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Chancellors to Face El Camino Real for City Title

Thursday, May 31, 2012
 
The Chancellors will meet West Valley League rival El Camino Real for the Los Angeles City Section Division I title Saturday at 1 p.m. at Dodger Stadium. General admission is $10, students with I.D. is $8 and children under 4 accompanied by an adult are free. Parking entrance is through Elysian Park/Sunset Boulevard gate. Parking is free.
 
 
 
 
TV: The game will be broadcast on KLCS on Sunday at 9 a.m. with Randy Rosenbloom doing the play by play and L.A. Times columnist Eric Sondheimer and Cleveland High Coach Greg Vender doing analysis.
 
 
 
 
ABOUT CHATSWORTH: The No. 2-seeded Chancellors (28-4-1) are looking for their 10th City Section title, ninth under Coach Tom Meusborn and seventh since 2001 … The nine titles are a City Section record … Chatsworth made a record seven consecutive appearances in the championship game from 2003 to 2009 … From 2000 to the present, the Chancellors have won 41 Division I playoff games, more than any other team ... Chatsworth is making its 18th appearance at Dodger Stadium since the City Section title games first were played at the venue in 1969, twice playing in the third-place game that is no longer contested ... The Chancellors were co-champions with El Camino Real in the West Valley League, their 30th league title.
 
 
 
 
ABOUT EL CAMINO REAL: The No. 1-seeded Conquistadores are 21-12 overall and finished in a tie with Chatsworth for first place in the West Valley League. El Camino Real received the top spot in league for playoff-seeding purposes by virtue of a coin flip.
 
 
 
 
 
THE PLAYOFF ROAD TO DODGER STADIUM: Chatsworth defeated Bell, 6-0; Woodland Hills Taft, 11-1, and San Fernando, 4-3. El Camino Real defeated Marshall, 1-0; Verdugo Hills, 5-1, and San Pedro, 2-1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
SERIES VS. EL CAMINO REAL: Since 1980, the Chancellors are 69-32 against the Conquistadores … The teams split their two WVL games this season by the same 7-5 score, with El Camino winning April 18 in Woodland Hills and the Chancellors winning April 20 at Chatsworth ... The Chancellors are 4-5 against the Conquistadores in the playoffs. Results: 1990, Chatsworth, 3-2, final; 1993, El Camino Real, 7-6, final; 1994, El Camino Real, 7-6 (9), final; 1997, El Camino Real, 9-6, semifinals; 1998, El Camino Real, 5-2, final; 2002, Chatsworth, 13-6, quarterfinals; 2005, El Camino Real, 5-1, final; 2007, Chatsworth, 8-1, quarterfinals; 2009, Chatsworth, 8-5, semifinals.
 
 
 
 
 
COACH TOM MEUSBORN: In his 23rd season with the Chancellors … His record of 598-115-4 is the best ever in the state for a coach with 100 victories or more … Meusborn has won eight City titles, the most by a City Section coach … Meusborn’s record in the playoffs is 67-14.
 
 
 
 
 
CHATSWORTH’S ALL-TIME RESULTS IN PLAYOFFS (championship years in bold): 1963-68 — did not qualify; 1969 — Roosevelt W 10-0, Lincoln L 5-4; 1970-71 — dnq; 1972 — Carson W 10-3, Manual Arts W 7-3, Venice L 2-1; 1973 — dnq; 1974 — Carson L 6-4; 1975-78 — dnq; 1979 — Banning W 3-0, Crenshaw L 11-3; 1980 — dnq; 1981 — Huntington Park W 10-2, Grant W 6-3, Banning L 5-1, Sylmar L 1-0 (third-place game); 1982 — Fremont W 4-1, Franklin W 13-0, Palisades L 9-7, Banning W 5-3 (third-place game); 1983 — Fairfax W 9-0, San Pedro W 7-0, Granada Hills W 7-2, Sylmar W 8-7 (final); 1984 — San Pedro W 19-5, Banning L 3-0; 1985 — Gardena W 4-3, North Hollywood W 4-1, Kennedy L 4-2; 1986 — Sylmar W 8-5, San Fernando L 10-4; 1987 — North Hollywood W 16-5, Kennedy W 5-1, Poly L 6-4; 1988 — Gardena W 28-5, Sylmar W 7-3, San Fernando L 5-2; 1989 — Gardena W 9-1, Grant W 11-6, Palisades L 9-8; 1990 — Carson W 6-1, Palisades W 11-0, Taft W 6-1, El Camino Real W 3-2 (final); 1991 — Carson W 11-0, Poly L 17-1; 1992 — Sylmar W 4-2, Venice W 7-4, Poly L 3-2; 1993 — Venice W 10-0, Sylmar W 4-1, Taft W 17-1, El Camino Real L 7-6 (final); 1994 — Grant W 3-0, Birmingham W 11-10, Taft W 5-0, El Camino Real L 7-6 (9) (final); 1995 — San Pedro W 4-1, Banning L 6-3; 1996 — University W 6-5, Carson W 6-4, Poly L 6-4; 1997 — Reseda W 16-9, Cleveland W 9-5, El Camino Real L 9-6; 1998 — Van Nuys W 8-0, Monroe W 9-7, Kennedy W 5-2, El Camino Real L 5-2 (final); 1999 — San Pedro W 13-1, Roosevelt W 5-4, South Gate W 12-2, Poly W 17-7 (final); 2000 — Grant W 4-2, Kennedy L 11-4; 2001 — University W 4-0, Narbonne W 2-1, Banning W 4-0, Roosevelt W 2-1 (final); 2002 — Kennedy W 2-1, El Camino Real W 13-6, Cleveland L 4-0; 2003 — Fremont W 12-0, Kennedy W 2-0, Banning W 4-3, Carson W 3-0 (final); 2004 — Narbonne W 7-3, Sylmar W 6-4, Kennedy W 10-7, San Pedro W 7-1 (final); 2005 — Fremont W 11-0, Palisades W 5-4, South Gate W 15-5, El Camino Real L 5-1 (final); 2006 — Verdugo Hills W 7-0, Banning W 11-1, San Fernando W 14-0, Kennedy L 4-2 (final); 2007 — Garfield W 13-1, El Camino Real W 8-1, Palisades W 11-1, Cleveland W 2-1 (final); 2008 — Poly W 1-0, Palisades W 10-2, Kennedy W 4-2, Narbonne W 7-2 (final); 2009 — San Fernando W 10-3, Bell W 14-1, El Camino Real W 8-5, Cleveland W 9-0 (final); 2010 — Narbonne W 9-0, Taft W 8-6, San Pedro L 8-5; 2011 — Westchester W 15-0, Taft W 5-2, Birmingham W 4-1, San Fernando L 8-6; 2012 -- Bell W 6-0, Taft W 11-1, San Fernando W 4-3.
 
Photo: The Chancellors make a dog pile after winning the 2004 City title to finish the season with a 35-0 record.