The TEN: 11/7/2018

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

1. Dodgers hitting coach Turner Ward leaves to take over as the hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds.

2. LaMelo Ball will return to high school basketball and will enroll at Spire Institute in Ohio.

3. Freshman Zion Williamson scored 28 points to spark Duke to a 118-84 rout of Kentucky to open the 2018-19 college basketball season.

4. Bryce Harper rejected a long term “aggressive offer” from the Washington Nationals on the last day of the season.

5. Warren at Northview, Friday night, 7:00 p.m. CIF Division 7 Playoffs, 2nd Round.

6. College Football Playoff Rankings – Top 4: 1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Notre Dame 4. Michigan

7. According to reports Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi has left the club to become the Director of Baseball Operations for the San Francisco Giants.

8. Kaiser running back Christian Hunter has rushed for 2,565 yards on 215 carries – 11.9 yards per carry. Kaiser will travel to San Dimas Friday night in the 2nd round of the CIF Division 8 Playoffs.

9. On this day in 1991 Laker point guard Magic Johnson announces he has the HIV virus and retires from the NBA.

10. Kris Wilkes scored 27 points and Moses Brown had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead UCLA to a 96-71 win over Purdue Fort Wayne in the season opener.

16 Comments to "The TEN: 11/7/2018"

  1. Viking's Gravatar Viking
    November 10, 2018 - 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Haha… it must be eating you inside that Northview just keeps winning. So holding Warrens offense to ZERO is nothing? There still overrated? So if Northview beats Culver City what than? Whats your excuse gonna be? Or will they finally get your approval?

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 10, 2018 - 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous, what’s your school for you to have so much hate? (Covina) What will be your excuse next Saturday? Just accept it, NV is the real deal.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 10, 2018 - 7:32 am | Permalink

    Your still overrated until you win a road playoff game. Which you haven’t done ever. Have fun on the 10 fwy in traffic. And yes, people do live outside of Covina.

  4. Viking's Gravatar Viking
    November 10, 2018 - 1:50 am | Permalink

    So much for Northview being overrated, and not being in a game all year. Warrens offense scored 0 points. Let that sink in.

  5. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    November 9, 2018 - 3:11 am | Permalink

    Don’t want to get in the middle of a good fight but as I stated after watching Northview dismantle El Rancho in O week they will end up being #1 in the MVS coverage area. Warren will provide a test for a half but Northview wins by 3. 3 touchdowns that is.

  6. LaVar's Gravatar LaVar
    November 8, 2018 - 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Who’s LaMelo Ball?

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 8, 2018 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    Exactly! I don’t understand that logic that Northview is overrated. They were predicted to finish 3rd in league this year. Third! By EVERYONE! They just lost the best player EVER to come through Northview. Was also hearing from everyone that Northview was done, that reality was about to sink in for them. That Comstock wasn’t walking through those doors anymore. How can people come on here and hate on them. There not even supposed to be in this situation. Northview is playing with house money, even with that #1 seed in there division. Is it there fault that Covina, the predicted top dog for this year didn’t meet expectations? Is it Northviews fault San Dimas didn’t give them a game? People calling Northview overrated even though there overachieving? Don’t get it.

    The best part of all this, if Northview loses Friday. This board is going to be filled with I told you they were overrated. I told you Northview sucks. I told you there schedule sucked. Northview again choking. Warren is freaking good, they could possible be the best team in the division.

  8. The Low-Down's Gravatar The Low-Down
    November 8, 2018 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    Just read that LeMelo and LiAngelo earned a maximum of $500 per month playing in Lithuania. The kids could probably make more working the Chinese factory that puts-out the BBB shoes.

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 8, 2018 - 9:29 am | Permalink

    Anonymous, not punching back, let’s not forget Covina.

  10. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 7, 2018 - 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Oh,darn! Le Melo to play high school basketball in Ohio. Where will I get my LaVar fix?

