Above: Los Altos’ Fabiana Rosas has helped lead the Conqs to a 6-0 start in the Hacienda
TRIBUNE VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS
1. St. Lucy’s (10-5) — Gets rival Chino Hills tonight, but probably just another Sierra League win for the Lucy’s. Ayala already tenderized them.
2. Ayala (8-6) — Everyone keeps telling me I have it all wrong, that Ayala is the second best in the area. See, I’m listening.
3. Chino Hills (14-6) — Not what it use to be, but still very good. It took Ayala five-sets to beat them. Maybe St. Lucy’s will bring out their best.
4. San Dimas (6-1) – Emily Pincin and Jene Lee had huge games in the five-set win over Northview. The Vikes rallied from two sets down, but the Saints won the fifth 17-15 to take over first in the VVL.
5. Los Altos (11-2-1) – The Conquerors are rounding into form and are a perfect 6-0 in the Hacienda. They have a big test against Diamond Bar on Thursday.
6. Northview (13-3) – The Vikings thought this was the year to knock off San Dimas, but will have to wait until they meet them again in a couple weeks.
7. Claremont (7-4) – Unless they can beat Ayala, St. Lucy’s or Chino Hills, say goodbye to their playoff chances. That’s life in the Sierra.
8. Bishop Amat (7-5) – They looked good in the preseason against teams they were obviously better than. But reality is setting in now that they’re 0-2 in the Del Rey.
9. Gladstone (17-4) – The Gladiators get La Puente at home tonight for sole possession of first. If you haven’t been to one of these games, show up, the emotions run high.
10. La Puente (9-3) – Beat Azusa last week to force a tie at the top with Gladstone and the Aztecs, all with just one loss. The Warriors are the defending league champs and want to prove they can win another at Gladstone.
1. Laguna Beach, 2. St. Lucy’s, 3. Thousand Oaks, 4. La Salle, 5. El Dorado, 6. Valencia (Valencia), 7. El Toro, 8. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 9. Capistrano Valley, 10. Hart.
1. Sage Hill, 2. St. Margaret’s 3. La Sierra, 4. Nipomo, 5. Aquinas, 6. San Gabriel, 7. Crean Lutheran, 8. Ontario Christian, 9. Northview, 10. San Dimas
1. Pacifica Christian, 2. Bell Jeff, 3. Frazier Mountain, 4. St. Anthony, 5. Gladstone, 6. La Puente, 7. Downey Calvary Chapel, 8. Milken Community, 9. Laguna Blanca, 10. Nordoff
Big Games Tonight
St. Lucy’s at Chino Hills, 5:30 p.m.
Ayala at South Hills, 5:30 p.m.
La Puente at Gladstone, 5:15 p.m.
Diamond Bar at Bonita, 4:45 p.m.
Del Rey League
St. Josepha’s at Bishop Amat, 6 p.m.
Valle Vista League
Northview at Covina, 3:15 p.m.