About Fred Robledo

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

Do you root for Damien to lose now and win a CIF title later? And can Amat BOYS actually win a championship?

fansMy thoughts on this weeks CIF boys basketball rankings: That Damien better be good, but not TOO good. If they’re TOO good they could wind up in the Open Division. If they’re TOO good and win the Baseline, they WILL be in the Open Division. If they lose a couple along the way, then yes, they stay in 3AA and win their second championship in three years. Glendora has a shot to guve 1,000-game winner Mike LeDuc another title in 2AA. Bishop Amat is hoping that Cathedral, Cantwell and Alemany all get sent to the Open Division so it can have a shot at the 3A crown. Poor Covina and Workman, they might be in 4AA, but that could be the toughest division of all. Must be no fun knowing you have no shot at postseason fun. I would discuss GIRLS BASKETBALL rankings, but there is no way anyone’s got a shot to do anything.

leducDivision 1A – 1. Loyola; 2. Foothill; 3. Westlake; 4. tie, Placentia Valencia and Edison; 6. El Toro; 7. Godinez; 8. Valley View; 9. Huntington Beach; 10. Peninsula; 11. Villa Park; 12. Walnut; 13. Mayfair; 14. Burbank Burroughs; 15. Cajon; 16. Cypress.

Division 2AA – 1. Thousand Oaks; 2. Glendora; 3. Anaheim Canyon; 4. Ayala; 5. Lawndale; 6. Mira Costa; 7. Mark Keppel; 8. Elsinore; 9. Whittier; 10. Redlands; 11. Summit; 12. Tesoro; 13. West Ranch; 14. Ventura; 15. Canyon Country Canyon; 16. AB Miller.

Division 3AA 1. Damien; 2. Sonora; 3. Gahr; 4. Bonita; 5. San Marcos; 6. Los Altos; 7. Arlington; 8. Diamond Ranch; 9. La Sierra; 10. Palm Springs; 11. Buena Park; 12. Sultana; 13. El Dorado; 14. Pasadena; 15. Yorba Linda; 16. Northwood.

Division 3A – 1. Cathedral; 2. Cantwell Sacred Heart; 3. Alemany; 4. tie., Corona del Mar and Tahquitz; 6. Bishop Amat; 7. Beverly Hills; 8. Esperanza; 9. La Canada; 10. Hacienda Heights Wilson; 11. Servite; 12. Hoover; 13. South Pasadena; 14. Pioneer; 15. Gabrielino; 16. tie, Antelope Valley and Garden Grove Pacifica.

Division 4AA - 1. Bishop Montgomery; 2. Orange Lutheran; 3. Chaminade; 4. Crespi; 5. Mission Prep; 6. Harvard Westlake; 7. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 8. Morningside; 9. St. Francis; 10. JSerra; 11. Oaks Christian; 12. Pasadena Muir; 13. Atascadero; 14. Rancho Mirage; 15. Workman; 16. Covina.

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Charter Oak’s Antonio Zavala with big win over Northview’s Joseph Dominguez in SGV all-star wrestling on Monday

Below: Antonio Zavala of Charter Oak (top) wrestles Joe Alofaituli from Carson during the 152 lbs final match during the San Gabriel Valley All-Star match at Bishop Amat on Monday. Antonio Zavala would defeat Joe Alofaituli 7-2 to become the 152 lbs tournament champion. (Photo by Robert Huskey)
The official score was the West with 10 wins and the East with four in the first of its kind San Gabriel Valley All-Star East vs. West Wrestling Classic at Bishop Amat High on Monday night.
But that wasn’t the whole story.
Almost every wrestler in the gym was glad to be involved in the initial all-star challenge event, started by Amat coach Tom Pierre.
Pierre, the SGV Coach of the Year last season, has had the idea for a while.
“I’ve been thinking about this event for the last 10 years,” Pierre said, as he was handing out T-shirts to the winners at the conclusion of the night. “It gives these kids a chance to see other top wrestlers in the valley. It turned out pretty good, considering it was a Monday night and the national football championship was on TV.
“You see a lot of valley kids competing against each other and I hope this event will grow bigger and bigger.”
In perhaps one of the best matches of the evening came in the 152-pound weight class semifinal, where Northview senior Joseph Dominquez went toe-to-toe with Charter Oak senior Antonio Zavala. Since both wrestlers were on the East side, they couldn‘t meet in the finals.

