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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.

USC vs. UCLA: High school coaches make their picks — Some of them have natural rooting interests, having attended one school or the other. A few have players they helped produce on the current rosters. Whatever the reasons for their choices, selected Southland high school football coaches have offered their predictions on Saturday's USC vs. UCLA — or is it UCLA vs.

Memories from John Wooden's summer camps are revived in book, 'Camp Wooden' — Former Canyon Country Canyon basketball Coach Greg Hayes has written a book, "Camp Wooden" now available on Amazon about his time as a counselor and coach at legendary UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden's summer camps. The book is written from the perspective of a fictional week spent at the camp.

Football: Freshman Charles Mincy Jr. making impact for Dorsey — Freshman Charles Mincy Jr. got promoted to varsity in the middle of the season, and Dorsey's offense hasn't been the same. The running back has been a key figure in helping the Dons (7-5) reach Friday's City Section Division I semifinal game against No. 1-seeded Narbonne. He is the son of the former...

Football: Centennial, St. John Bosco have one final test before showdown game — It has been talked about for weeks: No. 1 Corona Centennial taking on No. 2 St. John Bosco for the Pac-5 Division championship. Now both schools have one final task to set up the meeting for Dec. 5 at Angel Stadium. They must get past determined opponents in the semifinals on Friday night.

Girls' basketball: Quarterfinal games set for Palisades tournament — The quarterfinals of the Palisades girls' basketball tournament are set for Wednesday. The championship bracket has Palisades vs. Oak Christian, 4 p.m.; Troy vs. Cajon, 5:30 p.m.; Chaminade vs. Valencia, 7 p.m.; Long Beach Millikan vs. Ventura, 8:30 p.m. In games on Tuesday, Oaks Christian defeated...

Boys' basketball: Freshmen making impact in early games — The class of 2019 is already influencing the high school basketball season. Cassius Stanley, a 6-foot-5 freshman at Harvard-Westlake, made his high school debut on Tuesday night and contributed 18 points, 14 rebounds and five assists in the Wolverines' 73-56 victory over Newbury Park in the Calabasas...

Football: The athlete to watch is Chaminade's Michael Wilson — College football coaches looking for a good receiver will want to drop by a Chaminade basketball game over the next four months to check out 6-foot-2, 175-pound sophomore Michael Wilson. He just finished his football season with 34 catches for 463 yards and four touchdowns. After 3 1/2 practices,...

Baseball: West Ranch hosting tournament this weekend — If it's Thanksgiving, it's time for a little high school baseball. West Ranch is among several schools hosting tournaments this weekend. Harvard-Westlake is playing West Ranch at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, with Calabasas facing Cleveland at 12:15 p.m. The tournament continues Saturday and Sunday. For...

Football: Junior kicker Manny Berz of Citrus Hill is quite a weapon — Kickers can be great offensive weapons, and Citrus Hill has a good one in junior Manny Berz. He's 67 for 67 on PATs. He's nine for 11 on field goals. Of his 80 kickoffs, 50 have gone into the end zone to become touchbacks.

Football: Viewpoint QB Zach Chulak nearing 4,000 yards passing — Who is Zach Chulak and how can he be closing in on 4,000 yards passing in a single season? Well, he's the 6-foot-4 senior quarterback at surprising Calabasas Viewpoint (7-5), which has advanced to the Mid-Valley Division semifinals and plays San Dimas on Friday at Agoura. Chulak has passed for...
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Nov 25, 2015

Keyan Bazargan and Itay Dvir contributing for Oak Park. 38-33 lead over Redondo. 3:35 left in second.

Nov 25, 2015

Riley Battin is up to 13 points. Oak Park 35, Redondo 31.

Nov 25, 2015

Keep this photo. Freshman Justin Campbell of Simi Valley could be in the major leagues one day.…

Nov 25, 2015

Oak Park takes 26-25 lead over Redondo. Second quarter.

Nov 25, 2015

End of 1, Redondo 25, Oak Park 21. Oak Park gets so much more venturing outside of its Ventura County neighborhood.

Nov 25, 2015

Oak Park battles back. Redondo 25, Oak Park 18.

Nov 25, 2015

Redondo tourney sure knows how to treat media well. WiFi, chairs with cushion seats, hospitality room. No complaints.

Nov 25, 2015

Redondo has 13-5 lead over Oak Park. First quarter.

Nov 25, 2015

USC vs. UCLA: High school coaches make their picks

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