Bishop Amat pulls out clutch 35-28 win; Charter Oak and Damien roll; Los Altos, Northview win big too

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Bishop Amat hangs on: Two weeks after Bishop Amat’s embarrassing loss to nationally ranked Mater Dei, and while Mater Dei continues to embarrass everyone else in its path, Bishop Amat showed for a second straight game it’s not all that bad, and probably better than anyone thought.
Bishop Amat raced to a three touchdown lead and surrendered it, but had the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter to beat JSerra, ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 1, 35-28, and hand the Lions (2-1) their first loss.
If Bishop Amat’s 14-10 victory over Servite last week was a surprise after its season-opening 63-14 loss to Mater Dei, then Friday’s win over JSerra was further proof the young Lancers are a viable threat when the Mission League starts in a couple weeks.

Charter Oak routs Glendora: This was the third game of the season for Charter Oak and the third game it has scored over 40 points. The Chargers overwhelmed Glendora 43-0 at Citrus College on Friday.
It might be time to take them very seriously as one of the top teams in the San Gabriel Valley.Charter Oak (3-0) outplayed Glendora (1-2) on offense, defense and special teams. The Chargers had 522 yards of total offense, while thedefense held the Tartans to 52 total yards.

Damien keeps on rolling: It’s been a long time since Damien football has cracked relevancy in the San Gabriel Valley. The last time the Spartans made the playoffs was 2011, under then head coach Greg Gano.
Those days seem to be over.
Head coach Mark Paredes has the Spartans rolling through its first three games led by junior quarterback Warren Bryan who was impressive once again, completing 17 of 24 passes for 430 yards, four passing touchdowns, and a rushing score, as Damien cruised to a 38-7 victory of visiting Claremont on Friday.

Northview routs Santa Fe: Northview High School, after opening the season with a loss to CIF Southern Section Division 4 No. 1 Charter Oak, has been on a major roll.
The Vikings continued it Friday, steamrolling host Santa Fe, 44-6, in a nonleague game at Pioneer High School.
“Losing to Charter Oak definitely motivated us, but having (running back) Kevin (Thomas) back has changed our offense a lot,” junior quarterback Steven Comstock said.

Bonita beats unbeaten South Pasadena: The Bonita High School football might be starting to get the hang of this winning thing.
Youthful at several key spots, the Bearcats figured to experience some growing pains. And although Friday’s performance wasn’t perfect, it was good enough to result in a 49-28 win and hand host South Pasadena its first loss of the season.

Friday’s results
Bishop Amat 35, JSerra 28
Charter Oak 43, Glendora 0
Northview 44, Santa Fe 6
Damien 38, Claremont 7
Los Altos 45, Corona 24
Nogales 49, Wilson 14
Hart 39, Arroyo 0
Ayala 21, Diamond Ranch 14, OT
Diamond Bar 27, Covina 7
Bonita 49, South Pasadena 28
Duarte 44, Montclair 20
Garey 40, Gladstone 16
Mountain View 35, Glenn 18
Jurupa Valley 41, Ganesha 0
Sierra Vista 49, Keppel 0
California 32, Pomona 14
Artesia 41, Rosemead 14
Rowland 37, Bassett 13
Baldwin Park 52, Saddleback Valley Christian 21
South El Monte 34, Walnut 12

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SGVN volleyball Top 25

The San Gabriel Valley News Group’s Top 25 volleyball teams:

1. St. Paul (10-0)
May be best team in school history (1)
2. Flintridge Sacred Heart (5-0)
Won three five-set matches (2)
3. Westridge (3-0)
Tigers haven’t lost a game (3)
4. Gladstone (7-1)
Lone loss to St. Paul (5)
5. Glendora (5-2)
Defeated St. Lucy’s in three (7)
6. La Salle (7-4)
Won Los Osos tournament (8)
7. St. Lucy’s (4-1)
Three five-set victories already (6)
8. Arcadia (3-0)
Ended Burroughs’ league winning streak (13)
9. South Hills (4-0)
Three consecutive sweeps (unranked)
10. Gabrielino (7-3)
Eagles consistently tough to beat (11)
Also
11. Bonita (4-3)(4)
12. Bishop Amat (7-3)(10)
13. Monrovia (6-3)(12)
14. Mayfield (1-2)(17)
15. West Covina (4-4)(20)
16. Northview (7-3)(15)
17. El Rancho (8-3)(UR)
18. El Monte (6-3)(UR)
19. La Serna (2-1)(19)
20. Pasadena Poly (3-2)(unranked)
21. Maranatha (3-1)(unranked)
22. Walnut (5-5)(16)
23. Los Altos (2-5)(14)
24. South Pasadena (1-3)(9)
25. San Gabriel Academy (0-0)(unranked)
Key: (2016 record)(preseason ranking)

