Citrus Belt League honors: Boys soccer

Redlands East Valley High School's Alec Hooper, center, battles for the ball with Quartz Hill High School's Armando Hernandez, left, and Giancarlo Michael during a game on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Redlands Sport Complex in Redlands, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Redlands Daily Facts, SCNG)

MVP Offense: Alec Hooper, Sr., Redlands East Valley
MVP Defense: Rene Gonzalez, Sr., Redlands East Valley

First team
Carlos Benito, Sr., Miller
Brian Chacon, Sr., Carter
Jonathan De Rueda, Sr., Carter
Jared Harkness, Sr, Redlands
Sergio Hipolito, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Justin Litchfield, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Wenceslao Madariaga, Sr., Cajon
Elias Mejia, Jr., Citrus Valley
Dylan Memory, Soph., Redlands
Elias Opsahl, Jr., Redlands East Valley
Nicholas Perez, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Fidel Raya, Sr., Carter
Frankie Rich, Sr., Redlands
Cameron Smith, Sr., Citrus Valley

Second team
Anthony Aguilar, Sr., Carter
Abdallah Ali, Sr., Redlands
Johnny Bonilla, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Brian Calderon, Sr., Yucaipa
Hector Carbajal, Soph., Cajon
David Cloar, Jr., Redlands
Cristian Garcia, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Ivan Garcia, Sr., Redands
Ronald Gochez, Jr., Miller
Brandon Lee, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Jordan Medina, Sr., Citrus Valley
Dylan Ramirez, Jr., Carter
Sebastian Sandoval, Jr., Carter
Jordan Schaefer, Sr., Citrus Valley
Jacobo Urbano, Jr., Redlands East Valley

Honorable mention: Tyler Crawley, Sr., Redlands East Valley; Christian Higuera, Sr., Miller; Manuel Madrigal, Sr., Carter; Abraham Perez, Jr., Cajon; Richard Rodriguez, Sr., Citrus Valley; Tyler Salinas, Sr., Yucaipa; Andrew Wee, Soph., Redlands.

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Citrus Belt League honors: Girls Soccer

Redlands East Valley High School's Karley Weeks, left, and Yucaipa High School's Isabel Soto collide during a game on Wednesday, January 20, 2015 in Redlands, Ca. REV won the game 3-1. (Micah Escamilla/Redlands Daily Facts)

MVP Offense: Karley Weeks, Jr., Redlands East Valley
MVP Defense: Hannah Stevenson, Sr., Yucaipa

First team
Valarie Alfaro, Sr., Cajon
Alyssa Alonso, Sr., Yucaipa
Natalie Barrett, Jr., Citrus Valley
Hanne Feen, Sr., Redlands
Natalie Figueroa, Soph., Cajon
Vanessa Gaitan, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Angelique Gutierrez, Jr., Carter
Makenna Herrero, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Karen Jacobs, Sr., Redlands
Maggie McClure, Sr., Yucaipa
Marina Medeiros, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Caitlyn Sauceda, Jr., Cajon
Kayla Starkweather, Jr., Redlands East Valley
Teagan Taylor, Sr., Yucaipa

Second team
Samantha Alsop, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Clarissa Arias, Soph., Cajon
Ciana Bellinger, Sr., Citrus Valley
Laney Carroll, Fr., Redlands East Valley
Brenna Dolen, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Jamie Figueroa, Jr., Yucaipa
Ciera Hammond, Sr., Redlands
Neah Hayles, Soph., Cajon
Hailey Montoya, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Johana Mota, Sr., Carter
Paige Murray, Jr., Cajon
Kaylie Reiss, Sr., Redlands
Sabrina Rivera, Jr., Eisenhower
Eileen Rojas, Sr., Miller
Isabel Soto, Sr., Yucaipa
Katheine Walker, Soph., Yucaipa

Honorable mention: Karo Alba Hernandez, Sr., Miller; Liliana Chau, Jr., Citrus Valley; Natalia Harris, Soph., Redlands East Valley; Andrea Hernandez, Fr., Carter; Melody Pacheco, Sr., Eisenhower; Guadalupe Patino, Soph., Cajon; Emily Pedroza, Sr., Yucaipa; Cassidy Stencil, Sr., Redlands.

