Former Charter Oak standout Adam Muema tells U-T San Diego that God told him to leave the NFL combine and that he would play for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks

Adam Muema, a former Charter Oak standout who helped the Chargers earn back-to-back CIF-Southern Section titles in 2008 and ’09, told U-T San Diego that he left the NFL Combine on Sunday because God told him to do it. Muema, who played at San Diego State, reportedly said that he was “following God” who told him if he missed workouts he would play for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

“[God] told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace,” Muema told the U-T.

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Northview wins another CIF-SS wrestling title; seven area athletes win titles

Northview's Vincent Parra prior to defeating Righetti's Andrew Ibarra (not pictured) in the 113lb match during the CIF-SS Central Division wrestling championships at Notre Vista High School in Riverside, Calif., on Saturday, Feb.22, 2014. (Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star-News)

Northview’s Vincent Parra prior to defeating Righetti’s Andrew Ibarra (not pictured) in the 113lb match during the CIF-SS Central Division wrestling championships at Notre Vista High School in Riverside, Calif., on Saturday, Feb.22, 2014. (Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star-News)


By Stephen Ramirez
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter
RIVERSIDE —
Northview High School has been one of the CIF-Southern Section’s elite programs for nearly two decades, and the Vikings added to that lore Saturday.
Senior Bryan Salinas, a favorite to win a state title, led a group of three Northview athletes who earned individual titles and the Vikings won their fourth consecutive team title at the Central Division championships at Norte Vista High.

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CIF-SS Girls Basketball Playoffs: Bonita, Bishop Amat onlhy SGV teams left

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VAMATGIRLS
SATURDAY’S CIF-SS GIRLS RESULTS
DIVISION 1AA

Bishop Amat 57, Oxnard Pacifica 43
Bonita 64, Silverado 26
DIVISION 2AA
Foothill 70, Arroyo 50
Tesoro 61, West Covina 47
DIVISION 2A
West Torrance 83, Baldwin Park 26
SECOND ROUND
DIVISION 3AA

Palos Verdes 45, Diamond Ranch 43
San Juan Hills 73, Charter Oak 49
Tustin 51, South Hills 30
Lakeside at Wilson, 7 p.m.
DIVISION 3A
Oak Park 33, Covina 24

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CIF-SS Boys Basketball Playoffs: Damien crushes Diamond Bar 71-33; Gladstone topples traditional Southland power Artesia, 50-41; Amat wins

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Above: Inland Insider Tom Kiss and former Bishop Amat great Kristen McCarthy with highlights, and interviews of Chino Hill’s open Division victory over Bishop Montgomery

Chino Hills wins Open Division opener: The packed crowd came to its feet in anticipation.
Chino Hills’ UCLA recruit, Lonzo Ball, had the ball on a breakaway in the final minute and went up for what he hoped to be a thunderous dunk. Somehow it did not go in.
It was about the only thing that went awry Friday night for seventh-seeded Chino Hills in a 69-58 victory over No. 10 Bishop Montgomery to open the CIF Southern Section Open Division playoffs.

Walnut goes down: No. 14 seed Walnut ran into a buzz saw against Los Osos in a CIF-Southern Section Division 1AA first-round game on Friday night.
The Grizzlies (15-12) were just too big and too strong under the basket as they knocked off the Mustangs 75-73 in front of a standing-room only crowd.

Damien plays Diamond Bar in their CIF playoff boys basketball game at Damien High School in La Verne on Friday February 21, 2014. Damien defeated Diamond Bar 71-33. (Staff Photo by Keith Durflinger/San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

Damien plays Diamond Bar in their CIF playoff boys basketball game at Damien High School in La Verne on Friday February 21, 2014. Damien defeated Diamond Bar 71-33. (Staff Photo by Keith Durflinger/San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

DAMIEN 71, DIAMOND BAR 33

LA VERNE — Any thought of the Damien High School boys basketball team resting on its laurels of last season’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA championship, it’s first the 50-plus history of the school, were quickly put to rest Friday.
Jeremy Hemsley scored 16 points and Malik Fitts had 12 and the Spartans opened the Division IAA playoffs with a bang, routing Diamond Bar, 71-33.
Damien, the division’s No. 4 seed, improved to 22-6 and will face either No. 13 Great Oak or Highland in Tuesday’s second round, Diamond Bar, getting eight points from Leo Li and seven from Christian Manalo, finished 11-17.
The Spartans put this one away by halftime, holding the Brahmas to four field goals in the first half and led 36-11.
Damien, getting a 3-pointer by Micah Robinson and consecutive inside shots by Bryce Peters and Isaiah McCullough opened the game with a 12-4 run before opening the second quarter with a 12-2 surge to go up 26-9 following a 6-footer by Hemsley and 3-pointer by Fitts and a dunk off a turnover by the Fitts for a 26-9 lead with 3:51 left in the half.
The Spartans then closed the quarter with a 10-2 run for its 36-11 lead.
Damien opened the third quarter with an 11-5 surge to put it away at 47-16.

