This week’s tournaments and first-day schedules….

BOYS BASKETBALL
La Salle/Temple City Tournament
Today’s games

St. Paul vs. Bell Jeff at La Salle, 3 p.m.
Montebello vs. Village Christian at La Salle, 4:30 p.m.
South Pasadena vs. Keppel at La Salle, 6 p.m.
L.A. Baptist vs. La Salle at La Salle, 7:30 p.m.
Hoover vs. Franklin at Maranatha, 6 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
New Year’s Ball Tournament
At La Canada HS
Tuesday’s Games

Franklin vs. Hart, 2:30 p.m.
La Canada vs. Ramona Convent, 4 p.m.
Arcadia vs. Golden Valley, 5:30 p.m.
Flintridge Sacred Heart vs. Moorpark, 7 p.m.

BOYS SOCCER
La Canada Holiday Classic
At La Canada HS
Tuesday’s Games

Canyon vs. Pioneer, 1 p.m.
El Monte vs. La Salle, 2:30 p.m.
Golden VAlley vs. Milikan, 4 p.m.
La Canada vs. St. Bernard, 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER
Los Tacos Tournament
At Glendale Sports Complex
Tuesday’s Games

Flintridge Sacred Heart vs. St. Joseph, 10 a.m., Field 4
Ayala vs. Corona del Mar, 10 a.m., Field 5
West Ranch vs. La Salle, 11:30 a.m., Field 4
Royal vs. Saugus, 11:30 a.m., Field 5
Flintridge Sacred Heart vs. Royal, 2:30 p.m., Field 4
La Salle vs. Corona del Mar, 2:30 p.m., Field 5
St. Joseph vs. Saugus, 3:45 p.m., Field 4
West Ranch vs. Ayala, 3:45 p.m., Field 5

The 2011 Pasadena Star-News All-Area Football Team

PASADENA STAR-NEWS TOP HONOREES



Coach Jude Oliva

QB Andy Guerrero

WR Alex Villalobos
DT Ellis McCarthy

Player of the Year: Andy Guerrero, San Gabriel, Sr.

Offensive Player of the Year: Alex Villalobos, San Gabriel, Sr.

Defensive Player of the Year: Ellis McCarthy, Monrovia, Sr.

Coach of the Year: Jude Oliva, San Gabriel, 2nd Season

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB: Myles Carr, Arcadia, Sr.
RB: Marquise Bias, Monrovia, Sr.
RB: Tairen Owens, Muir, Sr.
AP: Kevon Seymour, Muir, Sr.
WR: Alex Villalobos, San Gabriel, Sr.
WR: Luke Williams, Monrovia, Sr.
WR: Taylor Lagace, Arcadia, Sr.
OL: Kristion Grbavac, St. Francis, Sr.
OL: Kevin Spencer, Monrovia, Sr.
OL: Dave Drain, Rio Hondo Prep, Sr.
OL: Gabriel Rousset, Arcadia, Sr.
OL: Michael Bassette, Temple City, Sr.
PK: Mason Bryant, Monrovia, Jr.

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL: Ellis McCarthy, Monrovia, Sr.
DL: Robby Haines, Arcadia, Sr.
DL: Carlos Purser, San Gabriel, Sr.
LB: Brett Walsh, Monrovia, Jr.
LB: Ryan McAleenan, St. Francis, Sr.
LB: George Frazier V, Monrovia, Jr.
LB: Denzel Talifero, Muir, Jr.
DB: De’Shawn Ramirez, Monrovia, Sr.
DB: Travis Talianko, St. Francis, Sr.
DB: Alex McElwee, Arcadia, Sr.
SS: Joey Villalobos, San Gabriel, Sr.
P: Franklyn Cervenka, La Caada, Sr.

STAR-NEWS FINAL TOP 10
1. Monrovia (11-3)
2. St. Francis (9-3)
3. Muir (8-5)
4. San Gabriel (9-5)
5. Arcadia (9-3)
6. Rio Hondo Prep (13-1)
7. Pasadena (6-6)
8. Alhambra (9-3)
9. Maranatha (8-3)
10. San Marino (7-4)

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Football: Alex Villalobos earns Almont’s top honor.

