Corona del Mar has beaten Sacred Heart 27-15 in the CIF state Division III championship bowl game, the first of three bowl games today at StubHub Center in Carson.
Jason Neiger booted a 35-yard field goal for the only score of the fourth quarter. Corona del Mar scored 21 points in the first quarter but the Gators capitalized on several mistakes to pull within 21-15 by halftime.
The Sea Kings became the first California team to finish a season 16-0.
Corona del Mar is one quarter away from a perfect season.
The Sea Kings lead Sacred Heart 24-15 with 12 minuts remaining in the CIF State Division III championship bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson.
The teams traded turnovers in the third quarter.
Justin Hess recovered a fumble by Sacred Heart quarterback Mason Randall that led to Jason Neiger's 31-yard field goal early in the quarter that extended Corona del Mar's lead to 24-15.
Sacred Heart appeared to be in over its head in the first quarter, but it fought back in the second and has narrowed its deficit against Corona del Mar to six points at halftime, 21-15, at StubHub Center in Carson.
The Gators got back in the game when Charlie Robinson picked off a sideline pass and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. Ben Burr Kirven ran for the two-point conversion then he added a 48-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter.
Quarterback Luke Napolitano has thrown short touchdown passes to Bo St. Geme and Connor Sage and Corona del Mar is out to a quick 21-0 lead over Sacred Heart heading into the second quarter of the CIF state Division III bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson.
Cornerback Barrett Barbato returned an interception 68 yards for the Sea Kings' last score with 11 seconds left in the first quarter.
Corona del Mar and Atherton Sacred Heart are set to kick off in the CIF state Division III championship bowl -- the first of three games today at StubHub Center in Carson.
The Sea Kings (15-0) are led by quarterback Luke Napolitano and running back Cole Martin. Sacred Heart (13-1) is led by quarterback Mason Randall and receiver Chris Lee.
The Division II bowl between Chaminade and Enterprise will be at 4 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. by the highly-anticipated Open Division game pitting undefeated De La Salle against undefeated St. John Bosco.
The North and South split Friday's games, with Central Catholic beating Bakersfield Christian 36-23 in the Division IV game and Bakersfield routing Del Oro 56-26 in Division I.
Highland 56, Knight 53
Calabasas 64, Moorpark 59
Thousand Oaks 74, Agoura 47
Westlake 64, Simi Valley 46
Chaminade 60, Gardena Serra 42
Chino 42, Riverside Notre Dame 40 (OT)
Clovis East 78, Trabuco Hills 61
Fairmont Prep 63, Rio Hondo Prep 39
La Habra 51, La Serna 48
Norco 60, Grand Terrace 42
Oak Hills 67, Yucaipa 43
Rubidoux 45, Norte Vista 34
St. Margaret's 55, Capistrano Valley Christian 40
Village Christian 81, Golden Valley 49
Windward 60, Beverly Hills 59
Elsinore 53, Temecula Valley 50
Chaparral 59, Poway 58
Fallbrook 55, Temescal Canyon 49
Oceanside Mission Vista 58, Heritage 51
FORT MYERS (Fla.) BISHOP VEROT
St. John Bosco 63, Decatur (Ga.) Greenforest Christian 55
Laguna Beach 72, San Clemente 65
Tesoro 67, Palm Springs 33
El Dorado 67, Beckman 42
El Toro 72, Irvine 50
Esperanza 52, Northwood 43
Tustin 71, Woodbridge 64
Dana Hills 62, Irvine University 51
Remy Martin, a freshman point guard who enrolled at West Hills Chaminade earlier this week from Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, is ineligible until December of next year because of "disciplinary action" at his former school, according to the Southern Section website.
Martin is the fifth transfer to arrive in the basketball program in the past year.
Etiwanda improved to 9-0 on Friday night in holding off Compton, 67-63, in a semifinal game of the Inland Empire Classic.
Jordan McLaughlin scored 22 points and Kameron Edwards had 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the Eagles advance to Saturday's championship game against Chino Hills at Colony. Iziahiah Sweeney led Compton with 27 points. Chino Hills defeated Colony, 67-61. Rancho Cucamonga defeated Upland, 101-71. Victor Joseph scored 27 points.
