Being a good neighbor is important for any business, and the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks has been going above and beyond to aid families affected by the wildfires in Ventura County.
Coley Glasgow, a mother of three, wrote, “They have generously opened their doors for the fifth weekday in a row to the boys and girls of Ventura who truly needed a place to breathe fresh air and get some energy out while VUSD schools are closed due to the Thomas fire.
“Today there are 60 kids here being supervised by Sports Academy staff. My son’s teammate and his brother are here today. They lost their rental home in the fire and did not have renters insurance. While their parents spend the day navigating through their new reality, their boys are all smiles here.”
St. Francis is joining the other six teams in the Mission League with its own baseball field.
The Golden Knights have reached agreement with the city of Glendale to make major modifications to field one at the Glendale Sports Complex with a 10-year deal that will give them priority use of the facility.
St. Francis intends to put in an all-weather turf field with sunken dugouts and add to the bullpen areas.
Chad Johnson, the offensive coordinator at St. John Bosco and chief assistant to Jason Negro during the Braves’ rise to prominence, has accepted the position of head coach at Mission Viejo.
Mission Viejo announced Wednesday that it has recommended Johnson to the Saddleback Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees.
It was a tough decision for Johnson, who’s not related to retiring Mission Viejo Coach Bob Johnson. St. John Bosco made an offer trying to keep him, and for good reason. He’s become known as a great quarterbacks coach, having helped develop Josh Rosen and current sophomore D.J. Uiagalelei. He has been Negro’s key assistant since the two worked together at Trabuco Hills.
There’s one week left in the 2017 high school football season but schools are already finalizing their schedules for 2018.
Loyola has completed its scheduling by adding Vista Murrieta and Valencia for nonleague games. The Cubs will open on the road against Fairfax on Aug. 24, followed by nonleague games against San Diego St. Augustine, Cathedral, Vista Murrieta and Valencia.
One interesting development is that lots of schools are avoiding playing during zero week, which starts on Aug. 17 in 2018. The season has been moved up, and schools aren’t willing to play so early in August. They’re delaying until week one on Aug. 24.