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Boys Basketball Rankings: Damien, Glendora defend top spots with league opening wins

glen-boniBoys Basketball Top Ten Rankings
1. Damien (13-2) - After crushing Upland in Baseline opener, Spartans get big test at Etiwanda (11-4) on Tuesday.
2. Glendora (14-2) – AJ Bigornia looked great in 70-58 win over Bonita; Ayala and Claremont up this week.
3. Los Altos (11-3) — Won big battle over Wilson 43-32 to take ownership of Hacienda Heights.
4. Bonita (13-4) — Tough way to open with a loss at Glendora, but they can get it going with South Hills, Diamond Bar up next.
5. Wilson (13-3) – Had six-game winning streak snapped by rival Los Altos.
6. Walnut (12-5) - Competitive way to open the Hacienda this week with games against West Covina and Diamond Ranch.
7. Bishop Amat (13-3) — Has won four straight heading into tough league opener on Wednesday at Bell Jeff.
8. Diamond Ranch (8-5) – Let’s face it they’re good, but not the super team we thought they would be.
9. Workman (10-5) - 54-49 loss last week against Esperanza nothing to feel bad about.
10. Diamond Bar (9-7) – Opened league with an easy win over South Hills, but it gets much tougher.

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Girls Basketball Rankings: Bonita jumps to No. 4, but South Hills, West Covina are top two

Girls Basketball Top Ten Rankings
1. South Hills (13-4) — Palomares league opening 44-33 over Diamond Bar keep the train moving.
2. West Covina (11-5) — Has won three straight, including two wins over Bonita.
3. Duarte (8-6) – Should dominate the Montview league — again.
4. Bonita (9-9) — Bearcats go on the road and beat Glendora in Palomares opener.
5. Los Altos (10-4) – Closed non-league with a 49-36 loss at Wilson.
6. Bishop Amat (7-9) – Has won two straight, including nice win over rival St. Paul.
7. Walnut (8-4) – Hacienda should be great the way Los Altos and West Covina are playing.
8. South El Monte (11-2) — MVL favorites have won four of five.
9. Wilson (7-9) – Impressive win over Los Altos moves ‘Cats back in top ten.
10. Glendora (11-7) – Struggled at home against Bonita.

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Girls Soccer Rankings: South Hills, Bishop Amat win east last week; St. Lucy’s, Glendora move up

Girls Soccer Top Ten Rankings
1. South Hills (9-2) — Huskies easily take care of Diamond Bar 4-0 to open the Palomares.
2. Bishop Amat (7-6) – Has won four straight, including 5-0 win over Sierra Vista.
3. St. Lucy’s (6-2-5) — Opened league with a solid 0-0 tie against Upland.
4. Glendora (6-5-3) — Won three straight, including 2-1 win over Bonita to open league.
5. Diamond Bar (9-4) – With South Hills, Glendora, Ayala and Claremont in Palomares, making the playoffs could be tough.
6. Charter Oak (6-7-1) — Nonleague 3-1 loss at South Hills, but looked competitive.
7. Sierra Vista (9-3-1) – Humbling 5-0 loss to Bishop Amat before starting league.
8. Baldwin Park (6-0-1) — Takes in Sierra Vista on Thursday.
9. Bonita (2-5-3) – The Palomares is so good Bearcats could finish last.
10. Los Altos (5-6) — Lost two straight, including 1-0 loss vs. La Serna.

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Boys Soccer Rankings: Bishop Amat, Charter Oak leap into Top 10; Damien still No. 1

Boys Soccer Rankings
1. Damien (9-2-1) – Opened the Baseline with a big 3-2 win over Upland.
2. Diamond Bar (10-3-1) — Looked good in Palomares opener, beating South Hills 3-0
3. Sierra Vista (7-1-2) – Has won four straight, starts league play this week.
4. La Puente (7-0-2) – Impressive 1-0 win over Pomona to open league.
5. Bishop Amat (3-0-4) - Very impressive 4-4 tie vs. Cathedral to open league play.
6. Charter Oak (12-2-1) — Biggest goof last week was not ranking the Chargers.
7. Mountain View (5-4-3) — Tied El Monte, beat Marshall 3-0.
8. Ganesha (9-2-3) – Opened Miramonte with a 3-1 win over Garey.
9. Nogales (5-2-3) – Finally opens league this week.
10. El Monte (6-5-2) — Already 3-0-1 in always difficult Mission Valley league.

