Chino Hills girls soccer capture championship of North Orange County Classic

The Inland Insider covered Chino Hills girls soccer beating Corona Centennial in the semifinals and then Santiago in the championship of the North Orange County Classic on Monday. They beat Centennial 6-0 and beat Santiago 6-5 in penalty kicks after a scoreless tie. Checkout the highlights and video of the semifinal and final victories.

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Bonita girls basketball sweep pool play in Las Vegas to remain unbeaten, advances to Monday’s semifinals

At the Las Vegas Holiday Classic, undefeated Bonita swept its pool by defeating University (56-48), Liberty (60-40) and Georgetown Texas, (47-39). In Monday’s semifinals, Bonita (12-0) will take on defending champion Reno (NV.) at 11:40 a.m. In the earlier semifinals, Centennial will take on West Torrance at 10:20 a.m. The winners will meet in the championship later that afternoon at 3:40 p.m. If Bonita goes on to win the tournament and starts 14-0, they will likely remain undefeated through the Hacienda League before the CIF playoffs again. And you know what that likely means? An undefeated record almost certainly will result with an invitation to the Open Division to compete with the best of the best. Is that good or bad?

MONDAY UPDATE: Bonita’s perfect season ends, losing 68-52 to Reno, NV., in the semifinals Monday. Bonita returns home, 12-1

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Walnut takes Damien to the limit, but Jeremy Hemsley bails out the Spartans to take the Covina Boys Basketball tournament

Damien sneaks by Walnut with two-point victory to take Covina tourney title: Damien High School’s scheme was not to get the ball to Jeremy Hemsley and let him go one-on-one against Walnut. But in crunch time of the 60th annual Covina Christmas Tournament on Monday night, that’s exactly what the Spartans did. “We just needed a bucket,” Hemsley said. “I knew coach would give the ball to me or my teammates. Either they would have got the shot or I would have got the shot.”
The two-time tournament MVP scored eight of the Spartans’ final 11 points en route to Damien’s 60-58 victory over Walnut to win its third consecutive tournament title.

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South Hills girls soccer remains undefeated by crushing host Walnut 9-1 to take tournament title

STORY: South Hills junior Jackie Zermeno and sophomore Amber Marinero each scored twice and Hailey Zerbel put on a passing and shooting clinic to lead the high-scoring Huskies to a 9-1 victory over host Walnut to win the Walnut Girls Soccer Tournament Monday night.
Five other players also scored, but it was the speedy Zerbel who ignited the highlight goal of the night with a flip-throw in that bounced off a couple of players in the box before Marinero flicked it over Walnut’s goalie, Elena Trigueros to give South Hills a 3-0 lead.

South Hills’ Hailey Zerbal with a must watch flip throw-in that leads to a goal
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Glendora Baseball camp starts the day after Christmas

What: Glendora Baseball Camp
When: December 26-27 – 9:00am to 2:00pm
For: Ages 8 to 14 at Glendora High School Baseball Field
Info: Two days of learning to hit, field and throw. Glendora High School coaches and players will focus on fundamentals and mechanics to help you take your game to the next level. Players will be divided up into smaller groups to allow them to work on all parts of the game. Don’t miss out on all the fun! LUNCH INCLUDED.
Cost: $100 payable to Glendora Community Baseball
CONTACT: Jeff Kaye at 626-261-1034 with any questions or reservations.

Please fill out player registration form.

