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


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

Dec. 5 – LiAngelo Ball, Chino Hills basketball
Nov. 29 – Owen Bishop, Claremont cross country
* Nov. 22 – Thomas Graham, Rancho Cucamonga football
Nov. 15 – Troy Temmink, Summit football
Nov. 8 – Tommy McDonnell, Etiwanda football
Nov. 1 – Nathan Tilford, Colony football
* Oct. 25 – Anthony Miller, Don Lugo football
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

* Dec. 5 – Molly Tucker, St. Lucy’s soccer
* Nov. 29 – Morgan Hall, Loma Linda volleyball
Nov. 22 – Annie Boos, Claremont cross country
Nov. 15 – Mikaela Ramirez, Ayala cross country
Nov. 8 – Simone Bliss, Claremont volleyball
* Nov. 1 – Angelica Kusnowwo, Diamond Bar golf
Oct. 25 – Kenzie Koerber, Chino Hills volleyball
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

* denotes athlete also was voted overall So Cal athlete of week in on-line fan balloting

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Valle Vista League honors: Football

Northview’s quarterback Steven Comstock #15 named SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week after leading the Vikings to a big win over San Dimas. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Most Valuable Player: Steven Comstock, Northview
Most Valuable Offensive Player: Antwaun Ayers, Northview
Most Valuable Defensive Player: Kobe Quiroga, Northview
Lineman of the Year: Jael Martinez, Northview

First team offense
WR: Hakim Williams, Covina
WR: Tristan Sprague, Covina
WR: Eric Burton, Rowland
RB: Jacob Robles, Baldwin Park
RB: Luis Flores, Baldwin Park
RB: Wahub Mallick, Covina
RB: Kevin Thomas, Northview
RB: Jarell Sykes, San Dimas
OL: Jason Reyna, Baldwin Park
OL: Zion Maae, Covina
OL: Jael Martinez, Northview
OL: Danny Galvez, Northview
OL: Abbas Darwiche, San Dimas
OL Frank Vega, San Dimas
TE: Ulysses Ibarra, Wilson

First team defense
DB: Jeremiah Matthews, Covina
DB: Christopher Stumbaugh, Northview
DB: Andre Tinoco, Northview
DB: Jarell Sykes, San Dimas
DL: Jacob Gregory, Covina
DL: Jackson Serna, Northview
DL: Arturo Placentia, San Dimas
DL: Anthony Bernal, San Dimas
LB: Jeremy Alvino, Covina
LB: Ismar Zamora, Rowland
LB: Dylan Ware, San Dimas
LB: Evan Haas, San Dimas
K: Alex Calderon, Northview
K: Elijah Phipps, San Dimas

Second team offense
WR: Francisco Simental, Northview
WR: Bryan Robles, Northview
WR: Chris Rodriguez, Rowland
WR: Jesse Flores, Wilson
RB: Anthony Meneses, Covina
RB: Michael Cundiff, Rowland
RB: Lyle Navarro, San Dimas
RB: Daniel Jackson, San Dimas
RB: Jonathan Gonzalez, Wilson
OL: Johnny Alduenda, Baldwin Park
OL: Colin Uriarte, Covina
OL: Alexis Gomez, Northview
OL: Emilio Pomball, Rowland
OL: Daniel Reta, San Dimas

Second team defense
DB: Chris Vargas, Baldwin Park
DB: Chris Aguirre, Covina
DB: Christian Fuentes, Rowlanda
DB: Kai Rodriguez, San Dimas
DL: Ricky Martinez, Baldwin Park
DL: Darien Jones, Covina
DL: Ralph Moncada, Northview
DL: Anthony Esquivel, Rowland
DL: Reginal Sumolang, Rowland
LB: Andrew Ramirez, Baldwin Park
LB: Nick Valenzuela, Baldwin Park
LB: Daniel Chavez, Covina
LB: Jonathan Gonzalez, Wilson
K: Johel Sandoval, Wilson

Honorable mention: Jesus Aguilar, Baldwin Park; Ailaoa Aldana, Covina; Eric Carillo, Wilson; James Chavez, Wilson; David Covarubias, Baldwin Park; Noe Hernandez, Baldwin Park; Steven Indek, San Dimas; Hunter Kotel, Rowland; Davion Lewis, Wilson; Quinton McGrady, Rowland; Nick Quiroz, Wilson; Richard Perez, Baldwin Park; Zachary Ponce, Rowland; Kevin Ramirez, Baldwin Park; Angel Rivas, Covina; Nick Villapiano, Wilson; Rijon Willamson, Rowland.

