Boys Soccer: Baldwin Park’s incredible two-year run continues; Glendora moves to No. 2


Above: This was such a good picture I had to post it of San Gabriel High School goalie Edgar Marquez (1) against Alhambra last week.

Boys Soccer Top Ten
1. Baldwin Park (12-0-2) – Braves are an incredible 35-2-4 since last season, and might not lose a Valle Vista league game.
2. Glendora (11-3-3) – Jumping to No. 2 because of quality wins. Beat Damien and Diamond Bar to start 2-0 in the Sierra.
3. Los Altos (12-2-3) – Schedule looks better now that it’s updated. Has outscored opponents, 40-18
4. Rosemead (9-1-4) – Hoping to wrestle Mission Valley League from Mountain View.
5. La Puente (7-2-3) – Off to a huge 4-0 start in the Montview, one of the most competitive leagues from top to bottom.
6. Rowland (6-3-2) – Remember, one of two teams that tied Baldwin Park and played Rosemead and Los Altos close.
7. Sierra Vista (7-4) – Already 1-1 in Montview after a 3-0 loss to Duarte. Idle last week.
8. Wilson (7-5-1) – Hung tough with Los Altos, but still lost, 3-2.
9. Duarte (9-2-2) – Continues to win games, beating Bosco Tech for a good nonleague win last week.
10. Mountain View – (5-5-1) – Let’s face it, it has been a struggle for the defending Division VI champions.

Boys Soccer standings, schedules and leaders
Del Rey League
Miramonte League
Mission Valley League
Montview League
San Antonio League
Sierra League
Valle Vista League

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Girls Basketball: Mark your calendars for Wednesday; Bonita welcomes Diamond Ranch


Above: Duarte’s Imari Brown (1) drives to the basket past Sierra Vista’s Estrella Rivera (2)

Girls Basketball top ten
1. Diamond Ranch (14-2)
— In Saturday’s showcase of public vs. private, the Panthers fall to Alemany, 47-46.
2. Bishop Amat (14-4) – Nice 2-0 start in the Del Rey, but next three league games are on the road.
3. Bonita (17-1) – Finally, the Bearcats get to measure-up at home against Diamond Ranch on Wednesday.
4. Walnut (13-3) – Opened with wins over Rowland and West Covina to begin 2-0 in the San Antonio.
5. South Hills (12-4) – Also 2-0 in the San Antonio, with the big game on Friday against Walnut.
6. Glendora (15-3) — Not only 2-0 in the Sierra, but it pounded neighboring St. Lucy’s 68-48.
7. Sierra Vista (11-5) – Already 5-0 in the Montview and this should continue. Don’t see them losing a league game.
8. Rosemead (11-4) – Will anyone compete with them in the Mission Valley League? Maybe Arroyo at 10-8 and 2-0.
9. Wilson 11-7 — If they were in the Valle Vista this year instead of next, they would probably win the league title.
10. San Dimas (12-6) – Who’s the favorite in the Valle Vista. Covina, Northview, Ganesha or San Dimas? We’ll still say San Dimas for now.

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Wrestling: That looks like it hurts; West Covina’s A.J. Guardado living dream at Duke

By Steve Ramirez, Staff Writer
A.J. Guardado considers himself just a wrestler, nothing more. But he also understands the importance of being the first West Covina High School graduate to receive a scholarship to Duke University, one of the top private institutions in the country, and what that may mean to others at West Covina or any other area school who one day may want to follow in his path. (To continue click thread)

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Boys Hoops: Bishop Amat beats Charter Oak in MLK Holiday tournament; San Dimas coach Bruce Robbins suspended for Monday’s game after Friday’s incident with refs at Northview

By John Honell, Correspondent
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Winning was only secondary in the “MLK I Have a Dream Classic” at Los Osos High School Monday as teams celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The Foothill-Citrus Officials Association handled all nine games of the Classic and donated their checks to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. After a close first quarter, Bishop Amat gradually pulled away from Charter Oak for a 65-52 win in a Monday morning game. (To continue reading click thread)

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Darien Johnson is heading to New Mexico State

Bishop Amat corner/receiver Darien Johnson gave a verbal commitment to New Mexico State on Sunday, ESPN reported.

