El Monte’s Jesus Garcia, top, scores past Mountain View goal keeper Michael Garcia (74) in the first half of a prep soccer match at South El Monte High School in El Monte, Calif., on Thursday, January 29, 2015. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)
St. Paul players celebrate their win over Bishop Amat after their Del Rey girls basketball game at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs on Thursday January 29, 2015. St. Paul defeated Bishop Amat 53-38. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)
St. Paul, after falling behind, 16-7, after the first quarter, put together a 14-minute stretch in the second, third and four quarters where it outscored the Lancers, 27-4, for a 45-28 advantage late in the fourth. The stretch included keeping Bishop Amat scoreless for more than eight minutes over the final seven of the third and the first of the fourth.
St. Paul’s Clarissa Perez: “It’s a great feeling to sweep Amat. Coach (Robert Miller) said its the first time in 24 years we’ve swept Amat. It’s a great win for us, and I’m very proud of all my teammates.”
Boys soccer Nogales 1, Rowland 0 — Goalkeeper Christian Salas recorded a shutout and Jonathan Ortiz scored a goal with an assist from Anthony Dominguez to lead the Nobles (9-3-4, 4-1-1) to the Valle Vista League victory. Girls soccer Charter Oak 3, Diamond Ranch 1 — Maggie Brown scored three goals to lead the Chargers (9-9-2, 3-2-1) to the Hacienda League victory. Taylor Salgado, Sammie Morales and Diana Barbone each had an assist and Bria Salazar had 20 steals, Amber Alveraz had 15 steals and goalie Riley Barbatoa had four saves for Charter Oak. San Dimas 5, Northview 1 — Cheyenne Cepeda scored twice and Haley Milano and Ryan Craig each scored a goal for the Saints (7-10-2, 6-1) in Valle Vista League win. Rowland 1, Nogales 0 — Goalie Victoria Miranda recorded a shutout to lead the Raiders (6-3, 4-2) to the Valle Vista league victory. Bishop Amat 10, St. Pias X-St. Matthias 0 — Hanna Armendariz scored four goals and Jamie Peters scored twice to lead the Lancers (15-6, 4-0) to the Del Rey League victory and to their eighth straight shutout. Danielle Herrera, Karissa Serna, Caitlyn Gladysz, and Sarah George each scored a goal for Bishop Amat. Duarte 4, Baldwin Park 0 — Stephanie Flores scored three goals and goalie Alexa Moreno recorded a shutout to lead the visiting Falcons (9-4-1, 5-1) to the Montview League win and to their fifth straight victory. Jackie Hurtado scored a goal for Duarte. Girls water polo Charter Oak 15, Webb Schools 7 — Sarah Adams had six goals, two steals and an assist and Katie Fugit had five goals, fives assists and two steals to lead the Chargers (16-4, 5-1) to the Hacienda League win. Also contributing to Charter Oak’s victory were Savannah Austria who scored twice and Juliana Martinez who scored a goal and had three assists and two steals. St Lucy’s 18, Etiwanda 7 — Sabrina Garabet had six goals, four assists, and four steals and Devin Holcomb had five goals, seven steals and three assists to lead the Regents (14-6, 6-1) to the Baseline League win. St. Lucy’s Katie Cook had three goals, an assist and a steal and Hilary Adkins scored twice and had three assists. San Dimas 6, Rowland 3 — Alondra Reynoso scored three goals and goalie Shelby Garcia had nine saves to lead the Saints (12-7, 5-0) to the Valle Vista league victory. Paige Whipp, Natalie Molloy, and Madi Egan each scored a goal for San Dimas.
Los Altos is in the midst of a tough stretch. The Conquerors play four games this week, including Wednesday at Canyon of Anaheim, Thursday against Chino and Friday at Webb.
By the time the Conquerors complete their own tournament on Feb. 7, they will have played 22 games in the last 30 days.