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HE’S BACK: Former Los Altos legend Greg Gano will take over as Wilson’s head football coach

“It’s going to be a nice, new challenge,” Gano said. “I don’t have a magic wand, so it’s going to take time. They know that. I know that. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure that out. “We’re going to try and put a staff together, work hard and be competitive.”

coachganoBy Aram Tolegian Greg Gano is back in Hacienda Heights. Gano, who won four CIF championships at Los Altos, was named head coach of the Wilson High School football team last Friday. Gano is the fourth head coach at the school in four years … conversely, Wilson is Gano’s third job in the past two years. “You always think the grass is greener and it’s not, and I’m back in the district where I spent most of my coaching career and I’m excited about being here,” Gano said.Wilson’s football program has fallen on hard times in recent years. The Wildcats were 1-9 this fall and didn’t win a game in the Valle Vista League. Nick Christos, who was in his second year at the helm, resigned as head coach shortly after the season.
Prior to that, the Wildcats were coached by veteran Bob Burt, who was brought in to stabilize the program after the hasty exit previous head coach Brian Zavala. Burt was also supposed to mentor Christos, who served on Burt’s staff.

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Diamond Bar football standout Cordell Broadus, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, has left the school

“He told me that he wants to play for a bigger school to get him ready for college,” Diamond Bar coach Ryan Maine said. “We’re going to miss his presence at wide receiver. We wish him the best of luck.”

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By Aram Tolegian
Wide receiver Cordell Broadus, son of famous rapper Snoop Dogg, checked out of Diamond Bar High School on Friday and plans to transfer to a bigger school to get prepared for his college football career.
Broadus denied rumors earlier this month that he was leaving Diamond Bar for Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, NV. His next destination is unknown at this time.
“He told me that he wants to play for a bigger school to get him ready for college,” Diamond Bar coach Ryan Maine said. “We’re going to miss his presence at wide receiver. We wish him the best of luck.”

TMZ PICKS IT UP: TMZ picked up Aram’s story and gave In the Huddle credit for posting it first. TMZ also reporting that they hear Cordell could be heading to St. John Bosco, who is playing for the state title on Saturday.

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Girls Basketball: Paulina Santana scores 27 points to lead Bishop Amat into Arroyo Tourney finals; Lancers beat Cantwell, 50-40


By Steve Ramirez
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter
EL MONTE —
Bishop Amat High School has won the Gary Houston Memorial Christmas girls basketball Classic so much over the years, it’s almost like the Lancers’ home tournament.
Bishop Amat, which has won the 19th annual even 11 times, will get a chance tonight at an even dozen.
Paulina Santana scored a career-high 27 points, including 12 in a key second-quarter run, and the Lancers advanced to the championship game with a 50-40 victory over Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary in the semifinals Friday night at Arroyo High School.
Janae Chamois also had 11 points for Bishop Amat, which improved to 7-1. The Lancers will face South Torrance, a 43-41 winner over Oak Hills, in tonight’s title game at 7:30 p.m. at Arroyo High School.
Sylvia Garcia had 21 points for Cantwell, which slipped to 6-3. The Cardinals will face Oak Hills at 6.
Bishop Amat, getting 12 points on four 3-pointers from Santana in the second quarter, led 26-22 at halftime before using two surges to lead 41-29 at halftime. Cantwell countered with an 11-3 run in the fourth quarter before losing, 50-40.
Bishop Amat coach Richard Wiard: “We were OK (Friday). I don’t think it was our best defensive game. I know it wasn’t our performance. But obviously, we shot the ball well. But we can’t win a lot of games if we don’t get scoring closer to the basket. Our two starting post players had four points. We have to get the ball closer to the basket.”
Cantwell coach Omar Villalta: “We’re a resilient bunch. We’re not going to die. We pushed the ball. We play the speed game. We knew, even down 16, that if we push the ball, play defense, we will be fine.”
GARY HOUSTON MEMORIAL CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
Semifinals
Friday

Bishop Amat 50, Cantwell 40
South Torrance 43, Oak Hill 41
Finals
Saturday

Bishop Amat vs. South Torrance, 7:30 p.m.

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Friday’s High School Basketball Tournament semifinals: Bishop Amat advances to finals of Arroyo; Bonita knocked out in boys La Canada tourney

Friday’s Basketball Semifinals Preview: The draw for the La Canada High School boys basketball Holiday Classic went exactly as diagrammed. Keppel, host La Canada, Bonita and St. Francis will complete pool play tonight with the winners of each game going to Saturday’s finals. “It kind of worked out the way we thought it might,” La Canada coach Tom Hofman said. “We have two good games (today).”

