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

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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.

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