ALL-ALMONT LEAGUE TEAMS
FOOTBALL
MVP
— Alex Villalobos, San Gabriel
Offensive MVP — Andy Guerrero, San Gabriel
Defensive MVP — Nathan Quinones, Alhambra
Lineman of the year — Carlos Purser, San Gabriel
Coach of the Year — Jude Olvia, San Gabriel

FIRST TEAM
Offense — Quarterback: Josh Mendoza, Alhambra. Backs: Jorge Remingio, Bell Gardens; Erza Broadus, Alhambra; Eric Magos, Schurr; Marcos Portillo, Montebello. Receivers: Joseph Villalobos, San Gabriel; Isai Fernandez, San Gabriel; Jorge Romo, Montebello, Oscar Gayton, Alhambra. Tight End: James Salazar, Bell Gardens. Linemen: Daniel Herrera, Bell Gardens; Joseph Rubino, Montebello; Brian Lopez, San Gabriel; Justin Luu, Alhambra; Gino Livotti, Montebello. Kicker: Ricardo Pena, Bell Gardens.

Defense — Linemen: Daniel Servin, Montebello; Hunter Garcia, San Gabriel; Christian Caraveo, Alhambra; Sean Yee, Schurr. Linebackers: Robert Garcia, Montebello; Chris Aguilar, Schurr; Thomas Guevara, Bell Gardens; Andres Jimenez, San Gabriel. Backs: Joesph Villalobos, San Gabriel; Albert Lara, Bell Gardens; Erza Broadus, Alhambra; Randy Portillo, Montebello; Punter: Juan Hernandez, Montebello.

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Football: Matt Hall named Olympic League Defensive MVP; Andrew Elffers, Darien McGee, Omar Younger and Sterling Sanchez highlight Minutemen selection.

2011 ALL-OLYMPIC LEAGUE
Offensive MVP: Amjed Aboul-Hosn, Village Christian,Sr.
Defensive MVP: Matt Hall, Maranatha, So.
Line MVP: Clayton Granch, Valley Christian, Jr.

FIRST TEAM
LeJon Peterson, L.A. Baptist, Sr.;Chris Tripoli, L.A. Baptist, Sr.; Andrew Elffers, Maranatha, Jr.;Matt Hall, Maranatha, So.; Darien McGee, Maranatha, Sr.; SterlingSanchez, Maranatha, Sr.; Omar Younger, Maranatha, Jr.; Cody Buskirk,Valley Chr., Sr.; Brandon Bynum, Valley Chr., Jr.; David Coley,Valley Chr., Sr.; Clayton Granch, Valley Chr., Jr.; Anthony Nocera,Valley Chr., Sr.; Jaylen Ray, Valley Chr., Sr.; LeWayne Wright, Valley Chr., Sr.; Amjed Aboul-Hosn, Village Chr., Sr.; Nick Hamilton,Village Chr., Jr.; Scott Maxwell, Village Chr., Sr.; Garrett Van,Village Chr., Sr.; Daniel Abernethy, Whittier Chr., Sr.; CodyBronkar, Whittier Chr., Jr.; Andrew Delaney, Whittier Chr., Sr.;Grant Escobar, Whittier Chr., Sr.; Corey Gineris, Whittier Chr., Sr.;Joel Rhone, Whittier Chr., Sr.; Ryan Wallace, Whittier Chr., Sr.

SECOND TEAM
Josh Nguyen, L.A. Baptist, Sr.; SeanSmith, L.A. Baptist, Sr.; Robert Flewelling, Maranatha, Sr.; AdamHarr, Maranatha, Sr.; Matt Payton, Maranatha, Sr.; Daniel Rasmussen,Jr.; Darin Smith, Maranatha, Sr.; Patrick Avila, Valley Chr., Jr.;Zach D’Amico, Valley Chr., Sr.; Clay Thomas, Valley Chr., Sr.; RodneyVanDenBerg, Valley Chr., Jr.; Scott Vander Ploeg, Valley Chr., Sr.;Misha Gordon, Village Chr., Sr.; Eli Jerjerian, Village Chr., Jr.;Luke Rawlings, Village Chr., Jr.; Josh Rolls, Village Chr., Sr.;Daniel Chacon, Whittier Chr., Sr.; Matt Hearn, Whittier Chr., Sr.; Jacob Hughes, Whittier Chr., Jr.; Jack Huitt, Whittier Chr., So.;Ryan Morales, Whittier Chr., Sr.; Grady Smith, Whittier Chr., Sr.