In Sacramento, Corona Centennial defeated West Ranch, 91-64. Kyle Hamilton and Sedrick Barefield each scored 16 points.
In a nonleague game between top 25 teams, host West Hills Chaminade defeated Gardena Serra, 60-42. Jack Williams scored 19 points and had 13 rebounds. Trevor Stanback added 11 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks.
Windward defeated Beverly Hills, 60-59, for its sixth consecutive victory. Freshman Jalen Harris and Eli Silverman each had 16 points.
In Florida, St. John Bosco defeated Greenforest, 63-55. Vance Jackson scored...
Bakersfield has defeated Loomis Del Oro 56-26 to win the CIF state Division I championship bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson.
It was the Drillers' first state title since 1927 and record seventh overall. Asauni Rufus threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores and Jeremiah Reddick added two scoring runs for Bakersfield (13-2), the Central Section champion.
"It hasn't sunk in yet, I'm still in disbelief," said Rufus, who has committed to Nevada, where he'll likely play defensive back. "We just did what we do. We didn't try anything different because of the big stage. It's all about reads, being smart and reacting to what the defense gives us."
Dylan Kainrath's third touchdown was followed by a safety to pull Del Oro within 42-26 early in the fourth quarter but Marcus Bruce leaped over the goal line from a yard out and safety Kevin Hayes returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown to provide the final margin.
"This is a blessing man," said senior receiver and defensive...
Bakersfield has opened a 42-17 lead over Loomis Del Oro through three quarters in the CIF state Division I championship bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson.
Jeremiah Reddick scored on a 47-yard run and Derrick Vickers added a short touhdown run after Desmond Stancil returned an interception to the Del Oro 1-yard line.
Greg Gano, who coached at Los Altos and Tustin, has been named the head coach at Hacienda Heights Wilson, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Bakersfield put on quite an offensive display in the first half and leads Loomis Del Oro, 28-17, at StubHub Center in Carson.
Darius Dallas intercepted a pass near the Drillers' 20-yard line on the final play of the second quarter to give Bakersfield's defense some confidence heading into the locker room after 24 minutes in which both teams' offenses moved the ball at will.
Bakersfield quarterback Asauni Rufus is having success on the ground and through the air. He has 118 yards and two touchdowns rushing and 71 yards and one TD throwing. Rufus and his teammates are trying to deliver their school its first state football title since 1927.
Dylan Kainrath has 115 yards and two TDs and Mason Humes has kicked a 29-yard field goal for Del Oro, which will get the ball first in the second half.
Bakersfield leads Loomis Del Oro 21-14 after an exciting first quarter in tonight's CIF state Division I championship bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson.
Asauni Rufus has thrown for a touchdown and gave the Drillers a 21-14 lead on a six-yard keeper with 52 seconds left. Jeremiah Reddick ended Bakersfield's first drive with a three-yard touchdown run.
Dylan Kainrath has rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns for Del Oro.
Bakersfield has a 166-155 edge in total yards but so far neither team has been able to stop the other.
Modesto Central Catholic has won its second straight CIF state Division IV championship bowl game, beating Bakersfield Christian 36-23 at StubHub Center in Carson.
Montell Bland ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns and brother Reggie Bland added 88 yards and one score for the Raiders (15-1), who limited Bakersfield Christian to two yards rushing. Kenny Smart kicked two field goals for Central Catholic, which led 5-14 at halftime.
Eagles quarterback Brandon Jones threw for 380 yards and two TDs and ran for another score and Brayden Kuchta caught eight passes for 116 yards for Bakersfield Christian (12-3).
Modesto Central Catholic is 12 minutes away from repeating as the CIF state Division IV bowl champion.
The Raiders lead Bakersfield Christian 22-17 through three quarters at StubHub Center in Carson. Montell Bland dragged several defenders with him into the end zone on a 26-yard touchdown run to give the Sac-Joaquin Section winners an eight-point lead.
