Alta Loma players, coach head All-CIF selections in girls water polo

All-CIF selections are out in girls water polo. Here is list of the locals from schools in the Daily Bulletin/Sun coverage area earning the prestigious accolade:

Division 4
Kerston Corns, senior, Yucaipa
Lauren Hoyle, junior, Claremont
Makenna Moore, junior, Claremont

Division 5
Chloe Casey, senior, Cajon

Division 6
Kevin Nesbit, Alta Loma, Coach of Year
Cydney Bell, Alta Loma, Player of Year
Julia Bensing-Ruiz, sophomore, Alta Loma
Mary Davis, sophomore, Webb
Mallory Johnson, senior, Alta Loma
Morgan Kramer, senior Redlands East Valley
Natalie Rees, senior, Redlands East Valley

Division 7
Michelle Molina, junior, Chaffey
Destiny Montgomery, junior, Chaffey
Hannah Murray, junior, Diamond Bar
Phoebe Tsui, junior, Diamond Bar
Ashley Yo, junior, Diamond Bar

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Eisenhower retains No. 1 ranking in Division 6 baseball

Here are the CIF rankings in baseball for this week with teams from the Sun/Daily Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Huntington Beach; 2. South Hills; 3. Harvard-Westlake; 4. Chaminade; 5. Los Alamitos; 6. Mission Viejo; 7. Mater Dei; 8. Orange Lutheran; 9. Servite; 10. Foothill.

Division 2 – 1. Beckman; 2. Oaks Christian; 3. Newbury Park; 4. La Mirada; 5. ML King; 6. Carter; 7. Glendora; 8. Thousand Oaks; 9. Simi Valley; 10. St. John Bosco.

Division 3 – 1. Roosevelt; 2. San Gorgonio; 3. Don Lugo; 4. Warren; 5. Charter Oak; 6. Los Osos; 7. Sierra Canyon; 8. Walnut; 9. Righetti; 10. Cantwell Sacred Heart.

Division 4 – 1. Temecula Valley; 2. Grace Brethren; 3. Capistrano Valley Chr.; 4. Maranatha; 5. West Covina; 6. Los Altos; 7. Serra; 8. Glenn; 9. Shadow Hills; 10. Alta Loma.

Division 5 – 1. Oak Hills; 2. Katella; 3. Sunny Hills; 4. Century; 5. Jurupa Hills; 6. North Torrance; 7. Oak Park; 8. Templeton; 9. Salesian; 10. Heritage.

Division 6 – . Eisenhower; 2. Viewpoint; 3. Southlands Chr.; 4. Rancho Chr.; 5. Eastside; 6. Santa Paula; 7. Indian Springs; 8. South Pasadena; 9. Oxford Aca; 10. St. Anthony.

Division 7 – 1. Chadwick; 2. Boron; 3. Milliken Comm; 4. Whitney; 5. Faith Baptist; 6. Lennox Aca; 7. Arrowhead Chr; 8. Upland Chr; 9. University Prep; 10. tie, Adelanto, Einstein Aca.




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Ayala, Pomona Catholic get No. 3 CIF softball rankings

Here are this week’s CIF rankings in softball with teams from the Sun/Daily Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold.

Division 1 – 1. Norco; 2. La Habra; 3. Los Alamitos; 4. Mater Dei; 5. Orange Lutheran; 6. Oaks Christian; 7. Mission Viejo; 8. Valencia; 9. Garden Grove Pacifica; 10. Chino Hills.

Division 2 – 1. Gahr; 2. Camarillo; 3. Villa Park; 4. Santa Margarita; 5. Riverside Poly; 6. Aliso Niguel; 7. San Clemente; 8. St. Lucy’s; 9. Brea Olinda; 10. Rio Mesa.

Division 3 – 1. Redlands; 2. Murrieta Mesa; 3. Ayala; 4. Corona Centennia;; 5. La Mirada; 6. Los Altos; 7. Ramona; 8. Knight; 9. California; 10. El Dorado.

