BREAKING NEWS: San Dimas-San Gabriel game moved to Saturday night AT MONTEBELLO HS.

UPDATE 8:44 P.M. — The game will be at Montebello HS.

This text message from San Gabriel coach Jude Oliva regarding the semifinals of the Mid-Valley Division between San Dimas at San Gabriel, scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m, has been moved to Saturday.

Jude Oliva’s text: “Unfortunately due to the damage and (the Alhambra Unified School) district shutting down (Friday) our game has been rescheduled until Saturday 7 p.m. site TBA.”

San Dimas reaction: San Dimas wanted the game Friday, but it will be played on Saturday instead. The game will not be at San Gabriel, the school is looking for an alternate location. San Gabriel said they will have a decision on a location by 9 a.m., on Friday. We’ll keep you posted.

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Baseball: Bishop Amat sweeps series vs. La Salle

Jumping in here for FredJ … Here’s the box score from the Del Rey League series finale between La Salle and Bishop Amat. It pretty much tells the story, but I’ll write one anyway. Just as an FYI, the story will not appear in the paper because of space issues. Think of it as a blog exclusive from yours truly.

By Miguel A. Melendez, Staff Writer

PASADENA — It was over before it ever began.

Well, almost.

Bishop Amat pounded La Salle with four home runs and a 14-run lead in just three innings, completing the Del Rey Leauge series sweep with a 14-1 win in five innings Friday afternoon at La Salle.

La Salle (10-6, 5-3) will have to wait until next season for a chance to earn its first ever win over Bishop Amat (14-2, 8-0) in league history. That La Salle was going to have to wait until then was made very clear from the beginning.

Bishop Amat loaded the bases in the first and Jay Anderson jumped on the first pitch for a grand slam to start the offensive explosion. Fellow senior Rio Ruiz connected for a two-run double in the second and followed it up with a three-run home run in the third to make it a rout. Ryan Serrato and Bernardo Zavala also homered for Bishop Amat.

La salle coach Harry Agajanian was clearly upset with La Salle’s inability to get up for a game despite taking Bishop Amat to nine innings before losing 3-2 earlier this week.

“It was miserable,” he said. “It was disgusting and I’m embarrassed for our team and I’m embarrassed for myself and the school on our performance today.”

Bishop Amat coach Andy Nieto said that the field dimensions paved the way for home runs.

“Maybe a couple of them hit the gap, but a few of them are definitely caught (at Bishop Amat),” he said. “It’s one of those games you hope you never get to at this park when you deal with those kind of parameters.”

Agajanian agreed.

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Baseball: Jacob Ehret goes 2 for 3 with four RBIs to lead San Dimas in 9-4 win over Temple City


Jacob Ehret went 2 for 3 with four RBIs, two doubles and a run scored to lead San Dimas to a 9-4 win over Temple City in the Apache Invitational on Monday afternoon at Arcadia High. San Dimas’ Eric Morrel went 3 1/3 innings and gave up seven hits. Shawn Kennedy struck out two and allowed just two hits in 3-plus innings in relief. Temple City’s Calvin Copping struck out five but gave up seven runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched. San Dimas jumped ahead 2-0 in the first on Ehret’s double to score Andrew Espinosa, who pinch-ran for Daniel Milwee who singled and advanced to second on an error. Matt Lee’s single scored Ehret to make it 2-0. The Saints added four more in the second with a little help from the Rams. After recording two quick ground outs, Temple City ran into some trouble to close out the inning. Elias Orona was hit by a pitch before Kennedy drew a walk. Milwee’s RBI single to the right-center gap scored Orona to make it 3-0, moving Kennedy to third. Kennedy then scored on a balk to make it 4-0 before Matt Muoz drew a walk. Ehret’s two-run double to left field padded the Saints’ lead 6-0. Temple City scored two in the second and added another in the fourth, but left the bases loaded in that inning before Kennedy struck out Kyle Starling and forced Caleb Halverson to ground out to end the threat.

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Basketball: Hey there! You’re an All-Star! Get your game on!

Lets call it a Melendez Invasion. Freddy’s gone but I’m going to barge in here for a sec and post the Tribune All-Star rosters. For the record, I selected the Star-News roster, so it’s safe to say the Tribune’s run of winning the girls game is all but over!

Here are some quick facts about the game:

6th Annual Tribune/Star-News All-Star Classic
When: Saturday, April 4
Where: Azusa Pacific University
Girl’s game: 5:30pm
Boy’s game: 7:30pm
Admission: $8 adults, $5 students/children

Girls 3-point contest at halftime, boys Slam Dunk contest in-between games and boys 3-point contest (halftime).

Boys: Star-News leads series, 4-1
Girls: Tribune leads series, 3-2


Coach: Ricky Roper & Staff (Nogales High)
Team: Garrett Johnson (Diamond Ranch); Chris Cunningham (Diamond Ranch); Randall Guillory (Nogales); Aaron De Anda (Nogales); Anthony Farmer (Northview); Manny Acosta (South El Monte); Karlo Galvez (Walnut); Nolan Abernathy (Bonita); Danny Silva (Northview); Kosmond Russell (Glendora); Abel Rodriguez (Bishop Amat); Cody Bennett (Bonita); Gabriel Gamboa (Nogales); Brandon Stansell (Rowland); Jake Vieth (Damien); Jesmar Abad (South Hills).


Coach: Kieth Locklear & Staff (Sierra Vista High)
Team: Morgann Ellis (Bishop Amat); Courtney Tolentino (Rowland); Kai Brown (West Covina); Jessica Fontenette (Bishop Amat); Lauren Holguin (Wilson); Remy Mallett (Diamond Bar); Sandy Perez (Azusa); Janice Jimenez (Sierra Vista); Keyonna Arnwine (San Dimas); Lauren Williams (Nogales); Elva Salcido (Charter Oak); Lauren Gonzales (Western Christian); Jacqueline Salas (Bishop Amat); Melissa Mejia (Bassett).


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