Category Archives: CIF SS High Schools
Windward came up a run short in their first round game of the CIF Division 6 playoffs, losing to The Webb Schools 4-3 on Friday afternoon despite some terrific pitching by senior Kirav Patel.
Junior Max Schrage hit a RBI single that brought in Tanner Savitsky. A few pitches later, Tyler McMorrow hit a two-run double bringing home Schrage and Jason Lurie. Patel held the Gauls to one run while his teammates provided run support taking a 3-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning.
The lead would not last however.
The Gauls started their rally after Ryan Whithorn scored on a Ian Henry’s fly out to right field. On a controversial call, Josh Hartman hit a grounder to shortstop, on what appeared to be an out at first base was ruled safe.
One batter later, Aaron Digiamarino hit a two-run double to right center field bringing home Ian Chavez and Josh Hartman giving them a 4-3 lead.
Fresh off an opening round upset of Wilson, Westchester had two rally twice in order to knock off 15th seed Maywood 8-7 to advance to the LA City Division II semifinals.
Veranae Woods had three RBI’s and Sharnitra Woods scored and drove in a run for the Comets.
Westchester trailed 2-0 in the first and 5-4 after the third inning of play.
The 10th-seeded will travel to No. 6 Arleta on Tuesday.
In other games…
Venice bats get hot early in win
Santa Monica managed only two hits and once again could not get past the first round as they lost at home to Knight 8-3, knocking them out of the Division 3 playoffs.
Despite struggling at the plate, the Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Mason Landis scored from third on a wild pitch.
That advanted was short lived when Knight grabbed four runs in the top half of the fifth led by an Edgar Cabral homerun and two more runs in each of the final two innings.
Santa Monica (20-11) has not advance to the second round since the 2008-2009 season.
St. Monica girls basketball head coach John Skinner resigned yesterday.
He led the Mariners to its first CIF-Southern Section title in school history when they defeated Camino Real League-rival St. Paul 46-45 for the 4-A championship.
St. Monica advanced to the state playoffs where they were knocked out by St. Bernard in the Division 4 SoCal Regional Semifinals.
Skinner was 59-34 in his three years at St. Monica, making the playoffs in each season.
Culver City has added Paramount High to its schedule of non-conference opponents for the 2013 football season.
They replace West Adams who went winless in 2012 and was defeated by the Centaurs 51-0.
Paramount finished in a tie for first with Downey in the San Gabriel Valley League. The Pirates were 8-3 and lost in the first round of the CIF-SS Division VII playoffs.
Culver City was 7-5 and advanced to the Division III quarterfinals last year.
The schedule of the upcoming football season is below. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise stated:
In a big blow to Pacific Hills, junior guard Namon Wright announced on Monday that he will transfer to the national power Findlay Prep (NV) for his senior season.
Wright was going to be the only returner of a backcourt trio which included senior Marcus Jackson and Jahmel Taylor. The threesome helped the Bruins win the CIF Divison 4 State Basketball title in March.
Findlay Prep is located in Henderson, a suburb located 17 miles east of Las Vegas.
They were 35-1 last season.
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Windward girls basketball head coach Vanessa Nygaard has been named a court coach for the USA Basketball Women’s Under 16 National Team Trials.
The trials will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs from May 23-27. Nygaard had previously played for USA Basketball in the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival, helping the West Team to a 2-2 record and a silver medal.