Monday Recap: Donovan Delgado shot a 45 to lead Bishop Amat boys golf to the Del Rey League win

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Boys golf
Bishop Amat 255, Cathedral 260 — Donovan Delgado shot a 45 to lead the Lancers (7-3, 4-1) to the Del Rey League win at Harding Golf Course par 37. Brandon Morales shot a 49 for Bishop Amat.

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Tribune Boys Basketball All-Area: Damien’s Jeremy Hemsley and Matt Dunn earn top awards

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2015 TRIBUNE BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-AREA
Player of the Year: Jeremy Hemsley, Guard, Senior, Damien
Jeremy Hemsley is leaving Damien High School as one of the most celebrated players in area history and capped his senior year in style with a CIF-State Division III championship to go with the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA championship he won as a sophomore in 2013 when he was named sectional player of the year.
There have been great area scorers like Glendora’s Tracy Murray, who averaged 44 points a game in 1988-89 to set the CIF-SS mark for most points in a season with 1,505 and the Tartans’ Casey Jacobsen, who is the state’s all-time career scoring leader with 3,284 points (1996-99).

hemsley2But there may never have been a more complete player than Hemsley, who leaves Damien as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,262 points while also leading the team in assists in each of the past three seasons, and becoming the school’s second all-time assists leader. Hemsley also was one of the team’s best rebounders the past two seasons, and in four years on varsity won more games and playoff games that anyone in school history.
“He’s a winner, that’s the most important thing to know about him,” Damien coach Matt Dunn said of Hemsley. “He never once worried about his own stats, he worried about winning all the time.
“He could have scored 30 points whenever he wanted, and I know most kids will say that stats don’t matter and that winning matters the most, but I can honestly say when Jeremy says those things he means it and showed it throughout his career at Damien.”
Hemsley averaged 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists his senior year and was named the Baseline League most valuable player after leading his team to the league title.
That alone was quite an achievement considering the Baseline is considered one of the toughest leagues in the state that includes Chino Hills, which advanced to the Division I state finals and Etiwanda, a team that advanced to the CIF-SS Open Division finals.
Hemsley also was named to the prestigious CIF-SS Open Division first team and has been selected the Tribune player of the year for a third straight season.
“Everything has been a blessing the past four years and I’m blessed to go to a school like Damien,” Hemsley said. “I’m going to miss it, but I think I left my mark and did what I needed to do. The way we closed out the season and my career, I wouldn’t of wanted it any other way.”
After finishing 1-2 in the CIF-SS Open Division playoffs, Damien set its sights on the Division III state title, beating top-seed Cathedral, 68-62, to capture the Southern California Division III regional title.
But the Spartans weren’t finished, adding another trophy by knocking off Northern champion Moraga-Campolindo 70-57 in Cal Berkeley’s Haas Pavillion for the Division III state title and Damien’s first in school history.
Hemsley finished the championship game with a stat line that defined his career, scoring 20 points to go with 10 rebounds and six assists.
That unselfishness for a star player is what Dunn will miss the most, sharing his thoughts in the moments after Damien’s state title.
“This is very exciting and I am thrilled, but it’s sad to think this is my last game with him,” Dunn said of Hemsley. “He has been a great player and a great person, and he has set a high standard here. That’s a lot for future players to live up to and shoot for.”
Hemsley, ranked one of ESPN’s top 100 senior recruits, is on his way to San Diego State where he believes his hard work will pay off again.
“Being a complete player takes care of everything,” Hemsley said. “I want to be the best I can and if I put in the work, I’ll get there. I’m super excited for what’s next, but I’m going to miss my brothers at Damien. We had a lot of fun and good times together.”
mattdunncoCoach of the Year: Matt Dunn, Damien
