Friday night hoops: La Verne Lutheran takes on the best and pays the Price, 79-45; Diamond Ranch dominant over Bonita girls, 61-32

Lutheran routed: Eric Cooper was hoping to get a look at the future Friday night when his La Verne Lutheran School boys basketball team took on fellow small-school powerhouse Price. Now he’s praying the Trojans’ destiny won’t be quite so grim. Price, winner of nine CIF-Southern Section championships and six state titles since 1999, used a big run to end the first half to take control en route to a 79-45 destruction of La Verne Lutheran in front of a small crowd at the Crenshaw Christian Center’s Faithdome.

DRanch Girls Hoops dominant again: When Diamond Ranch High School girls basketball coach Michael James was reminded that Friday’s 61-32 victory over Bonita wasn’t against just anyone, that it came against the No. 2 team in Division 3A that had lost for just the third time (twice to his Panthers), he just shrugged.

Rosemead girls too good: Five blocks for state-leader Sandra Gutierrez, but it wasn’t enough as Rosemead clinched at least a tie for its second consecutive Mission Valley League girls basketball championship Friday with a 56-46 victory over El Monte.

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  • Location?

    where does Covina play there home games? Isn’t there gym getting redone. Tonights game vs San Dimas is…?

  • Sneaky Snake

    What happened to Nogales announcing their new coach today???
    Or Los Altos? Basset?

    Fred,we all know you got the inside scoop..whats going on??

  • dasda

    who won bonita vs. dr

  • scoreboard

    L.A. Price has a 58-29 lead over La Verne Lutheran after 3 quarters

  • scoreboard2

    L.A. Price gets 79-45 victory over La Verne Lutheran.

  • COChargerfan

    LVL…it appears that “practicing” your trap and press against Upland Christian really paid off…

  • Amused Reader

    La Verne Lutheran with it’s great recruiting class can’t seem to beat the big boys. I’m sure there’s some small school you can pound on.

  • alligotstosayaboutthat

    Fred,
    It’s unfortunate that you didn’t cover ONE game for DR Boys. Although, they aren’t the powerhouse they used to be, they did beat Charter Oak your #6 pick of the top 10 in the area.

    Also, they have an excellent talent and a potential MVP player in 6′”3 point guard Malcolm Green, Jr who is averaging about 18 points a game, excellent ballhandler and scored 26 points against Bonita last night. While he didn’t play travel ball until last summer, he has been an indispensable player for the past two years for Diamond Ranch Varsity Basketball Program.

    They still might surprise a few folks in CIF playoffs. And don’t be surprised if a few years down the road you hear from him on the college level~~locally or nationally.

  • cocf is all class

    cocf was that humor or just another smartass comment that shows what a class guy you are. seen your kid play and he wouldn’t make lvl’s squad so maybe that’s your source of veiled superiority. dont hate, at least lvl played up, when was the last time your storied football team did? try acting like an adult and stop bagging on a team you haven’t even seen play. have you seen Price, I have. have you seen any of these “small basketball” powers play, I have. Seen LVL play, I have. All would crush CO so maybe you should play lVL instead of acting like a douchebag.

  • AJ

    Before you bash La Verne Lutheran after losing to Price big, just know that Price is one of the top teams in state and have 3 D1 seniors, their point guard is going to Montana State, their 2 guard is 6’4 and going to Cal and their center is 6’10 and going to Cal too. They arent some scrub team

  • >>>

    Love the smack talk from some dude whose team has played ONE tough team (Orange LOO) all year – and got pounded.

    And whose team has lost to two teams with sub 500 records.

    And furthermore whose team is one of the biggest duckers of LVL! Any day – bring your boys over to the gym and LVL will play them as part of a DH, you know where we are.

    Remember LVL does not have a Senior on the floor. Come on over the next two or three years, that would be an enjoyable “destruction” to watch!

  • >>>

    Love the smack talk from some dude whose team has played ONE tough team (Orange LOO) all year – and got pounded.

    And whose team has lost to two teams with sub 500 records.

    And furthermore whose team is one of the biggest duckers of LVL! Any day – bring your boys over to the gym and LVL will play them as part of a DH, you know where we are.

    Remember LVL does not have a Senior on the floor. Come on over the next two or three years, that would be an enjoyable “destruction” to watch!

  • >>>

    Love the smack talk from some dude whose team has played ONE tough team (Orange LOO) all year – and got pounded.

    And whose team has lost to two teams with sub 500 records.