Bakersfield Christian narrowed the deficit to five on a 28-yard field goal by Nathan DeJager.
It's been a long season for both teams and fatigue is setting in, but Central Catholic is starting to dominate the line of scrimmage and Bakersfield Christian could need a few big plays from quarterback Brandon Jones to pull it out.
Modesto Central Catholic has capitalized on several miscues by Bakersfield Christian and leads 15-14 at halftime of the CIF state Division IV championship bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson.
The Raiders' only touchdown came on a fumble return midway through the first quarter. They got a safety when a high snap sailed through the back of the end zone and another fumble near midfield led to Kenny Smart's 28-yard field goal that gave Central Catholic the lead with under four minutes left in the half.
Bakersfield Christian quarterback Brandon Jones is having a huge day, completing 18 of 25 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown. he has also run for a score, but the Eagles have gained only two yards on the ground and they have to stop turning the ball over.
It's still anyone's game with 24 minutes and Bakersfield Christian overame a 20-point deficit to win the Central Section championship two weeks ago. Central Catholic will get the ball to start the second half.
Senior point guard Johnnie Vassar from San Juan Capistrano JSerra has committed to Northwestern.
Quarterback Brandon Jones has thrown a five-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Kuchta and run for a two-yard score to give Bakersfield Christian a 14-10 lead over Modesto Central Catholic through one quarter of play in the CIF state Division IV championship bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson.
Jared Rice returned a fumble 22 yards to tie the game midway through the quarter and Kenny Smart booted a 30-yard field goal with 46 seconds left to pull Central Catholic within four points.
Harvard-Westlake, Loyola, Alemany, Hart, Valencia, Chatsworth, El Camino Real and Oaks Christian are all part of the Easton baseball tournament that begins on March 1.
A good second game has Loyola taking on Calalabasas and first-year coach Thomas Cassidy on March 4.
Opening games on March 1: Harvard-Westlake at Birmingham, Loyola at Burbank, Dos Pueblos at Calabasas, Westlake at West Ranch, Alemany at Rio Mesa, Thousand Oaks at Quartz Hill, Chatsworth at Lancaster, Camarillo at Agoura, Valencia at Palmdale, Saugus at Burroughs, Hart at Sun Valley Poly, Newbury Park at El Camino Real, Oaks Christian at Chaminade, Moopark at Oak Park, Simi Valley at Crespi.
We're minutes away from kickoff between Bakersfield Christian and Modesto Central Catholic in the first of five CIF state championship bowl games this weekend at StuBHub Center in Carson.
In the first matchup, Central Section winner and Division IV South regional champion Bakersfield Christian (12-2) will try to win its 13th straight game after opening the season with back-to-back road losses to Huntington Beach and Central Valley Christian of Visalia. The Eagles are averaging almost 44 points per game led by quarterback Brandon Jones (3,730 yards, 49 TDs) and running back Matt Smith (1,567 yards, 18 TDs).
Central Catholic (14-1), the Sac-Joaquin Section and Division IV North regional champion, is riding a 13-game winning streak. The Raiders are trying to repeat after routing Santa Fe Christian 66-7 in last year's Division IV (Small School) state bowl game.
The U.S. District Court in Los Angeles has ended its oversight of a case involving Alhambra Hgh and failure to comply with Title IX, the federal law regarding sex discrimination.
The California Women's Law Center and Legal Aid Society-Employment Center brought the case, Cruz vs. Alhambra. Alhambra has since complied with terms of a settlement, building new softball fields and adding new teams for girls' athletics.
"Alhambra High School's work in connection with this settlement shows that any high school in Californa can comply with Title IX, which has been law for over 40 years," said Elizabeth Kristen of the Legal Aid Society in a statement.
Former NFL quarterback Jay Schroeder has left Sun Valley Village Christian, which sent out a news release that it's looking for a Director of Football Operations to take over for Schroeder.
Schroeder was the head coach for three seasons.
Veteran Coach Rick Curtis from Irvine Northwood is leaving the public school to become head coach at Santa Margarita.
He has been the coach and athletic director at Northwood for 13 years. He's a Mission Viejo graduate.