Damien coach Matt Dunn was selected coach of the year after leading the Spartans to the CIF-State Division III championship with a 70-57 win over Moraga-Campolindo for the Spartans’ first state title in school history. In his 12th year at Damien, Dunn joins La Verne Lutheran coach Eric Cooper as the only area boys basketball coaches to lead his team to a CIF and state championship, having won the Division 3AA title in 2013. The Spartans finished 29-5 and also won the Baseline League title, which is arguably the toughest league in the Southern Section that includes Chino Hills and Etiwanda.
FIRST TEAM
A.J. Bigornia, Glendora, Guard, Senior
ajbigorniaOne of the purest shooters in the Valley averaged 18 points for the Palomares league co-champions, earning Bigornia Palomares first-team honors. This is Bigornia’s third all-area first-team selection. He was part of a Tartans squad that reached the Division 2AA quarterfinals, though an injury down the stretch limited his playoff action.
Joshua Andarza, Bishop Amat, Forward, Senior
JoshandarzaThe 6-foot-1 forward averaged 14 points and eight rebounds for a Lancers team that finished 20-9 and advanced to the Division 3A second round. He was also the only Lancers player selected to the Camino Real first-team. He had a season-high 29 points against league champion Bell-Jeff, and tallied 19 points and 13 rebounds in a win over South Hills.
Zuri Williams, Walnut, Guard, Senior
zuriwilliamsThe Hacienda League player of the year finished his senior season in style, helping the Mustangs go undefeated in league while averaging 14 points, four rebounds and four assists per game. Williams also played a huge role in helping the Mustangs reach the Division 1A semifinals, and was named to the Division 1A first team. He scored a season-high 29 points in a win over Antelope Valley.
Malik Fitts, Damien, Guard. Senior
malikfittsThe 6-foot-5 wing player could do it all, hitting big shot after big shot to average 17 points and seven rebounds for the Baseline league and Division III state champs. Fitts earned Baseline league first-team honors and has college offers from Wyoming, Portland and UC Riverside, but is also listening to other offers. In the 70-57 win over Moraga-Campolindo for the state title, Fitts finished with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Brandon Brothers, Glendora, Forward, Senior
brandonbrothersBrothers could score inside and outside in helping the Tartans to the Palomares League co-title with Ayala. Brothers, who averaged 19 points a game, shared the Palomares league MVP award and was named to the Division 2AA first team. He also played a big role in the Tartans’ run to the Division 2AA quarterfinals.
Bryce Peters, Damien, Guard, Junior
brycepetersOne of the areas best pure shooters averaged 14 points, four assists and four rebounds for the Baseline and Division III state champions. In the 70-57 win over Moraga-Campolindo for the state title, Peters finished with 12 points and four assists. In arguably the toughest league in Southern California, Peters earned Baseline first-team honors to go with his first all-area first-team selection.
Dwight Ramos, Walnut, Guard, Junior
dwightramosAfter transferring from Mater Dei to play with his hometown team, Ramos was an immediate hit, averaging a team-high 20 points with six rebounds for the undefeated Hacienda league champions, earning Ramos first-team all league honors. In the Mustangs’ Division 1A semifinal loss to Loyola, Ramos had his best game of the season, pouring in 36 points to go with seven rebounds.
Christian Espinoza, Los Altos, Guard, Senior
christianespinozaThe guard earned Hacienda League first-team honors, averaging 16 points, six rebounds and four assists per game for the Conquerors, who finished 20-9. He helped his team reach the Division 3AA second round before losing to eventual finalist Gahr.
Kyle Gray, Bonita, Guard, Senior
kylegrayWas one of the hottest players late in the season and a big reason why the Bearcats advanced to the Division 3AA semifinals for the first time in 10 years. The Palomares all-league selection averaged 12 points, four rebounds and two assists per game but shot 76 percent in the playoffs. He had a double-double in the semifinal loss to Gahr and averaged a team-best 16.7 points in the playoffs.
Kyle Price, Wilson, Guard, Senior
kylepriceThe Valle Vista League most valuable player helped the Wildcats to the league title by averaging 15 points. Only 5-foot-10 and 140 pounds, Price had back-to-back 21 point performances against San Dimas and Covina, and a 19 point game late in the season against Rowland that helped wrap up the league championship.

