CIF releases Open Division “Watch” lists

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Alemany and Etiwanda girls’ teamas are both among the teams on the “Watch” list for the Open Divisions

Just who might make it into the Open Division draw in prep basketball? The CIF has released the list of teams it is considering.

Do you want to be on it? Some do, some don’t. Some thing playing in the normal division gives them a better chance at winning a championship. Others welcome the competition.

But here it is:

BOYS WATCH LIST

Alemany, Beverly Hills, Bishop Montgomery, Brentwood, Campbell Hall, Cantwell Sacred Heart, Cathedral, Corona Centennial, Chaminade, Chino Hills, Compton, Crespi, Damien, Diamond Ranch, Etiwanda, La Mirada, Lawndale, Los Alamitos, Loyola, Maranatha, Mater Dei, Mayfair, Millikan, JW North, Oak Park, Orange Lutheran, Peninsula, Long Beach Poly, Price, Redondo Union, Renaissance Academy, Roosevelt, Sierra Canyon, Sonora, Santa Margarita, St. John Bosco, Thousand Oaks, Tustin, Village Christian.

GIRLS WATCH LIST

Alemany, Bishop Montgomery, Brea Olinda, Burroughs, Cajon, Canyon Springs, Chaminade, Corona Centennial, Etiwanda, Fairmont Prep, Foothill, Harvard-Westlake, Long Beach Poly, Lynwood, Mark Keppel, Mater Dei, Millikan, Mira Costa, Oaks Christan, Orange Lutheran, Redondo Union, Ribet Academy, Santa Barbara, Serra, Sierra Canyon, St. Anthony, Troy, Ventura, Vista Murrieta, West Torrance, Windward.

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CIF boys basketball rankings

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Division 1AA - 1. Long Beach Poly; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Redondo Union; 4. Corona Centennial; 5. Chino Hills; 6. Etiwanda; 7. JW North; 8. St. John Bosco; 9. Village Chr.; 10. Santa Margarita; 11. Great Oak; 12. Tustin; 13. Calabasas; 14. Los Alamitos; 15. Corona Santiago; 16. Inglewood.

Division 1A - 1. Loyola; 2. Foothill; 3. Westlake; 4. tie, Placentia Valencia and Edison; 6. El Toro; 7. Godinez; 8. Valley View; 9. Huntington Beach; 10. Peninsula; 11. Villa Park; 12. Walnut; 13. Mayfair; 14. Burbank Burroughs; 15. Cajon; 16. Cypress.

Division 2AA – 1. Thousand Oaks; 2. Glendora; 3. Anaheim Canyon; 4. Ayala; 5. Lawndale; 6. Mira Costa; 7. Mark Keppel; 8. Elsinore; 9. Whittier; 10. Redlands; 11. Summit; 12. Tesoro; 13. West Ranch; 14. Ventura; 15. Canyon Country Canyon; 16. AB Miller.

Division 2A - 1. La Mirada; 2. Compton; 3. Redlands East Valley; 4. Santa Barbara; 5. Righetti; 6. Hart; 7. Colony; 8. Lynwood; 9. Buena; 10. Agoura; 11. Sunny Hills; 12. Savanna; 13. Moorpark; 14. San Juan Hills; 15. Western; 16. Dominguez.

Division 3AA – 1. Damien; 2. Sonora; 3. Gahr; 4. Bonita; 5. San Marcos; 6. Los Altos; 7. Arlington; 8. Diamond Ranch; 9. La Sierra; 10. Palm Springs; 11. Buena Park; 12. Sultana; 13. El Dorado; 14. Pasadena; 15. Yorba Linda; 16. Northwood.

Division 3A – 1. Cathedral; 2. Cantwell Sacred Heart; 3. Alemany; 4. tie., Corona del Mar and Tahquitz; 6. Bishop Amat; 7. Beverly Hills; 8. Esperanza; 9. La Canada; 10. Hacienda Heights Wilson; 11. Servite; 12. Hoover; 13. South Pasadena; 14. Pioneer; 15. Gabrielino; 16. tie, Antelope Valley and Garden Grove Pacifica.

