All eyes on Mater Dei and CIF over athletically movitaved transfers; Sondheimer gives his take

The Orange County parochial school’s claim that Southern Section transfer rules discriminate against its powerhouse athletic program will probably cause eye rolling at other Southland high schools. Here’s hoping for a jury trial, where everything is laid out in the open.

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Aram gives Bishop Amat football a B grade

The emergence of Jalen Moore at running back and Nine at quarterback as two of the top performers in the Serra League was nice, considering the Lancers were replacing their top QB, RB and WRs from last season. Amat averaged 35 points per game this season. Those numbers helped Colonel Hagerty’s boys march to a 9-0 record and had Robledo and the Amat nation mapping out trip routes to Mission Viejo. It was an exciting first nine weeks (10 actually).

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Girls Soccer; Walnut, Glendora will have to wait

Mother nature was too much for the all-weather surface again. The championship of the Walnut girls soccer tournament was postponed tonight, negating an intriguing match-up between host Walnut (3-2) and Glendora (6-1-1). Just as well, you want to watch this in better conditions. Mustangs coach Lorraine Hansen said they’re working on a reschedule date. Glendora has been dominant in the tourney, outscoring their opponents 18-1 behind junior scorers Amie Jepsen (11 goals, 6 assiss) and Ally Wilson (7 goals, 15 assists).

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Aram weighs in on championship weekend, saying “Centennial coaching staff blows it,” to “Southern Section football (is really bad).”

Once again, Aram didn’t mince words after watching this weekends state football championships from his cushy couch, which is how most of us enjoyed it while the rain continued to pour at Home Depot Center.

Aram’s analysis on Centennial straight to the point: The Corona Centennial coaching staff, whose biggest clutch decision this year has been what time to get off the bus, blew it on Friday night at the worst possible time.

Aram, tell us what you really think? Yes, I know, Southern Section football sucks. It really does right now. No two ways about it. Do I love it? Yes. But as a whole, the Southland is going through a rut in terms of talent and it showed over the weekend. Our all-everything offensive juggernaut Corona Centennial got held to 13 points, for crying out loud.

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Mike Scioscia showing once again he’s a class act, spends almost two hours at South Hills

You know what’s great about this news, I didn’t hear about it until today. I didn’t hear a word from from the Angels or South Hills promoting the fact that Angels manager Mike Scioscia visited South Hills last week for an impromptu coaching lesson that was set up by former Mt. SAC coaching legend Art Mazmanian, who has been helping Huskies coach Kevin Smith in recent years. Scioscia was there to work with junior catcher C.J. Saylor, one of the best age-group catchers in the country. He worked with Saylor for about 45 minutes, then when sixth period began and the rest of the team started crowding around Scioscia asked Smith if he could speak to the rest of the team, and continued on for another 45 minutes. That’s my kind of guy.

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With Damien’s Greg Gano moving to La Verne, his daughter Courtney could end up at Bonita

With so many speculative comments on Los Altos softball standout Courtney Gano’s expected transfer from Los Altos to Bonita at semester, this is what I can share with you to clear the air. Her father, Greg Gano, also the coach of Damien High School’s football team, is in the process of moving. He is finishing up the sale of his house in West Covina and is moving to La Verne by the beginning of February, according to Gano. Courtney Gano, who already has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Washington, is still at Los Altos and will decide along with her father whether to enroll at Bonita or continue making the long trek across town to Los Altos once the move is finalized.

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