Rancho Cucamonga’s Ryan Nitz having stellar season at Monterey

Ryan Nitz

Local product Ryan Nitz is having quite a senior season at NCAA Division II Cal State Monterey Bay.

Nitz, a graduate of Rancho Cucamonga High School and Chaffey College, is averaging 19.8 points per game, ranking him second in the CCAA. He is also eighth in rebounding at 6 per game.

He is coming off a solid weekend having scored 29 points on 12-for-17 shooting from the field at home against Cal State San Bernardino. The next night he
tallied a career-high 31 in a 71-60 upset of first-place UC San Diego.

Nitz missed all of last season with a foot injury sustained before the season started.


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Local product Stephen Johnson signs with Kentucky

Stephen Johnson had a breakout season at College of the Desert. Now he is taking his talent to the SEC – University of Kentucky to be exact.

Johnson, a 2013 graduate of Los Osos, signed with the school last week and will leave on Monday having enrolled early.

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Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder, completed 257 of 441 passes (58.3%) for 3,210 yards with 34 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.

He originally signed with Grambling out of high school and red-shirted his first year.

He started the first four games of the 2014 season, then sustained a sprained ankle that resulted in him missing several weeks. He never really got a chance to get the job back when he returned.

Johnson had the feeling he wasn’t going to get the job back as sophomore either so he got back in touch with Desert coach Jack Steptoe, with whom he was familiar from his participation in some camps which he attended while in high school.

His outstanding season for the Roadrunners helped land him multiple offers. Besides Kentucky he had offers from Hawaii, Arkansas State, Florida A&M, Eastern Michigan, Morgan State, Nevada-Reno and Lamar.

“They are very passionate about their sports there,” Johnson said of Kentucky. “I really liked the coaches and the team. There will be competition for the position but I’m not afraid of that.”

Johnson is hoping enrolling early will give him a leg up on the competition. He plans to major in economics or business.

“You really have to do that if you’re going to come in and play at this level,” he added.

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All-State, All-Region honors handed out for JC football

Here are the recent honors handed out in community college football:

Offensive Player of Year –
Johnny Stanton, Saddleback

WR De’Jai Whitaker, Soph., Cerritos
WR Devin Gray, Soph., Sierra
WR Mike Wilson, Fr., Long Beach
WR Eppy Henriques, Soph., Hartnell
OL A.J. McCollum, Soph., San Francisco
OL Tyson Rising, Soph., Ventura
OL Paul Ramirez, Soph., San Bernardino Valley
OL Derrick Schayo, Soph., Sierra,
OL Breonte Matthews, Soph., Fullerton
QB Johnny Stanton, Soph., Saddleback
RB Lashone Garnett, Soph., Siskiyous
RB Deion Walker, Fr., San Bernardino Valley
ALL-P Connor Silveria, Soph., Shasta
PR Everette Deveaux, Soph., Siskiyous
KR Elijah Cunningham, Fr., Santa Barbara
UT Leonard Skaettebo, Soph., Sacramento
P Jake Lanski, Soph., Ventura

Defensive Player of Year –
Rod Jones, San Francisco

DL Rod Jones, Soph., San Francisco
DL Mat Boesen, Soph., Long Beach
DL Nick Terry, Soph., American River
DL Dougladson Subtyl, Soph., Victor Valley
LB Jordan Kunaszyk, Fr., American River
LB Suliasi Tamaivena, Soph., Mt. SAC
LB Mikias Alipate, Soph., San Mateo
LB AJ Hotchkiss, Soph., Riverside
DB Kiante Goedeau, Soph., Long Beach
DB Kesomi Mafi, Soph., Laney
DB Marcus Meredith, Soph., Saddleback
DB Deante Fortenberry, Fr., San Francisco
PT Corey Bojorquez, Soph., Cerritos

