One Year Ago: La Serna Title Bid Falls a Buck Short

La Serna fell just short in the CIF Division 6 Championship game. (Photo by Duane Barker).

La Serna came up a point short in its bid to win the Division 6 championship against Pacific/Oxnard at California High School. Tim Peterson wrote the game story and Duane Barker took the pictures in a game that became an instant classic one year ago on Saturday night November 30, 2019.

By Tim Peterson

(Whittier) – La Serna led 35-21 in the third quarter but was unable to hold on and eventually fell to Pacifica/Oxnard 42-41 Saturday night in the CIF Division 6 Championship game at California High School. Read more »

One Year Ago: Sierra Canyon At The Top…Again

Sierra Canyon crushes Chaminade in the DII Final.

Our “One Year Ago” series moves on to the CIF Finals. Sierra Canyon once again reigned supreme raising the Division II trophy with a win over Chaminade. Duane Barker was there for the coverage on November 29, 2019.

By Duane Barker

(West Hills) – On a cold night on the west side, the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers paid a visit to the Chaminade Eagles Friday night in the CIF Division II Finals and physically dominated their hosts to the tune of 35-7 and were crowned the DII Champs. Read more »

One Year Ago: Sweet Victory for Aquinas

    Gene Valdez threw two touchdown passes for St. Paul but it wasn’t enough.

One more from “One Year Ago” as St. Paul came up short in the CIF Division 5 Finals. Alex Gonzalez was on hand for the game story as Aquinas led by the running of Terayon Sweet came away victorious on November 29, 2019.

By Alex Gonzalez

(Santa Fe Springs) —Aquinas tailback Terayon Sweet led his team to the CIF-SS Division 5 title Friday night when he scored three touchdowns in the Falcons 21-16 win over St. Paul. Read more »

One Year Ago: Tartans Come Up Short In Semi-Finals

The Falcon’s Angel Pais boots through the game winner to end Glendora’s season.

One more from “One Year Ago” as Duane Barker saw Glendora ousted in the Division V semis by Aquinas on a late field goal at Citrus College on November 22, 2019.

By Duane Barker

(Glendora) The Glendora Tartans hosted the Aquinas Falcons in the semi-finals of the CIF Division V playoffs and fell to the visitors 24-21 on a field goal by Falcon kicker Angel Pais at Citrus College’s stadium. Read more »

One Year Ago: Lions Have Last Laugh Against Jurupa Hills, 22-15

Our “One Year Ago” series moves into the semi finals as Rich Whittington covered El Monte’s win over Jurupa Hills at El Monte High. The win came with a surprise at the end as the Lions not only advanced to the CIF Division Finals but were declared CIF champions when the two teams in the other semi final were disqualified due to a brawl. The win and the announcement came on November 22, 2019.

By Rich Whittington
(El Monte) The El Monte Lions continued their winning ways Friday evening, edging the visiting Jurupa Hills Spartans, 22-15, in front of a near capacity crowd at El Monte High School. Read more »