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High School Roundup: Sage Hill football routs La Verne Lutheran in Express League opener

Sage Hill’s Christopher Karahalios carries the ball during practice in Newport Beach on Aug. 28.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

Senior running back Jake Nadelman had three touchdowns as the Sage Hill School 8-man football team blanked La Verne Lutheran 63-0 in its Express League opener on Saturday night at home.

Junior receiver Christopher Karahalios and his brother, freshman running back Steven Karahalios, combined for five touchdowns for the Lightning, who led 42-0 at halftime.

For the record:
7:29 PM, Sep. 16, 2019 In the Sept. 14 Sports section, the photo of the high school roundup was of Nick Karahalios, a Sage Hill 8-man football player who graduated in 2019 and is no longer on the team. The photo was updated with Christopher Karahalios, a player on this season’s team.

Sage Hill improved to 2-1 overall.


Hank Vellekamp Tournament: Costa Mesa finished seventh in the tournament after defeating Ventura 11-10 in the seventh-place match Saturday at Servite High.

Gavin Fisher scored the golden goal for Costa Mesa (4-3), and goalkeeper Joey Palmblade made 14 saves.


Costa Mesa lost to Villa Park 8-6 in a fifth-place semifinal earlier Saturday. Fisher scored four goals.


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