West Covina High School softball coach Jesse Mendez, a catalyst in keeping the San Gabriel Valley all-star softball game alive the past couple years, worked with San Gabriel Valley coaches with help from our sports team of reporters at the SGVN to create the inaugural San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena Star-News/Whittier Daily News senior all-star AND Underclassmen game on Sunday, June 7, at the University of La Verne’s state of art softball complex. The underclassmen game is at 3 p.m., followed by the senior game at 5:30 p.m.
Similar to the annual Tribune/Star-News All-Star basketball games, players were selected from the SGVN readership, pitting the Tribune vs. the Star-News/Whittier Daily News All-Stars a day after the June 5-6 CIF softball championships.
Rosters have been selected and posted below. Coaches for the Whittier/Star-News teams are still being determined.
For more information on the game, Pasadena based players should contact firstname.lastname@example.org and Whittier based players should contact email@example.com. To reach tournament director JESSE MENDEZ, EMAIL HIM AT firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach email@example.com for questions.
COACHES: Don Pollard (San Dimas); Art Montano (Bonita); Roberta Garcia (Diamond Bar)
Bocanegra, Natalia – South Hills
Chavez, Kaile – Charter Oak
Cornejo, Danielle – Diamond Bar
Delamora, Berlynne – Los Altos
Hughes, Lindsey – San Dimas
King, Lyndsi – Sierra Vista
Lara, Taylor – Edgewood
Larios, Mandy – Bishop Amat
Moore, Shelby – San Dimas
Nava, Princess – Covina
Nua, Jade – West Covina
Ochoa, Angel – Sierra Vista
Pinela, Christine – Charter Oak
Purcell, JuJu – Nogales
Sok, Kayla – Glendora
Sustayta, Erin – Bishop Amat
Tickey, Maddy – West Covina
Van Hemelryck, Caitlyn – South Hills
Wallingford, Kaylee – Glendora
Wood, Celeste – Los Altos
Kellie Natham, Maranatha, 3B
Karen Leung, Monrovia, Utility
Olivia Lam, La Canada, C
Kellyn O’Leary, La Canada, P
Katelyn Morreale, Arcaia, 1B
Tanya Galvan, Monrovia, C
Brooke Mann, Monrovia, SS
Brittney Day, Alhambra, OF
Sierra Singer, Temple City, OF
Dee Dee Logan, Pasadena Poly, P
Jamie Wren, La Serna, P-OF
Taylor Becerra, La Serna, SS
Tori Ayala, La Serna, 1B-3B
Niko Walker, St. Paul, C
Myranda Bueno, St. Paul, OF
Racquel Manzo, La Habra, 3B
Amanda Fitzgerald, Pioneer, Inf.
Monica Navarrette, La Mirada, OF/P
Hannah Gabriel, Whittier Christian, Utility
Lyzette Reveles, Santa Fe, Utility
Lorren Sharp, California, C
Coaches: Jesse Mendez (West Covina); Nacho Hernandez (Los Altos); Brandon Gonzales (South Hills).
Aguilar, Christie – South Hills
Almaraz, Valarie – West Covina
Anderson, Kennedy – San Dimas
Barrera, Alyssa – Bishop Amat
Carvajal, Ashley – Los Altos
Chavez, Marissa – Charter Oak
Diaz, Samaria – Bishop Amat
Evans, Chloe – Charter Oak
Farricker, Randi – Glendora
Granado, Ciara – Edgewood
Gutierrez, Nicole – West Covina
Jackson, Brooke – San Dimas
Keefer, Cambria – Glendora
Lugo, Natalie – South Hills
Ochoa, Chloe – Charter Oak
Orozco, Nadya – West Covina
Paredes, Emily – Bonita
Salm, Carlie – San Dimas
Tamanaha, Casey – Diamond Bar
Tovar, Mariah – South Hills
Valdovinos, Marissa – St. Lucy’s
Valenzuela, Julia – Bishop Amat
Woods, Amanda – Glendora
Michelle Leung, Maranatha, P-SS
Hunter Alvarez, Monrovia, OF
Vicky Gutierrez, Monrovia, 3B
Britney Lopez, Monrovia, P
Julissa Moran, Alhambra, OF
Sammy Jedrey, La Canada, OF
Kinsley Washington, La Salle, SS
Elizabeth Unger, Ramona Convent, C
Kymber Tamamoto, Maranatha, OF
Megan Reilly, La Canada, OF
Jaclyn Macias, California, So.
Justice Sharp, California, Jr.
Rain Vega, La Mirada, Jr.
Dominique Mejia, La Serna, So.
Angelica Lopez, La Serna, Jr.
Sydney Kriemann, St. Paul, Jr.
Nikki Butler, La Habra, Jr.
Janelle Rodriguez, La Habra, So.
Kristie Carbajal, Santa Fe, Jr.
Morgan Ryan, Whittier Christian, Jr.
Rosters for the annual Blue/Red All-Star Baseball Underclassmen/Senior games have been set. The Underclassmen game will be played at Moor Field in Alhambra on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. The Senior Game will be played at East Los Angeles Community College in Monterey Park on Monday, June 8 at 7 p..m
SENIOR ALL-STAR GAME ROSTERS (Monday, June 8, ELAC, 7 p.m.)
By Jack Pollon, Daily News contributor
Chaminade boys basketball coach Todd Wolfson has left the West Hills campus and has taken the same position at St. Francis in La Canada.
Wolfson spent seven successful seasons at Chaminade, leading the Eagles to a CIF Division III state championship in 2014.
Wolfson was 142-48 over seven seasons and was named Cal Hi Sports coach of the year in 2014 as well as Daily News Coach of the Year.
Wolfson led Chaminade to a Southern Section championship game appearance in 2009 and was the division coach of the year despite losing to perennial power Price in the finals.
“Seven years ago I was hired to bring excitement to the Chaminade boys basketball program and compete for championships every year,” said Wolfson in a statement posted to his Twitter feed. “I feel with the help of an amazing athletic director, administration, assistant coaches and players, we accomplished that task.”
Wolfson has also had tremendous success moving players to the next level.
Wolfson was instrumental in helping the following players move on: Jules Montgomery (Prairie View A&M), Jamal McClerkin (Metro St.), Gilles Dierickx (Washington), Jaron Martin (UC Irvine), Jack Williams (Pacific) and Michael Oguine (Montana).
BLUE-RED-GAME: Coaches in the East and West San Gabriel Valley need to contact Nogales baseball coach and all-star game organizer Don Montanez or Alhambra coach Steve Gewecke to nominate players for the San Gabriel Valley Blue-Red underclassman and senior games. The Underclassman game will be held at Moor Field in Alhambra on June, at 2 p.m. and the Senior game will be held at East Los Angeles Community College in Monterey Park on June 8, at 7 p.m. Danny Roddy of Northview and Danny Meza of Rosemead will coach the Underclassman Game. Paul Acosta of Walnut and Houston Hernandez of Schurr will coach the Senior Game.