Boys Soccer: Pasadena meets Duarte in wild-card round Tuesday; St. Francis hits the road, meets West Torrance.

CIF-SS PLAYOFFS
WILD-CARD ROUND
TUESDAY
DIVISION 2

Alhambra (Almont at-large) at Tustin (Century at-large)
DIVISION 4
La Salle (Del Rey at-large) at Morningside (Ocean 3)
Pasadena (Pacific at-large) at Duarte (Montview 3)
DIVISION 5
Bolsa Grande (Garden Grove at-large) at South Pasadena (Rio Hondo 3)
Monrovia (Rio Hondo at-large) at Pacific (San Andreas at-large)

FIRST ROUND
THURSDAY
DIVISION 1

St. Francis (Mission 4) at West Torrance (Bay 1)
DIVISION 4
Muir (Pacific 2) at Hueneme (Pacific View 2
DIVISION 5
Perris (Sunbelt 3) at La Canada (Rio Hondo 1)
St. Genevieve (Santa Fe 2) at Temple City (Rio Hondo 2)
DIVISION 6
San Jacinto (Mountain Pass 1) at Maranatha (Alpha 1)
Barstow (Desert Sky 3) at Pasadena Poly

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Girls Soccer: Arcadia, Pasadena Poly, Maranatha open playoffs at home in wild-card round of CIF-SS Playoffs

CIF-SS PLAYOFFS
WILD-CARD
WEDNESDAY
DIVISION 2

Palmdale (Golden at-large) at Arcadia (Pacific 3)
DIVISION 3
Mayfield (Prep at-large) at Beverly Hills (Ocean 3)
Bellflower (Suburban at-large) at Pasadena Poly (Prep 3)
DIVISION 5
La Reina (Tri Valley 4) at Maranatha (Olympic 3)

FIRST ROUND
FRIDAY
DIVISION 2

Brea Olinda (Century 3) at Flintridge Sacred Heart (Mission 1)
Estancia (Orange Coast 2) vs. Flintridge Prep (Prep 2) at Glendale Sports Complex
DIVISION 5
South Pasadena (Rio Hondo 3) at Cerritos Valley Christian (Olympic 1)
La Reina-Maranatha winner at San Marino (Rio Hondo 1)
La Canada (Rio Hondo 2) at Oak Park (Tri Valley 2)
Ramona Convent (Sunshine 3) at Paloma Valley (Sunblet 2)
DIVISION 7
Azusa (Montview 2) at San Gabriel Mission (Horizon 2)
Alverno (Horizon 1) bye

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Boys Basketball: Who will be the last team standing?

CIF-SS PLAYOFFS
FIRST ROUND
WEDNESDAY
DIVISION 1AA
Arcadia (Pacifica 4) at Pacifica/Oxnard (Pacific View 1)
DIVISION 2A
West Valley (Sunbelt 3) at Keppel (Almont 2)
Culver City (Ocean at-large) at Pasadena (Pacific 1)
DIVISION 3A
Pacifica/GG (Empire 3) at Temple City (Rio Hondo 2T)
Brea Olinda (Century 3) at La Canada (Rio Hondo 1)
Campbell Hall (Olympic 2T) at rosemead (Mission Valley 1T)
DIVISION 4AA
South Pasadena (Rio Hondo, at-large) at Price (Freelance)
St. Francis (Mission at-large) at Gabrielino (Mission Valley 1T)
Cathedral (Del Rey at-large) at Monrovia (Rio Hondo 2T)
DIVISION 4A
Muir (Pacific at large_ at Oaks Christian (Tri Valley 2)
Blair (Rio Hondo at-large) at La Salle (Camino Real 1)
Marantha (Alpha 3) at Kern Valley (High Desert 3)
DIVISION 5AA
San Marino (Rio Hondo at-large) at Calvary Chapel/SA (Orange Coast 2T)
Santa Clara (Tri-Valley at-large) at Flintridge Prep (Prep 1)
Calvary Murrieta (Big Sky 3) at Pasadena Poly (Prep 2)
DIVISION 5A
Arrowhead Christian (Christian at-large) at Renaissance Academy (Freelance)
San Gabriel Academy (Westside 4) at Bell-Jeff (Santa Fe 2)
DIVISION 6AA
Maricopa (Coast Valley 3) at Rio Hondo Prep (Prep 3)

