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There's no doubt Loyola and coach Michael Boehle were disappointed last week in being swept by Corona del Mar in the Southern Section Division 1 boys' volleyball championship match.

That made the Cubs' performance Saturday in the Southern California Division I Regional Championship very satisfying, because Loyola got its revenge with a 25-23, 25-20, 25-19 sweep of Corona del Mar at Edison High.

J.P. Reilly recorded 14 kills. Brady Wedbush had 11 kills, and Ian Parish added seven kills.




Championships, Saturday

  • Baseball
Hans Seo of LACES had three hits on Saturday.
Hans Seo of LACES had three hits on Saturday. (Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

His name is Hans Seo, but he hit like Han Solo on Saturday in the City Section Division II semifinal game at USC.

Seo, a junior shortstop for LACES who came in with 39 hits and a .464 batting average, contributed three hits to support the pitching of Finn Starzyk and lift LACES past No. 1-seeded Roybal, 12-0.

LACES (16-10), the No. 4 seed, will play Arleta for the Division II  championship at 10 a.m. at Dodger Stadium next Saturday.



Division I



Championship, Saturday

  • Baseball
UCLA-bound senior strikes out 11 in 3-1 win over Foothill

It was three years ago that Griffin Canning graduated from Santa Margarita as the best baseball player in Southern California after pitching the Eagles to the Southern Section Division 1 championship.

Off he went to UCLA, hoping to build a resume that would one day make him a first-round draft pick.

It has all worked out and more.

(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

Arleta coach Victor Zamora took a moment to visit the mound to talk to pitcher Manny Cardenas in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday with the team one out away from advancing to Dodger Stadium to play for the City Section Division II championship.

The Mustangs held a 2-1 lead over Locke with two outs and a runner on first.

"He told me to believe in myself," Cardenas said.

Anaheim Discovery Christian School golf team has qualified for Wednesday's CIF state championships.
Anaheim Discovery Christian School golf team has qualified for Wednesday's CIF state championships. (Victor Chayasirisobhon)

The 2016-17 high school sports season is about to conclude, and this past week produced one remarkable outcome.

Anaheim Discovery Christian School, open since 1997 but in its first year of having a Southern Section golf team, has qualified for the state championships at Poppy Hills Golf Course by having five golfers shoot in the 70s at the CIF/SCGA SoCal Championships to finish in third place.

Even more stunning, the team Anaheim Discovery beat out was Anaheim Servite, the school that went unbeaten during the regular season and was seemingly everyone’s pick to win a state title.

“It’s crazy. We can’t believe it,” said Victor Chayasirisobhon, the school’s chief administrator.

Let’s just say there’s a Thai influence to this team.

Chayasirisobhon’s parents are from Thailand and 25% of the faculty are from Thailand. There’s also several golfers on the team from Thailand.

But Chayasirisobhon, also a pastor, said the players certainly didn’t come to the school for golf. The school's student body is 287 students.

“We don’t love them because they play golf,” he said. “We love them because Jesus loves them.”

Many of the golfers are experienced in junior tournaments. Sam Choi shot a 1-under 71 at Brookside Golf Club to lead the team. There's also a talented girl on the team, Kornkamol "Stang" Sukaree. She shot 76 from the boys' tees. There's also Puwit Anupansuebsai (72), Surapat Chokprajakchat (77) and Wooyoung "Roy" Choi (79).

“We’re proud of all of our athletes,” Chayasirisobhon said. “It’s cool seeing them put on the school jersey.”

They'll be going for a state title on Wednesday.




Division III