The TEN: 3/1/2021

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

  1. La Canada’s Collin Morikawa won the WGC-Workday Championship in Bradenton, Florida Sunday by three strokes. 
  2. The Dodgers beat the Oakland A’s 2-1 in seven innings Sunday in the Spring Training opener. 
  3. Former Philadelphia Eagles and Rams cornerback/ NFL Broadcaster Irv Cross passed away at the age of 81. 
  4. UCLA lost to Colorado 70-61 Saturday but remains in first place in the Pac 12 Conference with a record of 13-4.
  5. Baylor (18-1) suffered its first loss of the year falling to Kansas 71-58 Saturday. 
  6. North Carolina’s Roy Williams became the fifth Division 1 Men’s basketball coach to reach 900 wins with a 78-70 victory over Florida State Saturday.  
  7. The EMUSDH confirmed in a meeting Friday that Fall sports (including football) are canceled for the 2020 – ’21 school year which led directly to Rosemead quarterback Ivan Ostry’s transfer to La Canada. 
  8. Several golfers wore red shirts and black pants Sunday at the WGC-Workday Championship in honor of Tiger Woods. 
  9. On this day in 1969 New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle announced his retirement after 18 years due to persistent knee injuries. Mantle had 536 career home runs. 
  10. “If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”- Mickey Mantle. 

2 Comments to "The TEN: 3/1/2021"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    March 2, 2021 - 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Hundreds of Alhambra district teachers received the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at Mark Keppel High School today; the line stretched down Hellman Avenue all the way back to the baseball field on the east end of the campus. As far as I could tell, there’s no vaccine hesitancy in the AUSD.
    I was in that line; I got my shot after a 45-minute wait, which wasn’t too bad. I’ve had no side effects other than a little left-arm tightness, and I’m looking forward to getting my second vaccination in around four weeks.
    Whether we’ll have any on-campus instruction during the spring is still an open question, but I hope we can pull it off. My understanding is that the weekly number of new coronavirus cases needs to get just a little lower and then stay down for a couple of weeks in order to have any kind of reopening.
    I’m certainly optimistic about our prospects for having students back on school campuses by the beginning of fall semester in August. I believe that’s going to happen now that vaccines are becoming available in greater quantities.

  2. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    March 1, 2021 - 12:09 pm | Permalink

    By the lack of comments on this site I can only surmise that the enthusiasm for the return of HS football is less than expected. Maybe El Monte is doing the right thing in not investing in any sports this year. While teachers unions are battling not to open classrooms and at the same time 40 % are refusing vaccines, sports may try to open but classrooms won’t? Something seems backwards here.

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