Bell-Jeff Doesn’t Claim Title!

November 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

PLAYOFF PAIRINGS: *Fairmont Prep (San Joaquin #2) will host Bell-Jeff Guards (Santa Fe #2) in the 1st round of the playoff on Friday 11/21/08 Read more

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Guards Sharp in Sweep!

November 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL: Bell-Jeff easily wins CIF opener.
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Bell-Jeff 3-0 in League!

November 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Bell-Jeff 19, St. Anthony 7: Bell-Jeff of Burbank capitalized on two interceptions in its victory at Burroughs High in Burbank.

Daniel Radoccia’s interception set-up a 5-yard scoring jaunt by Bronson Ketchum to give the Guards (7-2, 3-0) a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Radoccia added a 1-yard scoring run in the fourth.

Micah Shirley’s third-quarter interception set up a 7-yard score by Ketchum, who finished with 124 yards on 25 carries.

– Aaron Glascock – Daily News

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Guards Defeat St. Anthony!

November 9, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

November 8, 2008:  The Bellarmine-Jefferson Guards football squad scored 19 points and restricted the visiting  Read more

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Football Preview!

November 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON VS. ST. ANTHONY

• WHEN: 7 p.m. today.

• WHERE: Memorial Field (Burroughs High).

• RECORDS: The Guards are 6-2, 2-0 in the Santa Fe League; the Saints are 5-3, 2-1.

• LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff defeated Salesian, 18-6; St. Anthony defeated St. Monica, 21-7.
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• OUTLOOK: The Guards are two wins away from securing their second straight Santa Fe League championship. Bell-Jeff has been getting the most out of its defense the past four games, limiting opponents to 13 points and posting two shutouts.

The team surrenders only 9.2 points a game. The defense is paced by sophomore linebacker Alex Davidians (100 tackles) and senior linebacker Jairo Trujillo (82 tackles). The Saints are led by senior quarterback Lamont Rowe (873 yards passing and nine touchdowns).

• SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Guards are ranked No. 6 in the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division.

— Jeff Tully

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Defense Key for Bell-Jeff!

November 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

FOOTBALL: Guards limit Salesian to just one touchdown in 18-6 Santa Fe League victory at home.

Story by: Jeff Tully – Photos by: Katie Watkins

MEMORIAL FIELD — The Bellarmine-Jefferson High offense sputtered and misfired during the first half of its football game against Salesian.

Although the Guards got to within inches of the Mustangs’ goal line twice during the first quarters, all they had to show for it was a field goal.

Luckily for Bell-Jeff, while its offense was struggling, its defense stepped up.

The defense kept Salesian off the board until late in the fourth quarter and allowed the Guards to post an 18-6 Santa Fe League win Saturday at Memorial Field.

“We just didn’t look very good on offense in that first half at all,” said Bell-Jeff Coach Rolando Aguirre, whose team improved to 6-2, 2-0 in league. “We made too many mistakes and that really hurt us.”

On the other side of the ball, however, the Guards controlled the game. Playing solid defense has been Bell-Jeff’s biggest forte this season, as the unit has allowed just 13 points in its last four games — which includes two shutouts.

“Our defense has come up big for us all season,” Aguirre said. “They are out there working hard all game. We sure needed that against Salesian.”

The defense recovered two fumbles and intercepted Salesian quarterbacks three times. The unit also kept the Mustangs (1-7, 0-2) from scoring on their first 13 possessions.

The Guards appeared to score first early in the first quarter when senior running back #21 Bronson Ketchum dove for the endzone on an 11-yard scamper. However, as he stretched to break the goal line, the ball popped out and was ruled a fumble.

Bell-Jeff had another chance at a touchdown with less than a minute left in the first half. The Guards drove the ball and had a second-and-goal on the one-foot line. However, a fumbled snap and an incomplete pass had Bell-Jeff facing fourth down at the 6-yard line.

The Guards had to settle for a 22-yard field goal from #54 Jairo Trujillo with 27 seconds left.

Bell-Jeff was able to add to its lead on its first possession of the first quarter — thanks to the defense. Senior defensive back #24 Javier Gonzalez picked up a fumble and ran it in from the 6-yard line at the 10:23 mark.

The Guards upped their advantage to 15-0 with 35 seconds left in the third quarter on a nine-yard touchdown run by Ketchum, his sixth of the season.

Trujillo connected on a 27-yard field goal with 5:01 left in the game to cap the Bell-Jeff scoring.

The Guards’ defense did bend a little in the final minutes, as Salesian scored a touchdown with 2:18 left.

Sophomore wide receiver #22 Micah Shirley had six catches for 93 yards for the Guards.

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SPECIAL NOTE:

On Friday October 24th, Junior running back Johnathan “JT” Ticareno dislocated his elbow during the game against Silver Valley.

He was leading the JV team in rushing yards, touchdowns and tackles before his injury and his presence and leadership will surely be missed.

“JT” has already undergone several surgeries and is still hospitalized at the time of this writing and we ask that everyone continue to pray for his complete and speedy recovery.  admin-


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Bell-Jeff Wins Homecoming!

November 2, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Bell-Jeff 18, Salesian 6: Bell-Jeff extended its win streak to five with the Santa Fe League victory at Burroughs High. Read more

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JV Football Falls to Salesian!

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Dispite losing Junior running back “JT” Tiscareno (dislocated elbow), the JV Guards went on to post another strong showing against Read more

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Girls Volleyball Wins League!

November 2, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Bellarmine-Jefferson d. St. Anthony, 25-20, 25-15, 25-14: Winning league championships is becoming a tradition for the Guards.

Bell-Jeff secured its third straight Santa Cruz title Thursday with a home sweep.

Itria Licitra paced the Guards (12-1, 6-0 in league) with 10 kills, six blocks and two aces. Teammate Brianna Padron had 22 assists.

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FOOTBALL PREVIEW

November 2, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

BELL-JEFF VS. SALESIAN

• WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday. Read more

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