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Articles by Joe Snyder

Julian Divore         Mas Fukai Park Marlins

Pee Wee Baseball

Julian Divore had a key two-run double to key the Mas Fukai Park Marlins to an 8-6 win over the host Freeman Park Rays in a Gardena Parks and Recreation Pee Wee baseball game Thursday. The Marlins are in second place, behind the Freeman Indians, in the league.

— Joe Snyder

Last season, Serra High’s football team finished in a three-way tie for the Mission League championship with La Puente Bishop Amat and Encino Crespi, then lost a wild 68-64 decision to eventual champion Corona Centennial in the first round of the prestigious CIF-Southern Section Big Five playoffs.

Gone are eight players who all signed at major NCAA Division I colleges but the Cavaliers continue to have a lot more talent.

The Holly Park Major Little League All-Star baseball team tied its District 37 Championship Game against host Westchester only to see Westchester come back with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull off a 4-3 win last Thursday at Carl Nielsen Youth Sports Park.

Paco Orozco         Holly Park

Baseball         Little League All-Stars

Paco Orozco hits a game-tying three-run home run for Holly Park in Thursday's District 37 Major Little League Baseball All-Star Tournament Championship game against Westchester. Westchester came back and scored the winning run in its 4-3 win.

Photo by Joe Snyder

North Torrance standout pitcher Alex Sandoval struck out 14 batters but Eastview of San Pedro had the clutch hits for a 4-2 win in the District 27 Major Little League All-Star Baseball loser’s bracket game on June 30 at Entradero Park in West Torrance.

Sandoval gave up just four hits and struck out the side in three of the innings but those hits were key ones for Eastview. North had seven hits but was not able to get the clutch ones to score the runs. The only hit with runners in scoring position for North was a two-run single by A.J. Hermosillo.

Alex Sandoval         North Torrance Major


Alex Sandoval of the North Torrance Major Little League All-Star baseball team pitched three scoreless innings and struck out eight of nine batters he faced in North's seven-inning 9-8 win over Harbor City on June 27 at Entradero Park in Torrance. Sandoval also pitched a complete game and struck out 14 batters in North's 4-2 loss to San Pedro Eastview on June 30. Eastview eliminated North.

— Joe Snyder

Tri Park rolls over Lennox for district crown; downs Beverly Hills

By Joe Snyder

Sports Editor

The Tri Park Senior Little League All-Star baseball team captured the District 37 championship by pulling away for a 12-3 victory over Lennox on June 23 at Jim Thorpe Park in Hawthorne.

Tri Park batters flexed their muscles as they belted six home runs, three of those in the bottom of the sixth inning where they scored seven runs to blow the game open.

Anthony Payan         Tri Park All-Stars


Tri Park's Anthony Payan hit two home runs and drove in three runs to key Tri Park to the District 37 All-Star Tournament championship with a 12-3 win over Lennox last week at Jim Thorpe Park in Hawthorne. Tri Park won its first round of the Section 4 Tournament over District 25 champion Beverly Hills 10-4 last Sunday and faced host Manhattan Beach at Marine Park on Monday. 

Photo by Joe Snyder

Darren Bradley         Holly Park Majors


Darren Bradley of the Holly Park Major Little League Baseball team had a home run and double as he drove in two runs in keying Holly Park to a 22-0 shutout of Lawndale in the first round of the District 37 Tournament last Saturday at Carl Nielsen Youth Sports Park in Westchester. Holly Park moved to the second round of the winner's bracket against Wiseburn on Wednesday at the same place.

Story and photo by Joe Snyder

Serra High Girls

Basketball Team        

Winning the GVN Team of the Year honors was the Serra High girls' basketball team, shown here celebrating their Southern California Regional Division I championship with a 61-45 overtime win over Ventura.

Photo by Joe Snyder