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By Joe Torosian

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Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater set a new NFL record on Sunday by kicking a 64-yard field goal against the Tennessee Titans. Another Denver kicker, Jason Elam, tied the previous mark of 63 in 1998 but do you know who was the first to set the mark at 63? Hint: He did it in 1970 and there was something very unique about this kicker. Hint #2: He later kicked for the Los Angeles Rams.

Quote of The Weekend

‘’I think we heard people talk bad about us all year. This wasn’t the first week where we heard people say negative things about us as an offense or as a football team.”—Michigan State sophomore quarterback Connor Cook after leading the Spartans to a 34-24 victory over Ohio State on Saturday

Prep Football

Paraclete, which defeated Monrovia last week in the Mid-Valley division semifinals, 22-21, lost in the championship game this past Friday night to San Dimas 20-14.

For San Dimas title is its second since defeating Monrovia in 2009. Of interest is Saints head coach Bill Zernickow’s father played at Temple City, as did San Dimas defensive coordinator Brian Mustain, as well as receivers coach Matt Lopez.

Did You Know…?

The longest field goal in NCAA history is 67-yards held by three individuals: Russell Erxleben, Texas (1977). Steve Little, Arkansas (1977). Joe Williams, Wichita State (1978).

Who made the playoffs in 2012-2013 in Girls Basketball?

Made: Arroyo, Gabrielino, El Monte, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Monrovia, Baldwin Park, Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia, Duarte, South El Monte.

Missed: Mt. View, Alhambra, Sierra Vista, La Puente, Temple City.

Boys Basketball Note

The El Monte Lions boys basketball team has busted out to a 6-2 start. The last three seasons combined they have just 14 wins total. Give a high-five head coach Eric Tabatabai for hanging tough.

Girls Basketball Note

Arroyo Lady Knights head coach Mike Gorball has won 368 games and lost 246 since taking the program over in the fall of 1991. For the record is 2-0 this season.

Happy Birthday this week to:

12/12: Former Bassett wide receiver/Mid Valley News reporter Matt Schuler turns 27.

12/13: Former Arroyo football player George Hsieh (age N/A)

12/15: El Monte American fixture Albert Juarez turns 44.

12/15: Rosemead football coach Marc Paramo (age N/A)

12/17: Former Arroyo wide receiver Hunter Duran turns 20.

12/17: Former Monrovia/Pasadena City College center Dean Bisterfeldt (Currently at attending Ottawa University in Kansas) turns 21.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.