Boys soccer Diamond Bar 5, Ayala 0 — Josh Bortis scored twice and had an assist and David Ripley, Mohamad Abboushi and Mortaza Lutfy each scored a goal for the Brahmas (14-1-6, 6-0) in a Palomares League win. Goalie Tommy Ramos had four saves and Tony di Donato, Josh Bortis, and Bruno Gamboa each had an assist for Diamond Bar.
Girls water polo Bonita 11, Claremont 9 — Goalie Emily Zerpoli recorded seven saves, Amanda Legaspi scored four goals and Reannon Urias had three goals to lead the Bearcats (14-7, 4-1) to the Palomares League victory. Kirra Hemric and Kayla De Herrera each scored twice and Claire Turner had three assists for Bonita.
Girls basketball Bassett 41, Ganesha 24 — Kailey Gutierrez had 18 points and three assists, Kassandra Aguilera had 15 rebounds and two blocks and Maria Zesati had six points and 10 rebounds for the Olympians (11-3, 6-0) in a Miramonte League game.
Get a sneak preview of the High School baseball season with Bonita taking on Alta Loma in the annual Ted Persell memorial game Wednesday night at Bonita High School at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds from the game will go to Persell’s daughter Maddie’s college fund.
Ted Persell was a good friend of Bonita coach John Knott and Alta Loma coach Gilbert Aguilera. Persell was the head baseball coach at Alta Loma for ten years prior to arriving at Bonita in 2013. Unfortunately, Ted passed away December 13, 2013, and left behind his girlfriend Veronica and six-month-old daughter Maddie. Bonita is not charging admission to Wednesday’s game, but is asking for a donation for Maddie, now two years old. There also will be a 50-50 with all proceeds going to the college fund. Contact John Knott if you have any questions. J.firstname.lastname@example.org
Above: No. 6 Glendora and No. 1 South Hills meet again Tuesday at Covina District, 5:30 p.m.
Tribune Soccer Rankings
Boys Rankings 1. Diamond Bar (13-1-6) – Keeps plugging along going undefeated at 5-0 in first half of Palomares. Faces South Hills and Ayala this week. 2. Damien (7-1-4) — Huge 1-0 win over Chino Hills 3-0 to take over sole possession of first in the Baseline at 3-0-1. 3. Ganesha (10-2-5) — tied with Garey for first in the Miramonte and will face Garey in the league finale in two weeks to ultimately decide it. 4. South El Monte (10-0-1) – Area’s only undefeated team is 5-0-1 in the competitive Mission Valley. 5. Diamond Ranch (11-4-1)– Panthers (4-0) at Los Altos (4-0) for first in Hacienda on Wednesday. 6. Gladstone (10-4-1) — Is for real after wins over Sierra Vista, Baldwin Park and 3-2 overtime victory against Azusa. 7. Los Altos (10-4-2) – Undefeated in the Hacienda, hosting other undefeated, Diamond Ranch, on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. 8. Sierra Vista (12-5-1) – After starting 0-2 in Montview, is now 2-2 and trying to get back in title hunt. 9. El Monte (9-3-4) – Lions back in MVL title contention at 4-1-1 in league. Faces South El Monte Thursday for first. 10. Covina (7-3-3) — Undefeated at 4-0 in the Valle Vista.
Girls Rankings 1. South Hills (13-1-5) – Went undefeated in first half of Palomares and jumped to No. 1 in CIF-SS Division 3 poll. 2. Bishop Amat (9-4-1) – Rematch with St. Joe’s at home Thursday for first in the Del Rey. 3. Sierra Vista (16-2-1) – Crushed the only team that might give it a battle in the Montview, beating Duarte 5-0. 4. St. Lucy’s (12-3-2) — Fell to second in Baseline with 3-0 loss to Chino Hills. 5. Los Altos (8-6-2) — Conquerors are 4-0 to lead the Hacienda with Diamond Ranch at Walnut next. 6. Glendora (6-7-7) — Dropped to third in Palomares with a pair of ties to Claremont and Diamond Bar last week. 7. Charter Oak (5-7-1) – Tied with Diamond Ranch at 2-2 for third in Hacienda. 8. Diamond Ranch (7-8) — Needs a big week, starting with Los Altos, to get back in title contention. 9. Rowland (12-6) — San Dimas’ long run of Valle Vista league championships might come to an end with Rowland off to 4-0 start. Raiders at San Dimas Wednesday. 10. South El Monte (9-5) – Second behind undefeated Gabrielino in Mission Valley with a 5-1 record.
Boys Basketball Rankings
1. Damien (19-2) — Spartans followed a blowout loss to Chino Hills, ranked No. 1 in the country with a victory over Martin Luther King HS, 73-57. 2. Los Altos (19-1) — Will try to defend No. ranking at No. 3 Diamond Ranch on Wednesday 3. Diamond Ranch (14-6) — Undefeated in the Hacienda with Los Altos in town on Wednesday. 4. Walnut (17-4) — League losses to Los Altos and Diamond Ranch. 5. Bonita (17-4) — Will host Ayala for sole possession of first on Tuesday. 6. Bishop Amat (16-4) — Lancers 2-2 in Camino Real, a league it finally has a chance to compete in. 7. San Dimas (14-6) — Saints are 4-0 in Valle Vista and will host Rowland for first on Wednesday. 8. Workman (13-7) — 4-0 in the Montview and should go undefeated in league. 9. Charter Oak (10-8) — Chargers have it tough being in a league with Wanut, Los Altos and Diamond Ranch. 10. Glendora (10-11) — Only a four-point loss to Los Altos in Saturday’s SoCal Shootout.
Girls Basketball Rankings
1. Diamond Bar (18-2) — Cruised through the first-half of the Palomares without breaking a sweat. Could go undefeated until the playoffs. 2. Duarte (17-3) — Nobody to challenge the Falcons in the Montview. 3. Rowland (16-2) — Crushed Covina by 12 in battle for first in the Valle Vista. 4. Covina (16-5) — Couldn’t handle Rowland, losing by 12 in game for first place in VVL. 5. Los Altos (15-5) — Undefeated at 4-0 in the Hacienda. Who saw this coming? 6. South Hills (12-7) — In second at 3-1 in the Palomares and a chance to add a copule more wins before facing Diamond Bar next week. 7. Bonita (13-9) — Tied for second with Glendora in Palomares at 2-2. 8. Glendora (14-7) — Solid season and though tied for third in Palomares, can do much better. 9. Walnut (12-6) — Can get back in league title chase against Los Altos on Friday. 10. St. Lucy’s (13-6) — Great start in December, but 0-4 in the Baseline.
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Boys basketball San Dimas 66, Flintridge Prep 43 — Ronny Rafeh scored 16 points and Donnell Leffridge added 12 points for the Saints (14-6) in a SoCal Shootout victory. Dante Fregoso had 15 points for the Rebels (13-4).