Wrestling/ Aug 02 2021

Former West Covina Wrestler Alex Carrico Serves as Role Model After Ditching Early-Life Struggles & Becoming Remarkable Dad, Husband & Educator

Photo: Megan & Alex Carrico on their wedding day (April 5, 2019) By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor In his early teen years, even Alex Carrico’s friends described him as an angry bully. He liked to party, pick fights and destroy things. Carrico’s parents split up when he was just three years old, and money was […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jul 02 2021

Charter Oak’s Andrew Bongo Named Valle Vista League’s Most Valuable Player

All-Valle Vista League Boys Basketball: Most Valuable Player: Andrew Bongo of Charter Oak High School First Team: Jay Gonzalez, Charter Oak Sam Lizardo, Charter Oak Adam Godoy, Charter Oak Matthew Bigbee, Covina Emmanuel Burnett, Covina Will Bissman Junior, Covina Hunter Grigsby, Diamond Ranch Emilio Perucho, Northview Aaron Park, San Dimas DJ Williams, San Dimas Randy […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 30 2021

Colony’s Brenton Knapper Named Palomares League’s Most Valuable Player

All-Palomares League Boys Basketball: Most Valuable Player: Brenton Knapper of Colony High School First Team: Jaidyn Simpson, Colony Jaden Henley, Colony Denzel Hines, Colony Austin Clark, Glendora Noah Smith, Glendora Michael Horne, Bonita Jermaine Rogers, Ayala Sebastian DePrez, Claremont Second Team: Kollen Murphy, Colony Luke Jacobson, Glendora Braydon Wooldridge, Glendora Xavier Madison, Bonita Matt Smith, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 28 2021

Glendora’s Gordon Hamlow & Austin Clark Named CIF-SS Division 3A Coach & Player of the Year

Boys Basketball: All CIF-SS Division 3A: Coach of the Year: Gordon Hamlow, Glendora Player of the Year, Austin Clark, Glendora First Team: Noah Smith, Glendora Luke Jacobson, Glendora Eric Hodgkins, Marina Antoine Robinson, Marina Jacob Taylor, Citrus Valley Andrew Bongo, Charter Oak Ze’ev Remer, Shalhevet Michael Miller, Oak Hills Allen Moser, St. Paul

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 28 2021

Bonita Senior Alisha Wilson Named Palomares League MVP

All-Palomares League Girls Basketball: Most Valuable Player: Alisha Wilson of Bonita High School First Team: Analisa Eckler, Bonita (11th grade) Hailey Schafer, Glendora (10) Kennedy Pucci, Glendora (12) Karley Tilton, Glendora (12) Summer McNeal, Ayala (12) Emma Lazaro, Ayala (12) Adrianna Torres, Claremont (9) Sydney Padilla, Colony (11) Second Team: Amore Mason, Bonita (10) Chloe […]

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


Basketball/ Jun 11 2021

Jack Anderson Steps Up Huge w/16 Points & 6 Rebounds; GHS Defeats Marina, 53-50, to Claim CIF D-3A Championship

Photos by Carlo Montalbo: For additional action shots from Carlo, please visit his website at: https://i4pix.smugmug.com/Sports Boys Basketball: It’s almost impossible to describe just how far the Glendora High School basketball program has come this year. GHS began the season on March 23rd. And the Tartans suffered a 23-point loss to Damien on an outdoor […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 11 2021

Emma Lazaro Hits Pair of Late 3-Pointers; Ayala Defeats San Dimas, 57-54, to Win CIF-SS D-3A Championship

Photos by Josh Thompson Girls Basketball: Emma Lazaro will never forget June 10, 2021. The Ayala senior hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left in the CIF-SS Division 3A finals to pull even with visiting San Dimas. And she wasn’t done yet. Lazaro’s 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left on Thursday night won Ayala a CIF […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 06 2021

San Dimas Earns Spot in CIF-SS D-3A Finals After 66-60 Victory Over South Pasadena in Overtime

Girls Basketball: Just when things looked to be a lock that San Dimas would earn its spot into the CIF-SS Division 3A championship game, South Pasadna roared back. The Saints led the visting Tigers, 42-28, in Saturday’s semifinal round. To their credit, South Pasadena closed out regulation on a 27-13 run to force overtime. The […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 05 2021

