Signing Day: Who’s signing where on Wednesday?

So far for football we have two area signees: St. Francis’ Patrick Carroll (UNLV) and La Salle’s Kishon Sanders (UTEP). We are shooting our football players at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday, and we’re also doing video. As for the other sports, we want to shoot them together at the Star-News. Anyone else want to be part of our group photo? E-mail me ASAP at

Brooks Elby (Flintridge Prep) North Carolina
Ammar Moussa (Arcadia) Colorado
Sam Pons (South Pasadena) Princeton

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Football: Monrovia’s Bueno, Johnson, Maddox sweep top honors in All-CIF Mid-Valley Division selections.

Offensive Player of the Year
– Nick Bueno, Monrovia
Defensive Player of the Year – Derrick Johnson, Monrovia
Coach of the Year – Ryan Maddox, Monrovia
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Yr.

Back Matt Fregoso Rosemead 5-9 170 12
Back: Giovanni Rivera Sierra Vista 5-8 175 12
Back: Marquise Thomas Northview 5-8 160 12
Back: Amjed Aboul-Hosn Village Chrsitian 6-0 210 11
Back: Christian Blanco Monrovia 5-9 160 12
WR: Vinny Venegas Covina 5-9 165 11
WR: Kevin Kolbeck San Dimas 6-4 170 12
WR: Anthony Miller Arroyo 5-7 140 12
WR: Cameron Stanley Whittier Christian 6-0 175 12
WR: Jonathan Henderson Monrovia 6-0 175 12
OL: Dean Bisterfeldt Monrovia 6-1 215 12
OL: Edwin Garcia Azusa 5-10 195 12
OL: Allen Brown San Dimas 6-4 265 12
OL: Moises Torres Covina 5-11 225 12
OL: Jay Pyburn Village Christian 6-2 290 12
OL: Ryan Wallace Whittier Christian 6-3 270 11
OL: Albert Perez Schurr 6-0 255 12
QB: Nick Bueno Monrovia 5-10 170 12
QB: Aaron Cantu Schurr 6-4 195 12
UT: Steven Rivera Arroyo 5-10 180 11
PK: Jaime Toscano Baldwin Park 5-9 170 12

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Yr.

DB: Charlie Cimmarusti Monrovia 5-11 180 12
DB:: Derrin Jenkins Monrovia 6-0 185 12
DB: Anthony Craft Monrovia 6-0 170 10
DB: Mike Amaya Arroyo 5-10 165 12
DB: Demetruis Jackson Baldwin Park 5-9 175 12
DB: Jordan Taylor San Dimas 5-9 165 12
DB: Alejandro Castro Schurr 5-11 170 12
LB: Derrick Johnson Monrovia 6-0 235 12
LB: Rudy Robles Whittier Christian 6-0 200 12
LB: Wardell Crutchfield Baldwin Park 5-10 210 12
LB: Anthony Flores Arroyo 5-10 180 12
LB: Jose Nunez Azusa 5-10 180 12
LB: George Frazier Monrovia 6-2 200 10
DL: Ellis McCarthy Monrovia 6-5 295 11
DL: Edwin Garcia Azusa 5-10 195 12
DL: Sam Torres Arroyo 6-1 180 12
DL: Nick Hynes Covina 6-2 210 11
DL: Jeff Worthy Whittier Christian 6-4 295 12
DL: George Flynn Whittier Christian 6-2 215 12
DL: Albert Perez Schurr 6-0 255 12
UT: Chris Binford Valley Christian/C 5-9 160 12
PU: Stephen Anderson Whittier Christian 5-10 175 12

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Football: All-CIF Southeast Division selections

Offensive Player of the Year
– Chris Solomon, West Covina
Defensive Player of the Year – Maurice Dupleasis, West Covina
Coach of the Year – Mike Maggiore, West Covina
Pos. Name School Yr.

Back: Max Gama La Mirada 12
Back: Elijah Penny Norwalk 12
Back: Ulises Ochoa Burbank 12
Back: Richard Alvarez La Serna 12
Back: Beejay Lee West Covina 12
QB: Chris Solomon West Covina 11
QB: Andrew Buenrostro La Serna 12
OL: Justin Northern Mayfair 12
OL: Joseph Gibson West Covina 12
OL: Isaac Luata La Mirada 12
OL: Dixxon Diaz Norwalk 12
OL: Darrell Cheng Arcadia 12
OL: Mike Cortez West Covina 12
OL: Phil Alonzo La Serna 12
WR: Aubrey Coleman Walnut 12
WR: Taylor Lagace Arcadia 11
WR: Andrew Rosales La Serna 12
WR: Steven Hernandez Santa Fe 12
WR: Matt Gelalich Bonita 12
UT: George Johnson West Covina 11
PK: Pavle Atanackovic Crescenta Valley 12

Pos. Name School Yr.

