LA VERNE, California, Aug. 26, 2017 — Last season, the Mighty Bonita Bearcats could just as easily have been called the Sitting Ducks. They had a new coach in Ibis Aguilar who came to the program late and a sophomore-laden team high in enthusiasm but with little actual Friday night-game experience. So San Dimas took […]
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LA VERNE, Calif., August 24, 2017 — After eight years as the face, spirit and soul of Bonita’s field hockey program, you would expect coach Janet Wong to hang it up and tell someone else to store the sticks, balls and goals in their locker. She’s given the program everything she’s got. And with a […]
LONG BEACH, California, July 29, 2017 — It seems all summer long, the major boys from La Verne Little League defied gravity, reaching heights few other La Verne teams had achieved, playing an unprecedented brand of baseball in their attempt to reach the sport’s hallowed ground, better known as Williamsport, Pa.,  the cradle of Little […]
Before the start of Sunday’s Little League divisional contest between La Verne and Long Beach at Stearns Champions Park in Long Beach, the city of La Verne was having an identity crisis. While everyone knew where Long Beach was (indeed, the city is home to the Queen Mary and back-to-back Little League World Series champions […]
The La Verne 11-year-olds played like 21-year-olds, pitching their hearts out and blasting the ball all over Pooch Park in Claremont, defeating Glendora American 12-2 and advancing to the next round of playoffs to be held in West Covina. Literally, from the first crack of the bat, La Verne signaled that it had come ready […]
  GLENDORA, Calif., July 2, 2017 — Behind the accurate, overpowering left arm of Matt Bustos and an unrelenting offensive attack led by Morgan Smith and Nolan Smith, who each homered, the La Verne Little League Major Division All-Stars won the District 20 championship in convincing style, defeating Claremont, 10-0, on Saturday, July 1, at […]
GLENDORA, Calif., June 23, 2017 — La Verne catcher Morgan Smith, according to consensus opinion, including his own, had the best game of his young life in helping his teammates defeat a tough Glendora American squad, 7-2, on Friday night in Glendora.   With the score deadlocked in the top of third, 0-0, Smith blasted […]
LA VERNE, Calif., June 1, 2017 — On a cool night at the Kirk B. Johnson Memorial Pelota Park in La Verne, the Major Division Atlanta Braves proved they just might be the hottest team in the playoffs, defeating the always-tough Cardinals, 13-8, on Wednesday night.   The Braves got out of the box early […]
Depending on which side of the stands you were sitting in, the Pirates won a nail-biter, 4-3, or the Dodgers lost a heartbreaker, 4-3.   Of the full slate of playoff games this week at Pelota Park, this contest may have been the best, because the closeness of the contest was so unexpected. Entering the game, the […]
As far as the Atlanta Braves of the La Verne Little League Major Division are concerned, the playoffs represent a whole new season and a fresh start toward reaching their true potential.   With that attitude, they went out and delivered their best baseball diamond performance of the year, routing the higher-seeded Red Sox, 20-3. […]