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18 Apr 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Brett Le Blanc Las Vegas Review-Journal Foothill’s Jace Roquemore (22) drives to the net while under pressure from Liberty’s Julian Strawther (0) during a basketball game at Liberty High School in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal Liberty’s Julian Strawther (0) runs with the ball while under pressure from Foothill’s Dylan Hushaw (32) during a basketball game at Liberty High School in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal Liberty’s Julian Strawther (0) tries to persuade a referee for possession on an out of bounds call in the first quarter of the game between Liberty High School and Faith Lutheran at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Faith Lutheran won 79-72. Brett Le Blanc Las Vegas Review-Journal Liberty’s Julian Strawther (0) rebounds the ball in the second quarter of the game between Liberty High School and Faith Lutheran at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Faith Lutheran won 79-72. Brett Le Blanc Las Vegas Review-Journal Liberty’s Julian Strawther (0) reacts to a foul call in the fourth quarter of a game between Liberty High School and Faith Lutheran at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Faith Lutheran won 79-72. Brett Le Blanc Las Vegas Review-Journal Liberty junior wing Julian Strawther had some difficult conversations this month with basketball coaches from Marquette, Florida and UNLV. He also had an exciting one about his future with Gonzaga coach Mark Few. Strawther, a consensus four-star forward ranked by ESPN as the No. 36 prospect in his class, announced his commitment to the Bulldogs — who boast one of the country’s top programs — via Twitter on Thursday, ending an adventurous recruitment that began shortly after his eighth-grade year. C O M M I T T E D ūüź∂‚̧ԳŹūüíô #GoZags #ZagUp 4MoM pic.twitter.com/ylJuZAavHm — ‚úě Julian Strawther ‚úě (@JulianStrawther) April 18, 2019 His commitment is nonbinding and won’t be official until he signs a national letter of intent in November, but he said he didn’t see the point in waiting to announce his decision. Not when he knows exactly where he wants to be. “It was a comfort thing. Not everything has to do with basketball … I’m going to school there,” said Strawther, who averaged 27.3 points and 8.8 rebounds last season for the Patriots. “(It’s about) just being comfortable, and I’m really close with everyone on the coaching staff.” Strawther received his first two scholarship offers — from UNLV and Florida State — in 2016 and since has blossomed into one of the Class of 2020’s top recruits. The 6-foot-7-inch, 215-pounder is a natural scorer with prototypical size who can shoot from the perimeter or attack the basket. Strawther accumulated more than 20 Division I offers. He announced 10 finalists in February and cut his list in recent weeks to Marquette, Florida, UNLV and Gonzaga, where he took an official visit in February. The Bulldogs wowed him with their familial atmosphere and up-tempo style of play — they led the nation in scoring with 87.6 points per game this past season — and he committed to Few about two weeks ago before notifying coaches from other schools involved in his recruitment. “The hardest phone calls I’ve ever made in my life,” Strawther said. “It’s so hard to turn them down because you want to go to every school.” Strawther’s father, Lee, said he had hoped — at least a little bit — that his only son would stay in Las Vegas and play for the Rebels. But the program is in the midst of a rebuild under first-year coach T.J. Otzelberger and hasn’t reached the NCAA Tournament since 2013. Gonzaga — with 20 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances — epitomizes stability. “It’s a well-oiled machine, and we just got that sense and that feeling after we completed the visit,” said Lee Strawther, whose daughter, Paris, played for the UNLV women’s basketball team from 2015 to 2019. “We didn’t intend to do it this soon. It just happened. We’re going with our gut feeling … I feel good about it. Let the kid be happy.” More preps: Follow at nevadapreps.com and @NevadaPreps on Twitter. Contact reporter Sam Gordon at sgordon@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BySamGordon on Twitter.
15 Apr 19
Prospects365.com

Written by: Ray Butler Follow us on Twitter!¬†@Prospects365 It’s still extremely early, but sample sizes are beginning to look a little less fluky and a little more reliable. I promise I want to cover a lot of MLB topics and players in the Ramblings this season, but I feel like there’s just¬†so much ground to […]

14 Apr 19
Baggett Whittle's Blog

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. source BABYBJORN A reliable baby play yard creates a safe space for your little one to […]

14 Apr 19
Andre Eger

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. A reliable baby play yard creates a safe space for your little one to play, nap, […]

13 Apr 19
icyMommy

We used this bouncer up until month 6, though your little one can use it for up to year two as a chair. It was much easier for us to get her comfortable and happy in this chair compared to the mamaRoo made by 4moms. You can set it up with one hand, there is […]

