(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1.) “‘Mid Valley Sports’ should be renamed ‘Mid Valley Boys Sports’ as it seems that’s all they report on. We’re starting playoffs for Spring season sports and the front page has articles on football passing league, football linemen competitions, football all-star games, college football recruit signings, and a listing of the baseball playoff games. Meanwhile, some of the best softball in the region is being played in the Mid Valley News’ backyard (Amat, Arroyo, Edgewood) and the girls just get ignored.
Mid Valley Sports: where out-of-season boys’ sports are more important than in-season girls’ sports.”—MVS commenter “Disappointed”
2.) The Los Angeles Angels sign Tim Lincecum.
3.) “Is ER running the wing-t with Medrano there? He played in that offense and coached it at San Dimas. That’s be great for The Ranch!”—MVS commenter “Anonymous”
4.) The Atlanta Braves, 9-28, fire manager Fredi Gonzalez.
5.) Alhambra southpaw Gilbert Romero has compiled an 8-4 record, completed five games, and thrown three shutouts. In 65-innings of work he’s allowed just 39 hits while striking out 88. Romero’s earned run average is 1.18.
6.) On this date in 1983 the New York Islanders defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 4-2, to sweep the Stanley Cup series and win their fourth consecutive NHL title.
7.) Sierra Vista sophomore Mario Huizar is 8-0 with a 0.66 ERA. He’s started nine games, completed four, three for shutouts. Teammate Adrian Cardenas is 7-1 with a 1.29 ERA, with 60 strikeouts against just three walks in 60-innings of work.
8.) “I dunno. I never smoked any Astroturf” – Former Relief Pitcher Tug McGraw when asked whether he preferred grass or Astroturf.
9.) Rosemead, senior-to-be, Darien Camacho’s 2016 stats: 50 catches for 866 yards and 11 touchdowns.
10.) Hall of Fame boxer Sugar Ray Leonard turns 60 today.