FRIDAY
DIVISION 6A

Public Safety Academy-Summit View winner at AGBU (International 1)

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Girls basketball: Alhambra, La Caada, Muir, Pasadena Poly are looking to make some noise in the playoffs

CIF-SS PLAYOFFS
FIRST ROUND
THURSDAY
DIVISION 1AA
Los Osos (Baseline 3) at Alhambra (Almont 1)
DIVISION 1A
Arcadia (Pacific at-large) at Santa Monica (Ocean 1)
DIVISION 2A
Culver City (Ocean at-large) at Keppel (Almont 2T)
Pasadena (Pacific 4) at Jurupa Valley (Sunkist 2)
DIVISION 3A
Monrovia (Rio Hondo at large) at Rosemead (Mission Valley 1)
Gabrielino (Mission Valley at-large) at Bonita (Miramonte 2)
Charter Oak (Miramonte at-large) at Muir (Pacific 1)
DIVISION 4AA
Chaminade (Mission at-large) at Duarte (Montview 2)
Corona del Mar (Pacific Coast at-large) at La Canada (Rio Hondo 1)
Centennial/Compton (Pioneer 3) at South Pasadena (Rio Hondo 2)
DIVISION 4A
Blair (Rio Hondo 3) at Santa Ynez (Los Padres 3)
Big Bear (De Anza at-large) at Maranatha (Alpha 2)
Flintridge Sacred Heart (Mission at-large) at Notre Dame Academy (Sunshine 2T)
San Marino (Rio Hondo at-large) at La Salle (Camino Real 3)
DIVISION 5AA
Brentwood (Olympic at-large) at Alverno (Horizon 1)
Westridge (Prep 4) at Animo Leadership (Harbor 1T)
St. Matthias (Santa Cruz 3) at Flintridge Prep (Prep 2)
DIVISION 5A
Mayfield (Prep at-large) at St. Anthony (Santa Cruz 2) top seed
Pasadena Poly (Prep 1), bye
DIVISION 6AA
Rio Hondo Prep (Prep at-large) at L.A. Adventist (Mulholland 1)
Waverly (International 4) at Laguna Blanca (Condor 1)
Valley Christian/SM (Coast Valley 2) at AGBU (International 2)

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Girls Water Polo: Playoffs begin Tuesday with wild-card

The pairings were released earlier today, and here are the eight area teams taking part in the playoffs, which begin Tuesday with wild-card round action and continue Thursday with the first-round.

CIF-SS PLAYOFFS
WILD-CARD
TUESDAY
DIVISION 2

Keppel (Almonte 3) at Westlake (Marmonte 3)
DIVISION 6
Ocean View (Golden West 3) at Mayfield (Prep 3)
La Salle (Prep 4) at Carpienteria (Tri-Valley 3)

FIRST ROUND
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DIVISION 4
Pacifica/Oxnard (Pacific View 2) at La Canada (Rio Hondo 2)
Monrovia (Rio Hondo 3) at Crescenta Valley (Pacific 1)
Oxnard-Righetti winner at South Pasadena (Rio Hondo 1)
San Luis Obispo (PAC 7 2) at Pasadena (Pacific 2)
DIVISION 6
Pasadena Poly (Prep 2) at Pacifica/Garden Grove (Empire 1)

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Looking like La Salle of old, they almost knock off unbeaten Bishop Amat, settling for a huge 1-1 draw


Bishop Amat High School’s April Juarez scored the equalizer in the 70th minute, but she was disappointed as La Salle celebrates Friday’s 1-1 draw.