12 Apr 19
mrscaseyann

Babies require a lot of gear! I can’t even guess how many of these checklists I’ve read over the last five years‚ÄĒprobably an embarrassing amount.¬†For first-time parents, dipping your toes into the overwhelming amount of gear is tricky. I had no idea where to begin and what we’d really need. There are so many things […]

10 Apr 19

Hey all, can you believe that it’s April? I certainly can’t! As of today I have a ONE month old! That is so crazy! I am loving every moment with him, even the half asleep 3:00 am feeds. The nights are getting easier and easier, but this mama NEEDS her coffee in the morning. Usually […]

10 Apr 19
A Brazilian Mama

Hi mamas! Thanks for being here! I’ve decided to share my favorite baby items with you! My sweet baby boy, Luke, is only 5 months old now. I will share the things that we have been using the most. 4moms MamaRoo High-tech Baby Swing is our favorite baby item! We have been using since day […]

08 Apr 19
Prospects365.com

Written by: Ray Butler Follow us on Twitter!¬†@Prospects365 Very excited to have staff writer Dylan Matthews join me for this week’s Ramblings. You should definitely be following him at¬†@dmattprospects¬†on Twitter, and make sure you check out his work on Brennen Davis, Dean Kremer, Bryce Bush and his start-up dynasty league. Let’s get to it. Luis […]

03 Apr 19
Klos + Co

I feel like I’m going to have some serious explaining to do when baby girl sees her baby (bump) book ¬†in comparison to her sisters. I think I’ve taken like 5 photos of this growing bump, I documented weekly with the other two, sorry kid. Life has been CRAZY to say the least, between working, […]

03 Apr 19
The Southern Diary

  HELLO… Long time no blog???? It has been a while since I have posted, and I am sorry, but if you know me then you know my life has changed just a little bit over the last year! WE HAD A BABY!!!!! We welcomed our sweet little girl in December and she has been […]

03 Apr 19
Think lefty

I recently did a Think Lefty Live where I spoke a little bit about my life as a Mom; I spoke a lot about what I encountered when looking for products to use with Peyton. ¬†Life as a new Mom can be difficult especially when trying to find the perfect baby products. However, when I […]

01 Apr 19
Prospects365.com

Written by: Ray Butler Follow us on Twitter!¬†@Prospects365 We don’t speak in definitives in April, but there have still been some noteworthy performances in the first few days of the MLB regular season. In the first Ramblings of the 2019 calendar year, my hope is to give you some things to keep an eye on […]

26 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – With Duchess Sussex, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry, who is expected to welcome a royal baby in April, Ashley Jacobs from News 8 would like to help you wash your own shower for a prince or princess. She turns to lifestyle experts Kellie Gillespie and Mei Ling of FamilyEntourage.com. They've […]