Division 4AA - 1. Bishop Montgomery; 2. Orange Lutheran; 3. Chaminade; 4. Crespi; 5. Mission Prep; 6. Harvard Westlake; 7. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 8. Morningside; 9. St. Francis; 10. JSerra; 11. Oaks Christian; 12. Pasadena Muir; 13. Atascadero; 14. Rancho Mirage; 15. Workman; 16. Covina.

Division 4A - 1. Campbell Hall; 2. Maranatha; 3. Buckley; 4. Don Bosco Tech; 5. Cerritos Valley Chr.; 6. St. Genevieve; 7. Trinity Classical; 8. Paraclete; 9. Crean; 10. Whittier Chr.; 11. La Salle; 12. St. Monica; 13. Riverside Prep; 14. Heritage Chr.; 15., tie, St. Bonaventure and San Gabriel Academy.

Division 5AA - 1. Sierra Canyon; 2. Brentwood; 3. Windward; 4. Viewpoint; 5. Saddleback valley Chr.; 6. Crossroads; 7. Santa Maria St. Joseph; 8. New Comm Jewish; 9. St. Margaret; 10. Yashiva; 11. Providence; 12. Loma Linda; 13. tie, Oakwood and Chadwick; 15. Woodcrest Chr.; 16. Flintridge Prep.

Division 5A - 1. Bell-Jeff; 2. Rancho Chr.; 3. Capistrano Valley Chr.; 4. St. Bernard; 5. Santa Clarita Chr.; 6. Shalhevet; 7. Valley Torah; 8. Lone Pine; 9. Bishop Diego; 10. Faith Baptist; 11. Pacifica Chr.; 12. Vistamar; 13. Tarbut V’Torah; 14. McAuliffe; 15. Mary Star of the Sea; 16. Pilibos.

Division 6 - 1. Price; 2. Orangewood Aca.; 3. Hesperia Chr.; 4. California Luth.; 5. LA Adventist; 6. Rio Hondo Prep; 7. Joshua Springs; 8. Apple Valley Chr.; 9. Upland Chr.; 10. Santa Maria Valley Chr.; 11. Lee Vining; 12. Acaciawood Aca.; 13. tie., Antelope Valley Chr. and Besant Hill; 15. Shandon; 16. Hemet Cornerstone Chr.

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CIF girls basketball rankings

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Division 1AA - 1. Mater Dei; 2. Long Beach Poly; 3. Chaminade; 4. Alemany; 5. Vista Murrieta; 6. Ventura; 7. Canyon Springs; 8. Etiwanda; 9. Serra; 10. Corona Centennial; 11. Millikan; 12. Windward; 13. Lynwood; 14. Valencia; 15. Chino Hills; 16. tie, Great Oak and San Clemente.

Division 1A – 1. Cajon; 2. Foothill; 3. Burbank Burroughs; 4. tie, Troy and West Torrance; 6. Murrieta Valley; 7. Valley View; 8. tie, Edison and Huntington Beach; 10. Paloma Valley; 11. Arroyo Valley; 12. Peninsula; 13. Placentia Valencia; 14. Burbank; 15. Westminster; 16. Yucaipa.

Division 2AA - 1. Redondo Union; 2. Mira Costa; 3. Mark Keppel; 4. Santa Barbara; 5. Eisenhower; 6. tie, Oak Hills and Summit; 8. Tesoro; 9. Norco; 10. Arroyo Grande; 11. Canyon Country; 12. Woodbridge; 13. Thousand Oaks; 14. West Covina; 15. Walnut; 16. San Gabriel.

