All-Area selections dates set, … sort of …

The “tentative publication schedule” for the 2007 Daily News spring
sports all-area teams are as follows:

Baseball, Tuesday, June 19
Softball, Wednesday, June 20
Boys track, Thursday, June 21
Girls track, Friday, June 22
Boys swimming, Tuesday, June 26
Girls swimming, Wednesday, June 27
Boys volleyball, Thursday, June 28
Boys tennis, Friday, June 29

I will be taking a company-inspired vacation the next three weeks,
planning to return July 2. The blog will remain open, and I plan to
check in periodically.

As it has been since this blog began, it appears football will remain
the most popular topic.

So be it.

Please remember to keep your postings clean and while spirited, with
as little malice as possible.

See ya later.

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605 ALL-STAR FB WRAP: Worth the price of a ticket

Rich Estrella called to put a cap on the recent 40th 605 All-Star
Football Classic that featured some of the southland’s best high school
football players and was won by the Pete Gonzalez-coached East, 23-12,
over the Gary Cordray-coached West.
Estrella says the crowd which showed up at La Mirada High School’s stadium was about 5,800, “which is a pretty good turnout.”
Artesia standout Le Quan Lewis was named the game’s Most Valuable
Player after rushing six times for 85 yards, including a 59-yard
touchdown sprint for the game’s last touchdown. He also had three
receptions for 58 yards.
Gonzalez and his staff are being given high marks for organization
and preparation, the players are said to have performed, all things considered, up to expectations, hence the game apparently was well worth the price of admission.
Anybody disagree?
If so, sound off, with a brief explanation.
Or share the experience you enjoyed.
And avoid the nitpicking, please.

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ROTARY ALL-STARS: Local standout seniors put talent on display

The annual Whittier Rotary Club’s all-star softball and baseball games,
featuring some of the area’s best seniors, will be played Wednesday at
York Field.
Softball begins at 3:15 p.m. and baseball at 5:30 p.m
The rosters:
Red Team: California
— Edith Lara (inf/of), Jennifer Salas (of),
Tara Silagi (p), Jessica Amador (c), Alex Martinez (ss).
La Serna — Devin Lindsay (p), Megan Kelperis (of/1b).
Pioneer — Kristin Contreras (util), Cassandra Rodriguez (ss/p).
Schurr — Nancy Rodarte (p/inf), Selina Garcia (ss/c).
St. Paul — Ashley Castillo (of), Brittany Vasquez (inf).
Whittier–Jade Cebedo (of), Jessica Rico (of).
Coach — Sandy Vera, Whittier, and staff.

Blue Team: Cantwell — Lauren Alvarado (1b), Cynthia Duarte (of),
Vanessa Carrasco (3b).
El Rancho — Stephanie Gonzales (ss/p), Vanessa Gonzales (ss/of),
Stefany Sanchez (of), Jessica Alvarez (3b).
La Habra — Carly Goodman (ss/p).
La Mirada — Christina Pedroza, p), Meaghan Clark (c), Kandis Jones
Santa Fe — Jasmine Salazar (3b/c), Krissi Sylvis (of), Kristen
Flores (of), Jessica Gonzales (ss).
Coach — Rich Trujillo, La Mirada, and staff.

Red Team: El Rancho
— Eric Garcia (of), Jonathan Garcia (p/3b),
Jeremy Vazquez (of).
La Habra — Ryan Salinas (ss), Richard Martin (p/of).
La Serna — Chris O’Brien (3b), Matt Burke (p/of), Andrew Estrada
Schurr — Hector Solarzano (p/1b), Dennis Rangel (p/of).
St. Paul — Mario Martinez (1b/p), Robert Castaneda (2b), Mitchell
Sortillon (util).
Whittier — Isaac Garcia (cf).
Whittier Christian — Hughie Hughes (ss/2b), Jeremy Cameron (c),
Nicholas Coriaty (p).
Coach — Casey Morales, St. Paul, and staff.

Blue Team: California — James McCrory (c), Taylor Martin (util),
James Hernandez (of).
Cantwell — Christopher Trujillo (in/p), Joshua Alatriste (if/c/p).
Montebello — Sal Esparza (2b), Chris Galaviz (ss), Juan Martinez
Pioneer — Aaron Santa Cruz 9of), Ronald J. Saldana (p/of/if).
Santa Fe — Eddie Barrios (2b/p), Derek Remijio (c), Eddie Chavez
(1b), Angel Molina (p/of).
Sonora — Christopher Rubio (if/of), Kyle Palmer (c/p), Doug Wogee
Coach — Raphael Gutierrez, Montebello, and staff.

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