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October 8, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Granada Hills remains the team to beat in West Valley League girls' volleyball. The Highlanders cruised to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-19 victory over El Camino Real on Tuesday to improve to 3-0 in league. Sarah Hagge contributed 10 kills. Sophomore Kayla Jacks had 12 kills for El Camino Real in her debut. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For pure entertainment value, few games will top Wednesday night's City Section Division II state play-in game between Granada Hills and Sun Valley Poly. It went three overtimes before Granada Hills prevailed, 91-80. Jacob Lilley scored 29 points, Brandon Dozier had 23 points and Michael Kalu 20 for Granada Hills. Mario Castaneda scored 21 points and Cesar Reyes 18 for Poly. In a Division I game, Palisades defeated Dorsey, 77-67. Aaron Johnson scored 31 points. In girls' Division II, Bell defeated Westchester, 50-47.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores and Ari Bloomekatz
An armed man who was shot dead by police earlier in the week after a confrontation at his home was identified by Los Angeles County coroner officials as a 72-year-old from Granada Hills. Robert Gillon was shot Monday night after threatening officers with a rifle following a brief standoff, police said. LAPD officers were responding to reports of shots fired in the 12700 block of Woodley Avenue at 10:20 p.m. Gillon refused to leave his house when police arrived. About an hour later, Gillon, armed with a rifle and a handgun, exited out a rear door and "threatened the officers with the rifle," said Los Angeles police Sgt. Jerretta Sandoz.
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May 19, 2009 | Melissa Rohlin; Ben Bolch
Granada Hills 2, Carson 1 (12 innings) Top contributors: Rebecca Patton of Granada Hills struck out 19 and gave up five hits. Carson's Audrey Devoe broke a scoreless tie in the top of the 12th inning with a single to right field, driving in pitcher Crystal Maas. The scoop: With two out and two on in the bottom of the 12th, Granada Hills' Valentina Salinas hit a run-scoring single and Joanna Meir scored the winning run on the play because of a fielding error.
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May 18, 2009 | Melissa Rohlin
Carson (24-9) at Granada Hills (25-6) Today at 2:30 p.m. Why it matters: This City Section quarterfinal playoff game matches two teams familiar with each other. Over the last four years, fourth-seeded Granada Hills and fifth-seeded Carson have faced off in their opening games. Granada Hills took a 1-0 victory this season. The Highlanders have one of the top pitchers in the City in Rebecca Patton (24-5), who has 325 strikeouts and is bound for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
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August 18, 2001 | Eric Sondheimer
Lou Cicciari, who has coached basketball for 20 years at Granada Hills High despite being confined to a wheelchair, announced his resignation for health reasons. Cicciari, 41, has been the boys' basketball coach for eight years and was considered a coaching trendsetter for the handicapped. His legs were amputated at age 7. He will continue to teach at Granada Hills.
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March 23, 2001 | From Staff Reports
Granada Hills High's baseball team forfeited its scheduled West Valley League game against Taft on Thursday because of an alleged hazing incident under investigation by school officials. The incident occurred Monday in the locker room showers and involved junior varsity and varsity players, said a Granada Hills baseball player. School officials told players Thursday the forfeit was punishment for the incident and individuals could face disciplinary action pending further investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
For the second year in a row, Granada Hills Charter High School won the California Academic Decathlon as Los Angeles Unified schools continued to dominate at the battle of wits that is at risk of being cut by the district in next year's budget. Los Angeles Unified on Sunday schools claimed five of the top 10 spots in the competition in Sacramento consisting of 65 teams and more than 550 students, with El Camino Real and Marshall taking second and third places, respectively. Franklin took fifth place and Taft 10th, while Torrance's West High School came in eighth.
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November 30, 1988 | ANDY MEYERS
Playing its first game as a 4-A team in 6 seasons, and with all 5 starters back from last year's team, Granada Hills High figured to get off to a quick start this basketball season. But Tuesday afternoon, the Highlanders stumbled out of the gate, falling to North Hollywood, a 3-A team, 73-67, in the season opener for both schools at Granada Hills. North Hollywood's Dana Jones led all scorers with 20 points to go with 16 rebounds and blocked 6 shots.
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September 20, 1986 | JIM COLEMAN
For years, Alemany and Granada Hills high schools have sat within blocks of each other, a football rivalry waiting to happen. Friday night in Granada Hills, they finally got together on the football field. Round one goes to the guys from the City Section. Granada Hills defeated its rival, 33-14. Granada Hills, a public City Section school, used an impressive ground attack to salt away the contest. The Highlanders rushed for 296 yards en route to 443 yards in total offense.
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