Division 2A - 1. South Torrance; 2. Buena; 3. Hart; 4. Lakeside; 5. San Jacinto; 6. Rio Mesa; 7. tie, Murrieta Mesa and Patriot; 9. Agoura; 10. Cerritos; 11. Grand Terrace; 12. tie., Golden Valley and Lawndale; 14. Colony; 15. Redlands East Valley; 16. El Modena.

Division 3AA - 1. Brea Olinda; 2. North Torrance; 3. El Dorado; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. Northwood; 6. Sonora; 7. Antelope Valley; 8. Esperanza; 9. South Hills; 10. Gabrielino; 11. Garden Grove Pacifica; 12. Gahr; 13. La Sierra; 14. Calabasas; 15. Palm Springs; 16. tie, Indio and Torrance.

Division 3A - 1. Orange Lutheran; 2. South Pasadena; 3. Santa Margarita; 4. Brentwood; 5. tie, Barstow and Lompoc; 7. Lakewood St. Joseph; 8. Lompoc Cabrillo; 9. La Canada; 10. El Segundo; 11. Ocean View; 12. Atascadero; 13. Ridgecrest Burroughs; 14. Covina; 15. Los Altos; 16. Hacienda Heights Wilson.

Division 4AA - 1. Sierra Canyon; 2. JSerra; 3. Oaks Christian; 4. Harvard Westlake; 5. Bishop Montgomery; 6. St. Monica; 7. Rosary; 8. Duarte; 9. Twentynine Palms; 10. Louisville; 11. Estancia; 12. Flintridge Sacred Heart; 13. St. Lucy’s; 14. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 15. Santa Ynez; 16. Laguna Beach.

Division 4A - 1. Fairmont Prep; 2. St. Paul; 3. Cantwell Sacred Heart; 4. Heritage Chr.; 5. Marymount; 6. St. Anthony; 7. Loma Linda; 8. Marlborough; 9. AGBU/Canoga Park; 10. St. Genevieve; 11. Maranatha; 12. Riverside Notre Dame; 13. Notre Dame Academy; 14. Viewpoint; 15. University Prep; 16. tie, Sage Hill and Paraclete.

Division 5AA - 1. Bishop Diego; 2. Bloomington Christian; 3. Holy Martyrs; 4. Mesa Grande; 5. Avalon; 6. Tarbu V’Torah; 7. Desert Christian; 8. Faith Baptist; 9. Villanova Prep; 10. Academy Careers/Exploration; 11. Trinity Classical; 12. Boron; 13. Pilibos; 14. St. Bernard; 15. Le Lycee; 16. Riverside Christian.

Division 6 - 1. Price; 2. California Lutheran; 3. Crossroads; 4. La Sierra Academy; 5. Cornerstone; 6. Rio Hondo Prep; 7. Palm Valley; 8. St. Monica; 9. Hesperia Christianl 10. Big Pine; 11. LA Adventist; 12. Renaissance Academy; 13. Pilgrim; 14. Baker Valley; 15. Noli Indian; 16. Apple Valley Christian.

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CIF boys soccer polls

Division 1 - 1. Servite; 2. El Toro; 3. Loyola; 4. Santa Barbara; 5. JSerra; 6. Warren; 7. Paramount; 8. San Clemente; 9. Huntington Beach; 10. tie, Royal and Downey.

Division 2 - 1. Millikan; 2. Aliso Niguel; 3. Anaheim; 4. Sunny Hills; 5. Santa Ana; 6. Riverside Poly; 7. Foothill; 8. California; 9. Long Beach Cabrillo; 10. Valley View.

Division 3 - 1. Cathedral; 2. Alta Loma; 3. Chaffey; 4. Claremont; 5. La Sierra; 6. Redlands East Valley; 7. Oxnard; 8. Diamond Bar; 9. Damien; 10., tie Salesian, Ontario and San Luis Obispo.

Division 4 – 1. Bellflower; 2. South Torrance; 3. Sierra Vista; 4. El Segundo; 5. Hart; 6. Oak Hills; 7. Placentia Valencia; 8. Santa Paula; 9. Lakeside; 10. Estancia.

