About Fred Robledo

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

South Hills names new basketball coaches, Jeremy Ketterling takes over the boys and Kevin Cormier succeeds girls coach Tiffany Liang

South Hills announced the hiring of a new boys and girls basketball coaches Monday. Jeremy Ketterling will lead the boys and Kevin Cormier the girls.

Here is South Hills’ press release: Jeremy Ketterling lands his first Head Coaching Position after being JV Head Coach at Bonita High School in 1998-2000. He has taught Social Studies at San Dimas High School from 2001-2015, where he was Varsity Assistant Coach, JV Head Coach, and Freshman Head Coach.

Kevin Cormier brings twenty five years of experience and success to South Hills. His most prominent stops were at Gardena Serra where the Cavaliers Boys Program won 3 CIF Titles and 1 State Title He guided Crossroads Girls Program to a CIF Championship in 2008 and named Division 5 Coach of The Year. He spent last season at Pepperdine University as Volunteer Director Of Basketball Operations.

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Fundraiser established for Damien’s Xavier Mendoza, who collapsed at practice and is in ICU

Supporting 16 year old Xavier Mendoza & his family (Xavier Mendoza & his family)

FUNDRAISER FOR DAMIEN’S MENDOZA AND LATEST UPDATES: Join us in supporting a special emergency fund that has been set up to benefit Xavier Mendoza and his family. The 16 year-old student at Damien High School collapsed during summer football conditioning exercises and is currently in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. An extraordinary young man, Xavier played football for two years while at Bosco Tech. Xavier was named Bosco Tech’s freshman scholar-athlete of the year for having a 4.0 GPA. He finished his sophomore year with a 3.9 GPA despite missing three weeks of school in the fall with pneumonia. He transferred to Damien during the spring semester. Xavier immediately felt at home at Damien. He has quickly made several friends, earned the respect of his teachers, and became highly regarded among his coaches.

FORMER COACH TALKS ABOUT XAVIER MENDOZA: During his time as a student-athlete at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead, Xavier Mendoza excelled in both areas, his former head football coach said Wednesday.
“He was an exceptional athlete and an exceptional student,” said Kevin Mills, who coached Xavier as recently as this past season.Xavier, 16, collapsed Monday while taking part in summer conditioning exercises at Damien High School in La Verne, where he has been a member of the football team.

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San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena and Whittier All-Star softball players enjoy a fun day at the park

TRIBUNE DOMINATES ALL-STAR GAME: The inaugural San Gabriel Valley Senior Challenge all-star softball game Sunday wasn’t close but it was a huge success with the players, coaches and a packed grandstand at the University of La Verne enjoying the final appearances of players in their high school uniforms.
The game was won by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune team, 14-3, over a combined team of players from the Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News area.

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