Here's the link to news release put out by the school. He replaces Harry Welch, who retired at the end of this past season.
The school-record 122 points Chino Hills scored on Thursday night in a win over Rancho Cucamonga is another sign of a team on the rise.
The Ball brothers, sophomore Lonzo Ball and freshman Gelo Ball, are quite a duo. Lonzo had 11 assists. Gelo scored 20 points.
Bishop Mency is a talented 6-foot-5 senior. He had 26 points. There's also a 6-9 junior in Nnamdi Okongwu.
And come Jan. 6, Chino Hills will get eligible a highly regarded sophomore transfer from Pasadena La Salle, Milan Acquuah.
So if you're marking down 12 to 16 teams to be part of the new Southern Section Open Division playoffs, Chino Hills (7-1) would be a good bet.
The Huskies play at Colony in a semifinal game of the Inland Empire Classic on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Woodcrest Christian 45, Arrowhead Christian Academy 33
Linfield Christian 54, Aquinas 52
INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE
Arlington 68, Valley View 58
Rancho Verde 44, Riverside Poly 39
Riverside North 76, Vista del Lago 57
Beaumont 67, Grand Terrace 57
Cajon 52, San Diego San Dieguito Academy 37
Corona 44, Grant 31
Garden Grove Santiago 54, St. Paul 31
Hemet 70, Yucca Valley 62
Jurupa Valley 55, Indian Springs 20
La Sierra 49, Bloomington 28
Patriot 59, Chaffey 42
San Diego St. Augustine 62, Trabuco Hills 61
Sierra Canyon 67, Flintridge Prep 41
Summit 70, Jurupa Hills 45
West Valley 65, Paloma Valley 51
DOWNEY CALVARY CAHPEL
Schurr 73, Crean Lutheran 63
Chaparral 58, Escondido San Pasqual 45.
Temecula Valley 74, Vista Rancho Buena Vista 27
Elsinore 73, Fallbrook 65
Valencia 68, Irvine University 64
Woodbridge 63, Palm Springs 34
LAS VEGAS BISHOP GORMAN
Aurora (Colo.) Valor Christian 67, Long Beach Poly...
As if high scoring games in football weren't enough, now basketball is starting to join the crowd. Chino Hills and Rancho Cucamonga engaged in a fan's delight on Thursday night in the Inland Empire Classic.
When the buzzer sounded, Chino Hills had a 122-102 victory. Bishop Mency scored 26 points, LiAngelo Ball 24 and Mark Williams 22 for Chino Hills. Victor Joseph led Rancho Cucamonga with 31 points.
Compton defeated Los Osos, 78-64. Isaiah Bailey scored 27 points. Etiwanda defeated Corona Santiago, 59-31. Kameron Edwards had 21 points. Compton will face Etiwanda on Friday at Colony at 6 p.m.
In the North Orange County tournament, Downey (7-1) upset Mayfair, 59-54. Jacob Garcia scored 24 points and Sal Carlos had 20 points. Anaheim Canyon improved to 8-0 after a 68-64 win over Damien. Anthony Ballestero scored 21 points. Malik Fitts led Damien (7-1) with 19 points. Sonora defeated Orange Lutheran, 57-52, and will face La Mirada in the other semifinal. CJ Hankins had 16 points for...
Quarterback guru Steve Clarkson will be profiled on the CBS news program, "60 Minutes" on Sunday.
Also featured will be one of Clarkson's pupils, Hart quarterback Brady White.
Here's the link to a sneak peek at the segment.
At the age of 72, Bill Redell has decided to return as coach at Westlake Village Oaks Christian, where he started the football program in 2000 until stepping down after the 2011 season.Oaks Christian introduced him as its new coach on Thursday to parents and players. He replaces Jeff Woodruff, who took over for Redell for two seasons until his resignation earlier this week.
Mark Bates will be the associate head coach.
"We had the opportunity to bring him back, and he was delighted," Athletic Director Jan Hethcock said. "We're excited about Bill returning. There is no time frame here. I told Bill two years ago, 'You have too much to offer. You shouldn't be stepping down.' He got his knee replaced. He feels good. The outpouring from the families here was tremendous."
