Tribskin Pick’em: Who do you like, Monrovia-St. Francis? Glendora-Los Altos? La Habra-La Mirada?

The game: In this year’s Tribskin Pick’em, Aram will I will do it a little differently. We’ll pick all games from the SGVN coverage areas of the Tribune, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena Star-News for an all-encompassing, all-out bragging right for 2014, since nobody ever pays the dinner bet. I won last year, ending Aram’s two-year win streak.
Head-2-Head
Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 31-10; Season Total: 91-29)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 29-12; Season Total: 83-37)

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Last Week:
Aram picked up a couple more games, his big difference makers were taking San Gorgonio over Glendora, Glendale over La Canada, and Bassett over El Monte.
This week: Great games in the Pasadena area and is good as Monrovia’s looked, I like St. Francis over the ‘Cats and La Salle over Maranatha. Glendora at Los Altos is intriguing, but this is where Glendora flexes its muscle. Also like Bishop Amat easy over Chino Hills and San Dimas easy over Rosemead. In Whittier, gotta take La Habra over La Mirada, also like Damien over St. Paul.

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Thursday’s games
Gladstone vs. El Monte at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Monte); Aram (EM)
Pioneer vs. Cerritos at Gahr, 7 p.m. — Robledo — Robledo (Pioneer); Aram (Cerritos)
Sherman Indian vs. Blair at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Blair); Aram (Sherman Ind)
Friday’s games
Bishop Amat at Chino Hills, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BAmat); Aram (Amat)
La Mirada at La Habra, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LM)
Arcadia vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arcadia); Aram (Arc)
La Salle at Maranatha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Salle); Aram (LS)
Monrovia at St. Francis, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
San Dimas at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)
South El Monte at Bonita, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (Bo-Hi)
South Hills vs. La Serna at California, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (LS)
St. Paul at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Damien); Aram (D)
Northview at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)
Bell Gardens at Charter Oak, 7 p.m. — Robledo (COak); Aram (CO)
Beverly Hills at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BHills); Aram (BH)
Bosco Tech at Bassett, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bassett); Aram (Bass)
Brea Olinda at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Diamond Bar); Aram (DB)
Burroughs vs. Santa Fe at Downey, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Burroughs); Aram (Burroughs)
California at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SMarino); Aram (SM)
Covina at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Claremont); Aram (Claremont)
Diamond Ranch at Schurr, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Duarte at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte)
El Rancho at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Rancho); Aram (ER)
Flintridge Prep at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (FPrep); Aram (FP)
Ganesha at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)
Glendale at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SPasadena); Aram (SouPas)
Glendora at Los Altos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (LA)
Hart at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Muir); Aram (Hart)
Keppel vs. Workman at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Workman); Aram (Work)
La Canada vs. Crescenta Valley at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Robledo (CV); Aram (CV)
La Puente at Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Aram (Wilson)
Pomona at Colony, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Colony); Aram (Pomona)
Rio Hondo Prep vs. Calvary Murrieta at Temescal Canyon, 7 p.m. — Robledo (RHPrep); Aram (RHP)
Rowland at Arroyo, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arroyo)
Webb vs. Marshall at U. of La Verne, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Webb); Aram (Webb)
West Covina at Tesoro, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Tesoro); Aram (Tesoro)
Whittier at Long Beach Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Whittier); Aram (Whitt)
Whittier Christian at St. Margaret’s, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Marg); Aram (SM)
Alhambra vs. L.A. Wilson at Moor Field, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LA Wilson); Aram (LAW)
Gabrielino at Mar Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Mar Vista); Aram (MarVis)
Temple City at Eagle Rock, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Eagle Rock); Aram (ER)

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Some practices and outside events cancelled because of heat

There are probably other outside sporting events postponed and practices cancelled today because of the excessive heat in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas. If you know of more, leave in the comment section or send me a tweet @sgvnsports

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Saturday Morning QB: Bishop Amat punishes Rancho 46-17; San Dimas crushes Diamond Bar 38-14 and West Covina slams rival South Hills 44-0

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Friday’s final scores

BISHOP AMAT WINS EASY: Rancho Cucamonga didn’t tap out. A running clock in the fourth quarter made that decision for it.
After whipping Texas state power Aledo during a trip to Texas last week, Bishop Amat feared a hangover with the hot Cougars in town for the Lancers’ home season opener.
Not a chance.
Amat kept its foot on the gas against a team that has given it fits in the past, racing to a surprisingly easy 29-point halftime lead and eventual 46-17 victory behind senior Anthony Camargo, who rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns, and junior quarterback Damian Garcia, who threw for 199 yards and four touchdowns.

