East roster for the Hall of Fame All-Star Game on May 17 at West Covina HS …

1 Noel Martinez La Puente REC 6’1 165
2 Andy Sherwood Damien REC 5’7 165
3 Muleck Henderso West Covina DB 5’10 190
5 Bryce Bobo Charter Oak REC 6’3 195
6 Aaron Parham South Hills REC 6’1 210
7 Matt Simko Chino Hills QB 6’3 220
9 Jacob Farias South Hills DB 5’10 180
10 Jesus Arteaga Azusa DB 5’9 162
11 Kevin Amezquita Gladstone QB 6’1 180
14 Alex Arellano Chino WR
15 Josh Savage Damien WR 6’2 200
16 Brandt Davis Bonita K 6’0 180
17 Eric Ortiz Charter Oak LB 6’1 239
18 Bahlil Thompson Garey ATH 6’1 175
20 Reggie Turner Bonita RB 5’9 195
21 Aaron Vaughns Charter Oak RB 5’8 170
22 Aaron Sanchez Gladstone LB 5’8 205
23 Elvis Toscano Santa Fe DB 5’7 160
28 Khari Garcia Charter Oak DB 5’11 185
29 Cade Lindsay Glendora RB 5’10 160
34 Aaron Salgado West Covina RB 5’8 205
40 Terrance Manderville Nogales REC 6’2 190
42 Roy Torres Northview LB 5’11 220
43 Justin Buga San Dimas LB 5’11 191
44 Aaron Franklin West Covina DB 5’11 193
45 Eric Noyola Los Altos TE 5’11 215
50 Justin Tumer Covina LB 5’9 230
51 Noah Garcia Diamond Ranch OL 6 263
52 Mike Mora Sierra Vista LB
54 Elia Semu Covina OL 5’11 220
55 Jacob Hughes Whittier Chr. DL 6’3 220
57 Jacob Gamboa California OL 5’10 245
58 Tommy Green Glendora OL 6’3 280
60 Matthew Lopez Bishop Amat DL 6’0 245
61 DJ Theard Bonita OL 6’5 295
66 German Ponce California DL 5’11 260
72 Adrian Solchaga Gladstone OL 5’9 230
74 Dustin Sanford Sonora OL 6’3 260
77 Greg Lawton Rowland DL 5’10 175
79 Christian Lopez Gladstone OL 6’3 255
84 Adam Romero West Covina DL 6’1 190
87 Hunter Grap Don Lugo TE 6’5 220
90 Isaiah Osorio La Serna DL 6’0 245
92 Cody Walsh Chino DL 6’4 240

La Mirada treating college coaches to “CONVENTUS” workouts …

College coaches doing their May evaluations of prep talent have made La Mirada’s early morning “CONVENTUS” a must-see.

Just Monday morning, coaches from Cal and Stanford were there to watch the workout.

The Latin word “conventus” has many meanings, but in terms of La Mirada’s football team it means coming together. The players do this by putting themselves through several rigorous agility drills in the school’s gym.

“It’s literally an hour of hell,” Matadores head coach Mike Moschetti said. “It’s jut mental and physical toughness stuff. We start at 5:30 a.m. and go til 6:30 a.m. and there’s no hiding.

“The coaches come in and film the kids and see them compete. The kids love it.”

Rather than interrupting the school day, Moschetti prefers to have college coaches see his players in the flesh during a workout. That way, most questions are answered in terms of the prospect’s appearance and his toughness.

The workouts take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

With Scoby on roster, Monrovia has embarrassment of riches at running back …

When the Monrovia High School football team opens spring practice in two weeks, head coach Ryan Maddox will have an embarrassment of riches at the running back position.

Things were already looking up for the Wildcats’ ground attack with the return of last year’s second-leading rusher Darione Jones, who ran for 977 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Coaches were also expecting the emergence of sophomore-to-be Cameron Johnson, who was a dynamic runner for the Wildcats’ freshman team last fall.

But then came the arrival of Kurt Scoby, one of the top running backs in the state, who landed at Monrovia after several other brief stops this offseason.

Local fans will remember Scoby for what he did as a sophomore at Charter Oak in 2011. He played part of last season at St. Paul midway through his junior season.

Scoby is academically eligible to play, according to Maddox and is taking classes to catch up on his course load. Maddox said the final hurdle will be to get Scoby cleared with CIF.

Monrovia appeared to be in store for a rebuilding year after graduating a dynamic senior class. It now looks like the Wildcats won’t skip a beat given Scoby’s arrival.