Said Redell: "One thing I learned by being out was to be appreciative of the job. It was a great job, and I missed it. My wife said I needed to get back into coaching. I'm very happy to be back."
Redell won seven Southern...
The rosters have been finalized for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl set for Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at the StubHub Center in Carson.
Among the West players are receiver Erik Brown of Fontana Summit, defensive back Rodney Carr of L.A. Salesian, quarterback Brad Kaaya of Chaminade, linebacker Jamardre Carr of Salesian, lineman Kammy Delp of Diamond Ranch, receiver Jeffrey Farrar of Upland, receiver Shay Fields of St. John Bosco, linebacker Cameron Griffin of View Park, linebacker Chandler Leniu of St. John Bosco, cornerback Jonathan Lockett of Mater Dei, running back Demario Richard of Palmdale, receiver Todd Dallis of La Mirada, defensive end Marquis Ware of Salesian and linebacker Bobby Okereke of Sana Ana Foothill.
Tim Howell, a senior guard at Calabasas Viewpoint averaging 21.5 points and six assists, will play for Whitman College in Washington next season. Former Crespi guard Matt Mounier is a junior at Whitman.
Drew Bryant, an all-Alpha League cornerback at Windward, has committed to Amherst.
Concord De La Salle doesn't lose very often, but one of the teams to beat the Spartans was Canyon Country Canyon and Coach Harry Welch in the 2006 CIF state championship Division I bowl game.
De La Salle (14-0) faces St. John Bosco (15-0) in Saturday's Open Division final at StubHub Center.
Welch, who recently retired at Santa Margarita and has faced St. John Bosco, said the Braves must deal with De La Salle's execution.
"To me, the execution of De La Salle is legendary," Welch said. "For one night, our execution was their equal or superior.
"I think St. John Bosco is not only the most talented team I've seen since 1965, they have the ability to execute extremely well. If they approach maximum execution, they will win. If they don't, it will be a coin flip."
As for Welch's future, don't look for him to return to coaching even though new jobs keep popping open. He's going to be traveling around the world.
"I'm going to see many parts of the world in the next eight months," he said....
West Hills Chaminade, currently slated to play in the Southern Section 3A basketball playoffs, has picked up its fifth transfer student in freshman point guard Remy Martin from Sierra Canyon.
He joins Michael Oguine from Reseda Cleveland, Sammy Linn from Long Beach St. Anthony, Jake Porath from Viewpoint and Brayden Lenius from Canada.
There was lots of excitement on Wednesday night at Sonora High in the North Orange County tournament. First there was a 41-point performance by junior guard Josh Rodriguez in Sonora's 94-38 victory over Riverside King.
But the most dramatic game involved Downey and Brea Olinda. Sophomore Zac Jervis tied the game at 53-53 with seven seconds left by making a three-pointer.
Then came David Arellano calmly drilling a three-pointer with one second left to give Downey (6-1) a 56-53 victory.
Damien remained unbeaten with a 75-58 win over Troy. Jeremy Hemsley scored 22 points and Isaiah McCullough had 17. Orange Lutheran defeated Gahr, 90-80. Joel Debus had 23 points.
In the Inland Valley Classic, Etiwanda defeated Eastlake Roosevelt, 66-52. Jordan McLaughlin scored 29 points and Kameron Edwards had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Compton defeated Redlands East Valley, 78-54. Isaiah Bailey had 30 points.
Rancho Cucamonga defeated Canyon Springs, 85-45. Daylan Lawrence had 16 points. Thursday's...
Mark down Jan. 4, a Saturday, on your calendar, because Redondo High School will be the place to be for a one-day basketball tournament loaded with outstanding matchups.
The schedule: Anaheim Canyon vs. Brentwood, 10 a.m.; St. Anthony vs. Riverside King, 11:45 a.m.; Sheldon vs. Santa Monica, 1:30 p.m.; Cantwell-Sacred Heart vs. Lawndale, 3:15 p.m.; Etiwanda vs. Mayfair, 5 p.m.; Redondo vs. Alemany, 6:45 p.m.; Loyola vs. Compton, 8:30 p.m.
