December 4, 2011
SOUTHERN SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS All games tentatively 7:30 p.m. unless noted; exact sites and times to be confirmed Friday INLAND (II): No. 1 Corona Centennial (12-1) at No. 2 Vista Murrieta (8-5), 8 p.m. NORTHERN (III): No. 1 Westlake (13-0) at No. 2 Oaks Christian (11-2) WESTERN (IV): Culver City (10-3) at No. 2 Arroyo Grande (12-1) CENTRAL (V): No. 1 Rancho Verde (13-0) at No. 2 Palm Springs (13-0) SOUTHEAST (VII): No. 1 West Covina (12-1)
June 3, 2011 |
Saturday at Irvine Barber Park Division 1 Anaheim Canyon (23-7) vs. Corona Santiago (27-5), 6 p.m. Scouting report: It's the rookie vs. the veteran. Canyon will make its first championship appearance against Santiago, which has played in five title games. The Comanches are led by Tennessee-bound pitcher Cheyanne Tarango and have strong offense with Shannon Bustillos, Lauren Young and Kelly Stowe. Santiago has talented sophomore pitcher Erica Romero and Michigan-bound catcher Lauren Sweet, who's hitting .490 with 13 home runs and 45 runs batted in. Others: Division 6, Downey Calvary Chapel vs. Redlands Citrus Valley, 10 a.m.; Division 4, Fontana Kaiser vs. Goleta Dos Pueblos, 12:30 p.m.; Division 2, Camarillo vs. La Mirada, 3:30 p.m.
June 2, 2011 |
SOUTHERN SECTION BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS FRIDAY AT DODGER STADIUM DIVISION 4 LA PUENTE BISHOP AMAT (28-4) VS. PALM DESERT (28-4), 4:30 P.M. Scouting report: There's not a better matchup of teams all weekend at Dodger Stadium. Bishop Amat lost to Palm Desert, 5-1, in its season opener. The Lancers won the National Classic and have played and beaten top teams all season. Sophomore Adam Alcantar is having a terrific season with a .485 average. Third baseman Rio Ruiz is a future first-round draft pick.
May 21, 2011 |
Records that were set in the 110-meter hurdles long before Jonathan Cabral was born keep getting obliterated by the Agoura High senior. Last year, it was a 35-year-old Marmonte League record that he made disappear, and on a cloudless Saturday afternoon at Cerritos College, the Oregon-bound Cabral blew away a 29-year-old Division 3 record at the Southern Section-Ford presented by Farmers track and field championships. He ran 13.54 seconds, breaking the old record of 13.65 held by Steve Kerho of Mission Viejo since 1982.
March 4, 2011 |
Until entering high school, the only thing that made Aaron Liberman stand out on the basketball court was his growing 6-foot-5 frame. He was more of a celebrity for his height than a basketball player among his friends and family. "The summer I entered ninth grade is when a former coach told me that I could make something of this if I really pushed myself," Liberman said. "That's when I started to realize I had some talent. " Now standing 6-9, Liberman has not only become one of the most successful players in Southern California, but the senior forward also has been a driving force in helping a small Jewish school get its first taste of athletic success.
March 1, 2011 |
BOYS Southern Section Division 4AA Orange Lutheran (26-6) vs. Los Angeles Windward (23-7), 6:30 p.m. at Anaheim Arena ? Both schools come from tough leagues and have played challenging schedules. Lutheran knocked off Santa Ana Mater Dei and Westchester during the regular season. The Lancers rely on point guard James Douglas (16.3 points a game) and shooting guard Gabe York (18.8). Windward won the Alpha League and almost upset state power San Diego Lincoln in a tournament game.