All-CCAA honors handed out in baseball

SP George Asmus Sonoma State Sr. Pleasanton
SP Nick Baker Chico State Sr. La Quinta
SP Justin Donatella UC San Diego So. Saugus
SP Brad Lohse Chico State So. Chico
RP Luke Barker Chico State Jr. Chico
C Peter Miller Chico State Jr. Santa Cruz
1B Kamran Young Cal St. Dominguez Hills Jr. Santa Clarita
2B Erik Lewis UC San Diego Jr. Upland
3B Ruban Padilla Chico State Sr. Reseda
SS Cody Slader Chico State Jr. Castro Valley
INF Manny Acosta Cal State L.A. Sr. South El Monte
INF Marcus Mastrobuoni Cal State Stanislaus Jr. Livermore
OF David Armendariz Cal Poly Pomona Sr. Granada Hill
OF Joseph Eusebio Cal Poly Pomona Sr. Walnut
OF Mark Hurley Cal St. Monterey Bay Sr. Hollister
OF Kelly Starnes Cal State East Bay Jr. Pittsburg
UTL Troy Cruz UC San Diego So. Chula Vista
DH Nick La Face UC San Diego Sr. North Hollywood
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
SP Sean Becker Cal State East Bay Sr. San Fernando
SP Brennan Bernardino Cal St. Dominguez Hills Jr. Valencia
SP Steven Farnworth Cal Poly Pomona Jr. Valencia
SP Nick Hudson Cal State East Bay Sr. Benicia
RP Austin Boyle Cal Poly Pomona Jr. Orange
C Cody Doyle Cal State L.A. Sr. Covina
1B Bo Walter Cal Poly Pomona Sr. Lafayette
2B Ryan McClellan Chico State Sr. Visalia
 2B Kevin Meriwether CS San Bernardino Jr. San Diego
3B Danny Haley Cal St. Dominguez Hills Sr. Long Beach
SS William Ouellette CS San Bernardino Jr. Corona
INF Colton Beatty Cal State Stanislaus Sr. Atwater
INF Daniel Carney Cal State East Bay Jr. Livermore
OF Ryne Clark Chico State Sr. Palm Desert
OF Skippy Ferreria Cal State Stanislaus Jr. Fresno
OF Justin Rahn UC San Diego Sr. Cupertino
OF David Steininger Cal St. Dominguez Hills Sr. Moreno Valley
UTL Eric Ehlow Sonoma State Jr. Laguna Niguel
DH Brandon Alexander Cal State East Bay Sr. Oakley
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
SP Max Bethell Cal Poly Pomona So. Garden Grove
SP Jeff Owen Cal St. Monterey Bay Jr. Clovis
SP Cody Ponce Cal Poly Pomona So. Upland
SP A.J. Quintero Cal St. Monterey Bay Sr. Vacaville
RP Robert Hook Chico State Jr. Moreno Valley
C Mark Lindsay San Francisco State Jr. Upland
1B Michael Mann UC San Diego Jr. Orinda
2B Trevor Magno Cal Poly Pomona Sr. Anaheim
2B Jackson Stogner Sonoma State Sr. Sebastopol
3B Ryan Kochan Cal State East Bay Jr. San Ramon
SS Peter Ives Cal St. Dominguez Hills Sr. Redondo Beach
SS Richie Johnson Cal St. Monterey Bay Sr. San Leandro
SS Jourdan Weiks Sonoma State Jr. Olympia, Wash.
INF Tyler Madrid Chico State Jr. Garden Grove
OF Chris Carlson Cal Poly Pomona Sr. Chino Hills
OF Dylan Garcia Chico State Jr. El Cajon
OF Dillon Meyer Sna Francisco State Sr. Las Vegas, Nev.
OF Bubby Rossman Cal St. Dominguez Hills Sr. La Habra Heights
UTL Travis Bonner Cal St. Monterey Bay Sr. Los Gatos
DH Nick Cooksey Cal Poly Pomona Jr. Glendora

Player of the Year: David Armendariz, Cal Poly Pomona
Pitcher of the Year: Nick Baker, Chico State
Newcomer of the Year: Brad Lohse, Chico State
Freshman of the Year: Steven Andrade, Cal Poly Pomona
Coach of the Year: Dave Taylor, Chico State

Lievanos leaves quite a legacy at University of Redlands

The University of Redlands has produced a lot of quality softball players. But if Amanda Lievanos doesn’t play another game, she could probably still lay claim to being THE best.

She’s a senior but she missed all of last season with a knee injury so she has another year of eligibility if she wants to pursue grad school.  But after the Bulldogs lost to CMS on Saturday she said she was leaning against returning because of the wear and tear the sport has taken on her body over the seasons.

Her career numbers are downright gaudy. If she doesn’t play another game she will still be at the top of the school’s career record list for batting average, slugging, doubles (43), home runs (34), RBI (158) walks (78) and total bases. She is tied for second in runs (151) and third in hits (200) although many players in the top 10 have played four years.

