Bishop Amat falls on last second 49-yard field goal; Charter Oak survives South Hills scare


Bishop Amat can’t close, lose on 49-yard FG with no time left: Bishop Amat fell apart in the final minute and Loyola made it pay with a dramatic 49-yard field goal from Diego Cacho-Sousa as time expired to lift the Cubs to an improbable 24-23 victory in Friday’s Mission League opener.
Bishop Amat led 23-14 with just over a minute to play and was driving deep in Cubs territory when it fumbled the ball.
Loyola, led by quarterback Sean O’Malley, who finished with 266 yards passing and two TDs, quickly moved the Cubs down the field, tossing a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jack Webster with 17 seconds left, cutting the Lancers’ lead to 23-21.
Bishop Amat couldn’t handle the ensuing onside kick, with Loyola’s Alex Johnson recovering it. After a short pass out of bounds, the Cubs lined up for a 49-yard field goal with 5 seconds left, and Cacho-Sousa delivered with a long line-drive that dipped over the crossbar.

San Dimas routs fourth straight team: The San Dimas football team scored on its first three drives of the game and its defense quickly established control of the game in a 49-0 rout of visiting Diamond Bar in a nonleague game Friday night.
San Dimas (4-0), which has scored 40 points or more in every game this year, scored on its first drive of the game.
Noah Maldonado took the handoff from the 2-yard line and scored to make it 7-0 with 9:56 left in the first quarter.

Bonita gets surprising win over Diamond Ranch: Bonita’s 21 points in the first 3 minutes of the second half powered the Bearcats to a 39-14 nonleague victory against Diamond Ranch Friday night. Offense and defense contributed to the three scores that completely deflated the Panthers, who didn’t score in the second half.
The momentum shift happened at the end of the first half when the Panthers were looking to add to their 14-8 lead. The Bearcats’ Randy Fertig blocked the Panthers 21-yard field goal attempt with 22 seconds left, and Bonita quarterback John Andrade followed with three completions of 17, 18 and 25 yards that set up a made 34-yard field goal for Deane Garrett.

Undefeated Duarte no match for Whittier Christian: How good is Whittier Christian quarterback Quinn Commans?Very good, but so are the Heralds, who showed it at Duarte High School on Friday.
Commans, who equaled a CIF Southern Section single-game record with nine touchdown passes last week, accounted for 398 yards and four scores to lead Whittier Christian to a 55-20 victory over the host Falcons in a nonleague game.

Friday’s results
Mission League

Loyola 24, Bishop Amat 23 — With a sure victory tucked away, Lancers inexplicably blow a 23-14 lead in final 17 seconds, losing on last second 49-yard FG.
Mission Valley League
South El Monte 56, Gabrielino 14 — The dominance continues for the Eagles, who look like the read deal in Division 13. Bring on Arroyo.
El Monte 34, Mountain View 6 – Lions look like the third-best team in the MVL.
Arroyo 16, Rosemead 0 – The Knights didn’t miss their benched starters in last week’s win, but they did this week, gutting out tough win over the Panthers.
Brethren Christian 69, Azusa 7 — Not a great scheduling job for Azusa, especially in a down year.
San Dimas 49, Diamond Bar 0 — Saints have have won a few titles, but don’t remember any season this dominant through four wins.
Bonita 39, Diamond Ranch 14 — Bonita most impossible team to figure out. No way I thought they could beat Diamond Ranch.
La Puente 19, Gladstone 10 — Perfectly matched teams with Warriors pulling out a close one.
West Covina 30, Glendora 13 — This was the truth game for both teams and while that hurts for Glendora, West Covina must be feeling like it can contend in the Hacienda.
Los Altos 35, Newport Harbor 23 — Going to seriously have to consider leaping the Conquerors to number one after tonight.
Damien 40, Monrovia 0 — That’s how you get the sting from a tough loss to Charter Oak out of your system.
Northview 35, Pomona 0 — Offense is rolling heading into next week’s Valle Vista opener with rival Covina.
Sierra Vista 34, Bassett 28 — Dons much better than anyone tough.
Charter Oak 35, South Hills 21 — Wholly molly, the Huskies actually led 21-14 in the second half. Would have been the biggest upset in a long time.
Whittier Christian 55, Duarte 20 — Undefeated Duarte exposed, but they’ll still be a contender in the Montview.
Workman 16, Bosco Tech 0 — These are the types of games the Lobos need to schedule more often.
South East 40, Baldwin Park 26 — Braves knew they were in tough against a solid team from the City Section

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Thursday Final: Covina preps for Valle Vista League play with 35-14 win over Walnut

Covina's Anthony Meneses threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Colts to a 35-14 victory over Walnut on September 22, 2016 at Covina Distrct Field. (Photo by Trevor Stamp for the Southern California News Group)

Covina’s Anthony Meneses threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Colts to a 35-14 victory over Walnut on September 22, 2016 at Covina Distrct Field. (Photo by Trevor Stamp for the Southern California News Group)

COVINA — The goal for the Covina High School football team was pretty simple Thursday night.
The Colts wanted to make enough good plays to gain some confidence going into their Valle Vista League opener in two weeks against rival Northview.
Mission accomplished.

