Moving up two spots in the Division V boys' volleyball rankings is No. 6 Flintridge Prep.
The Rebels (8-5, 1-1) are in second place in the Prep League, a half game behind Chadwick.
LOCALS BEGIN THEIR
Two area Major League Baseball players began their respective seasons Monday. Two others will have to wait a bit longer.
St. Francis High graduates Mark Loretta and Gregg Zaun participated for the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays, respectively.
Loretta, a two-time All-Star, served as a reserve second baseman for the Houston Astros. He played the ninth and 10th innings of Houston's 4-2 home loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Loretta, who signed as a free agent after playing for the Boston Red Sox last season, ended the game by lining out to pitcher Salomón Torres.
He replaced Craig Biggio at second base.
Zaun, who helped the Florida Marlins win the 1997 World Series, went hitless in five appearances in Toronto's 5-3 road victory against the Detroit Tigers that lasted 10 innings.
Zaun, who signed a two-year contract with the Blue Jays, caught every inning.
He left four runners on base, all in scoring position.
Freddy Sanchez, a former Glendale Community College star, didn't compete Monday for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Sanchez, who won the National League batting championship and led the league in doubles last season, will miss at least the first week of the season because of a right-knee injury sustained in early March.
Since the Pirates backdated the move, Sanchez can be activated on Saturday.
It's uncertain if Sanchez, who competed in the All-Star Game last season in Pittsburgh, will be ready by then.
However, he's hopeful of being ready for Pittsburgh's home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals next Monday.