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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
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
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.
The Denver Broncos have signed former Santa Monica High quarterback Ryan Katz as a free agent after he went unselected at the 2013 NFL Draft this weekend.
He will be competing in camp against seventh round pick Zac Dysert from Miami (OH) and second-year pro Brock Osweiler for the chance to backup starting quarterback Payton Manning.
“‘I’m excited for the opportunity with the Denver Broncos. It’s been a life long dream, and I’m ready to compete,” Katz tweeted about the opportunity to sign with an NFL team.
The San Diego State quarterback’s senior season was cut short when he broke his left ankle in late October against Nevada. Up to that point he completed more than 60% of his passes for 1,348 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Prior to joining the Aztecs, Katz played three seasons at Oregon State where he started 14 games as a sophomore and junior. His best season was in 2010 when he threw for 2,401 yards and 18 touchdowns.
During his time at Santa Monica High, then head coach Zach Cuda switched from a power-I formation to a pro-style offense in order to take advantage of Katz passing ability.
It paid off as Katz threw for 5,383 in his three years for the Vikings including being named the Ocean League MVP his senior season when he had 1,945 yards passing with 19 touchdowns. He had nearly identical numbers his junior year with 1,860 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Crossroads School and Malibu High were among the schools that had teams honored by the CIF Southern Section for academic success it was announced by the section office.
The Santa Monica-based Crossroads boys’ volleyball team finished first with a 3.71 grade point average in the under 1,500 enrollment division. Its boys’ cross country team placed second to Pasadena Poly with a 3.83 GPA and the girls’ cross country team was second to Pilibos with a 3.86 GPA.
Malibu won the under 1,500 student category for softball with a 3.85 GPA ahead of Marymount who players had a 3.77 GPA.
The only westside public school on the list was Santa Monica’s boys’ volleyball team who placed third in the over 1,500 student category with a 3.66 GPA behind Pennisula’s 3.75 GPA.