About Fred Robledo

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

Baseball Rankings: Bonita still the top dog with Sierra Vista and Walnut next

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Tribune Top Ten Baseball Rankings
1. Bonita (13-2) — Bearcats remain No. 1 and are in a three-way tie for first in the Palomares.
2. Sierra Vista (10-1) — Through 11 games the Dons only have allowed 15 runs. Difference this year is they’re scoring a lot too.
3. Walnut (11-3-1) — Mustangs starting to look the part with a 5-0 start in the Hacienda.
4. South Hills (9-6) — Too much talent for the Huskies already to have six losses, which includes last weeks loss at home to Glendora.
5. Damien (6-7) — After a slow start Spartans starting to make their move at 3-1 in the Baseline.
6. Glendora (10-7) — Currently in fourth at 2-2 in the Palomares, the Tartans can still play with anyone.
7. Bishop Amat (6-10) — It’s a good thing the Del Rey is down this year and Amat is taking full advantage with a 3-0 start.
8. Northview (10-4-1) — Vikings move back into a share for first in the Valle Vista.
9. Azusa (7-2) — The Aztecs could give Sierra Vista a run for its money in the Montview. Aztecs are 5-0 waiting for its opportunity.
10. Covina (8-5) — Colts fall to lowly San Dimas 2-1 for first loss in the Valle Vista.

AREA LEADERS
Hitting (Minimum 20 at bats)

1. Keola Viloria, Diamond Bar, .536, 15-for-28
2. Dante Castillo, Bishop Amat, .500, 17-for-34
3. Brennan McKenzie, .480, Walnut, 12-for-33
4. Aaron Fong, South Hills, .478, 11-for-28
5. Gabriel Contreas, Gladstone, .478, 11-for-23
6. Joseph Kim, Diamond Bar, .476, 20-for-42
7. Frankie Sanchez, Wilson, .476, 10-for-21
8. Nick Aguilar, South El Monte, .474, 9-for-20
9. Quinn Cooper, Walnut, .458, 11-for-24
10. Josh McClean, Glendora, .450, 9-for-20

Home Runs
4 – Brennan McKenzie (Walnut); 3 – Jake Bryant (Glendora)
RBIs
16 – Jake Bryant (Glendora); 14 – Brandon Bradshaw (Bonita); 13 – Austyn Rivera (Nogales).
Pitching (Wins-Losses)
A.J. Woodall (Bonita), 5-0; Hayden Petrovick, South Hills (5-0); Christian Longoria (Walnut), 4-0).



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Softball Rankings: Glendora jumps to No. 1 following Bishop Amat’s loss to Santiago

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Area Softball Rankings
1. Glendora (11-1) — With spring break finished, Tartans host a biggie Wednesday against South Hills.
2. Bishop Amat (13-2) — Big game with St. Paul rained out, then a tough 4-3 non-league loss to Santiago in eight innings.
3. St. Lucy’s (8-3-2) — Nothing changed from last week, but can with the Baseline starting up.
4. Edgewood (8-1) — Expect more no hitters and blowouts from the Lions in the Miramonte League.
5. South Hills (10-7) — With Palomares starting, time to find out if the tough schedule pays off.
5. Charter Oak (8-5) — Big Hacienda games this week hosting Chino Tuesday and Diamond Ranch Thursday.
6. Diamond Ranch (11-4) — Nonleague 9-3 loss to Knight entering Hacienda League play.
8. Bonita (7-6) — After slow start, Bearcats enter the Palomares with momentum after winning last week’s Whittier tournament.
9. Arroyo (7-3) — Is it the team to beat in the Mission Valley?
10. Diamond Bar (8-7-2) — Still owns the shocking win over Diamond Bar to open the Palomares. Let’s see where it goes from here.

Hitting Leaders (Minimum 20 at bats)
1. Berlin Bonilla, La Puente, .667, 18-for-27
2. Alma Lopez, La Puente, .667, 16-for-24
3. Monica Guzman, Workman, .640, 16-for-25
4. Randi Farricker, Glendora, .632, 24-for-38
5. Seanna Jimenez, El Monte, .583, 16-for-27
6. Rebecca Barber, Arroyo, .591, 13-for-22
7. Alyssa Carrion, Walnut, .558, 24-for-43
8. Taylor Tetone, Glendora, .538, 21-for-39
9. Ciara Granado, Edgewood, .538, 14-for-26
10. Isabella Sierra, Covina, .500, 18-for-36

