Heralds’ Caffrey leaving to take Sunny Hills football job

Whittier Christian High School Athletic Director and head football coach Jon Caffrey has resigned from both positions to become the head football coach at Sunny Hills High school.
Caffrey led Whittier Christian to league championships and the CIF Southern Section, Division XIII semifinals when his teams posted 11-1 and 10-3 records overall in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
“I came here to build a football program, and I feel I’ve accomplished all I can,” Caffrey said.
In six seasons at the helm, Caffrey’s teams posted a 40-29 record overall, including a 12-12 mark in three different leagues — Delphic, Alpha and Olympic.
This past season, the Heralds were 4-6, including a 1-3 mark in the Olympic League.
Caffrey also has been instrumental in upgrading some of the school’s athletic facilities, perhaps most significantly the weight room with top-flight equipment which is used by all of the Heralds’ athletic teams.
At Sunny Hills, he will take over a program that was 15-25, including 6-13 in the Freeway League, over the past four seasons.
The program appeared to be regaining credibility last year under first-year coach Marcelo Giuliano, posting a 6-5 record overall and finishing third (3-2) in league. The Lancers returned the CIF playoffs for the first time since 2004, losing to Western, 38-15, in a Division VI first-round game.
“Sunny Hills is an outstanding school academically,” Caffrey said. “When I interviewed, I was really impressed with the administrators.
“They’re looking for someone to build a program. I’m looking for a last stop. I’m not interested in moving around, and I’m looking at Sunny Hills as a last move.”

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Rotary All-Star baseball roster correction …

The corrected roster for the East baseball team in the Rotary of Whittier’s 13th Annual All-Star Baseball and Softball Classics scheduled June 10 at York Field in Whittier:
La Serna – Ben Burke, p/of/1b; Andy DeCorte, p; Brandon Montoya, c/inf/of; Freddie Sanchez, ss/3b. Montebello – Jose Alamo, of; Art Carrasco, ss/2b/p. Santa Fe – Francisco Fuentes, p/1b/of; Michael Munoz, of.
Schurr – Ricky Mendez, of; Jerry Perez, p/3b. Sonora — Daniel Gonzales, 1b; Cameron Luitwieler, 3b; Steven Mancilla, ss/2b. St. Paul – Ryan Ball, cf/p; Chris Carrillo, c.

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605 All-Star Football Classic stuff …

La Habra High School running back Ronnie Hillman, the Daily
News Football Player of the Year, heads a list of twenty-six local
athletes who will participate in the 2009 Annual 605 All-Star
Football Classic.
The game will be played Saturday beginning at 6:05 at Cerritos
College in Norwalk.
Mayfair has eight players, La Habra has seven and Santa Fe five as
the schools with the most participants on the 47-player East roster.
Other area schools being represented for the East are California, La
Serna, Pioneer, St. Paul, Whittier and Whittier Christian.
Warren is represented by four athletes to top the 48-player West
roster that includes local entries from Cantwell, El Rancho and
Coaches for this year’s game are Santa Fe’s Jack Mahlstede for the
East and Warren’s Chris Benadom for the West. This is Mahlstede’s
fifth participation. It is Benadom’s first.
Mahlstede, along with Artesia coach Norm Flowers and former Paramount
head coach Ken Sutch, will be inducted into the 605 Hall of Fame, and
Hillman will receive the Player of the Year award in ceremonies
during the annual Hall of Fame banquet scheduled Friday, June 5 at
the Norwalk Sports & Arts Complex, 13200 Clakdale Ave., Nowalk.
Tickets for the banquet are $20 and include a buffet dinner. Doors
open at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Estrella at (714)
The rosters:
East (No., pos., school)
1. Andre Allen, wr, Mayfair
2. Osagie Odiase, db, St. Paul
3. David Arteaga, db, La Habra
4. Ronnie Hillman, rb, La Habra
5. Adrian Lopez, lb, Santa Fe
6. Jimmy Ohiri, qb, Mayfair
7. Randall Nygren, qb, La Habra
8. Joe Casey, lb, La Habra
9. Jake Peppard, dl, La Habra
10. Jeremy Brown, pk, Los Altos
11. Jose Guzman, rb, Norwalk
12. Jonathan Rodriguez, wr, La Serna
15. Deondre Powell, wr, Gahr
17. Tim Moten, wr, John Glenn
18. Brandon Estrada, wr, Mayfair
20. Ronald Kennedy, db, Mayfair
21. Michael Allain, rb, Fullerton
22. Clarence Bowden, rb, Cerritos
24. Matthew Botello, rb, Pioneer
25. Michael Demery, db, St. Paul
28. Eric Stern, pk, California
30. Daniel Enriquez, rb, Whittier
31. Nathan Vanderlinden, dl, Mayfair
32. Louie Lozano, rb, La Serna
36. Nikolai Crouch, dl, Santa Fe
40. Mark Edwards, rb, Whittier Christian
41. Erik Wiersma, lb, Mayfair
45. Aaron Turner, rb, Santa Fe
50. Ricky Starr, te, Gahr
51. Gerardo Avila, lb, California
42. Dfrain Zendejas, ol, Gahr
53. Ryan Willig, ol, Gahr
54. Randall Hicks, dl, Fullerton
55. Fou Fonoti, ol, Mayfair
64. Rafael Mendez, ol, Whittier
65. Scott Hutcherson, ol, Sonora
67. Willie Mayoral, ol, La Habra
70. Eric Lopez, ol, Santa Fe
72. Andre Polo, ol, Fullerton
74. Nick Finney, dl, Santa Fe
75. Nick McDermott, ol, La Habra
76. Mike Saenz, dl, La Serna
77. Bradley Henderson, dl, Mayfair
78. Joey La Rosa, ol, Artesia
79. Nick Beyer, ol, California
84. Nate Blaikie, te, California
97. Joseph Gonzalez, dl, St. John Bosco