SECOND TEAM
Joe Quintana, Bonita, Forward, Sophomore
Roman Silva, Diamond Ranch, Center, Junior
Ryan Herrera, Walnut, Center, Senior
Jesus Hernandez, Rowland, Guard, Senior
Alban Fletcher, Pomona, Guard, Senior
Micah Robinson, Damien, Guard, Senior
Kenny Walter, Bonita, Guard, Senior
Andres Guevara, Covina, Guard, Senior
Omar Nasri, San Dimas, Forward, Senior
Ryan Ocampo, San Dimas, Guard, Senior
Christian Mora, Bishop Amat, Forward, Senior
Jarick Santos, Bishop Amat, Guard, Senior
Michael Barrera, Los Altos, Guard, Senior

FINAL AREA TOP TEN RANKINGS
1. Damien (29-5)
2. Glendora (25-5)
3. Walnut (25-6)
4. Bonita (23-7)
5. Los Altos (20-9)
6. Diamond Ranch (20-9)
7. Wilson (21-6)
8. Bishop Amat (20-9)
9. Workman (20-8)
10. Covina (20-9)

LEAGUE CHAMPS
Baseline: Damien
Camino Real: Bell-Jeff
Mission Valley: Gabrielino
Miramonte: Pomona
Montview: Workman
Hacienda: Walnut
Palomares: Glendora, Ayala
Valle Vista: Wilson

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Rosters announced for the 12th annual Tribune/Star-News All-Star Boys Basketball Classic at Damien High, Friday, April 17

BOYS: Boys selected to the team should contact Los Altos coach Jeff Lucas for practice times at jlucas@hlpusd.k12.ca.us The Tribune boys are expected to practice next Tuesday and Thursday at Los Altos High from 7-9 p.m.
GIRLS: Girls selected to the team should contact South Hills coach Tiffany Liang for practice times at tliang@cvusd.k12.ca.us … The Tribune girls are expected to practice next Monday and Thursday at Covina HS from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Classic logoWhat: 12th Annual Tribune/Star-News All-Star Senior Basketball Game
When: Friday, April 17
Girls Game: 5:30 p.m.
Boys Game: 7:30 p.m.
Series record: Tribune boys lead 6-5; Star-News girls lead 6-5.
Last year: Tribune boys won 89-81; Tribune girls won 85-60.

TRIBUNE/STAR-NEWS PREVIEW: After a clean sweep in last year’s Tribune/Star-News All-Star Classic, the Tribune boys and girls teams will be looking for more on Apr. 17 at Damien High.
The rivalry that decides which side of the Valley plays the best basketball has gotten extremely close with the Tribune leading the boys all-time series, 6-5 while the Star-News girls lead the all-time series, 6-5.
The 12th meeting figures to be just as exciting with the girls game at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 3-point shooting contest at halftime of both games.

TRIBUNE BOYS
Tribune Boys Coach: Jeff Lucas (Los Altos). Assistants Matt Dunn (Damien), Will Bissman (Covina), Lydell McCullough (Los Altos), Mike Sandoval (Los Altos).
Tribune Boys Roster
Jeremy Hemsley, Damien, Guard
A.J. Bigornia, Glendora, Guard
Joshua Andarza, Bishop Amat
Zuri Williams, Walnut, Guard
Malik Fitts, Damien, Guard
Brandon Brothers, Glendora, Forward
Christian Espinoza, Los Altos, Guard
Kenny Walter, Bonita, Guard
Micah Robinson, Damien, Guard
Kyle Price, Wilson, Guard
Ryan Herrera, Walnut, Center
Jesus Hernandez, Rowland, Guard
Kyle Gray, Bonita, Guard
Michael Barrera, Los Altos, Guard
Ryan Ocampo, San Dimas, Guard
Andres Guevara, Covina, Guard

