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With a trio of dominating performances, Palisades’ Allie Vituous, and Mardell Ramirez each won four events, while Brandon Yong won three at the LA City Swimming Finals to lead the Dolphins to sweep both the boys and girls team titles on Friday.
Palisades’ strength could be felt in every race at East Los Angeles College as they won 11 out of 21 individual and team events and failed to reach the top three in only two events.
“So relieved, it’s finally time. This has been my career goal in the last ten years to have all four teams to go undefeated in the city and we finally did it,” said Palisades coach Maggie Nance. “The boys have been trying really hard for the last few years [to win city], but they got it.”
The Dolphins set the tone in the first race of the meet when the team of Natalia Hernandez, Lily Carthan, Jayme Rossie, and Ramirez easily won the 200 yard medley relay by five seconds over Granada Hills.
Hamilton and Palisades who finished second and third in the Western League will be on the road in the west valley during the first round of the LA City Division I playoffs.
West Valley League champion and second seed El Camino Real will be Palisades’ next opponent as the Dolphins slid into the playoffs as the 15th seed.
Hamilton grabbed the 11th seed and will take on West Valley League runner-up Chatsworth, who earned the six seed.
First roud matchups are below:
LA CITY Division I Softball Playoffs
Tuesday, May 14th 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).
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
Palisades’ pitcher Spencer Simon pitched five strong innings and helped himself at the plate by driving in two runs at the plate to keep the Dolphins hopes alive for a league title in a 4-3 victory on Tuesday.
Simon went three-for-four scoring the opening run of the game and drove in Sam Wasserman with a double in the top of the third. He followed that up with two-out RBI single in the fourth that scored Jed Moscot.
With the team not leading the Western League has they have done in years past, the senior understood how important the win was when it comes to postseason play.
“We are trying to make the playoffs and we know we have to win out,” said Simon.
Trailing 4-2 in the fourth, Hamilton’s Dalton Blumenfield hit the only homerun of the game with a solo shot over the left-center field fence.
The Yankees had a chance to tied it up in the bottom of the seventh with runners at first and second but Palisades reliever Holt Maybank struck out shortstop Ethan Victor to end the game.
“Big return to get two of our pitchers back with Harrison Simon and Holt Maybank in relief,” said Palisades head coach Mike Voelkel. “It was only the first and second time they have taken the mound this year.
Both Hamilton ( 15-4, 6-3) and Palisades (1-15, 6-3) are a game behind Westchester for first place in the Western League with three games left.
Bianca King had 16 points along with seven rebounds and Kylie Bethel added 13 points as Palisades defeated No. 2 seed Carson 51-46 in the LA City Division I State Play-In Game.
The Dolphins, seeded sixth, will qualify for the state playoffs if the winner of the City Championship game between Fairfax and Narbonne is picked to play in the Open Division.
Haley Hutt grabbed 10 rebounds and Kylie Mizushima had seven assists for Palisades (15-20).
Freshman Hydeia Duroselt finished with eight points and five rebounds.
Boys Basketball Playoffs Roundup: Strong first-half for Palisades sets up another matchup with Fairfax
Palisades’ showed how good of the team they are by turning a close game tied at 8 into a commanding 22-point at halftime on their way to a easy 68-43 victory over San Pedro in the first round of the LA City Division I playoffs.
Tyler Hildreth finished with 20 points and Louis Kurihara scored 18 to lead the Dolphins.
San Pedro rallied in the third when Michael Garcia hit back-to-back three-pointers to cut the Palisades advantage to 12, but the Pirates would not get any closer.
Elijah Gaines had 15 points for San Pedro.
The win sets up a second round matchup with league rival Fairfax on Tuesday. The Dolphins have beating them twice in this season including a 70-62 victory last week.