Baseball/ Jun 20 2021

Royal Defeats Rancho Cucamonga, 3-2, in CIF D-4 Championship; Missed Opportunities Prove Costly For Cougars

Photos by Adan Jaime Baseball: It’s not so much the fact that Royal defeated Rancho Cucamonga, 3-2, in the CIF-SS Division 4 championship game that will bother the Cougars the most. It’s  more likely the way they lost that had to sting this proud and accomplished program. The Cougars had 14 base runners and scored […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 20 2021

Arcadia’s Mikey Easter & Casey Spencer Named Pacific League’s Player & Pitcher of the Year

All-Pacific League: Player of the Year: Mikey Easter (Arcadia) Pitcher of the Year:  Casey Spencer (Arcadia) First Team: Alex Dolan, Arcadia Brandon Nguyen, Arcadia Julian Eskridge, Arcadia Jameson Ferraro, CV Luca Cuneeo, CV Daniel Neria, Burbank Ryan King, Burbank Aiden Cremarosa, Burroughs Benjamin Griffith, Pasadena Milan Bugarin, Glendale Second Team: Matthew McIntire, Arcadia Ari Nurhadi, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 18 2021

Four GHS Starters Foul Out in 67-65 Overtime Loss to Shalhevet in Second Round of CIF-State D-3A Playoffs

Boys Basketball: It’s not easy to win a basketball game when 80-percent of your starters foul out. And it’s even more difficult when your opposition has everyone at their disposal. But that’s what Glendora was faced with in Thursday night’s second round of the CIF-State Division 3A playoffs. The Tartans led by 14 points in […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 16 2021

Noah Smith’s 24 Points Leads GHS to 56-44 Victory Over El Camino Real in 1st Round of CIF-State D-3A Playoffs

Photos by Carlo Montalbo: For additional action shots from Carlo, please visit his website at:https://i4pix.smugmug.com/Sports Boys Basketball: After four days of rest and enjoying their CIF-SS Division 3A championship, Glendora was back on the court Tuesday evening. The Tartans took a 17-point lead into the break and went on to defeat El Camino Real, 56-44, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 16 2021

Malik Thomas Scores 33 Points in Damien’s 102-71 Victory Over St. Joseph in 1st Round of CIF-State Open Division Playoffs

Boys Basketball: Layoff? What layoff? Apparently the 11 days since Damien had last taken the court didn’t affect the Spartans in the slightest. On June 4, Damien defeated Harvard Westlake, 77-72, in the CIF-SS Open Division finale. Fast forward to June 15, and the Spartans cruised to a 102-71 victory over visiting St. Joseph (Santa […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 16 2021

JSerra’s 10 Extra-Base Hits Leads Lions to 11-7 Victory Over Ayala in CIF-SS Division 1 Semifinal

Photos by Josh Thompson of Champion Newspapers Baseball: It took the top-ranked team in CIF-SS Division 1 to end Ayala’s title quest. JSerra scored six seventh-inning runs to pull away from the Bulldogs, 11-7, in Tuesday’s D-1 semifinal. The Lions hit three home runs and 10 of their 12 hits were of the extra-base variety. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 16 2021

Top-Seeded Thousand Oaks Pulls Away From Bonita Late; Lancers Defeat Bearcats, 10-3, in D-2 Semifinal

Baseball: Through the first four innings of Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 2 semifinal, Bonita held a one-run lead over top-seeded Thousand Oaks. The Lancers, though, scored eight runs over the final three innings and left La Verne with a 10-3 victory. Edrian Rangel got the loss after allowing eight runs on nine hits over his 5 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 15 2021

Nick Sanchez Throws 4-Hit Shutout & Strikes Out 8; RCHS Defeats No. 1 Seeded Murrieta Mesa, 2-0, in D-4 Semifinals

Baseball: A famous professional wrestler had a saying that went “to be the man, you’ve got to beat the man.” And while that’s a staged event, what the Rancho Cucamonga baseball program did on Tuesday was very real. The Cougars defeated top-seeded Murrieta Mesa, 2-0, in the semifinal round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Football/ Jun 15 2021

Glendora’s Braydon Brus Announced on Tuesday That He’ll Continue His Football & Academic Career at Northwestern University

Photos from the Brus Family & Carlo Montalbo. To view more action shots of Montalbo, please visit his site at https://i4pix.smugmug.com/Sports Football: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor Glendora’s Braydon Brus has decided where he’s going to play college football. In a Monday night phone interview, the soon-to-be GHS senior said he narrowed his list to […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 15 2021

CIF-SS Semifinal Preview: Ayala, Bonita & Rancho Cucamonga Host No. 1 Seeds JSerra, Thousand Oaks & Murrieta Mesa