    And furthermore whose team is one of the biggest duckers of LVL! Any day – bring your boys over to the gym and LVL will play them as part of a DH, you know where we are.

    Remember LVL does not have a Senior on the floor. Come on over the next two or three years, that would be an enjoyable “destruction” to watch!

  • observer

    poor workman. that program is going down the drain next season. Bobby Miles rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter last night and had to leave the game. but since there’s no other backbone on the team to fall back on, coach puts him back in. Pathetic! The coaching staff there is a joke

  • Im just sayin

    Wow. Workman must be back??? All year long no one mentioned the defending Montview champs and now that they are 9-1 and won back to back league titles Observer brings back the hate!!! I love it!!!

    Observer I too was at the game last night. It was a close game. The Lobos needed 20 points in the 4th quarter to pull of the victory. I believe Workman’s sophomore and Co-Captain Alex Cazares scored half of the Lobos 4th qtr points Including 2 clutch free throws in the last seconds of the game. You are right the coaching staff did bring in Miles to inbound the ball in the last seconds of a close game that they needed to win to pretty muck lock up the league title for the 2nd year in a row who would do such a thing? I cant believe a coach would bring in his only experienced returner to inbound the ball what a horrible move!!! I cant believe he still has a job after last night.
    Observer I am glad you could grace us with your tremendous insight I dont know any other coach that would make a move like that. Thank you for your insight on the Lobos.

    Congratulations coach Flores and your Lobos for winning the Montview league title again. . Keep up the great work and good luck in the playoffs

  • Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

    I have a prediction for Tuesday’s LVL game.

    La Verne Lutheran 114
    Sherman Indian 53

  • COChargerfan

    Class guy, it is not about who you are but how you act…so someone can be the greatest athlete on the planet but at the same time also be a world-class ass. The same can be said for teams. Im saying that just because the playground bully can take your lunch money doesnt make his actions right. So what does it matter that LVLs team is better than COthis is not the issue.

    And my kid isn’t a great player in part because he spent his youth playing travel baseball and his basketball consisted of 10 NJB games a year. On the bright side, he has a 4.2 GPA…so in the big picture of life he’s got a very good shot at being one of the winners. Heres something for you to think aboutif you still dream that your kid is going to the NBA you might want to reconsider after the Price beat downbecause thats what future NBA players look like.

    It is ironic that you used the word “class” because the lack thereof is exactly what I was talking about by the comments on pressing and trapping a team that you just beat 2 weeks before by over 60 points. People like you continue to defend this action despite my goadingobviously you do not have any remorse so the conclusion is that you are the one that has no class.

  • Word Power

    “dispite my goading”, your words. Interesting. Not much to say about that other than to say, your “goading” is unwelcomed. And that’s why it’s classless.

  • Nogales Stinks

    Noagles stinks, They pound their chest and pretend to be big bullies but they suck and their coach roper sucks, Darnell is okay but if he was to play in a different league he would get his ass kicked. Walnut gets the last laugh and beats them in their own house for the last time. Noageles sucks and their fans and parents are the worst. That is why South Hills was an issues, Nogales thinsk they are ganster but I laugh they suck

  • COChargerfan

    Word Power, you learn a lot about people by seeing how they respond to truthful criticism. Im still waiting for just ONE of the LVL faithful to admit that it is unsportsman-like and classless to press and trap a team that you are going to easily beat by 50 points with one hand in your back pocket. The fact that people like you continue to either justify it or live in denial is eye-opening

  • >>>

    CO – final note about this whole issue, then I will no longer bother with your “witty” comments.

    What exactly do you want LVL to do play their second string all game? – Oh yeah that would still be a blow-out. Play their JV, MAYBE a good game – but it is a varsity contest. Yeah so they pressed for about five minutes – wow big deal. Should they score twenty points and then stand in the a four corner offense, knowing the game is won?? Seriously what do you want it is basketball – LVL played the game!

    Parents at LVL are well aware of how the other side of a blow-out feels, are you at all acquainted with the LVL football program this year? And from that experience I can tell you first hand – the kids do not really care, they are a whole lot smarter and a whole lot less sensitive than the adults, they are actually able to let things go – maybe a lesson you can learn from your 4.2 kid. In fact the only time the LVL football players were upset was when Maranatha took a knee on an extra point with a minute left and the score differential of sixty plus points – kick the ball – play the game!!! Kids only get embarrassed when their ineptitude is shoved in their face – which is normally only done by adults. Kids want to play and know that sometimes they will be outmatched. That is life, and a good lesson in life and straightforward the football team at LVL got as much, or more, out of their season this year as any kid at the school you back. Winning is not the end all and be all in HS/youth Sports. So if you are looking for apologies you are barking up the wrong tree. Yeah they pressed for a few minutes – big deal! I have talked to Upland Christian kids lately (have you??) they don’t care, so you are carrying a grudge that none of the involved participants care about!!!

