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Roach lifts Mustangs over Rowland 33-28

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By Ariel Carmona, Correspondent
Posted: 10/29/2010 11:55:49 PM PDT

WALNUT – After falling behind by two scores at the half, Walnut High School (4-4, 2-3) staged a second-half comeback against Rowland (4-5, 1-4), sparked by three touchdowns from quarterback Brandon Roach, in a 33-28 victory at home on Friday night.

Roach finished 18 of 30 for 230 yards and overcame three interceptions to toss touchdowns of 12 and 48 yards.

Roach also did damage to the Raiders on the ground, scoring on a 5-yard keeper in the final quarter.

The Raiders led the Mustangs 28-14 at halftime despite both teams trading turnovers in the first half.

Walnut’s defense shut down Rowland in the second half, scoring 19 unanswered points to secure the victory.

“We gave them great field position in the first half,” Walnut coach Michael O’Shields said.

“We just had to clean up the turnovers and establish the run.”


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October 30, 2010 at 8:37 am

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Walnut takes on Rowland in the Hacienda

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The Walnut Mustangs didn’t have a good outing last week against Bonita. In fact, the Mustangs were routed by the Bearcats 44-14 last week as Walnut quarterbacks were intercepted 4 times and the Bearcats also blocked 3 kicks en route to a lopsided win.

The Mustangs are now 3-4 overall and 1-3 league but they have a chance tonight at home to atone with a victory over league rivals Rowland.

The Raiders are 4-4 overall and also 1-3 in league, but they didn’t look impressive themselves in a 46-33 loss to Diamond Bar last week. It looked like the Brahmas were headed to another loss, but the Raiders let the game slip way after being up 33-17 with 9:25 to play.

Now both teams square off in what should be an interesting match-up.

The Mustangs are led on the ground by Devin Brown who is averaging 28.3 yards per carry. The Walnut passing attack is spearheaded by Brandon Roach, who has passed for an average of more than 200 yards per game, has a quarterback rating of 77 and has passed for eight touchdowns.

Rowland’s main weapons are Michael Ball and Ervin Crawford, averaging more than 200 yards and just under 100 yards respectively.

Tribune Prep Sports Editor Fred Robledo has picked Walnut, while Steve Ramirez is picking Rowland.

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October 30, 2010 at 12:53 am

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Bassett over Workman 28-6

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By Ariel Carmona, Correspondent
Posted: 10/23/2010 12:03:10 AM PDT

LA PUENTE – Bassett High School quarterback Robert Rodriguez tossed two touchdown passes and rushed for 33 yards as the Olympians (3-4, 2-2) rebounded from last week’s loss to Azusa for a Montview League victory over Workman on Friday night.

The Lobos (1-6, 0-4) used senior running back Gabriel Fychok as their main weapon. Fychok gained 82 yards on 16 carries but was kept out of the end zone by the rugged Bassett defense.

Rodriguez had touchdown passes of 43 and 28 yards and finished 3 of 5 for 71 yards.

Bassett coach Aubrey Duncan credited his team’s defense for stopping the Lobos in the red zone three times.

“We’re living on our defense,” he said.

The Lobos also had two turnovers.

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October 23, 2010 at 7:24 am

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Sierra Vista rolls over Lobos 49-7

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By Ariel Carmona, Correspondent
Posted: 10/16/2010 05:30:23 PM PDT

BALDWIN PARK – A week after their running attack was shut down by Azusa High School, Sierra Vista’s Giovanni Rivera made sure it returned to form with a five-touchdown performance as the Dons rolled to a Montview League victory at home over Workman on Friday night.

Rivera was dominant rushing the football. He accounted for 341 of Sierra Vista’s 466 yards on the night and scored on runs of 12, 36, 35, 19 and 74 yards.

Sierra Vista took an early 14-0 lead on Rivera’s first two touchdowns on its way to a 35-7 halftime advantage.

Workman mounted a drive midway through the second quarter and scored their lone touchdown on quarterback Val Cervantes’ 15-yard run.

However, the Dons limited Cervantes to four completions on 13 attempts, for 26 yards, with an interception.

The Dons improved to 5-1, 2-1 in league, and the Lobos dropped to 1-5, 0-3.

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October 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm

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Cal Poly women’s soccer beats Otters, ties Gators

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originally posted in The Poly Post

oct. 12 2010

Cal Poly Pomona’s women’s soccer team defeated Cal State Monterey Bay, 4-2, on Friday, then fought their way to a scoreless tie against San Francisco State at Kellogg Field on Sunday.

