CIF boys water polo draw is out

The field is set for all divisions in boys water polo. Here is the rundown on what’s to come for local teams:

Thursday’s first round

San Clemente at Damien
Chino Hills at Mira Costa
Villa Park at Los Osos

Tuesday’s wild card games

Chino at California
Cajon at Palm Desert
Bonita at Yucaipa
Wednesday’s first round
California-Chino winner at Claremont
Whittier at Webb
Los Altos-Arlington winner at Redlands
Sage Hill-Xavier Prep winner at Ayala
Redlands East Valley at Walnut

Tuesday’s wild card games

Alta Loma at Rowland
San Gorgonio at Los Amigos
Thursday’s first round games
Los Amigos-San G winner at Colony
Don Lugo at Fontana
Baldwin Park-Rancho Alamitos winner at San Dimas

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How the Top 10 prep football teams fared this week

1. Chino Hills (8-2) – Beat Etiwanda 45-21
Wins Baseline League
2. Rancho Cucamonga (7-3) – Lost to Upland 31-21
Finishes third in Baseline
3. Upland (7-3) Beat Rancho Cucamonga 31-21
Finishes second in Baseline
4. Summit (10-0) – Beat Fontana 39-7
Wins Sunkist League
5. Colony (7-3) – Beat Don Lugo 35-14
Wins Mt. Baldy League
6. Pomona (8-2) – Beats La Puente 61-14
Wins Miramomte League
7. Claremont (7-3) – Lost to South Hills 28-27
Finishes fourth in Palomares
8. Bonita (8-2) – Beat Ayala 37-7
Finishes second in Palomares
9 Carter (7-3) – Lost to Redlands 28-15
Tied for fourth in Citrus Belt League
10. Chaffey (8-2) – Beat Alta Loma 28-6
Finishes third in Mt. Baldy League

So here’s a break down of each league with scores and who finished where.
This week’s scores

Chino Hills 45, Etiwanda 21
Upland 31, Rancho Cucamonga 21
Los Osos 21, Damien 14
The finish – 1. Chino Hills; 2. Upland; 3. Rancho Cucamogna

This week’s scores

Colony 35, Don Lugo 14
Chaffey 23, Alta Loma 6
Ontario 34, Montclair 27
The finish – 1. Colony; 2. Don Lugo; 3. Chaffey

This week’s scores

Diamond Ranch 24, Los Altos 18
Chino 56, Walnut 14
Charter Oak 49, West Covina 14
The finish – 1. Charter Oak; 2. tie, Diamond Ranch and Chino (Chino gets 2 seed out of league based on head-to-head win).

This week’s scores

Bonita 37, Ayala 7
South Hills 28, Claremont 27
Glendora 25, Diamond Bar 10
The finish – 1. Glendora; 2. tie, Bonita and South Hills (Bonita advances as No. 2 see based on head-to-head)

This week’s scores

Summit 39, Fontana 7
Grand Terrace 34, Colton 14
Kaiser 34, Bloomington 19
The finish – 1. Summit; 2. Grand Terrace; 3. Kaiser

This week’s scores

Pomona 61, La Puente 14
Ganesha 42, Garey 30
Sage Hill 61, Bassett 57 (non-league gamne)
The finish – 1. Pomona; 2. Bassett; 3. Ganesha (Because it is 5-team league third-place is not guaranteed playoff berth but Ganesha is expected to get in.)

This week’s scores

Cajon 61, Miller 26
Citrus Valley 54, Eisenhower 0
Redlands 28, Carter 15
Redlands East Valley 53; Yucaipa 10
The finish – Cajon and REV tie for title (Cajon the top seed based on head-to-head); 3. Redlands

This week’s scores

San Dimas 63, Rowland 0
Northview 42, Covina 28
Wilson 35, Nogales 8
The finish – 1. Northview; 2. San Dimas; 3. Covina

This week’s scores

Linfield Christian 35, Ontario Christian 20
Arrowhead Christian 32, Western Christian 28
Notre Dame 28, Aquinas 7
The finish – 1. Notre Dame; 2. Linfield Christian; 3. Aquinas

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Final week predictions on tonight’s prep football games

It’s the final week and playoff berths are on the line. My guess as to how things will go tonight:

Rancho Cucamonga 21, Upland 17 – This really could go either way. Upland is starting a freshman QB with a great future. But maybe the Cougars take advantage of that tonight.

