sgvjournal.com is expanding its coverage of local high schools and has contacted athletic directors to invite coaches to submit scores and highlights so their school gets coverage for free.
The following local schools were contacted by voice call or e-mail or a message left for their athletic director: Alhambra, Bosco Tech, Gabrielino, Mark Keppel, Ramona Convent, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Gabriel Academy, San Gabriel Mission, Schurr, and South El Monte. To date, Rosemead and South El Monte are the schools that are sending in results and they are receiving coverage. Thank you to the schools promoting their teams by reporting competition results. May you all have a Prosperous and Happy New Year.
Rosemead High School will play Glendale High School on Nov. 6, 2017, at 2 p.m. in division 4 quarterfinals of California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Championship Team playoffs.Continue: PREP TENNIS: Rosemead Wins Tiebreaker in CIFSS Playoffs
Schurr High School varsity boys water polo team lost to Sunny Hills 6-5 in a defensive battle in division 4 in the first round of California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) Championship Playoffs on Oct. 31, 2017. Schurr was the only local team in the playoffs in any division.
Alhambra and Rosemead high schools girls varsity tennis teams are the only local teams in the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) playoffs and both schools open the playoffs with home matches.Continue: PREP TENNIS: Alhambra and Rosemead Open Playoffs at Home
Three local high schools varsity sports teams are ranked in California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section latest Fall Sports Polls, and they are Rosemead, Schurr and South El Monte.Continue: PREP POLLS: Only Schurr, Rosemead, So. El Monte Are Ranked
Schurr High School is the only local high school that qualified for California Interscholastic Federation (CIFSS) boys varsity water polo playoffs which start on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.
Schurr is in Division 4 and will host Sunny Hills High School with the match starting at 5 p.m.
California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) has announced high school varsity prep polls for Fall sports and there are three local girls varsity volleyball teams ranked and Schurr football remains ranked number one in Div. 12.Continue: PREP SPORTS POLLS: 3 Local Teams Ranked in Girls Volleyball
Schurr High School varsity football team easily won 49-6 against San Gabriel to remain undefeated in Almont League play on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, while Rosemead varsity football almost pulled out a stunner and its girls tennis and volleyball teams won again in Mission Valley League (MVL) play. Rosemead's football team lost with seconds to go when a two-point, point after touchdown attempt was unsuccessful.Continue: PREP SCORES: Schurr Football, Rosemead Tennis Win Again
California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) released its latest polls for high school sports on Sept. 18, 2017, and Schurr boys varsity football leads area teams as the only number one ranked team.
Schurr is ranked first in the Division 12 poll, with South El Monte number four.
More rankings includeContinue: PREP SPORTS POLLS: Schurr Football Ranked #1
Some people have said coaches in sports are teachers in sports and in life.
A coach, regardless of what age level, can have a positive or negative influence on team members that include players, managers, stat crew and more. A local school district gave its coaches about $50 per year increase in pay and thought that was good. Even the union members in the same contract, who many make thousands more in comparison to coaches, were happy because they got more than a $1,000 a year raise.Coaches are teachers in sport. One coach said they were getting paid a few dollars an hour if you divided their stipend into hours put in coaching. Many coaches know their "job" includes not only teaching specific skills for that sport, it also reinforces the life skills the parents are teaching their children at home.Continue: SPORTS FOR ALL: Coaches Are Teachers in Sports and Life
By SHEL SEGAL
MONTEBELLO – With a 6-4 victory over Riverside Poly on Feb. 25, the Schurr girls water polo team was crowned CIF-Southern Section Division 2 champions, the first such triumph in the school’s history.
And for Jassmine Kezman, a senior on the team who lives in Monterey Park, winning the title meant the Spartans could successfully overcome all of their challenges.
“It was unbelievable,” said Kezman, who is planning on attending the University of La Verne in the fall and studying kinesiology. “For me personally, my heart was racing. It was a hectic day. There was a lot of negativity, people saying that we can’t do it. But we believed in our team and we were able to step up.”
ROSEMEAD - Rosemead High School girl's varsity swim team opened the season with a close 68-62 win against Temple City High School Rams at Rosemead Park Pool on Feb. 28, 2016. Temple City won the boys varsity meet 99-49.
Prestin Ling won the 100 meters Backstroke as Rosemead's only boys varsity winner of the day.
In the girls meet, Junae Huynh won two events and Hailey Duong placed second twice and third once to help the host Panthers to the close victory.Continue: PREP SWIMMING: Rosemead Girls Open Season with Win
Schurr High School girls water polo team traveled to host La Canada on Saturday for a match in California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) Championship Playoffs quarterfinals, and came home with a 12-10 win.