Baseball: And then there were three. Eighty-five days after the baseball season started, Ayala, Bonita and Rancho Cucamonga are this site’s final three programs remaining in the CIF-SS playoffs. The Bulldogs, Bearcats and Cougars each host the No. 1 seeds in Division 1, 2 & 4, respectively, in Tuesday’s semifinal round. RCHS has moved their […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Jun 13 2021

Ayala’s Marcus Monroe Wins Long Jump & Places Second in High Jump at CIF Division 1 Finals

Division 1 Track & Field Finals at Trabuco Hills: Editors note: If time permits, we will try and get the results from the other divisions up over the next few days. The following results are from Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 1 finals at Trabuco Hills High School. Ayala senior Marcus Monroe had a big day, winning […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 13 2021

Bonita Qualifies For State Tournament After 7-4 Victory at Los Alamitos; Bearcats Making First Trip in School History

Baseball: When Bonita scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning on Saturday afternoon, it turns out the benefit was more than just extending their season. The Bearcats claimed a 7-4 victory at Los Alamitos in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. When Bonita coach Ryan Marcos got back to […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Three Outs From Season-Ending Loss, Bonita Rallies For Six Seventh-Inning Runs & Defeats Los Alamitos, 7-4, on Saturday

Baseball: Bonita found itself trailing 2-1 in the top of the seventh inning on Saturday afternoon. The Bearcats were 38 miles from home and just three outs away from a season-ending, CIF-SS Division 2 quarterfinal defeat at Los Alamitos High School. Bonita, though, stepped up big time, scoring six runs in the top of the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Jun 12 2021

Rancho Cucamonga’s Jacob Billings Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Boys Athlete of the Week: You had to be there in person to see just how relaxed and poised RCHS senior Jacob Billings was on Friday. The Cougars ace took his time getting to the mound each inning and once he stood atop the rubber, Billings controlled Friday’s CIF-SS Division 4 quarterfinal from the first […]

By Brian Baiotto


Girls Athlete of the Week/ Jun 12 2021

Ayala’s Emma Lazaro Named 210 Prep Sports Girls Athlete of the Week

Girls Athlete of the Week: It’s every athlete’s dream. To be in a position to help their program win a championship. And that was exactly the opportunity that Ayala senior Emma Lazaro had on Thursday night. Trailing late in their CIF-SS Division 3A title game against visiting San Dimas, Lazaro hit a 3-point shot with […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Friday’s Quarterfinal Scores & Tuesday’s Semifinal Schedule

Baseball: Division 1 Scores: Ayala 7, Corona 3 JSerra 7, Yucaipa 1 Orange Lutheran 2, Bishop Amat 1 Harvard Westlake 11, Cypress 4 Tuesday’s Semifinals: JSerra at Ayala Orange Lutheran at Harvard Westlake Division 2 Scores: Thousand Oaks 12, San Dimas 1 Bonita at Los Alamitos today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. Camarillo 6, Yorba Linda […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Roc Riggio Hits 3 HR’s & Drives in 6 Runs; Top-Seeded Thousand Oaks Defeats San Dimas, 12-1, in D-2 Quarterfinal

Baseball: Roc Riggio isn’t going to win any popularity contests at San Dimas High School. The Thousand Oaks slugger walked, homered three times and drove in six runs in the Lancers 12-1 thumping of the Saints in the D-2 quarterfinals. Matt Romero went five innings and was charged with six runs on 10 hits. He […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Top-Ranked Murrieta Mesa Ends Monrovia’s Season; Rams Defeat Wildcats, 6-2, in Friday’s D-4 Quarterfinal

Baseball: A pretty remarkable 2021 season finally ended for the Monrovia baseball program. And it took the No. 1 seed in Division 4 to do it. Murrieta Mesa defeated the Wildcats, 6-2, in the quarterfinal round. Jhayden Raineri remained unbeaten after going seven strong innings to pick up the win. Raineri allowed two runs on […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Jacob Billings Throws 3-Hit Shutout & Strikes Out 6; RCHS Earns 4-0 Road Victory Over Downey in D-4 Quarterfinals

Baseball: At first glance, Jacob Billings isn’t an imposing figure. In fact, he looks like someone you might see walking out of the ocean with a surfboard in his arms. But make no mistake about it, when he’s on the mound, Jacob Billings pitches like a grown man. And Friday was just another example of […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Ayala Falls Behind Early, But Rallies For 7-3 Victory at Corona in Quarterfinal Round of CIF D-1 Playoffs

Photos by Tara Masucci Baseball: Finally, their critics got it right. Ayala’s depleted pitching staff was going to fail in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. The Bulldogs even fell behind, 3-0, at Corona, just two innings into Friday’s contest. For the third time this season, however, the Bulldogs rallied from an […]

By Brian Baiotto