Charter Oak hangs on, beats West Covina; Azusa shocks undefeated Nogales


Charter Oak holds on, remains undefeated: Charter Oak stayed undefeated because of a huge performance from a player that didn’t think he would be able to play, what turned out to be the winning touchdown on a rugby-style play, and a defensive stop with 2:21 left in the game to clinch a 27-24 win over West Covina in the Hacienda League opener for both teams.
The Chargers’ defense, led by linebacker Dillon Ontiveros, stopped the Bulldogs fourth-and-1 from the 12-yard line to sew up the win.
“I considered going for the field goal,” Bulldogs coach Mike Maggiore said. “But we had the momentum and wanted to go in and win the game. But they made a big play and we didn’t.”

Damien beats Chino Hills: The first couple weeks of league play really set the tone for high school football. Come out hot, and you are in prime position to make the postseason. Come out sluggish, and you have to make your way back into contention. The Baseline League, other than preseason favorite Rancho Cucamonga, is wide open.
So teams like Upland, Chino Hills, Damien, Etiwanda and Los Osos need to get in the win column early. Damien started slowly, but proved Friday night it was in for the long haul. Warren Bryan continued his stellar junior season, completing 18 of his 25 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns, and the Spartans (5-1, 1-0) cruised to a 27-12 victory over host Chino Hills.

Northview steps on the gas: The Northview High football team opened Valley Vista League play with an impressive display on offense and defense in a 49-7 victory over Covina at Covina District Field on Friday night.
Northview (5-1, 1-0) was led by its offensive leader, quarterback Steven Comstock. The junior was 16 for 25 for 222 yards and four touchdowns with one interception. He also rushed 11 times for 110 yards and one touchdown.

Glendora routs Diamond Bar: Glendora sprinted out of the gate in its Palomares league opener Friday night and beat host Diamond Bar 42-8. The Tartans (2-4, 1-0) were led by lighting-fast quarterback Bryce Wooldridge. In the first half, he had two rushing touchdowns of over 40 yards. On both, he pulled down the read-option and beat everyone to the sideline — once for 45 yards and once for 42.

Azusa stuns undefeated Nogales: Nogales High School had a rude awakening to Montview League football on Friday night.The Nobles, after playing in the Valle Vista League for the last few seasons, were off to their best nonleague start in more than 20 years.
But Azusa (3-3) sent Nogales (5-1) back to reality in the league opener for both teams with a 21-7 victory.
Gabriel Whitworth ran for two touchdowns and took advantage of Nogales turnovers for the stunning victory.

Friday’s results
Baseline League
Damien 27, Chino Hills 12 — Huge step toward a Division 4 playoff berth in Baseline opener
Hacienda League
Charter Oak 27, West Covina 24 – Chargers’ fourth quarter goal-line stand pulls it out.
Chino 63, Walnut 13 — Going to be a long year in Hacienda for the Mustangs.
Los Altos 29, Diamond Ranch 13 — Expected a close one and got one, but L.A. still unbeaten.
Miramonte League
Bassett at Garey
Pomona 36, Ganesha 8 — Red Devils feel right at home in the Miramonte.
Mission League
Bishop Amat 38, Crespi 17 — Amat raced to a huge lead and dominated more than final score indicates.
Mission Valley League
Arroyo 41, El Monte 13 — Knights well on their way to going undefeated in MVL.
Rosemead 35, Gabrielino 14 — Panthers a good bet to finish third when all said and done.
Marshall 42, Mountain View 34 — Vikings not happy about losing a close one.
Montview League
Azusa 21, Nogales 7 — Upset shocker of the night as Division 13 No. 3 and undefeated Nogales falls.
Sierra Vista 47, Gladstone 0 — Dons starting to put something serious together.
Duarte 27, Workman 6 — Thought the Falcons would win much easier.
Palomares League
Ayala 20, Bonita 7 — Bearcats hardest team to figure out.
Glendora 42, Diamond Bar 8 — Tartans feel right at home in the Palomares.
Valle Vista League
Baldwin Park 42, Wilson 0 — Braves a good best to finish third in VVL.
Northview 49, Covina 7 — Vikings step on the gas in rout of rival.
San Dimas 49, Rowland 18 — Only surprise is the Raiders scored 18 points.

