CITY SECTION PREVIEW
Today at 2 p.m. at Birmingham.
Why it matters: The City Section track-and-field prelims will feature many football players showing off their speed. In the 100 and 200, sophomore DeAnthony Thomas of Crenshaw is the favorite. But he'll have lots of competition from D.J. Morgan of Woodland Hills Taft, DeShawn Beck of Los Angeles Jordan and Tevin Carter of Santee. The USC-bound Morgan is the dominant figure in the hurdle races. Pablo Rosales of San Pedro is the athlete to beat in the distance events. Basketball player Moriah Johnson of Crenshaw is the leading qualifier in the high jump. The finals are scheduled for May 28 at Birmingham.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
HARBOR CITY NARBONNE 4,
SUN VALLEY POLY 0
Key contributors: Sophomore left-hander Hector Avila of Narbonne threw a one-hitter, striking out 10 and walking one. Salvador Ramos of Narbonne had an RBI triple. Ben Rios of Narbonne had two hits. Carlos Lopez of Poly struck out 10 in five innings.
The scoop: The only Poly hit was a single by Felix Juarez with two out in the fifth inning. Avila kept the Parrots off balance with a fastball that moved in and out and an effective curveball.
Why it matters: It was the opening round of the City Section Division I playoffs, and fourth-seeded Narbonne advances to a Friday quarterfinal game against No. 12 Granada Hills, which upset No. 5 Sylmar, 8-0.
Records: Narbonne 22-9; Poly 21-14.
-- Eric Sondheimer