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AJ Bigornia drops 31 to lead Glendora boys basketball to a 70-58 win over Bonita in Palores league opener

Glendora-Bonita photo gallery
Wherever A.J. Bigornia stands on the floor, he’s a threat to score.
The Glendora High School senior showed that in a big Palomares League opener on Friday night against visiting Bonita.
The 5-foot-9 guard, one of the smallest players on the court, knocked down 3-pointers from 35 feet out, from the baseline and from the top of the key, nearly all with Bearcat players all over him. He scored 33 points, hitting six 3-pointers, to lead the Tartans to a 70-58 victory.
“The last (two years) in the Baseline League definitely helped my self-confidence because I was playing against older players and D-I prospects,” he said. “It really got me ready for this season.”
Glendora (15-2) led for all but the game’s first 2 minutes, 40 seconds. The Tartans extended that lead to as much as 12 points late in the third quarter. Bonita (13-3) whittled it down to 55-49 on an Ashton McLaurin layup. Bigornia, who was 9-of-17 from the field for the game and 6-of-11 on 3-point attempts, knocked down a 3-pointer from the corner with Tyler Poepping all over him with 3:16 to play to extend the lead back to nine points.

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Damien opens Baseline with a 70-27 blowout over Upland; Jeremy Hemsley scores 19 to become school’s all-time leading scorer

Damien will have tougher games in the Baseline league, but Friday’s 70-27 victory over Upland to open the league season wasn’t one of them.
San Diego State bound senior Jeremy Hemsley led the way with 19 points to become the school’s all-time leading scorer as the Spartans improved to 13-2 while Upland dropped to 6-10.

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Los Altos boys basketball beats Wilson 43-32 in a battle for supremecay in Hacienda Heights

In one of the most highly anticipated games in the Hacienda Heights in years, Los Altos pulled out a 43-32 victory over Wilson in a non-league boys basketball game between two of the hottest teams in the area.
Los Altos led the entire way, leading by as much as 14 points to improve to 11-3. The Conqs were led by senior guard Michael Barrera’s 10 points. Christian Espinoza added eight points and Brian Edwards finished with seven points.
Wilson, which won the Whittier tournament in December, dropped to 11-3 and was led by Kyle Price who had a game-high 14 points.

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South Hills girls soccer welcomes itself to the Palomares League with a 4-0 victory over Diamond Bar

By John M. Sherrard

DIAMOND BAR For the second year in a row, the South Hills High School girls soccer team is off to another great early-season start with a 9-2 record.
Friday was no exception as the Huskies, ranked first in the area, received goals from four different players and shutout host Diamond Bar, 4-0, in the Palomares League opener for both teams.
The Huskies, as they have done so many times in the past, scored the initial goal of the game and led 2-0 at the intermission.
All four of the goals were by underclassmen forwards, freshman Maddy Warren, junior Amber Marinero, sophomore Skylar Robledo and junior Hailey Zerbel.
South Hills coach Scott Mocabee was pleased with the balanced scoring, “It’s kind of nice that we have a lot of weapons. I like how we have balance (on the team).”
Zerbel leads the team with nine goals, Robledo has eight and Warren has seven.
“This is a new league and Diamond Bar (9-4) has a winning tradition over here, so this was a good win for us,” Mocabee said.

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West Covina boys basketball coach Manny Lopez resigns for personal reasons; Justin Potts takes over

West Covina boys basketball coach Manny Lopez resigned today for personal/family reasons, athletic director Brian Murphy said. Assistant coach Justin Potts will take over on an interim basis the remainder of the season. West Covina is 8-7 and has a non-league game at Bishop Amat tonight before starting Hacienda league play next week

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VIDEO: Charter Oak senior Anthony Ortega hits game-winning shot in final game before starting chemotherapy treatments for throat cancer

“I ask myself, ‘why me?’ sometimes,” the 18-year-old said. “Everybody tells me that God picks the strongest people to go with some difficult stuff in life. It’s crazy though. It doesn’t hurt to touch, to breath; nothing. It’s just there and it does not bother me at all. I was not expecting to hear what I heard. I was expecting surgery and maybe it was gone.” Anthony Ortega

FUNDRAISER: To help the Ortega family, the team has established an online website to help raise funds for the family, gofundme.com/21club.

