Who out there is dying to read more about what's going on in local high school sports (Baseline, Hacienda and Sierra Leagues) other than the big three (football, basketball and baseball)? Poor Fred Robledo can only do so much. And as well as he does with the limited resources available, those of us interested in more marginalized sports like volleyball, water polo, tennis, etc., are left wanting. HERE'S OUR ANSWER! I've decided to start a blog/forum to POSITIVELY cover prep sports in our area!
Here are the rules. I will post "articles" covering what I know (St. Lucy's volleyball) and I invite others to post "articles" covering their sport. All coverage must be positive- hence the name PrepProps! I'm not professing to be unbiased- how can I be? I'm a parent. But I'll do my best to be balanced and I ask that you do the same. Ideally, articles will be posted shortly after a contest concludes so that people can come here to find out who won a particular game, and how they did it! If you plan to join my blogging team, you must keep your agendas to your self, and your gripes about coaching, players and parents silent. In the words of Chaka Khan- just "tell me something good!" Never, never, never single out a player for a mistake; always, always, ALWAYS give them a shout out for a job well done.
Since I did not decide to do this until this morning, the best coverage I can give for St. Lucy's scrimmage against Flintridge Prep will lack detail- but I promise to do better in the future. SO, here we go. Enjoy my blog and if you are interested in joining my blogging team, let me know who you are, what school/sport you will be covering, and I'll authorize you to post your articles here.
GLENDORA-- St. Lucy's Volleyball team began it's quest for an unprecedented third CIF title on Thursday evening. Unquestionably, the Regents will have their work cut out for them, having graduated some great senior talent AND being moved up a division, but from the looks of things, they just might be up to the task. The Regents swept the Rebels, 25-?, 25-?, 27-25.
This is where I would normally do the run down of how the games went, but I didn't know I'd be doing this so I don't have any notes and don't want to report inaccurate information. What I can tell you is that some players really made an impression, starting with freshman sensation, Loryn Carter. It is a daunting task to be asked to fill the shoes of CIF Division ll AA Player of the Year Jasmine Warmington; Loryn did so in impressive style. It's going to be fun to watch her develop in this program. Sophomore setter Juliet McClure did a great job moving the ball around and establishing that the Regents can attack on the outside (Vanessa Caustrita and Roni LaPierre), in the middle (Dianna Rohrer and Mo Hageman) on the right (Loryn) and from the back row (Sydney Bast). The back row play was awesome. Eryn Young, Arden Davis and Sydney Bast brought their A games in the libero position, digging and passing what looked like sure kills. Sydney, who had several aces in the match, put an end to the Rebels short-lived hope with deadly serving to close out a contested third set.