Thursday Recap: South Hills girls soccer improves to 9-0 in league after defeating Ayala

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Girls soccer

South Hills 3, Ayala 0 — Goalie Viviana Poli recorded a shutout and Amber Marinero scored twice and had an assist to lead the Huskies (17-1-5, 9-0) to the Palomares League victory. Skylar Robledo scored a goal and had an assist, and Hailey Zerbel had an assist for South Hills.
Garey 4, Edgewood 2 — Esmeralda Ortega, Venus Villa, Margarita Gomez and Veronica Alvarez each scored a goal for the Vikings (10-6-3, 8-1) in a Miramonte League match.
San Dimas 3, Nogales 1 — Taylor Bachman, Cheyenne Cepeda and Laura Knorle each scored for the Saints (10-8-2, 7-1) in a Valle Vista League game.
Rowland 5, Covina 1 — Melanie Romero scored twice and Melissa Rodriguez, Ruby Fernandez and Alexis Caceres each scored once for the Raiders (15-7,7-1) in a Valle Vista league game.

Girls water polo
Charter Oak 9, Los Altos 8 — Goalie Samantha Wilson recorded 15 saves and Sarah Adams and Katie Fugit both scored three goals for the Chargers (16-10, 4-3) in a Hacienda League game.
Bonita 17, Diamond Bar 3 — Amanda Legaspie scored five goals, Kayla DeHerrera had three goals and Lauren Finn and Cami Davis both scored twice for the Bearcats (14-6, 6-1) in a Palomares League victory.
St. Lucy’s 12, Etiwanda 7 — Sabrina Garabet and Sienna Jagielski both scored five goals and goalie Ana Benson had 15 saves for the Regents (17-9, 6-2) in a Baseline League win.

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Final thoughts on Signing Day, Sweet, Charter Oak and Echols

Two things jumped out today. For there to be no sign ceremony for Bishop Amat RB Torreahno Sweet, a league offensive player of the year and an All-Pac 5 first team selection, is mind boggling. Both are among the best leagues and divisions in the country. 37 TDs. A 380-yard game. Both school records at a place known for its backs. I just don’t get why he’s not getting genuine offers because on top of everything else, he’s a great kid……..
Second thing is it seems every year Charter Oak has nearly a half dozen players sign scholarships. And Big Lou says there might be more to come. They might be a Division 8 school and a good one when it comes to football, but they can play with the Pac-5 when it comes to recruiting. You gotta give their coaches credit for that, they work the phones like it’s an election……
And then there was Charter Oak’s Zion Echols, whose shirt malfunction was classic on his way to Cali.

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Wednesday Recap: South Hills girls basketball knocks off Tribune No. 1 Diamond Bar

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Girls basketball
South Hills 51, Diamond Bar 47South Hills’ girls basketball team came from behind in the second half to beat Diamond Bar and move into a first-place tie with the Brahmas in the Palomares League race with three games left to play.
Both teams must play Bonita, which trails them by one game in the standings.The Huskies (16-7, 6-1) trailed 32-24 at the half but went on a 13-4 run to finally take the lead with 1:49 left in the third quarter.
There were four lead changes and one tie from there to the end, but the Huskies dominated the paint down the stretch to hold off the Brahmas (20-3, 6-1), the Tribune’s top-ranked team, and hand them their first league loss.