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 7, 2018 - 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Ummmmm… I might be wrong, but doesn’t San Dimas play Wilson, Rowland, and Baldwin Park as well? I’m sure Northview was expecting San Dimas to punch back, they never did. So than everyone in the Valle Vista league is overrated than?

  12. November 7, 2018 - 1:31 pm | Permalink

    South El Monte scored 170 points all season. Half of those points were scored in two games vs Gabrielino (42) and Mountain View (40) that means we scored we averaged 10 points a game! TEN! Factor in a couple pick 6 and fumbles that gave us a short field it’s less than that. Offensive Coordinator Melendez is absolutely the worst! He is vulgar dude who looks even worse. Joe Corasco nice guy but he’s no mike Mooney. I’ll bet not one coach on this staff can run a mile in less than 17 minutes. Hard to tell kids to “push it” when the kids can see you don’t “push it” I’m sorry but I Gotta lay the blame for this disappointing season on the lap of Frank Gallardo who hired these guys and fired “the other guys” . He’s allowed this team with ample weapons to lay dormant. He signed off on this silly game plan against Highland to be in shotgun and throw the ball when we haven’t done so all season. 4 interceptions later they went back to the wing t. He’s a Dud! Hector Spathias is an Former Coach and teacher at SEM this guy has done nothing but impress and shock people with what he’s done at bad programs imagine what he can do at SEM! Just saying! By the way I love the way Isaiah Medina played against Highland he really left it on the field. But I hated to see him standing off on his own away from his teammates. Kids say he was upset at his team and coaches. These are the things good coaches don’t allow to happen, it looks bad. But We had kids quit and others who needed convincing to stay on the team because they didn’t like the coaches. It’s a shame what’s going on. Frank needs to reevaluate this staff and himself. If Mooney wins a CIF championship at Arcadia it’s gonna make this mistake magnify itself. Since Gallardo loves La Serna so much he can go back there where we wants to be and we can steal Hector Spathias and it’ll be the greatest show on swamplands lmfao. Scoreboards will light up records will be broken. And more importantly he’ll put together the best staff in the valley bar none!

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 7, 2018 - 12:20 pm | Permalink

    I agree that with SD fanatic that the saints can beat Kaiser. SD offense is tough to deal with and they’ll get it done. Apple Valley will beat Glendora but it should be an entertaining game. I do agree that NV is overrated. Playing Wilson, Rowland and Baldwin Park doesn’t prepare you for a 2nd round opponent who won’t back down and like Burbank two years ago punch them back. NV is used to bullying other teams. Now they will find out what it’s like to get punched back.

  14. San Dimas Fanatic's Gravatar San Dimas Fanatic
    November 7, 2018 - 11:04 am | Permalink

    @SH I agree with your picks except for three.
    1-Northview vs Warren, I think its too close to call. I think NV finally gets challenged but Im leaning towards NV.
    2- Apple Valley is a tough out, but I think Glendora surprises them.
    3- I gotta go with my Saints, yes Im a homer, but I think Saints pull off the upset. Last years, 2OT, 2 point conversion, the video showed we were in, this year it will be different. However, i think all your other picks are solid. I think you can pretty much say EM in a rout for the rest of the season.

  15. Aghast's Gravatar Aghast
    November 7, 2018 - 10:45 am | Permalink

    I was in a bank at the moment I heard from a buddy about Magic’s HIV contraction. It was shocking. Worse still was the moment I saw Earvin’s live interview, where he said he was retiring because he had “attained” the virus. That meant he had struck-out in the classroom as well as the bedroom.

  16. SH's Gravatar SH
    November 7, 2018 - 9:59 am | Permalink

    This weeks action will go like this: Warren over Northview, La Serna over St. Paul, South Hills over MC, EM in a rout, Apple Valley over Glendora, Arcadia over TC, Kaiser over SD, Knight over ER, Linfield over BG, Xavier Prep over Nogales, and Pomona over Penninsula. Bonita and San Marino games too close to call.
    Teams that are overrated are St. Paul, Northview and Nogales which had easy first round games.

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