22 Mar 19
East Bay Times
The spring season is well underway, even though baseball and softball teams have had to navigate through the on-again, off-again wet weather conditions to get games in. Most of the usual suspects are off to typically strong starts. The softball outlook can be found here. On the baseball diamond, two-time defending Central Coast Section Open Division champion Valley Christian has not allowed a run in its past 25 innings heading into a showdown at home Friday against St. Francis. Valley is 9-2 ‚ÄĒ losing only to Carroll of Southlake, Texas and Orange Lutheran ‚ÄĒ and ranked No. 1 by the Bay Area News Group. St. Francis, which handed De La Salle its only loss, is ranked No. 2. De La Salle, the defending North Coast Section Division I champion, has won five straight since its 3-2 loss to St. Francis, outscoring Jesuit of Carmichael, Dougherty Valley, St. Mary‚Äôs-Stockton, Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley by a combined score of 50-6. Los Altos, which won the CCS Division I championship last season during an 18-14 campaign, appears headed for the section‚Äôs Open Division playoffs this season. The Eagles are 11-1 after sweeping Wilcox this week, their one loss coming during a two-game league series against Los Gatos, last season‚Äôs CCS Open runner-up. Amador Valley, Acalanes and Las Lomas are among the teams that have not lost through games Thursday. On to the outlook ‚Ķ Players to watch Coleman Brigman, Valley Christian, Sr.: First-team All-WCAL player for the 2018 CCS Open Division champions, Brigman had a .526 batting average with eight RBI and five runs scored in his first six games. Has signed with¬†Santa Clara. Dalton Bowling, Kennedy-Fremont, Sr.: The 2018 Mission Valley Athletic League MVP had five RBI, five doubles and a .474 batting average through five games this season. Jonathan Cymrot, Valley Christian, So.: Already committed to Arizona, the 5-foot- 11, 200 pound Cymrot throws comfortably in the mid 80s and hadn‚Äôt allowed an earned run in his first 10 innings this season. Should also be a force to be reckoned with at the plate. Michael Dixon, Berkeley, Sr.: Signed with¬†San Diego,¬†Dixon¬†was a first-team All-WACC Foothill League selection in 2018 when he hit .358 with five home runs and 22 RBI. Camron Grant, Aragon, Sr.: Is showing that his 2018 PAL Ocean Division Player of the Year award wasn‚Äôt a fluke, as he‚Äôs carried a .389 batting average with seven RBI and five runs scored through five games. Also had 11 putouts and three assists as part of his 1.000 fielding percentage. Matthias Haas, Bishop O‚ÄôDowd, Sr.: A first-team all-West¬†Alameda¬†County Conference selection in 2018, Haas has 11 RBI and a¬†1.197 OPS in nine games for the Dragons this season. Kyle Harrison, De La Salle, Jr.: Was the East Bay Athletic League pitcher of the year in 2018 and led the Spartans to the NCS Division I title with a 9-1 record, a 1.17 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 54 innings. For more Bay Area high school sports coverage follow Bay Area Preps on Flipboard. Joshua Kasevich, Palo Alto, Sr.: The 6-foot-2 Oregon commit can touch the low-mid 90s with his fastball, but also¬†batted .398 last season for¬†Palo Alto¬†with 18 RBI and 18 runs. Joseph King, Woodside, Sr: Committed to Washington State. Batting .391 with nine RBIs, three doubles and a home run in eight games. As a pitcher, he‚Äôs 2-0 with a 0.41 ERA through 17 innings with 36 strikeouts and just one walk. Connor Lawrence, California, Sr.: Signed with Tennessee, catcher is hitting .412 with eight RBI in seven games so far this season. Had 14 RBI and 14 runs last season. Michael O‚ÄôHara, San Ramon Valley, Sr.: A first-team all-EBAL selection last season, O‚ÄôHara already had a 1.131 OPS through the Wolves‚Äô first seven games. Has 15 putouts, and five of his nine hits have been for extra bases. Max Nyrop, Alameda, Sr.: Was a key component for a Hornets team that captured the NCS Division II title last season, as he finished the season with a streak of 55 straight scoreless innings. Also plays first base and will be leaned on to supply some power for Alameda. Kyren Paris, Freedom, Sr.: Put him on base at your own peril. Signed with¬†Cal,¬†Paris¬†hit .432 last season with 31 runs scored and 28 stolen bases.