Hendren retires

Longtime Redwood Christian High girls basketball coach Joe Hendren has retired after 18 seasons as head coach of the Eagles. He has a lifetime record of 306-173, which includes a California Interscholastic Federation Division V state championship title in 2000, a CIF Division V state championship berth in 2001, and Central Coast Section Division V crowns in 2001 and 2002.
“Well, mostly it was two fold,” said Hendren, 57, about the reason for his decision. “One, I’ve got five grandchildren, and during the whole winter season, I’m not home much. My wife takes care of the kids, and I don’t get to see them too much. … Part of it, to be honest with you, 18 years with the varsity girls, and 28 years coaching basketball, I kind of needed a breather.
“God has blessed me a million times over, being (at Redwood Christian). It’s been great.”


Wood bat proposal voted down

Just got word from Chace Bryson that the North Coast Section Board of Managers voted down a proposal to play the NCS baseball playoffs with wood bats, with 35 votes against to just 12 in favor.

We’ll have more info this afternoon when Chace gets back from the meeting and puts fingers to keyboard. So, check the web site later today for a complete story.


HN frosh has big triple jump

Holy Names High freshman Sasha Wallace won the triple jump today at the James Logan Top 8 Track and Field Invitational with an outstanding mark of 40 feet even. Entering last week, only two high school girls triple jumpers in the state had marks that were longer under any conditions, according to DyeStatCal.com.

James Logan’s Ciarra Brewer, the defending state champion in the girls triple jump, did not compete in the triple jump or long jump due to a lingering hamstring injury, confirmed James Logan coach Lee Webb. St. Elizabeth’s Ashton Purvis, the defending girls 200 state champ and state leader in the 100 and 200 this season, was entered in both events, but competed in the Brutus Hamilton Invitational at Cal today.