Two local SCIAC football standouts earn All-American honors

Senior running back Travis Sparks-Jackson of the University of La Verne and sophomore corner back Victor Bunce of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps have bother earned All-American honors from D3Football.com.

Sparks-Jackson was a second team honoree. He rushed for 1,521 yards and 19 touchdown on 235 tries in leading the Leopards to a conference championship and its first berth in the playoffs since 1994.

Sparks-Jackson becomes La Verne’s first All-American since Anthony Jones and Andy Moran earned the honors in 1995 and the first Leopard to receive the D3football.com award.

Bunce earned honorable mention. He had 38 tackles, nine interceptions and 12 pass breakups in helping the Stags to a 7-2 overall mark and second place showing in the SCIAC.

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Quincy Brewer earns 200th win as SBVC coach

Quincy Brewer concluded 2015 with victory No. 200 as the head coach of the San Bernardino Valley men’s basketball program, following the 71-66 win over LA Harbor in Quincy Brewerthe Imperial Valley Tournament Championship Game on Dec. 30.

Brewer has been the coach of the program for seven and a half years.

The team has won its last eight games and sit at 19-2 overall as of Jan. 2, 2016.

The Wolverines are scheduled to begin Foothill Conference play on Jan. 9 at home against Victor Valley College.

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Three Cal State San Bernardino volleyball players named All-American

The Cal State San Bernardino women’s volleyball team might have fallen just short in its quest for a berth in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, but the success of the program has again been recognized.

McIntosh

Senior middle blocker Brenna McIntosh, junior middle blocker Malika O’Brien and senior outside hitter Alexandra Torline have all been named second-team All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The honors come just days after the Coyotes lost the West Regional final to Western Washington 3-2 (16-14 in the fifth set).

The honor is the third AVCA All-America nod for McIntosh and comes this season even though she missed the last six weeks of the regular season with an ankle injury.

McIntosh, a native of Yorba Linda, is the fifth Coyote to earn three All-America honors in her career as deemed by the AVCA. She leaves with five school records (match hitting percentage, match block assists, career total blocks, career solo blocks and career block assists). She finished the season with 231 kills and 112 total blocks.

O'Brien

O’Brien, a graduate of Alta Loma High School, wrapped up her first year in the program after transferring from Cal Baptist. She finished with 325 kills and 152 total blocks and earned All-Tournament honors at last week’s regional.

Torline, a native of Huntington Beach, registered 429 kills, 326 digs and 754 blocks.

She completed her career as the schools all-time leader in career points (1,926) and is the first player in school history to lead her team in kills for four seasons.

Torline

Torline had 30 kills in last Saturday’s 3-2 win over Alaska-Anchorage in the NCAA West Region semifinals made her only the sixth Coyote to post as many kills in a match and the first since Brie Harris’s NCAA record of 45 against UC San Diego in 2004.

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