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Citrus Belt League honors: Girls Water Polo

MVP: Kerston Corns, Senior, Yucaipa

First team
Courtney Carlson, Sr., Yucaipa
Chloe Casey, Jr., Cajon
Cameron Gavuzzi, Jr., Citrus Valley
McKenzie Gonzalez, Soph., Citrus Valley
Morgan Kramer, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Delilah Lozano, Sr., Cajon
Lauren Ngo, Soph., Redlands East Valley
Noel Paz, Sr., Cajon
Libby Pry, Sr., Redlands
Emma Rogers, Soph., Redlands
Clara Schell, Sr., Yucaipa

Second team
Kai Alari, Sr., Redlands
Jordan Herron, Sr., Yucaipa
Haleu Johnston, Sr., Cajon
Abiail Kishimoto, Jr., Yucaipa
Sydney Negrette, Sr., Citrus valley
Dori Phillips, Soph., Yucaipa
Madelyne Porras, Sr., Cajon
Natalie Rees, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Therese Sorum, Jr., Carter
Emma Spencer-Martinez, Soph., Redlands
Haile Willette, Jr., Cartetr

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Chino Hills grad Alexa Lister headed to Arizona State

From Chino Hills volleyball player Alexa Lister has transferred from Louisiana Tech to Arizona State where she will be a junior and have two years of eligibility left.

Last season the 6-foot-4 Lister recorded 154 kills and 57 blocks.

Lister played at Chino Hills as a junior but transferred to Don Lugo as a senior. The CIF did not clear her to play so she returned to Chino Hills and graduated from there.

Lister will be playing at the same university where her father, former NBA player Alton Lister, also played. She also plans on wearing the same number.

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Upland boys tennis team wins CIF academic award

The Upland boys tennis team has quite the accomplishment to celebrate and it doesn’t come on the court.

The Higlanders have been named winner of the 2017 Southern Section Team Academic champion, beating out more than 1,500 other schools in varsous sports.

The 11 members of the Upland team boasted a cumulative grade-point average of 4.33. (unweighted 3.82) and will be honored with a banner at Angels Stadium next Tuesday.

Members of the teram are juniors Riley Lizardo, Ben Costello and Ryan Oda, sophomores Chase Bledsoe, Bryan Dodd, Steven Booth, Jeff Reed and Chris Nguyen and freshmen Nathan Nguyen, Tony Chang and Reid Lizardo.

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Claremont soccer star Sophie Jones commits to Arizona

Claremont sophomore soccer standout Sophie Jones made a verbal commitment to the University of Arizona over the weekend.

She has always wanted to play in the Pac-12 so when that school offered, she saw no need to look elsewhere.

Jones  visited the school before the season started and also took an unofficial trip to Long Beach State. She also had some discussions with UCLA.

“I always wanted to play in the Pac-12 and it’s a place I think I can go in there and play right away. I really don’t want to red-shirt.”

Jones said one of the reasons she didn’t consider UCLA a little more thoroughly is the caliber of players there, many in the Olympic pool, would make it harder to get on the field soon.

She also liked what she saw with the University of Arizona located in Tucson.

“I like how the university there is the center of everything,” she said. “They really make it special to be a student-athlete there I think it will be a lot of fun.”

Jones said she really didn’t want to wait to see what other offers might come her way because spots at the premier schools fill up quickly. Since she saw a school she liked she saw no need to wait.

Jones was the leading scorer for the Wolfpack (25-4-2) last season with 23 goals and 10 assists, helping her team to the Division 3 Southern Section title game as well as a berth in the Southern California Regional final. She was a first-team All-CIF selection.

One of her goals came in the closing seconds of the Southern California regional final against Our Lady of Peace and sent the Wolfpack into the So Cal championship game.

 

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Webb baseball coach Jeff Stodgel notches 100th win

Webb baseball coach Jeff Stodgel picked up his 100th career win earlier this month when the Gauls defeated Rio Hondo 1-0.

The game featured a two-hit, complete game shutout performance by starting pitcher Wyatt Albert with Adrian Alvarez getting the game’s lone RBI in the fifth inning.

Stodgel credits the players and staff he has worked with over the years, particularly Brian Killian, who has been on his staff for every game since Stodgel became the head coach in 2010.

