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Devon Newberry, Lindsey Sparks, Tim Brewster and John Schwengel were selected to play beach volleyball at the Summer Youth Olympic Games.
Devon Newberry, Lindsey Sparks, Tim Brewster and John Schwengel were selected to play beach volleyball at the Summer Youth Olympic Games. (Matt Brown / USA Volleyball)

Four Southern California-based beach volleyball players have been selected to compete at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires pending approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The competition takes place Oct. 6-18.

Tim Brewster, a Sherman Oaks Notre Dame graduate who will begin his freshman year as a student at UCLA, is teaming with Santa Monica graduate John Schwengel on the men’s side. Both are 18.

On the women’s side, Devon Newberry, a Marymount High student committed to UCLA, will team with Lindsey Sparks, an Edison grad who signed with UCLA for beach volleyball.


The top three teams in Southern Section water polo —  Harvard-Westlake, Newport Harbor and Loyola — will be participating in an eight-team tournament at Harvard-Westlake that begins on Thursday.

The championship match will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and streamed live by HWTV.

Also in the tournament are Miramonte, Vista, Bellarmine, Oaks Christian and Sacred Heart Prep.

Sophomore Damariyea Molale scored two touchdowns in Angelou's 26-6 win over Hawkins.
Sophomore Damariyea Molale scored two touchdowns in Angelou's 26-6 win over Hawkins. (Angelou High School)

Angelou High last week had one of its best victories in the brief history of its football program — a 26-6 win over Hawkins.

Sophomore Damariyea Molale had a 96-yard interception return for a touchdown and also scored on a 10-yard run. He had two interceptions and four solo tackles.

Senior Jesus Duran returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown.

When it comes to big plays, the Corona Centennial receiving duo of Reggie Retzlaff and Gary Bryant are delivering.

Using their speed and big-play skills, they have combined for 10 touchdown catches for the 4-0 Huskies.

Retzlaff, who came to Centennial as a quarterback, has 16 receptions for 414 yards and six touchdowns. He’s averaging 25.9 yards per catch.

When the high school football season began on Aug. 17, most City Section teams were not ready to face their Southern Section counterparts in nonleague games. They were on the losing end in a big way, offering little competition.

On Friday, there are more intersectional games, and we’ll get to see if the City Section teams have improved enough over the last month to offer better competition.

Among the matchups: Venice at Newbury Park; Narbonne at Gardena Serra; Sherman Oaks Notre Dame at San Fernando; Crespi at El Camino Real; Crenshaw at Lawndale; St. Genevieve vs. Taft at Valley College; Agoura at Birmingham; Gardena at Compton; Los Alamitos at Carson.


St. John Bosco, Upland, Cajon and Grace Brethren are ranked No. 1 in this week’s Southern Section football polls for divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Here’s the link to the complete rankings.

In girls’ volleyball, Mater Dei is No. 1. Here’s the link to the volleyball polls.

Thursday, Sept. 13



Chris Street was the backup running back as a sophomore for 15-0 Mater Dei last season.

Then Sean Dollars showed up from Rancho Cucamonga to join returnee Shakobe Harper. Street left for JSerra and has been a big factor in the Lions’ 4-0 start.

He has rushed for 110 yards against Corona del Mar, 127 yards against Calabasas, 97 yards against Bishop Amat and 187 yards against Pinnacle. He has seven touchdowns.

  • Football

Compton coach Calvin Bryant knows how to build a successful football program. He just needed time.

Twice he has had to start from scratch at Compton and build the program back up. Now in the fourth year of his second stint, there are signs of progress.

The Tarbabes are 3-0 with wins over Compton Centennial, Santa Monica and Dominguez.

A survey sent to 570 Southern Section schools asking whether transfer rules need to be adjusted saw 71.5% of the 544 schools that responded answering yes.

That’s a powerful message Southern Section commissioner Rob Wigod can take to Sacramento this week when the state CIF’s 10 section commissioners gather for an annual meeting.

Among the options offered as to possible changes, 46.2% chose a proposal that would allow a free transfer to any student during their freshman year regardless of the circumstances. They would have to enroll at their new school by the first day of their sophomore year. All subsequent transfers without a valid residence change or hardship waiver would result in being ineligible to play varsity for one year.