Diamond Bar, Walnut prepping for rivalry game

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This is only the second year for Diamond Bar football coach Marcus Hughes. But he gets this rivalry thing.

The Brahmas will square off against Walnut on Friday night in the annual “Branding Iron” rivalry game and Diamond bar has won the last four.

“When you have it, you don’t want to be the team and coach that loses it,” he said. “It’s a very fun, friendly rivalry and it’s a game the community looks forward to every season.”

The Brahmas started the season with an impressive 44-13 win over Duarte.

Hughes singled out the performance of senior RB Dimaggio Rico who ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries. He also singled out the showing of AB Grant Mestas. The Brahmas had the game in hand so he didn’t have to throw much but he did a good job of managing the game.

Defensively the coach praised sophomore LB Ryan Vargas and junior CB Davion Bluitt.

The Brahmas also won the field possession battle thanks to the effort of kicker Anthony Vargas.

Walnut is having to regroup after losing its opener to Don Lugo 31-0.

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Locals hold spots in CIF football polls

West Valley Division
1. Vista Murrieta; 2. Rancho Cucamonga; 3. Mission Viejo; 4. Great Oak; 5. Tesoro; 6. El Toro; 7. Upland; 8. Los Alamitos; 9. Edison; 10. Chino Hills

Central Division
1. Colony; 2. Charter Oak; 3. Glendora; San Marino; 5. West Covina; 6, tie, Los Altos and Bonita; 8. Summit; 9. Kaiser; 10. Monrovia.

Inland Division
1. Redlands East Valley; 2. Heritage; 3. Citrus Hill; 4. Carter; 5. Riverside Poly; 6. Rancho Verde; 7. Cajon; 8. San Gorgonio; 9. Redlands; 10. Paloma Valley.

Mid-Valley Division
1. Lancaster Paraclete; 2. Sierra Canyon; 3. Pomona
4. Northview; 5. San Dimas; 6. Viewpoint; 7. Bell Gardens; 8. Brentwood; 9. Montebello; 10. Baldwin Park

Eastern Division
1. Palm Springs; 2. Serrano; 3. Oak Hills; 4. Norte Vista; 6. Moreno Valley; 6. Silverado; 7. Barstow; 8. Hesperia; 9. La Quinta; 10. Vista del Lago.

Northern Division – 1. Arroyo Grande; 2. Thousand Oaks; 3. Camarillo; 4. Bishop Diego; 5 Paso Robles; 6. Palmdale; 7. Lompoc; 8. Newbury Park; 9. St. Joseph; 10. Atascadero.

Northwest Division – 1. Nipomo; 2. Templeton; 3. Linfield Christian; 4. Shadow Hills; 5. Arrowhead Christian; 6. Maranatha; 7. Heritage Christian; 8. Mission Prep; 9. Morro Bay; 10. Pasadena Poly.

Southern Division – 1. Garden Grove; 2. Brea Olinda; 3. Anaheim Canyon; 4. El Modena; 5. Westminster; 6. Santa Ana Calvaery Chapel; 7. Rancho Alamitos; 8. Los Amigos; 9. Estancia; 10. Katella.

Southwest Division – 1. San Clemente; 2. La Habra; 3. Trabuco Hils; 4. Villa Park; 5. Corona del Mar; 6. Capistrano Valley; 7. Buena Park; 8. Foothill; 9. Troy; 10. Sonora.

Pac-5 Division – 1. Corona Centennial; 2. St. John Bosco; 3. Santa Margarita; 4. Mater Dei; 5. Bishop Amat; 6. Long Beach Poly; 7. Crespi; 8. Alemany; 9. Orange Lutheran; 10. Servite.

Southwest Division – 1. Downey; 2. La Mirada; 3 Cathedral; 4. St. Francis; 5. La Serna; 6. Paramount; 7. Crescenta Valley; 8. Dominguez; 9. Salesian; 10. El Rancho.

Western Division – 1. Palos Verdes; 2. Ventura; 3. West Torrance; 4. Oxnard; 5. North Torrance; 6. Redondo Union; 7. Rio Mesa; 8. Simi Valley; 9. El Segundo; 10, tie, Agoura and Calabasas.

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The first Male Athlete of the Week is . . .

For something new this year we’re picking a male and female athlete of the week.

