Note: Report scores and results to firstname.lastname@example.org, call to 626-544-0992 and tweet finals to @sgvnscores. Friday’s Boys Basketball Schedule
Los Osos at Damien, 6:30 p.m. Camino Real League
Salesian at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. Hacienda League
Charter Oak at West Covina, 6:45 p.m.
Chino at Walnut, 6:30 p.m.
Diamond Ranch at Los Altos, 6:30 p.m. Miramonte League
Bassett at Pomona, 6:45 p.m.
Edgewood at Garey, 6:30 p.m.
Ganesha at La Puente, 6 p.m. Mission Valley League
Gabrielino at Rosemead, 4:45 p.m.
Arroyo at El Monte, 4:45 p.m.
Mountain View at South El Monte, 4:45 p.m. Montview League
Workman at Sierra Vista, 6 p.m.
Gladstone at Baldwin Park, 6:30 p.m.
Azusa at Duarte, 6 p.m. Palomares League
South Hills at Glendora, 6:30 p.m.
Bonita at Claremont, 6:30 p.m.
Diamond Bar at Ayala, 6:30 p.m. Valle Vista League
Covina at Northview, 6:30 p.m.
Nogales at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.
Boys soccer El Monte 3, Rosemead 1 — Jesus Garcia scored twice and Henry Sandoval scored a goal to lead the visiting Lions (9-5-2, 6-0-1) to the Mission Valley League victory. Goalies Gustavo Arrayga had four saves, Jose Paredes had three saves and Adrian Cuevas had two saves for El Monte. Girls soccer San Dimas 2, Rowland 0 — Cheyenne Cepeda scored twice to lead the Saints (4-10-2, 3-1) to the Valle Vista League win against the Raiders (4-8-2, 2-2). Duarte 1, Azusa 0 — Goalie Alexa Moreno recorded a shutout and Lindsay Lathrop scored the winning goal for the visiting Falcons (7-4-1, 3-1) in a Montview League victory. Sierra Vista 4, Workman 0 — Freshman goalie Vanessa Tapia recorded a shutout and Kimberly Araujo, Maria Hernandez, Samantha Loza and Alejandra Vargas each scored a goal for the visiting Dons (13-3-1, 4-0) in a Montview League win. Chino 1, Walnut 0 — Traci Martinez scored the winning goal and Britni Armas recorded a shutout for the Cowboys (15-3, 4-0) in a Hacienda League victory. Girls water polo Charter Oak 26, West Covina 3 — Hailey Siedentop had four goals, one assist and a steal and Michelle Moran had two assists and two steals for the Chargers (14-4, 3-1) in a Hacienda League victory. Also contributing to Charter Oak’s victory were Cameron Salgado who had five assists and Savannah Austia who had two assists. Goalie Nicki Preciado had four saves, Clair Ramero scored twice and Kalani Ortez scored a goal for West Covina.
Boys soccer Diamond Bar 2, Glendora 1 — Andre Gamboa and Jordan Wong each scored a goal for the visiting Brahmas (12-3-2, 3-0-1) in a Palomares League victory. Gamboa and Guy Horcasita each had one assist and goalie Alec Arguello had three saves for Diamond Bar. Damien 2, Los Osos 0 – Herman Meza and David Gang each scored a goal to lead the visiting Spartans (11-3-2, 3-1) to the Baseline League win. Claremont 7, South Hills 2 — Jack Kolodge scored three goals, Justin Munevar scored twice and Mato Pacheco and Osvaldo Lopez each scored a goal for the Wolfpack (10-1-4, 3-0-1) in a Palomares League victory. Girls basketball South El Monte 43, Arroyo 35 – Kimberly Urbina had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and four steals and Jennifer Jimenez had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Eagles (15-3, 4-1) in a Mission Valley League victory. Urbina played the entire game on a bad knee, she is averaging 23 points, seven rebounds, and seven steals a game so far this season.