¬†Currently rated No. 45 in Baseball¬†America‚Äôs national prep top 50. Antonio Rojas, San Mateo, Jr.: Catcher is off to a sizzling start at the plate with a .636 batting average with a double and home run, hitting safely in the first seven games San Mateo played. Has a .955 fielding percentage. Joey Schott, St. Francis, Jr.: Has a 0.67 ERA and a 3-0 record so far this season with wins over Los Gatos, De La Salle and Serra. Per his Twitter page, he‚Äôs donating $3 to the 4MOM Charity benefiting Alzheimer‚Äôs research for every strikeout this season. Has 11 so far. Cory Steinhauer, Foothill, Sr.: Signed with¬†Nevada, Steinhauer was a second-team all-EBAL selection in 2018 when he¬†hit .406, with seven doubles and three home runs. Tommy Troy,¬†Los Gatos, Jr.: Stanford commit¬† hit .367 with 10 doubles, four home runs and three triples last season. In nine games this season, he had¬†an OPS of 1.011 to go with four RBI and four doubles. Josh White, Monte Vista, Sr.: Cal Bears coach Mike Neu feels he‚Äôs signed the best pitcher in Northern California. Tough to argue. White was selected first-team¬†All-EBAL last season as went 4-3 with a 2.01 ERA in 14 appearances (13 starts). He struck out 81 in 66.1 IP. Prior to Tuesday, White had a 2-0 record and a 0.00 ERA in 17 innings. Carson Yates, Leland, Jr.: A standout in a deep Leland lineup, Yates earned sophomore of the year honors in the Blossom Valley Athletic League Mount Hamilton Division last season. In his first nine games this year, he‚Äôs hitting .387 with 13 RBI. Nick Yorke, Archbishop Mitty, Jr.: The 2018 West Catholic Athletic League player of the year continues to be a menace for opposing pitchers, as he‚Äôs hitting .483 with 13 RBIs, six doubles and two home runs. Has a slugging percentage of .896. Steven Zobac, Valley Christian, Sr.: Cal-bound standout is batting .517 and leads the Warriors with 15 hits, three home runs and nine RBIs. Also has a 0.00 ERA as a back-end reliever with 16 strikeouts and two saves in 11 innings. Bay Area News Group Top 15 (Records through Thursday) No. 1 Valley Christian (9-2) No. 2 St. Francis (10-1) No. 3 De La Salle (6-1) No. 4 Los Altos (11-1) No. 5 Archbishop Mitty (7-2) No. 6 Amador Valley (10-0) No. 7 Palo Alto (10-2) No. 8 Los Gatos (7-3) No. 9 Foothill (9-1) No., 10 Bellarmine (4-5) No. 11 Acalanes (9-0) No. 12 Clayton Valley Charter (8-2) No. 13 Las Lomas (9-0) No. 14 Serra (5-5) No. 15 Wilcox (7-3-2) Also considered: San Ramon Valley (7-3), Monte Vista (4-4), Pinole Valley (8-1), Sacred Heart Cathedral (5-3), Half Moon Bay (8-2), San Mateo (8-1), California (4-2), Heritage (4-3). Freedom (6-5) HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS? WE‚ÄôVE GOT YOU COVERED For just 12 cents a day for a year, you can have access to all the digital content at mercurynews.com and eastbaytimes.com. You just need to sign up at one of these two links: Mercury News or East Bay Times. 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22 Mar 19
The Mercury News
The spring season is well underway, even though baseball and softball teams have had to navigate through the on-again, off-again wet weather conditions to get games in. Most of the usual suspects are off to typically strong starts. The softball outlook can be found here. On the baseball diamond, two-time defending Central Coast Section Open Division champion Valley Christian has not allowed a run in its past 25 innings heading into a showdown at home Friday against St. Francis. Valley is 9-2 — losing only to Carroll of Southlake, Texas and Orange Lutheran — and ranked No. 1 by the Bay Area News Group. St. Francis, which handed De La Salle its only loss, is ranked No. 2. De La Salle, the defending North Coast Section Division I champion, has won five straight since its 3-2 loss to St. Francis, outscoring Jesuit of Carmichael, Dougherty Valley, St. Mary’s-Stockton, Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley by a combined score of 50-6. Los Altos, which won the CCS Division I championship last season during an 18-14 campaign, appears headed for the section’s Open Division playoffs this season. The Eagles are 11-1 after sweeping Wilcox this week, their one loss coming during a two-game league series against Los Gatos, last season’s CCS Open runner-up. Amador Valley, Acalanes and Las Lomas are among the teams that have not lost through games Thursday. On to the outlook … Players to watch Coleman Brigman, Valley Christian, Sr.: First-team All-WCAL player for the 2018 CCS Open Division champions, Brigman had a .526 batting average with eight RBI and five runs scored in his first six games. Has signed with¬†Santa Clara. Dalton Bowling, Kennedy-Fremont, Sr.: The 2018 Mission Valley Athletic League MVP had five RBI, five doubles and a .474 batting average through five games this season. Jonathan Cymrot, Valley Christian, So.: Already committed to Arizona, the 5-foot- 11, 200 pound Cymrot throws comfortably in the mid 80s and hadn’t allowed an earned run in his first 10 innings this season. Should also be a force to be reckoned with at the plate. Michael Dixon, Berkeley, Sr.: Signed with¬†San Diego,¬†Dixon¬†was a first-team All-WACC Foothill League selection in 2018 when he hit .358 with five home runs and 22 RBI. Camron Grant, Aragon, Sr.: Is showing that his 2018 PAL Ocean Division Player of the Year award wasn’t a fluke, as he’s