Damien Classic’s FOUR Boys Basketball Tournament Schedules and UPDATES

The Classic at Damien’s four boys basketball tournaments include the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Division’s and all are 16-team knockout style tournaments. We’ll update each night and morning as results come in.

Top Half

Santa Margarita 76, Birmingham 63
Pasadena 73, Centennial 70
Vista 73, Long Beach Poly 70
St. Bernard 67, Damien 61
Bottom Half
Rancho Christian 67, Cajon 56
St. John Bosco 71, Alemany 68
Etiwanda 83, Taft 51
Oak Park 68, Culver City 49
Santa Margarita 59, Pasadena 50
Vista vs. St. Bernard, 8:30 p.m.
St. John Bosco 73, Rancho Christian 66
Etiwanda 59, Oak Park 57
Santa Margarita vs. TBA, 7 p.m.
St. John Bosco vs. Etiwanda, 8:30 p.m.

Gold Division at Damien
Top Half

Roosevelt 58, Central Catholic 48
Rancho Verde 72, Camarillo 53
Dominguez 79, Leuzinger 75
Rolling Hills Prep 56, Maranatha 49
Bottom Half
Riverside Notre Dame 84, San Marcos 64
Windward 60, Redondo 47
Los Altos 80, Seattle Prep 66
Santa Monica 68, Foothill 50
Roosevelt 52, Rancho Verde 50
Dominguez 45, Rolling Hills Prep 44
Notre Dame Riverside 64, Windard 60
Los Altos 80, Santa Monica 69
Roosevelt vs. Dominguez, 4 p.m.
Riverside Notre Dame vs. Los Altos, 5:30 p.m.

Silver Division
Top Half — at Pacific Life College

Muir 63, Claremont 53
Hesperia 56, Blair 45
Rancho Cucamonga 77, Ridgeview 62
Highland 61, King 42
Bottom Half at Bonita HS
Chaminade 62, LB Jordan 48
Bonita 83, Village Christian 40
La Canada 55, Fountain Valley 40
Colony 68, Kamahameha 62
Muir 52, Hesperia 48
Rancho Cucamonga 82, Highland 57
Bonita 56, Chaminade 54
La Canada 67, Colony 57
Muir vs. Rancho Cucamonga, 3:30 p.m.
Bonita vs. La Canada, 5 p.m.

Bronze Division
Top Half at San Dimas HS

Charter Oak 81, South Pasadena 72
Ayala 77, Rialto 67
Keppel 64, Edgewood 57
La Sierra 67, Northview 56
Bottom Half at San Dimas HS
Troy 67, West Covina 61
Alta Loma 43, Silverado 38
San Dimas 70, Duarte 61
Kaiser 66, Pomona 37
Charter Oak 55, Ayala 51
Keppel 57, La Sierra 55
Troy 69, Alta Loma 41
Kaiser 52, San Dimas 46
Charter Oak vs. Keppel, 6 p.m.
Troy vs. Kaiser, 7:30 p.m.

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Covina Boys Basketball Christmas Tournament pairings/results

Covina Boys Basketball Christmas Tournament
Pool A: JW North, California, Sierra Vista
Pool B: Walnut, Fremont, Garey
Pool C: Peninsula, South Hills, South El Monte
Pool D: Whittier Christian, Covina, Mountain View

Tuesday’s Round Robin
Fremont 76, Garey 39
California 89, Sierra Vista 57
South Hills 74, South El Monte 46
Covina 72, Mountain View 52

Wednesday’s Round Robin
Peninsula 68, South El Monte 43
JW North 119, Sierra Vista 36
Whittier Christian 71, Mountain View 50
Walnut 60, Garey 23

Thursday’s Quarterfinals’
JW North 97, California 40
Covina 70, Whittier Christian 46
Peninsula 55, South Hills 41
Walnut 43, Fremont 36

Friday’s semifinals
Walnut vs. Peninsula, 6 p.m.
Covina vs. JW North, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s championship
B1-C1 winner vs. A1-D1 winner, 7:30 p.m.

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Bonita football parting ways with coach Ibis Aguilar

Press Release from Vice Principal and former Football coach Eric Podley
Bonita High School has decided to make a change in our Head Football Coach position. Making a coaching change is never easy, but it is an especially difficult decision when you know that a coach has given his all to our school.  We appreciate the countless hours Coach Aguilar, his family and staff have devoted to the players and the football program at Bonita High School.  Coach Aguilar will be remembered for his commitment to building character in our student-athletes.  We wish Coach Aguilar well in his future coaching endeavors.

