April 12, 2014 |
Right now, it's smart to have a son of a former Granada Hills Kennedy player on your roster. They usually turn out pretty good. At Harvard-Westlake, Tyler Urbach is a starter and the son of former Kennedy player Doug Urbach. At North Hollywood, Tyson Turner is the standout outifelder with 20 stolen bases for the first-place Huskies in the East Valley League and the son of former Kennedy outfielder Dain Turner. He's six steals away from the school record. His father was a quick leadoff hitter in his playing days in the 1980s at Kennedy.
March 28, 2014 |
In a very competitive Sunset League, Huntington Beach Edison (11-3, 3-0) might be considered an early season surprise under first-year Coach Cameron Chinn. But don't tell that to pitcher Noah Kronfly, who improved to 4-0 on Friday and outdueled UCLA-bound Jacob Nix in a 1-0 victory over Los Alamitos. Phillip Knapp drove in the game's only run with a second-inning RBI single. Kronfly allowed two hits. Fountain Valley defeated Newport Harbor, 10-0. Dylan Persinger hit a two-run home run. Brock Lundquist hit his fourth home run of the season.
March 19, 2014 |
The word is spreading: Junior Nick Sprengel of El Dorado is quite a pitcher. He struck out 12 on Wednesday in handing Esperanza its first defeat, a 6-0 decision in a Century League game. In the Trinity League, Anaheim Servite improved to 2-0 with a 7-3 victory over Santa Margarita. Zach Huarte had two RBIs and junior Nigel Ward threw a complete game, allowing no earned runs. JSerra also is 2-0 after a 5-4 win over St. John Bosco. Jake Pries had a triple and two RBIs. St. John Bosco's Jesus Mercado went four for four.
February 14, 2014 |
There will be little drama on Saturday when the City Section Division I playoff pairings are decided. Westcheser will be the No. 1 seed and El Camino Real No. 2. Both schools ended the regular season on Friday night with unbeaten records in league play. Westcheser (25-4, 12-0) defeated LACES, 67-50, in the Western League. Elijah Stewart scored 23 points. Fairfax finished in second place after a 68-62 victory over University. Pierson Ro made 10 of 10 free throws and finished with 19 points.
February 12, 2014 |
To win the East Valley League championship outright, Verdugo Hills (23-4 10-0) needs a victory either Wednesday at home against Grant (7-3) or Friday at home against Sun Valley Poly (9-2). More importantly, the Dons are hoping to be the No. 2 seed behind Sylmar when the City Section Division II playoff pairings are announced on Saturday. Coach Jared Gibson has put together a team that plays hard, passes the ball well and defends. Point guard Albert Marmol is averaging 12.2 points.