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


Claremont’s Duy Tran-Sampson (22)  runs is one of the Inland Valley’s leading rushers. He is this week’s So Cal Prep Legends Daily Bulletin Athlete of the week.n(Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

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

Oct. 18 – Duy Tran-Sampson, Claremont football
Oct. 11 – Jaylon Redd, Rancho Cucamonga football
Oct. 4 – Michell Fargo, Webb water polo
Sept. 27Stephen Carr, Summit football
Sept 20Antoine Paul, Ontario football
Sept. 13 – Kyle Jones, Upland football
Sept. 6 – Andrew Almazan, Chino football
Aug. 26 – Jacob Camargo, Damien football

Etiwanda’s Jacquelyn Hil competes in the Inland Empire Challenge at Glen Helen Regional Park on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Hill finished first with a time of 17:39.7. (Sarah Alvarado for the Daily Bulletin)

Oct. 18. – Jacquelyne Hill, Etiwanda cross country
Oct. 11 – Annie Boos, Claremont cross country
Oct. 4 – Sahara Martinez, Bonita volleyball
Sept. 27Alexis Cardoza, Chino Hills volleyball
Sept. 20 – Bria Beale, Rancho Cucamonga volleyball
Sept. 13 – Annaka Jorgenson, Ontario Christian volleyball
Sept. 6 – Mary Bagshaw, Rancho Cucamonga volleyball

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Los Osos grad Kyle Robeniol headed to Utah

Los Osos graduate Kyle Robeniol thought he was going to spend his collegiate years in the Pac-12 playing for Oregon. But now he is headed to Utah, after a one-year stop at Orange Coast Community College.

Robeniol, a 5-foot-10 left-hander, graduated from Los Osos in 2015 where he was a first-team Baseline League and All-Inland Valley selection.

He went to Oregon and pitched 26 innings as a true freshman.

But the school had a coaching change and his scholarship got reduced significantly to where it was going to be too expensive to stay. So he was seeking other options.

He returned to Southern California and enrolled at Orange Coast where he will play this spring.

Utah hadn’t necessarily recruited him that hard out of high school but the past summer he played in the Great West League for the Medford, Ore. team which included a couple of players from Utah. They told their coach that Robeniol was looking to leave Oregon and recommended him.

Robeniol took a trip to Utah earlier this month. He also got a ringing endorsement of the school from former classmate Caleb Repp who plays football for the Utes.

“The campus was beautiful,” he said. “They share a facility with the Angels Triple-AAA team (in Salt Lake City) so that’s kind of cool. It was just a great opportunity.”

Robeniol will have two years of eligibility left. He is disappointed things didn’t work out at Oregon but taking the more optimistic approach.

“It was a little disheartening at first but I knew if I kept working hard and stayed positive, it would all work out,” he said. “

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Claremont volleyball team claims share of Palomares League title

The Claremont volleyball team registered a 3-2 (20-25, 26-24,25-21, 20-25,15-12) win over Glendora tonight to snag a share of the Palomares League title.
Senior Simone Bliss tallied 18 kills and 22 digs while junior Emilee Rohrer added 17 kills. Junior libero Bel  Grabowski  anchored the defense with 25 digs.
Coach Daniel Reighter used two setters and both were effective as senior Merisa Marquez managed 29 assists and senior Kylie Robinson added 27 assists. Marquez started the season as the third string setter but moved up on the depth chart after Kira Butz sustained a season-ending dislocated shoulder.  Her emergence had Reighter rethinking his strategy of going from a 6-2 offense to a 5-1.
No one is quite sure the last time Claremont has won a league title in volleyball but Reighter believes it is close to two decades.
Reighter, the team’s sixth coach in as many years, said the key has been communication. The Wolfpack (16-7, 9-1) got off to a slow start but hit their stride the second round of league play.
“It’s been all about communication,” he said. “The girls are identifying a problem, talking about the problem and finding a way to fix it. We struggled with that early.”
Reighter said the turning point of the season came after the first match against Glendora which his team lost 3-0.
The next day at practice he started the afternoon with a one-hour team meeting to clear the air.
“We got everything out in the open. Whether it was a problem somebody had with someone else or a question on what we were defensively. We addressed every isse and got it out on the table in a respectful manner.”
Marissa Montoya had 19 kills and fie aces from Glendora (22-4, 9-1) in the losing effort.  Alex Lowden added 14 kills and 24 digs and Emma Svagdis had 13.
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Claremont, Pomona Catholic, Upland Christian all hold No. 2 volleyball rankings

Here are this week’s CIF rankings in all divisions for girls volleyball with teams from the Sun/Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Santa Margarita; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Mira Costa; 4. Edison; 5. Huntington Beach; 6. Lakewood; 7. Marymount; 8. San Juan Hills; 9. Redondo Union; 10. Flintridge Sacred Heart.

