones and former St. John Bosco center Darien Williams have committed to Iowa State.

Jones played last season at UNLV and will be graduating and eligible immediately. Williams played at a junior college in Iowa.



Boys' basketball: Chris Sandifer is MVP in Battle of the Valley

 Chris Sandifer of Taft, headed to UTEP, received MVP honors on Saturday after scoring 27 points to help the West defeat the East, 128-125, in the Battle of the Valley at Valley College. Larry Bush of Calabasas added 25.

Eric Patten of Crescenta Valley scored 23 points for the East and Brandon Boyd of Alemany had 20 points. Boyd was named MVP for the East team.



Football: Jim Kunau is new coach at Rancho Christian

 Jim Kunau, the former football coach at Orange Lutheran and Anaheim Canyon, has been named the football coach and vice president for schools and strategic leadership for Temecula Rancho Christian.

He was the fooball coach at Orange Lutheran from 1993 to 2011, winning two Southern Section titles.



Baseball & softball: Saturday scores



Aquinas 10, Riverside Notre Dame 9 (9)

Cypress 6, West Torrance 1




Arlington 2, Corona Centennial 1



Beckman 3, Oak Hills 2

Anaheim Canyon 9, Corona del Mar 5

Newport Harbor 3, Irvine 2

Village Christian 10, Estancia 1



La Mirada 4, Crean Lutheran 2



El Modena 4, Diamond Ranch 3

Placentia Valencia 6, Long Beach Poly 4

Yorba Linda 7, Sacramento El Camino 0

Northwood 2, Marina 1

Trabuco Hills 4, Tustin 0

Garden Grove Pacifica 6, Chaminade 1

San Juan Hills 4, La Palma Kennedy 2

Redondo 12, Woodbridge 8








Corona 12, Serra 1

Rosary 6-2, El Dorado 3-0



Track & Field: Poly's Ariana Washington wins 100

On Saturday night at the Arcadia Invitational, Long Beach Poly's Ariana Washington showed why she has won back-to-back titles in both the 100 and 200 meters.

The Oregon-bound senior won the Invitational girls 100-meter dash in a wind-aided 11.38 seconds, the second-fastest in the nation under any conditions this season. She also anchored the Jackrabbits' 4x100 relay, which finished third.

Poly's 4x400 relay of Hollie Harris, Autumn Wright, Kaelin Roberts and Ebony Crear won in 3:47.23. 

Defending state pole vault champion Kaitlyn Merritt of Santa Margarita cleared 13 feet, six inches to repeat and Dos Pueblos senior Stamatia Scarvelis broke the meet shot put record with a throw of 52 feet, 1.25 inches and won the discus with a throw of 172 feet, seven inches.  

Margaux Jones of Redlands leaped 20 feet, 1.50 inches to win the long jump. Harvard-Westlake's Courtney Corrin was seventh.   

Bethan Knights of Northwood was third in the 3200 in 10:04.05 and City Section champion Marissa...


Track & Field: Mater Dei's Curtis Godin wins 100

Mater Dei sprinter Curtis Godin ran the 100 meters in a state-leading 10.36 seconds and equaled the meet record at tonight's Arcadia Invitational. Godin's 100 time was the third-fastest in the nation this season.

He also ran the 200 meters in 21.03, finishing second to Paul Lucas of Mountain Pointe, AZ, who clocked a national-leading 20.84. Godin's time was the third fastest in the nation this year and sixth-fastest in meet history.

Adoree Jackson of Gardena Serra leaped 25 feet, one-half inch to win the Invitational long jump and Carl Johansson of Orange Lutheran cleared a personal-best 16-08 to take first place in the pole vault.  

Misana Viltz of Long Beach Millikan won the 110 high hurdles in 13.92, the second fastest time in the nation this season and Loyola's 4x100 relay team of Aaron Gomez, Nico Evans, Kyle Oden and Mekai Sheffie won in 41.61.

Matt Katnik of St. John Bosco was second in the shot put with a school-best throw of 64-04.25. 

Dorsey's Jermale Jefferson, Daniel...


