Former Chino standout Mike Surina to coach his former team

Chino High School has a new baseball coach and it is someone familiar to the community and local baseball enthusiasts.

Mike Surina, 27, is coming back to coach at the school from which he played baseball and football and graduated in 2006.

He also went on to play at Chaffey College and then at the University of La Verne where he was a two-time first team All-SCIAC selection at catcher. He also earned All-West Region honors as a senior.

“I love this school and this community,” he said. “It’s in my blood. I couldn’t be more happy to be coming back here to coach.”

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for Surina, 27, who already works in the district as a language arts teacher at Magnolia Junior High, one of Chino’s feeder schools and one which he attended as well.

He applied for the position a year ago when it was last open but had to withdraw his name from consideration when he got a job in the Hesperia Unified School District.

He also interviewed for the Don Lugo job earlier this year after getting the teaching job closer to home. He says it just goes to show everything works out in the end.

“The timing is impeccable. It is like this was meant to be,” he said. “I really want to get our kids that should be going to this school and keep them here instead of seeing them go off to Damien or Bishop Amat or some other school.”

The Cowboys are coming off an 11-15 that included a 6-8 mark in the Hacienda League that was only good enough for fifth place out of six teams.

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Three local volleyball teams moving on to state

The CIF Southern Section volleyball championships are complete. But three teams have earned the right to advance to the state portion of the competition.

Alta Loma and Summit will compete in Division IV. The Braves (29-8), who lost the Division 4AA title match to Santa Barbara Laguna Blanca, have earned the 4 seed and will be at home on Tuesday against N. 5 Sierra (32-3), the Central Section champion.

Summit (22-4), which lost the Division 4A final to Desert, will be on the road to play at No. 1 Laguna Blanca, to whom Alta Loma just lost.

In Division 5, Upland Christian (24-7) has drawn the top seed and will be at home against Madison (15-8), out of the San Diego Section. Upland Christian defeated Santa Clarita Christian for the Southern Section Division 5AA championship Friday night.

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The prep football playoff rundown

Here are the scores from tonight’s action

Glendora 28, Colony 14
Charter Oak 52, Monrovia 14
Summit 13, Chino 9
San Marino 52, Don Lugo 10
Next week
Summit at San Marino

Rancho Cucamonga 53, Tesoro 28
Chino Hills 16, Valencia 14
Vista Murrieta 21, Upland 14
Next week
Mission Viejo at Chino HIlls
Vista Murrieta vs. Rancho Cucamonga (at Los Osos)

Rancho Verde 28, Redlands East Valley 24
Citrus Hills 20, Redlands 16
Heritage 31, Yucaipa 10
Cajon 24, San Jacinto 13

Pomona 62, Northview 55
San Dimas 43, Lancaster Paraclete 28
Next week
Pomona at Sierra Canyon
San Dimas at Viewpoint

Northwest Division
Aquinas 35, Maranatha 14

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Upland coach Tim Salter likes chances of league rival

Upland coach Tim Salter and his Highlanders have played both Tesoro and Rancho Cucamonga this year. Those teams are squaring off in a West Valley Division quarterfinal at Los Osos.

Tesoro is the favorite and has an outstanding quarterback in Devon Modster who has committed to Arizona.

But Salter likes the chances of his Baseline League rival because of the quality of its defensive backs.

“They haven’t seen a team that has that much speed and defends the pass that well,” Salter said of Rancho.

Upland actually gets the winner of that game if it wins tonight against Vista Murrieta.

Upland lost to Tesoro on Sept. 11 30-28 and defeated Rancho in the last game of the regular season on Nov. 6, 31-21.

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Three local teams set to battle for volleyball titles

Three local teams are set for CIF championship matches. Here is the rundown on those:

Upland Christian (23-7) vs. Santa Clarita Christian (18-4-1), 5 p.m. at Cerritos College today: This is a rematch of last year’s championship match won by Santa Clarita Christian 3-2 (15-11 in the fifth set). Both teams have many of the same players. Upland Christian relies on a talented senior outside hitter and team captain in Rachel Holmes, who has 315 kills, 212 digs and 88 aces. Sophomore Brooke Madkin has added 172 kills and 334 assists, sharing setting duties with junior Heidi Lemelin (265 assists). Upland Christian had to battle past California Lutheran 3-2 in the semifinals. Santa Clarita Christian, which went undefeated in the Heritage League, defeated La Sierra 3-1 in its semifinal. The Cardinals will play in the third title match in the 22-year tenure of head coach Darcy Brown. Their top player is senior Kylie Brown, the reigning player of the year in the division.

