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.
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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Corona Del Mar 3, Damien 0 — Christopher Jorristsma had 10 kills, Chris Mercado had seven kills, Christian Hernandez had 28 assists and Nickolas Hibshman had 16 digs for the Spartans (26-7) in a 25-17, 25-15, 25-18 California Regional State Playoff first-round loss. “I couldn’t be happier with this season,” Damien coach Randy Bohlman said. “We have been league champions for three years in a row; we had a great season.” Damien’s volleyball program began in 2011, and won league championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Walnut 4, Temescal Canyon 1 — Andre Alvarez went 2 for 2 with a double, two RBIs and had a stolen base, and Christian Longoria was the winning pitcher, striking out five to lead the Mustangs (19-7-2) into the CIF-SS Division 3 quarterfinals with their 16th straight win. Mustang Andy Rodriguez had a base hit and an RBI.
Monrovia 4, Moreno Valley 3 — Eric Herrera had two hits with an RBI and Brian McConnell struck out six for the Wildcats (23-4) in a CIF-SS Division 5 second-round victory. Nick Garcia and Isaiah Ramos each had an RBI and Juan Quinonez had two stolen bases for Monrovia.
South Hills 2, Villa Park 1 — Natalie Lugo was the winning pitcher, striking out 15, Clarissa Perez went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Christie Aguilar had a single, a double and two runs scored for the Huskies (19-7) in a Division 2 second-round victory.
Bishop Amat 4, Burbank 3 — Samaria Diaz was the winning pitcher and Miranda Larios had two RBIs to lead the Lancers (19-7) to the Division 3 quarterfinals. Bishop Amat’s Alyssa Barrera and Clarissa Bracamonte each had an RBI.