Northview wrestling coach David Ochoa’s CIF-SS title rings stolen

By Stephen Ramirez
The office of Northview High School wrestling coach David Ochoa was broken into Wednesday night.Ochoa, who has built the Vikings into one of the top programs in the state, said his 19 CIF Southern Section championship rings were taken, along with his laptop, some Chromebooks and a scale.Ochoa’s office is located in the wing of rooms off Homerest Avenue in Covina.
“I think, unfortunately, it was (some) students,” Ochoa said. “I guess it’s been happening. I didn’t realize that.
“I had some Chromebooks in the office, so they took those, my laptop, a very expensive scale I had in here, and my rings. I don’t think (the suspects) were in here all that long, but they took the stuff that was the most expensive, I guess.”
While the rings are a sentimental loss for Ochoa and symbolize what the program has accomplished in 20-plus seasons, the theft of his laptop is a more instant hit.
“I’ll be honest, those rings are not that important to me,” Ochoa said. “I was fortunate enough to be there when those kids won the championships and I know how hard they worked. I was there. That means more to me than any ring.
“But my laptop? It had everything. I’ve worked really hard to keep records of all our kids from year to year. It had just a lot of pictures of kids and different stuff they’ve done over the years. That can’t be replaced. You have stuff on your computer and when someone asks for something, you can get it to them. I’m not going to be able to do that anymore. That’s the hard part for me.”
The CIF-SS championship rings were in a display box. Four of them were made of gold, with the other 15 silver.
“At this point, I just want the rings (returned),” Northview principal Julie Harrison said. “It’s really sad this happened. My hope is by getting the word out that they’ll surface.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Harrison at the school at 626-974-6121.

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Two-Minute Drill Football Predictions for Los Altos, Arroyo and La Mirada championship games

Division 6: Paraclete (9-4) at Los Altos (13-0), Friday, 7 p.m.

Division 12: Rancho Mirage (11-2) at Arroyo (12-1), Saturday, 7 p.m.

Division 3: Edison (12-1) at La Mirada (11-2), Saturday, 7 p.m.

olmosProfile on Los Altos QB Kody Olmos: There was one question on everybody’s mind about the Los Altos High School football team entering the season.Nobody doubted the Conquerors had the line play, running back and defense to win a championship, but what about the quarterback? Kody Olmos answered those questions emphatically at what, thus far, has been the biggest moment of his team’s season.
Last week, with Los Altos needing to throw in order to get past Long Beach Wilson and advance to the CIF Southern Section Division 6 championship game, Olmos fired a 18-yard touchdown pass to Khayman King on the game’s final play to turn what looked like a 28-24 loss into a 30-28 win.

camachoProfile on Arroyo quarterback Ernesto Camacho: Ernesto Camacho knew he would play quarterback this season at Arroyo High School. It’s just that he never imagined it would be for the varsity team.Camacho, a sophomore, had mentally prepared himself to be the junior varsity team quarterback and wait his turn until next season for a shot to play under the lights.
Instead, Camacho has turned out to be a major reason why Arroyo hosts the CIF Southern Section Division 12 championship game against Rancho Mirage on Saturday. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
“I’ve surprised myself, I didn’t think I’d succeed this much,” Camacho said. “I thought I was going to be on JV. I started working harder and I just took advantage of the opportunity.”

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Wednesday Recap: Faith Castillo had a good day and helped lead Rowland girls basketball to victory

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 basketball
Rowland 82, Corona 25 — Faith Castillo had 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals and Tianna Eaton had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Raiders (3-0) in the second round of pool play game at the Bonita tournament. Also contributing to Rowland’s win were Rachel Capinia, who had 13 points and eight rebounds and Kaylin Ngo, who had 11 points.

