A week-by-week look at our “Athlete of Week” selections

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Here’s a week-by-week look at who our selections for So Cal Prep Legends Athletes of the Week have been:

BOYS
Sept 20Antoine Paul, Ontario football
Sept. 13 – Kyle Jones, Upland football
Sept. 6 – Andrew Almazan, Chino football
Aug. 26 – Jacob Camargo, Damien football

GIRLS
Sept. 20 – Bria Beale, Rancho Cucamonga volleyball
Sept. 13 – Annaka Jorgenson, Ontario Christian volleyball
Sept. 6 – Mary Bagshaw, Rancho Cucamonga volleyball
Aug. 26 – Claire Kovensky, Citrus Valley volleyball

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A rundown of prep football scored for Week 4

Don Lugo's Khoury Bethley gets pulled down by Chino's Brandon Serrano at Chino High School in Chino, CA., Friday, September 23, 2016. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

THURSDAY’S GAMES
Citrus Belt League

Cajon 46, Miller 6 (photos) (story)
Nonleague
Patriot 48, Bloomington 14

FRIDAY’S GAMES
Citrus Belt League

Redlands 34, Carter 0
Citrus Valley 62, Eisenhower 20
Redlands East Valley 34, Yucaipa 17
Nonleague
Alta Loma 24, Claremont 7
Apple Valley 56, Adelanto 14
Aquinas 56, Rancho Christian 29
Arroyo Valley 48, Ramona 0
Big Bear 30, Twentynine Palms 27
Bishop 28, Silver Valley 18
Bonita 39, Diamond Ranch 14 (story)
Calipatria 36, Riverside Prep 20
Cerritos Valley Christian 58, Ontario Christian 7
Colton 35, La Sierra 14
Damien 40, Monrovia 0
Don Lugo 37, Chino 27 (photos) (story)
Downey 42, Chino Hills 22
Etiwanda 21, Chaffey 2
Excelsior 29, Vasquez 14
Fontana 49, Rialto 14
Indian Springs 22, San Bernardino 14
Jurupa Hills 34, Hemet 21
La Habra 42, Colony 36 2 OT
Northview 35, Pomona 0
Oak Hills 35, San Gorgonio 7 (story)
Ontario 27, Jurupa Valley 13
Rancho Cucamonga 17, Citrus Hill 14 (story)
Redlands 34, Carter 0 (story)
Redlands East Valley 34, Yucaipa 17 (story)
Ridgecrest Burroughs 32, Barstow 7
San Dimas 49, Diamond Bar 0 (story)
Serrano 55, Kaiser 0
Silverado 35, Hesperia 0
Summit 35, Elsinore 28 (story)
Upland 38, Great Oak 25
Victor Valley 17, Sultana 10
Village Christian 43, Ganesha 8
Webb 48, Upland Christian 14
Westminster La Quinta 27, Garey 20
Woodbridge 55, Rim of the World 43
Yucca Valley 58, Palo Verde Valley 14

SATURDAY’S GAMES
St. Bernard vs. Arrowhead Christian at Citrus Valley HS
Hawkins at Western Christian

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Upland football coach could miss second straight game

Referee Rocky Bettar, center, talks with Upland head coach Tim Salter prior to Upland’s game against Venice earlier this month.

Upland football coach Tim Salter was not in attendance at last week’s 62-7 loss to Mater Dei and is not sure whether or not he will be at his school this Friday when the Highlanders (2-2) take on Temecula Great Oak (2-1).

Salter slipped and fell while at school the Monday before the Mater Dei game, breaking his fibula. He didn’t know the injury was that bad but sought medical attention after practice on Monday.

He had planned on going to the game but being on the sidelines was not an option because of the chance of getting run into. The stadium is an older one without an elevator so taking it in from the press box was not an option either.

“I really felt bad for the kids,” Salter said of the loss and being completely overwhelmed. “I really did want to be there.”

There are a myriad of issues, particularly with workman’s compensation so until all that paperwork and red tape are taken care of Salter is having to stay away from practice.

His assistants tape practice and he watches via I-pad and he is in close communication with them. He says it also helps having a veteran staff with many assistants who have been with him most of his tenure.

He had a cast put on today which replaced a soft cast.

“It was just one of those things,” he said. “The team is in good hands and I trust my assistants. It’s just tough not being there like I would like.”

 

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Bonita basketball player Joe Quintana makes college decision

The Loyola Marymount men’s basketball program has made quite the inroads to Inland Empire basketball programs.

