PONY 13 WORLD SERIES — Sunday’s Results

PONY 13 WORLD SERIES
AT YORK FIELD, WHITTIER
SUNDAY’S SCORES
WINNER’S BRACKET

Dominican Republic 4 vs. Laredo, Texas 3
Chula Vista 7, Chesterfield 6
ELIMINATION GAMES
Laredo 11, Mazatlan 8
Chesterfield 9, Whittier 1
MONDAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Dominican Republic vs. Chula Vista, TBA

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PONY 13 World Series at York Field: Dominican Republic, Chula Vista in driver’s seat

PONY 13 World Series
At York Field, Whittier
Saturday’s Scores
Winner’s Bracket

Chula Vista 7, Whittier 1
Dominican Republic 11, Laredo, Texas 1
Loser’s Bracket
Mazatlan, Mexico 16, Manila, Philippines 1, Manila eliminated
Chesterfield, Va. 18, Grand Ledge, Mich. 1, Grand Ledge eliminated
Sunday’s Schedule
Winner’s Bracket

Dominican Republic vs. Mazatlan-Laredo winner, 3 p.m.
Chula Vista vs. Whittier-Chesterfield winner, 5:30 p.m.
Elimination Games
Mazatlan vs. Laredo, 10 a.m.
Whittier vs. Chesterfield, 12:30 p.m.

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2015 Football Schedule: St. John Bosco-La Mirada opener highlights slate

LA SERNA READY
GAMES OF THE WEEK
Week 0 — St. John Bosco at La Mirada, Fri., Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
Week 1 — Northview at Montebello, Fri., Sept. 4, 7 p.m.
Week 2 — Mater Dei at La Mirada, Fri., Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
Week 3 — La Habra vs. Los Alamitos, Fri., Sept. 18, 7 p.m.
Week 4 — Norwalk at La Mirada, Fri., Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
Week 5 — Cal at San Dimas, Thurs., Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
Week 6 — Sonora at La Habra, Fri., Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Week 7 — La Serna vs. El Rancho at La Habra HS, Thurs., Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
Week 8 — La Serna vs. Cal at La Habra HS, Thurs., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Week 9 — St. Paul at St. Francis, Fri., Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
Week 10 — Alhambra at Montebello, Fri., Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
WEEK 0
Thursday, Aug. 27

Artesia at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 28
Agoura at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
El Rancho at Claremont, 7 p.m.
La Habra at El Toro, 7 p.m.
Montebello at El Monte, 7 p.m.
Schurr at Bonita, 7 p.m.
St. John Bosco at La Mirada, 7 p.m.
St. Joseph vs. Santa Fe at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
Whittier vs. Sonora at La Habra HS, 7 p.m.
La Serna at Eastlake, 7 p.m.
Whittier Christian at Bishop HS, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29
California vs. Gahr at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
WEEK 1
Thursday, Sept. 3

El Monte vs. Schurr at Montebello HS, 7 p.m.
La Serna vs. Lakewood at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 4
Arrowhead Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College, 7 p.m.
California at Bell Gardens , 7 p.m.
Capistrano Valley at El Rancho, 7 p.m.
Glenn at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
La Mirada at Charter Oak, 7 p.m.
Northview at Montebello, 7 p.m.
Santa Fe at South El Monte, 7 p.m.
Sonora at Brea Olinda, 7 p.m.
South Hills at La Habra, 7 p.m.
St. Paul at Warren, 7 p.m.
Whittier at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 7 p.m.
WEEK 2
Thursday, Sept. 10

Mira Costa vs. La Serna at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 11
Arroyo at Montebello, 7 p.m.
California at Pomona, 7 p.m.
Cantwell-Sacred Heart at El Segundo, 7 p.m.
Mater Dei at La Mirada, 7 p.m.
Mayfair vs. Sonora at Bellflower HS, 7 p.m.
Mission Viejo at La Habra, 7 p.m.
Rancho Alamitos at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Santa Fe at Bonita, 7 p.m.
Schurr at San Marino, 7 p.m.
Whittier Christian vs. Whittier at Whittier College, 7 p.m.
St. Paul at South East, 7 p.m.
WEEK 3
Thursday, Sept. 17

