Top Stories/ Jun 27 2022

Jordan Salgado Homers, Doubles Twice & Drives in 5 in California Cage Rats 16-12 Victory Over Inland Empire Bucs

To view the Best of the West & Sunset League standings, schedules, stats & more, go to: ( Baseball: After dropping the first eight Sunset League games of the 2022 season, the California Cage Rats broke out in a big way on Sunday. CCR pounded out a 16-12 victory over the Inland Empire Bucs. And […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ Jun 25 2022

Through the Rigors of Gymnastics, La Salle Freshman Cooper Dammann is Preparing Himself Well for Life’s Challenges

High School Sports: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor This might come as a surprise to some, but not every young boy grows up with the dream of becoming a star athlete. And Cooper Dammann would fit that billing. Early in his life, he took up tennis, soccer and baseball. His father, Brett Dammann, was a talented athlete […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ Jun 20 2022

Arroyo Seco Sentinels Defeat First-Place Inland Valley Pirates, 4-2, Despite Striking Out 17 Times on Sunday

Photo by David Gomez To view the Best of the West & Sunset League standings, schedules, stats & more, go to: ( Baseball: You know it might be your day when the offense produces just four hits, strikes out 17 times and still manages a way to pick up the W. But that’s exactly what […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ Jun 07 2022

Etiwanda’s Dylan Goff & Don Furnald Named CIF-SS Division 2 Player & Coach of the Year; Several SGV Players Made List

Baseball: All-CIF Southern Section: Division 1: Player of the Year: Andrew Lamb, JSerra Coach of the Year: Bret Kay, JSerra Ian Hoffstetter, Arcadia Alejandro Morales, Bishop Amat Luke Mistone, Bonita Abbrie Covarrubias, Cypress Luke Matlock, Cypress Aiden Taurek, Foothill Bryce Rainer, Harvard-Westlake Ralph Velazquez, Huntington Beach Ben Jacobs, Huntington Beach JJ Hollis, JSerra Jonathan Mendez, […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ Jun 03 2022

Thursday’s CIF State Semifinal Round Baseball & Softball Scores; Etiwanda Defeats Birmingham, 12-1, & Torrance Edges Bonita, 3-2

Photos by Taegan Maysami & Al Salgado Baseball: Thursday’s CIF State Southern California Regional Semifinal-Round Scores: Division 1: JSerra 5, Notre Dame 4 Huntington Beach 9, Villa Park 2 Division 2: Etiwanda 12, Birmingham 1 (6 innings) Torrey Pines 1, Rancho Bernardo 0 Division 3: Newport Harbor 8, Eastlake 2 Oaks Christian 4, Grossmont 2 […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ Jun 02 2022

Thursday’s CIF State Semifinal Round Schedule; Etiwanda Baseball Hosts Birmingham & Bonita Softball Travels to Torrance

Photos L-R by Josh Thompson (Etiwanda) & Taegan Maysami (Bonita) Baseball: Thursday’s CIF State Southern California Semifinal-Round Schedule: Division 1: Notre Dame at JSerra Villa Park at Huntington Beach Division 2: Birmingham at Etiwanda Rancho Bernardo at Torrey Pines Division 3: Newport Harbor at Eastlake Grossmont at Oaks Christian Division 4: Moreno Valley at Tesoro […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ May 26 2022

Kerry Welsh Memorial Hike is This Monday for 2020 Glendora Girls Scholar Athlete of the Year; Tartans’ Soccer Star’s Legacy Still Shining Bright

Remembering Kerry Welsh:  If there is one thing that brings people together, even in these contentious times, it’s the love we share for the children of America. Sadly, this Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 18-year old Kerry Welsh. Welsh was the 2020 Glendora High School Girls Scholar Athlete of the […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ May 23 2022

List of Palomares League’s All-Academic Team for Each Spring Sport; Bonita’s Mistone & GHS’ Gilkeson Included

Palomares All-Academic Baseball: (3.91 GPA) Mathieu McGowan, Ayala Jake LeMoine, Ayala Lucas Mistone, Bonita Joseph Santia, Claremont Zackary Leeper, Claremont Alejandro Gomez Colony Gavin Smith Colony Dustin Jones Glendora Shane Mion Glendora Dom Svagdis Glendora Joe Gilkeson Glendora Carson Mounce, Glendora Softball: (3.87) Emma MacCharles, Alta Loma Sydney Sensat, Ayala Gianna Gonzales, Ayala Kailey Scott, […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ May 16 2022

Arcadia Defeats Diamond Bar, 12-9, to Earn Second Consecutive CIF-SS Open Division Badminton Championship

Photos by Eric Shen Badminton: Thanks to Arcadia coach Mike Stiles for this report: Our program started in the Spring of 2016. We went 4-8 that year, and lost in the first round of the CIF-SS playoffs. In 2017, we joined the Almont League and have won every league title since. We lost in the […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ May 13 2022

Victoria Ramirez Goes Distance in Circle & Homers in FSHA’s 5-4 Victory at Fillmore in CIF-SS D-5 Quarterfinal

Softball: Flintridge Sacred Heart has earned a spot in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 5 semifinal round. On Thursday, the Tologs picked up a 5-4 victory at Fillmore. Victoria Ramirez went the distance in the circle, allowing four runs on four hits. Ramirez walked four and fanned three Fillmore batters. But Ramirez also did some damage at […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ May 12 2022

