About Fred Robledo

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

Tribskin Pick’em: Charter Oak, Los Altos, Nogales and Bishop Amat should win


This Week’s Games and Predictions
All games start at 7 p.m. unless noted
Thursday’s games
Palomares League

Claremont vs. South Hills at Covina District Field — Robledo (SHills); Aram (SH)
Rio Hondo League
Blair at San Marino — Robledo (San Marino); Aram (SM)

Friday’s games
Almont League

Alhambra vs. Montebello at Moor Field — Robledo (Montebello); Aram (M)
Bell Gardens at San Gabriel — Robledo (BG); Aram (BG)
Keppel at Schurr — Robledo (Schurr); Aram (Sch)
Angelus League
Cathedral at St. Paul — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (C)
La Salle at St. Francis — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Baseline League
Damien at Chino Hills — Robledo (Damien); Aram (Dam)
Del Rio League
California at El Rancho — Robledo (California); Aram (Cal)
La Serna at Pioneer — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (LS)
Whittier at Santa Fe — Robledo (Santa Fe); Aram (Whitt)
Freeway League
Sonora vs. Buena Park at La Habra — Robledo (Buena Park); Aram ()
Troy vs. La Habra at Fullerton — Robledo (La Habra); Aram ()
Hacienda League
Charter Oak at West Covina — Robledo (Charter Oak); Aram (CO)
Chino at Walnut — Robledo (Chino); Aram (Chino)
Diamond Ranch at Los Altos — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
Miramonte League
Bassett at Garey — Robledo (Bassett); Aram (Bas)
Pomona at Ganesha — Robledo (Pomona); Aram (Pom)
Mission League
Bishop Amat at Crespi — Robledo (Bishop Amat); Aram (Amat)
Mission Valley League
Arroyo at El Monte — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
Gabrielino at Rosemead — Robledo (Gabrielino); Aram (Rosemead)
Mountain View vs. Marshall — Robledo (Marshall); Aram (Marsh)
Montview League
Azusa at Nogales — Robledo (Nogales); Aram (Nog)
Gladstone vs. Sierra Vista at Citrus College — Robledo (SVista); Aram (SV)
Workman at Duarte — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte)
Olympic League
Village Christian vs. Maranatha at Occidental College — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Natha)
Pacific League
Arcadia at Burroughs — Robledo (Burroughs); Aram (Burr)
Crescenta Valley at Muir – Robledo (CV); Aram (CV)
Pasadena at Glendale — Robledo (PHS); Aram (PHS)
Palomares League
Bonita at Ayala — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (Ayala)
Glendora at Diamond Bar — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G-High)
Rio Hondo League
La Canada at Monrovia — Robledo (La Canada); Aram (Mon)
Temple City at South Pasadena — Robledo (SPas); Aram (SP)
San Joaquin League
Southlands Christian vs. Saddleback Valley Christian — Robledo (Saddle); Aram (Sadd)
South Catholic League
Bosco Tech vs. St. Bernard at Salesian — Robledo (St. Bernard); Aram (SB)
Suburban League
Artesia at La Mirada — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Valle Vista League
Baldwin Park at Wilson — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)
Covina vs. Northview at Covina District Field — Robledo (Northview); Aram (NHS)
Rowland at San Dimas — Robledo (San Dimas); Aram (San Dimas)

Saturday’s games
Olympic League

Heritage Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Granada Hills — Robledo (WC); Aram (WC)
Boron at Pasadena Poly, 3 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram (Poly)
Rio Hondo Prep vs. Big Bear at Big Bear Middle School, 1:30 p.m. — Robledo (RH Prep); Aram (RHP)
St. Anthony at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 5 p.m. — Robledo (Cantwell); Aram (Cant)

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Who will win the Hacienda League? I’m going with Los Altos


Fred Robledo’s Hacienda League Predictions
1. Los Altos
2. Charter Oak
3. West Covina
4. Chino
5. Diamond Ranch
6. Walnut

By Aram Tolegian
Something has to give in the Hacienda League.Five of the six teams will enter their league openers on Friday night with winning records. And ask several of the coaches who’s the favorite to win the league title and you’re likely to hear a few different answers before they ultimately settle on Charter Oak High School.
“It’s Charter Oak or Los Altos,” said West Covina head coach Mike Maggiore, who was probably wise to split his bets before also endorsing his own team. “I’d like to think we’re one of the teams. I’ll know a lot more next week at this time.”
West Covina (3-2) gets first crack at undefeated Charter Oak, which seems more vulnerable now than it did a few weeks ago due to quarterback Bret Clemetson’s broken clavicle. The Chargers have only played one full game without Clemetson, and they had to work hard to put away South Hills, which West Covina routed a week prior.Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have heated up since losing their first two games of the season. West Covina has won three straight games, all by double figures, and is allowing just 10 points per game in the process.