Boys basketball
Wilson 72, Ayala 66 — Ethan Sims had 36 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats in a Bosco Tech tournament game. Jeffrey Von had 14 points and seven assists, William Tai had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists and Winston Kong had 10 points.
Rancho Cucamonga 68, Rowland 62 — Curtis Hong had 24 points, Phil Aguiniga 21 points and 10 rebounds and Jarbas Faria seven points for the Raiders (2-1) in a San Dimas tournament loss.

Boys soccer
Damien 3, Diamond Ranch 2 — Lucas Lizardo, Sean McNichols and Daniel Aviles each scored a goal to lead the Spartans.

Girls soccer
Charter Oak 5, Edgewood 0 — Vanessa Reynoso and Amanda Hill both scored twice and Andrea Jaimes scored a goal for the Chargers (2-0) in a nonleague game. Diana Borbon had an assist for Charter Oak.

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Tuesday Recap: Curtis Hong scored 27 points to lead Rowland boys basketball to victory

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

Boys basketball
Rowland 72, Bell Gardens 48 — Curtis Hong had 27 points and four assists and Phillip Aguiniga had 21 points, 11 assists, seven steals and six rebounds for the Raiders (2-0) in a San Dimas Tournament victory.
Monrovia 73, Jefferson 33 — Adam Woods Jr. had 18 points for the Wildcats (2-0) in a Sierra Vista/Covina Tournament victory.
Perris 56, Wilson 54 — Jeffrey Von had 13 points, three rebounds and two assists and Ethan Sims had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats in a nonleague loss.
San Dimas 48, Alta Loma 43 — Donnell Leffridge had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Ronny Rafeh added 14 points and had 13 rebounds for the Saints in a Gary Prestesater Classic win Monday.
Monrovia 68, La Puente 47 — Adam Woods had 17 points and nine rebounds and Rory Hare had 16 points, six assists and four steals for the Wildcats in a Sierra Vista Tournament win Monday. Charlie Scott had nine points and six rebounds for Monrovia. Ralphie Macias had 19 points for La Puente.

Girls basketball
Rowland 68, West Covina 43 — Rachel Capinia had 15 points and Tianna Eaton and Faith Castillo both had 14 points for the Raiders (2-0) in a Bonita Tournament victory. Eaton also had eight assists and seven steals and Castillo also had nine rebounds. Kaylin Ngo had 12 points and six assists and Nicole Woo had eight points and five rebounds for Rowland.
Glendora 48, Canyon 42 — Sarah Zweerink had 12 points and McKayla Tilton added 11 points for the Tartans (2-0) in a La Habra Tournament victory. La Habra will play against Whittier Christian on Thursday.

Girls soccer
Rowland 3, Walnut 1 — Melissa Rodriguez scored twice and Melanie Romero scored a goal for the Raiders (1-0) in a nonleague game. Tyesha Valles had two assists for Rowland.
South Hills 3, St. Lucy’s 1 — Madison Warren scored twice and Madison Fortich scored a goal for the Huskies in a nonleague victory.
Los Osos 3, Glendora 1 — MacKinley Gregus scored a goal with an assist from Carissa Pierce for the Tartans in a nonleague loss Monday.

Girls water polo
Charter Oak 12, San Dimas 4 — Katie Fugit had eight goals and 11 steals and goalie Samantha Wilson had eight saves for the Chargers in a nonleague win. Sabrina Shaw scored twice and had an assist for Charter Oak. Francesca Vargas scored twice and goalie Seraiah Riley had five saves for San Dimas.

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Arroyo, Los Altos get week started at Monday’s CIF Champions Luncheon

CIF Southern Section Divisional Football Championships
Division 6: Paraclete (9-4) at Los Altos (13-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Division 12: Rancho Mirage (11-2) at Arroyo (12-1), Saturday, 7 p.m.



