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Valencia Grad Shane Vereen To Enter NFL Draft

shane_vereenValencia High graduate and California running back Shane Vereen has decided to forego his senior football season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft.

Vereen was an all-Pac-10 selection gaining 1,167 rushing yards and scoring 13 touchdowns in his junior season. Vereen is among Cal leaders in a number of categories. He is tied for third with 29 rushing touchdowns, tied for fourth in total touchdowns with 35 and fifth in all-purpose yards with 4,069.

Vereen said one of the reasons he wants to enter the NFL Draft and skip his senior season is because he graduated early with a degree in media sciences.

The Master’s College men’s basketball team beat Cal Maritime, 71-66, to win its fifth game in a row.

Leif Karlberg scored 21 points and Anthony Cammon and Joey Fuca each scored 16 for The Master’s College.

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The Canyon girls basketball team won the fifth-place game of the West Coast Holiday Classic, 48-34, over Mira Costa.

The Valencia girls basketball team beat Brentwood, 60-24, in the West Coast Holiday Classic. Lauren Spargo led Valencia with 17 points.

The West Ranch girls basketball team lost to St. Paul, 52-47, in the West Coast Holiday Classic. West Ranch’s Whitney Branham scored 12 points and earned a spot on the all-tournament team.

There are a few high school games on the schedule today.

The West Ranch boys basketball team is home against Pacifica.

The Golden Valley boys soccer team is on the road for a game against Alemany.

The Hart girls soccer team hosts Buena.

Just when it looked like the Lakers were turning things around, they lose to the Memphis Grizzlies, 104-85. It was the fourth loss in the past six games for the Lakers.

Kobe Bryant scored 28 points in the loss. The Detroit Pistons are coming to Staples Center for a game against the Lakers on Tuesday night.

The Kings are home for a game against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. The Kings have lost three games in a row, the most recent a 1-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

The Blackhawks have lost three games in a row as well. The Anaheim Ducks beat the Blackhawks, 2-1, last night.

The puck drops at 6. Listen to the game on AM 1220, KHTS.

Valencia Grad Shane Vereen To Enter NFL Draft

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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!”