Softball Rankings: Covina, Arroyo climb up Trib Poll; San Dimas drops out of CIF polls

TRIBUNE RANKINGS
1. Glendora (9-1)
2. Bonita (10-1-1)
3. Covina (6-1)
4. Arroyo (9-1)
5. West Covina (8-3)
6. South Hills (7-3)
7. Los Altos (5-3)
8. San Dimas (4-3)
9. Charter Oak (8-6)
10. Northview (6-3)

CIF-SS Rankings
Division 3:
1. Ayala, 2. Glendora, 3. Tesoro, 4. Bonita, 5. Colton, 6. Cajon, 7. Chino, 8., Atascadero, 9. La Reina, 10. Downey
Division 4: 1. North Torrance, 2. Torrance, 3. Paloma Valley, 4. La Quinta, 5. Santa Monica, 6. Aquinas, 7. Hesperia, 8. Segerstrom, 9. Bishop Amat, 10. El Segunodo.
Division 5: 1. Village Christian, 2. La Canada, 3. Riverside Christian, 4. West Covina, 5. Savanna, 6. South Hills, 7. Heritage, 8. Whittier Christian, 9. Northview, 10. Monrovia.
Division 6: 1. 1. Marymount, 2. San Gabriel Mission, 3. South El Monte, 4. Mararnatha, 5. La Salle, 6. Arroyo, 7. Grace Brethren, 8. Oxford Academy, 9. Ramona Convent, 10. Nordoff.

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All CIF-SS Basketball teams released, Baldwin Park coach Marc Hart earns only coach of the year honors; CJ Cooper 5AA player of the year

The All-CIF basketball teams have been announced, locally here is who made it.
All CIF-SS Boys Basketball
Division 2AA
– Calvin Smith, Glendora, 1st team
Division 2A – Chris Adams, Damien, 1st team; Chris Reyes, Damien, 1st team; Fernie Morelos, Baldwin Park, Second Team; Coach of the year, Marc Hart, Baldwin Park.
Division 3A – Evan Barr, Charter Oak, 1st team; James northup, Bonita, 1st team
Division 4AA – Daniel Rodriguez, Bishop Amat, 1st team; Tyler Goldston, Bishop Amat, 2nd team.; Chris Barbato, San Dimas, 2nd team.
Division 4A: Bobby Miles, Workman, 2nd team.
Division 5AA: CJ Cooper, La Verne Lutheran, Player of the year; Grant Jerrett, La Verne Lutheran, 1st team.

All CIF-SS Girls Basketball
Division 2A:
Erika Williams, Diamond Ranch, 1st team; Erica Greer, Diamond Ranch, 2nd team
Division 3AA: Arielle Wideman, Bishop Amat, 1st team; Leticia Galarza, Bishop Amat, 2nd team.
Division 3A: Taylor Anderson, Bonita, 1st team; Madison Zylstra, Bonita, 1st team; Melinda Gomez, South Hills, 1st team; Naijah Calhoun, Wilson, 2nd team.

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Boys Soccer All-Area: Rowland’s Henry Calistro player of the year; Mountain View coaching staff earns coach of the year honors

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
Mountain View has become the mecca of high school boys soccer in the San Gabriel Valley.
The Vikings made history earlier this month by winning their second consecutive CIF-Southern Section Division 6 title. It was the Vikings’ third divisional championship since 2005 as they became just the second team in Valley history to win back-to-back boys soccer titles. The only other school to do it was Diamond Bar, which won consecutive Division 3-A titles in 1987 and ’88. (To continue, click thread.)

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Tribune Boys Soccer All-Area
Coach of the year: Severo Juarez/Javier Aguiniga , Mountain View
Player of the year: Henry Calistro, Rowland, Sr.
First Team
Forward: Luis Fuentes, Sierra Vista, Sr.
Forward: Julio Fernandez, Mountain View, Sr.
Forward: Edgar Padilla, Baldwin Park, Sr.
Midfield: Jose Ramirez, Mountain View, Sr.
Midfield: Alan De La Rosa, Los Altos, Sr.
Midifiled: Jeremy Bishop, Glendora, Sr.
Midfield: Paul Dewhurst, Diamond Ranch, Sr.
Defender: Luis Pinedo, Los Altos, Sr.
Defender: Jose Pacheco, Baldwin Park, Sr.
Defender: Alex Hernandez, La Puente, Sr.
Goalkeeper: Freddy Salazar, Baldwin Park, Sr.

Second Team
Forward: Matt Jean, Diamond Bar, Sr.
Forward: Elvis Ordena, Northview, Sr.
Forward: Josh Luevanos, Glendora, Jr.
Midfielder: Estevan Munoz, Duarte, Sr.
Midfielder: Diego Rodriguez, Mountain View, Sr.
Midfielder: Juan Molina, Sierra Vista, Sr.
Midfielder: Rafael Murillo, Baldwin Park, Sr.
Defender: Max Shih, Glendora, Sr.
Defender: Fabian Villasenor, Mountain View, Sr.
Defender: Rafael Espinoza, El Monte, Sr.
Goalkeeper: Oswaldo Martinez, Mountain View, Jr.

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Softball: Wurst follows two straight no-hitters with a 3-0 shutout over Charter Oak

By John Honell, Correspondent
COVINA –
It took only three pitches for the no-hit streak of Bonita High School softball pitcher Chloe Wurst to come to an end Monday. Wurst had pitched back-to-back no-hitters, including a perfect game against Diamond Ranch, but Charter Oak freshman Nicki Sprague punched a single over third base leading off the first inning. The Bearcats (11-1-1, 3-0), however, broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the seventh inning and knocked off the Chargers 3-0 in a Miramonte League game.

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Bishop Amat and South Hills will use wood bats in next week’s National Classic

After consulting with coaches, teams participating in next week’s National Classic will use wood bats, a tournament that includes Bishop Amat and South Hills. Marin Catholic High proposed last week that teams use wooden bats. Marin proposed this after one of its players was hit by a ball from an aluminum bat and was put in a medically induced coma. South Hills coach Kevin Smith said a team from Florida is providing each team with 15 wooden bats.
“I didn’t have a strong opinion on it one way or the other,” Smith said. “It might throw the kids off a little bit, but in respect for the kid that got hit, I have no problem doing it. It’s not like we’re playing for a CIF title and with everyone using (wooden bats), I’m fine with it.”

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Garey athletic director George Perry and his wife Clara killed in a car crash on Sunday

Louis Brewster, Staff Writer
POMONA
– Certainly the attitude throughout the Pomona Unified School District, and particularly at Garey High School, did not reflect a Monday full of sunshine.
“There was an uneasy quietness when I walked into the district offices (Monday) morning,” said Paul Breit, a former principal at Garey and Ganesha who remains a district consultant. “We are all numb, disbelieving. We have all suffered a great loss.”

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Tribune All-Area teams ready to hit the presses

The Tribune Winter All-Area teams will be released this week and early next week, the dates are as follows below. Also, the date for the annual Tribune/Star News All-Star basketball Classic, which matches the boys and girls senior all-stars from the Tribune against the Star-News is still being finalized by tournament organizer Gordon Hamlow.
All-Area Publication Dates
Boys Soccer, Tuesday, March 30
Girls Soccer, Wednesday, March 31
Girls Water Polo, Thursday, April 1
Wrestling, Friday, April 2
Girls Basketball, Tuesday, April 6
Boys Basketball, Wednesday, April 7

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