JUST PREPS : Area News : SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
Pasadena ended a 12-year losing streak against archrival Pasadena Muir on Friday with a 14-7 victory. Chidi Iwuoma scored on a five-yard run and a 72-yard pass play from Jamal Strong to lead Pasadena into the Southern Section Division II playoffs with a 5-5 record as the Pacific League’s third-place team. . . . Michael Ulrich threw three touchdown passes and rushed for one score, and Shaun Malcom rushed for 154 yards and a score to lead Covina to a 34-22 victory over Pomona Ganesha to win the Valle Vista League title. . . . Ralph Brown II rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns to lead La Puente Bishop Amat to its 11th consecutive Del Rey League title with a 24-13 victory over Santa Fe Springs St. Paul. . . . Eddie Venegas’ time of 15 minutes 52 seconds for three miles, and Akhil Bharadwaj’s 16:22 led Rowland’s qualifiers for Saturday’s Southern Section cross-country finals in the division preliminaries at Mt. San Antonio.