West proves best … routs in East in Hall of Fame Game …

Photo gallery from Friday’s All-Star game

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Editor’s note: To the players, thanks for the memories and best of luck in the future!

PHOTO GALLERY

Different boundaries, different result.

The tweak in geographic areas to pool talent from for the West team in the SGV Hall of Fame All-Star Game for high school football seniors paid big dividends on Friday night.

The West ended a seven-game losing streak in the series with a 31-14 win over the East in the game’s 36th renewal. The East still leads the all-time series 23-11-2.

With the West struggling in recent years, game organizers changed the borders used to pool talent from previously the 605 Freeway to now Azusa Ave. The game was also moved from late spring/early summer to January in an effort to help players get some last-minute recruiting attention before signing day next week.

The West held up much better in the trenches than in year’s past and that’s all its offense needed to put up big numbers. Maranatha quarterback Eli Snyder threw two touchdown passes, both to Crescenta Valley receiver Jordan Lobianco.

Muir defensive back Brian Reyes had two interceptions, one of them he returned for an 82-yard touchdown in the second half to give the West a 31-7 lead. It was part of a dominant effort by the West defense.

The West lead 10-0 at halftime thanks to a 38-yard field goal by Montebello’s Enrique Lozano and a 22-yard touchdown pass from Snyder to Lobianco. Reyna hit UCLA-bound Monrovia receiver Octavius Spencer on a 53-yard touchdown pass and it was 17-0 early in the third quarter.

The East got a little momentum after a turnover lead to a 1-yard touchdown run by Bonita’s Angel Verdugo. Another West turnover gave the East more hope, but the West clamped down and didn’t allow any points.

Snyder’s 27-yard touchdown pass to Lobianco on the ensuing possession made it 24-7. The East tried to answer and was driving when Reyes made his second interception of the night and took it back for a score.

La Mirada quarterback Christian Lara hit Pomona’s Manny Luna midway through the fourth quarter to close out the scoring for the East.

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Friday Recap: Joey Erickson and Omar Nasri get double-doubles in San Dimas’ Valle Vista League win over Northview in boys basketball

Boys Basketball
Rowland 56, Nogales 47 — Earl Allen earned a double-double with 14 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Raiders to a Valle Vista League victory. Tyler Gachett and Junior Hernandez had 11 points each and Derek Ohara added 10 points.
San Dimas 66, Northview 53 — Joey Erickson recorded 14 points, 23 rebounds, and four assists in the Saints’ Valle Vista League win over Northview (8-14, 2-4). Omar Nasri led San Dimas (9-13, 3-3) in scoring with 23 points and also had a double-double with 12 rebounds. Ryan Ocampa added 16 points and four assists. Northview was led in scoring by Ulysses Aparicio and Adam Winiecki, who each had 11 points.
South El Monte 55, El Monte 38 — Alejandro Berber scored 17 points to help the Eagles hand the Lions just its third loss in the Mission Valley League. Adrian Diaz added 14 poitns and Alex Hernandez had 10 for South El Monte (8-7, 4-3). Justin Lamb had 17 points and Edward Dominguez had eight for El Monte (13-10, 5-3).
Girls Water Polo
St. Lucy’s 19, Glendora 3
— Sabrina Garabet scored nine goals to lead the Regents to a blowout victory over the Tartans at the Bonita Tournament. Hilary Adkins and Seinna Jagieslski each added four goals for St. Lucy’s, and Devin Holcomb had two.
St. Lucy’s 13, Righetti 3 — In the second round of the Bonita Tournament, the Regents earned another comfortable win with six goals from Sabrina Garabet, who also had four assists and three steals. Hilary Adkins had four goals, and Devin Holcomb had two goals and three assists for St. Lucy’s.

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Boys Soccer: El Monte boys soccer edges Mountain View, 2-1

 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)

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)

By Jared Pine
EL MONTE — After tying its previous meeting with Mountain View this year, the El Monte High School boys soccer team defeated the Vikings 2-1 with a goal from Ramon Rodriguez in the 77th minute for the Mission Valley League victory at home Thursday afternoon.
The win gives El Monte (10-6-2, 7-1-1) a game and a half lead over Mountain View (9-6-3, 5-2-1) in the league standings. The two teams were nearing their second 1-1 tie this season, but with just three minutes left in the game, El Monte earned a corner kick. The Spartans directed the kick out of the box, but when the ball came back in, Rodriguez was there and put his head on the ball amidst the Vikings’ defensive scramble, knocking the ball just over the line for the go-ahead goal.
Mountain View had a chance to answer in the final minute after Mauricio Rodriguez got a yellow card just outside the box on the goalkeeper’s left side. Valera Moises took the free kick for the Vikings, which was punched out by goalkeeper Jose Paredes. The ball was controlled by Roberto Alvarez, who took one dribble to control the ball and lifted it toward the goal. Paredes jumped up for the floater and knocked it over the cross bar, and Mountain View couldn’t get a shot off on the ensuing corner kick right before time expired.

