Baldwin Park’s Paco Perez, rumored to transfer out, posts on twitter he’s staying at Baldwin Park

HE’S STAYING: In a recent post on Aram’s In the Huddle Five Burning Questions, he asked about the potential of Baldwin Park’s 6-foot-5 standout offensive lineman Francisco “Paco” Perez possibly transferring to Bishop Amat, Cathedral, La Mirada or somewhere else given Perez’s potential at the next level. But Perez, who has offers from Arizona State, Washington State, California, Stanford, Texas Tech, Kansas State and others, answered that question emphatically on twitter today announcing he isn’t leaving Baldwin Park.
Interesting isn’t it? It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a high school athlete announce on Twitter that he ISN’T transferring. Get use to it, this is where we’re going with social media. At the same time, good for Perez because nine out of ten times a player of his level would leave his friends behind for greener pastures. I guess he realized whether he’s at Mater Dei or Baldwin Park, his offers aren’t going to change.

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CIF-SS volleyball quarterfinals are set

Five San Gabriel Valley-area teams are in Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section volleyball quarterfinals. Matches scheduled for 7 p.m.
Division 2
Thursday’s second round
Aliso Niguel def. La Canada 25-20, 25-22, 25-21.
Camarillo def. South Pasadena 25-18, 17-25, 25-17, 25-21
Division 3
Thursday’s second round
San Gabriel def. Bishop Montgomery 13-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-21
Saturday’s quarterfinals
San Gabriel at No. 1 seed El Segundo
Division 4
Thursday’s second round
Flintridge Prep def. Rio Mesa, 27-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-12
Saturday’s quarterfinals
Flintridge Prep at No. 2 seed Bellflower
Division 5
Thursday’s second round
No. 1 seed Damien def. Indian Springs 25-9, 25-10, 25-14
Oakwood def. La Serna 25-19, 25-21, 25-18
No. 4 seed Santa Fe def. San Gabriel Academy 25-14, 25-20, 25-23
Ontario Christian def. West Covina 25-17, 18-25, 25-18, 22-25, 17-15
El Rancho def. Vistamar 25-2, 25-19, 25-23
Saturday’s quarterfinals
No. 1 seed Damien at Oakwood
Ganesha at No. 4 seed Santa Fe
El Rancho at No. 2 seed Arrowhead Christian

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Damien boys volleyball sweeps Indian Springs to reach D-5 quarterfinals

DAMIEN BOYS VOLLEYBALL ADVANCES: Indian Springs boys volleyball coach John Arient knew his Coyotes were facing an uphill battle in the second round for the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs. He is fielding a team of small athletes who excel in soccer. None are club volleyball players and the school itself is just three years old. Damien d might have the best team that school has fielded in five years. The Spartans, who have primarily club player, are also the top seed.The outcome was expected as Damien (22-6) prevailed 25-9, 25-10, 25-14 Thursday night.

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Walnut boys and girls swimmers finish third at Thursday’s Division 3 swim finals

PHOTO GALLERY FROM THURSDAY’S D-3 SWIM FINALS
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DIVISION 3 FINALS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
DIVISION 3 FINALS TEAM RESULTS
THURSDAY’S D-3 SWIM FINALS: Turns out the Pasadena Poly girls swimming team could have been a little less than perfect.The Panthers claimed the first CIF-SS team championship in school history by a wide margin, winning Division 3 by 74 points over Royal, 293-219, on Thursday at Riverside City College.Considering the number of things that had to come together not only on Thursday, but throughout the season, perfection is practically required to claim a CIF-SS team title in the eyes of Poly coach Colin Allen.“It has to be perfect, right?” Allen said moments before jumping in the pool with his team and a CIF-SS championship plaque. “Every single heat is faster than it was last year… I can’t believe it’s actually happening. This is awesome.”

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Bishop Amat’s Trevon Sidney preparing for mammoth senior year at wide receiver and corner

OK Tre, we get it. You can play receiver.The offseason showcase at receiver of Bishop Amat High School football standout Trevon Sidney continued last weekend when Sidney was chosen wide receiver MVP of the Rivals Camp Series at Fullerton College.“I’ve just been working on it more, trying to show people I’m a receiver,” Sidney said. “It’s just a good opportunity to show what I can do and I performed my best.”Last weekend’s MVP award, combined with one he got at the Passing Downs Tournament in March, is a culmination of an offseason campaign to open eyes to what Sidney can do with the ball in his hands and also show he’s not just a defensive back.

