Top Stories/ Jul 20 2024

Monrovia’s Amara Mercado Won National Title for Legends FC 32 Years After Her Father, Kevin Mercado, Accomplished That Feat

Girls Soccer: The year 2024 has been very kind to Amara Mercado. The soon-to-be Monrovia High School senior has been a key contributor over the last three years for the MHS soccer program. In this past season (2023-24), the Wildcats center back played a significant role in Monrovia securing an outright Rio Hondo League title. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Jul 11 2024

Orange County Juice Sweep Ventura County Bucs, 11-4 & 17-12, in Wednesday’s Baseball Census Collegiate Summer League Doubleheader

Baseball: The Orange County Juice slugged their way to a doubleheader victory over the Ventura County Bucs in the Baseball Census Collegiate Summer League. OC claimed victories of 11-4 and 17-12, and they out-hit Ventura County, 25-21, at Biola. Game One Notes: Geovanny Hernandez got the win after going four innings and allowing an unearned […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Jul 01 2024

Rio Hondo Prep’s Noah Penunuri Wins (CALI) Muay Thai Middleweight Title Over Miguel Velazquez by TKO on Saturday

A huge thanks to Matt Heersema of A Charge to Keep (@chargetokeep on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) for the information, photos, videos and his interview with soon-to-be Rio Hondo Prep junior, Noah Penunuri. Muay Thai: Noah Penunuri is a winner. And that includes in the classroom, on the football field, and in the ring. On […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Jun 20 2024

Shackleford, Vogel & Barragan Combine for 10 RBIs in San Gabriel Monarchs’ 13-5 Victory Over Orange County Juice

Baseball: The San Gabriel Valley Monarchs pounded out 13 hits in a 13-5 victory over the Orange County Juice on Wednesday. Gage Wiese went four scoreless innings for the Monarchs, and he allowed two hits. Wiese walked one and fanned one OC batter. The Juice scored four runs in the fifth inning to tie the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Jun 19 2024

Ventura County Pirates Claimed a 7-6 Victory Over Arroyo Seco Sentinels in Tuesday’s Nonleague Contest

Baseball: The Ventura County Pirates edged the Arroyo Seco Sentinels, 7-6, in a nonleague summer league game. VCP led 6-2 in the bottom of the second inning before the Sentinels scored four times in the top of the fifth. The Pirates scored once in the bottom of the fifth with what turned out to be […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Jun 02 2024

Every CIF State Southern & Northern California Baseball & Softball Title-Game Score; Etiwanda Edged Mater Dei Catholic, 5-4, in D-2 Final

Baseball & Softball: CIF State Southern & Northern California Regional Title Game Scores. Baseball: Northern Cal: D-1: Granada 6, St. Mary’s 4 D-2: Cardinal Newman 10, Redwood 3 D-3: Oakmont 10, Central Catholic 3 D-4: Bradshaw Christian 6, Piedmont 0 D-5: Woodland Christian 3, Menlo 2 Southern Cal: D-1: Orange Lutheran 7, La Mirada 6 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ May 11 2024

Arcadia’s Gabriel Lopez Goes Distance & Strikes Out 11 in Arcadia’s 2-1 Victory Over Top-Seeded Westlake in CIF D-2 Quarterfinal

Thanks to Arcadia baseball for this photo Baseball: Talk about a pitchers’ duel. Arcadia’s Gabriel Lopez narrowly bested Westlake’s Dylan Volantis on Friday. Lopez went all seven innings, and he allowed one run on two hits. He issued one walk and struck out 11 Warriors’ batters. Nolan Johnson singled in the top of the fourth […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ May 08 2024

Blair’s Ella Lesnever Wins Third & Fourth CIF-SS Titles at D-4 Finals; Vikings’ Junior Ties Dick Lyons for Most in Pasadena History

Swimming: Ella Lesnever is just a junior. And yet the Blair High School star is already one of the most decorated swimmers in Pasadena city history. Last week at the CIF-SS Division 4 finals at Mt. SAC, Lesnever won two more CIF titles. That gives her four during the first three years of her high […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ May 04 2024

Zach Menlove Strikes Out 19 in Monrovia’s 6-1 Victory at Pasadena Poly in First Round of CIF-SS Division 5 Playoffs

Baseball: Zach Menlove turned in one of the most dominating pitching performances in CIF-SS baseball history. Menlove led the Wildcats to a 6-1 victory at Pasadena Poly in the first round of the Division 5 playoffs. He went the distance and allowed one run on two hits. Menlove didn’t issue a walk and struck out […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ May 03 2024

Marshall Fundamental Freshman Jack Badzey Making a Name For Himself by Broadcasting Eagles Baseball Games

High School Sports: Editor’s Note: A huge thanks to Marshall Fundamental’s Felita Kealing & Trinity Dela Cruz for helping get this story done & Danny Callaway for the photos. By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor: Many American boys grow up with dreams of becoming a professional athlete. And even if they choose basketball or football as […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Apr 28 2024