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP
BOYS SOCCER Bishop Amat 5, Marshall 1 – Nathan DiFiori scored twice and Ralph Acosta, Arnold Fields and David Cabral each added a goal for the Lancers (6-4-0) in a nonleague victory. GIRLS SOCCER
Covina 2, San Dimas 1 — Wendie Umanzor scored a goal for the Saints (3-9-3, 2-1), but it was not enough in the Valle Vista League loss. Charter Oak 3, Walnut 0 — Taylor Salgado scored twice and had an assist, and Maggie Brown scored a goal for the Chargers (7-9-1, 2-1) in a Hacienda League win. Cameryn Corcan and Dayna Jaimes each had an assist. Sierra Vista 5, Gladstone 0 — Kimberly Araujo, Giselle Garcia, Maria Hernandez, Samantha Loza and Sonia Quiroa each scored a goal to lead the Dons (12-3-1, 3-0) to the Montview League victory. Zitlali Jimenez has two assists and Araujo and Hernandez each had an assist. GIRLS WATER POLO Charter Oak 19, Walnut 1 – Katie Fugit had eight goals and five steals, Sarah Adams had six goals, three assists and three steals, and goalie Destiny Ramirez had 15 saves for the Chargers (13-4, 2-1) in a Hacienda League victory. Also contributing to Charter Oak’s win were Juliana Martinez, who had two goals, five assists and two steals, and Devynn Stein, who had two goals, two assists and five steals. Nikki Rubio scored the lone goal for Walnut. Bonita 15, Ayala 14 – Amanda Legaspi had seven goals and one assist, Erin Gonzalez had three goals and one assist, and goalie Rachel Garwick had seven saves and one assist to lead the Bearcats (12-3) to their first Palomares League victory. Kierra Hemric and Kayla DeHerrera each scored twice and Claire Turner had five assists for Bonita.
I’m not posting this to poke fun at the Diamond Ranch boys basketball team, more power to them if they can remain on the CIF-SS Open Division watchlist with a 9-6 overall record, except that the Open Division was created to take the best teams from all the divisions and place them into one super division. What I don’t get is how in the world is Diamond Ranch still on the radar, especially following last week’s 83-57 loss to Walnut. It’s not like they lost on a last-second shot, they got handled. There’s only one team in the SGV deserving of being on the list and that’s Damien, rightfully on it. In our backyard, Glendora, Walnut, Bishop Amat and Los Altos would all be more deserving than Diamond Ranch, but somehow Diamond Ranch remains under consideration? What gives, I know on paper Diamond Ranch was supposed to be much better, but we’re nearing February. You are what you’re at this point. You don’t reward teams based on what you think they should do, you reward them by what they’re doing.
Colony’s Steve Randall, who guided the Titans to a 12-2 record and the Central Division championship, will coach the East team. Crescenta Valley’s Paul Schilling, who led the Falcons to a 14-0 record and the Southeast Division championship, will join forces with four-time CIF champion Steve Bogan of Maranatha to coach the West.
The game, which has traditionally been played in early summer, was moved to winter by game organizer and West Covina coach Mike Maggiore in order to provide players with one last recruiting showcase before signing day and hopefully lure some of the area’s top talent.
WEST ROSTER Chase Walker WR Crescenta Valley
Christian Herrera DB El Monte
Israel Royal WR/RB Franklin
Jordan Lobianco WR Crescenta Valley
Josh Benson WR/RB Arcadia
Tyler Ili OLB West Covina
Caleb Devine RB Maranatha
Michael Fulton DE/LB Muir
Tevita Sina DE Los Altos
Xavious Boone DB Maranatha
Eli Snyder QB Maranatha Jorge Reyna QB Pasadena
Brian Reyes LB Muir
Octavius Spencer WR Monrovia
Jean-luc Dauphiney DB Cantwell/Sacred Heart
Nick Jovanelly WR Eagle Rock
Aiden Anding LB Burroughs
David Smith DB Muir
Nick Cantong DB Burbank
Tony Toledo RB Burbank
Fernando Espinosa DB El Monte
Carter Otte WR Verdugo Hills Jasper Chavez OLB Rosemead
Raul Alegria LB Eagle Rock
Josh Herrera DL West Covina
Blake Cusick K/P Monrovia
Michael Sahagun LB Rosemead
Chris Osorio RB Wilson (H.H.)
