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.

Damien product signs with Utah for basketball

Freshman Chris Reyes has signed a scholarship offer with the University of Utah.

Citrus College sophomore basketball standout Chris Reyes (Damien HS) has signed a scholarship offer to go to the PAC-12 with the University of Utah.

In his one season with the Owls, Reyes was a dominant force, and staked his claim as arguably the best big man in Citrus history. He lead the Western States Conference in blocks (3.7 bpg), rebounds (12.0 rpg), and field goal percentage (59.7%). He also finished third overall in scoring (18.7 ppg).

Reyes posted a double-double in eight of the twelve conference contests, and posted season highs of rebounds (24 vs Santa Monica), blocks (9 at Bakersfield), and points (28 at Antelope Valley) all throughout the course of conference play.

He was an All-State Selection and the Western State Conference South Division Player of the Year.

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.

SBVC football coach Kevin Emerson headed to Orange Coast

San Bernardino Valley College’s loss is Orange Coast’s gain.

Football coach Kevin Emerson is leaving the Inland Empire school after five years for the same position at Orange Coast, located in Coast Mesa.

The SBVC program was in disarray when Emerson arrived in 2009 but he turned that around quickly, going 29-23 in his five years.

He directed the Wolverines to the American Division Mountain Conference title in 2010, just two years after the team finished 0-10. That 2010 team led the state in scoring 41.5 points per game and Emerson was named as California Community Colleges Football Coaches Association Region VI Coach of the Year.

Last season, Emerson led the Wolverines to an 8-3 record and a trip to the Patriotic Bowl, the second bowl appearance in his tenure as head coach.

Prior to SBVC, Emerson was the head coach at Citrus (2001-07) where he was 46-27, with four consecutive Western State Conference South championships. During his tenure at Citrus, Emerson was named the WSC South Coach of the Year on two occasions and led the Owls to two playoff one postseason bowl appearances.

 

Chaffey basketball player headed to Southern Utah

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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.

 

 

Redlands pitcher honored for no-hitter

Junior Josh Makler of the University of Redlands baseball team has been named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week for throwing a no-hitter against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) showdown on Saturday.

In his 11th start of the season, the Portland, Ore. native threw a complete-game, no-hitter to become the first individual in at least 15 years of Bulldog baseball history to accomplish this feat.

He joins the trio of Kyle Hart, Casey Miller, and Brock Jacobo that went seven innings while not allowing a hit or walk in 2011 en route to a 12-0 win over Caltech.

Against the Stags, Makler registered a career-high 11 strikeouts and faced 34 batters in his SCIAC-leading seventh win of the season.

Cal Poly Pomona track athlete named top performer of week

Justin Ellerbee

Cal Poly Pomona junior Justin Ellerbee has been selected the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week for Apr. 7-13.

Ellerbee continued his 2014 undefeated streak in the pole vault this past Saturday at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational in Claremont.

He posted a first-place height of 16-10.75, which not only broke his own school record but also surpassed the automatic qualifying height for nationals.

He ranks third nationally and already has qualified for the D-II National Championships to be held May 22-24 in Allendale, Mich.

CCAA Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week
Feb. 24-Mar. 2: Matt Horsfall (Humboldt State)
Mar. 3-9: Michael Souza (Chico State)
Mar. 10-16: Nash Howe (UC San Diego)
Mar. 17-23: Fred Rosser (Humboldt State)
Mar. 24-30: Gregory Veals (Cal State L.A.)
Mar. 31-Apr. 6: Alex McGuirk (Chico State)
Apr. 7-13: Justin Ellerbee (Cal Poly Pomona)

SBVC soccer player headed to Texas college

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SBVC Women’s Soccer forward Natalie Sevilla (Hemet Tahquitz HS) has signed a national letter of intent to play for NAIA Texas A&M University-Texarkana next season.

 Sevilla helped a front line that was one of the most potent in the country, scoring six goals and assisting on three others. She finished the 2013 season with a shooting percentage of .261 on 23 shots.

 Sevilla helped the Wolverines to a 17-3-2 overall record and a 9-1 conference record. They were rewarded with a #3 seed in the Southern California Regional Playoffs.

Texas A&M University–Texarkana is located in Texarkana, Texas, which is about 7 miles west of the Arkansas-Texas border.

Cal Poly Pomona junior named top CCAA pitcher

Steven Farnworth

Cal Poly Pomona’s Steven Farnworth has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 31-Apr. 6.

The junior right-hander earned his second Pitcher of the Week nod after tossing a gem in Friday’s 4-0 series opening win over San Francisco State.  

Farnworth tossed a nine-inning complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits and striking out four batters.

 
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)