Kaiser High graduate contributes to Long Beach State no-hitter

Mathewson struck out eight and only faced 22 batters in seven innings.

Kaiser High School graduate Chris Mathewson threw seven of nine innings in the first no-hitter in Long Beach State history on Sunday.

The true freshman threw the first seven innings of a 4-0 gem over Wichita State. He walked one and struck out eight.

Mathewson retired the first 11 batters he faced and the final six he faced.

He was followed to the mound by another freshman, Darren McCaughan, who wen the last two innings.


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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps basketball teams head to playoffs

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men and women both advanced to the NCAA Division III postseason by winning the SCIAC tournaments.

The Stags (21-6) will face Texas Lutheran (18-9) on Friday at East Texas Baptist. It is their 12th postseason appearance, the last coming in 2012. It will be the first for Texas Lutheran.

On the women’s side, the Athenas (24-3) will face Puget Sound (23-4) on Friday at George Fox (Ore.). The Athenas also were the top team in the regular season.

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Local teams start hunt for JC basketball titles

Here is schedule for men’s and women’s community college basketball playoffs today and Saturday:

Friday’s games

No. 9 Chaffey (20-10) at No. 10 Long Beach (21-6)
No. 12 Cuesta (19-9) at No. 5 Southwestern (20-8)
No. 10 Citrus (16-10) at No. 7 Mt. San Jacinto (22-7)
No. 11 West LA (17-8) at No. 6 San Diego (20-9)
Saturday’s games
No. 17 Rio Hondo (17-12) at No. 1 Mt. SAC (26-1)
No. 13 East LA (18-10) at No. 4 Antelope (24-5)
No. 15 LA Pierce (18-12) at No. 2 Saddleback (28-2)
No. 14 LA Harbor (16-10) at No. 3 San Bernardino (29-2)

Friday’s games

No. 9 Santa Monica (18-10) at No. 8 Cypress (22-7)
No. 13 Fullerton (16-11) at No. 4 Ventura (25-5)
No. 10 Pasadena (17-11) at No. 7 El Camino (20-8)
No. 14 Cerritos (18-12) at No. 3 Irvine Valley (25-3)
Saturday’s games
No. 16 Riverside (18-11) at No. 1 Mt. SAC (30-0)
No. 12 Long Beach (17-10) at No. 5 Palomar (24-3)
No. 15 Antelope Valley (17-12) at No. East LA (26-3)
No. 11 Mt. San Jacinto (24-5) at No. 6 Bakersfield (22-4)

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