Bishop Amat sidelines won’t be the same without Monsignor Roland Zimmerman, who passed on Wednesday

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CIF Preseason Football Polls: Bishop Amat No. 3 in Pac-5; Glendora No. 2 in Central, Northview No. 4 in Mid-Valley



1. Colony (Mt. Baldy), 2. Glendora (Palomares), 3. Charter Oak (Hacienda), Kaiser (Sunkist), 5. West Covina (Hacienda), 6. San Marino (Rio Hondo), 7. Monrovia (Rio Hondo), 8. Bonita (Palomares), 9. Summit (Sunkist), 10. Ayala (Palomares)

1. Centennial/Cor (Big VIII), 2. St John Bosco (Trinity), 3. Bishop Amat (Mission), 4. Santa Margarita (Trinity), 5. Mater Dei (Trinity), 6. Long Beach Poly (Moore), 7. Crespi (Mission), 8. Alemany (Mission), 9. Orange Lutheran (Trinity), 10. Servite (Trinity)

1. Paraclete (Gold Coast), 2. Sierra Canyon (Gold Coast), 3. Pomona (Miramonte), 4. Northview (Valle Vista), 5. San Dimas (Valle Vista), 6. Viewpoint (Gold Coast), 7. Bell Gardens (Almont), 8. Brentwood (Gold Coast), 9. Montebello (Almont), 10. Baldwin Park (Montview)

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SGVN part of Los Angeles News Group’s ESPY-style SoCal Prep Legends Award Show


PREP LEGENDS AWARDS: The premier high school sports region in the country will now get the world-class treatment and recognition it deserves.
The Los Angeles News Group will present the inaugural SoCal Prep Legends Awards Show in June, a one-of-a-kind, first-of-its-kind yearlong celebration of high school sports in the greater Los Angeles market.Beginning this year, each of LANG’s nine award-winning Southern California publications and their readers will recognize an Athlete of the Year for every high school sport, along with an all-area team.
Those athletes will be invited to the year-ending SoCal Prep Legends show, and will be eligible for male/female Athlete of the Year honors.

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2015 PrepXtra Football Preview magazine in stands and home delivery Wednesday … And check out the hype video

INSIDE THE MAGAZINE: Check out several stories that will be in Wednesday’s PrepXtra Football preview, including the cover story on Bishop Amat aiming for its first championship in 20 years, rankings, columns, pre-season all-area teams, schedules and more.

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El Monte football ready to rock the SGV heading into opener against Montebello

ABOVE: El Monte High School running back Roy Barajas, left, and quarterback Edward Dominguez at the El Monte campus on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda/ San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

EL MONTE FEELING GOOD: High expectations and the El Monte High School football team never used to be found in the same sentence.
For far too long, the Lions were an area also-ran. The playoffs were a rare occurrence and you can forget about winning the Mission Valley League championship.
But all of that has changed.As the dawn of a new season beckons, the Lions are thinking big. League championship big. Prolonged playoff run big. The culture change that head coach Joel Sanchez so badly wanted has finally materialized.

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