Tuesday Recap: California girls volleyball not able to defeat Pioneer

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Girls volleyball
Pioneer 3, California 1 — Leanne Ruiz had 10 kills and eight digs and Allianna Loera had 24 assists and nine digs for the Condors (5-2, 0-2) in a 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 25-7 Del Rio League loss. Arianna Gomez had six kills and six blocks for California.

Girls tennis

Whittier 9, Santa Fe 9 (77-75) — The team of Murisa Brumfield and Raquel Castillo swept in doubles for the Cardinals (10-2, 2-0) in a Del Rio League match.

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SGVN volleyball Top 25


Many volleyball teams began league play last week.

Flintridge Sacred Academy remains the top-ranked team in the weekly San Gabriel Valley Newspaper’s poll, sweeping Alemany and Harvard-Westlake in Mission League matches. Glendora moves up one more position. Arcadia and Gabrielino move into the Top 5.

1. Flintridge Sacred Heart (12-3)

Back-to-back 3-0 Mission League victories (1)

2. Glendora (12-5)

Bonita, Ayala on schedule this week (3)

3. Arcadia (10-1-1)

Lost to Chino Hills in Ayala tourney (6)

4. Gabrielino (13-3)

Showdown vs. El Monte on Wednesday (8)

5. La Salle (13-7)

Showdown vs. No. 3-ranked St. Joseph Tuesday (5)

6. St. Paul (18-3)

Back-to-back losses to start league play (2)

7. Gladstone (13-2)

Big win five-game vs. D4 Mary Star (7)

8. Westridge (11-2)

Beat Chadwick in 5; lost to Poly in 5 (4)

9. Monrovia (14-6)

Went 4-3 in Ayala tournament (9)

10. Bonita (11-9)

Big win vs. Ayala in league opener (10)


11. Pasadena Poly (9-4)(17)

12. St. Lucy’s (8-7)(12)

13. Maranatha (10-2)(14)

14. El Rancho (14-5)(19)

15. Mayfield (7-4-1)(15)

16. Schurr (11-2)(16)

17. Northview (11-6)(18)

18. El Monte (13-4)(20)

19. Los Altos (8-5)(21)

20. Sonora (11-6)(25)

21. San Marino (5-5)(Unranked)

22. South Hills (10-9)(22)

23. Temple City (8-4)(13)

24. Whittier (9-5)(unranked)

25. Mountain View (7-3)(unranked)

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Friday Final: Whittier Christian shows its worth; La Mirada opens league with easy win; La Habra, Montebello also score wins

(Correspondent photo by Chris Burt/Sports)

(Correspondent photo by Chris Burt/Sports)

DUARTE — How good is Whittier Christian quarterback Quinn Commans?
Very good, but so are the Heralds, who showed it at Duarte High School on Friday.

Commans, who equaled a CIF Southern Section single-game record with nine touchdown passes last week, accounted for 398 yards and four scores to lead Whittier Christian to a 55-20 victory over the host Falcons in a nonleague game.
Justin Osborn also accounted for 374 yards and three touchdowns for the Heralds, who improved to 4-1. Devon Hemsley accounted for 170 yards and a touchdown and Justin Hillyer had a 99-yard touchdown run for Duarte, which slipped to 3-1.
Whittier Christian put it away by halftime after blitzing the Falcons for 334 yards and scoring on six of its seven possessions.
Osborn gave the Heralds a 14-0 by the middle of the first quarter. He had a 19-yard run for a 7-0 advantage at 9:26 before making it a two-touchdown lead with a 3-yard run at 6:53. He set up the TD with a 63-yard run.
Commans gave the Heralds a 27-0 lead by the middle of the second quarter. He threw a 48-yard pass to Josh Hernandez to set up Hernandez’ 3-yard run before passing 24 yards to Cade McGee at 5:25.
Whittier Christian went up 42-7 at halftime by closing the second quarter with Commans’ 8-yard pass to Jacob Albertini at 1:43 before Osborn tossed 67 yards to McGee on an option pass with three seconds left in the half.
Duarte’s first half was one of frustration. The Falcons have five drives get inside Whittier Christian’s 40, but only came away with one score — a 30-yard run by Hemsley that made it 27-7 with 4:45 left in the half.
Whittier Christian coach Sergio Gradilla: “We knew coming in they were going to be excited. We had to jump on them early, and that’s what we did. We came out and scored quickly. Again, that’s what we needed to do.”
— Stephen Ramirez
The Matadores did not mess around with Cerritos in a Suburban League game opener, rolling to a 62-0 victory.
La Mirada (3-2) scored 41 points in the first quarter, getting the ball into the end zone on every first-quarter possession. Quarterback Christian Meyer completed 10 of 11 passes for 264 yards and five touchdowns. He was done playing midway through the second quarter. Jeremy Clark had three receptions for 58 yards with two scores.
La Mirada, ranked third in CIF Southern Section Division 3, returned three interceptions for touchdowns. Linebacker Chase Newman had two interceptions for scores and Elijah Hicks returned an interception for a TD.
The Matadores led 62-0 at the half. The Dons (2-2) are in Division 13. It is the first time La Mirada has played against a team in a lower division this season.
— TJ Guerra
Madison Wheeler scored on an 11-yard run in overtime to lead the Highlanders in their final tuneup before Freeway League play in two weeks.
La Habra’s Prince Ross caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from Zach Fogel with 6:09 remaining and Wheeler rushed in the two-point conversion to tie the game.
La Habra (2-3) intercepted a pass in the end zone on the Titans’ first overtime scoring attempt.
The win ended the Highlanders’ three-game losing streak. The last time they started the season 2-3 was in 2004.
The Titans (3-2) are the only non-Orange County team La Habra will face in the regular season. Colony, from Ontario, is ranked fifth in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 poll.
Fogel passed for 196 yards and two TDs and Wheeler rushed for 58 yards and two scores.
— Angel Gutierrez
The Lancers lost their second close game in as many weeks, giving up a a touchdown in the fourth quarter and another in overtime.
Matthew Marshall rushed for 115 yards and Justin Moreno threw for 125 for La Serna, which slipped to 2-3.
Santa Fe 38, Brentwood 13
Montebello 34, Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary 2
San Marino 41, Bell Gardens 18
St. Paul 47, Warren 37
1. La Mirada (3-2) def. Cerritos, 62-0
2. La Serna (2-3) lost to Tesoro, 28-21, OT
3. La Habra (2-3) def. Colony, 42-36
4. Schurr (3-2), idle
5. St. Paul (2-3) def. Warren, 47-37
6. Montebello (4-1) def. No. 10 Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, 34-2
7. Whittier Christian (4-1) def. Duarte, 55-20
8. California (3-1), idle
9. Whittier (2-2), idle
10. Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary lost to No. 6 Montebello, 34-2

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Thursday Recap: California volleyball unable to win the battle vs El Rancho

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

Girls volleyball
El Rancho 3, California 2 — Leanne Ruiz had 12 kills and 12 digs, Paris Rivera had 11 kills and Allianna Loera had 38 assists and five aces for the Condors (8-4) in the 25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 25-27, 15-8 Del Rio League opener. California’s Mara North had 33 digs and three aces.

Girls tennis
Whittier 13, California 5 — The team of Murisa Brumfield and Raquel Castillo swept in doubles for the Cardinals (9-2) in a Del Rio League opener.
Whittier Christian 16, Heritage Christian 2 — Katia Diaz, Claire Miller and Shiloh Moore swept in singles for the Heralds (4-4) in an Olympic League opener. The team of Samantha Martinez and Jessica Maher swept in doubles for Whittier Christian.

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