FOOTBALL TEAMS IN GEAR FOR PRACTICE CANYON, HART, VALENCIA BEGIN PREPARATIONS AFTER SUPERB '05 CAMPAIGNS.Byline: Gerry Gittelson
Are you ready for some football? Spring practice begins Monday for Foothill League teams, and it ought to be interesting to see how local high school powers Canyon, Hart and Valencia develop after such terrific seasons last year.
Canyon (13-1) won the Southern Section title with a 21-13 victory over Hart (11-3) in the championship game in December, and Valencia (9-4) advanced to semifinals.
All will make a go with new quarterbacks.
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[Short for alongshore.] looks to step in for Austin Civita. Longshore, who will be a senior, is the brother of former Canyon quarterback Nate Longshore Nate Longshore (born June 30, 1986 in Canyon Country, California, U.S.) is an American football quarterback for the California Golden Bears. Longshore was an Elite-11 quarterback in high school and a 4-star recruit rated by Rivals.com and Scout.com."How Far ... (now at Cal), the school's all-time passing leader.
``We have to develop a new quarterback, and we have one of the stronger offensive lines in the history of Canyon High School Canyon High School can refer to:
Canyon returns J.J. DiLuigi, one of California's top offensive players, who rushed for 1,861 yards and scored 43 touchdowns as a junior. Receiver/defensive Chris Kingsbury and linemen Nick Peterson, Nick Madia and A.J. Wallerstein also return.
Welch is losing his top assistant -- defensive coordinator A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League or college football who is in charge of the defense. This position aids the head coach a great deal in many ways by delegating play calling to other coaches and allowing the head Scott Blade, who resigned -- and is searching for a top on-campus assistant.
Hart must replace two-year standout Tyler Lyon, who is headed to the University of Arizona (body, education) University of Arizona - The University was founded in 1885 as a Land Grant institution with a three-fold mission of teaching, research and public service. . Alex Pettee, who passed for 536 yards and six touchdowns as a backup, is the No. 1 quarterback for now, and promising sophomore B.R. Holbrook is expected to compete, but he isn't ready after undergoing surgery in January to repair a broken leg.
``Holbrook has just started jogging jogging
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Other returning Hart players include running back Delano Howell, receiver Taylor Embree, linebacker Chris Hickok and lineman Derek Bickford.
Valencia must overcome the loss of Michael Herrick, California's all-time passing-yardage leader, who is headed to Mississippi. Jimmy Baughman and Graham Wilbert, both promising juniors-to-be, figure to compete to be Herrick's replacement.
Running back/cornerback Shane Vereen, the league's fastest player, is back. A two-year standout who rushed for 1,650 yards, caught 52 passes and scored 34 touchdowns last season, Vereen is expected to be among California's most recruited players. He already has received several NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I offers.
Valencia's other returning players include receivers Nick Hale, Jordan Turbyfill and Taylor Sellnow, linebackers Keith Klemens and Michael Lien, lineman Stephen DeBose and kicker Kicker
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playoff - any final competition to determine a championship since 1999, is an outsider looking in, along with Golden Valley (2-8), which joins the league after playing a freelance schedule last season.
``I think we're all excited about spring practice, but we've got a lot of question marks across the board, and we're looking to answer them as soon as possible,'' Saugus coach Jason Bornn said. ``More attention given to the other three schools? Tell me something I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
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Saugus' top players are linebackers Ryan and Justin McKillop, defensive back Kyle Monson and linemen Ramsen Golpashin and Shane Watterson.
Golden Valley has a new coach, Steve Pinkston, who hopes to turn things around following the defections of several returning players to rival schools.
An early gauge for local football teams will be the annual Hart passing tournament June 9-10 at College of the Canyons College of the Canyons is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the state. According to the National Junior College Research Association, College of the Canyons consistently ranks in the top 50 community colleges in the nation. . The 16-team, seven-on-seven fest includes Hart, Valencia and Saugus, along with annual powers Westlake of Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. , Birmingham of Lake Balboa, Crespi of Encino, Palmdale, Centennial of Bakersfield and Agoura.
Among the more successful freelance teams in high school softball softball, variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Invented (1888) in Chicago as an indoor game, it was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground ball, kitten ball, and, because it was also played by women, ladies' is Golden Valley, which is 16-7 under coach Courtney Carr. Kristin Uthe, the winning pitcher in both games in a doubleheader sweep Saturday over Victor Valley Christian of Victorville, is 15-5.
The 400-strikeout plateau is a very real possibility for Valencia softball pitcher Jordan Taylor (23-1), who has a league-record 365 strikeouts in 190 innings -- 13.4 per seven innings -- with two regular-season games and playoffs remaining.
Taylor, who has struck out at least 13 in her past five appearances, is the scheduled starter for Valencia (24-1) today against Burbank and Thursday at Burroughs of Burbank. Both games start at 3:15 p.m.
Only nine Southern Section softball pitchers have surpassed 400 strikeouts in a season, and the feat has been accomplished just once since 1989.
If Taylor keeps pace and Valencia reaches its second successive Southern Section Div. I final, the junior right-hander will finish with 459 strikeouts. Former Valencia of Placentia and Cal great Michelle Granger holds the single-season record, 509, set in 1987. The most by a player from the Daily News coverage area is 427 by Newbury Park's Sandy Otgies in 1983.