FOOTBALL: Mustangs to be tested early

Muir High School, as reported on the Tribune blog, will open the 2008 football season with a Week 0 game at Diamond Ranch.
As of Friday, Muir coach Ken Howard hadn’t signed the contract, but, according to the coach, it’s a just a formality.


Here’s the gauntlet the young Mustangs must go through before reaching the Pacific League following a bye week.
Week 0: at Diamond Ranch
Week 1: vs. Oaks Christian
Week 2: at Venice

Question: Without Youngblood, can the Mustangs survive this schedule, and how good can they be?

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Muir honors Fluker

Former Mustang and current Sparks player has jersey number retired


Tye’sha Fluker, flanked by her mother Renee Creamer, left, and her sister Letricia Lee, right, a Muir High School cheerleader, sees her number revealed by her former coach, Beverly Ball-Powell, during a ceremony retiring her number Friday in Pasadena. Fluker, who was on Muir’s basketball team from 1998 to 2002, plays for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA and is currently playing in Turkey during the WNBA offseason. (Sarah Reingewirtz/Staff Photographer)

Question: Will her school record of 50 points in a game ever be broken?

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Fred posted this on his blog, so I thought I’d put it over here as well.

To report boys and girls basketball and soccer results, as well as wrestling and girls water polo scores to our newspaper for publication. You can do this two ways, call 626-962-8811 and try these extensions, 2233, 2242 or 2702. Or, you can simply email your results to If you’re going to email scores, make sure you look a box score in our newspaper to see what is required for your particular sport. If you have any more questions, feel free to email me at

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Mustangs continue to be impressive


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Above: Muir point guard Cherrish Wallace during Mustangs victory over Marlborough.

Records prior to Tuesdays games

1. Muir (13-1)
Big win over defending state champs
2. South Pasadena (10-2)
Tigers have won four straight
3. Maranatha (12-1)
Rode 10-game win streak into Tuesday
4. Alhambra (9-5)
Dropped two straight after six wins
5. Blair (9-4)
Vikings entering league on high note
6. La Caada (8-7)
Spartans have dropped two straight
7. Keppel (8-7)
Aztecs 2-3 at Ayala Best of the West
8. Flintridge Prep (8-5)
Rebels slumping into league play
9. Temple City (8-6)
Rams have won three of four
10. Gabrielino (11-5)
Eagles soaring into MVL action

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Renaissance still on top


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Above: Renaissance Academy guard Justin Cook.

Records prior to Tuesdays games

1. Renaissance Academy (16-2)
Finally getting healthy
2. Pasadena (11-5)
Still better than the rest
3. La Caada (10-5)
Spartans a bit up and down
4. Alhambra (10-6)
Snapped three-game losing streak
5. Temple City (10-6)
Rams have won six of last seven
6. Maranatha (9-5)
Minutemen quite unpredictable
7. Flintridge Prep (11-2)
Rebels entered Tuesday on a roll
8. St. Francis (8-5)
Big win Alemany in league opener
9. Pasadena Poly (11-3)
A.J. Talt playing tall for Panthers
10. Marshall (10-5)
Began league winners of four-of-five

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