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Picking Glendora football to win the unpredictable Palomares league


The Palomares League is completely unpredictable. Nobody looks like a bonafide league favorite. But here is Fred Robledo’s predictions in order of finish
1. Glendora
2. Bonita
3. South Hills
4. Ayala
5. Diamond Bar
6. Claremont

By Aram Tolegian
In August, there was little doubt as to who the Palomares League favorite was.
Glendora High School’s football team, despite losing its starting quarterback to USC, was the universal choice to repeat as league champion. After all, the Tartans had another talented signal caller, a good offensive line and inherited a junior varsity team that also won the league a year ago.
Things may still play out to the preseason predictions, but the Tartans are hardly a sure bet after a nonleague schedule that has them at 1-4 heading into Friday’s Palomares League opener at Diamond Bar. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
“There’s still something in the tank, this is a brand new season,” Glendora head coach Jerry Lewallen said. “If you were to ask me at the beginning of the year, I would have said this league was wide open for anybody.
“I think for us, the team to beat is Diamond Bar. Then it’s going to be South Hills. My point is that it’s the team that you’re competing against that week. That’s our approach.”

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Tribune Super 32 Rankings: Los Altos, Charter Oak, Bishop Amat, San Dimas lead the pack

1. Los Altos (5-0) – After dominating non-league opponents behind the best back in the San Gabriel Valley — Tyler Nevens – Conqs open Hacienda with tough Diamond Ranch.
2. Charter Oak (5-0) — Are the Chargers still the team to beat in Division 4 after losing QB Bret Clemetson for the season? Hacienda should answer that in coming weeks.
3. Bishop Amat (4-2) – After losing on a last second field goal, Lancers bounce back to win on a last second FG. They will likely make Division 1 playoffs, question is will it be able to avoid a top four seed in the first round.
4. San Dimas (5-0) – Saints haven’t been this dominant in non-league since Nico Barbone was in the backfield about 8-10 years ago. Will it do the same to the Valle Vista?
5. Northview (4-1) – Is getting better every week and opens Valle Vista with its natural rival, Covina.
6. Damien (4-1) – For the Spartans to make the Division 4 playoffs, beating highly touted Chino Hills this week would go a long way.
7. Nogales (5-0) – The truth game for Nogales was a 35-0 beating over Rowland. Will it keep its feet on the gas in the Montview?
8. West Covina – (3-2) – Bulldogs will put their three game win streak on the line in the opener against Division 4 No. 1 Charter Oak.
9. Bonita (3-2) – As it looks right now, you’d have to pencil in the Bearcats as the Palomares league favorites.
10. Arroyo (5-1) – Considering Arroyo’s only loss is to power Hart and they beat previously unbeatens Rowland and South El Monte, they’re top ten for sure.
The Rest: 11. South El Monte (5-1), 12. Diamond Ranch (3-2), 13. Covina (3-2), 14. Duarte (3-2), 15. Rowland (3-2), 16. Glendora (1-4), 17. Baldwin Park (3-2), 18. Sierra Vista (4-1), 19. South Hills (2-3), 20. Diamond Bar (2-3), 21. El Monte (4-2), 22. Ganesha (3-3), 23. Mountain View (2-4), 24. Workman (2-3), 25. Azusa (2-3), 26. La Puente (4-2), 27. Pomona (0-6), 28. Rosemead (1-5), 29. Wilson (0-4), 30. Walnut (0-5), 31. Bassett (0-6), 32. Gladstone (0-5).

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Watch Shazel Sakr boot a game-winning field goal for Bishop Amat that narrowly snuck in

Watch Bishop Amat’s Shazel Sakr boot his game-winning 22-yard field goal with five seconds left to lift Bishop Amat to a 17-14 win over Notre Dame. Talk about a game of inches, how close was it? It was booted so high it is hard to tell whether it was inside the post or not. Almost looks dead on when you slow it down. Doesn’t matter, it’s all good for Amat, who needed a win in the worst way after blowing last week’s game to Loyola and losing on a last second 49 yard field goal.

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