(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in the TEN)
1.) Pasadena Marshall joins the Mission Valley League this September, and the MVL becomes a seven team league. In 1972 the league made its debut with eight schools: El Monte, Arroyo, Rosemead, Mt. View, Schurr, San Gabriel, Keppel, and Monrovia.
2.) NBA legend Nate “Tiny” Archibald turns 66 today.
3.) El Segundo (runners up in the Northwest Division in 2013) returns quarterback Lars Nootbaar this fall. In 2013 Nootbaar passes for 33 touchdowns and ran for nine more. Last summer he verbaled USC to play shortstop for the Trojans.
4.) Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder: 61 at-bats, .164 batting average, 1 home run, 4 Rbis…2014 salary: 24-million.
5.) “…My take is that Roddy (Layton) is the new Jack Mahlstede, formerly of Santa Fe…”—MVS commentor “Mid Valley Maven”.
6.) Former NBA standout ‘Sweet’ Lou Hudson dies last week from a stroke at the age of 69. Hudson starred for the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks and finished his career playing two seasons with the Lakers.
7.) Mid-Valley Division (current configuration) returns five standouts that were sophomores in 2013: Isaac Mendibles (Montebello), Marcos Lopez (South El Monte), Darreon Lockett (Pomona), Roy Barrajas (El Monte), and Kameron Johnson (Monrovia).
8.) “The CBS Masters Theme sounds like music that you blow out the pilot on the stove to.”—Dennis Miller
9.) Maranatha quarterback Eli Snyder has played 19 career games, attempted 461 passes, thrown 32 touchdown passes, and just 13 interceptions.
10.) On this date in 1906 at 5:13 a.m., an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California killing thousands (quake/fires claim 3,000 lives) of people as it topples numerous buildings. The quake was caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over a segment about 275 miles long, and shock waves could be felt from southern Oregon down to Los Angeles.