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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.

Boys' basketball: D.J. McDonald scores 31 points for Alemany — Alemany traveled to Illinois to begin its basketball season on Wednesday and came away with a 69-61 win over St. Louis Riverview. Sophomore guard D.J. McDonald scored 31 points and senior guard Shacquille Dawkins had 18 points and 10 assists. In the Calabasas tournament, freshman Cassius Stanley...

Boys' basketball: Westchester, led by 6-7 Keith Fisher, is ready to earn respect for City Section — City Section teams are off to good starts. Crenshaw is 2-0 in the El Monte tournament. Dorsey knocked off Windward. Fairfax and Taft are preparing to begin their seasons next week. But the team to watch is Westchester (2-0). The Comets, led by 6-foot-7 San Jose State-bound Keith Fisher, earned...

A band of brothers named Ball makes Chino Hills a basketball contender — Whether he's throwing length-of-the-court passes for assists, firing in threes from NBA range, dunking on drives to the basket or using his 6-foot-6 frame to rebound and block shots, Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills is always the player to watch on a basketball court.

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,...
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