“It’s not crazy at all,” coach Chris Coleman said. “The girls season is so weird in its complexion because you have Thanksgiving break and then Christmas break. The girls disappear. A lot of teams play 15 games before the new year. I did not want that. Why train so hard and then disappear for two, three weeks? You do not gain anything. You actually lose what you worked on.”
By John M. Sherrard
LOS ANGELES –The Bishop Amat High School boys’ soccer team may not be on anyone’s radar outside of the San Gabriel Valley. Not anymore.
The undefeated Lancers, who aren’t in anyone’s top ten outside of The Tribune, including the poll that counts the most – the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 – might just creep into the conversation after a huge 1-0 Del Rey League victory over host Salesian of Los Angeles Wednesday night.
With the victory the Lancers and Cathedral are atop the league with identical records. Amat tied division 3 top-ranked Cathedral in its first league game, 4-4.
Cathedral is ranked second and Salesian fifth in Top Drawer Soccer.com’s Southern California rankings, which is a gauge of all of Southern California high school soccer. Continue reading →
Girls soccer South Hills 2, Diamond Bar 0 — Alina Cobian scored twice and Alyssa Lopez recorded a shutout to lead the Huskies (12-4, 4-2) to the Palomares League victory. Hannah Shields and Arianna Vallado each had an assist for South Hills. Chino Hills 1, Rancho Cucamonga 0 — Destiny Collins recorded a shutout and Dayna Garcia scored the winning goal for the visiting Huskies (10-5-4, 4-0-2) in a Baseline League win. Boys soccer Diamond Bar 8, South Hills 1 — Guy Horcasitas and Tony di Donato each scored twice to lead the Brahmas (14-3-2, 5-0-1) to the Palomares League victory. Kristian Salazar, Daniel Stelzreide, Anthony Vazquez and Mohammad Abboushi each scored a goal for Diamond Bar. Girls Basketball South Hills 53, Diamond Bar 46 — Denise Wang had 23 points to lead the Huskies (17-5, 5-1) to the Palomares League victory. OJ Gamboa had 17 points and Kayla Rice added 11 points for Diamond Bar (9-12, 2-4). Walnut 58, Los Altos 51 — Walnut had 20-8 run that started in the second quarter and carried into the third to take a 42-30 lead. Los Altos got the lead down to two with two minutes left on a 3-point play by Ulani Wells. Katya Echavez from Walnut had five points in the final two minutes scoring on each of the next two possessions. Boys Basketball Bonita 59, Glendora 56 — Kenny Walter had 21 points for the Bearcats (17-5, 3-3) in a Palomares League win. Charter Oak 58, Chino 46 — Amier Thomas had 26 points and Chase Evans added 10 points for the Chargers (6-11, 1-4) in a Hacienda League victory. Diamond Bar 54, South Hills 28 — Tyler Ginyard had 14 points, six rebounds and four assists and Tyler Peterson had 11 points, six rebounds and five steals to lead the Brahmas (12-10, 3-3) to the Palomares League win. Rowland 58, Northview 53 — Jesus Jr Hernandez had 24 points and Derek Ohara added 19 points for the Raiders (14-6, 4-1) in a Valle Vista League victory. San Dimas 60, Wilson 58 — Omar Nasri had 32 points and 18 rebounds and Ryan Ocampo had 13 points and three assists and three rebounds to lead the Saints (8-13, 2-3) in overtime to the Valle Vista league victory. Also contributing to San Dimas’s victory was Donnell Leffridge who had 10 points and four rebounds. Kyle Price had 17 points and Brandon Jon had 11 points for Wilson. Diamond Ranch 70, West Covina56 — Roman Silva had 19 points and four blocks and Dean Waltz added 12 points to lead the Panthers (13-7, 4-1) to the Hacienda League victory.
Damien’s Jeremy Hemsley may go down as one of the San Gabriel’s Valley’s all-time best, right there with Tracy Murray, Casey Jacobsen, Cameron Murray, Keith Van Horn, Grant Jerrett, etc., as the Valley’s all-time greats. But on this night in the Northview basketball tournament in December, Glendora’s Brandon Brothers had a crossover and bucket that he can talk about forever … Enjoy it, because that will probably never happen again to No. 42.
