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Around the SCV: Honors are still arriving

Local football players awarded; special needs hockey game and rugby ahead

Posted: January 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Football season may be in the distance, but honors keep coming for Santa Clarita Valley athletes.

Canyon High quarterback Cade Apsay was named this week to the CalHiSports.com All-State Junior Third Team.

Apsay was a first-year varsity starter in 2012 for the Cowboys as a junior and was a Signal All-Santa Clarita Valley first-teamer.

Apsay passed for 3,333 yards and 39 touchdowns to 14 interceptions this season and was also named the Foothill League’s Offensive Player of the Year.

Also recently, Trinity Classical Academy received word of Heritage League honors.

Included in that was Heritage Player of the Year Dakota Prochnow.

Prochnow was an All-CIF Division II 8-man selection who passed for 1,757 yards and 25 touchdowns to seven interceptions.

The senior added 825 rushing yards and 18 rushing scores, 205 receiving yards and three more scores and 98 tackles, nine interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

His 46 total touchdowns are the most by a Santa Clarita Valley 8-man football player ever.

Junior Spencer Klehn was named Heritage Offensive Player of the Year and Mike Buchanan was selected as coach of the year.

Trinity had six All-Heritage League first-teamers in Patch Kulp, Eli Skorich, James Almeida, Ryan Brooks, Kasey Klar and Nick Spinello. Second-teamers were Chris Buchanan, Donny MacAdam and Colton Oshiro.



Two Unique Saturday events

The Valencia S.N.A.P. (Special Needs Athletes & Peers) Flyers will face the California Condors on Saturday at Ice Station Valencia in the first-ever special needs hockey game at the arena.

The Valencia S.N.A.P. Flyers is made up of people from the local nonprofit Bridges to Ability Foundation, which provides teens and adults with developmental disabilities vocational, educational, social, athletic and recreational programs.

Prior to the game, Bridges to Ability is holding a Skate-a-Thon fundraiser at the Ice Station from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. that will benefit the S.N.A.P. Flyers.

More information can be found at www.bridgestoability.org.

Also on Saturday, the SCV Rugby Tigers are hosting their third annual tournament at Central Park.

Hundreds are expected for the tournament, slated to start at 9 a.m.

Former Signal staffer honored

Former Signal sports staff writer Scott Galetti (2001-2006) was recently named the 2012 New Mexico Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Galetti left The Signal in 2006 to return to broadcasting and has been the voice of the University of New Mexico Lobos since August 2008.

Galetti will receive the award during the 54th annual NSSA Awards Weekend in Salisbury, N.C., June 8-10.

Others receiving honors that weekend will be Dan Patrick, Dick Vitale and sportswriter Mitch Albom.

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