St. Paul’s Gabe Encinas (18-U), Bishop Amat’s Rio Ruiz (16-U) and Diamond Bar’s Kenny Mathews (16-U) were the only area players invited to participate for spots on the U.S. National teams. Who else should have been considered locally? USA 18-U story, 18-U Roster, 16-U story, 16-U Roster
We’re actively pursuing story ideas for the summer, and would like to know what you’re interested in reading about. Summer Passing League’s, Volleyball and Soccer summer leagues. Do you want football notebooks on players to watch out in the fall? Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball? Little League playoffs? Features on past or current players getting ready for the fall. Also, if you have information to tournaments, post them here to help track down schedules.
Based on last year, here is a look at the leading candidates for the 2010 Tribune All-Area team. Of course this will change during the season, you never know what will unfold. But for now, this is the preseason team. I will do the preseason defense later in the week.
Above: What will West Covina’s Ricky Johnson do for an encore?
First Team Offense
QB: Michael Ball, Rowland, Jr
RB: Adam Muema, Charter Oak, Sr
RB: Ricky Johnson, West Covina, Sr.
AP: Leonard Rhodes, Walnut, Sr.
WR: Geoffrey Vaughns, South Hills, Sr.
WR: Wallace Gonzales, Glendora, Jr.
WR: Aaron Stockham, Glendora, Sr.
OL: Michael Wells, Diamond Ranch, Sr.
OL: Richard Tejada, West Covina, Sr.
OL: Siasi Aiono, South Hills, Jr.
OL: Raymond Raygoza, Baldwin Park, SR
OL: Andy Orozco, Charter Oak, Jr.
PK: Henry Calistro, Rowland, Sr.
Above: Don’t be surprised if Walnut’s Rhodes has a monster season along with the Mustangs.
By Steve Ramirez, Staff Writer
LA PUENTE – There were members of the East who believed the West’s victory in last year’s San Gabriel Valley Hall of Fame Game was a fluke.
They proved the point Friday.
Charter Oak’s Chris Allen and Kiely Rycraw accounted for four touchdowns between them, the Chargers’ Evan Williams had an interception for a score and Rowland’s Brandon Stansell returned a punt for another as the East cruised to a 34-9 victory in the 30th Hall of Fame Game at Bassett High School. It’s the largest margin of victory by either side since the West scored a 26-0 victory in 2001.
Boys Tennis Tribune All-Area
First team Singles: Joshua Barnard, Glendora; Marcelo Bautista Rowland; Tim Chhay, S. Dimas. Doubles: Paul Bakahit/David Scheibe Bonita; Austin Chen/Maiki Kitagawa Diamond Bar;
Frank Peng, Josen Corpuz, Walnut
Second Team Singles: James Beardsley, San Dimas; Thach Do, El Monte; Kevin Ng, Wilson. Doubles: Brian Ledyard/Josh Thompson, San Dimas; Bob Huynh/Hansen Luong, Rosemead; Armando Rosales/Jesus Rosales Workman