Allen Sports

25 Apr 19
Detroit Sports Nation

Former Detroit Tigers player and television analyst Rod Allen has started his own ‘Gettin’ Bizzy with Rod Allen’ podcast and his first guest was former Tigers and current Arizona Diamondbacks catcher, Alex Avila. On the episode, Allen talked to Avila about “different pitchers he’s caught, his family background and growing up in baseball, the impact […]

25 Apr 19
USA TODAY High School Sports

Before the NFL Draft, and before college, they were high school stars. See the ALL-USA members who could be picked in the 2019 draft and which round they will be selected.

25 Apr 19
Sports blog

The Oakland Raiders will trade draft positions with the Arizona Cardinals and select quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL draft. As revealed in yesterday’s preview article, Oakland’s big move is to trade the No. 4 pick and quarterback Derek Carr to Arizona in exchange for the No. 1 pick […]

25 Apr 19
The Sport Addiction

The NFL Draft is short of big name quarterbacks but the defensive talent can still change teams immediately with the opposite end of the spectrum taking focus this year.

25 Apr 19
Orange County Register
Bolsa Grande’s boys volleyball team was undefeated going into its final regular-season match Tuesday at La Quinta. La Quinta won the first two sets of the Garden Grove League match, both by scores of 25-23. “La Quinta had a huge crowd there,” said Bolsa Grande junior setter Anthony Vo, “and they made us nervous. But we got used to it and got very comfortable.” The Matadors won the next two sets by 25-22 scores and were victorious in the fifth set 15-12 to win the match and conclude the regular season with a 17-0 overall record and a 10-0 league record. They had already clinched the league championship going into Tuesday. Being undefeated going into next week’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs was a nice bonus. “At Bolsa Grande,” Vo said,  “our motto is ‘one team, one family.’ In volleyball you really have to work as a team to succeed. We’ve prospered as a team and as a family.” The Matadors won the Garden Grove League championship last year with 9-1 league record. “We have a strong group of young kids,” said Bolsa Grande coach Rebecca Young, a La Quinta alum in her 12th season as Matadors coach. “A couple of years ago we had this great group of freshman boys come in, this very strong clique of boys.” Vo is the most versatile Matador. He played middle blocker last season and made a productive transition to setter this season. Junior outside hitter Johnny Cao is as Young put it “our wham-bam guy.” Junior libero Dan Ly is an on-court leader and senior outside hitter Vincent Hoang is another points producer. The CIF-SS playoff brackets will be released Friday. Bolsa Grande won’t be among Division 3’s top four seeds, but the Matadors will get a first-round home match Tuesday. The Matadors have not advanced past the second round of the playoffs during Young’s tenure. Maybe this is the Bolsa Grande team that can go beyond. “This last match against La Quinta,” Vo said, “truly showed what we can do.” Taking a look around Orange County high school sports: • Thursday is the final day of the regular season for most Orange County baseball and softball leagues. Among the many intriguing baseball game is Mission Viejo at Dana Hills. The teams are tied for third place, which comes with a guaranteed playoff spot, in the South Coast League. Thursday’s winner goes to the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs, and the loser’s season is done. • O.C. league representatives will meet April 30 to set a timeline for meetings that will create new leagues that would be in place starting with the 2020-21 school year and the following two years. One school that will be looking to move from its current league is Laguna Hills, which is part of the 10-school Coast View Athletic Association that divides the 10 schools into the five-team Sea View and South Coast leagues. Laguna Hills assistant principal in charge of athletics Jay Chadwick said the school hopes to become part of the Pacific Coast League that currently is made up of five Irvine Unified School District schools plus Beckman, which is in Irvine but is in the Tustin Unified School District. • Dewey Van Cleave, who coached a variety of sports at Garden Grove and is best known for coaching boys basketball at the school, died Tuesday, his son and ex-Foothill coach Rusty Van Cleave announced on Twitter. Dewey Van Cleave coached at Garden Grove for 32 years. He was the Argonauts boys basketball head coach for 13 years ending with the 1997-98 season. He also coached girls basketball and track and field, varsity baseball and freshman and junior varsity football. • Foothill hired Yousof Etemadi as its boys basketball coach. Etemadi this past season was co-coach at Northwood. At Foothill Etemadi replaces Zach Johnson who resigned to create more time to pursue a teaching credential. • League track and field finals are prevalent Friday all over O.C. CIF-SS preliminaries in four divisions are May 4 at various sites, including the Division 1 prelims at Trabuco Hills and the Division 3 prelims at Estancia. CIF-SS track and field finals are May 11 at El Camino College, followed by the CIF-SS Masters Meet, the qualifying meet for the CIF State championships, on May 18 at El Camino College. The CIF State meet is May 24 and 25 at Buchanan High’s excellent facility in Clovis. • Orange County boys and girls all-star basketball games are May 4 at Cypress College. • Two-time defending national football champion Mater Dei opens the 2019 seasons with a home game against Centennial of Corona on Aug. 23 at Santa Ana Stadium. The Monarchs are home against Villa Park on Aug. 29. • Orange Lutheran football plays at Centennial in a nonleague game Aug. 30. Servite plays at Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas on Sept. 7. Villa Park is at Mission Viejo on Sept. 13 and plays Servite at Cerritos College on Sept. 20. • A reader requested a summary of O.C. football transfers since the conclusion of the 2018 season. A list of all county football transfers might not fit on the Big A message board off the 57 Freeway. But here are a few of them (with the player’s current school year): sophomore quarterback Peter Costelli from Santa Margarita to Mission Viejo (Costelli was at St. John Bosco as a freshman); sophomore quarterback General Booty from Cornerstone Christian of San Antonio, Texas, to JSerra (Booty was at Corona del Mar as a freshman); defensive end Logan Schwenke from Santa Margarita to Mission Viejo; offensive lineman Brody Crane and tight end Gary Morrison from Santa Margarita to JSerra; quarterback Colt Fulton from Centennial to Santa Margarita; running back Shamonte Rogers from Savanna to Anaheim; and offensive lineman Donovan Ford (6-3, 310) from Texas’ Allen to Mater Dei; and receiver Christian Dixon from Diamond Ranch of Pomona to Mater Dei.
25 Apr 19
Rams Wire

