It has been confirmed that quarterback Jacob Shirley did show up and practice with South Hills toward the end of their passing league, and is expected to return when the Huskies resume in a couple weeks in preparation for the 2010 season. As a sophomore Shirley earned second-team San Antonio honors for West Covina before transferring to South Hills. It took him a while to make a decision because he’s a huge baseball prospect, having given a verbal commitment to UCLA. After sitting out last season’s championship baseball run with the Huskies, he will be a huge addition to the baseball team as well. But in football, with Duarte senior transfer Jordan Canada and a stable of talented receivers, Shirley’s arrival should shore up the Huskies’ offense. Now, he still has to fight it out against two underclassmen, sophomore Vince Hernandez and junior Brock Booth, but with Shirley’s experience and being a senior, it’s hard to imagine him not starting if he’s back on the sidelines. Another player we should mention, defensive end Ronnie Tennell, also transferred to South Hills from Northview. Tennel is 6-3 and 220, adding more depth to what already is a deep team. Now the question becomes, is this team suddenly becoming good enough to challenge Charter Oak for the Southeast Division title?
What the Tribune Newsroom looks like late at night …
News reporter Jennifer McLain, the one with the horn in the middle, is leaving us to go to Grad School, so she created a Tribune Olympics with all the participants in the picture. Of course I’m leading after day three having bowled a 180 last week, and I expect to be on top of the podium when all if finished. BTW, Can you find Steve and I? I’m the one with the vertical….
Here’s the deal, we’re always looking for correspondents to cover Friday night football games, and since all the experts reside here, I thought I’d start with you. We generally don’t ask that you write too much, and in some cases will just ask that you call in the box score with a recap of the game. You will receive a press pass to cover the games from the sidelines or in the press box, and be paid a small fee for your time. If you’re a journalism major or thinking about it, this is ideal. If you’re a football junkie who can spell, this will be great for you also. To be considered, please send an email with your contact information to set up an interview.
I know it can be a pain surfing through Maxpreps, but not anymore. Here are your local schedules, rosters and leaders simplified. I will post this throughout the 2009 season. Please coaches, fill out your MaxPreps info so we can all follow the area’s athletes and teams.
The L.A. Times’ Bill Dwyre took a trip to Greenville, Tenn., and wrote a great piece on Bonita High School’s Jiovanni Mier, who is batting .311 with two homers and 18 RBIs in 27 games.