Steve and I will go head-to-head in Tribskin Pick’em throughout the season for our annual dinner bet. I lead the overall series, two years to one.
Last Week: Robledo (14-4); Ramirez (13-5).
Season: Robledo (122-42); Ramirez (116-48).
Last week: Some Claremont coaches caught me leaving Charter Oak on Friday and said to keep picking against them and they will keep winning. Sorry, not sure I’m picking against them again. Not only did Steve and I miss Claremont’s win over Charter Oak, we both looked foolish taking Loyola over Bishop Amat. However, few could have predicted Diamond Bar beating Rowland and Gladstone beating Sierra Vista. I picked up an extra win taking Covina while Steve took Baldwin Park.
This week: I haven’t seen Bonita but have been impressed with West Covina in the games I saw against South Hills and Rowland. However, knowing that Bonita defeated a darn-good Claremont team and what they’ve done to everyone else, I’m taking the Bearcats. They had three blocks in Friday’s blowout over Walnut — that tells me something about their effort, not to mention how opportune they’ve been all season, getting four picks on Friday as well. This sounds like a team with a chip on its shoulder and more to prove, plus they’re undefeated, something I’m sure they’re not ready to give up. The Sierra League playoff race heats up with four 1-1 teams going head-to-head. I like Charter Oak over Damien because of too much offense, and Chino Hills over South Hills because the Huskies give up too many points. Bishop Amat should not lose its regular season home finale, not with a two-week break to get ready for Alemany on the road. A loss would be a disaster, and no way for Hagerty to lose his first at Kiefer.
Azusa at Ganesha, 7: p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Ramirez (Azusa)
Bassett vs. Gladstone at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Gladstone); Ramirez (Gladstone)
Nogales vs. Northview at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Ramirez (Northview)
Glendora vs. Alta Loma at Citrus College, 7 p.m. – Robledo (Glendora); Ramirez (Glendora)
Bonita at West Covina, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Ramirez (West Covina)
Diamond Ranch at Los Altos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Ramirez (DRanch)
Rowland at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Walnut); Ramirez (Rowland)
Arroyo at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Ramirez (Arroyo)
Rosemead at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rosemead); Ramirez (Rosemead)
South El Monte at El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Monte); Ramirez (El Monte)
La Puente at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Ramirez (La Puente)
Workman vs. Duarte at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Workman); Ramirez (Workman)
Notre Dame at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BAmat); Ramirez (BAmat)
Ayala at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Claremont); Ramirez (Claremont)
Charter Oak at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Charter Oak); Ramirez (Ch. Oak)
South Hills at Chino Hills, 7 p.m. — Robledo (CHills); Ramirez (CHills)
Pomona vs. Covina at Covina District, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Ramirez (Covina)
Wilson at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Ramirez (BPark)