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Santa Monica Sports Notes
The North Venice Little League senior boys, comprised mainly of high school players, won the Sectional 3 championship and advances to the Southern California Championships in Riverside.

In the championship game North Venice de3feated Sportsman Little League of Inglewood, 20-3.

Team members include Danny Casanova, Anthony Castellanos and Pete Farina, who played for Santa Monica High last season, and St. Monica players Matt Winkleman and Carlos Gonzalez. Winkleman hit a home run in a victory over Harbor...

Randy Robinson, the new head football coach at St. Monica, believes it is important to continue Westside rivalries. As a result, St. Monica of the CIF will play L.A. City opponents University and Venice in non-league games this season.

``If you never play the schools in your area there are no bragging rights, no anything,'' he said. ``We played Venice last year too. I think that's important.''

However, Santa Monica will not play Palisades after objecting to alleged pouring-it-on tactics in last year's one-sided Pali victory. Palisades tried an on-sides kick while leading by 50 points. The next week it received a call from Samohi saying the series would not be continued.

But Samohi will play Venice and University.

Santa Monica Girls Reach State Tournament

By Mitch Chortkoff

With major league teams in Little League baseball and softball being eliminated the Santa Monica team going the furthest this season is a group of Minors softball players ages 9 and 10.

No Santa Monica Little League team had ever made it to the State Tournament. But these girls rolled through the Sectionals last weekend in Hawthorne to qualify.

Santa Monica advanced to the State Tournament in Temecula by defeating, among others, defending state champion Manhattan Beach twice.

The first victory was 19-17. Then, after a 14-2 win over West Torrance the finals opponent was Manhattan Beach in a rematch. Santa Monica won, 20-17.

Sultana Megalos had two hits and scored two runs. Annie Thompson also had two hits as did Jordyn Garcia.

Dana Sigman pitched a complete game.

The Santa Monica West Majors and Minors all-stars, both Division winners, lost in the Sectionals.

In the Majors Santa Monica was defeated 6-5 by Sportsman Little League of Inglewood and 14-2 by Riviera.

In the first round game Santa Monica couldn't hold a 5-2 lead, giving up four runs in the sixth inning.

The Santa Monica West Minors lost to Lomita, 10-0, defeated Lawndale but then lost to Lunada Bay, 9-3.

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