Football camp this weekend to feature Chow, Leinart, Montana

first_imgLocal quarterbacks Dayne Crist of Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks and Graham Wilbert of Valencia are participating this weekend. “We’ve merged with the creators of the U.S. Army Bowl, so this is a real huge undertaking – bigger than I thought it was going to be,” Clarkson said. “The demand has been overwhelming. At first, we were just going to do four cities – L.A., Pittsburgh, New Jersey and Austin, Texas. But we’ve added five more cities, including Honolulu during Pro Bowl weekend. Kids from 26 states are going to be at the San Marino camp.” Prominent quarterback coach Steve Clarkson, a former Denver Bronco who tutors many of the area’s top high school quarterbacks, will launch the first of several national football camps Saturday and Sunday in San Marino. Guest coaches include Tennessee Titans assistant coach Norm Chow, former USC Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart and former NFL great Joe Montana. – Erik Boal Saugus’ Gauthier commits to Division III Mt. Union College Saugus High quarterback Nick Gauthier has committed to Mt. Union College, the nation’s premier NCAA Division III program. Mt. Union has won nine national titles since 1993, including the past two seasons. Gauthier completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,896 yards and 16 touchdowns this past season. “I think Nick is an outstanding player, and the future of our program bodes well with him playing quarterback,” said Mt. Union assistant coach Vince Kehres. “He’s a dual threat – an outstanding passer who has great feet and can run. He can make plays a lot of different ways.” In other Saugus football recruiting news, defensive back Kyle Monson plans to walk on at Oregon State, and offensive lineman Ramsen Golpashin has been accepted by Div. III Occidental, though he might walk on at UCLA or Cal. – Gerry Gittelson AVC basketball coach Horton looks to match Tarkanian feat Antelope Valley College men’s basketball coach Dieter Horton is the second coach in junior college history to reach the state championships (elite eight) with two different schools in consecutive seasons. The Marauaders (29-6) will face North Ohlone College of Fremont on Thursday in Fresno for a chance to reach the final four. Horton could become the second coach in junior college history to win the state tournament with two different schools in two seasons. Horton led Fullerton College to the championship last season. Jerry Tarkanian was the first coach to win the tournament in back-to-back years with two different teams: Riverside in the 1965-66 season and Pasadena in 1966-67. – Ivan Orozco Valley wrestlers compete in Mexican Olympics qualifier Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando wrestlers Brandon Sotomayor, 13, and Carlos Lazo, 13, took first place in their respective weight categories at the Tijuana, Mexico, regional finals. The competition held this weekend at the UABC, a state university in Tijuana, serves as the qualifying tournament for the Mexican 2007 National Olympics. Sotomayor, an eighth-grader, won the 140-pound (66 kilograms) division, while Lazo, a seventh-grader, clinched the 125-pound (57 kilograms) title. Both wrestlers will compete in the national tournament in Veracruz, Mexico, in May. – Ivan Orozco Pepperdine baseball players earn West Coast Conference honors Pepperdine baseball players Barry Enright and Chase d’Arnaud were honored as the West Coast Conference’s top performers for the first month of the season. Enright, a junior right-hander, was selected as the February conference Co-Pitcher of the Month. D’Arnaud, a sophomore third baseman, is the Player of the Month. Enright went 4-0 with a 0.59 ERA and finished the month with a 211/3 consecutive scoreless innings streak. D’Arnaud batted .415 and ranked third in the WCC with 16 RBIs, including six in a Feb. 27 game against UC Irvine, his first career two-home run game. The nationally ranked Waves went 11-3 in February. – Heather Gripp New England Patriots’ Cassel returns to Northridge on Saturday Matt Cassel, a New England Patriots quarterback who helped Northridge Little League to the 1994 Little League World Series baseball final in Williamsport, Pa., returns Saturday morning as the guest speaker for Northridge’s opening day ceremony. – Gerry Gittelson East-West All-Star Football Game has four quarterbacks confirm Rosters haven’t been finalized for the 11th annual East-West All-Star Football Game on June10 at Birmingham High in Lake Balboa, but among the confirmations are quarterbacks Alex Pettee (Hart of Newhall) and James Beloff (Birmingham of Lake Balboa) for the West, and Nate Longshore (Canyon of Canyon Country) and Luke Collis (St. Francis of La Canada Flintridge) for the East. Information: (818) 999-5197. – Gerry Gittelson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Information: www.air7qbu.com. – Gerry Gittelson Oak Park’s Rice strikes out school-record 18 batters Oak Park sophomore pitcher Julia Rice struck out a school-record 18 batters in the host Eagles’ 1-0, 10-inning nonleague victory Tuesday over L.A. Baptist of North Hills. Rice (2-0) broke the previous mark of 17, set in a seven-inning game in 2000 by Dana Porter. last_img

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