Wednesday Dec 22 2010
Sports Chatter: Pairings released for Kendall Arnett
By: Mike Ray, Colfax Record Editor
The pairings have been released for next week’s 68th edition of the Kendall Arnett boys basketball tournament as hosted by Placer High. Eight teams — all holdovers from last season’s tourney — will toss their hats into the ring for the event which begins a three-day run on Dec. 28. Five of the eight teams entered in the event have winning records as of last weekend’s games. The first round pairings, all scheduled for Dec. 28, are as follows: 3:30 p.m. San Juan versus Bear River; 5 p.m. Del Oro versus Del Campo; 6:30 p.m. Colfax versus Nevada Union; 8 p.m. Placer versus Mira Loma. Last season Del Oro defeated Bear River, 71-38, to win the varsity edition of the Arnett. In addition, a JV Arnett tournament will also tip off on Dec. 28. First round pairings are Colfax versus Nevada Union at 9 a.m.; Del Campo versus Del Oro at 10:30; Mira Loma versus Bear River at noon and Placer versus San Juan at 1:30 p.m. Names in the news While mentioning a few columns back that 2008 Colfax High graduate Joel Iventosch is furthering his hoops career at Aurora University in Illinois, we failed to mention that a teammate of his on the Spartans squad is a familiar face. Martin Schubert, who as an exchange student from Austria teamed with Iventosch, Scott Krizman, Joey Ballenger and Kyle Fowler to help lead the Falcons to a PVL championship and a record of 29-4, is a sophomore guard for Aurora. Schubert played last season at Otero JC in Colorado. Another ex-Falcon hoopster showcasing his wares in the northwest is 2009 Colfax graduate Ethan Guiles. Guiles, a 6’5” power forward who played JC ball in Texas last season, has helped Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon to a 3-3 start. Guiles had 11 points in a recent 83-55 rout of the Linfield JV. A sad note in closing, former Colfax area resident Rick Uno passed away Dec. 5 at the age of 60. Uno, who logged a 35-year career with PG&E, was a standout football player at Del Oro earning all-league honors in both 1966 and 1967. Uno, who lived in Loomis, entertained for many years behind the plank at the Liberal Bull and was remembered locally for a fearless playing style for the fast pitch men’s softball Sonics team. Clinic of champions Wyoming Offensive Coordinator Marcus Arroyo, a 1998 Colfax High graduate, will be one of several speakers at Max Miller’s Clinic of Champions, football clinic set for Feb. 25-26 in Reno. Football coaches of all levels are invited to attend the 31st annual clinic. For more information and to register go to www.clinicofchampions.com.