Division 2 – 1. Ventura; 2. El Dorado; 3. Orange Lutheran; 4. Temecula Valley; 5. Esperanza; 6. Palos Verdes; 7. South Torrance; 8. Beckman; 9. Louisville; 10. Yucaipa.

Division 3 – 1. Sage Hill; 2. Glendora; 3. La Salle; 4. Lakewood St. Joseph; 5. Bishop Montgomery; 6. Notre Dame Academy; 7. Saddleback Valley Christian; 8. Troy; 9. Agoura; 10. Yorba Linda.

Division 4 – 1. Elsinore; 2. Claremont; 3. Sierra Canyon; 4. Westridge; 5. Monrovia; 6. Arcadia; 7. Bonita; 8. Apple Valley; 9. Mission Prep; 10. Palm Desert.

Division 5 – 1. Mayfair; 2. Quartz Hill; 3. Culver City; 4. El Segundo; 5. Valley View; 6. Oak Hills; 7. La Quinta; 8. Alta Loma; 9. La Reina; 10. St. Margaret’s.

Division 6 – 1. Laguna Blanca 2. Santa Ynez; 3. Shadow Hills; 4. Crossroads; 5. Vistamar; 6. Gabrielino; 7. Hemet; 8. Beaumont; 9. Rancho Verde; 10. Heritage.

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

Division 8 – 1. Grace Brethren; 2. Pomona Catholic; 3. Gladstone; 4. Mary Star of the Sea; 5. Foothill Tech; 6. Burbank Providence; 7. Katella; 8. Hawthorne MSA; 9. Linfield Christian; 10. Duarte.

Division 9 – 1. Buckley; 2. Upland Christian; 3. Oakwood; 4. Capistrano Valley Christian; 5. Calvary Murrieta; 6. Miliken Community; 7. San Gabriel Academy; 8. Glendale Adventist; 9. Santa Clarita Christia; 10. Mammoth.

Division 10 – 1. University Prep; 2. Thousand Oaks Hillcrest; 3. Avalon; 4. Southlands Christian; 5. Santa Rosa Academy; 6. Aca. Careers & Exploration; 7. Lake Arrowhead Christian; 8. San Jacinto Valley; 9. Riverside Carnegie; 10. Aca. Academic Excellence.



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Rancho volleyball team to be without top player in league finale

Rancho Cucamonga's Bria Beale (#33) hits a shot Claremont's Paris Pearson (#12) and Juliana Gomez (#2)during the second set of Wednesday's season opener at Claremont High School in Claremont, CA., August 31, 2016. (Photo by John Valenzuela/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

The Rancho Cucamonga volleyball team will be missing its star player when it takes to the court on Thursday against Chino Hills in the Baseline League finale for both teams. The Cougars (19-7, 9-0) are already assured a share of the league title but the Huskies (19-5, 8-1) can forge a tie with a win.

Senior outside hitter Bria Beale was ejected from Tuesday’s match at St. Lucy’s and per CIF rules must sit out the next match. She isn’t even allowed to be in the venue.

Rancho Cucamonga coach Aaron Flores said his team was up 24-13 in the third set after winning the first two sets handily when the incident occurred. He said he didn’t see exactly what happened because he was talking to someone else on the bench and Beale herself doesn’t remember.

All Flores was able to get as an explanation was that Beale directed profanity in the direction of an official. There was no previous incident. She was given a yellow card, then seconds later a red card – thus the ejection.

Flores was looking to his avenues of appeal this morning but there really are none. All will use the incident as a teachable moment.

“She is crushed,” Flores said.

Flores said he doesn’t ever recall seeing a player ejected from a volleyball match. Neither has Chino Hills coach Andy Farrow. But Flores doesn’t think the penalty fits the crime.

“In football that’s a 15-yard penalty and you move on. I don’t get why this is different,” he said.

The first time the teams played on Oct. 4 Chino Hills took Rancho to five sets with the Cougars winning the fifth 15-11. Beale, who has committed to UC Irvine, had 18 kills.

She leads the team in kills (315) and is just 111 away from the school’s career record in that category. She is second on the team in digs (211) and aces (47).

Farrow isn’t crazy about going into the match with looks to be a huge advantage.

“It was a great match when we played them head-to-head the first time,” he said. “Now if we win everyone will say it is because they didn’t have her. We’re all competitors we want to play against the best.”

Sophomore Allison Casillas will start in Beale’s spot but the Cougars have the benefit of a seasoned, battled-tested lineup around her.


