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16u SIerra madre Colt all StarS Go uNdeFeated aNd beCome So Cal SuPer reGIoN 
CHamPIoNS - Now It’s Off To San Jose To Represent Southern California in the Western Region Finals

 The past two weeks have been 

very good to the Sierra Madre Colt 
baseball team. Last week, Sierra 
Madre Colt won it’s first regional 
championship ever. This week, the 
16u Colt All Star team continued 
on it’s hot streak, winning 4 straight 
games and dominating their 
opponents winning the Colt Super 
Regional tournament in Glendora. 
In the Super Regional, Jordan 
Rodgers and Daniel Rosas pitched 
complete game shut outs, Brenden 
McKiernan/ Christian Mendez 
pitched a combined no hitter against 
Palmdale, and Angel Lerma allowed 
only 1 earned run in the 13-2 
championship game, blow out of 
host Glendora. 
The Sierra Madre defense has been 
nothing short of stellar, turning 
several double plays, pulling offspectacular diving plays in the 
infield and outfield, and making 
some great throws. Since it’s only 
tournament loss to Diamond Bar, the 
stingy Sierra Madre defense has only 
allowed 10 runs in 7 games. Anthony 
Khraich and Daniel Hernandez have 
both been excellent behind the plate 
for the Colt All Stars. 
The bats have been equally 
impressive for Sierra Madre Colt. 
Daniel Casillas had 2 homers, 
while Jon Mendoza and Jordan 
Rodgers had a home run each in 
the Championship game. Frank 
Garriola, Daniel Casillas, John 
Mendoza, Jordan Rodgers, Ryan 
Garcia, and Brenden McKiernan, led 
the hit parade in the finale. Sumner 
Smith, Cole Pilar, Kyle Cuellar all contributed by getting on base. 
Frank Garriola and Danny Casillas have showed big power, 
hitting 5 and 3 home runs (respectively) in the two tournaments. 
Smll Back Row: Danny CasKyle Cuellar, Christian MenAlfred Rosas, Daniel Rosas 
Final Scores: 
Sierra Madre 11 
Sierra Madre 4 
idllas, Daniel Hernandeez, Adrian Rodriguez,
z, Manager EdgCoach GeorgePalmdale 1 
Quartz Hill 0 
ar Garcia, Brenden McKier 
Moran. Front Row: Angel 
Sierra Madre 2 
Sierra Madre 13 
nan, John Mendoza, SumnLerma, Cole Pilar, Anthony 
er Smith, JordaKhraich, Ryan 
Glendora 0 
Glendora 2 
n Rodgers, Frankie Garriola,
Garcia Not Pictured: Coach 