“We’re excited about it,” Maddox said. “It’s just exciting to have two quality backs and athletes. I can imagine you’ll see some pretty creative sets.

“They will be a big part of the offensive packages and probably a part of the defensive packages as well.”

Although it’s early, Maddox said he can envision both Jones and Scoby playing linebacker on defense.

Fans can get an early look at Monrovia on May 18 at the Charter Oak Passing Tournament.

What does everyone think of AJ Gass taking over at Servite?

AJ Gass, who was already dean of students, was named varsity football head coach on Thursday. He replaces Troy Thomas, who left Servite to become head coach at Crespi (again).

Aram’s take: Pretty great video. We should start doing that over at the good ole SGVN. Just have a coach flow. As for the hire, I have no clue what to make of it. SO if you’ve got a take, feel free to fire away.

OFFICIAL PROPOSALS: Mt. SAC Area ad hoc committee’s three proposals for releaguing … ALL THREE have Charter Oak and South Hills joining the Hacienda League …

IMPORTANT: Please note that the committee was tasked with putting forth THREE proposals to be voted on at the re-leaguing meeting held on May 13. The proposals are due by Friday, Apr. 26 and the ad hoc had its final meeting Tuesday, Apr. 23 and here are the THREE proposals, in no particular order, that will be voted on. (The first proposal was reported here last week as merely an “idea” that has now been adopted as a official part of the proposal). The new leagues would be in place starting with the 2014-15 school year.

It’s important to remember that the ad hoc committee is made up of a principal and an AD from each existing league, for a total of 12 people. The ad hoc can be viewed as a consensus of the league opinions and therefore holds weight. But given that the voting is now majority (50 pct. + 1) and not 2/3s vote, the ad hoc may have less pull. And also, individual schools can put forth their own proposals for vote, but again, it’s hard to see an individual school winning a vote, especially over what the ad hoc suggests.

Ad hoc committee members: Jim Cronin (Alta Loma principal), Dave Masucci (Etiwanda AD), Suzanne Steinseifer-Ripley (Diamond Ranch principal), Ralph Harris (Rowland AD), Jackie White (Sierra Vista principal), Chuck Shore (Gladstone AD), Cary Willborn (Ontario principal), Chris Brown (Chaffey AD), Kathie Wiard (Charter Oak principal), Rick Dutton (Claremont AD), Claudia Karnoski (Covina principal), Bruce Alley (Nogales AD).



Baseline: Etiwanda, Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Chino Hills
Sierra: Ayala, Claremont, Glendora, Chino, Bonita, Diamond Bar
Hacienda: Los Altos, Diamond Ranch, Walnut, West Covina, South Hills, Charter Oak
Mt. Baldy: Chaffey, Colony, Don LUgo, Montclair, Ontario, Alta Loma
Valle Vista: Covina, Nogales, Northview, San Dimas, Wilson, Rowland
Montview: Duarte, Gladstone, Azusa, La Puente, Baldwin Park, Sierra Vista
Unnamed League: Garey, Pomona, Ganesha, Edgewood, Bassett, Workman


Baseline: Ayala, Etiwanda, Upland, Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga
Sierra: Colony, Bonita, Chino Hills, Claremont, Chino, Glendora
Hacienda: Charter Oak, D-Bar, South Hills, Los Altos, Rowland, Walnut, West Covina
Mt. Baldy: Chaffey Diamond Ranch, Ontario, Don Lugo, Alta Loma, Montclair
Valle Vista: Baldwin Park, Covina, Northview, Wilson, Nogales, San Dimas
Montview: Azusa, La Puente, Duarte, Sierra Vista, Gladstone
New unnamed league: Garey, Pomona, Bassett, Workman, Edgewood, Ganesha


Baseline: Chino Hills, Bonita, Etiwanda, Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland
Sierra: Ayala, Colony, Diamond Bar, Claremont, Chino, Glendora
Hacienda: Charter Oak, West Covina, Diamond Ranch, Los Altos, South Hills, Walnut
Mt. Baldy: Chaffey, Alta Loma, Ontario, Don Lugo, Montclair
Valle Vista: Wilson, Covina, Nogales, Northview, Rowland, San Dimas
Montview: Azusa, Baldwin Park, Duarte, Sierra Vista, Gladstone, La Puente
New unnamed league: Edgewood, Garey, Pomona, Bassett, Ganesha, Workman

Aram’s take: One of the proposals you see here will be enacted.