Big-time MLB prospect Alex Jackson is heating up his home run bat while pitcher Layne Henderson already has two no-hitters and three one-hitters this season. For softball, several freshmen such as Cerritos Gahr’s Malia Quarles and Martinez Alhambra’s Karlee Sparacino are already smashing successes.
A group of three newcomers this week are led by red-hot La Verne Lutheran, and also include Deer Valley and La Costa Canyon. Corona Centennial, L.A. Loyola and L.A. Windward are out after losing in respective section quarterfinals.
Lutheran of La Verne and its unique five-guard offense takes down state’s No. 3 team. Ronnie Flores breaks down many of the top CIFSS quarterfinal boys games, including game he went to that saw Inglewood beat Mission Viejo. NorCal updates added as well.
Hart gains honor no team wants as state’s first major upset victim of the postseason. Most significant result from Tuesday sees La Verne Lutheran top Windward. Highest-rising newcomer is Westlake in Division II.