SAN DIMAS WINS BATTLE OF NO. 1s: The San Dimas High School football team knows a little something about being No. 1.
In a battle of teams ranked atop their respective CIF-SS playoff divisions Friday night, the reigning CIF champion Saints convincingly proved to be the better No. 1 in a 38-14 victory over Diamond Bar.
Four turnovers by Diamond Bar (2-1) ended any chance the top-ranked team in the Central Division had to take down the No. 1 team in the Mid-Valley Division.

Friday’s results
Bishop Amat 46, Rancho Cucamonga 17 — QB Damian Garcia with 199 yards and four TD passes in surprisingly easy win.
San Dimas 38, Diamond Bar 14 — OK, maybe it’s time for the Saints to move to the Central since they beat the Central’s No. 1
Charter Oak 35, Damien 30 – Sounds like it was the game of the night and the Chargers usually do get the best of the Spartans.
West Covina 44, South Hills 0 – How far have the Huskies fallen in two weeks?
Burroughs 45, Rosemead 17 – Say this, Panthers playing toughest non-league of MVL schools.
Northview 20, Baldwin Park 6 – Vikings jump to 3-0 and look good doing it.
Los Altos 45, Wilson 7 – Conqs own it, hand Wilson and former Los Altos coach Greg Gano first loss.
Ayala 37, Diamond Ranch 21 – The Ranch stepped up and class and the Ranch got beat.
Bonita 41, Santa Fe 7 – Great bounce back after getting crushed by Monrovia last week.
San Gorgonio 42, Glendora 17 - Maybe I should have researched more on San Gorgonio.
Sierra Vista 30, Keppel 22 – Could be the Dons’ only win of the year.
Walnut 31, La Puente 24-- Mustangs rally back to get the W.
Workman 36, Marshall 20 — Lobos needed a win in the worst way.
Ontario 48, Nogales 24 — Nobles in over their head.
Chino 49, South El Monte 27 – Maybe Eagles should lighten up on the schedule.
Claremont 41, Mountain View 6 – Another scheduling mismatch.

@SGVNSports Since my retirement, i'm about to beat down some yogurt land with the family like Amat beats down Cougars pic.twitter.com/im0CnNFVdf

— Matt Rogers (@MattRogersUSA) September 13, 2014

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Thursday Final: Steve Bogan returns a winner as Maranatha beats Azusa, 35-26

Maranatha head coach Steve Bogan yells towards an official the first half of a prep football game against Azusa at Citrus College in Glendora, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

Maranatha head coach Steve Bogan yells towards an official the first half of a prep football game against Azusa at Citrus College in Glendora, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

By Stephen Ramirez
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter


GLENDORA – Former South Hills High School football coach, who is now at Maranatha, made a triumphant return to the East Valley Thursday night.
Caleb Devine rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns and Eli Snyder threw for 171 and two scores and the Minutemen stayed undefeated with a 35-26 victory over Azusa in a nonleague game at Citrus College.
Xavius Boone also had 126 yards receiving and a touchdown for Maranatha, who improved to 3-0. Joseph Ramirez accounted for 241 yards and two touchdowns and Angel Maldonado rushed for 107 and two scores for the Aztecs, which slipped to 0-2.

Maranatha coach Steve Bogan: “Football is football. I’m happy where I’m at. I’ve been at two great places. It’s just great to be coaching young men who has passion and it’s always great to be (on this side of town).”

Azusa coach Joe Scherf: “We found out a little bit about our self (in the second half). We just need to put it all together. We’re a young team, making a lot of mistakes, but by the time we hit league, we’ll have fixed a lot of things.”

Maranatha’s Caleb Devine (on 68-yard TD run): “That was all God. I’m thankful what the Lord has given me, every night, every Friday night. So that was all God right there.”

