VIEWER & FAN ALERT! Our“Game Day Fan Poll” for the Garfield vs Roosevelt “East L.A. Classic” is now accepting your vote as time is counting down for this coming Friday Night and all the great fanfare associated with our fantasic rivalry and tradition unmatched anywhere else in the country! Just look to your right for the Poll.
CALENDAR BACKGROUND: Greetings to All of our supportive viewers and followers! In an effort to keep you even more connected with what’s happening right here, and right now, in our own giant backyard, East L.A. Sports Scene is proud to come up with yet another creative idea, and here it is. Please take a moment to review our ongoing Calendar of Community Sports & Recreation Events. It’s an effort to highlight outstanding events that our community leaders, organizations, and sponsors believe will advance and enhance the quality of life for all residents, both young and old alike, through sports and recreational activities. Take full advantage of this information, register, and then participate in an event of your choice. Email info about other similar, and upcoming events, that you feel will benefit our community to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Sports & Recreation calendar events reach out to the following and growing groups of enthusiasts: Cyclists, Youth Boxers, Runners, Walkers, Co-Ed Youth Basketball players, Pop Warner Football Players & Families, and High School Football Fans. Just scroll down to the event of your choice and please Mark Your Calendars!!
Our Community Calendar has been designed to include events as they are submitted to us. We also include a very easy-to-read format. Please be sure to Bookmark our site on your Favorites tab. This way, you will always be up-to-date on all events as we add them to our Calendar. Rico Cabrera, Sr./East L.A. Sports Scene.Com
Credits: Fabian Debora, Homeboy Industries/Boyle Heights Photo collage and sixtysixdesignstudios/Roosevelt Helmet.
*November 19, 2014, Wednesday & All Wednesdays Of The Month, at 8 pm.
There it is! The mighty 4th Street Bridge, waiting for all of the action to begin each and every Wednesday night. The Boyle Heights Bridge Runners Club sponsors a weekly evening community “Run” across the 4th Street bridge, starting in Boyle Heights at the Mariachi Plaza. The short 3 mile route then heads west over the bridge to our Civic Center and then winds back to the starting point. The group routinely gathers at at El Espacio, 1839 E. 1st St., (right near the Plaza) at 7:45 pm to stretch, receive a brief introduction/orientation, and then it’s off to the “Run the Bridge” at 8 pm sharp. At the Run’s conclusion, a group stretch is done at Mariachi Plaza before everyone breaks up. This has become a great way to stay healthy, as well as meeting new friends. For more information on how to join up, go to their FaceBook pageand type in Boyle Heights Bridge Runners. The Run is also broken down for Beginners and Advanced. The formula is easy to follow and adapt to — (3) miles for the Advanced and (2) miles for the Beginners group. Beginners will do (5) intervals of (4) minutes running/with (2) minutes walking. The group’s Directors say they are nearing their goal of establishing (5) minutes running/with (1) minute walking at the (3) mile route. No excuses now! Get out those new and/or old running shoes and get into the swing of healthy living with the Boyle Heights Bridge Runners Club! It’s a fresh start you won’t forget!
*ONGOING Thru DECEMBER – Co-Ed Youth Basketball League Registrations @ Belvedere Park
Parents of youth basketball players, this is the time for you to take a moment and review the offer from the L.A. County Dept. of Recreation & Parks and register your boy or girl for their Winter 2015 recreational league at Belvedere Park. The park is located at 4914 Cesar Chavez, Ave. L.A. CA 90022. See the Blue flier below for more details. Registrations will continue through the end of the year, with the start of the season scheduled for January, 2015. Park Staff are encouraging “Sign-Ups” NOW since space will be limited. Start off the new year watching your son or daughter take to the basketball court with that huge smile on their face. It’ll be the start of something very, very good in their young lives. Call (323) 260-2361 for more details.
