Chino grad Tiffany Kennedy-Cummings lands JuCo honor

Tiffany Kennedy-Cummings had quite the senior season in 2015 at Chino High School. Well she picked up where she left off as a freshman this year at Mt. SAC.

Tiffany Kennedy-Cummings

Kennedy-Cummings has been named state Pitcher of the Year in helping the Mounties to another stellar showing.

Kennedy-Cummings went 13-2 with 2 saves and an 0.94 ERA. That ERA was the best in Southern California and second in the entire state. She managed 113 strikeouts in 127 innings.

Among the highlights of her season was a perfect game in the regular season finale against Orange Coast won by the Mounties 12-0 in five innings.

Also earning All-So Cal honors are Aimee Rodriguez and Jessica Olivera of Mt. SAC, Bonita High School grad Celine Spathias of Citrus and Jordan Emanuele and Redlands East Valley grad Danielle Lopez of Riverside.

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Don Lugo pitcher Alissa Noble headed to Toledo

Don Lugo High School pitching standout Alissa Noble has signed with NCAA Division I University of Toledo (Ohio).

It might seem like a random school for an athlete from Southern California to attend but it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

Noble was playing in a travel ball tournament in Hemet and was having a particularly good day. The coach of one of the team’s Noble was playing against has a daughter who is the coach at Toledo.

He told her about Noble and encouraged her to send video. The rest is history.

Noble, who plays travel ball with Firecrackers out of Rancho Cucamonga, went to visit the school and liked what she saw. She is looking forward to a change of scenery.

“It was snowing and I had never seen snow before,” she said. “I’m ready for a change. It just seemed like a good fit.”

Noble also visited Cal State San Marcos and Sonoma State, both NCAA Division II schools.

Noble has been the primary pitcher for the Conquistadors (10-5, 7-1) who have a three-game lead in the Mt. Baldy League heading into Friday’s game against Ontario.

She plans to major in athletic training or sports nutrition.

Toledo plays in the Mid-American Conference. The Rockets are currently 15-31.

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Bonita basketball standout Russell Hernandez chooses Cal Lutheran

Bonita High School basketball standout Russell Hernandez has decided to attend school and play basketball at Cal Lutheran.

 

Hernandez, a 5-foot-11 guard, helped the Bearcats (28-7) to a share of the Palomares League title and a berth in the Division 3AA CIF title game where they lost to Oak Park at the Honda Center.

Hernandez put the emphasis on academics and will be majoring in exercise science.

“Education comes first and they have good science programs,” he said. “I like that its not too close to home but close enough I can get back on weekends.”

Hernandez was also considering Division II Hawaii Pacific and Division III schools in Pacific (Ore.) and Pomona-Pitzer. He visited Pomona-Pitzer and Hawaii Pacific.

He was thrilled with the way his high school career played out.

“Of course it would have been nice to win that last one but it was all we could have hoped for and it was an unbelievable season,” he said.

 

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CIF polls: Etiwanda stays atop Division 1 softball rankings

Etiwanda’s Julia Jimenez tries to tag out Chino Hills’ Taylon Snow who eventually slides safely into second base at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Friday, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

Etiwanda remains No. 1 in Division 1, after beating Chino Hills in dramatic game on Friday.

Here are the CIF polls in softball for each division with teams from the Sun/Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – Etiwanda; 2. Orange Lutheran; 3. Huntington Beach; 4. Los Alamitos; 5. Mater Dei; 6. Nocro; 7. Corona Santiago; 8. ML King; 9. Garden Grove Pacifica; 10. St. Lucy’s.

Division 2 – 1. MIssion Viejo; 2. Oaks Chr.; 3. La Habra; 4. Valley View; 5. Oxnard; 6,. Breal Olinda; 7. South Hills; 8. Yucaipa; 9. Newbury Park; 10. Villa Park.

Division 3 – 1. Grand Terrace; 2. Bishop Amat; 3. Gahr; 4. Burbank Burroughs; 5. San Juan Hills; 6. Palos Verdes; 7. La Mirada; 8. Redondo Union; 9. Alemany; 10. Warren.

