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Baseball Chino 9, Buena Park 1 — Kenny Meza pitched five innings with one earned run, Mike Guerrero went 3 for 4 with four RBIs, a double and a triple and Cesar Sandoval went 3 for 3 with three doubles to lead the Cowboys (7-4) to the Anaheim Lions Tournament win. Hewitt 3, South Hills 2 — Gabe Chavez had a double and an RBI and John Dearth had a single for the Huskies (7-3) in a Florida IMG Academy Classic loss. Ryan Cohen and Francisco Ramirez each had a stolen base for South Hills. Gladstone 9, Edgewood 6 — Eric Albarran pitched six innings, striking out three, Martin Tapia went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Juan Cervantes had three RBIs and a double to lead the Gladiators (5-3) to the Jim Graham Memorial Tournament win. Softball Nogales 11, Southland Christian 1 — Lisette Rosales went 3 for 3 with two doubles and Juliana Purcell had two doubles for the Nobles (10-3) in a nonleague win. St. Lucy’s 5, Covina 0 — Dakota Casper was the winning pitcher, she also had a double and an RBI and Katie Greep went 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the Regents (6-5) in a Northview Tournament victory. Carly Pina had a home run and two RBIs and Emily Sierra had a double for St. Lucy’s.
By Stephen Ramirez
WHITTIER – Bishop Amat High School, after being swept by rival St. Paul last season, waited nearly a year for redemption against the Swordsmen.
The Lancers didn’t waste the opportunity Monday.
Alyssa Barrera and Julia Menrad had three RBIs each and Bishop Amat enacted some sweet revenge with an 11-3 victory over St. Paul in a Del Rey League softball game at York Field.
Menrad and Barrera also hit home runs for the Lancers, who took over first place at 9-4 overall and 3-0 in league play. Niko Walker had two hits and Taylor Fogle a two-run triple for the Swordsmen, who slipped to 11-6 and 3-1.
Bishop Amat’s Alyssa Barrera: “We really wanted this game, especially because of what happened last year. Our goal was to not let (St. Paul sweep three games) ever again. We came out on the field, every inning wanting to win this game. Every at-bat, we all were 100-percent in, and we came out with a great win.”
St. Paul’s Taylor Fogle: “I felt I needed to do something with my bat. When I got up there and she (Bishop Amat’s Samaria Diaz) threw me that pitch, I was like, ‘I got to hit that.’ When I hit (it), I felt, ‘Whoo, there’s a fire right there.’ We were right there.”
Top (left to right): Skylar Robledo (South Hills), Hailey Zerbel (South Hills), Jamie Peters (Bishop Amat), Danielle Herrera (Bishop Amat), Hanna Armendariz (Bishop Amat), Nicole Leggio (St. Lucy’s), Taylor Salgado (Charter Oak). Bottom (left to right): Jazzmyn Esquivel (Los Altos), Maria Hernandez (Sierra Vista), Marissa Favela (Diamond Bar), Mia Trugerrio (Diamond Bar), Julia Bingham (St. Lucy’s).
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Hanna Armendariz, Bishop Amat, Midfielder, Senior
The crafty midfielder did everything for the Lancers girls soccer team, finishing with an area-best 30 goals to go with 15 assists in helping her team to the Del Rey League title.
Armendariz, who is headed to the University of Portland on a soccer scholarship, was named the Del Rey League player of the year and also was selected to the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 first team.
For her efforts and outstanding season, Armendariz also has been selected the San Gabriel Valley Tribune 2014-15 girls soccer player of the year.
“It went really good this year,” Armendariz said. “We were a little rusty in the beginning but everyone pulled through and finished fighting. I have to thank my teammates, I couldn’t do this without them, so i give props to them.”
Armendariz had four games with three or more goals, including a four-goal performance against St. Matthias Academy.
Armendariz, who won a CIF title with the Lancers as a sophomore, helped them reach the quarterfinals and also an at–large berth in the state playoffs.
“I wanted to come out this year and be a good leader for the team,” Armendariz said. “I wanted to be someone they could look up to so I worked hard being the best I could.”
COACH OF THE YEAR
Chris McMahon, Duarte
The Falcons finally closed the gap on Sierra Vista’s dominance in the Montview league, snapping the Dons’ 65-game league winning streak with a 3-2 victory. Sierra Vista won the rematch in the league finale 1-0 in overtime to claim the league title, but the Falcons finished 13-6-1 and won a CIF-SS divisional playoff game to finish its best season in history.
It was quite a turnaround after going 10-9-2 last year and 8-10-2 in 2013.
For his efforts, McMahon has been selected the Tribune 2014-15 girls soccer coach of the year
“I’m very happy with the girls, they battled and got better every game,” McMahon said. “They’re just a great group of girls. They’re already looking forward to playing again and they want to put a club team together so they can train and get ready for next year.”
