Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 9, 2022

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 9, 2022 
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April 7, 2022 – Only two weeks remain for Sierra Madre Girls 
Softball Association’s Spring Season before we move into 
the playoffs! The last two weeks of April will be devoted to 
playoffs, culminating in championship games and closing day 
ceremonies at Heasley Field on Sunday, May 1. 

Recent highlights include: 


SMGSA’s new Select Teams completed their spring season. This 
special program supplements regular season play to provide 
skill development and exposure to tournament-style games. The 
8U Select Team (Phantoms) wrapped up their games at the end 
of March with three competitive friendlies against Crescenta 
Valley, San Dimas and Diamond Bar, which provided them 
valuable experience against some of the region’s top teams. The 
12U Team (Panthers) wrapped up their season with a double 
header against Crescenta Valley on March 27, finishing their 
final game with a triumphant win. We are proud of our Select 
Team players and excited to see the impact of these experiences 
as they continue their development. 


8U Division 
April 3 – Panthers 5 vs. Killer Bees 10Olivia Medrano and Molly Stearns 
powered the Killer Bee’s offense with a 
combined 7 RBIs between the 2. Melody 
Modares contributed on defense with 
key stops in the Outfield as Killer Bees 
cruised to its 6th consecutive win. 

10U Division 
April 1 – Killer Crocs 0 vs. Danger Zone 
April 2 – Purple Reign 11 vs. Red Hot 
Chili Peppers 7 

14U Division 
April 6 – A-Team (SMGSA) 6 vs. 
Temple City 9 

Sierra Madre Girls Softball Association offers girls ages 5 to 14 from Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, 
Pasadena, Altadena and surrounding communities the opportunity to develop softball skills and goodsportsmanship in a positive environment. For more information, visit and follow SMGSA onFacebook @sierramadregirlssoftballassociation and Instagram @smgsa. 

Russ Meek, SM Girls Softball President 
626.827.5011 / 




Aadyn has really grown as a first year T Ball player. 
He has worked so hard during practice and as a 
result has improved every game and made a few big stops 
at second base. He listens so well and was so excited 
for his first hit during a coach pitch batting practice, he 
started running all the bases. Because of his hard work, 
great attitude and being an awesome player- Aadyn is this 
week’s T-Ball player of the week! 


Wyatt’s offense has improved so much this season! Wyatt 
has been working hard on making contact with the 
ball, and hitting it hard! Last week his hard work paid 
off! He had two stellar hits in the game! Wyatt’s batting, 
positive attitude, and hustle played a role in him earning 
this week’s A player of the week! 

The A's had a tough game this week against a PALL 
team, but one of the bright spots in the game was 
watching Carter Q. at the plate. He was aggressive, had 
no interest in waiting for coach-pitch and got two huge 
hits off of kids that are twice his size. He continues to 
improve each week, and has a huge future ahead of 
him. His positive attitude and great team spirit as well 
as hard work are why he is this week AA player of the 
Kingston is making his debut this year in AAA. He has 
become a reliable starting pitcher and catcher for the 
team. He was the starting pitcher in the 11-6 win of PSW 
Cubs. He allowed 2 runs in 2 innings. He also had 2 hits 
and 3 RBIs during the victory. Kingston always has a 
great attitude, and always give 100% at practice and in 
the games. He is an exceptional teammate, and because 
of his hard work on and off this field this week, he is 
SMLL’s AAA player of the week! 
The youngest player on the team, James joined the 
Challenger team 2 years ago with nothing but his 
awesome blue bat that is the exact color of his hero, 
Thomas the Tank Engine. James has worked tirelessly 
to become an awesome teammate on and off the field, 
learning everything from batting to fielding to cheering 
and most importantly, how to give epic high fives. 
Alex L. is the Cubs player of the week for his stellar pitching 
and batting against some tough opponents. Alex only 
needed 55 pitches over 3 innings against the PALL A's to 
seal the victory, as his bat contributed 6 RBI's including 
an in-the-park home run. Alex is a true team player willing 
to play whatever position necessary to help his squad; 
a true Cub! 


Rob was born and raised in Long Island 
before settling on the West Coast. Rob’s 
love of the game starts back in 1986 back 
when the Mets had a good year. His baseball 
experience was colorful with one of 
his grandpas, a die hard Mets fan, and the 
other a true blue Yankee fan. After watching 
this rivalry, Rob was hooked and despite 
the blue out numbering fans still to 
this day, Rob stayed true to his orange 
and blue Mets. Rob played Little League 
growing up and was an all star every year 
eligible. He played first base and catcher 
until 7th grade where his passion changed 
due to unforeseen circumstances and he 
fell in love with a new sport, volleyball. He 
played volleyball in college University at 
Albany where he graduated summa cum 
laude with a BS in Business Administration. 
While studying he was Senior Vice 
President of Delta Sigma Pi, and Executive 
member of the Student Association. 
After graduation, Rob met his wife, Colleen 
in New York. They moved back to Sierra 
Madre to be near family. They have two 
children Isla, and Nolan. Rob previously 
has managed the SM Mets where he has 
one AA championship title. He has managed 
the SM AAA mets in the City Championship, 
as well as managed the 10’s All 
Star Team in 2021. Currently, Rob is assistant 
coaching on the SM Dodgers, a dream 
of his. Rob was nominated as SMLL’s president 
in 2021 and re-elected in 2022 both with 
unanimous votes. He has taken Little Leagues 
core values and has made this League stronger 
than it has ever been before. He has shown 
leadership by teaching and inspiring others to 
be their best. He has also created an environment 
that people want to be a part of, enjoy 
and grow within. He has taken all the failures 
and has grown our league. You will find him 
most weekends with his brother-in-law Justin 

G. at the fields doing upgrades and/or moving 
equipment. When he is not at practice, 
or driving his children to their activities, you 
can find him training for marathons, fishing 
at Bass Lake, or drinking Lotus Coffee at the 
Diner. Rob hopes to see his son Nolan riding 
his bike to practice one day, and enjoying the 
game as much as he did! We are so grateful for Rob and for all of his hard work and 
nonstop efforts to make this league great for all of our players! 
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