South Hills routs Charter Oak to take Frozen Ropes Classic title

By Stephen Ramirez
South Hills High School looked every bit like one of the top baseball teams in the state on Saturday.Karlos Morales had four RBIs and Brandon Dieter three and the Huskies, ranked No. 2 in California by Cal-Hi Sports, rolled to a 13-3 victory over Charter Oak in the Frozen Ropes Classic at Mt. San Antonio College’s Mazmanian Field.Nick Lugo also had a double and triple and scored three runs for South Hills (5-0). The duo were co-MVPs of the tournament.
Ronnie Parham had a triple and Julian Rodriguez a RBI for Charter Oak (4-1), which advanced to the final by beating CIF Southern Section Division 2 No. 4 Yucaipa in the semifinals.
The Huskies, who have dedicated the season to assistant coach Tom Quinley, who is out with an illness, had 14 hits and scored in every inning but the third.
“We’re 5-0 and have big expectations,” South Hills coach Darren Murphy said. “But we’ve put those expectations on ourselves. We just fullfilled what we wanted to do. We wanted to win this tournament. We played four good ball games and tonight, we played a great ball game.”
“I’m really proud of this team. We pounded the ball tonight against a really good team, and we’re ready to go (to league play).”
South Hills wasted little time in getting started. The Huskies scored two runs before Rodriguez threw his second strike.
The senior walked Jacob Amaya on four pitches before hitting Daniel Genna with his next offering. Morales then lined a triple to right-center field for a 2-0 lead.
Dieter followed with a sacrifice fly to center for a 3-0 advantage.
South Hills made it 6-0 in the second.
Chris Camarena led off with a single and advanced to second on a hit-by-pitch to Lugo. Amaya doubled to left for 4-0 lead. Morales then brought his RBI total to four with a single to right to score Lugo and Amaya for the six-run lead.
“I was just looking for something to drive,” Morales said. “I knew he was going to give me a fastball with a 2-0 count. I just put a good swing on it.”
Morales helped Charter Oak cut it to 6-2 in the third.
He walked the first two batters before a fielding error scored Paul Sanchez. Bret Clemetson then scored on a wild pitch to pull the Chargers within four. Morales settled down and ended the threat by striking out Diego Flores.
South Hills put it way with four runs in the fourth for a 10-2 lead.
Nick Lugo led off with a double before Amaya reached on a two-base error to make it 7-2. Genna bunted for a single before Dieter followed with a two-run double for a 9-2 lead. Jacob Dominguez doubled to make it 10-2.
“It’s a big season for us,” Dieter said. “We have a lot of expecations. We just have to keep working hard and show what we can do.”

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Damien thumps Central, 102-70 to open state basketball playoffs; Glendora girls fall in final seconds

Damien advances to SoCal quarterfinals: The Damien High School basketball team knew its shot at winning a CIF Southern Section Open Division wasn’t good; not with the juggernauts at the top in Chino Hills, Mater Dei, Sierra Canyon and Bishop Montgomery.
A state title? Well that might be an easier task.
The Spartans were taken out of the Open and put into Division I for the CIF State Southern California Regional portion of the playoffs.They opened the quest for that state title with a 102-70 win over visiting Fresno Central on Wednesday at the Travers-Cronin Athletic Center.
The top-seeded Spartans will play to Fairfax at 6 p.m. Saturday.

CIF-State Southern California Regional Playofffs
Boys Basketball

Wednesday’s First Round
Division I

Damien 102, Central 70
Division II
Pasadena 63, Heritage 57
Bakersfield 66, Maranatha 62
Division IV
Blair 55, Palisades 53
San Bernardino 57, St. Paul 55
Girls Basketball
Wednesday’s First Round
Division III

Mission Oak 48, Glendora 46
Division IV
Scripps Ranch 54, Pasadena 24
Division V
Bakersfield Christian 54, Westridge 45

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Charter Oak, South Hills advance to square off in Saturday’s Frozen Ropes Classic title game at Mt. SAC

Charter Oak, South Hills advance to title game: The Charter Oak High School baseball team, off to its best start in more than 13 years, has advanced to its first tournament championship game in five years when Dino Mianda hit a game-winning double in the eighth inning to defeat Yucaipa 1-0 in the semifinals of the Frozen Ropes Tournament Wednesday night at Mt. SAC’s Mazmanian Field.
With the victory, Charter Oak (4-0) will play South Hills (4-0), a 6-0 winner over Carter, in the other semifinal game. The teams play at 6 p.m. Saturday night at Mt. SAC.
With two outs and runners on first and second, Miranda hit a fly ball to right field that was lost in the lights, allowing sophomore Jacob Moreno to score from second.
“In my freshman year against Northview I had a (game-winning hit) in the Dicks Tournament,” Miranda said. “That’s baseball for you.“We’ve been putting in the work and now it’s showing.”

Saturday’s Quarterfinals
Times of games not posted yet
Top Half

South Hills 4, Los Altos 2
Carter 9, Walnut 2
Bottom Half
Charter Oak 7, Bonita 1
Yucaipa 2, Crescenta Valley 1, 9 innings
Wednesday’s semifinals at Mt. SAC
Charter Oak 1, Yucaipa 0
South Hills 6, Carter 0
Saturday’s championship at Mt. SAC
Charter Oak vs. South Hills, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday Recap: Bonita’s Nathan Schneider pitched another shutout

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Bonita 4, Rancho Cucamonga 0 — Nathan Schneider was the winning pitcher and Jarret Lindsay went 3 for 3 for the Bearcats (3-1) in a Frozen Ropes Classic victory.