Just a couple weeks after landing a commitment of Eli Scott of Chino Hills, the Lions got another as Joe Quintana of Bonita made a verbal commitment to the program.

Joe Quintana (2) of Bonita High School, drives to the basket, during the Bonita High School vs La Jolla County Day High School, Division III State Basketball Playoffs, at Bonita High School in La Verne, CA., Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Photo by James Carbone for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

Quintana, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, is a two-time All-Inland Valley and CIF selection. Last year he led the Bearcats (28-7) to the Division 3AA championship game.

He is noted for his 3-point prowess and poise in pressure situations.

Quintana took his official visit to the school with his parents and two brothers and liked the “family” feel he got and liked that it was relatively close to home.

The style of play was also a factor.

“The style of play is a lot like we play at Bonita so I am going to feel comfortable there,” he said. “It really was a good fit all the way around because I didn’t want to go too far away.”

Quintana also had offers from Utah Valley, UC Riverside, Pepperdine and Campbell (N.C.) but he didn’t take any other visits. Pepperdine likely would have been the next option but Quintana took that one out of the equation when the school landed two other guard commits.

Quintana plans to major in kinesiology or sports medicine.

 

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Rancho Cucamonga football duo set for big all-star game

VIDEO: Jaylon Redd and Thomas Graham of Rancho Cucamonga talk about their selection to Under Armour All-American game.

It’s quite an honor for a football team to have a player selected for one of the nation’s premier all-star games. The Rancho Cucamonga football team will have two going to the same contest.

Senior defensive backs Jaylon Redd and Thomas Graham were presented commemorative jerseys for the Under Armour All-American game in festivities at the school during the lunch hour Wednesday. That game will be played at the Camping World Stadium (formerly known as the Citrus Bowl) in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 1 and be televised live by ESPN.

Redd said he was first offered a spot in the game in April after his showing at a skills challenge in Baltimore.

“It will be fun getting to play with the best and against the best,” he said. “It will also be a fun experience for things outside the football.”

Graham was given his invite in June and is exited about getting to experience the event with his teammate.

“We have bonded so it will be great to be there with him,” Graham said. “It’s a great experience that not everyone gets.”

The two players are among the most highly sought after athletes in the country.

Redd plans to announce his college decision on Monday and will do so via video. He has 16 offers and already made trips Nebraska and UCLA and scheduled one for Oregon.

Graham, whose 21 offers include 11 from the Pac-12, had originally committed to USC but later de-comitted. He has visited Nebraska and Notre Dame and has trips planned to Oregon, Arizona and Arizona State.

The duo has led the Cougars to a 4-0 record with three of those wins coming against ranked teams. They’ll play at least three more ranked teams, one of those coming up this Friday when Rancho squares off against Citrus Hill, ranked ninth in Division 2.

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Montclair to get quarterback eligible for Mt. Baldy play

Help is on the way for the Montclair Cavaliers just in time for Mt. Baldy League play.

Coach Eric Kennedy confirmed that senior quarterback Andrew Harrison, who transferred from Upland to Bonita but was ruled ineligible there, has been cleared and will be able to play in the league opener against Ontario on Oct. 7.

The Cavaliers (1-3) are off this week and face Patriot next week in the last non-league contest.

Kennedy has used both senior Matthew Mendibles and sophomore Gabriel Tamba at that position but the addition of Harrison will allow Mendibles to go back to his natural position of running back. Tamba can also be utilized elsewhere.

“It will definitely be a big difference having a kid that has played games in big time programs,” Kennedy said. “His experience is going to be huge for us. He has come in here and been very respectful and he has a great work ethic.”

Kennedy was hoping for a better showing in the win-loss but is optimistic his team can challenge for a playoff berth. Even if it finishes fourth in league it could advance to the postseason based on the new divisions. The next two games will be significant because Patriot and Ontario are in the same division.

“We have had these two games on the calendar circled for awhile,” Kennedy added. “They will be very important for us if we’re going to have any chance to make the playoffs.”

Montclair’s lone win thus far has was against San Gabriel (21-7) while losses have been to Murrieta Mesa (70-14), Duarte (44-21) and Covina (31-7).

Kennedy said the biggest issue has been turnovers.

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Rancho Cucamonga football breaks in rankings at No. 5

Rancho Cucamonga’s Jaylon Redd is tripped up by Murrieta Valley’s Joe Montoya at Rancho Cucamonga High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA., Friday, September 16, 2016. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Southern California News Group)

Division 1 – 1. Mater Dei (4-0); 2. Corona Centennial (3-1); 3. St. John Bosco (3-1); 4. Mission Viejo (4-0); 5. Rancho Cucamogna (4-0); 6.  JSerra (3-1); 7. Chaminade (3-0); 8. Santa Margarita (3-1); 9. Long Beach Poly (1-2); 10. Bishop Amat (3-1).