San Marino vs. California at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 18
Azusa at Montebello, 7 p.m.
Cerritos at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Fullerton at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
La Habra vs. Los Alamitos at Long Beach Veterans Stadium, 7 p.m.
La Mirada at San Clemente, 7 p.m.
Mary Star of the Sea vs. Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Daniels Field, San Pedro, 7 p.m.
Santa Fe at Burroughs, 7 p.m.
Schurr at Diamond Ranch, 7 p.m.
South Hills vs. La Serna at Covina District Stadium, 7 p.m.
Whittier Christian at Western Christian, 7 p.m.
Yorba Linda vs. Sonora at La Habra HS, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19
Whittier vs. Long Beach Wilson at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
WEEK 4
Thursday, Sept. 24

Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 25
Suburban League

Norwalk at La Mirada, 7 p.m.
Nonleague
El Rancho at Diamond Ranch, 7 p.m.
JSerra at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
La Habra at Colony, 7 p.m.
Montebello vs. Paraclete at Antelope Valley College, 7 p.m.
Rancho Cucamonga vs. La Serna at Los Osos HS, 7 p.m.
Santa Fe vs. West Covina at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
Whittier Christian vs. Duarte at Whittier College, 7 p.m.
WEEK 5
Thursday, Oct. 1

California at San Dimas, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 2
Suburban League

La Mirada at Artesia, 7 p.m.
Nonleague
Bosco Tech at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 7 p.m.
Katella at El Rancho, 7 p.m.
Schurr vs. Whittier at Montebello, 7 p.m.
Sonora at Aliso Niguel, 7 p.m.
St. Margaret’s vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College, 7 p.m.
WEEK 6
Thursday, Oct. 8
Del Rio League

Whittier vs. La Serna at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 9
Almont League
Schurr at Montebello, 7 p.m.
Angelus League
Harvard-Westlake at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
Del Rio League
California at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Santa Fe at El Rancho, 7 p.m.
Freeway League
Sonora at La Habra, 7 p.m.
Olympic League
Whittier Christian at Maranatha, 7 p.m.
Suburban League
Bellflower at La Mirada, 7 p.m.
Nonleague
Animo South Los Angeles at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 7 p.m.
WEEK 7
Thursday, Oct. 15
Del Rio League

La Serna vs. El Rancho at La Habra HS, 7 p.m.
Whittier at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 16
Almont League

Keppel at Montebello, 7 p.m.
Schurr at San Gabriel, 7 p.m.
Angelus League
La Salle at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
Del Rio League
California vs. Santa Fe at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
Freeway League
Buena Park at La Habra, 7 p.m.
Sunny Hills vs. Sonora at Buena Park HS, 7 p.m.
Olympic League
Whittier Christian vs. Valley Christian at Whittier College, 7 p.m.
Suburban League
Glenn at La Mirada, 7 p.m.
Nonleague
Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.
WEEK 8
Thursday, Oct. 22
Del Rio League

La Serna vs. California at La Habra HS, 7 p.m.
Whittier vs. El Rancho at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 23
Almont League

Bell Gardens vs. Schurr at Montebello HS, 7 p.m.
Montebello at San Gabriel, 7 p.m.
Angelus League
Salesian at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
Del Rio League
Santa Fe at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Freeway League
La Habra at Fullerton, 7 p.m.
Sonora vs. Troy at La Habra, 7 p.m.
Olympic League
Village Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Occidental College, 7 p.m.
South Catholic League
Verbum Dei at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 7 p.m.
WEEK 9
Thursday, Oct. 29
Del Rio League

Whittier vs. California at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30
Almont League

Alhambra vs. Schurr at Montebello HS, 7 p.m.
Montebello at Bell Gardens, 7 p.m.
Angelus League
St. Paul at St. Francis, 7 p.m.
Del Rio League
La Serna vs. Santa Fe at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
Pioneer at El Rancho, 7 p.m.
Freeway League
La Habra vs. Sunny Hills at Buena Park, 7 p.m.
Sonora vs. Fullerton at La Habra HS, 7 p.m.
South Catholic League
Bishop Montgomery at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 7 p.m.
Suburban League
Mayfair at La Mirada, 7 p.m.
WEEK 10
Thursday, Nov. 5
Del Rio League

La Serna at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6
Almont League

Alhambra at Montebello, 7 p.m.
Schurr at Keppel, 7 p.m.
Angelus League
St. Paul at Cathedral, 7 p.m.
Del Rio League
California at El Rancho, 7 p.m.
Santa Fe vs. Whittier at Pioneer HS, 7 p.m.
Freeway League
Sonora at Buena Park, 7 p.m.
Troy at La Habra, 7 p.m.
Olympic League
Whittier Christian vs. Heritage Christian at Whittier College, 7 p.m.
South Catholic League
Cantwell-Sacred Heart at St. Bernard, 7 p.m.
Suburban League
La Mirada vs. Cerritos at Gahr HS, 7 p.m.

