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Sports Reporter — LA Times
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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.

Girls' wrestling: Another state championship for Lakiyah Wagoner of Birmingham

Girls' basketball: Palisades, Narbonne advance to City Section Open Division final — Down by 16 points entering the fourth quarter, Palisades (22-10) rallied for a 66-59 victory over Fairfax in an Open Division girls' semifinal on Saturday at Roybal. Sophomore Chelsey Gipson, who scored 30 points, had 11 points in the quarter. Bianca King had 13 of her 19 points in the quarter.

Track: Matt Katnik starts with 66-8 1/2 mark in shot put — USC-bound Matt Katnik of St. John Bosco has hopes of reaching 70 feet in the shot put this season, and he began his season on Saturday at the Eagle Invitational at Santa Margarita with a winning mark of 66-8 1/2.

Baseball: Chris Collins is impressive in Notre Dame's 6-1 win over Buena — Having a top pitcher is a must requirement in the tough Southern Section Division 1, and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame's Chris Collins looked the part on Saturday, striking out the side in the first inning and throwing two scoreless innings in the Knights' 6-1 season-opening win over Buena.

Girls' basketball: Chaminade, Mater Dei advance to rematch in Open Division final — West Hills Chaminade, the only team to defeat Santa Ana Mater Dei this season in girls' basketball, will have to do it again if it wants to win the Southern Section Open Division championship.

Boys' basketball: Chad Holloway leads Grant into Division II final — There's no better athlete on the campus of Grant High than junior Chad Holloway. He was a star for the football team and now he's a star for the basketball team that earned a spot in next Saturday's City Section Division II final with a 64-55 upset of No.

Boys' basketball: Granada Hills overcomes slow start to reach Division I final — Granada Hills is known for its slow starts, but this one wasn't being taken too kindly. It was the City Section Division I semifinal on Friday night against Sun Valley Poly at Roybal, and the Highlanders were down, 27-10, early in the second quarter.

Football: St. John Bosco lineman Wyatt Davis gets offer from USC — It's looking like sophomore offensive lineman Wyatt Davis of St. John Bosco is the Braves' next big-time football recruit.

Football: Scholar athletes to be honored by National Football Foundation — On March 13 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Culver City, the Los Angeles chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor the winners of the scholar athlete awards in football. They are the top academic athletes on the football team. San Pedro led all schools with eight honorees.

Softball: Mission Viejo is ranked No. 1 in national poll

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Feb 28, 2015

Did Fairfax not read its scouting report? Never leave Stone Spellman open. He's made three shots for ECR. 18-18 in second quarter.

Feb 28, 2015

RT @philcollin1: It's a BMonty barrage. Timeout Orange Lutheran trailing 41-24, 4:23 left in the 3rd @breezepreps

Feb 28, 2015

RT @SMCHSAthletics: It's Final!! Girls basketball defeats South Pasadena in the Division 3A Semifinals, 60-38!! @ocvarsity @OCSidelines @latsondheimer

Feb 28, 2015

RT @erikschuman: @FrankieBur @latsondheimer Bishop starts 2h on Up 36-20 with 6 left in 3q but this one looks over

Feb 28, 2015

Stone Spellman banks in a three. A lucky omen? End of 1, ECR 14, Fairfax 13.

Feb 28, 2015

Josiah Woods three gives ECR 11-9 lead over Fairfax.

Feb 28, 2015

Last season it was a shocker ECR beat Westchster. This would be a bigger shocker if ECR beats Fairfax. Leave it up to Joe Wyatt.

Feb 28, 2015

Correction: Bishop Montgomery 29, Orange Lutheran 20 halftime.

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