Softball champion named
The Torture ended the Steelheads’ season and won the San Lorenzo Valley IOOF Co-ed recreational A-league title with a 6-5 win at Highlands Park on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
The Torture finished the regular season in second place with an 8-2 record, but they slipped by the 10-0 Steelheads in the championship game.
In the co-ed B-league, the Coyotes defeated the Beer Sluggers 12-11 in another tight battle.
The men’s league championships were played after press time Wednesday, Aug. 15.
SLV alumnus plays in NFL preseason game
San Lorenzo Valley High graduate Nick Johnson had two catches for 12 yards and made a tackle in his first NFL preseason game Sunday, Aug. 12.
Johnson was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent out of Henderson State University. He practiced all summer with the Rams and saw his first game action in the Ram’s first preseason game, a 38-3 loss to the Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts.
Johnson’s catches — the first for 5 yards and the second for 7 yards — came in the fourth quarter from rookie quarterback Austin Davis. Johnson’s tackle came after Davis threw an interception on a pass intended for another receiver.
Johnson is a 2007 San Lorenzo Valley High School graduate. He attended Cabrillo College for two years and then transferred to Henderson State, where he played two seasons.
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