South Hills’ emotional journey is going to end with a Division 5 championship opportunity against defending champion Whittier Christian on Friday at 5:15 p.m., at Deanna Manning Stadium in Irvine. This is a team you can’t think about without thinking of Britney Rodriguez, whose brother Tony and big fan of the Huskies died in a car accident back in March, which obviously was a trying time for weeks. It’s great to see how they pulled together and have this opportunity now. BTW, does coach Scott Fisch have another dive in him?
One South Hills High School punch beat La Canada’s 1-2 punch in Tuesday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 5 softball semifinals. Sophomore Sydney La Follette delivered the knockout punch in the sixth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie with a full-count double, to lead the Huskies to a 3-1 victory and the CIF-SS championship game for the first time since 1997, when they defeated St. Paul, 2-1, for the Division IV crown.