The city of La Verne and La Verne Lutheran High School are honoring the CIF-State Division 5 champion and CIF-Southern Section Division 5A champion Trojans basketball team in a ceremony at La Verne Lutheran High on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. The ceremony will include food, music, ring and watch ceremony, carnival games, auctions, autographs, guest speakers and some big announcements about high profile tournaments the Trojans will be participating. The cost is $12, for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s this week’s baseball rankings:
1. Bishop Amat (20-2) – Bring on the Huskies!
2. South Hills (15-3) – Can they take down Amat?
3. Glendora (16-2-1) – Plutko keeps them in first
4. Damien (13-5) – Split drops Sparta to second
5. Bonita (14-3-1) – Has free path to title
6. Northview (13-4-1) – Yet to lose in league
7. Diamond Bar (12-7) – Staying in contention
8. Los Altos (14-6) – Ended Bonita’s streak
9. Charter Oak (11-8) – Swept two from D-Ranch
10. Sierra Vista (13-4) – Team to beat in Montview
Here’s this week’s softball rankings:
1. Glendora (16-3) – Sierra League Showtown with Ayala looms
2. Bonita (19-2-1) – Short visit to the top
3. St. Lucy’s (13-9) – 1-2 week vs. the top two
4. Arroyo (15-1) – Battle royale vs. South El Monte awaits
5. West Covina (13-6) – Best hitting team in the area?
6. Northview (14-5) – Began the week in first
7. Covina (13-3) – Still in league title chase
8. San Dimas (11-7) – Still formidable
9. South Hills (15-7) – Loss to Saints hurts
10. Azusa (12-4) – Ruling the Montview
Glendora quarterback Chad Jeffries and South Hills offensive lineman Sioasi Aiono earned MVP distinctions at Sunday’s Nike Camp at USC, with Jeffries named the top quarterback prospect and Aiono named the top offensive lineman. Here is what Rivals.Com said about Jeffires.
Boise State is the main school showing interest in Jeffries and after Sunday’s performance it’s easy to see why. Jeffries looked good in his drops, scanned the field well, showed off a strong, consistent arm and usually seemed to hit the receivers right in the numbers. Jeffries won the MVP award and Los Angeles Loyola’s Jerry Neuheisel was right there with him. “He’s just the most solid overall,” quarterbacks coach Matt James said of Jeffries. “He and Jerry Neuheisel were the best two kids mechanically-speaking and depths in their drops, understanding of the game, their reads and throwing the ball, timing of throwing the ball. Jeffries and Jerry both had really good days.”
ESPN video interview with Sioasi Aiono CHAD JEFFRIES VIDEOS
Above: Bishop Amat’s Kylie Price was one of those athletes to set meet records. The junior broke records she set last year; she won the 100 in 12.18 and the long jump with a mark of 19-0 1/2.
Meet Story: In the world of sprinters, it seems to be habit that the best avoid each other until the season’s best meets. That’s not the case in the San Gabriel Valley. When Covina High School’s Remontay McClain won the 100 meters in the fifth annual San Gabriel Valley Track and Field Championships at West Covina High, the junior was bummed that his stiffest competition, West Covina’s Beejay Lee, was not in the race. “I kind of missed him,” McClain said, “But I got first place. He’s a fun guy to hang out with. He’s a fun guy to talk to.” McClain got his wish later in the day in the 200. Lined up next to McClain, in featured Lane 5, was Lee. It was the fifth time the pair have faced off against each other this season. Lee missed the 100 because he previously committed to the Nike football combine in Long Beach.
The truth is, St. Lucy’s is one of the top five teams in the Valley, no doubt. I saw them against Glendora, sophomore lefty Danielle O’Toole is already one of the area’s best pitchers, just a lot of bad luck, losing 2-0 and 3-2 to Glendora last week before beating Bonita in the Charter Oak tournament final, 2-1. This tells you how difficult the Sierra League is, and it won’t get easier for St. Lucy’s, who could be 0-6 with two games against Ayala this week. I’ll bet St. Lucy’s can’t wait to welcome Charter Oak and South Hills to the Sierra next year. When rankings come out Wednesday, who should be No. 1?