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Valle Vista League honors: Girls volleyball

Northview’s Kaylee Sadler during a prep volleyball match against Wilson at Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/Southern California News Group)

Most Valuable Player: Kaylee Sadler, Northview

First team
Celeste Garcia, Covina
Julia Hooper, Northview
Camryn Kaminski, Wilson
Samantha Lu, Wilson
Kailey McCune, Covina
Ruby Neag, San Dimas
Alexis Neal, San Dimas
Hailey Ojerio-Bunton, Rowland
Melanie Rayas, San Dimas
Daisy Valdez, Northview

Second team
Jennifer Aguilar, Baldwin Park
Madison Arellanes, Northview
Allison Ayala, Covina
Taylor Bachmann, San Dimas
Kylee Devereaux, Wilson
Lauren Le, Wilson
Sarah Ramirez, Covina
Arianna Requejo, Rowland
Yuke Wang, Northview

Honorable mention: Emia Arenas, Northview; Stephanie Arteaga, Baldwin Park; Lauren Lewis, Northview; Dominique Magallanes, Rowland; Alexis Munoz, Baldwin Park; Jordan South, San Dimas; Kirsten Winiecki, San Dimas.

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All-Valle Vista League honors: Boys water polo

Most Valuable Player: Jared Caldarone, Sr., San Dimas

First team
Anthony Alarcon, Jr., Rowland
Brady Boyde, Jr., San Dimas
Joe Doonan, Jr., San Dimas
Derek Kawasaki, Sr., Wilson
Henry Landers, Sr., San Dimas
Michael Minera, Cathedral
Diego Nadaya, Sr., Rowland
Julio Parra, Cathedral
Robbie Simpson, Sr., San Dimas
Andrew Song, Sr., Rowland

Second team
Jonathan Han, Soph., Wilson
Joseph Kim, Sr., Wilson
Jefferson Mach, Sr., Rowland
Rudy Munoz, Jr., Baldwin Park
Seth O’Brien, Jr., San Dimas
Austin O’Dea, Sr., Rowland
Michale Pfeiffer, Jr., Wilson
Isaiah Rangel, Sr., Baldwin Park
Austin Ruelas, Sr., San Dimas
Chris Silva, Cathedral
Ray Zelada, Sr., Wilson

Honorable mention: Alvin Chang, Soph., Rowland; Kevin Chang, Sr., Wilson; Cade Dady, San Dimas; Jacob Robles, Sr., Baldwin Park; Grant Spence, Cathedral.

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Inland Empire Classic to get underway Saturday at Rancho Cucamonga

The Inland Empire Classic starts on Saturday with nine games at Rancho Cucamonga High School. Miller and Colony will also be hosting some games.

Temecula Valley won the event last year, defeating Kaiser 67-62 in the championship game.

Here is the schedule for the first round of play:

(At Rancho Cucamonga)

8:30 a.m. – Alta Loma vs. Silverado
10 a.m. – Redlands East Valley vs. Moreno Valley
11:30 a.m. – Colony vs. Sierra Vista
1 p.m. – Kaiser vs. Oak Hills
2:30 p.m. – Foothill vs. Montclair
4 p.m. – Chaffey vs. Rancho Cucamonga
5:30 p.m. – Miller vs. Fontana
7 p.m. – Etiwanda vs. Citrus Valley
8:30 p.m. – Sunny Hills vs. Los Osos

(At Rancho Cucamonga)

