Colony quarterback Josh Thompson likely done for season

The Colony High School football team is ranked No. 2 in the Central Division and was hopeful for another extended playoff run this season. But those hopes took a hit when junior quarterback Josh Thompson sustained a broken collarbone in Thursday’s 35-17 Mt. Baldy League win over Don Lugo.

The injury happened on the first drive but Thompson tried to play through another before telling his coaches he didn’t feel right.

“It was a play he got hit on but it wasn’t some bone-crushing it or anything like that,” Titans coach Steve Randall said. “It didn’t seem like a big deal.”

Thompson was the leading passer in the area, having thrown for 1,903 yards and 14 touchdowns with four interceptions. He has run for another 106 yards and six touchdowns.

If there is a silver lining , it is that senior backup Jordan Johnson got almost a full game in and directed the team to a win. The Titans close out the regular season next week against Montclair which doesn’t mean much since the Titans clinched a league title last night.

No one had heard of Thompson last year when he took over for an injured Jonathan Trucks.

Johnson had been battling Thompson for the backup role last year so he is a veteran in the program.

Randall is now glad his team played on Thursday so his team has a couple days to regroup. He said he won’t change anything with a different quarterback in charge.

“I just don’t believe that’s the best thing to do,” he said. “We have a couple days to collect ourselves and get ready. Injuries happen. They’re part of the game.”


Ayala defensive back Philip Afia commits to Utah

Ayala High School’s Philip Afia made a verbal commitment to the University of Utah on Thursday, making that announcement via Twitter.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder is one of the fastest rising stars in the Inland Valley. He didn’t play football until his freshman season, and then did so primarily as a kicker.

It wasn’t until his sophomore year he started playing defense. He grew up playing soccer and had never even seen a football game before going out for the Ayala team as a freshman because some of his friends were doing so.

He had 10 or so offers from Division I schools to choose from.

Los Osos football team battling injuries

It has been a tough season for Los Osos High School and head coach Kevin Price.

The Grizzlies were going to find it a tough go in the competitive Baseline League this year anyway, having graduated 36 players from last season. Not to mention the addition of Chino Hills and Damien which made for even more competition than in years past.

And that was before players started getting injured. Among the first to go was quarterback Jason Crain who looked to have made great strides from last season.

Blow after blow kept coming. Perhaps the best player on the team, senior wide receiver Caleb Repp, broke his hand two weeks ago against Etiwanda. He’s a Division I player, having already committed to Utah.

Price said Thursday he has had 27 players sustain injuries that kept them out of a game. He added that 13 players were on the bench in practice Monday and 11 of those are started.

“We never have had the team we thought we were going to have in August,” Price said. “It’s unfortunate but it has been the hand we have been dealt.”

The Grizzlies play at Damien on Friday and close out the season next week at Chino Hills.




CIF polls: Girls Volleyball

Division 1AA - 1. Redondo Union; 2. Lakewood; 3. Mater Dei; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. Marymount; 6. Flintridge Sacred Heart; 7. Santa Margarita; 8. Mira Costa; 9. Great Oak; 10. Huntington Beach.

Division 1A - 1. Aliso Niguel; 2. Corona Santiago; 3. ML King; 4. Chino Hills; 5. Redlands East Valley; 6. Villa Park; 7. Hart; 8. Valencia; 9. San Marcos; 10. Rancho Cucamonga.

Division 2AA - 1. Village Christian; 2. South Torrance; 3. Laguna Beach; 4. Brea Olinda; 5. Pasadena Poly; 6. North Torrance; 7. Chadwick; 8. Arroyo Grande; 9. South Pasadena; 10. Valley Christian.

Division 2A - 1. Louisville; 2. Windward; 3. Troy; 4. Viewpoint; 5. Arcadia; 6. Glendora; 7. Serrano; 8. Palm Springs; 9. Sierra Canyon; 10. La Habra.

 Division 3AA - 1. Sage Hill; 2. Quartz Hill; 3. Culver City; 4. St. Margaret’s; 5. JW North; 6. Elsinore; 7. Rim of the World; 8. La Mirada; 9. Santa Monica; 10. La Serna.

Division 3A - 1. Saddleback Valley Chr.; 2. Templeton; 3. Gabrielino; 4. West Valley; 5. Hemet; 6. San Dimas; 7. Webb; 8. Santa Ynez; 9. Bell Gardens; 10. San Gabriel.

Division 4AA – 1. Alta Loma; 2. St. Paul; 3. La Reina; 4. Garden Grove; 5. St. Bonaventure; 6. Vistamar; 7. Pacifica Christian; 8. St. Anthony; 9. Laguna Blanca; 10. Nordhoff.

Division 4A - 1. Cate; 2. Fontana; 3. Duarte; 4. Desert; 5. Mammoth; 6. Lancaster Desert Chr.; 7. Gladstone; 8. Azusa; 9. Bishop Conaty Loretto; 10. Anaheim.

