La Canada, Monrovia soccer teams play scoreless tie


MONROVIA — The Monrovia High School boys soccer team was trying to make a key adjustment to its defensive lineup. La Canada was trying to shut out the Wildcats for the first time.

Both succeeded in Wednesday’s key Rio Hondo League game, which ended in a scoreless tie. Monrovia remained undefeated (15-0-3, 2-0-1) and La Canada (6-6-3, 1-1-1) remained right there with the Wildcats in the league title race.

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First-place South Pas follows La Canada win with rout of Temple City …

Proving last Friday’s win over La Canada was no fluke, the South Pasadena High School boys basketball team set its sights on taking full control of the Rio Hondo League on Wednesday night.

Standing in the way was visiting Temple City, which entered the night tied atop the league with the Tigers, but it didn’t take very long to see who the clear class of the league is for now.

South Pasadena bolted to a early double-figure lead and never looked back in a 77-69 win. The Tigers are now alone in first place and served notice they’ll be a force to reckon with the rest of winter.

“That’s what we’re capable of,” South Pasadena coach David Lutzeier said. “When we play our best game, I really think we’re unstoppable offensively. We consider ourselves the front runner in the league.

“We really think we’re the best team in this league and we don’t feel like we’re upsetting anybody. We know what we’re capable of.”

Lutzeier and the Tigers might know it, but it probably took the past two games for everyone else to believe it. South Pasadena improved to 11-5 overall and 3-0 in league. Temple City fell to 11-8 and 2-1 in league.

The Rams never really had a chance given South Pasadena’s hot start. Joey Toyama hit four 3-pointers in the first half and the Tigers eventually led by over 20 points in the second quarter. Toyama finished with a game-high 25 points.

After falling in such a big first-half hole, Temple City slowly chipped away at the lead and with South Pasadena cooling off just a bit in the third quarter, the Rams were able to twice cut the lead to 10 points.

But South Pasadena found offense each time to repel the threat. Leading 61-51 to start the fourth quarter, Christian Lee hit a 3-pointer for the Tigers on their first possession of the final period. Greg Luck, who had 19 points, later added another 3-pointer and the lead ballooned back out to 15.

“We had a horrible start,” Temple City coach Eric Chin said. “They hit a couple of big shots and it was just a big deficit to come back from. They’re a very good team. Very well-coached. It’s just hard to come back from that.”

Lutzeier emptied out his bench late in the fourth quarter, which allowed the score to get cosmetically more appealing for Rams fans. The two teams meet again at Temple City on Feb. 6.

“I really thought we’d come out a little bit hungover from that (La Canada) win,” Lutzeier said of his team. “I’m proud of the way they stepped up. They surprised me.”

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Wednesday Recap: Temple City girls soccer coach Joe Franco leads Rams to four straight years of 10-plus wins.

Girls soccer
Temple City 1, South Pasadena 0 –Genesis Cruz scored the winning goal with an assist from Kristen Chen for the Rams (10-5-2, 2-1) in a Rio Hondo League win. Goalies Madison Lum and Summer Hofstad recorded their second shutout of the season for Temple City. Coach Joe Franco has led Temple City to four straight years of 10-plus wins.
Westridge 3, Azusa 1 — Makala Thomas, Charlotte Stephens and Ella Rushing each scored for the Tigers (4-5, 1-5) in a nonleague win.

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Maranatha’s Tyler Dorsey puts up 43 to beat Whittier Christian

LA HABRA >> The Maranatha High School boys basketball team was just waiting for Tyler Dorsey to get on a roll.

The Minutemen senior finally got going in the second quarter and carried Maranatha to a 71-54 Olympic League victory over Whittier Christian on Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-5 wingman scored 30 of his game-high 43 points in the final three quarters, making 11 of 15 shots, including five 3-pointers. He shot 14 for 23 for the game with seven 3-pointers.

“When he’s feeling it, we just let him go,” Maranatha coach Tim Tucker said.

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ROSTERS set for Hall of Fame All-Star Game on Jan. 30 …

When: Fri, Jan. 30
Where: West Covina HS, 7:30 p.m.


