About Fred Robledo

Fred J. Robledo is the local sports editor for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group

All Encompassing boys basketball rankings: Los Altos edges Damien and Pasadena for top spot

The inaugural all-encompassing boys basketball rankings that includes teams from the Whittier Daily News, Pasadena Star-News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

1. Los Altos (13-2) — Played way into top team over the Holidays with clutch performance in winning the Gold Division with a victory over Eastvale Roosevelt. Also crushed Maranatha.
2. Damien (14-2) – Has been solid, but knocked off perch with first round loss in Platinum Division of own tournament.
3. Pasadena (8-6) — Understand that it’s played a tough schedule, but Bulldogs should be better than this.
4. Cantwell Sacred Heart (14-3) – Played Sierra Canyon tough in 87-81 loss, and also has loss to Pasadena.
5. Walnut (13-3) – Won Glendora and Covina tournament titles and opens Hacienda with No. 1 Los Altos on Wednesday.
6. Muir (9-5) — Could be a serious contender in playoffs, but curious how it will do against Crescenta Valley and PHS in Pacific League.
7. St. Paul (13-3) – Losses to tough teams in JW North, St. John Bosco and St. Anthony.
8. Bishop Amat (13-3) — Solid start for the Lancers though the schedule has been easy.
9. Diamond Ranch (12-3) — The Panthers make the Hacienda extremely tough along with Los Altos and Walnut.
10. La Salle (11-5) – Edged out Blair, Keppel, La Habra for final spot

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All-Encompassing girls basketball rankings: Undefeated Glendora clear no. 1

The inaugural all-encompassing girls basketball rankings that includes teams from the Whittier Daily News, Pasadena Star-News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

1. Glendora (17-0) – Unbelievable start and a real threat to go undefeated in the Palomares. Question is, will all this carry Tartans to the Open Division?
2. Keppel (12-3) – Good record against a very tough schedule.
3. La Canada (12-4) – Won Arroyo and own La Canada tourney, but lost last two games to Camarillo and Downey.
4. Sonora (13-2) — Good record but losses to La Canada and Keppel keep it from top three.
5. St. Paul (14-5) – Should be another solid year for the Swordsmen.
6. Pasadena (11-6) — Should battle Crescenta Valley for Pacific League.
7. Cantwell Sacred Heart (14-3) — Always one of the best from Whittier area.
8. Los Altos (9-5) — Still the favorites in the Hacienda?
9. Flintridge Prep (10-5) — Should battle Pasadena Poly for league title.
10. Bishop Amat (11-7) — Can argue that Walnut, Arcadia or Whittier Christian deserve this spot too.

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All encompassing boys soccer rankings: Montebello, St. Francis lead the way

The inaugural all-encompassing boys soccer rankings that includes teams from the Whittier Daily News, Pasadena Star-News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

1. Montebello (10-1-3) – The Oilers look like the real deal and are ranked fifth overall by MaxPreps’ Southern Section rankings.
2. St. Francis (7-4-1) – Beat Mater Dei, Mission Viejo and Arcadia. Enough said, right?
3. California (8-2) – Had won six straight before a 2-1 loss to No. 1 Montebello
4. Baldwin Park (7-2-3) – Normally a slow starter, looked good in two penalty-kick victories to claim Sierra Vista/Baldwin Park tourney.
5. Diamond Ranch (9-4-2) – Looks like the Hacienda League favorites.
6. Sierra Vista (7-1-3) – Only loss to Baldwin Park in championship of Baldwin Park/Sierra Vista tourney.
7. Arcadia – (6-2-1) – Likely the favorite in a tightly contested Pacific Leauge field.
8. La Mirada (8-4-3) – Solid record against mostly Orange County opponents.
9. La Puente (6-1-1) — Warriors solid again and should be favorites to win the Miramonte League.
10. Azusa (7-1-1) — Was undefeated until a 2-1 loss to La Puente in last game.

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All Encompassing Girls Soccer Rankings: South Hills, La Mirada lead the way

The inaugural all-encompassing girls soccer rankings that includes teams from the Whittier Daily News, Pasadena Star-News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Girls Soccer Rankings
1. South Hills (10-2-2)
— Won Claremont tourney and ranked 10th overall in Southern Section by Maxpreps.
2. La Mirada (12-2-3) — Already 3-0 in Suburban and has been to three straight CIF-SS championship games.
3. Glendora (9-2-2) — Has been up and down and there was trouble in Palomares-opening tie with Claremont that resulted in two red cards.
4. Westridge (6-0-1) – Another one of the dangerous private’s from the Pasadena area.
5. Flintridge Prep (9-4-2) – Has played a fairly tough schedule, could be best overall from Pasadena area.
6. San Gabriel Academy (11-1-2) — Trying to figure out how its only loss was so bad — an 10-0 drubbing by Flintridge Prep.
7. St. Lucy’s (10-4-2) – Question is, will it be able to hold up in the tough Baseline League?
8. Flintridge Sacred Heart (5-2-3) – Once a Division I heavyweight, FSHA can still bang with anyone.
9. Bishop Amat (6-5-1) – Lancers struggling more than years past, but schedule has something to do with it.
10. South Pasadena (10-2-1) — Was undefeated until losing last two in the Claremont tournament to Bonita and South Hills.