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Thursday Recap: Ganesha boys volleyball advance to the CIF Quarterfinals

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Boys volleyball
Ganesha 3, Loma Linda 0 — Kevin Martinez had 13 kills, Thomas Espinoza had 11 kills and eight digs and Santana Carbajal had 30 assists to lead the Giants (23-4) to advance to the CIF quarterfinals in a 25-14, 25-17, 25-19 second-round victory. Also contributing to Ganesha’s win was Jorge Barajas who had eight kills and seven blocks.

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CIF-SS tennis results

Eleven teams won first-round games on Wednesday. The second round is Friday at 3 p.m.
Division 1
Wednesday first round
Palm Desert 16, Temple City 2
San Marino 18, La Quinta 0
Northwood 15, La Canada 3
Beverly Hills 16, St. Francis 2
Friday’s second round
San Marino at Mira Costa
Division 2
Wednesday first round

West Ranch 18, Charter Oak 0
Walnut 16, Atascadero 2
Diamond Bar 13, Hart 5
Pasadena Poly 13, Bonita 5
Valencia 17, Diamond Ranch 1
No. 2 seed Arcadia 18, Righetti 0
Friday’s second round
Crescenta Valley at Walnut
Diamond Bar at Villa Park
Crean Lutheran vs. Pasadena Poly
Valencia at No. 2 seed Arcadia
Division 4
Wednesday’s first round
Quartz Hill 12, California 6
Rowland 12, Oakwood 6
Maranatha 14, Lompoc 4
Keppel 18, Orcutt Academy 0
Covina 9, Citrus Valley 9 (Covina advances on games, 78-77)
La Serna 14, Estancia 4
Garden Grove 12, Schurr 6
Friday’s second round
Los Osos at Rowland
No. 4 seed Maranatha at Webb
No. 3 seed Keppel at Chino Hills
Westminster at Covina
La Serna at No. 2 seed Redlands
Division 5
Wednesday’s first round

Duarte 10, Rim of World 8
Downey 9, Rosemead 9 (Downey wins on games, 85-79)
Arroyo 9, Apple Valley 9 (Arroyo wins on games, 81-72)
Warren 14, Marshall 4
Friday’s second round
Duarte at Downey
Savanna at Arroyo

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San Dimas rallies for 3-2 win over Wilson to finish the regular season 28-0, setting SGV record for consecutive wins

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By Fred J. Robledo
There’s usually no greater pressure than heading into the CIF-Southern Section playoffs as a divisional top seed.Except in San Dimas’ case, where the bullseye will take on an entirely different meaning when the Division 3 high school baseball pairings are announced on Monday.
acunaIt’s not just championship or bust, it’s history or bust. It’s trying to do something no Southern Section team has done in more than two decades or bust. Finish undefeated.
The Saints wrapped up a perfect regular season on Wednesday, beating Wilson 3-2 in dramatic fashion to improve to 28-0, which set a San Gabriel Valley record for consecutive victories, eclipsing Bishop Amat’s 1993 record of 27 consecutive wins.
It didn’t come easy.
Wilson’s Vincent Santana hit a two-out, two-run homer to left in the fourth inning to stun Saints ace Peter Lambert to take a 2-0 lead.
acuna2But the Saints rallied back with power of their own.
With runners on the corners in the fifth, Tommy Acuna belted a three-run homer to left — his first of the season — to give the Saints a 3-2 lead that sent them on their way to victory.
When Acuna walked to the plate, teammate Jacob Castillo whispered something in his ear.
“He (Castillo) said stay calm and do what you do best,” Acuna said. “We’ve come back from bigger deficits before, two runs is nothing for us.”
Other than giving up the homer, the UCLA-bound Lambert was dominant again, allowing two hits while striking out 15 to outduel Wilson’s Matthew Rodriguez, who dropped to 6-3.
But it was Acuna that saved the unbeaten season for the Saints.

