CIF Polls: Goodbye Charter Oak, Rowland, Walnut No. 1 and 2 in Southeast, San Dimas No. 4 in Mid-Valley, Amat No. 11 in Pac-5

Southeast Division
1. Rowland, 2. Walnut, 3. Bell Gardens, 4. Charter Oak, 5. Crescenta Valley, 6. South Hills, 7. El Rancho, 8. Burbank, 9. Santa Fe, 10. Diamond Ranch, Others: Wilson, Whittier, Schurr, Alhambra.
Mid-Valley Division
1. Monrovia, 2. San Marino, 3. Pomona, 4. San Dimas, 5, Azusa, 6. Paraclete, 7. Arroyo, 8. Baldwin Park, 9. Bassett, 10. Rosemead, Others: Workman, Gladstone, La Puente, Village Christian, Sierra Vista, Temple City.
Central Division
1. Rancho Cucamonga, 2. Upland, 3. Elsinore, 4. Colton, 5. Colony, 6. Chino Hills, 7. Cajon, 8. Etiwanda, 9. Ayala, 10. Arroyo Valley, Others: Claremont, Glendora.
Pac-5 Division
1. Edison, 2. Mission Viejo, 3. Servite, 4. Notre Dame, 5. Lakewood, 6. Los Alamitos, 7. Fountain Valley, 8. Crespi, 9. Orange Lutheran, 10. Newport Harbor, others: Bishoop Amat, JSerra, Mater Dei, Millikan, San Clemente, Long Beach Poly.

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Still hard to believe that refs wouldn’t allow OT

By Miguel A. Melendez, Staff Writer

The San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Association will gather tonight in a special meeting in the aftermath of last week’s game between Temple City and Arcadia high schools which ended in a 28-28 tie because game officials refused to stay for an overtime period. Temple City coach Anthony White and Arcadia’s Jon Dimalante met at midfield after regulation was over and agreed to play overtime. The players wanted it and so did the crowd, which had been treated to an exciting game.

“They just told me it wasn’t a league game and we weren’t going to do overtime. My thought was it doesn’t matter if it’s a league game or not. It would be good for our teams to do overtime and good for (the) crew to practice overtime. They just decided that they weren’t. Everyone wanted to see an overtime. I don’t know why they didn’t.”Arcadia coach Jon Dimalante

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With the Montview League starting, Duarte’s Tip Sanders not ready to throw in the towel

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
Imagine if Duarte High School still had Jordan and Jamie Canada, Wardell Crutchfield Jr., Demetrius Jackson, Jerome Cox, and the several other standouts that left the school or quit the team in the months after school officials removed Wardell Crutchfield as head coach. The Falcons would likely have been league favorites instead of where they sit now, which is 0-4 and still without any points, having been outscored, 205-0. It’s hard to blame first-year coach Lavelle “Tip” Sanders, who inherited a team with only 18 players. But Sanders refuses to give up hope with the Montview League season beginning this week.

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Girls Volleyball: Bonita’s Allie LaPierre making a difference on and off the court

By Steve Ramirez, Staff Writer
Volleyball is near the top of Bonita High School senior Allie LaPierre’s priority list.
But it’s not the only thing that she finds important. LaPierre knows all about maintaining the proper balance between athletics and academics. But she also pays attention to the issues of the day. And now LaPierre has found a way to combine her love for volleyball with an issue that is important to her.

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