Football: St. Francis’ Ryan McAleenan is Most Valuable Lineman; Travis Talianko, Austin De Los Santos among Golden Knights selected.


Above: St. Francis standout Travis Talianko is San Jose State-bound. Dude is a working machine.

2011 ALL-MISSION LEAGUE
Most Valuable Player: Jalean Greene, Serra, So.
Most Valuable Offense: Terrell Newby, Chaminade Jr.
Most Valuable Defense: Kache Palacio, Serra, Sr., Tal Dardashti, Chaminade, Sr.
Most Valuable Lineman: Ryan McAleenan, St. Francis, Sr., Taylor Hindy, Chaminade, Sr.

FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE

LINEMEN
Andrew Chen, Chaminade, Sr.
Alexis Madrigal, Cathedral, Sr.
Jose Sanchez, Cathedral, Sr.
Tavita Tua’au, Serra, Sr.
Joe Marrone, St. Francis, Sr.
Kristioin Grbavac, St. Francis, Sr.
Chris Garcia, St. Paul, Sr.
Tyler Carrillo, St. Paul, Sr.
BACKS
Austin De Los Santos, St. Francis, Sr.
Anterio Bateman, Serra, Jr.
Logan Scott, Chaminade, Sr.
RECEIVERS
Chris Sebastian, Harvard-WEstlake, Jr.
Clinton Hooks, Harvard-Westlake, Jr.
Raymond Ford, Serra, Sr.
KICKER
Billy McCreary, St. Francis, Sr.

FIRST TEAM
DEFENSE

LINEMEN
Kris Cooper, Serra, Sr.
Sam Hardy, Chaminade, Sr.
Howard Lynch-Balani, Chaminade, Sr.
LINEBACKERS
Thomas Brown, Serra, Sr.
Jacob Bowman, Chaminade, Sr.
Luke Anderson, St. Francis, Sr.
Kevin Romo, St. Paul, Sr.
Raul Castillo, St. Francis, Sr.
Alex Cadiff, Harvard-Westlake, Jr.
DEFENSIVE BACKS
Da’Mari Scott, Cathedral, Jr.
Adoree’ Jackson, Serra, So.
Patrick Wooten, Serra, Sr.
Donovan Lee, Chaminade, So.
Charlie Porter, Harvard-Westlake, Sr.
Travis Talianko, St. Francis, Sr.
PUNTER
Chad Kanoff, Harvard-Westlake, Jr.

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Football: Monrovia’s Blake Heyworth, San Marino’s Kwame Do share MVP honors; Monrovia’s Marquise Bias is Offensive Back of the Year.

2011 ALL-RIO HONDO LEAGUE
Most Valuable Player: Blake Heyworth, Monrovia, Jr., Kwame Do, San Marino, Sr.
Offensive Back of the Year: Marquise Bias, Monrovia, Sr.
All-Purpose Player of the Year: De’Shawn Ramirez, Monrovia, Sr.
Offensive Linemen of the Year: Michael Bassette, Temple City, Sr.
Defensive Linemen of the Year: Ellis McCarthy, Monrovia, Sr.
Linebacker of the Year: Brett Walsh, Monrovia, Jr., George Frazier V, Monrovia, Jr.
Defensive Back of the Year: Anthony Craft, Monrovia, Jr.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
WR: Luke Williams, Monrovia, Sr.
WR: Mason Bryant, Monrovia, Jr.
TE: Justin Cornford, South Pasadena, Sr.
OT: Henry Crane, Monrovia, Sr.
OT: Kevin Cummings, Temple City, Sr.
OG: Marty Vardanian, La Canada, Sr.
OG: Bryan Wong, Temple City, Sr.
C: Ryan Stone, South Pasadena, Jr.
QB: Sheddrick Walker, Blair, Sr.
RB: Kyle Herron, La Canada, Sr.
RB: Sean Magill, South Pasadena, Sr.
RB: Nathan Lee, South Pasadena, Jr.
PK: Matt Wofford, San Marino, Jr.

