CIF polls: Boys volleyball

 

Redlands boys volleyball is ranked No. 9 in Division 4.

Division 1 – 1. Huntington Beach; 2. Loyola; 3. Corona del Mar; 4. Newbury Park; 5. Mira Costa; 6. Dana Hills; 7. San Clemente; 8. Westlake; 9. Santa Barbara; 10. Foothill.

Division 2 – 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Burbank Burroughs; 3. Oak Park; 4. Valencia; 5. Aliso Niguel; 6. Simi Valley; 7. South Pasadena; 8. Royal; 9. Canyon Country Canyon; 10. Capistrano Valley.

Division 3 – 1. El Segundo; 2. Cathedral; 3. Arroyo Grande; 4. Paloma Valley; 5. Warren; 6. Quartz Hill; 7. Culver City; 8.

Bishop Mongomery; 9. Gahr; 10. San Gabriel.

Division 4- 1. Saddleback Valley Chr.; 2. Santa Ynez; 3. Bellflower; 4. St. Margaret’s; 5. Flintridge Prep; 6. Tustin; 7. Garden Grove; 8. Magnolia; 9. Redlands; 10. Cerritos.

Division 5 – 1. Damien; 2. Arrowhead Christian; 3. Laguna Blanca; 4. Santa Fe; 5. Ganesha; 6. West Covina; 7. Ontario Chr.; 8. Vistamar; 9. St. Genevieve; 10. LeLycee.

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CIF polls: Boys tennis

Division 1 – 1. Los Alamitos; 2. Beverly Hills; 3. Harvard-Westlake; 4. University; 6. San Marino; 7. Santa Barbara; 8. Beckman; 9. Palm Desert; 10. Northwood.

Division 2 – 1. Santa Margarita; 2. Arcadia; 3. San Clemente; 4. Sage Hill; 5. Crescenta Valley; 6. San Luis Obispo; 7. Diamond Bar; 8. Crean Lutheran; 9. West Ranch; 10, tie, Pasadena Poly, Walnut.

Division 3 – 1. Anaheim Canyon; 2. Great Oak; 3. Placentia Valencia; 4. Cypress; 5. Cerritos; 6. Sunny Hills; 7. Troy; 8. Long Beach Wilson; 9. South Torrance; 10. Arlington.

Division 4 – 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Redlands; 3. Mark Keppel; 4. Maranatha; 5. Buckley; 6. Rowland; 7. Covina; 8. Los Osos; 9. Chino Hills; 10. Santa Ynez.

Division 5 – 1. Heritage; 2. Beaumont; 3. Alta Loma; 4. Bishop Montgomery; 5. Rosemead; 6. Hemet; 7. Montclair; 8. Jurupa Valley; 9. Rancho Mirage; 10. Arroyo Valley.

Bold denotes teams in the Dialy Bulletin coverage area.

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Palomares League baseball race stays close

Ayala (13-9, 6-3) may have lost twice to Glendora last week but the Bulldogs are still tied for first in a competitive Palomares League with South Hills (16-6, 6-3).

Glendora (17-6, 5-4) sits third with Bonita (15-8, 4-5) still in striking distance but needing some wins.

Here’s what is on tap this week for those teams:

Wednesday’s games
South Hills at Ayala
Bonita at Diamond Bar
Glendora at Claremont

Friday’s games
South Hills at Ayala
Diamond Bar at Bonita
Claremont at Glendora

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Ayala’s Taylor Shelby gets all-state recognition

Taylor Shelby

Guard Taylor Shelby of Ayala was one of 10 players named to CalHiSports All-State Freshman team.

Shelby was a first-team Palomares League selection as well as a second-team All-Inland Valley choice by the Daily Bulletin.

She helped the Bulldogs to a 16-12 record and a share of the league title. She averaged 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.14 assists and 3.4 steals.

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Baseline League baseball race stays tight

Last week three teams were tied for first place in the Baseline League. Now there are two at the top – Etiwanda and Chino Hills. But the three playoff berths are still up for grabs.

Upland and Los Osos are tied for third, just one game behind the top two.

Upland is reeling a bit, having lost two straight to Damien, then two to Chino Hills.

