About Fred Robledo

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

Boys Soccer Rankings: Baldwin Park remains No. 1; Sierra Vista, Damien on way up

Tribune Boys Soccer Rankings
1. Baldwin Park (9-1-3)
– Braves’ solid season continued with wins over Wilson, Covina to go to 2-0 in Valle Vista.
2. Sierra Vista (8-3-2) – Opened Montview w ith 4-0 win over Workman.
3. Damien (5-4-1) — Opened Baseline with strong 1-0 win over Chino Hills.
4. La Puente (6-0-4) – Is 2-0 in the Miramonte and area’s only undefeated team.
5. Arroyo (8-3-1) – Had seven game win streak snapped in 2-1 loss to Marshall.
6. Glendora (6-4-2) – Split a pair in the Palomares, beating South Hills 5-2, then falling to Bonita, 1-0.
7. Nogales (7-3-3) — Is 1-0 in Montview and co-league favorite with Sierra Vista.
8. El Monte (8-4) – After losing MVL opener, rebounded with wins over South El Monte, Gabrielino.
9. Walnut (7-5-1) – Rebounded from loss to Chino with 1-0 win over Los Altos.
10. Los Altos (8-6-1) – Is 1-1 in Hacienda after loss to Los Altos.

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Friday’s scoreboard watch: Los Altos with clutch 70-57 win over Walnut; Chino Hills survives scare

Friday scores
Boys Basketball
Valle Vista

Covina 44, Baldwin Park 30
Rowland 69, Northview 67, OT
San Dimas 53, Wilson 42
Camino Real
Bishop Amat 58, St. Anthony 57
Nogales 53, Gladstone 40
Baseline League
Damien 97, Upland 84
Rancho Cucamonga 95, Los Osos 84
Chino Hills 73, Etiwanda 67
Los Altos 70, Walnut 57
Chino 59, Charter Oak 47
Glendora 58, South Hills 47
Bonita 80, Claremont 63
Edgewood 76, Ganesha 60
Pomona 57, Garey 43
Girls Basketball

Los Altos 52, Walnut 47
Diamond Bar 53, Ayala 50
Glendora 72, South Hils 46
Bonita 38, Claremont 34
Sierra Vista 54, Workman 37
Duarte 63, Azusa 28
Valle Vista
Rowland 69, Northview 28
Covina 52, Baldwin Park 14
Almont League
San Gabriel 48, Alhambra 29
Girls Water Polo
Diamond Bar 16, St. Joseph’s 6
Girls Soccer

Claremont 2, Ayala 0
Glendora 5, Bonita 2
South Hills 2, Diamond Bar 0
Boys Soccer
Mission Valley

Mountain View 3, Marshall 0
El Monte 4, Gabrielino 0
Hacienda League
Walnut 1, Los Altos 0
Loyola 2, St. Francis 0

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Northview wrestling as strong as ever

By Steve Ramirez
Northview High School has set the wrestling bar in the area for two decades and the Vikings look to be as strong as ever.
Northview, which features two returning CIF State medalists and one state qualifier, made a big point last weekend in Arizona, winning the Peoria Invitational on the strength of four individual championships.
The Vikings were led by seniors Eddie Flores, who won at 113 pounds and Jackson Serna, who won at heavyweight. The other winners were Dominick Arellano, who won at 120 and Ricky Marin, who won at 138. Other placers were Jason Valencia (126, fifth), Gabriel Cortez (132, fourth) and Rigo Estrada (220, third).

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Host San Dimas takes on Damien in Monday’s Boys Basketball MLK Showcase

By Aram Tolegian
In addition to being one of the better coaches around, Gordon Hamlow knows how to put on a good show.
Hamlow, the boys basketball coach at San Dimas High School, is about to become a very busy man. On Monday, San Dimas will host the Martin Luther King Shootout, which will feature four boys games and three girls games.
Then on Saturday, Hamlow’s SoCal Shootout will take place at Azusa Pacific University. And of course, following the season, Hamlow will wear the role of game organizer for the Tribune/Star-News All-Star Classic.
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Mt. Rushlow, AKA, Alexis Rushlow, strikes again in Glendora’s 1-0 girls soccer win over South Hills

Alexis Rushlow’s goal the difference in 1-0 win over South Hills: Of all the players South Hills could leave open on a long throw to the penalty area, you figured Glendora High School’s Alexis Rushlow, who has scored a goal in every game this season, wouldn’t be the one.
But when Mackinley Gregus hurled a throw in the 17th minute that nearly every Huskies defender converged on, Rushlow found herself open near the back post after the ball dropped and bounced over the rushing defenders to the unmarked Texas Tech-bound forward. Rushlow didn’t waste the opportunity, hammering it home for what turned out to be the game winner in a 1-0 girls soccer victory on Wednesday.
It was Rushlow’s 16th goal as the Tartans, ranked No. 1 in the Tribune, improved to 11-3-1 and 2-0 in the Palomares League.

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BOYS HOOPS: Charter Oak impressive in 75-65 win over West Covina

Charter Oak off to hot start: Charter Oak High School boys basketball coach Randy Thatcher said senior guard William Vest is the best team captain he’s ever coached. That’s saying a lot considering Thatcher has been involved in the sport for 44 years.
Vest lived up to that honor by scoring 30 points to lead the Chargers past West Covina 75-65 in the Hacienda League opener for both teams on Wednesday night.
“I’m really proud of (Vest),” Thatcher said. “He’s a 4.0-plus student. He’s just an excellent kid. He’s the heart and soul of our team.”

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Los Altos reports 26 applicants have applied to be its next football coach; Diamond Bar coach Marcus Hughes resigns

Breaking News: Just learned this morning that Diamond Bar football coach Marcus Hughes resigned, will remain a teacher at the school and become an assistant coach at Saddleback College.

By Aram Tolegian
Los Altos is also on the prowl for a new head coach after Dale Ziola’s resignation shortly after the Conquerors’ loss to Paraclete in the Division 6 championship game.
According to athletic director Andrew Formano, Los Altos will begin setting up “initial” interviews next week. The school had 26 applicants and Formano isn’t sure yet how many of them will get interviews.
It’s also unclear whether there is a teaching job to go along with the position. Formano said it depends on the candidate and if the ultimate choice is a teacher, the possibility of an accompanying teaching position will be discussed at that time.Los Altos is trying to maintain the winning ways that Ziola re-established when he took the job in 2011. Prior to that, the program struggled mightily following the resignation of Greg Gano after the 2007 season.

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