Inland Valley is sending a total of 8 wrestlers to state after Saturday’s CIF-SS Masters Meet.
Here’s a look at the area qualifiers:
106: Martin Garcia, So. Rialto 1st at divisionals, 6th at Masters
126: Daniel Romero, Sr.., Montclair, 4th at divisionals, 5th at Masters
132: Justus Cervantes, Sr., Los Osos, 3rd at divisionals, 8th at Masters
145: Brad Pearce, Jr., Alta Loma, 3rd at divisionals, 9th at Masters
170: Jon Solano, Sr., Los Osos, 1st at divisionals, 3rd at Masters
Garrick Gurney, Sr., Chino HIlls, 4th at divisionals, 5th at Masters
182: Nathan Rodriguez, Sr., Diamond Bar, 1st at divisionals, 7th at Masters
285: Kenny Clark, Sr., Carter, 1st at divisionals, 2nd at Masters
After Friday’s Day 1 of the CIF-SS Masters Meet, each weight class is whittled down to the final 12. Those in the semifinals have guaranteed a trip to Bakersfield for next weekend’s CIF State Championships. The other eight still alive in consolation in each weight class will be vying for the final five spots. The 4 winners in the consolation quarterfinals in the first consolation round Saturday advance, with the four losers dropping into the ninth-place bracket and will need to win their final two matches.
There are 12 Inland valley wrestlers alive, including three in the semifinals.
Here they are, by weight class. All are in consolation except those designated otherwise:
106: Alex Garcia, Rialto (faces Vincent Parra of Covina Northview in the semis)
David Gonzalez, San Dimas
126: Daniel Romero, Montclair
132: Justus Cervantes, Los Osos
145: Brad Pearce, Alta Loma
152 Seth Morales, Bonita
170: Jon Solano, Los Osos (No. 4 in state faces Bryan Salinas of Northview in semis)
Garrick Gurney, Chino Hills
182: Nathan Rodriguez, Diamond Bar
195: Matt Carrillo, Diamond Bar
220: Cody Fahamokioa, Rancho Cucamonga
285: Kenny Clark, Carter (No. 5 in state and only CIF-SS wrestler ranked higher, No. 1 Nour Abdullatif of Eastvale Roosevelt, lost in the quarters. Clark faces Alejandro Ruelas of Westminster in semis)
Here are Inland Valley’s scores from Thursday. Not much left after a tough day for local teams.
West Hills Chaminade 2, Rancho Cucamonga 0
Temecula Great Oak 3, Chino Hills 2
La Puente Bishop Amat 4, Diamond Bar 3 (OT)
Citrus Valley 1, Oxnard Pacifica 0
San Dimas 1, Anaheim Katella 0
Wednesday’s CIF-SS scores and upcoming schedule.
First, the scores
Etiwanda 79, Huntington Beach Edison 50
Miller 56, Anaheim Canyon 47
Riverside North 79, Ayala 53
Lynwood 65, Chino 42
Canyon Country Canyon 74, Kaiser 40
Bonita 52, Manhattan Beach Mira Costa 47
Laguna Hills 58, Diamond Ranch 56
Here are Tuesday’s boys basketball and girls soccer playoff scores from the Inland Valley:
Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 61, Chino Hills 59 (2 OT)
Inglewood 76, Rancho Cucamonga 51
Etiwanda 68, Temecula Great Oak 50
El Toro 66, Diamond Bar 50
Thousand Oaks 68, Miller 49
Anaheim Canyon 85, Don Lugo 59
Tustin 52, Bonita 48
Santa Margarita 63, Diamond Ranch 45
Damien 62, Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon 32
La Verne Lutheran 73, Los Angeles Windward 68
Here are some wrestling and girls basketball results for Inland Valley from Saturday.
The wrestling lists CIF-SS Masters qualifiers from the Inland Valley
Inland Valley wrestling CIF-SS Masters qualifiers
106: Alex Garcia, Rialto (1st, Eastern); David Gonzalez, San Dimas (3rd, Central); Jorge Campos, Colony (3rd, Eastern); Elijah Diaz, Montclair (4th, Eastern).
Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 50, Los Osos 43
Chino Hills 68, Montclair 40
Rancho Cucamonga 77, Riverside King 62
Orange Lutheran 88, Eisenhower 64
Silverado 81, Los Alamitos 69
Etiwanda 73, Palmdale Highland 39
Next on Tuesday: Moreno Valley Rancho Verde at Chino Hills; Rancho Cucamonga at Inglewood; Silverado at Corona Centennial; Temecula Great Oak at Etiwanda.
Diamond Bar 64, Whittier California 50
Valencia 76, Arroyo Valley 57
Next on Tuesday: El Toro at Diamond Bar.
Perris 56, Redlands 46
Oxnard 61, Ontario 45
Temecula Valley 60, Victor Valley 51
Cajon 65, Vista Del Lago 38
Miller 63, Summit 44
Next on Tuesday: Murrieta Valley at Cajon; Thousand Oaks at Miller.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHOOTOUT
AT AZUSA PACIFIC, SATURDAY, JAN. 26
Flintridge Prep v. Alta Loma, 9 a.m.
Rowland vs Saddleback, 10:30 a.m.
Bishop Amat vs. Bonita (girls), Noon
La Canada vs. Glendora, 1:30 p.m.
Colony vs. Murrieta Valley, 3 p.m.
Claremont vs. Rancho Verde, 4:30 p.m.
Damien vs. Corona Centennial, 6 p.m.
La Costa Canyon vs. Etiwanda, 7:30 p.m.
Los Osos vs. Maranatha, 9 p.m.
In hindsight, it’s pretty easy to say you would’ve said no to the tournament offer that fell apart for the Etiwanda boys basketball team, leaving the Eagles a tournament short this season.
Here is what happened. A guy approached Etiwanda boys basketball coach Dave Kleckner months ago, with this offer:
Baseline League boys basketball rivals Etiwanda and Rancho Cucamonga played in the championship game of the Inland Empire Invitational on Saturday night. Etiwanda rallied in the second half to post a 67-59 victory at Miller High School.
What is the significance of this game?
In the end, it gives Etiwanda bragging rights, but the Eagles have already had that. Etiwanda has gone 47-3 in league the last five years, winning five straight outright league titles.
The teams meet for the first time Jan. 18 at Etiwanda and again Feb. 5 at Rancho Cucamonga.
Both teams will look a little different.