Senior Tanner Carew was the man of the hour today at Damien High School.
The Oregon-bound football standout was named to the prestigious U.S. Army All American Bowl to be played in January in San Antonio, Tex. Just 90 players nationwide were selected. Representatives from the game and the Armed Services were on hand to formally present Carew with his jersey in a noon gathering in the Senior Quad.
It’s an honor because of the caliber of player chosen for the event. There are lots of senior All-Star games, locally and throughout the country. But this one puts added emphasis on character and leadership – attributes the armed services embrace.
Carew saw the game on television for the first time when he was in the fourth grade and told dad Marty it was one he would like to participate. Well that goal has come to fruition. He’ll be a great representative of Damien High School, the Inland Valley and Southen California.
Chino Hills High School senior setter Mallory Beard has been named California High School Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for her play the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2.
The Huskies had just one match last week, beating South Hills 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 27-25) in Sierra League play. But in that three-set match Beard registered 47 assists and enabled her team to hit .484 as a team.
Chino Hills (10-7) plays local rival Ayala tonight.
Chino Hills football coach Matt Bechtel is taking a page for Lane Kiffin’s book although he has to hope his has a happier ending.
Bechtel is going with two quarterbacks – sophomore Zac Sturdivent and junior Daniel Martinez. In this case it’s not that neither is doing the job, it’s that both ARE getting it done.
If he has to go into Sierra League play still undecided on one, so be it.
“They’re both doing a good job of managing the game and moving the chains and that’s what we ask them to do,” he said. “I’d be doing the a disservice if I decided on one.”
“We’ll just have two game plans, one for each guy. It’s just more work for me but that’s OK.”
The Huskies are 1-1. They’re coming off a 47-42 loss to highly-regarded Bishop Amat.
It won’t get any easier this week as the Huskies will be taking on Tesoro (2-0) on Thursday, the shorter week making for another challenge.