Anthony Meneses threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns and Covina wrapped up nonleague play with a 35-14 victory over Walnut at Covina District Field.
Wahub Mallick also accounted for 104 yards and two touchdowns for the Colts, who improved to 3-2. Jared Arellano accounted for 190 yards and rushed for two touchdowns for Walnut, which slipped to 0-5.
Covina put it away by halftime, scoring on four of its six possessions during the first two quarters.
The Colts did it with big plays. The first coming on defense. Covina, after Walnut drove 71 yards to open the game, forced a fumble at the Covina 3. Richard Randazzo returned it 63 yards to the Walnut’ 34.
The Colts then went up 14-0 by scoring on two of its next three possessions. Mallick went up the middle for 23 yards for a 7-0 lead on the last play of the first quarter. Meneses followed with a 65-yard pass to Hakim Williams Jr. for a 14-0 lead with 5:49 left in the first half.
Covina led 28-0 at halftime after scoring on its final two possessions of the quarter. Meneses tossed 62 yards to Jacob Aguirre to set up an Ailaoa Tauvao’ 1-yard run at 2:31 before Nin Burns II hit Mallick for a 36-yard catch and run for a four-touchdown lead at the break.
Covina coach Joe Brown: “We needed to get a win to finish above .500 going into league. We wanted to get a victory on our home field, finally, and set us up to get ready for league.”
Covina’s Anthony Meneses: “(Those plays) were all our receivers, our O-line. Without the O-line, I can’t do anything. They helped me out. It was a picnic back there. And our receivers? They just got open. They got open and they made the play. This game was about our O-line, our defense and our receivers.”
— Stephen Ramirez

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Thursday Recap: Kaylee Sadler had 16 kills to lead Northview to win league opener

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Girls volleyball
Northview 3, Covina 1 — Kaylee Sadler had 16 kills for the Vikings (11-6) in a 19-25, 25-18, 25-15, 25-13 Valle Vista League opener. Madison Arellanes and Anne Jolie Phung both had eight kills for Northview.
Glendora 3, South Hills 0 — Emma Svagdis and Alex Lowden both had 10 kills and Cassidy Marshman had 17 digs and three aces for the Tartans (11-1, 2-0) in a 25-19, 25-14, 25-20 Palomares League victory.

Girls tennis
Gladstone 16, Nogales 2 — The Gladiators (8-1, 2-0) defeated the Nobles in a Monte Vista League match.

Girls field hockey
Bonita 1, Glendora 0 — Kaylee Singleton scored a goal with an assist from Michelle Boulware to lead the Bearcats (4-2-2, 1-1) to defeat the Tartans (3-3-1, 1-1) in a Sunset League North game.

Boys cross country
Miramonte League — Dino Ramirez had a first-place time of 16 minutes, 23 seconds, Joshua Hernandez had a second-place time of 16:38 and Christopher De La Torre was third in 16.41 as the Bassett boys won the meet. Bassett is 5-0 in league.

Girls cross country
Miramonte League — Jennifer Berrios placed third (21:26) to lead Bassett (5-0) to win the meet.

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South El Monte’s Sal Tovar running wild leading undefeated Eagles


By Robert Morales
It was Tuesday, and South El Monte High junior running back Sal Tovar was being photographed by this newspaper in the middle of the school’s football field. His boyhood pal, junior quarterback Daniel Olmos, was standing some 25 yards away.
So, Olmos was asked, what kind of a fellow is Tovar?
“He’s a nice, hard-working guy,” Olmos said. “Pretty funny, too.”
Funny how?

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Wednesday Recap: El Monte volleyball sweeps South El Monte to remain undefeated in league

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Girls volleyball
El Monte 3, South El Monte 0 — Cam Nievez had nine kills and Lorena Lopez had five aces for the Lions (10-4, 2-0) in a 25-12, 25-20, 25-9 Mission Valley League match.
Walnut 3, Chino 0 — Cameron Wood had four kills and Alexsis Rodriguez had 12 digs and two aces for the Cowgirls (6-2, 0-1) in a 25-13, 25-15, 25-19 Hacienda League loss. Julia Trujillo had nine digs for Chino.

Girls tennis
Garey 13, Pomona 5 — Tien Nguyen swept in singles and the team of Jasmine Hernandez and Evelyn Casas swept in doubles for the Vikings (9-1, 5-0) in a Miramonte League match.

