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Thursday, September 27th




A fourth annual Sunset/Trinity League baseball challenge is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 15-16 at Great Park Stadium in Irvine.

Jan. 15 games

3 p.m. Fountain Valley vs. JSerra
5:30 p.m. Huntington Beach vs. Mater Dei
8 p.m. Edison vs. St. John Bosco


Matthew Craig, a cross-country runner at Bishop Montgomery, and Gerrick Cardenas, a baseball player at the Torrance campus, received perfect scores on the SAT and ACT, respectively, the school announced.

Craig got a 1600 on the SAT after he took the exam in December. He also got a perfect 800 on his SAT II Math exam.

Cardenas received a 36 on his ACT exam he took last month.

The City Section Board of Managers gave approval Tuesday for players and coaches to participate in a proposed national high school all-star baseball game next summer.

The Gatorade Major City All-Star Game is to be held in late June or early July in Chicago. Twenty players, four coaches and two administrators from the City Section would be chosen to represent Los Angeles in a four-city competition. The players and coaches would be selected by the baseball advisory committee.

The team would be composed of incoming seniors from the class of 2020. All expenses would be picked up by the game’s sponsors.

The City Section Board of Managers passed a new rule on Tuesday that will allow schools in its section to permit students who are ineligible to practice with their teams after school.

That is the rule for most sections of the California Interscholastic Federation. But schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District will need approval from the school board before they will be allowed to permit ineligible students to practice. It’s a district rule that must be changed.

Charter schools in the City Section can begin to allow ineligible athletes to start practicing immediately.

  • Football
Sophomore linebacker Jaden Genova of JSerra leads the Lions in tackles.
Sophomore linebacker Jaden Genova of JSerra leads the Lions in tackles. (Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

The Genova family has a tradition of success at Santa Ana Mater Dei. Jack Genova was a standout linebacker on the Monarchs’ 15-0 state championship team last season.

Brother Jaden played JV as a freshman for the Monarchs, then decided to transfer to JSerra.

He has become the Lions’ leading tackler with 34 in five games playing linebacker.

Redondo has taken over the No. 1 spot in this week’s Southern Section Division 1 girls’ volleyball poll.

Marymount is No. 2 and Mater Dei No. 3.

Here’s the link to complete rankings.

  • Football

A win over Florida IMG Academy last week was enough to convince the coaches participating to vote Santa Ana Mater Dei No. 1 in this week’s Southern Section Division 1 poll.

The Monarchs had dropped behind St. John Bosco when they were forced to forfeit a season-opening victory following discovery of an ineligible player.

St. John Bosco is No. 2, Corona Centennial No. 3 and Mission Viejo No. 4.


The eighth annual Joseph Frazier Benefit Showcase will take place Sept. 29-30 at Calabasas High School.

Basketball teams get together to raise funds for the former Calabasas assistant coach who was severely injured in a motorcycle hit-and-run incident in 2011. He receives 24-hour care.

Saturday schedule