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CIF boys water polo rankings feature local teams

Redlands East Valley (white) vs. Claremont (black) in the CIF-SS Division 5 Championship water polo game at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, CA on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. REV defeated Claremont, 7-5. (Photo by Rachel Luna/Redlands Daily Facts)

Here are CIF polls for boys water polo for the week of Oct. 17:

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

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

Divsion 3 – 1. Oaks Christian; 2. Redlands East Valley; 3. San Clemente; 4. Aliso Niguel; 5. Riverside Poly; 6. La Serna; 7. Ayala; 8. Claremont; 9. Costa Mesa; 10. Crespi.

Division 4 – 1. Northwood; 2. Chino Hills; 3. Rancho Cucamonga; 4. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 5. Royal; 6. Redondo Union; 7. Cerritos; 8. La Quinta; 9. Walnut; 10. St. John Bosco.

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

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

Division 7 – 1. Katella; 2. Santa Maria; 3. Chaffey; 4. Shadow Hills; 5. Pasadena Poly; 6. La Sierra; 7. Saddleback; 8. Arroyo Valley; 9. Charter Oak; 10. Nogales.

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Local teams holding strong in CIF girls tennis rankings

From left, Redlands High School tennis team captains Harkiran Saluja, Nikita Friche, and Sarra Larif have their portrait made on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Redlands High School in Redlands, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Redlands Daily Facts, SCNG)

Here are CIF polls for girls tennis the week of Oct. 17:

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

Division 2- 1. Beckman; 2. Palos Verdes; 3. Cate; 4. Foothill; 5. Riverside Poly; 6. Redondo Union; 7. Viewpoint; 8. Yucaipa; 9. Redlands; 10. Cerritos.

Division 3- 1. Alhambra; 2. Los Osos; 3. Walnut; 4. Temple City; 5. Cypress; 6. Serrano; 7. Great Oak; 8. Orcutt Academy; 9. Redlands East Valley; 10. Mayfield.

Division 4 – 1 Elsinore; 2. Arroyo; 3. La Serna; 4. Magnolia; 5. Alta Loma; 6. Bishop Montgomery; 7. JW North; 8. Chaminade; 9. Mark Keppel; 10. Mayfair.

Division 5- 1. Rim of the World; 2. Gladstone; 3. Rancho Mirage; 4. Ramona; 5. Patriot; 6. Montclair; 7. Garey; 8. San Jacinto; 9. Temescal Canyon; 10. Norte Vista.

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Claremont cross country teams retain CIF rankings

Here are the CIF polls for cross country for the week of Oct. 17:

Division 1 –
1. Great Oak; 2. Dana Hills; 3. Roosevelt; 4. Burbank Burroughs; 5. Beaumont; 6. California; 7. Trabuco Hills; 8. El Toro; 9. Yucaipa; 10. Arcadia; 11. Placentia Valencia; 12. Arroyo Grande; 13. Chaparral.

Division 2 – 1. Loyola; 2. Claremont; 3. West Ranch; 4. Mira Costa; 5. Saugus; 6. Mission Viejo; 7. Ventura; 8. Ayala; 9. Simi Valley; 10. Anaheim Canyon; 11. Newport Harbor; 12. Tesoro; 13. tie, Hueneme, San Juan Hills.

Division 3- 1. Brea Olinda; 2. West Torrance; 3. Baldwin Park; 4. Cathedral; 5. Palos Verdes; 6. Bloomington; 7. Paso Robles; 8. Sultana; 9. St. John Bosco; 10. Ocean View; 11. South Pasadena; 12. Indio; 13. tie, Servite, Esperanza.

Division 4 – 1. Foothill Tech; 2. JSerra; 3. Harvard-Westlake; 4. Oaks Christian; 5. El Segundo; 6. San Luis Obispo; 7. Big Bear; 8. Covina; 9. Bishop Amat; 10. Granite Hills; 11. Laguna Beach; 12. Fillmore; 13. Costa Mesa.

Division 5 – 1. Fintridge Prep; 2. Desert Christian; 3. Cerritos Valley Christian; 4. Thacher; 5. St. Margaret’s; 6. Campbell Hall; 7. Pasadena Poly; 8. Brentwood; 9. Crossroads; 10. Viewpoint; 11. Xavier Prep; 12. Ontario Christian; 13. Woodcrest Christian.


Division 1 – 1. Great Oak; 2. Arcadia; 3. Yucaipa; 4. Vista Murrieta; 5. Dana Hills; 6. ML King; 7.  Trabuco Hills; 8. Long Beach Poly; 9. Fountain Valley; 10. El Toro; 11. San Clemente; 12/ Burbank; 13. Foothill.

Division 2 – 1. Claremont; 2. Saugus; 3. Anaheim Canyon; 4. Capistrano Valley; 5. Serrano; 6. Mira Costa; 7. Northwood; 8. Ventura; 9. Tesoro; 10. Simi Valley; 11. Ayala; 12. Mission Viejo; 13. West Ranch.