Home Runs
7 – Randi Farricker (Glendora); 6 – Taylor Tetone (Glendora), Ciara Granado (Edgewood); 5 – Melysia Ortega (South Hills); 4– Shynia Torrez (El Monte); 3 – Carlie Salm (San Dimas), Alison LeNoue (Covina), Casey Tamanaha (Diamond Bar), Sammy Alvarado (Edgewood).
RBIs
21 – Randi Farricker (Glendora); 16 – Taylor Tetone (Glendora); 15 – Ciara Granado (Edgewood); 14 – Melysia Ortega (South Hills), Sammy Alvarado (Edgewood); 13 – Carlie Salm (San Dimas), Ryann Bonilla (Walnut), Alyssa Martinez (Azusa).
Pitching: Most Wins
Cambria Keefer (Glendora), 8-1; Natalie Lugo (South Hills), 7-5; Samaria Diaz (Bishop Amat) 6-0; Rebecca Winder (Diamond Bar), 6-1; Dakota Casper (St. Lucy’s), 6-1.
Pitching: ERA
1. Samaria Diaz (Bishop Amat), 0.52; 2. Natalie Lugo (South Hills), 1.30; 3. Trinity Garcia (West Covina), 2.03; 4. Rebecca Winder (Diamond Bar), 2.17; 5. Austyn Helmuth (San Dimas), 2.37; 6. Cambria Keefer (Glendora), 2.38; 7. Dakota Casper (St. Lucy’s), 2.53; 8. Kalani Schwartz (Duarte), 3.40; 9. Madeline Peralta (El Monte), 3.59; 10. Isabella Sierra (Covina), 3.79.

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Walnut’s Kayla Richardson has big weekend at Arcadia

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Richardson has a big day: It’s not very upsetting to lose to the national leader, especially in an early season track and field meet.
Kayla Richardson of Walnut High School came relatively close to Lauren Rains Williams of Oaks Christian twice in the 49th annual Arcadia Invitational on Saturday night.
Williams won the 100 meters, but then turned it on in the 200 to win in a national-leading time of 23.37 seconds. Richardson finished second in 24.35 in the race.
“I’ve known Lauren forever,” Richardson said. “I like racing against her because it kind of tells you where you are.
”There were three meet records set in the meet, where it rained early on Saturday, let up for a large portion, and then came back for another shower that brought out a rainbow. It was the first time it had rained on the meet since 2003.

Walnut wins Friday’s relay: Relay races always have that X factor.
Performances are never quite so automatic when there is more than one high school track and field athlete involved in a race. A perfect example was at Friday night’s 49th annual Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High School.
Canyon’s Ariana Weyland led by 100 meters at the handoff for the final leg of the 4×1,600-meter seeded relay race. Walnut freshman Chloe Arriaga took the baton for her final four laps roughly a straight behind Weyland. Arriaga eventually reeled her in and won in one of the closest races of the night, by 0.11 seconds.

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At the Arcadia Invite this weekend, it’s all about the Swaggy Backpacks

backpackOne particular backpack is the Ferrari of the high school track and field world.
Every athlete worth a grain of salt wants one that has a letter “A” with wings, a Nike logo and says “Arcadia Invitational.”“
When you’re walking with an Arcadia backpack at certain places, certain meets, everyone goes, ‘There’s that guy who went to that meet,’” Walnut senior Alan Tantiwassadakran said. “Everyone knows.”Medals and memories from the 49th annual meet at Arcadia High School? No, it’s the backpacks everyone wants.

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Glendora baseball gets huge win at South Hills, 5-1

glendorajakeGlendora gets big win at South Hills: Patience at the plate and a gutty pitching performance by senior Jake Gaudet helped Glendora hand South Hills its first Palomares League baseball loss, 5-1 on Wednesday afternoon.
The Tartans (10-7, 2-2) played small ball in the fifth inning to bring home two runs and take a 2-1 lead over the Huskies.
Jake Bryant and Jacob Nemeth hit back-to-back singles to lead off the fifth. With two strikes, Chase Kerr laid down a sacrifice bunt. Jake Bikle then bunted to load the bases.

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Charter Oak baseball in thick of Hacienda race with 4-3 win over West Covina

The Charter Oak Chargers baseball team won West Covina Bulldogs by a score of 4-3 on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Charter Oak High School. (Photo Correspondent by Shilah Montiel/ San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

