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Noah Taylor hits three-run double

When an error in the sixth inning led to a three-run inning for Thousand Oaks with two outs on Thursday, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame turned to its football connection to snuff out the Lancers’ momentum.

Quarterback Noah Taylor delivered a three-run double and linebacker Michael Whiteside had an RBI triple. Notre Dame turned a 4-3 deficit into a 9-5 victory, advancing the Knights (3-0) into the semifinals of the Easton tournament.

Sophomore Diego Baqueiro had a two-run single for Notre Dame. Sophomore Daylen Reyes finished with three hits.

  • Basketball

Fox Sports West’s Prep Zone will live stream 24 Southern Section basketball and soccer championship games this weekend.

The boys’ Open Division basketball championship game on Friday night in Long Between between Mater Dei and Sierra Canyon will be shown delayed at 10 p.m. on Fox Sports West.

Here’s the link to the complete schedule.

  • Football

Dorsey is set to announce Doug Bledsoe as its new football coach at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Bledsoe, a Dorsey grad, will take over for Charles Mincy.

Bledsoe was the head coach at North Hollywood and Pasadena. He served as an assistant at Burbank recently.











Cathedral co-coach Sal Lopez (left) with his nephew Andrew Lopez and co-coach Arturo Lopez.
Cathedral co-coach Sal Lopez (left) with his nephew Andrew Lopez and co-coach Arturo Lopez. (Victor Clara)

There are so many Lopez family members playing for Southern Section soccer titles this weekend that they won’t have any trouble transporting the trophies should they win.

Brothers Arturo and Sal Lopez are the co-coaches at Cathedral, which plays Santa Barbara on Saturday in the 2 p.m. Division 1 championship game at Warren. On the team is Andrew Lopez, the son of San Gabriel Mission Coach Francisco Lopez, whose team is playing Rialto in the Division 6 girls’ final on Friday at Corona.

Among the Mission players are Francisco’s daughter, Alyssa, who’s the twin sister of Andrew. Also on the team are Juliana and Isabella Lopez, Sal’s daughters.

  • Baseball

Calabasas put itself on the baseball map on Wednesday with a 1-0 victory over No. 1-ranked Harvard-Westlake.

Calabasas, whose coach, Thomas Cassidy, is a Chatsworth grad like Harvard-Westlake Coach Jared Halpert, had to be thrilled with its pitching. Nick Crystal picked up the victory and Matt Naziri got out of a jam in the seventh for the save.

Billy Melcher drove in the game’s only run with an RBI triple in the fifth.


There are more delays for the new Birmingham High all-weather football field and track, which was supposed to be finished by now.

The field work was scheduled to begin in September. The school even played most of its football games on the road in anticipation of construction.

After repeated delays, athletic director Rick Prizant announced this week that work won’t begin until July 9 so the areas will be available this spring for track season and graduation ceremonies.

  • Football
St. Margaret's new head coach Kory Minor, right, and new offensive coordinator Nate Longshore
St. Margaret's new head coach Kory Minor, right, and new offensive coordinator Nate Longshore (St. Margaret's)

Kory Minor, a former NFL linebacker who played at Bishop Amat and later Notre Dame, has been hired as the football coach at St. Margaret’s.

He served as an assistant coach last season.

St. Margaret’s also announced the new offensive coordinator will be former Canyon Country Canyon and Cal quarterback Nate Longshore, who once was an assistant at Santa Margarita under Harry Welch and is an expert on virtual-reality-based sports training.