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Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976.

Football: Darnay Holmes will attend Calabasas — Standout receiver-defensive back Darnay Holmes has decided to enroll at Calabasas, his father, Darick Sr., said Wednesday. Homes is one of the top two-way performers in Southern California. He played for Newbury Park last season as a sophomore after attending Oaks Christian as a freshman. He considered returning to Oaks Christian before deciding on Calabasas.

Football: Chaminade has a two-sport standout in sophomore Michael Wilson — Call it a victory for the multi-sport athlete. Michael Wilson, who contributed as a freshman for the varsity basketball team at Chaminade last season and played junior varsity football, is sticking with his two-sport approach. Football Coach Ed Croson and basketball Coach Ryan Moore are supportive.

Water polo: Harvard-Westlake's Ben Hallock picks Stanford — Ben Hallock of Harvard-Westlake, perhaps the No. 1 college water polo prospect in the nation, has committed to Stanford, Coach Brian Flacks said. The 6-foot-5 Hallock is a key prospect for USA Water Polo and helped Harvard-Westlake win the Southern Section Division 1 championship as a sophomore and junior.

Baseball: Gahr's Michael Perez, Santiago's Brice Turang in Area Code Games — Sophomores Michael Perez from Gahr and Brice Turang from Corona Santiago will play on the Brewers team in the underclassman competition of next week's Area Code Games in Long Beach. Perez, a UCLA commit, is a shortstop. Turang is an infielder-outfielder.

Baseball: Junior pitchers Timmy Josten, Daniel Ritcheson make commitments — Junior pitcher Timmy Josten of West Ranch has committed to Cal State Fullerton. Junior pitcher Daniel Ritcheson of Alemany has committed to San Diego State. The left-handed Josten was an all-Foothill League selection as a sophomore. He had 34 strikeouts in 24 innings this summer with an 0.75 ERA.

Boys' basketball: Vance Jackson is headed to Mater Dei — The competition to win a Southern Section basketball championship in the Open Division and a state championship just got a little more intriguing after 6-foot-8 Vance Jackson confirmed on Tuesday night that he is transferring to Santa Ana Mater Dei. Jackson was a standout the last two seasons at St.

Soccer: Cathedral ready to make another championship run in Division 3 — If the summer is any indication, L.A. Cathedral will be tough to beat in its bid for a third consecutive Southern Section championship in boys' soccer. The Phantoms should be No. 1 in Division 3. Cathedral finished the summer undefeated and won the Downey tournament.

Baseball: It's a gold medal for former Birmingham pitcher Marti Sementelli — Marti Sementelli earned plenty of attention pitching for Birmingham's baseball team during her high school days in 2011. This past week, she won a gold medal as a member of the USA women's baseball team that won the inaugural women's baseball competition at the Pan Am Games.

Baseball: Kyle Molnar throws no-hitter in collegiate summer league — UCLA-bound Kyle Molnar, an Aliso Niguel grad, threw a no-hitter on Monday night for the Walla Walla Sweets in the West Coast League. Molnar struck out eight in a 2-0 victory. He walked three in a nine-inning performance. Twitter:@LATSondheimer Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times

Girls' tennis: Abby Siracusa, Jourdan Wallace win doubles title — Junior Abby Siracusa of La Salle and sophomore Jourdan Wallace of Pasadena are getting pretty good playing together in doubles. They won the girls' 16 title for the Lakewood Tennis Center USTA Junior Open Tournament that ended on Sunday. Siracusa and Wallace defeated No. 1-seeded Emily DeWitt and Caroline Halloran from Dana Hills, 6-0, 6-2.
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