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There’s a first reading on Tuesday at the Southern Section Council meeting on a proposal that would create a universal 12-day summer dead period for all sports built around July 4th.

Currently, each school and each sport submits when it wants to have a three-week dead period.

This proposal would come close to actually making coaches and athletes take two weeks off instead of switching sports and really not taking a break. Even though it would cut the dead period to 12 days, it doesn’t prevent schools from increasing the break on their own.


There was a time when people couldn’t figure out how good Calabasas or Sierra Canyon were in football because their schedules weren’t exactly challenging.

This season, both schools are battle tested and raising their games, setting the stage for a great matchup Friday at Granada Hills High. Calabasas is 5-1 with wins over Westlake, Lawndale, La Habra, Valencia and Rancho Cucamonga.

Sierra Canyon is 5-2 with wins over Redondo, Grace Brethren, Valencia, Bakersfield and Crespi.


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Standout receiver Kyle Ford of Orange Lutheran has been lost for the season with an ACL injury.

Ford was considered one of the top three receivers in Southern California.

He has caught 29 passes for 456 yards and seven touchdowns.


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.