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Phone, Email Fall Results for girls volleyball, cross country, boys water polo, girls tennis

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We want your high school results posted in the Whittier Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Pasadena Star-News and there are a few ways to do it. You can email results to sports@sgvn.com, but need to make sure you leave the final score for both teams, leaders for both teams, records and any information that would help us write a short brief of of the game. And always leave a contact number in case we have questions. You can also phone in results Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m., to 626-544-0992 or 626-592-0991. Also, it would be really helpful if you used our twitter account, @sgvnscores, to share scores and highlights of the game so we can share it with our followers. The more you can do to help, the more we can do to highlight your team and its players.

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Los Altos High School came oh-so-close to a CIF water polo championship. That empty feeling still haunts Justin Contreras.
“It bothers me a lot,” he said. “My whole senior year I’m dedicating to get that ring. I just want to go back and win. I believe we can come out on top this year.”
The Conquerors, playing for the title for the first time in 10 years, fell to Glendale in the Division 5 final. Contreras, one of the leaders of that team, is determined to get Los Altos back there again.
“It will take a lot of conditioning, weight-lifting, swimming 8,000 yards a day; just swimming,” he said of getting back to the title game.

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The #SaveMatt campaign for South Hills’ country singing announcer, Matt Rogers didn’t work. He was fired after one game

Breaking News: Matt Rogers reached out and said he was fired as South Hills’ football announcer after his somewhat controversial announcing rubbed school officials and some parents voicing concerns the wrong way. This is a guy who broadcasted a Texas-USC game on TNT, but can’t do a South Hills Friday night game? Oh well, guess the @SaveMatt campaign didn’t work. Poor Matt, was it his fault they picked the worst showing in South Hills history for him to make his debut.

Posted Earlier: More entertaining than La Habra’s 61-0 victory over South Hills on Friday was new Huskies announcer Matt Rogers, a South Hills alum who played at Washington and is good friends with coach Albert Rodriguez. He also happens to be famous having represented the Valley by advancing to the the finals of American Idol. He’s a country singer who made it having also hosted shows like Really Big Things and There Goes the Neighborhood. On Friday, I found him to be so outrageously funny in his description of the game, albeit sometimes too descriptive and often over the top, but he was good. Maybe getting on the officials over the loud speaker or sarcastically wondering why starters are still on the field up six touchdowns is something he needs to tone down, but please, don’t chase him off. Apparently there are some sensitive fans who don’t want Matt back, who don’t want to give him another chance and are pressuring the school to oust him. C’mon, does everything really have to be so serious that we can’t take a little “over the top” at times. He’s funny. He’s witty. He’s worth the price of admission and I’m sure he’s smart enough to tone it down some in his next gig. So that’s it, I’m here to start the #SAVEMATT campaign. Like Matt Wrote, #makeitfun.


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Who will win Friday’s battle between Central No. 1 Diamond Bar and Mid-Valley No. 1 San Dimas?

“It’s early in the season, we’ve played what, two weeks? And people have deemed us to be ranked No. 1 in our division and them (San Dimas) No. 1 in their division. I don’t look to see what a team is ranked when I play them. I just say here’s who we’re playing this week and they’re a good team.” — Diamond coach Marcus Hughes on Friday’s showdown of No. 1 teams.

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Given the tumultuous offeseason experienced by the Diamond Bar High School football team, being ranked No. 1 in the Central Division after two games would probably be a shock to the Brahmas, if they cared about early season rankings.
Instead, first-year coach Marcus Hughes is preaching to his team that the only rankings that matter are the final ones and everything can and will come crashing down if the Brahmas aren’t on their best behavior Friday night against San Dimas, which is ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Valley Division.
“I’m not a big rankings guy,” Hughes said. “The reality of it is we’ve got a long way to go. We’re going to get tested each week. Obviously, our schedule gets harder this week with San Dimas. Rankings don’t mean anything, you’ve got to go play the games.”

By the way, love Monrovia’s weekly highlight packages, they do it right. This is a template for all high schools to aspire to be. Create a video staff and cover games, it’s the best way to share memories for the kids, staff and provide highlights for the community. Watch how Monrovia dismantled Bonita last Friday

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Girls Volleyball: St. Lucy’s sweeps Los Altos; San Dimas Smudges rival Bonita in four

ST. LUCY’S-LOS ALTOS PHOTO GALLERY

San Dimas defeated Bonita 25-20, 25-18, 17-25, 25-23.

