Several football players from Victor Valley College have made decisions on four-year colleges, according to Rams coach Dave Hoover.
Quarterback Travis Hunter (Barstow HS), wide receiver Pelton Smalls and offensive lineman Eric Wilkinson (Serrano HS) are headed to Kansas Wesleyan, continuing a pipeline of athletes from the High Desert to that school.
Noseguard Darnell Hicks is headed to Division II Texas A&M Kingsville while wide receiver Donald Fusilier will attend NAIA Lindenwood (Mo.)
Rounding out the group are linebacker Mike Matthews (Serrano HS) who will play at New Mexico State and offensive lineman Treven Medawar (Hesperia HS) who has chosen Benedictine (Kan.)
Fusilier was a first-team All-Mountain Conference selection while Hicks while Smalls and Hicks were second-team All-conference selections.
It was a good day for the local schools as both Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino swept men’s-women’s basketball doubleheaders up North and three of the four games were thrillers.
The lone blowout was on the men’s side where the Coyotes turned in a convincing 83-59 victory. The game was tied at 35 at the half but the Coyotes started the second with one of their patented runs and then coasted. Devon Davis had a career-high 20 to lead the blowout.
Meanwhile the Cal Poly men snapped a three-game losing, fending off San Fransisco State 63-60. A loss and the Broncos were in very big trouble. It’s one they badly need. Coach Greg Kamansky dressed eight players. One fouled out and four finished with four fouls each. Overtime would not have been good.
On the women’s side the Coyotes prevailed 59-50, as did the Broncos 68-66 in overtime.
The teams will swap opponents ofr play on Saturday.
The Cal State San Bernardino women’s softball team is picked to finish fifth out of 10 teams in a CCAA Preseason Coaches poll. The Coyotes tallied 41 votes, just one fewer than No. 4 UC San Diego and three less than No. 3 pick San Francisco State.
Humboldt State is the favorite, garnering five first-place votes and 76 total points.
The Coyotes, coached by Tacy Duncan, are coming off a 21-31 showing with injuries plaguing their effort at returning to the CCAA Tournament and Division II West Regional as they did in 2008.
The Coyotes lost 14 one-run games and four tw-run games in 2009.