Coaches: Paul Schilling (Crescenta Valley), Steve Bogan (Maranatha)

Chase Walker WR Crescenta Valley
Christian Herrera DB El Monte
Israel Royal WR/RB Franklin
Jordan Lobianco WR Crescenta Valley
Josh Benson WR/RB Arcadia
Tyler Ili OLB West Covina
Caleb Devine RB Maranatha
Michael Fulton DE/LB Muir
Tevita Sina DE Los Altos
Xavious Boone DB Maranatha
Eli Snyder QB Maranatha
Jorge Reyna QB Pasadena
Brian Reyes LB Muir
Octavius Spencer WR Monrovia
Jean-luc Dauphiney DB Cantwell/Sacred Heart
Nick Jovanelly WR Eagle Rock
Aiden Anding LB Burroughs
David Smith DB Muir
Nick Cantong DB Burbank
Tony Toledo RB Burbank
Fernando Espinosa DB El Monte
Carter Otte WR Verdugo Hills
Jasper Chavez OLB Rosemead
Raul Alegria LB Eagle Rock
Josh Herrera DL West Covina
Blake Cusick K/P Monrovia
Michael Sahagun LB Rosemead
Chris Osorio RB Wilson (H.H.)
Christian Wiley LB Bishop Amat
Titus Stewart OL/DL Cantwell/Sacred Heart
Christian Walton OL Monrovia
David Tolmachoff OL Los Altos
Robert Sanchez OL Arroyo
Eric Quevedo OL West Covina
Davo Hokobyan OL Crescenta Valley
Andrew Mills OL Burroughs
Drew Nixon OL St. Francis
Andrew Lopez OL Bishop Amat
Cesar Jimenez OLB Franklin
Matt Erickson DE Crescenta Valley
Brandon Arconado WR Bishop Amat
David Jimenez DL Los Altos

Coach: Steve Randall, Colony
Zack Sturdivant QB Chino Hills
Christian Lara QB La Mirada
Josh Radecki OL South Hills
Josiah Grey OL Rancho Cucamonga
Angelo Lojero OL La Mirada
Albert Gonzales OL Whittier
Travis Miller OL La Serna
Ben Northrup OL Glendora
Abel Martinez OL Claremont
Clay Garcelli OL Chino Hills
Jesse Garcia RB South Hills
Angel Verdugo RB Bonita
Pernell Smalley RB Covina
Kenyon Woods WR Pomona
Blake Fisher WR Rancho Cucamonga
Mackenzie Sternquist WR Damien
Malcom Smith WR Los Osos
Keon Stevens WR Etiwanda
Caleb Repp TE Los Osos
Noah Evans TE Whittier Christian
Michael Neal TE Etiwanda
Axl Mendoza K Colony
Sarkis Panossian RB/LB Western Christian
Kele Scott DB Pomona
Desmond Bobo DB Pomona
James Oxier DB Chaffey
Erick Ware DB San Dimas
Ryan Kinnard DB Colony
Julio Reynoso DB Pioneer
Preston Carr LB Don Lugo
Jason Ortiz LB Charter Oak
Jacob Underhill LB Charter Oak
Zack Lewallen LB Glendora
Justin Frasier LB Glendora
Uepi Kaufusi DL Rancho Cucamonga
Patrick Sanchez DL Damien
Peyrn En Twogood DL Claremont
Marcus Lewis DL Chino
Daniel Porraz DL Colony

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San Marino No. 1 in wrestling poll

In the first CIF-SS wrestling poll of the season, San Marino draws the No. 1 ranking in the Western Division. No other west SGV team is ranked

1. San Marino
2. Downey
3. Mayfair
4. Warren
5. California
6. Millikan
7. Montebello
8. Lakewood
9. Glenn
10 Arroyo

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Flintridge Sacred Heart, Rio Hondo Prep jump up in girls hoops polls

CIF-SS girls basketball polls

Division 2AA
1. Redondo Union
2. Mira Costa
3. Mark Keppel (unchanged)
4. Santa Barbara
5. Eisenhower
6. Oak Hills
7. Summit
8. Tesoro
9T. Norco
9T. Arroyo Grande
11. Woodbridge
12. Canyon/Canyon Country
13. Thousand Oaks
14. Walnut
15. West Covina
16. Chino

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

Division 3A
1. Orange Lutheran
2. South Pasadena (unchanged)
3. Santa Margarita
4. Brentwood
5. Lompoc
6. Cabrillo/Lompoc
7. Barstow
8. St. Joseph/Lakewood
9. Ocean View
10. El Segundo
11. La Canada (drops two)
12. Atascadero
13. Burroughs/Ridgecrest
14. Covina
15. Oak Park
16. Los Altos

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

Division 4A
1. Fairmont Prep
2. St. Paul
3. St. Anthony
4. Cantwell Sacred Heart
5. Heritage Christian
6. Marymount
7. Marlborough
8. Loma Linda Academy
9T. Maranatha (moves up three)
9T. Notre Dame/Riverside
11. AGBU/Canoga Park
12. St. Genevieve
13. Notre Dame Academy
14. Viewpoint
15. University Prep
16. Crean Lutheran

