Mater Dei challenging “athletically motivated” transfer rule … the result could affect everyone

From the L.A. Times: An amended complaint filed this week in Orange County Superior Court by lawyers for Santa Ana Mater Dei and the Diocese of Orange challenges the enforcement of a controversial CIF rule adopted in 2009 regarding “athleticially motivated” transfers, alleging that the Southern Section has been using the rule to discriminate against Mater Dei athletes.
“In blunt terms, the lawyers charge that the Southern Section “consistently, intentionally and systematically has engaged in arbitrary actions against Mater Dei by issuing and enforcing unsupported and erroneous findings and rulings relating to eligibility of students athletes at Mater Dei.”

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Diamond Ranch knocked out in semifinals of San Dimas girls basketball tournament

San Dimas girls basketball tournament
Thursday’s semifinals

Antelope Valley 51, Chino Hills 31
Santiago 59, Diamond Ranch 32
Friday’s games
3rd place: Chino Hills vs. Diamond Ranch, 6 p.m.
Championship: Santiago vs. Antelope Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Note: Diamond Ranch standout Chelsea Barnes injured her ankle and left the game early in their loss to Santiago.

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Thursday boxscores: Ayala looking strong in O.C.

Boys Basketball:
Ayala advances to semifinals of North Orange County tournament with 68-63 win over Sonora; Bishop Amat’s Tyler Hill scores 25 in 70-55 win over Charter Oak in West Covina tournament semifinals.
Girls Basketball: Glendora and South Hills both win consolation games in the Arroyo tournament.
Girls Soccer: Sierra Vista remains perfect, improves to 6-0 after 4-2 Montview League victory over La Puente; Wilson defeats Covina 4-0 in Valle Vista league game.

For your daily dose of results for boys and girls soccer, basketball, wrestling and girls water polo box scores, this is for you. During the week I will post box scores emailed or phoned into us the previous night. For you results to appear in the newspaper and on the blog, call your results to 626-962-8811, ext. 2233 or 2242 or email them to For Thursday’s boxscores, click thread.
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Girls Soccer: Bishop Amat 3, Los Altos 1

By Fred J. Robledo
The Bishop Amat and Los Altos girls soccer teams fell a game short of meeting in last year’s CIF-Southern Section Division 4 championship – both ousted in the semifinals and ruining a much-anticipated rematch after a 0-0 tie earlier that season.
And what a season it was, the soccer powers with a combined record of 52-3-2 while outscoring their opponents 207-19. Although a year late, the rematch finally came on Thursday at Los Altos in front of a better-than-expected December crowd.
Neither team has been as dominant out of the gate, particularly on the defensive end, which led to Bishop Amat’s come-from-behind 3-1 victory after trailing 1-0 at half.

Bishop Amat, Los Altos photo gallery.

Above: Natalie Rivas (8) celebrates after scoring in the second half to tie the score, 1-1.

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