    Final note: As I have stated before – Upland was asked to leave the league, when the original school was absorbed by Western. (LVL is beating them by about the same margin as EVERY other team in the league – which is the mark of sportsmanship – as they could easily beat them by a significantly larger margin). Upland has refused and has been placed on a two year probation (first year almost over and has not gone well for them) before being removed from the league, meanwhile not only has their basketball players been paying the price but the soccer team (who is winless and outscored 6 to .5 on an average this year) and who knows how baseball will go. It will be particularly sad if their baseball team is as weak as the rest of their teams (except Girls VB which won CIF this year-congrats!!!) – since two years ago they were playing in the CIF Championship! Once again, just like with LVL football, the administration ignored the wisdom of many parties and chose to pursue their own agenda. Yeah maybe the kids pay, but they also are able to see the big picture and move on – time for you to do so.

    If you want LVL to pay the price – get your coach/AD to step up and schedule them, as I am sure they cannot handle the power of the mighty Chargers BB team! ;) At that point you can come on this board and actually say something meaningful about the LVL program.

  • >>>

    CO – final note about this whole issue, then I will no longer bother with your “witty” comments.

    What exactly do you want LVL to do play their second string all game? – Oh yeah that would still be a blow-out. Play their JV, MAYBE a good game – but it is a varsity contest. Yeah so they pressed for about five minutes – wow big deal. Should they score twenty points and then stand in the a four corner offense, knowing the game is won?? Seriously what do you want it is basketball – LVL played the game!

    Parents at LVL are well aware of how the other side of a blow-out feels, are you at all acquainted with the LVL football program this year? And from that experience I can tell you first hand – the kids do not really care, they are a whole lot smarter and a whole lot less sensitive than the adults, they are actually able to let things go – maybe a lesson you can learn from your 4.2 kid. In fact the only time the LVL football players were upset was when Maranatha took a knee on an extra point with a minute left and the score differential of sixty plus points – kick the ball – play the game!!! Kids only get embarrassed when their ineptitude is shoved in their face – which is normally only done by adults. Kids want to play and know that sometimes they will be outmatched. That is life, and a good lesson in life and straightforward the football team at LVL got as much, or more, out of their season this year as any kid at the school you back. Winning is not the end all and be all in HS/youth Sports. So if you are looking for apologies you are barking up the wrong tree. Yeah they pressed for a few minutes – big deal! I have talked to Upland Christian kids lately (have you??) they don’t care, so you are carrying a grudge that none of the involved participants care about!!!

    Final note: As I have stated before – Upland was asked to leave the league, when the original school was absorbed by Western. (LVL is beating them by about the same margin as EVERY other team in the league – which is the mark of sportsmanship – as they could easily beat them by a significantly larger margin). Upland has refused and has been placed on a two year probation (first year almost over and has not gone well for them) before being removed from the league, meanwhile not only has their basketball players been paying the price but the soccer team (who is winless and outscored 6 to .5 on an average this year) and who knows how baseball will go. It will be particularly sad if their baseball team is as weak as the rest of their teams (except Girls VB which won CIF this year-congrats!!!) – since two years ago they were playing in the CIF Championship! Once again, just like with LVL football, the administration ignored the wisdom of many parties and chose to pursue their own agenda. Yeah maybe the kids pay, but they also are able to see the big picture and move on – time for you to do so.

    If you want LVL to pay the price – get your coach/AD to step up and schedule them, as I am sure they cannot handle the power of the mighty Chargers BB team! ;) At that point you can come on this board and actually say something meaningful about the LVL program.

  • >>>

    CO – final note about this whole issue, then I will no longer bother with your “witty” comments.

    What exactly do you want LVL to do play their second string all game? – Oh yeah that would still be a blow-out. Play their JV, MAYBE a good game – but it is a varsity contest. Yeah so they pressed for about five minutes – wow big deal. Should they score twenty points and then stand in the a four corner offense, knowing the game is won?? Seriously what do you want it is basketball – LVL played the game!

