SGVN volleyball Top 25

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The top five in the weekly San Gabriel Valley volleyball poll remains unchanged
1. St. Paul (12-0)
Can Swordsmen win a second tourney this year? (No. 1 last week)
2. Flintridge Sacred Heart (5-0)
Durango Tournament begins Thursday (2)
3. Westridge (4-0)
First big tests (Poly Chadwick) next week (3)
4. Gladstone (8-1)
In Diamond Rancho tourney this week (4)
5. Glendora (6-2)
Took down Alta loma, St. Lucy’s in three (5)
6. La Salle (9-4)
Week off before start of league play (6)
7. Arcadia (4-0)
Lost only one set so far this season (8)
8. Gabrielino (9-3)
Won Garey Ti-City tourney gold division (10)
9. St. Lucy’s (4-2)
Back-to-back losses to La Salle, Glendora (7)
10. Bonita (8-4)
4-1 start in Mohr tourney (11)
Also
11. Monrovia (7-3)(13)
12. Bishop Amat (8-4)(12)
13. Mayfield (3-2)(14)
14. Maranatha (8-2)(21)
15. Pasadena Poly (3-3)(20)
16. Temple City (10-3)(unranked)
17. Northview (7-3)(16)
18. El Rancho (8-3)(17)
19. El Monte (7-4)(18)
20. West Covina (4-4)(15)
21. Los Altos (3-5)(23)
22. South Hills (4-1)(9)
23. Schurr (4-1)(unranked)
24. Whittier Christian (5-5)(unranked)
25. La Serna (2-2)(19)

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Friday Final: La Habra, La Mirada step up…lose; Schurr keeps rolling; St. Paul wins, but allegedly involved in fight with Notre Dame/Riverside

La Mirada’s Chad Wilson (10) runs thought Mater Dei defense in the first half of a prep football game against Mater Dei at Santa Ana Stadium in Santa Ana, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (Photo by Libby Cline/Southern California News Group)

La Mirada’s Chad Wilson (10) runs thought Mater Dei defense in the first half of a prep football game against Mater Dei at Santa Ana Stadium in Santa Ana, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (Photo by Libby Cline/Southern California News Group)


MATER DEI 48, LA MIRADA 0
SANTA ANA — Mater Dei quarterback sophomore JT Daniels is only 15 games into what is shaping up to be a record-setting career, but it’s fair to say that La Mirada has seen enough.
In last season’s lopsided victory over La Mirada, Daniels passed for six touchdowns despite sitting out the fourth quarter.
On Friday night, he passed for 358 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Monarchs in a 48-0 rout over the Matadores at Santa Ana Stadium.
Mater Dei left no doubt from the opening kickoff, scoring touchdowns on five of its six first-half possessions on its way to a 34-0 lead at the break.
The Monarchs outgained the Matadores 362-71 in the first half.
After forcing a punt on La Mirada’s first possession, Mater Dei marched down the field on a drive that started at midfield and was capped by a 16-yard touchdown catch from Osiris St. Brown.
After a short touchdown run from Raphael Jones, the Monarchs extended their lead to 21-0 following a 5-yard scoring reception from St. Brown along the back line of the end zone.
— Richard Hernandez