CIF LUNCHEON: The experiences couldn’t have been more drastically different for the representatives of the Arroyo and Los Alto high school football teams at Monday’s CIF Southern Section Press Conference and Luncheon.
The Conquerors, who are playing in their second final in three years, spent time during the luncheon watching video of Friday’s opponent Paraclete on their mobile devices. Meanwhile, two tables away, Arroyo head coach Jim Singiser told the crowded banquet room that his contingent was a little bit in awe.“
It hasn’t sunk in,” Singiser said. “I want to go over and talk to (Mater Dei head coach) Bruce Rollinson. I got my picture taken with Chris Rix. I’m just like a kid. It’s awesome. It’s a real big honor for us and these kids to be able to experience this.

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Los Altos wins on final play; Arroyo and La Mirada also advance

I periscoped the final mintue with Los Altos trailing 28-24. Watch the dramatic finish with Khayman King hauling in the game-winning 19 yard TD pass from Kody Olmos with no time left for a 30-28 Los Altos win.


Los Altos wins on final play of the game: Los Altos and Long Beach Wilson went toe-to-toe and back-and-forth for every second of their CIF Southern Section Division 6 semifinal game Friday night, with the right to play for the championship next week at stake.
In the end, it was Los Altos that made one more big play. And what a play it was.Khayman King pulled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Kody Olmos as time expired for a dramatic 30-28 Conqerors’ win, saving their undefeated season and putting them in the division final for the second time in three seasons.

Arroyo rolls into Division 12 finals: It didn’t take long for Arroyo High’s offense to get it going in the CIF-SS Division 12 semifinal game on Friday night.
Once it did, the Knights did not let up.Arroyo sophomore quarterback Ernesto Camacho threw six TDs and 421 yard en route to a 70-21 blowout home victory over visiting Segerstorm.

Charter Oak can’t keep up in fourth: In the end, the Charter Oak High School football team had nothing left to give.
Besieged all season by injuries to key players, the patchwork Chargers gave undefeated Sierra Canyon all it could handle for 3 1/2 quarters. But ultimately, the Chargers gave out in a 42-19 loss in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoffs.
“It comes down to a lot of breaks and we didn’t get any, except broken bones,” Charter Oak head coach Lou Farrar said. “Nobody ever thought that after all the things we went through, that we would end up here in the semifinals.”

South El Monte’ D-13 bid comes up short: Big plays early in the game and big plays later in the game helped Rancho Christian High earn its way to the CIF-SS Division 13 championship game next week with a 42-28 win over South El Monte on Friday night.
Four of Rancho Christian’s six touchdowns were on plays of 30 yards or more. The other two touchdowns were aided by plays of 30 or more yards on each of the two drives.

Friday’s results
Division 2

Murrieta Valley 63, La Habra 42
Division 3
La Mirada 36, Los Alamitos 20
Division 4
Sierra Canyon 42, Charter Oak 19
Division 6
Los Altos 30, Long Beach Wilson 28
Division 7
Norte Vista 21, St. Paul 7
Division 11
Valley View 42, Montebello 7
Division 12
Arroyo 70, Segerstrom 21
Division 13
Rancho Christian 42, South El Monte 28

Next week’s Divisional championships
Division 3

Edison at La Mirada, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Division 6
Paraclete at Los Altos, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Division 12
Rancho Mirage at Arroyo, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

La Mirada coach Mike Moschetti is all class, watch

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Looks like Tribune Football MVP will be one of these three guys

Also, read this morning’s story on the Man of Casteel: Legendary Charter Oak High School football coach Lou Farrar wasn’t mincing words following last Friday’s win over Downey when he said that Chargers all-purpose standout Brian Casteel may be the best athlete he’s ever coached.
For Farrar, a 48-year veteran head coach, to make such a lofty statement after having coached talents like Jason David, Steve Stevenson, Adam Muema, Chris Allen, Will Harris and many more, was really say something. And the praise wasn’t lost on Casteel, who is as much a Charter Oak football historian as he is a player.
“I was surprised,” Casteel said. “But it was a blessing to be compared to all the guys who have come through here.”

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