Glendora quarterback Matt Fink adds Notre Dame to list of offers

Glendora QB Matt Fink has received offers from Utah, Washington St., Nevada and Kansas in the last week. On Tuesday that list grew to include one of the most prestigious football schools in the country, Notre Dame.

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Tuesday Recap: Frankie Villanueva with nine strikeouts to lead Bassett baseball to 4-1 win

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

Boys baseball
Bassett 4, South El Monte 1 — Frankie Villanueva pitched five innings and had nine strikeouts to lead the Olympians (1-0) to the nonleague victory. Jonathan Torres went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs, Matthew Robles went 2-for-4 and scored a run and Christian Trujillo went 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored a run for Bassett.
Wilson 11, Ganesha 0 — Frank Sanchez went 2-for-2 and had four RBIs, a triple and scored twice and Jose Felix went 2-for-4 and had 3 RBIs for the Wildcats (1-0) in their season opener.
Girls softball
Chino 8, Claremont 0 : Chino 14, Kaiser 1 — Tiffany Cummings pitched a two-hitter as she threw a complete game and also went 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Cowboys (2-0) to their first game victory at the Upland Varsity Tournament. Emily Ballesteros had a double and 2 RBIs for Chino. Alisa Gonzalez went 2-for-3 and had 3 RBIs and a homerun to lead the Cowboys to the second Upland Varsity tournament win. Corina Gamboa had two doubles and scored a run, Amanda Brashear went 2-for-2 and had 2 RBIs and Ballesteros went 2-for-3 and had 2 RBIs for Chino.
Boys golf
Damien 200, South Hills 236 — Nathan Clark shot a 39 for the Spartans (1-0) in a nonleague win.

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It’s all over for Sierra Vista girls and Arroyo boys in soccer semifinals

SIERRA VISTA, ARROYO LOSE: Sierra Vista and Maranatha were a game away from meeting in the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 girls soccer finals, but both couldn’t get it done in Tuesday’s semifinals.
Temescal Canyon knocked off host Sierra Vista 2-1 while Maranatha lost on the road to second-seed Paloma Valley 1-0.
Temescal Canyon and Paloma Valley will meet in the championship on Friday or Saturday at a site to be determined.
“Give a lot of credit to Temescal Canyon, they’re a great team and they’re coached well,” Sierra Vista coach Steve Jimenez said. “I think we had our opportunities. We couldn’t finish and they had a few opportunities and took advantage of their chances better than we did ours.”

CIF-SS Soccer Playoffs
Today’s Semifinals
Division 3

Chaffey 2, Pasadena 1, sudden death ot
Division 5
Garden Grove Santiago 2, Arroyo 0
Division 6
Monrovia 1, La Canada 1, Monrovia wins in PKs 4-2
South Pasadena 2, Sage Hill 0
Division 4
La Mirada 2, Santa Monica 0
Division 5
La Serna 1, La Quinta 0
Girls Division 6
Temescal Canyon 2, Sierra Vista 1
Paloma Valley 1, Maranatha 0

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South Hills teachers face felony charges for supplying cocaine and having sex with students

Michelle Ghirelli, a former South Hills assistant softball coach, charged: Orange County prosecutors Monday said two female South Hills High School teachers supplied cocaine to students at a beach party where they also had sex with the teens.
Teachers Melody Lippert, 38, of Covina, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, of West Covina, each could go to state prison for more than a decade if convicted, officials said.
A party, involving the two women and five male students, occurred in San Clemente between Dec. 27 and Dec. 29 on a camping trip, according to a press release.
“At some point during the trip, Lippert is accused of facilitating Ghirelli’s sexual relationship with 17-year-old John Doe,” The press release said. “Ghirelli is accused of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with John Doe and orally copulating the victim.”
Prosecutors allege Lippert organized the trip by sending a group text message to Ghirelli and the five male students.

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After shockingly declaring a forfeit for wearing pink numbers in support of Breast Cancer Awareness; Narbonne girls basketball team reinstated

BREAKING NEWS: Narbonne wins appeal, is back in the City Finals. However, coach suspended for remainder of the playoffs

Narbonne’s girls basketball team won’t get its hard-earned shot at an L.A. City Section Open Division championship on Saturday, all because it decided to ‘think pink’ with its uniforms in its semifinal win last Saturday.
The L.A. City Section announced Monday that Narbonne would forfeit its 57-52 semifinal win over View Park and be immediately removed from the playoffs, all because the team wore pink letters and numbers on their jerseys in Saturday’s win.
Narbonne had been scheduled to face Palisades in the City final on Saturday night.
According to Article 1305 in the L.A. City Section Goldbook, “Uniform colors may only be a combination of the official school colors as listed in the Board of Managers Gold Book” and adds that “Penalties will include probation and forfeiture of contests.”

