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.

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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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Inland Insider, Take 1, Take 2, Take 3, Take 4, Take 5 …. his bloopers from the 2010 season

The Inland Insider, Tom Kiss, is back in 2011 and ready for more. Along with his son Dylan, they plan on producing more highlights video’s on Friday nights. His interviews and highlight packages helped us introduce Chino Hills and Ayala to the blog, and by the end of the season, he was at all our big games and became a real pro. Of course, there was a learning curve. This was Tom’s first year experimenting on camera, but as you can see, he doesn’t mind throwing pie in his own face. Who else would create their own bloopers package and share it? Tom’s next project is putting together a highlights video of the best plays in 2010. Like all of us, he’s already fired up for 2011. To replay his championship video for West Covina football, St. Lucy’s Volleyball and Bishop Amat soccer and baseball, click the thread

Tom’s easy to bloop, I got him on the Jamie Kennedy Experiment at Brookside Golf Course, check it out, we own the final scene…

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