Softball season kicks off with the San Dimas tournament

San Dimas Softball Tournament
Pool A: La Salle, Charter Oak, Monrovia
Pool B: San Dimas, Bonita, Whittier Christian
Pool C: Ontario Christian, Temple City, Glendora
Pool D: La Canada, Montclair, El Rancho

Monday’s Games
Charter Oak 20, La Salle 0
Temple City 5, Ontario Christian 4
La Canada vs. Montclair, 5:15 p.m.
San Dimas vs. Bonita, 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games
Charter Oak vs. Monorovia, 3:15 p.m.
Bonita vs. Whittier Christian, 3:15 p.m.
Temple City vs. Glendora, 5:15 p.m.
Montclair vs. El Rancho, 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
La Salle vs. Monrovia, 3:15 p.m.
Ontario Christian vs. Glendora, 3:15 p.m.
San Dimas vs. Whittier Christian, 5:15 p.m.
La Canada vs. El Rancho, 5:15 p.m.
Friday’s semifinals
Pool A vs. Pool B winner, 3:15 p.m.
Pool C vs. Pool D winner, 3:15 p.m.
Saturday’s championship
Pool AB vs. Pool CD winner, 4:15 p.m.

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Bonita, South Hills, Walnut, Northview, Charter Oak among winners in first round of Saturday’s Frozen Ropes baseball tournament

I’ll post results and update schedules during the week, and you can also find updates on the Bonita/Frozen ropes webpage.

First Round Games in the Frozen Ropes baseball tournament
South Hills 4, Covina 2
Bonita 10, Diamond Ranch 0
Etiwanda 17, Alta Loma 0
Charter Oak 5, Montebello 3
Walnut 6, La Canada 0
Los Osos 6, AB Miller 1
Rancho Cucamonga 4, St. Francis 3
Crescenta Valley 8, San Dimas 0
La Salle 1, Apple Valley 0, 9 innings
Northview 3, Chino Hills 2, 8 innings
Maranatha 11, Upland 0
Carter 4, Arcadia 3
Loyola 3, Claremont 2
West Covina at Yucaipa, Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.
Los Altos 5, Victory Valley 2
Paloma Valley vs Temecula Valley, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m.

Second Round Games Wednesday, March 1
Times, locations, TBA

Top Half
South Hills vs. Los Osos
Rancho Cucamonga vs. Los Altos
Etiwanda vs. Carter
Walnut vs. Loyola
Bottom Half
Bonita vs. Maranatha
Charter Oak vs. Paloma Valley-Temecula Valley winner
Northview vs. West Covina-Yucaipa winner
Crescenta Valley vs. La Salle

MLK 9, Bishop Amat 0, DH
MLK 16, Bishop Amat 3, DH
Glendora 7, Royal 3, DH
Glendora 5, Royal 3, DH
Baldwin Park 15, Rosemead 1
West Covina 3, Colony 2

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Northview’s Eddie Flores, Jackson Serna repeat as CIF-SS Masters wrestling champs

By Stephen Ramirez
ONTARIO >> Northview High School’s Eddie Flores and Jackson Serna were two of the top wrestlers in the area at their weight class all season and the duo lived up to that billing Saturday.Both scored individual titles to lead the area efforts at Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Masters Meet at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
The area qualified 11 competitors for next week’s CIF State championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
Area power Northview, which won its 14th divisional title last week, finished second with the two champions and six total qualifiers. St. John Bosco, with nine qualifiers, was first.
The other area qualifiers were Northview’s Dominick Arellano (113 pounds, third), Gabriel Cortez (132, sixth), Ricky Marin (138, fourth) and Steven Comstock (170, fourth); Rowland’s Richard Rojo (106, sixth) and Armando Murrillo (132, eighth); Bishop Amat’s Sidney Flores (120, third), Charter Oak’s Joaquin Garcia (152, fifth) and Santa Fe’s Ronny Peraza (152, seventh).
Serna, the No. 6 heavyweight in the state by The California Wrestler, won a Masters title for the second consecutive season. He was steady in following up last week’s win at the Inland Division championships, scoring four wins by decision and one by fall. He beat Sultana’s Austin Gillham 2-1 in a final. Gillham is ranked No. 7 in the state.

He took a 2-0 lead in second period with an escape and penalty point before holding on for the 2-1 victory.
“It’s great,” Serna said. “To be two-time Masters champion is amazing. But it’s not what I train for. I train to be state champion.
“I had some close matches. I should have scored more, but I got the job done. I’m proud of my team. I did it for my team.”
Eddie Flores was also a repeat winner, taking the 106-pound title with a 7-2 win in the final over Downey’s Jonathan Prata. Flores is ranked No. 1 in the state.
He used n takedown and an escape for a 3-2 lead before getting a takedown and nearfall in the closing seconds for the five-point decision.
“It feels great,” Flores said. “Last year I made it to the final and won by default, so for anyone having any doubts, there it is. I got the ‘W’ in the finals.”
Sidney Flores was a strong third at 120 after finishing fourth at last week’s Central Division championships.
He lost to Santa Ana Calvary Chapel’s Luciano Arroyo in the quarterfinals on Friday before going 3-0 on Saturday, including a 10-4 decision over Alta Loma’s Alex Nunez in the third-place bout.
“Last week was tough,” Flores said. “I had a tough day (last) Saturday and I used that as motivation for this week. I came across two guys who I lost to last week and (beat) this week, so that was great.”
Northview’s Angelina Gomez won at 101 pounds to lead the area.
Gomez defeated Riverside King’s Marissa Ritchie, 6-0.

