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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 20, 2013 



Submitted by Edgar Garcia 

Writer: Corey The-Dawg

Game Summary vs MLB Youth Academy- One of many exciting games

In what’s best described as a roller coastering barn burner of a baseball game today in Glendora at Henderson Field for the PONY Colt 
16U regional playoffs, the Sierra Madre blasted its way to the semifinal round and remained undefeated in the event with help from five 
runs and seven singles in the sixth inning en route to prevailing 11-8 over the Urban Youth Academy of Compton. These boys have made 
history. Sierra Madre's first 16u Colt Division banner ever. 2013 Region CHAMPIONS! They move on to Super Regions...which begins 
7/19/2013 in Glendora, CA. (Fifteen to Sixteen year olds)

There were a total of five ties and five lead changes this game.

Frankie Garriola (combined: 6 for 8, eight RBIs, four HRs, 4-4 stolen bases) furthered his stellar rampage, crushing his third and fourth 
home runs in two games (one over the tennis court fence above the hilly left field enbankment, and the other going oppo with a solo shot 
just inside the right field foul pole). He finished 4-5 with 3 runs, 3-3 stolen bases, and 4 RBI's.

Garriola's first homer of the game got Sierra Madre ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the first before UYA answered back with three runs in the 
ensuing top-2nd, capped by a two run single from Jaylon Mclaughlin bringing home Leonard Grimes and Ryan Stephens, after Donny 
Wilson scored off a passed ball to draw even at 1-1.

Sierra Madre then countered with four runs in the bottom half to regain the lead. Ryan Garcia (1-1, SacB, run, 1/1 SB) singled over the 
third baseman to lead off before advancing to second and scoring on a Garriola single that bounced off the infield, over the third baseman, 
and uphill in left.

UYA's Jaylon McLaughlin (3-4, 4 RBIs) responded with another two run single in the top of the fourth to knot it at 5-5 before SM's Garriola 
went oppo yard in the bottom half to unbreak that draw.

It was short lived once more as Jason Wallace doubled in Chris Rocco in the top-5th to tie it at 6-6 before the UYA went ahead for the 
last time (8-6) in the top of the sixth by capitalizing off a throwing error (McLaughlin had a leadoff single, stole second, and scored) and 
wild pitch (Chris Rocco cashed in).

Sierra Madre roared to rock the field in the bottom half of the sixth for five runs and seven singles.

Sumner Smith, Garriola, Jordan Rodgers, and John Mendoza singled in consecutive order to begin the frame and draw the fifth and final 
stalemate (8-8) before Kyle Cuellar squeezed in the go-ahead run (Rodgers) bunting for a base hit halfway up the first base side with one 
out and the corners occupied. 'Madre never surrendered the lead, and added two more insurance runs thanks to Mendoza seizing home 
off a wild pitch and Cuellar pacing in the crib on Danny Rosas' RBI single to bookend the surge.

Jordan Rodgers arrived to relieve a waning Rosas who had left with the bases loaded and one out after a single and double. Rodgers was 
successful in stopping UYA, shoving back to back strikeouts to diffuse the scare, eventually finishing with a win in relief in which he 
yielded three hits, two (unearned) runs, and threw seven strikeouts against two walks in 2 2/3s innings.

Christian Mendez came through with a huge play from the right field corner, throwing out Ryan Stephens for the second out as he attempted 
to stretch his hit into a double. 

Grimes, who ended the day batting 2-3 with two runs and a 
double, drew a walk, but Rodgers ended the threat and sent 
'Madre to the semis by striking out McLaughlin.

Regional Final Scores:

Sierra Madre 8 vs Glendora 6

Sierra Madre 11 vs MLB Youth Academy 8

Sierra Madre 3 vs Diamond Bar 15- Semis

Sierra Madre 5 vs Glendora 4 - Semis- loser bracket

Sierra Madre 7 vs Diamond Bar 3 - Championship

Sierra Madre 3 vs Diamond Bar 0 - Championship

Alverno High School

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick 

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 Principal: James Lugenbuehl

E-mail address:

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 

Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane Kieffaber

The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 Head of School: Patty Patano


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Headmaster John Higgins



LaSalle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 798-8901 Principal: Gilbert Barraza


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal Joan Harabedian

(626) 355-9028 website:

Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther Salinas

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:


351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 795-6981 Website:


234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:


325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 Website:


1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:

Back Row: Manager Edgar Garcia, Coach Alex Baer, Coach Alfred Rosas; Middle Row: Daniel Hernandez, Christian 
Mendez, Sumner Smith, Jordan Rodgers, Daniel Rosas, Frankie Garriola, Kyle Cuellar; Front Row: Danny Casillas, 
Cole Pillar, Angel Lerma, Brenden McKiernan, Anthony Khraich, Ryan Garcia. Not pictured: John Mendoza, Adrian Rodriguez, 
Sammy Martinez


 Sierra Madre Little League and its stunning Heasley Field, nestled against 
the foothills, is thrilled to be hosting the 9 and 10 year old Division III North 
baseball tournament July 20-25, 2013. Teams will be coming from San Dimas, 
Manhattan Beach, Goleta Valley South, Tustin Eastern and Sherman Oaks to 
compete in the 6-day tournament to be crowned regional champion. All games 
will be broadcast live over the internet, via the Village Vine, part of the Live365 
Internet Radio Network.

