FOOTBALL: Breaking News – Gallagher, DiFiori headed to Bishop Amat

La Salle High School head coach Ealar Gallagher and assistant coach Mike DiFiori have accepted assistant coaching positions at Bishop Amat.
Gallagher, who guided the Lancers to the CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Division championship game in 2006, will be Bishop Amat’s offensive line coach, while DiFiori, Amat’s former head coach, will serve as the linebackers coach.

Question: Who would be a prime candidate for the La Salle head coaching position?

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Left: Former La Salle head football coach Ealar Gallagher
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FOOTBALL: What are some of the best stadiums in the area

This was one of the topics which was brought up, so here we go.
Personally, I like St. Francis’s Friedman Field. It has a nice intimate feel to it with the field being close to the stands. Arcadia’s is also good one, especially when the fans pack ‘em in. San Gabriel’s apparently is going to be re-done this year so the Matadors will be playing all their games on the road. Two of the other ones I liked, although there is no press box, are Temple City and Monrovia. Good old-style stadiums.

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Above: Don’t you wish every area stadium looked like this one? I do.

Question: What are your favorites?

Here are a couple of Dallas area stadiums I found. I couldn’t find one with a good view of stadium seats and luxury boxes, but you get the idea.

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Above: John Clark Field in Plano, Texas.

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Above: Highlander Field in Dallas. I lived close to this one for about a year. Lots of stadium seats. Most JCs in the area would love this stadium.

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SOFTBALL: Friday’s action

Rio Hondo League
La Canada 10, San Marino 4
Temple City 10, Monrovia 1

RIO HONDO LEAGUE
La Caada 10, San Marino 4
La Caada 200 143 0 – 10 12 1
San Marino 220 000 0 – 4 7 1

Lizzie Miller and Anna Edwards; Alexandra
Shelburne, Corinne Meyerson (5) and Catherine
Shelburne and Devon May (6). HR: Devon Zerebko
(LC) 2B: Shirley Drange (LC), Lucy Filippone 2, (LC),
Zerebko (LC), Catherine Barth (SM) Amanda Ulf (LC),
Abby Ulf (LC) RBI: Zerebko 3 (LC), Filippone 3 (LC)
SO: Miller 7 (LC) W: Miller (4-2) L: Shelburne (0-2).
Records (overall, league): La Caada 8-3, 4-0;
San Marino 7-5, 0-4.

Temple City 10, Monrovia 1
Monrovia 010 000 0 – 1 6 1
Temple City 200 521 X – 10 14 0

Milosavlijevic and Lexi Long; Kaitlin Ellingsworth,
Melissa Vega (5) and Brittaney Vasquez. HR:
Ellingsworth (TC), Lucas (M) 2B: Long (M), Lucas (M),
Jessica Loiacano 2 (TC), Vasquez (TC) W:
Ellingsworth (4-2) L: Milosavlijevic (1-3).
Records (overall, league): Monrovia 5-7, 1-3;
Temple City 7-3, 3-1.

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BASEBALL: Wildcats have edge on Rams, 2-1

Monrovia gets past Temple City to remain undefeated in league

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Monrovias Richard Kilbury scattered five hits and improved to 6-0 in the Wildcats 2-1 victory over Temple City. (Staff photo Keith Birmingham)

My quick thoughts: Kilbury came up with the clutch pitches when he needed them and Brian Dearth was equally outstanding in a classic pitcher’s duel.

Friday’s Baseball Schedule

Rio Hondo League
Monrovia 2, Temple City 1
San Marino 6, La Canada 5

Pacific League
Pasadena 1, Hoover 0
Arcadia 12, Glendale 0 (5 Inn)

Almont League
Alhambra 3, Bell Gardens 0
Montebello 11, San Gabriel 10
Schurr at Keppel
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BOYS VOLLEYBALL: La Canada prevails in five

Spartans overcome 11-7 deficit in deciding game to get past Gabrielino

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Above: La Canada’s Evan Zarate tries to hit past Gabrielino’s James Remes and Daniel Lin during the Spartans’ five-game victory. (Correspondent photo by Larry Goren/Sports)

My thoughts: It didn’t start out looking that great, but this was an outstanding volleyball match that could’ve gone either way.
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