Bishop Amat continued its impressive showing on the passing circuit by winning the Bonita Air Assault on Saturday.
The Lancers beat Upland in the championship game. The Air Assault was Amat’s second strong showing of the passing circuit. The Lancers were runners-up to Santa Margarita in the Claremont Tournament last month.
Aram’s take: As I’ve said many times this offseason, this Amat team has juice. Obviously, the Super Sophs are gonna be a dynamic class. But the Lancers also have the best QB in these parts in Koa Haynes. A major force in Anthony Camargo. An up-and-comer in Isaac Archer. Yes, “it’s only passing league”. But when a team like Amat, which typically struggles during the passing circuit, wins a major tournament like Bonita to go along with a runner-up finish at Claremont, then you have to take notice.
Koa Haynes and Amat dart to 5-0 start at Bonita Air Assault.
SATURDAY’S FIRST GAMES
Note: Valencia and Santiago are the top-two seed and get first-game byes.
First games at 3 p.m.
Bishop Amat vs. Damien (varsity baseball field)
Mira Costa vs. South El Monte
Chino Hills vs. Kaiser
Villa Park vs. Northview
Bonita vs. Upland
Rancho Cucamonga vs. Lynwood
Glendora vs. Peninsula
Etiwanda vs. Ayala
Los Osos vs. Ontario Chr.
Arroyo vs. Santa Fe
Culver City vs. Servite
Charter Oak vs. Citrus Valley
South Hills vs. Walnut
Monrovia vs. Desert
Lost in the shuffle of everybody flipping out over the naming of the Palomares League for the 2014-18 cycle is the fact that the Miramonte League is back.
When the Mt. SAC Area did its re-leaguing in May, you’ll recall that a new league was created that features Edgewood, Bassett, Ganesha, Garey, La Puente and Pomona. That new league will be called the Miramonte League.
Those of you with half a memory will recall that the Miramonte League folded at the outset of the last re-leaguing cycle with some of its teams going to the then-new Hacienda League and others going to the Sierra League or Valle Vista League.
The Miramonte League used to be Charter Oak, Los Altos, Diamond Ranch, Wilson and Bonita. Obviously, the revived version of the Miramonte League will be quite different. ENJOY!!!
HIGHLIGHTS OF RHP’s WIN OVER MISSION PREP (for argument’s sake)
Aram’s take: Although you don’t see me in this trailer, I was interviewed for this documentary and will probably end up being in the finished product. Robert J. Morales looks like he really knows what he’s doing and I cannot wait to watch this.