Damien 36, Los Osos 10 – The Grizzlies offense has struggled and Damien has been steadily improving, I am going with the Spartans.

Colony 32, Don Lugo 14 – Even if Don Lugo had its QB I would have picked Colony, Certainly a nice showing for the Conquistadores this season but the Titans are the cream of the crop here.

Chaffey 36, Alta Loma 21 – We’ll see if the Tigers bounce back. Alta Loma is young so I think the Braves might be a year away from some good things. Chaffey for now.

Montclair 21, Ontario – This one is to stay out of last place. The Cavaliers have looked a little less bad in recent weeks so I’ll go with the Cavs.

Bonita 27, Ayala 14 – Ayala has been up and down and up and down. I just feel more confident picking the Bearcats.

Claremont 28, South Hills 21 – Another one that should be close.  I’ll go with the Wolfpack at home.

Glendora 38, Diamond Bar 14 – The Tartans will have no trouble running the table in league play.

Chino 46, Walnut 10 – The Cowboys get the gimme game this week. With this league order of finish completely up in the air that’s a good thing.

Diamond Ranch 27, Los Altos 24 – This could go either way too. Heads says Panthers.

Summit 45, Fontana 7 – The SkyHawks will finish up the only area unbeaten and roll into the playoffs with momentum.

Kaiser 37, Bloomington 7 – The Cats will likely be the No. 3 team because of a loss to Grand Terrace. But they won’t lose this one.

San Dimas 38, Rowland 14 – Saints secure No. 2 spot in Valle Vista with no trouble.

Pomona 45, La Puente 14 – The Red Devils are rolling. They won’t hit a roadblock here.

Ganesha 45, Garey 7 – This might seem like an easy pick but Garey beat Ganesha last year. A playoff berth is on the line though. This time the Giants won’t screw up.

Carter  21, Redlands 20 – This is a big one in the jumbled Citrus Belt League. This one really could go either way.

Rim of the World 36, Rialto 10 – Rim has had a tough season but no where near as tough as Rialto’s. The Knights will end up winless.

Citrus Valley 38, Eisenhower 7 – Not a hard one to pick here. Moving on . . .

Linfield Christian 28, Ontario Christian 21 – Linfield will likely be the second-place finisher behind Notre Dame. Ontario Christian is coming off a costly loss last week and it doesn’t get easier this week.

Saddleback Valley Chr. 32, Webb 14 – The Gauls have struggled in league play and now they get the juggernaut. It won’t end well.


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Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma head local volleyball playoff qualifiers

The race for a volleyball title is on. Brackets in each division were just released. Here are the matches involving local teams:


Division 1A
Tuesday’s matches

Upland at Villa Park
Citrus Valley at Aliso Niguel
St. Lucy’s at Yucaipa
Redlands at Chino Hills
Redlands East Valley at Anaheim Canyon

Note: Rancho Cucamonga gets bye, plays REV/Canyon winner on Thursday


Division 2A
Tuesday’s matches

Claremont at Apple Valley
Sultana at Diamond Ranch
Sunny Hills at Bonita

Division 3AA
Tuesday’s matches

Rialto art El Segundo
Rim of World at Oxford Aca.
Jurupa Hills at Highland

Division 3A
Tuesday’s matches

Webb at Moreno Valley
Western Christian at Templeton
Aquinas at Gabrielino


Division 4AA
Tuesday’s matches

Pomona Catholic at Shadow Hills
GG Santiago at Don Lugo
Ontario at Segerstrom
Loara at Alta Loma

Division 4A
Tuesday’s matches

Azusa at Pomona
Santa Clara at Summit
La Puente at Fontana
Grand Terrace at Foothill Tech

Division 5AA
Tuesday’s matches

Redlands Adventist at Temecula Prep
Mesa Grande at Nuview Bridge

Division 5A
Tuesday’s matches

Apple Valley Chr. at Lake Arrowhead Chr.

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Race for playoff spots in Hacienda League coming to end

All eyes will be focused on the scoreboards Friday night as high school football teams finish out the regular season. Playoff berths are on the line in many leagues with the race in the Hacienda League a compelling as ever.