TRIBUNE GIRLS
Coach: Tiffany Liang (South Hills). Assistants: Pete Weber (South Hills), Nick Masi (Covina), Chris Harrison (Glendora)
Tribune Girls Team
Brittany Wang, South Hills, Forward
Sam Perez, South Hills, Forward
Joy Krupa, South Hills, Forward
Cassie Martinez, Bonita, Guard
Katya Echavez, Walnut, Forward
Brittney Yee, Walnut, Guard
Naome Aguilar, Arroyo, Guard
Angelica Ramirez, Northview, Guard
Marisa Brown, Bishop Amat, Guard
Damiana Bagues, Bishop Amat, Guard
Alyiah Montiel, Azusa, Guard
Adriana Ramirez, West Covina, Guard
Breanna Marquez, Ganesha, Guard
Princess Nava, Covina, Guard
Maryrose Wintroath, St. Lucy’s, Guard
Emily Mesa, Rowland, Guard

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Baseball Rankings: San Dimas easy choice at No. 1; South Hills, Bonita, Glendora follow

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1. San Dimas (18-0) – Won third tournament title last week and is undefeated and chasing history with the 10-game Valle Vista league to close out the regular season. Just watch and enjoy.
2. South Hills (11-5) — Beat Bonita and then got no-hit in eight innings by Glendora’s Austin Isenhart in a 1-0 loss. If there is a chink in the Huskies’ armor, it’s their run production.
3. Bonita (12-5) — Beat Glendora then lost to South Hills and is 3-2 in a Palomares league that will likely go down to the wire.
4. Glendora (14-5) – Austin Isenhart’s no-no against South Hills might have been a season saver, allowing the Tartans at 2-3 to stay close to the league leaders.
5. Bishop Amat (9-7-1) — The Lancers are tied for first with Cathedral at 3-1 and host Cathedral on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.
6. Wilson (11-3) — Been a good non-league season but now it starts league with a home-and-home against Covina starting on Tuesday.
7. Sierra Vista (9-4) – Has won four straight and is 4-1 in the Montview league and added a huge pitcher in West Covina transfer Anthony Deeter, who is eligible after finishing the sit-out period.
8. Nogales (11-6) — Has back-to-back games against Rowland and is hoping to build some momentum heading into next week’s showdown with two against No. 1 San Dimas.
9. Diamond Bar (9-8) – If the Brahmas want to be among the best in the Palomares they have to play well with a pair against South Hills this week.
10. Arroyo (6-3) – Early leader in the Mission Valley League with a 3-0 start, but hard to tell how good it is with such an easy schedule.

AREA LEADERS
Hitting

1. Brandon Buna, Rowland, 17-for-29, .586
2. Jacob Navarro, Charter Oak, 15-for-27, .556
3. Derek Martinez, Arroyo, 16-for-30, .533
4. Christian Mora, Wilson, 17-for-33, .515
5. Juan Pablo Garcia, Duarte, 13-for-26, .500
6. Francisco Martinez, Los Altos, 11-for-22, .500
7. Michael Vildosola, Rowland, 10-for-21, .476
8. Christian Fuentes, Rowland, 12-for-26, .462
9. Anthony Cuevas, Los Altos, 12-for-26, .462
10. Francisco Ramirez, South Hills, 23-for-50, .460

Home Runs
4 – Nick Kaye (Glendora).
2 – Sergio Robles (Bishop Amat); Francisco Ramirez (South Hills), Nicholas Hernandez (Charter Oak).

Pitching (ERA)
1. Jacob Castillo, San Diimas, 0.00 (28 innings)
2. Cody Dye, Walnut, 0.00 (22 innings)
3. Jonathin Longtin, San Dimas, 0.00 (17 innings)
4. Ryan Mauch, South Hills, 0.27 (25 innings)
5. Peter Lambert, San Dimas, 0.42 (33 innings).