[PAST NOVEMBER EVENTS]
* November 16, 2014 – Sunday, 1 pm, Hollenbeck Youth Center/Inner City Games Youth Boxing Show
Youth Boxing fans and followers, it’s your turn to come out and support our young hopefuls in their pursuit of greatness in the “Sweet Science” sport of boxing. See the ICG-Hollenbeck Youth Center’s flier describing the upcoming event that will take place in the very same gym that the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games Gold Medalist, Paul Gonzales, our 1st Mexican-American/Chicano boxer and Roosevelt High School alumni, trained during his “Rise To The Top” in both Amateur and Professional boxing annals. Mark your calendars and come out and spend an afternoon watching our young potential championship talents display their skills. It’s a Sunday afternoon you won’t soon forget!
November 5, 2014, Wednesday, The “80th East L.A. Classic” Press Conference, East L.A. College Weingart Stadium, The Garden area.
Once again, the countdown is on for the annual battle for the bragging rights to East L.A. in the arrival of the 80th East L.A. Classic between the CIF/L.A. City Section’s and Eastern League schools, the Garfield “Bulldogs” and their longtime rival, the Roosevelt “Rough Riders.”During the week-long preparations by both schools, the press conference kicks-off the official 72 hour media countdown to the game, plus, it’s a chance to see both teams, their Coaches, their Principals, and their student body presidents come together, just as other famous school rivalries do, and talk about the game, the preparations, the community’s excitement, and the implications for playoffs.
*November 7, 2014, Friday “The East L.A. Classic” 7:30 pm @ East L.A. College /Weingart Stadium
Yes, that“Big Day” is coming this Friday, November 7th, and it’s being preceded by the“Big Week” as we head toward the 80th Annual “East L.A. Classic,” between longtime arch-rivals, the Garfield “Bulldogs” and the Roosevelt“Rough Riders.” The game will be played once again at East L.A. Community College with the Varsity game set to Kick-off at 7:30 pm. Remember that the JV game is also played on this date, and starts at 4:00 pm. Since it’s “Homecoming Night” for both schools, the halftime period is 30 minutes long, giving both schools’ Marching Bands, Drill & Flag Teams, great opportunities to perform for their highly enthusiastic and supportive student-bodies, families, friends, teachers and school administrators. Advance ticket sales are now available at both schools. In the meantime, get prepared for one of the “Best Friday Night Lights” games in the country, as the spotlight once again falls on our great community of East L.A. We hope you will make plans to be there and support your favorite school and team!!
*November 7, 2014, Friday, “5th Quarter Dance”
Join in all the great “Fun” right after“The East L.A. Classic” with the Garfield Alumni Foundation as they host their 52nd Annual “Classic Sports Night!” They all come together just after the game at the Quiet Cannon. All proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships for Garfield High School seniors. More information coming soon.
* November 9th, Sunday, East L.A. “Bulldogs” vs. Glendora – 1 pm @ Smith Park, 6016 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA. (New Location) – Junior Pee Wee Football Team/Post-Season Bowl Game.
The season isn’t quite over yet for these young and enthusiastic East l.A. “Bulldogs” Jr. Pee Wees. Pictured below is the entire team, their Coaches, and their Athletic Director. Do come out and support these future stars from our great community. You’ll be glad that you did. Remember, please feel free to contct Head Coach, Mike Aguilar at 323.396-4043 for more information on how to enroll your son in this outstanding sports and character building program. And by the way, cheerleading opportunities are available for the young ladies. Be sure to ask Coach Aguilar for more details on how you can also enroll your daughter into their great East L.A.”Bulldogs” youth program.
Top Row: #21 Daniel Campbell #1 Jason Saavedra #64 Robert Real #24 Jaison Vargas #74 Matthew Salinas #54 Angel Martin #44 Angel Figueroa; Middle Row: Coach Dave Manzo, Coach Steve Vega, AD/Mayra Orozco, Head Coach, Mike Aguilar, Coach Nathan Vega, Coach Robert Alfaro; Bottom Row: #50 Fernando Galvan #5 Simon Alvarez #32 Emir Acosta #7 Jesse Gomez #75 Jaycob Barro #20 Israel Munoz #88 Adrick Cruz #2 Adam Garcia Front Row: #84 Daniel Robles #3 Daniel Orozco