Chaffey’s Andrew Dorado headed next headed to Kansas

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Chaffey College baseball standout Andrew Dorado has decided his next step is to NAIA Sterling College in Kansas where he will join Panther teammate Isaiah Delsi.

Dorado, a native of West Covina, batted a state best .444 with seven doubles and 29 RBI.

He helped the Panthers to a three-way tie for first-place in the Foothill Conference with San Bernardino Valley and Rio Hondo.

Sterling ended its season with a 40-20 record and was eliminated from the national tournament in Jackson, Miss. in May. It marked the third straight 40-win season.

Local water polo standout signs with Mercyhurst

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Austin Postovoit of the Mt. SAC men’s water polo team has signed with NCAA Division II Mercyhurst University (Erie, Penn.). He is also a graduate of the successful program at Don Lugo High School.

Postovoit ranked seventh in the state in scoring last season, tallying 67 goals and 55 assists in helping the Mounties to  a 17-11 record, ending with a 15-11 loss to Cerritos in the Southern Region playoffs.

Mercyhurst went 19-8 last season.

 

 

SBVC basketball players decide on four-year schools

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Three San Bernardino Valley College basketball players have decided the next step in their collegiate careers.

Leading the way is Don Lugo High School graduate Tymarieh Dixon, a 6-foot-4 guard who is headed to Cal Poly Pomona. He averaged 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Wolverines who won the Foothill Conference and advanced to the state championship game before losing to Santa Rosa.

Dixon scored in double digits 21 times, the season high being a 22-point effort against Barstow.

The other two saw more limited playing time. Forward Marcus Fuggins is headed to Morehead State while forward Darren Smith will attend Prairie View A&M.

 

 

Local SCIAC football players earn preseason honor

 

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Six players from local SCIAC schools are among those earning preseason All-America honors from USA Football Network.

The defending conference champion University of Redlands led the way with three selections. Heading the trio is senior offensive lineman Aaron Hinkle who was named to the first team. Senior linebacker Michael Tootle was selected to the second team while junior quarterback Kevin Russell was named third team.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps had two players singled out. Senior defensive lineman Alex Chang was placed on third team while senior linebacker Max Winsberg was honorable mention.

The University of La Verne had senior defensive lineman Nik Gutierrez, a native of Pomona and Walnut High School graduate, named to third team.

Former CS San Bernardino pitcher earns weekly honor

Former Cal State San Bernardino baseball standout Kerry Kelley has gotten off to a good start in his professional debut with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.

The left-handed pitcher earned Pitcher of the Week honors after a stellar showing in his second and third professional starts. Kelley threw 15 innings, allowing just 1one earned run, one walk and seven hits.

He is now 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA and a 0.650 WHIP in his young professional career. He went 7 innings on Tuesday to beat the defending Frontier League champion Schaumburg Boomers, then went 8 to beat Joliet on Sunday.

Bonita grad Justin Garza makes USA Baseball Collegiate Team

Bonita High School product Justin Garza and Cal State Fullerton teammate Thomas Eshelman have been named to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team final 24-man roster.

Eshelman and Garza become the 22nd and 23rd Titans to represent Cal State Fullerton on the Collegiate National Team dating back to 1987. The sophomore right-handers are amongst 19 players representing USA Baseball for the first time in their amateur careers.

Garza was 5-4 with a 3.22 ERA in 73 innings for the Titans the past season.

On June 21, Eshelman and Garza combined to pitch six perfect innings, three apiece, and struck out 11 of the 18 outs they recorded in Team USA’s first game of training camp. Team USA went 6-1 during the seven-game training camp and Garza would tie for the team lead with eight strikeouts in two appearances while Eshelman was 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA and seven strikeouts.

The Collegiate National Team opens its Friendship Series against Chinese Taipei at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The teams will play again on July 2 at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on July 3 at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C., and on July 4 and 5 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

Redlands duo chosen for All-Star team to compete internationally

Guard Colleen Goeser and forward Brittany Oster, formerly of the University of Redlands basketball team have been chosen for the 2014 USA Division III Women’s Basketball Team. It is made up of NCAA Division III basketball players who have been recognized as All-America, All-Region, and/or All-Conference honorees.

