Baseball: Covey met Milwaukee Brewers on Monday


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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Top pick Covey meets Brewers

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Brewers take 18-year-old pitcher Covey in draft

Pasadena Star-News: Maranatha’s Covey selected 14th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers

MLB.com reports that Dylan Covey donned the Milwaukee Brewers’ uniform for the first time on Monday. The right-hander, along with his parents and his two older brothers, made a 45-minute drive south from Pasadena, Calif., to visit with Milwaukee players before their Interleague series against the Angels. MLB.com goes on to report that the first player to greet Covey was none other than future Hall of Fame pitcher Trevor Hoffman. I interviewed Trevor’s brother, Glenn, a while back in San Diego and he’s a real class act. We must have sat in the clubhouse for an hour having lunch, and this was after I was done interviewing him and Bud Black. I’m sure Trevor comes from the same fabric. What a thrill to get your first “welcome aboard” handshake come from a legend. If you missed it, there’s also video of Covey’s selection on Draft Day and analysis from MLB Network studio analysts, which includes another legend, Peter Gammons. By the way, BrewCrewBall.com has a great Q&A with Dylan. Pretty good stuff, and a really funny picture of a hybrid Dylan/Hulk photo in the comments section.

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Football: The debut of PrepXtra comes in the fall, which is 100 percent dedicated to high school football

No time to relax in the summer, over the next two months Keith and I will be working on PrepXtra, a magazine of 40-50 pages that will serve as our prep football preview instead of the traditional six-page newspaper special section that we produce every fall. This will be similar to our Rose Magazine and with the additional space we will be able to write a preview of every football team in the area, not just a league overview with a capsule. It’s the most ambitious project we’ve tried yet, which will include columns, features, and of course a cover story and picture that will set up the 2010 season. I’m taking suggestions on the cover shot and story, and any other items you would like to see in the magazine.


Last year’s cover: The top six area athletes making headlines are featured. We’ve gone the traditional route, but we’re taking suggestions for this year’s cover shot. Any thoughts?

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Baseball All-Alpha League: Covey is most valuable player

2010 ALL-ALPHA LEAGUE
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Dylan Covey (12) Maranatha)

CHAMPIONSHIP COACH
Brian DeHaan, Maranatha

FIRST TEAM
Evan Abraham (11) Brentwood
Jonathan Lopez (12) Calvary Chapel Downey
Matthew Picos (12) Calvary Chapel Downey
Spencer Troutman (12) Calvary Chapel Downey
Danny Beckwith (12) Maranatha
Erik Johnson (12) Maranatha
Mark Jebbia (11) Maranatha
Mylz Jones (10) Paraclete
Ben Sitz (12) Paraclete
Tim Torsney (12) Paraclete
P.J. Kinney (12) Village Christian
Tyler Neil (12) Village Christian

SECOND TEAM
Aaron Fritts (9) Brentwood
Joshua Jones (12) Calvary Chapel Downey
Danny Salas (11) Calvary Chapel Downey
Matt Chavez (12) Maranatha
Schafer Chulay (12) Maranatha
Sam Frakes (11) Maranatha
Tony Li (12) Maranatha
Daniel Rasmussen (9) Maranatha
Alez Macbeth (12) Paraclete
David Metzgar (9) Paraclete
Steven Gorman (12) Village Christian
Brett Rolls (12) Village Christian

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Softball All-Alpha League: Maranatha, Marshall honored

2010 ALL-ALPHA LEAGUE
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Shannon McQueen (12) Crossroads

CHAMPIONSHIP COACH
Scott Sommers, Maranatha

FIRST TEAM
Jenny Cherry (12) Campbell Hall
Kaitie Czuchaj (11) Maranatha
Lauren Cruz (9) Maranatha
Leah Heefner (12) Maranatha
Natalie Moreno (12) Maranatha
Annie Sommers (11) Maranatha
Erika James (12) Marshall
Cierra Newton (10) Marshall
Amy Zeronian (9) Marshall
Alayna Held (11) Windward
Hannah Holmes (9) Windward
Nora Martin-Resnick (10) Windward

Below: One of my favorite photos of the year …

SECOND TEAM
Mackenzie Cendrowski (11) Campbell Hall
Jasmine Anderson (10) Crossroads
Laura Brow (12) Maranatha
Sara Kert (12) Maranatha
Elysha McAllister (9) Maranatha
Katelyn Thordarson (10) Maranatha
Heather Wilson (11) Maranatha
Natalie Hale (10) Marshall
Ruth Kamm (10) Marshall
Hilary Bernstein (12) Windward
Danielle Joy (9) Windward
Ashley Smith (9) Windward

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Baseball All-Mission Valley League: Acosta is MVP

