Boys Soccer: It’s a new era, South Hills leads the Tribune’s top ten rankings

How times have changed. When was the last time South Hills led our boys soccer rankings and when was the last time Mountain View didn’t make the cut? Even in the CIF-SS polls, South Hills is tied for 10th in powerful Division 1 with Sierra Vista fourth and Duarte ninth in Division 4. Baldwin Park is No. 2 in D-5. Teams to watch out for that have greatly improved are Nogales, a flash from the past and Walnut — two teams that are unbeaten if records are accurate on Maxpreps. The league we’re going to pay close attention to is the Sierra. South Hills, Damien, Ayala, Claremont and Chino Hills are all capable of beating each other. Does the Sierra belong in D-1? Probably not, but it’s clearly the area’s best league.


Above: South Hills coach Kenneth Stratton has the Huskies off to a quick start.

Boys Soccer Tribune Rankings
1. South Hills (6-0-2)
2. Sierra Vista (6-1-2)
3. Damien (3-1-1)
4. Ayala (2-1-2)
5. Nogales (4-0)
6. Walnut (3-0-1)
7. Los Altos (4-2)
8. Baldwin Park (3-2-1)
9. Duarte (2-2)
10. Bishop Amat (2-2)

BOYS SOCCER, CIF POLLS
DIVISION 1
1. Ventura, 2. San Clemente, 3. Loyola, 4. Millikan, 5. Palos Verdes, 6. Leuzinger, 7. Valley View, 8. Santa Barbara, 9. Los Alamitos 10T. El Toro, 10T. South Hills

DIVISION 4
1. Cathedral, 2. Oak Hills, 3. Artesia, 4. Sierra Vista, 5. Hart, 6. Bellflower, 7. Norwalk, 8. Salesian, 9. Duarte, 10. Lawndale

DIVISION 5
1. Granite Hills, 2. Baldwin Park, 3. Pioneer Valley, 4. Crossroads, 5. La Canada, 6. Saddleback, 7. Marshall, 8. San Luis Obispo, 9. Santiago/ Garden Grove, 10. San Jacinto

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  • Soccer Fan

    I don’t know about the Sierra League being the best in the area. Granted they do have some pretty good schools it still doesn’t compare to the Montview League where u have some of the best athletes when it comes to soccer.

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