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There was no stopping Chatsworth and standout pitcher Ava Justman on Saturday at the City Section Open Division championship.

Justman struck out 10 and Ruby Salzman hit a home run as the Chancellors defeated San Pedro 4-1 to claim the first Open Division title at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

It was Chatsworth’s 18th consecutive victory.

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BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

CITY

CHAMPIONSHIPS

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SOFTBALL

CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

CITY

CHAMPIONSHIPS

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1

First round, Friday

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Three games ended by walk-off home runs, including two grand slams. And the No. 1 seed goes down. Yes, it was quite an opening day in the Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs on Friday.

The shocker was No. 1-seeded Harvard-Westlake losing to Valencia 8-4. Valencia came in with a 15-16 record. Harvard-Westlake had a 16-game win streak and unbeaten right-hander Sam Hliboki (9-0) on the mound.

The Vikings went to bed on Wednesday night not even knowing they’d still be in the playoffs after a 4-3 wild-card victory because Oaks Christian filed a protest Thursday morning alleging an illegal practice. But the Southern Section ruled Oaks Christian had failed to make an official protest to the umpire before the game, keeping the Vikings alive.

SOFTBALL CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday

Div. IV: Bright Star 6, Rivera 2

BOYS' TENNIS

SOUTHERN SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday

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The Battle of the Bay is pretty intense, even when nothing is at stake. And Saturday’s match between Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar is for the Southern Section Division 1 volleyball championship, so fans and players should have plenty of excitement.

The contest takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Cerritos College, and UCLA fans will be watching closely because both teams have future Bruins on their rosters.

Newport Harbor is led by UCLA-bound senior Cole Pender, while Corona del Mar is led by future Bruin Kevin Kobrine. Newport Harbor also has Ohio State signee Ethan Talley. Corona del Mar has USC-bound Brandon Browning and Brandon Hicks, who has committed to UC Santa Barbara.

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1

First round, Thursday