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High School Notebook

March 27, 2001|MIKE BRESNAHAN

Bryan Aguila is healthy. So are his stats.

The Glendale center fielder underwent a second major surgery last summer, but is batting .429 and had nine RBIs in his first eight at-bats this season.

Aguila, a senior, tore a ligament in his left elbow last year in a league opener against Crescenta Valley, but played the rest of the season and earned All-Pacific League honors. He missed his freshman season because of abdominal surgery.

"Last year was his second go-round with surgery, but he's been solid," Glendale Coach Jay Chadwick said. "He's crushing the ball. He's tearing it up. He's going to go somewhere and play."

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Basketball season is over, but that hasn't stopped Colin Ward-Henninger.

The dual-sport standout at Buckley has started baseball season by pitching a no-hitter against Yeshiva and allowing only one earned run in 21 1/3 innings, striking out 36 and walking seven.

Ward-Henninger, who also plays shortstop, is batting .524 with nine RBIs for the Griffins (7-0, 3-0 in Liberty League play).

Because the basketball team advanced to the Southern Section quarterfinals, Ward-Henninger, who averaged 22 points, was able to get in only two days of baseball practice before the opener.

"The maturity level he plays at amazes me every day," Buckley Coach Tom Marino said. "He's so smooth at shortstop and so overpowering on the mound."

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When a pitcher from L.A. Baptist starts a game, chances are good he'll finish it.

Coach Mark Hubbard has received complete games from his pitchers in nine of the Knights' 10 games.

Ryan Rycroft (4-0) has four complete games, David Romeka (2-1) has three, Andrew Petersen (1-0) has one, and Joey Chavez (1-1) has one.

The Knights (8-2) begin Alpha League play today at Marshall.

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