Division 5AA
1. Ribet Academy
2. Orangewood Academy
3. Flintridge Prep (unchanged)
4. Mission Prep
5. Providence
6. Aquinas
7. St. Joseph/Santa Maria
8. Santa Clara
9. Buckley
10. Village Christian
11. St. Pius-St. Mathias
12. Webb
13. Desert
14. Pasadena Poly (unchanged)
15. Mary Star of the Sea
16. Valley Christian/Santa Maria

Division 6
1. Price
2. California Lutheran
3. Crossroads
4. Rio Hondo Prep (up two)
5. Cornerstone Christian/Hemet
6. La Sierra Academy
7. Palm Valley
8. Hesperia Christian
8. St. Monica Academy (down one)
10. Big Pine
11. Renaissance Academy (up one)
12. Pilgrim
13. Noli Indian
14. Baker Valley
11. Lucerne Valley
16. Apple Valley Christian

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Pasadena, South Pasadena, La Salle, among boys hoops to make moves

Boys basketball rankings

Division 2AA
1. Glendora
2. Thousand Oaks
3. Lawndale
4. Canyon/Anaheim
5. Mira Costa
6. Ayala
7. Keppel (unchanged)
8. Elsinore
9. Tesoro
10. Redlands
11. West Ranch
12. Whittier
13. Ventura
14. Canyon/Canyon Country
15. Summit
16. Woodbridge

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

Division 3A
1. Cathedral
2. Cantwell Sacred Heart
3. Alemany
4. Corona del Mar
5. Tahquitz
6. Beverly Hills
7. Esperanza
8. Bishop Amat
9. La Canada (unchanged)
10. Servite
11. Hoover
12. South Pasadena (up one)
13. Wilson/Hacienda Heights
14. Gabrielino
15. Pioneer
16. Leuzinger

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

Division 4A
1. Campbell Hall
2. Maranatha (unchanged)
3. Buckley
4T. Bosco Tech (unchanged)
4T. Valley Christian/Cerritos
6. Trinity Classical
7. St. Genevieve
8. Paraclete
9. Crean Lutheran
9. La Salle (up one)
10. Whittier Christian
11. Paraclete
12. St. Monica Catholic
13. Riverside Prep
14. St. Bonaventure
14. Heritage Christian
15. San Gabriel Academy (unchanged)
16. Heritage christian

Division 5AA
1. Sierra Canyon
2. Brentwood
3. Viewpoint
4. Windward
5. Saddleback Valley Christian
6. Crossroads
7. St. Joseph/Santa Maria
8. St. Margaret’s
9. New Community Jewish
10. Yeshiva
11. Oakwood
12. Chadwick
13. Woodcrest Christian
14. Providence
15T. Flintridge Prep (up one)
15T. Loma Linda Academy

Division 6
1. Price
2. Orangewood Academy
3. Hesperia Christian
4. California Lutheran
5. Rio Hondo Prep (up one)
6. Los Angeles Adventist
7. Joshua Springs
8. Upland Christian
9. Apple Valley Christian
10. Valley Christian/Santa Maria
11. Antelope Valley Christian
12. Besant Hill
13T. Lee Vining
13T. Acaciawood Academy
15. Calvary Baptist
16. Cornerstone Christian/Hemet

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Monrovia, Pasadena Poly still 1-2 in boys soccer poll

Monrovia and Pasadena Poly top this week’s CIF-SS Division 6 boys soccer poll:

Division 6
1. Monrovia (unchanged)
2. Pasadena Poly (unchanged)
3. Moreno Valley
4. Arrowhead Christian
5. Shadow Hills
6. Nogales
7. Lennox Academy
9. Ontario Christian
10. La Canada (dropped two)

Other SGVN schools”
D2: 7.California
D3: 6. Diamond Bar, 9. Damien
D4: 3. Sierra Vista
D5: 5. La Puente, 8. Charter Oak

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Marshall, Pasadena Poly enter CIF-SS girls soccer polls

Marshall, Pasadena Poly enter CIF-SS girls soccer polls; Maranatha moves up

Division 3
1. Torrance
2. Brea Olinda
3. Buena
4. Ayala
5. Quartz Hill
6. Cypress
7. South Hills
8. South Torrance
9. Arroyo Grande
10T. Pasadena Poly (first time in Top 10)
10T. El Dorado

Division 4
1. Serrano
2. Oak Park
3. La Mirada
4. Alemany
5. Arcadia (unchanged)
6. Royal
7. Mayfair
8. San Marino (unchanged)
9. Monrovia (moves up one)

10. Sage Hill

Division 6
1. Temescal Canyon
2. Grand Terrace
3. Maranatha (moves up two)
4. Summit
5. Schurr
6. Patriot
7. Gabrielino (moves up one)
8. San Gorgonio
9. Marshall (first time in Top 10)
10T. Sierra Vista
10T Baldwin Park

Other SGVN schools
D5: T10. La Serna

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