CIF-SS releases Division alignment proposals for 2012-14, with minor changes for area leagues

The CIF-Southern Section office released the division playoff groupings proposals for the 2012-14 seasons. For football, not much has changed after tons of speculation that two-time champions West Covina and Monrovia might be moved out. Instead, it appears CIF-SS decided the best approach was to make the divisions stronger by by dumping the Olympic (Whittier Christian) for the Alpha in the Mid-Valley Division and by adding the San Gabriel Valley league, with traditional power Dominguez for the Southeast.
As far as other are teams are concerned: St. Paul and the Mission stay in the Western Division; La Habra and the Freeway stay put in the Southwest. But the Olympic League was moved from the Mid-Valley to the Northwest, which set up a playoff showdown between locals Whittier Christian and Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary. The Southwest, though, gets a bit stronger with Sunset school’s Los Alamitos, Edison and Newport Harbor moved to challenge La Habra.

2012-14 Football Playoff Grouping Proposal
: Almont, Alpha, Mission Valley, Rio Hondo, Valle Vista
Southeast: Hacienda, Del Rio, Pacific, San Gabriel Valley, Suburban
Northwest: Montview, Del Rey, Olympic,Pioneer, Tri Valley
Southwest: Freeway, Century, Empire, Seaview, Sunset
Western: Mission, Channel, Los Padres, Ocean, Pacific View

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La Mirada’s Gramajo signs with Sacramento State

Sacramento Bound: La Mirada High football player Andy Gramajo has signed
a letter of intent to attend Sacramento State on a football scholarship. He is
pictured with, from left, mother Diane, La Mirada principal Bill Seals, father Ralph
and La Mirada coach Mike Moschetti.
(Leo Jarzomb / Staff Photographer)

Congrats are in order for La Mirada’s Andy Gramajo, who recently signed a scholarship offer to play at Sacramento State.
The Hornets are a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (I-AA) team.
Gramajo rushed for nearly 700 yards and ranked among area leaders with eight interceptions last season while helping the Matadores to a share of Suburban League title and advancing to the CIf-Southern Section Southeast Division semifinals.
The senior was first team All-CIF-SS Southeast Division and first team All-Area. He played a big part in La Mirada rebounding from an 0-3 start.

Gramajo’s Big Day

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Postseason Awards: Who gets them and why?

Now, with the Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary boys basketball and the St. Paul girls team out of the playoffs, the winter season is officially over and we can discuss postseason awards.
I have my ideas. But who you bloggers think should be coach and players of the year for for boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, girls water polo and wrestling?

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State Playoffs: Cantwell, St. Paul have seasons come to an end

LA JOLLA — Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School boys basketball coach George Zedan had no visions of grandeur for the Cardinals first trip into the CIF State playoffs.
But he also was hoping for a better showing than what he saw Wednesday night.
Sage Burmeister scored 17 points and Frank Bamford had 16 and host La Jolla Country Day ended the Cardinals’ dream season with a 56-37 victory over Cantwell in a CIF Southern California Regional Division IV first-round game.
The Torreys, also getting 10 points from Nick Schlossberg, improved to 21-9 and advanced to face either Chowchilla or traditional power Price in Saturday’s regional quarterfinals.
The Cardinals, getting 12 points each from Jose Estrada and Jacob Contreras, finished 26-6 in a season that saw them advance to the CIF-Southern Section divisional finals for the first time.
Cantwell Coach George Zedan: “It’s tough to reflect right now. But we’re disppointed for ourselves and our fans. It’s tough to reflect right now. Time will allow for that. Overall, I’m happy with the progress we made this year, and we have something to build off of. It’s just frustrating, because it looked like our group was just satisfied to be here. They made history. They made history for the school, they made history for their team.”
La Jolla The Bishop’s 64, St. Paul 38

Freshman Clarissa Perez scored nine points and Cassidy Carrillo had eight in a losing effort for the Swordsmen in a first-round game.
St. Paul, which last played in the CIF-SS Division 4A semifinals, finished 17-15.

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Schurr stays the course: Picks Ramirez as football coach

Sorry, for the lateness of this, but Schurr has decided to stay the course and hired from within, choosing defensive coordinator Marco Ramirez as its new football coach. The Spartan alum replaces Ben Negrete, who retired at the end of the 2011 season.
Coach Marco Ramirez: “I’m an alumnus of Schurr. If anything, this is my most desirable job. I’m very excited, happy and nervous to take this job. I’ve also been with the district nine years, so ideally, this is the job I’ve been looking for.
“”I just want to try and maintain the level of play that Schurr has been accustom to,” Ramirez said. “The kids are very familiar with my coaching style. They know how I am and that will be an advantage. We have a challenge ahead of us, because 3-7 is not familiar to us. We want to get this thing back on track. We have a few of our core skill kids back and there’s a lot of energy to turn it around. I’m excited about the opportunity.”

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