The Ten: 09/18/2017

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The Dodgers lost to the Nationals Sunday 7-1 but the Diamondbacks also lost to the Giants 7-2 putting the Dodgers magic number to win the NL West at 4.

2. Former Norwalk Lancer Rashaad Penny had32 carries, 175 yards and a touchdown in San Diego State’s 20-17 win over Stanford.

3. Chase McGrath’s 43-yard field goal to beat Texas Saturday night.

4. UCLA’s Josh Rosen 463-yards and 4 td’s in the loss to Memphis.

5. The LA Galaxy fell to Toronto 4-0 Saturday night. The Galaxy are now 7-6-15 and 11 points below the line for post season with six games left.

6. Baldwin Park’s Christopher Vasquez after four games: 16 catches for 427 yards and 5 touchdowns.

7. Gennady Golovkin retained his unified middleweight title with a controversial split-draw with Canelo Alvarez.

8. On this day in 1984 Tim Raines became the first MLB player with four consecutive 70 stolen-base seasons.

9. The Mission Valley, Pacific and Suburban Leagues all start league play this Friday.

10. “Fear can be conquered. I became a better person and a better football player when I learned that lesson.” Roger Craig

20 Comments to "The Ten: 09/18/2017"

  1. Day Tribber's Gravatar Day Tribber
    September 21, 2017 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    It’s clear that the Tribune Insider comment was let through as a form a comic relief, to lighten the loads of those still working to keep the lights on over at newspaper land. Consider it an act of philanthropy.

  2. Tribune Insider's Gravatar Tribune Insider
    September 21, 2017 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Why would they censor me? That’s what I heard from someone close to the situation who spilled the beans. Allegedly, Aram was finally caught with his hand in the cookie jar, bit off more than he could chew, was NOT the apple of our eye, was like a fish out of water, wasn’t quite bringing in the bacon, nor could he save it, is ate up like a soup sandwich, wasn’t cutting the mustard, is a chowin down wide load, who eats humble pie, smelled fishy, thought he was the big cheese, has egg on his face, was one sandwich short of a picnic, tossed salads, wanted others to walk on eggshells, couldn’t shut his pie hole, didn’t give a fig, had bigger fish to fry, or maybe he was cooking the books and got himself in a pickle. He’s nutty as a fruitcake, the proof is in the pudding, he’s the toast of the town, but couldn’t have his cake and eat it too. Hey, you are what you eat Aram, hope you didn’t put all of your eggs in one basket, or have sour grapes, and never cry over spilled milk, so say Cheese and don’t let the door hit you in the rump roast on your way to becoming a couch potato!

  3. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    September 20, 2017 - 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Poor Roddy was doomed from the start, you could see the bad season coming a mile away.

  4. Joe Pulitzer's Gravatar Joe Pulitzer
    September 20, 2017 - 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Max Preps has its place if you want to see how your old team from New Mexico is doing but it is worthless for Kardashian style football gossip. And this site can actually influence things. Case in point in 2012 this site went nuts calling for the head of St. Paul’s coach Asante and in 2015 El Rancho’s exploded against Roddy Hiatt. Today it seems Monrovia’s coach is seeing plenty of negative comments. This is the one site where all the coaches read but all coaches will deny and shake with fear when the commentary challenges their coaching ability with facts not just insults. If you want to praise or pummel a program you get relief here but no bashing the kiddies.

  5. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 20, 2017 - 9:37 am | Permalink

    Its really simple. In order to stay in business you must evolve. That means the type of revenue and where it comes from. Its a shame that the Millenials and teens of today are more interested in what the Kardashians are eating, watching, wearing and doing. The only news and sports they care about is TMZ. And even the A-hole in the Whitehouse gets paid for all the BS statements on Twitter.

    So go create a network of HS sports on the web involving football and get people interested. Then throw all types of advertising at them. Then people will donate their time and information about your teams for free. Oh yea, its called Maxpreps!

  6. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    September 19, 2017 - 11:50 pm | Permalink

    I’m thinking what will really be missed because of the skeleton crew running prep sports from Long Beach to San Bernadino will be the recognition given to the girls. Fred with the help of Stevie and Aram did a great job of highlighting the ladies but lately their has been little effort. Big loss.

  7. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 19, 2017 - 8:57 pm | Permalink

    @ Out of the Huddle: Good info. Thanks.

  8. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    September 19, 2017 - 6:12 pm | Permalink

    @Tribune: Aram escorted out of Tribune offices by Secret Service. Hilarious. That’s like being escorted out of the offices of the Penny Saver. Was the big guy grabbing onto the furniture, did he say “I’ll be back” ,did they toss him out onto the street? More please…

  9. Out of the Huddle's Gravatar Out of the Huddle
    September 19, 2017 - 10:09 am | Permalink

    I’d not call what newspapers are doing “consolidation”, but instead “scrambling to avoid extinction.” To repeat, anything that can be digitized will eventually be online for virtually FREE, which means that the job Ramirez took to save his employment will soon be eliminated. Like the sinking of the Titanic, the end of newspapers is a mathematical certainty.

  10. Tribune Insider's Gravatar Tribune Insider
    September 19, 2017 - 10:04 am | Permalink

    I heard Aram was escorted out of the building at the Tribune. Apparently he threatened legal action and has a lawyer. Anyone else hear that? Maybe just rumor. Anyway, I never cared for him much, seemed to always be trying to stir the pot. He made a lot of enemies in the valley, that’s his legacy! Won’t be missed.