Austin Clark Hits Game Winner w/1.6 Seconds to Play; GHS Earns Spot in D-3A Finals After 55-53 Victory Over Citrus Valley

Thanks to Carlo Montalbo for the photos. For additional action shots, please visit his website at https://i4pix.smugmug.com/Sports Boys Basketball: Austin Clark sure knows how to finish halves in dramatic fashion. The Glendora senior hit a long 3-point shot at the buzzer to pull the Tartans to within three points at halftime in Friday’s CIF-SS Division […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 05 2021

Malik Thomas Pours in 27 Points & Leads a Furious Final Surge; Damien Defeats Harvard Westlake, 77-72, in Open Division Play

Boys Basketball: Damien has shown a remarkable resilience all season, and Friday was no different. Trailing by nine points at the half against visiting Harvard Westlake in the final of three CIF Open Division pool games, the Spartans stormed back and defeated the Wolverines, 77-72. Damien used a 22-10 surge in the fourth quarter and […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 04 2021

La Salle Girls Hoops Coach Scott Wiard & His 5-Time CIF Champion Father, Richard, Hosting Youth Camp, June 28-July 1

Girls Basketball: La Salle girls basketball coach Scott Wiard is hosting a four-day girls youth camp for athletes between the sixth and eighth grades. It will take place on June 28th & July 1st at La Salle High school. Wiard is offering a two-for-one, as his father, Richard Wiard, will be co-leading the camp. Richard […]

By Brian Baiotto


Soccer/ Jun 04 2021

Ally Limos & Kyla Schuster Scores Two Goals Apiece in San Dimas’ 5-0 Victory Over Paraclete in the CIF State D-4 Semifinals

Girls Soccer: San Dimas cruised to a 5-0 victory over Paraclete in the semifinal round of the CIF State Division 4 playoffs on Thursday. And the first goal of the game, which came around the seven-minute mark, really set the tone for the rest of the contest. San Dimas coach Josh Arenas described the goal […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Jun 03 2021

Northview’s Girls & Boys Programs Defeated Paloma Valley (43-42) & Fountain Valley (43-21), Respectively, in CIF Team Duals

Photos by RT Tolentino Wrestling: It must have been a pretty satisfying feeling for the Northview wrestling program on Wednesday. The Vikings’ girls started the afternoon by edging their guests from Paloma Valley, 43-42, on criteria. And after the conclusion of the CIF-SS Division 1 girls quarterfinal round, it was time for the top-seeded program […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 03 2021

Cajon Edges Bonita, 47-46, in Wednesday’s Quarterfinal Round of the CIF-SS Division 2AA Playoffs

Girls Basketball: Bonita hosted Cajon on Wednesday night in a CIF-SS Division 2AA quarterfinal showdown. The Cowboys entered the game with an 11-0 record and their average margin of victory was 44 points. Cajon left La Verne 12-0, but did so by the skin of their collective teeth. The Bearcats had three untimely turnovers in […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 02 2021

Chenorhavorian Hits Buzzer Beater in Arcadia’s 65-64 Victory Over Wiseburn Da Vinci in D-4AA Quarterfinal

Boys Basketball: It wasn’t just the 65-64 victory over Wiseburn Da Vinci in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 4AA playoffs that had Arcadia excited, it was just as much the way they did it. Shant Chenorhavorian hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to earn the Apaches a spot in Friday’s semifinal round. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 02 2021

Glendora Earns Spot in CIF D-3A Semifinal After 55-52 OT Victory at Palm Desert; Clark & Smith Combine for 40 Points

Boys Basketball: When is a 102-mile drive each way to the desert and back a good time for a high school kid? When they come home having earned a spot in the CIF-SS Division 3A semifinals. Glendora earned a 55-52 victory in overtime at Palm Desert High School. Ayden Green scored all six of his […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jun 02 2021

Jaden Winfield’s Hot Shooting Leads Riverside King to 62-56 Victory Over Maranatha in CIF D-3AA Playoffs

Boys Basketball: Jaden Winfield was nails on Tuesday. He scored a game-high 29 points on 13-of-17 shooting, and Riverside King defeated Maranatha, 62-56, in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 3AA playoffs. The Wolves took a nine-point lead after the first quarter and were able to edge the Minutemen by six points. Sean Rowland […]

By Brian Baiotto