Suburban League High School Baseball: Kruip Throws Six Shutout Innings in Mats Win; Monsoons' Carpenter Throws No-No E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 21:31

Norwalk~Kyle Carpenter no-hit the John Glenn Eagles, giving up only three walks, as Mayfair defeated John Glenn 10-0, in a battle of unbeaten Suburban League teams.

Although Glenn (10-7, 2-1) and Mayfair (13-5, 5-0) both entered the game without a loss in league play, the Eagles were clearly overmatched.

It was the 17th straight league win, dating back to last year, for the Monsoons who have won the league title the last two seasons.

Senior Justin Davis was 3-4 with 3 RBI’s, garnering a single, double, and triple-a home run short of the cycle. Senior Nico Olvera also had three singles and an RBI for the Monsoons.

Eagle ace Cesar Arzate, victim of some shoddy Glenn defense and some bad hops, gave up three runs in the first inning and never recovered, giving up seven runs and six hits in five innings overall.

Carpenter, faced only 24 batters (three over the minimum), had seven strikeouts, and did not allow a ball out of the infield.

The two teams will play the second game of the home-and-home series Friday at Mayfair beginning at 3 p.m.

In other Suburban League action:

La Mirada, trying to keep pace with Mayfair, improved to 4-1 in league with a 11-0 victory over Norwalk. Cody Kruip pitched six shutout innings for the Matadores. The Lancers fell to 0-3 in the Suburban League.

Game Between Rivals to Decide League Title E-mail
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 17:51

Season of Streaks for Matadores Culminates With Last Regular Season Game Deciding League Title

La Mirada~In a season that has had more ups and downs than gas prices, the La Mirada High Boys Basketball team plays the biggest game of their season-thus far-tonight at Mayfair High School.

The Matadores will face the Monsoons, with both teams at 10-1 in league and the Suburban League title on the line.

The Matadores only league loss was against Mayfair January 11th, 54-44 at La Mirada.

Mayfair lost to Norwalk January 25th, 67-53.

2nd year head coach Bryce Jones says the team is ready, "We feel pretty confident. We have had four straight days of practice. The guys know what to do and we know what we did wrong last time against them. There's a lot on the line. This is why we work hard all year."

A league title would almost guarantee a first-round home game in the CIF playoffs beginning next week.

La Mirada is looking for their first outright Suburban League title since 1982.

UPDATE: The Matadores lost to Mayfair 60-59 in a very exciting game Friday night. The Mats actually took the lead 59-58 with 38.6 seconds left but, couldn't pull out the victory. The Matadores (17-11,10-2), second-place finishers in the Suburban League, now await the release of the CIF playoff pairings on Sunday to find out where and who they play next.

Matadores Lose Webb in Victory Over Lakewood E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:35

La Mirada~The La Mirada High School Boys Basketball team beat Lakewood last night 70-46 in the opening round of the North Orange County Championships at Sonora High School.

Charlie Reid had 17 points as the Matadores (6-1), playing their fifth game in six days, led after the first quarter, 29-9.

The victory didn't come without a price however, as star point guard Taelin Webb fractured his lower tibia and is "expected to be out at least eight weeks," said La Mirada head coach Bryce Jones.

Webb is averaging 25 points a game for the Mats, and has spurred the team to their quick start in the 2012-13 campaign.

The Mats next play vs. Capistrano Valley at Sonora High, Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

La Mirada is scheduled to play 15 games in the month of December before opening league play January 2nd at home against Bellflower.

Matadores Start Off on the Right Note at El Rancho Classic E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 00:00

Pico Rivera~The La Mirada High School Boys Basketball team continued their quick start on the young season by defeating Alhambra High tonight at Pioneer High School, 77-50 in pool play of the 19th Annual Blue Pride Classic.

Taelin Webb led the Matadores with 26 points.

The Matadores (2-0), picked by many to win the Suburban League this year, will play every day this week in the tournament giving 2nd-year coach Bryce Jones a good idea of how his 2012-13 squad performs in some tough real-game competition, after weeks of scrimmages.

The Matadores play today at 4:30 p.m. against Roosevelt High and Thursday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m. against Sunny Hills. Both games will be played at El Rancho High School with Friday and Saturday match-ups of the tournament still to be determined.

The Matadores will also compete in the Sonora Tournament December 10th through the 15th and the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic December 26th through the 29th.

The first official home game of the season for the Mats is December 21st against Sonora High School beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Suburban League play will open Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 as La Mirada will host the Bellflower Buccaneers starting at 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Matadores Start Out League Play With Dramatic Win; Should Coast Through Suburban E-mail
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Sunday, 23 September 2012 16:15

La Mirada~The La Mirada High School Football team beat Norwalk in dramatic fashion this past Friday night 29-23, in the opening game of Suburban League play for both teams.

Norwalk took the lead 23-20 with 2:30 left in the fourth quarter on a field goal by Jorge Perez.

However, La Mirada's Gerry Myres found Tyler Luatua for a 59-yard catch-and-run touchdown, securing the win for Matadores (4-1, 1-0).

Myres completed 9 of 15 passes for 178 yards, and saved his longest completion of the night for the winning score.

Adam Carrasco carried the ball 29 times for 165 yards, including all of his teams 66 yards in a grueling 3rd quarter 11-play TD drive.

After a tough pre-league schedule in which the Mats went 3-1, Norwalk may be the Matadores toughest foe in a notoriously very weak Suburban League, made even weaker this year with the recent announcement of the discontinuation of the varsity football program at Cerritos High School, another Suburban team.

The program was shut down due mostly from ongoing Cerritos parent concerns about player safety.

Now a five team league with Cerritos gone-don't look up-because the Mats have only four games remaining for the regular season.

Another key contest for the Mats will be the regular season finale November 2nd at home vs. rival Mayfair.

La Mirada next travels to Bellflower Friday, September 28th to take on the Monsoons (2-2, 0-0).


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