COACH OF YEAR – Jimmy Collins, San Francisco

All-California First Team Offense

TE Brendan Moseley, Soph., Chaffey
TE Tim Holt, Soph., Fullerton
WR De’Jai Whitaker, Soph., Cerritos
WR Mike Wilson, Fr., Long Beach
WR Stefan Derrick, Soph., Orange Coast
WR Dominic Collins, Soph., Saddleback
WR Nick Jones, Fr., Canyons
WR Quest Truxton, Soph., Golden West
WR KJ Young, Soph, Riverside
OL Breontae Matthews, Soph., Fullerton
OL Sean Krepz, Soph., Riverside
OL Markus Boyer, Soph., Saddleback
OL Jarred Dorton, Soph., Bakersfield
OL Joe Kupcikevicius, Soph., Mt. SAC
OL Jake Nelson, Fr., Saddleback
OL Michael Green, Soph., Chaffey
QB Johnny Stanton, Soph., Saddleback
QB Ty Gangi, Fr., Ventura
RB Chris Beeson, Soph., Ventura
RB Quincy Ross, Soph., Chaffey
ALL-P Jordan Veasy, Soph., Golden West
ALL-P Darren Johnson, Soph., Long Beach
PR Aaren Vaughns, Soph., Mt. SAC
KR Malik Williams, Soph., Allen Hancock
PK Jake Lanski, Soph., Ventura
PK Brandon Garcia, Fr., Mt. SAC

All-California First Team Defense

DL Mat Boesen, Soph., Long Beach
DL Devyn Comer, Soph., Palomar
DL Norman Moimoi, Soph., Mt. SAC
DL Justin Stewart, Soph., Golden West
DL Ray Price, Soph., Cerritos
DL Josh Fatu, Soph., Long Beach
DL Antonio Haynes, Soph., Ventura
DL David Fangupo, Soph., Cerritos
ILB AJ Hotchkiss, Soph., Riverside
ILB Mark Cushing, Soph., Orange Coast
LB Thomas Cletcher, Fr., Fullerton
OLB Sitveni Tamaivena, Soph., Mt. SAC
OLB Suliasi Tamaievna, Soph., Mt. SAC
OLB Keith Walker, Soph., Cerritos
CB Kiante Goudeau, Soph., Long Beach
CB DerrickWorthy, Soph., Orange Coast
CB Dominic Frasch, Soph., Bakersfield
FS London Iakopo, Soph., Long Beach
FS Marcus Meredith, Soph., Saddleback
PT Corey Bojorquez, Soph., Cerritos
PT James Fonseca, Fr., Riverside

Coach of Year – Mark McElroy, Saddleback

All-California First Team Offense

Offensive Player of Year – Troy Williams, Santa Monica

TE Jacob Ortale, Fr., Santa Barbara
WR Alex Byers, Soph., Antelope Valley
WR Tristan Buyck, Soph., Desert
WR Mason Rutherford, Sop., San Bernardino Valley
WR Devonte Milligan, Soph., Victor Valley

OL Isaac McClain, Fr., Santa Barbara
OL Anthony Palomares, Fr., Victor Valley
OL Paul Ramirez, Soph., San Bernardino Valley

OL Jonathan Magana, Soph., Santa Monica
OL Jason Nein, Soph., Antelope Valley
OL Eric Swanson, Soph., Desert
OL Austyn Ward, Soph., LA Pierce
QB Troy Williams, Soph., Santa Monica
QB Stephen Johnson, Soph., Desert (Los Osos HS)
QB Sam Allen, Fr., Victor Valley

QB Blake Sheppard, Fr., Antelope Valley
RB Roger Jones, Soph., Santa Monica
RB Deion Walker, Fr., San Bernardino Valley
ALL-P Reginald Macon, Fr., Desert
ALL-P Venel Dossous, Soph., Mt. San Jacinto
KR Elijah Cunningham, Fr., Santa Barbara
KR Laquan Washington, Fr., Mt. San Jacinto
UT Damaja Young, Soph., Santa Monica
PK Ryan Boyd, Soph., LA Valley

All-California First Team Defense
Defensive Player of Year – Dougladson Subtyl, Victor Valley

DL Dougladson Subtyl, Soph., Victor Valley
DL Philip Napolean, Soph., Mt. San Jacinto
DL Daniel Alvarado, Soph., East LA
DL Romeo Bryant, Soph., LA Southwest
DL Malik Forrester, Soph., LA Pierce
DL George Obialo, Soph., Mt. San Jacinto
DL Freeman Coleman, Soph., Santa Monica
ILB Jonathan Charles, Soph., LA Valley
ILB Tamerick Harper, Soph., San Bernardino Valley
ILB Nolan Jackson, Fr., Glendale
OLB Dee Bolwer, Soph., Victor Valley
OLB Colbert Calhoun, Soph., San Bernardino Valley

CB Eric Jenkins, Soph., LA Valley
CB London Miller, Soph., Mt. San Jacinto
FS Max Lyons, Soph., Santa Monica
FS Stephen Adegoke, Soph, San Diego Mesa
PT Joel Whitford, Fr., Santa Barbara

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