View Park Prep has named assistant coaches Dennis Latimore and Ken Henderson as interim coaches running the basketball program, Athletic Director Robert Ambers said.
Ambers had no comment on the status of second-year Coach Harold Jones, who apparently ran into a parental revolt last week when View Park was playing in the Beverly Hills tournament.
View Park leaves on Thursday for a tournament in Milwaukee. View Park is considered one of the top teams in Division V for state competition.
Controversy has erupted over the transfer of Santa Ana Mater Dei senior forward Mario Soto to Saddleback Valley Christian.
He has sought immediate eligibility from the Southern Section via a change of residency, but Mater Dei has yet to sign off on the transfer, Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons said.
Soto has hired an attorney, John Manly, who is alleging that Soto was subjected to bullying at the school for three years.
Manly, a Mater Dei grad who has sued his alma mater more than a dozen times since 1997, said he wrote a letter to the Diocese of Orange last week asking "the diocese to take action."
"There ought to be severe repercussions for the coaching staff," he said.
On Wednesday, in an email, Diocese spokesman Ryan Lilyengren said, "Mater Dei Catholic High School and the Diocese of Orange take the wellbeing of each and every student as a sacred duty and we dedicate ourselves to this mission in all aspects of our ministry. These concerning complaints come as a surprise to...
Can one player make a difference? The answer is a resounding yes at West Hills Chaminade, where the arrival of quarterback Brad Kaaya in January of 2012 helped elevate a football program to where it is today: playing for a Division II bowl championship on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson.
Kaaya went to Encino Crespi prepared to lead the Celts to prominence. Then Crespi took in a transfer quarterback from Oaks Christian, and Kaaya decided to look elsewhere after his sophomore season. He has developed into perhaps the No. 1 senior quarterback in Southern California. This season, he has 3,577 yards passing and 25 touchdowns.
But it's his leadership and decision making in games that don't receive as much attention as his touchdown passes. He's cool and tough under pressure. And he can't wait to face Enterprise for a bowl championship.
"It's crazy," he said. "Growing up, I was watching Westlake, Long Beach Poly, Mater Dei. It was always a dream of mind to play in a state championship....
Aquinas 46, Calvary Murrieta 34
Loma Linda Academy 43, Woodcrest Christian 41 (OT)
Highland 77, Quartz Hill 48
INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE
Rancho Verde 51, Valley View 46
Arlington 66, Vista del Lago 61
Beaumont 77, Yucaipa 75
Cajon 54, Elsinore 49
Chadwick 99, Liberty Christian 53
Corona 85, Grand Terrace 23
Granada Hills 45, Grant 43
Murrieta Mesa 86, Indian Springs 40
Norte Vista 57, Rim of the World 27
Pacific 43, Jurupa Valley 38
Riverside Christian 57, Mesa Grande Academy 42
San Jacinto 63, Yucca Valley 57
San Jacinto 63, Yucca Valley 57
Santa Rosa Academy 56, Noli Indian 33
Escondido 73, Temescal Canyon 57
King 60, Hacienda Heights Wilson 43
Chaparral 65, Heritage 38
Dana Hills 41, Placentia Valencia 27
Irvine University 60, Palm Springs 58
Tustin 57, Tesoro 37
Laguna Beach 64, Beckman 48
El Toro 69, El Dorado 62
Esperanza 76, Irvine 50
San Clemente 70, Northwood 41
Jason Horosny finished with 22 points and had the game-winning basket with 18 seconds left to help Granada Hills defeat Grant, 45-43, in a nonleague game on Tuesday.
Eli Rios led Grant with 17 points.
In the Inland Empire Classic, Compton defeated Montclair, 84-32. Robert Lewis scored 21 points.
In the Golden League, Highland improved to 6-1 with a 77-48 win over Quartz Hill. Devin Burleson, a former St. John Bosco player, had 20 points.
Rob Nelson scored 24 points in Tustin's 57-37 win over Tesoro. La Mirada defeated Servite, 55-44.
