Thursday Boxscores: Sierra Vista stops red-hot Duarte, and Mountain View takes Rosemead rematch; Amat beats rival St. Paul in girls hoops

In Thursday’s boxscores, Bishop Amat girls soccer pounds Something by the Sea, San Dimas and Sierra Vista girls win also, Mountain takes care of Rosemead in the big boys soccer rematch, Los Altos pounds Wilson and Sierra Vista beats Duarte in huge Montview showdown. For other scores, click thread


Above: Sierra Vista High School’s Luis Fuentes (2), right, celebrates a goal with John Contreras (20) against Duarte High. Keith Birmingham photo

Sierra Vista wins: Sierra Vista High goalkeeper Rigo Moreno dove to his right and blocked the freshman Duarte midfielder Angel Espa’s penalty kick 20 minutes into the second half to preserve a 1-0 shutout in Thursday’s Montview League game.

Mountain View wins rematch: Mountain View High School’s boys soccer team can continue pursuing that dream after it defeated Rosemead, 2-0, in a key league match Thursday.

Amat girls hoops beat St. Paul: Bishop Amat’s Leticia Galarza had 24 points and scored on a rebound follow from eight feet with 11 seconds left, and Bishop Amat survived a scare from rival St. Paul for a 60-57 victory over the visiting Swordsmen in a Del Rey League girls basketball game.
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Basketball Notes: Gutierrez the state leader in girls blocks; Adams, Smith, Serrano and Gomez are McDonald All-American nominees

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
The El Monte High School girls basketball team might be struggling to a 7-11 overall record and fighting to stay in the hunt for the Mission Valley League title with a 3-1 record, but imagine how worse it could be if not for 6-foot-2 senior center Sandra Gutierrez protecting the lane. (To continue click thread)

Below: Glendora’s Calvin Smith one of four area players to receive prestigious McDonalds All-American nomination.

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Sipa hosting a soccer clinic tonight at Bonita with proceeds going to the Red Cross for Haiti

By Fred J. Robledo Staff Writer
LA VERNE
— George Sipa is one of the San Gabriel Valley’s well-known soccer trainers, spending most of his time with FC Barcelona and the La Verne Lazers soccer clubs.
The Cameroon-born coach who grew up in France and recently became an American Citizen also runs several soccer clinics a year, and wants to invite kids of all ages to his shooting clinic tonight from 6-8 p.m., at Bonita High School, where all money raised from donations will go the Red Cross for Haiti Relief fund. This was originally scheduled last week, but postponed until tonight because of the storms.(To continue, click thread)

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Dragging their feet: Still no word at Nogales, Bassett or Los Altos football

While we still wait for the head football coaching positions at Nogales, Bassett and Los Altos to eventually be filled, the successor to replace longtime coach Gil Ruedaflores at Alhambra has come down to three candidates, San Gabriel high offensive coordinator Jude Olivas, Temple City wide receivers coach Zeke Prado and athletic director Lou Torres.

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Boys Basketball Notes: Barlow back at Diamond Bar; Howland at La Verne Lutheran

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
Kacy Barlow didn’t do himself or the Diamond Bar High School boys basketball team any favors, but he is back playing with the Brahmas after transferring to Diamond Ranch, then transferring back after learning his hardship request to CIF-Southern Section officials was denied. The 6-foot-3 forward has averaged 22 points in the five games since his return on June 13 against Chino, a game the Brahmas won 48-42 for only their third victory of the season.


Above: UCLA coach Ben Howland was at La Verne Lutheran practice recently, coach Cooper saying he’s looking at sophomore Grant Jerrett and freshman guard Eric Cooper, Jr.

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The Inland Insider: Glendora’s rough ride in the Sierra continues, this time to Ayala

Chino Hills Tom (he actually went to Workman), checks out games all over the I.E., tonight he was at Glendora-Ayala. Here’s how it went down

Despite a game high 21 points from Calvin Smith, Glendora fell to Ayala 54-43. Smith had 12 points in the second half but the Tartans were outscored 34-20. Ayala applied constant pressure to force turnovers and used an 8-0 run in the last three minutes of the game to seal it.

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