Another league title for Bonita and Greg Eckler Staff photo by Keith Birmingham

Another league title for Bonita and Greg Eckler
Staff photo by Keith Birmingham

ARROYO GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Friday’s semifinals

South Torrance 43, Oak Hills 41
Bishop Amat 50, Cantwell 40
Saturday’s championship
Bishop Amat vs. South Torrance, 7:30 p.m.

SAN DIMAS GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Friday’s semifinals

Vista Murietta 62, Chino Hills 36
Lakeside 52, Diamond Ranch 48
Saturday’s championship
Vista Murietta vs. Lakeside, 2:30 p.m.
Third-Place: Diamond Ranch vs. South Hills, 1:30 p.m.

LA CANADA BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Friday’s semifinals
St. Francis 50, Bonita 26
Keppel 51, La Canada 48

Saturday’s championship
St. Francis vs. Keppel, 7:30 p.m.
Third place game: Bonita vs. La Canada, 6 p.m.

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ALL-AREA GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Bishop Amat’s Emily Hubert and coach Dan Lodolo lead the way

hubert2SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR
EMILY HUBERT, BISHOP AMAT, JUNIOR
By Stephen Ramirez
How good was Bishop Amat High School cross country runner Emily Hubert this season?
Well when you consider she missed significant training time due to injury and still set the pace for the area while qualifying for the CIF State championships for the second consecutive season, the answer is simple and to the point:
She was very good.
WXVMTSACFor her efforts, Hubert is the 2013 Tribune Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.
“I had missed time in seasons before,” Hubert said. “I knew how to prepare myself and be ready for the big meets. This year, it was a little further into the season, so I was so scared, because I was so out of shape and state was coming up. It was nerve-wracking, but having everyone around me kept me positive, and I knew I just had to believe in myself.”
It worked. Hubert, who’s uncle is former Bishop Amat standout football player Joey Getherall, followed up with a solid effort at the CIF-Southern Section championships and state meet. At CIF-SS finals at Mt. San Antonio College, she placed fifth in Division 3 with a time of 18 minutes, one second, which was also good enough for 34th among all divisions and the best time among local runners.
At the state championships in Fresno, she led the Lancers’ team charge with a 10th-place finish in Division III at 18:19. She was 60th overall.
“I had high expectations this year,” Hubert said. “This was the first year where we had a (strong) team to work up with me, so I was really excited going into the season. I really wanted to place higher at state than I did last year. I had my sights set on going to state again, but wanted to do better than last year.”
Now she hopes to conclude here career with a state 3-peat.
“Next year, I definitely want to work on staying healthy,” Hubert said. “I havent’ been able to go through a whole season of training yet. I really want to go through a whole season working harder than I’ve ever done before. At the state meet this year, I did finish a few seconds faster than I did last year, but place-wise I went back. I was realy disappointed in myself. I know I have potential, so I definitely want to do the best I can without any excuses.”
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ALL-AREA BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Glendora’s Jeff Kirwin and coach Steve Sumner take top honors

kerwinTRIBUNE CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR
JEFF KIRWIN, GLENDORA, JUNIOR

By Stephen Ramirez
The 2013 boys cross country season began with heartache for Glendora High School, which tied to move on after long-time coach Don Sumner died in June.
Junior Jeff Kirwin honored his coach by putting of the performance of his career down the stretch to top all local runners and qualifying for the CIF State championships.
For his efforts, Kirwin is Tribune Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
“We tried to honor him throughout the season,” Kirwin said. “I was happy with (the season). It went well all. I was stoked to finish like I did and how the team progressed throughout the season.
“I went to state as a freshman and we didn’t go last year. I didn’t want to experience what happened last year when we didn’t make it. I remembered that the entire season.”

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