Division 2 – 1. Oaks Christian (3-1); 2. Chino Hills (3-0); 3. Heritage (4-0); 4. St. Bonaventure (3-1); 5. Redlands East Valley (1-2); 6. Murrieta Valley (2-2); 7. Arroyo Grande (3-1); 8. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (3-1); 9. Citrus Hill (2-2); 10. Valencia (2-1).

Division 3 – 1. Edison (4-0); 2. Cathedral (4-0); 3. La Mirada (2-2); 4. Buena Park (4-0); 5. Hart (3-0); 6. Oak Hills (3-1); 7. Palos Verdes (2-1); 8. Rancho Verde (3-1); 9. Los Alamitos (3-1); 10. Villa Park (2-1).

Division 4 – 1.  Charter Oak (4-0); 2. Sierra Canyon (5-0); 3. Lompoc (4-0); 4. Corona del Mar (4-1); 5. Colony (3-1); 6. Downey (3-1); 7. Carter (2-1); 8. Murrieta Mesa (2-1); 9. Cajon (2-1); 10. Damien (3-1).

Division 5 – 1. Calabasas (4-0); 2. Paloma Valley (4-0); 3. Salesian (3-1); 4. Capistrano Valley (3-1); 5. Moorpark (2-1); 6. Bishop Diego (3-1); 7,. Ventura (3-1); 8. Redlands (1-2); 9. Capistrano Valley (3-1); 10. Foothill (2-1).
* Capistrano Valley was listed twice in release

Division 6 – 1. Summit (3-0); 2. Yucaipa (3-0); 3. Los Altos (4-0); 4. Saugus (4-0); 5. Canyon Country Canyon (3-1); 6. Elsinore (4-0); 7. Long Beach Wilson (3-1); 8. Crescenta Valley (2-1); 9. Mira Costa (1-2); 10. Paraclete (1-3).

Division 7 – 1. El Segundo (3-0); 2. Golden Valley (4-0); 3. St. Margaret’s (3-1), Long Beach Cabrillo (2-2); 4. Diamond Ranch (3-1); 5. Oxnard Pacifica (2-2); 6. San Gorgonio (2-2); 7. Huntington Beach (2-2); 8. Linfield Christian (1-1-1); 9. Tustin (3-1); 10. North Torrance (2-2).  CIF release had two teams listed second.

Division 8 – 1. El Modena (3-0); 2. Brea Olinda (3-0); 3. Chino (3-1); 4. Grace Brethren (3-1); 5. Laguna Hills (2-1); 6. Moreno Valley (2-1); 7. San Dimas (3-0); 8. Yorba Linda (3-0); 9. Citrus Valley (2-1); 10. Bunea (2-2).

Division 9 – 1. Perris (4-0); 2. Cypress (3-0); 3. La Salle (3-1); 4. Norwalk (3-1); 5. Lynwood (3-1); 6. Cerritos Valley Christian (2-2); 7. California (3-1); 8. Muir (2-1); 9. Ridgecrest Burroughs (2-2); 10. Riverside Notre Dame (2-2).

Division 10 – 1. Aquinas (3-0); 2. Rubidoux (3-0); 3. Dos Pueblos (3-1); 4. Santa Ynez (3-0); 5. Apple Valley (3-0); 6. Grand Terrace (3-1); 7. Barstow (2-2); 8. Leuzinger (2-2); 9. Brethren Christian (3-1); 10. Arlington (2-1).

Division 11 – 1. Coachella Valley (4-0); 2. Ontario Christian (3-1); 3. Culver City (2-1); 4. Katella (4-0); 5. Ramona (3-0-1); 6. Crean Lutheran (3-1); 7. Oak Park (3-1); 8. Twentynine Palms (3-1); 9. Bishop Montgomery (2-1); 10.  Montebello (3-1).

Division 12 – 1. Segerstrom (4-0); 2. Rim of the World (2-0-1); 3. Pacific (4-0); 4. Rancho Mirage (3-1); 5. Arroyo (3-1); 6. Banning (2-2); 7. Calvary Murrieta (3-1); 8. Scurr (3-1); 9. St. Genvieve (3-1); 10. Silver Valley (3-1).

