It’s a lock down for Lockett

UCLA’s Bret Lockett, a former Diamond Bar High star, is expected to be suspended for UCLA’s season opener against Tennessee at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 1.

Former Diamond Bar High School football star, projected to start  at strong safety for UCLA this fall, is expected to be suspended for the Bruins’ season opener against Tennessee at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 1 after violating the team’s academic policy.
Lockett, a former All-Area player, has 21 tackles in three seasons as the team’s No. 2 strong safety the past two seasons.
He will be allowed to participate in training camp in August and in practice and will be eligible for UCLA’s road game against Brigham Young on Sept. 13.

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From Lancers to All-Stars

The 2008 MLB All-Star game will be special for Bishop Amat fans.
The 79th Mid-Summer Classic, scheduled for Tuesday at Yankee Stadium in New York, will feature two former Lancers – pitcher Dan Haren of the Arizona Diamondbacks and infielder Michael Young of the Texas Rangers. Both are having killer years.
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Area All-Stars: Giambi, Rowand snubbed

The local ties to the MLB All Star Game, scheduled for Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, will be limited to former Bishop Amat stars Michael Young of the Texas Rangers and Dan Haren of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
We just feel that the list should also include former South Hills star Jason Giambi, who now plays first base for the New York Yankees, and ex-Glendora standout Aaron Rowand, who now patrols the outfield for the San Francisco Giants.
The fans voted for former Rio Hondo College star Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays and Corey Hart of the Milwaukee Brewers. Both are good players, but  we think the nod should have gone to Rowand and Giambi.
Giambi looks like the clear choice in the American League. He  and Longoria have solid numbers, but I just tend to like his long-ball potential, which this season features 18 homers and 54 RBIs, which are slightly better than Longoria’s 16 and 53. Plus, it would be nice to see a Yankee play in the final All-Star Game in Yankee Stadium.
On the National League side, Hart is solid with a .292 average and 15 HRs. I just happen to like Rowand’s overall game, which includes his speed and his ability to make every play, even if it means running through a wall.
Hart probably deserves to be there, but does the Cubs’ Kosuke Fukudome?
Rowand’s numbers are slightly better, and he has more speed and power potential. But I guess that’s what we get when fans are allowed to stuff the ballot box.

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Locals need your vote

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game Final Vote features some local flavor.
Of the 10 players on the National and American League ballot, two once called the San Gabriel Valley home.
On the American League side is former South Hills standout Jason Giambi, who has been solid for the New York Yankees this season, with 18 home runs and 53 RBIs. Also on the  AL ballot is Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays. Longoria played locally at Rio Hondo College.
On the National League side is former Glendora star Aaron Rowand, who is in first season playing for the San Francisco Giants. He is hitting .300 with 47 RBIs.
Lets back our locals, so get out there and vote.

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