What are your top ten high school stories of the year?

We’ll look back at 2012 with the top ten prep/local stories of the year, which runs on Dec. 30. This includes high school and area colleges. For me, the best story was arguably the senior season that pitcher Justin Garza had with Bonita, leading them to a CIF title and finishing 12-1 with a 0.72 ERA. But there were a number of great stories, what’s yours?

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    We got two SGV teams to finish in the Top 25.


    1. CORONA CENTENNIAL (14-2); Inland champs.

    2.NARBONNE (14-1); City DI champs.

    3. GARDENA SERRA (14-2); Western champs.

    4. LONG BEACH POLY (12-4); Pac-5 champs.

    5. ST. JOHN BOSCO (8-5); Pac-5 semifinalist.

    6. VISTA MURRIETA (13-1); Inland finalist.

    7. MATER DEI (11-3); Pac-5 finalist.

    8. ST. BONAVENTURE (11-2); Pac-5 semifinalist.

    9. MISSION VIEJO (11-1); Pac-5 quarterfinalist.

    10. UPLAND (12-1); Inland semifinalist.

    11. CHAMINADE (12-2); Western finalist.

    12. CRENSHAW (12-2); City DI finalist.

    13. EDISON (13-2); Southwest champs.

    14. SANTA MARGARITA (9-3); Pac-5 quarterfinalist.

    15. ALEMANY (9-3); Pac-5 quarterfinalist.

    16. EL TORO (9-2); Pac-5 first round.

    17. SHERMAN OAKS NOTRE DAME (8-4); Pac-5 quarterfinalist.

    18. OAKS CHRISTIAN (8-3); Pac-5 first round.

    19. LOMPOC (12-1); Western semifinalist.

    20. PALOS VERDES (11-3); Northern champs.

    21. RANCHO CUCAMONGA (10-3); Inland semifinalist.

    22. BISHOP AMAT (7-3-1); Pac-5 first round.

    23. CITRUS HILL (14-0); Eastern champs.

    24. CRESPI (8-2); Didn’t make playoffs.

    25. CHARTER OAK (10-2); Inland quarterfinalist.

    • Leo Tolstoy

      11 of the Top 25 are from the Pac 5.

    • Valley athletics

      Funny that aram thinks charter oak does not belong in the inland when charter oak is one of the five teams from the inland in this poll . Amat is one of the eleven PAC 5 team. Not bad

  • theurenaexpress

    Rio Hondo College’s baseball team had a great season. One game away from being state champs and an undefeated conference record.

  • Not Since 1995

    Absolutely…The best story of the year was Bishop Nomas blowhards thinking that they were back in 2012 only to go down in a humiliating and embarrassing defeat to a very average Long Beach Poly team…!

    The Score was 40 – 25 and like the embarrassment of UCLA yesterday the game wasn’t even that close…!

    Western Division make room for the Lanceritos…!

    Heh…heh! Heh…heh! Heh…heh!

    Not in 2013 Either…

    • Realityczech

      You continue to embarASS yourself by saying things like “very average” Long Beach Poly team….especially when they went on to beat Mission Viejo, St John Bosco, Mater Dei in the CIF Championship game (by more than they beat Amat) and then the Central Champion before losing by a point in the State Championship game on a late score by Granite Bay.

  • Valley athletics

    Justin garzas season a top story . Also Rio Ruiz getting drafted after having surgery .

  • Sgv fan

    Top story is clearly Bonita baseball and Garza’s streak over two years and success in the playoffs. Congratulations! Second in baseball is South Hills and their Sierra League Championship and SemiFinals run. The Huskies win over the Bearcats was a great game in the preseason championship, DeHorta out dueling Garza. In football clearly Amat and CO were the class of the valley. A big story that will be overshadowed was Northview’s wrestling team. Congratulations Coach Ochoa for building one of the all-time best athletic programs in the valley. Sorry not a basketball fan.