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Girls Basketball: St. Paul completes sweep of Bishop Amat

 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 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)

By Stephen Ramirez
SANTA FE SPRINGS – There was no league title at stake when the St. Paul High School girls basketball team hosted Bishop Amat on Thursday. It just seemed that way.
That’s what sweeping your rival for the first time in nearly three decades will do for you, especially one that has had the upper hand in the series.
Clarissa Perez scored 19 points and Adrianna Gonzalez had 14 as the Swordsmen beat the Lancers for the second time, scoring a 53-38 victory in a Del Rey League game at St. Paul.
St. Paul, which won at Amat (69-45) on Jan. 13, improved to 14-10 overall and 2-3 in league play. Bishop Amat, getting 14 points from Jurhandi Molina, slipped to 7-15 and 0-5.


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.”

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Duarte girls riding on that victory over Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista has won the past seven Montview League girls titles.

Duarte last won the league title in 2008, but the Falcons took a big step in their 3-2 win over the Dons earlier this week, Duarte’s first win against Sierra Vista since that ‘08 season.

“It was a big boost to our confidence, but that game is over,” Duarte coach Chris McMahon said. “We have to beat Baldwin Park for (the win over) Sierra Vista to even matter.”

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Thursday Recap: Goalie Christian Salas recorded a shutout to lead Nogales to 1-0 boys soccer win

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.

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Los Altos on track for first league water polo title

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.”

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Walnut boys basketball gets huge 60-45 win over Los Altos to take ownership of the Heights

How Walnut did it: After suffering a defeat to Los Altos in the final of the Covina Tournament last month, the Walnut High School boys basketball team exacted some revenge on the Conquerors with an impressive 60-45 road victory in their first meeting in Hacienda League action Wednesday night.
The Mustangs, who were undefeated in league last year, won their fifth consecutive game to start league play this season with the help of a double-double from starting center Ryan Herrera. The 6-foot-7 senior had 17 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks, shutting down Los Altos’ pair of post players that gave Walnut (17-5. 5-0) so much trouble in the previous meeting.
“Ryan was big for us tonight,” Walnut coach Joe Khouzan said. “He was much more disciplined and held down the bottom for us. As a team, we took care of the ball a lot better this time around. We had a lot of turnovers last time, but we made some adjustments to handle their press and the team responded well to the in-game adjustments.”

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Brandon Arconado’s goal lifts Bishop Amat to a huge 1-0 boys soccer win over Salesian

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.
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Wednesday Recap: Alina Cobian scored twice and Alyssa Lopez recorded a shutout to lead South Hills to 2-0 girls soccer win

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 Covina 56 — 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.

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East hoping to win eighth straight SGV All-Star football game Friday

What: San Gabriel Valley East-West Hall of Fame All-Star senior football game
Where: West Covina High School
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

 
Photo: La Mirada QB Christian Lara will compete for the East in Friday’s San Gabriel Valley Hall of Fame all-star football game at West Covina HS. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

East Notebook: The size advantage typically enjoyed by the East team in the annual SGV Hall of Fame All-Star Game for high school football seniors is alive and well. Only this year it extends beyond the offensive and defensive lines.
Sure, the West is better equipped this year to handle the East’s physicality at the line of scrimmage, but what about on the outside where matching up to specimens like Etiwanda tight end Michael Neal could be a major problem?
“He’s going to probably give the West squad a little bit of difficulty,” East head coach Steve Randall of Colony High said. “He’s something else. At Colony, we don’t really impress that many people with our size, but I’m impressed by the overall speed and size on this team.”
Kickoff for the 36th renewal of the local rivalry between East and West is 7:30 p.m., on Friday night at West Covina High.

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Glendora’s Brandon Brothers had his moment against Damien’s Jeremy Hemsley, AKA, the best player in the SGV for three years

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.

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Damien rallies from 13 down in the fourth to beat Rancho Cucamonga, 76-72 to stay perfect in Baseline

Damien, trailing 62-49 entering the fourth, scored the final quarter’s first 12 points and kept it going to pull out a 76-72 victory over Rancho Cucamonga to improve to 18-2 and 5-0 in the Baseline. All-everything Jeremy Hemsley led the way with 28 points, including 16 in the decisive fourth quarter. Malik “Will Give You” Fitts added 25 and Justin Hemsley had 10 boards for the Spartans, who have beaten Etiwanda, Chino Hills and now Rancho Cucamonga during its impressive 10-game win streak.

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Tuesday Recap: Duarte girls soccer shocks Sierra Vista 3-2; Bishop Amat gets seventh straight shutout

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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.

