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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' track: Marissa Williams of Palisades sets Pasadena Games record

Football: Scott Morrison takes over at Corona Santiago

latimes.com — Scott Morrison has taken over the football program at Corona Santiago, replacing Jeff Steinberg, who moved to Rancho Verde.

Boys' basketball: Alemany's Shacquille Dawkins is Mission League MVP

Mater Dei-Bishop O'Dowd basketball title game fittingly caps weekend

latimes.com — State championships in California don't come close to matching the fan frenzy of Indiana basketball or Texas football, where commitment reaches a whole different level. Maybe we have too many beaches, too many malls, too many good college and pro teams, but on occasion, a state championship event can produce the kind of drama and excitement to lure California residents out of their comfort zone.

Mater Dei falls in OT to Bishop O'Dowd in Open Division title game

latimes.com — On a weekend that featured three games that went into double overtime, it only figured Saturday night's Open Division state championship game between Santa Ana Mater Dei and Oakland Bishop O'Dowd might be memorable. And what an ending it was. In overtime, 6-foot-10 center Ivan Rabb of Bishop O'Dowd was fouled with 0.8 seconds left in a tie game.

Track: Freshman Sean Lee of Trabuco Hills clears 6-9 in high jump

La Mirada defeats Mitty, 71-70 in double OT, for its first state title

latimes.com — La Mirada was a little bit in shock that it didn't win Saturday's Division II state championship game in regulation. What's a team to think when San Jose Mitty's Sebastian Much, a sophomore who transferred from San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret's, sinks a long-range three-point basket at the buzzer to send the game into overtime?

Baseball: John Vergara strikes out 13 in Marshall's 8-0 win over San Fernando

latimes.com — John Vergara, a senior left-hander whose seasons ended prematurely the last two seasons because of freak injuries, is healthy and dominating in the City Section. He struck out 13 on Saturday and threw a three-hitter to help Marshall defeat San Fernando, 8-0. Earlier this season, he shut out Birmingham, 3-0.

Boys' basketball: La Mirada wins Division II title in double overtime

latimes.com — La Mirada was a little bit in shock that it didn't win Saturday's Division II state championship game in regulation. What's a team to think when Mitty's Sebastian Much, a sophomore who transferred from San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret's, sinks a long-range three at the buzzer to send the game into overtime?

CIF chief wants athletic calendars to mesh more with school dates

latimes.com — Roger Blake, the executive director of the California Interscholastic Federation, said Saturday one of his top priorities will be trying to move up the sports calendar. "Our athletic calendars are not matching our school calendars," he told a gathering of media at Haas Pavilion here during the state basketball championships.
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Mar 30, 2015

Matt Dominguez sent to the minors? Are the Astros nuts?

Mar 30, 2015

The Times' high school baseball rankings; Edison is 13-1 fw.to/gCrt52C

Mar 29, 2015

CIF chief wants athletic calendars to mesh more with school dates fw.to/UKqBl9i

Mar 29, 2015

Boys' basketball: Alemany's Shacquille Dawkins is Mission League MVP fw.to/SP5Fb7O

Mar 29, 2015

@RecordPreps yes. Probably the best I've seen for a Cali basketball tourney.

Mar 29, 2015

Mater Dei-Bishop O'Dowd basketball title game fittingly caps weekend fw.to/iBc6vmh

Mar 29, 2015

Mater Dei falls in OT to Bishop O'Dowd in Open Division title game fw.to/o6nMWRi

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