Baseball: Beware of the sons of former Kennedy players

 Right now, it's smart to have a son of a former Granada Hills Kennedy player on your roster. They usually turn out pretty good.

At Harvard-Westlake, Tyler Urbach is a starter and the son of former Kennedy player Doug Urbach.

At North Hollywood, Tyson Turner is the standout outifelder with 20 stolen bases for the first-place Huskies in the East Valley League and the son of former Kennedy outfielder Dain Turner. He's six steals away from the school record. His father was a quick leadoff hitter in his playing days in the 1980s at Kennedy.

The question who'd win a race beteen the two Tuners?

"He is way faster than I ever dreamed of being," the father said.

Correction: An earlier version of this blog incorrectly had Turner's first name as Tyler. It is Tyson.



Baseball: Hart hits the jackpot in Las Vegas with championship

 Any scenarios about teams capable of winning it all in Southern Section Division 1 this season had better include Newhall Hart (13-2-1), which won the championship of the Bishop Gorman tournament in Las Vegas on Saturday by defeating host Bishop Gorman, 9-4, in a nine-inning thriller.

Colby Kaneshiro hit a three-run home run and Troy Gilbert threw four innings of shutout relief. Fellow Foothill League school West Ranch lost to Georgia Blessed Trinity, 10-6.

Bonita came away with a 2-1 victory over Harvard-Westlake. Bonita improved to 12-5. Harvard-Westlake faces Loyola on Monday at home and on Thursday at Loyola in a critical two-game Mission League series.

Glendora improved to 4-0 in the Baseline League with a 2-0 win over Alta Loma. Eric Flores threw a three-hitter with seven strikeouts. Joey Deceglie threw a no-hitter in Los Osos' 5-0 win over Etiwanda.

Bishop Amat defeated Palisades, 9-3. Adrian Ramirez had two hits and four RBIs. Christian Moya, Scott Hurst and Serio Robles each...


Track & Field: Stars are out at Arcadia Invitational

The night session has begun at the Arcadia Invitational, where some of the top track and field athletes in the nation will compete in the Invitational Division.

Some of the standouts are Mater Dei's Curtis Godin, who has the fastest 100 and 200 meter times in the state this season, Heritage hurdler Torrey Atkins and Long Beach Poly sprinter Ariana Washington, the reigning girls state 100 and 200 meter champion.   

Loyola edged Fresno Edison by eight hundredths of a second to win the boys 4x100 relay in 41.61 seconds and in the girls 4x100, St. Mary's Academy won in 46.72.  


Basketball: Battle of the Valley is set for Saturday

 The Battle of the Valley boys' and girls' all-star basketball games will be held on Saturday at L.A. Valley College. The boys' game is at 7 p.m. and the girls' game at 5:30 p.m.

Among the scheduled boys' players are Evan Wardlow, Julian Richardson and Maleke Haynes of El Camino Real, Chris Sandifer of Taft, Jeremy Lieberman and Austin Smith of Calabasas, Brandon Boyd of Alemany, Devenir Duruisseau of Sylmar, Bryan Alberts and Bear Henderson of Village Christian, Lewis Stallworth of Hart and D.J. Ursery of Crespi.

Among the girls' players are Devin Stanback of Chaminade, Lynn and Dynn Leaupepe of Camarillo, Hannah Johnson of Alemany and Judith Espinoza of Eagle Rock.



Baseball: Birmingham wins for the first time against Chatsworth since 2002

 Birmingham pulled off the shocker of the week on Friday, knocking off Chatsworth, 5-4, in a West Valley League thriller. It was Birmingham’s first win over Chatsworth since the 2002 season.

In the seventh, freshman Justin Rorick led off with a single. After a walk, Victor Robles put down a bunt that was thrown away, allowing Rorick to score the winning run. Alexis Miranda had two hits and two RBIs for the Patriots.

El Camino Real completed a sweep of Taft with a 7-2 victory. Brian Gallagher threw a complete game. Erik Whittlesey had two hits and three RBIs. Granada Hills defeated Cleveland, 10-6. Justin Castaneda had four hits and three RBIs. Kyle Feffer added three hits.