    Parents at LVL are well aware of how the other side of a blow-out feels, are you at all acquainted with the LVL football program this year? And from that experience I can tell you first hand – the kids do not really care, they are a whole lot smarter and a whole lot less sensitive than the adults, they are actually able to let things go – maybe a lesson you can learn from your 4.2 kid. In fact the only time the LVL football players were upset was when Maranatha took a knee on an extra point with a minute left and the score differential of sixty plus points – kick the ball – play the game!!! Kids only get embarrassed when their ineptitude is shoved in their face – which is normally only done by adults. Kids want to play and know that sometimes they will be outmatched. That is life, and a good lesson in life and straightforward the football team at LVL got as much, or more, out of their season this year as any kid at the school you back. Winning is not the end all and be all in HS/youth Sports. So if you are looking for apologies you are barking up the wrong tree. Yeah they pressed for a few minutes – big deal! I have talked to Upland Christian kids lately (have you??) they don’t care, so you are carrying a grudge that none of the involved participants care about!!!

    Final note: As I have stated before – Upland was asked to leave the league, when the original school was absorbed by Western. (LVL is beating them by about the same margin as EVERY other team in the league – which is the mark of sportsmanship – as they could easily beat them by a significantly larger margin). Upland has refused and has been placed on a two year probation (first year almost over and has not gone well for them) before being removed from the league, meanwhile not only has their basketball players been paying the price but the soccer team (who is winless and outscored 6 to .5 on an average this year) and who knows how baseball will go. It will be particularly sad if their baseball team is as weak as the rest of their teams (except Girls VB which won CIF this year-congrats!!!) – since two years ago they were playing in the CIF Championship! Once again, just like with LVL football, the administration ignored the wisdom of many parties and chose to pursue their own agenda. Yeah maybe the kids pay, but they also are able to see the big picture and move on – time for you to do so.

    If you want LVL to pay the price – get your coach/AD to step up and schedule them, as I am sure they cannot handle the power of the mighty Chargers BB team! ;) At that point you can come on this board and actually say something meaningful about the LVL program.

  • COChargerfan

    It is more paranoid thinking to say that I have a “grudge” against LVL…exactly what have I said that would lead to that conclusion or why would I hold something against this Christian school especially considering that I am a Lutheranyou really think that I have a grudge against my own church? You are way off track pal because Im talking about a coachs decision to press and trap and nothing else. And 5 minutes is most of one quarter.

    And LVL’s bloggers have dug their own grave by recently accusing local coaches of being prejudice and now by curb stomping defenseless teams and defending the practice. It is what it is and all the excuses and rationalization will not change the fact that there wasnt ANY reason to press and trap Upland Christian. Come on, it is one thing to lose big and a whole different thing to get embarrassedyou cant tell me that the kids who were getting the ball stolen from them felt good about that.

    Heres a primer on sportsmanship when you are playing these woefully under matched teams. On Offense; (1) Dont fast breakEVER (2) Run your normal half court offense using clock during the process and, on Defense: (1) NEVER press and trap (2) Play zone and let the other team chuck all the deep threes that they want. In the end youll still win by 30 points but the reason your coach doesnt do this is exactly for this reasononly winning by 30 points makes it look like LVLs team isnt all that in terms of State and National rankings.

    And I suppose that Upland did not leave the league because they are going to merge with the Western Christian teams.

    So, while we are at it perhaps CO should schedule LVL in all sports…wouldn’t it be fun to watch that football game? They could play 8 man or even better, why don’t the basketball players suit up so they can go 11 man? Wouldn’t that be a real gas to watch? This is an example of the same kind of lame challenge that guys like you keep throwing out there.

  • >>>

    Uh if you are going to use quotes around grudge, that implies that I used that word.

    Never did – so no point in my continued reading of your dribble, since you are going to misrepresent in the first statement. No idea if you have a “grudge” or not – never came to mind and could care a less. Just tired of reading your rants about a program of which you have no knowledge.

    Good luck to your boy.

  • >>>

    Uh if you are going to use quotes around grudge, that implies that I used that word.

    Never did – so no point in my continued reading of your dribble, since you are going to misrepresent in the first statement. No idea if you have a “grudge” or not – never came to mind and could care a less. Just tired of reading your rants about a program of which you have no knowledge.

    Good luck to your boy.

  • >>>

    Uh if you are going to use quotes around grudge, that implies that I used that word.

