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Sports Reporter — Los Angeles Times

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

Baseball: City Section teams begin season early — City Section teams are permitted to start their baseball season today, two weeks before the Southern Section. The Poly Classic will begin on Wednesday. First-year coaches at Kennedy and at Taft have their debuts on Thursday, with Taft playing at Arleta and Kennedy hosting Verdugo Hills. The best...

Freshman Ethan Anderson sparks Fairfax over Westchester, 47-43 — Ethan Anderson of Los Angeles Fairfax started the basketball season as a wide-eyed freshman. He's ending it as an experienced guard the Lions can count on in pressure situations.

Boys' basketball: Fairfax earns share of Western League title with win over Westchester — The City Section season has been about parity among the top teams, so it should come as no surprise that Fairfax and Westchester have ended the regular tied for first place in the Western League after the Lions knocked off Westchester, 47-43, on Friday night in a huge road victory.

Chino Hills tops list for Southern Section Open Division boys' basketball — Unbeaten Chino Hills (27-0) heads the list of 16 teams selected for the Southern Section Open Division boys' basketball playoffs announced on Friday. Final seedings won't be released until Saturday morning. The rest of the brackets will be released Sunday. The big surprise was that Montebello Cantwell-Sacred...

Football: Dennis Keyes is building quite a UCLA connection at Campbell Hall — Campbell Hall might have to change its nickname from Vikings to Bruins the way football Coach Dennis Keyes keeps adding ex-UCLA players to his coaching staff. Keyes, who was a safety at UCLA, has his share of former teammates. Among the ex-UCLA players on his staff are Jarrad Page (defensive coordinator),...

Boys' basketball: Crespi Coach Russell White is heading out on another senior night — Years ago, Crespi Coach Russell White found out that Newport Harbor Coach Larry Hirst would go visit his former players on senior night in college. "He said it was a great experience to be part of. I said, 'That's a great idea,'" White said. White will be making his fourth trip to a college to...

L.A. Jordan decides to play eight-man football in 2016 — L.A. Jordan was one of several schools last fall that had to suspend its football season because of lack of players from injuries and academic ineligiblity. Now the Bulldogs have decided to drop the 11-man game and switch to eight-man football in 2016. Gary Parks, who has coached at Blair and Sotomayor,...

Boys' basketball: City Section is dropping case against View Park Prep — City Section Commissioner John Aguirre said Friday there will be no pursuit of going to trial against View Park Prep after a judge issued a temporary restraining order that will allow the boys' basketball team to participate in the Division I playoffs. "We're going with the decision," Aguirre said....

Boys' basketball: No. 1 Chino Hills finishes regular season 27-0 — Perfection. That's what the Chino Hills basketball team accomplished during the regular season, putting the finishing touch on a 27-0 record on Thursday night after a 92-72 win over Etiwanda in a Baseline League game. LiAngelo Ball finished with 32 points. Next up is the Southern Section Open Division...

Boys' soccer: Cathedral shows off its talent in 3-1 win over Salesian — Cathedral soccer players sure know how to celebrate after scoring goals and after getting victories. They've either been watching too much TV or having too much fun. The Phantoms (20-1-2, 8-0), ranked No. 1 in Southern Section Division 3, wrapped up another league title with a 3-1 win over rival...
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