Tribune Softball Rankings: Los Altos, St. Lucy’s on top in final week before playoffs

Tribune Softball Rankings
1. Los Altos (20-6) – Clinched at least tie of Hacienda league title.
2. St. Lucy’s (15-6) – Impressive second-place showing in Baseline.
3. Glendora (19-8) – Loss to Ayala drops into first-place tie with South Hills.
4. Charter Oak (18-6) – Tied with Chino for second in Hacienda.
5. Edgewood (15-0) – Area’s only undefeated team, but weak schedule.
6. South El Monte (20-3) – Has a great shot at Division 5 title.
7. South Hills (17-11) – Record more impressive after Bonita forfeit win.
8. Bishop Amat (13-10-1) – Will host St. Joseph for league title Thursday.
9. San Dimas (16-9) – Undefeated in weak Valle Vista.
10. Bonita (12-15) — Forfeit and suspensions could end playoff hopes

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SGVN volleyball pairings

La Serna earned the No. 2 seed for the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs. First-round matches are Tuesday. Wild-card matches start today.
All matches at 7 p.m. unless noted

Division 2
University (12-8) at San Gabriel (13-1)
Temple City (16-6) at El Toro (15-9)
La Canada (5-16) at Quartz Hill (21-2)
Santiago (C) 14-13) at South Pasadena (23-9)

Divison 3
Alhambra (13-4) at Bishop Diego (17-0)
Oxnard (11-14) at Flintridge Prep (21-6)
Damien (18-12) at Laguna Blanca (11-5), 6 p.m.

Division 4
Firebaugh/Mayfair at Los Altos (16-10)
Santa Ana Valley (13-11) at Pasadena Poly (11-9)
La Salle (13-10-1) at Morro Bay (13-10)
Keppel (14-11) at Windward (15-13)
California (18-6) at No. 4 Bolsa Grande (15-2)
El Rancho (10-14) at No. 3 Perris (25-5), 5 p.m.

Division 5
Bethel Baptist/Orange winner at Southwestern Academy (24-7)
St. Genevieve/New Roads winner at Cantwell-Sacred (12-16-1)
Don Lugo/AGBU-Pasadena winner at Avalon (10-8)
Norwalk/San Gabriel Academy winner at San Gorgonio (12-10)
Aveson Global/Pacifica Christian (O) winner at No. 2 La Serna (19-2)
Don Lugo (6-6) at AGBU/Pasadena (11-2)
Norwalk (10-9) at San Gabriel Academy (19-3), 6 p.m.

Thursday: Second round
Quarterfinals: May 13
Semifinals: May 17
Finals: May 20

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COLUMN: Lot of your favorite high school football coaches are leaving, Aram has a solution

The list of names is all-star caliber and seemingly grows by the day. But there’s nothing good about it. Mike Maggiore, Mike Moschetti, Joel Sanchez, Matt Koffler, Dale Ziola, Joel Sanchez, Marc Paramo, Albert Sanchez, I could go on and on. Head coaches by trade, but men who either will be assistants or not coaching at all next season.
Yes, there’s an inventory glut of top-notch head coaches who show up to work every day at a local high school campus near you, but aren’t actually the head coach of anything anymore. They teach. Most of them physical education, but some history or math or something else. Again, this is not a good thing.

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Softball league showdowns

A look at where SGVN softball races are headed, with key matchups:

Montebello 7-0
Alhambra   6-1
Monday: Montebello at Alhambra

Upland       6-2
Chino Hills 5-3
St.Lucy      5-3
Two games remaining for all

Camino Real
St. Anthony has clinched

Del Rey
Bishop Amat 7-2
St Joeseph   7-2
St. Paul         6-3
Monday: St. Joseph at St. Paul
Thursday May 11: St. Joseph at Bishop Amat

Del Rio
La Serna 7-0
Whittier 5-2
Today: La Serna at Whittier

Sunny Hills 6-0
La Habra    5-1
Wednesday La Habra at Sunny Hills

Los Altos     7-0
Charter Oak 6-1
Chino           5-2
Thursday: Charter Oak at Chino
Monday: Chino at Los Altos
Wednesday: Los Altos at Charter Oak

Alverno 8-0
Ramona 7-1
Today: Ramona Convent at Alverno

Edgewood clinches

Alemany clinches

Mission Valley
South El Monte has clinched share

Azusa         7-1
Sierra Vista 7-1
Nogales       5-3
Today: Azusa at Sierra Vista