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ST. LUCY’S SWEEPS LOS ALTOS: The St. Lucy’s High School girls volleyball team, after a season-opening loss to Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, rebounded with a 25-16, 25-19, 25-18, victory over visiting Los Altos on Tuesday night in a nonleague match.
Leading the Regents was junior outside hitter Loryn Carter with a match-high 14 kills and three blocks, and junior outside hitter Francessca D’Aquilla added six kills.
Freshman outside hitter Haley Celaya made her varsity debut in the third game and had five kills on only six attempts.

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Emotional Bishop Amat girls basketball coach Richard Wiard explains why he resigned

“It’s become a difficult place to work,” said Richard Wiard, who wanted to make it clear that he was not forced to resign. “I was getting very frustrated by a lot of different things. I don’t want to get into specifics. It made me mad. That’s no way to coach. If you have to show up to work everyday and you’re mad, that’s not very fair to the kids.”

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You have to recognize there’s a pattern here. Not only did baseball coach Andy Nieto resign days after winning his fourth championship in June, but now the winningest coach at Amat, Richard Wiard, resigns weeks before camp is about to start and his comments don’t paint a pretty picture. And why the silence from Amat officials? This needs to be explained or your about to witness a long and proud sports tradition begin to fade.

STORY: One of the most successful coaching runs in Valley history came to an abrupt end Friday when Bishop Amat High School girls basketball coach Richard Wiard informed his team of his resignation.
Wiard, who won 466 games in his 19-year career, including five CIF championships, five Southern California Regional championships and two state championships, was tearful Monday when discussing his decision to step away.
“It’s become a difficult place to work,” said Wiard, who wanted to make it clear that he was not forced to resign. “I was getting very frustrated by a lot of different things. I don’t want to get into specifics. It made me mad. That’s no way to coach. If you have to show up to work everyday and you’re mad, that’s not very fair to the kids.”

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SGVN girls volleyball, boys water polo and cross country rankings

Los Altos High girls volleyball defeats Diamond Bar High 3-1 October 1, 2013.  (Staff photo by Leo Jarzomb/SGV Tribune)

Los Altos High girls volleyball defeats Diamond Bar High 3-1 October 1, 2013. (Staff photo by Leo Jarzomb/SGV Tribune)


SGVN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS
(Rankings include teams from the Whittier, Star-News and Tribune circulation areas).
1. Flint Sacred Heart (0-0)
Opens Tuesday vs. La Salle
2. Mayfield (2-1)
Lost to ranked Lakewood
3. Whittier Christian (4-3)
Good at Los Osos tourney
4. La Salle (4-2)
Tough losses at Los Osos
5. La Serna (1-0)
Swept Gahr in season debut
6. St. Lucy’s (0-1)
Loss to Notre Dame
7. Westridge (6-1)
Swept to Gladstone title
8. St. Paul (6-1)
Fell to Westridge in final
9. Pasadena Poly (6-0)
Won own tournament
10. Los Altos (0-0)
Plays St. Lucy’s Tuesday
Others: La Canada, Gabrielino, South Pasadena, Monrovia, Arcadia, Glendora, Bishop Amat, Rowland, Maranatha, Azusa

SGVN BOYS WATER POLO RANKINGS
1. Los Altos
Begins play in own tourney
2. La Serna
Mooney makes USA team
3. Montebello
Also opens at Los Altos
4. La Canada
Tough start at El Dorado
5. Damien
First game on Sept. 25
6. Flintridge Prep
Beat Burbank in first game
7. South Pasadena
Easily defeated Poly
8. Glendora
Beat Walnut
9. Walnut
Went 3-2 in Ayala tourney
10. Pasadena Poly
A rebuilding year
Others: Rowland, La Habra, Temple City, San Dimas, Pasadena

SGVN TEAM CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS
Boys
1. Bishop Amat, 2. Arcadia, 3. California, 4. Glendora, 5. Flintridge Prep, 6. Covina, 7. Walnut, 8. Arroyo, 9. El Rancho, 10. La Canada
Girls
1. Bishop Amat, 2. Arcadia, 3. South Hills, 4. Flintridge Prep, 5. Mayfield, 6. Glendora, 7. Whittier, 8. El Rancho, 9. Bonita, 10. La Canada

