Arcadia Invitational starts Saturday with games at both Arcadia and San Dimas. Pool A
La Canada vs. West Torrance, 3 p.m.
Los Osos vs. Arcadia, 7 p.m.
At San Dimas
Temple City vs. Diamond Ranch, 3 p.m.
Glendora vs. San Dimas, 7 p.m.
La Canada vs. Los Osos, 3 p.m.
West Torrance vs. Arcadia, 7 p.m.
At San Dimas
Temple City vs. Glendora, 3.m.
Diamond Ranch vs. San Dimas, 7 p.m.
Los Osos vs. West Torrance, 3 p.m.
La Canada vs. Arcadia, 7 p.m.
At San Dimas
Glendora vs. Diamond Ranch, 3 p.m.
Temple City vs. San Dimas, 7 p.m.
Third place, 3 p.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.
At San Dimas
No. 4 vs. No. 4, 3 p.m.
No. 3 vs. No. 3, 7 p.m.
*If San Dimas is in title game, it will be played at San Dimas at 7 p.m.
If there is a La Canada-Temple City or Los Osos-Glendora matchup, gmes will be switched, unless they are playing for tournament title.
Former Charter Oak, Duarte, St. Paul, Cathedral and Alemany running back Kurt Scoby is enrolled at Monrovia High School and is following a plan to get himself eligible to play for the Wildcats in 2013.
Not exactly breaking news as this was the plan for Scoby ever since he left Alemany last month or so ago, but now this makes it official.
Obviously, lots need to happen. Scoby must get up to speed with his classes and of course be eligible grades-wise. But he is reportedly living within in the Monrovia district, which is a hurdle he’ll need to clear with CIF and will do so as long he as a valid residential change.
Aram’s take: I’ve called seeking confirmation from Monrovia officials all week and there’s a gag order in place by Principal Darvin Jackson, who himself refused to confirm whether Scoby was a student at his school. I guess they’re playing it safe and there’s supposedly some type of rule that disallows schools from confirming whether a student is enrolled. Of course, if I was to call down there today and ask baseball coach Dave Moore how Joe Mata’s arm is feeling after yesterday and he answered me, wouldn’t that be confirming he’s a student there? I asked that question and they told me that would be fine because I already knew Mata was a student there. It’s very confusing. Calls to Scoby’s guardian have not been returned. Anyway, beside staying at CO, Monrovia is probably the best place for Scoby. He will be teaming up with several of his former Duarte Hawks teammates and the coaches at M-Town appear well-suited to handle the situation. They had a touchy one two years ago with De’Shawn Ramirez and everything went off without a hitch. There are still some big questions, i.e. is he an official member of the football team NOW? If he does somehow make it to fall with full eligibility, will he be given the chance to win the starting RB job? M-Town has a nice returner in Darione Jones, but Scoby is on another level.
Monrovia 11, South Pasadena — The Tigers’ stay in first place was a brief one as Monrovia erupted early and rode Joe Mata’s five shutout innings to an easy win. Mata had three hits at the plate, as did David Perez.
La Canada 5, Temple City 1 — Sparty bounced back from last week’s loss to South Pas behind a stellar performance from lefty Justin Lewis, who went the distance. Lewis also had a two-run triple in the first inning.
Arcadia’s search for a new varsity football head coach is ongoing. The school will be accepting applications through Apr. 8, according to AD Ryan Press and hopes to have a coach named by the start of spring practice.
Former head coach Chris Long resigned following the 2012 season, his only at the school.
Press also ended any speculation that former head coach Jon Dimalante is a candidate.
Aram’s take: As of now, there’s no teaching position. But, the school will reassess the situation after the school year once retirements and whatnot take place with the teaching staff. Not having a teaching position right away may depress the market. Have to worry about the program getting a late start. Hopefully somebody is overseeing the offseason weight training.
The Rio Hondo League powers-that-be will vote Friday whether to bring/invite Crescenta Valley to join the league, according to a source.
It’s unclear whether Blair, which is struggling in several major sports, would stay or go. Blair reportedly wants to stay, which could mean a seven-team league.
Aram’s take: If you look at the RHL (for football) as Monrovia and everyone else, then this may do little for you. I guess it would be another speed bump for the Wildcats, but they still tower over the league. In other sports, well, that’s a different story and CV would be a pretty interesting add, especially in baseball. S