Division 4 – 1. Savanna; 2. Mira Costa; 3. Valencia; 4. Buena; 5. St. Joseph; 6. Thousand Oaks; 7. Montebello; 8. Arcadia; 9. Aquinas; 10. San Luis Obispo.

Division 5 – 1. Alemany; 2. West Torrance; 3. Pomona Catholic; 4. JW North; 5. Bishop Montgomery; 6. South Torrance; 7. Downey Cavalry Chapel; 8. Sultana; 9. Colony; 10. Maranatha.

Division 6 – 1. Garden Grove Santiago; 2. Rancho Alamitos; 3. Nuview Bridge; 4. Granite Hills; 5. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 6. Hesperia; 7. Santa Paula; 8. Victor Valley; 9. Bloomington Christian; 10. Baldwin Park.

Division 7 – 1. Village Christian; 2. Century; 3. Bishop Conaty-Loretto; 4. Laguna Beach; 5. Pacific; 6. Mountain View; 7. Archer; 8. Brentwood; 9. St. Mary’s; 10. Santa Ynez.


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Claremont, Damien among locals earning boys volleyball rankings

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

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

Division 2 – 1. Calabasas; 2. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 3. South Torrance; 4. Santa Monica; 5. Orange Lutheran; 6. El Segundo; 7. San Marcos; 8. Quartz Hill; 9. Laguna Hiils; 10. Fountain Valley.

Division 3 – 1. Crean Lutheran; 2. Arroyo Grande; 3. West Torrance; 4. San Juan Hills; 5. Bellflower; 6. Tustin; 7. Claremont; 8. Damien; 9. Channel Islands; 10. Vista Murrieta.

Division 4 – Katella; 2. St. Margaret’s; 3. Crossroads; 4. Garden Grove; 5. Kennedy; 6. Bolsa Grande; 7. Whittier Christian; 8. California; 9. Hawthorne; 10. Mayfair.

Division 5 – 1. West Valley; 2. Diamond Ranch; 3. San Gabriel Academy; 4. La Serba; 5. Santa Maria; 6. Pioneer Valley; 7. West Covina; 8. Artesia; 9. Sierra Vista; 10. Mary Star of the Sea.

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Chino’s Willie Morris headed to New Mexico Highlands

Chino High School football standout Willie Morris has decided on a college.

The 6-foot, 180-pounder who excelled on both sides of the ball will move on to NCAA Division II New Mexico Highlands.

Morris and his parents visited the school two weeks ago.

“I loved it,” he said. It was beautiful and it was a small school with a community feel to it. That’s what I was looking for.”

Morris also visited Trinity, which is just outside of Chicago.

He was a first-team All-Inland Valley selection but the Daily Bulletin this year. He is also a two-time first-team Hacienda League selection.

On offense  he ran for 600 yards and five touchdowns on 83 tries and caught 24 passes for 615 yards and nine touchdowns.

He also starred at corner back and had 41 tackles and six interceptions.

Special teams? Yes he did that too with 16 kickoff returns for 339 yards and 13 punt returns for 236 yards.

The school hasn’t decided how it will use him but he said in high school he enjoyed defense the most.

“I am going there as an athlete,” he said. “I will do whatever gets me on the field fastest.”

Morris isn’t sure on a major but is debating business or criminal justice.

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Eisenhower tops first CIF Division 6 baseball poll

Here the first CIF baseball polls of the season. Teams from the Sun/Daily Bulletin coverage area are denoted in bold.

Division 1 – 1. Huntington Beach; 2. South Hills; 3. Harvard Westlake; 4. Orange Lutheran; 5. Valencia; 6. Mission Viejo; 7. Mater Dei; 8. tie, Servite, El Toro, JSerra.

Division 2 – 1. La Mirada; 2. Glendora; 3. Newbury Park; 4. Yucaipa; 5. ML King; 6. Capistrano Valley; 7. Carter; 8. Oaks Christian; 9. Edison; 10. Beckman.

