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Things did not Things did not go the way Palisades wanted to against Granada Hills the second time around.
After beating the Highlanders earlier this season and in last year’s finals, the Dolphins had another lackluster playoffs performance getting swept for the LA City Division 1 title (25-20, 25-19, 25-20) at the Roybal Learning Center.
Palisades had struggled in five-set matches versus Van Nuys in the quarterfinals and San Pedro in the semifinals.
‘It is very disappointing to get to the finals and lose the way we did,” said Palisades head coach Randy Stoklos.
The Dolphins had earlier defeated Granada Hills in four sets in March to open the season, but trailed almost the entire contest. Palisades’ only lead in match was a 3-1 advantage in the first set.
Grant Pugatch had 11 kills for the Dolphins.
Stoklos also announced after the game that he would not return as Palisades coach next season.
The Western League seemed poised to sweep all three of the boys Volleyball city titles, but came away empty handed.
In the Division 2 finals, Venice was the on the verge of losing the first set to Eagle Rock before a run of eight straight points gave the Gondoliers set one at 26-24. That would be the only highlight as the Eagles took the next three sets to take home the city title (24-26, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21).
Steven Glaza had 15 kills for Venice.
Northridge Academy defeated LACES 3-1 (25-18, 25-12, 17-25, 25-18) for the Division 3 title.
LACES finished just below a .500 record but its five wins in the Western League helped the Unicorns earn the fifth seed in the LA City Division III playoffs.
The Unicorns will go against Belmont on Tuesday with the winner facing either Valley Arts and Sciences or Animo de la Hoya.
The first round schedule is below:
LA City Division III Softball Playoffs
First round, Tuesday, May 14th at 3 p.m.
Two westside teams earned high seeds and first round home games in the LA City Division III baseball playoffs.
Animo Venice was selected as the fourth seed and host Sun Valley on Friday. The path sets up a possible rubber match with top seed Port of Los Angeles in the semifinals. The Pirates split the season series with Port of Los Angeles but finished second to them in the Crosstown League.
Despite LACES poor 4-14 record, the Unicorns the toughest schedule in the division by a wide margin. Three of their wins included a surprising upset of defending Western League champion Palisades and sweeping the series with Division II Fairfax.
LACES is seeded fifth and will face Northridge Academy.
Playoff schedule is below:
LA City Division III Baseball Playoffs
Friday, May 17th at 3 p.m.
The Western League has had a strong showing in the LA City Boys Volleyball playoffs this year. Four teams in three divisions have advanced to the semifinals on Tuesday.
First year coach Randy Stoklos’ top-seeded Palisades squad survived by ralling in a five game thriller at home against Van Nuys in the Division I quarterfinals (26-24, 26-28, 25-27, 25-16, 15-13).
They will host No.5 seed San Pedro, who defeated Marine League rival Carson in five games.
In Division II, Venice swept Franklin (25-10, 25-23, 25-10) and University easily handled Jordan in three straight games (25-23, 25-15,25-16). The Gondoliers will host Bravo Medical Magnet, while the Wildcats face top-seed Eagle Rock.
LACES will host Rancho Dominguez in Divison III after defeating Elizabeth (25-18, 25-20, 25-22).
Chase Hoag threw six shutout innings has Venice beat LACES 8-0 in their final regular season game and closed to with a half-a-game of first place Hamilton and University in the Western League.
Robert Davis scored twice and had two RBI’s for Venice in the victory as they are forced to wait on Thursday outcomes to see if their season will continue in postseason play.
The Gondoliers have come on strong after trailing Westchester by three game with four to play last week, but swept the series against the Comets and won their two games versus the Unicorns.
Two teams are expected to go to the playoffs in the Western League and they need either Hamilton to lose to Westchester or University to fall to Palisades in order to advance to the playoffs. Venice holds the tiebreakers against both teams along with Westchester and could be the top seed in the league if both Yankees and Wildcats lose.
View Park took over the second half to defeat LACES 73-62 for the LA City Section Divsion 4/5 championship.
Jordan Starling led View Park with 19 points and Tyler Jelks added 13 points.
Senior Caleb Benton was the leading scorer for LACES with 19 points, and Philip Cox finished with 16.
View Park held a 28-26 advantage at halftime.
Boys Basketball Roundup: Leal and Tanioka each have 16 points as LACES knocks off another westside foe
A week after knocking off Venice, LACES suprised another westside team in a 58-39 victory over Culver City in the MLK Showcase at Redondo Union High.
The Unicorns were up nine at halftime but Victor Neal hit a pair of baskets to start a 14-2 run at the beginning of the third quarter to put the game out of hand. LACES pushed the lead to as much as 28 in the second half.
Leal and Dean Tanioka each had 16 points for the LACES (11-12) and Kevin Guevara added a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.