CIF-SS BASEBALL PAIRINGS
All games scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m., unless noted
Division 1 First Round – Thursday’s games
Damien at South Hills
Chaminade at Bishop Amat Division 2 First Round – Friday’s games
Woodcrest Christian at Glendora
San Dimas at Mira Costa Division 3 Wild Card – Tuesday’s games
Cajon at Northview Division 3 First Round – Thursday’s games
Wild Card winner F at Walnut
Charter Oak at Placentia Valencia Division 4 First Round – Friday’s games
West Covina at Santa Ynez
Wilson at La Quinta
La Serna at Nogales
Sierra Vista at Sonora Division 6 Wild Card – Tuesday’s game
Arroyo at Yucca Valley Division 6 First Round – Friday’s Games
Rio Hondo Prep at El Monte
Santa Clarita Christian at Pomona
South El Monte at Moreno Valley Division 7 Wild Card – Tuesday’s wild card
Rosemead at Bosco Tech Division 7 First Round – Thursday’s Games
La Verne Lutheran at Hamilton
Gladstone at San Jacinto Valley Academy
CIF-Southern Section Softball Playoffs
All games start at 3:15 p.m. unless noted
Division 1 – Thursday’s first round
South Hills at Huntington Beach
Bishop Amat at Mater Dei Division 2 – Thursday’s first round
St. Lucy’s at Glendora
Charter Oak at Simi Valley Division 3 – Thursday’s first round
Mayfair-Palos Verdes WC winner at San Dimas
Glendale-Carer WC winner at Los Altos Division 4 – Thursday’s first round
Arroyo at La Canada
Colton-Hemet WC winner at Edgewood Division 5 – Thursday’s first round
Sultana at Sierra Vista
Duarte at Heritage Christian
Heritage at South El Monte Division 6 – Tuesday’s wild card
Lancaster at El Monte
Wilson at Pomona Division 6 – Thursday’s first round
Azusa at Notre Dame Academy
Northview at Garden Grove Santiago Division 7 — Thursday’s first round
Mountain View at Lucerne Valley
La Verne Lutheran at Archer School for Girls
Remember when Power Puff football games was a friendly day of junior and senior girls laughing through a game of flag football? Not anymore, these games have grown more and more serious, and getting physical to a point where injuries are becoming a big concern.
South Hills had a powder puff game called last week after a girl was streamrolled in the open field. It was the kind of hit that would draws oohs and ahhs on any Friday night, except it happened in Powder Puff, which is not that uncommon. You hear stories that Powder Puff games are out of control, ending in fights, vicious blocks, and basically a no rules barrage that are putting the girls that play at risk. High School football summer 7 on 7 games are safer than this.
It might be a good time for school’s to take a serious look at the game and come up with ground rules that make it safe, and teach the game better so that hits like this don’t happen.
Covina-Valley Unified Superintendent Dr. Richard M. Sheehan agrees that changes are needed.
“We are definitely reviewing the powder puff games,” Sheehan said. “Like all athletes, the girls are getting stronger and faster. We may take a look at the seven on seven rules currently used in tournaments and modify them appropriately. First and foremost the student safety comes first, but we want to let the kids have fun. It’s finding the balance of both.”
Arcadia’s Raeshawn Roland caught a 18 yard pass from Monrovia’s Richie Schroder with 43 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lead the North team to a 22-18 win over the South in the Southern California All Star Game Saturday night at Covina District Field.
Muir’s Elijah Davis scored two 40-yard touchdown receptions for the North. Norwalk’s Jordan Thomas also scored on two touchdowns runs (2 and 30 yards) and Los Altos’ Andrew Manuele added another touchdown from three yards.
Schroder was named the North’s Offensive MVP with Muir’s Ahmir Davis garnering defensive MVP honors for the North. Bishop Amat’s Andrew Camargo was honored as the South’s defensive MVP while Thomas was named the South’s offensive MVP. — James Escarcega