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Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday Night Ouch

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Walnut High's #88 Aubrey Coleman turns Rowland High's #3 Michael Ball's head backward with a facemask (snapping his collarbone) during Friday night's varsity football game between the Walnut Mustangs and the Rowland Raiders in Walnut. Oct. 16, 2009. SGVN Staff Photographer/Eric Reed

Breaking News: Rowland's all-everything Michael Ball out six weeks with a broken collarbone
By Fred Robledo on October 19, 2009

Rowland coach Craig Snyder informed us this morning that junior quarterback Michael Ball is out at least six weeks with a broken collarbone suffered in Friday's 27-7 victory over Walnut. Ball helped lead the Raiders to a perfect 6-0 record and the No. 1 ranking in the Southeast Division. Walnut's Aubrey Coleman, shown in this picture below, almost spun Ball's head around by the facemask and was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and later in the game drew another unsportsmanlike call, though was never ejected from the game. "It was a blatant cheap shot," Snyder said. "He (Coleman) tackled all night going for the head. When you watch him tackle, his arms are always going above the pads. I know that (Walnut coach) Mike O'Shields doesn't teach that, he's a great coach, but that kid should have been thrown out of the game. For a 15-yard penalty we lose one of the best players in the Valley for probably the whole season, it's heartbreaking. Michael's obviously crushed, he was having a great season and it's over in the snap of a finger."
More: Walnut coach Mike O'Shields phoned Snyder on Monday to offer his condolences for Ball's injuries, and also felt that Coleman, who is 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, did not intentionally try and hurt Ball. "It was an obvious facemask and it's tragic when something like this happens because Michael's a great kid and he's having a great year," O'Shieds said. "Because Aubrey's so big, he struggles getting low on anything. I don't think there was any malice or intent on hurting Michael on Aubrey's part. I understand Craig's frustration, but If I thought any of our players were out to intentionally hurt someone, I would have handled it. That player won't be in the game."

Fred's Blog - http://www.insidesocal.com/tribpreps/2009/10/breaking-news-r-1.html

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Entire photo gallery: http://sgvtribune.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=866971&CategoryID=27239

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Who Needs A Gym?

Its not the norm, although my job entails being out much of the day, but today was an exercise day. Two walking assignments kept me on my toes. The AIDS Walk L.A. was to start with about 30,000 good friends and then over to Pasadena for a "CropWalk" church fighting hunger walk. There is no lack of causes to march for out there... I gotta get one of those pedometers!
10-18-09 AIDSWALK3A Barbie display in a shop window with the reflection of real walkers during The 25 Annual AIDS Walk LA in West Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. SGVN Staff Photographer/Eric Reed

Gallery of Aids Walk - http://sgvtribune.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=868170&CategoryID=27239

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Saul Valasquez, 12, of Pasadena caries jugs of water representing the water many in the world people have to walk for daily, as apart of The First Baptist Church's Crop Walk on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. Hundreds of participants walked a 5-K thru Downtown Pasadena to raise money and awareness to fight hunger. (SGVN Staff Photographer/ Eric Reed

SGVN Gallery: http://sgvtribune.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=868170&CategoryID=27239&ListSubAlbums=0

Were still walking. Monday.

Supporters of health care reform stand at the Pasadena City Hall to listen to speakers while holding signs as The San Gabriel Valley Interfaith Coalition for Health Insurance Reform held a walking vigil on Colorado Blvd. starting at the Pasadena City Hall, Monday, Oct. 18, 2009.
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