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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SGVN volleyball Top 25

It has been a topsy turvy week for San Gabriel Valley volleyball teams.

Glendora High School has been the most consistent team and moves into the No. 1 spot for the first time this season in the weekly San Gabriel Valley Newspaper’s poll. Arcadia and La Salle have had big weeks and also move up. Flintridge Sacred Heart plays, by far, the toughest schedule in the area. The Tologs drop from first to fourth, but because of their schedule can still make a No. 1 claim.

The biggest change is in the bottom half of the poll. Six teams exit the Top 25 and five make their season debut.

  • 1. Glendora (18-5)
    Undefeated in best-of-five matches (2)
  • 2. Arcadia (14-1)
    Knocked off Burroughs to start second round of league (3)
  • 3.  La Salle (14-7)
    Swept St. Paul to stay undefeated in league (5)
  • 4. Flintridge Sacred Heart (13-4)
    Rematch vs. Marymount Thursday (1)
  • 5. Gabrielino (15-3)
    11-match winning streak (6)
  • 6. Gladstone (16-2)
    Cruising through the Montview Big (7)
  • 7. Monrovia (16-6)
    Haven’t given up game in 4-0 league start (9)
  • 8. Pasadena Poly (9-4)
    Big match vs, Chadwick Wednesday (11)
  • 9. Westridge (13-2)
    Beat Chadwick on the road in five (8)
  • 10. St. Paul (23-7)
    Rough 1-3 start in league (4)


  • 11. Bonita (13-10)(10)
  • 12. Schurr (14-2)(16)five-match winning steak
  • 13. Northview (14-6)(17)
  • 14. L os Altos (13-8)(19)
  • 15. Mayfield (11-10-1)(15)
  • 16. Pioneer (8-6)(unranked)
  • 17. El Monte (14-4)(18)
  • 18. La Canada (6-8)(unranked)
  • 19. Maranatha (11-5)(13)
  • 20. St. Lucy’s (10-9)(12)
  • 21. West Covina (11-8)(unranked)
  • 22. La Habra (9-8)(unranked)
  • 23. Duarte (10-8)(unranked)
  • 24. El Rancho (15-7)(14)
  • 25. South Pasadena (5-5)(unranked)
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Tribune Super 32 Rankings: Los Altos, Charter Oak, Bishop Amat, San Dimas lead the pack

1. Los Altos (5-0) – After dominating non-league opponents behind the best back in the San Gabriel Valley — Tyler Nevens – Conqs open Hacienda with tough Diamond Ranch.
2. Charter Oak (5-0) — Are the Chargers still the team to beat in Division 4 after losing QB Bret Clemetson for the season? Hacienda should answer that in coming weeks.
3. Bishop Amat (4-2) – After losing on a last second field goal, Lancers bounce back to win on a last second FG. They will likely make Division 1 playoffs, question is will it be able to avoid a top four seed in the first round.
4. San Dimas (5-0) – Saints haven’t been this dominant in non-league since Nico Barbone was in the backfield about 8-10 years ago. Will it do the same to the Valle Vista?
5. Northview (4-1) – Is getting better every week and opens Valle Vista with its natural rival, Covina.
6. Damien (4-1) – For the Spartans to make the Division 4 playoffs, beating highly touted Chino Hills this week would go a long way.
7. Nogales (5-0) – The truth game for Nogales was a 35-0 beating over Rowland. Will it keep its feet on the gas in the Montview?
8. West Covina – (3-2) – Bulldogs will put their three game win streak on the line in the opener against Division 4 No. 1 Charter Oak.
9. Bonita (3-2) – As it looks right now, you’d have to pencil in the Bearcats as the Palomares league favorites.
10. Arroyo (5-1) – Considering Arroyo’s only loss is to power Hart and they beat previously unbeatens Rowland and South El Monte, they’re top ten for sure.
The Rest: 11. South El Monte (5-1), 12. Diamond Ranch (3-2), 13. Covina (3-2), 14. Duarte (3-2), 15. Rowland (3-2), 16. Glendora (1-4), 17. Baldwin Park (3-2), 18. Sierra Vista (4-1), 19. South Hills (2-3), 20. Diamond Bar (2-3), 21. El Monte (4-2), 22. Ganesha (3-3), 23. Mountain View (2-4), 24. Workman (2-3), 25. Azusa (2-3), 26. La Puente (4-2), 27. Pomona (0-6), 28. Rosemead (1-5), 29. Wilson (0-4), 30. Walnut (0-5), 31. Bassett (0-6), 32. Gladstone (0-5).

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Watch Shazel Sakr boot a game-winning field goal for Bishop Amat that narrowly snuck in

Watch Bishop Amat’s Shazel Sakr boot his game-winning 22-yard field goal with five seconds left to lift Bishop Amat to a 17-14 win over Notre Dame. Talk about a game of inches, how close was it? It was booted so high it is hard to tell whether it was inside the post or not. Almost looks dead on when you slow it down. Doesn’t matter, it’s all good for Amat, who needed a win in the worst way after blowing last week’s game to Loyola and losing on a last second 49 yard field goal.

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