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San Dimas and Ace Peter Lambert are on top of the Tribune pre-season High School Baseball Rankings

By Aram Tolegian and Fred Robledo
Questions and optimism always abound at this time of year. The start of a new high school baseball season always brings with it both of those sentiments. This particular season there’s more than usual.
The offseason brought with it some drama as Bishop Amat said goodbye to wildly successful head coach Andy Nieto, who wound up at Damien. Will Amat continue to thrive? Is Damien about to find the postseason success that’s eluded the program in recent years?
Those are two of the biggest questions, but what about optimism? Every team has it. That’s fair. Some will prosper, most will not. One thing is for certain, though, fans who are excited to see nonstop top-notch action from the first year of the Palomares League probably won’t be disappointed.
Without further adieu, here is this newspaper’s opinion of the area’s top 10 teams entering the season.

Click the link above to read the Tribune’s full top ten preview
Tribune Top Ten

1. San Dimas
2. South Hills
3. Bishop Amat
4. Glendora
5. Damien
6. Bonita
7. Sierra Vista
8. Northview
9. Los Altos
10. Diamond Bar

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Los Altos girls beat Palm Desert 8-7 to claim D-5 girls water polo title

Check out the photo gallery from Los Altos’ thrilling 8-7 win over Palm Desert to claim the CIF-SS Division 5 girls water polo crown.

LOS ALTOS WINS TITLE: The improbable happened. The Los Altos High School girls water polo had not rallied from a second-half deficit in one important game this season. The Conquerors trailed top-seeded Palm Desert by three goals in the third quarter on Saturday afternoon.
But Victoria Mezack scored three times in the second half and Brooke Contreras scored with 1:27 to play to give the Conquerors an improbable 8-7 victory and the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 championship at Irvine High’s William Woollett Jr. Aquatics complex.
“That fourth quarter, we brought it,” Los Altos co-coach Chris Coleman said. “Winning the second half was our motto.”

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Wrestling: San Marino wins 2015 Masters title; Arroyo’s Jackie Quinones wins state title

Zander Wick, from San Marino, celebrates after defeating Corona Santiago's Jeremy Thomas during their 145 pound match Saturda at the CIF-SS Master Meet at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario February 28, 2015. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)

Zander Wick, from San Marino, celebrates after defeating Corona Santiago’s Jeremy Thomas during their 145 pound match Saturda at the CIF-SS Master Meet at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario February 28, 2015. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)

By Stephen Ramirez

San Marino High School had big expectations entering the 2015 wrestling season.
The Titans lived up to that billing Saturday.
San Marino, a few years removed from being the doormat in the Rio Hondo League, is the best in Southern California after taking the CIF-Southern Section Masters title in dominating fashion at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena.

The Titans, led by two-time Masters champion Zander Wick (145 pounds) scored four individual championships and had six qualifiers to the CIF State championships en route to a first-place finish, St. John Bosco was second with Northview third. The Titans and Vikings each qualified six competitors to next weekend’s state championships, scheduled for Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
The other individual champions for San Marino were Zander Silva (113), Julian Flores (132) and Luke Troy (152).
“We did really well,” said Wick, who won at 126 last season. “It was awesome. It’s amazing, because three years ago we weren’t even league champions, we were like last in our league. We got good coaches to come in and we got a lot better.

“Nobody would have thought back then we could come in and take first at Masters. It’s great.”
The rest of the area had a pretty solid day as well, with six champions. The other two were Northview’s Richie Casillas (120) and Ricky Padilla (160). The area qualified 21 to next week’s state championships.

The other area qualifiers were Montebello’s Nico Gomez (103, fifth); Bishop Amat’s Eddie Flores (103, seventh) and Nigel Ruiz (145, fourth); San Dimas’ David Gonzalez (113, second); Sonora’s Russell Rohlfing (126, third) and Josh Kawaguchi (132, second); Northview’s Andres Hooper (126, sixth), Andres Estrada (132, fourth), Joe Dominguez (145, third) and Roger Arce (170, fifth); California’s Richard Pocock (132, fifth); San Marino’s Evan Wick (138, second) and Aaron Padilla (160, third); Charter Oak’s Antonio Zavala (152, seventh) and Damien’s Patrick Sanchez (285).