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Tribune Super 32 Football Rankings: Of course Bishop Amat jumps back to No. 1

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TRIBUNE SUPER 32 FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. Bishop Amat (1-1) — You jump to No. 1 when you shock one of the best teams in Texas. It can’t afford a step-back in home opener vs. Rancho Cucamonga
2. Glendora (1-0) – Took a while, but it found a way past Alta Loma. But not impressive enough to remain No. 1
3. Diamond Bar (2-0) — Area’s biggest surprise after two straight whippings heading to San Dimas next.
4. Diamond Ranch (2-0) — Panthers struggled with Rosemead but finally put them away to stay unbeaten.
5. Charter Oak (0-2) – Hard to drop much further after looking somewhat impressive in losses to two very good teams.
6. Damien (1-0) — Nice win over Roosevelt but even bigger test at home vs. Charter Oak.
7. San Dimas (1-1) — Nice last minute win over Los Altos. Against two good teams, can easily be 2-0 or 0-2.
8. Los Altos (1-0) – Hard to drop the Conqs further than this. San Dimas’ loss to Monrovia doesn’t look so bad now.
9. Northview (2-0) — Vikings look good in the opener and even better the next week.
10. South Hills (1-1) — Maybe La Habra was THAT good, but still an embarrassing loss for the Huskies.

The rest: 11. Bonita (1-1), 12. Pomona (2-0), 13. West Covina (1-1); 14. Covina (1-1); 15. La Puente (1-1), 16. Arroyo (1-1), 17. Baldwin Park (1-1); 18. Rosemead (0-2), 19. Ganesha (2-0); 20. Wilson (1-0); 21. Rowland (1-1); 22. Duarte (0-2), 23. Azusa (0-1), 24. El Monte (0-2), 25. Bassett (0-2), 26. Walnut (0-2), 27. South El Monte (0-2), 28. Mountain View (0-1), 29. Workman (0-1), 30. Gladstone (0-2), 31. Sierra Vista (0-1), 32. Nogales (1-1), 32.
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Diamond Bar takes over No. 1 in Central with Charter Oak dropping to No. 6; Bishop Amat makes first appearance in Pac-5

Well, nothing like a blowout in Texas to get you back in one of the nation’s toughest polls to crack, the Top Ten Pac-5 Division, with Bishop Amat checking in at No. 9 after its 42-7 win over Aledo. The Central Division is getting pretty interesting with Diamond Bar on top followed by Glendora and Monrovia with Charter Oak falling to No. 6. Folks, don’t drink the cool-aid. Charter Oak’s still the top dog in the division until someone in the division beats them. The Mid-Valley is still San Dimas’ but Pomona and Northview are making a local-area push.

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Tribskin Pick’em: Tough games to call, Rancho Cucamonga at Bishop Amat, Charter Oak at Damien and more

The game: In this year’s Tribskin Pick’em, Aram will I will do it a little differently. We’ll pick all games from the SGVN coverage areas of the Tribune, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena Star-News for an all-encompassing, all-out bragging right for 2014, since nobody ever pays the dinner bet. I won last year, ending Aram’s two-year win streak.
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Last Week: Aram crushed me for the second week in a row with difference-makers like taking La Serna over Los Osos, Mission over Rio Hondo Prep, Whittier over Azusa and Glendale over San Gabriel. We both missed not taking Bishop Amat over Aledo and others like Glenn beating Pioneer.
Head-2-Head
Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 34-9; Season Total: (60-19)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 30-13; Season Total (54-25)

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Thursday’s games
Maranatha vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Maranatha)
Rio Hondo Prep at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (RHPrep); Aram (RHP)
Brethren Christian vs. Flintridge Prep at Ocean View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (FP); Aram (FP)
Duarte at Montclair, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte)

