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John Carranza is roping in baseball enthusiasts all over the San Gabriel Valley to visit his new softball and baseball training center.
“A frozen rope” usually denotes a hard-hit line drive by a batter, which goes for a single, double or triple, but for the owners of the new Frozen Ropes Baseball and Softball Academy on Glendora’s Route 66, the term just might mean, “hitting it out of the park,” as in home run. Since opening their 17,000-square-foot [...]
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The La Verne Community Cheer program has plenty to shout about. Not only are the cheerleaders, from the Tinkerbells to the teens in the program, partnering with Cheer For A Cure®, the nation’s largest grassroots network of cheerleaders, coaches and supporting fans dedicated to preventing cancer and saving lives, they are sporting new vibrant pink uniforms [...]
Can Bonita, a 41-20 Smudge Pot victor over San Dimas last year, defeat San Dimas again on opening night, Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at Citrus College? Can the team run the table as it almost did last year in compiling a 12-2 season record — coach Eric Podley’s best in his 13 years at [...]
Apparently, nobody told the La Verne Little League 12-year-old All-Stars that the 4th of July isn’t until next week. Last night at College Park in Claremont, La Verne exploded for 11 runs and 13 hits, including five home runs, including two from clean-up hitter Kenji Henderson, who went 4-for-4 and knocked in a game-high four runs. Kenji [...]
The first leg of the race began with the La Verne City Track Meet held on an overcast Saturday morning, at Bonita High School on March 26, 2011.  The La Verne elementary school Physical Education teachers work hand in hand with the city to identify viable candidates for this annual event. Those athletes placing in [...]
  On Senior Day for the Bearcats, the team pounded out 20 runs on 18 hits and played flawlessly on defense to spank the West Covina Bulldogs 20-4. It was a gaudy offensive display marked by some incredible individual performances. K.C. Huth was 4 for 5 with a home run and 3 RBIs. Matt Gelalich went 3 for 4 [...]
Riding the right arm of Sean Beckman and first inning solo home runs by Nick Cooksey and Brennan Salgado, Glendora spanked Bonita 10-0 in the Monday morning game of the Spring Break Arcadia Apache tournament. Beckman twirled a four-hitter, handcuffing the Bonita hitters throughout the fast-paced game. KC Huth scratched out two infield singles for the Bearcats. Matt [...]
Some things never get old – Maddie Zylstra elegantly lofting three-pointers from behind the arc, Nikki Wheatley slicing her way through traffic and laying up basket after basket, Brianna Kennedy patrolling the paint like a traffic cop and swatting away shot after shot, Taylor Anderson directing traffic and popping her patented jumper, and Jaclyn Smith [...]
Davis Paul is like a hummingbird because he’s rarely, if ever, at rest. Or perhaps, higher up the food chain, he’s like a caged tiger, pacing menacingly, waiting to bust out of his sleepy La Verne cage and begin his career with the Chicago Fire, the Major League Soccer franchise that last week selected him [...]
It was at the original La Verne Starbucks in 2004 that La Verne residents Carroll Wheatley and James Northup wondered aloud why the town didn’t support travel basketball the way it did soccer and baseball. Then Wheatley, a lawyer, asked his coffee mate, ”Why don’t we start a team?”