BREAKING NEWS: De’Shawn Ramirez to Monrovia.

UPDATE: Aram Tolegian is reporting that De’Shawn Ramirez has picked to play at Monrovia this fall. Click here for more details.

Aram Tolegian, AKA Chemical AT, has been all over the De’Shawn Ramirez situation. Where he’ll play is still uncertain, but word from AT is Ramirez will come to a decision by today. Ramirez no doubt was one of the best rising talents as a sophomore when he anchored a stable of running back for the Wildcats two seasons ago. Some mishaps tampered with his chance of helping the Wildcats to the Mid-Valley Division title last season, where he spent a year away from the field at Canyon Continuation High School. Whether he lands at Monrovia or chooses Arcadia instead, Ramirez, at the very least, must like his chances of playing for two very respected coaches in Ryan Maddox and Jon Dimalante. Stay tuned…

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Private summer lessons from CIF champion Nick Bueno

Nick Bueno the quarterback. Nick Bueno the shortstop. And now, Nick Bueno the entrepreneur. Bueno will give private lessons for 1-3 players at a time ages 7-15. Bueno is arguably the most heralded quarterback in Monrovia football history, leading the Wildcats to their first CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Division championship. It was the school’s first CIF title in nine previous attempts. Bueno earned Star-News Player of the Year honors this past season after passing for 1,828 yards and rushing for 1,513 yards. He also earned Rio Hondo League MVP honors as well as CIF Mid-Valley Division Player of the Year honors.


Quarterbacks:Throwing fundamentals, accuracy, drop backs, reading defenses, footwork, etc.

Running backs:Footwork, QB exchange, ball handling, pass blocking, etc.

Receiver:Catching fundamentals, receiver routes, run blocking, etc.

Speed and Agility:Drills and conditioning exercises to increase speed and agility.


Individual lesson: $15 per person (3 lessons pre-paid and scheduled for $40)
Group of three: $12 per person (3 lessons pre-paid and scheduled for $32)

For more information, call 626-826-1066 or e-mail Nick Bueno at

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ESPN All-America, All-State honors for FSHA athletes.

Following on the heels of a 23-2-1 season which saw the team win the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 championship, a Mission League title and a # 8 national ranking, five FSHA players were honored with ESPN Rise All America or All State recognition.


KATIE JOHNSON: (Forward, Jr.) A first team All America selection, Katie was one of only two juniors to be named All America. Johnson finished the season with 23 goals and 12 assists. In 2011 alone, Johnson was named All CIF, Mission League MVP and Pasadena Star-News Player of the Year. Katie’s 141 career points (57 g/27 assists) have her within striking distance of Jessica Reyes all-time scoring mark of 195 points with one season to go. Katie has committed to play at USC.

NATALIE ZEENNI (Defender, Sr.) Named to the ESPN Rise All America – Second Team. Voted Team MVP by her teammates. She’s a two0-time Mission League Most Outstanding Defensive Player. and three-time All-CIF honoree. Zeenni will play college soccer at the University of New Mexico.

Johnson and Zeenni are the first two Tologs to ever receive All America designation in Soccer. The duo was also selected to the ESPN Rise CALIFORNIA ALL STATE team for the second consecutive year where they are joined by teammates:

BREEANA KOEMANS: (Forward, Jr.) This is the second consecutive All-State selection for Koemans who stands third on the FSHA all time scoring list with 39 goals and 35 assists. An All CIF, three-time all league selection and 2010 Pasadena Star-News Player of the Year, Koemans has committed to play college soccer at Northeastern University.

TERA TRUJILLO: (MF/Def., Jr.) A first time All-State selection, 2011 was a big comeback year (concussion) for the former U-15 national team player. Trujillo was named All CIF, All league and made every all area team. Trujillo will join her Tolog teammate Natalie Zeenni at the University of New Mexico upon graduation.

KAYLA MILLS: (Def/MF, So.) Another first time All-State selection a designation usually reserved for juniors and seniors. Mills sparkled at forward, midfield and on defense for the Tologs en route to their CIF championship run. Already a two time All CIF pick, Mills will play college soccer alongside Katie Johnson at USC.

Click here for the complete All-America and All-State list of honorees.

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Football: Maranatha to host kids camp July 18-22 for $95.

Here’s the info from Maranatha:

If you are looking for quality athletic activities for your kids during the summer then Maranatha Football Challenge Camp at Maranatha High School is for you. Our camps are designed for 4th-8th grade students to develop football skills and techniques, work with Coach Karavedas and his staff, and learn the importance of team work and commitment. Former Florida State star quarterback Chris Rix will also be a part of the camp as well as coaches from Azusa Pacific University. The camp goes from July 18 -22 from 8:30 -12:00 and the cost is only $95! For more information e-mail Maranatha Assistant Athletic Director Eddie Arnett at or Head Football Coach Peter Karavedas at

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Football: Alhambra’s summer schedule set. Want your schedule/tournaments posted? Send ’em over my way.


Where: South Pasadena HS
Time: 4 p.m.
Teams: South Pasadena, Rosemead, Muir, San Marino


Thurs June 23- @ Arroyo Four-way 5 pm
Tues June 28- @ Burbank 4 pm
Tues July 5- vs Pasadena at Alhambra 4 pm
Thurs July 7- @ Salesian 4 pm
Sat july 9- @ Arroyo Tournament 9 am
Wed July 13- @ Burbank 4 way 4 pm
Thurs July 14- @ Arroyo 4 way 5 pm
Sat July 16- @ Arroyo lineman competition
Tues July 19- @ Pasadena 4 pm
Thurs July 21-@ Salesian 4 way 4 pm
Sat August 27- @ Salesian Scrimmage

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