Schurr, 29-2 overall, advances to the semifinals on Feb. 22, 2017, when it will play Agoura, 22-8 overall, at Woollett Aquatic Center at 6:30 p.m.
Schurr High School girls varsity water polo team defeated Bonita 11-8 at Schurr to move on to California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) Division 2 Championship Quarterfinals.
Schurr will play at La Canada on Feb. 18, at a time to be announced.
Local high schools encouraged to submit game date, score and two leading contributors names, and their stats are Alhambra, Cantwell Sacred Heart, Don Bosco Tech, Gabrielino, Mark Keppel, Ramona Convent, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Gabriel Academy, San Gabriel Mission and Schurr. Colleges invited are Cal State University Los Angeles, East Los Angeles Community College, and Pasadena City College.
There is no fee.Continue: Coaches Invited to Send in Game Scores
Monterey Park -- Schurr High School boys varsity water polo team advanced to the quarterfinals of California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) Division 5 Championships where it lost to number one ranked Corona by a score of 16-8, on Nov. 12, 2016. On Nov. 10, Schurr defeated visiting Temple City 16-14. Schurr finishes the season with a record of 25-6.
Monterey Park -- Mark Keppel High School girls tennis team advanced to California Interscholastic Federation Division 4 Championship Playoff quarterfinals where it lost 14-4 to number one ranked Elsinore High School on Nov. 7, 2016.
Montebello -- Schurr High School boys varsity water polo team easily defeated Paso Robles 15-5 on Nov. 8, 2016, in a California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division 5 playoff game.Continue: PREP WATER POLO: Schurr Wins, Plays TC at Home on Nov. 10
Monterey Park -- Mark Keppel High School girls varsity tennis team will host number one ranked Elsinore High School in Division 4 California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section quarterfinal match on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Mark Keppel defeated Santa Fe by a score of 10-8 in second round action.Continue: PREP TENNIS: Keppel Hosts CIFSS Quarterfinal Match on Nov. 7
Los Alamitos -- Schurr High School boys varsity water polo team on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 hosts Paso Robles High School in a California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) Division 5 playoff game.Continue: PREP WATER POLO: Schurr Hosts CIFSS Playoff Game
Alhambra -- Number one ranked Alhambra High School girls varsity tennis team was upset 10-8 by Crescenta Valley in the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) Division 3 playoffs on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.
In CIFSS Division 4 action on Nov. 2, Mark Keppel upset host Whittier Christian by a score of 13-5 in round one. Mark Keppel, 17-10 overall, will play in the second round on Friday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at Santa Fe, 13-4 overall. On Nov. 1, in wild card action, host Mark Keppel defeated Paramount 16-2 to advance to round one. Rosemead won its wild card match 14-4 against visiting San Dimas, and then upset Aquinas by a score of 15-3 in the first round.
Alhambra -- California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) Division 3 number one seeded Alhambra High School girls varsity tennis team will open the playoffs at home on Nov. 2, 2016, against the winner of wild card match A on Nov. 1, between Crescenta Valley and Louisville.
In CIFSS Division 4 wild card C action, Mark Keppel High School will host Paramount on Nov. 1, 2016. The winner will play on Nov. 2, at Whittier Christian in the opening round. All matches start at 2 p.m.
Local high school fall sports teams are more than halfway through their seasons and California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) has announced the date for the start of playoffs (more on that later in this column).
This school year playoff groupings are being evaluated by all as a new way to get more balanced playoff games, rather than the old system based primarily on enrollment.Continue: SPORTS FOR ALL: Do You Support High School Sports?
By SHEL SEGAL
ALHAMBRA – With Almont League season already underway, the Mark Keppel High girls tennis team has one goal on its mind – beat Alhambra.
While that didn't exactly go as planned as the Aztecs dropped a 14-4 decision to the Moors on Tuesday, the teams play again on Oct. 20 with Keppel hoping to stay in line for at least a share of the league title.
California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIF-SS) has released rankings for Fall sports.
In football, Schurr is ranked seventh in division 12 and Cantwell Sacred Heart is ranked sixth in division 13. In girls tennis, CIF-SS announced a "watch list" on Aug. 22. Local teams included are San Gabriel in division 5, Gabrielino in division 6, and Ramona Convent and San Gabriel Academy in division 8. No local teams are ranked in boys or girls cross country, and water polo. Girls volleyball rankings have not been announced.
Los Alamitos, Calif. -- Playoff grouping for California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Fall Sports have been released by CIF office. This school year most sports will be based upon criteria that includes strength of schedule and results of participation in CIF Southern Section playoffs in the past two seasons, with the exception of boys and girls cross country that still goes by the previous playoff groupings based only on school enrollment size. The new system for most sports is designed to make more contests more equal in competition.