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Thursday Recap: Diamond Bar girls golf win Palomares League title

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Girls golf
Diamond Bar 193, Claremont 217 — Angelica Kosnowo and Esther Lee both shot a 37 to lead the Brahmas (13-2, 12-0) to win the Palomares League title. Also contributing to Diamond Bar’s victory were Crystal Wang, who shot a 38 and Kailie Vongsaga, who shot a 40. Vanessa Lopez shot a 39 for Claremont.
Diamond Ranch 250, Charter Oak 323 — The Panthers defeated the Chargers in a Hacienda League match.

Girls tennis
Garey 11, Edgewood 7 — The team of Brenda Cortez and Nita Try swept in doubles for the Vikings (15-1, 11-0) in a Miramonte League win.
Gladstone 16, Sierra Vista 2 — Marina Chow and Joey Marquez swept in singles and the team of Julia Escobar and Melina Ramos swept in doubles for the Gladiators (12-1, 6-0) in a Montview League victory.

Girls volleyball
Northview 3, Baldwin Park 0 — Kaylee Sadler had 15 kills and nine digs, Brittany Bell and Madison Arellanes both had four kills for the Vikings (5-0) in a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 Valle Vista League match.
Gladstone 3, Duarte 1 — Lisette Ramos had 14 kills and three aces and Selena Jara had eight kills and four aces for the Gladiators (17-2, 5-0) in a 19-25, 25-18, 25-12, 25-12 Montview League victory. Celina Vargas had five kills and seven aces for Gladstone.

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Thursday Final: South Hills routs Claremont in Palomares League opener

South Hills players Justin Muniz (11) and Zach Farfan (71) congratulate Justin Armendariz (10) after a play against Claremont in their Palomares League game at Covina District Field in Covina on Friday October 6, 2016. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/SCNG)

South Hills players Justin Muniz (11) and Zach Farfan (71) congratulate Justin Armendariz (10) after a play against Claremont in their Palomares League game at Covina District Field in Covina on Friday October 6, 2016. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/SCNG)

By Stephen Ramirez
Those reports of the South Hills High School football team’s demise appears to be have exaggerated.
The Huskies showed Thursday they can be a player for the Palomares League title.
Christian Martinez threw for 374 yards and four touchdowns and South Hills opened league play with a 45-7 victory over Claremont at Covina District Field.

Nicholas Lariviere had four receptions for 160 yards and two touchdowns and Tahron Tolbert had five for 109 yards and a score for the Huskies, who improved to 3-3. Duy-Tran Sampson rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown for the Wolfpack, which slipped to 1-5.
South Hills all but put it away during the first half after gaining 270 yards during the first two quarters and scoring on its four possessions.
Martinez, who was 14 of 17 for 198 yards in the half, keyed the first score with a 47-yard toss to Lariviere to the Claremont’ 8. Martinez then followed with a 1-yard run for a 7-0 lead at 4:54 of the first quarter.
Martinez also had touchdown throws of 28 yards to Tyler Lopez and 10 yards to Tolbert, the latter for a 24-7 lead with eight seconds left in the half.
The Huskies then sealed it by scoring on three of its first four possessions during the second half.
Zion Naulls completed an 80-yard drive with a 1-yard run for a 31-7 lead at 10:02 of the third quarter before Martinez connected with Lariviere on pass and runs of 56 and 55 yards for the 45-7 advantage after three quarters.
South Hills’ Christian Martinez: “It was the bye week. That’s what got us all together. We took the week off and all got on the same page. We just came out and competed. It’s league. We have to have games like this from here on out.”
Claremont coach Jose Jarin: “South Hills has a really good football team. You look at all phases of the game, they kind of put us where they needed to put us. It could have been worse. We have to go back to the drawing board.”