Girls soccer Duarte 3, Sierra Vista 2 — Lindsey Lathrop scored twice, Ruth Macdonaugh scored a goal and goalie Alexa Moreno had seven saves to lead the Falcons (8-4-1, 4-1) to the Montview league victory against the Dons (13-4-1, 4-1). Duarte is the first team to beat Sierra Vista in a league match this season. San Dimas 3, Wilson 2 — Kayla Higheros, Samantha Galan, and Cheyenne Cepeda each scored a goal to lead the Saints (5-10-2, 4-1) to the Valle Vista league win. Bishop Amat 2, St. Joseph 0 — The Lancers recorded their seventh straight shutout, getting a pair of goals from Hannah Armendariz, helping the Lancers improve to 14-6 overall and 4-0 in the Del Rey League. Rowland 3, Northview 2 — Host Rowland (5-9-1, 3-2) won the Valle Vista League match against the Vikings. Boys soccer Bassett 3, Edgewood 0 — Goalkeeper Carlos Ramierez recorded a shutout, Richard Cueva scored twice and Ernesto Cueva scored a goal to lead the visiting Olympians (6-8, 2-4) to the Miramonte League victory. Diamond Ranch 5, West Covina 0 — Mariano Bernal scored three goals and goalies Carlos Aldrete and Alejandro Romo recorded a shutout for the Panthers (9-5-3, 3-2) in a Hacienda League victory. Anthony Vargas and David Pino each scored a goal for Diamond Ranch. South El Monte 3, El Monte 2 — Jesus Garcia and Ramon Rodriguez each scored a goal for the Lions (9-6-2, 6-1-1) but it was not enough in the Mission Valley League loss. Girls water polo Charter Oak 19, Chino 6 — Sarah Adams had eight goals, five assists and three steals and Katie Fugit had five goals, five assists, and four steals for the Chargers (15-4, 4-1) in a Hacienda League victory. Also contributing to Charter Oak’s victory were Devynn Stein who had four goals, two assists, and three steals and Julianna Martinez who had a goal, three assists, and a steal. Maddie Meza had four goals for Chino. Bonita 20, Glendora 3 — Erin Gonzalez, Kayla DeHerrera, and Amanda Legaspi each scored four goals for the Bearcats (11-1, 5-0) in a Palomares League win. Taylor Alley and Reannon Urias each scored twice and goalies Rachel Garwick had seven saves and Alisha Plum had six saves for Bonita. Glendora’s Carly Kesterson scored three goals. St. Lucy’s 15, Upland 8 — Devin Holcomb had four goals and two steals and Sabrina Garabet had four goals, three assists and two steals to lead the Regents (13-6, 6-1) to the Baseline League victory. Hilary Adkins had three goals, five assists, and a steal and goalie Nichol Feldtz had six saves for St. Lucy’s.
What: San Gabriel Valley East-West Hall of Fame All-Star Football game Where: West Covina HS When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Above:Los Altos’ David Jimenez (C) (90) along with David Tolmachoff (C) (77) will compete for the West in Friday’s Hall of Fame All-Star football game at West Covina HS. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)
Girls water polo Bonita 13, Claremont 3 — Goalie Rachel Garwick had 11 saves and two assists and Amanda Legaspi scored six goals to lead the Bearcats (10-1, 4-0) to the Palomares League victory. Erin Gonzalez and Taylor Alley each scored twice and Kayla DeHerrera, Jessica Carnahan and Jessica Argelander each scored a goal for Bonita. Claremont’s goalie Morgan Stockhom had nine saves and Lauren Hoyle and Kyra Machunich each scored a goal. Bonita will play at home tomorrow against Glendora at 4 p.m.
