SOFTBALL: Early schedules

Friday, February 29
San Gabriel at San Marino
Monrovcia vs. La Salle at Sierra Madre Villa LDS
Alta Loma at Arcadia
Blair at Westridge
Mayfield at Ramona Convent
Alhambra at Pasadena

Saturday, March 1
Brea-Olinda Tournament

South Pasadena vs. Sunny Hills, 1 p.m.
Duarte Freeway Tournament
Monrovia vs. Marshall, 10 a.m.
Crescenta Valley vs. La Canada, 10 a.m.
Etiwanda vs. Duarte, noon
Alverno vs. Gladstone, noon
Flintridge Sacred Heart vs. Whittier, 2 p.m.
Covina vs. Pasadena Poly, 2 p.m.
La Salle vs. Baldwin Park, 4 p.m.
Azusa vs. Maranatha, 4 p.m.

Monday, March 3
Duarte Freeway Tournament

Monrovia vs. Maranatha, 3 p.m.
Alverno vs. Pasadena Poly, 3 p.m.
Etiwanda vs. La Salle, 5 p.m.
Flintridge Sacred Heart vs. La Canada, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4
Duarte Freeway Tournament

Azusa vs. Marshall, 3 p.m.
Crescenta Valley vs. Flintridge Sacred Heart, 3 p.m.
Alverno vs. Covina, 5 p.m.
Pasadena Poly vs. Gladstone, 5 p.m.
Baldwin Park vs. Duarte, 7 p.m.
Whittier vs. La Canada, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5
Duarte Freeway Tournament

Maranatha vs. Marshall, 3 p.m.
La Salle vs. Duarte, 5 p.m.

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BOYS BASKETBALL: The little school that did

Yes, this is a sort of Tribune and Inland Valley Bulletin school, but La Verne Lutheran proved me wrong.
The Trojans defeated Pacific Hills 57-56 to win the CIF-SS Division V-AA title.
It’s kind of fitting that Jordan Sally hit the game-winning layup late in the game.
Sally was a novalty in prep sports as he was an in-season transfer from Bishop Amat. What makes it even more interesting is he went from a Catholic school to a Lutheran school. But since the CIF approved it, who am I to say anything but congratulations to them?

I’m posting this here because there’s a possibility that La Verne Lutheran could face none other than Renaissance Academy in the state playoffs next week. That would be an interesting matchup to say the least.

Question: Who would win?

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Above: La Verne Lutheran celebrates victory over Pacific Hills. (Photo from the Inland Valley Bulletin)

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BASEBALL: Moors have high hopes

Alhambra earns area’s No. 1 preseason ranking

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Above: Alhambra’s Noe Ramirez. (Staff Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz)

1. Alhambra (22-5)
2. Monrovia (24-6)
3. Arcadia (15-11)
4. Temple City (20-8)
5. San Marino (15-7)
6. Gabrielino (19-7)
7. Maranatha (15-11-1)
8. La Canada (10-11)
9. South Pasadena (8-14)
10. Pasadena Poly (24-2)

Others to watch
St. Francis, La Salle.
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