“We are so excited to host this very important tournament,” says Alan Tierney, 
President of Sierra Madre Little League, “and to showcase our first class field 
and town.” 

 Sierra Madre Little League was established in 1958 and annually fields twenty-
two teams for boys and girls from ages 4-12 at all levels and playing ability. For 
more information about the League, please visit


(StatePoint) Childhood obesity rates have 
skyrocketed over the past 30 years. Right 
now, one-third of American kids are overweight 
or obese.

“Unfortunately, healthy eating for kids isn’t 
always stressed consistently.” says Debbie 
Blacher, founder of Wholesome Tummies, 
a children’s food franchise devoted to bringing 
nutritious meals to schools. “Many kids 
lack access to nutritious food and good 
information about healthful eating and 

Since most kids consume half their daily 
calories at school, healthy eating habits 
must be addressed both at home and in the 
classroom, she stresses.

Blacher, a mom herself and an expert on 
crafting healthful school lunches, is offering 
these lunch packing tips for parents:

• Make a bento box: Instead of packing the 
traditional entrée and sides, make lunch out 
of small snacks in a multi-compartment 
box. Hardboiled eggs, raisins, an apple or 
other fresh fruit, crackers, tuna fish, pasta 
salad, veggies, dips and more. 

• Travel the world: Go with an international 
theme each day, such as Mexican, Asian or 
Italian. Include an educational note about 
the meal’s origin. 

• Include a surprise: Kids love surprises, 
such as favorite photos, stickers or a 
reminder about an upcoming event. 
A lunch box surprise can make your 
child’s day extra special. 

Busy parents may not have the time 
to pack lunch each day. But programs 
like Wholesome Tummies 
are providing schools with affordable, 
healthy, kid-friendly lunches. 
More information can be found at

But nutrition is only half the equation. 
As screen time competes for 
kids’ attention, active time is decreasing. 
And exercise is crucial 
to preventing obesity, improving 
motor skills and providing a social 

Unfortunately, not all kids are receptive.

“One of the biggest challenges is getting 
shy kids to participate,” says Jyl Camhi, co-
founder of Great Play, a children’s gym franchise 
that uses interactive technology and a 
progressive curriculum based on motor-
skill development.

Camhi is offering tips to coax a child forward 
in a group fitness scenario:

• Allow spectating: The first time in a new 
environment can be emotionally draining. 
Stay for an entire class and return the next 

• Never force participation: Be a source of 
comfort for your child while he or she sits 
on the sidelines. Your child will feed off 
your energy.

• Look for peer leaders: Outgoing children 
are often thrilled to help another child feel 
more comfortable.

• Sometimes leaving helps: Oftentimes kids 
behave better when they don’t have a parental 
crutch to lean on.

• Pay attention to leaders’ personalities: 
Whether it’s classes, sports or school, the 
leader can make or break the experience. 
Does the coach make kids comfortable? 
Look for telltale signs and find a coach that 
works well with your child.

More information about kids’ fitness or to 
find a Great Play Franchise near you can be 
found at

There are some trends not worth following 
-- and an unhealthy lifestyle is one of them. 
With the right tools and tricks, you can be a 
positive influence on your kids’ health.

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show


 At first, I thought of this 
movie as just another summer 
blockbuster that everyone 
would go to see. However, 
when it was released and the 
horrible reviews about it came 
out, I was intrigued. How 
could a movie with people 
like Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore 
Verbinski, and Johnny Depp 
be a flop? 

 John Reid (Armie Hammer) 
has always lead his life by 
the law. Once he meets the 
eccentric Native American 
warrior, Tonto (Johnny 
Depp), his life changes 
forever. He must change from 
a man of the law to a man of 
justice... and vengeance. 

 Like with many movies I have seen lately, my opinion of 
‘The Lone Ranger’ varies from most critic reviews. I found it to 
be an exciting romp complete with wonderful acting, a fantastic 
story, and beautiful cinematography. Johnny Depp, as usual, 
gives a magnificent performance. So, go see ‘The Lone Ranger’ 
for yourself and make of it what you will. I guarantee that it will 
be money well spent.