The locals got a chance to meet again, this time when the stakes were significantly higher and it was Azusa Pacific avenging that earlier loss, registering a 77-67 win in an NCAA Division II West Regional semifinal Saturday at the Felix Events Center.
Division III Southern California Regional Quarterfinals
No. 10 Corona del Mar (25-7) at No. 2 Damien (25-5), 6 p.m.
The Spartans dusted off the rust of going 11 days without playing to post an easy 86-53 first-round victory over 15th-seed Selma while resting nearly all of their starters for the entire fourth quarter. The Sea Kings, which lost to Beverly Hills in the Division 3A championship game, 55-47, will give the Spartans a much tougher test that it received in the opening round. The Sea Kings knocked off seventh-seed El Cajon Valley 46-33 to advance and have played a tough schedule that includes non-league losses to Mater Dei (67-44) and Price (66-55).
SATURDAY’S DICKS SPORTING GOODS FINAL
Bonita vs. San Dimas at Mt. SAC, 7 p.m.
By John Honell
San Dimas got a two-hit pitching performance by junior Jacob Castillo and beat Etiwanda 3-0 in the semifinals of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Baseball Tournament Wednesday at Mt. Sac.
The Saints (4-0), the Tribune’s top-ranked team, will face arch-rival Bonita, a 4-1 winner over Alta Loma, in Saturday’s championship at Mt. SAC at 7 p.m.
The Saints struggled at the plate but used a hit batter, an error on a sacrifice bunt and a bases loaded single by centerfielder Jonathan Longtin that drove in pinch-runner Josh Aquilar and Peter Lambert with the first two runs of the game in the top of the sixth inning. Longtin scored the third run of the inning on a fielder’s choice and that was enough for Castillo to improve his record to 2-0. Continue reading →
THURSDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Apparently there was some glitch in the voting and they will meet again on Monday at Walnut High School at 5 p.m. to vote again. Nothing is expected to change, however, but you never know.
Tuesday’s Results: Below is Proposal B, which was voted on this morning by the Mt. SAC area for league realignment starting in the 2016 season, creating a football only and all sports except football leagues. The Miramonte and Baseline leagues remain the same, but others made tweaks. Baldwin Park will go back to the Valle Vista and Nogales will move to the Montview league for all sports. The Palomares, Hacienda and Mt. Baldy leagues will remain the same as they’re now, however in football only, they will juggle it around.
Here’s how the football leagues will look in 2016 Palomares football: Ayala, Bonita, Claremont, Colony, Glendora, South Hills (Adds Colony, ships Diamond Bar to Hacienda). Hacienda football: Charter Oak, Chino, Diamond Bar, Diamond Ranch, Los Altos, West Covina (Adds Diamond Bar, ships Walnut to Mt. Baldy). Mt. Baldy League: Alta Loma, Chaffey, Don Lugo, Montclair, Ontario, Walnut (Adds Walnut, ships Colony to Palomares).
WEDNESDAY CONSOLATION GAMES IN DICKS TOURNEY
Los Osos @ Crescenta Valley at Stengel Field, 6 p.m.
Pasadena @ South Hills, 3:15 p.m.
Rancho Cucamonga @ Valencia, 3:15 p.m.
Carter at Northview, 3:15 p.m.
Claremont @ Fullerton, 3:15 p.m.
Chino Hills @ Warren, 3:15 p.m.
La Canada @ Apple Valley, 3:15 p.m.
Arcadia @ Walnut, 3:15 p.m.
Temecula Valley @ Victor Valley, 3:15 p.m.
Los Altos @ Tahquitz, 3:15 p.m.
Adelanto @ San Gabriel, 3:15 p.m.
Paloma Valley @ Montebello, 3:15 p.m.
Charter Oak @ Yucaipa, 3:15 p.m.
Covina @ Long Beach Cabrillo, 3:15 p.m.
By John Honell, correspondent
Glendora scored early but left 11 runners stranded on base and couldn’t hang on as Santiago (Corona) rallied for five runs in the final two innings to knock off the Tartans 5-4 for the championship of the Don Lugo Baseball Tournament on Monday afternoon.
It was the first loss of the season for the Tartans (4-1), who were the defending tournament champion, and ruined a good pitching performance by senior Ryan Beyer.
Beyer started the game and allowed only one hit and no runs in four and two-thirds innings but had to leave after 82 pitches. He hit one batter and gave up six walks to the Sharks.
“Ryan has quality stuff,” Tartans coach Dan Henley said. “When he throws strikes he’s really good. He’s been able to work out of those jams and keep his composure. He’s been great this year and has become a fine pitcher.” Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY’S FIRST ROUND GAMES BASKETBALL
10 Gardena (21-9) at 7 La Mirada (26-5) DIVISION III
12 El Cajon Valhalla (22-9) at 5 Sonora (28-4)
14 L.A. Franklin (13-16) at 3 Cantwell (15-13)
15 Selma (22-7) at 2 Damien (24-5) DIVISION IV
15 Carlsbad Pacific Ridge (22-6) at 2 Maranatha (22-6) GIRLS
16 Hart (23-7) at 1 Mark Keppel (22-7) DIVISION III
9 South Hills (23-7) at 8 Tulare Mission Oak (28-5)
10 Legacy (South Gate) at 7 South Pasadena DIVISION IV
13 St. Paul (19-14) at 4 Los Angeles View Park (26-4) DIVISION V
12 Douglas (17-17) at 5 Flintridge Prep (24-2)
Here is the CIF Southern California Regional soccer pairings, just released by CIF. The first round is scheduled for Tuesday, with the semifinals on Thursday and finals on Saturday. All games begin at 4 p.m. and are at home sites. TUESDAY’S FIRST-ROUND GAMES BOYS
8 La Canada at 1 Cathedral
5 San Dieguito Academy at 4 Monrovia
6 South Pasadena at 3 Cathedral Catholic GIRLS
7 La Serna at 2 Carlsbad DIVISION II
5 West Torrance at 4 La Mirada DIVISION III
5 Bishop Amat at 4 Santa Margarita DIVISION IV
7 Chula Vista at 2 Maranatha