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Softball Rankings: South Hills stays No. 1 with undefeated Edgewood moving to No. 6

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1. South Hills (11-4) - Win over Monrovia and loss to La Serna, but it gets serious this week with the Palomares next; Diamond Bar Wednesday and Bonita Friday, both on the road.
2. Bishop Amat (11-4) — Impressive 4-0 in the Del Rey League and should go to 5-0 with Cantwell Sacred Heart up next.
3. Charter Oak (10-6) – The Chargers’ non-league could have been better, but it gets to prove itself again with the Hacienda league starting this week.
4. Diamond Bar (10-5) — Had a tournament win over Glendora and opens league at home against No. 1 South Hills on Wednesday.
5. Glendora (13-5) – Has won three straight and five of six heading into Wednesday’s league opener at home against Bonita.
6. Edgewood (9-0) – Everyone says the schedule is weak, but undefeated is undefeated and it’s outscoring its opponents, 129-15. Lions also undefeated in league (5-0) with all shutouts.
7. West Covina (9-7) — The Bulldogs lost three straight after a terrific start to the season. Maybe it will turn it around with the Hacienda next.
8. St. Lucy’s (8-7) — Brutal start to the league schedule has the Regents taking on Upland (14-1) followed by Etiwanda (16-2). Welcome to the Baseline.
9. Bonita (6-7) — Has been up and down all year and starts league against two of the heavyweights, at Glendora Wednesday then home against No. 1 South Hills, Friday.
10. San Dimas (9-8) — If the Saints are still the team to beat in the Valle Vista, they get to prove it with games against Northview and Nogales this week.

AREA LEADERS
Hitting

1. Cierra Granado, Edgewood, 14-for-18, .778
2. Raquel Ramirez, Workman, 27-for-45, .600
3. Julissa Saldivar, Workman, 25-for-43, .581
4. Taylor Lara, Edgewood, 13-for-23, .565
5. Sammy Alvarado, Edgewood, 15-for-27, .556
6. Jade Nua, West Covina, 19-for-35, .543
7. Jessica Alvarez, Walnut, 23-for-43, .535
8. Rebecca Barbert, Arroyo, 13-for-25, .520
9. Cloe Ochoa, Charter Oak, 16-for-31, .516
10. Ruth Munoz, Diamond Bar, 18-for-35, .514.

Home Runs
5 – Taylor Tetone, (Glendora); Brittney Oroazco (Northview); Ashley Diaz, (South El Monte).
4 – Brooke Jackson, (San Dimas); Kaile Chavez (Charter Oak), Jade Nua (West Covina).

Pitching (ERA).
1. Destinee Lopez, Bonita, 0.23
2. Natalie Lugo, South Hills, 0.73
3. Princess Nava, Covina, 1.40
4. Andrea Gonzalez, Diamond Bar, 1.47
5. Cambria Keefer, Glendora, 1.67

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San Dimas goes to 18-0 with 5-2 victory over Paul VI (Virginia) to capture the Don Lugo tournament



STORY: The visiting Paul VI Panthers had to hope the first batter they sent to the plate against San Dimas star pitcher Peter Lambert would prove an indication of things to come. Jack Cunningham battled for nine pitches and worked the count full before grounding out.
But the Panthers were ushered aside just like every other opponent before them. Lambert turned in another gem as the Saints registered a 5-2 win in the championship game of the Don Lugo Easter Tournament.
It was the third tournament win of the season for the Saints, who ran their record to 18-0, with Lambert moving to 6-0.

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Friday Recap: Chino Baseball defeated Charter Oak 4-3 for the Hacienda League win

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Chino 4, Charter Oak 3 — Josh Jacquez pitched six innings, striking out two, and Jake Longe got the save for the Cowboys (9-8, 4-1) in a Hacienda League win. For Chino, Jonathan Alba went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Cesar Sandoval went 2 for 4 and knocked in a run.
Bishop Amat 15, Buena 7 — Jayson Gonzalez went 4 for 4 with four RBIs and Sergio Robles had three RBIs and a home run to lead the Lancers (9-7-1) to the Righetti Tournament victory. Also contributing to Bishop Amat’s victory were Kristian Scott who went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and two doubles, Aaron McCann who had two RBIs and a double, Adryan Ramirez who had an RBI and a double and Nicholas Valdez who had a double .
La Puente 5, Ganesha 1 — Anthony Villareal pitched seven innings, striking out five, Ryan Franco hit a three run homer and Matthew Marin went 3 for 3 to lead the Warriors (3-2) to the Miramonte League win.
Softball
La Puente 15, Ganesha 3 — Amanda Guillen had three doubles, Jessica Salazar hit a homer and Gina Reyes had a triple to lead the Warriors (5-6, 4-1) to the Miramonte League victory. Driana Ruedas and Yvonne Huerta each had a double and Darlene Guerrero, Berlin Bonilla and Kimberly Delgado each had two singles for La Puente.