Friday’s games
Rancho Cucamonga at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BAmat); Aram (Amat)
Rosemead at Burroughs, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rose); Aram (Burroughs)
San Marino at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SMarino); Aram (SM)
Servite vs. La Mirada at Cerritos College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Servite); Aram (Servite)
South Hills at West Covina, 7 p.m. — Robledo (WC); Aram (TheWC)
South Pasadena vs. Hoover at Glendale, 7 p.m. (Hoover); Aram (SouPas)
St. Francis at Moorpark, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Temple City vs. Alhambra at Moor Field, 7 p.m. — Robledo (TC); Aram (Rams)
Troy at California, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Troy); Aram (Troy)
Whittier Christian vs. Whittier at Whittier College, 7 p.m. Robledo (WC); Aram (WC)
Wilson at Los Altos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LA); Aram (LA)
South East at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (StPaul); Aram (SP)
Arcadia at Monrovia, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Monrovia); Aram (Cats)
Ayala at Diamond Ranch, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ayala); Aram (D-Ranch)
Bishop Diego at La Salle, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Salle); Aram (LS)
Blair at Hawthorne, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Hawthorne); Aram (Hawth)
Bonita at Santa Fe, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (Bonita)
Charter Oak at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (COak); Aram (CO)
Chino at South El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Chino); Aram (Chino)
Claremont at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Claremont); Aram (Claremont)
Diamond Bar at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DBar); Aram (SD)
El Monte at Bassett, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Monte); Aram (Bassett)
El Segundo at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Cant); Aram (CSH)
Glendale at La Canada, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LC); Aram (Glendale)
Glendora vs. San Gorgonio at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (San Gorgonio)
Keppel at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SV); Aram (SV)
La Habra at Mission Viejo, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (MV); Aram (MV)
La Puente at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LP); Aram (LP)
La Quinta vs. Bosco Tech at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Quinta); Aram (LQ)
La Serna at Schurr, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (LS)
Linfield Christian at Pasadena Poly, 4:30 p.m. — Robledo (PP); Aram (PP)
Marshall vs. Workman at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Workman); Aram (Workman)
Montebello at Arroyo, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arroyo)
Nogales vs. Ontario at Montclair, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ontario); Aram (Ont)
Northview at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (North); Aram (Nview)
Pasadena at Artesia, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pasadena); Aram (Pas)
Pioneer vs. Rancho Alamitos at Bolsa Grande HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pioneer); Aram (RA)
Pomona at Mission Prep, 7 p.m. — Robledo (MP); Aram (Pomona)

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PREPXTRA POSTGAME: Bishop Amat owns Texas, routs defending state champ Aledo, 42-7; Charter Oak, South Hills get routed

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BISHOP AMAT STORMS TEXAS: Bishop Amat traveled east and accomplished the extraordinary by making one of Texas’ best football programs look ordinary.
For perhaps one night only and without one of its best players, Aledo, TX., the top-ranked Class 5A team in the state, was no match for its opponent.
The Lancers (1-1) stunned the Bearcats (1-1) with 28 unanswered points in the second quarter of a 42-7 victory Friday at Bearcat Stadium in a nonleague game between five-time champions in their respective states.

lamiraLa Mirata routs Charter Oak: What a difference a year makes.
A week after edging highly rated Tesoro, the La Mirada High School football team proved that result was no fluke by routing Charter Oak 48-28 on Friday.
The Matadores, who went 4-7 last season despite high expectations, are now 2-0 with two quality opponents as victims. Charter Oak fell to 0-2.

Friday’s results
La Mirada 48, Charter Oak 28 — Centeral Divison’s No. 1 Chargers drop to 0-2.
La Habra 61, South Hills 0 – South Hills announcer was the most entertaining.
Bishop Amat 42, Aledo, TX. 7 – Dominating from start to finish and just what it needed.
Glendora 24, Alta Loma 6 - Trib No. 1 struggled early but cruised late.
Monrovia 35, Bonita 3 – Not doubting the Wildcats again, this was a serious beating.
http://www.sgvtribune.com/sports/20140906/arroyo-wins-shootout-against-temple-city-42-32“>San Dimas 22, Los Altos 21 – Saints rally in final minutes to pull it out.
San Marino 49. Duarte 7 – Titans too big, too strong. Not a surpirse.
Fountain Valley 43, Baldwin Park 6 – Braves probably knew they were in over their heads
Damien 31, Roosevelt 13 — Spartans still a mystery until they beat someone we can measure.
Diamond Ranch 27, Rosemead 14 — Not surprised by final score, surprised it was so close.
Pomona 53, Don Lugo 17 – Red Devils looking like serious Mid-Valley contender.
Diamond Bar 44, Walnut 7 Brahmas taking Branding Iron with ease.
West Covina 55, LB Wilson 7 – Bulldogs bounce back in a big way after Colony loss.
Ganesha 7, Gladstone 6 — Where’s the offense?
Covina 41, La Puente 24 — Colts beat what is a solid Warriors team.
Rowland 46, Yucca Valley 10 — Raiders rebound after embarrassing loss last week.
Arroyo 42, Temple City 32 – Knights hold off Rams in one of great SGV rivalries.
Schurr 35, El Monte 6 — Lions take another step back.
Nogales 32, Mountain View 25 — That’s how you bounce back from a 70-0 loss.