Defender: Mia Trugerrio, Diamond Bar, Senior
Defender: Jazzmyn Esquivel, Los Altos, Senior
Defender: Julia Bingham, St. Lucy’s, Junior
Midfielder: Marissa Favela, Diamond Bar, Senior
Midfielder: Skylar Robledo, South Hills, Sophomore
Midfielder: Maria Hernandez, Sierra Vista, Junior
Midfielder: Nicole Leggio, St. Lucy’s, Junior
Forward: Hailey Zerbel, South Hills, Junior
Forward: Jamie Peters, Bishop Amat
Forward: Taylor Salgado, Charter Oak, Junior
Goalkeeper: Danielle Herrera, Bishop Amat, Sophomore
Defender: Sabrina May, Diamond Bar, Junior
Defender: Sarah George, Bishop Amat, Junior
Defender: Ronni Cuccia, South Hills, Senior
Midfielder: Zitali Jimenez, Sierra Vista, Sophomore
Midfielder: Giselle Garcia, Sierra Vista, Senior
Midfielder: Sabrina Delgado, Los Altos, Senior
Midfielder: Bria Salazar, Charter Oak, Senior
Forward: Cheyenne Cepeda, San Dimas, Junior
Forward: Amber Marinero, South Hills, Junior
Forward: Alexis Rushlow, Glendora, Senior
Goalkeeper: Amber Henry, Diamond Ranch, Senior
Final Top Ten
1. Bishop Amat (19-9)
2. South Hills (16-6)
3. Los Altos (13-9-1)
4. Diamond Bar (12-8-2)
5. Sierra Vista (21-5-1)
6. Diamond Ranch (12-7-5)
7. Charter Oak (11-11-2)
8. Glendora (8-10-5)
9. Duarte (13-6-1)
10. San Dimas (8-12-2)
Baseline: Chino Hills
Del Rey: Bishop Amat
Montview: Sierra Vista
Mission Valley: Gabrielino
Valle Vista: San Dimas
Chino 8, Diamond Ranch 0 — Josh Thornton threw a complete-game shutout with five hits and five strikeouts for Chino. Jonathan Alba, Cesar Sandoval, and Mike Guerrero each had two hits for Chino. Bonita 1, Claremont 0 — Isaiah Haro tossed a complete-game shutout to put the Bearcats (7-3, 2-1) in a four-way tie for first place in the Palomares League. The senior struck out three batters and allowed just three hits after carrying a perfect game into the sixth inning. Alex Gonzalez scored the team’s only run reaching base on a single. He then stole second base and advanced to third on a deep fly ball by Justin Gomez. Then a blooper by Kenji Henderson over the third baseman drove in the game’s only run. Ayala 1, South Hills 0
Damien head coach Matt Dunn reacts after a basket against Cathedral in the second half of the CIF State Division 3 Regional Basketball Final at Colony High School in Ontario, Calif., on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Damien won 68-62. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)
coach Matt Dunn knows that Friday’s CIF State Division 3 championship game is his last with a very special group of players, and he’s OK with any result.
“Six of these guys who are seniors now were on the team as sophomores and two of those guys as freshmen,” Dunn said. “It’s been quite a journey. I think ultimately who they are on our campus and how they’ve represented our program as young men is what I’m proud of.
“This is a fun way to end our journey together.”
It ends at Haas Pavilion on the campus of UC Berkeley on Friday at 4 p.m. Whether it’s a happy ending depends on if the Spartans can get past Campolindo of Moraga.
Damien enters at 28-5. The Spartans beat highly rated Cathedral in last Saturday’s Southern California Regional finals to earn a berth in Friday’s state final. Prior to that state tournament, Damien suffered a loss in the first round in the Southern Section’s Open Division before winning a consolation bracket game.
The Spartans won the rugged Baseline League this season and prior to that played a difficult nonleague tournament schedule in December that Dunn hopes set them up well for moments like Friday.
“We thought this year that we had a chance to have a really special year,” Dunn said. “We thought it would be important to test ourselves in the nonleague. The MaxPreps Tournament in Palm Springs was just incredible. We played four teams and all of them ended up doing well in their state tournaments.