“It was great, I went ahead and committed,” Johnson told ESPN’s Greg Biggins. “I loved the visit and really liked everything about the school. They have a great coaching staff and DeWayne Walker is a great guy and is going to build the program to be very good there. “

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If the Mid-Valley Division stays the same, will Northview and Covina step up to the plate?


Above: Two-time Tribune player of the year Mike McDonough might have been celebrating two championships instead of looking like this if the Colts were in the Mid-Valley Division when he was playing.

I was asked over the weekend what happened to Northview and Covina football. It must be frustrating to be in such a winnable division and have to suffer the growing pains of a down year for both, if that’s what you want to call it. Seriously, think a couple of those Mike McDonough-led teams at Covina would have licked their chops in this division today? When the Mid-Valley Division was re-created a couple years ago, I thought, well here’s the chance for Covina and Northview to compete for championships, only those titles have gone to Paraclete and San Dimas, with the Vikings at least getting to the quarters in 2008. These are schools with two very good football coaches, Darryl Thomas and Jim Arellanes, tell me they will be competing for CIF titles soon, because the Mid-Valley is never going to be more appetizing than in is right now. If everything stays the way it is, San Dimas and Monrovia should be favored to get back to the finals, though Arroyo looks pretty good on paper too. But how far off are the Vikes and Colts from competing again? Will Wilson and Nogales suddenly come alive by dropping out of a division with Charter Oak, Diamond Ranch, Bonita, South Hills, West Covina and Rowland, and into one where a first-round game could come against, say, South Pasadena? La Canada? Gabrielino? The bottom line is, I miss those huge games at Covina District, and now that South Hills is going to the Sierra League and may struggle just to make the playoffs, Covina and Northview will never have a better opportunity to steal the limelight from its crosstown friends on Cameron. If they don’t, It might look strange come November when CDF’s lights are shut down by the second round of the playoffs. Unless off course, Rio Hondo Prep makes it back to another championship game.

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South Hills, led by Dakota Behr, wins the Damien wrestling tournament

For results on Damien, Five Counties and to look ahead to the next big tournaments, click here.

By Clay Fowler, Staff Writer
LA VERNE
– While Etiwanda High School senior Jakob Miller extended his undefeated season on one mat, teammate J.J. Everard demonstrated on the adjacent mat the difficulty of staying unbeaten this deep into the wrestling season.
Everard dropped a 2-1 decision to defending CIF champion Dakota Behr of South Hills, which won the Damien High School Tournament of Champions on Saturday with 292 points to second-place Etiwanda’s 192.

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Boys Hoops: Emotions out of control as Northview pulls out a 59-56 win over San Dimas after nearly blowing nine-point lead in final five minutes

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
A forgettable scene in the moments following Northview High Schools’ 59-56 victory over San Dimas will be addressed on Monday, Saints vice principal Rita Kear said – an ugly way to end a thrilling comeback that came up short for the Saints. A series of calls — including back-to-back technicals — were simply to much for Saints boys basketball coach Bruce Robbins to stomach in the seconds following Northview’s victory. (To continue, click thread)

South Hills pounds Nogales, 80-50
Bonita routs Los Altos, 71-28
Chino Hills rallies past Damien, 54-46

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Khalalah Todd’s amazing season continues, she scores two more to help Northview tie San Dimas, 2-2, and is among the top scorers in the country

By Scott French
Khalalah Todd couldn’t find many opportunities Thursday, but what she did with the two that came her way made all the difference for Northview High School’s girls soccer team. Todd scored goals early in both halves and the Vikings held off a San Dimas onslaught for nearly all of the second half and 20 minutes of overtime to post an improbable 2-2 draw with the Valle Vista League’s reigning power. (To continue reading, click thread)

Los Altos wins: Lauren Stupin scored three goals and Malaysia Avery had a goal and an assist and Los Altos rolled to a 4-0 victory over host Bonita in a match featuring the top two teams in the Miramonte League.

