CIF-SS Girls Swimming Championships Preview

High school athletes from the CIF Southern Section will jump into the pool throughout the week at Riverside City College for the 2016 swim finals. 

On the Division 2 girls side, Ayala’s Kenisha Liu and Redlands’ Melissa Pepper return with the hope of capping off their high school careers on top.

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Rancho Cucamonga girls soccer earns first league victory of the season

A second half goal by Rancho Cucamonga’s Lauren Perry proved to be the difference in the Cougars’ Baseline League home victory over Los Osos, 2-1.

Devyn Kelsey of the Grizzlies provided the early lead with a goal in the first half but it was Olore Imoohi of the Cougars, who was responsible for tying the game after a successful free kick opportunity.

It was the first league win of the season for Rancho Cucamonga (10-2-2, 1-1-1) while the Grizzlies suffer their third straight league loss.

Baseline League:

  • Olivia Seddon struck first for Chino Hills in the 2-0 victory over Upland with a shot to the upper right corner. Madeleine Tarin added to the lead with a header off an assist from Jessica Miclat.
  • Jordan Tadros had one goal and an assist in the first half for St. Lucy’s in the victory over Etiwanda, 2-1. Tadros was credited for the assist on the goal scored by Nicole Leggio. The only score of the second half came off a penalty kick by the Eagles.

Mt. Baldy League:

  • Brooke Kortekaas scored three goals in the Braves dominant performance over the Jaguars, 11-0, in Mt. Baldy League play. Ashlyn Farino and Diana Pineda contributed to the Braves’ shutout victory with two goals apiece. Allison Brossard, Kastel Heinold, Alex Hargrave and Caitlyn Sanchez also scored in the game.
  • Colony defeated Chaffey, 3-1. Christine Vandenberg, Caeylee Esquivel and Natalie Treto all scored for the Titans in the second half against the Tigers.

Citrus Belt League:

  • Gaby Hinojosa had three goals for Citrus Valley in the 8-0 win over Eisenhower while Valerie Warren added two goals.
  • Johanna Mota scored a pair of goals for Carter in the first over Redlands, 2-0.
  • Marina Medeiros had eight saves for Redlands East Valley in the Citrus Belt League victory over Yucaipa, 3-1. Hailey Montoya, Brenna Dolen and Aly Olsen each scored for the Wildcats.

Sunkist League

  • Bloomington remains undefeated this season following its 6-0 victory over Fontana.

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Chino Hills girls soccer wins Battle of the Bone

  It was the 2016 “Battle of the Bone” girls soccer game between crosstown rivals, Chino Hills (9-2-2) and Ayala (3-7-1).

Both teams entered the game looking to make an early statement with the start of league play just days away.

It was the Huskies’ 2-0 road victory tonight over Ayala that gave them redemption for last year’s 1-0 loss to the Bulldogs.

A pair of midfielders, Jessica Miclat and Olivia Seddon, proved to be the difference in the game as each scored a goal for the Huskies.

“It meant a lot because of last year’s result,” Miclat said. “We wanted to put that behind us and really focus on our end goal for this entire season. One of the goals was beating Ayala which will help us and push us to becoming a better team and achieving the bigger goals we’ve set for ourselves.”

Chino Hills will host Corona Santiago at 5:30 p.m. Monday before traveling to play Baseline League foe, Rancho Cucamonga, on Jan. 15.

Ayala will host Corona Centennial at 5:30 p.m. Monday before starting Palomares League play at home against Diamond Bar on Wednesday.

 

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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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