Chaffey College’s Toure Boyd decides on South Carolina

Chaffey College defensive back Toure Boyd liked the SEC enough that he has committed to South Carolina site unseen.

He will visit the school later this month but made a verbal commitment early today.

Boyd, a graduate of Rancho Cucamonga High School, grew up in Birmingham, Ala., this the SEC roots. He moved to California in the eighth grade but that didn’t change his loyalty.

“I always wanted to play in the SEC,” he said. “When some of the other offers dried up I decided that was where I wanted to go.”

Boyd, who played at College of the Desert as a freshman and at Chaffey last season, was also considering Southern Miss and Arizona, both of which he visited. The Arizona offer went away, as did one from Utah.

That opened the door for South Carolina.

Boyd plans to major kinesiology and wants to be able to do something with sports once he graduates.

“I want to be able to give back to kids,” he said.

Last year Boyd recorded 60 tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.

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Cayla Nishizaki of Pomona-Pitzer gets weekly SCIAC honor


Sophomore Cayla Nishizaki of Pomona-Pitzer has been named  SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week (all sports) for the week ending Jan. 11.

Nishizaki had a big weekend to help the No. 14 Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swimming and Diving team to three wins, including a lopsided win over No. 7 Stevens Institute of Technology on Friday and a SCIAC sweep of Caltech and La Verne on Saturday. She won all eight events she competed in (five individual and three relay), including sweeping the sprint freestyle events (50 and 100) on both days.

In addition to the sprint freestyle wins, she also won the 100-yard butterfly by just three-hundredths of a second in Saturday’s tri-meet, earning a first-place finish in her secondary event. She also anchored the 200-yard medley relay to a win over Stevens, taking over the final leg with a slim lead and extending the final margin to almost 1.5 seconds.

Nishizaki was also part of freestyle relay teams that capped off both meets with wins, including winning her 50-yard leg in Saturday’s 200-yard relay by over a second. ¬†Her 100-yard leg in Friday’s win over Stevens was three seconds faster than the competition.

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Chaffey’s Dimitri Morales signes with Division II school

Chaffey College quarterback Dimitri Morales singed a letter of intent with NCAA Division II Upper Iowa University.

Morales, a graduate of Rancho Cucamonga High School, was plagued with a foot injury much of last year. He played in just three games, throwing for 366 yards and one touchdown with one interception in those games.

As a freshman in 2013 he led the Panthers to a 9-2 showing that included a first-place finish in the American Division Mountain Conference.

He was named the conference Offensive Player of the Year, throwing for 2,026 yards and 20 touchdowns and seven touchdowns.

The Upper Iowa Peacocks are coming off a 6-5 season.

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