    Never did – so no point in my continued reading of your dribble, since you are going to misrepresent in the first statement. No idea if you have a “grudge” or not – never came to mind and could care a less. Just tired of reading your rants about a program of which you have no knowledge.

    Good luck to your boy.

  • COChargerfan

    Said…you’re kidding aren’t you? Please re-read what YOU said at 6:51 this morning as it goes like this “…so you are carrying a grudge…” Hmm…looks like you used the word “GRUDGE” so man-up and admit it or else, you are welcome to admit that it was a poor choice of a word. Finally, feel free to pass on my sportsmanship primer to Coach C.

  • >>>

    My apologies – I did use it – but it is FAR from the main point of the post. Poor use of words, maybe – maybe not – as you obviously have some issue since everytime LVL is brought up you feel as if your chiming in has some value.

    Based on that error I read your post and here are a couple of your errors.

    1) Western Christian and Upland Christian ACADEMY are different schools – their teams will never be one. Upland Christian ACADEMY formed after what those at that school consider to be a hostile takeover by Western Christian. The players on the team would be far more offended by you combining them with a school they truly dislike than they were by a few minutes of pressure defense.

    2) LVL does play 11 man football. And many of the BB players will be putting on the pads next year.

    Final note – I do not need your primer on sportsmanship – I am very capable of forming my own views. We can disagree but that does not make either of us superior. So that you are aware my view is to respect your opponent. The best way to respect an opponent is each time you play them begin the game as if either team can win the game. Once it is proved otherwise some areas can be lightened up on, but bottom line you have no idea based on a blurb on Laverneonline written by a teenager whether LVL and their coach treated any of their opponents, Upland or otherwise, with respect.

    No there you go I manned up, now time for you to man up and move on. Unless you really desire to educate yourself about the program.

    Once again – Good luck to your boy and enjoy the rest of BB season and the upcoming baseball season if your boy still plays.

    Door is always open for your boys to play LVL, just a thought to end on is maybe refusal of the local teams to play LVL is poor sportsmanship – just food for thought.

  • >>>

    My apologies – I did use it – but it is FAR from the main point of the post. Poor use of words, maybe – maybe not – as you obviously have some issue since everytime LVL is brought up you feel as if your chiming in has some value.

    Based on that error I read your post and here are a couple of your errors.

    1) Western Christian and Upland Christian ACADEMY are different schools – their teams will never be one. Upland Christian ACADEMY formed after what those at that school consider to be a hostile takeover by Western Christian. The players on the team would be far more offended by you combining them with a school they truly dislike than they were by a few minutes of pressure defense.

    2) LVL does play 11 man football. And many of the BB players will be putting on the pads next year.

    Final note – I do not need your primer on sportsmanship – I am very capable of forming my own views. We can disagree but that does not make either of us superior. So that you are aware my view is to respect your opponent. The best way to respect an opponent is each time you play them begin the game as if either team can win the game. Once it is proved otherwise some areas can be lightened up on, but bottom line you have no idea based on a blurb on Laverneonline written by a teenager whether LVL and their coach treated any of their opponents, Upland or otherwise, with respect.

    No there you go I manned up, now time for you to man up and move on. Unless you really desire to educate yourself about the program.

    Once again – Good luck to your boy and enjoy the rest of BB season and the upcoming baseball season if your boy still plays.

    Door is always open for your boys to play LVL, just a thought to end on is maybe refusal of the local teams to play LVL is poor sportsmanship – just food for thought.

  • >>>

    My apologies – I did use it – but it is FAR from the main point of the post. Poor use of words, maybe – maybe not – as you obviously have some issue since everytime LVL is brought up you feel as if your chiming in has some value.

    Based on that error I read your post and here are a couple of your errors.

    1) Western Christian and Upland Christian ACADEMY are different schools – their teams will never be one. Upland Christian ACADEMY formed after what those at that school consider to be a hostile takeover by Western Christian. The players on the team would be far more offended by you combining them with a school they truly dislike than they were by a few minutes of pressure defense.

    2) LVL does play 11 man football. And many of the BB players will be putting on the pads next year.

    Final note – I do not need your primer on sportsmanship – I am very capable of forming my own views. We can disagree but that does not make either of us superior. So that you are aware my view is to respect your opponent. The best way to respect an opponent is each time you play them begin the game as if either team can win the game. Once it is proved otherwise some areas can be lightened up on, but bottom line you have no idea based on a blurb on Laverneonline written by a teenager whether LVL and their coach treated any of their opponents, Upland or otherwise, with respect.