Division 5 - 1. Granite Hills; 2. Indian Springs; 3. Charter Oak; 4. La Puente; 5. Rialto; 6. Ganesha; 7. Tahquitz; 8. Garden Grove Santiago; 9. Animo Leadership; 10. tie, Barstow and Diamond Ranch.

Division 6 - 1. Monrovia; 2. Pasadena Poly; 3. Ontario Christian; 4. Nogales; 5. Moreno Valley; 6. Shadow Hills; 7. Lennox Academy; 8. La Canada; 9. Arrowhead Christian; 10. tie, Maranatha and Flintridge Prep.

Division 7 - 1. Fillmore; 2. Laguna Beach; 3. West Shores; 4. Avalon; 5. Grace Brethren; 6. Southlands Christian; 7. Calvary Murrieta; 8. Mammoth; 9. Milliken Community; 10. Buckley.

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CIF girls soccer polls

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Los Osos and Alta Loma squared off on Tuesday with the Braves prevailing 3-0

Division 1- 1. Aliso Niguel; 2. Tesoro; 3. Esperanza; 4. Huntington Beach; 5. Edison; 6. Anaheim Canyon; 7. Harvard Westlake; 8. Chino Hills; 9. Santa Margarita; 10. Los Osos.

Division 2 - 1. Oaks Christian; 2. Corona Santiago; 3. Mira Costa; 4. Vista Murrieta; 5. Temecula Chaparral; 6. Westlake; 7. Corona; 8. Troy; 9. Peninsula; 10. tie., Palos Verdes and Corona del Mar.

Division 3 - 1. Quartz Hills; 2. South Torrance; 3. West Torrance; 4. Buena; 5. Torrance; 6. Brea Olinda; 7. South Hills; 8. Arroyo Grande; 9. Cypress; 10. Warren.

Division 4 – 1. Serrano; 2. Oak Park; 3. La Mirada; 4. Alemany; 5. Arcadia; 6. Royal; 7. Mayfair; 8. San Marino; 9. La Canda; 10. Monrovia.

Division 5 – 1. Alta Loma; 2. Hemet; 3. Estancia; 4. La Quinta; 5. Santa Ana Calvary Chapel; 6. Palm Desert; 7. Segerstrom; 8. Ocean View; 9. Oxnard Pacifica; 10. tie, La Serna and Rio Mesa.

Division 6 - 1. Temescal Canyon; 2. Grand Terrace; 3. Summit; 4. Sierra Vista; 5. Maranatha; 6. Schurr; 7. Patriot; 8. Gabrielino; 9. South El Monte; 10. San Gorgonio.

Division 7 - 1. Grace Brethren; 2. Riverside Prep; 3. Big Bear; 4. St. Anthony; 5. St. Genevieve; 6. Shadow Hills; 7. Academy for Academic Excellence; 8. St. Monica; 9. Tarbu V’ Torah; 10. Foothill Tech.

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CIF girls water polo polls

Division 1 - 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Foothill; 3. Newport Harbor; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. San Marcos; 6. Los Alamitos; 7. Orange Lutheran; 8. Dos Pueblos; 9. Santa Margarita; 10. Mater Dei.

Division 2 - 1. Agoura; 2. El Toro; 3. San Clemente; 4. Murrieta Valley; 5. Montebello; 6. Los Osos; 7. Dana Hills; 8. Vista Murrieta; 9. St. Lucy’s; 10. Long Beach Wilson.

Division 3 – 1 Arroyo Grande; 2. Corina Santiago; 3. Riverside King; 4. Palos Verdes; 5. Roosevelt; 6. Mira Costa; 7. Troy 8. La Serna; 9. Harvard Westlake; 10. Peninsula.

Division 4 - 1. Royal; 2. Riverside Poly; 3. Mission Viejo; 4. Ayala; 5. Cerritos; 6. Bonita; 7. Crescenta Valley; 8. Laguna Hills; 9. Trabuco Hills; 10. Warren.

