Tuesday’s CIF-SS Quarterfinal Matchups
All games at 7 p.m.
No. 12 University Irvine at No. 4 Damien
No. 3 Keppel at No. 11 Baldwin Park
No. 4 Bishop Amat at No. 12 Lawndale
No. 6 Brentwood at No.2 La Verne Lutheran
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San Dimas’ rally falls short
By Fred J. Robledo
With visiting Morningside raining three-pointers and driving up and down the court like dragsters, it appeared San Dimas was going to get run out of its own building during Friday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA second-round boys basketball playoff game.
But not only did the Saints take a good punch, they fought back from a 15-point first-quarter deficit to take a three-point lead in the second half before eventually falling to the eighth-seed Monarchs, 80-68.
Friday’s Second-Round Results
Chino Hills 56, Walnut 38
Mayfair 52, Nogales 50
Damien 62, Westlake 50
Baldwin Park 88, Villa Park 87
Golden Valley 74, Bonita 66
Harvard-Westlake 80, South Hills 51
Centennial Compton 60, Charter Oak 54
Morningside 80, San Dimas 68
Bishop Amat 77, St. Francis 61
La Verne Lutheran 69, St. Margaret’s 52
Wednesday’s Second Round
All games at 3 p.m.
St. Lucy’s vs. Saturday’s Flintridge Sacred Heart-Brea Olinda Winner
Bishop Amat at Rim of the World
Los Altos at California
San Dimas at Calvary Murrieta
Azusa at CAMS
Laguna Blanca vs. Arroyo-Tarbut winner
South El Monte at Alverno
St. Matthias at Sierra Vista
Friday’s first round results
Valencia 2, Walnut 1, OT
Hart 2, Glendora 1
Burbank 5, South Hills 2
St. Lucy’s 1, Lancaster 1, St. Lucy’s wins 4-1 PKS
Bishop Amat 3, Adolfo Carillo 0
St. Joseph 5, Bonita 0
Los Altos 7, San Bernardino 0
Serrano 2, Charter Oak 1
San Dimas 3, Bell Gardens 0
Oxford Academy 1, Northview 0,2OT
Azusa 2, San Gabriel Mission 1, OT
Tarbut V Torah at Arroyo, 6 p.m.
Animo Leadership 3, Gladstone 0
South El Monte 3, St. Anthony 0
Cate 2, La Puente 0
St. Mathias 3, El Monte 2
All games start at 3 p.m.
Glendora at Riverside Poly
Cathedral at Sierra Vista
North Torrance at Diamond Ranch
Santa Monica at Los Altos
Baldwin Park at Desert Hot Springs
El Monte at Oak Hills
Mountain View at Cerritos Valley Christian
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Thursday’s first-round results
Valley View 3, Diamond Bar 2
Glendora 4, Eastside 0
Savanna 4, West Covina 2
Lompoc Cabrillo 5, Rowland 3
Montclair 2, Nogales 0
Corona del Mar 4, Wilson 1
Sierra Vista 3, Rio Mesa 2, OT
Diamond Ranch 4, Fillmore 1
La Mirada 2, Bishop Amat 0
Los Altos 0, La Puente 0, Los Altos adv 5-4 PKs
Baldwin Park 6, Bolsa Grande 1
Salesian 8, Northview 1
El Monte 2, Silverado 1
Brentwood 3, South El Monte 2
Mountain View 2, Citrus Hill 1, OT
Above: Los Atlos’ girls water polo player Stephanie Contreras is closing in on the CIF-SS record for most goals in a season. She has 171 coming into Thursday’s CIF-SS playoff game against Valencia of Placentia.
By Steve Ramirez, Staff Writer
HACIENDA HEIGHTS – Freshmen, it’s been said, are to be seen but never heard, and leading is usually definitely out of the question.
Then there’s Los Altos High School’s Stephanie Contreras, who’s proving to be the exception.
She’s not only disputing the adage, she’s blowing it out of the water, scoring 171 goals during the Conquerors water polo team’s first 21 games.
Contreras goes into her team’s CIF-Southern Section playoff opener a mere 12 goals from the CIF-SS single-season record of 183, set by La Salle’s Kara-Leigh Huse in 2008.
“I’m ecstatic,” said Hernandez, who graduated from Servite in 1996 and played free safety at Division III St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. “I’m so fired up to be a part of this program. It’s been a goal of mine to be a head varsity coach and lead a program.”
After a long search that included several local candidates, Nogales High School has chosen Sebastian Hernandez to be its next football coach. You can also read about it In the Huddle with Aram Tolegian
Above: Sierra Vista stud Christian Huerta
One of the problems with baseball last year is that coaches — many from the top teams – do not report stats. This has to change, this is the Valley’s most dominant sport, we all deserve to know how the kids are doing. I can promise the coaches who don’t report loved seeing their stats and names in the paper when they were playing, so no more excuses of being scouted or this and that, if everyone is reporting, it’s an even playing field. All this stuff about not reporting because it’s about team and not the individual stats is baloney — that flies in Little League — not competitive high school baseball. Posting stats didn’t stop Amat from winning two titles in a row or San Dimas from winning a title last year, and besides, when coaches are posting, it’s fun to follow a year like the one Josh Leyland had with the Saints, and you can’t do that if teams aren’t reporting. I wanted to put a list of the top returning pitchers, but with half the Valley not reporting last year, these are the returners we know for sure.
1. Paul Paez, Bishop Amat, 10-3, 2.17
2. Adam Plutko, Glendora, 6-2, 2.64
3. Christian Huerta, Sierra Vista, 8-2, 1.96
4. Kenny Mathews, Diamond Bar, 7-2, 2.30
5. Michael Luna, Los Altos, 5-2, 2.38
For the complete CIF-SS girls soccer pairings, visit the CIF Website
By Fred J. Robledo
As expected, the Bishop Amat High School girls soccer team earn the top seed in Division 4 when the CIF-Southern Section girls soccer pairings were released on Monday. The undefeated Lancers (24-0-2), with 106 goals and 21 shutouts, will open the first round of the playoffs at home against Pacific View’s third-place finisher Adolfo Camarillo (7-8-4). All wild card games are Wednesday with the first round on Friday. All games start at 3 p.m.