In the East Valley League, Poly handed North Hollywood its first league defeat, 3-1. Isaac Gutierrez, a sophomore, threw the complete game. Gerry Perez had two hits and two RBIs. Arleta defeated Grant, 2-1. Eddie Ramirez had three hits.

In the Mission League, Alemany defeated Chaminade, 8-5, in nine innings....


Baseball & softball: Thursday scores



Aquinas 10, Loma Linda Academy 3



Garden Grove Pacifica 8, Western 2

Placentia Valencia 9, Yorba Linda 1



Canyon Springs 10, Rancho Verde 5

Riverside North 7, Valley View 5

Riverside Poly 10, Vista del Lago 1



Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel 11, Desert Chapel 7



Tahquitz 8, Beaumont 3



Riverside Notre Dame 6, Banning 3



Beckman 7, Irvine University 4

Northwood 4, Irvine 1



La Sierra 7, Moreno Valley 1

Norte Vista 7, Patriot 1

Ramona 15, Jurupa Valley 2



Carter 15, Pacific 1

Rialto 12, San Bernardino 0

San Gorgonio 4, Arroyo Valley 0



Great Oak 10, Murrieta Mesa 5

Temecula Valley 1, Murrieta Valley 0

Vista Murrieta 14, Chaparral 5



Edison 9, Marina 5

Fountain Valley 12, Los Alamitos 3

Huntington Beach 4, Newport Harbor 0











Boys' basketball: Oaks Christian is looking for new coach

 Oaks Christian has begun searching for a new coach after A.J. Moye resigned. Moye was the head coach for two years.



Baseball: Angelo Armenta hits home run in ninth to give Loyola 7-6 victory

USC-bound shortstop Angelo Armenta of Los Angeles Loyola hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Thursday to give the Cubs a 7-6 Mission League victory over Crespi. He had two home runs and thee hits on the day.

Jack Poulsen threw four innings of shutout relief. Dustin Shirley had two RBIs. It was Loyola's 14th consecutive victory and sets up a two-game series on Monday and Thursday against Harvard-Westlake for first place. Matt Orozco had double and triple for Crespi.

In the Sunset League, Edison defeated Marina, 9-5, behind Brian Schales, who went three for three with a home run. Fountain Valley defeated Los Alamitos, 12-3. Scott Schultz (7-0) allowed one hits in six scoreless innings. Brock Lundquist hit a grand slam, his fifth home run of the season. Huntington Beach defeated Newport Harbor, 4-0. Noah Davis threw five shutout innings. Jesse Kuet had a home run and double.

In the Southwestern League, Vista Murrieta defeated Chaparral, 14-5. Coltin Gerhart went...


Football: Campbell Hall begins search for new coach

 North Hollywood Campbell Hall is looking for a new football coach after the school announced on Thursday that Scott Napier is no longer employed by the school.

"Scott helped us begin the process of rebuilding our football program, and we wish him every success in his new endeavors," Athletic Director Juan Velazauez said in a statement. "We are ready to take our program in a different direction and continue to build a solid program for athletes that will allow them to excel on the field as well as in the classroom."

Campbell Hall will play a combination varsity and junior varsity schedule in the fall every other week. The Vikings have struggled with a lack of players and depth to play a full varsity schedule.



Baseball & softball: Wednesday scores



Eastvale Roosevelt 5, Corona 3



Anaheim Canyon 5, El Dorado 4

Foothill 4, Esperanza 1

Villa Park 2, El Modena 1



Yucaipa 1, Cajon 0



Sonora 5, La Habra 3

Troy 11, Sunny Hills 10



Ocean View 7, Westminster 3



Hemet 6, San Jacinto 0



Anaheim 6, Magnolia 2

Savanna 5, Katella 1



Corona del Mar 5, Woodbridge 3



Aliso Niguel 6, San Juan Hills 1



Tesoro 3, El Toro 1

Trabuco Hills 4, Capistrano Valley 3



Elsinore 2, Temescal Canyon 1

Heritage 4, Lakeside 2



Kaiser 12, Grand Terrace 4

Fontana 3, Summit 2



JSerra 2, Mater Dei 1

Orange Lutheran 2, Servite 1

Santa Margarita 4, St. John Bosco 3



Laguna Beach 7, Capistrano Valley Christian 3




Costa Mesa 3, Century 2

Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 4, Segerstrom 1









Softball: El Camino Real is 9-0 against Southern Section teams

 Woodland Hills El Camino Real has played nine nonleague softball games and won every one _ all against Southern Section opponents.