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San Dimas rolls to another easy victory; El Monte beats Azusa, Workman loses

San Dimas' Jarell Sykes (22) races down the field during a prep football game at San Dimas High School on Thursday, September 8, 2016. (Correspondent photo by Trevor Stamp)

San Dimas’ Jarell Sykes (22) races down the field during a prep football game at San Dimas High School on Thursday, September 8, 2016. (Correspondent photo by Trevor Stamp)

SYKES, JACKSON LEAD SAN DIMAS TO EASY VICTORY
SAN DIMAS — There seems to be no stopping the San Dimas High School football team during the early part of the season.

The Saints continued their blitz to start 2016, earning their third consecutive blowout in as many games.
Jarell Sykes rushed for 155 yards and two scores and Daniel Jackson had 221 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns to lead host San Dimas to a 63-20 victory over Ontario on Thursday in a nonleague game.
Lyle Navarro also rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns for the Saints, who improved to 3-0. San Dimas, which rushed for 449 yards, opened the season with victories over Bonita (42-14) and Maranatha (55-14).
Aron Cook and Antoine Paul rushed for 226 and 145 yards, respectively, for the Jaguars, who slipped to 0-3.
The Saints put it away by halftime, scoring on five of their seven possessions.
San Dimas coach Mark Holman: “Offensively, we’re doing some good things. But we have to fix some things, or we’re going to run into some roadblocks.”
Daniel Jackson: “We just came out and executed. The coaches helped us prepare for this game.”
— Stephen Ramirez
DEFENSE COMES UP BIG FOR EL MONTE IN WIN OVER AZUSA
GLENDORA — El Monte picked up its first win of the season by beating Azusa 21-7 in a nonleague game Thursday night at Citrus College.
The Lions defense dominated the line of scrimmage in the first half, holding the Aztecs to one first down and limiting them to 38 yards on the ground.
A short punt gave the Lions good field position on their second possession. They took the ball 38 yards in nine plays with quarterback Andrew Ramos scrambling 5 yards around left end for the score.
The Aztecs started moving the ball on their first possession of the second half, getting to the Lions 34-yard line when safety Saul Chavez stripped the ball from the receiver and Johnny Martinez fell on the loose ball.
Chavez capped a 10-play, 64-yard drive with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ramos.
The Lions turned the ball over to Devin Romero who just wore down the Aztecs defense.
El Monte had the ball 20 minutes and seven seconds in the second half and didn’t turn the ball over, keeping the Aztecs offense off the field.
He scored on a one-yard run to put the Lions up 21-0 before the Aztecs could get a late score.
Romero carried the ball 36 times for 111 yards to lead the Lions ground attack.
El Monte coach Eric MacIntyre: “I’m really happy about this. The defense played really well and we protected the ball tonight, which was huge.”
— John Honell
Thursday’s results
San Dimas 63 Ontario 20
Brethren Christian 42, Workman 0
El Monte 21, Azusa 7
Newport Harbor 43. El Rancho 19
St. Francis 35, Pasadena 0
University 36, Pioneer 0

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Thursday Recap: Marissa Montoya had 11 kills to lead Glendora VB to an impressive 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 volleyball
Glendora 3, St. Lucy’s 0 — Marissa Montoya had 11 kills and two aces and Alex Lowden had 21 digs for the Tartans (7-1) in a 25-16, 25-14, 25-22 nonleague match.
Bishop Amat 3, Etiwanda 0 — Lucy Zhao had 10 kills, Lindsey Lane had four blocks and Lauren Vaca had three aces for the Lancers (8-3) in a 25-10, 25-16, 25-18 nonleague victory.