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Wednesday Recap: Adalberto Acevedo pitched a no-hitter for Baldwin Park to shutout Workman 10-0 to clinch second place in League

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Baseball
Baldwin Park 10, Workman 0 — Adalberto Acevedo pitched a no-hitter and Francisco Ruiz went 3 for 3 with four RBIs to lead the Braves (12-8, 11-4) to clinch second place in the Montview League.
Walnut 5, Los Altos 1 — Christian Longoria was the winning pitcher, striking out six, and Michael Mora and Brennan Mickenzie each went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI to lead the Mustangs to win their 14 straight victory.

Softball
Chino 12, Walnut 1 — Courtney Springman was the winning pitcher, striking out six, and Emily Ballesteros went 4 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Cowboys (17-17-1, 8-2) to clinch a share of the Hacienda League title. Also contributing to Chino’s victory were Corina Gamboa who went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI and Journey Rojas and Pearl Barroso who each went 2 for 3 and each had two RBIs.
Bishop Amat 7, St. Joseph 3 — Alexis Vargas was the winning pitcher, Samaria Diaz got the save, and Arianna Hernandez and Miranda Larios each had two RBIs to lead the Lancers (17-7, 10-2) to the Del Rey League victory.

Boys tennis
Diamond Bar 13, Hart 5 — Garrett Masuda swept in singles and the team of David Chee and Russell Chen swept in doubles for the Brahmas (15-2) in a CIF first-round division 3 match.

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How SGV volleyball teams did in first round of playoffs

Nine teams advanced out of the first round of the CIF-Southern Section volleyball playoffs
Division 2
Tuesday’s first round
Canyon def. Temple City 3-1
La Canada def. El Modena 11-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-18
South Pasadena def. Jordan 25-20, 25-18, 22-25, 25-13
No. 2 seed Valencia def. Arcadia 25-15, 25-14, 25-21
Thursday’s second round, 7 p.m.
La Canada at Aliso Niguel
South Pasadena at Camarillo
Division 3
Tuesday’s first round
San Gabriel def. Vista Murrieta 25-10, 25-20, 25-14
Hemet def. Alhambra 27-25, 25-10, 25-13
Viewpoint def. Whittier Christian 25-15, 25-17, 25-21
Thursday’s second round
San Gabriel at Bishop Montgomery, 7 p.m.
Division 4
Tuesday’s first round
No. 4 seed Santa Ynez, def. Rio Hondo Prep 25-8 25-17, 25-18
Flintridge Prep def. Sage Hill 25-18, 25-15, 25-17
Thursday’s second round
Rio Mesa at Flintridge Prep, 7 p.m.
Division 5
Tuesday’s first round
No. 1 seed Damien def. Sierra Vista 25-18, 25-16, 25-11
La Serna def. Ly Lycee 25-18, 25-12, 25-9
San Gabriel Academy def. Holy Martyr 27-25, 27-25, 25-12
No. 4 seed Santa Fe def. California Military 25-10, 25-8, 25-15
West Covina def. Southwestern Academy 25-8, 25-5, 25-10
Vistamar def. Waverly 25-8, 25-10, 25-6
El Rancho def. Pomona 25-19, 25-9, 25-14
Thursday’s second round, 7 p.m.
Indian Springs at No. 1 seed Damien
Oakwood at La Serna
No. 4 seed Santa Fe at San Gabriel Academy
West Covina at Ontario Christian
Vistamar at El Rancho
Quarterfinals: Friday

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South Hills’ 5-4 victory over Glendora sets the stage for Thursday’s winner-take-all at Glendora

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By Fred Robledo
South Hills has struggled so much to score runs to complement its dominant pitching staff that coach Darren Murphy couldn’t care less how it pushes runs across.
It took four walks and three Glendora errors for the Huskies to score four runs in the third inning on Tuesday, and that was the difference in a crucial 5-4 victory for South Hills to move it a half-game ahead of Glendora for first in the Palomares League with one to play.
“You can’t be picky,” said Murphy, whose Huskies had only three hits. “We’re not really looking for style runs, we’re looking for just runs. There’s been some big scores, some low scores, but it’s the team that bounces back and does what it has to do that’s going to win this thing.”
South Hills (19-7-1, 9-4-1) knew going into the final week before the playoffs it would need a sweep over Glendora (21-7, 9-5) to win the league title.The Huskies’ victory sets the stage for Thursday, when they meet the Tartans again at Glendora for the outright league title.

