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This is a new weekly feature from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Editor Loren Kopff!

This is a new weekly feature from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Editor Loren Kopff!

La Mirada softball succumbs to Mayfair in Suburban League first place showdown

By Loren Kopff

The most heated recent rivalry in the Suburban League softball world went Mayfair’s way this past Tuesday as the Monsoons edged host La Mirada 1-0. The win pushed Mayfair’s league mark to 11-0 with one game remaining in the regular season while the Matadores dropped to 9-2 in the circuit.

The lone run came in the second inning when Kylee Brown plated Ashlee Snyder, who had begun the frame with a double. The Monsoons, who tied with Cerritos for second place last season, won their third league title in the past four seasons. La Mirada was the defending league champion.

In other Suburban League action, the Mayfair baseball team edged La Mirada 4-3 this past Tuesday to clinch at least a share of the league title. It’s the third straight season Mayfair has finished in first place, either outright or with a tie. The two teams ended the regular season on May 9 against each other at Mayfair.

The Artesia boys volleyball team saw its season come to an end in the first round of the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division IV playoffs this past Tuesday night. The Pioneers lost to St. Margaret’s 25-20, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19. At the same time, John Glenn won its first ever playoff match in school history knocking off Santa Ana Valley 26-24, 22-25, 25-20, 25-21. The Eagles hosted second ranked Bishop Montgomery on May 9 in a second round match.

In tennis play, Norwalk tied Glendora 9-9 in a Division III wild card match but lost on games 82-80 this past Tuesday. League champion Cerritos hosted Mission Viejo this past Wednesday and with a win will play either Vista Murrieta or Oak Park today in a second round match.


The Gahr boys volleyball team fell to second ranked South Pasadena 25-22, 25-18, 25-21 in Division III action this past Tuesday night. The Gahr boys tennis team lost to Linfield Christian 15-3 this past Tuesday afternoon in a Division IV wild card match.

Gahr’s softball team, out of the playoffs for the fourth straight season, hosted league-leading Warren on May 9.


The Valley Christian boys volleyball team was ousted by Loara 25-17, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20 in a Division III first round match this past Tuesday night. Valley Christian’s softball team ended the regular season on a high note, crushing last place Heritage Christian 13-0 this past Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Crusaders, who won seven of their last 10 games, improved to 12-12-1 overall and 6-2 in league. If league-leading Maranatha lost to Whittier Christian on May 9, V.C. would be tri-champs with the aforementioned teams. Valley Christian’s baseball team, 6-6 in league play, hosted Cerritos on May 9 in a non-league contest.

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