Christian Wiley LB Bishop Amat
Titus Stewart OL/DL Cantwell/Sacred Heart
Christian Walton OL Monrovia
David Tolmachoff OL Los Altos
Robert Sanchez OL Arroyo Eric Quevedo OL West Covina
Davo Hokobyan OL Crescenta Valley
Andrew Mills OL Burroughs
Drew Nixon OL St. Francis
Andrew Lopez OL Bishop Amat
Cesar Jimenez OLB Franklin
Matt Erickson DE Crescenta Valley
Brandon Arconado WR Bishop Amat
David Jimenez DL Los Altos
Zack Sturdivant QB Chino Hills
Christian Lara QB La Mirada
Josh Radecki OL South Hills Josiah Grey OL Rancho Cucamonga
Angelo Lojero OL La Mirada
Albert Gonzales OL Whittier
Travis Miller OL La Serna
Ben Northrup OL Glendora
Abel Martinez OL Claremont
Clay Garcelli OL Chino Hills
Jesse Garcia RB South Hills
Angel Verdugo RB Bonita
Pernell Smalley RB Covina Kenyon Woods WR Pomona
Blake Fisher WR Rancho Cucamonga
MacKenzie Stenquit WR Damien
Malcom Smith WR Los Osos
Keon Stevens WR Etiwanda
Caleb Repp TE Los Osos
Noah Evans TE Whittier Christian
Michael Neal TE Etiwanda
Axl Mendoza K Colony
Sarkis Panossian RB/LB Western Christian Kele Scott DB Pomona
Desmond Bobo DB Pomona
James Oxier DB Chaffey
Erick Ware DB San Dimas
Ryan Kinnard DB Colony
Julio Reynoso DB Pioneer
Preston Carr LB Don Lugo
Jason Ortiz LB Charter Oak
Jacob Underhill LB Charter Oak
Zack Lewellen LB Glendora Justin Frasier LB Glendora
Uepi Kaufusi DL Rancho Cucamonga
Patrick Sanchez DL Damien
Peyrn En Twogood DL Claremont
Marcus Lewis DL Chino
Daniel Porraz DL Colony
In the late game, Damien improved to 15-2 with a 69-50 victory over Rancho Verde. Jeremy Hemsley once again led the way with 20 points and Malik Fitts added 12. Coach Matt Dunn, Hemsley and Fitts talked about the MLK victory afterward.
Monday’s MLK Showdown schedule t throughout the area At San Dimas High School
9 a.m. – Garey vs. Baldwin Park (girls)
10:30 a.m. – Rowland vs. Garey (boys)
Noon – Diamond Ranch vs. St. Lucy’s (girls)
1:30 p.m. – Alta Loma vs. West Covina (boys)
3 p.m. – Upland vs. Ayala (girls)
4:30 p.m. – Glendora vs. Vista del Lago (boys)
6 p.m. – Rim of the World vs. San Dimas (girls)
7:30 p.m. – Colton vs. San Dimas (boys)
At Los Osos
8 a.m. – Montclair vs. San Gorgonio
9:30 a.m. – Pomona vs. Jurupa Hills
11 a.m. – Claremont vs. Gardena
12:30 p.m. – Twentynine Palms vs. Charter Oak
2 p.m. – Victor Valley vs. Rancho Cucamonga
3:30 p.m. – Diamond Bar vs. Silverado
5 p.m. – Los Osos vs. Riverside MLK
6:30 p.m. – Bishop Amat vs. Summit
8 p.m. – Rancho Verde vs. Damien
At La Salle HS
10 Trinity Classical Academy vs Keppel
11:30 Notre Dame vs Campbell Hall
1 San Diego Morse vs La Salle
2:30 Serra vs West Ranch
4 JW North vs Maranatha
5:30 El Camino Real vs Cantwell
7 Calabasas vs Etiwanda
8:30 Long Beach Poly vs Cathedral At Price High School 2:30 Renaissance Academy vs University
4 Colony vs Crossroads
5:30 Diamond Ranch vs Beverly Hills
7 Hart vs Brentwood
8:30 Price vs Taft
Boys Basketball Top Ten Rankings 1. Damien (14-2) - Huge, huge win over Etiwanda shows Spartans could be a real contender in tough Baseline. Bigger text comes next at Chino Hills on Wednesday. 2. Glendora (16-2) – Perfect 3-0 in the Palomares with test at Diamond Bar Wednesday. 3. Los Altos (13-3) — Schedule sets up perfect with Los Altos and Walnut going at it to end first half of Hacienda and to end with a showdown in finale. 4. Walnut (14-5) - Crushed Diamond Ranch to go to 2-0 in the Hacienda. 5. Diamond Bar (10-8) – Big 90-82 win over Bonita going into Glendora game. 6. Bonita (15-4) — As good as it is, starting 1-2 in the Palomares is no bueno. 7. Bishop Amat (14-4) — Should be a battle to the end in the Del Rey. 8. Rowland (11-5) – Big win over Covina sends it to 2-0 in the VVL. Next big test at Wilson on Wednesday. 9. Diamond Ranch (10-6) – How did it get waxed so bad by Walnut? 10. Covina (13-6) - Colts beat Wilson then lose a close one to Rowland.
