31 Named All-League!

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BURBANK — There were a wealth of fine accomplishments turned in this past season by the three area football teams Read more

2009 Fall Sports Banquet!

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On Sunday November 22, Bellarmine-Jefferson High held it’s Annual Fall Sports Banquet to honor athletes from cross country, girls volleyball and football.

This year, besides the normal success from cross country and assorted all-league awards, there was another historical first to celebrate compliments of the girls volleyball team. This 2009 squad was the first team to not only make it past the quarter finals but advance to the CIF finals.

Unfortunately, their run was stopped by Upland Christian Academy. Although disappointed with the outcome, the Lady Guards held their own against top-seeded Upland Christian. Bell-Jeff kept it close in all three games even holding held leads in every game. In the end, Upland Christian just had more experience and went on to win it all. The 4 time league champion CIF Div 4AA Runner Up’s will receive a banner in the gym and with a squad of mostly sophomores a chance to win it all again for the next two years.

Some of the all-league honorees were:


Breanna Pedron, Jocelyn Cervantes (co-MVP’s)

Cross Country

April Tiscareno (MVP), Rishonda Napier, Janell Gabb – Bryan Encerraro (MVP), Isael Farias


Micah Shirley, Alex Davidians (MVP), Abdo Hajj

Please enjoy this collection of photos from the 2009 Fall Banquet compliments of Richard Napier. (Click on gallery name or arrows to view!)

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Bell-Jeff Falls In League, 17-6!

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LOS ANGELES — For more than 46 minutes, there was not much that separated the Bellarmine-Jefferson High Read more

Football Preview: Bell-Jeff vs. Salesian!

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• WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday. Read more

Guards Able To Stay Grounded!

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MEMORIAL FIELD —  The Guards needed this one. After last week’s loss to St. Genevieve High — which Bellarmine-Jefferson football Read more

Football Preview – Bell-Jeff Vs. St. Monica!

October 25, 2009 by · 1 Comment 


• WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

• WHERE: Memorial Field (Burroughs High).

• RECORDS: The Guards are 4-3, 0-1 in the Santa Fe League; the Mariners are 2-3, 0-1.

• LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to St. Genevieve, 41-38; St. Monica lost to Salesian, 41-18

• OUTLOOK: The Guards are coming off a solid performance last week against a talented St. Genevieve team. Bell-Jeff coach Rolando Aguirre said the team will not get back the services of starting quarter Philip Diaz. Aguirre confirmed that Diaz, who suffered a concussion Sept. 26 in a nonleague loss to Frazier Mountain, is no longer with the team. Senior backup Brenden Alferez has done an admirable job taking over the signal-caller duties. “Brenden is our man for the rest of the season,” Aguirre said. “He has done a pretty good job for us.” Alferez has completed 29 of 53 passes for 119 yards and has two touchdowns and two interceptions. The St. Monica offense is led by junior quarterback Matthew Partyka. “They run a no-huddle offense and they like to throw the ball,” Aguirre said. “They like to throw the ball a lot. But we have a special defense for them. Our secondary just has to step up and help us out.” The Mariners’ offense has been fairly successful, as it averages 31.6 points a game. In comparison, the Bell-Jeff offense averages 30.6 points a game. Receiving continues to be a strong point for the Guards, as Micah Shirley (39 for 588 yards and eight touchdowns) and Kevin Yuenyonsakul (17 for 356 yards and five touchdowns) have combined for 944 yards. Shirley has also rushed for four touchdowns. Linebacker Alex Davidians continues to pace the Bell-Jeff defense, as he has a team-high 98 tackles (16.3 per game). “This is going to be a big game for us, because we have to bounce back,” Aguirre said.

• SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Guards have dropped out of the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division top 10.

— Jeff Tully

Bell-Jeff Effort Just Falls Short!

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MEMORIAL FIELD: Despite playing well against a tough St Genevieve team, Guards can’t claim Santa Fe League win, 41-38. Read more

Football Preview Week 6!

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WHEN: 7 p.m. today. Read more


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WHEN: 7 p.m. today.

WHERE: Memorial Field (Burroughs High).

RECORDS: The Guards are 2-2; the Saints are 0-2.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to Frazier Mountain, 52-14; Crean Lutheran South lost to San Diego Jewish Academy, 67-0.

OUTLOOK: The Guards come into the nonleague game with two of their top players injured. Both players were hurt in last week’s loss to Frazier Mountain. Junior starting quarterback Philip Diaz suffered a concussion on a late hit and had to be helped off the field. “A concussion usually takes at least a week to get over,” Bell-Jeff Coach Rolando Aguirresaid. “But his doctor said he could be out two to three weeks.” Diaz has led the Bell-Jeff offense, completing 53 of 108 passes for 915 yards and five touchdowns. Also going down with an injury last week was All-CIF Southern Section senior linebacker Alex Davidians, who rolled his ankle. Aguirre said Davidians — who also plays running back — didn’t practice all week and he is questionable for today’s contest. Davidians is the team’s leading tackler with 46. With the absence of his two star players, Aguirre said the Guards have changed around their offense and will be running some new plays. “Some people might be surprised at a few of the things that we’re going to do on offense,” Aguirre said. “I had no choice but to switch some things around.” Bell-Jeff will be taking on a Saints team that has not scored in two games, as they were outscored, 111-0. Crean Lutheran South, from Irvine, plays in the Academy League. It is the Saints’ first season as a varsity program. The Guards will play one more nonleague game — against Silver Valley on Oct. 10 — before opening Santa Fe League play Oct. 17 against St. Genevieve. Bell-Jeff comes into the contest ranked No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Bell-Jeff has scored 93 points and given up 93 points in its four nonleague games.

— Jeff Tully

Lessons Learned In Bell-Jeff Loss!

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MEMORIAL FIELD —  Injuries plague Guards in 52-14 setback to Frazier Mountain. 
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