PREP EXTRA LOCAL; ATHLETES OF THE WEEK.
SARA Sara or Sarah, in the Bible, wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. With Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah, she was one of the four Hebrew matriarchs. Her name was originally Sarai [Heb.,=princess]. LEIBOWITZ
Leibowitz, a goalkeeper, concluded her high school career with a Southern Section championship Saturday, as the Eagles of West Hills defeated Bishop Montgomery of Torrance 2-1 in the Division IV title match.
The Eagles' defense featured three seniors this season and provided ample support for Leibowitz. Chaminade allowed just two goals in its five playoff matches, both on penalty kicks.
Even when opponents were able to penetrate the Eagles defense, Leibowitz displayed the mobility and strength to prevent goals. In the final seconds of Chaminade's semifinal victory over Corona del Mar Del Mar is the name of several places in the United States of America:
``I've always told the girls that defense wins championships,'' coach Mike Evans said. ``With the type of offense we have, we are going to have a lot of chances to score goals, so it's really just a matter of playing strong defense.''
Chaminade won its fourth consecutive Southern Section title and finished 23-4-4.
Simi Valley Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. basketball
A 6-foot-9 center, Villepigue was a big factor in the Pioneers' run to the Southern Section Division I-A championship game.
He scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in last Tuesday's 77-58 semifinal win over Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley Moreno Valley (mərē`nō), city (1990 pop. 118,779), Riverside co., S Calif., inc. 1984. In 1990, Moreno Valley was California's fastest-growing city, with a population increase of more than 300% between 1980 and 1990, but major reductions . It was Villepigue's second consecutive double-double of the playoffs.
Villepigue, averaging 12 points and seven rebounds, led the Pioneers with 13 points in Saturday's 53-39 loss to Mater Dei at the Pond in Anaheim. With four starters graduating, Villepigue will be Simi Valley's marquee player next year.
``This year's been a good year for him. And I think it's going to be a springboard for him going into next year,'' Pioneers coach Christian Aurand said.
UP AND COMER
SAM HARRIS, Sylmar High
Harris, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, averaged 27 points a game, including three consecutive 30-point efforts. He also averaged five assists. His numbers were good enough for a promotion to varsity for the final three games of the regular season, plus the City playoffs.
(Nominate outstanding junior varsity and middle school athletes by calling (818) 713-3611.)
Congratulations to both the Chatsworth and Chaminade girls' soccer teams, which won their five and fourth consecutive section championships, respectively, on Saturday. They become only the third area schools to accomplish the feat.
BY THE NUMBERS
5 -- Times the North Hollywood baseball team has completed the Los Angeles Marathon The Los Angeles Marathon is an annual marathon held in Los Angeles, California since 1986. It was inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles. The race starts at about 8:15AM and runs through Downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, the Crenshaw district, and , including Sunday.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
``Highland baseball: The best is yet to come. I know. Next is ECR ECR Efficient Consumer Response
ECR European Congress of Radiology
ECR Electron Cyclotron Resonance
ECR El Camino Real (Kings Highway; California)
ECR Electronic Cash Register
ECR East Coast Radio (South Africa) . Bring them on.'' --Highland's John Santor, after his grand slam on Saturday beat Thousand Oaks in the Daily News Invitational. The Bulldogs play at El Camino Real El Camino Real (Spanish for The Royal Road or The King's Highway) was the name of a series of pre-automobile highways linking the various New World colonies of Spain:
HEAD TO HEAD
JUNIOR GARCIA, Birmingham Pitcher
CORY CORY Coordination of Runaway Youth (Bay City, MI, USA) TAILLON, Westlake Outfielder
Garcia, the Patriots' freshman phenom, had quite a debut week. In two Daily News Invitational games, he became the first freshman in the school's 47-year history to win on opening day when he beat Monroe. Then against Paraclete, he went 3 for 4 with three RBI RBI
runs batted in
Noun 1. rbi - a run that is the result of the batter's performance; "he had more than 100 rbi last season"
run batted in and two runs scored. His test comes today against Westlake.
Taillon, a senior, is off to a fast start for the No. 2-ranked Warriors. In the opener against Granada Hills, he doubled. On Saturday at Chaminade, he kept the game alive by throwing out a runner at first base. At the plate, he walked and scored the winning run and doubled.
Daily News Invitational: Birmingham at Westlake, today, 3 p.m.
ON DECK: This week's must see:
Birmingham vs. Westlake baseball
Birmingham freshman Junior Garcia tries to continue his and the Patriots' fast start when they face hard-hitting Westlake in a Daily News Invitational game. Unranked Birmingham is much younger than the Warriors, who are ranked first by the Daily News, but both teams are off to 2-0 starts thanks to productive offenses.
--The vitals vi·tals
1. The vital body organs.
2. The parts that are essential to continued functioning, as of a system. : Today, 3 p.m. at Westlake High
HIGHLIGHTS IN THE WEEK OF LOCAL SPORTS:
TODAY (7)--Girls' basketball: Division III state playoffs: Alemany at Wasco, 7 p.m.; Harvard-Westlake at Kearny, 7:30 p.m.
--Prep baseball: Birmingham at Westlake, 3 p.m.; Highland at El Camino Real, 3 p.m.; Poly at Thousand Oaks, 3 p.m; Camarillo at Sylmar, 3 p.m.
--Prep softball: Camarillo at Royal (DH), 3 p.m.; Buena at Newbury Park (DH), 4 p.m.
--Boys' tennis: Calabasas at Thousand Oaks, 3 p.m.
--College baseball: Pepperdine at CSUN CSUN California State University Northridge , 2:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (8)--Boys' basketball: Division I state playoffs: Simi Valley at Clovis West, 7:30 p.m.
--Prep baseball: Valencia at St. Francis, 4 p.m.
--Prep softball: Paraclete at Quartz Hill, 3:15 p.m.
--Women's tennis: LMU LMU Ludwig Maximilians Universität (München)
LMU Loyola Marymount University
LMU Leeds Metropolitan University (UK)
LMU Lincoln Memorial University
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THURSDAY (9)--Prep baseball: Valencia at El Camino Real, 3 p.m.; Palmdale at North Hollywood, 3 p.m.; Poly at Notre Dame, 3 p.m.
--Prep softball: Harvard-Westlake vs. Calabasas at Valley College, 3 p.m.; Simi Valley at Chaminade, 3:30 p.m.
--Women's water polo: UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
UCLA University Center for Learning Assistance (Illinois State University)
UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX at USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. , 5 p.m.
FRIDAY (10)--Prep softball: El Camino Real at Calabasas, 3:30 p.m.
--Prep track: Belmont at Taft, 2:30 p.m.; Thousand Oaks at Birmingham, TBA TBA
See: To be announced
--Boys' volleyball: Royal at Thousand Oaks, 6 p.m.
--College baseball: Houston at USC, 5 p.m.
SATURDAY (11)--Prep softball: Hart tournament; Simi Valley tournament
--Prep track: Burbank Invitational, 8 a.m.; Royal Invitational, 9 a.m.; Herb Wyre Relays at AVC (1) (Advanced Video Coding) The video compression techniques used in the H.264 standard, jointly developed by ISO and the ITU-T. See H.264.
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--College baseball: Portland at Pepperdine, 11 a.m.; Houston at USC, 1 p.m.; Valley at Moorpark, 1 p.m.
--College softball: New Mexico at CSUN (DH), noon.
(1) Dustin Villepigue
(2) Sara Leibowitz
(3) Sam Harris