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Girls Volleyball playoffs: Azusa sweeps Bassett; St. Lucy’s ousted by El Toro; Bonita beats Los Altos

Azusa's Alex Hipolito (15) reacts after scoring against Bassett in the second game of a prep playoff volleyball match at Bassett High School in Baldwin Park, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Azusa won 25-4, 25-18, 25-22. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

Azusa’s Alex Hipolito (15) reacts after scoring against Bassett in the second game of a prep playoff volleyball match at Bassett High School in Baldwin Park, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Azusa won 25-4, 25-18, 25-22. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

AZUSA 3, BASSETT 0
LA PUENTE >>
There’s usually a sense of the unknown during the CIF-Southern Section girls volleyball playoffs as teams know nothing or very little about their opponent.
The exception was Tuesday, and Azusa High School took full advantage.
Danielle Castillo had 12 kills and the visiting Aztecs beat former league foe Bassett, 25-4, 25-18 and 25-22, in a Division 4A first-round game.
Alex Hipolito also had seven kills for Azusa, which improved to 18-10 and will travel to top seed Cate in Thursday’s second round. Kassandra Aguilera had four kills for Bassett, which finished 10-6.
Azusa’s Destiny Tellez: “We knew how they used to play in the past. We kind of had an overview how they played in general, which helped.”
– Stephen Ramirez

Tuesday’s first-round results
Division 1AA

Los Alamitos def. La Salle 25-16, 25-16, 25-17
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy def. 25-9, 25-14, 25-14
Division 1A
No. 3 Chino Hills, bye
El Toro def. St. Lucy’s 25-17, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22
Division 2AA
South Pasadena def. West Torrance 25-16, 25-21, 25-17
Pasadena Poly def. Paramount 25-16, 25-19, 25-18
Whittier Christian def. Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 25-19, 25-15, 25-21
No. 4 Brea def. Westridge 25-9, 22-25, 25-10, 25-22
No. 3 Laguna Beach def. Maranatha 25-18, 25-13, 25-9
Esperanza def. Monrovia 25-19, 25-19, 25-20
Mayfield def. Mission College Prep 25-13, 25-13, 25-17
La Canada def. Costa Mesa 25-9, 25-9, 25-11
Division 2A
La Habra def. Oak Hills 25-19, 25-19, 25-22
Palm Springs def. Walnut 25-12, 25-12, 25-10
Arcadia def. Apple Valley 25-14, 25-13, 25-14
Viewpoint def. Diamond Ranch 25-13, 22-25, 25-13, 25-15
Glendora def. Burroughs 25-23, 25-17, 25-18
Bonita def. Los Altos 19-25, 24-26, 25-11, 25-18, 15-6
Division 3AA
No. 1 Sage Hill def. El Rancho 25-10, 25-14, 25-17
La Serna def. Norwalk 25-19, 25-12, 14-25, 23-25, 15-13
Elsinore def. Santa Fe 25-12, 25-10, 25-19
Santa Monica def. Pioneer 25-14, 25-19, 25-19
La Mirada def. El Segundo 25-22, 23-25, 25-13, 25-22
California defe. Crean Lutheran 25-20, 23-25, 25-13, 25-22
Division 3A
Wilson def. El Monte 25-20, 25-10, 25-14
Santa Ynez def. Montebello 25-21, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20
Gabrielino def. Lompoc 25-16, 25-23, 25-21
San Gabriel def. Fairmont Prep 25-15, 25-10, 25-23
Bell Gardens def. South El Monte 25-13, 25-12, 25-11
San Dimas def. Morro Bay 25-19, 25-22, 27-25
Webb def. Covina 25-14, 25-10, 21-25, 25-21
No. 2 Templeton def. Rosemead 25-14, 25-9, 25-12
Division 4AA
No. 4 Garden Grove def. Pomona Catholic 25-20, 25-13, 25-15
St. Paul def. Colony 25-14, 25-15, 25-16
Division 4A
Azusa def. Bassett 25-4, 25-18, 25-22
Gladstone def. Ramona Convent 25-11, 21-25, 15-25, 32-30, 15-10
San Gabriel Mission def. Pomona 12-25, 25-12, 27-25, 25-19
Boron def. La Puente 25-21, 28-26, 14-25, 25-20
No. 2 Duarte, bye
Division 5AA
San Gabriel Academy def. Palm Valley 25-19, 27-25, 25-22
Division 5A
Einstein Academy def. Waverly 22-25, 25-16, 16-25, 22-25, 25-12
Immanuel Lutheran def. Southwestern Academy 25-7, 25-14, 25-10

Thursday’s second-round schedule
Division 1AA
Corona del Mar at Flintrdige Sacred Heart, 7 p.m.
Division 1A
Norco at Chino Hills, 7 p.m.
Division 2AA
Pasadena Poly at South Pasadena, 7 p.m.
Brea Olinda at Whittier Christian, 7 p.m.
Cerritos Valley Christian at Mayfield, 7 p.m.
La Canada at Arroyo Grande, 7 p.m.
Division 2A
Palm Springs at La Habra, 7 p.m.
Arcadia at Claremont, 7 p.m.
Glendora at Sierra Canyon, 7 p.m.
Windward at Bonita, 7 p.m.
Division 3AA
Rim of the World at La Serna, 7 p.m.
JW North at La Mirada, 7 p.m.
Quartz Hill at California, 7 p.m.
Division 3A
Wilson at Saddleback, 7 p.m.
La Sierra at Gabrielino, 7 p.m.
West Valley at San Gabriel, 7 p.m
San Dimas at Loma Linda Academy, 7 p.m.
Division 4AA
Rolling Hills Prep at St. Paul, 7 p.m.
Division 4A
Azusa at Cate, 7 p.m.
Katella at Gladstone, 7 p.m.
San Gabriel Mission at Desert, 7 p.m.
Carpinteria at Desert, 7 p.m.
Division 5AA
San Gabriel Academy at Calvary Murrieta, 7 p.m.

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Tribskin Pick’em: Taking Los Altos over South Hills, expecting close wins for Glendora, Northview, Azusa, Rosemead and a blowout for Bishop Amat

Head-2-Head
Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 36-4; Season Total: 332-98)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 37-3; Season Total: 331-99)
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Last Week: After 10 weeks of picking games for the Star-News, Tribune and Whittier, Aram leads by just one game heading to the playoffs. We both had a spectacular Week 10. We missed three of the same games taking Glendora over South Hills, Duarte over Sierra Vista and Bonita over Claremont. However, I picked up a game taking Burbank over Burroughs.