3 p.m. – Redlands vs. Pacific
4:30 p.m. – Summit vs. Culver City
6 p.m. – Carter vs. Corona Centennial
7:30 p.m. – Tahquitz vs. Grand Terrace

(At Miller)
4:30 p.m. – Hesperia vs. Upland
6 p.m. – Bloomington vs. Banning
7:30 p.m. – Claremont vs. Barstow

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A complete rundown of final day at Prestasater Classic

Here are final scores from the last day of action at the Gary Prestasater Classic at San Dimas High School:

Championship – Rancho Cucamonga 59, Upland 54
3rd place – San Dimas 67, South Hills 59
5th place – Arcadia73, Rowland 62
7th place – Ridgecrest Burroughs 52, Alta Loma 51
9th place – Silverado 761, Bell Gardens 31

Most Valuable Player – Kelvin Wright, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga

All-Tournament team
Michael Flynn, Upland
Cole Hayes, Burroughs
Curtis Hong, Rowland
Donnell Leffridge, San Dimas
Isaac Nelson, Arcadia
Toby Okworoki, Rancho Cucamonga
Ronny Rafeh, San Dimas
Jason Rodriguez, South Hills
Osys Stokes, Upland
Darren Williams, Rancho Cucamonga

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All-Star volleyball game coming up Sunday at Miller

The Inland Valley All-Star Volleyball Classic will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Miller High School.

Chino coach Heather Inglima will direct one team while Yucaipa’s Amber Von Kaenel will coach the other.

This is the second year of the event. The teams were not divided by geographic boundaries but separated to provide a balanced, competitive match. Organizers also wanted to give players a chance to compete with those they haven’t traditionally played with so high school teammates could be on opposite side of the net this time.

The admission fee is $5 for adults and $3 for kids, veterans and senior citizens.

Here are the players chosen to participate:

Bria Beale, Rancho Cucamonga
Jordin Bishop, Ayala
Simone Bliss, Claremont
Courtney Chew, Apple Valley
Kacy Hele, Granite Hills
Hailey Hubbard, Big Bear
Kenzie Koerber, Chino Hills
Claire Kovensky, Citrus Valley
Diana Maile, Redlands East Valley
Makaila Montello, Chino
Marissa Montoya, Glendora
Ryley Moore, Sultana
Veronica Ramirez, Miller
Juvelina Rodriguez, Fontana

Alexis Cardoza, Chino Hills
Telanni Childs, Upland
Tylia Dixon, Don Lugo
Victoria Duarte, Alta Loma
Natalie Escher, Redlands
Kayla Fisher, Yucaipa
Natalie Hadder, Yucaipa
Roni Rea Lopez, Grand Terrace
Sahara Martinez, Bonita
Nicole Omwanghe, Claremont
Shiann Palos, Summit
Leslie Parades, Ontario
Ashlynn Ritter, Ontario Christian
Brooklyn Wilson, Cajon

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Chino Hills senior LiAngelo Ball has night to remember

Chino Hill’s LiAngelo Ball at Haas Pavillion in Berkeley, CA on Friday, March 27, 2015. 2nd half of CIF State Division 1 boys basketball final between Chino Hills and Danville’s San Ramon Valley. San Ramon Valley won 79-71 in double overtime. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

It has been quite a start to the season for the Chino Hills boys basketball team and senior LiAngelo Ball in particular.

The middle of the basketBall brothers has scored 154 points in his team’s first three games at the Corona Centennial BattleZone. It was a 72-point output in Wednesday night’s 128-108 over Rancho Christian that had social media buzzing and the most knowledgeable experts scouring through record books.

Ball, who will follow older brother Lonzo to UCLA, shot 44 percent (28-for-60) from the field which included a 13-for-32 showing from long distance.

It was the most points in school history and the sixth most all-time in a game in CIF-SS history, and tenth best single-game in state history.

Tigran Grigorian of Los Angeles Mesrobian holds the CIF-SS record with 100 points in a game set in 2002-03.

First-year coach Stephan Gilling, who took over the reigns from Steve Baik, says that likely won’t be the last time Ball puts up those kind of numbers.