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Undefeated San Dimas (17-0) will host Paul VI from Virginia in Friday’s Don Lugo title game at 7

saintscSan Dimas ran its perfect record to 17-0 following a close 2-1 victory over St. Laurence from Illinois on Thursday to advance to the championship of the Don Lugo baseball tournament. Jonathan Longtin pitched a complete game and Logan Murralta smacked a bases loaded hit in the bottom of the seventh to pull it out for the Saints, who are enjoying a historic start. The Saints will host Paul VI (11-4) from Fairfax, Virgina in the championship at home tonight at 7 p.m.

baserecordSan Dimas is within 10 games of matching Bishop Amat’s 1993 San Gabriel Valley record for consecutive baseball victories with 27. Bishop Amat didn’t win the championship that year, but its 27 straight wins is eighth all-time in the CIF record books. Lompoc owns the CIF record for consecutive wins with 36 set in the 1970-71 season. I know it’s a long way off, but the record books do not show how many baseball teams finished with a perfect season. Steve Ramirez recalls covering Diamond Bar’s magical team in 1990 that advanced to the Division 5A championship with an undefeated record, but the Brahmas lost in the championship to Marina, 6-4.
Looking ahead, if the Saints win tonight, they’ll be 18-0 going into the Valle Vista which is a 10-game season giving the Saints an opportunity to be 28-0 heading to the playoffs. It won’t be easy to run the table, but at this point who’s betting against it happening?

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Day after Bonita crushes Glendora, South Hills crushes Bonita, 12-5

QUICK HITS: I figured the Palomares would be a close race, but the recent blowouts and Glendora’s playoff threatening slow start are surprising. Bonita went to Glendora and mashed them at home 14-3 on Wednesday, then the next day South Hills smacks Bonita 12-5. So what happens today when Glendora, at 1-3 in the Palomares, hosts South Hills (3-1) at 3:15? Glendora can’t afford to fall to 1-4, but it also will have to face Huskies ace Gavin Velasquez. Good luck with that.

STORY: The South Hills High School baseball team put 12 runs on the board before Bonita scored its first, leading to a comfortable 12-5 Palomares League victory on Thursday afternoon.
One day after Bonita (12-5, 3-2) scored 14 runs against Glendora, the Bearcats faced left-handed starting pitcher Ryan Mauch, who silenced the Bearcats’ bats with 4 1/3 shutout innings. The southpaw gave up just two hits and struck out four to pick up his fourth win of the year for the Huskies (11-4, 3-1).
“Mauch walked the line a little bit, getting into a lot of three-ball counts, but he always found a way out of it,” South Hills head coach Darren Murphy said. “We made some nice plays behind him. I told him afterwards that the sign of a pitcher is that you don’t have your best stuff, but you still shut down a good team like Bonita.”
The Huskies got off to a slow start offensively, going 1 for 8 with a walk in their first time through the lineup, but that walk to the ninth batter was what started a four-run third inning. Another walk put runners on first and second base for Frank Ramirez, who got a hit down the right-field line for a ground-rule double and a 1-0 lead.

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Over 500 schools from 28 states and four countries in town for prestigious Arcadia Invitational this weekend

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PREVIEW: The Arcadia Invitational is becoming for just a special few.
The 48th annual track and field meet has traditionally drawn the nation’s top high school athletes. But because only so many races and events can be held, it has to remain roughly the same size year in and year out. What that means is that qualifying marks for the meet, which began Thursday and continues through Saturday, continually drop and top seeds become few and far between.
“Yes, it’s hard,” Damien coach Michael Williams said. “I know they try to do a good job of getting the local kids in and a lot of local coaches get frustrated.”
Only 12 individuals and seven individuals from the San Gabriel Valley have qualified for the invitational portion of the meet. Hundreds of valley athletes are competing in the meet, but not in the Saturday night portion.
More than 4,000 athletes from 550 schools in 28 states and from four nations will compete at Arcadia High. There will be several national and state leaders competing, including long jumper Margaux Jones of Redlands, Rai Benjamin of New York in the 400, high jumper Vashti Cunningham of Nevada, Connor Ross of Nevada in the 800 and Loyola’s Robert Brandt in the 3,200.

