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52nd Annual Brea Lions Club North-South All Star Game
Orange Lutheran players Mike Markovsky, Will Gonzales, and Ryan Lefotu participate in the 2011 Orange County All Star Game. Trenton Schlom reports from Costa Mesa.
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Barens Leads Team USA to International Glory
Barens (left) pictured holding Gold Cup trophy next to bronze statue of golf legend Arnold Palmer. -- Courtesy: Jeff Barens
July 7, 2011
TORONTO--Orange Lutheran junior Blake Barens is making international headlines with his outstanding play on the golf course. Last week, Barens went 3-0 in a match play tournament to lead Team USA over Canada at the prestigious North America Cup. This tournament is modeled after the Ryder Cup and features fourteen of the best golfers in the United States and Canada. Barens was one of only two players to go undefeated at the event, the other was his teammate Tyler Smith from Servite High School, two of five players from Orange County at the tournament.
On the final day Barens defeated the Canadian team captain in match play 2 and 1, highlighted by his 5 birdies on the front nine.
"I was really excited to represent Team USA." Barens said, "It was a totally different feeling than any other tournament. Usually the pressure is just on yourself, but this was a whole different kind of pressure to have a chance to represent my country."
The North America Cup was held at Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto, Canada. It is known to golf fans as the place where Arnold Palmer won his first PGA trophy at the 1955 Canadian Open. This tournament has also included many top golfers of today such as Ricky Fowler and Servite High School graduate Preston Valder.
While Orange Lutheran golf may not be hitting the links this time of year, for Blake this is far from his offseason. He is partaking in a national schedule, where since Trinity League finals he has played two tournaments in Florida, two in South Carolina, and will be traveling to Massachusetts at the end of July. But next for Blake is what some consider to be the US Open of Junior golf, the Junior World Championship at Torrey Pines. Torrey Pines was the host of the 2008 US Open, where Tiger Woods won his last major. Barens was the low score at the qualifier shooting a 66 making himself eligible for the event.
As for Lancer golf, head coach Jeff Anderson is very excited about what Blake has done this summer and likes what it does for his team.
Anderson claims, "It helps the other boys on the team see the success that Blake has had and what he has achieved." He continues, "Blake's achievements are not just a result of his talent, but he puts in the work and is doing what it takes to be a great golfer."
Barens dreams to one day be a professional golfer and is seemingly taking all the right steps to get there. Even through all of this success he is determined to get to the next level and remains humble and proud to be playing for his school and his country over for himself.
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Orange Lutheran Alumnus Drafted #1 Overall
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP)—Another year of losing put the Pittsburgh Pirates in position to draft Gerrit Cole. They hope the fireballing UCLA right-hander helps lead them back to respectability.
“We felt he’d have the biggest potential impact for us of anybody on the board,” general manager Neal Huntington said after taking Cole with the first overall pick Monday night.
Cole, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior, was just 6-8 with a 3.31 ERA for the Bruins, but has what many consider to be the best pure stuff in the draft. The Pirates certainly agreed, choosing him first in a draft dominated early by outstanding pitching prospects.
“Obviously, this year wasn’t up to my standards, but I tried to not think about it,” Cole said. “I just control what I can control and let the teams do their evaluation.”
He’s the latest promising young arm that Pittsburgh, which finished with baseball’s worst record a year ago, has added in the past two drafts.
The Pirates, who have 18 straight losing seasons, took a pair of high school right-handers with their first two picks last year in Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, giving them three potential front-line starters.
“We’re working hard to never pick No. 1,” said Huntington, whose team drafted first for the fourth time in franchise history. “It’s a long process. It’s not an easy thing to turn around a major league team.”
But this is certainly a terrific start. Cole was a first-round pick of the New York Yankees in 2008, but refused to listen to an offer and instead attended UCLA—as he insisted to teams he would. He has a fastball that’s consistently clocked at 95 mph and was up around 100 at times late this season.
Cole’s teammate on the UCLA staff, right-hander Trevor Bauer, wasn’t far behind, going third overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The only other time a pair of teammates went in the top three picks was 1978, when Arizona State’s Bob Horner was selected No. 1 by Atlanta and Hubie Brooks went third to the New York Mets.
“I’m ecstatic,” said Bauer, who went 13-2 with a Pac-10-record 203 strikeouts. “It’s awesome for Gerrit and it’s awesome for me. It’s great for the program and UCLA. Just an all-around great day.”
Austin Pettis Drafted by St. Louis
NEWPORT BEACH, CA-- (Updated 4/30/11 2:41 PM)
With the 78th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams have selected Austin Pettis ('07). He will join 2010 Heisman trophy winner Sam Bradford on the Rams who finished 8-8 last season. After the Rams made their selection they asked Pettis to leave Orange County immediately on a redeye flight to St. Louis for a press conference and to meet the team's coaching staff. Pettis was told over the phone by Rams Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo that he will receive a playbook and that the team is very excited to have him. Rams General Manager Billy Devaney described Pettis to stlouisrams.com as a "Big receiver, smart guy, can play all three positions." He also told the site that, "He gives [the Rams] a lot of flexibility. He can play outside, can play slot, great hands." Along with versatility, the Rams really liked Pettis' "football IQ". They drafted him, in large part, due to his understanding of the game. Boise State runs a fairly complex offense and the Rams feel his in-depth understanding of that system will translate well as he adjusts to an NFL system.
This is the first Orange Lutheran player in school history to be drafted to the NFL. As a Lancer, Pettis was a part of the 2006 State Championship team. He was also voted to the OC Register's All-Orange County first team that same year. At Boise State he is the Broncos all-time leader in touchdowns and receptions.
The Pettis family had scheduled a draft party for this evening, however that has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at the same location, because of the Rams request for Pettis to attend the press conference. Many people from Orange Lutheran are said to be attending.
This year for Orange Lutheran has potential to be monumental for the school in terms of Lancer Alumni being drafted. Gerrit Cole ('08) is a pitcher at UCLA and is projected by Baseball America to be the number two overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft.
Other Rams selections in this years draft include: Robert Quinn (DE, 1st rd), Lance Kendricks (TE, 2nd rd), Greg Salas (WR, 4th rd), Jermale Hines (DB, 5th rd), Mikail Baker (DB, 7th Rd).
- Trenton Schlom
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