With wins over Oaks Christian, Chaminade, Hart, Alemany and Camarillo, among others, the Conquistadores are stamping themselves as a special team this season in the City Section and a heavy favorite to win a 15th City championship.

Here's the link for a story from the San Fernando Sun detailing the Conquistadores' success this season.



Baseball: Damien and Grant Hockin cruise to 10-2 win over South Hills

 Maybe it was jet lag from last week's trip to South Carolina (just joking), but South Hills sure picked the wrong day to turn in a poor performance in losing to Damien, 10-2, on Wednesday in a game for first place in the Sierra League.

UCLA signee Grant Hockin was in control from the outset, striking out six, walking none and allowing five hits in a six-inning performance that improved his record to 7-0. He also had a triple and two-run single.

South Hills (12-2-1, 3-1) committed four errors and did little hitting except for a two-run home run by Francisco Ramirez in the sixth inning.

Damien played solid defense and took advantage of errors. Jonathan Olsen had a double and two-run single. Andrew Garcia also had a two-run single. Damien improved to 12-2 and 4-0.

Chino Hills defeated Claremont, 10-1. Chris Ceballos had three hits and two RBIs. Cody Sporrer had a home run and four RBIs.

In the Marmonte League, sophomore Cal Hodgins hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to...


Baseball: Ben Kaser leads Cleveland in West Valley League opener

 First-year Reseda Cleveland Coach Scott Drootin turned to Ben Kaser in his team's West Valley League opener on Wednesday against Granada Hills, and Kaser (6-0) delivered. He struck out seven and gave up five hits in a 6-0 victory. He also contributed four RBIs.

Chatsworth knocked off Birmingham, 10-0, behind sophomore Josh Garcia, who threw six shutout innings. Sam Shaikin, Jake Ryan and Michael Baregamyan each had a single and double. Baregamyan had three RBIs.

Jeremy Polon and Jordan Berg combined on the mound to lift El Camino Real past Taft, 5-1. Hayden Rappoport went three for four with a double, home run and two RBIs.

In the East Valley League, North Hollywood defeated Poly, 6-3. Andrew Marmor threw a complete game and also drove in three runs. The Huskies improved to 11-5 overall and 6-0 in league, keeping them in first place.



Palos Verdes, San Marcos win multiple honors for Southern Section academic awards [Updated]

 Palos Verdes has taken home multiple awards in the CIF Southern Section Academic Awards program for best team GPA. Awards were given out in 22 sports.

Palos Verdes had the highest GPAs in baseball (3.59), boys' soccer (3.52) and girls' water polo.

Corona del Mar, which won the state Division III bowl game in football, also won the team award with a GPA of 3.35.

The big winner, though, was San Marcos, which won six team titles _ boys' basketball (3.75), boys' golf (3.77), girls' soccer (3.73), boys' track (3.54), boys' water polo (3.61) and girls' track (3.69).

Here's the link to complete results and rankings.



Football: K.J. Costello is latest Trinity League QB to be wooed

 The Trinity League quarterbacks are getting lots of love from college recruiters, and the season is still months away.

K.J. Costello, a 6-foot-5 junior-to-be quarterback at Sana Margarita, has picked up a scholarship offer from Florida State.

He joins Travis Waller of Servite, a senior-to-be with multiple offers, and St. John Bosco's Josh Rosen, who's committed to UCLA.

JSerra's Nick Robinson is returning all-leaguer, and don't count out Jack Lowary, a 6-4 quarterback at Mater Dei with a strong arm who's expected to replace Cal-bound Chase Forrest. Orange Lutheran also has a promising junior quarterback in L.J. Northington.



