Joe T.’s Scoreboard

Joe Torosian
February 19, 2014 • 250 views

Brave New World
Azusa High School senior Patrick Cordova-Goff, a boy who identifies as a girl, will be the first transgender student to play on the girls’ varsity softball team this spring.
What do you think? Drop me an email at the address below. Make it short, agree or disagree, but keep it tasteful.

Questions
After seeing how NBC’s Christin Cooper interviewed Olympian Bode Miller over the weekend, do you wonder why people view reporters as snakes? I’ve never liked or sought the term “journalist.” Journalist to me has always been the equivalent of an ambulance chasing lawyer. I prefer the term sportswriter.

Quote For The Week:
“Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.”—Magic Johnson
Have to wonder if that still applies these days.

Congrats!
To the El Monte Lions girls’ basketball team on winning the Mission Valley League title outright. Led by Coach Cristine Butler, the Lions closed the regular season with six wins to claim the crown and finish with a 17-7 overall record.

Prep Basketball
How tough is prep basketball to cover? Seven different local boys’ teams qualified for the CIF playoffs across four different divisions. El Monte will host “local” rival Hesperia, while Gabrielino welcomes “nearby” Servite at home tonight.
On the girls side, 10 local programs qualified for the CIF playoffs across seven different divisions. South El Monte gets to go to Atascadero, Rio Hondo Prep gets to go to St. Joseph’s of Santa Maria, Monrovia goes to Santa Paula, and Baldwin Parks travels “down the street” to West Torrance.

Final Note to Ministers & Everyone Else…
Take this advice; don’t play with snakes. Because snakes can kill you.

Happy Birthday this week to:
2/19: Arcadia H.S. and Temple City American Alum Corey Georgen turns 22.
2/21: Former minor league pitcher and Temple City alum Jimmy Brettl turns 30.
2/21: Former Temple City offensive lineman Mike O’Malley turns 28.
2/22: Former Arcadia linebacker Eric Rider turns 26 today.
2/23: Arroyo alum (baseball player) Dr. James E. Baker turns 50 today.
(If you have a sports birthday you’d like acknowledged drop me a line below)

Contact Joe at joe@midvalleysports.com
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