Thursday Final: Baldwin Park makes it look easy again, routs Pomona; Azusa survives scare

Thursday’s results
Baldwin Park 33, Pomona 12 — The Braves’ special season continues, scoring big against a stingy Red Devils defense. You tell me, how good are these guys?
Azusa 14, Gladstone 7 — This was much closer than expected, but the results are the same, the Aztecs win again.

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CIF-SS releaguing: The A’s have it! Proposal A wins, Glendora to Baseline

Hello all,
I just got back from the CIF-SS meeting and Proposal A, which called for moving Glendora to the Baseline League and South Hills and Charter Oak in the Sierra League and keeping Rowland in the Miramonte/San Antonio League was approved 6-1 by the Mt. SAC area league resenatives. Appeals by South Hills, Rowland and Glendora in favor of Proposal C, which would have kept Glendora in the Sierra League and moved Rowland into the Valle Vista League was denied by the CIF-SS council, 37-27, with five abstentions.
Here’s how the Mt. San Antonio College area will now look, beginning next fall.

Baseline League: Alta Loma, Etiwanda, Glendora, Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland
Sierra League: Ayala, Charter Oak, Chino Hills, Claremont, Damien/St. Lucy’s, South Hills
Miramonte/San Antonio League: Bonita, Diamond Bar, Diamond Ranch, Los Altos, Rowland, Walnut, West Covina
Mt. Baldy League: Chaffey, Chino, Colony, Don Lugo, Garey, Montclair, Ontario
Valle Vista League: Baldwin Park, Covina, Nogales, Northview, Pomona, San Dimas, Wilson
Montview League: Azusa, Bassett, Duarte, Ganesha, Gladstone, La Puente, Sierra Vista, Workman

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When Glendora High School’s Andre Holmes is asked to carry the load, he takes care of it

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
When it comes to the production of Glendora High School senior running back Andre Holmes, the facts are indisputable for the third-year starter. Give him the rock, and he will take care of the rest. Only four times in Holmes’ career has he been given 20 or more carries, and look what he’s done each time coach Mark Pasquarella has called his number. To continue reading, click thread

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Undefeated Bishop Amat has four games left, how do you think they will finish?

With Bishop Amat enjoying its best start in more than a decade, how will the 6-0 Lancers finish the season? Their remaining schedule is as follows
Friday: vs. Alemany (3-3), 7:30 p.m. — Alemany beat Crespi 21-17, lost to Oaks Christian (28-17).
Oct. 30: vs. Loyola (3-3), 7:30 p.m. — Loyola beat St. John Bosco 21-10, lost Mission Viejo, 36-7.
Nov. 6: at Crespi (3-3), 7:30 p.m. — Crespi beat Saugus 50-0, lost St. Bonaventure 42-41 OT
Nov. 13: vs. Notre Dame (5-1) — Notre Dame beat St. Francis 28-24, lost Moorpark, 27-14

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After two appeals, area realignment will finally be settled on Thursday, deciding the fate for Glendora, Charter Oak, South Hills and Rowland

You want rumors, the buzz I’m hearing is that if Glendora is moved to the Baseline Leauge, which is my opinion is a completely raw deal based on the procedures that are supposed to be used in determining whether schools should move up or down, the Tartans could push to be come a freelance school and play a nonleague schedule in all sports. I don’t think it will happen, but that’s what I have heard. The other buzz I’m hearing is that Proposal A will likely pass on Thursday, so get ready for more last-minute appeals, which seem to be the only chance that Glendora, Charter Oak, South Hills and Rowland have.

Today’s story: After a vote by 42 principals and two appeals hearings, the Mt. SAC- area league realignment for 2010-14 will go to a final vote on Thursday at The Grand Event Center in Long Beach by the seven league representatives that form the Mt. SAC area, which includes the Baseline, Miramonte, Montview, Mt. Baldy, San Antonio, Sierra and Valle Vista leagues. Three proposals are on the table for the Mt. SAC-area league representatives to consider, beginning with Proposal A, which was the original proposal voted on last spring by the 42 principals of the Mt. SAC area. To contiue, click thread

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Football Super 32: Bishop Amat remains on top, South Hills, Glendora making their move

Above: Rowland wide receiver Leonardo Freeman becomes the quarterback in Michael Ball’s absence.

