Tribskin Pick’em: Taking Los Altos over South Hills, expecting close wins for Glendora, Northview, Azusa, Rosemead and a blowout for Bishop Amat

Head-2-Head
Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 36-4; Season Total: 332-98)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 37-3; Season Total: 331-99)
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Last Week: After 10 weeks of picking games for the Star-News, Tribune and Whittier, Aram leads by just one game heading to the playoffs. We both had a spectacular Week 10. We missed three of the same games taking Glendora over South Hills, Duarte over Sierra Vista and Bonita over Claremont. However, I picked up a game taking Burbank over Burroughs.

This Week: There are some league champions in for first-round dogfights like Northview taking on 8-2 Brentwood, Pasadena Poly taking on Morro Bay and South Hills taking on Los Altos. We’ll start there. South Hills has all the momentum in the world, beating Glendora (without injured Matt Fink most of the game) for the Palomares title, but I think much of what they’ve done is fools gold. They deserve credit for drinking their bottle of get tough, but Cinderella goes home Friday against Los Altos. Mark it down. I also think Northview and Pasadena Poly will squeeze out tougher than expected wins. El Monte and Azusa have the potential for a shootout, I just think Azusa is a little better. I was ready to take Covina over Rosemead, but the Panthers are firing on all cylinders and will do enough to win. Glendora could be in big trouble against Summit, especially without Fink, who is a game-time decision. I’m going to give Glendora the benefit of the doubt because Summit has had a hard time scoring against quality defenses, but it won’t be easy at all. I’ve got Dominguez knocking off La Serna and Cathedral knocking off Muir. As for Bishop Amat, if they lose this you’ll never hear the end of it from Aram. Amat by 21.

Thursday’s first-round game
Mid-Valley Division

El Monte vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (EM)
Brentwood vs. Northview at Charter Oak HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (N)
Friday’s first-round games
Pac-5 Division

Lakewood at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Amat); Aram (BA)
Mid-Valley Division
Bassett at Paraclete, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Paraclete); Aram (Clete)
La Puente at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Aram (LP)
Christa McAuliffe at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Aram (Pomona)
Baldwin Park at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)
Covina at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rosemead); Aram (Rosemead)
Bell Gardens at Sierra Canyon, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (SC); Aram (SC)
Central Division
La Canada at Colony, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Colony); Aram (Col)
Summit vs. Glendora at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (Sum)
Colton at Charter Oak, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Charter Oak); Aram (CO)
Claremont at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Claremont); Aram (SM)
Bonita at Kaiser, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Kaiser); Aram (Kaiser)
Chaffey at West Covina, 7 p.m. — Robledo (WCovina); Aram (WC)
Los Altos vs. South Hills at Walnut HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
Don Lugo at Monrovia, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Monrovia); Aram (Monrovia)
Southeast Division
Mayfair at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Dominguez at La Serna, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Dominguez); Aram (LS)
Harvard-Westlake at Crescenta Valley, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (CV); Aram (HW)
Muir at Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (Cathedral)
California at Downey, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Downey); Aram (Dow)
Burbank at El Rancho, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (El Rancho); Aram (ER)
Salesian at La Mirada, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Southwest Divison
Capistrano Valley at La Habra, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Northwest Division
Mission Prep at Maranatha, 7:30 p.m. – Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Bogan)
Arrowhead Christian at Cantwell Sacred-Heart, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Cantwell); Aram (Arrowhead)
Rio Hondo Prep at Big Bear, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Big Bear); Aram (BB)
Morro Bay vs. Pasadena Poly at South Pasadena HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Poly); Aram (MB)

Why do we make predictions, so we can called out like this … Congrats South Hills, great video and fans

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CIF-SS Football pairings: Bishop Amat home vs. Lakewood; South Hills vs. Los Altos in Central; Pomona-San Dimas could meet in Mid-Valley second round

Playoff Pairings finally here: The local high school football teams who were fortunate to make the CIF-Southern Section playoffs were handed their postseason assignments on Sunday. And judging by the matchups, it could be another banner year for the area.
High expectations abound across a myriad of divisions and things will get under beginning Thursday and Friday. For Bishop Amat, the area’s consensus top team playing in Southern California’s top division, the good news came in the form of a first-round home game on Friday against Lakewood.
The Lancers finished in a three-way tie for the Mission League championship, but were made the league’s No. 2 entrant after tie-breaking coin flips. Amat enters the game at 7-3 and riding a five-game win streak. Lakewood is 6-4 and finished second in the Moore League.

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Pac-5 Division
Friday’s First-round at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
Top Bracket
Long Beach Cabrillo at No. 1 St. John Bosco
St. Bonaventure at Norco
Santa Margarita at Crespi
Servite at No. 4 Long Beach Poly
Bottom Bracket
Serra at No. 3 Corona Centennnial
Mater Dei at Westlake
Lakewood at Bishop Amat
Corona Santiago at No. 2 JSerra

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Mid-Valley Division
Friday’s First-round at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
Top Bracket

Bassett at No. 1 Paraclete
El Monte at Azusa
La Puente at Montebello
Brentwood at No. 4 Northview
Bottom Bracket
Christa McAuliffe at No. 3 Pomona
Baldwin Park at San Dimas
Covina at Rosemead
Bell Gardens at No. 2 Sierra Canyon

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Central Division
Friday’s First-round at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
Top Bracket

La Canada at No. 1 Colony
Summit at Glendora
Colton at Charter Oak
Claremont at No. 4 San Marino
Bottom Bracket
Bonita at No. 3 Kaiser
Chaffey at West Covina
Los Altos at South Hills
Don Lugo at No. 2 Monrovia.

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Southeast Division
Friday’s First-round at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
Top Bracket

Mayfair at No. 1 St. Francis
Dominguez at La Serna
Paramount at Norwalk
Harvard-Westlake at No. 4 Crescenta Valley
Bottom Bracket
Muir at No. 3 Cathedral
California at Downey
Burbank at El Rancho
Salesian at La Mirada

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CIF-SS water polo matchups

Tuesday’s wild-card games
Division 3
San Marino at Vista Murrieta
Aliso Niguel at Schurr, noon
Sage Hill at Alhambra
Division 5
Whittier at Glendora
Division 7
Sierra Vista vs. San Dimas at Glendora HS, 3 p.m.
Oxnard vs. La Puente at Los Altos, 5 p.m.
Nogales vs. Fontana at Arroyo Valley HS, 5 p.m.