Lacrosse: A 12-goal performance by West Ranch player

 Senior JK Torres of West Ranch scored 12 goals on Monday night in a 22-6 lacrosse victory over Simi Valley. Torres is one of the top scorers in California.



Football: San Fernando to open against Sierra Canyon

 Two time defending City Section Division II champion San Fernando will open its football season on Aug. 28 at home against Chatsworth Sierra Canyon.

The Tigers also have games at Taft, at Sun Valley Poly and home against Arleta before a showdown game against Sylmar at home.

Arleta, under new Coach Bill Coan, will face Eagle Rock, El Camino Real and Roosevelt before opening league play against Monroe and Verdugo Hills. Arleta plays San Fernando on Oct. 10.



Baseball & softball: Tuesday scores



Crean Lutheran 8, Brethren Christian 0



Calvary Murrieta 22, Loma Linda Academy 5

Woodcrest Christian 5, Aquinas 0



Anaheim Canyon 6, Villa Park 3

Brea Olinda 5, Foothill 4

Esperanza 4, El Modena 3



Cypress 8, Tustin 3

Garden Grove Pacifica 15, Western 7

Placentia Valencia 13, Yorba Linda 7



Garden Grove 25, Bolsa Grande 0

Los Amigos 3, Westminster La Quinta 1

Rancho Alamitos 5, Garden Grove Santiago 0



Riverside North 10, Canyon Springs 7

Riverside Poly 4, Arlington 1



Jurupa Valley 8, Riverside Notre Dame 2

San Jacinto 3, West Valley 0



Beckman 5, Irvine University 0

Northwood 7, Irvine 6

Woodbridge 6, Corona del Mar 4



La Sierra 7, Ramona 0

Norte Vista 8, Jurupa Valley 2

Patriot 9, Moreno Valley 1



Capistrano Valley Christian 13, Saddleback Valley Christian 0





Volleyball: Mira Costa, Corona del Mar to represent SoCal in Hawaii

 Mira Costa and Corona del Mar are headed for Honolulu this weekend to represent Southern California in facing two of Hawaii's top volleyball programs in the Punahou Clash of the Titans tournament on Friday and Saturday.

They will face Punahou, led by USC-bound Larry Tuileta and junior standout Micah Ma'a. The other team is Kamehameha-Hawaii, led by Evan Enriques, headed to Stanford.

The games will be broadcast live at this link at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m (L.A. time) on Friday and the same times on Saturday.



Football: Canyon Country Canyon to open season against Westlake

  Canyon Country Canyon had better be practicing its pass defense, because the Cowboys will open their football season this fall against Westlake and junior quarterback Malik Henry, who has scholarship offers from UCLA and USC.

Then the Cowboys face Thousand Oaks, followed by Eastlake, Burbank and St. Francis.



Boys' basketball: Former Long Beach Jordan Coach Ron Massey dies

 Ron Massey, a teacher, basketball coach and athletic director at Long Beach Jordan for 28 years until his retirement in 2010, died on Tuesday. He was 65.

His teams won three Southern Section championships. This season, the school renamed its basketball court "Ron Massey Court."

He won 503 games in his career.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley, and three sons.



Baseball: Great Oak knocks off No. 1 Temecula Valley

 In the Southwestern League, no games are easy, and No. 1-ranked Temecula Valley found that out on Tuesday, losing to Great Oak, 7-6.

Sophomore pitcher Zack Noll won his sixth game and Logan Morrison contributed a key two-run single for Great Oak. David Maldonado had three RBIs for Temecula Valley.

Kale Morton improved to 5-0 in Glendora's 5-2 Baseline League win over Los Osos. He struck out eight. Eric Flores had a three-run home run. Rancho Cucamonga defeated Alta Loma, 8-5. Upland defeated Etiwanda, 3-2.

Harvard-Westlake defeated Dos Pueblos, 8-2, at USC. In his final tuneup before a showdown game next week against Loyola, Jack Flaherty threw five innings, striking out six. John Thomas had two RBIs.