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Legendary Bishop Amat girls basketball coach Richard Wiard resigns

Bishop Amat girls basketball coach Richard Wiard, the winningest girls coach in San Gabriel Valley history and one of the most respected in the CIF-Southern Section, resigned on Friday after 18 years at the school, starting at Amat in 1996.
Wiard said his decision was emotional, and that he’ll discuss it at a later time.
Wiard won five CIF-SS divisional titles, two state championships and finishes with 520 career victories. Wiard won his last title in 2012, beating Division 3A top-seed Oak Park, 44-30 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Wiard was named the CIF-SS coach of the year three times and the Tribune coach of the year six times.

Bishop Amat bench reacts after a three pointer in the fourth quarter during a CIF-SS second round prep playoff basketball game against Arcadia at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb.26, 2014. Bishop Amat won 44-33. (Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News)

Bishop Amat bench reacts after a three pointer in the fourth quarter during a CIF-SS second round prep playoff basketball game against Arcadia at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb.26, 2014. Bishop Amat won 44-33. (Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News)

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Azusa Pacific knocks off No. 2 Grand Valley State in Division II debut in front of national television cameras

By John Honell
apuIn what might be the biggest win in Azusa Pacific University history, the Cougars knocked off second-ranked Grand Valley State (MI.) 26-23 in double overtime Thursday at Citrus College in the season opener for both teams and the NCAA Division II debut for APU.
At least the biggest since the Cougars’ NAIA national title since 1997.
The Cougars, ranked No. 22 in NCAA Division II, sprang the upset in front of a national TV audience as Terrell Watson scored a touchdown in each overtime and the defense forced the Lakers to settle for a field goal in the second overtime.
“This was an outstanding win,” Cougars coach Victor Santa Cruz said. “This is right up there as our biggest. We’ve got a lot of young guys that are playing with their hair on fire and I’m proud of ‘em.”
Watson, who led the Cougars with 207 yards rushing, carried the ball all 11 plays the Cougars ran in overtime. It took him five plays to go 25 yards for the score in front of one of the largest crowds in school history.
“They don’t give me the ball,” Watson said. “They give the ball to the offensive line. We say you move, and I’ll run. My job is so easy. They block five or six guys and I just run. The defense and special teams did a friggin’ amazing job tonight, we were just all together.”
The Cougars defense, led by C. J. Broussard, came up big in the third quarter. He stole the ball from Lakers running back Kirk Spencer at the Cougars’ 19-yard line to stop a drive and on the next series, he picked off a tipped pass and ran it back to the Lakers 20-yard line to set up a touchdown that put the Cougars up 13-10 with 4:29 left in the third quarter.
“It was a fun game,” Broussard said. “That was the first time I ever stole a ball but, since Spring ball we’ve been preaching we want to be a nationally dominant defense. Our coaches prepared us and had us ready for this game and just came out and did it. It was just our will to win.”
The Cougars never tried a pass in overtime, letting the ground game put the game away.
“At the end of the day, the running game was really wearing them down,” Santa Cruz said. “Terrell picks up steam and our offensive line continues to exert their mass on them . I can’t say enough about what the o-line did and Terrell ran.

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Thursday Football: Northview rolls to easy win over Montebello, 38-6: Azusa no match for Whittier

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THURSDAY’S RECAPS
Northview 38, Montebello 6
Northview High School football coach Marcel Perez spoke with a lot of optimisim about his team during the summer.
The Vikings continued to live up to his billing Thursday night.
Elijah Grijalva rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown and made two big plays on defense as Northview won its second game to start the season with a victory over Montebello in a nonleague game at San Dimas High School.
Quarterback Steven Comstock rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings, who beat Rosemead last week.