Division 5AA - 1. Santa Clarita Chr.; 2. Buckley; 3. Faith Baptist; 4. La Sierra Aca.; 5. Calvary Murrieta; 6. North Co. Chr.; 7. Temecula Prep; 8. Cornerstone Chr.; 9. Trinity Classical; 10. Upland Chr.

 Division 5A - 1. West Shores; 2. Hillcrest Chr.; 3. Excelsior Charter; 4. Lake Arrowhead Chr.; 5. Tarbut V’ Torah; 6. Hesperia Chr.; 7. Avalon; 8. Riverside Prep; 9. University Prep; 10. Liberty Chr.


CIF polls: Girls Cross Country (PrepCalTrack)


Division 1 - Great Oak; 2. Arcadia; 3. Trabuco Hills; 4. Long Beach Poly; 5. Yucaipa; 6. Vista Murrieta; 7. Dana Hills; 8. Roosevelt; 9. Warren; 10. Quartz Hill; 11. Burbank; 12.La Quinta; 13. Newbury Park and Crescenta Valley.

Division 2 - 1. Saugus; 2. Capistrano Valley; 3. Serrano; 4. Arroyo Grande; 5. Simi Valley; 6. Redondo Union; 7. Claremont; 8. Anaheim Canyon; 9. Mira Costa; 10. Tesoro; 11. Ayala; 12. Woodbridge; 13. Citrus Valley.

Division 3 - 1. Palos Verdes; 2. Esperanza; 3. Yorba Linda; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. Laguna Hills; 6. Northwood; 7. Moorpark; 8. South Torrance; 9. Bonita; 10. Paso Robles; 11. Oak Park; 12. Santa Margarita; 13. tie, Brea Olinda, Mater Dei.

Division 4 - 1. Bishop Amat; 2. JSerra; 3. Laguna Beach; 4. Rosary; 5. La Canada; 6. Harvard-Westlake; 7. La Reina; 8. Covina; 9. Templeton; 10. Atascadero; 11. St. Lucy’s; 12. Immaculate Heart; 13. La Salle.

Division 5 - 1. Flintridge Prep; 2. Mayfield; 3. Woodcrest Chr.; 4. Xavier Prep; 5. Chadwick; 6. Thacher; 7. St. Margaret’s; 8. Pomona Catholic; 9. Viewpoint; 10. Sage Hills; 11. Sacred Heart of Jesus; 12. Cerritos Valley Chr.; 13. tie, Cate, Pasadena Poly.

CIF polls: Boys Cross country (PrepCalTrack)


Division 1 -
1. Great oak; 2. Burbank Burroughs; 3. Loyola; 4. Dana Hills; 5. ML King; 6. California; 7. Arcadia; 8. Long Beach Poly; 9. Quartz Hill; 10. Roosevelt; 11. Beaumont; 12. Vista Murrieta; 13. Warren.

Division 2 – 1. Jurupa Hills; 2. Anaheim Canyon; 3. Claremont; 4. Saugus; 5. Ventura; 6. Redondo Union; 7. West Torrance; 8. West Ranch; 9. Tesoro; 10. Buena and Mira Costa; 12. Ayala; 13. Thousand Oaks.

Division 3 - 1. Brea Olinda; 2. Agoura; 3. Palos Verdes; 4. Yorba Linda; 5. Paso Robles; 6. St. John Bosco; 7. Rubidoux; 8. Dos Pueblos; 9. Los Altos; 10. Moorpark; 11. Laguna Hills; 12. Mater Dei; 13. Northwood.

Division 4 - 1. Bishop Amat; 2. Cathedral; 3. JSerra; 4. San Luis Obispo; 5. Laguna Beach; 6. Salesian; 7. Covina; 8. Foothill Tech; 9. Orange Lutheran; 10. Harvard-Westlake; 11. Santa Ynez; 12. Crean Lutheran; 13. Yucca Valley.

Division 5 - 1. Flintridge Prep; 2. Desert Chr.; 3. St. Bonaventure; 4. Woodcrest Chr.; 5. Thacher; 6. Xavier Prep; 7. St. Margaret’s; 8. Pasadena Poly; 9. Webb; 10. Sage Hill; 11. Brentwood; 12. Crossroads; 13. Ontario Chr.

CIF polls: Girls Tennis

Division 1 - 1. Peninsula; 2. University; 3. Mira Costa; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. Los Alamitos; 6. Campbell Hall; 7. Santa Barbara; 8. Santa Margarita; 9. Dana Hills; 10. San Clemente.

Division 2- 1. Valencia; 2. Murrieta Valley; 3. Hart; 4. Santa Monica; 5. Beverly Hills; 6. Laguna Beach; 7. St. Margaret’s; 8. Vista Murrieta; 9. La Reina; 10. Sage Hill.

Division 3 - 1. Cerritos; 2. Redlands; 3. Valencia Placentia; 4. Santa Ynez; 5. Riverside Poly; 6. Yorba Linda; 7. Yucaipa; 8. Long Beach Poly; 9. Buckley; 10. Warren.