DB: Anthony Molina West Covina 12
DB:Jerry Smith Mayfair 12
DB: Christian Ballesteros La Serna 12
DB: Christian Mahlstede Santa Fe 11
DB: Jacoby Carter Diamond Ranch 12
DB: Garrett Horine Bonita 11
DL: Justin Meaders West Covina 11
DL: Toionou Faamatua Norwalk 12
DL: Howard Vaughn Muir 12
DL: Ivan Ramirez La Serna 12
DL: K.C. Huth Bonita 12
DL: Nick Brown Burroughs/B 12
DL: John Pale Mayfair 12
LB: Maurice Dupleasis West Covina 12
LB: Craig Jones La Serna 11
LB: Victor Wei Arcadia 12
LB: Ryan Seidler Burbank 12
LB: Eric Mikity Bonita 12
UT: Casey Barbello Burroughs/B 12
UT: Jake Houts La Serna 12
PU: Manuel Meza Santa Fe 12

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PrepXtra All-Area Special: Monrovia’s Nick Bueno is Player of the Year; Monrovia’s Ryan Maddox is Coach of the Year. Maranatha’s Andrew Elffers, Monrovia’s Ellis McCarthy are selected offensive and defensive MVPs.

The 2010 Star-News All-Area team is in today’s PrepXtra Magazine, which you will find packaged in today’s Star-News with stories online on our preps page. The magazine includes a San Gabriel Valley all-encompassing team, plus the selections from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune as well. Hope you enjoy! You can purchase copies of PrepXtra at the Star-News or Tribune offices as well.

Nick Bueno (Monrovia) Sr.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Andrew Elffers (Maranatha) So.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ellis McCarthy (Monrovia) Jr.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Ryan Maddox (Monrovia)

QB: Andrew Elffers (Maranatha) Jr.
RB: Matt Fregoso (Rosemead) Sr.
RB: Joshua Simangunsong (Temple City) Sr.
OL: Patrick Carroll (St. Francis) Sr.
OL: Chris Salgado (Alhambra) Sr.
OL: Alan Felix (San Marino) Sr.
OL: Danny Huerta (Muir) Sr.
OL: Dean Bisterfeldt (Monrovia) Sr.
AP: Blake Edwards (Pasadena Poly) Sr.
WR: Travis Talianko (St. Francis) Jr.
WR: Jay Henderson (Monrovia) Sr.
WR: Matt Nelson (South Pasadena) Sr.
PK: Gilmar Tenes (San Gabriel) Sr.

DL: Nathan Hamming (Pasadena Poly) Jr.
DL: Clarence Irvin (Arcadia) Jr.
DL: Michael Singelyn (St. Francis) Sr.
DL: Ellis McCarthy (Monrovia) Jr.
LB: Derrick Johnson (Monrovia) Sr.
LB: Tim Sanderson (Temple City) Sr.
LB: Nick Preciado (Rio Hondo Prep) Sr.
LB: Oliver Campbell (San Marino) Sr.
DB: Taylor Lagace (Arcadia) Jr.
DB: Charlie Cimmarusti (Monrovia) Sr.
DB: Kevon Seymour (Muir) Jr.
P: Ian Sternau (St. Francis) Sr.

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Star-News frantic rally falls short in inaugural Tribune vs. Star-News Girls Volleyball Senior All-Star Game.


By Miguel A. Melendez
MONROVIA — This much is now clear: there’s rich talent on each side of the San Gabriel Valley.

That message was sent loud as the East withstood a frantic rally from the West to record a thrilling 25-22, 27-25, 23-25, 21-25, 16-14 victory in the inaugural San Gabriel Tribune vs. Pasadena Star-News Girls Volleyball Senior All-Star game at Monrovia High.

The East All-Stars, made up of senior standouts from the Tribune circulation area, were thought to be a more balanced team. But the West All-Stars, made up of players from the Star-News circulation area, proved every bit their worth.

No more than three points separated each team in the first two sets, eventually won by the East. There also were 13 ties in each set.


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