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Fanview: The Farewell & Adieu Edition

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 […]

Rancho Verde Scores Last, Takes Title

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 […]

The TEN: 12/1/2017

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in The TEN”)

Santa Disappoints South, 35-14

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.

The TEN: 11/24/2017

(“The TEN” is not a to ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

Burbank-South Hills Photos–2nd Round of CIF

It’s The Bulldogs of Burbank, Again!

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.

The TEN: 11/17/2017

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

Arroyo Win Leaves Lakeside by Roadside, 35-6

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.

Southmen Ride Boldly And Defeat El Dorado, 50-7

By Rich Whittington (The Swamp)—Sometimes getting to a championship requires riding over The Mountains of the Moon and down The Valley of the Shadow …The South El Monte Eagles began that journey on Friday night and had no trouble in their 2017 CIF playoff opener as they routed the visiting El Dorado Golden Hawks, 50-7.