Friday Recap: Trevor McGee supplies offense and pitching in Whittier Christian’s win over Maranatha

Baseball
Whittier Christian 7, Maranatha 0
— Trevor McGee controlled the game both at the plate and on the mound for the Heralds to defeat the Minutemen in an Olympic League contest. McGee gave up just one hit over five shutout innings and also went 3 for 4 with a double and RBI. Brett Greene came in for the final two innings of relief, holding Maranatha (5-4, 1-2) hitless with three strikeouts to complete a one-hit shutout. In the fifth inning, Matty Salas hit a bases-clearing double for Whittier Christian (8-4, 2-1).

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Can La Mirada make history? Mats go for CIF State title

La Mirada High School accepts their awards during the CIF State Boys Division II Regional Final last week. The Matadores play for their first state title on Saturday. March 21, 2015. (Photo by Brittany Murray / Daily Breeze)

La Mirada High School accepts their awards during the CIF State Boys Division II Regional Final last week. The Matadores play for their first state title on Saturday. March 21, 2015. (Photo by Brittany Murray / Daily Breeze)

By Chris Trevino
Well, this is it for La Mirada. The Matadores finally get their shot a title. One could make the argument that today’s CIF State Division II championship game at UC Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion will mark a successful season, and it will, but La Mirada wants it all.
To make school history, the Matadores (30-5) need to get by a team very familiar with the state title game in Northern California No. 2 seed Archbishop Mitty. With Mitty’s victory last week, the Monarchs have won six regional championship and will play La Mirada for their third state title.
The Monarchs (20-10) are essentially a Northern California version of La Mirada: They have a dominate big man in the 6-foot-9 Ben Kone, a 6-7 playmaker in Sebastian Much and some experienced guards to feed their post-heavy offense while also a great rebounding team.
The marquee matchup with be played in the paint between Mitty’s Kone and La Mirada star Kendall Lauderdale, a matchup that will go a long way in determining the state champion. Unlike the lanky, athletic 6-10 towers Lauderdale faced against Lawndale, Kone is a brute inside, much like Lauderdale with his strength.
“Kendall will have his hands full,” said La Mirada Bryce Jones. “But on the other end, (Kone) is going to have his hands full with Kendall as well.”

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Thursday Recap: Matt Rafter shot 4-over 36 to receive medalist and led Whittier Christian boys golf to 227-253 victory

Boys golf
Whittier Christian 227, Village Christian 253 — Matt Rafter shot a 4-over 36 to receive medalist honors and led the Heralds (7-2, 2-0) to a Olympic League win at DeBell Golf Club. Karsten Briley shot a 42 for Whittier Christian.
Boys volleyball
Heritage Christian 3, Whittier Christian 0 — Branden Osborn had 10 kills, six digs and three aces and Ron Bellamy had six kills and 11 blocks for the Heralds (6-6-2) in a 25-22, 25-20, 26-24 Olympic League loss. Seth Shumate had two digs, four blocks and 21 assists for Whittier Christian.

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Softball: St. Paul gets offensive in win over Cantwell

St. Paul High's Myranda Bueno (#55), center, is congratulated by teammates after her fifth inning in-the-park home run vs Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School at the CSHM campus field in Montebello March 26, 2015. (Photo by Leo Jarzomb/Whittier Daily News)

St. Paul High’s Myranda Bueno (#55), center, is congratulated by teammates after her fifth inning in-the-park home run vs Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School at the CSHM campus field in Montebello March 26, 2015. (Photo by Leo Jarzomb/Whittier Daily News)


By Stephen Ramirez

MONTEBELLO – St. Paul and Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary high schools advanced to respective CIF-Southern Section softball championship games last season. But the gap between the two area schools seems to be a bit wider this season.
Niko Walker had three hits and two RBIs and Myranda Bueno had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Swordsmen to a 12-0 victory over the host Cardinals on Thursday in a Del Rey League game.
Sydney Kreimann, Gabby Walker and Jacilyn Candelas also had two hits each for the St. Paul, which improved to 10-4 overall and 3-0 in the Del Rey League. Cierra Amarillas had two hits for Cantwell, which slipped to 5-4 and 1-2.

St. Paul’s Niko Walker: “This is our first time playing Cantwell. We scrimmaged them last year and we tied, so I thought it would be a tough game. We didn’t come out scoring right way, but once we finally started hitting it wouldn’t stop. We just had to adjust to the pitcher (Jackie Vargas). Once we did, everyone started hitting hard.”

Cantwell’s Cierra Amarillas: “We were going steady for a couple of innings and then had a couple of errors and we got down on our self. It’s tough, but we’re just not playing to our ability right now.”

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