Wednesday’s first-round games
Division 3
San Marino/Vista Murrieta winner at No. 1 Laguna Beach, 4 p.m.
Aliso Niguel/Schurr winner at Royal
Temple City at Yorba Linda
Brea vs. No. 4 Montebello at Schurr HS, 5 p.m.
Moorpark at La Canada
Sage Hill/Alhambra winner at No. 2 Murrieta Valley
Division 5
Walnut at Riverside Poly
El Rancho at No. 4 Redlands
Whittier/Glendora winner at No. 3 Los Altos
Palm Springs/Redlands East Valley winner vs. No. 2 La Serna at La Mirada Splash, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday’s first-round games
Division 2
El Toro at Damien
Division 4
Arroyo Grande vs. Flintridge Prep at Pasadena Poly, 3 p.m.
Division 7
La Sierra/Los Amigos winner at Baldwin Park
Sierra Vista/San Dimas winner at No. 4 San Gorgonio
Alta Loma/Ramona winner at No. 3 seed Rowland
Oxnard/La Puente winner at Rancho Alamitos
Nogales/Fontana winner at No. 2 Don Lugo

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PrepXtra Postgame Show discussing the South Pasadena fiasco along with Bishop Amat’s league title and more

Find out why South Pasadena was forced to forfeit its 21-3 victory over La Canada. Rio Hondo League administrators decided to ban South Pasadena from the postseason after learning of an unspecified rules violation. Trouble is, they didn’t tell South Pasadena players until the busride home. South Pas players had thought it clinched its first playoff berth since 2003. Tigers coach Martin Konrad was not at Friday’s victory over La Canada. Apparently players from neither team knew about the ruling. Click the thread for a statement from principal Janet Anderson and athletic director Greg Luna: (To continue click thread).

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Bishop Amat clinches share of Mission title with 38-24 win over Notre Dame; Bonita loses game and coin flip to Claremont, 28-21 in OT; PrepXtra Live to follow at 11

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Bishop Amat clinches share of title: There were several scenarios that could have played out for the Bishop Amat High School on Friday night. The Lancers took the easy path — win. Ryder Ruiz threw for 398 yards and three scores and Torreahno Sweet rushed for 132 yards and two scores as Bishop Amat clinched a share of the Mission League title with a 38-24 victory over host Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks.
Pomona dominant in league clincher: Pomona scored on all eight possessions in the first half and coasted to its first league title in more than 10 years with a 77-7 victory over Bassett on Friday night. The Red Devils (6-4, 4-0), ranked third in the CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley poll, dominated the Miramonte League, outscoring league foes 267-21 on their way to the title. The Olympians (5-5, 2-2) dropped to third place in the league and will have to wait until Sunday to find out if they will get an at-large berth for the playoffs, which begin next week.
Damien eliminated from playoffs: Rancho Cucamonga earned the final playoff spot from the Baseline League in a 51-21 win over Damien on Friday at Los Osos High School. The Cougars (6-4, 3-2) make the playoffs for the seventh straight year under head coach Nick Baiz. The Spartans (4-6, 1-4) end their season with a losing record for the third straight year. “Our league’s tough,” Baiz said. “Third place wasn’t what we were hoping for, but we’ll take it and move on to the playoffs.”

Friday’s results
Baseline League
Rancho Cucamonga 51, Damien 21 – Another tough year for second year coach Mark Parades, Spartans eliinated.

Mission League
Bishop Amat 38, Notre Dame 24 – Amat finishes in a three-way tie for first and will head to the Pac-5 playoffs as No. 2 league entry following coin flips. 50-50 chance at home game in first round.

Mission Valley League
Arroyo 34, South El Monte 22 — Knights do their part now and have to sit and wait until Sunday to find out if they get an at-large playoff berth.
El Monte 40, Gabrielino 23 – With only two guaranteed playoff spots from the MVL, El Monte grabbed No. 2 with the win.
Rosemead 45, Mountain View 8 — Panthers go undefeated in MVL

Miramonte League
Pomona 77, Bassett 7 — Red Devils win Miramonte and many will consider Devils Mid-Valley favorites.

Montview League
Sierra Vista 41, Duarte 40 – Dons have to hope for one of four at-large berths in
Mid-Valley
Azusa 26, Gladstone 21 – Aztecs avoided a share of league title with come-from-behind win.
Baldwin Park 61, Workman 7 — Braves clinch second in the Valle Vista

Palomares League
Ayala 48, Diamond Bar 13 — Bulldogs win impressively but in three-way coin flip for third playoff spot they lose out, technically finishing fifth.
Claremont 28, Bonita 21, OT — Claremont won the game, then won a three-way coin flip 30 minutes later to claim third spot in Palomares. Bonita finishes fourth and gets first at-large possibility from Palomares.

Valle Vista League
Covina 42, Nogales 7 – Colts clinch third in VVL and could be dangerous in postseason.
Northview 38, Rowland 0 –Vikings go undefeated in Valle Vista and could get Mid-Valley top four seed

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Tennis quarterfinals are set

Monday’s quarterfinals
All matches at 2 p.m. unless noted
Division 3
No. 4 Pasadena Poly at Long Beach Poly
Division 4
No. 1 Riverside Poly at Chino Hills
Rowland at Serrano
Division 5
Magnolia at No. 3 Maranatha

Friday’s second round
Division 1
No. 3 Mira Costa 12, San Marino 6
Division 2
No. 1 Valencia 10, Arcadia 8
Division 3
Long Beach Poly 11, Walnut 7
No. 4 Pasadena Poly 15, Rio Mesa 3
Division 4
No. 1 Riverside Poly 18, Rosemead 0
Chino Hills 13, Westminster La Quinta 5
Rowland 12, Keppel 6
No. 3 Garden Grove 12, Alhambra 6
Bishop Montgomery 12, Flintridge Sacred Heart 6
Los Osos 12, Wilson 6
No. 2 South Torrance 14, San Gabriel 4
Division 5
Thacher 14, Sierra Vista 4
No. 3 Maranatha 12, Montclair 6

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Duarte, St. Paul earn volleyball playoff seeds

