South Hills continued its recent dominance of the Cory Lidle Memorial Baseball Tournament last week.
Frank Martinez hit two home runs and earned tournament MVP as the Huskies went 6-0, including a 3-2 win over Alta Loma in the championship game.
South Hills, also keyed by senior Jacob Ramos with two wins and three saves, won the tournament for the second consecutive season and scored its third win overall.
The charitable tournament was started in 2006 by local baseball coaches Darren Murphy and Tom Quinley. Lidle was a former star at South Hills who played Major League Baseball. He was killed in a plane crash in 2006. South Hills coach Darren Murphy: “Timely hits and great pitching gave us a chance to win the ninth annual tournament. It’s great to win this tourney, which takes on special significance with the Lidle connection to this school, as Cory is a former player.” — Stephen Ramirez
This is the time we start thinking Tribune football player of the year, offensive player of the year, defensive player of the year, coach of the year and first team. Aram and I were talking this morning, the big awards are so difficult to choose. Good luck picking player and coach of the year, you pick one you can make a great argument for a couple more. Anyways, that’s what we’ve got to sort out during championship week
Mid-Valley Division Final
Pomona at Paraclete, 7:30 p.m. Central Division Final
Colony at Los Altos, 7:30 p.m.
CIF-SS High School Football Playoff results
St. John Bosco 33, Long Beach Poly 21
Corona Centennial 38, Bishop Amat 37 Saturday’s championship: Centennial vs. St. John Bosco, Angels Stadium, 8 p.m. Central Division
Colony 35, Charter Oak 26
Los Altos 27, Bonita 13 Saturday’s championship: Colony at Los Altos, 7:30 p.m. Mid-Valley Division
Paraclete 15, Northview 12
Pomona 33, Sierra Canyon 20 Friday’s championship: Pomona at Paraclete, 7:30 p.m. Southeast Division
Crescenta Valley 41, La Serna 36
Downey 35, Salesian 14 Friday’s championship: Crescenta Valley at Downey, 7:30 p.m. Continue reading “Bishop Amat’s miracle comeback falls agonizingly short, 38-37; Los Altos and Pomona punch tickets to championship games” »
Bonita High RB Angel Verdugo (#23) tries to push the football in for a touchdown despite having his helmet torn off vs San Dimas High at Citrus College Stadium in Glendora, Calif. October 2, 2014. (Photo by Leo Jarzomb/San Gabriel Valley Tribune)