Above: Friend and teammate of Brandon Riley, Andrew Stilkey hangs Riley’s letterman jacket on his chair before a match. The Diamond Bar High School wrestling team, who has had to deal with the death of captain Brandon Riley, who died in September after falling into a coma after several seizures.
Staff photographer Eric Reed’s photo gallery at Diamond Bar’s final home match against Damien last Thursday.
By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
DIAMOND BAR – Before each home wrestling match, the Diamond Bar High School wrestling team sets the letterman jacket of Brandon Riley on the chair he once occupied.
For them it’s a reminder of how precious life is, and a memorial to a 16-year-old who lived his to the fullest before his death as a result of spinal meningitis on Sept. 11. “I look back and think of Brandon as this underdog you wanted to root for because of the cards he was dealt in life, and how he responded to it all,” Diamond Bar’s wrestling coach, Scott Usher, said. (To continue, click thread)
Above: San Dimas’ KJ Byrd finished with 11 points and did a terrific job limiting Baldwin Park scorer Tomas Montes to just five points. For boxscores from Friday’s boys and girls basketball and soccer, click thread.
By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
SAN DIMAS — San Dimas high school boys basketball coach Bruce Robbins may not have all the answers, but he may have figured the solution to solving pesky Baldwin Park — take away one of its two high-powered scorers. While Baldwin Park’s Fernie Morelos scored a team-high 17 points, San Dimas’ K.J. Byrd smothered the Braves’ other big scorer for the second straight time, holding Tomas Montes to just five points — his second worst game of the season in San Dimas’ 70-56 victory on Friday. (To continue, click thread)
Boys hoops results
Charter Oak 58, Bonita 55
Damien 56, Glendora 47
Chino Hills Tom checks out games all over the I.E., Friday he was at all thing Chino Hills Ayala, check it out.
In Boys soccer, Chino Hills tied for first place with Diamond Bar, beat Ayala 1-0 on a goal by Cesar Pompa Guerrero, the goal was assisted by Jacob Chaver’s long thrown in helping them to improve to 5-1, and 10-6-4, Ayala fell to 0-5 and 4-8-1….To continue, click thread
The Glendora baseball tournament begins the first week of March, and though I like the line-up, I’m disappointed that Bishop Amat is not in it this season, they kind of added drama to the mix, you all remember the infamous game against Northview a couple years back, without going into details of course. Also missing are the two defending divisional champions, South Hills and San Dimas, but they usually don’t take part anyway. Other than that, it should be good again with host Glendora and Diamond Ranch in the same pool, Bonita and Northview matched in another pool, and Charter Oak in tight with usually tough Crescenta Valley. For the complete schedule, click thread.
Miguel Melendez tracked down one of the nation’s most sought-after recruits, St. Francis’ Dietrich Riley, who says the Bruins have a slight edge. C’mon coach, your Jimmy Bonds, from one Bruin to a future Bruin, hammer it home.
Melendez wrote: I had a chat with St. Francis’ Dietrich Riley earlier today and he said UCLA was at the top of his list, but emphasized it’s not necessarily where he’ll sign to play football next season. The announcement will come next week on ESPN. (To continue, click thread)