Girls Basketball: South Hills 64, Glendora 52


Above: It helps that the Huskies have one of the area’s best all-around players in junior Melinda Gomez, who filled out the stat sheet with 25 points, 12 rebounds, six steals and three assists.

After graduating four starters and struggling the early part of December, the South Hills High School girls basketball team was looking for something positive to come out of the Glendora High School girls basketball tournament.
That might be the understatement of the week.
All South Hills did was beat host Glendora, 64-52, to claim the tournament title on Tuesday, showing Huskies coach Tiffany Liang what 32 minutes of defense is worth.
“I told the girls that we would struggle early while we get to know each other,” explained Liang, whose Huskies improved to 7-5 after entering the tournament 3-5. “We just kept working hard and it paid off in this tournament. Our chemistry is coming together but the the big difference was our defense. We made them take tough shots, we rotated well, and got a nice win. Our biggest win of the season for sure.”

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Football: All-CIF Southeast Division

ALL-CIF SOUTHEAST DIVISION
Offensive Player of the Year: Chris Allen, Charter Oak
Defensive Player of the Year: Evan Williams, Charter Oak
Coach of the Year: Lou Farrar, Charter Oak

First Team Offense
Quarterback: Cameron Deen, South Hills
Running Back: Adem Nuema, Charter Oak
Running Back: Brian Spirlin, Diamond Ranch
Running Back: Ruben Thomas, Muir
Running Back: Dominique Barnes, Burbank Burroughs
Running Back: Daniel Enriquez, Whittier
Running Back: Brandon Stansell, Rowland
Wide Receiver: Derrick Price, Bonita
Wide Receiver: Kiely Reclaw, Charter Oak
Wide Receiver: Cody Cardenas, Burbank
Wide Receiver: Myles Campbell, Muir
Wide Receiver: Geoffrey Vaughns, South Hills
Wide Receiver: Angel Sanchez, Schurr
Offensive Lineman: Matt Chan, Charter Oak
Offensive Lineman: Kevin Butikofer, Charter Oak
Offensive Lineman: Graham Vickers, Diamond Ranch
Offensive Lineman: Sebastian Valenzuela, Burroughs
Offensive Lineman: Mike Sanez, La Serna
Offensive Lineman: Albert Sid, West Covina
Offensive Lineman: Ty Olsen, South Hills
Offensive Lineman: Ceasar Estrada, Bell Gardens
Kicker: Eric Stern, California

First Team Defense
Defensive Back: A. J. Powell, Charter Oak
Defensive Back: Brandon Sermons, Diamond Ranch
Defensive Back: Tyree Mills, Muir
Defensive Back: Marcus Graves, Muir
Defensive Back: Carlos Arrendondo, Schurr
Linebacker: Kyle Lengyel, Diamond Ranch
Linebacker: Todd Golper, Arcadia
Linebacker: Jake Walker, Cres. Valley
Linebacker: Louie Lozano, La Serna
Linebacker: Alonzo Nevarez, West Covina
Linebacker: Pedro Lara, Rowland
Defensive Lineman:Tyler Perri, Charter Oak
Defensive Lineman: Bryan Bonilla, Diamond Ranch
Defensive Lineman:Nikolia Crouch, Santa Fe
Defensive Lineman: Alex Barrios, South Hills
Defensive Lineman: Chima Ike, Walnut
Defensive Lineman: Daniel Ramos, Bell Gardens
Punter: Daniel Colby, Charter Oak

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Ontario High Pitcher youngest to die in Christmas Eve Massacre

By Frank Girardot
Staff Writer
COVINA – Relatives and friends Monday remembered the youngest victim of a Christmas Eve massacre that left nine dead as a good-hearted young man who loved baseball and computers. Michael Ortiz, 17, of Ontario, attended Ontario High School and pitched for the Jaguars baseball team, according to Margaret and Benny Medina of Diamond Bar, his aunt and uncle.
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Girls Volleyball: All Miramonte & Sierra


All Miramonte League
MVP: Courtney Donaldson, Bonita
First Team
Ashley Maxfeldt, Bonita, So.
Katie Kirby, Bonita, So.
Allie LaPierre, Bonita, Jr.
Diana Lake, Charter Oak, Sr.
Jackie Median, Charter Oak, Sr.
Megan Macias, Los Altos, Jr.
Alora DeLa Vera, Los Altos, Sr.
Jazmen Russel, Los Altos, So.
Second Team
Lauren Mierke, Bonita, Jr.
Lauren Walsh, Bonita, Sr.
Britany Kloster, Charter Oak, Sr.
Nigeria Owens, Los Altos, Sr.
Kiyar Williams, Diamond Ranch, Sr.
Irene Chow, Wilson, Sr.
Jen Filatof, Los Altos, So.
Uschechi Anunkor, Charter Oak, Sr.

All Sierra League
MVP: Jamie Parke, Diamond Bar, Sr.
First Team
Valerie Brian, Glendora, Jr.
Christine Aguilera, St. Lucy’s, Jr.
Alex Bozoian, Ayala, Jr.
Katie Kelly, Diamond Bar, Sr.
Erin Noriega, Glendora, Jr.
Camille Bulot, Glendora, Sr.
Tara Prater, St. Lucy’s, Sr.
Anna Mercado, St. Lucy’s, Sr.
Second Team
Jenny Gibson, Chino Hills, Sr.
Megan Pulone, Diamond Bar, Sr.
Cassandra Momah, Diamond Bar, Sr.
Jessica Dimitruk, Diamond Bar, Sr.
Randi Toomany, Glendora, Sr.
Lindsey Mitchell, Glendora, Sr.
Deanna Dalton, St. Lucy’s, So.
Allie Schuman, St. Lucy’s, Sr.
Nalani St. Germain, Ayala, Sr.
Alex Ferrer, Ayala, Sr.

Note: I do not have all-league teams for the San Antonio, Valle Vista and Montview Leagues. I’ve made numerous phone calls, but still do not have them. If someone wants to email or fax them to me, I’ll be happy to publish the results. BTW, we’ll start publishing teams in the newspaper in Januaray.

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Just Tribbin: A coaching change at St. Paul?

Anything and anyone you want to talk about …

Breaking News from Whittier Prep Editor Roger Murray: It was confirmed late this morning that Pete Gonzales will be out as the St. Paul football coach as of Friday morning. At present, he is still the coach, but Friday he will react to the “resign or be terminated” ultimatum given him by principal Lori Barr. He has not indicated what his decision will be but it is well known that part of his program’s philosophy is to “never quit, never give up.” No specific reasons for Barr’s decision to oust Gonzalez have been given, other than the usual wanting the program to take a different direction. Neither athletic director Marc Hernandez nor Gonzalez would discuss the situation further, and Barr was not available for comment. Gonzalez posted a 21-16 record in three years as head coach. His teams won the Western Division title in 2007 and reached the semifinals in 2006.

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