This Week’s CIF Softball/Baseball (Quarterfinal Round), Boys Tennis (Finals) & Boys Volleyball (Finals) Schedule

CIF-SS Boys Volleyball, Softball & Baseball Schedule: Thursday Softball: Division 2 Quarterfinal: LB Millikan at South Hills Division 3 Quarterfinal: Sunny Hills at Bonita Division 4 Quarterfinal: Moorpark at La Canada Division 5 Quarterfinal: San Marino at Fountain Valley Division 5 Quarterfinal: FSHA at Fillmore Division 7 Quarterfinal: Duarte at Leuzinger Friday’s Baseball: Division 2 […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ May 11 2022

No. 1 Ranked Orange Lutheran Defeats Visiting Bonita, 10-5, in Second Round of CIF-SS D-1 Playoffs

Baseball: Bonita jumped on top-seeded Orange Lutheran for four runs in the top of the first inning. The Lancers pitching staff, however, would hold the Bearcats to just one run over the final six innings. And Orange Lu claimed a 10-5 victory in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. Louis Rodriguez went […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ May 10 2022

Santa Ynez Edges Maranatha, 11-7, in Monday’s Quarterfinal Round of the CIF-SS Division 4 Playoffs

Thanks to Maranatha coach, Arthur Hsieh, for this report: Boys Tennis: Towards the end of the final round of play in the CIF-SS Division 4 quarterfinals playoff match between No. 3 Maranatha and No. 6 Santa Ynez, the head coaches conferred and acknowledged that the match was going to come down to two evenly matched […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ May 08 2022

Mt. SAC Forces Third Game w/10-8 Victory on Saturday, But Cypress Exploded for 12 Runs Late in Game 3 to Defeat Mounties, 15-9

College Baseball: In spite of dropping game one in a best-of-three playoff series with visiting Cypress on Friday, things were looking good on Saturday afternoon for Mt. SAC. The Mounties had just clipped the Chargers, 10-8, which forced a third and deciding game. And they jumped out to a 5-1 lead as game three was […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ May 05 2022

Thursday’s CIF-SS Playoff Schedule: Eight Baseball & 14 Softball Programs in Action Today

Photo of Northview’s Dean Curley by Gwen Pointer Baseball: Note: Divisions 1, 3, 5 & 7 baseball games are scheduled for Friday. Division 2: Paloma Valley at Northview RCHS at Vista Murrieta Great Oak at Maranatha Temecula Valley at Etiwanda Crescenta Valley at South Hills Division 4: Highland at Flintridge Prep La Salle at Hemet […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ Apr 29 2022

Upland Sweeps El Segundo in First Round of CIF-SS Division 3 Playoffs; Kai Vogel Leads Way w/13 Kills

Boys Volleyball: Upland looked every bit the No. 1 seed in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. The Highlanders swept visiting El Segundo by scores of 25-14, 25-10 and 25-17. UHS extended their current win streak to 17 matches. Jorden Lucas had 10 kills and two aces. Kai Vogel contributed 13 kills. […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ Apr 22 2022

Bonita Improves its Palomares League Leading Record to 12-2 After Thursday’s 7-1 Victory Over Colony

Softball: The Palomares League champions won their fourth consecutive game on Thursday. The Bearcats picked up a 7-1 victory over visiting Colony. Brooklyn Shroyer went six innings and allowed one run on two hits. Shroyer didn’t issue a walk and the Bonita junior got 14 of her 18 outs via strikeout. Kaitlyn Maaske provided one […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ Apr 16 2022

Rio Hondo Prep Edges First-Place Flintridge Prep, 9-8, in Eight Innings; Kares Out-Hit Wolves, 16-7, on Friday

Baseball: When Rio Hondo Prep wins, it’s never boring. And Friday was no different. The Kares defeated first-place Flintridge Prep, 9-8, with some late-inning drama. RHP answered five Wolves’ runs in the top of the seventh with three in the bottom half of the inning. And after Flintridge Prep scored once in the top of […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ Apr 08 2022

Mt. SAC Pounds Out 10-5 SCC Victory Over ELAC; Isenhart Allows an Unearned Run Over Five Innings to Earn Win

College Baseball: Mt. SAC held its share of the South Coast Conference penthouse with PCC, after Thursday’s 10-5 victory over visiting ELAC. Jeff Isenhart went five innings and allowed just an unearned run on seven hits. Isenhart walked four, struck out three and improved to 5-0. Steven Villagran singled, doubled and scored two runs. Antonio […]

By Brian Baiotto

Top Stories/ Apr 08 2022

Wooldridge Allows Two Unearned Runs on Three Hits & Strikes Out 14 in GHS’ 5-2 Victory at Colony; Tartans Tied for First w/Bonita

Baseball: Braydon Wooldridge wasn’t going to let Glendora lose on Thursday. The Tartans senior went the distance and allowed a pair of unearned runs. He scattered three hits, didn’t issue a walk and got 14 of his 21 outs via strikeout. Wooldridge needed 95 pitches to finish what he started. Alex Orozco singled and scored. […]

By Brian Baiotto