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Rancho Verde teammates make an exchange during the 400-meter relay during the Southern Section track prelims Saturday.
Rancho Verde teammates make an exchange during the 400-meter relay during the Southern Section track prelims Saturday. (Caleb Ragan)

The Southern Section Division 1 track and field preliminary meet at Trabuco Hills High School on Saturday featured a water balloon attack from a lone drone.

Yes, you heard that right.

Near the start of the meet, around 11:30 a.m., a group of people positioned themselves on the hill above the track and flew a drone carrying water balloons over the track.

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US LACROSSE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLAYOFFS

BOYS' LACROSSE

L.A. vs. O.C. championship game, Saturday

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  • Track

Isaiah Cunningham of Rancho Verde showed Saturday that he deserves the favorite's role in the Southern Section Division 1 100 meters after running a swift time of 10.32 seconds at the prelims at Trabuco Hills.

The state championship record is 10.30.

Cunningham, a Baylor signee, also ran a 21.23 200 meters.

  • Football
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

There was live music, a drone, NFL players, quarterbacks wearing safari hats — the perfect day for seven-on-seven football in Southern California.

NFL defensive back Orlando Scandrick brought out 16 teams to play at Los Alamitos High and also offered to donate $5,000 to the winning program.

"This is my passion," he said. "I love football."

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The best boys' lacrosse team in Southern California is once again the Loyola Cubs.

Ryder Mora scored five goals in the Cubs' 13-5 victory over Foothill on Saturday in the championship game.

Mora, headed to Maryland, is the son of UCLA football coach Jim Mora. Ryder Mora gave up football to focus on lacrosse.

BOYS' TENNIS

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1

Palisades won its eighth consecutive City Section girls' swimming championship and fifth consecutive boys' title on Friday at East Los Angeles College.

Kian Bowers of Palisades set two City Section records in winning the 200 freestyle in 1:38.30 and the 100 butterfly in 48.36.

Roy Yoo of Palisades won the 100 freestyle in 46.68. Jonathan Green of LACES won the 50 freestyle in 21.11.

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Junior Connor Brown of Loyola shot a six-under-par 66 to lead all qualifiers at the U.S. Open local qualifying tournament at Industry Hills Golf Club.

The top five players advance to sectional qualifying on June 5.

Brown shot 71 earlier in the week at the Southern Section individual qualifying tournament.

  • Track

Dorsey football standout Antoine Williams turned on the speed at Thursday's Coliseum League track and field finals, winning the 100 meters in 10.79 seconds to stamp himself as one of the City title favorites.

The prelims are to take place May 18 at Birmingham, followed by the finals on May 25 at El Camino College.

Dorsey's Mark Nunez won the 200 in 21.59.