Girls Basketball: Diamond Ranch No. 1 by far, but blue-hot Walnut jumps two spots to No. 2

Girls Basketball top ten
1. Diamond Ranch (17-2)
— In addition to beating Bonita, the Panthers also knocked off Ventura, 40-37
2. Walnut (16-3) – Extremely impressed with Mustangs, not only did they beat South Hills, beat Magnolia too at Ayala showcase on Saturday.
3. Bishop Amat (15-5) – Serra took care of Lancers, 55-47, and now has the inside track toward the Del Rey league title.
4. Bonita (18-2) – Young and talented, they might finally beat Diamond Ranch soon, but not this season.
5. South Hills (13-5) – On paper this team has talent, but they do turn the ball over way too much.
6. Glendora (16-4) — After a tough loss to Chino Hills, hold your breath, Ayala next on Wednesday.
7. Sierra Vista (13-5) – In cruise control, they should be the first team to have a league-title wrapped up.
8. St. Lucy’s (12-6) – Beat Chino Hills, losses in league to Glendora and Ayala.
9. Rosemead (13-4) – On a roll, winners of nine of their last ten games, and a five game winning streak.
10. Wilson 11-8 — Even the Wildcats no they can do no better than third in the Miramonte.

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Monday’s Boxscores: Glendora falls to Chino Hills at home in boys soccer; Bishop Amat girls soccer beats St. Josephs 6-2 to remain unbeaten

By Fred J. Robledo
Chino Hills High School was one of the few boys soccer teams to take on the elements last Friday – losing a rain-soaked game at Diamond Bar. The two-time defending Sierra League champion Huskies saw their 22-game league unbeaten streak end that day. The Huskies had a chance to start a new victory streak Monday with a make-up match at Glendora. Chino Hills came away with a satisfying 3-1 victory that puts them right back in the league race. With goals from Bryan Gutierrez, Brandon Portal and Christian Leandro, Chino Hills (8-6-4, 3-1) regained the league lead by a half game over Glendora (11-4-3, 2-1) and Diamond Bar (7-5-1, 2-1). (To continue and view the rest of the boys and girls basketball and soccer boxscores Monday, click thread.)

Above: Glendora midfielder Jeremy Bishop scored late, but the Huskies finished did too, winning 3-1.
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For those updating MaxPreps, all the info is here, plus your areas leading contenders

Top Boys and Girls Basketball Leaders reported to MaxPreps
Boys Basketball
Top Scorer: Calvin Smith, Glendora, 24.1
Top Rebounder: Tyrone Hall, Duarte, 13.3
3-point field goals made: Chris Adams, Damien, 72
Total blocks: Chris Reyes, Damien, 62
Steals made: Bernardo Pagovich, Sierra Vista, 71
Total assists: CJ Cooper, La Verne Lutheran, 112
Top free throw percentage: Michael Wong, Wilson, 81 percent (53-of-65)

Girls Basketball
Top Scorer: Evelyn Ramirez, Rosemead, 17.3
Top Rebounder: Sarah Letourneau, Glendora, 13.9
3-point field goals made: Diana Wang, Walnut, 37
Total blocks: Sandra Gutierrez, El Monte, 128
Steals made: Imari Brown, Duarte, 115
Total assists: Claudia Ramirez, Northview, 91
Top free throw percentage: Katie Gannon, Glendora, 93 percent (70-of-75)

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Summer passing leagues are growing, so much that coaches have approved a national championship 7-on-7 tournament in Florida

IMG Academies and the National High School Coaches Association have signed a deal that will help dispel the annual debate of which state produces the nation’s best athletic teams and players by creating official High School National Championships. Tournament-style team championships for 7-on-7 football, 7-on-7 lacrosse, boys’ and girls’ team tennis, and boys’ and girls’ team golf will begin at the Bradenton-based Academy in summer 2010, with plans for possible national television coverage and expansion to national championships for 20 sports in upcoming years.

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Baseball is a month away, who are the top ten teams; 1-2 is easy, Bishop Amat and South Hills, you figure the rest; Chino needs team

I’m on the fence for No. 1, but it will be either Bishop Amat or South Hills, with Glendora, San Dimas and Damien not far back. Then there are the usual’s like Northview, Bonita and those expected to do well also like Diamond Bar, Walnut, Los Altos, Charter Oak, etc. I would also love to hear from you who might be this years sleepers, like maybe a Sierra Vista, Wilson, or Baldwin Park.

Chino High needs a team: Due to a schedule conflict Chino needs one baseball team for the Chino pre-season tournament. The dates are March 3,8,10,12 and 16th. Those interested should contact Bob Sheehan at 909-627-7351 ext. 3706.

That’s Mr. Kevin Smith: Wonder if I will get hammered for using this photo too? Hey, he’s our reigning coach of the year, and I personally can’t wait for the Huskies to meet-up with Bishop Amat this season. Both teams are also in the National Classic.

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