Author: Manny Alvarez

2018-2019 TOP 20 SOCAL BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS (12/03/18)   1. (Last Week: 1) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 5-0 2. (2) Rancho Christian of Temecula (Southeastern) 4-0 3. (3) Fairfax of Los Angeles (Western) 8-0 4. (5) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 5-0 5. (7) Westchester of Los Angeles (Western) 4-0 6. (4) Bishop Montgomery of Torrance (Del Rey) 6-2 7. (6) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 3-1 8. (8) Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita (Trinity) 6-2 9. (12) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 5-1 10. (11) Chino Hills (Baseline) 3-1 11. (9) Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley (Ivy) 7-3 12. (16) Torrey Pines of San Diego (Avocado-West) 6-0 13. (10) Mission Bay of San Diego (Western) 2-2 14. (13) Orange Lutheran (Trinity) 7-2 15. (NR) Etiwanda (Baseline) 9-1 16. (18)...
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE FINALS TOP 20 RANKINGS  (Last Week: 1) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 12-2 Last Week: Idle Next Week: vs/ De La Salle of Concord at Cerritos College, Saturday, 8pm (2) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 13-1 Last Game: L No. 1 Mater Dei of Santa Ana 17-13 (3) Centennial of Corona (Big XIII) 12-1 Last Game: L No. 1 Mater Dei of Santa Ana 48-14 (4) Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (Marmonte) 12-1 Last Game: L No. 2 St. John Bosco of Bellflower 56-10 (5) Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (Western) 12-1 Last Week: W No. 7 Narbonne of Harbor City 24-21 Next Week: Idle (7) JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (Trinity) 9-3 Last Game: L No. 4 Oaks Christian of Westlake Village 35-34 (6) Narbonne of Harbor City (Marine)...
Well, I have to tip my hat to a few teams, but the one team I have to tip my hat to is Upland, which I picked to take a loss against then undefeated Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley.  I ate my words followed by that L. I won't doubt Upland again...or will I? Here are my picks for this weekend!   MANNY’S CIF SOCAL REGIONAL PICKS OF THE WEEK Last Week’s CIF Finals Record: 15-9 Overall Record: 218-84-2   DIVISION 1-AA No. 6 Narbonne of Harbor City (10-3) at No. 5 Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (11-1), Friday, 7:30pm Manny’s Pick: Cathedral Catholic The last time these two teams played each other was in 2016 for the SoCal Regionals. I covered that game and watched Cathedral Catholic survive the last comeback against the Gauchos....
2018-2019 TOP 20 SOCAL BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS (11/27/18) 1. (Last Week: 1) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 4-0 2. (2) Rancho Christian of Temecula (Southeastern) 2-0 3. (6) Fairfax of Los Angeles (Western) 5-0 4. (3) Bishop Montgomery of Torrance (Del Rey) 4-1 5. (7) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 4-0 6. (8) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 3-0 7. (4) Westchester of Los Angeles (Western) 0-0 8. (9) Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita (Trinity) 5-1 9. (10) Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley (Ivy) 5-1 10. (5) Mission Bay of San Diego (Western) 0-1 11. (11) Chino Hills (Baseline) 1-0 12. (13) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 2-0 13. (15) Orange Lutheran (Trinity) 5-0 14. (14) Riverside Poly (Ivy) 1-0 15. (17) Foothills Christian of El Cajon (Coastal) 1-0 16. (20)...
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE REGIONAL TOP 20 RANKINGS  (Last Week: 2) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 12-2 Last Week: W No. 2 St. John Bosco of Bellflower 17-13 Next Week: (1) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 13-1 Last Week: L No. 1 Mater Dei of Santa Ana 17-13 (3) Centennial of Corona (Big XIII) 12-1 Last Game: L No. 1 Mater Dei of Santa Ana 48-14 (4) Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (Marmonte) 12-1 Last Game: L No. 2 St. John Bosco of Bellflower 56-10 (5) Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (Western) 11-1 Last Week: Idle Next Week: vs. No. 6 Narbonne of Harbor City, Friday, 7:30pm (8) Narbonne of Harbor City (Marine) 10-3 Last Week: W Garfield of Los Angeles 55-7 Next Week: at. No. 5 Cathedral Catholic of San Diego, Friday, 7:30pm...
