Sierra Canyon’s Jaden Noot contributes with his arm, bat in season-opening win

On opening day, Jaden Noot of Sierra Canyon hit a two-run home run.
On opening day, Jaden Noot of Sierra Canyon hit a two-run home run and pitched in the Trailblazers’ victory over Grace Brethren.
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With clear, warm weather, the high school baseball season began Saturday, and senior Jaden Noot of Sierra Canyon was ready to perform. He hit a two-run home run and showed off a 93-mph fastball in his team’s 17-1 victory over host Grace Brethren.

Max Martin and Grant Werdesheim also hit home runs. Noot threw six innings. The Trailblazers are ranked No. 1 in Southern Section Division 2 and have high aspirations thanks to Noot, who started the game with a four-pitch walk but proved tough to hit throughout. He struck out six, walked five and gave up no hits.

Hart 7, Santa Barbara 0: Aaron Silverman, Ethan Rhodes and Andrew Salisbury combined to strike out 10 and allow three hits to lead the Indians.

Harvard-Westlake 5, Foothill 4: The No. 1-ranked Wolverines survived a Foothill comeback attempt. Alex Shane had two hits and two RBIs and pitched the final two innings. Niko Price also had two hits.


Orange Lutheran 2, Gahr 1: The Lancers got strong pitching in their opener.

Bishop Alemany 11, Huntington Beach 7: The Warriors pulled off the upset behind Josh Sotelo, who had two hits and three RBIs. Andrew Garcia had two hits and two RBIs in the win.

Yucaipa 4, Mira Costa 0: Carter Herrera threw five shutout innings, Luke Scherrer hit a two-run home run and Jacob Reimer contributed two hits for Yucaipa.

Garden Grove Pacifica 5, Trabuco Hills 3: Bobby Gray had a three-run home run for Trabuco Hills. Chad Gurnea got the win for Pacifica.

St. John Bosco 6, El Dorado 1: Dylan Lina had a home run to help the Braves win their season opener. Julian Orozco struck out six in the win.

Cypress 4, Dana Hills 2: Luke Matlock threw six innings, Matthew Morrell picked up the save and Nick Montgomery hit a home run for Cypress.

Newbury Park 1, St. Francis 0: Cole Miller and Landon Nissim combined on a five-hit shutout, striking out nine and walking none.

Laguna Beach 3, Long Beach Poly 2: Noah Newfield’s sacrifice fly drove in the game-winning run in the seventh. Nick Bonn had 12 strikeouts in five innings for Laguna Beach.


Ayala 9, Capistrano Valley 0: Bryan Yang threw five shutout innings and Vinny Hudson and Aiden Nunez each had two hits for Ayala.

St. Paul 11, Santa Fe 2: Devin Munoz had three hits and five RBIs for St. Paul.

Granada Hills 2, Calabasas 1: Sophomore Easton Hawk hit a home run for the Highlanders. Zach Perez struck out eight in the win.

Rio Mesa 2, Cleveland 1: Braden Lowe struck out seven in five innings for the Cavaliers in a nine-inning loss.

Quartz Hill 9, Oaks Christian 5: Brady Larsen got a key hit in the fifth inning and also picked up the save.

Taft 5, Viewpoint 4: Bryce Peterson drove in Matthew Lieterman in the ninth inning for Taft.

Newport Harbor 1, San Juan Hills 0: Sam DiCarlo and Trent Liolios combined for the shutout.

Fullerton 3, Corona del Mar 1: Sebastian Fany struck out five and pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings for Fullerton.

Arcadia 5, Charter Oak 2: The Apaches picked up the opening win.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 11, St. Bonaventure 1: Christian Miranda had three hits and Cole Clark threw five innings for the Knights.

Agoura 11, Ventura 1: Ethan Kearney had four hits and four RBIs, Joey Blank had three hits and Jamison Johnstone struck out nine for the Chargers.

Birmingham 5, Simi Valley 0: Daniel Flores and Ricky Martinez combined on the shutout and Gavin Taylor hit a grand slam for Birmingham.

Westlake 7, Sun Valley Poly 6: The Warriors scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Brian Paymard had two hits and three RBIs in the win.

Long Beach Millikan 4, Fountain Valley 0: Myles Patton threw six shutout innings. Sam DeCarlo and Gannon De La Cruz each had three hits for Millikan.

Camarillo 5, El Camino Real 2: Hunter Bryson had three hits, including a two-run double, for Camarillo. Cameron Cooper allowed no earned runs in six innings.


Crespi 13, Dos Pueblos 5: Dillon O’Brien finished with three hits and two RBIs for the Celts.

Santa Monica 4, South Torrance 2: Colin Jones allowed one run in five innings.

Palos Verdes 2, Los Alamitos 0: Jack O’Connor struck out six in four innings.

Palisades 12, Verdugo Hills 0: Mason Edwards struck out 10 in five innings.


Orange Lutheran 3, Esperanza 1: Bree Weiss struck out 12 to help coach Steve Miklos earn his 500th coaching win. The Lancers also defeated Gahr 4-1, with Weiss getting the save.

El Camino Real 13, Canyon Country Canyon 1: The defending City Section champion Royals received a complete game from Brooke DeSmet and three hits from Hannah Di Genova.

Girls’ soccer

Harvard-Westlake 2, Aliso Niguel 1: The Wolverines advanced in a Division 1 playoff opener on a goal by Dani Quintero off an assist by Vicky Pugh.

Girls’ basketball

Sierra Canyon 79, Bishop Montgomery 28: Juju Watkins scored 33 points in an Open Division playoff opener for Sierra Canyon.

Mater Dei 49, Rosary 44: In a battle of Trinity League teams, the Monarchs prevailed in an Open Division opener. Lani White scored 20 points for the Monarchs.

Corona Centennial 70. Orangewood Academy 45: Londynn Jones scored 26 points for the Huskies, who face Sierra Canyon on Wednesday.

Etiwanda 71, Windward 58. The top-seeded Eagles (25-0) had to work harder than they might have thought to win their Open Division opener. The Eagles led by only three points entering the fourth quarter. Kennedy Smith scored 19 points for Etiwanda.

Camarillo 85, Cajon 42: Gabriela Jaquez set a school record by scoring 54 points in the Scorpions’ Division 1 playoff opener.


Boys’ basketball

Loyola 56, Fountain Valley 48: Point guard Jalen Cox contributed 29 points in the Division 1 playoff win.