“We’re going to see more games like that,” Gilling said. “He’s a scorer.”

Ball had 26 in the Huskies first game, a 101-82 win over Rancho Verde on Monday. He then dumped in 56 on Tuesday in a 121-89 win over Orange Lutheran.

While scoring is LiAngelo’s forte, Gilling said the other dynamic that has been added to his game is the role of leader. Lonzo had been that player all four of his year but with him having departed, that role is now squarely on LiAngelo.

“This is is team now,” Gilling said. “He’s been through it all and knows his role now is to take on that part of the game too.”


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Chris Rix football camp and combine coming up next month

The sixth annual Chris Rix Christmas Combine and Power Camp is slated for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Maranatha High School (169 S St John Ave., Pasadena). It is open to athletes ages 8 to 18.

The morning will be reserved for basic skills testing with the afternoon featuring other sessions including a guest speaker yet to be determined. Rix said the skills testing will give the participants their exact numbers so they know exactly what they need to work on to get to the next level.

The cost is $150 or $75 with a toy donation for charity.

“It started six years ago because we had a lot of kids that were done with the season and looking for something to keep them going,” said Rix, the former Florida State quarterback and current sideline reporter for Fox Sports West. “It grew from there.”

Here is link for more information and athlete sign-up and here is another with video. The event is limited to the first 100 who register. For more information, call (909) 762-8975.


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Webb names new coaches in two spring sports

The Webb School has a pair of new coaches as Ron Smith has been selected to take over the softball program and Chanel Parker chosen for the head track position.

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Parker is a six-time All American, with most of her accolades coming in hurdles. She was captain of the varsity track team during each of her four years at Narbonne High School in Harbor City.

After spending her freshman year of college at University of Hawaii, Parker returned to Southern California, competing for Cal State Dominguez Hills and winning a national championship as part of the Toros’ 4×400 meter relay team.

Parker has been an assistant coach at CSU-Dominguez Hills and at Carson High School, where she served on her father’s coaching staff.

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Smith, a graduate of Corona High School, most recently served as hitting coach at Riverside Community College but has 30 years of coaching experience in the Inland Empire.

His coaching career began as an assistant varsity coach at Norco High School, then moved on to Roosevelt. He had two coaching stints at his alma mater, from 1997 to 2006, and from 2014 to 2015. Corona made two CIF Finals appearances in Smith’s first tenure.

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Claremont, Ontario Christian remain in state volleyball hunt

VIDEO: Claremont’s Emilee Rohrer talks about her team getting a second chance in the state playoffs.

The volleyball teams from Claremont and Ontario Christian to to the court again on Tuesday looking to get one step closer to a state title.

The Southern California Regional semifinals are scheduled. Claremont (22-8), the No. 11 seed, will travel to No. 2 Lakewood-St. Joseph’s (27-14) in Division II play.

Claremont has had quite the season under first-year coach Daniel Reighter, The Wolfpack claimed a share of the Palomares League title by beating Glendora in the regular season finale. It is the first league title in the sport in 18 years.

Claremont lost in Southern Section play in the semifinal to Sierra Canyon but has been impressive in its state tournament play. The Wolfpack advanced with a 3-0 win over Westridge Saturday.

St. Joseph was the second-place team out of the Del Rey League behind La Salle. It defeated Glendora 3-1 to win the Southern Section Division 3 championship.

Elsewhwere, No. 6 Ontario Christian (22-6) will be at No. 2 Point Loma (22-12) in Division IV action.

The Knights, led by sophomore Annaka Jorgenson, bested rival Riverside Notre Dame on Saturday in the So Cal quarterfinal. It was the fourth time those teams had played and Notre Dame had won the first three.

Point Loma was the second-place team out of the City Western League. It lost in the quarterfinals of the San Diego draw in Division 1.

Regional finals are slated for Saturday with the highest seeded team hosting. Those winners advance to state title games on Sat., Dec. 6 against the Northern California winner at Santiago Canyon College.

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