Northwest Division Predictions, first round is on Friday …
Bishop Montgomery at No. 1 Oak Park, 7 p.m.
Cerritos Valley Christian at La Puente, 7 p.m.
Carpinteria at La Salle, 7 p.m.
Santa Paula at No. 4 El Segundo, 7 p.m.
Bishop Diego at No. 3 North Torrance, 7 p.m.
Duarte at Maranatha, 7 p.m.
Torrance at Azusa, 7 p.m.
Verbum Dei at No. 2 Nordoff, 7 p.m.
Oak Park vs. La Puente
La Salle vs. El Segundo
North Torrance vs. Maranatha
Azusa vs. Nordoff
Oak Park vs. El Segundo
North Torrance vs. Nordoff
Oak Park vs. Nordoff
Champion: Oak Park
Explanation: Nothing like picking the chalk. Never seen Oak Park or Nordoff, but do realize that none of our locals, Maranatha, La Salle, La Puente, Azusa or Duarte are capable of winning the division. If any of our locals had a shot at reaching the semifinals, it’s probably La Salle or Azusa.