Coaches we need your help, particularly for sports we don’t cover on a daily basis. Send us your nominations by Sunday night each week. You can e-mail the information to Sports@Inlandnewspapers.com.

Winners will be announced on-line Tuesdays and in the newspaper on Wednesday.

There were no girls sports last week so we just have a boy this week.

Here is our first honoree:

 

 

 

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Rancho Cucamonga football team to get air time

Friday night’s football game between Rancho Cucamonga and Norco will be televised on Prime Ticket.

The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Both teams were impressive in their season opener with Rancho cruising past defending CIF champion Trabuco Hills and Norco easily defeating Etiwanda.

Another local team will have its game live-streamed on Fox Sports Prep Zone. That game will feature JSerra at Chino Hills at 7 p.m.

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First CIF boys water polo polls are out

The first CIF boys water polo polls are out. Plenty of local teams make the cut. Here they are:

Division 1 – 1. Harvard-Westlake; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Loyola; 4. Orange Lutheran; 5. Huntington Beach; 6. Corona del Mar; 7. Agoura; 8. Newport Harbor; 9. Long Beach Wilson; 10. Los Alamitos.

Division 2 – 1. Foothill; 2. Dana Hills; 3. Los Osos; 4. San Marcos; 5. Damien; 6. Mira Costa; 7. El Toro; 8. Santa Barbara; 9. Palos Verdes; 10. Villa Park.

Division 3 – 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Murrieta Valley; 3. Montebello; 4. Capistrano Valley; 5. Aliso Niguel; 6. La Canada; 7. Trabuco Hills; 8. Moorpark 9. Yorba Linda; 10. Costa Mesa.

Division 4 – 1. Righetti; 2. Cerritos; 3. Crescenta Valley; 4. El Segundo; 5. Arroyo Grande; 6. Troy; 7. Santa Monica; 8. Hoover; 9. Chadwick; 10. Sonora.

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

Division 6 – 1. Segerstrom; 2. Temescal Canyon; 3. Malibu; 4. Beaumont; 5. Hemet; 6. Santa Ynez; 7. Placentia Valencia; 8. Tustin; 9. Ocean View; 10. Kennedy.

Division 7 – 1. Rio Mesa; 2. Don Lugo; 3. San Dimas; 4. Oxnard; 5. Jurupa Valley; 6. Oxnard Pacifica; 7. Rowland; 8. Los Amigos; 9. Rancho Alamitos; 10. Santa Ana Valley.

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First CIF volleyball polls of the season are out

Defending CIF champion Alta Loma is No. 1 in Division 4AA to start the season.

The first CIF Southern Section volleyball poll of the season is out. Here is the rundown in all divisions:

Division 1AA – 1. Redondo Union; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Corona del Mar; 4. Great Oak; 5. Mira Costa; 6. Marymount; 7. Long Beach Wilson; 8. Lakewood; 9. Santa Margarita; 10. Flintridge Prep.

Division 1A – 1. Aliso Niguel; 2. Corona Santiago; 3. Villa Park; 4. ML King; 5. Ventura; 6. Chino Hills; 7. San Marcos; 8. Hart; 9. Westlake; 10. Norco.

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

Division 2A – 1. Palm Springs; 2. Windward; 3. Arcadia; 4. Troy; 5. Louisville; 6. Viewpoint; 7. Glendora; 8. Burbank; 9. Claremont; 10. Bonita.

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

Division 3A – 1. Saddleback Valley Chr.; 2. Woodcrest Christian; 3. Hemet; 4. La Sierra; 5. Templeton; 6. Santa Ynez; 7. Loma Linda; 8. San Gabriel; 9. Gabrielino; 10. Webb.

Division 4AA – 1. Alta Loma; 2. La Reina; 3. Laguna Blanca; 4. St. Bonaventure; 5. Shadow Hills; 6. Vista Mar; 7. Pacifica Christian; 8. Don Lugo; 9. St. Paul; 10. St. Anthony.

Division 4A – 1. Cate; 2. Desert; 3. Gladstone; 4. Summit; 5. Bishop Conaty-Loretto; 6. Duarte; 7. Fontana; 8. Mammoth; 9. Savanna; 10. Foothill Tech.

Division 5AA – 1. Santa Clarita Chr.; 2. Upland Chr.; 3. La SDierra Academy; 4. Calvary Murrieta; 5. Faith Baptist; 6. Temecula Prep; 7. North County Chr.; 8. Buckley; 9. Coastal Union; 10. Coastal Chr.