This Week: There are some league champions in for first-round dogfights like Northview taking on 8-2 Brentwood, Pasadena Poly taking on Morro Bay and South Hills taking on Los Altos. We’ll start there. South Hills has all the momentum in the world, beating Glendora (without injured Matt Fink most of the game) for the Palomares title, but I think much of what they’ve done is fools gold. They deserve credit for drinking their bottle of get tough, but Cinderella goes home Friday against Los Altos. Mark it down. I also think Northview and Pasadena Poly will squeeze out tougher than expected wins. El Monte and Azusa have the potential for a shootout, I just think Azusa is a little better. I was ready to take Covina over Rosemead, but the Panthers are firing on all cylinders and will do enough to win. Glendora could be in big trouble against Summit, especially without Fink, who is a game-time decision. I’m going to give Glendora the benefit of the doubt because Summit has had a hard time scoring against quality defenses, but it won’t be easy at all. I’ve got Dominguez knocking off La Serna and Cathedral knocking off Muir. As for Bishop Amat, if they lose this you’ll never hear the end of it from Aram. Amat by 21.

Thursday’s first-round game
Mid-Valley Division

El Monte vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (EM)
Brentwood vs. Northview at Charter Oak HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (N)
Friday’s first-round games
Pac-5 Division

Lakewood at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Amat); Aram (BA)
Mid-Valley Division
Bassett at Paraclete, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Paraclete); Aram (Clete)
La Puente at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Aram (LP)
Christa McAuliffe at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Aram (Pomona)
Baldwin Park at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)
Covina at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rosemead); Aram (Rosemead)
Bell Gardens at Sierra Canyon, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (SC); Aram (SC)
Central Division
La Canada at Colony, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Colony); Aram (Col)
Summit vs. Glendora at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (Sum)
Colton at Charter Oak, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Charter Oak); Aram (CO)
Claremont at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Claremont); Aram (SM)
Bonita at Kaiser, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Kaiser); Aram (Kaiser)
Chaffey at West Covina, 7 p.m. — Robledo (WCovina); Aram (WC)
Los Altos vs. South Hills at Walnut HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
Don Lugo at Monrovia, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Monrovia); Aram (Monrovia)
Southeast Division
Mayfair at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Dominguez at La Serna, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Dominguez); Aram (LS)
Harvard-Westlake at Crescenta Valley, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (CV); Aram (HW)
Muir at Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (Cathedral)
California at Downey, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Downey); Aram (Dow)
Burbank at El Rancho, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (El Rancho); Aram (ER)
Salesian at La Mirada, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Southwest Divison
Capistrano Valley at La Habra, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Northwest Division
Mission Prep at Maranatha, 7:30 p.m. – Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Bogan)
Arrowhead Christian at Cantwell Sacred-Heart, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Cantwell); Aram (Arrowhead)
Rio Hondo Prep at Big Bear, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Big Bear); Aram (BB)
Morro Bay vs. Pasadena Poly at South Pasadena HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Poly); Aram (MB)

Why do we make predictions, so we can called out like this … Congrats South Hills, great video and fans

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CIF-SS Football pairings: Bishop Amat home vs. Lakewood; South Hills vs. Los Altos in Central; Pomona-San Dimas could meet in Mid-Valley second round

Playoff Pairings finally here: The local high school football teams who were fortunate to make the CIF-Southern Section playoffs were handed their postseason assignments on Sunday. And judging by the matchups, it could be another banner year for the area.
High expectations abound across a myriad of divisions and things will get under beginning Thursday and Friday. For Bishop Amat, the area’s consensus top team playing in Southern California’s top division, the good news came in the form of a first-round home game on Friday against Lakewood.
The Lancers finished in a three-way tie for the Mission League championship, but were made the league’s No. 2 entrant after tie-breaking coin flips. Amat enters the game at 7-3 and riding a five-game win streak. Lakewood is 6-4 and finished second in the Moore League.

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Pac-5 Division
Friday’s First-round at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
Top Bracket
Long Beach Cabrillo at No. 1 St. John Bosco
St. Bonaventure at Norco
Santa Margarita at Crespi
Servite at No. 4 Long Beach Poly
Bottom Bracket
Serra at No. 3 Corona Centennnial
Mater Dei at Westlake
Lakewood at Bishop Amat
Corona Santiago at No. 2 JSerra

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Mid-Valley Division
Friday’s First-round at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
Top Bracket

Bassett at No. 1 Paraclete
El Monte at Azusa
La Puente at Montebello
Brentwood at No. 4 Northview
Bottom Bracket
Christa McAuliffe at No. 3 Pomona
Baldwin Park at San Dimas
Covina at Rosemead
Bell Gardens at No. 2 Sierra Canyon

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Central Division
Friday’s First-round at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
Top Bracket

La Canada at No. 1 Colony
Summit at Glendora
Colton at Charter Oak
Claremont at No. 4 San Marino
Bottom Bracket
Bonita at No. 3 Kaiser
Chaffey at West Covina
Los Altos at South Hills
Don Lugo at No. 2 Monrovia.

central division

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Southeast Division
Friday’s First-round at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
Top Bracket

Mayfair at No. 1 St. Francis
Dominguez at La Serna
Paramount at Norwalk
Harvard-Westlake at No. 4 Crescenta Valley
Bottom Bracket
Muir at No. 3 Cathedral
California at Downey
Burbank at El Rancho
Salesian at La Mirada

southeast division

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Bishop Amat clinches share of Mission title with 38-24 win over Notre Dame; Bonita loses game and coin flip to Claremont, 28-21 in OT; PrepXtra Live to follow at 11

SCOREBOARD: Click link for quarter updates of Friday night football games

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Bishop Amat clinches share of title: There were several scenarios that could have played out for the Bishop Amat High School on Friday night. The Lancers took the easy path — win. Ryder Ruiz threw for 398 yards and three scores and Torreahno Sweet rushed for 132 yards and two scores as Bishop Amat clinched a share of the Mission League title with a 38-24 victory over host Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks.
Pomona dominant in league clincher: Pomona scored on all eight possessions in the first half and coasted to its first league title in more than 10 years with a 77-7 victory over Bassett on Friday night. The Red Devils (6-4, 4-0), ranked third in the CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley poll, dominated the Miramonte League, outscoring league foes 267-21 on their way to the title. The Olympians (5-5, 2-2) dropped to third place in the league and will have to wait until Sunday to find out if they will get an at-large berth for the playoffs, which begin next week.
Damien eliminated from playoffs: Rancho Cucamonga earned the final playoff spot from the Baseline League in a 51-21 win over Damien on Friday at Los Osos High School. The Cougars (6-4, 3-2) make the playoffs for the seventh straight year under head coach Nick Baiz. The Spartans (4-6, 1-4) end their season with a losing record for the third straight year. “Our league’s tough,” Baiz said. “Third place wasn’t what we were hoping for, but we’ll take it and move on to the playoffs.”

Friday’s results
Baseline League
Rancho Cucamonga 51, Damien 21 – Another tough year for second year coach Mark Parades, Spartans eliinated.

Mission League
Bishop Amat 38, Notre Dame 24 – Amat finishes in a three-way tie for first and will head to the Pac-5 playoffs as No. 2 league entry following coin flips. 50-50 chance at home game in first round.

