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SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1

Quarterfinals, Friday unless noted

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BOYS' TENNIS

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Quarterfinals, Friday

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BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION I

Torrey Pines, Palm Desert and Oaks Christian were the three golf teams that move on to the CIF state golf championships after leading the qualifiers at the CIF SCGA Southern California regional on Thursday in Pasadena.

Tyler Guo of Crean Lutheran won the individual title with a seven-under par 65.

Here’s the link to complete results.

SOFTBALL

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1

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BASEBALL

CITY

OPEN DIVISION

  • Softball

Top-seeded Norco was taken to the limit by Huntington Beach on Thursday in the Southern Section Division 1 softball quarterfinals, but Norco pulled out a 6-5 victory when Kinzie Hansen delivered a walk-off RBI double in the ninth inning.

Norco will face Los Altos in the semifinals. Los Altos defeated Great Oak 2-0 behind pitcher Savannah Diederich.

Chino Hills defeated Pacifica 3-0 in eight innings and will face Gahr in the semifinals. Gahr defeated Mater Dei 4-3 on an eighth-inning home run from Taylor Stephens.

It was a sweep by four West Valley League teams on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the City Section Open Division baseball playoffs.

Four unearned runs in the fourth inning broke a 1-1 tie and lifted Birmingham to a 5-3 win over Kennedy. Johnny Tincher had a two-run double after two runs scored when a Kennedy throwing error with two outs led to the big inning. Erik Rivas went three for three with two doubles for Birmingham.

Birmingham will face Chatsworth in the semifinals on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at USC. Cleveland will face El Camino Real at 3 p.m. Chatsworth got a shutout from sidearmer Gabe Achucarro in a 6-0 win over San Fernando.

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In his latest commissioner’s message, Rob Wigod of the Southern Section asks, “Is it time for us to have a conversation?”

State associations in Ohio, Michigan and Colorado recently passed stricter controls over transfers. In California, the opposite has been taking place. The CIF, fearing rising legal costs, has been liberalizing transfer rules.

Wigod accurately states, “I don’t think there is any question that principals, athletic directors and coaches have expressed a preference for stricter transfer rules, and parents would prefer that we didn’t have any transfer restrictions at all.”

  • Baseball

Burt Call, who just completed his 19th season as baseball coach at Mater Dei, is not returning. That’s the word from parents and players associated with the team.

On Thursday afternoon, Principal Frances Clare confirmed his departure with an email to parents.

“We are grateful to Burt for his many years of service as head coach,” she said.