Canyon’s Madia out with broken right leg

first_imgFred Gamble, a former teammate of Hopkins at Canyon and Glendale, also has accepted a St. Mary’s scholarship. And Canyon JV running back Antonio Bray continues to impress. A freshman playing up one level with sophomores, Bray rushed for 316 yards – including touchdowns of 76 and 39 yards – on 21 carries Friday in a 28-7 victory over Saugus at College of the Canyons. A 5-foot-7, 150-pound speedster, Bray has rushed for more than 1,400 yards in seven games. “I like him. Antonio has some phenomenal skills,” coach Chris Varnek said. “Plus, he’s young and eager to learn.” Grace Nam, a junior at Golden Valley High, is among the Foothill League’s top girls’ golfers after qualifying for the Southern Section individual tournament. She’s also a top student. Nam boasts a 4.3 grade-point average while filling her class schedule with advanced-placement courses. “Grace is 5-foot-9 and can hit a golf ball a long way, and she’s just a super kid,” coach Tony Moskal said. “I haven’t really done anything with her because she has a private coach. I just go out there and put the ball on a tee, and say, `OK, Grace, hit, hit.”‘ Registration continues for the U.S. Volleyball League in Valencia on Thursdays and Saturday, and in Saugus on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Sign up before Dec. 1 and receive a special rate. Information: (310) 212-7008. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. [email protected] (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Canyon High football standout Nick Madia, one of the Foothill League’s top offensive linemen, is out with a broken leg after fracturing his right fibula in practice early last week. Madia, a 6-foot, 263-pound three-year starter, will be sidelined for the rest of the season. His loss is a big one: Madia is the league’s strongest player, having bench-pressed 395 pounds – five shy of Canyon’s school record. “We were doing a drill, bodies were flying, and someone ended up landing across my leg,” Madia said. “I just want to be here for my team and cheer them on and help out in any way I can.” Madia, on crutches, passed out fruit to his teammates in the locker room before Friday’s 42-7 victory against Saugus at College of the Canyons, where he stood on the sideline during the game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Nate Mestizo, a junior who has seen very little playing time, replaced Madia on Friday as the Cowboys (6-2 overall, 3-0 league) clinched the Foothill title with one game remaining. “It’s awful to lose Nick,” coach Harry Welch said. Former Canyon football standout Terrence Hopkins, who has earned a scholarship to St. Mary’s. Hopkins, a tight end who has helped coach lower-level football at Canyon since graduating three years ago, is playing at Glendale College this season. He also played a year at L.A. Valley College. “I’m leaving in January, and I can’t wait,” Hopkins said. last_img

Joseph Randle gets arrested for the second time

first_imgThat's probably the end for Joseph Randle in Dallas. (USATSI)That’s probably the end for Joseph Randle in Dallas. (USATSI)Joe Randle was arrested early Wednesday morning on drug charges in Wichita, Kansas. Here’s with the initial details.Dallas Cowboys running back and Wichita native Joseph Randle was arrested in Wichita early this morning, police said. Randle was arrested after police responded to a domestic violence call in the 700 block of South Main at about 3:00 a.m.Police said a 22-year-old woman reported she and Randle were arguing in a hotel room. Officers found marijuana in the room, and arrested Randle on a drug charge.The couple has a child together. The woman told police she was at the hotel so Randle could see his child. He was given a court date on a misdemeanor drug charge.So that’s not good. Given that it’s his second arrest in four months it’s difficult to see the Dallas Cowboys not cutting him and his puny less-than-$1 million salary.If you’re into reading between the Twitter lines… you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more