Mission Valley League
Arroyo 34, South El Monte 22 — Knights do their part now and have to sit and wait until Sunday to find out if they get an at-large playoff berth.
El Monte 40, Gabrielino 23 – With only two guaranteed playoff spots from the MVL, El Monte grabbed No. 2 with the win.
Rosemead 45, Mountain View 8 — Panthers go undefeated in MVL

Miramonte League
Pomona 77, Bassett 7 — Red Devils win Miramonte and many will consider Devils Mid-Valley favorites.

Montview League
Sierra Vista 41, Duarte 40 – Dons have to hope for one of four at-large berths in
Mid-Valley
Azusa 26, Gladstone 21 – Aztecs avoided a share of league title with come-from-behind win.
Baldwin Park 61, Workman 7 — Braves clinch second in the Valle Vista

Palomares League
Ayala 48, Diamond Bar 13 — Bulldogs win impressively but in three-way coin flip for third playoff spot they lose out, technically finishing fifth.
Claremont 28, Bonita 21, OT — Claremont won the game, then won a three-way coin flip 30 minutes later to claim third spot in Palomares. Bonita finishes fourth and gets first at-large possibility from Palomares.

Valle Vista League
Covina 42, Nogales 7 – Colts clinch third in VVL and could be dangerous in postseason.
Northview 38, Rowland 0 –Vikings go undefeated in Valle Vista and could get Mid-Valley top four seed

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South Hills UnderDawgs shock Glendora 14-13 without injured Tartans QB Matt Fink; Charter Oak, West Covina, Los Altos win to make playoffs

SCOREBOARD: Click link for quarter updates of Thursday night football games

South Hills stuns Central No. 1 Glendora: From impossible dream to Palomares League champions. Left for dead after a poor nonleague showing, the last place many expected the South Hills High School football team to be when the clock struck zero on the regular season was atop the Palomares League standings. But that exactly where the Huskies are after a 14-13 win over Glendora on Thursday night at Citrus College.

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West Covina earns share of Hacienda: No prep football league came down to the final week as tight as the Hacienda League. There was the possibility of a five-way tie for first place, a three-way tie for second or third. But when the dust had cleared and the three games had been completed Thursday night, it wasn’t all that complicated after all. West Covina (7-3, 4-1) took care of its end of the equation by beating Diamond Ranch 21-17. It finishes in a tie with Charter Oak (6-4, 4-1) but lost the head-to-head with the Chargers last week, so the Bulldogs will be the second seed out of the league.
Charter Oak claims Hacienda No. 1: One champion, instead of five, sounded much better to the Covina Charter Oak High School football team. The Chargers made sure they were the one with an emphatic 56-21 win over Chino Thursday night, avoiding a scenario that could have created a five-way tie atop the Hacienda League. Quarterback Kam Brown, who was 16 of 21 passing for 329 yards and three touchdowns, led Charter Oak (6-4, 4-1) to points on five of its first six drives to build a 27-7 first-half lead. Thanks to a 33-21 win on Halloween over a West Covina team that entered Thursday night tied for first place – Charter Oak’s lone league loss was to Hacienda Heights Los Altos – the Chargers controlled their own destiny.
Los Altos earns playoff berth: Los Altos High’s football team scored 54 consecutive points to claim a 60-21 victory over Walnut and take third place in the Hacienda League. Thanks to victories by West Covina and Charter Oak, Los Altos clinched a playoff spot. Walnut (2-7, 0-5) had an early 14-6 lead, but the Conquerors (5-5, 3-2) exploded offensively with each of their last seven drives resulting in a touchdown. During that stretch, the Los Altos defense stopped Walnut for a three-and-out on six consecutive drives that went for a total of negative 19 yards. “It was one of those games where our backs were against the wall,” Los Altos head coach Dave Ziola said. “We had to win to reach the playoffs and even then we needed some help. The guys stepped up tonight on senior night, so you can’t ask for much more.”

Thursday’s results
Hacienda League
Charter Oak 56, Chino 21 — Just like old times, Charter Oak wraps up Hacienda league No. 1 playoff entry with blowout win.
Los Altos 60, Walnut 21 — With Charter Oak and West Covina eliminating Chino and Diamond Ranch respectively, Los Altos takes sole possession of third and final playoff spot with win.
West Covina 21, Diamond Ranch 17 — West Covina had to hold up late, ties Charter Oak for Hacienda league title but will go to the playoffs as league’s No. 2
Miramonte League
La Puente 41, Ganesha 14 – Wins guarantees La Puente second in Miramonte.
Palomares League
South Hills 14, Glendora 13 – Huskies catch a break with Glendora QB Matt Fink going down with ankle sprain in first quarter, but still an incredible turnaround to become league champs.
Valle Vista League
San Dimas 56, Wilson 0 — Saints will head to the playoffs as the second place team from the Valle Vista

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Bishop Amat, Crespi and Alemany will likely not get an at-large finishing fourth in the Serra; the Trinity could get both at-large berths

amatfansA story in the L.A. Times Tuesday grabbed the attention of those competing to get in the Pac-5 playoffs by suggesting that Servite is very much alive to earn a playoff spot in the Pac-5 playoffs even if it finishes fifth with a 4-6 overall record in the Trinity League.
Say what?
Serra, Alemany, Bishop Amat and Crespi are battling it out Friday for the top three guaranteed playoff spots in the Mission, but finishing fourth in the Mission after tiebreakers could be disastrous because that would leave the fourth-place team hoping for one of the two at-large berths in the Pac-5. The top three teams in the Trinity League, arguably the toughest league in the country, are guaranteed playoff spots and the fourth place team, Santa Margarita at the moment, is likely to remain fourth and get one of the at-large berths.
Servite, which will likely lose to St. John Bosco and finish fifth in the Trinity with a 4-6 record could still get in because based on the head-to-head formula that CIF uses to determine tiebreakers for at-large berth considerations, Servite would likely advance over any fourth place Mission team, even if was 7-2 Crespi or 6-4 Bishop Amat because of the points criteria CIF uses to determine tiebreakers.
Basically, because Servite’s opponents have a better win-loss record and because the Trinity will be rated the toughest league, those point totals should be enough to get Servite in over any fourth-place Mission league team.

But here is where it gets dicey. In an email exchange with CIF spokesperson Thom Simmons I asked as the LA Times suggested, if a fifth-place team can advance over a fourth place team?

Simmons, a great guy always willing to help out, gave two hypotheticals as examples. (To continue click thread)

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2-Minute Drill: South Hills-Glendora and Bishop Amat-Notre Dame

Bishop Amat update on Damian Garcia: The waiting game is on for the Bishop Amat High School football team and starting quarterback Damian Garcia.
The Lancers won’t know until Thursday, according to head coach Steve Hagerty, whether Garcia will be able to return on Friday from a rib injury that caused him to miss last Friday’s win over Loyola. Regardless, Hagerty said that junior Ryder Ruiz will play on Friday night against Notre Dame.