Workman 11, La Puente 6 — Kristine Sanchez was the winning pitcher, striking out four, and Aspen Gonzalez, Teresa Reyes and Madelyn Martinez each homered for the Lobos (6-1) in a nonleague victory.

Boys tennis
Garey 12, Nogales 6 — The doubles team of Mauricio Partida and Max Murillo swept for the Vikings (6-1) in a nonleague match.
Ayala 14, West Covina 4 — The doubles team of Ming Cheng and Thomas Nguyen got one victory for West Covina in a nonleague loss.

Boys volleyball
West Covina 3, Glenn 0 — Carlos Munguia had four kills and five aces and Adam Bentancourt had six kills for the Bulldogs in a 25-10, 25-18, 26-24 nonleague win.

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Tuesday Recap: Glendora baseball shuts down Duarte

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Glendora 14, Duarte 0 — Cole Perone was the winning pitcher and Bryce Wooldridge, Emiliano Gonzalez, Hector Almarez and Josh McClean each had two hits for the Tartans in a Chino Brian Hamilton Tournament win.
Bassett 5, Gabrielino 4 — Diego Arciniega was the winning pitcher and went 2 for 3, Robert Gomez had two RBIs and Manuel Castanon went 2 for 3 for the Olympians (1-1) in a nonleague win.

Los Altos 7, St. Lucy’s 1 — Savannah Diederich pitched a complete game for the Conquerors (3-3) in a nonleague victory.
Charter Oak 2, Bonita 1 — EmaRae Flores was the winning pitcher and Brianna Rubalcava went 2 for 3 with a double and a triple for the Chargers in a nonleague win.
Nogales 11, Wilson 9 — Lisette Rosales went 4 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs and Erin Recellias went 3 for 4 with a triple for the Nobles (2-1) in a nonleague game.
Glendora 6, Arroyo 5 — Annabelle Reyes had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to lead the Tartans to the nonleague win. Reyes also had a home run and Taylor Tetone went 3 for 4.

Boys tennis
Chino 14, Chino Hills 4 — Bryan Tapia swept in singles and the team of Abel Ambriz and Robert Sanchez swept in doubles for the Cowboys in a nonleague victory.

Boys golf
Ayala 223, Wilson 285 — Chris Guerra shot 44 and Brian Lee shot 47 for the Wildcats in a nonleague loss.

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VIDEO: Glendora girls basketball lose to Thousand Oaks in Division 3AA title game, 62-52

Watch video highlights, interviews following Glendora’s 62-52 loss to Thousand Oaks in the Division 3AA title game.

Glendora girls fall in finals: The Thousand Oaks girls basketball team got into the playoff by luck — literally. It tied for third in its league and only advanced to the postseason because it won a coin flip.
Meanwhile, Glendora settled for a second-place showing the Palomares League.The teams showed its what you do at the end that matters, and it was Thousand Oaks emerging with a 62-52 win in the CIF Southern Section Division 3AA championship game Saturday morning at Honda Center.Despite the loss, it was the best showing in school history for the Tartans (25-6), who were looking for the school’s first title in the sport.


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CIF State Wrestling: Northview’s Eddie Flores and Steven Comstock, Bishop Amat’s Sidney Flores advance to semifinals

The area may have sent its smallest contingent in more than a decade to the CIF State wrestling championships in Bakersfield, but the cream definitely rose to the top on the first day.
Northview’s Eddie Flores (106 pounds) and Steven Comstock (170) and Bishop Amat’s Sidney Flores (120) advanced to the semifinals in their respective weight classes to lead the local efforts on Friday at Rabobank Arena.
Northview heavyweight Jackson Serna and Rowland’s Richard Rojo (106) rebounded from early losses and won third-round consolation matches to advance to Saturday and stay alive for a top-eight medal.
The meet continues Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with consolation matches. The semifinals are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., with the finals at 7 p.m.
Flores looked every bit like the best 106-pound competitor in the state, advancing to the semifinals with a win by fall in the second round and a major decision in the third round. He then beat Selma’s Tristan Lujan, 3-1, in the quarterfinals. He faces No. 5 Cole Reyes, of Frontier, in the semifinals.
Comstock looked fully recovered from last week’s knee injury after getting a win by fall in the second round before advancing to the semifinals by beating Concord De la Salle’s Jonathan Hackett 6-3 in the third round and Sultana’s Joey Griego 5-4 in the quarterfinals. He gets top seed Anthony Mantanona, of Palm Desert, in the semifinals.
Sidney Flores placed fourth and third during the past two weekends at CIF-SS meets, but looked like one of the better 120 competitors on Friday. He won by fall over Frontier’s Ryan Morphis in the third round before a 5-4 victory over De la Salle’s Patrick Ramirez in the quarterfinals. He gets top seed Ethan Leake, of Clovis Buchanan, in the semifinals.
Northview’s Dom Arellano (113), Gabriel Cortez (132) and Ricky Marin (138); Rowland’s Armamdo Murrillo (132); Charter Oak’s Gustavo Garcia (152) and Santa Fe’s Ronny Peraza (152) lost in the consolation rounds and did not advance.

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