Tuesday’s first-round games
All matches at 7 p.m.
Division 1AA
La Salle at Los Alamitos
Palos Verdes at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Division 1A
No. 3 Chino Hills, bye
St. Lucy’s at El Toro
Division 2AA
West Torrance at South Pasadena
Paramount at Pasadena Poly
Whittier Christian at Santa Ana Calvary Chapel
Westridge at No. 4 Brea
Maranatha at No. 3 Laguna Beach
Monrovia at Esperanza
Mission College Prep at Mayfield
Costa Mesa at La Canada
Division 2A
Oak Hills at La Habra
Walnut at Palm Springs
Apple Valley at Arcadia
Diamond Ranch at Viewpoint
Burbank Burroughs at Glendora
Bonita at Los Altos
Division 3AA
El Rancho at No. 1 Sage Hill
Norwalk at La Serna
Santa Fe at Elsinore
Pioneer at Santa Monica
El Seguno at La Mirada
Crean Lutheran at California
Division 3A
El Monte at Wilson
Montebello at Santa Ynez
Lompoc at Gabrielino
Fairmont Prep at San Gabriel
South El Monte at Bell Gardens
Morro Bay at San Dimas
Covina at Webb
Rosemead at No. 2 Templeton
Division 4AA
Pomona Catholic at No. 4 Garden Grove
Colony at No. 3 St. Paul
Division 4A
Azusa at Bassett
Ramona Convent at Gladstone
Pomona at San Gabriel Mission
Boron at La Puente
No. 2 Duarte, bye
Division 5AA
Palm Valley at San Gabriel Academy
Division 5A
Waverly at Einstein Academy
Southwestern Academy at Immanuel Christian

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South Hills UnderDawgs shock Glendora 14-13 without injured Tartans QB Matt Fink; Charter Oak, West Covina, Los Altos win to make playoffs

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South Hills stuns Central No. 1 Glendora: From impossible dream to Palomares League champions. Left for dead after a poor nonleague showing, the last place many expected the South Hills High School football team to be when the clock struck zero on the regular season was atop the Palomares League standings. But that exactly where the Huskies are after a 14-13 win over Glendora on Thursday night at Citrus College.

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West Covina earns share of Hacienda: No prep football league came down to the final week as tight as the Hacienda League. There was the possibility of a five-way tie for first place, a three-way tie for second or third. But when the dust had cleared and the three games had been completed Thursday night, it wasn’t all that complicated after all. West Covina (7-3, 4-1) took care of its end of the equation by beating Diamond Ranch 21-17. It finishes in a tie with Charter Oak (6-4, 4-1) but lost the head-to-head with the Chargers last week, so the Bulldogs will be the second seed out of the league.
Charter Oak claims Hacienda No. 1: One champion, instead of five, sounded much better to the Covina Charter Oak High School football team. The Chargers made sure they were the one with an emphatic 56-21 win over Chino Thursday night, avoiding a scenario that could have created a five-way tie atop the Hacienda League. Quarterback Kam Brown, who was 16 of 21 passing for 329 yards and three touchdowns, led Charter Oak (6-4, 4-1) to points on five of its first six drives to build a 27-7 first-half lead. Thanks to a 33-21 win on Halloween over a West Covina team that entered Thursday night tied for first place – Charter Oak’s lone league loss was to Hacienda Heights Los Altos – the Chargers controlled their own destiny.
Los Altos earns playoff berth: Los Altos High’s football team scored 54 consecutive points to claim a 60-21 victory over Walnut and take third place in the Hacienda League. Thanks to victories by West Covina and Charter Oak, Los Altos clinched a playoff spot. Walnut (2-7, 0-5) had an early 14-6 lead, but the Conquerors (5-5, 3-2) exploded offensively with each of their last seven drives resulting in a touchdown. During that stretch, the Los Altos defense stopped Walnut for a three-and-out on six consecutive drives that went for a total of negative 19 yards. “It was one of those games where our backs were against the wall,” Los Altos head coach Dave Ziola said. “We had to win to reach the playoffs and even then we needed some help. The guys stepped up tonight on senior night, so you can’t ask for much more.”

Thursday’s results
Hacienda League
Charter Oak 56, Chino 21 — Just like old times, Charter Oak wraps up Hacienda league No. 1 playoff entry with blowout win.
Los Altos 60, Walnut 21 — With Charter Oak and West Covina eliminating Chino and Diamond Ranch respectively, Los Altos takes sole possession of third and final playoff spot with win.
West Covina 21, Diamond Ranch 17 — West Covina had to hold up late, ties Charter Oak for Hacienda league title but will go to the playoffs as league’s No. 2
Miramonte League
La Puente 41, Ganesha 14 – Wins guarantees La Puente second in Miramonte.
Palomares League
South Hills 14, Glendora 13 – Huskies catch a break with Glendora QB Matt Fink going down with ankle sprain in first quarter, but still an incredible turnaround to become league champs.
Valle Vista League
San Dimas 56, Wilson 0 — Saints will head to the playoffs as the second place team from the Valle Vista

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CIF-SS Second Round Tennis Schedule today

CIF-SS Second Round girls tennis schedule
All matches at 2 p.m., unless noted
First round
Today
Division 4

Alhambra at Summit
Friday’s second round
Division 1
San Marino at No. 3 Mira Costa
Division 2
Arcadia at No. 1 Valencia, 1 p.m.
Division 3
Long Beach Poly at Walnut
Rio Mesa vs. No. 4 Pasadena Poly
Division 4
Rosemead at No. 1 Riverside Poly
Westminster La Quinta at Chino Hills
Keppel at Rowland 16
Alhambra-Summit winner vs. No. 3 Garden Grove
Flintridge Sacred Heart at Bishop Montgomery
Los Osos at Wilson
No. 2 South Torrance at San Gabriel
Division 5
Thacher at Sierra Vista
No. 3 Maranatha at Montclair