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Pac-5 and West Valley Division playoff scenario’s for Bishop Amat and Damien

Pac-5 Division Division playoff spots: (14 automatic, 2 at-large berths)
Leagues and playoff spots: Serra (3); Trinity (3); Mission (3); Marmonte (2); Moore (3)

mISSION SCENARIO
Mission League
Scenario’s:
If Crespi beats Alemany, Crespi gets the No. 1 spot. If Bishop Amat beats Notre Dame and Serra beats Loyola with Crespi winning, there is a three-way tie for first and coin flips will determine the top three guaranteed spots. If Crespi loses and Amat and Serra win, Amat finishes first, Serra second and Crespi third. If Serra wins and Crespi and Bishop Amat both lose, Serra wins the league title and Crespi, Amat and Alemany finish in a three-way tie for second with a coin flip determining two spots. As for the at-large berths, the Trinity will definitely get an at-large, leaving one left. Don’t expect the Moore or Big VII to get a fourth team in, their fourth place teams simply don’t stack up. That leaves either the fourth place team from the Mission or third place team from the Marmonte getting the final at-large. Worst case scenario is Amat finishing fourth with a 6-4 record. Would that get Amat in over a third-place Marmonte team? Depends. If Westlake beats Oaks Christian it finishes first in the Marmonte with St. Bonaventure likely finishing second. Oaks Christian as a third at 5-5 wouldn’t get in over Amat at 6-4. However, if Oaks Christian upsets Westlake and St. Bonny wins as expected, they finish in a three-way tie for first. If coin flips gets Oaks Christian and St. Bonny in with Westlake finishing third with a 7-3 record, Westlake would likely get an at-large over a fourth-place Mission team. If Oaks Christian or St. Bonny finish third, the Mission would likely get the at-large. So, a key game for Bishop Amat should it finish fourth is pulling for Westlake to beat Oaks Christian.

BASELINESCENARIO
West Valley Division playoff sports (14 at-guaranteed, 2 at-large)
League and playoff spots: Baseline (3); Foothill (3); South Coast (2); Southwestern (3); Sunset (3).
Baseline League
Scenario’s:
Upland has won the league title and top playoff spot regardless of what happens against Etiwanda. If Chino Hills beats Los Osos as expected, Chino Hills will finish second. If Rancho Cucamonga beats Damien, Rancho finishes third. If Etiwanda beats Upland and Damien beats Rancho Cucamonga, Etiwanda finishes third. If Upland beats Etiwanda and Chino Hills beats Los Osos as expected, then Damien could finish in a three-way tie for third with a win over Rancho Cucamonga along with Etiwanda and Rancho Cucamonga. A coin flip would determine the third-place team. The South Coast should get one at-large. The Baseline and Southwestern should battle it out for the other. At this point, I give a slight edge to the Baseline.

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Mid-Valley Division playoff scenario’s — all leagues guaranteed only two spots

Mid-Valley Division playoff spots (12 guaranteed, 4 at-large)
Leagues guaranteed only two spots: Valle Vista, Almont, Mission Valley, Miramonte, Montview, Gold Coast)

Valle Vista League
Scenario’s:
Northview has won the league title no matter what happens against Rowland. If San Dimas beats Wilson as expected it will finish second. If Covina beats Nogales as expected it will finish third and 6-4. If that happens, expect Covina to earn one of the four at-large berths.
VALLE VISTA SCENARIO

Montview League
Senario’s:
Azusa has won the league title regardless of how it fares against Gladstone. Baldwin Park will likely beat Workman to finish second and get a guaranteed spot. If Sierra Vista beat Duarte and finished third, not sure their 4-6 overall record will get them in the playoffs. Look for only Azusa and Baldwin Park to get in.
Montview scenario

Mission Valley League
Scenario’s: Rosemead has won the league title and No. 1 spot. If El Monte beats Gabrielino, El Monte finishes second and gets third spot. Even if El Monte loses, it finishes second because if it ties for second with the winner of Arroyo-South El Monte, El Monte owns the head-to-head over both. Question is, will the winner of Arroyo-South El Monte get an at-large with a 4-6 overall record? Doubt it, but possible.
Mission Valley scenario

Miramonte League
Scenario’s:
Pomona needs a win over Bassett to clinch No. 1. If Bassett wins and La Puente beats Ganesha as expected, there is a three-way tie for first and coin flips will determine top two spots. If Pomona and La Puente win, Pomona finishes first, La Puente second and Bassett third. My guess is whoever finishes third will get one of the four at-large. Let’s say it’s Bassett and they finish 5-5. They should get in. They also own a non-league win over El Monte and one loss is to 9-0 Maranatha.
miramonte scenario

at-large berths: Look for the Valle Vista, Miramonte and Gold Coast to get at-large berths. Gold Coast could possibly get two with two teams likely to finish with 7-3 records or better and not getting automatics. Don’t expect the Almont League to get an at-large.

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Central Division playoff scenario’s for Hacienda and Palomares

Central Division playoff spots (15 guaranteed, 1 at-large)
Leagues: Hacienda, Mt. Baldy, Palomares, Rio Hondo, Sunkist
Hacienda League
Scenario’s:
If Charter Oak beats Chino, they finish No. 1. If Charter Oak loses and West Covina beats Diamond Ranch, West Covina finishes first and Charter Oak would slip into a tie for second with others. The wildest scenario is if Chino beats Charter Oak, Diamond Ranch beats West Covina and Los Altos beats Walnut there would be a five-way tie for first with only three playoff spots. That would require a serious look at the Hacienda bylaws to determine order of finish.
hacienda scenario

Palomares League
Scenario’s:
Pretty simple, Glendora and South Hills will play Thursday night for the league title and the loser will finish second. If Bonita beats Claremont, Bonita finishes third. If Bonita loses to Claremont and Diamond Bar beats Ayala, Claremont goes as the third place team. If Claremont and Ayala win, there is a three-way tie for third between Ayala, Bonita and Claremont. In that scenario, a coin flip would determine the third spot.
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At-large: Look for the at-large berth to come from the Mt. Baldy, Hacienda or Palomares. My guess is the Hacienda gets it

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Tribskin Pick’em: Expect Glendora to handle South Hills and Bishop Amat to earn piece of Serra title

Head-2-Head
Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 33-6; Season Total: 296-94)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 34-5; Season Total: 294-96)

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This Week: Thursday’s Glendora-South Hills game pits two undefeated teams in the Palomares, but expect the Tartans to win by at least two touchdowns, possibly more. Bishop Amat will share a league title with a win over Notre Dame and even with a loss, it should get in the playoffs, even if it has to go the wild card route. But it’s dangerous, they can finish anywhere from 1-4 on Friday. West Covina and Charter Oak will both win to finish in a tie for the Hacienda with Bonita beating Claremont to finish third.