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Wrestling: Five Counties and Damien up next

In addition to the Five Counties wrestling tournament that runs Friday and Saturday, Damien is hosting a wrestling tournament on Saturday that will include host Damien, South Hills, Walnut, Glendora and Northview, though Northview also will have wrestlers at Five Counties. For information on the wrestling tournaments and to look ahead at the rest of the wrestling season, check out this website, the dyestat of high school wrestling. You also will be able to access final results from Five Counties and Damien through this website.


Stressful job? Once the match begins, there is only so much a wrestling coach can do.

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Finally, we have the All CIF-Southern Section Central Division football teams


Note: Four area players made the first team All Central Division, led by Glendora quarterback Chad Jeffries (pictured above) along with Tartans linebacker Michael Gonzalez. Damien landed two on the first team, offensive lineman Josh Polonio and defensive lineman Tre Hale.

CENTRAL DIVISION
Co-Offensive Players of the Year – Jamil Austin (12), Colony & Angel Santiago (12), Etiwanda
Defensive Player of the Year – Timothy Helton (12), Upland
Coach of the Year – Tim Salter, Upland
OFFENSIVE TEAM
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Yr.
QB Greg Watson Rancho Cucamonga 6-0 190 12
QB Chad Jefferies Glendora 6-3 180 11
DB Derrick Malone Colton 6-3 205 12
DB Ryan Verdugo Chino Hills 6-1 195 12
DB Tyler Ervin Colton 6-0 175 11
DB Cody Rogina Los Osos 5-10 185 12
DB Michael Boyd Rancho Cucamonga 5-10 180 12
DL Jacob Nasif Upland 6-3 255 12
DL Nick Martin Los Osos 6-4 280 12
DL Zach Dilley Paloma Valley 6-5 290 12
DL John Tyler Colton 6-3 250 11
DL Eden Mahina Upland 6-4 245 12
DL Josh Polonio Damien 6-3 250 12
DL Rick Greenwalt Elsinore 6-3 250 12
DL Jesus Cortez Chaffey 6-4 270 12
WR Sean Alston Los Osos 5-10 175 12
WR Randal Telfer Rancho Cucamonga 6-4 230 12
WR Brandon Flanagan Colony 5-8 170 12
WR Bobby Ratliff Etiwanda 6-2 180 12
WR Vanzell Richardson San Bernardino 6-0 170 12
UTL Jon Maricic Elsinore 5-11 225 12
K Alejandro Maldonado Colton 5-11 180 12
DEFENSIVE TEAM
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Yr.
DB Corey Sims Upland 5-10 170
DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Chino Hills 5-10 185 11
DB Derrick Malone Colton 6-3 205 12
DB Jared Bell Colony 6-2 190 12
DB Gianni Olivas Upland 5-11 185 12
DB Jonathan Mack Colton 5-11 175 11
DL Tony Washington Los Osos 6-4 228 12
DL Gregory Triay Upland 6-2 250 12
DL Austin Johnson Chino Hills 6-0 225 11
DL Tamasamoa Taua’i Colony 5-11 250 12
DL Mike Newton Colton 6-3 250 12
DL Marcus Gluck Upland 6-1 185 12
DL Tre Hale Damien 6-2 190 12
DL Gregory Todd Colony 6-1 260 12
LB Edward Todd Colony 6-1 260 12
LB Josh Rottler Chino Hills 6-1 205 12
LB Devan Hussey Colton 5-11 180 11
LB Anthony King Upland 6-3 215 12
LB Ofa Fifita Arroyo Grande 6-1 220 12
LB Michael Gonzalez Glendora 6-0 220 12
UTL Kallen Wright Los Osos 5-9 175 12
P Jake Van Ginkel Upland 5-11 175 11

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