Girls Basketball Top Ten Rankings 1. South Hills (14-5) — tough loss to Ayala, but still best of the rest. 2. Walnut (10-5-4) – Wins over Diamond Ranch and West Covina vault Mustangs to No. 2 3. Duarte (9-6) – Already 2-0 in the Montview. 4. West Covina (11-7) — Back-to-back losses leaves Bulldogs in last in Hacienda. 5. South El Monte (14-3) — Second behind Gabrielino in a tougher than expected Mission Valley. 6. Los Altos (11-5) – Expected loss to Chino, 1-1 in Hacienda. 7. Bonita (9-11) — Has fallen since league opening win over Glendora 8. Covina (11-8) – Big wins over Wilson and Rowland to go to 2-0 in VVL 9. Bishop Amat (7-10) – Bishop Amat is this close to falling out of the area rankings in a down year for girls basketball. My how the mighty have fallen and fallen fast. 10. Arroyo (10-8) – Have to remember it lost by only two points to Bishop Amat.
Girls Soccer Top Ten Rankings 1. Bishop Amat (8-6) – Next two games will be the test against Bishop Montgomery Thursday followed by La Salle. 2. Glendora (7-5-4) — Look who’s leading the Palomares with a 2-0-1 record through two weeks. But will it last? 3. South Hills (10-3) — Edged Bonita and then lost to Ayala 2-1 in overtime in a game the Bulldogs controlled throughout. 4. St. Lucy’s (6-4-6) — Not good when you’re 0-1-2 in league and haven’t faced Los Osos yet. 5. Sierra Vista (11-2-1) – 2-0 in the Montview after beating previously undefeated Baldwin Park. 6. Diamond Bar (9-5-1) – Already 0-2-1 in the Palomares is a brutal start for a Brahmas team that had playoff and championship aspirations. 7. Diamond Ranch (4-3-4) – Wins over Charter Oak and Walnut to start 2-0 in Hacienda. After Chino, the rest of the Hacienda is very average at best. 8. Los Altos (6-7) — Played Chino tough in 2-1 loss and though overall record not eye-catching, they’ll start picking up steam in Hacienda. 9. Baldwin Park (7-1-1) — Dropped 4-0 result to Sierra Vista, but best of the rest in Montview. 10. South El Monte (6-4-1) — Should battle for a playoff spot in the MVL
Boys Soccer Rankings 1. Diamond Bar (11-3-2) — Solid 1-1 tie vs. tough Claremont and 3-1 win over Bonita moves purple into top spot. 2. Sierra Vista (10-1-2) – Crushing 5-2 win over Baldwin Park. They should own Montview again. 3. Damien (10-3-2) – Beat Etiwanda 4-0, lost 2-1 to Chino Hills 4. La Puente (8-0-3) – Tied a good Garey squad, but still undefeated. 5. Bishop Amat (3-0-4) - Very impressive 4-4 tie vs. Cathedral to open league play. Not reporting all scores, so a wait and see 6. Diamond Ranch (7-4-3) – Absolutely crushes Charter Oak 5-1, then losses to Walnut 1-0. In reality, I’ve got Charter Oak and Diamond Ranch ranked when maybe Walnut deserves it. 7. Ganesha (11-2-3) – Showdown as its hosts La Puente on Tuesday. 8. Mountain View (4-4-3) — Good 4-0-1 start in the MVL, tied for first with El Monte 9. El Monte (7-5-2) — Back-to-back shutout victories, tied for first at 4-0-1. 10. Charter Oak (12-3-2) — Embarrassing loss to Diamond Ranch, but can prove it belongs with Walnut up next.
The Diamond Ranch boys basketball team was so well thought of, it was on the CIF-SS Open Division watch list this week. That won’t last long after Walnut’s crushing 83-57 victory over the Panthers Friday. In girls action, the Walnut girls also beat Diamond Ranch 60-51 behind 16 points from Cory Pitpit.
The Glendora girls soccer team tied Claremont 1-1 on Friday to go to 2-0-1 and take over sole possession of first in the Palomares. South Hills had a chance to be in first alone, but it couldn’t hold a 1-0 halftime lead over Ayala, who came back and beat the Huskies 2-1 in overtime. Ayala and South Hills are tied for second at 2-1.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Ayala’s Victoria Rama scored the game-winner in overtime to lift the Bulldogs (8-7-1, 2-1) to a 2-1 girls soccer victory over South Hills in the Palomares League. South Hills’ Maddy Warren scored in the first half to give the Huskies (10-3, 2-1) a 1-0 lead, but the Bulldogs’ Jackie Mejia tied it off a corner in the 62nd minute to send the game to overtime.