Thursday’s games
Angelus League

Salesian at St. Francis, 7 p.m. – Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Del Rio League
Pioneer at California, 7 p.m. — Robledo (California); Aram (Cal)
Santa Fe vs. El Rancho at Downey, 7 p.m. — Robledo (ER); Aram (ER)
Hacienda League
Charter Oak at Chino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (COak); Aram (CO)
Walnut at Los Altos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LA); Aram (LA)
West Covina at Diamond Ranch, 7 p.m. — Robledo (WC); Aram (WC)
Miramonte League
Ganesha at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LP); Aram (LP)
Palomares League
Glendora vs. South Hills at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G HI)
Valle Vista League
San Dimas at Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)

Friday’s games
Almont League

Alhambra vs. Montebello at Moor Field, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Monte); Aram (BELLO)
Bell Gardens at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BG); Aram (BG)
Keppel at Schurr, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Schurr); Aram (Schurr)
Angelus League
Cathedral at La Salle, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (Cath)
St. Paul at Harvard-Westlake, 7 p.m. — Robledo (HW); Aram (HW)
Baseline League
Damien vs. Rancho Cucamonga at Los Osos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (RC); Aram (RC)
Del Rio League
Whittier vs. La Serna at Cal Hi, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LS); Aram (LS)
Freeway League
Sonora at La Habra, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Mission League
Bishop Amat at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Amat); Aram (AMAT)
Mission Valley League
Arroyo at South El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
El Monte at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robldo (El Monte); Aram (EM)
Rosemead at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rose); Aram (Paramomead)
Miramonte League
Bassett at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Aram (P)
Montview League
Duarte at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte)
Gladstone vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Az)
Workman vs. Baldwin Park at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)
Olympic League
Whittier Christian vs. Maranatha at Whittier College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Mara); Aram (Bogs)
Pacific League
Burbank at Burroughs, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Burbank); Aram (Bur)
Crescenta Valley at Arcadia, 7 p.m. — Robledo (CV); Aram (CV)
Hoover at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendale); Aram (G)
Muir vs. Pasadena at Rose Bowl, 6:30 p.m. — Robledo (Muir); Aram (Stangs)
Palomares League
Ayala at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ayala); Aram (Ayala)
Bonita at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (Bonita)
Prep League
Flintridge Prep vs. Pasadena Poly, 7 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram (PP)
Rio Hondo League
Monrovia vs. Blair at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Monrovia); Aram (M)
San Marino at Temple City, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SMarino); Aram (SM)
South Pasadena at La Canada, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LC); Aram (LC)
Santa Fe League
Bosco Tech vs. St. Genevieve at Poly, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Gene); Aram (St G)
Suburban League
Norwalk vs. La Mirada at Excelsior Adult School, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Valle Vista League
Covina at Nogales, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Aram (C)
Rowland vs. Northview at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (N)

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Tribune Super 32 Football Rankings: Bishop Amat, Glendora, Northview and Charter Oak top four

This is what it’s like to be part of Bishop Amat football

TRIBUNE TOP TEN FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. Bishop Amat (6-3) — Has a chance to go into the playoffs on a five-game win streak and share of Mission League title. If it loses, there’s a possibility of falling into a three-way tie for second and coin flip for two playoff spots.
2. Glendora (8-1) – Nobody has tested the Tartans in the Palomares and don’t expect South Hills to do it either. Should head to playoffs as league champs and Central’s No. 1 seed.
3. Northview (9-1) — After routing San Dimas and Covina on its way to the Valle Vista League title, you have to love their playoff chances.
4. Charter Oak (5-4) – Never thought a couple weeks ago I’d be writing that all the Chargers need to do is beat Chino in the finale to clinch a piece of the Hacienda and the league’s No. 1 playoff seed.
5. West Covina (6-3) — Charter Oak exposed the Bulldogs’ secondary, but Bulldogs can still claim a piece of the title with a win at Diamond Ranch.
6. Pomona (5-4) — Only two losses on the field because of two forfeits and arguably a better chance to win the Mid-Valley than Northview.
7. South Hills (5-4) — Best story of the year, rebounding from four straight embarrassing losses to four straight wins and game for all the marbles vs. Glendora on Thursday for the Palomares title.
8. Diamond Ranch (6-3) — A win over West Covina gets the Panthers in the playoffs — a loss and they start scoreboard watching needing help to get in.
9. San Dimas (6-3) — Will end of finishing second and will be the team nobody wants to face in the Mid-Valley playoffs. They’re still the champ until someone knocks them off.
10. Bonita (6-3) – Pretty simple, beat Claremont and the ‘Cats are in the playoffs. Lose, and cross your fingers.
THE REST: 11. Damien (4-5); 12. Covina (5-4); 13. Rosemead (5-4); 14. Los Altos (4-5); 15. La Puente (6-3), 16. Azusa (6-3); 17. Baldwin Park (5-4); 18. Diamond Bar (3-6); 19. El Monte (5-4); 20. Arroyo (3-6); 21. Walnut (2-7); 22. Bassett (5-4); 23. Ganesha (4-5); 24. Rowland (5-4); 25. Sierra Vista (3-6); 26. South El Monte (3-6), 27. Gladstone (2-7); 28. Duarte (2-7); 29. Wilson (2-7); 30. Nogales (2-7), 31. Mountain View (1-8), 32. Workman (1-8).

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Northview beats Covina 34-6 to claim VVL title; Bishop Amat beats Loyola; Charter Oak stuns West Covina

FRIDAY SCOREBOARD: Games updates throughout the night

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Northview clinches league: Northview’s Alex Camacho picked a good time to deliver the goods, frustrating rival Covina with 258 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. And he also showed off his arm, hurling a 27-yard pass to freshman quarterback Steven Comstock on a trick play.
With Elijah Grijalva chipping in with 132 yards and two touchdowns, there was nothing Covina could do but witness Northview’s first Valle Vista League title since 2008 with a 34-6 victory.

Charter Oak stuns West Covina: Charter Oak knocked off West Covina 33-21 on Friday night, meaning the race for playoff spots from the Hacienda League will go down to the final week of the season before being decided.
The Chargers (5-4, 3-1) held the Bulldogs to only two first downs and junior quarterback Kam Brown completed 21 of 33 passes for 320 yards and four touchdowns to move his team into a first-place tie with the Bulldogs (6-3, 3-1) with one game left in the regular season.
“We knew this one was crucial,” Brown said. “We knew we had to win or maybe be out of the playoffs. We won, so we’re still in it.”