Boys water polo
Chino Hills 9, Villa Park 6 — Freddy Luna scored three goals for the Huskies (2-0) in a nonleague win.

Girls tennis
Garey 14, Indian Springs 4 — The team of Melody Sanchez and Brianna Berdin swept in doubles for the Vikings (4-1) in a nonleague match.
Gladstone 11, Montclair 7 — The teams of Anahi Sandoval and Erika Rios Aguilar and Melina Ramos and Julia Escobar swept in doubles for the Gladiators (3-0) in a nonleague match.

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Wednesday Recap: Garey girls tennis defeat Ontario thanks to singles players

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Girls tennis
Garey 12, Ontario 6 — Thais Rodriguez, Amerly Keo and Tien Nguyen swept in singles for the Vikings (3-1) in a nonleague win.

Girls golf
Bishop Amat 236, Upland 272 — Sharon Chen shot a 40 and Diana Delgado shot a 41 at Mountain Meadows par 36 for the Lancers (1-0) in a nonleague match.

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Tuesday Recap: Bishop Amat volleyball falls to St. Paul; Glendora sweeps Upland

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Featured Game: St. Paul volleyball sweeps Bishop Amat to stay undefeated: The St. Paul High School girls volleyball team is on a couple of streaks in the early going of the season.
The Swordsmen are off to the best start in program history at 9-0 and have consecutive wins over rival Bishop Amat following a 25-16, 25-13, 25-13 victory over the visiting Lancers in a nonleague match Tuesday night.
St. Paul swept two games from Amat a week ago in the Gladstone Tournament title match.Leading the way for St. Paul were junior outside hitters Hannah Tostado and Alexis Diaz with 12 and 10 kills, respectively. Sophomore Danielle Mataele had six.“I’m happy the way the girls are progressing,” said St. Paul coach John Van Deventer, who is in his 14th season. “They are now starting to put together a whole match. They are starting to get a better feel to what it takes to play at a high level consistently.”

Girls volleyball
Glendora 3, Upland 0 — Alex Lowden had 10 kills and Marissa Montoya had nine kills, five aces and 21 digs for the Tartans (6-1) in a 25-12, 25-10, 25-17 nonleague win. Glendora’s Rachel Demerjian had 31 assists and Shalee Reynolds had four blocks.
Chino 3, AB Miller 0 — Julia Trujillo had 15 digs and five kills and Leslie Nguyen and Alexsis Rodriguez both had four aces for the Cowboys (3-1) in a 25-23, 25-22, 25-23 nonleague match.

Girls tennis
Garey 11, Webb 7 — Thais Rodriguez swept in singles and the team of Lisbet Flores-Sunita Bohara swept in doubles for the Vikings (2-2) in a nonleague victory.
Ayala 16, West Covina 2 — Taylor Valenzuela won two sets in singles for West Covina in a nonleague loss.

Field hockey
Glendora 5, Westminster 0 — Paige LeHine, Jillian Juarez, Jill Peery and Ellie Morrison each scored a goal for the Tartans (1-1-1) in their first win of the season.
Bonita 4, Marina 0 — Kaylee Singleton scored twice and Shannon Wong and Ive Leroux both scored a goal for the Bearcats (3-0, 1-0) in a Sunset League win.

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2-Minute Drill: Who you got, Bishop Amat or JSerra? Can Bonita make it two straight at South Pasadena?

After getting whipped in Week 0 by Mater Dei in front of a Southland TV audience, Bishop Amat came back and beat Servite last week, 14-10. Now Amat returns home to face JSerra, who is 2-0 after beating Alemany 28-27 in overtime last week. It should be a great game at Kiefer, who are you picking? We discuss it.

Bonita answered it’s Week 0 disaster losing to rival San Dimas 42-14 with a 36-28 victory over Santa Fe. So just how good are the Bearcats? They will get a solid test to answer against undefeated South Pasadena (2-0) on the road Friday.

Watch SCPL host Tarek Fattal take you through Week 1 highlights throughout the Southland, including the big buzz over the weekend, Salesian refusing to shake hands with Calabasas in the pre-game coin flip. Watch!

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