The Saugus boys basketball team won for the second straight night in the La Canada Tournament. Jeremy Gatewood led Saugus with 20 points and seven assists in the Centurions 56-47 win over Bonita on the second day of the tournament.
Next up for Saugus is St. Francis on Friday.
The Trinity Classical Academy was not so fortunate against Grace Brethren. Trinity lost, 57-37, for the second time in the past week to Grace Brethren.
James and Ryan Brooks each scored 12 points to lead Trinity.
Trinity is back on the court for its third game in as many nights against Westmark tonight.
It’s a busy day for area basketball teams. The Canyon boys are at Highland. The Hart boys start play in the San Fernando Valley Invitational.
The Canyon girls and the Hart girls are playing in the Burroughs Tournament. The Valencia girls are on the road to play Santa Monica. The Golden Valley girls travel to play Santa Paula.
The Saugus girls cross country team is getting a lot of attention this week.
Coach Rene Paragas is the subject of a piece in Sports Illustrated and Karis Frankian has been recognized as one of the top runners in the nation.
Paragas, who guided Saugus to its sixth state cross country championship in a row, will be featured in the Faces in the Crowd section in the Dec. 19 edition of Sports Illustrated.
Frankian was selected as one of the runners in the Dyestat Elite XC individual rankings.
Golden Valley’s Juan David Garcia is also listed in Dyestat’s Elite XC individual rankings.
In baseball, Will Savage, who pitched for the College of the Canyons, has been invited to Los Angeles Dodgers spring training and will given a non-roster tryout with the team.
The 27-year-old Savage is one of 15 non-roster players the Dodgers have invited to spring training.
In football, another former COC player, Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants, was selected as the NFC defensive player of the week. He had two sacks, one for a safety, and blocked a potential game-tying field goal against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. He also led the Giants with eight tackles.
In hockey, the Kings are in Columbus for a game against the Blue Jackets tonight. The Kings have lost five games in a row and the team is searching for a new head coach.
John Stevens lost his first game as the interim head coach on Tuesday against the Boston Bruins.
Listen to the game between the Kings and the Blue Jackets tonight on AM 1220, KHTS. The puck drops at 4.
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