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2016 posts
  • Baseball

Don’t mess with the Spillane brothers at Mission Viejo High. They’re a pretty good baseball duo.

Jake Spillane threw a four-hit shutout, striking out four and walking none, and brother Luke had two hits in Mission Viejo’s 6-0 victory over Yorba Linda on Thursday. Brendan Guy had a home run and double.

San Clemente handed Ayala its first defeat 9-5. Jeff Bruyntjens went four for four.

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DIVISION I

First round, Thursday

Rancho Verde 57, Santa Margarita 54
 

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BOYS' SOCCER

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL

DIVISION I

GIRLS' SOCCER

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL

DIVISION I

David Singleton (34) of Bishop Montgomery celebrates last season's championship at Bishop Montgomery
David Singleton (34) of Bishop Montgomery celebrates last season's championship at Bishop Montgomery (Nick Koza)

Standout senior guard David Singleton of Bishop Montgomery has been named the Gatorade state player of the year in boys’ basketball.

Singleton led the Knights to a 27-1 record, averaging 25.2 points.

He has maintained a 3.7 grade-point average and signed with UCLA.

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BOYS' BASKETBALL

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL

OPEN DIVISION

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL

OPEN DIVISION

Juniors lead win over El Camino Real

Long Beach Poly coach Shelton Diggs and Taft coach Derrick Taylor have spent all season trying to figure out how to win big games with starting lineups relying solely on guards. The strategy has been to fight like heck for rebounds and loose balls and make some outside shots.

Both schools came through Wednesday night in Southern California Division I regional playoff openers.

Poly had four players score double digits in a 69-53 victory over host El Camino Real. Junior guards Malik Salahuddin, Justin Rene and Giordan Williams were outstanding, scoring 22, 13 and 11 points, respectively. Senior guard Darryl Polk Jr. added 14 points. Eddy Egun led El Camino Real with 26 points.

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  • Baseball

Pitcher Ryan Taurek struck out four, walked none and allowed two runs in five innings to lead Foothill past No. 1 Corona 5-2 on Wednesday in prep baseball.

Kyle Ashworth had a triple and Chad Castillo finished with two hits.

West Ranch defeated Ventura 6-1. Will Chambers finished with three hits, including two RBI doubles. Christos Stefanos and Nicholas Balingit added two hits apiece.

Connor Skertich throws five shutout innings in 9-0 win

A 5-0 start and a championship in the Easton tournament is a pretty good indication that Sherman Oaks Notre Dame is a team to watch in high school baseball this season.

The Knights’ 9-0 victory over Camarillo on Tuesday night at Birmingham was all about their pitching depth. Connor Skertich, a sophomore left-hander who threw mainly in relief last season, got a chance to start as the Knights search for a No. 3 starter. He struck out six and allowed no hits in five innings.

Camarillo pitchers had trouble throwing strikes, giving up seven walks. A seven-run fourth featured two runs coming home on bases loaded walks and two more scoring on a wild pitch. Michael Whiteside, a linebacker for the football team, scored three runs and walked three times. Lucas Gordon had two hits for the Knights.