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by Joe Torosian

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Brave New World
What would John Wooden have thought of the dark jerseys UCLA wore in its “Sweet 16” loss to Florida last Thursday? I mean, we’re not talking about USC or Colorado, or Slippery Rock. We’re talking about U-C-L-A.

Brave New World Part II
A National Labor Relations Board regional director Wednesday found that Northwestern football players who receive scholarships are university employees and may unionize.
The worst is yet to come.

Good News Department:
The Los Angeles Lakers, as of tonight, have only seven more games remaining. Outside of this good news the next question is, does anybody care?

Department of Income Inequality:
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, 22, agrees to six-year $144.5-million contract one week after Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, 29, with much more mileage, turns down the same contract in terms of money and length.

Things to Keep an Eye on:
Baseball: Rosemead sophomore Angel Lopez Jr. is leading the Mission Valley League in batting with a .412 batting average. Lopez through ten games has collected 14 hits in 34 at-bats, he’s driven in six runs, and stolen five bases.

South El Monte junior Ashley Diaz is leading all Mission Valley League players with a .519 batting average. Through eight games she has 14 hits in 27 at-bats, has hit four home runs, and driven in 17 runs. She’s also stolen three bases.

Outside of Area Notes:
Former San Gabriel head football coach Jude Oliva has resigned at Maranatha.
Long time La Canada girls basketball coach Tamar Hill has stepped down.

Happy Birthday this week to:
4/2: Former Temple City lineman/Mid Valley staffer Johnathan Saller turns 28

4/2: Mid Valley photographer Andrew Butter turns 21.

4/5: Former Temple City running back Jamil Frazier turns 33.

4/5: Former Mt. View head football coach James Wilson turns 38.

4/6: Former El Monte basketball standout Jim Wooten turns 52.

4/6: Former Arcadia pitcher/quarterback Garrett Tuck turns 22.

4/7: El Monte alum Raul Salas turns 50.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Joe T’s Scoreboard