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Former Valencia High Basketball Player Loses Battle With Lymphoma

khts_sportsDavid Stroud, who played on the Valencia High basketball team, lost his battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma and died over the weekend. He was 19.

Stroud played on the Valencia basketball team in 2009. He was diagnosed with lymphoma when he was a junior in high school. He needed a bone marrow transplant, but returned to the team.

He scored the first two points in a game against West Ranch in one of his last games with Valencia.

His family is planning a celebratory service for Stroud on Saturday.

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The Canyon High football team is ranked No. 48 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports in its preseason high school football poll. Canyon was 10-2 last season and reached the CIF Southern Section Northern Division quarterfinals.

Canyon opens the 2011 season against Burroughs of Burbank on Sept. 9.

Concord De La Salle was ranked No. 1 by Cal-Hi Sports.

In baseball, the Angels scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning and beat the White Sox, 5-4. It was the Angels fifth win in a row.

Peter Bourjous knocked in the winning run with a bases-loaded single. With the win, the Angels are 3 ½ games behind the American League West leading Texas Rangers.

Follow Tim Haddock on Twitter @thaddock.

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About Connie Jones

Connie and her husband, John, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley almost 30 years ago. Living in Santa Clarita for that long is the direct opposite of Connie’s childhood. She was an Army ‘brat’ who moved every two to three years. Consequently, she has lived in many states and even spent three years in Europe. All three of her kids went to Santa Clarita schools. Connie says the best thing about her job at KHTS is that she is never bored. “If I’m not smiling, Carl is sure to ask why, just before giving me a mind-boggling project.” “KHTS AM-1220 is an integral part of our community and I’m glad to be a part of it. Besides, the DJs will take my request to play Shania Twain’s ‘Still the One’ for my wedding anniversary – gotta love that!”