Turns out the actual CIF championship was just the beginning for the Ontario boys soccer team. The hardware keeps rolling in for the lone local team to win a title as Loyola Marymount-bound forward Adrien Perez was named the All-CIF Player of the Year in Division 4 and Vince Mangione Coach of the Year.
Carter, which went undefeated this season until losing the CIF-SS Division 6 championship game, landed three players on the all-CIF team. Alta Loma, Ontario Christian and Ontario all had a pair of players on the all-CIF team.
Player of the Year: Gage Zerboni, Sr. Forward – San Clemente
Coach of the Year: Mike Pronier – San Clemente
1. If the preseason polls released on Tuesday are any indication, girls water polo season in the Inland Valley likely will still be going near the end of February.
Despite having moved up a division, Bonita claimed the No. 1 ranking in the CIF-SS Division 4 poll a season after it secured the No. 1 playoff seed in Division 5. The Bearcats have some unfinished business after falling one goal short of the division championship last season.
Four of the 10 teams in the Division 3 preseason poll are locals, headlined by a third-ranked Los Osos program that has reached the CIF finals four years in a row. The Grizzlies will have plenty of local competition, including Baseline League foe Upland, which is ranked No. 7. Upland and Los Osos were two of the final four teams left in the Division 4 playoffs last season but lost to eventual champ Harvard Westlake.
The Carter football team will receive a forfeit win Friday in its San Andreas League opener due to suspensions from a San Bernardino brawl.
San Bernardino’s football team won’t be able to field enough players to take the field Friday against Carter due to suspensions stemming from a fight during its 45-6 loss to Palm Desert last Friday.
Carter is 5-0 so far this season and is ranked No. 2 in the CIF-SS Eastern Division. San Bernardino is 1-4 this season after snapping an 18-game losing streak with a victory over Perris on Sept. 14.
Several players from both teams left the bench areas to join the fight that broke out on Friday during the fourth quarter of San Bernardino’s game with Palm Desert. The rulebook states that any player who leaves the bench during a fight will be ineligible for the following game.
“Hopefully, we can learn to keep our composure,” Jeff Imbriani, a first-year head football coach at San Bernardino, said. “We need to stay on the sidelines and allow the coaches to get involved.”
Estefania Gallegos needed an unusual form of motivation, but the Carter swimmer landed a CIF-SS qualifying time nonetheless.
Carter swimming coach John Devries raced Gallegos against boys during the Lions’ April 10 meet against Colton with the stipulation she couldn’t earn points toward Carter’s team score. The greater goal was accomplished as she posted an automatic qualifying time for CIF-SS preliminaries, finishing the 100 fly in 1:03 behind the winning time of 1:02. It’s the only time all season she hasn’t won any event in which she has competed. Continue reading →
The Rialto girls basketball team after its involvement in a fight in Tuesday’s game against Pacific, will have to forfeit its next game, on Thursday against Colton, coach Michael Anderson learned on Wednesday.
“The officials lost control of the game,” Anderson said. “I started talking to them about it 1:40 into the game.”
Rialto coach Michael Anderson revealed this on Wednesday. The fight in the second half of the win over Pacific resulted in the halting of the game and five Rialto players and some Pacific players ejected. That left 4 Rialto players and Anderson assumed he could use those 4 plus call up a couple players from the JV team to compete in Thursday’s game against last-place Colton.
However, he learned Wednesday that all 9 varsity players were suspended and the team will forfeit its game against Colton. That will drop Rialto to 15-2 overall, 7-1 in the San Andreas League.
Offensive Players of the Year:
Carlos Hernandez, Rancho Verde, 12, QB; Dane Tiedeman, Palm Springs, 12, QB. Defensive Players of the Year:
Blair Brown, Rancho Verde, 12, LB; Kyle Lass, Palm Springs, 12, LB. Coach of the Year:
Pete Duffy, Rancho Verde
OFFENSE Running back:
Jeremiah Talia, Moreno Valley,12
Gaylon Maxie, Carter, 12
Xavier Browne, Chino, 12
Tim Santa Maria, Palm Desert, 12
Jamie Snowten, San Gorgonio, 12 Quarterback:
Carlos Hernandez, Rancho Verde, 12
Dane Tiedeman, Palm Springs, 12
Monroe Offield, San Gorgonio, 12 Continue reading →