    No there you go I manned up, now time for you to man up and move on. Unless you really desire to educate yourself about the program.

    Once again – Good luck to your boy and enjoy the rest of BB season and the upcoming baseball season if your boy still plays.

    Door is always open for your boys to play LVL, just a thought to end on is maybe refusal of the local teams to play LVL is poor sportsmanship – just food for thought.

  • Joe Amat

    Not taking sides, necessarily, although I do side with blowouts are not good for anyone – unless both coaches work together to make it a good game. I happen to be a little embarrassed that Amat “schedules down” to play teams like Pioneer, Bassett, Rosemead, etc in order to pile up a few wins – and those end up in blowouts that don’t help any of the kids.

    What’s ironic is our former basketball coach speaks nationally for the Positive Coaching Alliance who focus on these kind of topics. I remember randomly coming across something he wrote about how to handle blowouts, when reading about that blowout in Texas. I’ll try to find it.

  • COChargerfan

    I was told that Western and Upland merged but in doing my own research a few minutes ago I can see that this was not the case…so I stand corrected. And, I also revise my thoughts on Upland continuing to play in the Arrowhead…they should be told to leave that is, unless they can show that they have recruited an AAU team to come to their school.

    While I agree with the respect your opponent until proven otherwise it is apparent that this doesn’t apply to the Jan 26th game unless your coach and everyone else at LVL suffers from amnesia…did you forgot that you beat this team on Jan 11th by 63 points? So you already knew that Upland was vastly inferior but still pressed and trapped them quickly into embarrassment.

    I dont have anything to do with COs schedule so youre barking up the wrong tree in respect to playing CO. If you are serious, you need to call their AD or their coaches. I recall Aaron putting out the same suggestion to you folks about playing Bonitajust wondering, did your coach ever make any calls?

    Heres what concerns meI am one of the millions of folks that are members of the Lutheran faith so whether you believe it or not, the manner in which LVLs team conducts themselves represents meso please do it with the class and compassion that is indicative of a Christian School that bears the name of my faith…is that too much to ask?

    Now finish up league in a manner that makes us proud, not ashamed, and then go out and win a CIF Title for our neck of the woods.

  • >>>

    CO

    You are ignoring the FACT that LVL beat Upland by approximately the same margin that EVERY other team in league beat Upland. While obviously they could do much worse to the team. And as I have mentioned more than once, LVL would love out of the league for basketball – do us a favor call CIF and urge them to allow that change!

    Unless you have documented evidence through your personal attendance or a reliable personal source that coaches/players have been disrespectful or classless to their opponents – taking an online account written by a teenager (and of course teenagers never want to make something a little showier!!!!) is highly inappropriate. The person who stated that it was written by the coach was incorrect and that is obvious by the manner in which it was written.

    LVL’s Coach has called EVERY coach and AD in the area to schedule games/play in tournaments and for whatever reason we are blacklisted. My guess is that it is the obvious it is a no win for Bonita or Damien or even Charter Oak to play LVL, you win it is the big school beating a school of 140 kids, you lose and wow reality sets in!!!

    BTW: For the record I do not have a son on the team, but I do know many of the young men and to a person they are class acts!!! My son does however attend the school, so I do have a personal affinity.

    Also your AAU remark is out of line and a smartass comment (sad – just when I thought we might be reaching an adult level) since Upland cannot compete with ANY of the Arrowhead teams.

    Also about YOUR scheduling, you folks scheduled a home and home versus a nonleague opponent which is an Arrowhead caliber team (West Covina) which is just sad (on many levels)!

    And your last post makes me realize “grudge” was well used – but you (we) misunderstood the use. Your grudge is against the coach who you feel has embarrassed your faith – well this is basketball – yes we “represent” a “faith” but it is sport and if you are going to be angry with a man, maybe you should take the time to call him and have a cup of coffee. Trust me you will change your view. Seriously not to be sacrilegious but since you brought religion in to the mix WWJD????

    Final, final note – shame is a self-choice! NO ONE at LVL is ashamed of their basketball program – if you choose to accept shame on yourself because of a program of which you have no ties and no knowledge that is TRULY sad!!!

    Thank you for your well wishes regarding CIF and best of luck to you and yours.