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Bishop Amat, Crespi and Alemany will likely not get an at-large finishing fourth in the Serra; the Trinity could get both at-large berths

amatfansA story in the L.A. Times Tuesday grabbed the attention of those competing to get in the Pac-5 playoffs by suggesting that Servite is very much alive to earn a playoff spot in the Pac-5 playoffs even if it finishes fifth with a 4-6 overall record in the Trinity League.
Say what?
Serra, Alemany, Bishop Amat and Crespi are battling it out Friday for the top three guaranteed playoff spots in the Mission, but finishing fourth in the Mission after tiebreakers could be disastrous because that would leave the fourth-place team hoping for one of the two at-large berths in the Pac-5. The top three teams in the Trinity League, arguably the toughest league in the country, are guaranteed playoff spots and the fourth place team, Santa Margarita at the moment, is likely to remain fourth and get one of the at-large berths.
Servite, which will likely lose to St. John Bosco and finish fifth in the Trinity with a 4-6 record could still get in because based on the head-to-head formula that CIF uses to determine tiebreakers for at-large berth considerations, Servite would likely advance over any fourth place Mission team, even if was 7-2 Crespi or 6-4 Bishop Amat because of the points criteria CIF uses to determine tiebreakers.
Basically, because Servite’s opponents have a better win-loss record and because the Trinity will be rated the toughest league, those point totals should be enough to get Servite in over any fourth-place Mission league team.

But here is where it gets dicey. In an email exchange with CIF spokesperson Thom Simmons I asked as the LA Times suggested, if a fifth-place team can advance over a fourth place team?

Simmons, a great guy always willing to help out, gave two hypotheticals as examples. (To continue click thread)

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Girls Volleyball: San Dimas wraps up ninth consecutive Valle Vista title with sweep of Wilson

San Dimas' Hannah Doonan (C), right, hugs teammate Genna Henderson (C) after defeating Wilson 25-17, 25-19, 25-15 to win the league title during a prep volleyball match at San Dimas High School in San Dimas, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News

San Dimas’ Hannah Doonan (C), right, hugs teammate Genna Henderson (C) after defeating Wilson 25-17, 25-19, 25-15 to win the league title during a prep volleyball match at San Dimas High School in San Dimas, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News

By Stephen Ramirez
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter


SAN DIMAS – San Dimas High School has fielded the dominant girls volleyball team in the Valle Vista League in recent years, and that didn’t change this season.
Lea Fischbach had 14 kills and the host Saints won their ninth consecutive league championship with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-15 victory over Wilson on Tuesday.
Hannah Doonan had 10 kills for San Dimas, which improved to 20-5 overall and 10-0 in league play. San Dimas has won the title outright eight of the past nine seasons. They shared the championship with former league member Ganesha in 2008.
Scarlette Sun had seven kills for Wilson, which slipped to 16-6 and 8-2.
San Dimas’ Lea Fischbach: “I think this was one of our best (matches). We were really excited (to play). We all wanted really bad to be league champions. That’s what pushed us to play really hard. This was our best (match) in league.”

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2-Minute Drill: South Hills-Glendora and Bishop Amat-Notre Dame

Bishop Amat update on Damian Garcia: The waiting game is on for the Bishop Amat High School football team and starting quarterback Damian Garcia.
The Lancers won’t know until Thursday, according to head coach Steve Hagerty, whether Garcia will be able to return on Friday from a rib injury that caused him to miss last Friday’s win over Loyola. Regardless, Hagerty said that junior Ryder Ruiz will play on Friday night against Notre Dame.

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Pac-5 and West Valley Division playoff scenario’s for Bishop Amat and Damien

Pac-5 Division Division playoff spots: (14 automatic, 2 at-large berths)
Leagues and playoff spots: Serra (3); Trinity (3); Mission (3); Marmonte (2); Moore (3)

mISSION SCENARIO
Mission League
Scenario’s:
If Crespi beats Alemany, Crespi gets the No. 1 spot. If Bishop Amat beats Notre Dame and Serra beats Loyola with Crespi winning, there is a three-way tie for first and coin flips will determine the top three guaranteed spots. If Crespi loses and Amat and Serra win, Amat finishes first, Serra second and Crespi third. If Serra wins and Crespi and Bishop Amat both lose, Serra wins the league title and Crespi, Amat and Alemany finish in a three-way tie for second with a coin flip determining two spots. As for the at-large berths, the Trinity will definitely get an at-large, leaving one left. Don’t expect the Moore or Big VII to get a fourth team in, their fourth place teams simply don’t stack up. That leaves either the fourth place team from the Mission or third place team from the Marmonte getting the final at-large. Worst case scenario is Amat finishing fourth with a 6-4 record. Would that get Amat in over a third-place Marmonte team? Depends. If Westlake beats Oaks Christian it finishes first in the Marmonte with St. Bonaventure likely finishing second. Oaks Christian as a third at 5-5 wouldn’t get in over Amat at 6-4. However, if Oaks Christian upsets Westlake and St. Bonny wins as expected, they finish in a three-way tie for first. If coin flips gets Oaks Christian and St. Bonny in with Westlake finishing third with a 7-3 record, Westlake would likely get an at-large over a fourth-place Mission team. If Oaks Christian or St. Bonny finish third, the Mission would likely get the at-large. So, a key game for Bishop Amat should it finish fourth is pulling for Westlake to beat Oaks Christian.

BASELINESCENARIO
West Valley Division playoff sports (14 at-guaranteed, 2 at-large)
League and playoff spots: Baseline (3); Foothill (3); South Coast (2); Southwestern (3); Sunset (3).
Baseline League
Scenario’s:
Upland has won the league title and top playoff spot regardless of what happens against Etiwanda. If Chino Hills beats Los Osos as expected, Chino Hills will finish second. If Rancho Cucamonga beats Damien, Rancho finishes third. If Etiwanda beats Upland and Damien beats Rancho Cucamonga, Etiwanda finishes third. If Upland beats Etiwanda and Chino Hills beats Los Osos as expected, then Damien could finish in a three-way tie for third with a win over Rancho Cucamonga along with Etiwanda and Rancho Cucamonga. A coin flip would determine the third-place team. The South Coast should get one at-large. The Baseline and Southwestern should battle it out for the other. At this point, I give a slight edge to the Baseline.

