Claremont has coaching vacancies

Claremont High School is seeking a head girls volleyball coach as well as a head girls track coach.

Athletic director says the track opening is the top priority with the spring season upcoming.

He added that the volleyball position wouldn’t be filled until early next year. That position became available when Jodi  Postlmayr departed at the end of the season to take the athletic director position at Vista del Lago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All-CIF selections out in girls volleyball

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Aeryn Owens of Alta Loma hits shot against Sonora in state title game.

All CIF selections are out in volleyball and the area is heavily represented. Here are the list of local girls chosen:

Division 1A
Meghan Buzzerio, Chino Hills
Loryn Carter, St. Lucy’s
Sachsa Dominique, Redlands East Valley
Kylie Miller,  Rancho Cucamonga

Division 3AA
Hannah Doonan, San Dimas

Division 3A
Madison Newcombe, Rim of the World
Kayla Redfield, Loma Linda

Division 4AA
Player of the Year:
Aeryn Owens, Alta Loma
Coach of Year: Tishanna Pope/Cindy Gurney, Alta Loma
Also:
Breanna Golsch, Alta Loma
Kristen Sanchez, Alta Loma

Division 4A
Jordon Wilson, Summit

Division 5AA
Rachel Holmes, Upland Chr.
Brooke Madkin, Upland Chr.

Division 5A
Player of Year: Emily Curtin, Lake Arrowhead Chr.
Coach of Year: Steven Rutz, Lake Arrowhead Chr.

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Brandon Rohrer won’t return as football coach at Etiwanda

Brandon Rohrer is out as head football coach at Etiwanda after just two years.

Etiwanda Athletic Director Dave Masucci confirmed Rohrer’s resignation which came on Thursday. The outgoing coach met with his team Friday morning.

The Eagles went 6-5 overall in 2013, finishing third in the Baseline League and losing a first round playoff game.

The past season the team went 4-5-1 and finished fourth in league despite having what most thought was more talent than any other team in the league other than Upland.

More to come.

 

 

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Upland’s David Martinez commits to New Mexico

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Senior offensive lineman David Martinez has committed to the University of New Mexico.

He made an unofficial visit to the school in October but also has a formal trip planned for January. He also made unofficial visits to Fresno State and Sacramento State.

“I like the atmosphere and the fans,” he said. “They have a nice complex too and I liked Albuquerque.”

Martinez, a 6-foot-5, 310 pounder, was a first-team All-Baseline League selection. He started out his high school career as a defensive lineman but moved to offensive tackle his freshman year.

Martinez plans to major in engineering.

 

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Mt. Baldy League honors: Football

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MVPs Offense - QB Josh Thompson, Jr., Colony, and RB Mikey Dean, Jr. Chaffey.
MVP Defense – Preston Carr, Sr., Don Lugo
MVP Lineman - Brandon Pires, Sr., Colony
MVP Kicker - Axl Mendoza, Sr., Colony

First team
Colony - Zach Fields, Sr.; Daniel Porraz, Sr.; Ryan Kinard, Sr.; Tyler Brisco, Sr.; Marcos Valencia, Jr.,; Ervin Richard, Sr.,; James Smith, Sr.; Devon Harper, Jr.; Tra’zhon Bland, Jr.; Khalil Dorsey, Jr.
Chaffey – James Oxier, Sr.,; Aaron Fort, Sr.; Jovanni Sanchez, Jr.; Josaphat Rojas, Sr.; Francisco Huezos, Sr.; Raymond Maldonado, Jr.; Josh Boice, Sr.
Don Lugo - CJ Scrimmager, Jr.; Armando Olmeda, Sr.; Andrew Beltran, Sr.; Jorge Montelongo, Sr.; Joel Calderon, Sr.; David Delgado, Sr.; Dane Ford, Sr.
Alta Loma – James Ngyuen, Sr.; Johnathan Barnes, Sr.; Marchel Hill, Sr.; Jordan Perkins, Sr.
Montclair - Raymond Sosa, Sr.; William Chevez, Sr.; Saeed Abdul-Razzak, Sr.; Nick Orozco, Jr.
Ontario - Anthony Fuentez, Sr.; Tyler Baeza, Sr.; Michael Serrano, Sr.

* Note list was not submitted with positions

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Mt. Baldy League honors: Boys water polo

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Most Valuable Player - Marc Ibarra, Sr., Don Lugo

First team
Broder Allen, Sr., Alta Loma
Josiah Escamilla, Sr., Ontario
Daniel Espinoza, Sr., Chaffey
Chris Frejlach, Soph., Alta Loma
Logan Frye, Jr., Colony
Constantinos Gofas, Jr., Don Lugo
Kenneth Gomez, Sr., Don Lugo
Anthony Gutierrez, Jr., Colony
Josh Ibarra, Soph., Don Lugo
Christian Lopez, Jr., Colony
Joseph Parks, Jr., Don Lugo

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One more to go for Alta Loma volleyball team

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The Braves celebrate their Southern California Regional championship

Even before this season started the stars seemed to be aligned for the Alta Loma High School volleyball team.

The Braves (36-2) boasted a senior-laden squad with the players having spent their entire high school careers together. They’re as tight a team as you’ll find anywhere.

A move from the Baseline to the poor Mt. Baldy League was good in a one way, not so in another. They were removed from the established powers like Los Osos and Rancho Cucamonga and newcomer Chino Hills. So winning a league title seemed like a foregone conclusion.

But being in a bad league hurts in other ways. Just how do you keep a team sharp, focused ad engaged when there is little competition?

The change in leagues also meant a change in classification from Division 1A to Division 4AA. Yes there is a significant difference. But the Braves have turned in some huge wins over teams in higher classifications. So the Braves can play with the best.

Coach Tishanna Pope had her team play a competitive non-league schedule which was a big help. But she also had to keep their attention in practice and these are high school girls we’re talking about here.

They’ve checked those goals off the list.

Mt. Baldy League title – done

One, two, three, four playoff wins and a CIF Southern Section title – done.

On the the state playoffs . . . Southern California Regional – done.

Now they face Sonora (36-5), the Northern California Regional winner at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Santiago Canyon College.

They have won 25 matches in a row and lost just two sets in the last 23.  Here’s to hoping they can top of their dream season with one more victory!

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More issues with an All-League team, this time the Palomares League

I like to think coaches have the best intentions when it comes to these All-League teams. I know it can be a tough job. Different kids play well against different teams. Each coach is lobbying for his own kids.

But there were a couple of surprising omissions from the Palomares League football selections.

Among those NOT making the cut were defensive backs Malik Psalms and Philip Afia, both from Ayala.

Pslams committed to Cal over the summer and Afia declared for Utah toward the end of the season.

I’m not saying reputation or where a kid is going is the be all, end all but it is indicative of the skill those players have and how highly thought of they are at the next level.

So the Palomares League coaches vote five defensive backs to the first team and four to the second and neither of those Ayala boys makes the cut. There are really nine DBs in the League BETTER than the two from Ayala going to the Pac-12. Nothing against the nine chosen, but I have a hard time buying that.

Granted Afia did miss the early part of the season with an ankle injury but he was back for league play.

It just means when I go to select the All-Area team I will put little emphasis on what those coaches voted.

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