Heritage Chr. 5-2
Village Chr     4-2
Whittier Chr    4-3
Heritage clinches with one win

Crescenta Valley 9-2
Arcadia                9-2
Burroughs            9-2
Tuesday: Arcadia at Burroughs
Thursday May 11: Arcadia at Crescenta Valley

Glendora 10-3
South Hills 9-4
Glendora clinches share with one win

Chadwick 8-1
Pasadena Poly 8-1
Mayfield 7-3
Friday: Mayfield at Chadwick
Monday: Chadwick at Pasadena Poly

Rio Hondo
La Canada has won

La Mirada 9-0
Cerritos    7-1
Mayfair     6-2
Monday: La Mirada at Cerritos
Wednesday: Mayfair at La Mirada

Valle Vista
San Dimas 7-0
Northview   5-1
Friday: San Dimas at Northview

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Baseball league title showdowns

Curious of how league championship races are shaping up? A quick look with a week and a half to go…. Key league matchups noted.

Alhambra   8-4
Montebello 8-4
Schurr        8-4
Friday: Alhambra at Montebello
All have three games to play

Etiwanda has clinched

Camino Real
Cantwell-Sacred Heart 8-1
Bishop Montgomery     6-3
Monday: Bishop Montgomery at Cantwell-Sacred Heart
Wednesday: Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Bishop Montgomery
Cantwell can clinch with win vs. Mary Star Friday

Del Rey
Bishop Amat 9-0
Serra             6-3
Monday: Bishop Amat at Serra
Thursday May 11: Serra at Bishop Amat
Bishop Amat can clinch with with vs. La Salle Friday

Del Rio
Santa Fe 10-2
California 8-4
Santa Fe can clinch share of title Friday
Both have two games next week

Troy      10-2
Fullerton 9-3
Sonora   7-5
Friday: Sonora at Troy

Walnut         10-1
Charter Oak 10-1
Wednesday: Walnut at Charter Oak
Friday May 12: Charter Oak at Walnut

Pomona 11-1
Garey     10-2
Friday: Garey at Pomona

Notre Dame clinches with one win

Mission Valley
El Monte           8-2
South El Monte 6-3
Arroyo               6-3
El Monte clinches share with win at Mountain Viewq Friday

Nogales       11-1
Sierra Vista 10-2
Tuesday: Sierra Vista at Nogales
Thursday May 11: Nogales at Sierra Vista

Village Chr 8-1
Maranatha 7-2
Tuesday: Maranatha at Village Christian
Thursday May 11: Village at Maranatha

Crescenta Valley 11-0
Arcadia                10-1
Tuesday: Arcadia at Crescenta Valley
Friday May 12: Crescenta Valley at Arcadia

Glendora   9-3
South Hills 8-4
Ayala         8-4
Friday: Glendora at Ayala

Pasadena Poly  8-1
Rio Hondo Prep 6-3
Flintridge Prep   6-4
Poly clinches with win at Chadwick today

Rio Hondo
La Canada clinched

La Mirada 6-1
Mayfair     6-1
Friday: Mayfair at La Mirada

Valle Vista
San Dimas    6-1
Baldwin Park 4-3
Northview      4-3
Covina           4-3
Today: Baldwin Park at San Dimas
Tuesday: Covina at San Dimas, Northview at Baldwin Park
Thursday May 11: San Dimas at Covina; Baldwin Park at Northview

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Bonita softball suspends four players and coach for illegal practices with travel team

Bonita High School officials have suspended four girls from its varsity softball team and head coach Mark LeVier for two games this week for violating CIF Southern Section rules, confirmed Bonita principal Derek Bub on Wednesday.
According to Bub, LeVier, who is also a Cal Thunder travel coach, was practicing with the suspended girls in correlation with the Cal Thunder team on Sunday’s over the past few weeks, which is against CIF rules.

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SGV League vs. League all-star baseball tripleheader back for a second year

After a huge success last year, the high school baseball league vs. league challenge is back for a second year, pitting league all-stars against each other regardless of grade. It’s a true all-star game. Players that are selected to all-league first teams automatically qualify, plus three more from the league decided by coaches. Head coach priority will go to first place teams as well as other coaches added to the staff. The games will be played at homer and fan friendly Maverick Park in West Covina on Saturday, June 10.
Here’s the lineup ..
Miramonte vs. Montview, Noon
Hacienda vs. Valle Vista, 3 p.m.
Baseline vs. Palomares, 6 p.m.

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