Alta Loma (23-7) vs. Laguna Blanca (16-8), 4:30 p.m. at Cerritos College on Saturday: The Braves are the defending CIF champion and Division 4 state runner-up. This run has been a bit more of a surprise because the Braves gradiated eight players from that team and have only two holdovers – seniors Gabrielle Oddo and Kyle Szczepanksi. Oddo has tallied a team-high 510 kills while Szczepanksi leads the team in blocks with 102. Alta Loma, seeded second, is also running a 6-2 offense with freshman and sophomore setters. Among the other newcomers who have excelled are juniors Jada Sharpe (247 kills) and Victoria Duarte (101 blocks). Laguna Blanca advanced with a 3-2 win over Archer while Alta Loma advanced with a 3-1 win over St. Bonaventure.

Summit (22-3) vs. Desert (Edwards AFB) (25-2), 2 p.m. at Rio Hondo College on Saturday
: This is the first appearance in a title match for Summit, which upset No. 1 Cate in the semifinal. The team is led by senior Jordon Wilson who had 13 kills in the semifinal win over Cate. Among the other key players are senior hitter Lorelle Kennedy and junior middle blocker Shaiann Palos. Top player for Desert are junior Elizabeth Shelton (385 kills, 68 aces) and senior Devyn Cross (362 kills, 105 blocks).

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CIF-SS cross country finals: When the locals run

The CIF-SS cross country Finals at Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College. Top 7 teams plus up to 5 individuals advance to CIF State Championships.

Here are race times with Inland Valley entries:

Race 1: Division 3 girls, 7:45 a.m.
Bonita (No. 6 in CIF-SS)

Race 2: Division 4 girls, 8:05 a.m.
Shaylynn Wynn, San Dimas

Race 3: Division 3 boys, 8:25 a.m.

Race 4: Division 4 boys, 8:45 a.m.

Race 5: Division 5 girls, 9:05 a.m.
Mikayla Mays, Upland Christian

Race 6: Division 1 boys, 9:25 a.m.
Rancho Cucamonga (No. 13 in CIF-SS)
Peter Torres, Chino Hills

Race 7: Division 2 girls, 9:45 a.m.
Claremont (No. 3 in CIF-SS)

Race 8: Division 5 boys, 10:05 a.m.
Ontario Christian
Western Christian (No. 13 in CIF-SS)
Raphael Huang, Webb

Race 9: Division 1 girls, 10:25 a.m.
Rancho Cucamonga (Erin Holton won her Prelims heat)
Sarah Holloway, Los Osos
Jennifer Sandoval, Summit (No. 3 in her Prelims heat last week)

Race 10: Division 2 boys, 10:45 a.m.
Claremont (No. 7 in CIF-SS)
Steven Khan, Ayala

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CIF preseason boys soccer polls released

Here are the boys soccer preseason polls for each division. Teams in Bulletin/Sun coverage area are denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Servite; 2. El Toro; 3. Loyola; 4. Edison; 5. Warren; 6. Parmount; 7. Corona; 8. Santa Barbara; 9. Palos Verdes; 10. Los Alamitos.

Division 2 – 1. La Quinta; 2. Santa Ana; 3. Long Beach Jordan; 4. Sunny Hills; 5. California; 6. Millikan; 7. Long Beach Cabrillo; 8. Rancho Verde; 9. JW North; 10. Laguna Hills.

Division 3 – 1. Cathedral; 2. Chaffey; 3. Redlands East Valley; 4. Pasadena; 5. Alta Loma; 6. Claremont; 7. Santa Monica; 8. San Luis Obispo; 9. Ontario; 10. Salesian.

Division 4 – 1. Bellflower; 2. Hart; 3. Godinez; 4. Temnecula Chaparral; 5. Norwalk; 6. El Segundo; 7. Great Oak; 8. Lawndale; 9. West Torrance; 10. Cate.

Division 5 – 1, Garden Grove Santiago; 2. Chino; 3. Rialto; 4. Arroyo; 5. San Gorgonio; 6. La Puente; 7. Arroyo Valley; 8. Garey; 9. Animo Leadership; 10. Charter Oak.

