Basketball/ Mar 12 2022

Damien Wins CIF State Division 1 Championship; Kaleb Smith’s 23 Points Leads Spartans to 65-57 Victory Over Clovis North

Boys Basketball: To say that Kaleb Smith was at his best on the sport’s biggest stage would be an understatement. The Damien senior had a team-high 23 points in Friday’s 65-57 victory over Clovis North in the CIF State Division 1 championship game. Smith hit 9-of-11 shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, and went […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 09 2022

Damien Wins CIF State D-1 So Cal Regional Title After 58-53 Victory Over Crean Lutheran; Spartans Headed to Sacramento to Play for State Championship

Photos by Jim McCormack for the OC Sports Zone Boys Basketball: Damien finished what it started on Tuesday night. The Spartans used five and seven-point advantages in the first and fourth quarters, respectively, to earn a spot in the CIF State Division 1 championship game this Friday in Sacramento. Damien edged visiting Crean Lutheran, 58-53, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 07 2022

Game Preview: Damien Hosts Crean Lutheran in Tuesday’s CIF State Division 1 Southern California Regional Final

Pictured L-R: RJ Smith, Jimmy Oladokun, Spivey Word & Kaleb Smith Boys Basketball: Who: Crean Lutheran vs Damien What: CIF State Division 1 So Cal Regional Final Where: Damien High School When: Tuesday at 6 Damien and Crean Lutheran meet up Tuesday night in a much-anticipated sequel. Twenty-five days ago, the Spartans overcame a 20-point […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 06 2022

Damien Earns Spot in CIF State Division 1 Regional Final; Spartans Defeat St. Bernard, 70-65, on Saturday Night

Pictured L-R: Kaleb Smith & Jimmy Oladokun Boys Basketball: Damien is now one win away from a spot in the CIF State Division 1 title game. The Spartans defeated visiting St. Bernard, 70-65, in the semifinal round of the So Cal Regionals. Damien got double digit points from four of its five starters. Jimmy Oladokun […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 04 2022

Damien’s Second Half Surge Leads Spartans to 66-56 Victory Over JSerra in Second Round of CIF State Division 1 Playoffs

Boys Basketball: Damien won its 29th game of the season on Thursday. The Spartans got a balanced offensive effort in a 66-56 victory over JSerra in the second round of the CIF State Division 1 playoffs. All five of Damien’s starters had eight points or more. JSerra’s Robert Diaz hit five 3-pointers and had a […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 02 2022

Damien Opens CIF State Division 1 Playoffs With 31-Point Victory Over Mission Hills; Spartans Host JSerra on Thursday

Boys Basketball: It had been 10 days since Damien last played. The Spartans finished CIF-SS Open Division Pool Play 1-2, including consecutive losses to Centennial Corona and Bishop Montgomery. Damien, though, opened CIF State Division 1 play with an 81-50 victory over Mission Hills. Spivey Word and RJ Smith both contributed 19 points each. Jimmy […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 27 2022

Girls CIF State Meet: Montclair’s Jo Forman, Walnut’s Anaya Falcon & Arroyo’s Brianna Gonzalez Win State Titles

Photos by RT Tolentino  Girls Wrestling What a weekend for the SGV area girls wrestlers. They left Bakersfield with 10 placers, including three state championships. Arroyo’s Brianna Gonzalez earned the 101-pound title by defeating Kaelani Shufeldt (Marina), 5-1. Walnut’s Anaya Falcon claimed a 5-2 decision over Nyla Valencia (Sobrato), 5-2, to win the 106-pound championship. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 27 2022

CIF State Wrestling: Walnut’s Ronnie Ramirez Places Second, Northview’s Adrian Limon & Julian Leon Finish Fifth & Eighth, Respectively

Photos by RT Tolentino Boys Wrestling: The 2021-22 boys wrestling season ended on Saturday night in Bakersfield. There were only four area placers, including a runner-up, fourth, fifth and eighth-place medalists. Walnut’s Ronnie Ramirez dropped a 10-1 decision to l Dorado’s Isaiah Quintero in the 106-pound title bout. San Marino’s Ryan Arrington (220) was fourth […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 25 2022

Northview’s Limon, Walnut’s Ramirez & Barreto, & San Marino’s Arrington Remain Unbeaten at Day 1 of CIF State Meet

Pictured L-R: Northview’s Adrian Limon & Walnut’s Fernando Barreto Boys Wrestling: CIF State Meet Day One Records: 106 Pounds: Marcus Tolentino (Northview): 0-1 Ronnie Ramirez (Walnut): 2-0 113: Christian Garcia (Walnut): 1-1 120: Elijah Flores (Walnut): 1-1 Adrian Limon (Northview): 2-0 Jacob Bell (Etiwanda): 0-1 126: Mario Sandoval (Northview): 1-1 132: Fernando Barreto (Walnut): 3-0 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 25 2022

12 SGV Area Girls Finish Day 1 at State Meet w/2-0 Records, Including NHS’ Lazaro & Lewis, & SDHS’ Dorantes, Ortiz & Marquez

Photos by RT Tolentino Girls: 101 Pounds: Briana Gonzalez (Arroyo): 2-0 Raquel Garcia (Colony): 0-1 106: Emilie Gonzalez (Arroyo): 2-0 Brenda Martinez (Ayala): 1-1 Deandra Meza (Walnut): 2-0 Saryna Garcia (Etiwanda): 0-1 111: Anaya Falcon (Walnut): 2-0 Samantha Rivera (Northview): 1-1 116: Leilani Lazaro (Northview): 2-0 Samantha Sachs (Glendora) 0-1 Kaitlin Castro (Bishop Amat): 1-1 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 23 2022