Below: The South Hills photo bombers clowning coach Darren Murphy during the interview is hilarious.

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San Dimas, ranked No. 1 in the country by USA Today, improved to 27-0 with 13-0 win over Wilson

Monday Update: San Dimas moved to 27-0 with a 13-0 victory over Wilson on Monday to match Bishop Amat’s San Gabriel Valley record of 27 consecutive victories set in 1993. San Dimas can break the record and head to the Division 3 playoffs undefeated with another victory over Wilson on Wednesday at home with Peter Lambert on the bump.

USA TODAY NO. 1: baserecordSan Dimas baseball’s historic season has it ranked No. 1 in the country by USA Today’s Top 25 National rankings that was updated May 6. San Dimas is 26-0 following a 9-0 win over Rowland on Thursday, leaving it one game shy of matching Bishop Amat’s 1993 San Gabriel Valley record for consecutive baseball victories with 27. Bishop Amat didn’t win the championship that year, but its 27 straight wins is eighth all-time in the CIF record books. Lompoc owns the CIF record for consecutive wins with 36 set in the 1970-71 season.
Assuming San Dimas can win its next two games, which includes a pair next week against Wilson with a chance to close out the Valle Vista League undefeated, San Dimas would head to the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs with a perfect record and not just a chance to win a D-3 crown, but an opportunity to win a USA Today National title.

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Tuesday Recap: Glendora softball wins Diamond Bar 5-1 to become Palomares League Champions

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Softball
Glendora 5, Diamond Bar 1 — Kaylee Wallingford was the winning pitcher, and Hailey Molino and Randi Farricker each had a double to lead the Tartans (21-6, 8-1) to become Palomares League champions. Elizabeth Wilson had a triple and Danielle Cornejo had a double for Diamond Bar (13-11, 3-6).
Chino 7, Diamond Ranch 1 — Tiffany Kennedy-Cummings was the winning pitcher, striking out seven, Alyssa Gonzalez went 2 for 2 with a two-run homer and Journey Rojas went 3 for 3 with three RBIs to lead the Cowboys (16-7-1, 7-2) to the Hacienda League victory.
Covina 4, Northview 0 — Princess Nava was the winning pitcher striking out 11 and Brittany Ching hit a homer and had three RBIs for the Colts (15-11, 6-3) in a Valle Vista League victory. Covina’s Ali Lenoue went 3 for 3 with a double and Alissa Villa had a double.
Charter Oak 11, Walnut 0 — Serrena Ortiz was the winning pitcher, striking out two, and Kaile Chavez pitched the last three innings, striking out six, and went 2 for 4 with three RBIs for the Chargers (17-8, 7-2) in a Hacienda League win. Also contributing to Charter Oak’s win were Taylor Guzman who went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI, Riley Barbata who had a hit and two runs scored and Christine Pinela who had an RBI and scored a run.
South Hills 7, Claremont 0 — Natalie Lugo was the winning pitcher, striking out 11 and Melysia Ortega went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer and two RBI’s to lead the Huskies (17-7, 6-3) to the Palomares League victory. Huskies’ Mariah Tovar went 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI, Reyenne Chavez had a double and two RBIs and Caitlyn VanHemelyrck had two singles.
Nogales 11, Wilson 4 — Chase Martinez was the winning pitcher and Janette Guerrero had a home run to lead the Nobles (15-7, 5-4) to the Valle Vista League win.

Baseball
Walnut 2, Los Altos 1 — Cody Dye pitched a complete game, striking out seven and Andy Rodriguez went 1 for 3 with an RBI to lead the Mustangs (16-7-2, 11-3) to win their 13th straight victory and to clinch the Hacienda League title.
Sierra Vista 3, Duarte 2 — Adrian Cardenas pitched seven innings and Jorge Montes hit a walk-off home run to lead the Dons (17-5, 12-2) to the Montview League title.

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