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Valencia Softball Team Shuts Out Bingham, 3-0

sportslocalThe Valencia softball team posted a 3-0 shutout against Bingham from Utah in the Nike Faster to First Tournament in Huntington Beach.

Pitcher Carly Mortensen had 10 strikeouts. Annie Dreher and Lauren Boser each drove in a run for Valencia.

Next up for Valencia in the tournament is Etiwanda.

The Hart softball team had little trouble with Chaminade in an 8-1 win. Tracy Chandless provided the power with a pair of home runs, including a grand slam. She drove in five runs and Elizabeth Henry was 3-for-3 with three RBIs.

The Saugus softball team beat Granada Hills, 12-6. Abby Linn and Randi Jossett each drove in two runs for Saugus.

West Ranch's Janelle Lindvall was 5-for-5 and drove in three runs in her team's 12-1 win over L.A. Baptist.

In high school volleyball, the Saugus boys beat Cathedral in four games. Matt Coleman had a season-high 23 kills for Saugus. Teammate Ryan Mason collected 45 assists.

The Hart boys beat Camarillo in five games. Taylor Gregory and J.J. Mosolf each had 13 kills for Hart.

In high school golf, the West Ranch boys beat Valencia and Granada Hills in a match at Wilson Golf Course. J.J. Holen shot an even par 72 and C.J. Espino was 1-over par at 73 for West Ranch, which won by 24 strokes over second place Valencia. West Ranch shot 387 as a team, followed by Valencia's 411 and Granada Hills' 417.

The Saugus golf team beat Burroughs, 389-430, at Robinson Ranch. Andrew Moore led Saugus with a 2-over 74.

In high school track and field, the Golden Valley boys beat Valencia, 92-44, but the Valencia girls beat Golden Valley, 76-60, in a Foothill League dual meet.

The Canyon boys beat Saugus, 85-51, while the Saugus girls beat Canyon, 101-35.

The Master's College baseball team lost to Cal Baptist, 11-4. Steve Vranau went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs. Joe Zeller pitched seven innings, struck out 13 batters and went 2-for-4 at the plate scoring a run.

The College of the Canyons softball team shut out Bakersfield College, 8-0. Melissa Herndon hit a two-run home run for COC.

In auto racing, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West opens at All American Speedway in Roseville on Saturday night. Canyon High graduate Greg Pursley enters as one of the favorites to win the West Series championship. He won the season opener in Texas and had eight top-five finishes in 2009. Eric Holmes won the spring race in Roseville last year.

The upsets keep coming in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Syracuse, the top seed in the West Region, lost to Butler, 63-59, in the Sweet 16.

Kansas State survived two overtimes and advanced to the Elite Eight with a 101-96 win over sixth-seeded Xavier.

In other games, West Virginia rolled past Washington, 69-56, and the dream ended for 12th-seeded Cornell in a 62-45 loss to top-seeded Kentucky.

The Dodgers have named the opening day starter and he is Vincente Padilla. He will start for the Dodgers on April 5 in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. The move puts Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the home opener at Dodger Stadium against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 13.

The Clippers pulled off a stunner, beating the Houston Rockets, 99-93, and winning for only the second time in the past 15 games.
Craig Smith scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds off the bench for the Clippers. Baron Davis had 16 points and eight assists, while Drew Gooden poured in 17 points and had 14 rebounds.

The Kings lost to the St. Louis Blues, 3-1. Dustin Brown scored the lone goal of the game for the Kings in the third period. Paul Kariya scored a goal and had an assist for the Blues.