Bishop Amat rallies past Loyola: Playing without its starting quarterback and dealing with the rustiness of coming off a bye week left the Bishop Amat High School football team ripe to be upset.
It took the Lancers about a half to put any chance that happening against Loyola to rest, however. Amat hit its stride midway through the second quarter and turned an early 10-0 deficit into a 46-23 win on Friday.
“The first half was a little shaky,” Bishop Amat head coach Steve Hagerty said. “I knew we’d settle in. I was much more pleased with the second half. The way we looked at it was like we survived the first half. There was like a tsunami and we held our own. And we came out on top and I felt like our best football was still ahead of us. It was just a matter time to get it going.”

Bonita holds off Ayala: Halloween night was only briefly scary for the Bonita High School football team.
Bonita was sitting on a 28-0 lead in the game that will likely determine the final playoff berth in the Palomares League when Ayala reeled off 14 points in less than two minutes and was a yard from scoring a third consecutive touchdown.
Bonita mounted its second goal-line stand of the night and went on to a 34-14 win Friday night, Ayala’s third consecutive league loss.

Damien gets first league win: Senior night at Damien High School brought lots of energy as the Spartans played host to the Los Osos Grizzlies. After falling behind early, Damien stormed back for a 21-14 victory, its first Baseline League win.
It was all Grizzlies early on as they scored on their first possession. The first score came on a play-action 43-yard touchdown strike by quarterback Donovan Williams.

Friday’s games and predictions
Baseline League
Damien 21, Los Osos 14 — Guarantees the Spartans won’t go winless in the Baseline

Hacienda League
Charter Oak 33, West Covina 21 — After all that, Chargers can claim a piece of the Hacienda. What a crazy league.
Chino 45, Walnut 30 — Chino not out of the playoff mix yet.
Los Altos 28, Diamond Ranch 10 — Conqs win should make it a wild finish in the Hacienda for playoff spots.
Standings: Charter Oak (3-1), West Covina (3-1), Los Altos (2-2), Chino (2-2), Diamond Ranch (2-2), Walnut (0-4).

Mission League
Bishop Amat 46, Loyola 23 — Lancers won with QB Damian Garcia sitting out with a rib injury. Victory next week clinches piece of league title. Lancers still haven’t clinched playoff spot, but almost there.
Standings: Crespi (4-1), Bishop Amat (4-1), Serra (4-1), Alemany (3-2), Notre Dame (2-3); Chaminade (1-5); Loyola (0-5).

Miramonte League
Pomona 56, Garey 0 — Red Devils clinch the league title and will be dangerous in the playoffs.
La Puente 28, Bassett 27 – Warriors spoil Olympiana chance to remain unbeaten in Miramonte.

Mission Valley League
Rosemead 51, South El Monte 14 — Panthers wrap up Mission Valley League title.

Montview League
Baldwin Park 48, Gladstone 13 – Braves closing in on second in the VVL

Palomares League
Bonita 34, Ayala 14 – Bearcats back in playoff contention.
Glendora 38, Diamond Bar 6 – Tartans will play South Hills on Thursday for the league title.

Valle Vista League
Northview 34, Covina 6 – Vikings offense and defense legit, they’ll be force in Mid-Valley playoffs after winning first league title since 2008.

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South Hills beats Claremont on last second field goal, 24-22; Azusa and San Dimas win

THURSDAY SCOREBOARD: Games updates throughout the night
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South Hills goes to 4-0 in Palomares: South Hills will be playing for the first Palomares League championship next week after pulling out a last second win, 24-22, over Claremont on Thursday night at Walnut High School.
Senior Manny Munoz kicked a 22-yard field goal with three seconds left in the game to cap a 61-yard drive in the final 1:30.
The kick broke the hearts of the Wolfpack after they had rallied from an 11-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to take the lead. “That was a pretty special feeling,” Munoz said. “I just tried to act like it was practice and relax, focus, and get a point for my team. I just tried to stay to myself and kick it through the uprights.”

Azusa clinches share of Montview title: With just three rushes this season entering Thursday night’s game, junior Dominic Ramirez totaled only 30 yards.
With his first three touches of the ball Thursday, the 5-foot-8 Azusa High School running back totaled three touchdowns on runs of 69, 46 and 4 yards.
And he wasn’t through as he ran for another two scores and finished with 179 yards on 11 carries as the Aztecs defeated host Duarte, 49-30, in a Montview League game.

San Dimas routs Rowland, 49-0: Rowland and San Dimas highs had the same records, both overall and in the Valle Vista League, entering Thursday night. But the Saints put on a display of dominance to claim a 49-0 victory on their home field.
San Dimas (6-3, 3-1) has prided itself on its running game for several years, but the Saints found success through the air as well against Rowland (5-4, 2-2), with senior quarterback Andrew Avila completing seven passes for 97 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those touchdowns went to senior running back Chris Rufun, who had 44 receiving yards and 53 rushing yards on just four carries.

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Tribskin Pick’em: Bishop Amat hasn’t won following a bye week since 2008; Northview and West Covina will win to guarantee piece of league titles

Head-2-Head
Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 30-10; Season Total: 263-88)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 33-7; Season Total: 260-91)

Last Week: I picked up three games on Aram to cut his lead to three with two weeks left in the regular season plus playoffs. I got him taking Alhambra over Keppel, West Covina over Los Altos, Pasadena Poly over Rio Hondo Prep and Bassett over Garey. Aram grabbed one back taking San Dimas over Covina
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This Week: The big, big question is will Bishop Amat show rust or have a let-up following its bye week after three-straight momentum wins over Serra, Alemany and Chaminade with Loyola in town. Amat has won just won game in recent memory during bye weeks, beating Diamond Ranch in 2008. During bye weeks in league, Amat is 0-3 since 2010 and coach Steve Hagerty has gone on record saying he hates byes, but despite that, I can’t picture Amat losing to last-place Loyola. If Bishop Amat wins, it will have a chance to head to Notre Dame next week playing for a piece of the Mission League title, take the Lancers. Covina takes on Northview and with a win, can force a three-way tie along with San Dimas in the Valle Vista. But after Northview whipped San Dimas earlier in the season I can’t imagine the Vikings would let the Colts spoil their party. Take the Vikes. If you asked before the season I would be taking Charter Oak over West Covina, but not now. The Bulldogs were impressive beating Los Altos and will win out. South Hills’ amazing turnaround will get better Thursday night against Claremont and with a victory, South Hills will likely facing Glendora in the league finale for all the marbles in the Palomares. Take South Hills.