CIF Southern Section Playoff Grouping for 2016 Fall Sports are:Continue: Playoff Groupings Released for High School Fall Sports
Every fan, whether a player, stat crew, manager, coach, scoreboard operator, announcer, referee, teacher, school staff member, parent, friend, neighbor and person from the local community or from an opponent has a great opportunity to make a positive impact on high school athletes.
This school year when going out to a high school sporting event, be cheerful with respect and dignity. Be a good sport. Be fair. Show great responsibility and a compassion for others. You see, win or lose is not most important. It's the journey that has such a great impact on these young people, whether they are from our local team or opponent's team, whether they are in first place or last place in the standings and whether they are on varsity or junior varsity or frosh soph or freshmen team.Continue: Make a Positive Impact on High School Sports Year!
The 2016 Summer Olympics start with the opening ceremonies on Aug. 5, 2016. KNBC TV is broadcasting hundreds of hours of coverage on broadcast TV, cable TV and the internet.
USA Olympics 1980 Hockey Coach Herb Brooks (1936-2003) made a great comment in the movie Miracle on Ice, they (the players) have sacrificed so much of themselves for an unknown. He meant they are no guarantees for Olympics medals regardless of how good you are.Continue: Sports for All: All Are Winners at Olympics
Looking back at one of the highlights of the high school sports season for 2015-16 is Montebello High School boys varsity baseball team who had a "storybook season" as the team played in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Championship semi-finals for the first time in 54 years.Continue: Sports for All: Montebello HS Baseball, Coach Job Openings, Lakers
The story on www.sgvjournal.com about Rosemead High School senior hurdler Tammy Vien winning California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section 100 meters hurdles Division 3 Championship on May 21, 2016 got a huge number of visits within the first few hours. So, why not find out more about a person who people visiting this web site are interested in? We said in the first sports column we want to hear from you what you would like covered.
Vien appeared during the interview as the happy high school girl enjoying her high school years and when interviewed it was easy to understand why she is respected by her teammates and coaches, and getting lots of attention from colleges recruiting her.Continue: Sports 4 All: Lots of This Web Site Visits led to Interview of Champion Hurdler Tammy Vien
Rosemead High School boys varsity tennis team enjoyed its best week of competition ever as on Monday, May 16, 2016 Rosemead's Panthers upset number 2 ranked Beaumont 13-5 in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 Playoffs , on Wednesday, upset number 3 ranked Downey 10-8 in the semi-finals, and, on Friday playing in its first ever CIF tennis championship match, Rosemead lost 11-7 to number one ranked Heritage at Claremont Tennis Club and finished as championship runner up.Continue: PREP SPORTS: Rosemead HS Boys Tennis Is CIF Div. 5 Championship Runner Up Team
Here's the CIF Playoff scores for local teams following competition on November 10.
Boys Water Polo
Div. 3 Wild Card Game
Estancia, 13 Keppel 7
CIF Southern Section Playoffs were announced last week. Here are the pairings for the first round of the play offs in each of the fall sports programs.
High School Football Scores
Oct. 9, 2015
Bell Gardens 48, Keppel 6
Montebello 43, Schurr 10
Alhambra 34, San Gabriel 13
Rosemead 52, South El Monte 7
Cantwell Sacred Heart 27, Animo South 12
Bishop Montgomery 48 Bosco Tech 16
Serra 41, Bishop Amat 38
El Monte 34, Gabrielino 12,
Arcadia 8, Muir 7
San Marino 56,Temple City 6
Cathedral 56, La Salle 17
Salesian 27, St. Francis 20 (two overtimes)
Oct. 2, 2015
Rosemead 47 Gabrielino 30
Whittier 39 Schurr 0
Bosco Tech 36 Cantwell Sacred Heart 14
Mountain View 45 Marshall 35
Keppel - Bye
For Jeremy Lin to be successful with the Los Angeles Lakers, he is going to have to fit in with Kobe Bryant and new coach Byron Scott. But he had more important work to attest to lately.
A dream is coming true for Laura Jimenez.
A standout water polo player at Montebello High, the four-year varsity star signed a letter of commitment for a full scholarship and to play at the University of Michigan at a small surprise ceremony on Tuesday.
By Shel Segal
The Mark Keppel High girls’ basketball team saw its season come to an end on Saturday night with a 61-47 loss to visiting Alemany High in a CIF Southern Section Open Division playoff game.
With the tournament being double-elimination, Keppel lost in the first round on Feb. 22 to host Serra High, 71-37.Continue: PREP BASKETBALL: Aztec Girls End Season With Loss