CIF-SS Division II Boys Diving Championships

Results of the CIFSS Division II Diving Championships:
 

Prestin Li of Diamond Bar finished the highest among local area athletes for either boys or girls Division II diving during the first day of the CIF Southern Section Swim and Dive Finals. Li finished with a score of 435.75 to finished ninth.

Noah Luna of Damien was second among local area boys finishing 14th overall in the field of 32, with a score of 367.05, followed by Aaron Garcia of Upland.

Local Boys:
Prestin Li of Diamond Bar (9th place) 435.75
Noah Luna of Damien (14th place) 367.05
Aaron Garcia of Upland (15th place) 363.75
Brian Murarik of Etiwanda (20th place) 220.75
Jeff Harris of Bonita (24th place) 135.30
Nicolas Pinson of Bonita (25th place) 129.95
Christian Darino of Bonita (26th place) 129.15
Zachary Walker of Bonita (27th place) 123.45
Grant Andres of Los Osos (31st place) 109.85
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CIF Swimming and Diving: What to look out for this week

There is a lot to look forward to with the CIF Swimming and Diving Championships taking place this week (May 11-16) at Riverside City College.CIF Swimming and Diving

Fans are bound to have new faces to consider among local area talent following the loss of Kyle Coan and Kyle Gornay, both who were Los Angeles News Group’s male swimmers of the year, due to graduation last year.

On the girls side,  back-to-back Female Swimmer of the Year for the Los Angeles News Group, Sonia Wang, is no longer with Upland High School and is swimming for JSerra High.

Some new faces we may hear a lot could come from Los Osos, who will look to win its third consecutive CIF Team Championship, Rachel Forbes and Brian Whittington. Both of which had impressive showings at the Baseline League Finals Meet.

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UPDATE: Baseline League swim titles decided, Whittington sets record

The Los Osos girls swimming and diving team finished first to earn the Baseline League Championship.

For the boys, both the Los Osos and Damien High athletic directors have tweeted that their respective teams had won a share of the league title.

Despite the tie, the Damien boys swimming and diving team has won at least a share a of the league championship each of the last 19 years in a row, according to athletic director Jeff Grant.

Grant also stated that Damien defeating Los Osos in the dual meet during the season and Los Osos’ victory at the league finals this past week played a role in the outcome and the eventual tie in the league standings.

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Chino Hills’ Tannon Snow breaks CIF single-season home run record

Tannon Snow, a University of Washington commit, went 5 for 5 with three home runs for the Chino Hills Huskies in the victory over St. Lucy’s, 22-7, on senior night.

Snow’s second home run broke the CIF Southern Section single-season home run record, according to Huskies head coach Mike Southworth.

Chino Hills softball players Tannon, left, a senior, and Taylon Snow, a sophomore, have both committed to play at the University of Washington. (John Valenzuela—Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Staff Photographer)

Chino Hills softball players Tannon, left, a senior, and Taylon Snow, a sophomore, have both committed to play at the University of Washington. (John Valenzuela—Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Staff Photographer)

Snow’s third home run increased her record and total on the season to 23 home runs.

The win also provided the Huskies sole possession of the Baseline League Championship for 2015.

“It was a pretty amazing day,” Southworth said.

Tannon’s sister, Taylon Snow contributed to the Huskies with a 3 for 6 performance as she scored two runs and brought in three. Kylie Michael went 3 for 4 for a three-run home run against the Regents.

Chino Hills will wrap up the season next week with games against Etiwanda and Los Osos.

“These next two games will be a big deal for us as we prepare for CIF,” Southworth said.

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Khalil Muhammad commits to UCLA

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Rancho Cucamonga football player Khalil Muhammad stated on Twitter that he has committed to play football at UCLA, after taking a trip to the campus last week.

Muhammad is listed as an athlete but will likely join the Bruins as a running back.

He joins Lokeni Toailoa of Carter High in Rialto, who had committed to UCLA in March.

Other coverage area players, who will be on the UCLA roster as early as the upcoming season include Nate Meadors of San Gorgonio and Josh Woods of Upland.

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Kameron Edwards, Etiwanda extend winning streak to five games

Kameron Edwards and the Etiwanda Eagles defeated the Rancho Cucamonga Cougars, 74-45, in Baseline League play to extend their winning streak to five games.

“It’s definitely a momentum builder, which is exactly what we need going into playoffs,” Edwards said. “We’ve been coming together a lot as a team and its perfect timing.”

Edwards scored 24 points for the Eagles in the game against the Cougars.

Delewis Johnson and Jordan Naughton contributed to the victory with 12 points apiece for the Eagles.

The Eagles are 18-2 this season and 6-2 in league play.

The Damien Spartans remain in first place of the Baseline League with a 7-1 record after defeating Chino Hills. The Eagles are in second place.