2010 ALL-MISSION VALLEY LEAGUE
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Angel Acosta (Soph) – Gabrielino

FIRST TEAM
OUTFIELD
Andrew Valdez (Sr) – Gabrielino
Manny Pantoja (Sr) – South El Monte
Josh Arambula (Sr) – Arroyo
INFIELD
Brendan Campbell (Soph) – Gabrielino
Johnny Moreno (Soph) – Gabrielino
Lalo Acevedo (Sr) – South El Monte
Jerry Ponce (Jr) – Mountain View
David Guerrero (Jr) – Arroyo
Mike Gradillas (Sr) – Rosemead
CATCHER
Keith Clapp (Sr) – Gabrielino
PITCHER
Matt Nguyen (Sr) – South El Monte
Freddy Pereyra (Sr) – Mountain View
UTILITY
Vinnie Albelo (Soph) – Gabrielino, P/1B/2B/3B/RF
Mark Roche (Jr) – Arroyo, P/3B/1B
DESIGNATED HITTER
Ray Benavides (Sr) – South El Monte

SECOND TEAM
OUTFIELD
Joey Sloane (Sr) – Gabrielino
Bryan Villa (Sr) – South El Monte
Mark Acosta (Sr) – South El Monte
INFIELD
Hector Guzman (Soph) – Mountain View
Antonio Ruiz (Fr) – El Monte
Casey Lopez (Jr) – El Monte
Isaac Rodriguez (Soph) – Rosemead
Paul Cruz (Jr) – Rosemead
CATCHER
Gus Hernandez (Sr) – El Monte
PITCHER
Roman Davalos (Jr) – Arroyo
Danny Farfan (Jr) – El Monte
UTILITY
Martin Gutierrez (Sr) – South El Monte, C/P
Felix Hernandez (Soph) – Mountain View, P/SS/OF

HONORABLE MENTION
Matt Lok (Sr) – Gabrielino, OF/2B
Nathaniel Sarkar (Jr) – Gabrielino, 1B/3B/DH
Angel Moroyoqui (Soph) – Mountain View, OF
Christian Duarte (Sr) – Mountain View, OF
Willie Moguel (Sr) – Rosemead, DH

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Football: Horton takes over as new Pasadena coach

By Keith Lair, Staff Writer

Expect the Pasadena High School football team to be fast this fall.

It’s what Randy Horton knows and expects and what he said the Bulldogs have been working on all spring. Horton was approved to coach the football team by the Pasadena Unified School District last month.

He replaces Mike McFarland, who went 5-5 in his only year with the Bulldogs. McFarland has taken over at Temple City. Horton was an assistant coach at Temple City last season under Anthony White, who was with the Rams for only one season.

“We’re going to be up-tempo,” Horton said. “We’re treating this like a college program because we want the kids to get used to that.”

Horton was the speed coach for former UCLA coach DeWayne Walker. The 40-year-old has also been a personal trainer for NFL players and those who have participated in the NFL combine. Some of the players he has worked with include Arizona defensive back Matt Ware and St. Louis linebacker K.C. Asiodu.

This will be the first time he has been a head coach. After Walker, who coached Horton at Mt. SAC, left UCLA in 2007, Horton became the defensive coordinator at Pasadena in ’08 and then was the strength and conditioning coach at Temple City last season. He also was an assistant coach at Pasadena in ’05 and ’06. He was a finalist for the Pasadena position when McFarland got the job.

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Baseball All-Del Rey League: La Salle sophomores Bowdien Derby, Chris Williams earn first-team selections

2010 ALL-DEL REY LEAGUE
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Rio Ruiz, Bishop Amat, So.

MOST VALUABLE PITCHER
Paul Paez, Bishop Amat, Sr.

FIRST TEAM
Paul Paez, Bishop Amat, Sr.
Jerry McClanahan, Bishop Amat, Sr.
Brandon McNitt, Bishop Amat, Sr.
Joseph Eusebio, Bishop Amat, Sr.
Adrian Franco, Bishop Amat, Jr.
Jay Anderson, Bishop Amat, Jr.
Bernardo Zavala, Bishop Amat, Jr.
Rio Ruiz, Bishop Amat, So.
Nick Oddo, St. Paul, Sr.
Gabriel Encina, St. Paul, Sr.
Evan Sanchez, St. Paul, Sr.
Anthony Gonzalez, St. Paul, Jr.
Bowdien Derby, La Salle, So.
Chris Williams, La Salle, So.
Eddie McLaughlin, Bishop Montgomery, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
Andrew Chico, St. Paul, Sr.
Tim Gonzalez, St. Paul, Sr.
Chris Wilson, St. Paul, Sr.
James Harmon, La Salle, Sr.
Michael Bottala, La Salle, Sr.
Brian Hill, La Salle, Sr.
Garry Goebel, La Salle, Jr.
AJ Kissinger, Bishop Montgomery, Sr.
Johnny McLaughlin, Bishop Montgomery, Jr.
Christian Sarabia, Bishop Montgomery, Jr.
Andrew Garbe, Bishop Montgomery
James Morgutia, Cantwell Sacred Heart, Jr.
Chris Montero, Cantwell Sacred Heart, Jr.
Alex Avellaneda, Cantwell Sacred Heart, Fr.
Francisco Hernandez, Cantwell Sacred Heart, Sr.

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Softball All-Camino Real League: Forillo sweeps honors!!

