Boys Basketball: Elimination night, Damien, La Verne Lutheran go down in semifinals

Boys Hoops Semifinals
Division 3AA

Price 63, La Verne Lutheran 58
Division 3A
Harvard Westlake 59, Damien 56

Damien misses 3 at buzzer: Harvard-Westlake’s Damiene Cain and Jordan Butler scored 17 points each and Zena Edosomwan blocked a Calvin White 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Spartans lost in the semifinals for the third consecutive season with a 59-56 setback to the Wolverines in a Division 3A game at Calabasas High School.

By Fred J. Robledo
La Verne Lutheran staged a furious fourth-quarter rally against visiting Price in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA boys basketball semifinals at Citrus College on Friday, but the Trojans attempt to advance to a fourth straight divisional final came up short, 63-58. (To continue click thread).

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Wrestling: Area’s elite 8 punch tickets to Bakersfield by advancing to Masters semifinals; 17 others still alive for state bids

Friday, as far as area wrestlers were concerned, was a luke-warm day at the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet.
Eight competitors, including those from the East and West San Gabriel Valley and the Whittier area, advanced to the semifinals of their respective weight classes, and have clinched spots for next weekend’s CIF State Championships in Bakersfield. There are another 17 area wrestlers who are still alive to earn their state-meet bid. All must win fourth-round consolation matches Saturday morning to advance to next week. If they lose, they would drop into the ninth-place semifinals and would need to win two matches to advance.
Here’s the list:
Christian Martin, Chino HIlls (SEMIS)
Richie Taira, Walnut
Christian Betancourt, Arroyo (SEMIS)
Hugo Perez, Alhambra
Vincent Herrera, South Hills (SEMIS)
Miguel Rosales, Cal
Gilbert Nakatani, Northview
Matt Fregoso, Rosemead (SEMIS)
Thomas Morales, South Hills (SEMIS)
Mario Lopez, Rowland
Kyle Acevedo, Covina
Michael Sill, Walnut
Torrey Moreno, Cal
Bryan Salinas, Northview
Alberto Flores, Rosemead
Haydn Scharbrough, Glendora (SEMIS)
Joey Davis, Santa Fe (SEMIS)
Brad Ojala, West Covina
Brody Goens, Chino Hills
Kevin Kim, Diamond Bar
Jeff Vargas, South Hills (SEMIS)
Elder Cruz, La Habra (SEMIS)
Chris Auxier, Northview
Peter Nonu, South Hills
Brian Ryu, Diamond Bar

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Boys Soccer quarterfinals: Baldwin Park’s strong playoff march continues, knocks off Los Amigos 1-0; Claremont and Ganesha both win too

CIF-SS Boys Soccer
Tuesday’s semifinals at 3 p.m.
Division 2

M.L. King at Claremont
Division 4
Ganesha at El Rancho
Division 5
Baldwin Park at Animo Leadership

Braveheart: For the third time in the past four years, the Braves have advanced to the CIF-Southern Section playoff semifinals, using a goal by senior forward Jaime Reyes to beat previously unbeaten Los Amigos 1-0 in a Division 5 quarterfinal game Friday.

Boys Soccer CIF semifinals
Friday’s results
Division 2

Claremont 2, Foothill 0
Division 4
Ganesha 1, Cathedral 0
Division 5
Baldwin Park, 1, Los Amigos 0

Claremont advances to semifinals

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Girls Soccer: Bishop Amat and San Dimas both advance with 2-0 wins; Ayala takes care of Flintridge Prep, 3-1

Note: Looks like I’ve got a road trip somewhere on Tuesday ..
CIF-SS Girls Soccer
Tuesday’s semifinals
Division 3

Ayala at Santa Maria Righetti, 3 p.m.
Bishop Amat at Granite Hills, 3 p.m.
Division 6
San Dimas at Hemet, 3 p.m.

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
For a good part of Thursday afternoon’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3 girls soccer semifinal, visiting Serrano was much more physical than second-seed Bishop Amat, so much that the frustration started wear on the Lancers’ faces. The Diamondbacks sported a pair of imposing forwards in Kellsie Gleason and Katie Pound, but the Lancers stood their ground for the most part, getting a solid effort from goalkeeper Alexis Carillo, who came in an out of the penalty area to continually knock away crosses and keep the game scoreless long enough for the Lancers to get going. (To continue click thread).

CIF-SS Girls Soccer quarterfinal results
Division 3

Bishop Amat 2, Serrano 0
Ayala 3, Flintridge Prep 1
Division 6
San Dimas 2, Tahquitz 0
Division 7
Sierra Canyon 4, Arroyo 0

Inland Insider on Ayala’s big win. Ayala rematch with Bishop Amat a game away from fruition..

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