Walnut boys end 24-year drought by wining the CIF-SS Division 3 swimming title

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Walnut boys win first title in 24 years: It all came down to misfortune.
Walnut High School won its first CIF Southern Section boys swimming championship in 24 years because of a race disqualification by Gabrielino.
The Eagles won the 200 medley relay to open the Division 3 championship meet on Thursday evening at the Riverside City College’s Riverside Aquatics Complex. But the Eagles were disqualified for a swimmer leaving the blocks too early and Walnut won the race.
It was the difference in the meet. The Mustangs won by 10 points.

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Baseball: Walnut, Charter Oak share Hacienda, West Covina helps playoff chances with 8-0 win

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Walnut, Charter Oak share title, West Covina helps playoff chances: West Covina High School started an all-senior lineup on Senior Day and the veterans responded by shutting out first-place Charter Oak, 8-0 and giving themselves an outside chance for an at-large bid to next weeks CIF Southern Section Division 3 baseball playoffs.
Charter Oak will share the Hacienda League title with Walnut, which beat Chino, 6-4. Walnut will be the league’s No. 1 playoff entry by virtue of winning the season series against the Charter Oak.
The Bulldogs (15-16, 6-9) broke the game open in the fifth inning sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring five runs to put the game out of reach.

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San Dimas baseball rallies from 2-11 start to win the Valle Vista League title

After a horrible 2-11 start, San Dimas rallied all the way back to capture the Valle Vista League title on Thursday, beating Rowland 3-0 to finish 14-12 and 12-3. Covina, which had a two-game lead a week ago, lost three of its last four, including Thursday’s 6-2 loss to Northview. Covina finished 16-9 and 11-4.

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Thursday Recap: Glendora baseball defeats Diamond Bar for league win

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Baseball
Glendora 21, Diamond Bar 2 — Jake Gaudet was the winning pitcher and Kyle Reinhardt had two home runs and a triple to lead the Tartans (16-14, 6-9) to the Palomares League win. Griffen Herrera went 4 for 4 with double and two RBIs, Jake Bryant had a home run and four RBIs and Caleb Watkins and Andrew Nelson both had three RBIs and a double for Glendora.
Gabrielino 12, Bosco Tech 3 — Rian Lucero pitched a complete game, striking out eight and Hector Banda went 2 for 2 with three RBIs for the Eagles (9-13, 8-10) in a nonleague win. Chris Cordero went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored and Josh Gregoriui had two RBIs for Gabrielino.

Softball
Capistrano Valley 9, Chino 8 — Hayley Wishner went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer and Amanda Brashear, Corina Gamboa and Emily Ballesteros both had an RBI for the Cowgirls (14-10, 7-3) in a nonleague game. Chino’s Journey Rojas had two RBIs and Justine Briones went 3 for 3.

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Thursday’s CIF-SS volleyball scores

Division 2
Thursday’s second round

Capistrano Valley def. La Canada 25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 24-26, 15-2
South Pasadena def. Simi Valley 25-27, 25-20, 25-18, 25-18
Saturday’s quarterfinals, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Laguna Beach (17-6) at South Pasadena (23-7)

Division 3
Thursday’s second round
San Gabriel vs. Warren
Saturday’s quarterfinals, 7 p.m.
San Gabriel (30-3-1) at Cathedral (25-5)(if Matadors win)

Division 4
Thursday’s second round
Saddleback Valley Christian vs. Rio Hondo Prep
Flintridge Prep def. Tustin 25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-12
Saturday’s quarterfinals, 7 p.m.
Century (17-5-1) at Rio Hondo Prep (20-8)(if Kares win)
Redlands (14-8) at No. 3 Flintridge Prep (23-4)

Division 5
Thursday’s second round
Damien def. Providence 25-26, 25-17, 25-21
Santa Fe def. Indian Springs 3-0
California def. Pacific Lutheran 25-18, 25-16, 25-21
El Rancho def. San Gabriel Academy 25-23, 25-22, 26-28, 25-23
Pacific Christian def. Los Altos 17-25, 13-25, 25-15, 25-19, 15-9
Saturday’s quarterfinals, 7 p.m.
Santa Fe (18-9) at No. 1 Damien (28-7)
California (16-5) at No. 4 Oakwood (20-5)
No. 3 El Rancho (21-5) at Loma Linda Academy (21-0)

Semifinals: Wednesday
Finals: May 21 at Cerritos College

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Wednesday Recap: Chino softball clinches a share of the Hacienda League title

Photo taken by Shelly Wishner

Photo taken by Shelly Wishner

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Chino 15, Walnut 3 — Emily Ballesteros was the winning pitcher for Chino (14-9, 7-3), who clinched a share of the Hacienda League title. The Cowgirls compiled 10 hits. Alyssa Gonzalez went 2 for 2 with a grand slam and a double, Corina Gamboa went 2 for 3 with a two-run homer and a triple, Amanda Brashear had a two-run homer and Pearl Barroso had a three-run homer for the Chino. Yesterday’s game was also senior night for six seniors. who will continue onto their next journey. Emily Ballesteros and Courtney Springman will be attending West Point. Amanda Brashear will attend Maryland, Corina Gamboa will attend Colorado State, Alyssa Gonzalez will be attending Ole Miss and Hayley Wishner will attend Whittier College.

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Softball: Diamond Ranch beats Los Altos 4-3; shares Hacienda title with Chino

Diamond Ranch starting pitcher Marina Roski throws against Los Altos during Wednesday's game. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/Staff)

Diamond Ranch shares Hacienda with Chino: The Hacienda League was expected to be a close race this softball season and entering the final day of the regular season, Diamond Ranch, Los Altos and Chino were in a three-way tie for first place.Diamond Ranch needed to win Thursday to guarantee a spot in next week’s CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. If the Panthers lost, they would have fallen into a third-place tie with Charter Oak and left hoping for an at-large bid because Charter Oak held the tiebreaker having swept the season series with Diamond Ranch.

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