Division 3 – 1. Palos Verdes; 2. Esperanza; 3. Moorpark; 4. Norwalk; 5. Corona del Mar; 6.Laguna Hills; 7. West Torrance; 8. Brea Olinda; 9. Oak Park; 10. Yorba Linda; 11. Bolsa Grande; 12. Royal; 13. tie, Santa Margarita, Torrance.

Division 4 – 1. Bishop Amat; 2. JSerra; 3. Foothill Tech; 4. Mayfield; 5. La Canada; 6. El Segundo; 7. Big Bear; 8. Covina; 9. Granite Hills; 10. Harvard-Westlake; 11. Atascadero; 12. St. Lucy’s; 13. Marymount.

Division 5 – 1. Flintridge Prep; 2. Pacifica Christian; 3. Sage Hill; 4. Sacred Heart of Jesus; 5. St. Margaret’s; 6. Bell-Jeff; 7. Xavier Prep; 8. Pasadena Poly; 9. Brentwood; 10. Viewpoint; 11. Crossroads; 12. Woodcrest Christian; 13. Chadwick.

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Leif Williams named wrestling coach at Webb

Just studying at Pomona College and playing football for the Pomona-Pitzer football team can occupy a lot of time. But Leif Williams has something else to add to his already busy schedule. He has take the position of head wrestling coach at nearby Webb School.

leifwilliams-2The native of Dekalb, Ill., attended Dekalb High School, one of the top wrestling programs in a region where wrestling is popular.

He wrestled at anywhere from the 172-pound weight class to the heavyweight division in his high school career.

He also served as a club wrestling coach, working with elementary and middle school students in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, and also coaching underclassmen at DeKalb High.

Williams has met with about nine Webb students interested in wrestling. He plans to hold tryouts and encourage football players to join the wrestling team.

Williams, an economics major, has also been part of a resurgence with the Sagehens football team which is 4-1 overall and 3-0 in SCIAC play, its best start since 2000.

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Glendora’s Hayden Pearce commits to Cal State San Bernardino

Glendora High School baseball standout Hayden Pearce has committed to NCAA Division II Cal State San Bernardino.

Hayden Pearce

Pearce, a pitcher, liked the direction the Coyotes program is headed under David Martinez, who is entering his second year.

“He’s a pitching guy so he can connect with us on a whole different level,” Pearce said. “I feel like I can go there and have an impact right away.”

Pearce was also considering some Division I schools – Nevada-Reno, Utah Valley and Lone Beach State as well Division II schools Azusa Pacific and Cal Poly Pomona.

He plans to major in kinesiolgy and business administration.

“They’re building a new campus on stadium that should be ready by the time I get there and it will be fun to be part of the first team to play there.” he said.

The Coyotes were 22-29 overall and 17-20 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play last year. That was significant progress from a 10-39 overall and 8-32 in CCAA play the previous year.



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Inland Empire Challenge coming up on Saturday

The Inland Empire Challenge, the cross country meet that is billed as a San Bernardino County championship, a Riverside County championship and an Inland Empire championship, all rolled into one, takes place on Saturday.
 The event at Glen Helen Regional Park In San Bernardino gets underway with the first race at 7:45 a.m. The top races in the meet are the boys sweepstakes race at 9:30 a.m. and the girls sweepstakes race at 9:50 a.m.
All of the schools in the meet are from San Bernardino or Riverside County.
In the boys sweepstakes race, San Bernardino County ranked teams include Ayala (No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division 2), Bloomington (No. 3 in D3), Sultana (No. 7 in D3) as well as Ontario, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga and Los Osos.
Redlands East Valley’s Elias Opsahl, who won the first Citrus Belt League race of the season, will compete in the race as an individual.
Top Riverside County teams in the race include three Division 1 ranked teams: No. 1 Temecula Great Oak, No. 4 Eastvale Roosevelt and No. 5 Beaumont.
In the girls sweepstakes, ranked San Bernardino County teams are Serrano (No. 6 in Division 2), Ayala (No. 8 in Division 2), as well as Redlands, Chino Hills, Etiwanda and Rancho Cucamonga.
Rim of the World’s Destiny Jacobo is also in the race as an individual.
 From Riverside County, top teams are Great Oak (No. 1 in Division 1) and Vista Murrieta (No. 4 in Division 1).
 A year ago, Great Oak boys and Yucaipa girls won the sweepstakes team titles. Yucaipa, which has both its boys and girls ranked, is back but is not on the list of entries for the sweepstakes races.
In all, 39 schools from San Bernardino County and 36 from Riverside County are represented.
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