About Fred Robledo

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

Softball Playoffs: San Dimas knocks off undefeated Edgewood 8-1; Bishop Amat rallies with four runs in the seventh to win 4-3

TO SUM IT UP: Area softball fared well today. San Dimas ended Edgewood’s undefeated season with an 8-1 win, but the Lions have some juice, they’ll be solid in years to come. The story of the day is what Bishop Amat did. They trailed Burbank 3-0 and scored four runs in the seventh to pull it out. And they did it against one of the better pitchers in the section. South Hills stayed alive with a nine-inning 2-1 win over Villa Park and Sierra Vista, yes, Sierra Vista is moving on to the D-5 quarterfinals after a 2-1 win over Louisville. Glendora ran into a buzz-saw, getting no-hit in its 1-0 loss to Westlake.


CIF-SS Playoffs
Tuesday’s second round results
Division 2

Westlake 1, Glendora 0
South Hills 2, Villa Park 1
Division 3
Bishop Amat 4, Burbank 3
Division 5
San Dimas 8, Edgewood 1
Sierra Vista 2, Louisville 1
Thursday’s quarterfinals
South Hills at Agoura, 3:15 p.m.
Division 3
San Clemente at Bishop Amat, 3:15 p.m.
Division 5
Sierra Vista at St. Bonaventure, 3:15 p.m
San Dimas at Mary Star of the Sea, 3:15 p.m.

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Etiwanda freshman softball player Dana Housley battling for her life after suffering brain aneurysm

#PRAYFORDANA: Check the #prayfordana website for updates and where to send donations to the family.

STORY: Etiwanda High School freshman softball standout Dana Housley battled for life Tuesday as friends, teammates and the softball community throughout the nation rallied around her.
Dana, 15, suffered a brain aneurysm in the batter’s box in the last inning of a travel ball game for the California Thunder on Saturday. She was on life support in the ICU at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana, Thunder spokesman Mark LeVier said Tuesday.
As news of Dana’s condition spread across the nation, there was an outpouring of support on social media. Classmates and even those who did not know the athlete posted messages using the hashtag #PrayforDana.Athletes took to social media to share images sporting Dana’s jersey number 21 inscribed on their arms, as well as on ribbons, and one softball player said she was dedicating her season to Dana.

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Who will survive today’s second rounders in baseball/softball: Undefeated San Dimas, Edgewood try to keep it going

Send tweet updates of today’s games to @sgvnsports and @sgvnscores and call in your results to 626-544-0992. I’ll keep everyone updated as much as I can on twitter from San Dimas where the undefeated Edgewood softball is at San Dimas and where the undefeated San Dimas baseball team is hosting Garden Grove.

Tuesday’s second round
All games start at 3:15 p.m., unless noted
Division 2

Gahr at Bonita
Damien at Royal
Division 3
Garden Grove at San Dimas
Temescal Canyon at Walnut
Bishop Amat at Rancho Alamitos

Tuesday’s second round
All games start at 3:15 p.m
Division 2

Glendora at Westlake
South Hills at Villa Park
Division 3
Burbank at Bishop Amat
Division 5
Edgewood at San Dimas
Louisville at Sierra Vista

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Damien boys volleyball captures CIF-SS Division 5 title


DAMIEN WINS IT: Making history is always fun.
Just ask Christopher Jorritsma, a senior on the Damien boys volleyball team.The opposite side hitter was all smiles after he and the Spartans pulled off a four-set victory over Arrowhead Christian in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 championship final on Saturday at Cerritos College.
“So good, it feels so good,” Jorritsma said as the team posed with its new CIF championship plaque.The 12-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22 triumph secured the program’s first CIF championship in just its fifth year.
“To know that we started this, it’s great to know that we got it going,” senior setter Christian Hernandez said. “We did this for the program, for the future.”

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Walnut’s Kayla Richardson dominant with a double at CIF-SS track and field finals

WALNUT’S KAYLA RICHARDSON DOMINATES: Kayla Richardson admits that she was not happy running a lot of 400-meter races this season.
The Walnut High School junior is complaining no more. She used that two-curve experience to claim CIF-Southern Section Division 1 championships in both the 100 and 200 on Saturday afternoon at Cerritos College.
I think it helped me a lot mentally and physically,” she said. “My times were just average, but those races really helped me with my finish.”

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