MISSION VIEJO 32, LA HABRA 14
MISSION VIEJO — La Habra High School had a chance last season to knock off traditional power Mission Viejo. Instead, the Highlanders walked away shaking their heads and wondering about a lost opportunity.
They had no such frustration Friday.
The host Diablos were that dominant and looked every bit like the 2015 CIF State Division I-AA football champions.
Matthew McDonald accounted for 245 yards and a touchdown and Mission Viejo held La Habra to 142 yards en route to a 32-14 victory in a nonleague game.
Jarmari Ferrell rushed for 44 yards and two touchdowns for the Diablos (3-0). They are ranked No. 5 in the state by MaxPreps.
Zach Fogel and Madison Wheeler rushed for touchdowns for La Habra (1-2).
Mission Viejo led 20-7 at halftime.
The Diablos, who outgained the Highlanders 223-43 during the first two quarters, overcame an early turnover to score on three of their last four drives of the half.
— Stephen Ramirez
SCHURR 42, SAN MARINO 7
MONTEBELLO — The Schurr High football team stayed perfect with a 42-7 win over visiting San Marino in a nonleague game Friday night.
Big plays were the difference for the Spartans (3-0). They reached the end zone four times on plays of 40 yards or longer. Schurr quarterback Miguel Aguero was the star of the night, throwing for a pair of touchdowns and running for two more.
Aguero got Schurr on the board on the Spartans’ second possession. He threw the ball to receiver Francisco Remigio, who made an over-the-shoulder catch with a San Marino defensive back draped all over him. The junior escaped and ran another 30 yards for a 7-0 lead.
Two plays into Schurr’s next possession, Aguero didn’t see any open receivers and scrambled through the Titan defense 41 yards for a 14-0 Schurr lead.
The score stayed that way until midway through the second quarter. Aguero threw a screen pass to receiver Lance Babb near the 37-yard line. The dynamic pass catcher then sliced through the San Marino secondary 63 yards to push the Schurr lead to 21-0.
— Kevin Lu
NORTHVIEW 44, SANTA FE 6
WHITTIER — Northview High School, after opening the season with a loss to CIF Southern Section Division 4 No. 1 Charter Oak, has been on a major roll.
The Vikings continued it Friday, steamrolling host Santa Fe, 44-6, in a nonleague game at Pioneer High School.
“Losing to Charter Oak definitely motivated us, but having (running back) Kevin (Thomas) back has changed our offense a lot,” junior quarterback Steven Comstock said.
Northview, which had a one-sided win over Rosemead last week, was led by Comstock, who threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns. He completed seven of 14 passes. The junior now has eight touchdowns for the season.
Senior receiver Antwaun Ayers had four receptions for 113 yards and two scores for the Vikings.
— John Sherrard
ROUNDUP WHITTIER CHR. 42, ARROWHEAD CHR. 14
Quarterback Quinn Commans ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more to lead Whittier Christian High School to a 42-14 over Arrowhead Christian Friday night in a nonleague game at Redlands High.
Commans completed 13 of 24 passes for 187 yards with touchdown passes of 40 and 9 yards. He also rushed for 56 yards, including a 40-yard scramble in which he escaped a sack for a score. He also had TD runs of 8 and 19 yards.
Whittier Christian had 476 total yards. Justin Osborn had 197 yards rushing on 15 attempts with a TD run and a 60-yard run to seal the game in the second half. Osborn also turned a short screen pass from Commans into a 40-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter.
— CJ Daft
CAL 32, POMONA 12
The host Condors (2-1) jumped out to a 16-0 lead early in the third quarter for the nonleague victory.
The Red Devils (0-3) cut it to 16-6, but California scored two more TDs. Andrew Reyes rushed for 132 yards and two TDs on 16 carries and had 52 receiving yards. Adam Arceo had three catches for 97 yards, two for TDs. Antonio Garcia had two interceptions and a fumbler recovery.
Nygyrrion Crouch scored on a 73-yard touchdown pass from Ricky Lua for Pomona. Lua also caught a 31-yard TD pass.
— Teren Guerra
MONTEBELLO 21, WHITTIER 7
The host Oilers scored all of their points in the third quarter to hand the Cardinals their first defeat in a nonleague game.
Andy Brown had five receptions for 103 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown pass from Gabriel Tapia. Tapia also ran in an 18-yarder. Joshua Leon scored from the 6 for Montebello (2-1).
The Cardinals (2-1) scored in the fourth quarter. Robert Sandoval ran it in from the 8.
— Angel Gutierrez
SALESIAN 63, CANTWELL-SACRED HEART OF MARY 0
The Mustangs had 585 yards of total offense and scored on all nine of their possessions in the nonleague game at Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary.
Senior Deommodore Lenoir caught three touchdown passes from senior Robbie Blosser that covered 75, 70 and 37 yards. He also ran in a 23-yarder.
Blosser completed 12 of 16 passes for 256 yards and five scores for the Mustangs (2-1).
The Cardinals (1-2) were held to 142 yards. Sophomore Jason Morago rushed for 89 yards.
— Rudy Ramos
MAYFAIR 34, SONORA 0
The Raiders’ offense finally came to life in the second half, but could not overcome a 20-0 second quarter to fall in a nonleague game at La Habra.
The Raiders’ defense managed to keep the game scoreless after one quarter, but the Monsoons finally took advantage of continuous great field position they had and took a 14-0 lead. The final blow of the first half was when it looked like with the ball deep in their own territory that the Monsoons (1-2) were content to simply run out the clock. That is when Chris Adimora broke off a 72-yard run to set up the final score of the first half with only 13 seconds remaining.
— Stephan Martin
OTHER SCORES
St. Paul 17, Notre Dame/Riverside 0, suspended, 3Q
La Serna 32, Mira Costa 28
HOW THE TOP TEN FARED
1. La Mirada (1-2) lost to Mater Dei, 48-0
2. La Habra (1-2) lost to Mission Viejo, 32-14
3. La Serna (2-1) def. Mira Costa, 32-28
4. Schurr (3-0) def. San Marino, 42-7
5. St. Paul (2-1) def. Notre Dame/Riverside, suspended, 3Q
6. Montebello (2-1) def. No. 7 Whittier, 21-7
7. Whittier (2-1) lost to No. 6 Montebello, 21-7
8. Whittier Chr. (2-1) def. Arrowhead Chr., 42-14
9. Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary (1-2) lost to Salesian, 63-0
10. California (2-1) def. Pomona, 32-12

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SGVN volleyball Top 25

The San Gabriel Valley News Group’s Top 25 volleyball teams:

1. St. Paul (10-0)
May be best team in school history (1)
2. Flintridge Sacred Heart (5-0)
Won three five-set matches (2)
3. Westridge (3-0)
Tigers haven’t lost a game (3)
4. Gladstone (7-1)
Lone loss to St. Paul (5)
5. Glendora (5-2)
Defeated St. Lucy’s in three (7)
6. La Salle (7-4)
Won Los Osos tournament (8)
7. St. Lucy’s (4-1)
Three five-set victories already (6)
8. Arcadia (3-0)
Ended Burroughs’ league winning streak (13)
9. South Hills (4-0)
Three consecutive sweeps (unranked)
10. Gabrielino (7-3)
Eagles consistently tough to beat (11)
Also
11. Bonita (4-3)(4)
12. Bishop Amat (7-3)(10)
13. Monrovia (6-3)(12)
14. Mayfield (1-2)(17)
15. West Covina (4-4)(20)
16. Northview (7-3)(15)
17. El Rancho (8-3)(UR)
18. El Monte (6-3)(UR)
19. La Serna (2-1)(19)
20. Pasadena Poly (3-2)(unranked)
21. Maranatha (3-1)(unranked)
22. Walnut (5-5)(16)
23. Los Altos (2-5)(14)
24. South Pasadena (1-3)(9)
25. San Gabriel Academy (0-0)(unranked)
Key: (2016 record)(preseason ranking)

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