DOWNEY – Doty Middle School won last week’s girls’ track and field competition at Downey High School. However, there were excellent athletes from all four schools who competed. In 6th grade girl competition West scored 54 points, Sussman scored 26 points and Griffiths scored 9 points. In 7th grade girl competition Sussman scored 42 points, West scored 37 points and Griffiths scored 9 points. In 8th grade girl competition Sussman scored 46 points, West scored 23 points and Griffiths scored 9 points.
The sixth grade girls had several city champions from different schools. K. Ferrufino from Sussman won the hurdles in a time of 20.61. S.Caceres from West won the 100 in a time of 14.01 and the 200 in a time of 29.93. J. Jovel from West won the long jump with a jump of 12’ 8 1/2 and M. Garcia, also from West, won the high jump with a jump of 4’ 4.
The seventh grade girls had several city champions from different schools also. M. Mordecai from Sussman won the hurdles in a time of 18.38 and won the high jump with a jump of 4’ 4. N. Carcamo from West won the 100 in a time of 13.37 and won the long jump with a jump of 13’ 10. L Gonzalez, also from West, won the 800 in a time of 2:43.37.
The eighth grade girls also had city champions from different schools. A Butron from West won the long jump with a jump of 14’ 2 and A. Smith from Sussman won the high jump with a jump of 4’ 2. Congratulations to all the winners, as well as to all the athletes, who competed and represented their respective schools.
Doty Middle School won last week’s boys’ track and field competition at Downey High School.
In 6th grade boy competition West scored 39 points, Griffiths scored 32 points and Sussman scored 27 points. In 7th grade boy competition Sussman scored 32 points, West scored 27 points and Griffiths scored 16 points. In 8th grade boy competition Sussman scored 43 points, West scored 33 points and Griffiths scored 18 points.
The sixth grade boys had several city champions from different schools. J. Simen from Sussman won the hurdles in a time of 19.58 and the 200 in a time of 29.12. B. Gallegos, also from Sussman, won the shot put with a throw of 26’ 10. Saleapaga from West won the long jump with a jump of 14’ 6 1/2 and B. Vasquez of Griffiths won the 100 in a time of 13.69.
The seventh grade boys had one city champion that was not from Doty. F. Banuelos from Sussman won the 400 in a time of 60.23.
The eighth grade boys also had several city champions from different schools. Z. Vargas from Griffiths won the 100 in a time of 12.37. M. Marsetti from Sussman won the 200 in a time of 25.48, won the 400 in a time of 56.22 and anchored the winning relay team in a time of 49.39. E. Garcia, also from Sussman, won the shot put with a throw of 43’ 3.
It is great to have sports back in the Downey Unified School District. Football and girls’ volleyball will kick off fall sports when school resumes in September.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram has released it’s annual Dream Team baseball team for the 2014 season. Warren senior pitcher and infielder Alan Trejo was selected to the First Team and Bear head coach Scott Pearson was given Dream Team Coach of the Year honors.
Warren junior pitcher and outfielder Steve Nuno was selected to the Second Team Dream Team and senior outfielder Brandon Hernandez was given honorable mention recognition.
Alan Trejo was selected Most Valuable Pitcher of the S.G.V.L. after going 10-0. Trejo had a 0.51 ERA and had an impressive 86 strikeouts. Trejo hit .438 with 13 doubles, four triples, nine stolen bases and had 26 RBIs. Trejo helped lead Warren to a 15 game winning streak, 28 wins and a quarterfinal appearance in the C.I.F. Division III playoffs.
Coach Pearson led the Bears to an overall record of 28-5 and a S.G.V.L. record of 7-3. Warren’s 28 wins were the most in school history. The Bears were the number two entry from the San Gabriel Valley League behind league champion Downey. Warren lost to top seeded Palm Desert 7-4 in the quarterfinal round of the Division III playoffs. The quarterfinal apperance represented the farthest playoff run for the Warren Bear baseball program since 1964.
Palm Desert finished their season with an overall record of 27-6 and a Desert Valley League record of 12-0. The Palm Desert Aztecs lost to Bishop Amat 4-3 in the C.I.F. Division III championship game held at Dodger Stadium on June 6.
Downey senior pitcher and infielder Gabriel Llanes and Downey senior pitcher and infielder Tyler Tungate were both selected to the First Team Dream Team. Downey junior infielder Randy Labaut was given honorable mention honors.
Llanes and Tungate helped lead Downey to an overall record of 20-9 and a S.G.V.L. record of 9-1. The Vikings were the 2014 San Gabriel Valley League champions. Downey was seeded third in the C.I.F. Division III playoffs and lost at home in the second round to Quartz Hill 2-1.
Llanes shared S.G.V.L. Co-MVP honors with Viking teammate Tyler Tungate. Llanes was 6-4 with a 0.92 ERA and had 63 strikeouts. Llanes hit .376, had 32 hits and 19 RBIs. Llanes was also drafted by the New York Mets in the 15th round as a pitcher. Llanes is the highest drafted baseball player in Downey High School history. Llanes signed his committment letter and will play his college baseball as a Bulldog at Fresno State.
Tyler Tungate missed his junior season due to Tommy John surgery. Tungate finished his senior season with eight wins, an ERA of 0.75, 22 RBIs and a .405 batting average. Tungate signed his committment letter and will play his college baseball as a Highlander at UC Riverside.
Other San Gabriel Valley League players to receive recognition included Gahr senior infielder Jaime Estrada to the First Team, Gahr senior pitcher George Castillo honorable mention and Gahr junior pitcher Paul Versteeg honorable mention. Paramount junior infielder Randy Buenrostro also received honorable mention recognition.
Published: June 19, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 10