High School Sports

Local Roundup: North County Christian gains forfeit playoff win after protest is approved

North County Christian’s baseball team won its appeal of its loss in Friday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 7 quarterfinals and was awarded a forfeit win over Animo Leadership of Inglewood on Saturday and a berth in Tuesday’s semifinals.

The Crusaders originally lost Friday’s game 8-7. But North County Christian protested that defeat because the Aztec Eagles’ James Barraza pitched 31⁄3 innings Friday.

Barraza had reportedly pitched seven innings in Animo Leadership’s second-round win Tuesday. CIF rules say pitchers can only throw 10 innings per week. Barraza’s 31⁄3 innings Friday gave him 101⁄3 innings for the week.

The CIF-Southern Section office then ruled in favor of North County Christian’s protest Saturday.The Crusaders (19-0) will be on the road Tuesday against Milken Community in the semifinals. A North County Christian school official said Saturday the exact location and time of Tuesday’s game hasn’t been determined.

YMCA offering NFL Flag Football

The San Luis Obispo County YMCA is offering NFL Flag Football starting Sept. 14. Boys and girls ages 5-14 are eligible to play, and teams will be formed by school.

Registration for the non-contact league will remain open until Aug. 13; registrations after that date will cost an additional $10. Practice begins Sept. 7, with the season running from Sept. 14 through Nov. 13. Games will be played Tuesdays and Thursdays at Damon-Garcia and Stockton fields.

The cost is $75 per participant, plus a $20 YMCA membership fee (if not already paid for the year). Sign-ups will be taken from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 14 at the Ludwick Community Center, while returning families can register online at SLOYMCA.org.

For more information, call 781-7300 or 543-8235, ext. 109.

Central Coast Cancer Challenge

The Central Coast Cancer Challenge, a multi-sport event with running and cycling, will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at Laguna Lake Park.

The event will benefit the Livestrong Foundation, founded by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, and the Wellness Community of the California Central Coast.

Six distinct events for various age groups cost between $20 and $85. To register, and for more information, visit CentralCoastCancerChallenge.com.

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