The TEN: 11/17/2023

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

  1. Jordan Dollar had 25 points and 5 rebounds to lead Arcadia to a 74-44 win over Sylmar Wednesday night to open the 2023-’24 High School basketball season. 
  2. The 2nd Annual SGV Bowl is scheduled for January 12. Location to be determined. 
  3. The Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals 34-20 on Thursday Night Football. 
  4. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been suspended for five games by the NBA for “escalating an on-court altercation” in Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. 
  5. The Clippers are 0-5 since acquiring James Harden from Philadelphia and are 3-7 on the season. 
  6. AP College Basketball Top 5: 1. Kansas 2. Purdue 3. Arizona 4. Marquette 5. UConn. 
  7. The Angels Shohei Ohtani was named AL MVP and Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves won the NL MVP. 
  8. Charter Oak’s Lavar Arrington II has received 10 D1 offers, the latest from his father’s Alma Mater, Penn St. 
  9. MLB Owners voted unanimously Thursday to allow the Oakland Athletics to move to Las Vegas. 
  10. Matt Snell of the San Diego Padres won the NL Cy Young Award and Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees was named the winner of the AL Cy Young Award.       

8 Comments to "The TEN: 11/17/2023"

  1. Sports Man's Gravatar Sports Man
    November 19, 2023 - 6:28 am | Permalink

    Old Whitmont Guy at least whittier coach outcoached the previous head coach at Bassett, and that staff used to be thought as gppd

  2. Sports Man's Gravatar Sports Man
    November 19, 2023 - 6:25 am | Permalink

    Old Whitmont Guy
    November 17, 2023 – 11:25 pm | Per bunchof nobody’s! Must be more qualified coaches wanting job, but arnold and whoever AD is and principal don’t give a feces about program. Too quick interviews; let couple weeks pass first until assistant coaches still in playoff run have a chance. Let them focus on cif title now. Make sense? Whittier firing coach? What / did he abuse players or terrible in classroom is cause? Is coach C Ceniseros? if yes has some winning experiemce.. Other guy what has he done? not much

  3. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    November 18, 2023 - 9:03 am | Permalink


    I’ve been saying this in many different ways for the past year or more . Last year’s CO team would have beaten this years by 3 touchdowns or more , yet this years team is CIF finalist or champ????? Last. year first round exit .Why rewarded for losing season with 5 Division drop??
    Let’s send a 6-8 champ to State for good measure !

    Additionally where are the close games that CIF craves ????? Only one of 8 games on MVS scoreboard within 2 touchdowns

  4. Old Whitmont Guy's Gravatar Old Whitmont Guy
    November 17, 2023 - 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Heard from me first, Whittier coach was let go. You will also hear it here first, the two finalists for the Cal job will be Coach Winchell and Coach C (Sierra Vista) and whoever doesn’t get the Cal job will be the front runner for the Whittier job.

  5. MVS's Gravatar MVS
    November 17, 2023 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Once again the MVS teams are kings of the Pee Wee Divisions. Step up and get your trophies. CO and LS, reverse Peter Principle teams.

  6. Detached Onserver's Gravatar Detached Onserver
    November 17, 2023 - 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Matt Snell should have been MVP iof Super Bowl 3

    #8 Is this why poor beleaguered Charter Oak got playoff bid at 2-8

  7. ?'s Gravatar ?
    November 17, 2023 - 12:04 pm | Permalink

    PS: Walnut is one local team that has this system figured out. After winning it all in D10 in 2022 somehow they slid to D13 in 2023 and will more than likely win it all again. Repeating anywhere other than D1 is almost impossible.

  8. ?'s Gravatar ?
    November 17, 2023 - 11:50 am | Permalink

    I try to look beyond the algorythms of Cal Preps to see what really is going on. It seems the current set up rewards failure and punishes progress. I give you two local teams like St Paul D8 in 2022 D4 in 2023 out fast. St Francis D5 in 2022 D3 in 2023 one and done. Covina D 10 in 2022 D8 in 2023 out early. Conversely La Serna D3 in 2022 one and done D5 in 2023 making a run. Charter Oak D3 in 2022 one and done. D8 in 2023 projected champions. That scenario pans out all over the playoffs. There ought to be a law. Up and coming teams win but not to much.

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