  • >>>

    CO

    You are ignoring the FACT that LVL beat Upland by approximately the same margin that EVERY other team in league beat Upland. While obviously they could do much worse to the team. And as I have mentioned more than once, LVL would love out of the league for basketball – do us a favor call CIF and urge them to allow that change!

    Unless you have documented evidence through your personal attendance or a reliable personal source that coaches/players have been disrespectful or classless to their opponents – taking an online account written by a teenager (and of course teenagers never want to make something a little showier!!!!) is highly inappropriate. The person who stated that it was written by the coach was incorrect and that is obvious by the manner in which it was written.

    LVL’s Coach has called EVERY coach and AD in the area to schedule games/play in tournaments and for whatever reason we are blacklisted. My guess is that it is the obvious it is a no win for Bonita or Damien or even Charter Oak to play LVL, you win it is the big school beating a school of 140 kids, you lose and wow reality sets in!!!

    BTW: For the record I do not have a son on the team, but I do know many of the young men and to a person they are class acts!!! My son does however attend the school, so I do have a personal affinity.

    Also your AAU remark is out of line and a smartass comment (sad – just when I thought we might be reaching an adult level) since Upland cannot compete with ANY of the Arrowhead teams.

    Also about YOUR scheduling, you folks scheduled a home and home versus a nonleague opponent which is an Arrowhead caliber team (West Covina) which is just sad (on many levels)!

    And your last post makes me realize “grudge” was well used – but you (we) misunderstood the use. Your grudge is against the coach who you feel has embarrassed your faith – well this is basketball – yes we “represent” a “faith” but it is sport and if you are going to be angry with a man, maybe you should take the time to call him and have a cup of coffee. Trust me you will change your view. Seriously not to be sacrilegious but since you brought religion in to the mix WWJD????

    Final, final note – shame is a self-choice! NO ONE at LVL is ashamed of their basketball program – if you choose to accept shame on yourself because of a program of which you have no ties and no knowledge that is TRULY sad!!!

    Thank you for your well wishes regarding CIF and best of luck to you and yours.

  • >>>

    CO

    You are ignoring the FACT that LVL beat Upland by approximately the same margin that EVERY other team in league beat Upland. While obviously they could do much worse to the team. And as I have mentioned more than once, LVL would love out of the league for basketball – do us a favor call CIF and urge them to allow that change!

    Unless you have documented evidence through your personal attendance or a reliable personal source that coaches/players have been disrespectful or classless to their opponents – taking an online account written by a teenager (and of course teenagers never want to make something a little showier!!!!) is highly inappropriate. The person who stated that it was written by the coach was incorrect and that is obvious by the manner in which it was written.

    LVL’s Coach has called EVERY coach and AD in the area to schedule games/play in tournaments and for whatever reason we are blacklisted. My guess is that it is the obvious it is a no win for Bonita or Damien or even Charter Oak to play LVL, you win it is the big school beating a school of 140 kids, you lose and wow reality sets in!!!

    BTW: For the record I do not have a son on the team, but I do know many of the young men and to a person they are class acts!!! My son does however attend the school, so I do have a personal affinity.

    Also your AAU remark is out of line and a smartass comment (sad – just when I thought we might be reaching an adult level) since Upland cannot compete with ANY of the Arrowhead teams.

    Also about YOUR scheduling, you folks scheduled a home and home versus a nonleague opponent which is an Arrowhead caliber team (West Covina) which is just sad (on many levels)!

    And your last post makes me realize “grudge” was well used – but you (we) misunderstood the use. Your grudge is against the coach who you feel has embarrassed your faith – well this is basketball – yes we “represent” a “faith” but it is sport and if you are going to be angry with a man, maybe you should take the time to call him and have a cup of coffee. Trust me you will change your view. Seriously not to be sacrilegious but since you brought religion in to the mix WWJD????

    Final, final note – shame is a self-choice! NO ONE at LVL is ashamed of their basketball program – if you choose to accept shame on yourself because of a program of which you have no ties and no knowledge that is TRULY sad!!!

    Thank you for your well wishes regarding CIF and best of luck to you and yours.

  • consistency?

    >>> – you wrote –
    “….who you feel has embarrassed your faith – well this is basketball – yes we “represent” a “faith” but it is sport…”
    I’d disagree with you that the two are separated – but are rather one and the same. If you can’t compete in a sport with the same convictions which your faith represents – your faith is not so deep in the first place. They should be one and the same.
    I think it was someone who came on a LVL Announcer (an adult?) a while back that posted about how awesome your team was in a most embarrassing exaggeration. My guess take is everyone young and old has been a little full of themselves.
    Maybe Price humbled them a bit. It was certainly needed.