Division 4 - 1. Riverside Poly; 2. South Torrance; 3. Garden Grove; 4. West Torrance; 5. North Torrance; 6. Rowland; 7. Westminster La Quinta; 8. Los Osos; 9. Chino Hills; 10. Hacienda Heights Wilson.

Division 5 - 1. Orange; 2. Elsinore; 3. Marantha; 4. Thacher; 5. Segerstrom; 6. Vista del Lago; 7. Alta Loma; 8. Norte Vista; 9. Yucca Valley; 10. Hemet.

Rancho Cucamonga softball player Karah Wiseman picks CS Bakersfield

Rancho Cucamonga softball player Karah Wiseman has made a verbal commitment to Division I Cal State Bakersfield after visiting that school the past weekend

Wiseman also was considering Nebraska, Boise State and UC Riverside but liked her interactions with the coaches from Bakersfield. They had been actively pursuing her since watching her at the Champions Cup travel ball tournament in Irvine over the summer.

“I got a really good vibe from them and have gotten to know them pretty well,” she said. “I think it’s an up and coming program and I liked the direction, just judging by some of the other players they were also recruiting.”

The junior catcher hit .378 last season with six doubles, a triple, a home run and 14 RBI in helping the Cougars to a playoff berth.

CIF polls: Boys Water Polo

Division 1 - 1. Harvard-Westlake; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Loyola; 4. Long Beach Wilson; 5. Corona del Mar; 6. Huntington Beach; 7. Agoura; 8. Orange Lutheran; 9. Santa Margarita; 10. Servite.

Division 2 - 1. Foothill; 2. Dana Hills; 3. Los Osos; 4. Mira Costa; 5. San Marcos; 6. Dos Pueblos; 7. Damien; 8. San Clemente; 9. El Toro; 10. Ventura.

Division 3 - 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Murrieta Valley; 3. Montebello; 4. Trabuco Hills; 5. Capistrano Valley; 6. Aliso Niguel; 7. La Canda; 8. Yorba Linda; 9. Royal; 10. Moorpark.

Division 4 - 1. Righetti; 2. Cerritos; 3. Glendale; 4. El Segundo; 5. Crescenta Valley; 6. Arroyo Grande; 7. Santa Monica; 8. Troy; 9. San Luis Obispo; 10. Flintridge Prep.

Division 5 – 1. Claremont; 2. Los Altos; 3. La Serna; 4. Redlands; 5. Redlands East Valley; 6. Riverside Poly; 7. Webb; 8. Ayala; 9. Citrus Valley; 10. Yucaipa.

Division 6 - 1. Malibu; 2. Segerstrom; 3. Beaumont; 4. Temescal Canyon; 5. Santa Ynez; 6. Tustin; 7. Lakeside; 8. Elsinore; 9. Hemet; 10. Kennedy.

Division 7 - 1. Rio Mesa; 2. Don Lugo; 3. San Dimas; 4. Rowland; 5. Jurupa Valley; 6. Oxnard Pacifica; 7. Oxnard; 8. Garden Grove; 9. Rancho Alamitos; 10. Colony.

Week 9 prep football schedule

Here’s what we have for this week. Please let us know if a game is a different than the day listed.

Thursday’s game
Citrus Belt League

Yucaipa vs. Redlands East Valley at Citrus Valley HS
Carter at Redlands
Baseline League
Etiwanda at Chino Hills
Mt. Baldy League
Colony at Don Lugo
Alta Loma at Chaffey
Ontario at Montclair
Mountain Valley League
San Bernardino at Moreno Valley
Palomares League
Claremont at South Hills
San Andreas League
Indian Springs at San Gorgonio
Arroyo Valley at Jurupa Hills
Sunkist League
Kaiser at Bloomington
Grand Terrace at Colton
Valle Vista League
Rowland at San Dimas

Friday’s games
Ambassador League

Notre Dame at Western Christian
Aquinas at Ontario Christian
Arrowhead Christian at Linfield Christian
Baseline League
Upland at Rancho Cucamonga at Los Osos HS
Los Osos at Damien
Citrus Belt League
Cajon at Miller
Citrus Valley at Eisenhower
De Anza League
Desert Mirage at Twentynine Palms
Desert Sky League
Adelanto at Victor Valley
Barstow at Silverado
Hacienda League
Diamond Ranch at Los Altos
Chino at Walnut
Miramonte League
Garey at Pomona
Mojave River League
Hesperia at Sultana
Serrano at Apple Valley
Ridgecrest Burroughs at Oak Hills
Mountain Valley League
Rubidoux at Pacific
Palomares League
Glendora at Diamond Bar
Bonita at Ayala
San Andreas League
Rialto at Rim of the World
Sunkist League
Summit at Fontana
San Joaquin League
The Webb at Southlands Christian

Saturday’s game
De Anza League

Desert Hot Springs at Big Bear