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Tribskin Pick’em: Charter Oak, Los Altos, Nogales and Bishop Amat should win


This Week’s Games and Predictions
All games start at 7 p.m. unless noted
Thursday’s games
Palomares League

Claremont vs. South Hills at Covina District Field — Robledo (SHills); Aram (SH)
Rio Hondo League
Blair at San Marino — Robledo (San Marino); Aram (SM)

Friday’s games
Almont League

Alhambra vs. Montebello at Moor Field — Robledo (Montebello); Aram (M)
Bell Gardens at San Gabriel — Robledo (BG); Aram (BG)
Keppel at Schurr — Robledo (Schurr); Aram (Sch)
Angelus League
Cathedral at St. Paul — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (C)
La Salle at St. Francis — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Baseline League
Damien at Chino Hills — Robledo (Damien); Aram (Dam)
Del Rio League
California at El Rancho — Robledo (California); Aram (Cal)
La Serna at Pioneer — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (LS)
Whittier at Santa Fe — Robledo (Santa Fe); Aram (Whitt)
Freeway League
Sonora vs. Buena Park at La Habra — Robledo (Buena Park); Aram ()
Troy vs. La Habra at Fullerton — Robledo (La Habra); Aram ()
Hacienda League
Charter Oak at West Covina — Robledo (Charter Oak); Aram (CO)
Chino at Walnut — Robledo (Chino); Aram (Chino)
Diamond Ranch at Los Altos — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
Miramonte League
Bassett at Garey — Robledo (Bassett); Aram (Bas)
Pomona at Ganesha — Robledo (Pomona); Aram (Pom)
Mission League
Bishop Amat at Crespi — Robledo (Bishop Amat); Aram (Amat)
Mission Valley League
Arroyo at El Monte — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
Gabrielino at Rosemead — Robledo (Gabrielino); Aram (Rosemead)
Mountain View vs. Marshall — Robledo (Marshall); Aram (Marsh)
Montview League
Azusa at Nogales — Robledo (Nogales); Aram (Nog)
Gladstone vs. Sierra Vista at Citrus College — Robledo (SVista); Aram (SV)
Workman at Duarte — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte)
Olympic League
Village Christian vs. Maranatha at Occidental College — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Natha)
Pacific League
Arcadia at Burroughs — Robledo (Burroughs); Aram (Burr)
Crescenta Valley at Muir – Robledo (CV); Aram (CV)
Pasadena at Glendale — Robledo (PHS); Aram (PHS)
Palomares League
Bonita at Ayala — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (Ayala)
Glendora at Diamond Bar — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G-High)
Rio Hondo League
La Canada at Monrovia — Robledo (La Canada); Aram (Mon)
Temple City at South Pasadena — Robledo (SPas); Aram (SP)
San Joaquin League
Southlands Christian vs. Saddleback Valley Christian — Robledo (Saddle); Aram (Sadd)
South Catholic League
Bosco Tech vs. St. Bernard at Salesian — Robledo (St. Bernard); Aram (SB)
Suburban League
Artesia at La Mirada — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Valle Vista League
Baldwin Park at Wilson — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)
Covina vs. Northview at Covina District Field — Robledo (Northview); Aram (NHS)
Rowland at San Dimas — Robledo (San Dimas); Aram (San Dimas)

Saturday’s games
Olympic League

Heritage Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Granada Hills — Robledo (WC); Aram (WC)
Boron at Pasadena Poly, 3 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram (Poly)
Rio Hondo Prep vs. Big Bear at Big Bear Middle School, 1:30 p.m. — Robledo (RH Prep); Aram (RHP)
St. Anthony at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 5 p.m. — Robledo (Cantwell); Aram (Cant)

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Who will win the Hacienda League? I’m going with Los Altos


Fred Robledo’s Hacienda League Predictions
1. Los Altos
2. Charter Oak
3. West Covina
4. Chino
5. Diamond Ranch
6. Walnut

By Aram Tolegian
Something has to give in the Hacienda League.Five of the six teams will enter their league openers on Friday night with winning records. And ask several of the coaches who’s the favorite to win the league title and you’re likely to hear a few different answers before they ultimately settle on Charter Oak High School.
“It’s Charter Oak or Los Altos,” said West Covina head coach Mike Maggiore, who was probably wise to split his bets before also endorsing his own team. “I’d like to think we’re one of the teams. I’ll know a lot more next week at this time.”
West Covina (3-2) gets first crack at undefeated Charter Oak, which seems more vulnerable now than it did a few weeks ago due to quarterback Bret Clemetson’s broken clavicle. The Chargers have only played one full game without Clemetson, and they had to work hard to put away South Hills, which West Covina routed a week prior.Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have heated up since losing their first two games of the season. West Covina has won three straight games, all by double figures, and is allowing just 10 points per game in the process.

