Former Salinas bowler Kyle Taylor is the men’s basketball coach at Salt Lake Community College in Utah, which ranks number one in the country.
The Bruins are beginning to emerge 12-0 this season, having amassed all 16 votes from recent toppers to remain No. 1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s men’s basketball poll.
In his first two years as a Bruins coach, Taylor went 49-9, with appearances in two National Championships, and was the NJCAA West District coach of the year in 2020.
Taylor, a Salinas High School graduate in 2001, led Salinas to a 13-0 Monterey Bay League season, and a place in the Northern California Division I playoffs.
Taylor was a two-time member of The Herald’s All-County basketball team, and is the Cowboys’ all-time top scorer.
Steffers Carmel to play in the Final Collegiate Football
John Stivers will line up as an H linebacker and tight end Thursday for the last time as a college football player when they face Arizona State and Wisconsin in the Las Vegas Bowl.
The five-year-old played seven games this fall for the Sun Devils, primarily used as a running barrier on the field and in the offensive line as a tight end.
After spending his first four years playing at Harvard University, Stivers graduated and entered Arizona State to pursue a master’s degree. With an additional year of eligibility, he continued his career and made the Demons of the Sun list.
A member of The Herald’s All-County football, basketball, and baseball team in 2016, Stivers had 157 passes for 2,175 yards and 18 touchdowns in three seasons.
Bouyea on his way to professional hardwood marking at USF
After being given an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic, Jamaree Bouyea led the University of San Francisco men’s basketball team to start the game 11-1.
The 6-foot-3 Bouyea leads the Dons with 17.6 points per night, assists with 45. He also ranks second in ball possessions (20), blocks (14) and rebounds (4.6), while averaging 35.9 minutes into the competition. .
The all-West Coast Conference pick in 2021 and last year’s NABC All-District second-team pick, the former Palma producer has started 71 consecutive games for the Dons.
Bouyea entered season four all-time stealing 145 with Dons. He made it to the top 25 with a score of 1,342.
The 22-year-old’s efforts this season have put him on the radar of NBA scouts as a potential pick up late next summer.
The head guard led Palma to three consecutive undefeated seasons in the Gabilan Division and a place in the statewide Division IV title match in 2016.
Appointed Ramos all-conference quarterback for Southeast Louisiana
Senior quarterback Alexis Ramos has been named to the All-Southland Conference first team for the Southeast Louisiana Football League.
The former Alisal High star led the Lions in the tackles for the third consecutive season, finishing the season with a score of 78 – just two short of his one-season career.
Southeast Louisiana reached the second round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs, falling to James Madison to finish the season 9-4.
In three seasons in southeast Louisiana, Ramos accumulated 238 tackles, seven sacks, and three forced fumbles during 34 games.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Ramos was the top defensive player in this year’s American Golden Conference at Hartnell College in 2018.
California Rodeo Salinas Offering Scholarships in 2022
Salinas Valley high school students, who attend Hartnell College, can apply for California Rodeo Salinas scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.
The California Rodeo Association has had a scholarship program with Hartnell since 1986. Applications will be accepted through March 2.
Community Foundation applications for the Monterey County Scholarship will be accepted from January 3 to March 15.
The program allows students who are members of the California Rodeo Salinas Commission, or who are associated with members of the commission, to apply for scholarships of $5,000 worth of scholarships for any college or educational program after high school. Go to https://www.carodeo.com/p/about-us/community/scholarships.
Paul Wilcox Golf Championship
Coach Paul Wilcox will be holding his sixth annual Golf Classic on January 15 at Bayont Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside.
Wilcox spent more than 40 years of his life coaching baseball at all levels, ending his career at Stevenson before succumbing to cancer.
All proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society in honor of Coach Wilcox. The event raised more than $60,000 in its first five years.
Coordination is a stampede of four people. Single players will be paired up. Go to www.CoachWilcoxClassic.com
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