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Edson Alvardo signs contract to play soccer for Tijuana

California High School’s Edson Alvarado turned down his senior year of soccer to sign a professional contract to play for Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente in the Mexican League, former Condors coach Ivan Todorovic said.
The center midfielder helped the Condors to the Del Rio League title and a CIF Southern Section quarterfinal berth. California went 22-1 on the season.
Alvarado, 17, played on the Chivas USA Academy team. He will start for Xolos’ 20-and-under team and Todorovic said he could play with the major-league team in the next few weeks.

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All-Area Softball: La Serna’s Jamie Wren is Player of the Year

Jamie Wren from La Serna High School was selected as the Whittier Daily News All-Area Softball Player of the Year on Tuesday June 16, 2015. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)

Jamie Wren from La Serna High School was selected as the Whittier Daily News All-Area Softball Player of the Year on Tuesday June 16, 2015. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)


By Stephen Ramirez
This area has featured some outstanding softball players over the years, including La Mirada High School’s Jennie Finch and Santa Fe’s Laura Berg, who both earned Olympic medals.
You can add La Serna’s Jamie Wren to the list of greats. The senior has arguably been the area’s top player over the past three seasons and she saved the best for last.
Wren enjoyed another monster season in the circle and at the plate while leading the Lancers to the school’s fourth CIF-Southern Section title.
For her efforts, Wren is the Whittier Daily News Softball Player of the Year. She also won the award last season.

“It was really great to come back (to win CIF-SS) like we did,” Wren said. “We had just one goal, which was to win CIF. We were down (in the championship game), but we just didn’t stop fighting.
“I’m glad I did it with this group of girls. They were great. It was a really fun year.”
Wren was her usual self, showing her prowess in the circle and at the plate. Offensively, she was La Serna’s most-productive player. She hit .455 and drove in a team-high 34 runs. She also had seven home runs to lead the team and scored 12 runs.
In the circle, Wren was dominant.
She was 25-3 with a 1.13 ERA. She also had 176 strikeouts in 192 innings. She threw 11 shutouts, including two in the playoffs.
Her best effort might have been in the title game vs. Grand Terrace, where she overcame a sluggish start to shut out the Titans over the final four innings to allow La Serna to rally for a 5-4 victory.
“This kid has confidence,” La Serna co-head coach Mike Orona said. “When we get one run, we believe we are going to win. Jamie’s just shutting people down.”
Wren now is anticipating her collegiate career, which will take her to Ohio University. She signed to play for the Bobcats in May.
“I’m really excited for college,” Wren said. “I’m excited for the classes and for softball, and for the new environment. I’m really excited.”
CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR
Mike Reed, Mike Orona, La Serna
MREEDMORONA
Mike Reed and Mike Orona took over the La Serna softball program prior to last season after Ginger Larsin retired and have kept the train steaming along.
The duo guided La Serna to the Division 3 finals last season in their first year before winning the program’s fourth title this past season, beating top-seeded Grand Terrace in the championship game.
The Lancers are 54-10 in their two seasons.