ortegaSTORY: After learning over Christmas break that he had throat cancer, Charter Oak High School basketball senior Anthony Ortega played in his final game for the Chargers on Wednesday before starting chemotherapy sessions Friday in what he and his family hope is the beginning stages to a long and healthy road back to recovery.
And what an emotional final game it was. Ortega converted the game-winning layup in the final seconds to lift Charter Oak to a 50-48 victory over Nogales on Wednesday. On the game winning play posted on Huddle, Amier Thomas (23) brings the ball up the court and runs a picture-perfect pick-an-roll with Ortega (21), who banks home the game winner with five seconds left. If there is anyone with additional video of the game-winning play, send it to us

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San Gabriel Valley’s best wrestlers go head-to-head at Bishop Amat on Monday

wrestlingWRESTLING EXTRAVAGANZA: Who are the best wrestlers in the San Gabriel Valley?
The area is about to find out.
Bishop Amat coach Tom Pierre, who was San Gabriel Valley Tribune Coach of the Year last season, announced this week that his school will host the San Gabriel Valley All-Star Wrestling Match.
The event is scheduled for Amat on Monday. Prelim bouts are slated for 6:30 p.m. with the finals at 7:30 p.m. There is a $5 admission charge.
“Orange County has been doing it for years,” Pierre said. “I thought it would be a great idea to have all our top kids all in the same gym at the same time competing for that elite status of say San Gabriel Valley champion.
“I’ve talked to a lot of (area) coaches, got approval from CIF and everyone I’ve talked to is in favor of it. It’s really to just give the kids their do. They all work hard and we have in this area a lot of kids who are doing really well.”

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Thursday Coverage: Bishop Amat girls basketball knocks off Whittier; Los Altos girls soccer falls 1-0 to La Serna

Bishop Amat-Whittier girls basketball photo gallery


Bishop Amat beats Whittier 46-39: December was hit and miss for the Bishop Amat High School girls basketball team as it adjusted to first-year coach Treana Allen.
January has been much better.
Adrienne Franco scored 13 points and Damiana Bagues had 12 as the Lancers scored their second victory of the month with a 46-39 victory over host Whittier in a nonleague game on Thursday.
Marisa Brown also had 10 points for Bishop Amat, which improved to 7-9. Julia Ochoa had 14 points for the Cardinals, who slipped to 9-8.
“This is great,” Allen said. “I told our girls that we started the season strong, with three wins, now we’re finishing the preseason strong (with back-to-back wins in January).

La Serna girls soccer beats Los Altos 1-0: The La Serna girls soccer team wrapped up the nonleague portion of its schedule with a 1-0 road victory at Los Altos on Thursday night with the game’s only goal coming in the first half from Elizabeth Hernandez.
The Lancers (5-4-5) controlled possession for most of the first half and earned three corner kicks. However, the back line for Los Altos (5-5) held La Serna to just three shots on goal in the entire half. It was that third shot on goal when Hernandez scored.
From 10 feet outside of the box, the senior forward delivered a right-footed shot that bounced off the right post and rolled along the goal line before hitting the net on the left side of the goal.
In the first half, the Lancers had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks, while both teams put three shots on goal. La Serna saved one shot with a header right in front of the goal, while the other two were saved by Sabrina Sandoval, who earned the shutout.

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How does a coach let his Arroyo Valley girls basketball team blow out Bloomington 161-2?

San Bernardino Sun reporter Pete Marshall talked to Bloomington head coach Dale Chung after his team lost 161-2 to Arroyo Valley on Monday. You’ve got to read this: Bloomington High girls basketball had already lost one game this season by 91 points and Arroyo Valley had already won games by 73, 81, 74 and 98 points.
But when the two teams met on Monday at Arroyo Valley in a nonleague game, Arroyo Valley won by a score that some would say crosses the line of good sportsmanship: 161-2.
According to the most recent CIF-SS record book, it is the second-most points scored in a girls basketball game in second history, trailing only the 179 points scored by Cheryl Miller-led Riverside Poly against Riverside Norte Vista during the 1981-82 season.
“People shouldn’t feel sorry for my team. They should feel sorry for his team, which isn’t learning the game the right way,” Bloomington coach Dale Chung said.
Chung said that Arroyo Valley (14-1) played a full-court press for the entire first half and led 104-1 at halftime.
“We only got the ball past halfcourt maybe four or five times in the first half,” Chung said.

