SBVC’s Tyler Rich headed to Colorado

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San Bernardino Valley College right-handed pitcher Tyler Rich has signed with NCAA Division II Colorado State-Pueblo.

Rich, a Colton High graduate, has been the anchor of the Wolverines pitching staff the past two seasons. He earned first-team All-Foothill Conference honors last year, going 7-3 with a conference-best 2.09 ERA in 65 innings.

Rich, who plans to major in kinesiology, has not visited the school yet but plans to do so later this spring.

The school is part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and has qualified for regional play eight of the last 19 seasons.

The team is coached by Stan Sanchez, who coached at San Bernardino Valley from 1984 to 1990. Current coach Bill Mierzwik was an assistant under Sanchez and got the head job when Sanchez left to take an assistant job at Cal State Northridge.

He moved on to Pueblo when the program was re-instated in 1993.

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Chaffey’s Brendan Hornung improving after scarey incident on field

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Chaffey College sophomore pitcher Brendan Hornung is on the road to recovery after a scarey incident last Wednesday.

He was on the mound in a game against Los Angeles Harbor last Wednesday when he was struck on the right temple with a line drive.

Panthers coach Jeff Harlow said it was a direct shot without the pitcher even being able to get a glove up to deflect the blow.

Hornung was transported by ambulance to Kaiser-Ontario, then moved to Kaiser-Fontana where he had immediate brain surgery.

Mother Sandy said Monday her son is improving. He is up taking short walks down the hall and can carry on a conversation although he tires quickly. If he continues to improve he could be released within a couple of days.

The players’ mother also credits the Chaffey coaching staff for their quick actions, possibly saving her son’s life.

 

 

All-Foothill Conference Women’s Basketball Selections

Player of the Year - Norissa Sanders, San Bernardino Valley
Coach of the Year - Sue Crebbin, San Bernardino Valley

First team
Michelle Agbara, San Bernardino Valley, Soph.
Klarissa Ayala, Rio Hondo, Soph.
Ebony Black-Smith, Barstow, Fresh.
Juanita Cervantes, Desert, Soph.
Mary Galindo, Victor Valley, Soph.
Christal Jeff, San Bernardino Valley, Soph.
Megan Miles, Soph., Barstow
Shannon Moore, Chaffey, Soph.
Summer Ramsey, San Bernardino Valley, Soph.
Shelvena Turner, Rio Hondo, Soph.
Mary Windom, Chaffey, Soph.

Second team
Raven Dixon, Chaffey, Soph.
Breanna Fraser, Barstow, Soph.
Ashley McLeod, San Bernardino Valley, Soph.
Evelyn Ramirez, Rio Hondo, Soph.
Tabatha Shelton, Victor Valley, Soph.
Emily Underwood, Desert, Soph.

All-Foothill Conference Men’s Basketball Team

Gerry Blakes

Co-Coaches of Year -  Quincy Brewer, San Bernardino Valley; Mike Lowe, Rio Hondo
Player of Year - Gerry Blakes, San Bernardino Valley, Soph.

First team
Adom Jacko, Chaffey, Soph.
Kevin Lawson, Victor Valley, Soph.
Leo Maidana, Rio Hondo, Fresh.
Javone Rabon, Barstow, Fresh.
Keith Smith, San Bernardino Valley, Soph.

Second team
Shawn Benn, Rio Hondo, Fresh.
Charles Callison, San Bernardino Valley, Fresh.
Tymarieh Dixon, San Bernardino Valley, Soph.
John Gilliam, Chaffey, Soph.
Kimani Lane, Victor Valley, Fresh.
Julina Nichols, Chaffey, Soph.

Two locals still in NCAA Division II national rankings

Josh Gouch vs. SFSU

Two local teams still boast national basketball rankings.

Cal State San Bernardino is now No. 14, up one place from last week, while Cal Poly Pomona is up four spots to No. 17.

Both teams are on the road this week to wrap up the regular season.