The Gauls are off to an 11-3 start with a 4-1 mark in San Joaquin League play.

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San Dimas graduate Hannah Doonan headed to Dixie State

Volleyball standout Hannah Doonan had some four-year college offers coming out of San Dimas High School two years ago but none of those were schools she was 100 percent sold on. So she decided to go the community college route and spent two years at Grossmont in San Diego.

It paid off. Doonan landed an offer from NCAA Division II Dixie State (Utah) and it was the perfect one.

She he’ll be headed top that school in the fall with two years of eligibility left.

She visited that school and December and was also considering Fresno Pacific.

“I liked the coach there,” Doonan said. “She has the same passion and the same energy as my coach as Grossmont so it felt very similar. Then when I went to visit I absolutely fell in love with the place.”

Doonan, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter, was a second-team Pacific Coast Conference pick at Grossmont at a freshman and was a first-team selection last season.

Last season the Griffins went 27-2 and advanced to the state semifinal before losing to Fresno City. In 89 sets Doonan tallied a team-high 251 kills and 68 aces, both team highs, as well as 204 digs.

She is earning her AA in business from Grossmont and plans to major in business with emphasis on Social media at Dixie State.

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Chaffey baseball team in the hunt for Mt. Baldy League title

Chaffey High School baseball coach Max Pinedo thought he had a team with potential when he took over three years ago. But he had a young team laden with sophomores and a few freshmen.

Well those players are veterans now and Pinedo is looking for his team to do something it hasn’t done in a very long time – win a Mt. Baldy League title.

Knocking defending champion Don Lugo off the throne won’t be easy but the Tigers will give it a shot. The teams have played once and that game ended in a scoreless tie because of the poor weather conditions. The next showdown will be April 25 at Don Lugo.

Chaffey has two games next week against local rival Ontario first though.

“We always had high expectations we were just a little young,” Pinedo said. “The kids have matured a lot in the last couple of years and now we’re looking to make a run.”

The Tigers (10-3-1, 5-1-1) were fourth in the league last year but can equal their overall and league win totals of last year with just one more victory.

Pinedo says he also has a close-knit group of players that has been together for several years so that bond has proven beneficial as well.

Senior Lawrence Castaneda (3-0, 1.29) and junior Rhese Gomez (3-1, 1.96) are the top two starting pitchers. Gomez, who has committed to Nevada-Reno, also plays outfield when not on the mound while Castaneda plays shortstop.

Junior Jeremiah Duran has also logged some time on the mound.

Pinedo also singles out the play of leadoff hitter and middle infielder Justin Martinez as well as Zachary Ehrhardt, both seniors.

He adds that Ehrhardt’s play is indicative of the mentality of the rest of the team.

“He just does all the little things,” Pinedo said. “He is completely selfless. He doesn’t care about his numbers. It is about what he can do to help the team.”

Chaffey’s league loss came to Alta Loma, a team Pinedo is high on despite it’s record.

Chaffey’s nonleague losses were to Baseline schools Upland and Etiwanda with the loss to the Eagles coming in the championship game of the Cougar Classic at Rancho Cucamonga.

“It was good to play those schools,” he said, “We like seeing that kind of competition because it only helps you.”

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Miramonte League honors: Boys Basketball

Player of Year: Lorenzo Delgado, Senior, Pomona

First team

Maleke Artis, Sr., Garey
Jorge Barajas, Sr., Ganesha
Joel Contreras, Sr., Pomona
Kai Faust, Sr., Garey
Daniel Felix, Jr., Edgewood
Fabian Garcia, Sr., Pomona
Ralphie Macias, Jr., La Puente
Ozzy Mancilla, Sr., Edgewood
Jason Pico, Jr., Bassett
Ivan Richmond, Jr., Pomona

Second team

Eddie Gaslum, Sr., Garey
Ronald Gavarreta, Soph., La Puente
Jason Gonzalez, Sr., La Puente
Isaac Gutierrez, Sr., Edgewood
Luis Lopez, Soph., Ganesha
Carlos Perez, Soph., Bassett
Omar Perez, Sr., Pomona
Rudy Suarez, Fr., Bassett
Tyree Thomas, Jr., Garey
Niko Yamamoto, Jr., Edgewood

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