Damein’s Jeremy Hemsley: “This was a game to prove to people that we’re ready to make another run like last year. I think we did a pretty good job, both defensively and offensively. We had four days to prepare. We were ready. I think we just knew more about them than they knew about it us.”

Malik Fitts: “This is a game we were looking forward to. It’s playoff time, so everyone was a little excited. We didn’t get off to a great start, but we finished strong. I’m proud of my team for that.”
Diamond Bar’s Leo Li: “They’re a good team. We didn’t play our best game. But they’re a good team. I will give them that. We just didn’t execute.”

CIF-SS PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
BOYS BASKETBALL
FRIDAY’S FIRST ROUND
OPEN DIVISION

Chino Hills 69, Bishop Montgomery 58
DIVISION 1AA
Damien 71, Diamond Bar 33
Los Osos 75, Walnut 73
DIVISION 2AA
Westlake 65, Rowland 40
Eisenhower 89, Glendora 88
Claremont 63, Cajon 58
DIVISION 2A
Sonora 73, Nogales 42
Kaiser 74, Los Altos 70
SECOND ROUND
DIVISION 3AA

La Mirada 48, Bonita 34
DIVISION 3A
Bishop Amat 45, Antelope Valley 43
Lompoc Cabrillo 77, El Monte 61
Gladstone 50, Artesia 41
St. Francis 69, San Dimas 45
DIVISION 4AA
Oaks Christian 82, Workman 53

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CIF-SS Girls Soccer Playoffs: Diamond Bar’s Marissa Favela scores game winner in overtime, setting up rematch with Bishop Amat on Tuesday

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BISHOP AMAT-DIAMOND BAR WILL MEET AGAIN: While Bishop Amat was coasting to a 6-0 victory over Santa Paula in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 girls soccer playoffs, Diamond Bar was finishing an incredible comeback, winning 2-1 over Mayfield in sudden-death overtime.
Bishop Amat will meet Diamond Bar in the second round on Wednesday at a site to be determined. It’s a rematch of last year thrilling quarterfinal won by Amat 4-3 in overtime.
“We know they’re (Amat) a great team,” Diamond Bar coach Matt Brummett said. “We look forward to playing them again.”
Diamond Bar’s Marissa Favela, who made an inspiring return to the team late in the season after battling cancer, scored the game-tying goal in the dying seconds of regulation, then scored the game-winner on a 35-yard free kick in overtime to win it for the Brahmas.

GIRLS SOCCER
FRIDAY’S FIRST ROUND
DIVISION 2

South Hills 5, M.L. King 0
Chino Hills 1, West Ranch 1, Chino Hills wins 4-2 in PKs
Buena 2, Ayala 0
Temecula Valley 2, Claremont 0
DIVISION 3
Pasadena Poly 4, Walnut 0
Diamond Bar 2, Mayfield 1, OT
Bishop Amat 6, Santa Paula 0
Los Altos 3, Atascadero 0
St. Joseph’s 4, Bonita 1
DIVISION 6
Sierra Vista 1, Baldwin Park 0
Wilson 3, Azusa 0
San Dimas 6, San Gorgonio 0
Duarte at Los Amigos, 3 p.m.

SOUTH HILLS WINS 5-0: Amber Marinero and Hailey Zerbel scored first-half goals and South Hills went on to defeat Riverside King, 5-0, at Covina District Field Friday night to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
The Huskies (18-3-2), runners-up in the Sierra League, were in control throughout the game and outshot the Wolves from the Big 8 League, 12-5,
Marinero hit the crossbar with one shot, then had a goal taken away for being offsides before she scored the game’s first goal in the 25th minute following a Kelcie Boone throwin. Zerbel made it 2-0 with a left-footed shot in the 32nd minute.
The Huskies put the game away quickly in the second half on a pair of goals by Heidi Serna in the 42nd and 51st minute.
Skylar Robledo finished the scoring with a breakaway goal in the 64th minute.
Goal keeper Melissa Mejia recorded her 6th shutout of the year for South Hills which will play Wednesday against the winner of Monday’s game between top-seeded Sunny Hills and Palos Verdes.

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