Tribune Top 10 rankings … Aram Style for this week only

Two words for you: Matt. Fink. Three more: Four and Oh

NOTE: With Freddie out of town, Aram will be making this week’s Tribune Top 10. Yes, you can expect Fred to screw it all up again NEXT WEEK when he’s back. But for now, enjoy the legitimacy.

1. Bishop Amat (4-1) — Masochistic Amat fans got their jollies last week when the Lancers whipped up on St. Paul in a result that surprised nobody. Not sure what it did for Amat’s development, but hey, a big win is a big win. Next up is a roadie to Culver City.
2. Chino Hills (4-1) — At some point, the Huskies’ porous defense will cost them. Just don’t expect that to be any time soon. The Huskies showed during the nonleague that they are the clear favorites in the Sierra League.
3. Glendora (4-0) — No lead is safe against the Tartans. QB Matt Fink is doing a nice job building his legend with all these late-game TD passes that translate into wins. You have to start wondering just where the Tartans fit in the Baseline League race.
4. Los Altos (4-0) — The Conqs had last week off to rest and heal up and brace for the challenge that is Diamond Ranch. Los Altos is one of few teams in the Hacienda League, if not the only the team, who can handle D-Ranch’s size. But can they handle DR’s speed?
5. Diamond Rancho (4-1) — Scary, scary, scary. The Panthers can really run the ball and play solid defense. Not sure if they can pass … not sure they’ll need to anytime soon. If D-Ranch can beat LA, then the path gets clearer to the league title.
6. Diamond Bar (4-1) — The Brahmas served notice last week with their win over Bonita. It seemed like D-Bar got out to lead and played ‘catch us if you can’. That style is their only hope in the Hacienda and likely the playoffs.
7. Bonita (3-2) — There are still some nice wins on Bo-High’s resume. Last week was a bit of a hit, though. Now the Bearcats are in must-win situations likely every week the rest of the way … and that’s just to make the playoffs.
8. South Hills (2-2) — The Huskies fell apart late against Monrovia. But hey, it’s Monrovia. Not sure what to make of the Huskies’ nonleague quite yet. The element of a passing game hasn’t been what many had hoped. But the losses are to good teams. Guessing game …
9. Ayala (2-2) — The Bulldogs’ win over Diamond Ranch speaks volume … even if they were asleep for three quarters in that game. The close loss to M-Town looks better and better, too. Hard to knock any Ayala fan for feeling confident about the next six weeks.
10. West Covina (2-3) — Because The WC has lost three straight games, I can certainly not argue with anyone saying No. 10 should go to Arroyo or Damien. And the good news is that if things don’t change quick for the Bulldogs’ offense, they’ll get smoked by D-Bar next week and the ten spot will be open for the taking.

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Friday Night Final: San Dimas routs Northview, 41-7; Diamond Bar, Diamond Ranch open Hacienda with big wins


San Dimas’ Joseph Mayorga after scoring three touchdowns and rushing for 235 yards in 41-7 rout over previously undefeated and Mid-Valley No. 2 Northview.

Friday’s results
San Dimas 41, Northview 7Well folks, this is why you play a tough schedule. I couldn’t have been more wrong about the Saints and Vikes. Mr. Wing Z is at it again.
St. Francis 34, Damien 16 The Spartans were in it for a while, but the unbeaten Knights pulled away late, setting up next week’s showdown with Monrovia.
Bishop Amat 49, St. Paul 10The Lancers put their old nemesis away early, winning an easy one with Cathedral up next.
Diamond Bar 49, Bonita 26 My pick to win the Hacienda started with a big statement win over the ‘Cats.
Diamond Ranch 47, West Covina 21Yes, Diamond Ranch is the real deal after routing West Covina. I thought they could win, but not like this.
Monrovia 31, South Hills 13 The three-time defending Mid-Valley champs finally beat South Hills after losing the two previous years. What a difference Scoby makes.
Pomona 35, Covina 21 — The Red Devils continue looking like Valle Vista contenders, improving to perfect 5-0
Chino Hills 42, Great Oak 42 — Another big win for the Huskies, who continue to have no problems scoring points.
Glendora 13, Charter Oak 9 — Who would have thought the Tartans would be 4-0 and the Chargers 0-4. My how times have changed.
Maranatha 42, South El Monte 32 — A good effort for South, but nothing good about losing.
Rosemead 30, San Gabriel 9 — The Panthers starting to look like Mission Valley contenders.
Walnut 26, Rowland 21 — At the end of it all, this figures to settle who doesn’t finish last in the Hacienda.
Gladstone 20, Sierra Vista 14 — Kind of a surprise considering so much more expected from the Dons.
Nogales 19, Wilson 6 — Nobles win the battle of two struggling programs.
Azusa 23, Duarte 22 — In what could decide the Montview league title, the Aztecs win a thriller at Citrus.
Claremont 40, Northwood 7 — The hold and cold Wolfpack are hot for a night.

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Letter from CIF-SS commissioner Rob Wigod about parents

The CIF-SS commish opens by writing about transfers, then shares an email he received from a coach talking about coaching and parents. Interesting read and agree with mostly everything. However, and it doesn’t get into this, but I still believe a parent has the right to send their child to school wherever they see fit, and change schools whenever they feel like it’s needed. As far as parents involvement with the team, I agree with what the coach is preaching.

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San Dimas girls volleyball player Marissa Messina didn’t let cancer stop her from returning to action

“Only when you’ve been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”Richard Nixon
STORY: For San Dimas High School senior Marissa Messina, that peak is realizing her goal of playing girls volleyball again. It comes a little more than a year after learning she had cancer. But after nine months of chemotherapy and some hard work getting her body back in playing shape to compete in the high rigors of volleyball, she’s back with her teammates, competing and helping them win matches.

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Phone, email and tweet your high school sports results to us

We want to get your high school game results in the paper, online and on our twitter account, @sgvnscores. Coaches, please have someone call our sports desk after 5 p.m., 626-544-0992 or email game result information to with a contact number in case we have questions. Also, tweet final scores. Even if we don’t get game information, we want to share as many final scores as possible.

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