Softball All-Rio Hondo League: La Caada’s O’Leary, Cox, Edwards earn top honors; Gogreve also co-MVP.

2010 ALL-RIO HONDO LEAGUE

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS
Anna Edwards, La Caada, Junior
Shelby Gogreve, South Pasadena, Senior

MOST VALUABLE PITCHERS
Lauren O’Leary, La Caada, Junior
Lauren Cox, La Caada, Sophomore

FIRST TEAM
Catherine Horner, La Caada, Sophomore
Megan Martin, La Caada, Senior
Kayla McCue, La Caada, Junior
Alexis Watanabe, San Marino, Sophomore
Michelle Floyd, San Marino, Freshman
Jackie Martinez, San Marino, Sophomore
Catherine Barth, San marino, Senior
Danielle Rodriguez, Temple City, Senior
Lenae Sanchez, Temple City, Senior
Jessica Loicano, Temple City, Junior
Schae Simpson, Monrovia, Sophomore
Courtney Dunalp, South Pasadena, Senior
Brooke Cowell, Monrovia, Senior

SECOND TEAM
Kelsey Drange, La Caada, Freshman
Shirley Drange, La Caada, Junior
Selena Mohr, La Caada, Freshman
Laura Wilson, San Marino, Senior
Sami Jakeway, Temple City, Sophomore
Jessica Flores, Temple City, Junior
Brianna Lucas, Monrovia, Senior
Kelly Williams, Monrovia, Junior
Laura Parada, South Pasadena, Junior
Mackenzie Johnson, South Pasadena, Senior

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Baseball All-Pacific League: Arcadia’s Garrett Tuck is MVP, Nick Lemas earns Coach of the Year honors.

2010 ALL-PACIFIC LEAGUE
Player of the Year:
Garrett Tuck, Arcadia High School
Coach of the Year: Nick Lemas, Arcadia High School

FIRST TEAM
Lonnie Kauppila- Burbank High School
Jonathan Larson- Arcadia High School
K.J. Edson- Arcadia High School
Ryne Kahikina- John Burroughs High School
Christian Garia- John Burroughs High School
McCauley Taylor- Burbank High School
Elliot Surrey- Crescenta Valley High School
Troy Mulcahey- Crescenta Valley High School
Nate Rousey- Crescenta Valley High School
Chris Rucker- Pasadena High School
Robert Lain- Pasadena High School

SECOND TEAM
Haram Park- Arcadia High School
Jonathan Tom- Arcadia High School
Brandon Lawton- John Burroughs High School
David Goldberg- Burbank High School
Brandon Zepeda- Burbank High School
Kyle Pomeroy- Crescenta Valley High School
Zak Fields- Glendale High School
Bobby Romero- Hoover High School
Adrian Carillo- Pasadena High School
Kevin Winder- Pasadena High School

HONORABLE MENTION
Kristian Noguchi-Salazar- Arcadia High School
Nate Albers- John Burroughs High School
Dylan Mersola- Burbank High School
Cole Currie- Crescenta Valley High School
Bennett Koss- Glendale High School
Tyler Delzell- Hoover High School
Ives Brown- Pasadena High School
Keon Seymore- John Muir High School

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Softball All-Pacific League: Miller, McQuaid lead locals

2010 ALL-PACIFIC LEAGUE
Player of the Year:
Erin Ashby Jr. Pitcher/Infield, Crescenta Valley High School
Coach of the Year: Jose Valle-, John Burroughs High School

FIRST TEAM
Infielders
Kassy Uchida Sr.- Burbank High School
Megan Schafer Sr.- Burbank High School
Alyssa Sovereign Sr.- Crescenta Valley High School
Sydney House Jr.- Crescenta Valley High School
Vanessa Simile Sr.- John Burroughs High School
Pitchers
Christina Iezza Sr.- Hoover High School
Casey Ramirez Jr.- Glendale High School
Heather Haynes So.- John Burroughs High School
Catchers
Samantha Miller Sr.- Arcadia High School
Shannon Trujillo So.- John Burroughs High School