tHe World arouNd uS ScienceNewsby JEFF 
The Sierra Madre sluggers have been so dominant, that two 
different opponents filed unsuccessful protests contending 
the team uses illegal bats! In fact, Sierra Madre possesses a 
beautiful compliment of speed and power, which causes havoc 
for opponents. They outscored their opponents 30-3 during the 
championship run. 
Sierra Madre Colt is now 9-1 in tournament play and on it’s way 
to San Jose. Manager Edgar Garcia, and coaches Alfred Rosas 
and George Moran have done an excellent job turning the boys 
into a cohesive team that plays together like seasoned pros. 
Picture provided by: Lisha GarriolaWriter: Tim McKiernan 
Swedish machine 
turns sweat into 
drinking wa-
ter: The device 
spins and heats 
the sweat laden 
clothes to remove 
the sweat, and 
then passes the 
vapor through 
a special membrane 
to only let water 
molecules get 
through. Since its 
launch, more than 1,000 people have "drunk 
other's sweat." The liquid is cleaner than local 
tap water. The device was built for the United 
Nation's charity Unicef highlighting the fact 
that 780 million people in the world lack access 
to clean water .With all the exercising and 
drought in Sierra Madre this could be a good 
thing here. Very funny! 
Late nights and lax bedtime routines can 
blunt young children's minds: The findings 
on sleep patterns and brain power come from 
a UK study of more than 11,000 seven year 
olds. Youngsters who had no regular bedtime 
or who went to bed later than 9:00 P.M had 
lower scores for reading and math. Lack of 
sleep may disrupt natural body rhythms and 
impair how well the brain learns .Establishing 
a good bedtime routine early in childhood is 
probably best, but it's never too late. 
Couples who meet online have fine mar-
riages: Reported in the Proceedings of the 
National Academy of Sciences, relationship 
satisfaction for Internet daters is similar to 
that of people who find potential partners in 
more traditional ways. A new survey of nearly 
20,000 people who married between 2005 and 
2012 finds that regardless of how they met, 
couples report similar levels of satisfaction 
with their marriage. 
Smoking increases susceptibility to alcohol 
abuse: A new study from Baylor College of 
Medicine has shown how smoking increases a 
person's vulnerability to alcohol abuse. Smoking 
is a well known risk factor for subsequent 
alcohol abuse, but the mechanisms underlying 
this link are unknown. The study conducted 
in rats showed that even a single exposure to 
nicotine temporarily changes how the brain's 
reward system responds to alcohol and increases 
the reinforcing properties of alcohol 
via stress hormones. 
The headphones that charge your phone or 
tablet using solar power: OnBeat headphones 
are fitted with a solar panel across the headband. 
The panel captures energy from the Sun 
and stores it in built in batteries. Designer audio 
engineer Andrew Anderson plans to sell 
each pair of headphones for around $180 next 
Dear Sierra Madre Pony Colt Baseball Fan: 
The Sierra Madre Colt (16 and under) Baseball team just made History! After coming from behind to win the Regionals, Sierra 
Madre swept the Super Regionals and will be the #1 seeded So. Cal team in the Western Regionals held in San Jose, CA. 
No Pony/Colt team from Sierra Madre has ever won the Regionals (this year, we had 2 teams win it!), let alone advanced to 
the Western Regional! It’s an amazing accomplishment for the boys, and a point of pride for our beloved town. 
There are a lot of expenses getting 16 boys up to San Jose, and housing them for nearly a week. Pony/Colt contributes a small 
amount, but nothing close to what we need to cover basic expenses. We are asking local businesses, charities and residents 
to show their support for the Sierra Madre Colt team with a donation of any amount. 
The boys have been working hard and want to bring the COLT National Champion trophy to Sierra Madre. 
Contact Edgar Garcia: 
Our home planet and its Moon appear as a mere dots—the 
Earth a pale blue and the Moon a stark white—in new color 
images taken from nearly 900 million miles away by the cameras 
on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The images were taken on July 
19, 2013, during an event that was observed and celebrated 
The July 19 Earth-imaging event marked the first time 
Earthlings had advance notice that their portrait was being 
taken from interplanetary distances. It was the also the first 
time Cassini’s highest resolution camera captured the Earth and 
its Moon as two distinct objects. NASA invited the public to 
acknowledge the occasion by either finding Saturn in their part 
of the sky and waving, or simply smiling and celebrating. At 
least 20,000 people around the world participated. 
“We may not be able to see individual continents or people 
in this portrait of Earth, but this pale blue dot is a succinct 
summary of who we were on July 19,” said Linda Spilker, Cassini 
project scientist, based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 
“Cassini’s picture reminds us how tiny our home planet is in 
the vastness of space, but also testifies to the ingenuity of the 
citizens of this tiny planet to be able to send a robotic spacecraftso far away from home to take a picture of Earth and study a 
distant world like Saturn.” 
Pictures of Earth from the outer solar system are rare because, 
from that distance, Earth is very close to the bright Sun. Just as 
a human being can damage his or her retina by looking directly 
at the Sun, a camera’s sensitive detectors can be damaged by 
looking directly at the Sun. Cassini was able to take these images 
because the Sun had moved behind the planet Saturn from the 
spacecraft’s point of view, blocking out most of the light. 
The Earth and the Moon can be seen in both narrow-angle 
and wide-angle images. In both cases, the illuminated portions 
are smaller than the smallest resolvable objects the cameras can 
see from the distance of Saturn. 
At the time of this picture, the Earth and Moon shone through 
a gap between the thin G ring, just outside Saturn’s main rings, 
and the brightest portion of the diffuse E ring created from the 
spray of geysers from the moon Enceladus. 
“It thrills me to no end that people all over the world took a 
break from their normal activities to go outside and celebrate 
the interplanetary salute between robot and maker that these 
images represent,” said Carolyn Porco, the Cassini imaging 
team lead, based at the Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo. 
“The whole event underscores for me our ‘coming of age’ as 
planetary explorers.” 
The wide-angle image is part of a larger mosaic—or multi-
image portrait—that imaging scientists are putting together of 
the entire Saturn system. The lighting conditions allow for special views of faint, dusty rings that are usually difficult to see from other angles or from 
ground-based telescopes on Earth. It will likely take another several weeks for the full mosaic to be completed. 
Cassini’s image carries on a NASA legacy of images of our fragile home from space, including the 1968 “Earthrise” image taken by the Apollo 8 Moon 
mission from about 240,000 miles away and the 1990 “Pale Blue Dot” image taken by Voyager 1 from about 4 billion miles away. 
You can contact Bob Eklund at: 
In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA’s 
Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its 
moon in the same frame. It is only one footprint in a mosaic of 33 footprintscovering the entire Saturn ring system (including Saturn itself). At each foot-
print, images were taken in different spectral filters for a total of 323 images:
some were taken for scientific purposes and some to produce a natural colormosaic. This is the only wide-angle footprint that has the Earth-moon systemin it. Photo courtesy JPL/NASA