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Mid-Valley Division playoff scenario’s — all leagues guaranteed only two spots

Mid-Valley Division playoff spots (12 guaranteed, 4 at-large)
Leagues guaranteed only two spots: Valle Vista, Almont, Mission Valley, Miramonte, Montview, Gold Coast)

Valle Vista League
Scenario’s:
Northview has won the league title no matter what happens against Rowland. If San Dimas beats Wilson as expected it will finish second. If Covina beats Nogales as expected it will finish third and 6-4. If that happens, expect Covina to earn one of the four at-large berths.
VALLE VISTA SCENARIO

Montview League
Senario’s:
Azusa has won the league title regardless of how it fares against Gladstone. Baldwin Park will likely beat Workman to finish second and get a guaranteed spot. If Sierra Vista beat Duarte and finished third, not sure their 4-6 overall record will get them in the playoffs. Look for only Azusa and Baldwin Park to get in.
Montview scenario

Mission Valley League
Scenario’s: Rosemead has won the league title and No. 1 spot. If El Monte beats Gabrielino, El Monte finishes second and gets third spot. Even if El Monte loses, it finishes second because if it ties for second with the winner of Arroyo-South El Monte, El Monte owns the head-to-head over both. Question is, will the winner of Arroyo-South El Monte get an at-large with a 4-6 overall record? Doubt it, but possible.
Mission Valley scenario

Miramonte League
Scenario’s:
Pomona needs a win over Bassett to clinch No. 1. If Bassett wins and La Puente beats Ganesha as expected, there is a three-way tie for first and coin flips will determine top two spots. If Pomona and La Puente win, Pomona finishes first, La Puente second and Bassett third. My guess is whoever finishes third will get one of the four at-large. Let’s say it’s Bassett and they finish 5-5. They should get in. They also own a non-league win over El Monte and one loss is to 9-0 Maranatha.
miramonte scenario

at-large berths: Look for the Valle Vista, Miramonte and Gold Coast to get at-large berths. Gold Coast could possibly get two with two teams likely to finish with 7-3 records or better and not getting automatics. Don’t expect the Almont League to get an at-large.

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Central Division playoff scenario’s for Hacienda and Palomares

Central Division playoff spots (15 guaranteed, 1 at-large)
Leagues: Hacienda, Mt. Baldy, Palomares, Rio Hondo, Sunkist
Hacienda League
Scenario’s:
If Charter Oak beats Chino, they finish No. 1. If Charter Oak loses and West Covina beats Diamond Ranch, West Covina finishes first and Charter Oak would slip into a tie for second with others. The wildest scenario is if Chino beats Charter Oak, Diamond Ranch beats West Covina and Los Altos beats Walnut there would be a five-way tie for first with only three playoff spots. That would require a serious look at the Hacienda bylaws to determine order of finish.
hacienda scenario

Palomares League
Scenario’s:
Pretty simple, Glendora and South Hills will play Thursday night for the league title and the loser will finish second. If Bonita beats Claremont, Bonita finishes third. If Bonita loses to Claremont and Diamond Bar beats Ayala, Claremont goes as the third place team. If Claremont and Ayala win, there is a three-way tie for third between Ayala, Bonita and Claremont. In that scenario, a coin flip would determine the third spot.
palomares scenario
At-large: Look for the at-large berth to come from the Mt. Baldy, Hacienda or Palomares. My guess is the Hacienda gets it

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Tribskin Pick’em: Expect Glendora to handle South Hills and Bishop Amat to earn piece of Serra title

Head-2-Head
Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 33-6; Season Total: 296-94)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 34-5; Season Total: 294-96)

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This Week: Thursday’s Glendora-South Hills game pits two undefeated teams in the Palomares, but expect the Tartans to win by at least two touchdowns, possibly more. Bishop Amat will share a league title with a win over Notre Dame and even with a loss, it should get in the playoffs, even if it has to go the wild card route. But it’s dangerous, they can finish anywhere from 1-4 on Friday. West Covina and Charter Oak will both win to finish in a tie for the Hacienda with Bonita beating Claremont to finish third.

Thursday’s games
Angelus League

Salesian at St. Francis, 7 p.m. – Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Del Rio League
Pioneer at California, 7 p.m. — Robledo (California); Aram (Cal)
Santa Fe vs. El Rancho at Downey, 7 p.m. — Robledo (ER); Aram (ER)
Hacienda League
Charter Oak at Chino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (COak); Aram (CO)
Walnut at Los Altos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LA); Aram (LA)
West Covina at Diamond Ranch, 7 p.m. — Robledo (WC); Aram (WC)
Miramonte League
Ganesha at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LP); Aram (LP)
Palomares League
Glendora vs. South Hills at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G HI)
Valle Vista League
San Dimas at Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)

Friday’s games
Almont League

Alhambra vs. Montebello at Moor Field, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Monte); Aram (BELLO)
Bell Gardens at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BG); Aram (BG)
Keppel at Schurr, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Schurr); Aram (Schurr)
Angelus League
Cathedral at La Salle, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (Cath)
St. Paul at Harvard-Westlake, 7 p.m. — Robledo (HW); Aram (HW)
Baseline League
Damien vs. Rancho Cucamonga at Los Osos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (RC); Aram (RC)
Del Rio League
Whittier vs. La Serna at Cal Hi, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LS); Aram (LS)
Freeway League
Sonora at La Habra, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Mission League
Bishop Amat at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Amat); Aram (AMAT)
Mission Valley League
Arroyo at South El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
El Monte at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robldo (El Monte); Aram (EM)
Rosemead at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rose); Aram (Paramomead)
Miramonte League
Bassett at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Aram (P)
Montview League
Duarte at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte)
Gladstone vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Az)
Workman vs. Baldwin Park at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)
Olympic League
Whittier Christian vs. Maranatha at Whittier College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Mara); Aram (Bogs)
Pacific League
Burbank at Burroughs, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Burbank); Aram (Bur)
Crescenta Valley at Arcadia, 7 p.m. — Robledo (CV); Aram (CV)
Hoover at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendale); Aram (G)
Muir vs. Pasadena at Rose Bowl, 6:30 p.m. — Robledo (Muir); Aram (Stangs)
Palomares League
Ayala at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ayala); Aram (Ayala)
Bonita at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (Bonita)
Prep League
Flintridge Prep vs. Pasadena Poly, 7 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram (PP)
Rio Hondo League
Monrovia vs. Blair at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Monrovia); Aram (M)
San Marino at Temple City, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SMarino); Aram (SM)
South Pasadena at La Canada, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LC); Aram (LC)
Santa Fe League
Bosco Tech vs. St. Genevieve at Poly, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Gene); Aram (St G)
Suburban League
Norwalk vs. La Mirada at Excelsior Adult School, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Valle Vista League
Covina at Nogales, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Aram (C)
Rowland vs. Northview at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (N)