Football, boys and girls soccer and boys water polo can sign national letters of intent on Wednesday, Feb. 4. We’re gathering a list for the paper and online and need your help identifying all the Tribune athletes who plan on signing. I’ll create a list here over the next two weeks. If you plan on signing, please email me at email@example.com so I can stay in touch with you regarding our signing day plans and add you to the list, thanks.
Eric Quevedo, OL, West Covina, (Boise State commit)
Anthony Camargo, LB, Bishop Amat, (Harvard commit)
Taeon Mason, WR/DB, Muir (Washington St. verbal)
Ben Northup, OL, Glendora (Hawaii verbal)
Antonio Hull, ATH, Diamond Bar (Wyoming offer)
John Carroll, TE/LB, St. Francis (San Diego St. commit)
Tony Brown, WR/DB, La Mirada, (Texas Tech verbal)
Octavius Spencer, WR, Monrovia, (UCLA commit)
Carlos Martin, RB, La Habra (Portland St. commit)
Noah Evans, TE, Whittier Christian (Undecided)
Tyler Spitzer, WR/DB, San Marino (Harvard commit)
Jaclyn Arballo, Bonita, Holy Names University
Sabrina Delgado, Los Altos, Cal State Bakersfield
Boys Basketball Top Ten Rankings 1. Damien (17-2) - With a win over Etiwanda and blowout at Chino Hills the Spartans are now ranked seventh in the state by MaxPreps. 2. Glendora (19-2) — Brandon Brothers and AJ Bigornia are too much for the rest of the Palomares. 3. Walnut (16-5) - Undefeated in Hacienda and will try to avenge non-league loss at Los Altos Wednesday. 4. Los Altos (15-4) — Came back to earth in loss to Diamond Ranch. But the big one is Wednesday at home against Walnut. 5. Bishop Amat (16-4) — Cruising along and gets a quick rematch with Bell Jeff on Friday at home. 6. Bonita (15-5) — Losses in league to Glendora, Ayala and Diamond Bar. 7. Diamond Ranch (12-7) – Back in the Hacienda mix with a win over Los Altos. 8. Wilson (16-4) – Gets big win over Rowland to move into three-way tie for first in VVL at 3-1 with Covina and Rowland. 9. Diamond Bar (11-10) – Back-to-back losses to league leaders Glendora and Ayala. 10. Covina (15-6) - Tied for first in Valle Vista at 3-1.
Girls Basketball Top Ten Rankings 1. South Hills (17-5) — Best season in years with only league loss to strong Ayala squad. 2. Duarte (12-6) – 4-0 in the Montview and probably won’t be tested. 3. Walnut (11-6) – Crushed by Chino 61-40 to fall to second in Hacienda. 4. West Covina (13-7) — Back-to-back wins over Los Altos and Charter Oak. 5. Covina (13-8) – Undefeated at 4-0 in the Valle Vista. 6. South El Monte (16-3) — Has to wait until next week to rematch with Gabrielino, the only team to beat them in MVL. 7. Los Altos (13-6) – Tough loss to West Covina and now gets Walnut next. 8. Bonita (11-12) — Third in Palomares behind Ayala and South Hills. 9. Wilson (10-10) – Only Valle Vista league loss to Covina. 10. Bishop Amat (7-11) – Last place in Del Rey. If Amat misses the playoffs, it will be the first time in forever.
Boys Soccer Rankings 1. Diamond Bar (13-3-2) — Wins over Glendora and Ayala with showdown at Claremont Friday for sole possession of first in Palomares. 2. Damien (12-3-2) – Spartans 4-0-1 in league with only setback surprising loss to Chino Hills. 3. La Puente (10-0-3) – Huge 3-1 with over Ganesha to take over first in Miramonte and remain unbeaten. 4. Bishop Amat (5-0-4) - Undefeated Lancers with big match at Salesian on Wednesday. 5. Sierra Vista (11-2-3) – Surprising 2-2 at Gladstone followed by 2-0 win over Workman. 6. Charter Oak (15-3-2) — Bonced back strong from only league loss to Diamond Ranch. 7. El Monte (9-5-2) — Surges ahead in MVL at 6-0-1 to take over sole possession of first. 8. Ganesha (12-3-3) – Despite loss to La Puente, only a half game back in Miramonte standings. 9. Mountain View (8-5-3) — Takes on El Monte Thursday for sole possession of first. 10. Walnut (9-5) – Tied for first with Charter Oak at 3-1 in Hacienda.
