Basketball/ Jan 20 2022

Colony Hands Glendora its First Palomares League Loss; Titans Defeat Tartans, 64-47, on Wednesday Night

Photos by Carlo Montalbo Boys Basketball: Glendora was able to hang with Colony through the first two quarters of Wednesday night’s Palomares League game. The Titans, however, who are on the CIF-SS Open Division watchlist, and currently ranked eleventh in the latest Division 1 poll, used a 36-21 run in the second half to pull […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 20 2022

Bishop Amat Claims 49-42 Camino Real League Victory Over La Salle on Wednesday Night

Boys Basketball: La Salle fell to 1-2 in Camino Real League games after Wednesday’s 49-42 to visiting Bishop Amat. Three of the four quarters were decided by two points or less, but Amat had an 11-5 advantage in the third period. Derek Peterson had a game-high 21 points for the Lancers. Ben Shaw led Amat […]

By Brian Baiotto


Soccer/ Jan 20 2022

After Slow Start Offensively, West Covina Scores Three Times in Second Half to Defeat Covina, 3 -1, in a VVL Showdown

Boys Soccer: Trailing 1-0 in the second half of its Valle Vista League showdown with Covina, West Covina erupted for three goals and picked up a 3-1 victory. The Bulldogs got even with the Colts when Isaac Baez was able to head in a corner kick. Jared Sanchez gave WCHS its first lead of the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Soccer,Top Stories/ Jan 20 2022

Maranatha Gets Two Goals From Whit Wilder in Tuesday’s 5-1 Victory Over Village Christian; Minutemen Improve to 2-1 in Olympic League

Photo by Mitsi Yamashita: Boys Soccer: Maranatha moved into second place in the Olympic League on Tuesday. The Minutemen controlled Village Christian, 5-1, and leapfrogged the Crusaders in the league standings. Whit Wilder scored twice, and the first came off an assist by Sawyer Throop. George Peterson scored on a penalty kick, and Peterson had […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 19 2022

Zaye Salgado & Ethan Chavez Score 12 Points Apiece in San Dimas’ 73-43, Valle Vista League Victory at West Covina

Photos by Robert Ketterling: Boys Basketball: San Dimas jumped on West Covina early on Tuesday night and cruised to a 73-43, Valle Vista League road victory. The Saints entered the second period with a 15-point lead and never looked back. Zaye Salgado had 12 points and four assists for SDHS. And Ethan Chavez contributed 12 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 19 2022

Burroughs Closes Strong to Defeat Pasadena, 62-60, in Tuesday’s Pacific League Contest; Jason Guyton Led PHS w/18 Points

Boys Basketball: For the first time in six years, Pasadena High School has two Pacific League losses. The Bulldogs dropped a 62-60 decision to visiting Burroughs on Tuesday night. PHS (3-2) currently sits in fourth place in the Pacific League standings. Burroughs closed out the game on a 19-11 run to nip the Bulldogs, 62-60. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 19 2022

RJ Smith (21) & Kaleb Smith (20) Combine for 41 Points in Damien’s 88-53 Victory Over RCHS; Spartans 3-0 in Baseline League

Boys Basketball: Damien became the first SGV area program to 20 wins on Tuesday. The Spartans improved t0 20-1 after an 88-53 victory over visiting Rancho Cucamonga. RJ Smith hit three 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 21 points. Kaleb Smith had 20 points and hit two 3-pointers of his own. Aaron Glass led Rancho […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 18 2022

Aiden Chavez Hits Seven 3-Pointers & Scores 30 Points, But Damien Blows Out Upland, 87-52, in Baseline League Game

Boys Basketball: You know it’s not your day when you hit 10 3-pointers as a team, and still lose by 35 points. But that’s exactly what happened to the Upland boys basketball program. The Highlanders’ Aiden Chavez hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 30 points. Damien, however, was balanced as usual, and cruised to an […]

By Brian Baiotto


Top Stories,Wrestling/ Jan 17 2022

Walnut’s Ramirez, Flores & Barreto Place Second at Five Counties; Northview’s Limon Finishes Third at 120 Pounds

Wrestling: Five Counties Team Placing & Points: 1- Buchanan (327) 2- St. John Bosco (214.5) 3- Fountain Valley (201.5) 4- Gilroy (192) 5- SLAM (177.5) 6- Rancho Bernardo (157.5) 7- Centennial Corona (130.5) 8- Yucaipa (118) 9- Central (117) 10- Northview (113) 11- Servite (110) 12- Millikan (101.5) 13- Walnut (99.5) 14- Regis Jesuit (88) […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 16 2022

Malik Khouzam’s 30 Points & 5 Assists Leads Walnut to a 77-41 Victory Over Rowland in Hacienda League Contest

Boys Basketball: Walnut picked up its first Hacienda League victory of 2021-22 on Saturday. The Mustangs put Rowland away early and cruised to a 77-41 victory. Walnut had an 18-point advantage after the first quarter, and took a 56-20 lead into the half. Malik Khouzam had a monster game with 30 points and five assists. Khouzam […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 16 2022

