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Post-graduation events ahead for area stars
Three-year varsity player Dylan DeBrouwer of Sierra will be a part of the 21st Annual High School All-Star Baseball-Softball Classic at the University of the Pacific next Friday. - photo by Bulletin file photo


• WHAT: Golden West Invitational
• WHEN: Today
• WHERE: Folsom High
• START: 5 p.m.
• ADMISSION: $10 adults, $5 students
• • •
• WHAT: All-Star Baseball-Softball Classic
• WHEN: Friday
• WHERE: University of the Pacific
• BB START: 6:15 p.m.
• SB START: 6:45 p.m.
• ADMISSION: $5 adults, 8-under free
• • •
• WHAT: Lions All-Star Football Game
• WHEN: Saturday, June 18
• WHERE: University of the Pacific
• PRE-GAME: 6 p.m.
• KICKOFF: 7 p.m.

 A select few of the area’s top graduated athletes aren’t ready to call it a high school career just yet.

The prestigious Golden West Invitational, hosted by USA Track & Field, will include Manteca High standout hurdler Paul Lyons IV today at Folsom High’s Prairie City Stadium.

Next Friday is the 21st Annual High School All-Star Baseball-Softball Classic at the University of the Pacific, which will also host the 38th Central California Lions All-Star Football Game the following day.

Track legends Evelyn Ashford, Bob Beamon, Marion Jones and Steve Prefontaine participated in the Golden West Invitational, now in its 52nd year.

Lyons, who placed eighth in the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships 110-meter hurdles last Saturday, earned an automatic invite by surpassing the meet standards of 15.50 in the 110 and 39.99

Fellow Manteca High grad and multi-sport star Matt Burrows was selected to participate in both all-star events at UOP next week but is questionable after suffering an ankle injury in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV baseball championship game.

All told, 21 area standouts were picked for the all-star baseball-softball games.

Included on the North squad with Burrows are Manteca High teammates Kevin Peck and Gabe Rellamas, Ripon High’s Zach Evans, Hayden Koch and Justin Scott, Elijah English and Aaron Fay both of Ripon Christian and Lathrop High’s Pablo Chavez.

On the South baseball team are East Union’s Justin Dias and Ronnie Limas along with Sierra’s Dylan DeBrouwer and Weston Ranch’s Akiha Etu.

For softball, representatives from the three rival schools in Manteca will all play for the South. The Manteca High trio of Mariah Navarro, Dallas Mould and Rochele Perez will be joined by East Union’s Brittany LaMar and Salina Tiscareno and Daylynn Penner of Sierra’s section championship club.

Ripon’s Alissa Vickers and Kendra Contente will compete for the North team.

Sierra coach Nick Olmo and Manteca assistant are on the staff for the South team, and Ripon’s Robert Vernon will help lead the South.

Ripon’s Mitchell Evans is a coach for the North baseball squad.

On Saturday, June 18, three players from Manteca High’s Valley Oak League co-championship football team will try and help the North continue its recent dominance in the Lions All-Star Game.

Making the roster along with Burrows are Buffaloes Robert Ladiges and Josh Nkwocha. Ripon lineman Andy Bunting will also play for the North.