Division 5AA – 1. Academy for Academic Excellence; 2. Lake Arrowhead Chr.; 3. University Prep; 4. Excelsior Charter; 5. Tarbut V’Torah; 6. Immanuel Chr.; 7. Hesperia Chr.; 8. Avalon; 9. Einstein Academy; 10. Trona.

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Etiwanda football team looks to recover from tough start

It was a tough debut for Etiwanda football coach Kevin Davis.

The Eagles were completely throttled by a quality Norco team 66-13. The good news is that’s only one game and Davis thinks his team will learn from its mistakes which were many.

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The Eagles need to regroup in a hurry though. Looming on Friday is the “Fight for 15″ rivalry game against Summit at Miller High School.

Davis is still optimistic though.

“The good thing is that there was no finer-pointing. Everyone took ownership for their own mistakes. In the past there might have been some of that and bickering on the sidelines. But everyone came in the next day on time and ready to go.”

Davis says his team went in confident but not necessarily overconfident or cocky.

It was just a matter of things steamrolling out of control. There were seven turnovers, beginning with the opening kickoff.

Davis is also glad to have a game in hand to iron out the problem spots where as Summit was idle last week.

“Having one last week will probably help us more than not having one will hurt them,” he said.

With Summit boasting several Division I players, most notably RB Stephen Carr, a USC commit, and DB Damian Alloway, the Eagles will again have their hands full. Their showing this week will be a great indicator as to whether this team can live up to expectations or it will be like those in the past who have underachieved.

 

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Week 0 Scores and how the Top 10 fared

Here’s how the Daily Bulletin Top 10 fared tonight

No. 1 Rancho Cucamonga def. Trabuco Hills 45-0
No. 2 Upland def. Palmdale Knight 49-6
No. 3 Chino Hills def. No. 7 Ayala 31-0
No. 4 Colony def. West Covina 28-21
No. 5 Etiwanda lost to Norco 66-13
No. 6 Pomona lost to Oak Hills 31-13
No. 7 Ayala lost to No. 3 Chino Hills 31-0
No. 8 Carter def. Los Osos 30-3
No. 9 San Dimas did not play
No. 10 Chaffey def. Lakeside 35-6

Some notes from tonight

* Upland coach Tim Salter picked up his 200th win with the Highlanders victory.

* Several first-year coaches picked up wins in their debut. That group includes Mark Pasquarella (Alta Loma), Coco Jarin (Claremont), Matt Hoekstra (Ontario Christian)

* Tonight’s win by Chino Hills over Ayala was the sixth straight for the Huskies in the rivalry game. Five of the six have been decided by two touchdowns or more.

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Local Football Roundup for Week 0

BONITA 49, SCHURR 2
Tanner East completed 15 of 23 passes for 174 and two touchdowns as Bonita rolled over visiting Schurr in the nonleague game. East connected with nine different Bearcats before sitting out the second half. Both Brandon Bradshaw and Romeo Gutierrez each found the end zone twice on the ground. Schurr was led by Anthony Varela who rushed 18 times for 67 yards.  
CHAFFEY 35, LAKESIDE 6
The Tigers running back Michael Dean rushed for four TDs and over 200 yards against Lakeside. Jovanni Sanchez also caught a touchdown for the Tigers.
COLONY 28, WEST COVINA 21 
Jiaire Wade scored his fourth touchdown of the game with 1:54 to play to rally reigning CIF Southern Section Central Division champion Colony in the nonleague game. Wade scored all four of Colony’s touchdowns. He rushed for 105 yards on 24 carries. He also scored a two-point PAT. West Covina took a 21-20 lead with 6:15 left in the game. Mike Gomez scored from the 8 and J.D. Algandar broke the tie with the successful extra-point attempt. West Covina turned the ball over five times.
 
SAN BERNARDINO 44, ARROYO VALLEY 14
The Cardinals running back Alexander Mattison scored six touchdowns on 13 carries for 313 yards in victory over the Hawks in the season opener. The Cardinals quarterback Demondre King rushed for 88 yards on seven carries while A’caunti Morris contributed with a 41-yard scoop-and-score touchdown. The Cardinals (1-0) will play at 7 p.m. Friday against Riverside Hillcrest.
 
UPLAND 49, KNIGHT 6
Head coach Tim Salter collected his 200th victory.
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