Division 6 – 1. Monrovia; 2. La Canada; 3. South Pasadena; 4. Vista del Lago; 5. Sage Hill; 6. Moreno Valley; 7. Moreno Valley; 8. Desert Mirage; 9. Covina; 10. Firebaugh.

Division 7 – 1. Dunn; 2. Laguna Blanca; 3. University Prep; 4. Webb; 5. Buckley; 6. Santa Rosa Aca. 7. De Toledo; 8. Filmore; 9. St. Anthony; 10. Desert Christian Aca.






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First CIF girls soccer polls of the season are out

Here are the preseason girls soccer rankings in all divisions with Daily Bulletin teams denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Mater Dei; 2. Laguna Hills; 3. Long Beach Poly; 4. Long Beach Wilson; 5. Chino Hills; 6. Santa Margarita; 7. Huntington Beach; 8. Aliso Niguel; 9. Harvard-Westlake; 10. Edison.

Division 2 – 1. Corona Santiago; 2. Oaks Christian; 3. Hart; 4. Westlake; 5. Northwood; 6. Bishop Amat; 7. Mira Costa; 8. Newbury Park; 9. Palos Verdes; 10. Troy.

Division 3 – 1. West Torrance; 2. Buena; 3. Cypress; 4. Quartz Hill; 5. Brea Olinda; 6. Ayala; 7. Yorba Linda; 8. Garden Grove Pacifica; 9. Torrance; 10. Los Altos.

Division 4 – 1. La Mirada; 2. Moorpark; 3. Santa Monica; 4. Riverside Poly; 5. Royal; 6. Arcadia; 7. Oak Park; 8. Alemany; 9. Malibu; 10. Sage Hill.

Division 5 – 1. Sierra Canyon; 2. La Serna; 3. La Quinta; 4. Alta Loma; 5. Colony; 6. Ocean View; 7. Laguna Beach; 8. Hemet; 9. Palm Desert; 10. Estancia.

Division 6 – 1. Temescal Canyon; 2. Paloma Valley; 3. Maranatha; 4. Grand Terrace; 5. Bloomington; 6. Sierra Vista; 7. San Gorgonio; 8. Gabielino; 9. Summit; 10. Schurr.

Division 7 – 1. Grace Brethren; 2. Garden Grove; 3. St. Anthony; 4. Shadow Hills; 5. Vista del Lago; 6. St. Genevieve; 7. Moreno Valley; 8. Los Amigos; 9. Vistamar; 10. Pomona.



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Alta Loma leads local teams in CIF dual meet wrestling rankings

Here are the preseason dual meet wrestling polls. Teams in Sun and Dialy Bulletin coverage area are in bold:

Central – 1. Northview; 2. Bloomington; 3. Alta Loma; 4. Hillcrest; 5.Chino Hills; 6. Montclair; 7. La Sierra; 8. Norte Vista; 9. Ayala; 10. Etiwanda.

Coastal – Servite; 2. Santa Ana; 3. St. John Bosco; 4. Trabuco Hills; 5. Yorba Linda; 6. Irvine; 7., Laguna Hills; 8. Fountain Valley; 9. Anaheim Canyon; 10. San Clemente.

Eastern – 1. Temecula Valley; 2. Oak Hills; 3. Palm Desert; 4. Citrus Hill; 5. Temescal Canyon; 6. Sultana; 7. Victor Valley; 8. Canyon Springs; 9. Hemet; 10. Corona Centennial.

Northern – 1. Camarillo; 2. Bishop Amat; 3. Righetti; 4. Oxnard Pacifica; 5. Ventura; 6. Pioneer Valley; 7. Quartz Hill; 8. Santa Maria; 9. Dos Pueblos; 10. Thousand Oaks.

Southern – 1. Santa Monica; 2. Shadow Hills; 3. Mira Costa; 4. CSD Riverside; 5. Magnolia; 6. Faith Baptist; 7. Bassett; 8. Desert Mirage; 9. Duarte; 10. Peninsula.

Western – 1. San Marino; 2. Millikan; 3. Mayfair; 4. Downey; 5. Lakewood; 6. Glenn; 7. Warren; 8. Arroyo; 9. California; 10. Santa Fe.

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