FOOTBALL PASSING LEAGUE: Bonita Air Assault Tournament Friday-Saturday; Bishop Amat, South Hills, Charter Oak, Upland square off Tuesday

There won’t be a better opportunity to watch more local teams go at it than on Friday and Saturday at Bonita High School in the Air Assault tournament. The tournament will start on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. with 12 fields going at once, finishing with the championship game on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The Pools are as follows:
Pool A: Bishop Amat, Los Altos, Glendora, Jurupa Valley, Montclair, Riverside Poly
Pool B: Arroyo, Culver City, Carson, Santiago, Covina, Santa Fe
Pool C: Ayala, Hart, Monrovia, Workman, Walnut, Wilson
Pool D: Corona, Damien, Lakeside, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, San Gorgonio
Pool E: Bonita, Maranatha, La Serna, Roosevelt, Lynwood, Upland

Tuesday night under the lights: Can we get a what, what? Bishop Amat, South Hills and Charter Oak will be at host Upland on Tuesday night in a four-team square off featuring three of our Valley’s best at 7 p.m, sharp.

Bishop Amat quarterback Jerry McClanahan

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Hall of Fame: After three years of thrills and a CIF championship, Charter Oak quarterback Chris Allen ready to suit it up for the last time

Photo courtesy of Ted Aguirre

WHEN: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bassett High
WHO: East (coached by Northview’s Jim Arellanes) vs. West (coached by Rosemead’s Matt Koffler)
LAST YEAR: The West snapped the East’s six-game winning streak last year, winning 34-14 behind South El Monte wide receiver Tommy Cogburn, who stole the show with three touchdowns.
SERIES: East leads, 17-10-2

By Steve Ramirez
Friday’s 30th Hall of Fame Game will be the final high school football game for the Valley stars. But unlike some of his teammates and competitors, it will be even more special for Charter Oak High School’s Chris Allen, who will suit up in a football uniform for the final time on Friday at Bassett High School. Allen, the East Valley Player of the Year and CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division Offensive Player of the Year, received a Division I scholarship to play baseball for Cal State Northridge. The Matadors
don’t field a football team. Keep reading, there is more on Bishop Amat running back DeShawn Gaisie

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All-Area Softball: Glendora’s Dana Waldusky earns Tribune player of the year; South El Monte’s Dean Bunting named coach of the year

Here it is, more prestigious than All-League, tougher to crack than All-CIF, it’s the infamous, non-political Tribune All-Area softball team, which represents the top 23-players in the East San Gabriel Valley for the 2009 season.

To purchase reprints of the all-area cover, click link

Player of the year: Dana Waldusky, Glendora, Sr.
Coach of the year: Dean Bunting, South El Monte
First team
Pitcher: Diana-lynn Patterson, Los Altos, Sr.
Pitcher: Reina Gaber, South El Monte, Sr.
Catcher: Kelly Nolan, Glendora, Sr.
Infielder: Courtney Gano, Los Altos, So.
Infielder: Brittney Flores, Sierra Vista, Sr
Infielder: Stephany LaRosa, Diamond Bar, So.
Infielder: Gipsy Ramirez, San Dimas, Sr.
Outfielder: Ariel Shore, San Dimas, Sr.
Outfielder: Brandi Andrews, Glendora, Sr.
Outfielder: Breeanna Sandoval, Bonita, Jr.
Utility: Ariel Whiteman, Bishop Amat, Sr.

Second team
Pitcher: Chloe Wurst, Bonita, Jr.
Pitcher: Kortnie Clark, San Dimas, Jr.
Catcher: Heather Harrison, Northview, Sr.
Infielder: Shelby Dopps, San Dimas, Sr.
Infielder: Latisha Dedeaux, Los Altos, Sr.
Infielder: Britney Rodriguez, South Hills, Fr.
Infielder: Vanessa Bracamonte, Wilson, Jr
Outfielder: Amber Bachman, Bonita, Sr.
Outfielder: Asha Prithviraj, Diamond Bar, Sr.
Outfielder: Lauren Salgado, Bishop Amat, Sr.
Utility: Laura Banuelos, Rowland, So.

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Breaking News: Bonita’s Jiovanni Mier opts to skip USC, has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Houston Astros that includes a whopping $1.358 Million signing bonus … Congratulations Jio!

“We finally came to a deal,” Mier told “I’m glad we came to a conclusion and my (agents) got it done. I’m trying to get out there and play.”

Bonita’s High School’s Jiovanni Mier, the Astros’ top pick and new Million Dollar Kid in the neighborhood, told today that he has reached a deal with the Houston Astros, who selected him in the first round and 21st overall in this month’s Major League Baseball amateur draft. Mier reportedly will receive a $1.358 million signing bonus, and will make it official pending a physical, opting to skip his verbal commitment to attend USC. The 6-foot-2 Mier batted .394 with 10 doubles, five homers and 18 RBIs in leading the Bearcats to the Miramonte League title and Division III quarterfinals.

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Northview Baseball hosting Australian Friendly

The Northview High School baseball team will host the Australia Expos in a three-game Goodwill Series beginning Saturday. There are four teams consisting of a Northview older and younger team, and an Australian older and younger team. All games are at Northview High School; Saturday (10 a.m., 12:30 p.m.); Sunday (Noon, 2:30 p.m.), Tuesday (1 p.m. at 4 p.m.). The Australia Expos are celebrating their 20th consecutive year touring California and playing games. Covina Mayor Kevin Stapleton will officially welcome the Australian team on Saturday morning. “I’m still learning on the protocol and what is customary when you host a foreign team, but we’re excited for the weekend.” Northview coach Darren Murphy said.

Below: Does anyone remember this big Vikings victory?

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Iowa high school football coach shot and killed by a former player inside school weight room

ASSOCIATED PRESS – A 24-year-old former high school football player walked into the school’s weight room Wednesday morning and fatally shot his former coach, before sheriff’s deputies arrested him at a nearby home a short time later, authorities said. Mark Becker shot Aplington-Parkersburg High School football coach Ed Thomas several times with a handgun after walking into the room at about 8 a.m., authorities said. Thomas was rushed to nearby Waterloo hospital, where he died.

About a year ago, ESPN did a nice piece on Ed Thomas …

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