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…
For our Whittier area readers, here is the 2011 football schedule. I’ve highlighted what I think should be the feature game each week.
What is your pick for each week’s feature game?
2011 Whittier Area Feature Games:
La Mirada at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m. Week 1
La Habra at La Mirada, 7 p.m. Week 2
La Serna at Bonita, 7 p.m. Week 3
La Habra vs. Orange Lutheran at Cerritos College, 7:30 p.m. Week 4
Charter Oak vs. Santa Fe at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m. Week 5
Cantwell-Sacred Heart vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College, 7 p.m. Week 6
Bell Gardens (CA) at Schurr (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm Week 7
La Habra at Fullerton, 7 p.m. Week 8
La Serna vs. Santa Fe at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m. Week 9
La Mirada vs. Mayfair at Bellflower HS, 7 p.m. Week 10
La Serna at California, 7 p.m.
In keeping with our fall football magazine tradition, we’re ranking the area’s biggest impact makers on defense, whether up front, outside or dominating the secondary. What top five will have the biggest impact on D? We he have a pretty-good idea who’s on the preseason all-area defensive team, but ranking them with that criteria is tough.
Changes are coming. Sometime next month this blog will also serve as the prep blog for the Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News, making one giant SGVN blog along with the Tribune. With Steve Ramirez taking over in Whittier and Miguel Melendez at the Star-News and so many of our teams and leagues crossing over and our commenters crossing over, we believe this is the time to create one of the best high school prep blogs in Southern California. More topics, more video, more interaction, more everything. Steve Ramirez and Miguel Melendez will serve as key contributors for Whittier and Pasadena, and I will focus on the Tribune and serve as the main moderator. with the three of us posting regularly this blog will be as lively as ever. Steve, Miguel and I will also weigh in with opinions on teams not in our coverage area and discuss match-ups of teams between our zones, etc, etc. That’s what this blog is for, news and opinions, and now you will have more. What it will create is one giant all-encompassing prep sports blog, plus Aram’s all-encompassing football blog for the SGVN. Each zone will post their own football rankings on Tuesday’s, and there will be one giant Saturday Morning Quarterback with all the football scores on Friday night. Once it gets going, you’re going to love it, especially in the playoffs when SGVN teams go at each other in the Mid-Valley and Southeast playoffs. As your main moderator, I will make sure news from all zones is posted regularly, but not in a way where it looks cluttered. We know the blog comment interaction is what makes this blog unique. The last thing I want to do is clutter this blog with topic after topic and lose that, so I’m prepared to post in a way that won’t happen, but also deliver the news, breaking news and updated scores from your area. For those wondering, the Pasadena blog and Whittier blog will be archived so you can look back on what was written previously. When I get a firm date on when this is happening, I will let you know. If you have any questions or concerns, I’m here to answer them.
With Steve Ramirez taking over Whittier, looks like I will be more involved with girls volleyball, which has become blog lively over the past years with Bonita, St. Lucy’s, Los Altos, South Hills, and others having unbelievable playoff success … I have to start thinking of a top ten with the area’s best returning players. Any thoughts on who that might be?