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Picking Glendora football to win the unpredictable Palomares league


The Palomares League is completely unpredictable. Nobody looks like a bonafide league favorite. But here is Fred Robledo’s predictions in order of finish
1. Glendora
2. Bonita
3. South Hills
4. Ayala
5. Diamond Bar
6. Claremont

By Aram Tolegian
In August, there was little doubt as to who the Palomares League favorite was.
Glendora High School’s football team, despite losing its starting quarterback to USC, was the universal choice to repeat as league champion. After all, the Tartans had another talented signal caller, a good offensive line and inherited a junior varsity team that also won the league a year ago.
Things may still play out to the preseason predictions, but the Tartans are hardly a sure bet after a nonleague schedule that has them at 1-4 heading into Friday’s Palomares League opener at Diamond Bar. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
“There’s still something in the tank, this is a brand new season,” Glendora head coach Jerry Lewallen said. “If you were to ask me at the beginning of the year, I would have said this league was wide open for anybody.
“I think for us, the team to beat is Diamond Bar. Then it’s going to be South Hills. My point is that it’s the team that you’re competing against that week. That’s our approach.”

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Wednesday Recap: Diamond Bar’s Crystal Wang wins Knabe Cup girls golf tournament

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Diamond Bar High School’s Crystal Wang shot a 7-under-par 67 to win the 14th annual Knabe Cup girls golf tournament on Wednesday at Lakewood Golf and Country Club.
Mira Costa’s Ashley Kim, who won the Walnut tournament earlier this week, and Wang were tied with four holes to play, but Wang birdied twice and Kim only birdied the final hole on a 30-foot putt that spun around the edge of the cup before dropping in. La Serna won the team championship with a score of 297 and Diamond Bar finished second with a 303.
Diamond Ranch 243, Charter Oak 317 >> The Panthers defeated the Chargers (4-4) in a Hacienda League match Tuesday.

Girls volleyball
El Monte 3, Marshall 0 — Jackie Lam had eight kills, Cam Nievez had six kills and five aces and Ariana Gutierrez had five aces for the Lions (15-4, 6-1) in a 25-9, 25-9, 25-14 Mission Valley League victory.

Girls tennis
Garey 15, Pomona 3 — The team of Melody Sanchez and Brianna Berdin swept in doubles and Thais Rodriguez swept in singles for the Vikings (14-1, 10-0) in a Miramonte League match Tuesday.
Gladstone 14, Duarte 4 — Marina Chow and Joey Marquez swept in singles for the Gladiators (11-1, 5-0) in a Montview League win Tuesday. It was Duarte’s first league loss of the season.

Boys cross country
Hacienda League — Oscar Chavez (16 minutes, 24 seconds), Evan Potts (16:56), Josh Ramos (17:02) and Issac Granados (17:16) took the first four spots to lead West Covina to win the second league meet of the season at Bonelli Park.

Girls cross country
Hacienda League — Julia Garcia had a second-place time of 20:44, Karina Galvan was third (20:48) and Naomi Nakamura took fourth (20:50) as the Walnut girls won the league meet at Bonelli Park. Walnut’s top two runners, Chloe Arriaga and Emma Arriaga, did not race in Wednesday’s meet. Wednesday Osuna of Los Altos won the meet (19:59).

Girls field hockey
Bonita 3, Westlake 0 — Michelle Boulware score twice and Katie Wearp scored a goal for the Bearcats (6-2-2, 3-1) in a Sunset League North victory Tuesday. Shannon Wong had two assists and goalie Abby Jackson had four saves for Bonita.

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