Zander Wick was one of two from the area to repeat as Master champions. He was joined by Padilla, who won at 152 last season.
Wick, ranked No. 3 in the state, beat No. 2 Jeremy Thomas, of Corona Santiago, 7-2. He led 3-2 late getting a takedown and near-fall to win by 5.
“My match was very tough,” Wick said. “He had me on a single leg, and I can’t remember what I did but I was able to put him on his back to win 7-2.”
Padilla was steady in beating Hemet’s Caleb Wilson, 3-0.
“It’s a great feeling to be two-time Masters champion,” Padilla said. “Not too many people have done it. It’s a tough section, so its real good.”

It was mission accomplished for Arroyo High School’s Jackie Quinones Saturday.
The senior had a season-long of goal of winning CIF-Southern Section and CIF state wrestling titles this season. She accomplished the former two weeks ago and finished off the aspiration by winning at 189 pounds at the CIF State championships at Visalia Convention Center.
Quinones’ title quest was the area highlight, which also included Northview finishing second for the second consecutive season.
The Vikings, who won a state title in 2013, had three competitors score a top-eight medal. They were Izzy Valles (137, second), Deidra Valles (150, fifth) and Azusenna Molina (170, second).
The area had 10 athletes win medals. The others were Walnut’s Alyssa Barredo (101, second) and Mia Dow (121, fourth); California’s Nadia Escamilla (111, sixth); West Covina’s Jennifer Lopez (116, seventh); Arroyo’s Lesly Ramirez (150, sixth) and San Dimas’ Daishea Jaime (121, second).

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South Hills girls basketball finished in semifinals; Damien bows out in open consolation

SOUTH HILLS FINISHED: South Hills’ run in the CIF-SS girls basketball playoffs came to an end on Saturday night when it dropped a 66-50 decision to second-seeded El Dorado in the Division 3AA semifinals.
The Huskies (24-6), the Tribune’s top ranked team all season, made it to the semifinals for the first time since 1992 after knocking off No. 3 Antelope Valley in the quarters.
“There is no reason for these kids to hang their head,” Huskies coach Tiffany Liang said. “No one expected us to get this far. This was definitely the best team we’ve played all year. They have two (NCAA) Division I kids and they were in the CIF finals last year in a higher division (2A) and made a run in the State finals.”
The Huskies were outrebounded on the defensive boards and gave up too many second shots in the first half as well as having trouble stopping the Golden Hawks’ fast breaks, falling behind 40-24 at the half.

CIF-SS Playoffs
Girls Basketball
Division 3AA semifinals

El Dorado 66, South Hills 50
Boys Basketball
Open Division Consolation semifinals

Redondo Union 82, Damien 77, OT

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Boys Basketball Playoffs: Rough night as Bonita, Diamond Ranch, Glendora and Walnut all lose

Check out the Bonita-Gahr photo gallery.


Gahr surges past Bonita: The Gahr Gladiators have a lot of weapons in their offensive arsenal. But Friday night it was Gregory Carlyle providing the punch and leading his team to an 84-73 win over Bonita in Division 3AA semifinal at Claremont High School.
Carlyle had 41 points, 24 of those coming in the first half of a game that was a battle all the way.

Glendora shots don’t fall: The atmosphere was back at Glendora, but the magic on the court was nowhere to be found.
Glendora was hoping to recapture the glory that produced four championships under legendary coach Mike LeDuc more than a decade ago with three titles in the 1990s and another in 2001.
But the second-seeded Tartans missed shot after shot and were never in it, knocked out by seventh-seeded Elsinore 53-30 in the CIF-SS Division 2AA quarterfinals on Friday.
Elsinore (22-8) moves on to face either fourth-seeded Lawndale or Mira Costa in Tuesday’s semifinals, while the Tartans finish 25-5.

Walnut’s dream run ends: The Loyola High School boys basketball team put an end to Walnut’s run in the CIF-SS Division 1A playoffs with a 93-78 quarterfinals home victory Friday night.
“This is one of my favorite teams I have ever coached,” Walnut head coach Joe Khouzam said following the loss. “They are great students, great kids, and they have a lot of talent. That’s a dying breed; you don’t have many teams like that anymore, so it was my honor to be their coach.”
Loyola’s Max Hazzard nailed three 3-pointers in a row in the second quarter to burst the Cubs’ lead into double-digits, and the No. 1 seed didn’t let the Mustangs (25-6) back into the game after that.

Diamond Ranch’s best season ends: There will be no CIF-Southern Section championship appearance for the Diamond Ranch High School boys basketball team.
With a big second half scoring surge that included 11 3-pointers, Sonora High School easily defeated Diamond Ranch, 76-56, in the CIF-SS Division 3AA semifinals Friday night.
Sonora (27-4) will take on Gahr, an 84-73 winner over Bonita, in the championship next week.