The day is almost upon us. The 2019 NFL Draft will start Thursday, signifying the official end of the NFL’s dead period. In a little over 24 hours from now, we’ll know who the Los Angeles Rams took with the 31st oveall pick. 

25 Apr 19
SCNG
Bolsa Grande’s boys volleyball team was undefeated going into its final regular-season match Tuesday at La Quinta. La Quinta won the first two sets of the Garden Grove League match, both by scores of 25-23. “La Quinta had a huge crowd there,” said Bolsa Grande junior setter Anthony Vo, “and they made us nervous. But we got used to it and got very comfortable.” The Matadors won the next two sets by 25-22 scores and were victorious in the fifth set 15-12 to win the match and conclude the regular season with a 17-0 overall record and a 10-0 league record. They had already clinched the league championship going into Tuesday. Being undefeated going into next week’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs was a nice bonus. “At Bolsa Grande,” Vo said,  “our motto is ‘one team, one family.’ In volleyball you really have to work as a team to succeed. We’ve prospered as a team and as a family.” The Matadors won the Garden Grove League championship last year with 9-1 league record. “We have a strong group of young kids,” said Bolsa Grande coach Rebecca Young, a La Quinta alum in her 12th season as Matadors coach. “A couple of years ago we had this great group of freshman boys come in, this very strong clique of boys.” Vo is the most versatile Matador. He played middle blocker last season and made a productive transition to setter this season. Junior outside hitter Johnny Cao is as Young put it “our wham-bam guy.” Junior libero Dan Ly is an on-court leader and senior outside hitter Vincent Hoang is another points producer. The CIF-SS playoff brackets will be released Friday. Bolsa Grande won’t be among Division 3’s top four seeds, but the Matadors will get a first-round home match Tuesday. The Matadors have not advanced past the second round of the playoffs during Young’s tenure. Maybe this is the Bolsa Grande team that can go beyond. “This last match against La Quinta,” Vo said, “truly showed what we can do.” Taking a look around Orange County high school sports: • Thursday is the final day of the regular season for most Orange County baseball and softball leagues. Among the many intriguing baseball game is Mission Viejo at Dana Hills. The teams are tied for third place, which comes with a guaranteed playoff spot, in the South Coast League. Thursday’s winner goes to the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs, and the loser’s season is done. • O.C. league representatives will meet April 30 to set a timeline for meetings that will create new leagues that would be in place starting with the 2020-21 school year and the following two years. One school that will be looking to move from its current league is Laguna Hills, which is part of the 10-school Coast View Athletic Association that divides the 10 schools into the five-team Sea View and South Coast leagues. Laguna Hills assistant principal in charge of athletics Jay Chadwick said the school hopes to become part of the Pacific Coast League that currently is made up of five Irvine Unified School District schools plus Beckman, which is in Irvine but is in the Tustin Unified School District. • Dewey Van Cleave, who coached a variety of sports at Garden Grove and is best known for coaching boys basketball at the school, died Tuesday, his son and ex-Foothill coach Rusty Van Cleave announced on Twitter. Dewey Van Cleave coached at Garden Grove for 32 years. He was the Argonauts boys basketball head coach for 13 years ending with the 1997-98 season. He also coached girls basketball and track and field, varsity baseball and freshman and junior varsity football. • Foothill hired Yousof Etemadi as its boys basketball coach. Etemadi this past season was co-coach at Northwood. At Foothill Etemadi replaces Zach Johnson who resigned to create more time to pursue a teaching credential. • League track and field finals are prevalent