Thursday’s games
Del Rio League

California at El Rancho, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Rancho); Aram (ER)
Freeway League
Troy vs. La Habra at Fullerton, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Montview League
Azusa at Duarte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Azusa)
Pacific League
Burbank vs. Arcadia at Burroughs, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Burbank); Aram (Bur)
Crescenta Valley vs. Pasadena at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Robledo (CV); Aram (CV)
Hoover at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Muir); Aram (Muir)
Palomares League
South Hills vs. Claremont at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SHills); Aram (SH)
Santa Fe League
Bosco Tech vs. Mary Star of the Sea at Daniels Field, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Mary); Aram (MARY)
Valle Vista League
Rowland at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)
Friday’s games
Almont League

Bell Gardens at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BG); Aram (BG)
Keppel at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SG); Aram (SG)
Schurr vs. Alhambra at Moor Field, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Schurr); Aram (Schurr)
Angelus League
Cathedral at St. Paul, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (Cath)
La Salle at St. Francis, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Baseline League
Los Osos at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Damien); Aram (LO)
Del Rio League
Pioneer vs. La Serna at Whittier College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (LS)
Santa Fe vs. Whittier at California, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Santa Fe); Aram (SF)
Hacienda League
Charter Oak at West Covina, 7 p.m. — Robledo (West Covina); Aram (CO)
Chino at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Chino); Aram (Chino)
Diamond Ranch at Los Altos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Miramonte League
Garey at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Aram (Pomona)
La Puente at Bassett, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LP); Aram (Bass)
Mission League
Loyola at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bishop Amat); Aram (Amat)
Mission Valley League
Marshall at Arroyo, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
Mountain View at El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Monte); Aram (EM)
South El Monte at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rose); Aram (Rosemead)
Montview League
Gladstone at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)
Workman at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SVista); Aram (SV)
Palomares League
Bonita at Ayala, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ayala); Aram (Ayala)
Glendora at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G-High)
Prep League
Firebaugh at Rio Hondo Prep, 7 p.m. — Robledo (RHPrep); Aram (rhp)
Rio Hondo League
Blair at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SMarino); Aram (SM)
La Canada at Monrovia, 7 p.m. — Robledo (MTown); Aram (M)
Temple City at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SPas); Aram (SP)
Suburban League
Cerritos at La Mirada, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Valle Vista League
Covina vs. Northview at San Dimas HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)
Nogales at Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Wilson); Aram (Wilson)
Non-League
Pasadena Poly at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram (Poly)
Saturday’s game
Olympic League

Heritage Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Granada Hills, 1 p.m. — Robledo (Heritage); Aram (H)

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West Covina blanks Los Altos 21-0; San Dimas edges Covina 21-19 and Azusa beats Baldwin Park in OT, 16-13

Football Scoreboard: Check tonight’s scoreboard for updates of Friday night football
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West Covina blanks LA: Los Altos was looking to keep its momentum following last week’s victory at Charter Oak and perhaps get back in the Hacienda League title chase.
But too many mistakes buried the Conquerors, and West Covina was more than willing to take advantage, winning 21-0 in front of a homecoming crowd and several members from its 2004 CIF championship team celebrating the 10th anniversary of its title.
Los Altos (3-5, 1-2) committed three turnovers ‑two fumbles and an interception ‑ and had a punt blocked that was returned for a touchdown.

Friday’s results
Baseline League
Chino Hills 41, Damien 14 – Spartans officially eliminated from the playoffs.

Hacienda League
Diamond Ranch 21, Chino 0 — Finishing with Los Altos and West Covina gives it chance to control own destiny.
Charter Oak 28, Walnut 0 – Chargers have a chance to get back in Hacienda title hunt facing West Covina next.
West Covina 21, Los Altos 0 – Conquerors buried themselves with too many mistakes, but West Covina’s defense is the real deal.

Palomares League
South Hills 27, Ayala 13 — Huskies continue to be biggest surprise in second half of the season, improving to 3-0 in the Palomares.
Bonita 28, Diamond Bar 20 – Bearcats needed a win to start thinking playoffs.
Glendora 38, Claremont 14 — Seems like the Tartans are making everyone tap out.

Miramonte League
Bassett 21, Garey 14 – Olympians go to 2-0 in league and won’t play Pomona until the finale.
Pomona 60, Ganesha 0 — Truth is, we won’t know how good Pomona is until the Mid-Valley playoffs start.

Mission Valley League
Arroyo 28, Gabrielino 6 — Arroyo at 2-2 is still in the playoff hunt.
Rosemead 48, Marshall 6 – Panthers closing in on Mission Valley League title.
South El Monte 28, Mountain View 17 — South wins a one-point thriller.

Montview League
Azusa 16, Baldwin Park 13, OT — Aztecs take over sole possession of first in Montview with OT thriller.
Duarte 49, Workman 9 – Falcons finally get going, but too little too late.

Valle Vista League
San Dimas 21, Covina 19 – Saints keep slim Valle Vista title hopes alive. Now they root for Covina against Northview next week.
Rowland 34, Wilson 13 – Raiders suddenly in a three-way tie for second with San Dimas and Covina at 2-1.

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Norhview routs Nogales 42-21; Sierra Vista ends Gladstone’s perfect Montview record, 32-20

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By John Honell
Northview celebrated homecoming with a 42-21 win over Nogales on Thursday night in a Valle Vista League game at San Dimas High School.
The Vikings dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage in the first half as they ran out to a 42-0 lead at the break before clearing the bench in the second half.
“Our guys came out and played the kind of football we know how to play,” Vikings coach Marcel Perez said. “Our offensive and defensive lines have been playing real well and they need to keep it going next week.”
The Vikings (7-1, 4-0) clinched a playoff spot in CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Division with the win, and will face crosstown rival Covina next week for the league title as well as the Cross Town Crown trophy.

Sierra Vista surprises unbeaten Gladstone: Sierra Vista High School put a major dent in Gladstone’s hopes for a Montview League title while managing to keep its own playoff hopes alive with a 32-20 win Thursday night at Citrus Stadium.
“Our plan is to finish in third and go to playoffs, and now we are two wins away from doing it,” Dons head coach Fabian Castillo said.
The Dons (2-6, 1-2) entered the game winless in league play, while Gladstone (2-6, 2-1) was unbeaten, and the Gladiators never trailed in the first 40 minutes of play.
On Sierra Vista’s first drive of the fourth quarter, junior fullback Ricky Cervantes carried the ball 20 yards before senior running back Max Brown went another 60 on the ensuing play for a touchdown. Gladstone blocked Sal Contreras’ PAT to keep a 14-13 lead.

Thursday’s results
Montview League
Sierra Vista 32, Gladstone 20
Valle Vista League
Northview 42, Nogales 21
Del Rio League
La Serna 52, Santa Fe 31
Pacific League
Burroughs 70, Arcadia 23

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Is the beginning of something special happening at Bishop Amat with one of the best junior classes in the state?

Bishop Amat is ranked sixth in the the Pac-5 and is two wins away (over Loyola and Notre Dame) from guaranteeing at least at tie for the Mission League title. And look how they’re doing it. JUNIOR quarterback Damian Garcia is leading the area in passing and nearly broke Pat Haden’s single-game passing record last week. JUNIOR receiver/corners Tyler Vaughns and Trevon Sidney are both highly-coveted D-1 prospects. Emerging JUNIOR running back Torreahno Sweet has found his groove, averaging more than 100 yards in each of his last three games. How about others like JUNIOR offensive lineman Kai Higgins, featured in today’s video. There are other JUNIORS making big contributions like defensive ends Andrew Vasquez, William Kelly, defensive lineman Ryan Munoz and corner Clarence Carter. They’re an improving team that is just starting to make noise and next year could be their best chance to win their first title since 1995. Don’t you agree?