CIF-Southern Section Boys Basketball Playoffs
Friday’s games
Division 1A Quarterfinals

Loyola 93, Walnut 78
Division 2AA Quarterfinals
Elsinore 53, Glendora 30
Division 3AA semifinals
Gahr 84, Bonita 73
Sonora 76, Diamond Ranch 56
Saturday’s game
Open Division Consolation semifinals
Redondo Union at Damien, 7 p.m.

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Boys Soccer Quarterfinals: Arroyo advances to semifinals; Rowland, La Puente, Claremont lose

Cinderella Rowland knocked out: Playing in a steady drizzle, second-seeded Monrovia got two goals from Ulises Avila and dominated the midfield as it knocked off Rowland 3-0 in a quarterfinal game of the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 boys soccer playoffs on Friday.
The Wildcats will play the winner of the Vista del Lago-La Canada game on Tuesday. They would be at home against Vista del Lago and on the road against Rio Hondo League rival La Canada.
“Our center forward (Avila) had the game of his life today,” Wildcats coach Michael Williams said. “He was really a dominant force today, and that’s what it takes is someone who plays with passion, and I was pleased with Brian Nava, who played defensive middle for a player who was coming off an injury.”

CIF-SS Boys Soccer Playoffs
Friday’s quarterfinal games
Division 3

Pasadena 1, Claremont 1, Pasadena advances on PKs, 4-3
Division 5
Arroyo 0, San Gorgonio 0, Arroyo advances on PKs, 4-2
Rialto 2, La Puente 1, sudden death OT
Division 6
Monrovia 3, Rowland 0

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Sierra Vista girls soccer advances to semifinals with 2-0 win; Bishop Amat finished with 2-1 loss

vistaSierra Vista forward Alejandra Vargas said the curse is over.
After three straight quarterfinal losses, Sierra Vista girls soccer finally got over the hump with a 2-0 victory over Schurr in Thursday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 6 quarterfinals.
Sierra Vista, which won the school’s only team title when it won a divisional soccer title in 2010, will host Temescal Canyon, a 1-0 winner over Summit, in Tuesday’s semifinals.“The quarterfinals had been (our) achilles,” Dons coach Steve Jimenez said. “It feels good to finally break through again and us getting home field advantage in the semifinals is huge. We’ll see how it goes.”

Girls Soccer Quarterfinals
Division 2

Westlake 2, Bishop Amat 1
Division 6
Sierra Vista 2, Schurr 0

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South Hills girls basketball reach semifinals; Damien advances to consolations semis

SOUTH HILLS IN SEMIS FOR FIRST TIME IN 23 YEARS: Sixth-seeded South Hills earned its first trip to the CIF Southern Section Division 3AA semifinals since 1992 following a 50-47 win over third-seeded Antelope Valley on Wednesday night.
The last time the Huskies went to the semifinals, head coach Tiffany Liang (nee Hall) was the point guard who led her team to the CIF championship game.
“This brings back memories,” Liang said. “I’m just really excited and glad as a coach now to take a team there.”

Duarte falls to power Harvard-Westlake: The Harvard-Westlake High girls basketball team ended Duarte’s eight-game winning streak, starting both halves on fire and holding on for a 73-51 road victory in the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division 4AA playoffs Wednesday night.
The No. 2-seeded Wolverines (20-11) needed just over two minutes to take an 11-0 lead over their seventh-seeded Falcons, and they started the second half with a similar run, scoring 15 of the first 17 points. That was all they needed, actually getting outscored 49-47 the rest of the game.

Walnut bows out: Perhaps it was only appropriate that the game ended with one more rebound by Eisenhower.
Despite missing its best player, Eisenhower used its size advantage to dominate rebounding. That advantage enabled the Eagles to rally in the fourth quarter for a 50-47 victory over Walnut in a CIF-SS Division 2AA second-round girls basketball game on Wednesday night at Eisenhower High School.

CIF-SS Playoff Schedule
Wednesday’s games
Boys Basketball

Open Division Quarterfinals
Mater Dei 73, Chino Hills 62
Open Division Consolation
Damien 74, Alemany 61
Girls Basketball
Second Round
Division 1AA

Great Oak 55, Chino Hills 37
Division 2AA
Redondo Union 56, Ayala 42
Eisenhower 50, Walnut 47
Mira Costa 63, West Covina 35
Division 2A
Lakeside 68, Arroyo 38
Division 3AA
South Hills 50, Antelope Valley 47
Division 4AA
Harvard-Westlake 73, Duarte 51

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