The only sure thing is that Charter Oak (8-1, 4-0), which is the top-ranked team in the Central Division, is the league champion. Everything else is up in the air.

Heading into Friday’s play Chino (7-2, 2-2), Diamond Ranch (6-3, 2-2), Los Altos (5-2, 2-2) and West Covina (4-5, 2-2) are tied for second with Walnut (1-8, 0-4) bringing up the rear.

Diamond Ranch and Los Altos play each other so someone will take another loss. West Covina will be playing Charter Oak and Chino gets Walnut.

So the most likely scenario is Chino wins to move to 3-2, along with the winner of Diamond-Ranch-Los Altos. Chino has the head-to-head on both those teams so it would be the No. 2 seed, with the Diamond Ranch-Los Altos winner being the No. 3.

But it is seldom that easy. What would throw everything upside down would be for West Covina to upset Charter Oak which would make for a three-way tie for second (assuming Chino doesn’t lose to Walnut).

A coin flip would then factor in somehow.

Let the fun begin.



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Mt. Baldy League football order to be decided on field

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There won’t be any tie for any spot in the Mt. Baldy League when it comes to football thanks to the match-ups the final week.

It will be defending champion Colony (6-3, 4-0), ranked fifth in the Central Division, squaring off against Don Lugo (5-4, 4-0) on Friday for the top spot. The Titans are looking for their seventh title in the last 10 years while Don Lugo is looking for its first league title since winning back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004.

The Conquistadores will be without senior quarterback Dane Ford who sustained a broken collarbone. He is having surgery today.

Then there’s the battle for the other playoff spot as Alta Loma (4-6, 2-2) plays at Chaffey (7-2, 2-2) will be facing off for third place. Most thought it would be Chaffey providing the stiffest competition for Colony but that wasn’t the case as the Titans trounced the Tigers, ranked 10th in the Central Division, last week 43-0.

Much was expected of Chaffey this season but no one knew what was to come of Alta Loma because it is under a first-year coach in Mark Pasquarella. The playoff drought has been a long one for the Braves. They last qualified as an at-large team out of the Baseline in 2008.

Lastly there’s the battle to stay out of last place as Ontario (4-5, 0-4) plays at Montclair (4-5, 0-4). It’s probably appropriate those two are playing for that the last week because their paths this season have been quite similar. Both went 4-1 in non-league play doing so largely because they didn’t play a tough schedule early and have been exposed since starting league play.

But top to bottom the Mt. Baldy has come a long way.


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CIF rankings for boys water polo are out

Here are the CIF rankings for boys water polo:

Division 1 – 1. Mater Dei; 2. Harvard-Westlake; 3. Loyola; 4. Huntington Beach; 5. Orange Lutheran; 6. Corona del Mar; 7. Newport Harbor; 8. Agoura; 9. Long Beach Wilson; 10. JSerra.

Division 2- 1. Foothill; 2. Dana Hills; 3. Santa Barbara; 4. Los Osos; 5. Mira Costa; 6. Damien; 7. San Marcos; 8. El Toro; 9. Villa Park; 10. Palos Verdes.

Division 3 – 1. Murrieta Valley; 2. Laguna Beach; 3. Capistrano Valley; 4. tie, Vista Murrieta, Moorpark; 6. Montebello; 7. Yorba Linda; 8. Aliso Niguel; 9. Royal; 10. Costa Mesa.

Division 4 – 1. Righetti; 2. Crescenta Valley; 3. Hoover; 4. Santa Monica; 5. El Segundo; 6. Troy; 7. Cerritos; 8. Arroyo Grande; 9. Sonora; 10. Flintridge Prep.

Division 5 – 1. Claremont; 2. La Serna; 3. Redlands; 4. Ayala; 5. Webb; 6. Redlands East Valley; 7. Yucaipa; 8. Poly; 9. Palm Desert; 10. Cajon.

Division 6 – Segerstrom; 2. Temescal Canyon; 3. Malibu; 4. Placentia Valencia; 5. Lakeside; 6. Kennedy; 7. Cypress; 8. Garden Grove Pacifica; 9. Ocean View; 10. Carpenteria.

