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Devil Made Me Do It
“I’m buying lunch next time,” Joe Torosian said right after I dropped him off last week after taking him to Golden Corral for lunch. Of course, those who know Joe understand that I will somehow end up with the check at the end of the night.
Now as for Tim Peterson [...]
From left to right Jake Barbosa, Justin Bugh, Cody McNeal and Jake Payton get ready before the battle
You can use all the cliches. It was a game that had a little bit of everything. It’s a shame somebody had to lose. Both teams left everything on the field. They showed a lot of heart. It [...]
Our photographer Duane Barker recently caught up with El Monte throwing out at Charter Oak. The Lions, with a host of talented players returning are predicted by some to win the Mission Valley League title and knock Arroyo off its pedestal. Here are a few shots that Duane got. Pictures are from top to bottom: Adolfo Sanchez, Cesar Vargas and the bottom two [...]
Blake Heyworth, (right), Mason Bryant (center) and so many other weapons for Monrovia
So West Covina wins the SGV Shootout? What? Last year the Bulldogs were knocked out early and that figured. With guys like Chris Solomon, Jimmy Frazier and Aaron Salgado all Head Coach Mike Maggiore was going to do was pound the ball and [...]
I believe a few apologies are in order…Last Friday I rolled into the Mt. View Alumni football fundraiser. I took pictures, spoke with a few players, and then left before tacos were served.
Did you hear that? I LEFT BEFORE the tacos were served! Contrary to popular belief I’m not a mercenary.
Question: What is [...]
The View from the "All you can eat" section in the right field pavilion at Chavez Ravine
When I see those guys peddling tickets on Stadium Way while I’m driving into the Dodger game a thought always enters my head. It might not be cool but it would be funny and it might teach these guys [...]
There are a lot of surprising things that have happened on the sporting scene in the last week. The Lakers have gone 4-1 without Kobe Bryant, the Kings have jumped out to a 3-0 series lead on Vancouver and the Dodgers are off to a 9-1 start to open the 2012 season.
But the most shocking [...]
Peyton Manning (above) along with Tim Tebow and the Saints dominated the headlines
By Tim Peterson
One thing we learned last week, as if we didn’t already know, was that football is king. The Madness is in full swing in college basketball, the NBA is a few weeks away from the playoffs and in the MLB spring [...]
Even though they had gotten off to a slow start, when Blake Hamilton threw down a slam dunk in the second quarter and Ajon Efferson hit a three you got the feeling it was over. Pasadena had committed a ton of turnovers and missed even more shots and the Bulldogs were still up by ten [...]
There was San Gabriel’s run to the CIF Finals in 2003 and Rosemead’s in 2008. South El Monte and Arroyo both had semi final appearances in the last ten years and Monrovia is still basking in the glory of last year’s first ever CIF Championship. But the most improbable CIF title in the last [...]