carried a .389 batting average with seven RBI and five runs scored through five games. Also had 11 putouts and three assists as part of his 1.000 fielding percentage. Matthias Haas, Bishop O’Dowd, Sr.: A first-team all-West¬†Alameda¬†County Conference selection in 2018, Haas has 11 RBI and a¬†1.197 OPS in nine games for the Dragons this season. Kyle Harrison, De La Salle, Jr.: Was the East Bay Athletic League pitcher of the year in 2018 and led the Spartans to the NCS Division I title with a 9-1 record, a 1.17 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 54 innings. For more Bay Area high school sports coverage follow Bay Area Preps on Flipboard. Joshua Kasevich, Palo Alto, Sr.: The 6-foot-2 Oregon commit can touch the low-mid 90s with his fastball, but also¬†batted .398 last season for¬†Palo Alto¬†with 18 RBI and 18 runs. Joseph King, Woodside, Sr: Committed to Washington State. Batting .391 with nine RBIs, three doubles and a home run in eight games. As a pitcher, he’s 2-0 with a 0.41 ERA through 17 innings with 36 strikeouts and just one walk. Connor Lawrence, California, Sr.: Signed with Tennessee, catcher is hitting .412 with eight RBI in seven games so far this season. Had 14 RBI and 14 runs last season. Michael O‚ÄôHara, San Ramon Valley, Sr.: A first-team all-EBAL selection last season, O’Hara already had a 1.131 OPS through the Wolves’ first seven games. Has 15 putouts, and five of his nine hits have been for extra bases. Max Nyrop, Alameda, Sr.: Was a key component for a Hornets team that captured the NCS Division II title last season, as he finished the season with a streak of 55 straight scoreless innings. Also plays first base and will be leaned on to supply some power for Alameda. Kyren Paris, Freedom, Sr.: Put him on base at your own peril. Signed with¬†Cal,¬†Paris¬†hit .432 last season with 31 runs scored and 28 stolen bases.¬†Currently rated No. 45 in Baseball¬†America’s national prep top 50. Antonio Rojas, San Mateo, Jr.: Catcher is off to a sizzling start at the plate with a .636 batting average with a double and home run, hitting safely in the first seven games San Mateo played. Has a .955 fielding percentage. Joey Schott, St. Francis, Jr.: Has a 0.67 ERA and a 3-0 record so far this season with wins over Los Gatos, De La Salle and Serra. Per his Twitter page, he’s donating $3 to the 4MOM Charity benefiting Alzheimer’s research for every strikeout this season. Has 11 so far. Cory Steinhauer, Foothill, Sr.: Signed with¬†Nevada, Steinhauer was a second-team all-EBAL selection in 2018 when he¬†hit .406, with seven doubles and three home runs. Tommy Troy,¬†Los Gatos, Jr.: Stanford commit¬† hit .367 with 10 doubles, four home runs and three triples last season. In nine games this season, he had¬†an OPS of 1.011 to go with four RBI and four doubles. Josh White, Monte Vista, Sr.: Cal Bears coach Mike Neu feels he’s signed the best pitcher in Northern California. Tough to argue. White was selected first-team¬†All-EBAL last season as went 4-3 with a 2.01 ERA in 14 appearances (13 starts). He struck out 81 in 66.1 IP. Prior to Tuesday, White had a 2-0 record and a 0.00 ERA in 17 innings. Carson Yates, Leland, Jr.: A standout in a deep Leland lineup, Yates earned sophomore of the year honors in the Blossom Valley Athletic League Mount Hamilton Division last season. In his first nine games this year, he’s hitting .387 with 13 RBI. Nick Yorke, Archbishop Mitty, Jr.: The 2018 West Catholic Athletic League player of the year continues to be a menace for opposing pitchers, as he’s hitting .483 with 13 RBIs, six doubles and two home runs. Has a slugging percentage of .896. Steven Zobac, Valley Christian, Sr.: Cal-bound standout is batting .517 and leads the Warriors with 15 hits, three home runs and nine RBIs. Also has a 0.00 ERA as a back-end reliever with 16 strikeouts and two saves in 11 innings. Bay Area News Group Top 15 (Records through Thursday) No. 1 Valley Christian (9-2) No. 2 St. Francis (10-1) No. 3 De La Salle (6-1) No. 4 Los Altos (11-1) No. 5 Archbishop Mitty (7-2) No. 6 Amador Valley (10-0) No. 7 Palo Alto (10-2) No. 8 Los Gatos (7-3) No. 9 Foothill (9-1) No., 10 Bellarmine (4-5) No. 11 Acalanes (9-0) No. 12 Clayton Valley Charter (8-2) No. 13 Las Lomas (9-0) No. 14 Serra (5-5) No. 15 Wilcox (7-3-2) Also considered: San Ramon Valley (7-3), Monte Vista (4-4), Pinole Valley (8-1), Sacred Heart Cathedral (5-3), Half Moon Bay (8-2), San Mateo (8-1), California (4-2), Heritage (4-3). Freedom (6-5) HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS? WE‚ÄôVE GOT YOU COVERED For just 12 cents a day for a year, you can have access to all the digital content at mercurynews.com and eastbaytimes.com. You just need to sign up at one of these two links: Mercury News or East Bay Times. 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