Below: This was posted on Arroyo Valley’s Facebook page. Kind of sad that they’re actually bragging about it.

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Bonita baseball camp this weekend; Bishop Amat “Hit & Hustle” football camp next weekend

The Bonita high school baseball program’s annual camp is this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10-11 at Bonita HS and Pelota Park for children ages 5-14. Former alumni Jiovanni Mier (MLB 1st round), Jeff Gelalich (UCLA, MLB 1st Round) and Justin Garza (CS Fullerton) are scheduled to be there with the campers. Those interested should contact coach John Knott at j.knott@bonita.k12.ca.us


Bishop Amat’s popular football camp with coach Steve Hagerty and the football program is on Saturday, Jan. 17 for grades 3-8 at Bishop Amat high school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Football fundamentals will be taught by the coaching staff and players. Registration is $50 and includes instruction, a t-shirt, participation certificate & camp photo. or more information, send email to shagerty@bishopamat.org or call 626-962-2495, ext. 6001

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St. Lucy’s “Bingo” Bingham does the trick in 5-1 win over Bonita; Baldwin Park, Bonita boys tie 0-0

BinghamBy Jared Pine
GAME STORY: Wednesday afternoon four of the San Gabriel Valley’s top boys and girls soccer teams participated in a nonleague doubleheader at Glenn Davis Stadium at Bonita High School.
In the first game, the St. Lucy’s girls defeated Bonita 5-1 behind a three-goal performance from captain Julia Bingham.
The junior forward now has seven goals on the season, and had one of her goals assisted by sophomore forward Diamond Quinn, who now has a team-high four assists. She was also assisted on a goal by Sarah Breitschewrdt.
The Regents (6-2-4) jumped out to a 4-0 lead before halftime behind Bingham’s three goals. Bonita (2-4-3) ended the shutout early in the second half, when Sam Hanawalt scored from almost 25 yards out.

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Girls Soccer results: South Hills beat Charter Oak 3-1; St. Lucy’s beat Bonita 5-1

South Hills freshman Maddy Warren scored twice and senior Ronni Cuccia added another to lead the Huskies to a 3-1 win over Charter Oak in a game between two of the areas best teams. Over at Bonita, St. Lucy’s showed it’s going to be a threat when the Baseline league gets started by whipping Bonita, 5-1.

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Damien boys soccer hoping for third straight league title as it moves to the Baseline

“Obviously there is a push to win league. We know Upland will be a tough team to open against and it is a very big game for us. We want to set the tone right away and let the rest of the league know Damien is here to win it. That is why it would be great to start with a win.” — ” Damien coach Eric McElrea

Watch highlights of Garrett Souza, last year’s Sierra League defensive player of the year

STORY: The Damien High School soccer team pushed its way around and through the Sierra League the last four years, winning the last two league titles and taking three out of the last four crowns. The Spartans are ready to extend that influence to the Baseline League.
“We watched most of the other teams,” Damien coach Eric McElrea said. “It is different this year. We do not know what the matchups are about and everything is unknown going in.”
What McElrea does know is that the Spartans are playing as well as possible entering Friday’s home game against Upland.
“We’ve played very well all preseason,” McElrea said. “If we play our game, we will get the results we want to get. If we do that, we’ll win.
“Obviously there is a push to win league. We know Upland will be a tough team to open against and it is a very big game for us. We want to set the tone right away and let the rest of the league know Damien is here to win it. That is why it would be great to start with a win.”

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Boys Basketball: Great way to start the Palomares on Friday with Bonita at Glendora

When the new Palomares league was created, there was a lot of excitement and anticipation for the boys basketball season, which gets underway Friday with arguably the two best teams going head-to-head in the opener.
Glendora (13-2), which was the CIF-SS Division 2AA preseason No. 1 and winners of its own Glendora tournament with a victory over San Dimas in the December final, will host Bonita (14-2) on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Glendora has been good for years but had struggled competing for league title in the Baseline, where it ran up against the likes of Etiwanda, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and others.
Now in the Palomares, the Tartans are considered the league favorites, though others like Bonita, winners of the La Canada tournament along with Ayala (12-2) and Diamond Bar (8-6), figure to give the Tartans all it can handle over the next two months.
“I think the league situation is great,” Glendora coach Mike LeDuc said. “When you’re in a league with Etiwanda, you knew it was almost impossible to get a win because they were so talented. What you have in the (Palomares) is a league where you can win or lose on any night, so you’ve always got a chance but you’ve got to come and play. I think that’s all you can ask.”