The CIF Sectional Finals are underway. No more picking for each of the SoCal Regions, it’s all division from here on out. Let’s take a look at how I did this year in each region.   INLAND EMPIRE: 52-18 LOS ANGELES: 55-15 ORANGE COUNTY: 52-18 SAN DIEGO: 44-24-2 OVERALL SOCAL RECORD: 203-75-2 Not bad of a record. Maybe I might pick them right this week for the CIF Finals. Let’s find out.   2018 CIF SECTIONAL FINALS   CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION I No. 2 Mater Dei of Santa Ana (11-2) vs. No. 1 St. John Bosco of Bellflower (13-0) at Cerritos College of Norwalk, Friday, 7:30pm Manny’s Pick: Mater Dei Everyone knew these teams would meet again. One of the best foorball rivalires meet again for the CIF-SS Finals. WR Bru McCoy will make sure...
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WEEK SEMIFINALS TOP 20 RANKINGS (Last Week: 1) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 13-0 Last Week: W No. 4 Oaks Christian of Westlake Village 56-10 Next Week: vs. No. 2 Mater Dei of Santa Ana at Cerritos College, Friday, 7:30pm (3) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 11-2 Last Week: W No. 3 Centennial of Corona 48-14 Next Week: vs. No. 1 St. John Bosco of Bellflower at Cerritos College, Friday, 7:30pm (2) Centennial of Corona (Big XIII) 12-1 Last Week: L No. 2 Mater Dei of Santa Ana 48-14 (4) Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (Marmonte) 12-1 Last Week: L No. 1 St. John Bosco of Bellflower 56-10 (8) Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (Western) 11-1 Last Week: W No. 10 Torrey Pines of San Diego 28-17 Next Week: Idle (5)...
  After many student section went to social media to show off their student section with school spirit through video or photo. After naming 11 Student Sections as the SoCal Student Section of the week and rankings 20 of the best student section in each SoCal region (Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego), we have finally put our first SoCal Football Student Section Rankings. https://twitter.com/SoCalSections/status/1062466278873579520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1062466278873579520%7Ctwgr%5E363937393b70726f64756374696f6e&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fsocalstudentsections.com%2F2018%2F11%2F19%2F2018-socal-football-student-section-of-the-year-rancho-rooters%2F Last Week, we had each of the Student Section of the year from each SoCal region put in a voting poll and the votes were very close, but in the end it was the Rancho Rooters of Rancho Cucamonga. Here are the final 2018 SoCal Football Student Section Top 25 Rankings. Enjoy or not, the choice is yours. 2018 SOCAL FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 25 RANKINGS https://twitter.com/RCHS_Cougars/status/1053466394421977089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1053466394421977089%7Ctwgr%5E363937393b70726f64756374696f6e&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fsocalstudentsections.com%2F2018%2F11%2F08%2F2018-inland-empire-football-student-section-top-20-rankings%2F...
Sometimes, the student section rally like their football team. Rancho Cucamonga went through a very tough football schedule and started the season 0-4. It is tough to get your student section going after a slow start. However, the Rancho Rooters stood behind their student section and showed tremendous support. The Rooters kept the stands filled and in return, the Cougars won the last six regular season games, including their Baseline League Championship game against rival Upland. The Cougars kept the ball rolling as they went to the CIF-SS Division I quarterfinals. The Rancho Rooters have been huge during the run and took the Week 10 SoCal Student Section of the Week award. After being loud and crazy all season, the Rancho Rooters took the top spot in our 2018 Inland Empire Student Section Football Rankings....
MANNY’S SEMIFINALS GAMES OF THE WEEK Last Week Overall Record: 12-8 Current Overall Record: 189-69-2 INLAND EMPIRE GAMES OF THE WEEK Last Week IE Record: 2-3 Overall IE Record: 48-16 No. 5 Cajon of San Bernardino (11-1) at Capistrano Valley of Mission Viejo (9-3), Friday, 7pm Manny’s Pick: Cajon The Cougars have struggled with top opponents and this should be no different. QB Jayden Daniels will lead Cajon to victory as the Cowboys return to the CIF-SS Finals. San Jacinto (11-1) at Valencia of Placentia (11-1), Friday, 7:30pm Manny’s Pick: San Jacinto This is Tiger on Tiger crime with the winner headed to the CIF-SS Division VII Finals. This is an even matchup. In a close one, I’m going with DE Kaleb Hervey and Sac Jacinto with the victory. Eisenhower of Rialto (12-0) at El...