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By Grip Teague Sports Editor, Media Valley News Anthony Ledesma, El Monte’s starting quarterback the last two seasons, has transferred to Temple City. The deal—pardon—the transfer, pending for several weeks, is now confirmed with a verified change in address. Ledesma officially withdrew from El Monte early this morning. “We have nothing but good things to […]
By Joe Torosian Kick it! “Let’s head on down the road There’s somewhere I gotta go…” —Tom Petty Right off the Top: Mid Valley Sports is not going anywhere. It covers the NFL, NCAA Division-1 football, NCAA Division-2 sports, and the Los Angeles Galaxy…Oh, and CIF Football. Mid Valley Sports will continue on and into […]
By Joe Torosian, Alex Gonzalez & Rich Whittington (La Canada)—The CIF Division III title wasn’t settled until the last night…the last quarter…the last drive…the last play…the last kick…the last second. And it was Luis Santiago’s last kick from 37-yards as time expired that gave Rancho Verde a 44-42 championship victory over the St. Francis Golden […]
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By Joe Torosian (South El Monte)—South El Monte owned the third quarter…And if it could have ended there all would be right with the Southmen—but it didn’t. Santa Maria took a 21-0 lead at the half and worked it for a 35-14 victory on Friday night at The Swamp in the Division-12 Semifinals.
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By Joe Torosian (Covina)—The Burbank Bulldogs out-slugged the South Hills Huskies, 42-30, to advance to the semifinals of the CIF-SS Division 7 Playoffs on Friday night at Covina District Field. It is The Banks third final four appearance in the last five years.
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By Joe Torosian (El Monte)–The Arroyo Knights scored in each quarter and put the contest into a running clock mode before closing out a 35-6 victory over the Lakeside Lancers on Friday in the first round the CIF playoffs at B.L. Bergstrom Stadium.