The squad begins its tour on July 21 in Orlando, Fla., for orientation and practices before heading to Sao Paulo, Brazil, on the 22nd. The USA Division III Women’s Basketball Team travels with the men’s equivalent to play doubleheaders on July 23, 24, and 25 against selected teams from the region. The tour wraps up on July 26, when the teams travel to Rio de Janeiro for their final game on the 28th.

Goeser ranked second among the Bulldogs in scoring with 13.2 points per game and averaged 4.5 assists.

Oster provides an impressive overall resume as well, having competed as a forward for Redlands throughout her four-year career. As a Bulldog, she accumulated enough points to rank fifth on the all-time list while becoming the eighth member of the 1000-point club at Redlands.

As a senior, Oster averaged a double-double, scoring 18.1 points and pulling in 10.7 rebounds per game, which ultimately landed her on the All-SCIAC First Team. She also received D3hoops.com Third-Team All-West Region honors and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III All-America Honorable Mention to conclude her career.

Redlands football team earns preseason rankings

The University of Redlands football team has earned preseason rankings in two national publications.

In the Sporting News College Football’s preview, the Bulldogs sit No. 24, while Lindy’s Sports places Redlands 11th.

Redlands is the sole representative of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) to appear in either top-25 lists.

Redlands opens the 2014 season with back-to-back ranked foes in No. 4/6 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.) on Sept. 13 in Belton, Tex. and No. 3/3 Linfield (Ore.) on Sept. 20 at Ted Runner Stadium.

While returning more than half of the starters, Redlands counts on junior quarterback Kevin Russell and senior linebacker Michael Tootle. A year ago, these dynamic First-Team All-SCIAC performers helped to lead the Bulldogs to the program’s 29th SCIAC title.

The 2014 season marks Head Coach Mike Maynard’s 27th year at the helm of Bulldog football. He owns a career record of 164-75-1 as the winningest coach in program history.

Four area schools boast All-American tennis honorees

The West Region has always been particularly strong when it comes to NCAA Division III tennis. Well that has shown in the number of players from area schools who have been recognized as All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

A player must meet any of the following criteria to earn ITA All-America honors:

Singles
1. Top 8 seed in NCAA singles tournament; 2. Win one round at NCAA singles tournament; 3. Finish in the Top 20 in the final ITA Rankings; 4. Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament; 5. Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships.

Doubles
1. Top 4 seed in NCAA doubles tournament; 2. Win one round at NCAA doubles tournament; 3. Finish in the Top 10 in the final ITA Rankings; 4. Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament; 5. Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships

The players honored are:

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men- Warren Wood, Joe Dorn, Skyler Butts, Nik Marino (All in singles. Wood-Dorn also in doubles

Pomona-Pitzer men - Chris Weichert, Antony Bello (doubles)

University of Redlands men - Patrick Lipscomb

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women - Caroline Ward (singles and doubles), Katie Kuosmen (doubles with Ward).

Pomona-Pitzer women - Samantha Chao, Lea Lynn Yen (doubles)

University of La Verne women - Andrea Madrigal (singles), Laina Matsuda-Jeanette Losaria (doubles).

University of Redlands women - Jessica Ly-Ceara Sumida (doubles).

Congratulations to all!

Chaffey baseball players make plan\s to move on

Chaffey College had a trip of players decide on their next step.

Outfielder Trevor Williams will stay closest to home and play at Cal State San Bernardino while infielder Mason Shiflett will go to West Texas A&M and right-handed pitcher Tanner Kiest to Central Michigan.

Shiflett (Riverside King) hit .303 with six doubles, two triples, 24 RBI and 31 runs scored.

Kiest (Yucaipa HS) was 3-5 with a 5.40 ERA in 11 appearances on the mound but had 70 strikeouts in 49 innings.

Williams (Riverside King) hit .284 with 22 RBI and 31 runs scored.