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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Boys Hoops: Bonita is No. 1 in the Valley, but the private schools have the best postseason chances

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
When the CIF-Southern Section boys basketball playoffs begin next month, La Verne Lutheran (12-7) figures to be the area team with the best chance of winning a division title, its second in three years. The Trojans are on top of the Division 5-AA poll with Windward and Flintridge Prep the only legitimate contenders. The rest of the Valley, however, may find it difficult in the new playoff divisions, except for the area’s other private schools. (To continue reading, click thread)

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