Chaffey College men’s basketball standout Anthony Soares is headed to Touro College, located in Bay Shore, N.Y.
Soares is interested in the medical field and Touro is noted for its health sciences program. He will be starting the Physician Assistant program in the fall.
Soares was a part-time starter and major contributor on a Panthers squad that went 27-7 and advanced to the Southern California Regional Finals. He averaged six points and 3.4 rebounds and shot 80 percent from the free-throw line. He had a high game of 16 points in a winning effort vs Ventura.
Soares also competed in track, placing third at the state meet in the high jump.
Soares is the fourth player from the Panthers to decide on a four-year university. The others are Lamar Williams (Columbus State), Nickalas Turner (Minot State) and Winston Robinson (Mountain State).
Sophomore guard Ashleigh Frazier (Redlands East Valley) has signed a letter of intent with Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
She helped the San Bernardino Valley College Wolverines to back-to-back Foothill Conference title teams, inlcuding the 2007-2008 team that tied the school record for most consecutive wins and most wins a season.
She was a first-team All-Foothill Conference selection, averaging 8.l7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Her best games were a 22-point showing against Victor Valley and a 21-point effort against Chaffey.
She plans to major in photography.
The Urban Knights compete in the Pacific West Conference and are coming off a 6-20 season in their first year at the Division II level.
The University of Redlands football team landed at No. 23 on the USA Today Sports Weekly 2009 College Football Special Edition Preseason Top 25 for NCAA Division III. Redlands is the only team from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) included on the poll.
This is the second time this summer that the Bulldogs have earned a preseason ranking, following their No. 22 showing on Sporting News Magazine’s Top 25 in June.
The Bulldogs look forward to the upcoming season as they excitedly return the 2007 SCIAC Offensive Player of the Year in senior quarterback Dan Selway (Villa Park, CA), who sat out much of last season with an injury.
In addition, the Redlands defense strives to remain stingy against the run and repeat its nationally ranked numbers. The team was first among Division III in tackles for a loss (11.1 TFL/game) and rushing defense (58.33 yards/game). In addition, the Bulldogs finished first in the nation in net punting with a 37.42 average. With 28 sacks for 182 yards, the Maroon and Gray boasted the fourth-best total in this category.
The Bulldogs kick off the 2009 season at home in Ted Runner Stadium on September 12 with a 5 p.m. contest against East Texas Baptist University in the teams’ first meeting.