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Thursday Recap: Andy Rodriguez had three RBIs and Cody Dye had a double to lead Walnut Baseball to the Don Lugo Spring Tournament victory

Baseball
Walnut 6, Pomona 4 — Andy Rodriguez had three RBIs and a double and Cody Dye had a double for the Mustangs (5-7-2) in a Don Lugo Spring Tournament victory. Emilio Delgado had two RBIs and a double and Christopher Villalobos had two RBIs for the Red Devils (8-5).
Sierra Vista 9, Rosemead 4 — Alejandro Dominguez went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a double for the Panthers (6-8) in a nonleague loss.
Boys tennis
Diamond Bar 12, Glendora 6 — The teams of David Chee and Russell Chen and Michael Tran and Nicholas Wong swept in doubles and Neil Tengbumroong swept in singles to lead the Brahmas (8-2, 4-0) to the Palomares League victory.

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Softball: La Serna beats South Hills in battle of of top teams


By Stephen Ramirez

La Serna's Reanne Martinez scores against South Hills in the first inning of a prep softball game at South Hills High School in West Covina, Calif., on Friday, April 09, 2015. La Serna won 3-1. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

La Serna’s Reanne Martinez scores against South Hills in the first inning of a prep softball game at South Hills High School in West Covina, Calif., on Friday, April 09, 2015. La Serna won 3-1. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)


WEST COVINA – La Serna High School followed a tournament win last week with an unexpected loss. The Lancers made sure they wouldn’t repeat the trend Thursday.
Jamie Wren tossed a four-hitter and Jelli Lopez hit a two-run home run to lead La Serna to a 3-1 victory over host South Hills in a battle of the two of the top softball teams in the CIF-Southern Section.
La Serna, ranked No. 1 in Division 3, improved to 12-3. They have followed a 3-0 loss to Sonora with three consecutive wins, including decisions over Division 1 No. 7 Mater Dei (6-0) on Monday and Division 2 No. 6 South Hills on Thursday.
Natalie Lugo gave up five hits and struck out 10 for South Hills, which slipped to 11-4. Quinn DeAvila had a RBI triple for the Huskies.


La Serna’s Jamie Wren: “We all have our games. It was a difficult loss (to Sonora last week), but it motivated us. We knew what we did wrong and what we have to work on. We picked it up (Thursday).”

La Serna co-coach Mike Orona: “We didn’t do what we wanted to offensively. (Lugo) is a quality pitcher and she pretty much dominated the game. We put enough together offensively to get the victory and Jamie did a great job pitching.”

South Hills coach Brandon Gonzalez: We just didn’t hit. She’s a quality pitcher, but we didn’t hit. We’ve been in a couple of these type of games. We didn’t adjust.”

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With offers from Notre Dame and USC, Glendora’s Matt Fink a secret no more

MattFinkFINK’S OFFSEASON GETS BETTER AND BETTER: There likely isn’t a high school football player around who’s having a better offseason than Glendora quarterback Matt Fink.
When Fink’s offseason started, the all-important one between a prospect’s junior and senior year, the goal was to make him more visible on college recruiters’ radars.
Around these parts, Fink is known as the speedy Tartans quarterback with a cannon for an arm and a knack for pulling out close games late. Packaged with his 6-foot-5 inch frame, those talents figured to make him a irresistible target for recruiters.
One problem, though, Fink hadn’t gotten the exposure that other quarterbacks of his stature had because he never played with a travelling 7-on-7 team, which often serves as a showcase for recruiters.
Everything changed, however, in February. Fink participated in the Blue Grey All-American Southern California Regional combine in Ventura. Fink was named Offensive MVP and that week the college offers started to flood in.

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