As far as single season marks, she has the top two and three of the top four averages, the top two and three of the top seven hit totals, three of the top four RBI totals, the second and third doubles totals, the top three single season totals for home runs, the top three slugging averages and the best single season for runs scored.

The Anaheim native will likely get a third All-American nod this year as well.

That’s quite a legacy to leave for future players. If she does change her mine and return for one last season, she will put some of those career marks pretty far out of reach.


Locals at Mt. SAC earn All-American honors

Three softball players from Mt. SAC have been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association 2014 All-American Team and two of those are local products.

That trip consists of infielders Charlotte Foster and Celina Felix, (Montclair HS) and outfielder Alexandrea Simmons (Chino HS).

With a CCCAA-best 19 HR’s in addition to a team-high 60 runs scored, a .480 average, 11 doubles and 50 RBIs, Foster helped her squad to third in the South Coast with a 34-8 overall record, while Simmons swiped 28 bases and batted .520 with 54 tallies, 13 extra-base hits and 33 RBIs.

Felix tied for first in both RBI (59) and HR’s (15) while leading Mt. SAC with a .553 average and 16 doubles.

Softball is currently in the 2nd round of playoffs that begin on Friday at one of two sites. The Mounties face College of the Desert (36-6) in the second game of the 4-team Super-Regional at Cypress College. Game time is set for 4 pm.

Several locals among those earning Foothill Conference honors in softball

Here is the complete list of Foothill Conference honors in softball:

Pitcher of Year - Alyssa Fuimaono, Soph., College of the Desert
Player of Year - Danyelle Sturm, Soph., 1B, College of the Desert
Coach of Year - Thomas Armstrong, College of the Desert

First team
Roxanne Allen, Soph., Ut., Desert
Alexis Amouroux, Soph., Inf., Victor Valley
Ilebe Ducoing, Fr., Inf., San Bernardino Valley
Kelcvee Fessenden, Fr., C, Barstow
Monica Gomez, Soph., P, Rio Hondo
Savanah Guzman, Fr., Inf., San Bernardino Valley
Alexandria Haro, Soph., OF, Chaffey
Andrea Kolwyck, Soph., Inf., Barstow
Courtney Leach, Soph., P, San Bernardino Valley
Alicia Morris, Fr., P, San Bernardino Valley
Lauren Ortiz, Soph., Ut., Desert
Natalie Padilla, Soph., Inf., Desert
Rylee Perez, Soph., Inf., Desert
Tiffany Soria, Soph., 1B, Rio Hondo
Jacquelyn Valdez, Soph., Ut., Rio Hondo

Second team
Meagan Alvarez, Fr., OF, Barstow
Anotinette Armas, Soph., Ut., San Bernardino Valley
Sarrah Bolding, Fr., Inf., Desert
Marissa Dado, Fr., OF, Barstow
Anabel De Casas, Soph., OF, Rio Hondo
Laurie Haro, Fr., C, San Bernardino Valley
Tori Heinemann, Soph., OF, Desert
Erin Mosqueda, Fr., OF, San Bernardino Valley
Aishia Ruiz, Soph., Ut., Rio Hondo
Alysia Santos, Fr., P, Victor Valley
Cassaundra Santoyo, Fr., OF, Chaffey
Valarie Talamantez, Soph., P, Barstow
Diana Terrazas, Soph., Inf., Desert

Local track stars win SCIAC Athlete of the Week awards

Senior tracks standout Darron Usher of University of Redlands and Lenore Moreno of University of La Verne are the SCIAC Athletes of the Week.

Usher (Yucaipa HS) won three events at the SCIAC Multi-Dual meet with two career-best showings. He also had three second-place finishes en route to leading the Bulldogs to an undefeated SCIAC Multi-Dual season.

Usher tied his career-best height in the high jump with a first-place performance of 6′ 6 ¾” while uncorking the fastest time of his career in the 110 hurdles (15.23) for first place.  As the lead member of the 4×100 Relay team, he helped the Bulldogs to garner another season-best winning time of 41.37 seconds.

He also notched second in the 400 hurdles (55.02), long jump (22′ 5″) and triple jump (43′ 9 ¼”).

Moreno won her section of the 5,000 meters at the 56th annual Mt. San Antonio College Relays with a time of 16 minutes, 28.26 seconds, which shattered a 32-year-old SCIAC record set by Cindy Nagle (16:38.1) of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in 1982.

Moreno also set a new La Verne standard, surpassing Janice Krich’s mark of 17:14 set in 1993.

Moreno’s time currently ranks second in Division III this season. Cara DeAngelis of Ohio Wesleyan posted a 16:25.30 at the Jesse Owens Classic to take the top spot on Saturday.

Coyotes’ Rios named CCAA Pitcher of Week

Ruben Rios

Cal State San Bernardino’s Ruben Rios has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 14-20.

The junior right-hander tossed a four-hit complete-game shutout against No. 8 Chico State in the Coyotes only win of the four-game series.

Rios, a Cajon High School gaduate, struck out two and did not allow a walk in seven innings of work.

CCAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 1-2: Sean Becker (Cal State East Bay)
Feb. 3-9: Nick Baker (Chico State)
Feb. 10-16: Ryan McDaniel (Cal State Stanislaus)
Feb. 17-23: Cory Davis (San Francisco State)
Feb. 24-Mar. 2: Nick Baker (Chico State)
Mar. 3-9: Ryan Santhon (Cal State L.A.)
Mar. 10-16: Steven Farnworth (Cal Poly Pomona)
Mar. 17-23: Brad Lohse (Chico State)
Mar. 24-30: Brad Lohse (Chico State)
Mar. 31-Apr. 6: Steven Farnworth (Cal Poly Pomona)
Apr. 7-13: Luke Barker (Chico State)
Apr. 14-20: Ruben Rios (Cal State San Bernardino)


SBVC football players land four-year scholarships

Two San Bernardino Valley College football standouts have decided where they’re headed next.

Freshman defensive back Cedric Julius (Rancho Cucamonga HS) is headed to Eastern Illinois while sophomore quarterback Collin Willis (Granite Hills) will soon be off to Prairie View A&M.

Julius recorded 32 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups. He was also used on special teams.

Willis earned second-team All-Conference honors. He completed 187 of 344 attempts for 2,457 yards and 19 touchdowns with just six interceptions.

The two helped  SBVC to an 8-3 showing last year, that included a berth in the Patriotic Bowl.


n the Southwestern Athletic Conference which is also a part of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision.

Chaffey basketball player headed to Southern Utah

Chaffey College basketball standout Jeff Nibo has signed with NCAA Division I Southern Utah.

Nibo, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, averaged 11.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in helping the Panthers to a second-place showing in the Foothill Conference.

Chaffey (28-6) also made quite the playoff run, advancing to the state semifinal before being turned back by eventual champion Santa Rosa.

Nibo scored 20 points o more seven times, his highest point output being 26 against Los Angeles Trade Tech. He had 25 in a big win over local rival San Bernardino Valley.

Southern Utah could use Nibo’s help. It went 2-27, 1-19 in the Big Sky Conference.



Citrus soccer standout heading to Colorado State-Pueblo

Freshman Kacie Licata has signed a scholarship offer with Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Citrus College freshman soccer standout Kacie Licata has signed a scholarship offer to NCAA Division II Colorado State-Pueblo.

“I had previously attended school at CSU Pueblo, and it just didn’t work out the first time,” Licata said. “I got the opportunity to go back, and it feels like a good fit this time. I love the campus and the area, and it’ll be a good place for me to finish my education.”

Licata, an Upland High School graduate. had an outstanding freshman campaign for the Owls in 2013. She led the team with 13 assists and added six goals for a second best 25 points. Licata’s 13 assists was a single season program record for the Owls, as she helped guide Citrus to its second straight playoff berth. Licata was a 1st team All-WSC South selection, and will have three years of eligibility remaining for the ThunderWolves.

“I had spent the last two years away from the game, so Citrus gave me a chance to get back on my feet on the field,” Licata said. “It helped me regain my confidence in my abilities, and set me up for success in the future.”

Inland Empire to host Division II West Regionals


There will be a lot of great basketball in the Inland Empire this weekend as Cal State San Bernardino plays host to the NCAA Division II West Region men’s basketball tournament.

The IE will be well represented the the Coyotes joined in the field by Cal Poly Pomona and newcomer Cal Baptist.

Meanwhile Cal Poly Pomona hosts the women’s regional.

The schedules for each:

NCAA Men’s West Regional

At Coussoulis Arena, Cal State San Bernardino

Friday’s games (Quarterfinal round)

12:00 p.m. No. 3 Cal Poly Pomona (21-6) vs. No. 6 Dixie State (21-6)

2:30 p.m. No. 2 Seattle Pacific (26-5) vs. No. 7 Cal State Stanislaus (21-8)

5:00 p.m. No. 4 Chico State (22-7) vs. No. 5 Cal Baptist (24-3)

7:30 p.m. No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino (23-4) vs. No. 8 Chaminade (19-12)

Saturday, March 15


5:00 p.m. Winner of No. 3/No. 6 vs. No. 2/No. 7

7:30 p.m. Winner of No. 4/5 vs.No. 1/No. 8

Monday, March 17

7:00 p.m. Championship

NCAA Division II Women’s West Regional

Site: Cal Poly Pomona, Kellogg Gymnasium

Friday, March 14 | Quarterfinal round
12:00 p.m. No. 6 Western Washington vs. No. 3 Simon Fraser
2:30 p.m. No. 7 Academy of Art vs. No. 2 Montana State Billings
5:00 p.m. No. 5 Chico State vs. No. 4 Cal State Dominguez Hills
7:30 p.m. No. 8 Alaska Anchorage vs. No. 1 Cal Poly Pomona

Saturday, March 15 | Semifinals
5:00 p.m. Winner of No. 3/6 vs. No. 2/No. 7
7:30 p.m. Winner of No. 4/5 vs. No. 1/No. 8

Monday, March 17
7:00 p.m. West Region Championship

Jada Blackwell