Category Archives: Santa Monica High
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.
Ocean League champion Santa Monica earned a berth in the main draw of the Southern Section Division 4 playoffs while Culver City and Beverly Hills will play in the wild card game.
Schedule is below:
Southern Section Division 4 Softball Playoff
Wild card games, Tuesday, May 14th at 3:15 p.m.
A – Coachella Valley at Los Amigos
B – Palm Springs at Hesperia
C – Ventura at San Marcos
D – Beverly Hills at Ocean View
E – Serrano at Jurupa Valley
F – West Valley at Indio
G – Westminster La Quinta at Whittier Christian
H – Westminster at Cerritos Valley Christian
I – Apple Valley at Temescal Canyon
J – Gabrielino at Culver City
First round, Thursday, 3:15 p.m.
Winner wild-card A at #1 Segerstrom
Winner wild-card B at Santa Monica
Winner wild-card C at South El Monte
La Sierra at Paloma Valley
Winner wild-card D at Rancho Alamitos
La Quinta at Beaumont
Winner wild-card E at Maranatha
Monrovia at #4 Dos Pueblos
Hawthorne at #3 Loara
Arroyo at Patriot
Winner wild-card F at Oak Hills
Winner wild-card G at Heritage
Winner wild-card H at Hemet
Winner wild-card I at Palm Desert
Garden Grove at Temple City
Winner wild-card J at #2 Buena
For more stories on westside sports, go to SportsJournalLA.com
Below is today’s first round boys volleyball playoff schedule involving westside teams. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
LA CITY SECTION
Grant at Palisades
Kennedy at University
Arleta at Venice
Both Crossroads and Santa Monica finished the regular season ranked in the CIF-SS Division 3 poll it was announced today. The Roadrunners, winner of the Alpha League comes in at the six spot, while the Ocean League champions Vikings finsihed at No. 8.
The rest of the poll can be found here: CIF-SS Boys Volleyball Poll
Two days after beating Westchester in a mercy rule game, Venice found themselves struggling in a tied contest heading the fourth inning.
Then the bats got going as the Gondoliers grab three runs and four more in the fifth to clich their first Western League crown in six years with a 12-2 win over the Comets.
“Came out flat and realized quickly that [Westchester] brought their ‘A” game,” said Venice head coach Daniel Soto. “We had to step up our game and rose to the occasion. They also had some players today that did not play against us [on Tuesday].
Leanna De La Paz went three-for-four with two RBI’s, Gabriela Patino drove in two more runs and Kira Wessels had an inside the park homerun.
After coming throwing a five inning no-hitter in their last meeting, Venice pitcher Milana Casillas was nowhere near as dominate. The senior gave up eight hits and five walks in a complete game victory
“I struggled throwing strikes, but glad that my teammates were able to back me up when I needed it,” said Casillas.
Boys Basketball: LA University High’s tournament gets an upgrade with Santa Monica and Windward added to the mix
It was not that long ago that University High’s boys’ basketball tournament was hosting the likes of Huntington Park College Ready and Lou Dantzer.
The small schools seem to be a thing of the past as the Wildcats have significantly improve the quaility of teams in the upcoming 2013 verision of the Jim Nakabara Classic.
Buckley, the CIF-SS 5AA champs, returns and is joined by CIF State Division I runner-up Santa Monica and Windward, the Alpha League co-champs.
“I am very excited about the field,” said University head coach Steve Ackerman. “Seven of the eight teams are current or former CIF champions. This will be the toughest field of teams in the four year history of the tournament.”
Other teams scheduled to play are Harvard-Westlake, Dorsey, Roybal, and St. Bernard.
The tournament runs from December 9th-14th.