Aaron Park’s 12 Points Leads San Dimas to 38-30 Victory Over Northview in Saturday Night’s Valle Vista League Showdown

Boys Basketball: One night after dropping its first Valle Vista League game of the season at Charter Oak, the San Dimas boys program welcomed Northview to its gym. It wasn’t a great night offensively for either school, but the Saints defeated the Vikings, 38-3o, on Saturday night. SDHS had an 18-8 lead at the half, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 15 2022

Jimmy Oladokun Scores 23 Points in Damien’s 76-57 Victory Over Chino Hills in Baseline League Play

Boys Basketball: For the first time since December 30th, the Damien basketball program was in action. The Spartans opened Baseline League play with a 76-57 victory over their visitors from Chino Hills High School. Damien (18-1) tied Vista Murrieta for most points the Huskies have surrendered all season. Jimmy Oladokun led DHS with 23 points. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Jan 14 2022

Bonita Wins 11 of 14 Matches in Thursday’s 65-18 Beatdown of Glendora; Bearcats Pick Up 8 Pins, Tech Fall & Two Forfeits

Palomares League Wrestling: Bonita improved to 3-0 in Palomares League matches Thursday after thumping their hosts from Glendora, 65-18. The Bearcats won 11 of the 14 matches, including eight via pin fall. Chris Casanave (106), Owen Calloway (120), Lucas Legaspi (126), Izaiah Huerta (138), Chris Ramirez (145), Grant Fabro (170), Michael Martinez (182) and CT […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 13 2022

Zaye Salgado Scores 20 Points in San Dimas’ 67-55 Victory Over Covina in VVL Opener

Photos by Robert Ketterling Boys Basketball: San Dimas opened Valle Vista League play with a 65-57 victory over visiting Covina. The Saints and Colts were tied at the half (31-31), but SDHS used a 16-9 surge in the third quarter to get a little breathing room. Zaye Salgado had a game-high 20 points for San […]

By Brian Baiotto


Soccer/ Jan 12 2022

Arden Benitez & George Peterson Score Two Goals Each in Maranatha’s 5-0 Victory Over NVMI on Tuesday

Photo by Mitzi Yamashita Boys Soccer: Maranatha jumped on the North Valley Military Institute for four goals in the first half and the Minutemen cruised to a 5-0 nonleague victory. Arden Benitez and George Peterson scored two goals apiece in the win. Whit Wilder scored once for MHS. Wilder and Peterson each had an assist […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 12 2022

Noah Smith’s 18 Points, 8 Assists & 6 Steals Leads Glendora to 69-43 Palomares League Victory Over Bonita

Boys Basketball: Glendora took advantage of a cold start by the Bonita offense and cruised to a 69-43 victory in Tuesday’s Palomares League contest. The Bearcats scored two points in the first quarter, five more in the second period, and trailed the Tartans, 29-7, at the half. Noah Smith led GHS with 18 points, eight […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 11 2022

CIF-SS Boys Basketball Poll (January 10): Damien Ranked Fourth in Division 1, Rancho Cucamonga is No. 1 in D-3AA

Boys Basketball: CIF-SS Poll (Jan 10): Division 1: 1- Centennial Corona 2- Sierra Canyon 3- Riverside Poly 4- Damien 5- Crean Lutheran 6- Harvard Westlake 7- Mater Dei 8- Rolling Hills Prep 9- Etiwanda 10- Bishop Montgomery T11- St. Bernard T11- Colony 14- St. John Bosco 15- Heritage Christian 16- Loyola Division 2AA: 1- Notre […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 05 2022

Noah Smith’s Two Free Throws With 1 Second to Play Leads Glendora to 62-60 Victory Over Alta Loma in Palomares League Opener

Photos by Carlo Montalbo Boys Basketball: What a way to open Palomares League play for GHS. With 5.3 seconds to play, Alta Loma’s Jace Conway hit two free throws to get the Braves even with the Tartans at 60-60. Noah Smith, though, would convert on both of his free-throw attempts with one second to play, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Jan 03 2022

Update: Armando Cruz Senior’s Funeral Set For Saturday Evening at Covina Community Church

Wrestling: As mentioned in the story link below, the Northview wrestling family recently suffered a terrible loss. Armando Cruz Senior, the father of Northview junior Nate Cruz, died on Christmas Eve after a battle with COVID. Mr. Cruz was just 55 years of age. Cruz and his son, Nate, who wrestles at 170 pounds for […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Dec 31 2021

Spivey Word Scores 23 Points in Damien’s 61-58 Victory Over American Fork (Utah); Spartans go 3-1 in Classic at Damien Tournament

Boys Basketball: Damien bounced back from its first loss of 2021-22 with a 61-58 victory over American Fork of Utah. The Spartans (17-1) finished the Classic at Damien with a 3-1 mark. Spivey Word had a game-high 23 points in the win. Kaleb Smith contributed 14 points and both Bradley Xie and Jimmy Oladokun finished […]

By Brian Baiotto