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
While La Salle gained some much needed swagger heading into next week’s CIF-Southern Section Division 4 girls soccer playoffs, top-ranked Bishop Amat found out what it was made of with its undefeated season in jeopardy. Guess that’s why Friday’s 1-1 draw after 80 minutes and two overtimes was appealing to both coaches.

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Hey La Salle, think you can stop Amat soccer’s unbeaten streak? I’m there, will let you know what happened later … Playoff pairings on Sunday

The Bishop Amat girls soccer team (24-0-1) takes on La Salle today at 3:30 p.m., in hopes of completing an undefeated regular season heading into the D-4 playoffs next week. With Miguel off, I’m covering it and will report back later, though we know what the outcome’s gonna be :). For all of you who want to talk soccer heading into Sunday’s pairings announcements, here’s your chance. BTW, what happened to those great Arcadia teams, the ones with Brittany Klein, Aarti Jain, Ashley Nick, etc, etc. I know the FSHA team is all world, but I’m not sure they could have touched those Arcadia teams. And what’s going on with La Salle, how far have they fallen since Kasey Johnson led them to a title? Or the Rio Hondo League, there was a time when La Canada, South Pas, San Marino and even Monrovia were chasing CIF titles. Heck, even I remember when Pasadena Poly was the king in town. Boy how times have changed. At least St. Francis is still St. Francis.

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Longtime friends Tucker, Smalley guiding rival schools

Not many people can say they remain good friends with those they grew up going to school with, let alone people whom they didn’t even attend school with. That’s what makes Tim Tucker and Gamal Smalley’s friendship all the more unusual.

Tucker, 49, is Pasadena High School’s longtime boys basketball coach who is in his 15th season at the helm. Smalley, 51, is in his first season coaching Muir’s boys basketball team.

Tucker and Smalley grew up playing pickup basketball at local parks in Pasadena, but they didn’t play on the same high school team. Tucker went to Pasadena and Smalley went to Muir. They didn’t even play against each other; Smalley was a senior with the Mustangs and Tucker was a sophomore on the Bulldogs’ varsity team, but didn’t play when the teams met.

“But back then everybody played all day and every day when we weren’t in school,” Tucker said. “We didn’t have PlayStation or anything like that. The recreation was to get up, play basketball, eat lunch, play basketball and you traveled from gym to gym, so we knew all the guys.”

Thirty five years later, their friendship remains strong, but it was one heated conversation over the phone that has led to Smalley and Tucker squaring off on the hardwood when their teams meet for the second time this season today at 5 p.m. at Pasadena High.

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Girls Basketball: Where’s the love for Rosemead?

I’ll start by saying it was the first girls basketball game I covered at Rosemead High. But here’s my beef. Rosemead clinched the Mission Valley League title outright Wednesday night with a 42-27 win over Arroyo, and the Panthers can’t even get better than a decent sized home crowd? Are you kidding me? Rosemead has won seven of its nine last league championships. Don’t tell me ‘Mead fans are just used to this kind of treatment. What, are they waiting for the playoffs. These girls deserved better. The crowd did get bigger when the boys game started, but no doubt this season belongs to the Panthers, who now are 18-4 and 9-0 in league. It was also Rosemead’s second straight league title. Granted, the game wasn’t all that pretty to see, what with Arroyo (14-11, 6-3) shooting 23 percent on the night. But at the very least you should have gone to see one of the area’s best shooting guards in senior Evelyn Ramirez, pictured below. She scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had seven steals. The Panthers no doubt will miss Ramirez, a four-year letterman, after she graduates, but not to worry. Rosemead will have another future four-year letterman in fellow freshman Melody Gauthier, daughter of Rosemead coach Jay Gauthier. Melody scored 12 points and went 3 for 4 from the 3-point line. And believe me, those 3-pointers were way out in the boonies, college stuff right there.

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