Division 4 – 1. Torrance; 2. Dos Pueblos; 3. North Torrance; 4. Buena; 5. Knight; 6. Palm Springs; 7. Santa Monica; 8. La Quinta; 9. Linfield Chr.; 10. Patriot.

Division 5 – 1. St. Bonaventure; 2. Louisville; 3. Garden Grove; 4. Lompoc Cabrillo; 5. Silverado; 6. Templeton; 7. Edgewood; 8. San Dimas; 9. Schurr; 10. Pomona Catholic.

Division 6 – 1. Paraclete; 2. Savanna; 3. Downey Cavalry Chapel; 4. St. Anthony; 5. Sierra Canyon; 6. Webb; 7. Windward; 8. Desert Chr. Aca.; 9. Pasadena Poly; 10. Chadwick.

Division 7 – 1. Rolling Hills Prep; 2. University Prep; 3. ACE; 4. Faith Baptsit; 5. Foothill Tech; 6. Santa Clara; 7. Archer; 8. Santa Rosa Aca.; 9. Calvary Murrieta; 10. Noli Indian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CIF rankings: Bonita holds down No. 2 spot in Division 2 baseball

Here are the newest CIF baseball rankings in each division with teams from the Sun/Daily Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – Orange Lutheran; 2. JSerra; 3. Murrieta Mesa; 4. JW North; 5. El Toro; 6. Valencia; 7. Millikan; 8. El Toro; 9. Cypress; 10. Corona Santiago.

Bonita High School Nathan Schneider pitched a great game except for this pitch that Jake Bryant connected for a solo home run. Bonita High School varsity baseball team beat Glendora High School 12-1 at Bonita High School in La Verne Friday, April 22, 2016.(Photo by Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News)

Division 2 – 1. Gahr; 2. Bonita; 3. Foothill; 4. South Hills; 5. Simi Valley; 6. Damien; 7. Carter; 8. San Clemente; 9. Burbank Burroughs; 10. Crescenta Valley.

Division 3 – `1. Redondo Union; 2. Palm Desert; 3. Woodbridge; 4. Beckman; 5. Palos Verdes; 6. Bishop Amat; 7. Quartz Hill; 8. Paloma Valley; 9. Corona del Mar; 10. Mira Costa.

Division 4 – 1. Kaiser; 2. St. Bonaventure; 3. West Torrance; 4. Don Lugo; 5. Troy; 6. San Gorgonio; 7. Colony; 8. Grace Brethren; 9. Ridgecrest Burroughs; 10. Santa Ana Cavalry Chapel.

Division 5 – 1. Citrus Hill; 2. Woodcrest Chr.; 3. Paraclete; 4. Village Chr.; 5. Sierra Vista; 6. Monrovia; 7. San Marino; 8. Cantwell Sacred Heart; 9. Linfield Chr.; 10. Sierra Canyon.

Division 6 – 1. Crean Lutheran; 2. Sage Hill; 3. Flintridge Prep; 4. Salesian; 5. Calvary Murrieta; 6. Buckley 7. Dunn; 8. Lancaster Desert Chr.; 9. Santa Paula; 10. Rancho Chr.

Division 7 – 1. Excelsior Charter; 2. Santa Clarita Chr.; 3. Rolling Hills Prep; 4. Faith Baptist; 5. Riverside Prep; 6. Einstein Aca.; 7. Animo Leadership; 8. Aca. Academic Excellence; 9. Lennox Ac.; 10. New Roads.

 

 

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Damien cruising in Hacienda League, ranked No. 1 in boys volleyball

Here are the newest CIF boys volleyball rankings with teams from the Sun/Daily Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Huntington Beach; 2. Loyola; 3. Mira Costa; 4. Newport Harbor; 5. Palos Verdes; 6. Corona del Mar; 7. Harvard-Westlake; 8. San Clemente; 9. Tesoro; 10. tie, Mater Dei, Redondo Union.

