2006 Bishop Amat football schedule + analysis

They use the buddy system over at Amat.


New coach, new QB, no established leader on defense – what’s going to happen to Amat’s football program in ’06? It doesn’t take a genius to see that Amat will enter Spring training, passing league, hell week, and finally, the season with way more questions than answers.
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2006 West Covina football schedule + analysis

Deepest backfield in the area?



I got the word from WestCo coach Mike Maggiore that running back William Wallace is set for knee surgery this week and he will be ready for the season.
I think Wallace’s bad knee was a major reason why the Dawgs never got rolling last year. He was able to run north and south, but God forbid he made a cut. WestCo also lost lineman after lineman last season and was lacking for football IQ.
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OK, back to swimming for a sec ….



That’s Walnut’s Andrew Utama. Who are the top male swimmers in the area? I need you guys to keep giving the “heads up” on the good swimming to cover!!!

Is it basically a lock that Kirsty Ferrell and Rachel Grant are going to win CIF titles this year? I am getting pumped for finals. I know there is a lot of swimming between now and then, but I love it when our area has studs in the pool.
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2006 South Hills football schedule + analysis

Can the Huskies still do this to opponents?


The Huskies are likely to be up a division this coming season. No worries, they would have won Division VI this past season had they been in it. But this year might be a different story, though. Coach Steve Bogan and crew say goodbye to a dynamic senior class. The lower levels are stocked well, however, but they’re going to need some seasoning. Two years ago, the Huskies really boosted their nonleague schedule. It didn’t work well in ’04, but last year they hung in well with everyone, including D-1 Esperanza.
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Tribune boys get street cred back for the East!!!

GET SOME!!!


Trib MVP – Edwin Edukere (Diamond Ranch)
Star-News MVP – Kyle Austin (Pasadena)

Tribune boys team was up by double-digits seemingly the whole way and got the East side of the Valley a win in the series with a rout of the heavily favored Star-News. The game got chaotic at the end and was called with around 20 seconds left as there were some cheap shots.
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Star-News girls score big upset in a romp!

WHO YOU CALLING AN UNDERDOG?!?!


Star-News 80
vs.
Tribune 69

Star-News MVP – Britney Spears (Pasadena)
Tribune MVP – Juanise Cornell (Bishop Amat)

Britney Spears (Pasadena) was outstanding tonight! She was the clear game MVP as the Star-News girls laughed at being underdogs and brought it to the Tribune team. Great job by all the girls on both sides. It was a fun game and great way for all the seniors to go out.
Coach Raymond Mayberry (Pasadena) should be congratulated for having his girls breathing fire when they took the court.

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2006 Los Altos football schedule and news …

Maybe the James Davis transfer doesn’t hurt after all. The Conqs got a nice transfer in running back Ira Thomas, who played at Chino Hills last year. And there could be more talent coming + a good frosh class that will be sophs. Some things never change. Perhaps LA needs to be boosted up a bit in my pre-Spring practice rankings. Here’s the schedule … complete with predictions.
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Good comments … keep checking each thread …

We just got good comments in the “… lets talk Muir” and the “…Covina hurt most” threads. KEEP CHECKING ALL THREADS TO READ WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING. AND KEEP THE COMMENTS COMING. And stay productive on your job … don’t think that if you get fired for lack of production the newspaper industry will bail you out. Tell your friends. I am getting quite a few calls from people about this blog. Calls are nice, readers are better. GO TO THE TRIBUNE/STAR-NEWS ALL-STAR CLASSIC.

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We’re No. 1!!!

SGVN Internet coordinator Adrian Guerrero has just informed me that this blog is No. 1 (by far) in terms of hits. Something like 2,200 … which is THREE TIMES more than any of our other new blogs. No surprise, though. Nobody in the SGV and other areas can get enough prep sports coverage. And as some of our aquatic friends have seen, this blog can useful as their requests have been heard and they will get some coverage for a good local meet this weekend.
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Swimming coverage …

I think the problem is that there isn’t much coverage besides CIF finals. I think our coverage of that is good. This is because it isn’t easy to find out what meets or league matches we should cover. I would love more dialogue with local coaches. And if anybody wants to give me a heads up and what might be some good meets to cover, I will try my best to get out there.

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Covina hurt most by Valle Vista League moving divisions …

I know I’ve spotlighted Covina’s football team as the team hurt most by the recent CIF-SS playoff re-grouping. Yes, the rest of the Valle Vista League is involved and they can’t be happy either. But Covina was one of the top teams in the area last year and it returns Tribune Player of the Year Mike McDonough (QB) next season and should again be one of the Valley’s best.

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Feeling the appeals denial pain in OC …

This is a great entry by Dan Albano on the OC Register’s blog.

http://blogs.ocregister.com/ocvarsity/

There were about 35 appeals heard by CIF and I believe that only six were going to be submitted to the council. There are going to be a lot of ticked off football coaches this coming season. I wonder if this will be used an excuse by teams who exit the playoffs earlier than usual this postseason.

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