Friday all over O.C. CIF-SS preliminaries in four divisions are May 4 at various sites, including the Division 1 prelims at Trabuco Hills and the Division 3 prelims at Estancia. CIF-SS track and field finals are May 11 at El Camino College, followed by the CIF-SS Masters Meet, the qualifying meet for the CIF State championships, on May 18 at El Camino College. The CIF State meet is May 24 and 25 at Buchanan High’s excellent facility in Clovis. • Orange County boys and girls all-star basketball games are May 4 at Cypress College. • Two-time defending national football champion Mater Dei opens the 2019 seasons with a home game against Centennial of Corona on Aug. 23 at Santa Ana Stadium. The Monarchs are home against Villa Park on Aug. 29. • Orange Lutheran football plays at Centennial in a nonleague game Aug. 30. Servite plays at Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas on Sept. 7. Villa Park is at Mission Viejo on Sept. 13 and plays Servite at Cerritos College on Sept. 20. • A reader requested a summary of O.C. football transfers since the conclusion of the 2018 season. A list of all county football transfers might not fit on the Big A message board off the 57 Freeway. But here are a few of them (with the player’s current school year): sophomore quarterback Peter Costelli from Santa Margarita to Mission Viejo (Costelli was at St. John Bosco as a freshman); sophomore quarterback General Booty from Cornerstone Christian of San Antonio, Texas, to JSerra (Booty was at Corona del Mar as a freshman); defensive end Logan Schwenke from Santa Margarita to Mission Viejo; offensive lineman Brody Crane and tight end Gary Morrison from Santa Margarita to JSerra; quarterback Colt Fulton from Centennial to Santa Margarita; running back Shamonte Rogers from Savanna to Anaheim; and offensive lineman Donovan Ford (6-3, 310) from Texas’ Allen to Mater Dei; and receiver Christian Dixon from Diamond Ranch of Pomona to Mater Dei.
25 Apr 19
Moxie Sports

Welcome all to the first annual Moxie Sports NFL Mock Draft.  I have a love/hate relationship with mock drafts.  On one hand, they are great things for NFL fans to read at anytime of the year and tell “draft experts” to eat dirt and go drink Drano Max – they get conversations started.  For most […]

25 Apr 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x76ikeo” width=”480″ height=”270″] The spotlight is expected to be on Kyler Murray on Thursday when he enters the 2019 NFL Draft as the favorite to be selected first overall, set as a short -350 wager at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at the helm of […]

25 Apr 19
High Velocity Sport

Angels remove Cody Allen from closer role http://bit.ly/2UAPwaO Last week, some reports emerged suggesting that the Blue Jays were at long last promoting top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Those reports were shot down not long thereafter. The Blue Jays are now actually promoting Guerrero. Manager Charlie Montoyo made the announcement following Wednesday afternoon’s 4-0 loss […]

24 Apr 19
ProFootballTalk

The news that Washington has made calls about possibly moving up from No. 15 to No. 5 comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the workings of the Washington front office under the leadership of the team’s president. As one source put it on Wednesday afternoon, “It’s Bruce Allen being Bruce Allen.” Per the […]

24 Apr 19
Buffalo Fanatics

Please, BillsMafia, read this before draft night.

24 Apr 19
Cincy Sports Guy

Hey look, I only have to do 11 picks this year since the Bengals are back to sucking! In all seriousness though this draft is almost the complete opposite of last year’s in terms of top tier talent. Yea sure, 3 or 4 QBs may go in the top 10 picks like last year, but […]

24 Apr 19
wbbFlashes

The 2018-19 Flashes in the huddle. It’s crazy late to be writing a season wrap-up, but once the WNIT ended, I had school and family matters that I had put off at end of the season. So in my annual format, here are numbers that told the story of Kent State’s season. 20 wins Kent State’s […]