Northview quarterback Steven Comstock (#15) is congratulated by Michael Gutierrez (#78) after a touchdown as they play Montebello in their non-league game at San Dimas High School in San Dimas on Thursday September 4, 2014. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

Northview quarterback Steven Comstock (#15) is congratulated by Michael Gutierrez (#78) after a touchdown as they play Montebello in their non-league game at San Dimas High School in San Dimas on Thursday September 4, 2014. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/San Gabriel Valley Tribune)


Isaac Mendibles rushed for 119 yards and scored the only touchdown for Montebello, which slipped to 0-2. The Oilers were also routed by Diamond Bar last week.
Northview all but it away by halftime. The Vikings, getting 59 yards rushing and a touchdown from Andres Hooper, led 24-6 after two quarters.
La Serna 42, Los Osos 26
Enrique Pacheco is making Lancer fans forget about Frankie Palmer, throwing for nearly 300 yards and four scores as La Serna bounced back from last week’s opening loss.
La Serna also received 139 yards receiving and two TDS from Curtis Ashton.
Whitter 24, Azusa 7
Alex Soto threw for 285 yards and two TDs as the Cardinals bounced back from a blow-out loss.
Glenn 7, Pioneer 3
Martin Sanchez scored from the two on fourth down in the closing minutes as Glenn beat the Titans.

Thursday’s Football Scores
Northview 38, Montebello 6
La Serna 42, Los Osos 26
Blair 19, Marshall 9
Brethren Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Ocean View HS, 7 p.m.
Glenn 7, Pioneer 3
Whittier 24, Azusa 7
La Canada 23, Alhambra 7

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Bishop Amat visits Texas and powerful Aledo, who won in front of 8,000 fans last week and was undefeated last year

Bishop Amat is taking on Aledo, TX., on Friday night at 8 p.m. Amat, fresh off a 26-21 season-opening loss to Santa Margarita, could be in over the heads against the tough Texas school. Read how Aledo did last week: When the Aledo players stepped into McLane Stadium on Friday night, they were stunned by its beauty and the picturesque setting on the Brazos River.
They felt honored to play the first game in Baylor’s new $266 million stadium before the Bears host SMU on Sunday night.
“When I walked on the field, I couldn’t breathe for a second,” Aledo quarterback Luke Bishop said. “It’s awesome. There really isn’t much better than this.”

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Bishop Amat ranked No. 1 in boys, girls cross country polls

Bishop Amat earned the top spot in the CIF-Southern Section preseason cross country polls, but the biggest shock is unranked Arcadia.
The Apaches, the reigning CIF State champions, were not listed in the Top 10 in Division 1.
The Lancers ate No. 1 in both Division 4 boys and girls polls. Covina is ranked 10th in boys and San Marino is tied for 10th in girls.
Also earning rankings:
Boys
Division 2: Glendora is eighth
Division 3: Bonita is eighth, Baldwin Park 10th
Division 5: Flintridge Prep is first.
Girls
Division 3: Bonita is ninth.
Division 5: Flintridge Prep is first.

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Montview League makes presence felt in CIF preseason volleyball poll

Eleven San Gabriel Valley area teams are ranked in the CIF-Southern Section preseason volleyball poll, led by the Montview League.
Duarte, Gladstone and Azusa are ranked second, third and fourth in Division 4A. Cate is No. 1.
There was no Division 3 poll.
In other divisions:
Division 1AA: Flintridge Saced Heart is in others (13th).
Division 2AA: Whittier Christian is second, Mayfield third, South Pasadena seventh and Pasadena Poly 10th.
Division 2A: Arcadia seventh and Glendora eighth.
Division 4AA: St. Paul is fourth.
Division 5AA: San Gabriel Academy is seventh.

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Los Altos ranked No. 2 in preseason water polo poll

Twelve San Gabriel Valley area teams earned spots in the preseason CIF-Southern Section water polo poll, led by Los Altos.
The Conquerors, who were CIF-SS runner-ups last season, are No. 2 in Division 5. Claremont is the division’s top seed. La Serna is fifth in the division and Walnut seventh.
Division 2: Damien is sixth.
Division 3: La Canada is fourth, Montebello fifth, South Pasadena eighth and Temple City in others (12th).
Division 4: Flintridge Prep is ninth and in others is La Habra (11th), Pasadena (12th) and Pasadena Poly (14th).

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