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Tribune Super 32 Football Rankings: Bishop Amat, Glendora, Northview and Charter Oak top four

This is what it’s like to be part of Bishop Amat football

TRIBUNE TOP TEN FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. Bishop Amat (6-3) — Has a chance to go into the playoffs on a five-game win streak and share of Mission League title. If it loses, there’s a possibility of falling into a three-way tie for second and coin flip for two playoff spots.
2. Glendora (8-1) – Nobody has tested the Tartans in the Palomares and don’t expect South Hills to do it either. Should head to playoffs as league champs and Central’s No. 1 seed.
3. Northview (9-1) — After routing San Dimas and Covina on its way to the Valle Vista League title, you have to love their playoff chances.
4. Charter Oak (5-4) – Never thought a couple weeks ago I’d be writing that all the Chargers need to do is beat Chino in the finale to clinch a piece of the Hacienda and the league’s No. 1 playoff seed.
5. West Covina (6-3) — Charter Oak exposed the Bulldogs’ secondary, but Bulldogs can still claim a piece of the title with a win at Diamond Ranch.
6. Pomona (5-4) — Only two losses on the field because of two forfeits and arguably a better chance to win the Mid-Valley than Northview.
7. South Hills (5-4) — Best story of the year, rebounding from four straight embarrassing losses to four straight wins and game for all the marbles vs. Glendora on Thursday for the Palomares title.
8. Diamond Ranch (6-3) — A win over West Covina gets the Panthers in the playoffs — a loss and they start scoreboard watching needing help to get in.
9. San Dimas (6-3) — Will end of finishing second and will be the team nobody wants to face in the Mid-Valley playoffs. They’re still the champ until someone knocks them off.
10. Bonita (6-3) – Pretty simple, beat Claremont and the ‘Cats are in the playoffs. Lose, and cross your fingers.
THE REST: 11. Damien (4-5); 12. Covina (5-4); 13. Rosemead (5-4); 14. Los Altos (4-5); 15. La Puente (6-3), 16. Azusa (6-3); 17. Baldwin Park (5-4); 18. Diamond Bar (3-6); 19. El Monte (5-4); 20. Arroyo (3-6); 21. Walnut (2-7); 22. Bassett (5-4); 23. Ganesha (4-5); 24. Rowland (5-4); 25. Sierra Vista (3-6); 26. South El Monte (3-6), 27. Gladstone (2-7); 28. Duarte (2-7); 29. Wilson (2-7); 30. Nogales (2-7), 31. Mountain View (1-8), 32. Workman (1-8).

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Poly, Maranatha earn girls tennis playoff seeds

Two-time reigning CIF-Southern Section girls tennis champion San Marino goes into the playoffs unseeded, but Pasadena Poly and Maranatha both earned seeds on Monday.
The Panthers are seeded fourth in Division 3 and the Minutemen third in Division 5. San Marino has made the move from Division 2, where it won the last two titles, to Division 1.
A look at San Gabriel Valley-area matches:
Tuesday’s wild-card
Division 1
San Marcos at La Canada
Division 2
Estancia at Ayala
Santa Maria St. Joseph at Glendora
Division 3
Lakewood at West Covina
Division 4
St. Monica at La Serna
Whittier at Lakewood St. Joseph
Antelope Valley at El Monte
Ontario Christian vs. St. Lucy’s at Damien
Covina at North Torrance
Ramona Convent at Wilson
San Gabriel at Arlington
Arroyo at Woodcrest Christian
Division 5
Santa Paula at Whittier Christian
Azusa at Fairmont Prep
Beaumont at Gladstone
Pomona at Foothill Tech
Don Lugo at La Puente

Wednesday’s first round
Division 1
Mater Dei at San Marino
South Pasadena at San Clemente
San Marcos/La Canada winner at No. 2 seed University
Division 2
Mission Viejo at Arcadia
Estancia/Ayala winner at La Reina
Temecula Valley at South Hills
Santa Maria St. Joseph/Glendora winner at Hart
Division 3
Lakewood/West Covina winner at No. 1 Redlands
Westridge at Lompoc Cabrillo
Paramount at Walnut
Orcutt Academy/Milken Community at No. 4 Pasadena Poly
Chino at Yucaipa
Division 4
Ridgecrest Burroughs/Grand Terrace winner at Rosemead
Chino Hills at Riverside Notre Dame
St. Monica/La Serna winner at Westminster La Quinta
Rancho Alamitos/J.W. North winner at Rowland
Lancaster at Keppel
Whittier/Lakewood St. Joseph winner at No. 4 West Torrance
Antelope Valley/El Monte winner at No. 3 Garden Grove
Alhambra at Summit
Ontario Christian/St. Lucy’s winner at Flintridge Sacred Heart
Covina/North Torrance winner at Bishop Montgomery
Ramona Convent/Wilson winner at California
San Gabriel/Arlington winner at No. 2 South Torrance
Arroyo/Woodcrest Christian winner at k
Division 5
Santa Paula/Whittier Christian winner at No. 1 Orange
Azusa/Fairmont Prep winner at Garey
Shadown Hills/Westminster winner at Sierra Vista
Beaumont/Gladstone winner at No. 3 Maranatha
Pomona/Foothill Tech winner at Yucca Valley
Don Lugo/La Puente winner at Webb

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Northview beats Covina 34-6 to claim VVL title; Bishop Amat beats Loyola; Charter Oak stuns West Covina

FRIDAY SCOREBOARD: Games updates throughout the night

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Northview clinches league: Northview’s Alex Camacho picked a good time to deliver the goods, frustrating rival Covina with 258 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. And he also showed off his arm, hurling a 27-yard pass to freshman quarterback Steven Comstock on a trick play.
With Elijah Grijalva chipping in with 132 yards and two touchdowns, there was nothing Covina could do but witness Northview’s first Valle Vista League title since 2008 with a 34-6 victory.

