Youth excels after severed arm is reattached

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It was completely severed,” said Singletary’s father, Lamont, “and the doctors weren’t sure if the veins and arteries would work again. There was only a 25 percent chance. I guess my son has really overcome the odds, but I’m just thankful he’s still alive. “He could have bled to death or gotten gangrene. There were so many different obstacles, and we’re just blessed he’s still here.” Malik averaged about eight points and seven rebounds in basketball this fall. He’s in his second year of youth football this season, starting as an offensive and defensive lineman for the Canyon Country Outlaws, who have a 6-0 record. Hart High of Newhall quarterback Tyler Lyon, one of the nation’s top football recruits, has narrowed his college choices to Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon State. He has ruled out Notre Dame, LSU, Mississippi, BYU and Rutgers. He also plans to play baseball in college, “and that’s what we’re telling everyone we’re talking to,” said his father, Chuck, the football coach at College of the Canyons. Tyler Lyon, who passed for more than 3,100 yards as a junior, has been hampered by injuries this season. He has thrown for 584 yards and three touchdowns in three-plus games. An elbow injury to his pitching elbow limited him to two innings for Hart’s baseball team last spring. Agoura High right-hander Jason Stoffel, the Marmonte League baseball Pitcher of the Year and a first-team All-Southern Section Div. I selection, has verbally committed to Arizona. Former Harvard-Westlake of Studio City girls’ soccer star Jill Oakes scored two goals – her second and third of the season – in UCLA’s 3-0 triumph Friday at Oregon. Oakes, a preseason All-American who has played for the U.S. national team, anchors the fourth-ranked Bruins’ backline. After a failed NFL tryout last spring with the Kansas City Chiefs last spring, former Southern Section Div. III Co-Player of the Year Pat Norton (Hart High/UCLA) has turned his sights to Arena Football. The running back/linebacker will try out Oct. 26 for the Avengers, and he’s hoping a year of the indoor game can open the door for another shot at the NFL. Scott French and Heather Gripp contributed. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After severing his arm in a childhood accident nine years ago, Malik Singletary has made quite the comeback. The eighth-grader at Sierra Vista Junior High in Canyon Country, whose arm was reattached, has developed into one of the Santa Clarita Valley’s top young basketball and football players. center_img “I just decided I would never give up, said Singletary, 13. “I think I can be an inspiration to other kids.” He was nearly killed in an home accident when he was 4. His arm was sliced off at the biceps when he stuck it into a washing machine, and he underwent 14 hours of reconstructive surgery. last_img read more