Dent Heads Area Code Games List

Nineteen players from area high schools have been selected to play in the annual Area Code Games, the West’s premier showcase for high school baseball talent. The Games will take place at Blair Field in Long Beach Aug. 17-20.

Among the top prospects is Montclair Prep outfielder Darrell Dent, the only local player selected to the Games as a junior last year.

Others selected to the team representing the 818 and 805 area codes are Crespi’s Brad Farlow, Rio Mesa’s Eric Flores and Chad Snyder, Agoura’s Matt Gershon, Granada Hills’ Josh Goldberg and Jim Landress, Faith Baptist’s Judd Granzow, Saugus’ Brandon Hernandez, Crespi’s Ron Jones, Crescenta Valley’s Kasey Kanale, Royal’s Ben Lemos, Chaminade’s Kevin Lohman, St. Francis’ Adrian Nieto, Palmdale’s Chris Paxton, Hart’s Luis Sanchez, Montclair Prep’s Jared Sandler, Westlake’s Todd Singleton, and Alemany’s Jon Tucker.



A three-run second inning and Jon Tucker’s two-run single in the seventh lifted the North to a 5-3 victory over the South in the Southern California American Legion All-Star game Tuesday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

The Northridge Little League 12-year-old all-stars defeated Chino, 11-2, in the first round of Division II play in Rialto.

Nathaniel Dunlap pitched all six innings for Northridge, striking out 13. Peter Tuber slugged a two-run home run and Matt Cunningham was three for four.

The Thousand Oaks Little League 13-year-old all-stars defeated Santana National, 1-0, behind the three-hit pitching of Chris Strausser to advance to the third round of Division II play.


A bases-loaded single by Brad Farlow with two out in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Valley Rangers to a 9-8 victory over Oceanview and the Connie Mack Baseball state championship Saturday at Blair Field in Long Beach.

But the Rangers (30-4) were eliminated from the Western Regional Tournament in Long Beach Sunday when they lost to Tucson, 2-1, and Orange County, 6-4.


Mike Turner of Sherman Oaks shot a three-under-par 69 Tuesday to grab a share of the first-round lead at the 28th Pacific Coast Amateur championship at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, Calif.


Turner, a 37-year-old left-hander and a former L.A. City Men’s champion, was one of 20 players in the 81-man invitational to shoot par or better in the 72-hole, stroke-play event.

Turner, 37, is tied for first with Roger Tambellini of Templeton, Calif., and Scott Fairbanks of Orem, Utah. Craig Steinberg of Van Nuys shot 79 and is not likely to make the 36-hole cut. The field will be trimmed to the low 42 plus ties after today’s round.

Darren Angel of Northridge continued his summer of torrid golf by firing a two-under-par 68 in the first round of the American Junior Golf Assn. Boys’ Junior Championship at the Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Tex. Angel, a senior at Granada Hills High, is in a three-way tie for third place.

Angel, 17, trails leader Michael Henderson of Raleigh, N.C., by four shots. Ben Cherney of Encino shot 74 and is locked in a five-way tie for 44th place.


Chad Wright of Ventura shot an even-par 142 over 36 holes to win the overall title in the Sunset Hills Country Club junior championship in Thousand Oaks. Jake Breeze of Simi Valley shot 164 to win the boys’ 16-18 title.

Westlake High senior Brandon DiTullio birdied the first playoff hole to win the Lee Hammil Memorial Jr. tournament at Los Coyotes Country Club in Buena Park.


Thurlow Rogers of Van Nuys won a pair of national titles in the U.S. Cycling Federation age-graded national championships at Augusta, Ga.


Rogers, 33, who rides for the Nutra-Fig Racing team, won the time trial and road race events.