In the Channel League, sophomore Kevin Gowdy and senior Gabe Grandcolas combined to outduel Austin Rubick (4-1) in Santa Barbara's 2-1 victory over Buena. Gowdy pitched five innings. Grandcolas pitched the final two. Santa Barbara (10-4, 2-1) scored the winning run on an error in the...


Baseball: Sylmar shows San Fernando how to execute in 2-0 victory [Video]

 When San Fernando was on its way to winning the City Section Divison I championship last season, the Tigers were relying on pitching and defense.

Now Sylmar (13-3, 5-0) is showing the Tigers how it's done. On Tuesday in the first game of a big two-game Valley Mission League series, pitcher Victor Ramirez allowed three hits, struck out four and walked none in Sylmar's 2-0 victory over San Fernando.

The Spartans handed two-time All-City pitcher Alonzo Garcia his first-ever loss in league play over the last three seasons. And the strategy was simple: throw strikes and make plays. Sylmar didn't commit and error made the routine plays behind Ramirez, who never came close to walking a batter.

"That's what I preach to them every day," Coach Ray Rivera said. "It's not about doing something spectacular every chance.  It's a matter of them coming out and competing. And if we take care of the baseball, we're going to find ways to win games."

Jose Holguin had two hits on Tuesday, including an RBI...


Football: Crespi to open its season against Sylmar

 Encino Crespi announced its football schedule for this fall, and the Celts will open the season with a zero week game against Sylmar at home on Aug. 29.

Other nonleague games will be home games against Oak Hills on Sept. 5, Lawndale on Sept. 12 and Gardena Serra on Sept. 19, a road game against Salesian on Sept. 26, a home game against Loyola on Oct. 10 and a road game against Bishop Amat on Oct. 17. The Celts will open league play against Chaminade at home on Oct. 24.

Crespi ends the season with road games at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame on Oct. 31 and at Alemany on Nov. 7.



Track: Amir Ali Patterson's high school career is over

 Shot putter Amir Ali Patterson of Crespi failed on Tuesday to convince a judge to issue an injunction that would have allowed him to compete for the Celts this season, ending his high school career.

Patterson had run out of athletic eligibility but sought a hardship waiver from the Southern Section. It was denied.

He finished second last season at the state championships and has signed with UCLA.



Football: Lakewood begins search for new coach

 Lakewood has begun a search for a new football coach after Kenric Jameison resigned following his only season as head coach. The Lancers went 5-6 last season.

Lakewood has had trouble retaining its coaches since Thadd MacNeal left the program following the 2011 season.

 The lack of coaching stability at Lakewood has helped other schools in the area gain players formerly from Lakewood.



Birmingham's stadium is shut down because of ADA claim

Birmingham High School's football stadium, the largest in the San Fernando Valley, has been closed to use by outside groups after a complaint was filed claiming that it does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Principal Bill Parks confirmed Tuesday.

The closure means that the City Section track and field championships scheduled to be held at Birmingham on May 29 will have to be moved. Alternative sites are being evaluated, City Section Commissioner John Aguirre said.

The claim was made last month against a 60-year-old facility that has seating for 10,000. Parks said its insurance carrier advised the school to shut down the facility except for small school gatherings. The school intends to hire an architect and examine what needs to be done to come into compliance with the 1990 federal law, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in public accommodation, among other provisions.

"We're addressing it," Parks said.

Birmingham, which is now a charter...


Baseball: It's a San Fernando-Sylmar showdown

It's going to be hot, but that shouldn't bother the players from Sylmar or San Fernando facing off in Tuesday's Valley Mission League showdown at San Fernando.

Sylmar is 12-3 and trying to show it belongs in the conversation as a top City Section team. The Spartans knocked off Narbonne on Saturday. San Fernando is 8-8 and the defending City champion. The Tigers have been losing to some very good teams.

Victor Ramirez is expected to get the start on the mound for Sylmar. Alonzo Garcia will be the starter for San Fernando.

These two schools went at it in football, so expect a festive atmosphere in the first of two games this week.



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