Charter Oak asst. principal Glenn Martinez named Asst. Commissioner of Athletics at the CIF-Southern Section …

Here’s the press release ...
Incoming CIF Southern Section Commissioner of Athletics Rob Wigod announced today that Charter Oak High School Vice-Principal Glenn Martinez has accepted the position of Assistant Commissioner of Athletics for the CIF-SS, effective August 15, 2011.
“I am very pleased to announce the selection of Glenn Martinez as the next assistant commissioner of the CIF-SS,” stated Wigod. “Glenn brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for high school education and athletics.”

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West Covina’s Chris Solomon shooting for a triple-double in 2011; check out his highlights

Since 1969, only Bishop Amat’s Eric Bienemy (1985-86), and Covina’s Mike McDonough (2005-06) have won back-to-back area most valuable player honors. With 2010 in the bank, West Covina’s Chris Solomon has a chance to do something no area player has done — the football triple-double. He can do so by earning back-to-back area player of the year, back-to-back Southeast Division MVP and a back-to-back team title. If he does that, he would certainly go down as one of the most celebrated area players ever. Check out his 2010 highlight video. I posted it earlier, but because some of the language in the video is graphic, I’m providing a link to YouTube instead.

Tribune players of the Year (1969-present)
1969 Fred McNeil, Baldwin Park RB
1970 Pat Haden, Bishop Amat QB and John McKay Jr., Bishop Amat WR
1971 Mike Vicino, Royal Oak RB
1972 Rob Hertel, Los Altos QB and Ron Himes, Walnut QB
1973 Dennis Sproul, Los Altos QB
1974 Brian Bethke, South Hills QB
1975 Richard Nyden, Azusa QB
and John Van Vuren, South Hills RB
1976 Bob Epps, West Covina DL
1977 Don Roberts, Temple City RB
1978 Ron Stivers, West Covina RB
1979 Ray McNeill, El Monte WR
and Danny Trejo, Baldwin Park WR
1980 Bill Stone, Royal Oak, RB
1981 Blake Smith, Los AltosQB
and Steve Lauter, Los Altos WR
1982 Mike Smith, Los Altos QB
1983 Randy Tanner, Bishop Amat; Paul Hewitt, Monrovia
1984 Michael Johnson, Baldwin Park QB
1985 Eric Bieniemy, Bishop AmatRB
1986 Eric Bieniemy, Bishop Amat RB
1987 Bill Gallis, Northview QB
1988 Jason Martin, Los Altos TE/DB
1989 Marshawn Thompson, Bassett RB
1990 Jason Patterson, Bishop Amat FB/DE
1991 Marc Ruiz, Baldwin ParkQB
1992 Lawrence Phillips, Baldwin Park RB-DB
1993 Miguel Meriwether, West Covina QB/DB
1994 Daylon McCutcheon, Bishop Amat RB/FS
1995 Oscar Interiano, Sierra Vista RB
1996 Oscar Arzu, Sierra Vista RB
1997 Nick Covarrubias, Covina QB/DB
1998 Steve Stevenson, Charter Oak WR/RB/DB
1999 Jason Wright, Diamond Bar, RB/DB
2000 – Felipe Aguilar, Los Altos, QB
2001 – Donnie McCleskey, Bishop Amat RB
2002 – Daniel Drayton, Randall Brown, Los Altos RBs/DBs
2003 – Brigham Harwell, Los Altos DE
2004 – William Wagner, Bishop Amat RB
2005 – Mike McDonough, Covina QB
2006 – Mike McDonough, Covina QB
2007 – Dorian Wells, South Hills, RB
2008 – Chris Allen, Charter Oak, QB
2009 – Adam Muema, Charter Oak, RB
2010 – Chris Solomon, West Covina, RB

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Lutheran’s Grant Jerrett selected to Boost Mobile Elite 24, showcased on ESPNU

La Verne Lutheran’s Grant Jerrett, a 6-foot-9 power forward who helped lead the Trojans to back-to-back state championships, as been selected to participate in the sixth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 event, the nation’s premier summer showcase.
Featuring 24 of the top high school basketball players from across the nation, Boost Mobile Elite 24 participants are selected by high school basketball experts from ESPN RISE and other talent evaluators. Players are selected based on their performance during AAU tournaments and national summer camps. The 2011 Boost Mobile Elite 24 will be held at the Venice Beach Courts in Los Angeles on Aug. 26-27. The game airs live on ESPNU on Saturday, August 27 at 4 p.m..