2010 ALL-CAMINO REAL LEAGUE
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Allie Forillo, La Salle, Sr.

MOST VALUABLE PITCHER
Allie Forillo, La Salle, Sr.

FIRST TEAM
Allie Forillo, La Salle, Sr.
Sterling Shuster, La Salle, Jr.
Victoria Baltazar, La Salle, So.
Samantha Krost, La Salle, Sr.
Stephanie Ferri, La Salle, Fr.
Colleen McWilliams, La Salle, So.
Danielle Cullen, St. Monica, Sr.
Alex Villa, St. Monica, So.
Alex Wolansky, St. Monica, Jr.
Haleigh Pellecer, St. Monica, Sr.
Alyssa Gutierrez, Mary Star, So.
Rikki Legaspi-Valdez, Mary Star, Fr.
Veronica Webb, Mary Star, So.
Emily Demers, Mary Star, So.
Alexandria Thompson, Serra, Jr.

SECOND TEAM
Katie Smither, La Salle, Fr.
Meaghan Allen, La Salle, So.
Leslie Flores, St. Monica, Sr.
Shaina Hernandez, St. Monica, Jr.
Emily Miller, St. Monica, So.
Elizabeth Gomez, Mary Star, So.
Alina Rivas, Mary Star, So.
Soiel Atenza, Mary Star, So.
Danielle Odums, Serra, Fr.
Kelly Bautista, Serra, Sr.
Emily Cooper, Serra, Sr.
Chynna Council, Serra, Fr.
Alexandria Edward, St. Bernard, Sr.
Cimone Pernell, St. Bernard, Fr.
Sara Dennis-Keep, St. Bernard, Fr.
Somer Johnson, St. Bernard, Fr.

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Softball All-Prep League: Clancy, Latta earn top honors

2010 ALL-PREP LEAGUE
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Megan Latta, senior, Pasadena Poly

MOST VALUABLE PITCHER
Katie Clancy, junior, Mayfield

FIRST TEAM
Katie Clancy, junior, Mayfield
Laurel German, junior, Pasadena Poly
Mireya Hernandez, freshman, Mayfield
Katherine Kilmer, senior, Webb
Kara Kirby, junior, Rio Hondo Prep
Megan Latta, senior, Pasadena Poly
Sarah Luccenti, freshman, Chadwick
Jessica Parada, freshman, Mayfield
Charley Parker, junior, Rio Hondo Prep
Brenda Soto, sophomore, Westridge
Stephanie Tercero, junior, Pasadena Poly
Denis Van Der Goot, junior, Flintridge Prep
Emma Vine, senior, Flintridge Prep

SECOND TEAM
Lauren Armenta, junior, Mayfield
Kayli Bra, junior, Rio Hondo Prep
Claire Davis, freshman, Westridge
Abby Deckop, junior, Flintridge Prep
Carson Dittman, senior, Chadwick
Hannah Dunham, senior, Pasadena Poly
Kelly Habib, sophomore, Westridge
Megan Kilmer, sophomore, Webb
Hannah Martin, junior, Rio Hondo Prep
Claire Penney, freshman, Mayfield
Julia Skrovan, junior, Westridge
Julia Tsai, junior, Pasadena Poly
Kelly Wang, junior, Flintridge Prep

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Baseball All-Rio Hondo League: Monrovia 2B Nick Bueno, pitcher Aaron Murphree earn co-MVP honors

2010 ALL-RIO HONDO LEAGUE
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

Nick Bueno, Monrovia, Junior
Aaron Murphree, Monrovia, Senior

FIRST TEAM
Chris Calver, pitcher, Monrovia, Senior
Calvin Copping, pitcher, Temple City, Sophomore
Adrian Velasco, catcher, Monrovia, Junior
Jairo Jiorge, infield, Monrovia, Junior
Dusty Sanderson, infield, Temple City, Senior
Robert Nakamura, infield, Monrovia, Senior
Justin Smith, infield, Temple City, Senior
Stevie Yortsos, Infield, San Marino, Senior
Jimmy Bradley, outfield, Monrovia, Senior
Tim Kim, outfield, La Caada, Senior
Justin De La Nuez, outfield, Monrovia, Senior
Brandon Perry, utility, South Pasadena, Junior
Julian Jarrard, utility, Junior
Branden Pultz, outfield, Temple City

SECOND TEAM
Brett Smith, pitcher, Blair, Senior
Chris Warren, pitcher, San Marino, Senior
Anthony D’Oro, pitcher, South Pasadena, Junior
Robert Bauelos, catcher, Blair, Senior
Ruben Jara, catcher, Temple City, Senior
Tyler Ryan, infield, South Pasadena, Senior
Michael lee, infield, La Caada, Senior
Doug Mayberry, infield, San Marino, Junior
Niko Horwith, infield, La Caada, Senior
Scott Stetson, infield, La Caada, Junior
Alec Vigil, outfield, Temple City, Junior
Jonah Jarrard, outfield, Temple City, Sophomore
Brian Swanson, outfield, South Pasadena, Junior
Tarik El’Abour, outfield, San Marino, Senior

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