SECOND TEAM
Infielders
Hallie White Jr.- John Burroughs High School
Kaitlyn Williams Fr.- Hoover High School
Allison Lacey So.- Crescenta Valley High School
Kassi Smith Sr.- Burbank High School
Outfielders
Emily Odio Sr.- John Burroughs High School
Meghan Spencer Fr.- Glendale High School
Ashley Ortiz Sr.- Burbank High School
Emily McQuaid Sr.- Arcadia High School
Jena Serranzana Sr.- John Burroughs High School

HONORABLE MENTION
Infielders
Taylor Bulivac Jr.- John Burroughs High School
Korbin Law Sr.- John Muir High School
Alyssa Meredith Sr.- Burbank High School
Blaire Barchan Jr.- Arcadia High School
Outfielders
Kenya Buckley So.- Hoover High School
Nicole Salas Sr.- Crescenta Valley High School
Catcher
Janette Avina So.- Glendale High School

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Got all-league? Send the lists to us and we’ll post them!

Beginning Friday and each day forward, I’ll post All-League lists from those we’ve received. We have the Rio Hondo, Prep (softball) and Camino Real League lists. I have some names of those in the Pacific and Almont who made first/second team, but I’d like to have the entire list if possible so we can post them. E-mail them to miguel.melendez@sgvn.com. Thanks!

Friday: Pacific League (baseball/softball)
Saturday: Rio Hondo League (baseball/softball)
Sunday: Prep League (softball)
Monday: Camino Real League (softball); Del Rey League (baseball)

Still need Almont League (baseball/softball), Prep League (baseball) and Alpha League (baseball).

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Baseball: Underclassmen All-Star Game set for Saturday

The annual KG Sports Training Foundation Underclassmen All-Star Game will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gladstone High School. The foundation will award a $1,000 scholarship and a $50 gift card to a local sporting goods store. Keppel coach Houston Hernandez and his staff will coach the Blue team, and Covina coach Pete Loaiza will coach the Grey team, flanked by Darren Murphy (Northview), Tom Quinley (Charter Oak), Gil Adame (Covina) and Andrew Hanson (Covina) as his assistants. Click on thread to see the rosters for both teams.


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Track & Field Notebook: Moussa to run in New York City


Above: Arcadia’s Amar Moussa ,right, races against Loyola’s Elias Gedyon ,left, and Trabuco Hills Jantzen Oshier in the 1,600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at Cerritos College May 28, 2010 in Cerritos. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Keith Birmingham/SPORTS)

By Keith Lair, Staff Writer

CLOVIS – The high school track and field season is not quite over for some athletes.

Yes, the CIF State finals have come and gone but some area athletes have not slowed down. Arcadia High School’s Ammar Moussa has been invited to compete in the inaugural Jim Ryun High School Dream Mile on Saturday in New York City.

“That meet will have 15,000 people in a bowl and it is really cool,” the junior said. “It is set up for a great time.”

The meet is part of the adidas Grand Prix and will be at sold-out Icahn Stadium. The event includes numerous events with world-class athletes.

Moussa won the CIF State cross country title last November and finished third in the CIF State 3,200 meters last Saturday. He also won a CIF-Southern Section Division I title in the 3,200.

Ten boys and 10 girls have been selected from around the country to compete in the meet. The international Grand Prix circuit will make only one other stop in the U.S., in Eugene, Ore.

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Baseball: UCLA’s Rob Rasmussen goes to the Florida Marlins in second round; Former St. Francis standout Christian Bergman goes to the Rockies in 24th round.


Above: UCLA Bruin starting left handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen (27) of Arcadia and former Pasadena Poly standout during the Dodgertown Classic at Dodger Stadium as the Bruins beat the Trojans 6-1 in front of 14,000 plus fans February 28. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Keith Birmingham/SPORTS)

Rob Rasmussen gave up signing with the Dodgers as a 27th-round selection three years ago in Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft.

The former Pasadena Poly standout said he wasn’t ready for the pros and was adamant about attending UCLA.

Ready or not, here he comes.

The former Star-News Player of the Year on Tuesday was selected 73rd overall in the second round by the Florida Marlins.

The junior left-hander is in the midst of leading the Bruins in the NCAA Super Regionals. UCLA plays Cal State Fullerton beginning Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium for a trip to the College World Series.

He struck out seven in six innings to record his 10th win of the season and lead UCLA to its second NCAA Super Regionals in the last four years. He has 108 strikeouts this season with a 2.90 ERA and 27 walks in 90 innings.