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL: Brendan Daly, La Canada, Sr.
DL: Lorenzo Casas, Monrovia, Sr.
DL: Alec Fox, Monrovia, Sr.
DE: Marquise Harrison, Monrovia, Sr.
DE: Nick Gott, San Marino, Jr.
LB: Kyle Herron, La Canada, Sr.
LB: Ryan Hill, San Marino, Sr.
LB: Jared Mendez, Temple City, Sr.
DB: Miguel Lagunas, South Pasadena, Sr.
DB: Grant Owen, La Canada, Jr.
DB: Garrett Glazer, San Marino, Jr.
DB: Luke Williams, Monrovia, Sr.
P: Franklyn Cervenka, La Canada, Sr.

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Football: Arcadia’s Myles Carr is Offensive Player of the Year, Robby Haines is Defensive Player of the Year.


Above: Arcadia’s Myles Carr, who completed 63 percent of his passes and passed for 2,484 yards and 30 touchdowns, has drawn interest from Stony Brook, Montana State and Nevada.

2011 ALL-PACIFIC LEAGUE
Player of the Year:
Zander Anding, Burroughs, Sr.
Offensive Player of the Year: Myles Carr, Arcadia, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year: Robby Haines, Arcadia, Sr.
Coach of the Year: Jon Dimalante, Arcadia

FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE

Herman Castro, Burbank, Skill
Brandon Cox, Pasadena, Skill
Michael Davis, Glendale, Skill
Taylor Lagace, Arcadia, Skill
Marro Lee, Crescenta Valley, Skill
Tairen Owens, Muir, Skill
Luke Taboyoyong, Hoover, Skill
Freddie Barnes, Pasadena, Offensive Line
Ryan Campbell, Arcadia, Offensive Line
Gus Farrat, Burroughs, Offensive Line
Armen Pashai, Crescenta Valley, Offensive Line
Lester Quintana, Burroughs, Offensive Line
Gabriel Rousset, Arcadia, Offensive Line
Pavle Atanackovic, Crescenta Valley, Kicker

DEFENSE
Clarence Irvin, Arcadia, Defensive Line
Ike Nwachie Burroughs, Defensive Line
Noah Stubblefield, Crescenta Valley, Defensive Line
Kevin Vega, Glendale, Defensive Line
Kody Jensen, Burroughs, Linebacker
Justin Springfield, Crescenta Valley, Linebacker
Denzel Talifero, Muir, Linebacker
Chad Eggerston, Crescenta Valley, Defensive Back
Alex McElwee, Arcadia, Defensive Back
Jose Pereyra, Burroughs, Defensive Back
Kevon Seymour, Muir, Defensive Back
Daniel Marbach, Burroughs, Punter

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Football: Monrovia’s Ellis McCarthy named a national finalist for Anthony Muoz Lineman of the Year award.


Above: Ellis McCarthy (18) putting the hurt on Andy Guerrero.

(WHARTON, N.J.) Dec. 21, 2011–The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee has announced the six finalists for the prestigious Anthony Muoz Lineman of the Year award, given to the top prep lineman in the country. Muoz is regarded by many as the top offensive lineman in professional football history and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame after 12 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was honored in being named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, as well as to the NFL’s 1980s All-Decade Team. Muoz’ college career was played at the University of Southern California where he was a two-time All-American 1978-79. The winner of the award will be announced at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Dinner on January 6, 2012, in San Antonio.

The 2011 Anthony Muoz Lineman of the Year award recipient was U.S. Army All-American Ray Drew of Thomasville, Ga., who is now with the Georgia Bulldogs. The 2010 recipient was Seantrel Henderson from St. Paul, Minn., who is currently the starting right tackle for the Miami Hurricanes.

For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Lattimore, and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. The 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of nearly 38,000 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.

2011 FINALISTS
Darius Hamilton, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ), DL
DJ Humphries, Mallard Creek High (Charlotte, NC) OL
Kyle Kalis, St. Edward High (Lakewood, OH) OL
Ellis McCarthy, Monrovia High (Monrovia, CA) DL
Kyle Murphy San Clemente High (San Clemente, CA) OL
Adolphus Washington, Taft High (Cincinnati, OH) DL

Football: La Caada’s Dan Yoder resigns as coach.

From my colleague Erik Boal at the L.A. Daily News via Bob Anon:

La Caada football coach Dan Yoder has submitted his resignation following three seasons, deciding to focus on earning another educational degree.

Yoder went 13-18 during his tenure, including a pair of Southern Section Mid-Valley Division playoff appearances, after replacing Rich Wheeler in 2009.