Girls golf
Bishop Amat 236, St. Paul 299 — The Lancers (4-0, 2-0) had the top five finishers at Whittier Narrows Golf Course to defeat the Swordsmen (1-4, 1-2) for the Camino Real League win. Diana Gelgado led the way with a 2-over-par 37, Veronica Trujillo shot 47, Audrey Parayno shot 49, Alyssa Ruiz shot 51 and Maya Payan shot 52.

Girls field hockey
Glendora 1. Westlake 0 — Lauren Zigan scored the winning goal and goalie Meagan Olson had five saves for the Tartans (4-2-1, 1-0) in a Palomares League win Tuesday.
Harvard Westlake 1, Bonita 0 — The Wolverines defeated the Bearcats (3-2-2, 0-1) in overtime Tuesday.

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Tribskin Pick’em: Going with Bishop Amat in Mission opener and South El Monte and Duarte to stay unbeaten

Story: Charter Oak won’t have QB Brett Clemetson when it takes on South Hills on Friday. Clemetson broke his collarbone in last week’s win over Damien and had surgery scheduled this week.

Aram and Fred pick this week’s games.
All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted
Thursday’s games and predictions

Inglewood at Pioneer — Robledo (Inglewood); Aram (Ing)
Rio Hondo Prep at La Canada — Robledo (RH Prep); Aram (RHP)
Walnut vs. Covina at Covina District Field — Robledo (Covina); Aram (Cov)

Friday’s games and predictions
Mission League

Loyola at Bishop Amat — Robledo (BAmat); Aram (Amat)
Mission Valley League
Gabrielino at South El Monte — Robledo (South El); Aram (SEM)
Mountain View at El Monte — Robldo (El Monte); Aram (EM)
Rosemead at Arroyo — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
Pacific League
Arcadia at Pasadena — Robledo (Arcadia); Aram (Arc)
Burbank at Muir – Robledo (Burbank); Aram (Burb)
Suburban League
Cerritos at La Mirada — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Alhambra at South Pasadena — Robledo (SPas); Aram (SP)
Azusa vs. Brethren Christian at Citrus College — Robledo (Breth); Aram (BC)
Brentwood at Santa Fe — Robledo (Brent); Aram (SF)
Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Montebello — Robledo (Monte); Aram (Mont)
Colony at La Habra — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Diamond Bar at San Dimas – Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)
Diamond Ranch at Bonita — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Gladstone at La Puente — Robledo (La Puente); Aram (Gstone)
Glendora at West Covina — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G-High)
Los Altos at Newport Harbor — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
La Serna at Tesoro — Robledo (Tesoro); Aram (Tesoro)
Maranatha at Linfield Christian — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Natha)
Monrovia at Damien — Robledo (Damien); Aram (Damien)
Northview at Pomona — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)
San Marino at Bell Gardens – Robledo (San Marino); Aram (SM)
Sierra Vista at Bassett — Robledo (SVista); Aram (SV)
South Hills vs. Charter Oak at Covina District Field — Robledo (COak); Aram (CO)
Temple City at San Gabriel — Robledo (SGab); Aram (SG)
Village Christian at Ganesha — Robledo (Village); Aram (VC)
Warren at St. Paul — Robledo (St. Paul); Aram (SP)
Whittier Christian at Duarte — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (WC)
Wilson at Keppel — Robledo (Wilson); Aram (Wilson)
Workman vs. Bosco Tech at Salesian HS — Robledo (Bosco); Aram (Bosco)
Dorsey at St. Francis — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
La Salle vs. Notre Dame Prep at Scottsdale, AZ. — Robledo (La Salle); Aram (NDP)
Pasadena Poly at Cleveland — Robledo (Poly); Aram (PP)
South East at Baldwin Park — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)

Saturday’s games

Blair vs. Fairmont Prep at Muir — Robledo (Fairmont); Aram (Fair)
El Rancho vs. Cypress at Western — Robledo (Cypress); Aram (ER)

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Tuesday Recap: Shila Marroquin wins a big set to lead Gladstone girls tennis to victory

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Girls tennis
Gladstone 16, Sierra Vista 2 — Shila Marroquin won a set against Sierra Vista’s No. 1 singles player to lead the Gladiators (7-1, 1-0) to the Montview League victory.
Charter Oak 14, West Covina 4 — Taylor Valenzuela swept in singles for the Bulldogs in a Hacienda League loss.
Garey 17, Bassett 1 — The team of Katherine Alonzo and Paulina Mora swept in doubles for the Vikings (8-1, 4-0) in a Miramonte League win Monday.

Boys water polo
Sonora 20, Glendora 11 — Senior Rider Beyer had four goals, four assists, nine steals and five blocks and junior Peyton Alonzo scored twice for the Tartans in a nonleague loss.

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