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Baseball Baldwin Park 3, Gladstone 0 — Senior Anthony Franco pitched a complete game, throwing 78 pitches, striking out six and allowing four hits to lead the Braves (2-6, 2-2) to the Montview League win. Softball Bishop Amat 4, La Salle 0 — Alexis Vargas pitched a complete game, shutting out La Salle. Madeline Ramierez had two RBIs and Eryn Sustayta had a triple and an RBI to lead Bishop Amat (8-4, 2-0) to the Del Rey League win. West Covina 3, Corona 1 — Maddy Tickey pitched a complete game and Jade Nua hit a homer to lead the Bulldogs (8-2) to advance to the Diamond Bar Tournament quarterfinals. Ashley Mayorga and Nicole Gutierrez each had an RBI for West Covina. The Bulldogs will play tomorrow against Warren at 5 p.m. (Full Story in paper tomorrow) Boys golf Damien 390, Loyola 392 — Nathan Clark shot a 70 to lead the Spartans (5-3) to the nonleague win at Industry Hills Eisenhower Golf Course. Damien’s Jordan DellaGiustina shot a 77. The Spartans will participate today and tomorrow at the Champions Invitational in Indio.
Baseball South Hills 10, Diamond Bar 0 — Lefty Ryan Mauch took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before giving up his only hit, and the Huskies (7-1, 2-0) backed him with 11 hits in the Palomares League win over the Brahmas (6-4, 1-1). Johnny Dearth and Ryan Carmona (3 RBIs) each knocked in a pair of runs in a five-run third inning. Ganesha 10, Bassett 3 — Jesus Salcido went 4 for 5, and Enrique Valenzuela, Robert Cazares and Jonathan Marquez each had two singles to lead the Giants (4-3, 1-1) to their first Miramonte League victory. Frankie Villanueva pitched five innings, striking out seven, for Bassett (3-3, 1-1). Chino 7, West Covina 3 — Josh Jacquez was the winning pitcher, striking out five, Cameron White went 2 for 2 with an RBI and Jonathan Alba had two RBIs and a stolen base to lead the Cowboys (5-3, 2-1) to the Hacienda League victory. Bonita 8, Ayala 1 — A.J. Woodall had a no-hitter until giving up a single in the sixth inning. He went the distance, striking out seven, and Danny Gelalich had a two-RBI single in the top of the seventh to lead the Bearcats (6-3, 1-1) to their first Palomares League victory. Also for Bonita, Justin Gomez went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Tommy Delgado went 2 for 5 and scored a run, and Brandon Bradshaw went 2 for 3 with two stolen bases and two runs scored. Softball La Puente 6, Garey 5 — Amanda Guillen and Alexus Samudio each had a double for the Warriors (1-3, 3-0) in their Miramonte League victory. Gabrielino 9, Marshall 6 — Starting pitcher Amanda Morales struck out six and Amanda Borja finished in the circle, striking out five, to lead the Eagles (1-1-5) to their first Mission Valley League victory of the season. Also contributing to Gabrielino’s win was Angie Gonzales who had a home run and a single. Boys golf Bishop Amat 220, Bosco Tech 291 — Donovan Delgado shot a 6-over 41 to earn medalist honors and lead the lancers (5-2, 2-0) to a Del Rey League win at Whittier Narrows. Bosco Tech’s David Rojo and Amat’s Justin Bohol tied for second with 43s.
Softball South Hills 1, San Dimas 0 — Natalie Lugo was the winning pitcher, striking out 10, Clarissa Perez went 2 for 3 with an RBI and two singles and Sasha Allen went 2 for 4 with two singles to lead the Huskies (8-3) to the nonleague victory. Lindsey Hughes struck out 10, Davina Doran went 2 for 4 with two singles and Brooke Jackson had a triple for San Dimas (6-7). St. Lucy’s 12, Maranatha 2 — Grazia Watkins was the winning pitcher and went 2 for 3 with four RBIs and two home runs and Alyssa Avalos went 4 for 5 with a triple to lead the Regents (4-4) to the nonleague victory. Nogales 9, Baldwin Park 8 — Lisette Rosales went 3 for 3 for the Nobles (9-2) in a nonleague win. Baseball Southlands Christian 3, Lutheran 2 — James Goodwin pitched seven innings, striking out 11, and Daniel Scribner and Matt Murrieta each had an RBI to lead the Eagles (5-4) to their first San Joaquin League victory. Sierra Vista 6, Gladstone 0 — The Dons (6-4, 2-1) beat the Gladiators (4-1, 2-1) for the Montview League win.
South Hills coach Tiffany Liang resigned on Tuesday, though she described it more as a retirement. “I’ve been doing this a long time and in basketball a long time,” Liang said. “I had been thinking about it and just thought it was the right time to spend more time with my family.”
If this is it for Liang, she’s going out on a high note.
Liang, in her eighth season as head coach, had never taken the Huskies past the second round of the divisional playoffs until this season, reaching the Division 3A semifinals, something the Huskies hadn’t done since Liang was a senior at South Hills in 1992. The Huskies finished 24-8 and shared a piece of the Palomares league title, something it hadn’t done since 2002. South Hills also was selected to the Division III state playoffs, beating Tulare before losing to top seed Brea Olinda, a team it led at half.