Above: No. 6 Glendora and No. 1 South Hills meet again Tuesday at Covina District, 5:30 p.m.
Tribune Soccer 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.
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.
If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN
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).
Saturday’s SoCal Shootout at Azusa Pacific University
About the Shootout: The 14th Annual Southern California Shootout will be held this Saturday at Azusa Pacific University’s Felix Event Center. This year’s field of 18 teams is a showcase for teams in the San Gabriel Valley with invited teams from the Inland Empire, Orange County, and Ventura County.
Admission: $10 for an all day pass
Saturday’s Schedule at APU
San Dimas vs. Flintridge Prep, 9 a.m.
Los Altos vs. Glendora, 10:25 a.m.
Claremont vs. Sonora, 11:50 a.m.
Colony vs. Walnut, 1:15 p.m.
Etiwanda vs. Alta Loma, 2:45 p.m.
Oak Park vs. La Canada, 4:15 p.m.
Bonita vs. St. John Bosco, 5:45 p.m.
ML King vs. Damien, 7:15 p.m.
Los Osos vs. Riverside Poly, 8:45 p.m.
Bonita 79, Diamond Bar 61 — Senior Tyler Poepping dropped 21 points on an 8-for-18 shooting performance to lead the Bearcats (17-3, 4-0) to their fourth consecutive Palomares League victory, defeating the Brahmas (6-14, 1-3).
Russell Hernandez made 4 of 6 shots from beyond the arc for Bonita, which never trailed after the first quarter. The 5-foot-11 senior forward finished the game with 16 points.
Bonita finished the first quarter on an 11-0 run that was concluded by a lay-up by Yoffi Mooney, who made his first start of the season. Mooney tallied eight points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two blocks.
Joe Quintana added 12 points and team highs of five assists and three blocks to help the Bearcats remain in a tie for first place in the league.
Malik Corey had a team-best 13 points for the Brahmas along with two assists and two steals. Ethan Galang came off the bench and added nine points, sinking 3 of 5 shots from 3-point territory.
Ayala 89, South Hills 34 — The Bulldogs (18-2, 4-0) set up a battle for first place in the Palomares League on Tuesday with a lopsided victory over the Huskies.
Claremont 80, Glendora 68 — The Wolfpack (14-4, 1-2) overcame a first-half deficit against the Tartans (10-9, 1-2) to claim their first Palomares League victory of the season.
Diamond Ranch 50, Chino Hills 39 — Ryan Haywood knocked down five second-half 3-pointers to lead the Panthers (14-6, 4-0) to their eighth consecutive victory heading into the battle for first place in the Hacienda League with Los Altos. Haywood finished with 19 points.
Los Altos 108, West Covina 62 — The Conquerors were trailing 17-16 after the first quarter, but turned the first meeting with the Bulldogs into a blowout.
Walnut 68, Charter Oak 43 — Dwight Ramos scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds for the Mustangs, who bounce back after the loss to Diamond Ranch.
Valle Vista League
San Dimas 67, Covina 44 — The Saints improve to 4-0 in the Valle Vista League, taking sole possession of first place with the loss by Rowland.
Wilson 64, Rowland 54 — Phillip Aguiniga had 21 points and Curtis Hong scored 10, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the Raiders’ first loss in the Valle Vista League this season.
Diamond Bar 39, Bonita 22 — Juliana Gamboa scored 22 points for the Brahmas (18-2, 4-0) in a Palomares League victory over the Bearcats (13-9, 2-2). Destinee Garr added seven points, while Diamond Bar held Bonita to its second lowest scoring tally of the season.
Rowland 59, Wilson 16 — The Raiders remained undefeated in the Valle Vista League with their fourth consecutive win.
Sierra Vista 5, Duarte 0 — Maria Hernandez completed the hat trick to lead the Dons (15-2-1, 4-0) to take sole posession of first place in the Montview League, handing the Falcons (6-7-4, 3-1) their first league loss. Zitlali Jimenez also had a goal and an assist for the Dons, and Bernice Macinas also had a goal. Deziree Valdez was creditted with the shutout, recording one save. Kimberly Araujo also had one assist.
South Hills 5, Claremont 2 — Haily Zerbal scored two goals for the Huskies (13-1-5, 5-0) in a high-scoring Palomares League win over the Wolfpack (14-3-4, 2-1-2). Amber Marinero and Skylar Robledo each had a goal of their own. Karsyn Jordan scored for Claremont on a penalty kick and Danielle Lagrave scored the other Wolfpack goal.
Los Altos 2, West Covina 1
Girls water polo
Glendora 12, Diamond Bar 8
Diamond Ranch 69, Walnut 60 — After claiming undefeated league titles each of the last two years, Walnut has now lost two of its first three Hacienda League contests. Meanwhile, Diamond Ranch is 3-0 in league play. Dwight Ramos tallied 31 points for the Mustangs. The Panthers were led by a trio of seniors. Ryan Haywood had 18 points and six rebounds, Roman Silva tallied 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks, and Tyler McLean notched 13 points, 8 assists, and seven boards.
Los Altos 76, Charter Oak 54 — Los Altos stayed in step with Diamond Ranch in the lead in the Hacienda League with a win over Charter Oak. Freshman Jarod Lucas had a game-high 28 points for the Conquerors. Chase Evans led Charter Oak with 21 points.
San Dimas 62, Nogales 30 — The Saints continued their perfect start in the Valle Vista League, blowing out Nogales (3-14, 0-3). San Dimas (12-6, 3-0) was led offensively by Ikenna Mbaruguru with 13 points to go along with four rebounds and four steals. Ronny Rafeh added 11 points, six rebounds,and two assists, while Andrew Sanchez had a team-high 10 assists and Donnell Leffridge tallied seven points and three steals. Nogales was led by Matt Frazier with nine points. San Dimas keeps pace with Rowland for first place in the league. The two teams will meet for the first time next Wednesday.
Rowland 59, Covina 38 — Phillip Aguiniga scored 21 points and had six rebounds for the Raiders, which defeated Covina in a Valle Vista League contest. Jonathan Hu had 17 points and Sean Nakama tallied six rebounds and five assists. Rowland is now 3-0 in the Valle Vista League heading into its contest against Wilson on Friday.
Bishop Amat 54, St. Monica 38 — James St. Louis led Bishop Amat in scoring with 19 points, while Harrison Kay added 18. Nick Allegrette led St. Monica with 13 points.
Wilson 71, Northview 55
Rowland 50, Covina 38 — Rowland got an outstanding performance from the “Dynamic Duo” of Tianna Eaton and Farrah Castillo and knocked defending Valle Vista League champion Covina out of a first-place tie with a 50-38 win over the Colts on Wednesday night.
Walnut 58, Diamond Ranch 28-– The Mustangs stay within a game of Los Altos in the Hacienda League standings with a win over the Panthers after the Conquerors defeated Walnut last week.
Damien 4, Etiwanda 0— After not scoring a goal in their last game, the Spartans bounced back with four goals, including three by Conal Dennison. Corey Valdivia scored the other goal for Damien, which improves to 2-0-1 in the Baseline League.