first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Bobby Sylvester, the Fontana High School football standout who was the CIF Division 1 co-Player of the Year in 1989. There was a time when a visit by the “King and His Court” was the highlight of the year for any city without a major league franchise. It was as close to big-time as most cities got. Eddie Feigner was virtually as popular as any baseball player and feared by anyone who stepped into the batter’s box. Not only did the people come to see him throw a softtball close to 100 mph, but also to see him do it blindfolded and play with only three others. Many of us can recall 1967 when in two innings of an exhibition game, Feigner struck out Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Brooks Robinson, Maury Wills, Harmon Killebrew and the late Roberto Clemente. The King and His Court are due in Loma Linda on Sept. 11 for a charity softball game to benefit the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital. A group of area all-stars of various ages will play against the traveling four-man team. This will be the last chance to catch Feigner, on the road for his 61st year. Not bad for a man who just turned 80. A site has not yet been finalized since there’s no telling how many will show up to see Feigner. The King and His Court are still attracting big numbers in his farewell tour. … Adam Johnson was a quarterback at Etiwanda High School, Chaffey College and the University of Buffalo. These days, he’s making his living as a long snapper for the Carolina Panthers. He’s easy to spot on the telecats (6-foot-5, 213 pounds), wearing number 41 and hunching over for each punt, extra point and field goal attempt. … Chuck Asiodu, a 2001 graduate of Ayala High School, has been placed on the pro prospects list by Consensus Draft Services, one of a handful of NAIA players selected. The 6-foot-5, 265-pouund Asiodu is a defensive end at Azusa Pacific, where he recorded 80 tackles last year, including 32 for loss and 14 sacks. He also carries a 3.60 GPA in business administration. Following Ayala, Asiodu played two years at Mt. San Antonio College, where he gained All-America honors. He transferred to Colorado State in 2003 but returned last year to Southern California and APU. … Young Skyler Williams of Ontario won a gold and two silver medals competing in the State of American Games in Colorado Springs representing California. The 8-year-old was first in the 100 meters and runnerup in the 50- and 200-meters. Dad Robert Williams competes in the Police and Fire Games and mom Charmaine Strother was a former sprinter. They serve as Skyler’s coaches. … Look for Chaffey College to announce its new women’s basketball coach sometime this week. The search to replace Dawn Baker attracted a solid field, which was narrowed down to five. The interview process has been completed and all that’s needed is a final OK from several levels. It’s been a quick turnaround since Baker’s resignation in late June, considering the state requirement. Of course, the late start has hampered recruiting efforts, but one should remember that Baker wasn’t named until April in 2002 and still made the playoffs all of her three years on the job. … Caltrans employees out of the District 8 office in San Bernardino are planning a tennis tournament next month at Perris Hill Park. The tourney is not just for state employees, but those who enjoy the game. The tournament will run each Tuesday and Thursday from Sept. 1 through Sept. 15, from 5:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the San Bernardino facility. The annual event, which started in 2002, is run by employees to promote goodwill and sportsmanship and is not state-sponsored. … Special memo to Jimmy: There is a slight resemblance to the Babe, but he could go deep once in a while. … Pete Rose will be in Rancho Cucamonga this evening at the new Sisley Kitchen at Victoria Gardens. He’ll pass out autograph photos and three jerseys will be randomly awarded to diners. … Cryptic message: Quite suddenly, a new outlook, just in time with football just around the corner. … The 10th annual Dave Stockton Coyote Classic is set for Nov. 7 at the PGA of Southern California at Oak Valley, near Beaumont. It is the single largest fund-raiser for Cal State San Bernardino student-athletes. In 2004, the classic grossed more than $100,000 for the first time. Information is available by calling (909) 537-5049. … “Wally’s Garage Sale” is set for Aug. 31 at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum at Fairplex. Not only will it be free admission to the museum and hundreds of classic cars, but a big discount at the gift shop. … On a personal note: We always enjoyed a special bond with Orland DiCiccio, and it was more than just being on the same Hall of Fame committee. Perhaps it was the fact that he worked at Kaiser Steel for so long and I was a Kaiser child. Orland, who scored a touchdown on Chaffey College’s winning team at the Junior Rose Bowl in 1949, passed away last week. He will be missed by not only his family, but those who had the pleasure to cross his path. Louis Brewster is the Sports Editor of the Sun. His column appears Tuesday. He can be reached at (909) 386-3935 or [email protected] last_img read more