  11. Football Fan's Gravatar Football Fan
    September 19, 2017 - 8:05 am | Permalink

    SCNG is consolidating staffs. They have already done this with the Press-Telegram and the OC Register. He was offered a position reporting regular news or walking. He chose to walk. It just leaves Fred Robledo and some other staffer.

  12. September 19, 2017 - 4:44 am | Permalink

    So, can anyone tell me what happened with Aram? Why is he out at SGVTribune?

  13. Out of the Huddle's Gravatar Out of the Huddle
    September 18, 2017 - 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Fred Robledo can ‘cover’ the area by himself, but not in the manner we have known for the past twenty years. Eric Sondheimer of the Times has demonstrated that, with the enlisted help of athletic directors, coaches, parents and fans (who submit information and photos), a one-man show can go on. Maybe Aram can start a site of his own, modeled roughly on the format of MVS, and sell ads or beg donations via a Patreon account (where readers pledge recurring amounts to writers and artists). This is the only way for guys like this to make it nowadays. Nobody is buying newspapers!

  14. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 18, 2017 - 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Hey, Joe, let’s not forget the actual news that can be found on this site from multiple sources, particularly the MVS staff. I share your dismay over the situation you described.
    It sounds like more of the same newspaper downsizing that’s been going on for years, largely due to the explosive growth of the Internet.
    I guess the ownership of the San Gabriel Valley Newspapers expects Fred Robledo, Jr. to cover all high school sports in the valley by himself.
    I don’t think they were doing all that great of a job even when Fred had Aram and Steve Ramirez helping him. (However, I think highly of Steve; he always seemed to conduct himself as a professional when he covered prep sports.)
    Maybe part of the problem was the SGVN’s web pages, which didn’t seem to be user-friendly. I found them difficult to navigate, particularly when it came to locating the blog threads in order to read or possibly even make comments.
    In my opinion, the people at Mid-Valley Sports came up with a better idea as to how to cover high school sports. Let’s keep it entertaining and informative.

  15. Ohsosorry's Gravatar Ohsosorry
    September 18, 2017 - 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Why is Adam out? Did he resign on his own or was he let go?

  16. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 18, 2017 - 6:13 pm | Permalink


    In all divisions leagues with:
    4 or 5 team leagues – are guaranteed two entries
    6 or 8 team leagues – are guaranteed three entries
    9 or mor -team leagues – are guaranteed four entries.

    However, they do fill the spots in order. 1st place teams get an automatic spot unless there are 17 1st place entries, then 2nd place, 3rd place, 4th and then they go to the long ass tie breaker rules and the playoff boys headed by Joel Sanchez. lol. If any spots are left then @Large teams qualify. How they actually set up the the seedings is anybody’s guess.

    Several 8-2 teams did not make the playoffs in a few divisions.

    Sorry, but its not just power rankings. There is a whole set of criteria. over all record, head to head, common opponents competition (who beat who) etc.

  17. Div. 13's Gravatar Div. 13
    September 18, 2017 - 4:48 pm | Permalink

    In Division 13 the 3rd place teams are not gauranteed a spot. Only 1st place teams are, then it goes to 2nd place teams, and if there are and spots left over it goes to 3rd place teams but it is done by a power rating.

  18. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 18, 2017 - 4:21 pm | Permalink

    For many H.S. Football Teams this week represents Mid-Season and league action. I was looking at Division 13 with 85 teams and unless something really weird happens to a few teams, and someone plays way above their head, there will be about 26 teams that will have guaranteed play-off spots for CIF Division 13 Playoffs. Mind you, there are only 1 -16 team bracket. What is even funny, is it looks like 5 teams that are right now, in the CIFSS Division 13 coaches poll top 10 probably won’t make the playoffs. Many reasons, but most of all, they won’t get one of those 26 guaranteed play-off spots. There will be no-At-Large Teams in this division. Here are the top rated teams at risk from week 2’s coaches poll for Division 13:

    #1 Orange 3-0 Beat Laguna Beach 26-19
    #2 Campbell Hall 3-1 Lost to Maranatha 7-3
    #4 La Quinta 3-0 Beat Loara 56-13
    #7 Ocean View 3-0 Beat Santiago 35-20
    #10 Hueneme 3-1 Beat Sam Marcos 27-21 (Only Loss was to Div 11 Nordhoff 23-20)

    So, what is more important, winning league or getting into the CIF playoffs and winning a CIF Divisional championship? Montview: Looks like Nogales and 2 of the following: Azusa, Duarte, Gladstone, Sierra Vista or Workman will get in. All of those top 10 teams mentioned probably won’t make the playoffs and would destroy any of these teams in this league. Oh, and there are a couple other leagues that get in the playoffs too.

  19. Joe Pulitzer's Gravatar Joe Pulitzer
    September 18, 2017 - 2:19 pm | Permalink

    With Aram Tolegian now out at the SGV Newspaper System the Mid Valley Sports is pretty much the only place left for opinion and commentary.The SGVN will report scores but that’s about it. Blogs from Long Beach,Pasadena,Whittier and Inland Empire are dead.Considering the popularity of high school football I find this situation surprising.

  20. HOT ROD's Gravatar HOT ROD
    September 18, 2017 - 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Aram Tolegian is out at Star News/SGV Tribune. Not sure who will cover west SGV sports now.

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