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Local baseball youth clinic draws 464 campers at Mt. SAC

By John M. Sherrard
WALNUT-With many kids sporting new gloves after Christmas, the Second Annual San Gabriel Valley ‘Get to College’ Youth Baseball Clinic drew 464 kids from four to 14 years of age at Mt. San Antonio College Wednesday night at Mazmanian Field.
The massive group of future diamond hopefuls were spread out among the baseball complex and softball fields from 5:00 to 8:00 pm receiving instruction from numerous college and high school coaches and current professional baseball players. Continue reading “Local baseball youth clinic draws 464 campers at Mt. SAC” »

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Damien Classic’s FOUR Boys Basketball Tournament Schedules and UPDATES

The Classic at Damien’s four boys basketball tournaments include the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Division’s and all are 16-team knockout style tournaments. We’ll update each night and morning as results come in.

Top Half

Santa Margarita 76, Birmingham 63
Pasadena 73, Centennial 70
Vista 73, Long Beach Poly 70
St. Bernard 67, Damien 61
Bottom Half
Rancho Christian 67, Cajon 56
St. John Bosco 71, Alemany 68
Etiwanda 83, Taft 51
Oak Park 68, Culver City 49
Santa Margarita 59, Pasadena 50
Vista vs. St. Bernard, 8:30 p.m.
St. John Bosco 73, Rancho Christian 66
Etiwanda 59, Oak Park 57
Santa Margarita vs. TBA, 7 p.m.
St. John Bosco vs. Etiwanda, 8:30 p.m.

Gold Division at Damien
Top Half

Roosevelt 58, Central Catholic 48
Rancho Verde 72, Camarillo 53
Dominguez 79, Leuzinger 75
Rolling Hills Prep 56, Maranatha 49
Bottom Half
Riverside Notre Dame 84, San Marcos 64
Windward 60, Redondo 47
Los Altos 80, Seattle Prep 66
Santa Monica 68, Foothill 50
Roosevelt 52, Rancho Verde 50
Dominguez 45, Rolling Hills Prep 44
Notre Dame Riverside 64, Windard 60
Los Altos 80, Santa Monica 69
Roosevelt vs. Dominguez, 4 p.m.
Riverside Notre Dame vs. Los Altos, 5:30 p.m.

Silver Division
Top Half — at Pacific Life College

Muir 63, Claremont 53
Hesperia 56, Blair 45
Rancho Cucamonga 77, Ridgeview 62
Highland 61, King 42
Bottom Half at Bonita HS
Chaminade 62, LB Jordan 48
Bonita 83, Village Christian 40
La Canada 55, Fountain Valley 40
Colony 68, Kamahameha 62
Muir 52, Hesperia 48
Rancho Cucamonga 82, Highland 57
Bonita 56, Chaminade 54
La Canada 67, Colony 57
Muir vs. Rancho Cucamonga, 3:30 p.m.
Bonita vs. La Canada, 5 p.m.

Bronze Division
Top Half at San Dimas HS

Charter Oak 81, South Pasadena 72
Ayala 77, Rialto 67
Keppel 64, Edgewood 57
La Sierra 67, Northview 56
Bottom Half at San Dimas HS
Troy 67, West Covina 61
Alta Loma 43, Silverado 38
San Dimas 70, Duarte 61
Kaiser 66, Pomona 37
Charter Oak 55, Ayala 51
Keppel 57, La Sierra 55
Troy 69, Alta Loma 41
Kaiser 52, San Dimas 46
Charter Oak vs. Keppel, 6 p.m.
Troy vs. Kaiser, 7:30 p.m.

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Covina Boys Basketball Christmas Tournament pairings/results

Covina Boys Basketball Christmas Tournament
Pool A: JW North, California, Sierra Vista
Pool B: Walnut, Fremont, Garey
Pool C: Peninsula, South Hills, South El Monte
Pool D: Whittier Christian, Covina, Mountain View

Tuesday’s Round Robin
Fremont 76, Garey 39
California 89, Sierra Vista 57
South Hills 74, South El Monte 46
Covina 72, Mountain View 52

Wednesday’s Round Robin
Peninsula 68, South El Monte 43
JW North 119, Sierra Vista 36
Whittier Christian 71, Mountain View 50
Walnut 60, Garey 23

Thursday’s Quarterfinals’
JW North 97, California 40
Covina 70, Whittier Christian 46
Peninsula 55, South Hills 41
Walnut 43, Fremont 36

Friday’s semifinals
Walnut vs. Peninsula, 6 p.m.
Covina vs. JW North, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s championship
B1-C1 winner vs. A1-D1 winner, 7:30 p.m.

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