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Canyon-related prosperity, TMC makes the grade

Posted: November 19, 2008 10:22 p.m.
Updated: November 20, 2008 4:50 a.m.

Two former teammates from the 2006 State Champion Canyon football team faced off on Saturday.

In the matchup between BYU and Air Force Academy, former Canyon running back J.J. DiLuigi and offensive lineman A.J. Wallerstein were against each other - DiLuigi for BYU (10-1, 6-1) and Wallerstein for Air force (8-3, 5-2).

DiLuigi, who had no carries in the game, and the No. 17 Cougars defeated Air Force 38-24.

Smart honors
The Golden State Athletic Conference released its scholar athletes for fall sports and The Master's College has topped the list with 13 honorees.

The award is given to athletes who have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA in their third year or more in competition. The Mustangs men's soccer team had five selections followed by women's soccer with three.

Women's cross country and women's volleyball had two while men's cross country had one honoree.

The honorees are: Matt Cox, Cody Jenison, David Myers, Jonathan Roberts, Tyler Salvey (men's soccer); Kelsey Landes, Mary Lee, Natalie Totaro (women's soccer); Tanya Bekendam, Jill DeVries (women's volleyball); Megan Liederbach, Liliana Tamez (women's cross country); and Jeff Jackson (men's cross country).

Another state championship?
Former Canyon football coach Harry Welch has led his St. Margaret's Tartans football team to the top of the CIF-Small Schools South Division state bowl game rankings.

The team sits ahead of Parker of San Diego and Santa Clara of Oxnard.

Currently the team is 10-0 and is on a 38-game winning streak. Welch's teams are responsible for 24 of those wins.

Getting looks
Canyon quarterback Jordan Adamczyk is already making plans for the next step in his football career.
Adamczyk has been in talks with the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah University.

The 6-foot 2-inch senior who led the Foothill League in passing yards (2,622) said he is anxious to get more looks from other top college programs.


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