  • >>>

    I would respectfully submit that faith is intertwined with everything, but and this is tough to put in words in print – the fact that you can and do go out destroy and quite possibly demoralize an opponent does not demonstrate a weakness in faith. The world of sport is not fair, and fortunately the kids/participants understand that much better than Joe and Bob who are pontificating on blogs.

    My take on Price (and as stated I do not represent the team).

    1) Bad game – LVL played with Bishop Gorman until the last minute and Bishop Gorman played with Mater Dei until the last minute – so the potential is there.

    2) The coach scheduled the game with the realiztion that a a loss was possible/probable. Price is where LVL wants to be, multi CIF titles, multi state titles. Been doing it since CO’s kid was playing T-ball (or darn close). Also keep in mind Price, and a number of the other teams that have beat LVL and are top-ranked are senior dominated teams. LVL does not have a senior on the floor (only one on the roster is out injured). LVL has a Soph and freshman being pursued by every college that a BB player dreams of being recruited by, their path will be rocky – but the key is to learn from these type of losses.

    To state that anyone is full of themselves is a huge assumption since I am guessing you have never met these kids!

  • >>>

    I would respectfully submit that faith is intertwined with everything, but and this is tough to put in words in print – the fact that you can and do go out destroy and quite possibly demoralize an opponent does not demonstrate a weakness in faith. The world of sport is not fair, and fortunately the kids/participants understand that much better than Joe and Bob who are pontificating on blogs.

    My take on Price (and as stated I do not represent the team).

    1) Bad game – LVL played with Bishop Gorman until the last minute and Bishop Gorman played with Mater Dei until the last minute – so the potential is there.

    2) The coach scheduled the game with the realiztion that a a loss was possible/probable. Price is where LVL wants to be, multi CIF titles, multi state titles. Been doing it since CO’s kid was playing T-ball (or darn close). Also keep in mind Price, and a number of the other teams that have beat LVL and are top-ranked are senior dominated teams. LVL does not have a senior on the floor (only one on the roster is out injured). LVL has a Soph and freshman being pursued by every college that a BB player dreams of being recruited by, their path will be rocky – but the key is to learn from these type of losses.

    To state that anyone is full of themselves is a huge assumption since I am guessing you have never met these kids!

  • >>>

    I would respectfully submit that faith is intertwined with everything, but and this is tough to put in words in print – the fact that you can and do go out destroy and quite possibly demoralize an opponent does not demonstrate a weakness in faith. The world of sport is not fair, and fortunately the kids/participants understand that much better than Joe and Bob who are pontificating on blogs.

    My take on Price (and as stated I do not represent the team).

    1) Bad game – LVL played with Bishop Gorman until the last minute and Bishop Gorman played with Mater Dei until the last minute – so the potential is there.

    2) The coach scheduled the game with the realiztion that a a loss was possible/probable. Price is where LVL wants to be, multi CIF titles, multi state titles. Been doing it since CO’s kid was playing T-ball (or darn close). Also keep in mind Price, and a number of the other teams that have beat LVL and are top-ranked are senior dominated teams. LVL does not have a senior on the floor (only one on the roster is out injured). LVL has a Soph and freshman being pursued by every college that a BB player dreams of being recruited by, their path will be rocky – but the key is to learn from these type of losses.

    To state that anyone is full of themselves is a huge assumption since I am guessing you have never met these kids!

  • anonymous

    It’s quite pathetic how many of you embrace a program that continuously bends on recruiting players. Private or public, there should be standards put into place. Schools need to have a sense of pride and integrity. Look at schools like Upland, Claremont, San Dimas, Bonita, the list goes on…. They’ve all shared their ups and downs but they consistently are bent on doing the best they can with what they have. Those schools strive for academic success for their student-athletes; they are not bent on bringing in kids from god knows where just to build a ‘powerhouse’. It’s HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL people. From Kleckner over at Etiwanda to the oft-recruiting by private schools; the integrity of high school basketball is being tarnished season by season. My point of this ‘rant,’ if that is what you want to call it, is to explain to you EXACTLY why schools like LVL are blacklisted. Athletic integrity does not consist of funneling money over from the likes of Cameron Murray and Co. It’s just become such a shady system.. but I guess that is the reality we live in. Athletic integrity. That’s all I have to say.