Baseball second round; quarterfinal matchups

Tuesday’s second round

Division 1
J.W. North 10, No. 4 South Hills 8
No. 2 El Toro 3, Bishop Amat 2

Division 2
Glendora 3, Rio Mesa 2
Palm Desert 4, La Mirada 3

Division 3
Walnut 7, Sierra Canyon 3
Don Lugo 2, Santa Fe 1
No. 2 Righetti 3, Charter Oak 2

Division 4
Wilson 1, Santa Ynez 0 (9 innings)
No. 4 Nogales 10, Serra 8
Victor Valley 4, Sonora 3
No. 2 Maranatha 5, Alhambra 3

Division 5
No. 2 La Canada 6, Templeton 0

Division 6
No. 1 Rancho Christian 6, El Monte 4
Southlands Christian 5, Twentynine Palms 2
Malibu 3, No. 3 Pasadena Poly 0

Division 7
Gladstone 3, Joshua Springs 2

Quarterfinals: Friday

Division 2
Glendora (26-6) at St. John Bosco (26-7)

Division 3
El Segundo (27-6) at No. 4 Walnut (21-8)

Division 4
No. 1 Tahquitz (22-5) at Wilson (17-8)
No. 4 Capistrano Valley Christian (19-7) at Nogales (26-2)
Victor Valley (19-11) vs. No. 2 Maranatha (22-7) at Brookside Park

Division 5
No. 2 La Canada (23-5) at Campbell Hall (18-8-1)

Division 6
No. 1 Rancho Christian (24-3-1) at Southlands Christian (18-7)

Division 7
Gladstone (14-10) at No. 3 Arrowhead Christian (15-7-1)

Semifinals: Tuesday
Final: June 2

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Softball second round; quarterfinal matchups

Second round: Tuesday

Division 1
Pacifica (GG) 3, South Hills 0
Santiago (C) 3, La Habra 1

Division 2
St. Lucy’s 10, No. 1 Gahr 4
Charter Oak 8, Upland 7

Division 3
Los Altos 8, Ayala 0
Patriot 4, La Mirada 3

Division 4
Beaumont 13, Whittier 12
Montclair 12, Arroyo 1

Division 5
West Torrance 3, Alverno 1
South El Monte 5, Barstow 2

Division 6
No. 1 Sierra Canyon 10, Pasadena Poly 0 (5 innings)
Wilson 3, No. 4 Santa Paula 1
No. 3 St. Anthony 5, Whittier Christian 3
Schurr 4, Santiago (GG) 3
Culver City 7, Azusa 2

Division 7
No. 1 Village Christian 11, Ramona Convent 0
Carnegie (R) 3, Mayfield 0
Mountain View 10, Animo Leadership 0

Quarterfinals: Thursday
3 p.m. unless noted

Division 2
Villa Park (23-8) at St. Lucy’s (18-6)
Dana Hills (18-11) at Charter Oak (20-6)

Division 3
No. 3 Los Altos (23-6) at Ayala (24-9)

Division 5
Heritage Christian (22-4) at South El Monte (24-5)

Division 6
Harvard-Westlake (15-11) at Wilson (16-10-2)
No. 2 Notre Dame (16-9) at Schurr (21-3-1)

Division 7
No. 4 Mountain View (19-6) at Century (18-9-2)

Semifinals: Tuesday
Finals: June 2

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Boys Volleyball: La Serna takes aim at CIF State SoCal Regional title


CIF State Boys Volleyball
SoCal Regional playoffs

What does the La Serna High School boys volleyball team do for an encore?
The Lancers, fresh off winning the school’s first CIF Southern Section boys volleyball title by defeating Cerritos in four games for the Division 5 crown on Saturday at Cerritos College, now goes for a CIF State Southern California Regional crown when they host Hoover of San Diego in a Division III first-round game on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
“(The CIF-SS title) is the sweet dessert,” La Serna coach Monique Gayton said. “The state playoffs are the cherry on top. We’ll go out and see how good we are to compete in state.”
The Lancers (29-3), the No. 3 seed, are led by seniors Brian Marquez and Geoffrey Mike, who had 18 and 11 kills, respectively in a 25-21, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23 victory over the Dons on Saturday.
Hoover (24-7), which won the San Diego Section Division III title and is the No. 6 seed, is led by Michael Cozy, who averages 11 kills a match.
The winner faces the winner of No. 2 Sage Creek (28-11) of Carlsbad and No. 7 Kennedy (8-23) of Granada Hills in the semifinals on Thursday. The finals are scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Edison High in Huntington Beach.