Charter Oak stuns West Covina: Charter Oak knocked off West Covina 33-21 on Friday night, meaning the race for playoff spots from the Hacienda League will go down to the final week of the season before being decided.
The Chargers (5-4, 3-1) held the Bulldogs to only two first downs and junior quarterback Kam Brown completed 21 of 33 passes for 320 yards and four touchdowns to move his team into a first-place tie with the Bulldogs (6-3, 3-1) with one game left in the regular season.
“We knew this one was crucial,” Brown said. “We knew we had to win or maybe be out of the playoffs. We won, so we’re still in it.”

Bishop Amat rallies past Loyola: Playing without its starting quarterback and dealing with the rustiness of coming off a bye week left the Bishop Amat High School football team ripe to be upset.
It took the Lancers about a half to put any chance that happening against Loyola to rest, however. Amat hit its stride midway through the second quarter and turned an early 10-0 deficit into a 46-23 win on Friday.
“The first half was a little shaky,” Bishop Amat head coach Steve Hagerty said. “I knew we’d settle in. I was much more pleased with the second half. The way we looked at it was like we survived the first half. There was like a tsunami and we held our own. And we came out on top and I felt like our best football was still ahead of us. It was just a matter time to get it going.”

Bonita holds off Ayala: Halloween night was only briefly scary for the Bonita High School football team.
Bonita was sitting on a 28-0 lead in the game that will likely determine the final playoff berth in the Palomares League when Ayala reeled off 14 points in less than two minutes and was a yard from scoring a third consecutive touchdown.
Bonita mounted its second goal-line stand of the night and went on to a 34-14 win Friday night, Ayala’s third consecutive league loss.

Damien gets first league win: Senior night at Damien High School brought lots of energy as the Spartans played host to the Los Osos Grizzlies. After falling behind early, Damien stormed back for a 21-14 victory, its first Baseline League win.
It was all Grizzlies early on as they scored on their first possession. The first score came on a play-action 43-yard touchdown strike by quarterback Donovan Williams.

Friday’s games and predictions
Baseline League
Damien 21, Los Osos 14 — Guarantees the Spartans won’t go winless in the Baseline

Hacienda League
Charter Oak 33, West Covina 21 — After all that, Chargers can claim a piece of the Hacienda. What a crazy league.
Chino 45, Walnut 30 — Chino not out of the playoff mix yet.
Los Altos 28, Diamond Ranch 10 — Conqs win should make it a wild finish in the Hacienda for playoff spots.
Standings: Charter Oak (3-1), West Covina (3-1), Los Altos (2-2), Chino (2-2), Diamond Ranch (2-2), Walnut (0-4).

Mission League
Bishop Amat 46, Loyola 23 — Lancers won with QB Damian Garcia sitting out with a rib injury. Victory next week clinches piece of league title. Lancers still haven’t clinched playoff spot, but almost there.
Standings: Crespi (4-1), Bishop Amat (4-1), Serra (4-1), Alemany (3-2), Notre Dame (2-3); Chaminade (1-5); Loyola (0-5).

Miramonte League
Pomona 56, Garey 0 — Red Devils clinch the league title and will be dangerous in the playoffs.
La Puente 28, Bassett 27 – Warriors spoil Olympiana chance to remain unbeaten in Miramonte.

Mission Valley League
Rosemead 51, South El Monte 14 — Panthers wrap up Mission Valley League title.

Montview League
Baldwin Park 48, Gladstone 13 – Braves closing in on second in the VVL

Palomares League
Bonita 34, Ayala 14 – Bearcats back in playoff contention.
Glendora 38, Diamond Bar 6 – Tartans will play South Hills on Thursday for the league title.

Valle Vista League
Northview 34, Covina 6 – Vikings offense and defense legit, they’ll be force in Mid-Valley playoffs after winning first league title since 2008.

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South Hills beats Claremont on last second field goal, 24-22; Azusa and San Dimas win

THURSDAY SCOREBOARD: Games updates throughout the night
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South Hills goes to 4-0 in Palomares: South Hills will be playing for the first Palomares League championship next week after pulling out a last second win, 24-22, over Claremont on Thursday night at Walnut High School.
Senior Manny Munoz kicked a 22-yard field goal with three seconds left in the game to cap a 61-yard drive in the final 1:30.
The kick broke the hearts of the Wolfpack after they had rallied from an 11-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to take the lead. “That was a pretty special feeling,” Munoz said. “I just tried to act like it was practice and relax, focus, and get a point for my team. I just tried to stay to myself and kick it through the uprights.”

Azusa clinches share of Montview title: With just three rushes this season entering Thursday night’s game, junior Dominic Ramirez totaled only 30 yards.
With his first three touches of the ball Thursday, the 5-foot-8 Azusa High School running back totaled three touchdowns on runs of 69, 46 and 4 yards.
And he wasn’t through as he ran for another two scores and finished with 179 yards on 11 carries as the Aztecs defeated host Duarte, 49-30, in a Montview League game.

San Dimas routs Rowland, 49-0: Rowland and San Dimas highs had the same records, both overall and in the Valle Vista League, entering Thursday night. But the Saints put on a display of dominance to claim a 49-0 victory on their home field.
San Dimas (6-3, 3-1) has prided itself on its running game for several years, but the Saints found success through the air as well against Rowland (5-4, 2-2), with senior quarterback Andrew Avila completing seven passes for 97 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those touchdowns went to senior running back Chris Rufun, who had 44 receiving yards and 53 rushing yards on just four carries.

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Arcadia leads cross country polls

The top San Gabriel Valley area cross country teams
Boys

1. Arcadia
2. California
3. Flintridge Prep
4. Walnut
5. Bishop Amat
6. Covina
7. Baldwin Park
8. El Rancho
9. Pasadena Poly
10. Rowland

Girls

1. Arcadia
2. Bonita
3. Flintridge Prep
4. Mayfield
5. Bishop Amat
6. Glendora
7. La Canada
8. St. Lucy’s
9. Covina
10. Los Altos

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Tribskin Pick’em: Bishop Amat hasn’t won following a bye week since 2008; Northview and West Covina will win to guarantee piece of league titles

Head-2-Head
Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 30-10; Season Total: 263-88)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 33-7; Season Total: 260-91)

