Boys Basketball: Diamond Ranch starts out on top

Tribune Top Ten
1. Diamond Ranch (16-10)
2. Bonita (17-11)
3. Damien (23-6)
4. Glendora (16-14)
5. Nogales (19-9)
6. West Covina (16-12)
7. Diamond Bar (16-13)
8. Northview (18-11)
9. South Hills (19-9)
10. Charter Oak (13-16)
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First Big Event of the year
Glendora Triple Crown Challenge
Wednesday’s games
Hart vs. La Canada, 5 p.m.
Claremont vs. Northview, 6:30 p.m.
Pomona vs. Glendora, 8 p.m.

Next week, tournaments heat up.
Glendora/Rowland Tournament, Dec. 3-8
Diamond Bar/San Dimas Tournament, Dec. 3-8
Arroyo Tournament, Dec. 3-8

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Tribskin Pick’em, your predictions and ours. Finally, it’s here, the O.C. vs. SGV

Steve Ramirez and Fred J. Robledo going head-to-head throughout the season.

Robledo: Last week (4-1); Season (167-55)
Ramirez: Last week (5-0); Season (169-53)

Notes: Looks like Ramirez is a step closer to earning that lunch bet. The difference, he picked California over South El Monte, and the Condors pulled it out. I don’t think I can catch him, and to be honest, I don’t want to. I’m going with El Dorado this week, but I would love to see Charter Oak and South Hills in next week’s final.

CIF-SS Southwest Division semifinals

Trabuco Hills (11-1) at Charter Oak (10-1-1), 7 p.m. – Robledo (Charter Oak), Ramirez (Charter Oak)

South Hills (10-2) vs. El Dorado (11-1) at Placentia HS, 7 p.m. – Robledo (El Dorado); Ramirez (South Hills)

Friday game Stories from the OC Register on this week’s SGV opponents.
El Dorado 27, El Toro 9
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Behind a four-touchdown performance from senior running back Devin Deleon, El Dorado took another step toward defending its CIF-SS Southwest Division championship with a 27-9 victory over El Toro in a second-round game Friday night at Trabuco Hills High
The victory, the Golden Hawks’ 10th in a row after a season-opening loss to Esperanza, was much like what El Dorado has done all year: get out to a quick lead and let the defense do the rest. El Dorado put up 264 yards in the first two quarters and held the host Chargers (6-6) to just 99.
After forcing a three-and-out on the El Toro initial drive, the Golden Hawks went 44 yards in four plays, Deleon going the final 30 on a delayed draw into the end zone with less than four minutes gone.
El Toro got on the board with a 43-yard Vince D’Amato field goal on the ensuing drive before El Dorado marched 65 yards in six plays, Deleon going the final 48 as part of a 99-yard, four-carry first quarter.
A 48-yard pass from Kane Wilson to Nolan Sheldon closed a first quarter where El Dorado put up 177 of its 356 total yards. It was more Deleon in the second quarter, scoring on a 4-yard run and a 1-yard run set up by a Ryan Cardenas interception.
El Dorado’s defense picked off passes from three Chargers quarterbacks. Anthony Laurenzi and Kevin O’Connell also had interceptions for the Golden Hawks defense.
After a scoreless third quarter, El Toro used a Jeff Dunlap interception to set up a 30-yard drive, capped by a 1-yard dive from Jai Morris early in the fourth quarter.
An onside kick on the ensuing kickoff was recovered by Cardenas and El Dorado was able to prevent any El Toro comeback.

Trabuco Hills 55, Wilson 6
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Matt Wagner rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns to lead Trabuco Hills to a 55-6 victory over Wilson of Hacienda Heights on Friday in a CIF Southwest Division playoff game at Wilson High.
The Mustangs (11-1) have won 10 consecutive games and advances to the semifinals next week to play Charter Oak.
Weve been consistent on offense and stout on defense this season, said Mustangs coach Jason Negro, whose team has outscored its past four opponents, 182-23.
Leading 7-0 in the first quarter, Wagner capped a 91-yard scoring drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. He added a 7-yard TD run in the second quarter, and Cory Brandt threw a 54-yard scoring pass to Adam Mooney to give the Mustangs a 28-0 lead at halftime. Mooney had four catches and two TDs.
Wagner added a scoring run in the second half and Kevin Halloran retuned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown.
Trabuco Hills linebacker Evan Pesonen had two sacks as the Mustangs forced five turnovers and held the Wildcats to 61 yards of offense in the first half.
Tim Gilmore led Wilson (6-6) with 124 yards rushing. Joshua Aussem scored the Mustangs first TD on a 14 yard run, following an interception by JB Torsy.

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Saturday Morning Quarterback: Charter Oak, South Hills advance

Friday’s CIF-SS Quarterfinal results

Southwest Division
Charter Oak 40, West Covina 21 — It was only 27-21 Charter Oak going into the fourth quarter when Kanaan Snowden put it away, scoring two of his three touchdowns in a four-minute span. Chargers will host Trabuco Hills next Friday.
Trabuco Hills 55, Wilson 6 — No more lifelines left for the Cats. But it was a great run and Happy Gilmore is back next season.
South Hills 41, Foothill 17 — This is the kind of statement win the Huskies needed. That’s a thorough vicotry over one of the division’s best teams. It’s on to ElDo.
El Dorado 27, El Toro 9 — Hmm, not exactly blowing away the competition are they?

Southeast Division
California 34, South El Monte 21 — At the end of the night, Cal’s rushing attack just too much.

Inland Division
Corona Centennial 49, Glendora 7 — Centennial the real deal, ending one of best Tartans runs in over a decade.

CIF-SS Southwest Division semifinals

No. 3 Trabuco Hills (11-1) at Charter Oark (10-1-1), 7:30 p.m.
No. 4 South Hills (10-2) at El Dorado (11-1), 7:30 p.m.

Click here for quarter-by-quarter updates of tonight’s games

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Two Minute Drill: Breaking down the Big Six

Time Warner’s Reginald Miller, Tribune Prep Editor Fred J. Robledo and staff writer Steve Ramirez discuss this week’s CIF-SS quarterfinal football games. By the way, Miller does a great job following our local teams and beyond on his popular site “A Local Sports Show” … go check it out.

Friday’s games
South El Monte at California, 7 p.m.

Trabuco Hills at Wilson, 7:30 p.m.

Foothill vs. South Hills at Covina District, 7 p.m.

Charter Oak at West Covina, 7 p.m.

Glendora at Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

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