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Sizing up Friday’s SGV Hall of Fame All-Star Football game at West Covina HS

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)

HALL OF FAME NOTEBOOK: In years past, the West team’s achilles’ heel in the San Gabriel Valley Hall of Fame All-Star Game for high school football seniors has been an inability to stack up in the trenches.
That’s probably not going to be much of an issue this season. Thanks to a tweak in the borders that determine the talent pools, the West should be just fine at the line of scrimmage on Friday night at West Covina High. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
“We’ve heard there’s not as big of a difference as there has been,” West coach Steve Bogan of Maranatha said. “It would be nice to have another couple of linemen, but we’re good. We have some good-sized guys out there.”
Thanks to linemen like West Covina’s Eric Quevedo, who will play next season at Boise St., Los Altos’ David Tolmachoff and Bishop Amat’s Andrew Lopez, who under previous guidelines would have been on the East roster, the West’s skill players may thrive a bit more than local fans are used to seeing.

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Monday Recap: Goalie Rachel Garwick had 11 saves and Amanda Legaspi scored six goals to lead Bonita to 13-3 girls water polo win

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.

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Basketball Rankings: Damien boys ranked seventh in the state; South Hills girls still lead area

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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.



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Soccer Rankings: Diamond Bar boys and Bishop Amat girls lead the way

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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

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Covina boys basketball beats rival Northview 53-42 while Rowland beats San Dimas, 65-57

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The police needed to clear the area following Covina’s 53-42 boys basketball victory over rival Northview. The victory broke a four-way tie for first with Covina improving to 15-6 and 3-1 in the Valle Vista while Northview dropped to 8-13 and 2-2. Rowland stayed tied with Covina by defeating San Dimas 65-57 behind 24 points from Jesus Hernandez and 22 points and five assists from Derek Ohara. Rowland is now 13-6 and 3-1

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Wrapping up the sad week at South Hills following teacher/student sex scandals, Facebook rants, and choking allegations

South Hills teacher Sean Kane allegedly wrote in the Facebook post that the male students tied to the arrests of two female teachers should have kept their “stupid mouths shut and enjoyed it.”

Two South Hills female teachers and wrestling coach arrested in separate sex scandals: Deputies arrested two Covina Valley Unified School District teachers on Saturday on suspicion of having sexual relationships with students, officials said.
South Hills High School teacher Melody Suzanne Lippert, 38, of Covina and Michelle Louise Ghirelli, 30, who was working on special assignment at the district office, are accused of engaging in sexual conduct with male students during two separate trips to San Clemente State Beach late last year, according to Orange County sheriff’s and CVUSD officials.

South Hills choking allegations: The Covina-Valley Unified School District was sued today by a former student who alleges he was choked by a teacher and berated in front of other students.
Joseph Leyba Jr. filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the district and teacher Scott McDonald Stragier. Leyba, who has since graduated and is now an adult, alleges assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The suit seeks unspecified damages.
A district representative could not be immediately reached for comment.
The alleged choking occurred at South Hills High School in West Covina on March 14, 2014, the lawsuit states. The school is the same campus where Melody Lippert taught before she and CVUSD teacher Michelle Ghirelli were arrested over the weekend for allegedly having sex with students in Orange County.

facerantSouth Hills teacher on administrative leave after alleged Facebook rant: A South Hills High School art teacher has been put on paid leave while the Covina Valley Unified School District investigates a Facebook post where he allegedly condones teachers having sex with students, the district said Wednesday.
Sean Kane allegedly wrote in the Facebook post that the male students tied to the arrests of two female teachers should have kept their “stupid mouths shut and enjoyed it.”
A teacher in the district since 2001, Kane could face disciplinary action up to termination if the district determines he posted the message, according to district spokeswoman Michelle Van Der Linden.
“The teacher has been removed from the classroom, he’s been placed on administrative leave as of this afternoon,” she said.

Husband/Wife at South Hills also placed on paid administrative leave: Covina Valley Unified School District placed a married couple on paid leave the same day as two female teachers accused of having sex with students at an Orange County beach party, according to the district.
Larry Anderson, a South Hills science teacher, and his wife Lisa Anderson, a teacher at Ben Lomond Elementary, have not been arrested, according to district spokesperson Michelle Van Der Linden. She said she was advised by legal counsel to not provide the reason why the couple was placed on leave.
“I can’t disclose anything other than the fact that they’ve been placed on administrative leave as of Sunday,” she said.
Lisa Anderson, when reached at her home in Covina, slammed her door shut and yelled for a reporter to leave the property.

South Hills students stay positive with #HuskieUplift: The creator of the hashtag and the @HillsUplift account, who wanted to remain anonymous, evolved the idea from an English project about bullying prevention. He said he was not sharing who he was because he wanted the movement to have its own life.
“What our school really needs is unity, for everyone to stand together, that’s what I was driving towards,” he said. “With everything that has been going on, it’s what our school needs.”

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Friday Recap: Bonita gets 24 points from Tyler Poepping to defeat Claremont in boys basketball

Boys Basketball
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.

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Friday’s Palomares boys/girls soccer results: Diamond Bar boys get big win

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

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