Division 3 – 1. Roosevelt; 2. San Gorgonio; 3. Don Lugo; 4. Warren; 5. Sage Hill; 6. Sierra Canyon; 7. Corona Centennia; 8. El Segundo; 9. Paraclete; 10. Diamond Bar.

Division 4 – 1. Grace Brethreen; 2. Sierra; 3. Los Altos; 4. Temecula Valley; 5. Maranatha; 6. Alta Loma; 7. West Covina; 8. Tahquitz; 9. Shadow Hills; 10. Burbank.

Division 5 – 1. Oak Hills; 2. Katella; 3. Century; 4. Granite Hills; 5. Sunny Hills; 6. Jurupa Hills; 7. Oak Park; 8. Campbell Hall; 9. Templeton; 10. Buckley.

Division 6 – 1. Eisenhower; 2. Baldwin Park; 3. Costa Mesa; 4. Viewpoint; 5. Racho Christian; 6. Oxford Academy; 7. Hueneme; 8. Santa Paula; 9. Southlands Christian; 10/ Dominguez.

Division 7 – 1. Lennox Academy; 2. Arrowhead Christian; 3. Boron; 4. Antelope Valley; 5. Milliken Community; 6. Santa Ana Valley; 7. Adelanto; 8. Bolsa Grande; 9. Carnegie; 10. Faith Baptist.





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Etiwanda tops CIF Division 1 softball poll

Here are the first CIF softball rankings of the season. Teams from the Daily Bulletin/Sun coverage area are denoted in bold.

Division 1 – 1. Etiwanda; 2. Great Oak; 3. Los Alamitos; 4. Mater Dei; 5. Norco; 6. Oaks Christian; 7. Orange Lutheran; 8. Garden Grove Pacifica; 9. Valencia; 10. Yorba Linda

Division 2 – Villa Park; 2. Gahr; 3. Camarillo; 4. St. Lucy’s; 5. Riverside Poly; 6. Brea Olinda; 7. Dana Hills; 8. Santa Margarita; 9. San Clemente; 10. Aliso Niguel.

Division 3 – 1. Murrieta Mesa; 2. Redlands; 3. Ramona; 4. La Mirada; 5. Los Altos; 6. Irvine; 7. Fullerton; 8. Ayala; 9. Corona Centennial; 10. El Dorado.

Division 4 – 1.  Savanna; 2. Buena; 3. Thousand Oaks; 4. Placentia Valencia; 5. La Canada; 6. Lakewood St. Joseph; 7. Colton; 8. Montebello; 9. Whittier; 10. Mira Costa.

Division 5 – Not reported

Division 6 – 1. Garden Grove Santiago; 2. Rancho Alamitos; 3. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 4. Nuview Bridge; 5. Santa Paula; 6. Victor Valley; 7. Hesperia; 8. Granite Hills; 9. Azusa; 10. Academy Careers-Exploration.

Division 7 – 1. Century; 2. Bishop Conatty-Loretto; 3. Villanova Prep; 4. Brentwood; 5. Santa Rosa Aca.; 6. AAE; 7. Village Christian; 8. St. Genevieve; 9. Hawthorne MSA; 10. Perris.


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Rancho Cucamonga track standout Jordan Venglass picks Cal

Rancho Cucamonga High School’s Jordan Venglass has visited 15 or so colleges. So when he decided which one he wanted to attend he was very sure. The track standout made a verbal commitment with Cal, doing so while on an official visit to the school over the weekend.

He will sign the official letter of intent on April 12 – the spring signing day.

Venglass, who specializes in the javelin, has been visiting schools since his sophomore year, most of those unofficial. Many also came because he was competing at a meet at that school or in the area.

“I have been there a couple of times and I really like it,” he said. “It’s been a long road but I thought this was best for me both athletically and academically.”

