SPORTS BRIEFS: St. John Bosco wins Div. 1 championship

DOWNEY – Last weekend C.I.F. crowned 13 divisional football champions. It was certainly an exciting weekend with several close games. 

In Division One, St. John Bosco defeated Mater Dei 42-28. St. John Bosco will now play Concord De La Salle on December 17th in the state title game. In Division Two, San Clemente defeated Murrieta Valley 45-35 and Edison defeated La Mirada 44-24 in Division Three.

In Division Four, Sierra Canyon defeated Corona del Mar 36-35 and in Division Five Calabasas defeated Capistrano Valley 35-14. In Division Six, Paraclete defeated Los Altos 21-14 and in Division Seven San Gorgonio defeated Norte Vista 27-21.

In Division Eight, Yorba Linda defeated Burbank 31-21 and in Division Nine Valley Christian defeated Silverado 59-13. In Division Ten, St. Anthony defeated Aquinas 33-32 and in Division 11 Valley View defeated Quartz Hill by the same 33-32 score.

In Division 12, Arroyo defeated Rancho Mirage 35-34 and in Division 13 Rancho Christian defeated Santa Ana 52-14. 

C.I.F. Division champions will play again this weekend against various opponents. Division Two champion San Clemente will travel to Division Three champion Edison tomorrow. Division Four champion Sierra Canyon will host Los Angeles at Granada Hills High School tomorrow.

Division Five champion Calabasas will travel to Madison of San Diego later today and Division Six champion Paraclete will travel to Mater Dei Catholic of San Diego later today as well. Division Seven champion San Gorgonio will travel to Division 11 champion Valley view later today and Division Eight champion Yorba Linda will travel to Division Ten champion St. Anthony of Long Beach tomorrow. 

Division Nine champion Valley Christian will host Bishop of San Diego tomorrow, Division 12 champion Arroyo will travel to La Jolla Country Day tomorrow and Division 13 champion Rancho Christian of Temecula will travel to Franklin of Los Angeles later today.  

■ The Warren High School girls’ basketball team currently has an overall record of 2-0 and have not started S.G.V.L. play. 

The Lady Bears defeated Santa Fe 63-46 at Warren on 11/30 and defeated Dana Hills 38-32 on Tuesday at the Ocean View Tournament. 

Warren played Los Alamitos on Wednesday in the same tournament (score unavailable at press time) and will play North Torrance tomorrow. The Lady Bears are scheduled to play Whittier next Tuesday at Warren in a non-tournament game.

The Lady Bears will be busy over the Christmas Break with scheduled games against Cerritos on 12/26, Orange Lutheran on 1/4 and El Rancho on 1/6. Warren will begin S.G.V.L. play when they travel to Paramount on 1/11. The Lady Bears will travel to cross-town rival Downey on 1/18 for the first of their two much anticipated and hotly contested city rivalry games against the Lady Vikings.

The Lady Bears finished last season with an overall record of 4-22 and a S.G.V.L. record of 4-6. Warren finished league play tied for fourth place with Paramount, respectively. Warren was eliminated by Millikan 90-57 in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 1AA playoffs. 

Coach Palmer, her staff and players are looking forward to the start of the 2016-17 basketball season. The Lynwood Lady Knights will once again be the team to beat in league play.

■ The Warren High School boys’ basketball team currently has an overall record of 3-3 and have not started S.G.V.L. play. The Bears competed in the Ocean View Tournament of Champions where they went 2-2. 

At the Ocean View Tournament, Warren was defeated by Lakewood 75-70 on 11/29 in their first game, was defeated by Saddleback Valley Christian of San Juan Capistrano 73-49 on 11/30 in their second game, defeated Rialto 67-45 on 12/1 in their third game and defeated Central City Value of Los Angeles 65-54 on 12/2 in their fourth game. 

The Bears were defeated by Compton 49-48 on 12/5 in their first game of the El Segundo Tournament and defeated Palos Verdes on Tuesday 58-57. Warren played tournament host El Segundo yesterday (score unavailable at press time) and will play a TBA game later today.

The Bears will travel to St. Anthony of Long Beach on 12/16 and will be competing in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational over the Christmas Break. Warren will begin league play when they travel to Paramount on 1/11. The Bears will travel to cross-town rival Downey on 1/18 for the first of their two much anticipated city rivalry games.

The Bears finished last season with an overall record of 13-14 and were 3-7 in S.G.V.L. play. Warren finished in a three-way tie for fourth place with Downey and Paramount, respectively. Head Coach Zaiid Leflore, his staff and players are looking forward to the start of the 2016-17 basketball season. 

■ The Downey High School boys’ soccer team currently has an overall record of 3-1 and have not started S.G.V.L. play. 

The Vikings have been competing in the Aliso Cup Tournament to begin their 2016-17 season. Downey defeated Corona del Mar 1-0 on 11/30, defeated Century 3-2 on 12/2, were defeated by Los Alamitos 2-1 on 12/3 and defeated Yorba Linda 3-2 on 12/3. The Vikings hosted Clovis yesterday (score unavailable at press time).

Downey will continue with their busy preseason schedule as they will host Artesia later today, travel to Bell Gardens tomorrow, will host Lakewood on 12/14 and will host Whittier on 12/21. The Vikings will be busy over the Christmas Break and will begin S.G.V.L. play when they travel to Lynwood to face the Knights on 1/11. Downey will play Warren on 1/17 in the first of two of their much anticipated city rivalry games.

The Vikings finished last season with an overall record of 12-10-2 and were 6-3-1 in S.G.V.L. play. Downey finished S.G.V.L. play in third place and qualified for postseason play, respectively. Downey was eliminated by Royal at Royal 1-0 in the first round of the C.I.F. Division One playoffs. 

Coach Mires, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of the 2016-17 season. Paramount and Warren will once again be the teams to beat in league play.