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Articles by Joe Snyder

Gardena High senior Christhian Macias began his quest for CIF-Los Angeles City Section championships after winning the Marine League 800- and 3,200-meter championships at the League Track and Field Championships last Thursday at Carson High.

Macias began his action by winning the 800 at one minute and 57.31 seconds to defeat runner-up Leo Jimenez of San Pedro (2:00.12). In the race, Macias led all of the way and had a commanding lead throughout most of the race. Jimenez made a run at Macias during the second lap but Macias was finally able to pull away.

Gardena High’s baseball team continued to have it rough going against four very good Marine League teams but was able to finish strong by routing Washington in the battle of the two league Division II squads last week.

At Gardena on May 3, the Panthers humiliated the Generals 25-0. At Washington last Thursday, Gardena used three big innings to finish off the Generals 14-2.

El Camino College’s baseball team lost its South Coast Conference finale to Long Beach City College last Friday at ECC.

The win gave the Vikings, who ended conference play at 16-5 and are 24-12 overall, the South Coast championship while the Warriors ended up third at 13-8 in SCC play and 24-12 overall.

Things started to look good for El Camino. Pitcher Taylor Rashi held LBCC to just one hit through five innings with the Warriors ahead 1-0. The Vikings tied the game on a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth.

Last season, Carson High’s baseball team had to forfeit its final six games, including five in the Marine League, due to an incident involved in a league game against San Pedro.

Serra High’s girls’ track and field team had two relays win the Mt. San Antonio College Relays Invitational championships last Saturday at Cerritos College.

Serra High junior pitcher Cardinal Fernandezees had numerous outstanding outings but he went up against traditional power Bishop Amat High from La Puente in a key Del Rey League baseball game on April 5 at Serra.

The Lancers knew how to hit off him well, although critical errors enabled them to down the Cavaliers 6-1.

Offensively, Serra mustered just one run on five hits off Bishop Amat pitcher Kevin Lopez, who went six innings.

Serra High junior pitcher Cardinal Fernandezees had numerous outstanding outings but he went up against traditional power Bishop Amat High from La Puente in a key Del Rey League baseball game on April 5 at Serra.

The Lancers knew how to hit off him well, although critical errors enabled them to down the Cavaliers 6-1.

Offensively, Serra mustered just one run on five hits off Bishop Amat pitcher Kevin Lopez, who went six innings.

Coming off the spring break and with Marine League baseball action starting this week, Gardena High’s baseball team hosted Hawthorne in a battle of two teams with undefeated records on March 30.

The game was close throughout as the Cougars finally prevailed 3-2 in eight innings.

Under first year head coach Martel London, Serra High’s baseball team is 7-3 after winning two of three games last week.

The Cavaliers started last week with a 4-3 home Del Rey League home win over St. Paul High from Santa Fe Springs on March 21. On March 22, the Cavaliers used a strong pitching performance from junior ace Cardinal Fernandzees in a 6-1 victory over La Canada St. Francis High in a St. Paul Tournament game. In another tournament contest at Downey High last Saturday, the Cavaliers lost to Carson 4-2.

After capturing the CIF-Southern Section Division IVAA championship with a 53-50 win over Notre Dame High from Sherman Oaks on March 5 at Azusa-Pacific University, the red hot Serra High boys’ basketball team is seeking more.