Last Week: I picked up three games on Aram to cut his lead to three with two weeks left in the regular season plus playoffs. I got him taking Alhambra over Keppel, West Covina over Los Altos, Pasadena Poly over Rio Hondo Prep and Bassett over Garey. Aram grabbed one back taking San Dimas over Covina
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This Week: The big, big question is will Bishop Amat show rust or have a let-up following its bye week after three-straight momentum wins over Serra, Alemany and Chaminade with Loyola in town. Amat has won just won game in recent memory during bye weeks, beating Diamond Ranch in 2008. During bye weeks in league, Amat is 0-3 since 2010 and coach Steve Hagerty has gone on record saying he hates byes, but despite that, I can’t picture Amat losing to last-place Loyola. If Bishop Amat wins, it will have a chance to head to Notre Dame next week playing for a piece of the Mission League title, take the Lancers. Covina takes on Northview and with a win, can force a three-way tie along with San Dimas in the Valle Vista. But after Northview whipped San Dimas earlier in the season I can’t imagine the Vikings would let the Colts spoil their party. Take the Vikes. If you asked before the season I would be taking Charter Oak over West Covina, but not now. The Bulldogs were impressive beating Los Altos and will win out. South Hills’ amazing turnaround will get better Thursday night against Claremont and with a victory, South Hills will likely facing Glendora in the league finale for all the marbles in the Palomares. Take South Hills.

Thursday’s games
Del Rio League

California at El Rancho, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Rancho); Aram (ER)
Freeway League
Troy vs. La Habra at Fullerton, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Montview League
Azusa at Duarte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Azusa)
Pacific League
Burbank vs. Arcadia at Burroughs, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Burbank); Aram (Bur)
Crescenta Valley vs. Pasadena at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Robledo (CV); Aram (CV)
Hoover at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Muir); Aram (Muir)
Palomares League
South Hills vs. Claremont at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SHills); Aram (SH)
Santa Fe League
Bosco Tech vs. Mary Star of the Sea at Daniels Field, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Mary); Aram (MARY)
Valle Vista League
Rowland at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)
Friday’s games
Almont League

Bell Gardens at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BG); Aram (BG)
Keppel at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SG); Aram (SG)
Schurr vs. Alhambra at Moor Field, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Schurr); Aram (Schurr)
Angelus League
Cathedral at St. Paul, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (Cath)
La Salle at St. Francis, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Baseline League
Los Osos at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Damien); Aram (LO)
Del Rio League
Pioneer vs. La Serna at Whittier College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (LS)
Santa Fe vs. Whittier at California, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Santa Fe); Aram (SF)
Hacienda League
Charter Oak at West Covina, 7 p.m. — Robledo (West Covina); Aram (CO)
Chino at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Chino); Aram (Chino)
Diamond Ranch at Los Altos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Miramonte League
Garey at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Aram (Pomona)
La Puente at Bassett, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LP); Aram (Bass)
Mission League
Loyola at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bishop Amat); Aram (Amat)
Mission Valley League
Marshall at Arroyo, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
Mountain View at El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Monte); Aram (EM)
South El Monte at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rose); Aram (Rosemead)
Montview League
Gladstone at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)
Workman at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SVista); Aram (SV)
Palomares League
Bonita at Ayala, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ayala); Aram (Ayala)
Glendora at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G-High)
Prep League
Firebaugh at Rio Hondo Prep, 7 p.m. — Robledo (RHPrep); Aram (rhp)
Rio Hondo League
Blair at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SMarino); Aram (SM)
La Canada at Monrovia, 7 p.m. — Robledo (MTown); Aram (M)
Temple City at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SPas); Aram (SP)
Suburban League
Cerritos at La Mirada, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Valle Vista League
Covina vs. Northview at San Dimas HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)
Nogales at Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Wilson); Aram (Wilson)
Non-League
Pasadena Poly at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram (Poly)
Saturday’s game
Olympic League

Heritage Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Granada Hills, 1 p.m. — Robledo (Heritage); Aram (H)

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Girls Volleyball: Glendora rallies for four-set win over Bonita; Tartans stay undefeated in Palomares League

Glendora's Jessica Garcia (C) (23) along with Becca Lowden (C) (12), Marissa Montoya (16) and Sarah Smith (10) reacts after scoring against Bonita in the second game of a prep volleyball match at Bonita High School. Glendora won, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-9. (Staff photo by Keith Birmingham)

Glendora’s Jessica Garcia (C) (23) along with Becca Lowden (C) (12), Marissa Montoya (16) and Sarah Smith (10) reacts after scoring against Bonita in the second game of a prep volleyball match at Bonita High School. Glendora won, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-9.
(Staff photo by Keith Birmingham)


By Stephen Ramirez
steve.ramirez@langnews.com
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter

LA VERNE >>
Glendora High School, after four years of being banished to the Baseline League, finally has a reasonable chance at a league title, and the Tartans are not wasting the opportunity.
Becca Lowden had 16 kills and Glendora took another step toward a Palomares League girls volleyball title with a 23-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-9 victory over host Bonita on Tuesday.
The Tartans, also getting 12 kills from Marissa Montoya, improved to 17-6 overall and 8-0 in league play. The Bearcats, getting 17 kills from Riley Inman, slipped to 11-10 and 3-5.
Glendora, after a sluggish start, dominated the last two sets. The Tartans, getting four kills from Jade Brockett and two each from Lowden and Montoya, scored 12 of the first 15 points in the third set before closing with a 6-3 surge to win 25-17.
Lowden then had seven kills as the Tartans secured the match by scoring 15 of the first 20 points and 10 of the final 14 to easily win set four, 25-9. Lowden had a cross shot to make it 24-9 before a mis-hit gave Glendora the match.
Glendora’s Becca Lowden: “It’s great. It’s like we finally are where we need to be, with the competition (in this league). It’s great that all of our hard work pays off.”

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Tribune Football Rankings: Bishop Amat still the one

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TRIBUNE TOP TEN FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. Bishop Amat (5-3) — League title within its grasp
2. Glendora (7-1) — Showdown vs. South Hills looms
3. West Covina (6-2) — Dismantled Los Altos
4. Northview (7-1) — Rival Covina standing in the way
5. Charter Oak (4-4) — Can it challenge West Covina?
6. Pomona (4-4) — 5-2 on the field
7. Diamond Ranch (6-2) — Don’t sleep on the Panthers
8. South Hills (4-4) — Has found it at the right time
9. San Dimas (5-3) — Will be rooting for Covina this week
10. Damien (3-5) — Slippin’ and a slidin’

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