Today Is Elway Day at Granada Hills High

Quarterback John Elway of the Denver Broncos will be honored today at Granada Hills High when the school’s football stadium is named in his honor.

Elway, who graduated from Granada Hills in 1979, will meet with faculty and students and take part in a 10:30 a.m. public ceremony on the football field.

Parking is available at Ralphs on Zelzah and Chatsworth streets. Admission is $5.

A new $8,000 football scoreboard will be unveiled.



Pitcher Jeff Suppan, a Crespi High graduate, has been sent by the Arizona Diamondbacks to their triple-A farm team in Tucson.

Suppan, 23, is 1-6 for the Diamondbacks.

Outfielder Mike Bumstead of Cerritos College signed a letter of intent with Cal State Northridge.


Bumstead was an All-Southern Coast Conference selection.


El Camino Real, which lost the City Section 4-A Division championship, had junior shortstop Cara Blumfield, sophomore second baseman Jacqui Goodchild and freshman catcher Christina Enea chosen to the All-City team.

Patty Del Real and Briana Mathiesen of Kennedy, and Veronica Ramos and Krystal Mejia of Sylmar also were chosen to the team.


Pitcher Natalie Tam of San Pedro (15-1) was selected most valuable player. Tony Dobra of San Pedro was chosen coach of the year.

Second-team selections include Kristi Nicklaus and Stephanie Frasco of El Camino Real, Monique Acedo of Kennedy, Amy Matthews of Granada Hills, Nadine Traba and Teresa Estrada of Sylmar, Monique Abourched of Cleveland and Gina Everett of Chatsworth.

Kim Wood, a senior right-hander who was 20-5, and Nikki Shaw of City 3-A semifinalist Verdugo Hills were selected to the All-City 3-A Division team. The second team included Crystal Dingman and Jeanise Smith of Verdugo Hills.

Maureen LeCocq of Chaminade High was selected pitcher of the year and Jemma Santos of Louisville was chosen player of the year in the Mission League.


Pitcher Meredith Cervenka of Crescenta Valley has been selected Pacific League player of the year.


Cleveland High has been placed on one year’s probation and banned from next season’s playoffs for using an ineligible player.

Cleveland has put Coach Joe Santellano on probation for not filling out the appropriate paperwork on the ineligible player.