SPORTS BRIEFS: Bears earn No. 1 seed

DOWNEY – The Warren High School boys’ volleyball team finished their regular season with an overall record of 20-8 and a S.G.V.L. record of 7-1. For their efforts, the Bears were the 2015 S.G.V.L. co-champion with Gahr. Warren earned the number one league entry with their second round league win over Gahr at Gahr 3-1 on 4/21.

The Bears saw their season come to an end last Saturday in the second round of the C.I.F. Division 3 playoffs with a 3-2 loss to Paloma Valley at Paloma Valley (26-1, 14-0). Coming into the match against Warren, Paloma Valley had won eleven matches in a row while only losing two sets in the process. Warren not only took two sets from Paloma Valley but narrowly missed winning the match, 14-16, in the fifth and final set. Warren was defeated in the five set nailbiter 16-25, 25-22, 25-21, 18-25 and 16-14. Warren defeated Santa Ana at Warren 3-0 (25-18, 25-20 and 25-23) on 5/12 in the first round to advance.

Coach Scott Lane is extremely proud of his team and how hard they have worked this season. The bears will rebuild for next season with more experience and skill under their belts.

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The Warren High School softball team finished their regular season with an overall record of 22-4 and were 8-1 in S.G.V.L. play. For their efforts, the Bears earned co-S.G.V.L. champion honors with Gahr (21-7, 8-1). Warren and Gahr were S.G.V.L. co-champions in 2014 as well.

Warren started their C.I.F. Division 2 playoff run yesterday when they hosted Kaiser (14-11, 10-4) at Warren (score unavailable at press time). Kaiser is the number two entry from the Sunkist League behind Sunkist League champion Grand Terrace (22-3, 14-0).

Warren would face the winner of the San Clemente/Northwood winner in the second round of the playoffs next Tuesday if they defeated Kaiser yesterday.

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The Warren High School baseball team finished their regular season with an overall record of 23-8 and a S.G.V.L. record of 7-3.

The Bears are the number two entry from the S.G.V.L. for the C.I.F. Division 2 playoffs. Warren defeated Paramount at Paramount 3-1 on 5/15 in their second game to secure the number two league entry. Warren hosted Etiwanda yesterday in their first round game (score unavailable at press time).

Gahr (20-11, 8-2) earned league champion honors and the number one league entry from the San Gabriel Valley League and Paramount (17-16, 7-3) earned the number three entry. Gahr hosted Pacifica of Oxnard (11-11-1, 6-6) yesterday and Paramount will travel to Burroughs of Burbank (23-4, 13-1) to play the Bulldogs later today (scores unavailable at press time).

The Etiwnda Eagles came into Thursday’s game with an overall record of 18-6 and a Baseline League record of 10-5. Etiwanda and Chino Hills are co-champs of the Baseline League, however, Chino Hills earned the number one Baseline League league entry by defeating Etiwanda in two of the three games they played. In their three games, Etiwanda won the first game 10-9, Chino Hills won the second game 6-4 in eight innings and Chino Hills won the third game 4-3. Interestingly, the third game was played at the Epicenter. The Epicenter is a minor league stadium where the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes play.

Coach Pearson, his staff and players are looking forward to the start of the Division 2 playoffs. If Warren can win their first round game against Etiwanda, they will play the winner of the Mayfair/Carter and Foothill game in the second round.

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The Downey High School baseball team finished their season with an overall record of 15-15 and were 6-4 in S.G.V.L. play. The Vikings did not qualify for postseason play with their fourth place finish in league.

Gahr (20-11, 8-2) earned S.G.V.L. champion honors and top league entry, cross-town rival Warren (23-9, 7-3) earned the league’s second entry and Paramount (17-17, 7-3) earned the league’s third and final entry. The C.I.F. Division 2 playoffs started Wednesday and will conclude with the championship game on Saturday, June 6, at 5 p.m.

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The Downey High School softball team finished their season with an overall record of 13-14 and a S.G.V.L. record of 5-4. Downey had to play a play-in game on Tuesday against Cantwell-Sacred Heart (14-12, 5-7) to advance to the first round field. The Lady Vikings lost their home play-in game to CSH in extra innings 4-3 (8).

With the win against Downey on Tuesday, Cantwell-Sacred Heart played La Serna yesterday in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 3 playoffs (score unavailable at press time).

Coach Karzen is proud of his young team. The Lady Vikings will return next season with more experience and skill under their belts and contend for a S.G.V.L. title. Gahr and cross-town rival Warren are still the teams to beat.

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The 2015 middle school track season began last Wednesday as Griffiths and Stauffer traveled to Warren High and Doty and Sussman traveled to Downey High.

There are 10 track and field events that middle school athletes compete in. They are the 1600 meter run, hurdles, 100 meter, 400 meter, 200 meter, 800 meter, shot put, high jump, long jump and 4 X 100 meter relay. There are six teams from each school, one per gender for each of the three grade levels.

At Warren, Stauffer defeated Griffiths in six of the six competitions. The Stauffer eighth grade boys defeated Griffiths 45-41, the Stauffer seventh grade boys defeated Griffiths 46-40 and the Stauffer sixth grade boys defeated Griffiths 48-37. The Stauffer eight grade girls defeated Griffiths 47-39, the Stauffer seventh grade girls defeated Griffiths 64-22 and the Stauffer sixth grade girls defeated Griffiths 65-21.

At Downey, Doty defeated Sussman in six of the six competitions. The Doty eighth grade boys defeated Sussman 69-17, the Doty seventh grade boys defeated Sussman 51.5 to 34.5 and the Doty sixth grade boys defeated Sussman 44-42. The Doty eighth grade girls defeated Sussman 45-41, the Doty seventh grade girls defeated Sussman 62-24 and the Doty sixth grade girls defeated Sussman 57-29.

Doty and Griffiths traveled to Warren on Wednesday for thier dual meet and Stauffer and Sussman traveled to Downey on Thursday for their dual meet (scores unavailable at press time). Griffiths and Sussman will travel to Downey next Thursday for their dual meet and Doty and Stauffer will travel to Warren for their dual meet.

The Downey track and field meet city championships will be held Friday, June 5, at 4 p.m. at Downey High School.

 

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Published: May 21, 2015 - Volume 14 - Issue 06