Tribune Top Ten
1. Bishop Amat (6-0) – If someone told me the Lancers would start 6-0 with what they had returning, I would have stuck one of those Bishop Amat bumper stickers over their mouth and laughed. It’s amazing, the Lancers deserve to stay No. 1 even if they lose, but I caution, this could be where the rubber meets the road. The next four include Alemany, Crespi, Loyola and Notre Dame.
2. Charter Oak (6-1) – After the Chargers dispose of Diamond Ranch on Friday (whom they beat every year), they will cruise through the rest of the Miramonte to finish 4-0 and 9-1 overall, which will be good enough for the top seed in the Southeast playoffs. How’s that for an obvious prediction?
3. Rowland (6-0) – It’s not fair to drop a team after they win as impressively as the Raiders did, knocking off undefeated Walnut 27-7. But the fact is they’re holding onto this ranking by a thread now that that all-everything QB Michael Ball broke his collarbone and is out six weeks.
4. South Hills (4-2) – The Huskies make the biggest leap from No. 7 after thoroughly dominating rival West Covina. Jacob Shirley looks like he’s locked in at QB, and now they have a legitimate one-two punch in the backfield with Geoffrey Vaughns and Jamel Hart.
5. Glendora (4-2) – The Tartans seemed to have sorted out their consistency issues, winning three straight, but that loss to West Covina is glaring considering what South Hills just did to them.
6. San Dimas (5-1) – With Covina, Ganesha and Northview to follow, there is no reason to believer the Saints won’t be 9-1 going into the league finale against Baldwin Park.
7. Walnut (5-1) – They’re in the passenger seat, knowing they will have to beat West Covina this week or South Hills later to have a realistic shot at a playoff berth. That’s right, they could finish 7-3 and not get in.
8. Baldwin Park (5-1) — Just when you might be doubting the Braves, they come back and prove you wrong again. Just like San Dimas, they will be 9-1 when they meet the Saints in the league finale.
9. West Covina (3-4) – They better drink a bottle of get tough, because they follow their South Hills loss with Walnut and Rowland. I’m still not sure if the Huskies were that good, or if the Bulldogs had an off night, but I’m sure we will find out over the next two weeks.
10. Azusa (6-1) — The defending Montview champs are at it again, winning by a 23-point margin in the most balanced Montview in years.,

The Middle 10
11. Arroyo (4-2), 12. Damien (1-5), 13. Los Altos (3-3), 14. La Puente (5-2), 15. Workman (4-2), 16. Gladstone (5-1), 17. Diamond Ranch (1-5), 18. Bonita (1-4), 19. Covinan (2-4), 20. Wilson (2-4).

On the bottom looking up
21. Gladstone (4-2), 22. Sierra Vista (3-3), 23. Rosemead (1-5), 24. Northview (1-5), 25. Nogales (2-4), 26. Bassett (3-3), 27. Diamond Bar (0-6), 28, South El Monte (1-5), 29. El Monte (0-6), 30. Mountain View (0-6), 31. Ganesha (0-6), 32. Duarte (0-7)

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Girls Volleyball Top 10: St. Lucy’s continues to rule the nest; Walnut pink slips Bonita

The number on St. Lucy’s setter Jackie Macy’s jersey says it all. The Regents are still No. 1

1. St. Lucy’s (15-3)
2. Bonita (9-5)
3. South Hills (11-5)
4. Walnut (12-4)
5. Los Altos (11-4)
6. Glendora (6-3)
7. San Dimas (13-4)
8. Ganesha (14-4)
9. La Puente (9-10)
10. Gladstone (17-6)

Notes: St. Lucy’s continues to earn the top ranking after sweeping its fifth consecutive opponent. Bonita continues to pressure the Regents, also winning two matches in six games. The Bearcats should be tested against No. 4 Walnut. They can earn some brownie points with a sweep, but I wouldn’t count on it. South Hills got the upper hand with a five-game victory over Walnut, but the rematch is in the 909. Los Altos moves up to No. 5 with its five-game win over South Hills, but how are the Conquerors stretched to five games against Diamond Ranch two nights later? Glendora slips after losing to Ayala on Monday. The Tartans have left little margin for error if they want to remain in the Sierra League race. The Valle Vista League is San Dimas’ to lose after sweeping Ganesha. La Puente cracks into the top 10 with a four-game win at Gladstone, which was barely in the match.

Update: Walnut def. Bonita 20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-22 — The wild ride of the area schedule continued Tuesday night as the Mustangs, fresh off a five-game loss to San Antonio League rival South Hills, rebounded with a win over Bonita. Walnut had four players with at least five kills, including Samantha Sheller with 12 and Leau Quiocho with 11. Allie LaPierre had 17 for Bonita, but the Mustangs were able to slow her down in games two and three to hold off the Bearcats. Bonita also got 16 from Katie Kirby.

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