Here’s what is on tap this week:

Wednesday’s games
Etiwanda at Rancho Cucamonga (at Jay Littleton)
Damien at Chino Hills
Los Osos at Upland (at Memorial Park)

Friday’s games
Etiwanda at Rancho Cucamonga (at Jay Littleton)
Chino Hills at Damien
Upland at Los Osos

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Etiwanda’s Delewis Johnson decides on a college

Small forward Delewis of Etiwanda high School Johnson has a lot to celebrate today on his 18th birthday. He’s made a verbal commitment to NAIA The Master’s College.

Johnson was the Eagles second-leading scorer at 10.2 points per game in helping the team to a 24-9 finish that included a berth in the Southern Section open Division title game against Bishop Montgomery.

The Eagles also made the Southern California Open Division semifinal in the state portion of the playoffs.

He was most valuable player at the Inland Empire Classic and was a first-team All-Inland Valley Selection by the Daily Bulletin, along with teammates Kameron Edwards and Miles Oliver.

Johnson has visited the school on a couple of occasions and played in some pick-up games with its players. It felt like the right fit.

“I like that it’s a small school and a small community. Everyone knows everyone,” he said.

He admitted the fact that the school is relatively close to home also made a difference.

“I’m a momma’s boy,” he laughed. “I can’t deny that.”

Johnson was also impressed with the fact that the coaches came to all of Etiwanda’s playoff games so he felt like they really wanted him.

He plans to major in communications.

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Former Alta Loma coach ends up with league foe

Former Alta Loma football coach Joe Szczepanksi will be on the coaching staff at Ontario High School this season.

Szczepanski had headed the Braves program for four years but parted ways with that school in the fall although he still maintains a teaching position there.

Szczepanski will coach quarterbacks and help head coach John Kusleika run the offense.

“I am excited for the opportunity to try and help rebuild another program,” he said.

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Chino Hills celebrates 5 athletes making college decisions

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Five Chino Hills athletes celebrated their college decisions earlier this week.

The group includes brothers  Chris and Marcelo Arcos who plan on competing in cross county nearby at the University of La Verne.

Destinee Unabia is headed to Whittier College and Kailyn Riley to Indiana Tech to participate in track.

Alexa Lister is going the farthest away. She signed with Louisiana Tech for volleyball.

 

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Chino Hills sophomore LiAngelo Ball commits to UCLA

Chino Hills High School sophomore basketball standout LiAngelo Ball made a verbal commitment to UCLA on Wednesday.

He follows in the footsteps of much-heralded junior brother Lonzo who did the same a year ago. But Lonzo’s decision to go there wasn’t a factor in LiAngelo’s decision.

Why is that? Well Lonzo has said publicly he hopes to be one-and-done at UCLA and then go on to the NBA. If that happens he’d be leaving before LiAngelo gets there.

“I really like that they play an up-tempo game and the school has a great legacy in basketball,” he said.

The school being close to home was also a factor.¬† The brothers have considerable family support and presence at games and it’s something they would miss.

LiAngelo has made two unofficial visits to UCLA and never really considered another school.

Last season LiAngelo averaged 20.1 points and 3.5 rebounds with a season high of 53 in one early season tournament game. He was a first-team All-Inland Valley selection, helping the Huskies to a spot in the Division I state championship game.

He wanted to get the decision out of the way and make it public to focus on the rest of his high school career.

The high school season may have ended but he hasn’t stopped training. In addition to travel ball (Big Ballers) he is doing considerable conditioning.

“A lot of running hills and lifting weights,” he said. “We’re still working hard.”

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Chino High to host youth football camp

Chino High School will host a youth football camp dubbed “Don’t Wish For It, Work For It.”

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon on May 16 at the school’s football stadium. The cost is just $5. Registration on site starts at 8 a.m.

Fundamentals will be stressed, along with the importance of academics.

Those with questions can contact coach Jesse Ceniceros at (909) 855-1623.

“We’re just trying to get out in the community,” said Ceniceros, who is in his first year after coming over from Norwalk. “We did this at Norwalk and had 100 or so kids. I think we can at least get that.”

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