'14 Football Alignment
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No. 22 Helix meets No. 18 St. Bonaventure in opener
Opening Night Schedule
Fri., Aug. 29
San Diego HS at Granite Hills, 6:30
El Capitan at Madison, 6:30
Monte Vista at Serra, 6:30
Christian at San Luis Obispo-Mission Prep, 7
Patrick Henry at Grossmont, 7
Ramona at El Cajon Valley, 7
Mount Miguel at Morse, 7
Santana at SD-Southwest, 7
Otay Ranch at Valhalla, 7
Mission Bay at West Hills, 7
Steele Canyon at Chula Vista, 7
The Rock at Foothills Christian, Seau Field, 7
Sat., Aug. 30
Helix vs. Ventura-St. Bonaventure, at Cathedral Catholic,
Brown places football contact limits
schools, not two, make switch
2014 GROSSMONT COLLEGE ATHLETICS
Griffins claim 2013-2014 Chet DeVore trophy
Special to East County Sports.com
EL CAJON (8-23-14) Grossmont College edged out
San Diego Mesa by 213.5 points to 211 points to win
the 2013-14 Chet DeVore Award, emblematic of the Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference member college with the most
successful mens and womens intercollegiate
athletic program for the academic year.
Grossmont, under Athletic Director Jim Spillers, won
or tied for six conference championships, in womens
volleyball, womens water polo, womens tennis,
mens basketball, mens water polo and mens
swimming & diving. The womens volleyball team
finished second in the state.
The award is named after the late Chester S. Chet
DeVore, founding Commissioner of the Pacific Coast Athletic
DeVore was President / Superintendent of Southwestern
College in Chula Vista from 1961, when he supervised
construction and development of its new Chula Vista
campus, until his retirement as one of the nations
most respected community college CEOs 21 years later.
He became the first Commissioner of the PCAC, the host
conference for community college athletics in San Diego
County and Imperial County , in 1982. He served until
his retirement from that post in 1998. DeVore, a World
War II hero and Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient
who left a long legacy both in academics and athletics
at the college, conference, state and national levels,
died in January 2011. He was 92.
Valhalla's contact-man Houghtby to attend USD
By Bill Dickens
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EL CAJON (8-21-14) Valhalla senior-to-be shortstop
JEFF HOUGHTBY will be attending the University of San
Diego following his senior season.
Houghtby batted .342 with one home run, a triple and
5 doubles last year. He knocked in 15 runs and stole
5 bases in the leadoff spot.
completes move to Grossmont; Havird is new Matadors'
By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com
EL CAJON (8-21-14) Two Grossmont Conference baseball
coaches have been named to new positions heading into
the 2015 season.
JORDAN ABRUZZO, who spent the last two campaigns at
El Capitan, moves over to Grossmont High, taking over
for CHAD WILLIAMS who has moved to the East Coast. (more)
hires former SDCC coach as skipper
Diego County dominates Cal-Hi Sports' All-State team
Chris Hudgins, Jayson Rose named first team
Matadors' Branch selects Fresno State over CSUN,
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SPRING VALLEY (8-25-14) Mount Miguel senior-to-be
guard ZARIA BRANCH has accepted a scholarship to Division
I Fresno State, selecting the Bulldogs over Cal State
Northridge and UNLV.
The Mountain West Conference school features a student
body of 21,500.
The 5-foot-8 Branch captured a fistful of postseason
honors, including first team All-EastCountySports.com
and first team All-Grossmont Valley League. She was
named to the California All State Division 3 second
team as selected by MaxPreps.com.
She finished her junior year averaging 13.9 points per
game for the Matadors.
Diego Classic 3-Peat, Cal-Hi Sports
BOYS – Rumorsville: Six-foot-9 Foothills Christian
High junior T.J. LEAF (26.5 points, 12.6 rebounds
and 7.3 assists as a sophomore for the Knights) is expected
to commit to the University of Florida.