Rowland 70, Nogales 25 — Farrah Castillo had 18 points, seven steals, three rebounds and three assists for the Raiders (19-2, 7-0) in a Valle Vista League contest.
Girls soccer
Sierra Vista 6, Gladstone 1 — Samantha Loza had three goals, Najelly Ruiz scored a goal and had an assist, Berenice Mancinas scored a goal and Dianna Garcia had two assists for the Dons (19-2-1, 7-0) in a Montview League game.
Monrovia 1, Temple City 0 — Michelle Palfrey scored the winning goal for the Wildcats (12-5-3, 5-1-1) in a Rio Hondo League match.
Boys basketball
San Dimas 38, Northview 36 — Ronny Rafeh had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Andrew Sanchez and Donnell Leffridge each scored nine points for the Saints (17-6, 7-0) in a Valle Vista League game. Ikenna Mbaruguru had five steals and five rebounds for San Dimas. Northview’s Antwuan Ayers scored 13 points.
Bonita 85, Glendora 64 — Tyler Poepping broke a single-game school record with eight 3-pointers and finished with 32 points for the Bearcats in a Palomares League game.
Russell Hernandez scored 20 points, Joe Quintana had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and Anthony Cascarano had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Bonita (18-5, 6-1).
Daniel Miller and Jamie Strong each scored 17 points for Glendora (11-13, 2-5).
Rowland 52, Nogales 37 — Jonathan Hu scored 15 points and had seven rebounds and Phillip Aguiniga had 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Raiders (11-12, 4-3) in a Valle Vista League contest.
Wilson 72, Covina 54 — Justin Chan scored 25 points and Ethan Sims had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (12-11, 5-2) in a Valle Vista League game.
Jared Kawamoto had 16 points and five steals, and Brandon Joh had six points, six assists and five steals for Wilson.
Bryan Gutierrez scored 19 points and Angel Rivas and Kenny Quach each had nine points for Covina.
Diamond Ranch 80, Charter Oak 39 — Giraun Benjamin scored 20 points and Roman Silva added 19 points for the Panthers (18-6, 7-0) in a Hacienda League game. Ryan Haywood had 13 points and seven assists and Tyler McLean added nine points for Diamond Ranch, which won its 12th straight.
Bishop Amat 66, Bell-Jeff 59 — Ryder Ruiz scored 16 points, Harrison Kay added 14 points and James St. Louis had nine points for the Lancers (19-4, 5-2) in a Camino Real League game. Noah Guzman had eight points and Aaron Hernandez added six points for Bishop Amat.

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Athletes across the SGV celebrate National Signing Day

Area Football Players make choices: Dreams became reality for a slew of local high school football players as they made their college choices official by signing on the dotted line Wednesday.
Bishop Amat and Charter Oak sent strong classes to the next level although drama in terms of last-minute decisions were few and far between across the Valley.
“It’s a great feeling, we all came in as freshmen wanting to live this dream and it’s just great being able to live it with your teammates,” Sidney said of being part of Amat’s big signing class. “It’s still a shock knowing all this hard work pays off.”

Bishop Amat signing: Matt Brayton (UNLV), Tyler Vaughns (USC), Trevon Sidney (USC), Chris Gaston (Colorado State), Steven Lopez (Missouri Baptist)

Charter Oak signees: Kyle Morales (UC Davis), Kam Brown (Montana State), Damien Washington (Montana State), Dareon Nash (Montana), Zion Echols (California).

Baldwin Park’s Paco Perez heading to UCLA

Football Commits
Matt Brayton, Bishop Amat, UNLV
Matt Fink, Glendora, USC
Trevon Sidney, Bishop Amat, USC
Eric Williams, Covina, Northern Arizona
Tyler Vaughns, Bishop Amat, USC
Kamden Brown, Charter Oak, Montana State
Chris Gaston, Bishop Amat, Colorado State
Francisco “Paco” Perez, Baldwin Park, UCLA
Ryan Liam, Damien, Washington State
Caleb Watkins, Glendora, West Point.
Steven Lopez, Bishop Amat, Missouri Baptist University
Damien Washington, Charter Oak, Montana State
Damon Johnson, Glendora, USC
Dylan Thigpen, Damien, Idaho
Josiah Erickson, San Dimas, Sacramento State
Zion Echols, Charter Oak, (SIGNING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT)
Isaiah Love, West Covina High, Washington State
Dareon Nash, Charter Oak, Montana
Kyle Morales, Charter Oak, UC Davis
Girls Soccer
Taylor Salgado, Charter Oak, Cal State Fullerton
Julia Bingham, St. Lucy’s, USC
Hailey Zerbel, South Hills, Arizona State
Amber Marinero, South Hills, Southeastern Louisiana
Alina Cobian, South Hills, University of La Verne
Sam Hanawalt, Bonita, Boise State
Bridget Mansour, Glendora, University of Central Arkansas
Katelyn Scott, Glendora, Lesley University
Cassidy Overstreet, Glendora, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Natalia Elizarraras, Los Altos, Mercy College
Nicole Leggio, St. Lucy’s, Pepperdine
Madison Walker, St. Lucy’s, Saint Martin’s
Alyssa Lopez, South Hills, Holy Names
Hannah Shields, South Hills, Idaho State
Boys Water Polo
Matthew Maier, Damien, USC
Girls Water Polo
Madi Egan, San Dimas, Concordia University
Holcomb, St. Lucy’s, Cal Berkeley
Girls Volleyball
Mireya Rojo, Los Altos, Hope International University

Area athletes in soccer, volleyball, water polo, also have their day: South Hills High School’s Hailey Zerbel leaned over to soccer teammate Hannah Shields just seconds before signing her national letter of intent on Wednesday morning.
“I’m nervous,” she said.
Zerbel and nearly three dozen non-football players from around the San Gabriel Valley held parties and posed for pictures for National Letter of Intent Day, each signing a scholarship commitment to play at colleges close and far from home.

