TRIBUNE SUPER 32 FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. Bishop Amat (5-1) — After five straight home blowouts, Amat hits the road for toughest league game of the year, at Serra. 2. Charter Oak (4-1) — Chargers open Hacienda against Chino, a team that’s undefeated having not played anyone tough. They also barely beat Rowland. 3. Bonita (5-0) — League titles aren’t decide in the opening games, but with Claremont undefeated as well, this is juicy. 4. Glendora (4-1) – Big win over Kaiser and now they have their sights set on South Hills, the team that robbed them of a Palomares league title last year. 5. Northview (4-1) — Should have an easy time in Valle Vista opener at Rowland. 6. Diamond Ranch (4-1) — Will find out if Panthers are the real deal right away opening Hacienda at West Covina. 7. Diamond Bar (4-1) — Are the Brahmas Palomares league contenders or pretenders? 8. West Covina (2-3) — Will find out if tough non-league schedule paid off with league starting up. 9. Los Altos (3-2) — After back-to-back losses, Conqs must like getting Walnut in league opener. 10. San Dimas (3-2) — Gutsy come-from-behind win over California. The Rest: 11. Damien (3-2); 12. Pomona (4-2), 13. Arroyo (4-2), 14. Ganesha (5-1), 15. South Hills (1-4); 16. Bassett (3-2), 17. Baldwin Park (2-3); 18. Covina (3-2); 19. Mountain View (4-2), 20. El Monte (3-3), 21. Rosemead (2-4), 22. Sierra Vista (2-3), 23. Walnut (1-4), 24. Nogales (2-3), 25. Rowland (1-4); 26. Gladstone (2-3); 27. Wilson (2-3); 28. La Puente (2-4); 29. Azusa (0-5); 30. South El Monte (0-5); 31. Duarte (0-5); 32. Workman (1-4).
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Aram Tolegian Last week: 22-6; Season: 182-51
Fred Robledo Last week: 21-7; Season: 183-50 Last week: It’s always amazing how close this race is. Through nearly 250 games, I lead Aram by one at the midway point of the season. Aram picked up a game this week.
This week’s games and predictions
All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted Del Rio League
Whittier vs. La Serna at Pioneer — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (La Serna) Palomares League
South Hills vs. Glendora at CDF — Robledo (Bagpipes); Aram (Glendora)
Friday’s games Almont League
Alhambra at San Gabriel — Robledo (San Gab); Aram (Alh)
Keppel at Bell Gardens — Robledo (BG); Aram (BG)
Schurr at Montebello — Robledo (Montebello); Aram (Montebello) Angelus League
Harvard-Westlake at St. Paul, 7:30pm — Robledo (HW); Aram (HW)
La Salle at Cathedral — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (Cath)
St. Francis at Salesian — Robledo (Salesian); Aram (SF) Baseline League
Rancho Cucamonga at Damien — Robledo (RC); Aram (RC) Del Rio League
California at Pioneer — Robledo (Pioneer); Aram (Cal)
Santa Fe at El Rancho — Robledo (El Rancho); Aram (ER) Freeway League
Sonora at La Habra — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LA) Hacienda League
Chino at Charter Oak — Robledo (COak); Aram (CO)
Diamond Ranch at West Covina — Robledo (WCovina); Aram (WC)
Los Altos at Walnut — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA) Miramonte League
Bassett at Ganesha — Robledo (Ganesha); Aram (Ganesha)
Garey at La Puente — Robledo (LP); Aram (LP) Mission League
Bishop Amat at Serra — Robledo (BAmat); Aram (Amat) Mission Valley League
Gabrielino at El Monte — Robledo (El Monte); Aram (EM)
Marshall vs. Arroyo at Pasadena — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arroyo)
Rosemead at South El Monte — Robledo (Rose); Aram (Rosemead) Montview League
Gladstone at Duarte — Robledo (Gladstone); Aram (Duarte)
Sierra Vista at Baldwin Park — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)
Workman vs. Azusa at Citrus College — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Azusa) Olympic League
Whittier Christian at Maranatha — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (WC) Pacific League
Arcadia at Muir — Robledo (Muir); Aram (Arcadia)
Pasadena at Burroughs — Robledo (Burroughs); Aram (Burr) Palomares League
Claremont at Bonita — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (Claremont)
Diamond Bar at Ayala — Robledo (DBar); Aram (Ayala) Rio Hondo League
Blair at Monrovia — Robledo (Monrovia); Aram (Monrovia)
La Canada at South Pasadena — Robledo (South Pas); Aram (LC)
Temple City at San Marino — Robledo (San Marino); Aram (SM) Suburban League
Bellflower at La Mirada — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM) Valle Vista League
Nogales vs. Covina at CDF — Robledo (Covina); Aram (Covina)
Northview at Rowland — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)
