forgotten. Jenkins died May 29 from injuries to his neck that were
caused when he was swept down a waterfall near Yosemite.
There were a handful of individual and team accomplishments that
will be etched in the minds of fans. Maybe some of these competitors
will enjoy success at the collegiate level.
Returning athletes will be afforded the chance to repeat their
feats. That's all competitors can ask for during their four-year high
The Hoover High boys' tennis team, led by Coach Lynn Santamaria,
won the CIF Southern Section Division I championship May 29 at the
Claremont Tennis Center.
A most valuable quartet involving four of the area's top baseball
and softball players were named league most valuable players.
Former Crescenta Valley and NFL player Tom Holmoe was named
Associate Athletics Director for Development at Brigham Young
University in May. Holmoe won four Super Bowls rings as a
player/coach with the San Francisco 49ers.
Here's a recap of the events that unfolded during the 2002 spring
Jenkins, who graduated from CV in 2001 and then attended San Jose
State, was a physical specimen who dominated the Pacific League in
basketball and swimming.
Jenkins' death touched the nerve of the community who watched and
read about many of his accomplishments. He was a two-time News-Press
Male Athlete of the Year and left CV as the basketball program's
sixth all-time leading scorer. He earned league most valuable player
and All-CIF Southern Section honors in 2000 and 2001.
Jenkins also was a member of three CIF Division II boys' swimming
team championships, in addition to winning four CIF individual
Jenkins became the third prominent CV graduate to die since July,
"This is a happy, happy day for Hoover High School," Hoover
co-Principal Kevin Welsh said after the Tornadoes netted an 11-7
victory against Palos Verdes Peninsula in the Division I championship
match at the Claremont Tennis Club.
It marked the first time that Hoover won a tennis title and it was
their first appearance in the championship match since 1931. It was
Hoover's first CIF championship since the baseball team won it in