Football: Muir’s Seymour invited to U.S. Army Bowl

The honors just keep rolling in for Muir High School junior Kevon Seymour.

Seymour, not long after he was offered a football scholarship by Florida, received an invitation to take part in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio on Jan. 7. The game will be broadcast live on NBC.

Muir football coach Ken Howard confirmed Seymour, a first-team Star-News All-Area defensive back, was invited to the game that brings together some of the top high school football players in the nation. Monrovia’s Ellis McCarthy was invited to the game earlier this year.

Seymour added Florida to his long list of suitors, which includes Arizona, Colorado, UCLA and Washington, among others. He recorded 47 tackles and seven touchdowns while playing three positions for the Mustangs last season.

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Softball: La Caada’s Edwards goes 4 for 4, O’Leary flirts with no-hitter in the Spartans’ 6-0 win over Temple City.

LA CAADA-FLINTRIDGE – Anna Edwards celebrated her 18th birthday with a bang.

Check that – bang, bang.

The senior shortstop went 4 for 4 with two home runs and three RBIs to lift La Caada (6-3, 3-0) to a 6-0 win over Temple City (8-4, 1-1) in Rio Hondo League play Wednesday.

Fellow senior Lauren O’Leary flirted with a no-hitter through six innings, but her bid fell short for the second time in as many days. O’Leary drew praise from a modest Edwards anyway.

“She’s been great,” Edwards said. “Without her, there’s no La Caada.”

O’Leary struck out four and allowed two hits in the seventh, the first coming on a miscue when nobody covered first and the second on a single to right field. Temple City’s Kristin Hudak and Jessica Loicano recorded the hits and put a damper on what otherwise would have been a near-perfect day for the Spartans. That much was accentuated when news came moments after the game ended that senior Kayla McCue had been accepted to Harvard. She already had been accepted to MIT and Caltech, prompting La Caada coach KC Mathews to jokingly say, “Half the team is smarter than I am, or maybe three quarters of it.”

Catherine Horner also homered in the first and Edwards added a two- run home run in the second to pad the lead.

Temple City coach Bob Ellingsworth said the Spartans’ surge in confidence played a role in the Rams’ demise.

“You have to play with confidence,” he said.

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Baseball Rankings: Note to Pasadena Poly … my bad.

Compiled by Miguel A. Melendez

1. Arcadia (6-2)
Tough schedule coming up

2. La Salle (6-2)

Lancers show depth

3. Temple City (6-2)
Rams score in bunches

4. Alhambra (7-2)
Moors are No. 8 in Division 3

5. Pasadena (7-4)
Tough loss to Burroughs, 3-1

6. Pasadena Poly (5-2-1)
Panthers No. 2 in Division 6

7. Monrovia (5-4-1)
Still the team to beat in RHL

8. South Pasadena (4-4)
League win over San Marino

9. St. Francis (5-4)
Battled Saugus in loss

10. La Caada (5-6)
On four-game losing streak

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Softball Rankings: Flintridge Sacred Heart breaks in.

Compiled by Keith Lair

1. La Caada (4-3)
Defeated Monrovia, 5-0

2. San Marino (7-3)
Lost pair to City powers

3. Duarte (7-1)
Seven consecutive victories

4. Maranatha (6-2-1)
3-0-1 in past four games

5. Temple City (7-3)
Three consecutive wins

6. Keppel (6-4)
Medina struck out 16

7. Ramona Convent (6-2)
In middle of long break

8. La Salle (7-3)
Three wins last week

9. Monrovia (7-6)
Four-game win streak ends

10. Flint. Sacred Heart (4-6)
Beat Mayfield, 8-6

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Baseball: Derby outduels in masterful performance, Smither connects in fifth inning to lift La Salle over St. Paul stop snap nine-game losing streak to Swordsmen.

By Keith Lair, Staff Writer

PASADENA — The heat was on in Tuesday afternoon’s Del Rey League baseball game between St. Paul and La Salle high schools.

Which begged the question, who would wilt first?

La Salle No. 9 hitter Henry Smither sent a 2-2 A. J. Gonzalez pitch into shallow center field for a run-scoring single in the fifth inning to give the Lancers a 1-0 victory, ending a nine-game losing streak to the Swordsmen.

“It looked like he was getting a little tired, but when you got up there, he was still bringing it,” Smither said of Gonzalez. “He didn’t get too many pitches over the plate and I turned on it.”

Gonzalez and La Salle pitcher Bowdien Derby put on a masterful duel.

Gonzalez gave up four hits, struck out six, walked one and hit two batters. Derby gave up two hits and struck out six.

The Lancers had three of their four hits in the fifth inning. Smither drove in Chris Williams, who reached base by beating out a slow roller to third baseman Gabe Arrizon. Nick Brown sacrificed him to second, and Williams took third on a wild pitch.

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