earns baseball promotion Catcher Zac Livingston, a 2008 graduate of Millennium High School, has been promoted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from the rookie level Arizona League Angels to the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League. Livingston batted .286 in his first two games at Orem, including a double, and drove in a run. In nine games in the Arizona League, Livingston hit .214 with a double and a run scored. Livingston was drafted by the Angels in the 34th round out of Arizona Christian University.
Agua Fria graduate
has hot stretch at plate Outfielder Aaron Altherr, a 2009 graduate of Agua Fria High School, went through a 10-game stretch for the Lakewood BlueClaws of the Class A South Atlantic League in which he batted .289 with two doubles, two triples, a home run and six runs batted in.
The performance elevated Altherr’s season batting average to .257. He has 21 doubles, five triples, seven homers, 40 RBI, 55 runs scored and 25 stolen bases in 32 attempts. One of Altherr’s teammates at
Lakewood is Trey Ford, a 2010 graduate of Scottsdale Chaparral High School, who played his first two years at Millennium High School.
Players needed for
tackle football league Players are needed for a National
Youth Sports 8-on-8 tackle football league starting Oct. 13 and going until Dec. 8.
Recruited players must be 5 or 6 years old and weigh between 35 and 81 pounds. Practices start in August, and 10 players are needed. Price is $150. Parents can contact coach Mike at 623- 640-7906 for more information.
Desert Edge grad plays in
NBA Summer League Mitchell Watt, a 2008 graduate of Desert Edge High School, played five games for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Watt averaged 7.2 points per game, 5.8 rebounds and had eight total blocks. Watt graduated from the University
of Buffalo in May and he was the Mid- American Conference Player of the Year.
Adult soccer leagues
forming in Avondale Let’s Shoot High adult men’s, women’s and coed soccer leagues will begin play Sept. 9 at Friendship Park, 12325 W. McDowell Road, Avondale. The season concludes on Oct. 28. Registration for the various leagues is $90 per person through the end of July. The fee will be $100 per person from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31. Registrants will receive a free jersey.
Players must provide their own shorts and socks. For information, go to Letsshoothigh.com
Calhoun goes on tear
after returning to Salt Lake After a second, brief stretch with
the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, outfielder Kole Calhoun was returned July 22 to Salt Lake of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League and went on a tear. In seven games, ending July 29, Calhoun, a 2006 graduate of Buckeye Union High School, batted .321, going 9 for 28, with four doubles, two home runs and five runs batted in. He also scored six runs. For the season, Calhoun is batting .302 with 25 double, five triples, 12 homers, 58 RBI, 59 runs and 10 stolen bases. In 11major league games, Calhoun has batted .200 with a double and a stolen base.
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Russell (From Page 16) Making the transition from high school
to college easier was the presence of a familiar figure at Houston Baptist. Houston Baptist had a decided West
Valley flavor last season. Russell was the team’s third-leading scorer, and the team leader was Marcus Davis, a 2010 graduate of La Joya Community High School. Davis averaged 12.4 points per game. “I knew Marcus at La Joya,” Russell said. “I would see him at Luke Air Force Base and we would run some games.
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TYLER RUSSELL of Houston Baptist University goes up for a shot against the University of New Mexico last season.
“He shot the ball well for us. He had a good year. He is real athletic.” Entering his sophomore year, Russell is prepared to take on a greater leadership role, he said.
“This year I will have to step up,” Russell said.
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