Division 2 – 1. Oak Park; 2. Laguna Beach; 3.  Burbank Burroughs; 4. West Ranch; 5. Royal; 6. Simi Valley; 7. South Torrance; 8. Capistrano Valley; 9. Lakewood; 10. Hillcrest.

Division 3 – 1. Quartz Hill; 2. Cathedral; 3. El Segundo; 4. Santa Monica; 5. Cerritos Valley Chr.; 6. Arroyo Grande; 7. San Gabriel; 8. Gahr; 9. Warren; 10. San Luis Obispo.

Division 4 – 1. Saddleback Valley Chr.; 2. Crean Lutheran; 3. Flintridge Prep; 4. Santa Ynez; 5. Cypress; 6. St. Margaret’s 7. Channel Islands; 8.  Century; 9. Tustin; 10. Yucaipa.

Division 5 – 1. Damien; 2. Laguna Blanca; 3. El Rancho; 4. Los Altos; 5. La Serna; 6. California; 7. Loma Linda Aca.; 8. Santa Fe; 9. Indian Springs; 10. Providence.

 

 

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CIF polls: Redlands remains No. 1 in boys tennis

Here are the CIF polls for boys tennis in all divisions for the week of April 25. Teams in the Sun/Daily Bulletin coverage area are denoted in bold:

Division 1 – San Marino; 2. University; Mira Costa; 4. Peninsula; 5. Palm Desert; 6. Corona del; Mar; 7. Harvard-Westlake; 8. Beckman; 9. Los Alamitos; 10. Palos Verdes.

Division 2 – 1. Santa Margarita; 2. Arcadia; 3. West Ranch; 4. Arroyo Grande; 5. San Clemente; 6. Crean Lutheran; 7. Walnut; 8. Diamond Bar; 9. Pasadena Poly; 10. Sage Hill.

Division 3 – 1. Cypress; 2. Placentia Valencia; 3. Great Oak; 4. Cerritos; 5. West Torrance; 6. Yorba Linda; 7. ML King; 8. Temecula Valley; 9. Sunny Hills; 10. South Torrance.

Division 4 – 1. Redlands; 2. Laguna Beach; 3. Mark Keppel; 4. Rowland; 5. Etiwanda; 6. Los Osos; 7. Buckley; 8. Rancho Cucamonga; 9. Maranatha; 10. Laguna Blanca.

Division 5 – 1. Heritage; 2. Beaumont; 3. Hemet; 4. tie, Rosemead, Arroyo; 6. Bishop Montgomery; 7. Alta Loma; 8. Oak Hills; 9. Downey; 10. Gahr.

 

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Bonita High School to hold heart screenings for ALL athletes

Bonita High School will conduct a free heart screening program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 killer of student athletes and the No. 2 killer of people under the age of 25.  Cardiologist and doctors associated with the UCLA Medical School and the Saving Hearts Foundation will be present to screen athletes between the ages of 12 – 25.

Participants do not have to be students at Bonita High School.

Attached you will find a flyer for the event.  Those interested in attending should preregister at www.savingheartsfoundation.com.

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Chino Hills basketball players share national honor

Chino HIlls High School's LaMelo Ball, right, drives to the basket as Mater Dei High School's MJ Cage defends during the CIF Open Division semifinals on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Chino, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

Many have had a hard time trying to decide which of the Chino Hills freshman basketball standouts have had the bigger impact – center Onyeka Okongwu or guard  LaMelo Ball.

Well MaxPreps couldn’t decide either and has named the two Co-Freshman Players of the Year. It is quite an honor given that five players were chosen to the first team nationwide and two come from the same team.

Here is the link to the MaxPreps rundown on those chosen.

 

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Results from the IE Track and Field Championship

Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta set a meet record with a time of 10.28 seconds in the 100-meter dash.

Etiwanda’s Jacquelyn Hill was second to Destiny Collins of Great Oak in the 1,600 (5:00.40) and third in the 400 (with a 57.87 personal best). Collins, who is Riverside County’s record-holder, broke her own meet record to win the 1,600 in 4:48.90.

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