 

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Claremont retains top spot in Division 4 volleyball

Claremont's Emiliee Rohrer spikes the ball past Chino Hills' Bridgette Bourgouin and Alexis Cardoza at Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, CA., Wednesday, September 14, 2016. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Here are CIF volleyball rankings for Sept. 19 with teams from the Daily Bulletin/Sun coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 –1. Mater Dei; 2. San Juan Hills; 3. Edison; 4. Santa Margarita; 5, Mira Costa; 6. Huntington Beach; 7. Edison; 8. Marymount; 9. Redondo Union; 10. Harvard-Westlake.

Division 2 – 1. Ventura; 2. Palos Verdes; 3. Orange Lutheran; 4. Murrieta Valley; 5. Laguna Beach; 6. Esperanza; 7. Temecula Valley; 8. Chadwick; 9. Hart; 10. Louisville.

Division 3 – 1. Bishop Montgomery; 2. Sage Hill; 3. Yorba Linda; 4. Lakewood St. Joseph; 5. Glendora; 6. Saddleback Valley Christian; 7. Agoura; 8. Calabasas; 9. West Ranch; 10. Murrieta Mesa.

Division 4  – 1. Claremont; 2. Elsinore; 3. Bonita; 4. Sierra Canyon; 5. Arcadia; 6. Monrovia; 7. Westridge; 8. Warren; 9. Camarillo; 10. Santa Monica.

Division 5 – 1. El Segundo; 2. Mayfair; 3. La Quinta; 4. JW North; 5. Oak Hills; 6. Xavier Prep; 7. La Reina; 8. Alta Loma; 9. Alemany; 10. Quartz Hill.

Division 6 – 1. Laguna Blanca; 2. Crossroads; 3. Gabrielino; 4. Santa Ynez; 5. El Rancho; 6. Hueneme; 7. Ridgecrest Burroughs; 8. Bell Gardens; 9. Beaumont; 10. Hesperia.

Division 7 – 1. St. Paul; 2. St. Anthony; 3. Archer School; 4. Loma Linda; 5. Riverside Notre Dame; 6. Ontario Christian; 7. St. Monica; 8. Garden Grove; 9. Summit; 10. Don Lugo.

Division 8 – 1. Pomona Catholic; 2. Gladstone; 3. Grace Brethren; 4. Burbank Providence; 5. Linfield Christian; 6. Nordhoff; 7. St. Genevieve; 8. Foothill Tech; 9. Cate; 10. Mary Star of the Sea.

Division 9 – 1. Milliken; 2. Mammoth; 3. Upland Christian; 4,. Oakwood; 5. Anaheim; 6. Faith Baptist; 7. Santa Clarita Christian; 8. Vazquez; 9. Capistrano Valley Christian; 10. Trinity Classical.

Division 10 – 1 .University Prep; 2. Thousand Oaks Hillcrest Christian; 3. Avalon; 4. Einstein Academy; 5. Southlands Christian; 6. Santa Rosa Academy; 7. AAE; 8. San Jacinto Academy; 9. Joshuia Springs; 10. Crossroads Christian.

 

 

 

 

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Claremont girls hold top CIF cross country ranking

BOYS
Division 1 –
1. Great Oak; 2. Dana Hills; 3. Roosevelt; 4. Burbank Burroughs; 5. Beaumont; 6. Yucaipa; 7. Arcadia; 8. El Toro; 9. California; 10. Valencia Placentia.

Division 2 – 1. Loyola; 2. West Ranch; 3. Claremont; 4. Mira Costa; 5. Ventura; 6. Ayala; 7. Mission Viejo; 8. Anaheim Canyon; 9. San Juan Hills; 10. Tesoro.

Division 3 – 1. Brea Olinda; 2. West Torrance; 3. Bloomington; 4. Sultana; 5. Baldwin Park; 6. Paso Robles; 7. South Pasadena; 8. Cathedral; 9. St. John Bosco; 10. Palos Verdes.

Division 4 – 1.  Foothill Tech; 2. San Luis Obispo; 3. JSerra; 4. Harvard-Westlake; 5. Oaks Christian; 6. El Segundo; 7. Costa Mesa; 8. Big Bear; 9. Laguna Beach; 10. Covina.

Division 5 – 1. Flintridge Prep; 2. Desert Christian; 3. St. Margaret’s; 4. Thacher; 5. Cerritos Valley Christian; 6. Brentwood; 7. Pasadena Poly; 8. Xavier Prep; 9. Woodcrest Christian; 10. Santa Maria St. Joseph.