First Round CIF-SS Softball Playoff Schedule; Ayala & Bonita Host Sunny Hills & Cypress, Respectively, in Division 2

Softball: First-Round Playoff Schedule for 210 Prep Sports Programs: Division 1 Wild Card (Thursday): Moorpark at Chino Hills Vista Murrieta at South Hills Division 2 (Thursday): Sunny Hills at Ayala Cypress at Bonita Division 3 Wild Card (Tuesday): Upland at Fountain Valley Division 3 (Thursday): Claremont at West Torrance Arlington at Northview La Canada at […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Apr 27 2024

Diego Vazquez & Jared Brunk Hit Two-Run HR’s in Bonita’s 7-6 Victory at Glendora; Bearcats Finish 14-1 in Palomares League Games

Photos by Cyara Vasquez Baseball Bonita finished out their regular season schedule with a 7-6 victory at Glendora. The Tartans held a 6-4 lead, but the Bearcats scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning, and they held on for a one-run victory. The Palomares League champs went 14-1 in league games. Of […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Apr 25 2024

La Salle Tennis Goes Undefeated in Del Rey League Matches & Lancers Performed Well at League Finals

Boys Tennis: Thanks to La Salle coach, Javier Djeu for this season recap: What a tremendous year it was for the Lancers boys’ tennis program. They’ll wrap up their regular season play with individual prelims and finals this week. In doubles, La Salle took first, second and third place. In singles, we took third place […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Apr 22 2024

After 17 Years of Service, Chaffey College Sports Information Director Sheryl Herchenroeder is Calling Her Last Game on Tuesday

College Sports: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor She might not consider herself one, but Sheryl Herchenroeder is every bit a pioneer. When she became the Sports Information Director at Chaffey College back in January of 2007, Herchenroeder was the only female SID in California. Fast forward 17 years, and Palomar, LA Valley, Cypress, Allan Hancock, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Apr 21 2024

Rudy O’Dell & Troy Lopez Combine on Two-Hit Shutout; Damien Leapfrogs LOHS After Saturday’s 1-0 Baseline League Victory Over RCHS

Photos by Taegan Maysami @madeby.taeg on Instagram) Baseball: Thanks to a 1-0 victory over Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday at LoanMart Field, Damien enters the final week of the regular season with a one-half game lead over second-place Los Osos. The Spartans got some help from Etiwanda, who edged the Grizzlies, 3-2, on Saturday night. Rudy […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Apr 21 2024

The Arm of Christian Eaton & Bat of Jaeden Toki Knocks Los Osos Out of First Place; Eagles Edge Grizzlies, 3-2, at LoanMart Field

Baseball: Etiwanda will not win their third consecutive Baseline League title in 2024, but they will go a long way in determining the eventual champion. Los Osos entered Saturday’s third and final game with the Eagles having won the first two by a combined margin of 28-3. And the Grizzlies led 2-0 as the game […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Apr 21 2024

South Hills Claims 6-3 Victory at La Quinta; Luke Bauer Went 3-for-4 w/Two Doubles & RBI in Saturday’s Win

Baseball: South Hills had one final nonleague game before closing out Hacienda League play this coming week with Diamond Bar. The Huskies (7-1) are tied with Walnut (7-1) atop the Hacienda League standings with two games to play. But back to Saturday’s showdown at La Quinta High School. South Hills scored three runs in the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Apr 21 2024

Maranatha Pounds Out 18-2 Victory at Charter Oak in Five Innings; Minutemen Out-Hit Chargers, 18-3, on Saturday

Baseball: Not too long after securing an eighth consecutive Olympic League championship, Maranatha headed to Covina to battle Charter Oak. And it was all MHS. The Minutemen dominated in an 18-2 five-inning victory at COHS. The boys from Pasadena had an 18-3 advantage in base hits and 10 separate players had at least one hit. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Apr 20 2024

Marcus Reese Goes Six Innings, Allowing Two Unearned Runs & Strikes Out Nine in Charter Oak’s 8-5 Valle Vista League Victory Over Covina

Photos by Gwen Pointer Baseball: Charter Oak controls its own destiny. After splitting the two-game Valle Vista League series with Covina, the Chargers can finish as high as second place. COHS claimed an 8-5 victory over their visitors from CHS. Marcus Reese went six innings to earn the win, and he allowed a pair of […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories/ Apr 20 2024

King & Regan Combine on Four-Hit Shutout & Strike Out Seven in SDHS’ 5-0 Victory Over Northview; Saints Secure Second Consecutive VVL Title

Baseball: In 2022, Northview ended the longtime San Dimas reign atop the Valle Vista League standings. Perhaps it was fitting that the Saints swept the Vikings this week to secure a second consecutive VVL championship. SDHS defeated NHS, 16-2, on Wednesday, and 5-0 on Friday. With two games to play, San Dimas has a three-game […]

By Brian Baiotto