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Is Bishop Amat football helping boys basketball into a Division 3A contender?

Bishop Amat boys basketball isn’t anywhere near some of the private school state powers, but the school has had success in recent years, advancing to the Division 3A quarterfinals three of the past four years, and figures to be a contender in 2015 with ten seniors back and returning all-league first team senior Josh Andarza.
The Lancers are 12-3 and winners of the Arroyo tournament with wins over La Canada in the semifinals and hot Wilson in the championship.
The Lancers were ranked fifth in the Division 3A preseason poll and have proved deserving, but coach Brandon Ertle doesn’t want to think that far ahead.
“We’re still trying to prepare and get better,” Ertle said. “We’re not anywhere close to where we need to be or how good we want to be. That’s pretty much the focus, to keep working and get better as a team.
“The football team played so well that some of our players got going late, so we’re still trying to sort everything out and be the best we can.”
Junior Tyler Vaughns, named the area football player of the year, is averaging nearly 10 points per game and improving with each game and practice. The Lancers also boast inside bruiser Anthony Camargo, who will be attending Harvard in the fall to play football.
Lancers quarterback Ryder Ruiz, who injured his finger in the Lancers’ Pac-5 Division semifinal loss to eventual champion Corona Centennial, is a sharp-shooter whose finger is just now getting better and will add more depth to the team.
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Steve Ramirez is asking if San Marino has taken Northview’s spot as best wrestling team in the SGV

cryingBy Steve Ramirez
Northview High School has fielded arguably the top wrestling program in the area for much of the past two decades.
But after the first month of the season, there appears to be a new bully on the block.
San Marino, after a few years of being one of the better up-and-coming programs, looks to be having a break-out season that could result in CIF-Southern Section and State glory. The Titans appear to be that good.
San Marino’s source of optimism is five competitors, who are ranked in the top 10 in the state in their respective weight classes. The group is led by 132-pound junior Julian Flores, who after earning a top-eight state medal each of the past two seasons, is ranked No. 2 in the state by TheCaliforniaWrestler.com. He finished sixth at last month’s Walsh Ironman in Ohio.

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Diamond Ranch football coach Mario Gomez fired after lone 6-4 season

Roddy Layton, who led Diamond Ranch to two CIF-SS football finals as a head football coach, resigned after the 2013 season and became the school’s athletic director. Mario Gomez was hired to succeed season Layton, but after one season and a 6-4 overall record, Layton already has pulled the plug, firing Gomez, “to go in another direction,” according to Layton. Reporter Michelle Gardner has more, but apparently Gomez, who will remain a Spanish teacher at the school, was not happy with the decision. “It’s tough because I bleed black and blue,” Gomez said. “I was really looking forward to my first full season where I can implement on offseason plan. But that’s the decision they made and I have to live with it.” So, who will Layton look to take over the program in 2015?

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Boys Basketball Rankings: Damien leads impressive group after the tournament season

Boys Basketball Top Ten Rankings
1. Damien (12-2) - Jeremy Hemsley on a mission his senior year averaging 20 points a game. But it gets tougher now that the Baseline is about to start.
2. Glendora (13-2) – Normally the Tartans would start getting ready for annual beat downs in the Baseline. But now they’re favorites in the new Palomares. That ought to be fun.
3. Bonita (11-2) — One of the biggest surprises is that the Bearcats are playing so well having won the La Canada tournament.
4. Los Altos (9-3) — Impressive run to close out 2014 by beating Walnut 55-52 to capture the Covina Christmas tournament.
5. Wilson (13-2) – Looked great in the Whittier Holiday tournament, beating Whittier 55-50 in the championship game.
6. Walnut (10-5) - Impressive wins over Upland, Keppel and win over Bonita in the Covina tournament semifinals.
7. Bishop Amat (11-3) — Who would have thought the Lancers’ boys, not the girls, would be the team to watch in 2015?
8. Diamond Ranch (6-3) – Don’t judge the Panthers by their record. When they get all their players back, they’re the favorites to win the Hacienda. They also won the Azusa tournament.
9. Workman (10-4) - Beat Ontario Christian to win the Ontario Christian tournament to close out 2014
10. Diamond Bar (8-6) – Played a tough nonleague schedule and will be a pain to deal with in the Palomares league.

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