Division 7 – 1. Rio Mesa; 2. San Dimas; 3. Jurupa Valley; 4. Colony; 5. Oxnard; 6. Don Lugo; 7. Oxnard Pacifica; 8. Alta Loma; 9. Hacienda Heights Wilson; 10. Rowland.

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Here are the newest CIF/Prep Cal Track cross country rankings

Division 1 –
1. Great Oak; 2. Dana Hills; 3. King; 4. Burbank Burroughs; 5. Ventura; 6. California; 7. Arcadia; 8. El Toro; 9. Quartz Hill; 10. Crescenta Valley; 11. Rancho Cucamonga; 12. Roosevelt; 13. Redondo Union.

Division 2 – 1. West Torrance; 2. Loyola; 3. Mira Costa; 4. Agoura; 5. West Ranch; 6. Anaheim Canyon; 7. Claremont; 8. Tesoro; 9. Saugus; 10. Buena; 11. Ayala; 12. Mission Viejo; 13. Woodridge.

Division 3 – 1. Brea Olinda; 2. Baldwin Park; 3. Palos Verdes; 4. Cathedral; 5. Paso Robles; 6. Rubidoux; 7. Oak Park; 8. Bloomington; 9. Bonita; 10. Hueneme; 11. La Sierra; 12. Sultana; 13. Yorba Linda.

Division 4 – 1. Bishop Amat; 2. Santa Ynez; 3. Foothill Tech; 4. Yucca Valley; 5. JSerra; 6. Harvard-Westlake; 7. tie, Notre Dame, Oaks Christian; 9. Covina; 10. Laguna Beach; 11. El Segundo; 12. Ridgecrest Burroughs; 13. Big Bear.

Division 5 – 1. Flintridge Prep; 2. Desert Christian; 3. Woodcrest Chr.; 4. Thacher; 5. Xavier Prep; 6. Cerritos Valley Chr.; 7. Pasadena Poly; 8. Webb; 9. Crossroads; 10. Brentwood; 11. Chadwick; 12. St. Margaret’s; 13. Western Chr.

Division 1 –
1. Great Oak; 2. Arcadia; 3. Yucaipa; 4. Long Beach Poly; 5. Dana Hills; 6. Warren; 7. Trabuco Hills; 8. Redondo Union; 9. Vista Murrieta; 10. Newbury Park; 11. Roosevelt; 12. Chino Hills; 13. Burbank Burroughs.

Division 2 – 1. Saugus; 2. Serrano; 3. Claremont; 4. Mira Costa; 5. Capistrano Valley; 6. Anaheim Canyon; 7. Simi Valley; 8. Woodbridge; 9. Woodbridge; 10. Arroyo Grande; 11. Tesoro; 12. San Marcos; 13. Goldeb Valley.

Division 3 – 1. Palos Verdes; 2. Esperanza; 3. Moorpark; 4. Brea Olinda; 5. Yorba Linda; 6. Bonita; 7. Corfona del Mar; 8. Oak Park; 9. Laguna Hills; 10. Norwalk; 11. San Luis Obispo; 12. Paso Robles; 13. South Pasadena.

Division 4 – 1. Bishop Amat; 2. Mayfield; 3. JSerra; 4. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 5. Laguna Beach; 6. Harvard-Westlake; 7. Foothill Tech; 8. Rosary; 9. La Canada; 10. Covina; 11. St. Lucy’s; 12. Fillmore; 13. Immaculate Heart.

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Playoff draws out for eight-man football

The playoff draw has been announced for 8-man football. Here it is:

Division 1
Friday’s games
Villanova Prep at Upland Christian

Chadwick at Faith Baptist
Calvary Chapel at Thacher
Lucerne Valley at Laguna Blanca
Orcutt Academy at San Jacinto Valley
Byes – Mojave, Avalon. Cate

Division 2
Friday’s games

Santa Maria Valley Chr. at Joshua Springs
California Lutheran at Hillcrest Chr.
Rolling Hills Prep at Desert Chr. Aca.
Cornerstone Chr. at Trona
Lone Pine at Cuyuma Valley
Palm Valley at Hesperia Chr.
Westmark at Bloomington Chr.
Noli Indian at Desert Chapel

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