Yes they did: Diamond Bar served notice that they have to be dealt with by going to Glendora and winning the league opener, 9-3.
Today’s Featured Game: Diamond Bar (3-3) at Glendora (3-1), 3:15 p.m. — The Sierra League is by far the most interesting because of the parity from top to bottom. I will not be surprised by whoever wins it, that’s how close it is. At home, though, I’m taking the Tarts.
Did you know: That Bonita is No. 5! in the LA Times poll. Thanks for the reminder Don, I skipped right past this. As Don said, when is the last time the Cats have been ranked this high? Looks like the Times people are listening to me.
You’re welcome coach: After writing that Nogales is the “Redeem Team,” on this blog, it sparked a fire in Nogales, apparently. After their 2-1 victory over South Hills Tuesday, Nobles coach John Romano said. “(The newspaper) is what spurned this team on for the comments that we’re `Team Redemption. How can we be `Team Redemption?’ We’ve been first or second in the last 20 years. Yeah, (South Hills) has won seven straight (San Antonio League) championships, but one of those years they tied with us (in 2005) and the other six we finished second. Calling us `Team Redemption’ got us fired up.”
A Big Thanks: To the Glendora tournament officials. If you’re wondering why that tournament was covered so well, it’s because officials emailed boxscores to our desk and me as soon as the games were over. It’s the most well-run and well-organized tournament around. Other tournaments should take note, you want better exposure, then get us results and update the pairings so we can get it to the readers.
Valle Vista League
Northview at Pomona, 3:15 p.m.
Baldwin Park at Covina, 3:15 p.m.
Ganesha at San Dimas, 3:15 p.m.
Chino Hills at Damien, 3:15 p.m.
Diamond Bar at Glendora, 3:15 p.m.
Ayala at Chino, 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday’s results called or emailed to us
Charter Oak 18, Diamond Ranch 4
Nogales 2, South Hills 1
San Marino 4, Gladstone 0
Sierra Vista 13, Mountain View 3