Boys Basketball Rankings: Chino Hills showing the way

Glendora is losing its way in the rough and tough Baseline League.
Keith Birmingham/ San Gabriel Valley Tribune

1. Chino Hills (18-4) — Cruising in the tough Sierra
2. La Verne Lutheran (21-6) — Continuing the tradition
3. Damien (17-4) — Showed a lot in loss at APU
4. Bonita (18-5) — Still the top cat in Hacienda
5. Glendora (16-7) — Shackled in the Baseline
6. Workman (21-1) — Taking care of business
7. Covina (17-5) — Clinched a share league title
8. Claremont (15-8) — Enjoying a solid season
9. Rowland (15-7) — Looked good on Saturday
10. Diamond Bar (12-10) — Challenging in league

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Girls Basketball Rankings: Amat says it all on the court

Workman moved up a slot after sweeping Duarte, ending the Falcons’ 39-game league win streak.
SGVN staff f photo by Leo Jarzomb

1. Bishop Amat (17-6) — Showed why it’s No. 1 at APU
2. Bonita (18-5) — 0-2 vs. Del Rey League
3. Workman (18-4) — Still doubting the Lobos?
4. Duarte (17-2) — Swept by Workman
5. Ayala (14-7) — Enjoying life in Sierra
6. Diamond Ranch (15-6) — Still a very scary foe
7. Wilson (14-6) — Cruising in the Valle Vista
8. Rosemead (15-6) — League streak continues
9. Glendora (15-7) — Holding its own in Baseline
10. South Hills (12-10) — Enjoyed good split last week

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Boys Soccer: Damien solidifying the top spot

SGVN/Staff photo by Watchara Phomicinda

1. Damien (11-2-3) — Sits atop Sierra League
2. Sierra Vista (14-1-3) — Cruising in Montview League
3. Walnut (12-2-1)- Lost only game last week
4. South Hills (9-6-3) — Suffers another split week
5. Nogales (9-2-1) — Faces Pomona for first
6. Claremont (8-6-1) — Staying close in Sierra League
7. Los Altos (11-6-2) — Beat Walnut, Diamond Bar last week
8. Diamond Bar (11-5-2) — Rebounded from loss
9. Baldwin Park (9-4-1) — Playing its best late
10. Ayala (10-7-3) — Making noise in league

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Girls Soccer Rankings: Chino Hills keeps on rolling

SGVN/Staff photo by Watchara Phomicinda)

1. Chino Hills (14-2-4) –Won six of last seven
2. Claremont (18-3-2) — Eyeing Chino Hills’ rematch
3. Diamond Bar (13-3-3) — Looking like Hacidena’s best
4. Bishop Amat (11-4-5) — Making a late push
5. Sierra Vista (15-2-1) — Toying with league foes
6. San Dimas (12-4-2) — League championship is a formality
7. St. Lucy’s (8-4-3) — Playing its best
8. Walnut (8-4-1) — Diamond Bar’s chief league foe
9. Los Altos (11-7-2) — Drops after double loss
10. South Hills (8-7-3) –Humbled by Sierra League

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Breaking News: Rowland names Ryan Jacobson football coach

Ryan Jacobson has been named head coach at Rowland, replacing Craig Snyder, who resigned earlier this month. Jacobson is a Rowland graduate who teaches Special Education at Rowland. He’s been in the football program for the past ten years, the last seven as a varsity assistant.

Rowland Athletic Director, Ralph Harris: “We are absolutely thrilled to bring Ryan on as our head coach. He brings incredible energy and leadership qualities that will serve us well. He is a principled man who will carry on the ideals and values that we have come to know in our football program. Ryan is a great fit for us.”

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Arroyo’s El Primitivo Gomez leads the SGV in scoring (25 ppg) and hopes to lead the Knights past Gabrielino once more

“We practiced it every day. I worked out at home on my own just for this moment. I watched video every day. It was in the back of my mind every day.” Arroyo’s Primitivo Gomez after beating Gabrielinio 67-66 in early January. El Primo is averaging a Valley best 25 points to go with 10 boards per game. Arroyo and Gabrielino meet again on Wednesday.

By Steve Ramirez

Arroyo’s boys basketball team edged Gabrielino, 67-66, when the teams played for first place in the Mission Valley League on Jan. 11 in San Gabriel.
A similar nailbiter is expected Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. when the rivals meet at Arroyo with first place on the line.
The host Knights, who are 16-6 overall and 6-0 in league play, are led by senior swing player Primitivo Gomez, who is averaging 25 points a game – including a team-high 36 3-pointers – and 10 rebounds per game.

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Los Altos’ Stephanie Contreras closing in on CIF-SS all-time goal-scoring record in girls water polo

By Steve Ramirez, SGVN

Los Altos High School has had its fair share of elite athletes over the years.
The list includes football players Mike Smith and Shaun Cody, baseball player Sergio Santos and golfer Bob May.
The latest Conqueror to shine is senior girls water polo player Stephanie Contreras, who is on the verge of becoming the all-time goal-scoring leader in the CIF-Southern Section. La Salle’s Kara-Leigh Huse (2004-08) is the all-time leader with 620 goals.

Contreras will attempt to inch closer to history today while also helping Los Altos in its biggest game of the season, a 3:30 p.m. Hacienda League encounter against first-place Bonita at Los Altos.

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