The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS made a stop at St. Francis High School today. Golden Knights’ coach Jim Bonds accepted by challenge from Wednesday and received his ice bucket shower. He then called out Maranatha coach Steve Bogan and Oaks Christian’s Bill Redell, his mentor.
The #IceBucketChallenge for ALS started on Monday at San Dimas High School and Wednesday the tour took us to Northview, where sports writer went to his alma mater to take the the challenge and he was joined by Vikings’ coach Marcel Perez, who both took the bath.
After Ramirez called showed “some love” to the Westside, calling out St. Francis coach Jim Bonds to take the challenge. Perez did the same to his former coach Greg Gano, who is now the head guy at Wilson. You guys have 24 hours to take the ice bucket or dig in to your pocket, all for a good cause.
Reigning Star-News Player of the Year Kyle Leufroy will leave St. Francis and move to the Bay Area, Knights co-head coach Ray O’Brien confirmed on Sunday night. Where Leufroy will play his senior season remains a bit of a mystery.
Leufroy led St. Francis to its best season in school history. The Knights advanced to the championship game of the CIF-SS Division 3-A playoffs.
He averaged just under 20 points per game in the postseason. He reached double figures in points in 32 of St. Francis’ 33 games this season. He scored 20 or more points in 33 games.
Sources say Leufroy will move to Benicia, Ca. and play for a prep school team.
Maranatha basketball’s ascent under second-year head coach Tim Tucker is about to take a dramatic leap.
The Minutemen have landed two big-time transfers in guard Tyler Dorsey, who left St. John Bosco, and 6-foot-10 center Trevor Stanback, who left Chaminade, to join Tucker’s team.
Stanback averaged 9 points and 8 rebounds per game last season at Chaminade. Dorsey, a 6-5 point guard, averaged 21 points per game for St. John Bosco.
“It’s a great day for Maranatha basketball,” Minutemen coach Tim Tucker said. “We came here to build a program and any time you get kids like that who want to come here and be student athletes, man, it’s amazing.
“I don’t know where it jumps us (in the SoCal rankings), but I know we’ll be heavily mentioned. We have some talented players coming back and if we get everybody to jell, we’ll have a productive season. This definitely makes us a team to watch.”
Season tickets are now on sale for Minutemen basketball (just kidding).
There will be no more national incidents over friendship bracelets at track and field meets in the San Gabriel Valley.
The National Federation of State High School Associations earlier this week determined wearing jewelry would not lead to disqualifications in future competitions.
“Good riddance,” Monrovia High School co-coach Mike Knowles said of the change in rules.
Here is the 2014 week by week schedule, plus an early summer Games of the Week. The latter list will obviously change as the season gets underway and games become more and less important. But it kicks off in Week 0 with Monrovia visiting San Dimas.
WEEK 0: Monrovia at San Diams, Aug. 29, 7 p.m. WEEK 1: Mission Prep at Rio Hondo Prep, Sept. 5, 7 p.m. WEEK 2: Maranatha at Azusa at Citrus College, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. WEEK 3: La Salle at Maranatha, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. WEEK 4: Los Altos at Monrovia, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. WEEK 5: Burroughs at Muir, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. WEEK 6: San Marino at Monrovia, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. WEEK 7: St. Francis at Cathedral, Oct. 17, 7 pm. WEEK 8: Crescenta Valley at Muir, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. WEEK 9: La Salle at St. Francis, Oct. 31, 7 pm. WEEK 10: Muir vs. Pasadena at Rose Bowl, Nov. 7, 7 pm. Note: Based on schedules provided by Calpreps.com COMPLETE SCHEDULE IS AFTER THE JUMP