Los Angeles Preps: Beverly Vatananugulkit

LA South: Five things from the weekend

November, 8, 2010
1. Halloween is long gone, but Serra got a big scare last Friday. Serra, ranked No. 5 by ESPNLA.com, scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to come from behind and defeat previously unbeaten No. 24 Chaminade (8-1, 3-1), 35-21, in West Hills. Quarterback Conner Preston finished 11 of 18 for 298 yards, with Marqise Lee and George Farmer combining for 265 yards and three touchdowns on eight receptions. It was touted as Serra's (9-0, 4-0) biggest obstacle of the season -- and the Cavaliers responded when they had to. Click here for ESPNLA.com's game story.

2. Speaking of scares, Carson survived one against San Pedro on Friday, nearly blowing a 24-0 first-half lead before hanging on to claim the Marine League title. The Colts scored touchdowns on their first three possessions, then went cold. A Nestor Lorente field goal gave Carson a 24-0 lead in the first half, but San Pedro eventually pulled to within five with almost six minutes left in the game. Carson (7-2, 5-0) got another Lorente field goal and got the necessary defensive stand to escape.

3. Facing the No. 3-ranked team in the Southeast Division didn't matter for West Covina on Friday. It was more of the same -- powerful run game, takeaways and stout defensive play -- en route to a 41-10 win for the No. 1 Bulldogs (8-1, 5-0) against Diamond Ranch (5-4, 4-1). West Covina's victory secured the Hacienda League title and most likely, a No. 1 seeding for the playoffs. Elsewhere in the same division, No. 4 La Mirada rallied against No. 7 Norwalk to win 40-29 and take control of the Suburban League. A win over Bellflower (5-4, 2-3) next week would crown La Mirada (6-3, 5-0) as league champs.

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LA South: Athletes of the week

November, 2, 2010
Chris Solomon, West Covina, Jr.

Solomon was all smiles following Friday night's 55-21 drubbing of Bonita. He had reason to after rushing for 187 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. The junior added a 97-yard touchdown return on a last-minute kickoff, sending West Covina's sideline into a frenzy. His touchdown runs were of 57, 20 and seven yards. He also had runs of 44 and 25 yards. With the pivotal Hacienda League victory, the Bulldogs became the undisputed top dog in the Southeast Division.

Beverly Vatananugulkit, Cerritos, Sr.

The senior won the girls' golf individual CIF-SS Southern Regional title on Monday, shooting an even-par 72 at El Dorado Park Golf Course. Vatananugulkit topped the field of 104 and qualified for next week's CIF Individual final.