Division 5 - 1. Palm Desert; 2. Los Altos; 3. Rio Mesa; 4. Yucaipa; 5. Charter Oak; 6. Cajon; 7. Temple City; 8. Monrovia; 9. Redlands East Valley; 10. Oxnard.

Division 6 - 1. Pasadena Poly; 2. Ocean View; 3. Garden Grove Pacifica; 4. Santa Monica; 5. Segerstrom; 6. Cypress; 7. Westridge; 8. Mayfield; 9. Tustin; 10. Temescal Canyon.

Division 7 - 1. Hillcrest; 2. Los Amigos; 3. Savanna; 4. Santa Ana Valley; 5. Alta Loma; 6. Riverside Notre Dame; 7. Garden Grove; 8. La Serna; 9. Cate; 10. San Gorgonio.

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Jeremy Hemsley breaks Damien’s career scoring record

Senior Jeremy Hemsley of Damien High School tossed in 19 points in the Spartans’ 70-27 Baseline League win over Upland on Friday.

That showing gave the San Diego State commit the school’s career scoring record. He now has 1,767 points which boosted him past Victor Leslie who had held the mark for two decades.

Spartans coach Matt Dunn said since the game was on the road there was no stoppage of play to recognize the moment. The coach added that the 6-foot-4 guard would be honored at an upcoming game.

Hemsley sat out much of the second half with the game in hand.

The Spartans (13-2, 1-0) play at Etiwanda on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

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Mario Gomez out as Diamond Ranch football coach

The latest football vacancy is a little harder to understand. It’s Diamond Ranch, where Mario Gomez has been let go after just one year.

The Panthers didn’t do poorly. They were 6-4, but 2-3 and fourth in the Hacienda League which isn’t one of the best in the Southern Section but is probably slightly above average.

Granted there are behind the scenes things that a reporter isn’t always privy too. So who knows what really lies beneath the surface, if anything.

But letting a guy go after just one season seems a bit harsh. A coach really doesn’t even have his whole system in place. Depending on the timing of his appointment, he may not even have the coaching staff he really wanted.

Gomez was on staff under Roddy Layton so he made a logical choice as Layton’s successor.

Are the program’s standards THAT high that a winning record isn’t good enough? Maybe. But Gomez probably should have been given at least one more year before the carpet was pulled out from under him.

The school’s line is the old “we want to go in another direction.”

OK, we’ll see exactly where it goes from here.

One thing is for sure, it’s been quite the coaching carousel with Diamond Ranch joining the likes of Etiwanda, Alta Loma and Claremont as schools with openings.

San Dimas filled theirs quickly and who knows what is going to happen at Pomona.

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Los Osos senior Paige Halstead earns Junior World Team Invite

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Senior shortstop Paige Halstead of Los Osos High School has been named to the 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team.

She will represent Team USA at the World Cup of Softball X in Southern California in July and the International Softball Federation Junior Women’s World Championship in August in Oklahoma City.

Following a two-day selection process, 17 athletes and three alternates were selected by members of the Women’s National Team Selection Committee.

In all, 11 NCAA Division I universities are represented while six athletes will be finishing up their senior year of high school prior to the 2015 season. Also joining the roster are four athletes who participated at the USA Softball Junior Women’s Open Tryout on Jan. 2.

Team USA is looking to reclaim the Gold Medal at the ISF Junior Women’s World Championship (JWWC) after falling 4-0 to Japan at the 2013 JWWC in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Slated for August 9-15 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, the best 19-Under teams in the world will take to the softball capital of the world to compete for the World Championship.

Halstead helped Los Osos to three straight Baseline League championships, earning the league batting title in two of those three seasons. She hit .500 in 2014 with six homers and 30 RBI, leading all league players with a .568 on base percentage and a .947 slugging.

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