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Local High School basketball tournaments, Dec. 11-16

Glendora boys basketball tournament
Pool A: Walnut, South Hills, Don Lugo
Pool B: San Dimas, Norco, South Pasadena
Pool C: Charter Oak, Chaffey, Patriot
Pool D: Whittier, Glendale, Glendora
At Glendora HS
Monday’s Round Robin

Charter Oak 82, Chaffey 50
San Dimas 61, Norco 50
Walnut 52, South Hills 29
Glendale 60, Glendora 50
Tuesday’s Round Robin
South Pasadena 70, Norco 64
South Hills vs. Don Lugo, NA
Patriot 79, Chaffey 67
Glendora 65, Whittier 49
Wednesday’s Round Robin
Glendale 72, Whittier 65
Walnut 62, Don Lugo 22
Charter Oak 60, Patriot 53
San Dimas 68, South Pasadena 45
Friday’s semifinals at Glendora
Walnut vs. San Dimas, 6 p.m.
Charter Oak vs. Glendale, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s championship: 7:30 p.m.

La Canada Boys Basketball Tournament
Pool A: La Canada, Bonita, LA Marshall, Sierra Canyon
Pool B: Hollywood, Damien, Village Christian, Renaissance Academy
At La Canada
Tuesday’s Round Robin

Renaissance Academy vs. Hollywood, 3 p.m.
Sierra Canyon 90, Bonita 63
La Canada 63, LA Marshall 38
Damien 89, Village Christian 43
Wednesday’s Round Robin
Hollywood 63, Village Christian 58
Sierra Canyon 84, La Marshall 31
Thursday’s Round Robin
Village Christian vs. Renaissance Academy, 4:30 p.m.
Damien 86, Hollywood 44
La Canada vs. Bonita, 7:30 p.m.
Friday’s Round Robin
Bonita vs. LA Marshall, 4:30 p.m.
Damien vs. Renaissance Academy 6 p.m.
La Canada vs. Sierra Canyon, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s championship: 7:30 p.m.

Arroyo Girls Basketball Tournament
Pool A: Duarte, Montebello, Oak Hills, South Torrance
Pool B: Arroyo, Glendale, La Canada, Sonora
At Arroyo
Monday’s Round Robin

Montebello 40, Duarte 37
Sonora 56, Arroyo 20
Oak Hills 52, South Torrance 32
La Canada 50, Glendale 38
Wednesday’s Round Robin
Sonora 55, Glendale 42
Oak Hills 57, Montebello 47
La Canada 58, Arroyo 16
South Torrance 56, Duarte 36
Friday’s Round Robin
South Torrance vs. Montebello at 3 p.m.
Arroyo vs. Glendale, 4:30 p.m.
Oak Hills vs. Duarte, 6 p.m.
La Canada vs. Sonora, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s championship: 6 p.m.

San Dimas Girls Basketball Tournament
At San Dimas
Monday’s First Round

Chino Hills 50, La Quinta 28
Claremont 41, Pomona 37
Arcadia 71, Charter Oak 30
Gabrielino 45, San Dimas 26
Tuesday’s First Round
Diamond Bar def. Ayala
Lakeside 85, South El Monte 20
Upland 49, Gladstone 12
Bonita 43, Don Lugo 31
Wednesday’s Quarterfinals: TBA
Chino Hills def. Diamond Bar
Lakeside 59, Claremont 43
Upland 50, Gabrielino 44
Bonita 57, Arcadia 38
Thursday’s semifinals
Chino Hills 54, Lakeside 52
Upland 46, Arcadia 28
Saturday’s championship
Chino Hills vs. Upland, 7:30 p.m.

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Local High School Basketball tournament schedules, results, Dec. 4-9

El Rancho Boys Basketball Tournament
Monday’s First Round

Alhambra 61, Lawndale 44
Claremont 54, Paramount 39
San Gabriel 85, Bellflower 55
Wilson 67, El Rancho 62
Tuesday’s First Round
Hamilton 50, Montebello 38
Palm Springs 74, Huntington Park 31
St. Paul 67, Temple City 47
Schurr 34, Santa Fe 20
Thursday’s quarterfinals at El Rancho
Palm Springs 47, Hamilton 30
St. Paul 59, Schurr 54
Alhambra 72, Claremont 66
San Gabriel 52, Wilson 49
Friday’s semifinals
Palm Springs vs. St. Paul, 6 p.m.
Alhambra vs. San Gabriel, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s championship, 7:30 p.m.

Whittier Christian girls basketball tournament
Monday’s round robin

La Habra 29, Monrovia 26
Whittier Christian 62, La Mirada 26
Tuesday’s round robin
Glendora 86, La Habra 16
Whittier Christian 77, Monrovia 39
Wednesday’s round robin
Glendora 74, La Mirada 34
Whittier Christian 59, La Habra 18
Thursday’s round robin
Glendora 67, Monrovia 23
La Habra def. La Mirada, 7:30 p.m.
La Mirada vs. Monrovia, 6 p.m.
Glendora vs. Whittier Christian, 7:30 p.m. — Championship game.

