By John Honell, Correspondent
The San Gabriel Valley lived up to its reputation as the birthplace of girls high school wrestling at the 2010 CIF Girls Southern Regional on Friday and Saturday at Northview High School. West Covina had two individual champions in Samantha Ortiz at 114 pounds and Alyssa Luna (118). West Covina, Northview and Baldwin Park finished third, fourth and sixth, respectively, in the team standings as Pacifica edged Pioneer Valley, 177-176, for first place. (To read story, click thread)
It appears that Bishop Amat is making big changes to its football schedule. The CIF-SS games wanted list shows that Bishop Amat is looking for opponents in Week 0, 2, 4, 5 & 9, which would mean almost a complete overhaul of its nonleague schedule. Athletic Director Mike Manzo confirmed for us that the school is making adjustments to its schedule, but said it would be more appropriate for coach Steve Hagerty to explain the reasons, so we will wait for his call. Assuming the Lancers play St. Bonny in week one, their contract with Damien in week 3 is still on, Spartans coach Greg Gano said. But what happens to games against St. Paul, Dominguez, and perhaps West Covina? We’ll keep you posted when we get more information. BTW, In addition to playing Diamond Ranch in week 1, Damien has secured a game with El Dorado in week 4, but still needs a week 5 game.
By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
LA PUENTE – The buzz at Workman High School hasn’t been the same since highly-touted guard Cezar Guerrero decided to pack up and head back to St. John Bosco. Guerrero, who won a state appeal to become eligible at Workman last season after transferring from St. John Bosco, is all over YouTube because of his incredible ball-handling skills and no-look passes. To continue click thread
Word is trickling in that West Covina beat South Hills 32-28 Thursday night to claim control of the San Antonio League race. This is the Bulldogs’ biggest win over the Huskies since edging them out, 207-186.5 to claim the 2007 Coastal Division team title.
The Scouting Guru has been all over the San Gabriel Valley and beyond, and like always, he’s offered to share his thoughts, free of charge. Don’t hate, enjoy it for what it’s worth, which is one man’s opinion on the talent and teams in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas.
Charter Oak coach football coach Lou Farrar confirmed today that the athletic directors for both schools have agreed to meet for the first time since 2007. “All we need to do is sign the contract,” Farrar said. In other non-league games, Charter Oak will face Gardena on the road, followed by Esperanza at home, Rancho Cucamonga on the road and Santa Fe at home before beginning its first year in the Sierra League, where they will face Damien, Claremont, Chino Hills, Ayala, and South Hills.
YouTube Archive: Charter Oak’s game-winning touchdown in 2007 that gave the Chargers a 13-7 victory over Glendora in the final minute.
More YouTube: Or, how about the 2006 “Drive” that led to Glendora’s 14-7 victory