“It was our goal all season long (to win CIF-SS),” Orona said. “We just stuck with the game plan. We wanted to win a tournament, which we did this year, get to CIF and hopefully come out on top, which we did. The girls believed the whole way through, especially in (the championship) game. There was no doubt they were going to win that game.”
Said Mike Reed: “It was quite an accomplishment. We ended up being 44th in the country and 23rd in the state. The girls did a fantastic job this year. We hope to have the same results next year with a new crop of girls.”
FIRST TEAM
GABBY WALKER, PITCHER, ST. PAUL, SENIOR
GWALKER
Walker filled a void for the Swordsmen to help St. Paul win another Del Rey League title. She was money in the circle with a 9-3 record and 1.55 ERA. She also provided production in the lineup, hitting. .321 with 15 RBIs.
JANELLE RODRIGUEZ, PITCHER, LA HABRA, SOPHOMOREJROD
Rodriguez keyed the Highlanders run to a share of the Freeway League title. She was a X-factor in the circle, going 8-3 with a 1.24 ERA. She also had 124 strikeouts in 84 innings.
NIKO WALKER, CATCHER, ST. PAUL, SENIORNWALKER
Walker came into the season as one of the area’s top returning players and lived up to the billing. She was arguably the top player in the Del Rey League. Walker led the Swordsmen to their second-consecutive league title after hitting. .490 with 39 RBIs and four home runs.
TORI AYALA, INFIELDER, LA SERNA, SENIORTAYALA
Ayala was part of the Lancers core that keyed the run to the Division 3 crown. She provided punch by hitting .346 with 21 RBIs. She also scored 15 runs. Ayala also had some big hits in the playoffs, including two that keyed wins in the quarterfinals and finals.
SYDNEY KREIMANN, INFIELDER, ST. PAUL, JUNIORSKRIE
Kreimann was an above average defender who provided could production in the lineup. She helped St. Paul to a second consecutive Del Rey League title by hitting .391 with 21 RBIs. She also scored 24 runs.
TAYLOR BECERRA, INFIELDER, LA SERNA, SENIORTBECERRA
Becerra signed with Arizona State in May and she showed why all season. She helped the Lancers to the Del Rio League and Division 3 titles after hitting .413 with 19 RBIs. She also scored 39 runs and was arguably the area’s best-fielding shortstop.
HANNAH GABRIEL, INFIELDER, WHITTIER CHRISTIAN, SENIORHGABE
The Heralds have had some good-hitting infielders in recent seasons and Gabriel is the latest. She ranked among area leaders with a .548 batting average. She also had 20 RBIs and scored 20 runs for Whittier Christian.
DOMINIQUE MEJIA, OUTFIELDER, LA SERNA, SOPHOMOREDMEJIA
Mejia was one of the more versatile players in the area. But her big key for the Lancers was her ability to hit. She batted .394 with 27 RBIs to rank second on the team. She also scored 21 runs and played a major role in the La Serna’s title quest.
ANGELICA LOPEZ, OUTFIELDER, LA SERNA, SENIORJELLI
Lopez was another key cog in the Lancers’ deep lineup. She provided power while also hitting .315 with 21 RBIs and scored 13 runs. The senior was also one of the better-fielding outfielders in the area.
LYZETTE REVELES, OUTFIELDER, SANTA FE, SENIORREVELES
Santa Fe enjoyed one of its better seasons in recent years and Reveles played a major role. She helped the Chiefs advance to the second round after hitting .409- with 24 RBIs and scored 21 runs.
LORREN SHARP, UTILITY, CALIFORNIA, SENIORSHARP
The Condors had a strong second-half to the season and Sharp played a major role. She was one of the top hitters in the area, hitting .446 with 16 RBIs. She also scored 17 runs to help California to the playoffs.
SECOND TEAM
Pitcher: Marina Flores, Montebello, Freshman
Pitcher: Valerie Alvarado, La Mirada, Senior
Catcher: Liz Brautigam, La Serna, Senior
Infielder: Taylor Fogle, St. Paul, Senior
Infielder: Morgan Ryan, Whittier Christian, Junior
Infielder: Arianna Alvarez, Montebello, Junior
Infielder: Racquel Manzo, La Habra, Senior
Outfielder: Jaclyn Macias, California, Sophomore
Outfielder: Amanda Canizales, Whittier, Freshman
Outfielder: Myranda Bueno, St. Paul, Senior
Utility: Justice Sharp, California, Junior
FINAL TOP 10
1. La Serna (26-6)
2. St. Paul (21-7)
3. La Habra (19-9)
4. Santa Fe (13-10)
5. Montebello (16-11)
6. California (14-14)
7. Schurr (14-10)
8. Cantwell (14-13)
9. La Mirada (14-16)
10. Whittier Chr. (12-12)
CIF-SS CHAMPION
Division 3: La Serna
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Almont: Montebello
Del Rey: St. Paul
Del Rio: La Serna
Freeway League: La Habra, Sunny Hills
Olympic: Maranatha
Suburban: Cerritos

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