Recent Athletics News
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All-East County honors
shared by Wagner, Nikkita
© East County Sports.com
EL CAJON (3-6-13) — Mount Migue Highl’s IZZY WAGNER and El Cajon Valley’s ANDRE NIKKITA have been named East County Co-Players of the Year.
Rookie of the Year honors went to Grossmont’s 6-foot-6 freshman TOMMY RUTHERORD.
Foothills Christian junior CALEB HOFFMAN was tabbed the Unsung Hero of the Year.
Coach of the Year honors went to El Cajon Valley’s MARTY ELLIS for leading the Braves to their first Grossmont League championship in 57 years.
The CIF San Diego Section scoring leader, Wagner averaged 33.4 points/game, while Nikkita ranked second with 28.0 ppg.
Click here to link to East County Sports for season stats and more information.
Congratulations to Derrick Moore for making All East County Second Team!
Braves earn their 'front row' spot
First-ever league championship for ECVHS
By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com
SANTEE (2-13-13) — El Cajon Valley fourth-year basketball coach MARTY ELLIS has a meeting scheduled with principal [sic] STEVE GOTOWALA on Wednesday (Feb. 13). The topic of discussion will be where Ellis will park his automobile.
“Three years ago when I talked to Steve, we talked about if I could have a front row parking spot,” said Ellis. “He said ‘When you win, we’ll talk about it.’”
Following the Braves' 77-53 victory at Santana on Tuesday (Feb. 12), which clinched the Grossmont Valley League championship – the first boys basketball circuit crown in El Cajon Valley’s 57 year history – Ellis figures he has pretty good negotiating power.
“I’m looking for a front row spot,” chuckled Ellis.
Of course that’s the least of his concerns at the moment.
Knocking off Mount Miguel in Friday’s (Feb. 15) regular season finale would give the Braves the GVL title outright. Should they stumble, the Matadors would be co-champions.
“We’re not looking for any asterisk,” Ellis said. “We’re still not satisfied, we want the complete prize all to ourselves.”
“The game against Mount Miguel is huge – probably the biggest game of our kids’ lives,” he added.
Ellis has been title-conscious from the opening day of practice.
“My players know what the deal is,” he said. “There’s a banner up in my office that we made and laminated that says ‘Team goal is winning league,’ and all our kids have believed that to be possible since Day One.”
In Ellis’ first season at El Cajon Valley his team did not win a single game. A year later they won twice. Momentum started to swell in year three when multi-talented ANDRE NIKKITA transferred to El Cajon Valley from San Diego. They won eight games that year.
Heading into the final game of the regular season the Braves own an overall record of 18-8 and a league mark of 6-1.
Not surprisingly, Nikkita led the Braves with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists at Santana (11-15, 2-5 GVL).
DERRICK MOORE added 7 of 12 shots from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line to score 19 points inside the paint to go along with a dozen rebounds.
A surprise influx for the Braves was BRENDEN BROCIOUS, who hit four treys on his way to a 14 points finish.
ANDY MILLER, CHRISTIAN BARRY and DUSTIN MURPHY combined for 41 points for Santana.
The pivotal period of the contest was the second quarter when the Braves claimed a 22-3 scoring advantage.
“El Cajon Valley is the real deal,” said Sultans coach TIM BARRY. “They are one team that is a match-up nightmare for my team.”
El Cajon Valley: Andrew Nikkita 31 (11 reb, 5 ast), Derrick Moore 19 (12 reb, 2 blk), Brenden Brocious 14 (2 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk), Loqman Sulyman 9 (1 ast, 3 stl), Brandon Rumley 4 (3 reb), Ibraham Ali (1 reb, 2 ast), Sangar Hasan (9 ast, 2 stl), Edon Lushi (3 reb, 1 ast), Mathew Shearin (1 blk).
Santana: Andy Miller 15 (4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Christian Barry 14 (7 reb, 5 ast), Dustin Murphy 12 (6 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Daniel Shively 6 (3 reb), Jordan Vargas 3 (2 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Tim Huson 2 (3 reb, 2 ast), Derrick Burks 1, Gabe Kruse (3 reb), Tiano Franco (1 reb).
Lady Braves Varsity soccer tied their first league game vs Monte Vista. Special recognition to Goalkeeper Jessica Snow for an outstanding performance with 20 saves in the game. This is Jessica Snow's 4th shutout of the season.
On Wednesday the Lady Braves take on El Capitan at home.
Both JV and Varsity girls soccer won their home game against Kearny High School. JV won 1-0 and Varsity won 4-0 with 3 goals by Senior Revan Gorgees and a goal by Sophomore Catherine Valerio. This is goalkeeper's Jessica Snow third shut out of the season. Lady Braves remain unbeaten at Home.
El Cajon Valley Soccer Varsity Girls team won Friday's home game vs Madison High School by a score of 1-0. Goal by Sophomore Catherine Valerio and Jessica Snow has her second shutout of the season.
Congratulations to Lady Braves Varsity Soccer on a 2-0 win vs Morse HS away.Goals by Maria Ponce and Vanessa Basa and a shutout by goalkeeper Jessica Snow.
Pictured here is the team after their win over Rock Academy!
The following wrestlers placed at CIF this past weekend, earning a trip to the Master State Qualifying Tournament starting Friday.
Leon Shlemoon 2nd at 145
Gabriel Urreola 3rd at 138
Jake Alcaraz 6th at 120
Hussein Hussein 7th at 170
Michael Watson 8th at 126
Peshwar Hussein 8th at 160
Congratulations to all, your hard work has paid off.
The following wrestlers placed at League:
120 - Jake Alcaraz 2nd
138 - Gabriel Urreola 2nd
145 - Leon Shlemoon 1st
160 - Peshwar Hussein 2nd
170 - Hussein Hussein 4th
160 - Meriton Assani 2nd
182 - Pietro Anderson 3rd
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