Softball: Glendora’s playoff hopes in doubt after dropping 4-0 setback to Los Osos

By Steve Ramirez
GLENDORA —
The stakes were pretty high for the Glendora and Los Osos high school softball teams Thursday.
Win, and the path toward the CIF-Southern Section divisional playoffs was pretty clear. Lose, and you could all but kiss those postseason hopes goodbye.
Advantage Los Osos.
Krista Mann had two RBIs and Hannah Peterson was solid in the circle and Los Osos all but ended Glendora’s hopes for a playoff bid with a 4-0 victory in a Baseline League game.
Los Osos, which began the day tied for second with Upland and one game ahead of Glendora, improved to 12-9 overall and 7-4 in league play. Glendora, which fell two games behind the Grizzlies, slipped to 12-9 and 5-6. Los Osos also has the tie breaker over the Tartans after beating Glendora for the second time this season.

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Softball: Diamond Bar stuns Bonita, 4-3

Diamond Bar’s softball team stayed in the Hacienda League title chase with a 4-3 victory over Bonita on Wednesday, handing a rare loss to the CIF-Southern Section Division 2s top-ranked team. Brahmas pitcher Dani Wilson belted a two-run double in the first inning and kept it going in the cirlcle to hand the Bearcats (18-3, 6-1) their first league loss. Aubrey Horita and Lizzy McCabe each were 2 for 2 for the Brahmas (11-9, 6-2), who remain just a half game out of first place.

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Baseball: Bonita and Garza do it again, beat Diamond Bar 5-1 in Hacienda showdown

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
Bonita High School baseball coach John Knott worried how his team would respond in a trap game after beating nationally ranked Bishop Amat in Monday’s area showdown at Mt. San Antonio College. He worried how junior pitcher Justin Garza would respond in a Hacienda League rematch for sole possession of first against Diamond Bar’s Kenny Mathews, the Cal State Fullerton-bound lefty who he outdueled in an eye-opening victory in their previous meeting.
But like everyone else, Knott’s learning that Garza isn’t fazed by anything, nor are the rest of his guys.
All Knott’s worries were put to rest after Bonita jumped on Diamond Bar for three runs in the first, then leaned on Garza, who was nearly perfect leading the Bearcats to a 5-1 victory, losing a shutout after giving up a two-out run in the seventh. (To continue click thread).


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Baseball: Chino Hills beats South Hills 3-2 to take a big step toward the Sierra League title

By Steve Ramirez
Chino Hills didn’t clinch the Sierra League baseball title Wednesday. But the Huskies are sitting pretty. Nathaniel Acosta had a RBI single in the sixth and Joseph Keller was solid on the mound and Chino Hills took control of the league race with a 3-2 victory over host South Hills in a battle of the top two teams in the league. (To continue click thread)

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Breaking News: Former Northview football coach Todd Quinsey will take over at Glendora

“Glendora’s going to be happy they hired Todd,” said Bonita coach Eric Podley, who coached Quinsey in high school and later hired Quinsey as an assistant when he was at Northview. “He was probably one of the best players that ever played for me, and helped us win a league title. He was a student of the game then and a student of the game now. He possesses the kind of qualities you think a coach should have. He was an over-achiever in high school. He wasn’t as athletic as others but he overcame that by being clever, and he was probably as competitive as a player I’ve ever had. He hated to lose and always looked for that edge you needed to win a ballgame.”

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
Story: Todd Quinsey, who coached the Northview High School football team to an 18-15 overall record in three years as its head coach from 2003-05, was named Glendora High School’s next football coach on Tuesday, replacing Mark Pasquarella, who resigned earlier this year after eight years in charge. Pasquarella revived Glendora’s football program when he took over and won three consecutive Sierra League titles from 2007-09, compiling a 55-33 overall record during his tenure. (To continue click thread).

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Softball: Bishop Amat beats Santa Margarita 2-0 in benefit game for R.J.s’ Foundation

Bishop Amat, the top-ranked team in Division 3, beat defending CIF-SS Division 1 champion Santa Margarita 2-0 at Citrus College in Wednesday’s fundraiser that benefits the R.J.’s Foundation. The R.J.s Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports terminally ill children and raises money for low-income families to promote professional, academic and athletic achievement. Also, it should be noted that Citrus College is a gracious host, offering to donate their facility tonight for a great cause.

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