About Fred Robledo

Fred J. Robledo is the local sports editor for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group

West Covina linebacker Isaiah Love could miss season with injury; coach Mike Maggiore not happy

LOVE SUFFERS NECK INJURY: West Covina defensive back Isaiah Love is in danger of missing his senior season after suffering a serious neck/upper back injury during a trip to the Bay Area on May 16 for an unofficial college visit.

Love was with Body By Tra, a workout club/7-on7 team owned and operated by Traison Lewis, on what was supposed to be an unofficial visit to Cal and San Jose St., and possibly a performance in that weekend’s Nike Camp in Oakland.

Instead, the van the team was traveling in was involved in an accident that saw several passengers end up hospitalized. Love wound up with a hairline fracture of one of his vertebrae’s and will be in a neck brace for eight weeks. The first specialist who saw him, according to Bulldogs coach Mike Maggiore, said that Love won’t play his senior season.

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Former Covina coach Richard Sheehan named CVUSD Superintendent

FORMER AREA COACH RICHARD SHEEHAN NAMED SUPERINTENDENT: The Covina-Valley Unified board of education hired a district alumnus and former employee as its a new superintendent during a brief meeting Tuesday.

Richard M. Sheehan will receive a base salary of $259,000 annually beginning July 1 as part of the three-year contract, which was released after the board meeting.
“I’m very excited to be coming home,” Sheehan said.

The current Glendale Unified superintendent since 2010, Sheehan worked at Covina Valley for 17 years as a teacher and coach at Covina High School, then principal at Northview High School and director of curriculum and instruction at the district office, according to his Glendale Unified biography.

SHEEHAN BROUGHT IN TO CLEAN UP MESSES LIKE TODAY’S NEWS: South Hills High School spent $15,000 from a student-run account to pay for staff appreciation lunches, employee T-shirts and three trips to beach resorts in the last two years, according to documents obtained by this news organization.

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Baseball Playoffs: San Dimas baseball goes to 30-0 with easy second round win; Bishop Amat, Walnut, Bonita win

TO SUM IT UP: San Dimas’ easy 17-0 victory over Garden Grove to advance to the Division 3 quarterfinals improves the undefeated Saints to 30-0 and ties it for fourth with two others for the longest winning streaks in Southern Section history. Cornerstone Christian (2010) and Santa Maria St. Joseph (1997-98) also won 30 straight. Lompoc and Rio Mesa share the all-time record with 36 consecutive wins. Saints junior Jacob Castillo struck out 13 Argonauts and threw a no-hitter to pick up his 11th win of the season. Walnut, the hottest team other than San Dimas, won its 16th straight scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull it out. Bishop Amat trailed 3-0 early, then exploded to win easily. Bonita, which finished third in the Palomares league, shocked San Gabriel Valley league champion Gahr, 7-2, and now will get top-seed San Clemente, a 10-1 winner over Dos Pueblos. Damien, the Cinderella story after knocking off Glendora in a thriller last Friday, watched its season end in a 7-1 loss to Royal.


Tuesday’s second round results
Division 2

Bonita 7, Gahr 2
Royal 7, Damien 1
Division 3
San Dimas 17, Garden Grove 0
Walnut 4, Temescal Canyon 1
Bishop Amat 11, Rancho Alamitos 3

Friday’s quarterfinals
Division 2

Bonita at San Clemente, 3:15 p.m.
Division 3
San Dimas at Santa Monica, 3:15 p.m.
Quartz Hills at Walnut, 3:15 p.m.
Paloma Valley at Bishop Amat, 2:30 p.m.


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Softball Playoffs: San Dimas knocks off undefeated Edgewood 8-1; Bishop Amat rallies with four runs in the seventh to win 4-3

TO SUM IT UP: Area softball fared well today. San Dimas ended Edgewood’s undefeated season with an 8-1 win, but the Lions have some juice, they’ll be solid in years to come. The story of the day is what Bishop Amat did. They trailed Burbank 3-0 and scored four runs in the seventh to pull it out. And they did it against one of the better pitchers in the section. South Hills stayed alive with a nine-inning 2-1 win over Villa Park and Sierra Vista, yes, Sierra Vista is moving on to the D-5 quarterfinals after a 2-1 win over Louisville. Glendora ran into a buzz-saw, getting no-hit in its 1-0 loss to Westlake.


CIF-SS Playoffs
Tuesday’s second round results
Division 2

Westlake 1, Glendora 0
South Hills 2, Villa Park 1
Division 3
Bishop Amat 4, Burbank 3
Division 5
San Dimas 8, Edgewood 1
Sierra Vista 2, Louisville 1
Thursday’s quarterfinals
South Hills at Agoura, 3:15 p.m.
Division 3
San Clemente at Bishop Amat, 3:15 p.m.
Division 5
Sierra Vista at St. Bonaventure, 3:15 p.m
San Dimas at Mary Star of the Sea, 3:15 p.m.

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Etiwanda freshman softball player Dana Housley battling for her life after suffering brain aneurysm

#PRAYFORDANA: Check the #prayfordana website for updates and where to send donations to the family.

STORY: Etiwanda High School freshman softball standout Dana Housley battled for life Tuesday as friends, teammates and the softball community throughout the nation rallied around her.
Dana, 15, suffered a brain aneurysm in the batter’s box in the last inning of a travel ball game for the California Thunder on Saturday. She was on life support in the ICU at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana, Thunder spokesman Mark LeVier said Tuesday.
As news of Dana’s condition spread across the nation, there was an outpouring of support on social media. Classmates and even those who did not know the athlete posted messages using the hashtag #PrayforDana.Athletes took to social media to share images sporting Dana’s jersey number 21 inscribed on their arms, as well as on ribbons, and one softball player said she was dedicating her season to Dana.

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