West team
1. Michael Allen, wr, Lynwood
2. Lamont Rowe, db, St. Anthony
3. Christian Rogers, wr, LB Wilson
4. Ricky Mendez, qb, Schurr
5. John Graves, rb, St. Anthony
6. Steven Ybarra, lb, Garfield
7. Eric Hayes, db, Lakewood
8. Luis Bretado, db, Warren
9. Lanny Delgado, wr, Garfield
10. Christian Funches, lb, Bellflower
11. Chris Perez, lb, Cantwell
12. Jesse James, db, Dominguez
13. Mika Yandall, lb, St. Anthony
14. Giovanny Salazar, k, Bell Gardens
15. Jayson De Kruyf, wr, Valley Christian
17. Roman Lewis, qb, LB Cabrillo
18. Jeffrey Taylor, wr, Cantwell
19. Robert Bebek, te, LB Wilson
20. Marcus Galan, rb, El Rancho
21. Fred Rogers, wr, Paramount
22. Jeremiah Higgins, rb, Downey
23. Kyle Marshall, db, LB Cabrillo
24. Keith Holland, rb, Downey
25. Robert Duran, lb, Schurr
27. Shawn Esparza, rb, Warren
28. Taniela Maka, lb, LB Jordan
31. Isam Pegues, rb, Lynwood
32. Nick Cruz, dl, Lakewood
33. Teuita Palu, rb, LB Jordan
35. Andre Degarmo, lb, Warren
42. Leiatava Tua, lb, LB Cabrillo
44. Kendall Warren, dl, Dominguez
45. Ricardo Ramirez, lb, Huntington Park
51. Larry Lehauli, dl, Paramount
52. Lavell Lincome, dl, LB Jordan
54. Sam Nunez, ol, Warren
56. Bryne Utu, dl, Dominguez
57. Jerry Ford, lb, Paramount
58. Marc Gonzalez, ol, Schurr
64. Jamall Tucrkile, ol, Lynwood
65. Andrew Burgueno, ol, Garfield
67. Eli Martinez, dl, LB Millikan
72. Jared Vos, ol, Valley Christian
74. Cesar Estrada, ol, Bell Gardens
75. David Lujan, ol, Downey
79. Jordan Scanlan, ol, Cantwell
94. Eric Zuniga, dl, El Rancho
97. David Banuelos, dl, Don Bosco Tech

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Rotary All-star players, coaches confirmed

Player rosters and coaches have been confirmed for the Rotary Club of Whittier’s 13th Annual All-Star Baseball and Softball Classics scheduled June 10 at York Field in Whittier.
Baseball coaches will be La Serna’s Andy George for the Red team and La Habra’s Paul Caffrey for the Blue team.
Softball coaches are Santa Fe’s Kim Ensey for the Red team and Pioneer’s Patty Juarez-Hill for the Blue team.
Fourteen area high schools will be represented in the games, which begin with softball at 3 p.m. Starting time for baseball is 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for high school students with valid student I.D. Children 12 and under are free.
The accompanying annual all-star luncheon is scheduled at 11:45 a.m. June 9 at the Radisson Hotel in Uptown Whittier. The featured guest speaker is former Dodger outfielder Kenny Landreaux. The luncheon is open to the public. Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, are $15 and and include admission to the games. Reservations for the luncheon can be made by calling R.D. McDonnell at (562) 907-4426.

This year’s all-star rosters:
Baseball — Blue team:
– Aaron Contreras, cf; Kevin Gallardo, ss/2b. El Rancho – Marcus Aldecoa, of/p/inf; Joey Moran, p/of; Esteban Soto, c/p/inf. La Habra — Luke Esquerra, ss/of; Zach Esquerra, cf; Jake Garvey, p/1b; Eric Sanchez, 2b. La Mirada – Chasen Holland, c/3b; Chris Perruzzi, lf/cf. Pioneer — Raymond Aguirre, 1b/p/3b; Ronnie Palacios, cf. Whittier – Daniel Enriquez, cf; Steven Gonzales, rf.

Red team:
La Serna
– Ben Burke, p/of/1b; Andy DeCorte, p; Brandon Montoya, c/inf/of; Freddie Sanchez, ss/3b. Montebello — Jose Alamo, of; Art Carrasco, ss/2b/p. Santa Fe – Francisco Fuentes, p/1b/of; Michael Munoz, of. Schurr – Daniel Gonzales, 1b; Cameron Luitwieler, 3b; Steven Mancilla, ss/2b. St. Paul – Ryan Ball, cf/p; Chris Carrillo, c.

Softball — Blue team:
– Lauren Yao, 2b. El Rancho – Stephanie Baeza, lf; Marilyn Toriz, cf; Desiree Villegas, ss. La Mirada – Dana Garcia, c/util.; Kimberly Lopez, p; Rebecca Walker, ss/p.
La Serna – Monique Gardea, 2b. Montebello — Erika Lyn Hernandez, 1b/p/of; Julie Teran, ss/2b. Santa Fe – Jasmine Flores, of/3b; Ariel Mendez, c; Gloria Valles, of.
Schurr– Jackie Cisneros, 2b/ 3b.

Red team:
— Monica Robles, 3b. La Habra – Julia Pecina, 2B. Pioneer – Kristen Moreno, 2B; Jeannae Rincon, of. Sonora — Megan Coletta, 3b/ss; Alexa Limon, p; Ariel Tsuchiyama, c. St. Paul – Jessica Sanchez, 1b/dh. Whittier — Sarah Calzada, 1b/of; Priscilla Licon, p/2b; Elizabeth Lopez ss/c. Whittier Christian – Julianna Bohlen, of.

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