Check out the list of names that will be in Friday’s spring signing ceremony at Bishop Amat High School ..
Jerry McClanahan – UC Irvine – Baseball; Paul Paez – Univ. of San Diego – Baseball; Naomi Hernandez – Lewis & Clark – Volleyball; Kelsey Salter – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – Track & Field; Davis Cazares – New Mexico State – Football; Matt Johnson – Univ. of New Mexico – Football; Josh Tierney – Univ. of Redlands – Football; Daniel Kane – Univ. of Redlands – Football; Alexander Ragsdale – Colorado State – Football; Damien Haynes – Howard University – Track; Nancy Rodriguez – University of La Verne – Girls’ Soccer
By John Honell, Correspondent
A year ago the San Dimas High School baseball team finished second to Northview in Valle Vista League play before making a run to a CIF-SS Division IV championship. The more experienced Saints now have sole possession of second place after an 11-1 win over Covina on Wednesday.
By Steve Ramirez, Staff Writer
There seems to be some doubt who actually won the last time Arroyo High School played Mission Valley League rival South El Monte in softball. There was no such doubt Wednesday. Audrey Serna went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and Jackie Wagner was solid in the circle and the host Knights rolled to a 9-3 victory over the Eagles.
Workman High School’s Bobby Miles-Serrano took a recruiting trip to the University of Hawaii over the weekend and has accepted their offer. He will make it official during a signing ceremony a week from Thursday in front of family and friends at Workman, where his No. 3 jersey will be retired. Miles was a San Gabriel Valley Tribune first-team selection after averaging 28 points and 14 rebounds in leading the Lobos to the Montview League title. He also was named the Montview League MVP and was selected to the Division 4AA second team.
Above: Sabrina Anguiano struck out nine and went the distance in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over St. Paul. Bishop Amat improved to 10-12 overall while St. Paul dropped to 14-9.
By Aram Tolegian
Kim Hernandez hit a solo home run to center field in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and send Bishop AmatHigh School to a 2-1 victory over rival St. Paul on Tuesday afternoon. The win improved Amat to 10-12 overall and kept its stranglehold on second place in the Del Rey League where the Lancers are 6-2. St. Paul fell to 14-9 overall and 3-4 in league.
“Being a senior, this was my second-to-last home game and I just wanted to pull through for my team,” Hernandez said. “I knew it was gone when I hit it. I felt the power. I was just thankful. My team is always there for me and they always pick me up, so it feels good to pick them up.
Freshman Sabrina Anguiano went the distance and recorded nine strikeouts to get the win. But it wasn’t without a little drama in the seventh before the Lancers celebrate.
West Covina 8, Rowland 1: West Covina High School looked to be in trouble, but the Bulldogs instead had visiting Rowland right where they wanted. Alyse Gutierrez had a fourth-inning grand slam and West Covina overcame a one-run deficit en route to an 8-1 victory over Rowland in a key San Antonio League softball game on Tuesday. The Bulldogs, who also received a home run from Yvette Cano and a solid effort in the circle from Dekota Monarrez, improved to 14-6 overall and 6-2 in league play.
Northview wins 7-2: Northview High School took over sole possession of first place in the Valle Vista League softball standings on Tuesday. The Vikings, with a team batting average of .447, struggled early but sent 10 batters to the plate in the sixth inning. They scored four runs to break open a close game and knock off Covina 7-2. The win gave the Vikings (15-5, 9-1) a one-game lead over San Dimas and a 1 1/2-game lead over the Colts.
“I think it has something to do with this field,” Vikings coach Jeff Butler said. “I’ve been at Northview for six years and they always give us fits here. We have a great hitting team so I don’t know if it was butterflies or whatever because we knew the importance of the game.”
West Covina High School boys basketball coach Kurt Messick resigned to spend more time with his family, Bulldogs athletic director Brian Murphy said. After replacing Gary Prestasaster, Messick went 29-51 in his three years at the helm, struggling to a 2-23 record this past season. West Covina girls coach Manny Lopez will take over the boys program after a 16-11 season with the Lady Bulldogs.