Two things jumped out today. For there to be no sign ceremony for Bishop Amat RB Torreahno Sweet, a league offensive player of the year and an All-Pac 5 first team selection, is mind boggling. Both are among the best leagues and divisions in the country. 37 TDs. A 380-yard game. Both school records at a place known for its backs. I just don’t get why he’s not getting genuine offers because on top of everything else, he’s a great kid……..
Second thing is it seems every year Charter Oak has nearly a half dozen players sign scholarships. And Big Lou says there might be more to come. They might be a Division 8 school and a good one when it comes to football, but they can play with the Pac-5 when it comes to recruiting. You gotta give their coaches credit for that, they work the phones like it’s an election……
And then there was Charter Oak’s Zion Echols, whose shirt malfunction was classic on his way to Cali.
Bishop Amat signing: Matt Brayton (UNLV), Tyler Vaughns (USC), Trevon Sidney (USC), Chris Gaston (Colorado State), Steven Lopez (Missouri Baptist)
Charter Oak signees: Kyle Morales (UC Davis), Kam Brown (Montana State), Damien Washington (Montana State), Dareon Nash (Montana), Zion Echols (California).
Baldwin Park’s Paco Perez heading to UCLA
Matt Brayton, Bishop Amat, UNLV
Matt Fink, Glendora, USC
Trevon Sidney, Bishop Amat, USC
Eric Williams, Covina, Northern Arizona
Tyler Vaughns, Bishop Amat, USC
Kamden Brown, Charter Oak, Montana State
Chris Gaston, Bishop Amat, Colorado State
Francisco “Paco” Perez, Baldwin Park, UCLA
Ryan Liam, Damien, Washington State
Caleb Watkins, Glendora, West Point.
Steven Lopez, Bishop Amat, Missouri Baptist University
Damien Washington, Charter Oak, Montana State
Damon Johnson, Glendora, USC
Dylan Thigpen, Damien, Idaho
Josiah Erickson, San Dimas, Sacramento State
Zion Echols, Charter Oak, (SIGNING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT)
Isaiah Love, West Covina High, Washington State
Dareon Nash, Charter Oak, Montana
Kyle Morales, Charter Oak, UC Davis Girls Soccer
Taylor Salgado, Charter Oak, Cal State Fullerton
Julia Bingham, St. Lucy’s, USC
Hailey Zerbel, South Hills, Arizona State
Amber Marinero, South Hills, Southeastern Louisiana
Alina Cobian, South Hills, University of La Verne
Sam Hanawalt, Bonita, Boise State
Bridget Mansour, Glendora, University of Central Arkansas
Katelyn Scott, Glendora, Lesley University
Cassidy Overstreet, Glendora, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Natalia Elizarraras, Los Altos, Mercy College
Nicole Leggio, St. Lucy’s, Pepperdine
Madison Walker, St. Lucy’s, Saint Martin’s
Alyssa Lopez, South Hills, Holy Names
Hannah Shields, South Hills, Idaho State Boys Water Polo
Matthew Maier, Damien, USC Girls Water Polo
Madi Egan, San Dimas, Concordia University
Holcomb, St. Lucy’s, Cal Berkeley Girls Volleyball
Mireya Rojo, Los Altos, Hope International University
Tribune Soccer Rankings
Boys Rankings 1. Diamond Bar (15-1-6) – Undefeated in Palomares and can all but wrap up league title if it beats second place Claremont at home on Tuesday. 2. Ganesha (12-2-5) — Keeps rolling in the Miramonte and tied with Garey at 6-0-1. They meet in league finale that will likely decide it all next week. 3. South El Monte (11-1-0) – Undefeated on field, but had to forfeit earlier tie to El Monte, then beat El Monte last week 2-0. 4. Damien (7-2-5) — Tie followed by 1-0 loss to Los Osos drops Spartans from first in Baseline. 5. Gladstone (12-4-1) — Undefeated in league, the Gladiators can wrap up league title with a win over Sierra Vista on Wednesday. 6. Los Altos (11-5-2) – After getting key 2-1 win over Diamond Ranch to take over sole possession of first in Hacienda, it loses 1-0 to Walnut to fall back into tie with Diamond Ranch. 7. Sierra Vista (12-5-1) – After starting 0-2 in Montview, is now 2-2 and trying to get back in title hunt. 8. Diamond Ranch (12-5-1)– Luckily for Panthers, after losing to Los Altos for first place, Los Altos lost later in the week and now they’re tied again. 9. El Monte (11-5-2) – Because of forfeit win over South El Monte from earlier in league play, Lions are tied with South El Monte for league lead despite losing 2-0 to the Eagles last week. 10. Covina (9-3-3) — Colts keeping its foot on the gas in Valle Vista, leading by a game over Nogales.