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Glendora girls basketball reaches title game, but won’t face Amat; Rowland’s dream season ends

Glendora advances to title game: There are five CIF basketball championship banners hanging in the Glendora gym, all for the boys.The Glendora girls team will have a chance to put one of their own up next week after knocking off Pacifica (Oxnard) 62-52 in a CIF Southern Section Division 3AA semifinal game on Saturday night.
The Tartans (25-5) will play Thousand Oaks, a 50-40 winner over Bishop Amat, on Friday or Saturday at a time and place to be announced by on Monday.
“This is a special group,” Tartans coach Adam Nunemaker said. “The boys here are expected to be great, great, great but the girls didn’t get a lot of attention but now it’s starting to happen.”
The Tartans broke a tie at the start of the fourth quarter with an 11-2 run to take control of the game.
“It took us three quarters to finally figure out what to do to attack their press,” Nunemaker said. “Then it seemed like we scored on every possession. Michelle (Can) got us going in the third and Alex (Lowden) was her normal self.
All over the place, rebounding, making a shot when we needed one and making passes where they needed to go.”

Rowland’s great season ends: After Camarillo made it to the CIF Southern Section finals in senior Cameran Bahnsen’s freshman year, she vowed to do whatever it took to make it back to the top before the end of her high school career.
After one half of basketball on Saturday night in the Division 2AA girls basketball semifinals, it looked like Bahnsen might come up short in reaching that goal. But quickly into the second half, visiting Camarillo made it a reality as the Scorpions outscored Rowland by 17 points in the third period en route to their 70-55 road victory.
“We’ve just been working staying together as a team for all these years and we do so well because we have great chemistry,” Bahnsen said. “I love my team. We’re all best friends and we have fun and that’s why we’re doing so well.”

CIF-Southern Section Playoffs Schedule
Girls Basketball Basketball
All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted
Saturday’s semifinals
Division 2AA

Camarillo 70, Rowland 55
Division 3AA
Glendora 62, Oxnard Pacifica 52
Thousand Oaks 50, Bishop Amat 40
Division 3A
Lancaster 53, La Salle 47
Division 4A
Knight 47, Pomona 31
Division 4AA
Village Christian 67, Pasadena 53
Division 5AA
Crean Lutheran at Westridge

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Boys Soccer Playoffs: Nogales, El Monte, Wilson fall in PKs; Northview goes down 3-1

Watch El Monte’s heartbreaking penalty kick loss on periscope. It was intense, El Monte had four PKs to win, but eventually lost 8-7 in 13 rounds.

CIF-Southern Section Playoffs Results
Boys Soccer
Saturday’s quarterfinals
Division 2

Hueneme 2, El Rancho 0
Division 5
Citrus Hill 0, El Monte 0, 8-7 in PKs, 13 rounds
Division 6
La Canada 0, Nogales 0, LC advances on PKs 5-3
Dunn 4, Maranatha 1
Brentwood 3, Wilson 3, Brentwood advances on PKs, 4-3
Division 7
Santa Clara 3, Northview 1
Tuesday’s semifinals
Division 6

La Canada at Dunn, 3 p.m.

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Diamond Bar girls water polo falls short in title game

Diamond Bar comes up short: Diamond Bar High School has been one of the most proficient teams in the CIF Southern Section girls water polo playoffs this season.
The Brahmas had won their four previous Division 7 games by a nine-goal average. Saturday afternoon, Diamond Bar hit a drought. The second-seeded Brahmas did not score in the game’s final 22 minutes, 57 seconds and top seed Santa Ynez took advantage, rallying for an 8-6 overtime victory at the William Woollett Aquatic Center.“
It was pretty hard,” the Brahmas’ Phoebe Tsui said of being unable to score. “I thought we were going to win; we already had the lead in the first half. We couldn’t put any of them away. We got more tired and did not put away our shots.”
Tsui scored Diamond Bar’s final goal with 2:57 to play in the second quarter for a 6-3 lead. That was it.

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Saturday Recap: Baldwin Park baseball starts the season with a victory

If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN

Baldwin Park 15, Rosemead 1 — Francisco Ruiz was the winning pitcher, striking out four, and Andrew Barboza had six RBIs for the Braves, who won their season opener. Also for Baldwin Park, Pablo Thompson and Jimmy Castro each had three hits.

Pomona Catholic 8, Katella 3 — Dahlia Ramirez pitched seven innings, striking out six, and had an RBI and Bobbi Aguirre had three RBIs and a triple for the Pacers (1-0) at the Savanna Showcase.

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