South Hills signees: Alyssa Lopez (Holy Names), Amber Marinero (Southeastern Louisiana); Hannah Shields (Idaho State), Hailey Zerbel (Arizona State).

San Dimas signeees: From left, Alondra Reynoso (Pomona Pitzer); Madison Egan (Concordia); Josiah Erickson (Sacramento State); Kennedy Anderson (Northern Idaho)

Above: Sam Hanawalt, Bonita, Boise State

Damien signees: Cameron Record, University of San Diego; Dylan Thigpen, University of Idaho; Liam Ryan, Washington State; Matthew Maier, USC Water Polo

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Tuesday Recap: South Hills Girls Soccer clinch the Palomares League Title

Photo Taken By Alonso Vallado

Photo Taken By Alonso Vallado

If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN

Girls soccer
South Hills 3, Bonita 0 — Madison Fortich, Amber Marinero and Hailey Zerbel each scored a goal to lead the Huskies (16-1-5, 8-0) to clinch the Palomares League title. This is the Huskies second league title in school history.
Rowland 2, Nogales 0 — Goalie Victoria Miranda recorded a shutout and Melanie Romero and Melissa Rodriguez both scored a goal for the Raiders (15-7, 6-1) in a Valle Vista League match. Ruby Fernandez added an assist.
Bassett 3, La Puente 2 — Leslie Gutierrez scored the winning goal and Ashley Luevanos scored twice and had an assist to lead the Olympians (2-5-1 league) to the Miramonte League victory.
San Dimas 8, Northview 0 — Cheyenne Cepeda scored three goals and had an assist and Taylor Sunga had three assists to lead the Saints (9-8-2, 6-1) to the Valle Vista League win.

Girls water polo
Charter Oak 15, West Covina 4 — Katie Fugit and Jiselle Moreno both scored four goals and Sarah Adams scored twice and had two assists for the Chargers (15-10, 3-3) in a Hacienda League win. Goalie Nikki Preciado had eight saves and AJ Rodriguez scored twice for West Covina.

Girls basketball
Bassett 42, La Puente 22 — Katie Gutierrez scored 21 points, Cassandra Aguilara had 14 points and seven rebounds and Natalie Rojas registered 10 rebounds for the Olympians (14-3, 8-0) in a Miramonte League game. Maria Vesati had eight rebounds and six steals for Bassett.

Boys basketball
Bassett 56, La Puente 54 — Ruben Bermudez had 23 points, seven rebounds and 11 steals for the Olympians (10-9, 5-3) in a Miramonte League game.

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Read reporter Clay Fowler’s exceptional work on recruiting and the celebrity of Lonzo Ball

How high school athletes like Chino Hills’ Lonzo Ball deal with new celebrity status: Fresh off a flight across the country, UCLA-bound Lonzo Ball stepped off the hotel elevator in Fort Myers, Fla., only to find autograph seekers waiting outside his room.
The Chino Hills High School senior’s national coming-out party wouldn’t occur for another couple of days, when his team would ascend to No. 1 in the country by winning one of the nation’s most prestigious basketball tournaments.

Dealing with the hype on social media can be a boon or burden for young athletes: Despite the fact that less than 2 percent reach the NBA, 76 percent of Division I basketball players think they have a “somewhat likely” chance to play in the NBA, according to a 2011 NCAA survey. The number only drops to 48 percent for Division II players. What role does social media play in all this?

The college recruiting game: Coaches take extraordinary measures for top talent: What goes on behind the scenes in college recruiting?

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Monrovia football coach Chris Stevens named head coach at Chino Hills

stevensStory: Truthfully, Chris Stevens’ initial hope was to stay as the head football coach at Monrovia High School.
But the commute of over an hour from his home in Chino to Monrovia took its toll on Stevens and his family. And when finding a house close to Monrovia didn’t work out, Stevens turned his focus to finding a job closer to home.Chino Hills turned out to be that job.
Monday, Chino Hills introduced Stevens as its new head coach to a group primarily of returning football players. His selection is pending school board approval.

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