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One Year Ago: Sierra Canyon At The Top…Again

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 […]

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

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 […]

One Year Ago: La Serna Impressive In Second Round Win Over Los Altos

Our “One Year Ago” series moves into the second round of the playoffs. Duane Barker was on the sidelines to cover a good local matchup at Los Altos as the Conquerors battled La Serna. The Lancers had a little too much for the Conqs in the game played on November 15, 2019. (Hacienda Heights) The […]

One Year Ago: Lancers Tame the Bears In Round One

Our “One Year Ago” series moves on to the first round of the playoffs from last season. Duane Barker was on hand to cover La Serna’s opening round Division VI win over Warren that was played on November 8, 2019. By Duane Barker (Whittier)  The La Serna Lancers took on the Warren Bears Friday in […]

One Year Ago: Moors Clinch The Almont

One more from Week 9 of last year. Duane Barker covered Alhambra clinching the Almont League title with a win over Bell Gardens at Moor Field. The Moors had a memorable season going undefeated before falling in the CIF Division 13 semi-finals to Ramona. By Duane Barker (Alhambra)- The Alhambra Moors clinched the Almont League […]

One Year Ago: St. Paul Dispatches Harvard Westlake

We continue our “One Year Ago” series as we move into Week 8 of last year.  Duane Barker was on hand to see St. Paul pummel Harvard Westlake on October 18, 2019. By Duane Barker (Sante Fe Springs) – The St. Paul Swordsmen hosted the Harvard Westlake Wolverines Friday night at “The Pit” on the […]

One Year Ago: El Monte Outlasts Arroyo

As our “One Year Ago” series marches on this one was played on October 11, 2019 in a clash of Mission Valley League rivals. El Monte continued its undefeated run with a big Week 7 road win over Arroyo. Duane Barker was on hand for the coverage. By Duane Barker (El Monte) – In a […]

One Year Ago: Lancer Domination

This week in our “One Year Ago” series La Serna was off and running in the Del Rio League with a rout of El Rancho. Duane Barker covered the Week 6 battle played on October 4, 2019. By Duane Barker (Whittier) The La Serna Lancers and the El Rancho Dons opened up Del Rio League […]

One Year Ago: Knights Victorious in Battle with Spartans

In our continuing “One Year Ago” series we bring you Week 2 action from last year. Arroyo, after a Zero Week loss, picked up its second straight win with a big victory over Schurr. The game was played on September 6, 2019. Duane Barker was on hand to cover it.

One Year Ago: Apaches Routed In 2019 Opener

Okay one more from Week One of last year. Arcadia was coming off a CIF Championship appearance the year before but was completely overmatched in the 2019 opener against Valencia. The Apaches went on to finish the season 4-6 overall and missed the playoffs. Duane Barker covered the game played August 30, 2019.