Girls Wrestling: First Round Matches at CIF State Meet in Bakersfield; Northview’s Lazaro is No. 2 Seed at 116 Pounds

Photo of Northview’s Leilani Lazaro by Antonio Gonzales Girls Wrestling: CIF-State Championship 101 Pounds: Briana Gonzalez (Arroyo) vs Emma Degraziano (Mira Mesa) Raquel Garcia (Colony) vs Jalen Bets (Granada) 106: Emilie Gonzalez (Arroyo) vs Lauren Nguyen (Granada) Brenda Martinez (Ayala) vs Hailee Moreno (San Fernando) Deandra Meza (Walnut) vs Odelia Sandoval (Birmingham) Saryna Garcia (Etiwanda) […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 23 2022

Boys Wrestling: First Round Matches at CIF State Championships in Bakersfield; Tournament Runs Thursday-Saturday

Photo by RT Tolentino Boys Wrestling: CIF-State Championship, Feb 24-26: First Round Matches: 106 Pounds: Marcus Tolentino (Northview) vs Nikade Zinkin (Clovis) Ronnie Ramirez (Walnut) vs Jason McDonald (Lemoore) 113: Christian Garcia (Walnut) vs Jacob Estrada (Monache) 120: Elijah Flores (Walnut) vs Aiden Yip (Washington) Adrian Limon (Northview) vs Austin Fredrickson (Windsor) Jacob Bell (Etiwanda) […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 20 2022

Walnut’s Christian Garcia & Fernando Barreto Win SGV Area’s Lone Titles at CIF-SS Masters; Northview Sending Six to State

Photos by RT Tolentino Boys Wrestling: CIF-SS Masters Meet: Walnut represented the SGV area contingency with two champions (Christian Garcia & Fernando Barreto) at the two-day CIF-SS Masters Meet at Sonora High School. Walnut finished in sixth place with 114.5 team points, thanks to the two champs and a second-place finish for Ronnie Ramirez at […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 20 2022

San Dimas’ Dorantes & Marquez, & Northview’s Lewis Win CIF-SS Masters Titles; SDHS Finishes Second to Marina in Team Points

Photos by Antonio Gonzales Girls Wrestling: The San Gabriel Valley area had a solid showing at the CIF-SS Masters Meet this weekend. San Dimas finished in second (behind Marina) in team points, and the Saints tied Arroyo for a tournament-high two individual champions. Walnut was third with one champ, and Northview placed fourth. The top-eight […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 19 2022

Day 1 at CIF-SS Girls Masters Meet: Team Points, Individual Records & Saturday’s Quarterfinal Round Matches

Pictured L-R: Northview’s Leilani Lazaro & Glendora’s Samantha Sachs, who meet up today (Saturday) in the CIF-SS Masters quarterfinal round of the 116-pound division. Girls Wrestling at Marina High School: Team Scores: 1: Northview (54) 2: Corona (52) 3: Marina (50) 3: Walnut (50) 5: Downey (49) 5: Paloma Valley (49) 7: Hillcrest (46) 8: […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 19 2022

Day 1 at CIF-SS Masters: Team & Individual Results, & Saturday’s Quarterfinal Round Matches

Pictured L-R: Jacob Salcedo, Mario Sandoval, Adrian Limon & Nate Cruz of Northview CIF-SS Boys Masters Meet at Sonora HS: Team Points: 1: Temecula Valley (79.5) 2: Palm Desert (70) 3: St. John Bosco (69) 4: Calvary Chapel Santa Ana (67.5) 5: Northview (54) 6: Fountain Valley (46.5) 7: Walnut (41) 8: Long Beach Millikan […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 19 2022

Bishop Montgomery Defeats Damien, 61-47, in Final Round of CIF-SS Open Division Pool Play

Boys Basketball: The remarkable 2021-22 season is over for Damien. Bishop Montgomery defeated the Spartans, 61-47, on Friday night. It was only the second game this season that saw Damien outscored in all four quarters. Jimmy Oladokun led the Spartans with 13, points and RJ Smith had 11. Xavier Edmonds had a game-high 16 points […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 18 2022

List of First Round Matches for Local Wrestlers at the CIF-SS Masters Meet at Sonora High School

Pictured: Marshall Fundamental’s 170-pound, Warren Koslow Wrestling: First-Round Matches For Area Wrestlers: 106 Pounds: Ronnie Ramirez (Walnut) vs Jacob Dominguez (San Marcos of Santa Barbara) Julian Santana (Los Osos) vs Adrian Jimenez (Marina) Marcus Tolentino (Northview) vs Joey Miller (Elsinore) Christian Montoya (South Hills) vs Joseph Zuniga (Trabuco Hills) 113: Christian Garcia (Walnut) vs Noah […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 16 2022

Providence Edges Walnut, 63-58, in Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 3AA Playoffs

Boys Basketball: Walnut’s successful 2021-22 season came to an end on Tuesday night. The Mustangs fell, 63-58, in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 3AA playoffs. Providence outscored Walnut by 10 points in the second half. Malik Khouzam had 15 points, five assists and three steals. Tyler Stevens contributed 13 points. Ryan Win chipped […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 16 2022

Salgado’s 24 Points & 10-of-10 Effort From Free-Throw Line Leads SDHS to 64-59 Victory Over Wiseburn Da Vinci in Second Round of D-4AA Playoffs

Photos by Robert Ketterling Boys Basketball: It would appear that Zaye Salgado did not want his high school career to end on Tuesday night. The San Dimas senior had a game-high 24 points in the Saints’ 64-59 victory over Wiseburn Da Vinci in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 4AA playoffs. Salgado also went […]

By Brian Baiotto