On the local college front this weekend . . .

It’s slim pickings for those hoping to see one of the local college football teams at home this weekend. On Saturday San Bernardino Valley College (0-3) will host Victor Valley (1-2) and Grossmont will visit Chaffey (2-1), both games kicking off at 6 p.m.

Let’s start with the battle between two local teams. SBVC will have yet another uphill battle. The Wolverines, who have lost 18 staright games dating back to 2007, are improved. But they’re probably not good enough to beat Victor Valley which went toe-to-toe with highly touted Mt, SAC last week.

Chaffey has a tough one on its hands in Grossmont which is back to being Grossmont after a couple of average seasons. To have any chance at all the Panthers have to keep their composure. The Grossmont team is known for arrogance and cheap shots. (They’re one of the most penalized teams in the state every year). They like to get under the skin of the opposing team. The trick is to avoid retaliating!

There are a couple of other athletic events of note . . .

In volleyball, No. 2 Cal State San Bernardino (12-0) will host No. 15 Sonoma State (14-1) at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Coussoulis Arena. The Coyotes are coming off a complete dismantling of local rival Cal Poly Pomona on Wednesday.

If soccer is your game, University of Redlands will be hosting Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in a women’s game at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Both qualified for the NCAA Division III playoffs last season with Redlands winning the regular season SCIAC title, only to be upset by the Athenas in the SCIAC tourney final for the conference automatic bid. Redlands advanced any way as a wildcard.

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