Venglass says he was also heavily considering West Point, Air Force, Cal State Fuillerton and UC San Diego.

The javelin is not contested at the high school level but Venglass has a personnel best of 186 feet. He is hoping to reach 205 feet this year so he can qualify for the United State Junior National team.

Success in the discipline runs in the family. His father is a coach and younger sister Abby is an up and coming thrower as well.

Venglass plans to major in either economics or pre-med. He also plans to participate in Army ROTC.

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Etiwanda girls basketball coach Anders Anderson prepares for final game

The Etiwanda girls basketball team is one of those that fell short of a CIF Southern Section championship but gets new life in the state portion of the playoffs which begin this week.

The Eagles (26-2) will travel to San Marcos Mission Hills (29-2) on Friday for a 7 p.m. Open Division showdown.

Sometimes coaches find it hard motivating a team for another run after they just had one but Eagles coach Anders Anderson says his team welcomes the opportunity.

“We have a younger team and we’re still hungry,” he said, “They definitely look at this as a chance to make for an earlier exit from the playoffs than what we wanted.”

Etiwanda was seeded second but lost the Section Open Division semifinal 60-49 to Harvard-Westlake which in turn lost the championship game to top seed Long Beach Poly.

The other reason Anderson and his team are looking forward to a shot at redemption – it will be his last hurrah.

Anderson has said this will be his last season coaching and he has already told his team. He made that decision even before the season started.

The biggest factor is the geographic distance between his children whom he would like to see compete in their respective sports. Daughter Alyssa is playing basketball at UNLV and son Aiden is playing college football in Canada.

Another son Alec is a junior at Etiwanda and he competes in football and wrestling.

“Our family dynamic has changed,” he said. “I want to be able to watch the kids in their sports and my wife and I would like to do some of the things we haven’t been able to do to this point because I was busy coaching.”

Anderson is one of the area’s most successful coaches with a record of 185-37 (.833) that comes despite playing a difficult schedule. His teams went a combined 79-1 in league play and he’ll hand over a streak of 69 straight league wins to his successor.
He took over a good program and helped it to the next level.

“This really was the right time,” he said. “I have enjoyed it but the dynamic in the game is changing too. It’s probably a good time for a younger, more energetic person to take over.”

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Claremont girls soccer team to play without top player in title game

The Claremont girls soccer team will play for the CIF title at noon on Saturday at Warren High School in Downey against No. 2 South Torrance. But they will do so without their top player.

The Wolfpack (23-2-2) come into the contest with some momentum, having knocked off top seed Bishop Amat 1-0 in the semifinal. But in that contest leading scorer Sophie Jones was red-carded so the sophomore standout must sit this one out.

Tracey said he checked out all avenues of appeal but knew the chances of having that overturned were slim so the team is pressing onward.

“It shouldn’t even have been a foul,” he said, of the play that sidelined his top player. “We have a lot of depth and a lot of players that can score so I still like our chances.”

Jones tallied 21 goals and 10 assists for 52 points, more than twice that of the second-leading scorer. Sophomore Janelle Gutierrez is second on the team in points with 24 on eight assists and eight goals. Junior Elisabeth Chua is third in scoring with seven goals and seven assists.

Senior Mackenzie Boulware is fourth in scoring at 17 points. She had the lone goal in the win over Bishop Amat.

The Wolfpack, winners of the Palomares League, have registered 14 assists with junior Allison Bifone in the net for most of those. Junior Hope Hyland has also been an integral player in the backfield.

South Torrance (18-1-2), the Pioneer League winner, is the second seed. The Spartans advanced to the final with a 5-2 win over Flintridge Prep. They have won 13 straight games since settling for a 1-1 tie with Marymount in December.

Claremont last appeared in the CIF title game in 2012 and it beat Bishop Amat 2-0.

South Torrance was Division 4 champion in 2014.

General admission for the contest is $10 with students (with ID) and cildren getting in for $5.

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