Girls Rankings 1. South Hills (15-1-5) – Wins over Bonita and Ayala this week will clinch the Palomares league title for 7-0 Huskies, also No. 1 in Division 3 2. Bishop Amat (10-5-1) – Lancers routed 4-1 by St. Joseph’s and can do no better than second in the Del Rey. But still easy No. 2 in this area. 3. Sierra Vista (18-2-1) – In Montview league has scored 37 goals and allowed just one. 4. St. Lucy’s (12-5-3) — a tie and 5-2 loss to Rancho Cucamonga leaves it in sole possession of second in tough Baseline. 5. Los Altos (9-7-3) — Is 5-0-1 in Hacienda and closing in on a league title with full two-game lead over Chino (3-2-1). 6. San Dimas (8-8-2) — Huge 2-0 win over Rowland to take over sole possession of first in the Valle Vista by half a game over the Raiders. 7. Glendora (7-8-7) — In a tough battle with Diamond Bar for third place and last guaranteed playoff spot from Palomares. 8. Rowland (13-7) — Falls to second in Valle Vista by half a game after 2-0 loss to San Dimas. 9. Charter Oak (6-7-2) – Can finish anywhere from second to fourth in Hacienda. 10. South El Monte (9-5-1) – Eagles remain second in Mission Valley behind undefeated Gabrielino.
Boys Basketball Rankings
1. Damien (21-2) — Gets Upland first, then Etiwanda on the road Friday before taking on Chino Hills again next week. 2. Diamond Ranch (17-6) — Clearly the area’s second-best team after beating Walnut and Los Altos to take over first in the Hacienda. 3. Walnut (19-4) — Is 2-1 vs. rival Los Altos, beating them in December and splitting in league. 4. Los Altos (19-3) — Tough week for the Conqs, losing back-to-back to Diamond Ranch and Walnut to fall into a second-place tie with the Mustangs. 5. Bishop Amat (18-4) — Huge 43-42 win over league leading St. Anthony, now only a game back in standings with two weeks to go. 6. Bonita (18-5) — Took it on the chin in loss to Ayala for first in the Palomares, but still a solid second by two games in league. 7. San Dimas (16-6) — Coach Gordon Hamlow has done a tremendous job for the Saints, 6-0 in the VVL and poised to run the table. 8. Workman (15-7) — As expected, Lobos are 6-0 in the Montview and games aren’t even competitive. 9. Glendora (11-12) — Struggling in first year after departure of legendary coach Mike LeDuc. 10. Wilson (11-11) — Second in Valle Vista at 4-2 ahead of solid Rowland and Covina.
Girls Basketball Rankings
1. Diamond Bar (20-2) — Juliana Gamboa leads the way averaging 14 points on a team 6-0 in the Palomares. 2. Duarte (20-3) — People keep telling me I’ve got Duarte ranked to high. I think I’m right and they’re wrong. 3. Rowland (18-2) — Nice to see the Raiders flourishing in the Valle Vista with a 6-0 league record. 4. Covina (18-5) — Will get another crack at Rowland on Friday in hopes of moving into a first-place tie. 5. Los Altos (17-5) — In sole possession of first in Hacienda and can stay there if it beats second-place Chino on Wednesday. 6. South Hills (15-7) — Considering how many top players graduated, Huskies are a solid second at 5-1 in Palomares. 7. Bonita (15-9) — Has two-game lead over Glendora for third in Palomares. 8. El Monte (13-7) — Huge 42-37 win over South El Monte to move into a first-place tie with the Eagles in the MVL. 9. Glendora (14-9) — Back to back losses drops Tartans to fourth in Palomares. 10. Walnut (12-8) — Tough week for the Mustangs, losing two straight to settle into third in Hacienda.