Schurr defeated Middle College, 62-57, in the Calvary Chapel tournament. Armen Makarian had 21 points and Reed Ito 17.
All five CIF state championship bowl games this weekend in Carson will be televised live by Time Warrner Cable and the games will be streamed live at www.twcsportschannel.com.
Four of the five games Friday and Saturday will be televised by Time Warner Cable Channel 101. The Division III game at noon on Saturday will be broadcast live by TWC SportsNet.
The Division IV and Division I games are 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday.
The Division II and Open Division games are 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Oaks Christian announced Tuesday night that Jeff Woodruff has resigned as football coach to pursue college opportunities.
Woodruff, a former college assistant, took over the program two years ago. There was reported disagreement within the program of late. Longtime offensive assistant Casey Clausen recently left to become coach at Calabasas.
Former Coach Bill Redell could be returning as head coach, according to Oaks Christian supporters Redell has continued to work for the school and has said he was wrong to resign two years ago
The school has scheduled a meeting with players and parents for Thursday.
The SoCal Prep Report airing Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on LA36 includes a final predictions segment on this weekend's CIF state championship bowl games.
It was Darcy, a dog, that helped provide predictions.
See above video for who's going to win.
It's almost time to start looking ahead to 2014, and one of the best young players in the City Section this past season was sophomore running back Michael Soracco of Eagle Rock.
He rushed for 1,709 yards and scored 23 touchdowns.
Jojo McIntosh of West Chaminade, a standout safety who was previously committed to UCLA, said Tuesday he has switched to Washington.
UCLA had begun to recruit several top additional players in the secondary, causing McIntosh to take a second look at other schools. He said he enjoyed his visit to Seattle and settled on the Huskies.
VALLEY MISSION LEAGUE
Sylmar 85, San Fernando 36
Garden Grove Pacifica 68, Los Amigos 28
Cerritos Valley Christian 76, Oxford Academy 49
Aliso Niguel 60, Segerstrom 33
Laguna Hills 42, Santa Ana Valley 40
Western 85, Bolsa Grande 52
Cypress 68, Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 32
Newport Harbor 54, Garden Grove 35
SANTA ANA/GARDEN GROVE
Garden Grove Santiago 67, Saddleback 26
Troy 65, El Modena 61
Sonora 65, Hacienda Heights Wilson 51
Downey 62, Capistrano Valley 61
Villa Park 79, Claremont 66
Servite 63, San Juan Hills 30
Canyon 54, Yorba Linda 51
Orange Lutheran 73, Diamond Bar 57
Rancho Cucamonga 96, Fontana 38
Alta Loma 61, Lakeside 33
Los Osos 67, Twentynine Palms 37
Redlands East Valley 76, Montclair 67
Etiwanda 63, Citrus Valley 32
Lakewood 62, Huntington Beach 49
Westminster 64, Bellflower 56
Brea Olinda 66, South Torrance 46
Westminster 50, Lawndale 38
Fifty years ago, in 1963, Don Swartz was an offensive linemen for Los Angeles Loyola. He was so good that he was named the CIF player of the year when the Cubs won the Southern Section "AAAA" championship, 21-0, over El Rancho at the Coliseum.
On Friday night, the grandson of Swartz, Patrick Crowley, a starting tackle for Bakersfield High, will return to Southern California to play in the CIF state championship Division I bowl game against Loomis Del Oro at StubHub Center in Carson.
Swartz went on to become captain of the 1967 Stanford team. Crowley, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior at Bakersfield, also has been accepted to Stanford.
What a photo that's going to be on Friday night of grandfather and grandson at another championship game.
Quarterback Alexander Diamont and receiver Dajuan Parham of Venice have been named the co-players of the year from the Western League.
The offensive player of the year was running back Alijah Lee of Venice. The defensive players of the year were Tayon Blockman of Venice and Joey Dews of Venice. The offensive lineman of the year was Nick Lunn of Palisades. The defensive lineman of the year was Jameel Baker of University and Anthony Spinner of Hamilton.