GIRLS
Division 1 –
1. Great Oak; 2. Yucaipa; 3. Arcadia; 4. Vista Murrieta; 5. ML King; 6. Long Beach Poly; 7. Trabuco Hills; 8. Foothill; 9. Dana Hills; 10. El Toro.

Division 2 – 1. Claremont; 2. Saugus; 3. Capistrano Valley; 4. Ventura; 5. Serrano; 6. Anaheim Canyon; 7. Mira Costa; 8. Mission Viejo; 9. Tesoro; 10. West Ranch.

Division 3 – 1. Palos Verdes; 2. Esperanza; 3. Moorpark; 4. Oak Park; 5. Norwalk; 6. Laguna Hills; 7. Yorba Linda; 8. Bolsa Grande; 9. Corona del Mar; 10. Santa Margarita.

Division 4 – 1. Foothill Tech; 2. Bishop Amat; 3. JSerra; 4. Atascadero; 5. Mayfield; 6. Big Bear; 7. Covina; 8. La Canada; 9. El Segundo; 10. Harvard-Westlake.

Division 5 – 1. Flintridge Prep; 2. Sage Hill; 3. Pacific Christian; 4. Bell-Jeff; 5. Brentwood; 6. St. Margaret’s; 7. Xavier Prep; 8. Pasadena Poly; 9. Sacred Heart; 10. Woodcrest Christian.

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Chino Hills, Alta Loma take over top spots in CIF boys water polo poll

Here are the boys water polo rankings for Sept 19 with teams from the Daily Bulletin/Sun coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Harvard-Westlake; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Orange Lutheran; 4. Huntington Beach; 5. Loyola; 6. Foothill; 7. Corona del Mar; 8. Newport Harbor; 9. Dana Hills; 10. El Toro.

Division 2 – 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Agoura; 3. Santa Margartia; 4. Murrieta Valley; 5. Long Beach Wilson; 6. Beckman; 7. Palos Verdes; 8. Villa Park; 9. Ventura; 10. Dos Pueblos.

Division 3 – 1. Redlands East Valley; 2. Oaks Christian; 3. Claremont; 4. La Serna; 5. Crespi; 6. Malibu; 7. Ayala; 8. Aliso Niguel; 9. Arroyo Grande; 10. Woodbridge.

Division 4 – 1. Chino Hills; 2. Northwood; 3. Cerritos; 4. Royal; 5. Bonita; 6. Rancho Cucamonga; 7. Sonora; 8. Millikan’; 9. Sunny Hills; 10. Palm Desert.

Division 5 – 1. La Canada; 2. Corona; 3. Temple City; 4. Murrieta Mesa; 5. Burroughs; 6. San Dimas; 7. Jurupa Valley; 8. San Juan Hills; 9. Santa Ynez; 10, Great Oak.

Division 6- 1. Alta Loma; 2. Xavier Prep; 3. Ocean View; 4. Diamond Bar; 5. Chino; 6. Arcadia; 7. Norco; 8. Rowland; 9. Etiwanda; 10. Roosevelt.

 

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Montclair, Garey earn Division 5 rankings in girls tennis

Redlands East Valley’s Breanna Blackey returns a serve during a doubles match against Redlands on Tuesday.

Redlands East Valley is ranked ninth in Division 3.

Here are girls tennis polls for week of Sept. 19 with local teams denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Peninsula; 2. Harvard-Westlake; 3. Corona del Mar; 4. Campbell Hall; 5. University; 6. Oaks Christian; 7. Arcadia; 8. Dana Hills; 9. Northwood; 10. Mira Costa.

Division 2 – 1. Cate; 2. Santa Ynez; 3. South Torrance; 4. Riverside Poly; 5. Aliso Niguel; 6. Yucaipa; 7. Redlands; 8. Long Beach Poly; 9. Chadwick; 10. Cerritos.

Division 3 – 1. Alhambra; 2. Temple City; 3. Cypress; 4. Serrano; 5. Walnut; 6. West Torrance; 7. Great Oak; 8. Brea Olinda; 9. Redlands East Valley; 10. tie, Carpenteria, Mayfield.

Division 4 – La Serbna; 2. Elsinore; 3. Magnolia; 4. Alta Loma; 5. Chaminade; 6. Bishop Montgomery; 7. Mayfair; 8. JW North; 9. Arroyo; 10. Thacher.

Division 5 – 1. Temnescal Canyon; 2. Ramona; 3. Rim of the World; 4. Gladstone; 5. Montclair; 6. Garey; 7. Rancho Mirage; 8. San Jacinto; 9. Twentynine Palms; 10. Orange.

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