When asked about the final stretch of the season, Edwards believes there are still improvements the Eagles can make.

“I think we just have to work on our rotations and making sure all five guys on the floor are in sync,” Edwards stated.

Etiwanda will play against Bishop Gorman in the Nike Extravaganza held at Mater Dei High Feb. 7 before wrapping up league play with a pair of home games against Chino Hills and Upland.

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Etiwanda Soccer wins Oak Hills Tournament, improves to 11-0 overall

The Etiwanda Eagles hold up the Oak Hills Tournament Championship after defeating Pasadena La Salle, 1-0, on Dec. 20.

The Etiwanda Eagles hold up the Oak Hills Tournament Championship after defeating Pasadena La Salle, 1-0, on Dec. 20.

Haley Ruegsegger scored the game-winning goal during the second half for the Etiwanda Eagles in the victory over Pasadena La Salle, 1-0, to win the Oak Hills Tournament on Dec. 20.

It was not the only win for the Eagles on the day as they advanced to the title game against La Salle, following a second shutout victory in the morning against the Oak Hills Bulldogs, 2-0, in the semifinals.

The Eagles’ Katie Connor and Aleenah Perez were responsible for the goals scored against the Bulldogs.

Following the victories in tournament play, the Eagles stand at 11-0 overall with two games remaining before the start of Baseline League play.

“(The record) gives the team the confidence that we need to keep pushing ourselves,” said freshman Kelsey Huddleston. “Even though we are 11-0, we can still work harder to keep this going.”

Despite the record, the Eagles believe they could still improve at this point in the season.

“I think this year we just really work as a team and we play well together,” Ruegsegger said. “But we could always work on our composure and one-on-one (situations) offensively.”

As a defensive unit, the Eagles have only given up four goals during the first 11 games of this season.

Etiwanda is currently ranked No. 5 in the state and will play at 1 p.m. Dec. 23 against Anaheim Esperanza on the road for its last game prior to the new year.

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McLaughlin heads Baseline League Boys Basketball selections

MVP – Jordan McLaughlin, Sr., PG, Etiwanda

First team
Kenny Barnes, Etiwanda
A.J. Bigornia, Glendora
Kameron Edwards, Etiwanda
Victor Joseph, Rancho Cucamonga
Daylan Lawrence, Rancho Cucamonga
Nate Olowo, Alta Loma
Marquis Reed, Upland
Levi Smith, Los Osos

Second team
Jamar Akoh, Los Osos
Dominick Alexander, Etiwanda
Brandon Brothers, Glendora
Nick Culver, Rancho Cucamonga
Jordan McNellys, Rancho Cucamonga
Tide Osifeso, Los Osos
Thomas Rico, Glendora
Deangelo Stowers, Upland

Honorable mention – Oliver Amajoyi, Los Osos; Brian Beard, Rancho Cucamonga; Kyle Bracy, Glendora; Blake Fisher, Rancho Cucamonga; Shawn Garey, Alta Loma; Ryan Henry, Los Osos; Solomon Hunt, Upland; Delewis Johnson, Etiwanda; Anthony Kirkwood, Alta Loma; Dominique Mosley, Upland; Jordan Naughton, Etiwanda.

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Rancho Cucamonga’s Chris Unga chooses Utah State

Rancho Cucamonga High School defensive lineman Chris Unga has decided to attend Utah State. He made that decision after visiting the past weekend.

He was also considering University of Hawaii and had a trip planned there but canceled that after coming back from Utah. Boise State also came into the picture late, visiting him at school on Monday after he had already made up his mind.

One of the biggest factors in the decision for Unga, the Inland Valley’s Defensive Player of the Year, was that the school was willing to wait for him to start his collegiate career. Unga is planning a Morman mission trip after graduation. He said some Division I schools backed off of him because of that.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rancho Cucamonga’s Miller chooses to become a Bruin

Photo: Congrats to 17-National Setter Kylie Miller on her commitment to UCLA for the 2016 Class. Kylie will continue the line of great UCLA setters like Nellie Spicer and Holly McPeak.

Rancho Cucamonga volleyball standout Kyle Miller has made a verbal commitment to UCLA.

Ok, she’s just a sophomore. But that’s how highly sought after she was this season.

Miller totaled 716 assists, 230 kills, 92 aces and 30 blocks. While she was a jack-of-all trades for the Baseline League champion Cougars (24-7), Miller will be a setter in college.

She chose UCLA after narrowing her decision down to that school as well as Stanford and Washington, also national powers.

“It’s close to home and my family and friends and it will be a really good degree to have after college,” she said. “I’m just relieved to have made that decision. Now I can focus on school and club. I hung up the phone and just cried because it was such a relief.”

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