The CCAA tournament will get underway March 6 with first-round action. The Coyotes have guaranteed themselves a opening-round bye and play Friday, March 7.

Metro State remains the nation’s top-ranked team with 15 first-place votes.

1. Metro State, Colo. (15 first place votes) 23-1
2. Tarleton State, Texas (1 first place vote) 23-1
3. East Stroudsburg, Pa.24-1
4. West Liberty, W.Va. 23-2
5. Drury, Mo. 23-2
6. Southern Connecticut St. 23-2
7. California Baptist 23-1
8. South Carolina Aiken 24-3
9. Indianapolis, Ind. 22-3
10. Colorado School of Mines 22-3
11. Indiana, Pa. 22-3
12. Florida Southern 23-3
13. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn.22-2
14. Cal State San Bernardino 21-3
15. Minnesota State 25-4
16. Lake Superior State, Mich. 26-3
17. Cal Poly Pomona 20-3
18. Lewis, Ill. 21-4
19. Central Missouri 22-4
20. Seattle Pacific, Wash. 22-5
21. Montevallo, Ala. 21-4
22. Delta State, Miss. 22-4
23. Findlay, Ohio 21-4
24. Wisconsin-Parkside 21-5
25. Southern Indiana 20-5
Dropped out: Walsh (22).

Others receiving votes: Chico State (Calif.) 13, Midwestern State (Texas) 10, Walsh (Ohio) 9, Michigan Tech 7, Missouri Southern 6, Bellarmine (Ky.) 4, Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 3, Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 3, Saint Leo (Fla.) 1, Western Washington 2, Gannon (Pa.) 1, Northwest Missouri State 1, Texas A&M International 1, Winona State (Minn.) 1.

Local player faring well North of the border

Niang vs WWU

Simon Fraser University junior Sango Niang has been named the Player of the Week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Niang, who led Chaffey to the community college state championship game a year ago, helped his team to a split last weekend with a win over Central Washington and the loss to Northwest Nazarene. He totaled 63 points and 21 assists in the two games.

In Thursday’s win Niang scored 36 points and added 21 assists leading the Clan to a 112-99 victory over CWU. He was only two rebounds away from his first career triple-double, as he recorded eight rebounds as well on the night.

On the season Niang is averaging 16.1 points and 5.7 assists for Simon Fraser, a Division II school located in Vancouver.

In the loss Niang, a graduate of Summit High School, tallied 27 points and 10 assists.

Over the weekend he made 19 of 29 field goal attempts and was a perfect 20 for 20 from the free-throw.

Community college men’s basketball draw is out

San Bernardino Valley College men earn at least share of basketball title

The men’s postseason gets underway this week. As usual there is good local representation. Here is the schedule:

Wednesday’s games
No. 17 Santa Ana (16-10) at No. 16 Long Beach (18-9)
No. 20 Allan Hancock (16-13) at No. 13 San Diego City (20-8)
No. 18 Irvine Valley (24-4) at No. 15 Grossmont (18-8)
No. 19 Ventura (16-12) at No. 14. Mt. SAC (15-10)

Friday’s games

No. 9 Cuesta (21-9) at No. 8 Cerritos (17-10)
No. 10 LA Harbor (21-6) at No. 7 Glendale (21-5)
No.11 Citrus (15-8) at No. 6 East Los Angeles (20-8)

Saturday’s games
Long Beach-Santa Ana winner at No. 1 Antelope Valley (26-4)
San Diego-Hancock winner at No. 4 Chaffey (25-5)
Irvine-Grossmont winner at No. 2 San Bernardino Valley (25-7)
Mt. SAC-Ventura winner at No. 3. Mt. San Jacinto (23-4)

Community college women’s basketball playoff draw

Here is the playoff rundown for Southern California:

Wednesday’s games
No. 17 Palomar (16-11) at No. 16 Santa Ana (14-14)
No. 18 Moorpark (16-12) at No. 15 Cypress (16-13)