Rasmussen was one of nine UCLA players selected in the draft and became the earliest Bruins draft selection since 2006, when David Huff was drafted in the supplemental first round (39th overall) by the Cleveland Indians. Rasmussen also was the first UCLA player drafted in the second round since 2007, when Brant Rustich was selected by the New York Mets.

“His mother and I are very, very excited,” Rasmussen’s father, Dale, said.

“Rob has worked very hard. It’s a great thing for Rob, the Bruins and our family.”

Rasmussen was limited to nine games as a freshman because of a broken foot he suffered after being hit by a line drive in his college debut. He missed 10 weeks before returning near the end of the season.

As a sophomore, Rasmussen went 4-2 with a 6.45 ERA in 18 games (six as a starter).

Former St. Francis standout Christian Bergman, now at UC Irvine, was selected in the 24th round (740th overall) by the Colorado Rockies.

Bergman was 9-3 this season and an All-Big West second-team honoree after pitching 101 2/3 innings, striking out 78 and walking just 16. Bergman pitched a near-perfect game this season, facing the minimum batters in a one-hit win, and was voted the Collegiate Baseball “Louisville Slugger” National Player of the Week for his performance.

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Softball: Megan Martin leads Public All-Stars to 2-0 win

By Keith Lair, Staff Writer

TEMPLE CITY — Megan Martin missed playing softball.

Sure, she played fall and travel ball, but she said she just missed playing at the high school level. She played for La Ca ada High School her freshman year, but didn’t return to the team until the recently concluded season.

And when she came back, she was content to play in the outfield, not where she typically plays in travel ball: pitcher.

“I’ve been doing it since fourth grade when I started playing softball,” she said of pitching. “I played fall ball and it reminded me how much fun softball was and I just came back.”

She had a good reason for not being able to pitch. The Spartans won their second consecutive Rio Hondo League title behind the pitching of Lauren O’Leary and Lauren Cox, who pitched in nearly every game.

“It did not really bother me,” she said. “I really like playing the outfield a lot. I knew I would play every game. Both Laurens have done phenomenal jobs. They’re great pitchers.”

The lone game they did not pitch, Martin started. She pitched four innings in a 10-2 nonleague win over Maranatha.

On Tuesday, Martin baffled Private School hitters with her change-ups and the Public team defeated the Private team for the first time, 2-0, in the Public vs. Private All-Star softball game played at Temple City’s Live Oak Park.

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BREAKING NEWS: Maranatha’s Dylan Covey was selected 14th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in Major League Baseball’s Amateur Draft on Monday evening


Above: There were nearly 75 friends and family members who attended Dylan Covey’s MLB Draft party. The room literally shook when MLB Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement on MLB Network. The excitement and awe was captured by Star-News photographer Eric Reed. Our many thanks to the Covey family for allowing us to be part of the day, and many thanks to the Lee family for allowing us into their beautiful home.

By Miguel A. Melendez, Staff Writer

PASADENA — The normally cool, calm and collected Dylan Covey couldn’t hold his emotions anymore.

The senior pitcher from Maranatha High School erupted in celebration after he was selected 14th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft on Monday.

Dozens of friends and family members packed Dr. Sam and Angela Lee’s residence in Pasadena to anxiously await the inevitable.

Covey exploded onto the national scene in his sophomore year when he pitched at the PGWWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. He struck out 18 batters in a game against the Kansas City Royals scouts team and drew raves from the reported 350 or so scouts in attendance.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior right-hander led the Minutemen (19-10) to the CIF Southern Section Division 5 quarterfinals this past season and posted a 7-1 record with three saves, a 0.40 ERA, 138 strikeouts and 20 walks in 70.2 innings. He also hit .414 with a home run and 17 RBIs and led the Minutemen to a Division 5 championship last year.

Covey’s 96 mile-per-hour fastball wowed more than several dozen scouts who attended his games this year.

His sharp breaking ball reaches an above-average velocity in the 78-82 mph range. Aside from his athletic gifts it was his humble demeanor that made him attractive to so many professional teams.

It culminated in MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announcing Covey’s name. It didn’t matter that he mispronounced it.

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Below: Dylan Covey’s image on the TV screen after being picked 14th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers. As he put it, it was his last day as a kid.

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