Azusa Girls Basetball Tournament
Friday’s championship

Rosemead vs. Temple City, 7 p.m.

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Covina and St. Francis lose heartbreakers in Friday’s football championship games

Covina runs out of magic: One week after surviving a shootout and knocking off the top seed, Covina High’s football team lost in a shootout to Katella in the CIF Southern Section Division 11 championship game, 55-49, on Friday in front of an estimated 6,000 at Covina District Field.
It was Katella’s (13-1) first championship in school history, and stopped Covina (11-3) from winning the school’s seventh title and first since 1995.
With the game on the line and facing fourth-and-7, Covina rallied to the the score 49-49 on Nin Burns II’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Tristan Sprague with 2:24 left.
But Katella hurried the ball down the field and scored the game winner on fourth-and-goal with Miles Poland bullying his way in from 3 yards for the game-winning score with 22 seconds left.

Late kick foils St. Francis football’s title hopes: It took St. Francis 53 years to make it to a CIF Southern Section championship game. It’ll have to wait at least another year to win one.
Luis Santiago connected on a 47-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give Rancho Verde a 44-42 win over St. Francis in the Division 3 final Friday night.
Rancho Verde sophomore quarterback Brock White was absolutely sensational as he completed 22 of 37 passes for 510 yards and two touchdowns.
The rushing attack for the Mustangs was solid as well as they rushed for 191 yards.It’s the first championship for Rancho Verde since 2011.

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Friday Countdown: Covina ready to take on Katella in first championship game since 1995

When Covina High’s football players and coach Joe Brown passed by Katella’s table at Monday’s CIF Southern Section champions luncheon in Long Beach, they couldn’t help but notice the Knights’ behemoth quarterback, Nathan Arrington, who is listed at 5-foot-11, 215 pounds.

Turns out they haven’t weighed him in a while.

“Someone asked me what it’s like to have a 215-pound quarterback,” Katella coach Fred DiPalma said. “And I said, ‘I don’t know, he’s more like 240 or 250 pounds.’”

If fourth-seed Covina (11-2) is going to win its first championship since 1995 and sixth in school history, it’s going to have to find a way to contain Arrington in Friday’s Division 11 championship against Katella (12-1) at Covina District Field at 7 p.m.

“He’s a big kid but don’t let that fool you, the kid can play and the kid can sling it,” Brown said.

He’s got that right. Arrington has thrown for 2,568 yards and 16 touchdowns and he’s obviously a dual threat. In last week’s 35-28 semifinal victory over Rancho Mirage, he completed 23 of 26 attempts for 224 yards and a touchdown and also rushed 16 times for 114 yards and a touchdown.

“The first thing you notice is his size, he could probably be our nose guard or something,” Brown said. “You got to stay low and rally to him because one guy isn’t going to bring him down, and when you hit him you have to wrap him up.”

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Katella is riding a 12-game winning streak and hasn’t lost since its season opener to Kennedy, 14-0, which is probably a game you can throw away.

Katella, looking for its first title in school history, had experimented with the pistol offense over the summer, but when that failed miserably against Kennedy, it immediately went back to the spread and hasn’t lost a game since.

“Almost immediately you could sense relief among the kids,” DiPalma told the Orange County Register about switching back to the spread after the loss. “The new kids on the team didn’t know anything was different, but Nate (Arrington) knew the difference and the offensive line knew the difference.”

Covina presents its problems for Katella too.

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Sophomore quarterback Nin Burns II has thrown for 2,440 yards and 30 touchdowns, and sophomore back Erik Cuellar set the school’s single-season rushing record with 2,145 yards to go with 19 touchdowns.

Combine that with the Colts’ experienced offensive line and that has Katella’s attention.

“They’re very well coached,” DiPalma said. “It’s a young backfield but it’s a very good backfield. It seems they’re always calling the right play or making the right moves. It’s not a lot of complicated stuff, but what they do they do well.”

DiPalma is also impressed with the Colts’ athletic defense.

Even though Covina gave up a lot of points in last week’s 57-56 overtime victory to knock off top seed Culver City, DiPalma said the victory was impressive.

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“Defensively, they’re (Colts) a little odd,” DiPalma said. “You’re not sure where they’re coming from, but they’re athletic and they’re good. It’s not an accident they got to the finals.

“What they did last week beating Culver City was impressive because Culver City is a very athletic team but they (Colts) ran the ball all over them. We don’t usually see a lot of teams from the (San Gabriel Valley), but what we’ve seen has been very impressive. It should be a great game.”

Brown said the same thing. After all the hoopla, he’s ready to put his headset on and it get started.

“After all the fanfare and hype it comes down to a football game,” Brown said. “You can say this, you can say that, but at the end of the day the two best teams are here and one of them is gonig to win it and we hope that team is ours.”

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