Friday’s games
No. 9 Orange Coast (18-10) at No. 8 Cuesta (22-7)
No. 13 Canyons (13-14) at No. 4 Pasadena (21-7)
No. 10 Saddleback (19-10) at No. 7 San Bernardino Valley (18-6)
No. 14 East Los Angeles (17-11) at No. 3 LA Valley (25-5)

Saturday’s games
Santa Ana-Palomar winner at No. 1 Ventura (27-3)
No. 12 Mt. San Jacinto (23-6) at No. 5 Long Beach (24-4)
Cypress-Moorpark winner at No. 2 Mt. SAC (25-4)
No. 11 Irvine Valley (18-10) at No. 6 Chaffey (21-7)

Coyotes’ Andrew Young named CCAA Player of Week

Andrew Young

Cal State San Bernardino senior center Andrew Young has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week for Feb. 10-16.

Young, named for the second time this season, helped the Coyotes to road wins at Cal State East Bay and Cal State Monterey Bay.

Friday against the Pioneers Young netted a season-high 27 points on 10-for-21 shooting from the floor and seven-for-10 shooting from the free throw line as the No. 17 Coyotes defeated the Pioneers 80-73.

During Saturday’s two-point victory (79-77) over the Otters, Young shot 66.7 percent (8-for-12) from the field and 71.4 percent (5-for-7), while also snagging weekend-highs of eight rebounds and three steals.

On the weekend, the senior post player averaged 24 points and seven rebounds in just 29.5 minutes per game.

CCAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 8-10: Gabe Kindred (Cal State East Bay)
Nov. 11-17: Marcus Bell (Cal State Stanislaus)
Nov. 18-24: Drew Dyer (UC San Diego)
Nov. 25-Dec. 1: Giordano Estrada (Chico State)
Dec. 2-8: James Tillman (Cal State L.A.)
Dec. 9-15: Rashad Parker (Chico State)
Dec. 16-22: Andrew Young (Cal State San Bernardino)
Dec. 30-Jan. 5: Lacy Haddock (Cal State San Bernardino)
Jan. 6-12: Marcus Bell (Cal State Stanislaus)
Jan. 13-19: DeRonn Scott (Cal Poly Pomona)
Jan. 20-26: James McCann (UC San Diego)
Jan. 27-Feb. 2: Jordan Semple (Chico State)
Feb. 3-9: James McCann (UC San Diego)
Feb. 10-16: Andrew Young (Cal State San Bernardino)

Locals earn All-American honors in water polo

Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches have handed out All-American honors. Several local men have been saluted. They are:

NCAA Division III

Coach of the Year – Justin Pudwell, Whittier
Player of Year – Goran Mataic, Whittier

First team
Tanner Cullen, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Clint Freeman, Redlands

Matt Fraser, Johns Hopkins
Jarrod Gaut, Pomona-Pitzer
Marko Zuric, Whittier
Erik Henrikson, Johns Hopkins

Second team
John Holland, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Craig Cheney, MIT
Brett Carter, Chapman
Wedge Molthen, Whittier
Max Zappas, Cal Lutheran
Quinn Curl, Redlands
Ryan Brunansky, Whittier

Honorable mention – Stephen Vint, Pomona-Pitzer; Kale Rogers, MIT; Filip Delic, Whittier; Rob Spencer, Connecticut College; Maarten Lefor, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps; Nick DeLeo, Connecticut College; Jack Stabenfeldt, Occidental; Ory Tasman, MIT; Johnny Beal, Johns Hopkins; James Kelly, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps; Thomas deLyon, Johns Hopkins; Ryan Higgins, Pomona-Pitzer; Mikey Robinson, Redlands; Mike Magdic, Washington and Jefferson; Nick Willison, Washington and Jefferson; Ty Elder, Penn State-Behrend; Jesse Owen, Cal Lutheran; Ben Grabowski, Caltech; Mark Alvarado, Chapman; Nick Beavers, Whittier.