Also, read Sarah Favot’s story for the latest on the situation.
Former Pasadena guard Andre Spight and reigning Star-News Player of the Year Andre Spight has left UTEP and plans to enroll at a junior college, according to his Twitter account.
WELL another Bump in the Road For Me. unfortunately, I CAN'T attend UTEP anymore.. Somethin outta no where Didn't Qualify Me.
— EAZYMONEY!™ (@DreSpight24) July 16, 2013
Spight went on to stay, in another Tweet, that he will play at a junior college this season in hopes of earning another D-1 scholarship.
Maranatha High football coach will host a football camp at the school from July 22-25.
The cost of the camp is $95 and it will be held from 8:30 a.m.-Noon. The camp is athletes between grades 4-9.
To sign up GO HERE
Temple City High School basketball standout Eric Anthony Olivas, who was named Rio Hondo League MVP this past season, is in custody for a drive-by shooting and has implicated himself in other area shootings, according to a Temple Station Sheriff’s spokesperson.
Olivas, 18 of Rosemead, was arrested earlier this week for allegedly committing a drive-by shooting in Temple City last month.
In a statement released Thursday, sheriff’s officials said Olivas implicated himself in other shootings in the San Gabriel Valley. No one was injured in the shootings, authorities said.
The May 27 drive-by shooting occurred in the 5400 block of Golden West Avenue in Temple City. Detectives later identified a suspect.
On Tuesday, investigators served a search warrant at a Rosemead residence and arrested Eric Anthony Olivas on suspicion of shooting at an inhabited dwelling.
The handgun believed to have been used in the shooting, bullets, spent bullet casings and other evidence linking the suspect to the shooting were recovered, according to the statement.
No details were released about the other shootings.
Online booking records show Olivas had a Thursday court appearance in Alhambra Superior Court.
He is being held at the Inmate Reception Center in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Olivas was one top players in the area this past winter. He led Temple City to the Rio Hondo League championship and averaged 21.2 points per game. After the season, he was named the Star-News All-Area team and played in the Tribune/Star-News All-Star Classic on April 26.
Shortly after the all-star game, Olivas began attending Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center, a continuation school in the Temple City Unified School District.
Olivas’ coach Eric Chin was stunned when told the news of his star player’s arrest on Friday.
“I’m really surprised this happened, to be honest,” Chin said. “He didn’t seem like a bad kid. He’s a really good kid. Very coachable. He might have hung out with the wrong people, but I’m surprised.”
1. MONROVIA — Still the most talented team in the area from top to bottom. Expect more of a ground game with considerable depth at RB and a athletic QB in Potts. Wildcats could be special again if Kurt Scoby makes his way into the backfield this fall.
2. LA SALLE — The only thing more disappointing than an 0-10 record is a 10-1 record. But huge strides were made last season under head coach Russell Gordon. There’s a good amount of skill talent to work with, plus some transfers. Where the worry lies is along the lines.
3. MUIR — The Mustangs are making progress slowly but surely under head coach John Hardy. The thing is that they’re not operating with all the talent that could be at their disposal. Depth is a sweat, but who else you gonna like in the Pacific?
4. RIO HONDO PREP — A dynamic senior class was lost, but this program knows how to reload. The new faces will need only some seasoning because they probably already have the system down pat. RB Nate Tayco is one of the best ball carriers around and expect him to be relied on early and often.
5. ST. FRANCIS — The rebuild is on. Knights were the least explosive they’ve been in a while last season and that was with Jarde Lebowitz at QB. Now he’s gone and there’s more work to do. St. Francis needs a serious upgrade in the speed department.
6. SAN MARINO — Here’s where things start to get shaky in local area. The Titans lost an excellent senior class, but reportedly have some nice prospects in the program. Head coach Mike Hobbie certainly knows what he’s doing, so it’s probably a matter of time before SM hit its stride again. Just don’t expect anything close to last year’s level of play.
7. TEMPLE CITY — The Rams started to make strides around the mid-point of last season. With some decent pieces to build around, they could put things together a lot quicker this season and make some more noise, or at least put themselves in position to again, in league.
8. MARANATHA — Former San Gabriel coach Jude Oliva takes over the head job after Pete Karavedas’ abrupt exit. Some will say that Maranatha missed a golden chance to do damage with the classes it had the past few seasons. But Oliva is a proven winner and his teams have been no stranger to the end zone. Don’t expect a breakout, just a solid product.
9. ARCADIA — Things aren’t what they once were, but lots of programs in this area can say the same thing. The Apaches’ only four wins last year came against the lower rungs of the Pacific League. And now there’s another coaching change to deal with. A repeat of last year seems a safe prediction.
10. FLINTRIDGE PREP — Why not? Who do you want to put here instead, Alhambra? San Gabriel? Flintridge Prep has become one of the area’s best in hoops and bases, so why not football? The Prepsters won six games last year, but weren’t close against RHP. Still solid.
Baseball/softball season is officially. Flintridge Prep fell behind early and couldn’t rally in a 12-4 loss to Desert Christian Academy in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 baseball playoffs.
The Rebels had a great season and advanced … further … than … I hear Monrovia is loaded at running back.