First-team all-league offense: QB_Myles Bowen, Fairfax, Sr.; Taylor Mensik, Palisades, Sr.; Domonick Heads, University, Sr.; OL_John DeWig, Venice, Sr.; Armonte' Gary, University, Sr.; Marc Simon, Palisades, Sr.; Dylan Urbaez, Fairfax, Jr.; Armand Ellis, Hamilton, Sr.; TE_Chris Marroquin, University, Sr.; WR_Kaelin Jones, Venice, Sr.; Keino Mitchell, Venice, Sr.; Dewan Thompson, Venice, Sr.; Rhaji Hicks, Fairfax, Sr.; Ammiel Williams, Hamilton, Sr.; Kenny Allen, Fairfax, So.; RB_Kyshawn Richards, Hamilton, Jr.; Joey Velez, Palisadez, Sr....
It was 2007 when i met Kate Hansen, a 15-year-old from La Canada who lived in Southern California but dreamed of making the Olympic Games in the luge.
Last week, her dream became a reality when she qualifed for the U.S. luge team at the Sochi Games.
Hansen is now a student at Brigham Young.
It was a productive Valley Mission League opener on Monday for Sylmar and standout forward Devenir Duruisseau, who scored 31 points in the Spartans' 85-36 victory over San Fernando.
In the North Orange County tournament, C.J. Hankins scored 19 points in Orange Lutheran's 73-57 victory over Diamond Bar.
In the Inland Empire Classic, Rancho Cucamonga defeated Fontana, 96-38. Victor Joseph scored 16 points and had eight assists. Alta Loma defeated Lakeside, 61-33. Los Osos defeated Twentynine Palms, 67-37.
Eli Chuha had 27 points as Redlands East Valley defeated Montclair, 76-67. Joe Carrington scored 27 points for Montclair.
After spending seven years in minor league baseball, former El Camino Real standout Tyler Kolodny became a tight end at Pierce College in the fall and now he has accepted a scholarship to the University of Memphis at the age of 25.
It's already quite a story for Kolodny to change sports and succeed. But he's on his way.
Everyone knows that No. 2-ranked Etiwanda's best player is USC-bound point guard Jordan McLaughlin, but there's another blossoming talent on the Eagles team, and his name is Kameron Edwards.
A year ago, he injured his ankle right before the season began and was forced to play junior varsity. He was in the stands watching Etiwanda win the Southern Section Division IAA championship.
"It kind of hurt not being part of it, but it made me want to work harder," he said.
Edwards, a 6-foot-5 junior, is making up for lost time. He's emerging as a standout for the Eagles (6-0). He had 20 points on Monday in Etiwanda's 63-32 victory over Citrus Valley in an opening game of the Inland Empire Classic.
His versatility and ability to go inside or outside comes through loud and clear. Coach Dave Kleckner is confident Edwards is on his way to becoming a college prospect.
"I know i just have to work hard and come back and have a big year and that's what I'm trying to do," he said.
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Gardena Serra quarterback Jalen Greene has switched his commitment from Boise State to Washington, Coach Scott Altenberg said.
Greene visited Washington this past weekend. Former Boise State Coach Chris Petersen is Washington's new coach.
It means Greene will join former Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams, who redshirted this past season as a freshman at Washington.
Chris Brown, the Serra League lineman of the year from Loyola High, has committed to USC. He also was considering Oregon.
After three weeks of the high school basketball season, one of the most impressive starts has been turned in by Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, which is 9-0 and starting three freshmen. The Trailblazers won the Ventura County Classic last weekend, defeating Alemany in the final.
In sophomore point guard Deveral Ramsey and 6-foot-8 freshman forward Cody Riley, Sierra Canyon has two certain future college players to build around. Whether Sierra Canyon will be good enough to end up in the Open Division at the end of the season remains to be seen.
They haven't yet played or beaten a top 25 team, but the Trailblazers have been cool under pressure late in games, and that's a sign of a young team that's going to get better.
They will be tested in the Alpha League against Brentwood, Windward, Viewpoint and Campbell Hall.
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Dymond Lee and Donovan Lee are key players...
Dymond Lee and Donovan Lee are key players