Girls Soccer Top Ten Rankings 1. Bishop Amat (12-6) – Has won seven straight while only allowing one goal during that stretch. 2. South Hills (11-4) — Followed another tough overtime loss to Claremont with 1-0 win at Glendora. 3. Glendora (7-6-5) — Went 0-1-1 last week to drop to third in Palomares. 4. Sierra Vista (13-3-1) – Has 37 goals with just 14 against. 5. Diamond Ranch (8-4-4) – Big 1-0 win over Los Altos after dropping 5-0 decision to power Chino. 6. St. Lucy’s (6-6-6) — As good as the Regents were early, the Baseline is swallowing them up. 7. Diamond Bar (9-6-2) – Through five games it can’t get in win in the Palomares with 0-3-2 start. 8. Baldwin Park (9-1-1) — Only blemish is a loss to Sierra Vista. 9. Los Altos (7-8) — Tied for third with Charter Oak in Hacienda. 10. South El Monte (7-3-1) — Could be second best in MVL behind Gabrielino
Bonita 88, Claremont 83 — Tyler Poepping scored 24 points to give the Bearcats (16-5, 2-3) at Palomares League victory over the Wolfpack (10-12, 2-3). Kyle Gray added 16 points for Bonita, while point guards David Neff and Joe Quintana each had 14. Rowland 65, San Dimas 57 — Junior Hernandez and Derek Ohara had 24 and 22 points respectively for Rowland to defeat San Dimas in a Valle Vista League contest. Ohara also had five assists for the Raiders (13-6, 3-1). Girls Basketball
South Hills 54, Glendora 36 — The Huskies (16-5, 4-1) picked up a Palomares League win at Glendora (12-10, 1-4). The Huskies were led by Brittany Wang with 19 poitns, while Sam Perez had 13 and Caitlyn Felina with 12. Glendora was led by a pair of freshmen, Michelle Can and Makaya Tilton, who had 11 and nine points respecitively. All of Tilton’s points came from beyond the arc. Boys Soccer
Diamond Bar 4, Ayala 2 >> — The Brahmas claimed a Palomares League victory over Ayala with four goals. Daniel Stelzreide, Tony di Donato, Andre Gamboa, and Jordan Wong each scored for Diamond Bar. Gamboa and Wong each had assists as well.
Damien, ranked No. 1 in Division 3AA, routed Los Osos 71-43 behind behind Bryce Peters’ 16 points. Jeremy Hemsley added 12 and Malik Fitts finished with 11. Damien improved to 17-2 and a perfect 4-0 in the Baseline.
Walnut remained in sole possession of first in the Hacienda League improving to 16-5 and 4-0 with its 77-22 rout of Chino. Diamond Ranch’s 54-51 win over Los Altos moved the Panthers into a tie for second with the Conquerors. Diamond Ranch is 12-7 and 3-1 and Los Altos is 15-4 and 3-1
Palomares Soccer Results
Friday’s boys games
Glendora 5, South Hills 2
Claremont 2, Bonita 1
Diamond Bar 4, Ayala 2 Friday’s girls games
South Hills 1, Glendora 0
Claremont 1, Bonita 1, OT
Ayala 3, Diamond Bar 2
Glendora’s AJ Bigornia scored 33 points and Brandon Brothers finished with 28 to lead the Tartans to an easy 93-40 win over South Hills to improve to 19-2 and 5-0 in the Palomares. Glendora is ranked No. 1 in Division 2AA. In another Palomares game, Ayala beat Diamond Bar 79-55.