Wilson at San Dimas — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD) Non-league
Bosco Tech at Bishop Montgomery, 6:00 p.m. — Robledo (BMontgomery); Aram (BM)
Flintridge Prep at Brentwood, 3:30pm — Robledo (FPrep); Aram (Brentwood)
Rio Hondo Prep vs. Brethren Christian at Ocean View — Robledo (RHPrep); Aram (RHP)
Friday’s results Mission League Bishop Amat 49, Crespi 7 — Torreahno Sweet with 5 touchdowns, 14 in last three games Mission Valley League Arroyo 49, El Monte 14 — Looking like Arroyo will dominate the MVL Mountain View 45, Marshall 35 — Vikings win could ultimately determine playoff spot Rosemead 47, Gabrielino 30 — Will come down to Rosemead and Arroyo for the league title. Non-League Damien 34, Ayala 21 — Back to back wins over struggling SHills and Ayala .. Baseline next Covina 43, Bassett 6 — Can Colts win the Valle Vista? Maranatha 35, Duarte 0 — Minutemen either blow you out, or get blown out Temple City 27, Azusa 26 — Tough year for Aztecs gets worse. Montclair 16, Wilson 0 — Could be long year in VVL for Wilson Gladstone 35, Nogales 28 — Not surprised how competitively close it was Pomona 51, Santa Monica 0 — Getting ready for an easy Miramonte league run La Puente 22, Workman 19, OT — Would say its for the King of La Puente, but then there’s Amat. Chino 29, Rowland 25 — Surprised Raiders played them this close. Garey 27, Sierra Vista 26 — Dons lose a close one Continue reading →
San Dimas’ Jarell Sykes (22) runs for a first down against California in the first half of a prep football game at San Dimas High School in San Dimas, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)
SAN DIMAS — There were those who thought the San Dimas High School football team might suffer a let-down this week after losing to rival Bonita last week.
The Saints on Thursday they are very capable of putting disappointing setbacks behind them.
Jarell Sykes rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns as host San Dimas rallied from two touchdowns down in the first half to score a 28-21 victory over California in a nonleague game.
Joey Tamayo threw for 107 yards and a touchdown for the Saints, who improved to 3-2. Robert Leos rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown for the Condors, who slipped to 1-4.
Sykes had a 19-yard run to give San Dimas a 22-21 lead late in the third quarter before running 56 yards for a 28-21 lead with 1:15 left in the game.
California drove inside the 50 but gave up on downs with eight seconds left following an incomplete pass. San Dimas’ Jarell Sykes: “We really didn’t want to lose that game. In the first half, we played really tired, but we just knew this game wasn’t over. We just had to keep pushing, and yeah (we won).” — Stephen Ramirez
GLENDORA 29, KAISER 24 GLENDORA — Matt Fink is supposed to be on the throwing end of big plays. Not the receiving side.
But Glendora High School used a bit of trickery on probably the Tartans’ biggest drive of the season to defeat Kaiser, 29-24, in the final nonleague contest for both teams on Thursday night at Citrus College.
Kaiser rallied to take a 24-23 lead, and all the Cats (3-2) had to do was stop Fink and the Tartans (4-1) one last time.
With first down at the Kaiser 47-yard line, the Tartans quickly lined up backup quarterback Forrest Affra at center without a huddle and put Fink along the sidelines. Affra made a spinning fake handoff, just like Fink did for most of the game, and threw a rocket to the streaking Fink, who has committed to play quarterback at USC next year. Fink caught the ball at the 10. On the next play, Fink was back behind center and he carried the ball in with 2:24 to play for the winning score. — Keith Lair
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Girls tennis Garey 14, La Puente 4 — The team of Tien Nguyen and Leslie Sibrian swept in doubles and Karina Aguilar won two in singles to lead the Vikings (12-1, 9-0) to the Miramonte League victory. Sonny Gonzalez swept in singles for La Puente. Gladstone 12, Azusa 6 — Marina Chow swept in singles and the team of Angelica Nabor-Martinez and Anahi Sandoval swept in doubles to lead the Gladiators (7-1, 4-0) to the Montview League win.
Girls volleyball Glendora 3, Claremont 2 — Marissa Montoya and Alex Lowden each had 12 kills, Jessica Garcia had 33 digs and Ryley Jacobs had 33 assists and seven kills for the Tartans (8-3, 4-0) in a 27-25, 25-12, 22-25,15-25, 15-11 Palomares League victory. South Hills 3, Ayala 2 — Bree Newton had 20 kills and Natalia Castro had 32 digs for the Huskies (11-3, 1-0) in a 24-26, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13 Palomares League victory.