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Olympic Gold Medalist Lisa Fernandez to speak at Bishop Amat softball camp on Tuesday

Olympic Gold Medalist and former UCLA Bruins pitcher Lisa Fernandez will be the keynote speaker and give instruction at Bishop Amat’s “Cut Above” Softball Camp on Tuesday, July 26 from 4-8 p.m. Fernandez will speak at the beginning of camp. The camp will include a tshirt, pictures, and instruction on baserunning, hitting and throwing, plus an autograph session with Fernandez. The cost is $65 pre registration and $75 on the day of the camp. For more information contact Jesse Mendez at 626-430-8443.

BASEBALL
The Bishop Amat “Hit and Run” Baseball camp runs from July 25-27 for kids ages 5-14 or K-8th grade. The camp runs from 10 to 3 p.m., and is $150 for the three days. For more information call 626-962-2495 ext. 5830.

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The summer of Aram continues … Charter Oak new number one in the SGVN? Really?

I’ve never seen anyone so fired up for summer passing league tournaments, but the big guy is all over the place, knows his football and has a new All-Encompassing SGVN Top 25, with Charter Oak taking over the number one spot ahead of Bishop Amat, to which I say, I don’t care how good Charter Oak is over the summer, they still don’t compare to Bishop Amat’s total offense, which was one of the best offense’s statistically in Amat history last year, with virtually all the important pieces returning, and with a healthy Zach Shay. Now that was a long run-on sentence, but it had to be said. Even though Aram’s watched more summer football, I’d bet the big fella in a minute that by the end of the year Amat has a better overall record than Charter Oak, and will have played a much tougher schedule. Who agree’s? What I do agree with Aram on is Charter Oak, not Chino Hills, should be favored to win the Sierra. I also don’t like Monrovia ranked ahead of West Covina, but again, what do I know, haven’t seen the ‘Cats this summer. What I do know is West Covina is returning the area player of the year and is probably bigger, stronger and faster. West Covina is also the defending champ of the Southeast, a big step-up over the champ from the Mid-Valley. For the record, my top four would be Amat, West Covina, Charter Oak, Monrovia. In other Aram football reports, Bonita lost to Glendale in the championship of the Ayala Tournament and Charter Oak fell to Villa Park in the Claremont Tournament semifinals. West Covina won the Arroyo Linemen Competition

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Christmas in July: NFL lockout is over

Christmas in July is often referred to as a marketing ploy by the home shopping channels to promote summer sales.
But today, for fans and those associated with the NFL, it has a different meaning as all sources are reporting that the NFL lockout is over, appending a final players vote.
Now the fun begins over the next three days, where beginning tomorrow teams can sign un-restricted free agents. Training camps are expected to be in full force by Thursday, with the exhibition games slated to start Aug. 15, with the regular season scheduled for Sept. 8 when the 2010 champion Green Bay Packers host 2009 champ New Orleans.
The big question is are the Philadelphia Eagles really considering signing Brett Favre?
I guess No. 4 just refuses to go away!

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Group of coaches, parents and others suing over enforcement of Title IX issues, claiming it will lead to the elimination of boys’ sport teams

The Associated Press
WASHINGTON – A group of coaches, parents and others is suing the Education Department over how it determines whether high schools are complying with the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools that receive federal money.
At issue is a three-part test to judge a school’s compliance with the 1972 law, known as Title IX: having male and female athletes in proportion to their enrollment, showing a pattern of expanding opportunities for females, or proving that the sports interests of females have been met.
The American Sports Council argued in the lawsuit, filed Thursday by the Pacific Legal Foundation, that the test, as applied to high schools, violates the equal protection clause. The group claimed it will lead to quotas and the elimination of boys’ sports teams, and is seeking a court order to stop the department from using it. (To continue, click thread)

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