Following the weekend home stand, the Broncos’ record improved to 6-3-3 overall and 4-3-3 in conference play. Cal Poly Pomona ranks fourth behind Cal State Dominguez Hills in the CCAA Southern Division.

Sunday’s home action saw the Broncos keep pace with the visiting Gators as they participated in their second double overtime game of the season. Despite 96 degree heat, the Broncos recorded 21 shots on goal versus the Gators’ six.

San Francisco State’s sophomore goalkeeper Annicia Jones managed 10 saves throughout Sunday’s match, as Cal Poly Pomona’s prolific offense came close to breaking through with the winning goal on several instances, particularly in the second period of regulation where it produced 10 shots on goal to the Gators’ three.

Head Coach Isabelle Harvey said she was happy with the team’s effort at home on Sunday, despite not coming away with a win.

“I think we played very well,” Harvey said. “Unfortunately, the ball didn’t fall where we wanted it to, but we did everything that we could. You look at the 21 shots that we had, sometimes you just cannot do it the way you would like to, but I thought the team played very well.”

Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Rohman had another solid outing for the Broncos, playing all 110 minutes and finishing with three saves. However, her teammates said that the secret to the team’s early success this season can be attributed to a total team effort philosophy.

In Friday’s contest, the Broncos took an early 2-0 lead on goals by junior forward Justine Barclay and junior forward Jennifer Rivera, but the Otters came back to tie the game in the second half.

The Broncos did not panic and got two more goals from junior forward Valerie Strawn and sophomore forward Angela Garcia to secure the victory.

Strawn, whose goal on Friday gave the Broncos a 3-2 lead, said the victory over Monterey Bay was an example of the team’s commitment toward playing well together as a unit.

“As a whole, we played very good together,” Strawn said. “We moved forward as a team, and defended as a team and that was the main focus of that game, playing as a team. Because we played as a team, we had so much success in getting our goals.”

Senior defender/forward Britany Garrett, who assisted on Barclay’s goal, agreed.

“In the past, our team probably would have let down,” Garrett said. “We started strong, even though they scored two goals, but we stayed positive and got the win.”

As for Sunday’s overtime tie, Garrett said, “It’s hard, but it’s our home field and we have a lot of pride in defending our home field. We wanted to send them home with a loss. Unfortunately, it ended up a tie, but we worked hard the whole time.”

The Broncos return this weekend to play two matches against Cal State San Bernardino on Friday and Sunday. Friday’s match is away and Sunday’s match is at Kellogg Field. Both matches begin at 11:30 a.m.

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October 13, 2010 at 2:06 am

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La Puente routs Workman 44-8

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Posted: 10/09/2010 12:02:57 AM PDT

La Puente 44,

Workman 8

Where: Workman High

Records: Workman 1-4, 0-2; La Puente 3-2, 1-1

What happened: The Warriors outscored the Lobos 34-0 by halftime on their way to a 44-8 Montview League victory.

Standouts: Jose Perez carried for 127 yards and two touchdowns, and Joey Espinoza added 44 yards rushing, including a 3-yard touchdown, as the Warriors rolled.

Key moment: It was over by the end of the first quarter as the Lobos were down 21-0.

Quotable: “Every game we want to establish the running game” – La Puente Coach Brandon Rohrer.

Next week: La Puente travels to Gladstone; Workman travels to Sierra Vista.

Ariel Carmona


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October 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm

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Wilson over El Monte 26-20

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HACIENDA HEIGHTS – Wilson High School utilized its ground game, with senior running back Moses Vega the difference maker in the Wildcats’ nonleague home victory over El Monte on Friday night.

Vega had 20 carries for 145 yards and touchdowns of 13 and 32 yards in the victory over the Lions (1-3).

Wildcats (3-1) quarterback Josh Morales went 13 of 20 for 131 yards and one interception, and the Wildcats’ defense recovered a fumble as Wilson jumped to a 16-6 halftime advantage.

The Lions relied on a running weapon of their own, senior running back Michael Jimenez. Jimenez contributed to El Monte’s 32-24 victory over Gladstone last week, but Wilson limited him to 55 yards in the first half Friday night.

Jimenez eventually found the end zone on a 35-yard pass from quarterback Manuel Santa Cruz before the end of the half, but didn’t score in the second.

The Lions were also victimized by four turnovers and a safety.

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October 2, 2010 at 8:46 am

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