By John Honell
Charter Oak’s baseball team stayed in the thick of the Hacienda League race, scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Chargers a 4-3 win over West Covina on Tuesday afternoon.
Ronnie Parham singled with one out in the sixth inning. One out later, starting pitcher Andre Henson hit a wind-blown double to left field to drive in what proved to be the winning run.
“That was a Charter Oak comp,” Chargers coach A.J. Garbick said. “He faded one up into the wind there and we’ll take it.”
The Chargers (7-7, 4-1) won their fourth consecutive Hacienda League game but had to come from behind fto do it. Henson struggled with his control, giving up two runs to the Bulldogs in the top of the first before the Chargers bounced back.
“Coming back like that was huge,” Garbick said. “When we get down, we’re down. Being able to respond was big, especially going into the last round of league play.”
Parham singled to lead off the first for the Chargers. Jerid Petrick laid down a sacrifice bunt. Henson singled and Robert Owen followed with a sacrifice fly. Dino Miranda doubled to drive in Henson with the tying run.
“I felt like I got a brand new start,” Henson said. “It took a while to find my release point but my teammates picked me up, which allowed me to relax.”
Andrew Sanchez singled and Justin Torres walked to lead off the game for the Bulldogs. A sacrifice, a ground out and a single by Andy Carillo brought both runners in for a quick 2-0 lead.
“We’ve been getting on teams early,” first-year Bulldogs coach Kevin Pigott said. “We kind of back them into a corner, then we let up and allowed them to get back in the game.”
The Chargers took a 3-2 lead in the third inning, taking advantage of back-to-back hit batters and a two-out single by Brett Clemetson.
“Once (Henson) got his off-speed stuff over and got his release point, he pretty much dominated for the rest of the game,” Garbick said. “He got us through six innings, then we had to skate out that last inning.”
Henson, who has signed with Cal Poly Pomona, gave up three hits and struck out seven for his second win of the season.

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Softball Rankings: Bishop Amat remains No. 1 while Glendora’s Randi Farricker chasing area triple crown

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Area Softball Rankings
1. Bishop Amat (13-1) — The top-ranked team in Division 3 has scored 75 runs with only 25 against.
2. Glendora (11-1) — Has a game against Etiwanda and doubleheader against Chino Hills that will surely test the Tartans.
3. St. Lucy’s (8-3-2) — Regents are 9-1-1 in last 11 games, but the big test comes with the Baseline starting up.
4. Edgewood (7-1) — You can mark it down, Lions won’t lose another game before the playoffs, they’re simply too good for the Miramonte.
5. South Hills (10-7) — Has won five of its last six to build momentum heading to Palomares League.
6. Diamond Ranch (11-3) — Went 3-1 in the Whittier tournament, beating San Pedro 6-1 in the finale.
7. Charter Oak (8-5) — Looks like the Chargers, Diamond Ranch and Chino likely to battle it out for Hacienda crown.
8. Bonita (7-6) — After struggling most of the non-league, Bearcats went 4-0 to capture the Whittier tournament, beating Whittier 1-0 in the final
9. Arroyo (7-3) — Knights look like the Mission Valley league favorites.
10. Diamond Bar (7-7-2) — Win over West Covina 4-1 to close out a 2-2 showing in own tournament.

Hitting Leaders (Minimum 20 at bats)
1. Berlin Bonilla, La Puente, .667, 18-for-27
2. Alma Lopez, La Puente, .667, 16-for-24
3. Monica Guzman, Workman, .640, 16-for-25
4. Randi Farricker, Glendora, .632, 24-for-38
5. Seanna Jimenez, El Monte, .583, 16-for-27
6. Rebecca Barber, Arroyo, .591, 13-for-22
7. Alyssa Carrion, Walnut, .558, 24-for-43
8. Taylor Tetone, Glendora, .538, 21-for-39
9. Ciara Granado, Edgewood, .538, 14-for-26
10. Isabella Sierra, Covina, .500, 18-for-36

Home Runs
7 – Randi Farricker (Glendora); 6 – Taylor Tetone (Glendora), Ciara Granado (Edgewood); 5 – Melysia Ortega (South Hills); 4– Shynia Torrez (El Monte); 3 – Carlie Salm (San Dimas), Alison LeNoue (Covina), Casey Tamanaha (Diamond Bar), Sammy Alvarado (Edgewood).
RBIs
21 – Randi Farricker (Glendora); 16 – Taylor Tetone (Glendora); 15 – Ciara Granado (Edgewood); 14 – Melysia Ortega (South Hills), Sammy Alvarado (Edgewood); 13 – Carlie Salm (San Dimas), Ryann Bonilla (Walnut), Alyssa Martinez (Azusa).
Pitching: Most Wins
Cambria Keefer (Glendora), 8-1; Natalie Lugo (South Hills), 7-5; Samaria Diaz (Bishop Amat) 6-0; Rebecca Winder (Diamond Bar), 6-1; Dakota Casper (St. Lucy’s), 6-1.
Pitching: ERA
1. Samaria Diaz (Bishop Amat), 0.52; 2. Natalie Lugo (South Hills), 1.30; 3. Trinity Garcia (West Covina), 2.03; 4. Rebecca Winder (Diamond Bar), 2.17; 5. Austyn Helmuth (San Dimas), 2.37; 6. Cambria Keefer (Glendora), 2.38; 7. Dakota Casper (St. Lucy’s), 2.53; 8. Kalani Schwartz (Duarte), 3.40; 9. Madeline Peralta (El Monte), 3.59; 10. Isabella Sierra (Covina), 3.79.

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