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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.

It's Ball in the family at Chino Hills basketball — "The circus is coming" might be the appropriate way to introduce the Chino Hills Huskies basketball team next season considering the amount of interest the team is going to generate from fans and media. Starting this summer, get ready for anyone and everyone with a camera to show up to watch three Ball brothers on the court at the same time.

Boys' basketball: Jamayne Potts is new coach at Burbank — Jamayne Potts , who has been an assistant coach at Calabasas and Caltech, is the new coach at Burbank High, the school announced via Twitter.

Boys' basketball: Point guard C.J. Hankins of Orange Lutheran to attend UCLA — C.J. Hankins of Orange Lutheran, a standout point guard for the Lancers, has decided to attend UCLA , Coach Chris Nordstrom said.

Track: Rachel Baxter wins girls' pole vault at Orange County championships — Rachel Baxter of Anaheim Canyon ended the three-year reign of Kaitlyn Merritt of Santa Margarita as girls' pole vault champion at Saturday's Orange County championships. Baxter won with a mark of 13 feet, 3 inches.

Baseball: Adrian Acosta of Chatsworth has a five-hit day — After becoming eligible on April 6 following the situout period for transferring from Simi Valley, Adrian Acosta of Chatsworth must be finally becoming comfortable in his new surroundings. On Saturday, he finished with five hits, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh, to give Chatsworth an 8-7 win over South Torrance.

Football: Big ambitions for Narbonne Gauchos — There was a four-team seven on seven passing competition on Saturday morning at Chaminade. Narbonne, Oaks Christian and Calabasas joined the host Eagles. What was memorable was the message Narbonne Coach Manuel Douglas passed along to his players during a pregame talk. "We're trying to win a state championship starting today," he told his players.

Football: Seeing what QB Matt Corral of Oaks Christian sees — A four-team, seven-on-seven passing competition Saturday morning gave me an opportunity to try out a new camera fastened to a harness, and Oaks Christian quarterback Matt Corral was gracious enough to wear it.

Baseball: Chris Gonzalez lifts Cleveland past Chatsworth, 3-2 — There was lots of drama on Friday in the West Valley League game between Chatsworth and host Cleveland. And it was junior outfielder Chris Gonzalez of Cleveland playing a starring role. In the seventh inning of a 2-2 tie, Gonzalez gunned down a Chatsworth runner at the plate trying to score the tie-breaking run.

Baseball: Glendora gets two-game sweep of Ayala in Palomares League — Austin Isenhart threw a two-hit shutout to lift Glendora past Ayala, 5-0, on Friday in a Palomares League game. It completed a two-game sweep of Ayala, which entered the week in first place. Griffen Herrera blasted a two-run home run in the first inning. Herrera, Alex Briggs and Race Gardner finished with two hits apiece.

Film on AAU basketball premieres in Newport Beach — "At All Costs: Life Inside AAU Basketball," a film focusing on former Orange Lutheran standout Gabe York, former Loyola standout Parker Jackson-Cartwright and the Compton Magic, has its premiere on Sunday at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
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Apr 26, 2015

David Rebibo finally on campus at Harvard-Westlake taking over as basketball coach. It's fun to see him compete in league of top coaches.

Apr 26, 2015

RT @CIFLACS: .@FredNBCLA w/ @latsondheimer & Randy Rosenbloom at the CIF LA City Section Hall of Fame. Fred is our MC. Thank you! http://t.…

Apr 26, 2015

Dodgers can solve any bullpen problems by drafting UCLA's David Berg.

Apr 26, 2015

Alemany senior receiver Brandon Pierce has committed to San Jose State. Will show he belongs at D1 level.

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