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Tribune Super 32 Football Rankings: Bishop Amat, Glendora lead way, Northview to No. 4, South Hills back in top ten

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TRIBUNE SUPER 32 FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. Bishop Amat (5-3) — They’re a two-point version away from being 4-0 in the Mission League. That’s extremely impressive and with a bye week, they control their own playoff destiny with two to go against Loyola and Notre Dame.
2. Glendora (6-1) — It’s not that they keep knocking out whoever stands in their way, but they’re doing it like a young Mike Tyson. Their recent wins against good teams have all been easy.
3. West Covina (5-2) — With an easy win over Chino, the Bulldogs are looking like a strong Central contender. They get Los Altos next, and I’m sure the Conqs got their attention after routing Charter Oak.
4. Northview (6-1) — Freshman quarterback Steven Comstock is the talk of the town and the only team that has a chance of standing in their Valle Vista title way is Covina in two weeks.
5. Charter Oak (3-4) – If you would have told me Charter Oak would be 3-4 after dropping back down from the Inland and Sierra I wouldn’t believe it. Still have a hard time digesting it.
6. Damien (3-4) — Can anyone win at Damien? Greg Gano couldn’t do it and now Mark Paredes is finding there are no easy answers in SpartanLand.
7. Pomona (3-4) – Take away the two forfeit losses and they’re 3-2 after the whipping over La Puente. Nobody will want to face them in the Mid-Valley playoffs.
8. Diamond Ranch (5-2) — Crushing victory over Walnut and in good position to earn playoff spot in Hacienda.
9. San Dimas (4-3) — If you believe that recent losses to Bonita and Northview were minor steps back for the defending champions, then you better hope they handle Covina this week.
Covina (5-2)
10. South Hills (3-4) — Back to back wins over Diamond Bar and Bonita and a 2-0 start in the Palomares moves the Huskies back in the top ten. What a turnaround.
THE REST: 11. Bonita (4-3), 12. Covina (4-2); 13. Los Altos (3-4); 14. Rosemead (3-4); 15. La Puente (5-3), 16. Diamond Bar (3-4), 17. Baldwin Park (4-3); 18. Azusa (4-3); 19. Walnut (2-5); 20. El Monte (4-4); 21. Arroyo (1-6), 22. Bassett (4-3); 23. Ganesha (4-4); 24. Rowland (4-3); 25. South El Monte (2-5), 26. Gladstone (2-5), 27. Sierra Vista (1-6), 28. Duarte (1-6); 29. Wilson (1-6); 30. Nogales (2-5), 31. Mountain View (1-6), 32. Workman (1-6).

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Tribskin Pick’em: Go to the bank with Baldwin Park over Azusa, West Covina over Los Altos, Ayala over South Hills and Diamond Ranch over Chino

Head-2-Head
Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 35-6; Season Total: 233-78)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 33-8; Season Total: 227-84)

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Last Week: Aram extended his lead to six by picking up two more victories. He got me taking Salesian over St. Paul, Santa Fe over Pioneer and Burroughs over Pasadena. I got one back taking Etiwanda over Damien.

This Week:: One of the toughest picks of the week is taking Baldwin Park over Azusa which will ultimately decide the Montview. When I look over games, Baldwin Park played Northview well in a loss and beat an El Monte team thank knocked off Arroyo. Although Azusa nearly upset undefeated Maranatha and hung tough with Covina, I’m going with BP at home. As great as Los Altos looked last week, I’m going with hot West Covina. They’ve rose to No. 4 in the Central and I don’t vision anyone beating them until the playoffs. South Hills will finally lose its first league game to Ayala and I’ve got Diamond Ranch sneaking past Chino in a close one.

Thursday,’s games
Del Rio League

Santa Fe vs. La Serna at California HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (LS)
Montview League
Gladstone vs. Sierra Vista at Citrus Colelge, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Gladstone); Aram (Gstone)
Pacific League
Arcadia at Burroughs, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Burroughs); Aram (Burrougha)
Valle Vista League
Nogales vs. Northview at San Dimas HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)

Friday’s games
Almont League

Alhambra at Keppel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Alhambra); Aram (Keppel)
San Gabriel at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Robledo (MontebellO); Aram (Monte)
Schurr at Bell Gardens, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BG); Aram (BG)
Angelus League
La Salle at Salesian, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Salesian); Aram (Salesian)
St. Francis at St. Paul, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Baseline League
Chino Hills at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (CHills); Aram (CH)
Del Rey League
St. Bernard at Cantwell Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Cantwell); Aram (Cant)
Del Rio League
Pioneer vs. El Rancho at La Mirada, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Rancho); Aram (ER)
Whittier at California, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Cal); Aram (Cal)
Freeway League
Sunny Hills at La Habra, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Hacienda League
Chino at Diamond Ranch, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Los Altos at West Covina, 7 p.m. — Robledo (WCovina); Aram (LA)
Walnut at Charter Oak, 7 p.m. — Robledo (COak); Aram (CO)
Miramonte League
Bassett at Garey, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bassett); Aram ()
Pomona at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Aram ()
Mission Valley League
Arroyo at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
Marshall vs. Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rose); Aram (Rose)
South El Monte at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (South); Aram (SEM)
Montview League
Azusa at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)
Workman at Duarte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte)
Olympic League
Heritage Christian at Maranatha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Mara); Aram (Natha)
Whittier Christian vs. Village Christian at Whittier College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (VC); Aram (VC)
Pacific League
Crescenta Valley at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Muir); Aram (Muir)
Pasadena at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Robledo (PHS); Aram (PHS)
Palomares League
Ayala vs. South Hills at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ayala); Aram (Ayala)
Diamond Bar at Bonita, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (Bo-Hi)
Glendora vs. Claremont at Citrus, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G-High)
Prep League
Pasadena Poly at Rio Hondo Prep, 7 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram (RHP)
Rio Hondo League
Blair at Temple City, 7 p.m. — Robledo (TCity); Aram (TC)
Monrovia at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Robledo (MTown); Aram (Monrovia)
San Marino at La Canada, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SMarino); Aram (SM)
Santa Fe League
St. Anthony at Bosco Tech, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Anthony); Aram (SA)
Suburban League
La Mirada vs. Mayfair at Bellflower HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Valle Vista League
Covina at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Aram (SD)
Wilson at Rowland, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rowland); Aram (Row)
Non-League
Mary Star of the Sea vs. Flintridge Prep at Daniels Field, 7 p.m. — Robledo (FPrep); Aram (FP)

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