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Baseball: La Mirada leads area terrific three into CIF-SS second round

Will La Mirada be celebrating like this today?


CIF-SS BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
Division 2
La Mirada (24-5) at Palm Desert (20-7) >>
The Matadores, who advanced to the quarterfinals last season, have a tough task against traditional power Palm Desert.
La Mirada, which beat Temescal Canyon (6-3) in the first round, is led by pitcher Eddie Salcido (10-2), shortstop Kevin Kendall (.411 batting average, 11 RBIs) and outfielder RJ Lan (.419, 22 RBIs).
Palm Desert beat Kaiser 3-2 in 14 innings in the first round.
Division 3

Isaiah Gonzales leads Santa Fe into D3 second-round game vs. No. 3 Don Lugo


Don Lugo (24-4-1) at Santa Fe (19-12) >> The Chiefs survived a first-round road trip to Torrance and get the No. 3 Conquistadores as their reward.
Santa Fe, which has won 14 out of its last 16 games, is led by seniors Isaiah Gonzalez (.397, 19 RBIs) and Alonso Guzman (.354, 15 RBIs).
Don Lugo routed Cajon 13-1 in the first round.
Division 4
Victor Valley (16-10-2) at Sonora (19-11) >>
The Raiders, who won six of their last nine regular-season games to take second in the Freeway League, are led by Isaac Ramirez (.357, 22 RBIs) and Dylan Villalobos (.322, 13 RBIs). Sonora edged Sierra Vista 2-1 in the first round.
Victor Valley advanced with a 7-3 win over Shadow Hills.

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Softball: La Habra leads area fantastic five into CIF-SS second round

La Habra continues quest for CIF-SS softball title. Will the Highlanders celebrate like this? (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News/SCNG)


CIF-SS SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS
SECOND ROUND

Division 1
La Habra (20-7) at Corona Santiago (23-6) >>
The Highlanders, who were ranked in the state Top 10 by CalHiSports earlier in the season, have recaptured their old swagger recently, routing Sunny Hills to end the regular season and scoring an easy 9-3 win over Yorba Linda in the first round.
They are led first baseman/pitcher Janelle Rodriguez, outfielder Kira Cauley and pitcher Hannah Johnson.
The Sharks won at Yucaipa in the first round.
Division 3
La Mirada (22-8-1) at Patriot (24-4) >>
The Matadores are coming off a 14-1 win over Irvine in the first round.
They feature one of the division’s better hitting teams, led by junior third baseman Madison Bogdanovich, who had a three-run home run in the first round and Djhane Valido, who had three hits against Irvine.
Patriot defeated Summit 4-3 in the first round.
Division 4
Whittier (16-8-1) at Beaumont (19-8) >>
The Cardinals are in the playoffs for just the second time since 2009 when they also advanced to the second round.
Whittier, which won at Mira Costa (10-6) in the first round, is led by junior Amy Bretado (.351, 13 RBIs).
Beaumont advanced with a wild-card win over Palm Springs (10-2) and at No. 3 Aquinas (12-4).
Division 6
St. Anthony (20-7) at Whittier Christian (13-14) >>
The Heralds, who won at Nuview Bridge (12-3) in the first round, are led by sophomore Hailey Gallegos (.562, 22 RBIs) and freshman Jaden Hernandez (.294, 23 RBIs).
St. Anthony is the No. 3 seed.
Garden Grove Santiago (23-2) at Schurr (20-3-1) >> The host Spartans have won six consecutive games, including playoff wins over Crean Lutheran (9-1) and Chadwick (11-0).

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