Star-News Pick’em: Your picks and ours

Keith Lair and I will go head-to-head in the Star-News Pick’em. Here is this week’s predictions along with how we did last week.

Last Week: Ramirez (15-4); Lair (15-4)
Season: Ramirez (45-21); Lair (45-21)

Last week: Keith and I had decent weeks, tying, splitting our different picks. I got him with Monrovia’s win over San Dimas and Crescenta Valley beating La Canada. But I gave him two back, chosing the wrong side of La Salle’s big win over Maranatha and Blair’s loss to Douglass.
This Week: This week’s big game comes on Thursday when Monrovia has its big step-up game vs. South Hills at Covina District Field. I’ve got the Wildcats in a close game, low-scoring game. South Hills plays good defense, where Monrovia seems to have an athletic advantage, which should be enough in a 14-10 win. The other interesting angle this week is the opening of Pacific League play. I like Muir over Crescenta Valley and Pasadena over Glendale, but going with Burroughs over Arcadia.

This week’s schedule and predictions:
Note: Keith Lair will provide his picks later
THURSDAY

Monrovia vs. South Hills at Covina District Field, 7 p.m. – Ramirez (Monrovia); Lair (Monrovia)
Duarte at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Duarte); Lair (Duarte)
FRIDAY
Crescenta Valley at Muir, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Muir); Lair (Muir)
Pasadena at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Pasadena); Lair (Pasadena)
San Gabriel at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (San Gabriel); Lair (San Gabriel)
Beverly Hills at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (San Marino); Lair (San Marino)
Alhambra at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (South Pasadena); Lair (South Pasadena)
Maranatha at South El Monte, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (South El Monte); Lair (Maranatha)
St. Francis vs. West Ranch at Valencia HS, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (St. Francis); Lair (St. Francis)
Roybal at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Gabrielino); Lair (Gabrielino)
Arcadia at Burroughs, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Burroughs); Lair (Arcadia)
Eagle Rock at La Canada, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (La Canada); Lair (Eagle Rock)
Flintridge Prep vs. Malibu at Occidental College, 7 p.m. – Ramirez (Malibu); Lair (Malibu)
La Salle at Westchester — Ramirez (La Salle); Lair (La Salle)
Santa Clarita Chr. at Keppel, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (SCC); Lair (SCC)
Paraclete vs. Marshall at PHS, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Paraclete); Lair (Paraclete)
SATURDAY
Verbum Dei at Bosco Tech, 10 a.m. — Ramirez (Bosco Tech); Lair (Verbum Dei)
Villanova Prep at Pasadena Poly, 1 p.m. — Ramirez (Poly); Lair (Poly)