Two football players from Citrus move on

Two more Citrus College Football players are set to move on from the Owls to four-year programs. Sophomore defensive back Tyler Walker (above) has accepted a scholarship offer from NCAA Division II Dixie State, while freshman wide receiver Patrick Smith plans to walk-on at NCAA DI Middle Tennessee.

As a reserve during his freshman campaign in 2012, Walker, a graduate of Los Osos High School, had five total tackles. As a sophomore in 2014, Walker became one of Citrus’ top defenders recording 41 tackles, and recording a pair of interceptions.

With the signing of Walker and the walking-on by Smith, a total of 12 Owls have accepted opportunities to continue their playing careers from the 2014 roster.

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SBVC’s Lashay Cason signs with Cal State San Marcos

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San Bernardino Valley College volleyball standout Lashay Cason has signed a letter of intent with NCAA Division II Cal State San Marcos.

Cason, a 5-foot-11 sophomore out of Summit High School, averaged 4.7 kills per set. Her 277 total kills ranked second in the Foothill Conference, with a season high of 28 coming against Rio Hondo.

Cal State San Marcos is coming off a 27-11 campaign that ended with an appearance in the NAIA national championship. The school is in the process of transitioning to Division II and will compete in the CCAA, along with locals Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino.

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Kaiser grad Chris Mathewson earns Big West honor

He leads the Big West with a 1.28 ERA.

Kaiser High School graduate Chris Mathewson of Long Beach State has been named Big West Pitcher of the Week for a third time this season.

Mathewson hurled eight shutout innings in a win over UC Riverside, striking out a season-high 10 without a walk.

Mathewson is just the seventh pitcher at Long Beach State to earn three Big West Pitcher of the Week awards in his career.

He is just the fifth pitcher to claim three weekly awards in one season, joining Marcus Jones (1996), Cesar Ramos (2005), Andrew Carpenter (2006) and Jared Weaver (2003, 2004). No freshman at Long Beach State has won the award three times in the same year.

On the season he is 5-3 with a 1.28 ERA.

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