Glendora High Cross Country headlines this weeks Mt. SAC Invitational

sumnerSTORY: The Glendora High School cross country team’s catharsis has been to run, run hard and break records.
Shortly before the start of the season, longtime coach Don Sumner suddenly died.
“He knew we had big plans for this year,” said his son, Steve. “He saw a lot of potential in this team and he had high hopes for them.”
WXVTRACKSteve Sumner, who has taken over for his father, has the Tartans boys and girls teams ranked in the CIF-Southern Section’s Division 2 polls and competing in the sweepstakes races at this weekend’s high school portion of the prestigious 66th annual Mt. SAC Invitational.
More than 500 schools will take part in the two-day meet on the 2.92-mile course. It begins Friday with competition among schools in divisions 3 through 5 and continues on Saturday with competition among schools in the top two divisions. There are 24 races on the schedule.

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Sources: Diamond Ranch assistant coach resigns following last week’s brawl with Diamond Bar

According to sources, an assistant football coach with the Diamond Ranch football team resigned in the wake of last week’s brawl against Diamond Bar that resulted in CIF suspending 19 players for Diamond Ranch for Friday’s game against Rowland. Diamond Bar will have to forfeit its next game, also vs. Rowland, which was scheduled Nov. 1. In addition to the dismissal of an assistant coach, Diamond Ranch also suspended some players from school for last week’s brawl, according to sources.

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CIF ruling official: Diamond Bar will forfeit next game; Diamond Ranch with 19 players suspended

STORY: The punishments have been handed down and it’s not pretty for the Diamond Bar and Diamond Ranch high school football teams.
Diamond Bar saw nearly all of its varsity roster given one-game suspensions on Wednesday when the CIF-Southern Section office announced the results of its investigation into this past Friday’s brawl between the two rival schools.
Diamond Ranch wasn’t much better, with a total of 19 players suspended for Friday’s game against Rowland.

Diamond Ranch coach Roddy Layton hasn’t commented in the days following the fight, but we did speak with him immediately following the game and this is what he had to say…

TMZ VIDEO, STORY: TMZ is also all over the story with exclusive video. TMZ is interested obviously because Diamond Bar WR Cordell Broadus, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, was allegedly involved in the brawl.

FULL CIF-SS PRESS RELEASE

Note: Players ejected are subject to one-game suspensions.

Question has to be asked: It appears that Diamond Bar will not be allowed to call up JV players to field a varsity roster, thus forcing it to forfeit its next game. Question is, why? When Cathedral and St. Paul baseball had a bench-clearing brawl last April, several were suspended. St. Paul forfeited its next game because of a depleted lineup. However, Cathedral did use JV players to field a team for its next game, though it was a tournament game. I have no problem with CIF forcing a forfeit, but I always thought you could call up JV players if needed. In any case, there is nothing Diamond Bar can do about it. They signed an agreement that stipulates whatever CIF decides is final.

CIF-PRESS RELEASE SAYS: After an investigation of the events surrounding the early termination of the Hacienda League football contest between Diamond Ranch and Diamond Bar High Schools the section, in cooperation with the schools involved, has made the following determination:

1. Diamond Ranch High School had three (3) players ejected from the contest on-site by the officiating crew due to fighting and/or assaultive behavior.

2. Diamond Ranch High School, following review of game footage, has had an additional five (5) players ejected from the contest due to fighting and/or assaultive behavior.

3. Diamond Ranch High School, following review of game footage, has had an additional 11 players ejected from the contest due to leaving the confines of the bench or team area.

4. Diamond Ranch High School, following review of game footage, had 10 players on the field prior to the onset of the altercation that did not participate in the altercation and were not observed displaying aggressive and/or assaultive behavior and are NOT ejected and considered eligible for their next contest.

5. Diamond Bar High School had four (4) players ejected from the contest on-site by the officiating crew due to fighting and/or assaultive behavior.

6. Diamond Bar High School, following review of game footage, has had an additional five (5) players ejected from the contest due to fighting and/or assaultive behavior.

7. Diamond Bar High School, following review of game footage, had all but one player who was on the sideline at the time of the altercation leave the confines of the bench or
team area. Those players are also considered ejected.

8. Diamond Bar High School, following review of game footage, had six (6) players on the field prior to the onset of the altercation that did not participate in the altercation and were not observed displaying aggressive and/or assaultive behavior and are NOT ejected and considered eligible for their next contest.

9. Diamond Bar High School, due to a lack of varsity players available to compete in their
next contest will forfeit that contest. The CIF Southern Section now considers this matter closed and will have no further comment on any aspect of this unfortunate situation.

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Walnut girls golf coach Cecil Wood says players can make own club selections (on certain holes) when they prove they can beat him.

You can read the entire story, but being a golfer, I thought it was unusual to read about a coach telling players when they can and can’t hit driver depending on what hole they’re playing. I don’t fault the coach for teaching his players how to manage themselves around a golf course. That’s smart. But for me, my driver is the most accurate long club in my bag so I’m not sure he could sell me on this. I’d probably hook my utility club, then I’m blaming coach. But you read the story and decide for yourself. And in any case, the coach is doing a great job with Walnut. Here’s a quote from the story:

STORY: “Our preparation is a little different in that when we play at home on certain holes not any of my players are permitted to hit driver,” Wood said. “Not even in practice. I do not want them to get used to it.
“When we’re ready to go to CIF, we go there and look at the course the night before. I’ll say, ‘On this hole there is no way you’re going to hit that club. You’ll get in trouble with that club.’ We go hole-by-hole.”

This seems like a good thread to share the Fred Robledo trick shot … any questions?

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