A nod to a few athlete of week nominees

Here are this week’s So Cal Prep Legends Athletes of the Week:

Boys winner is: Andrew Almazan, Chino football

Girls winner is: Mary Bagshaw, Rancho Cucamonga volleyball

We had a lot of good nominees this week. Unfortunately we can only pick one boy and one girl.

Just wanted to give a mention to some of the other worthy candidates put up by a representative of the school or the Bulletin staff:

  • Jarell Sykes, senior, RB, San Dimas: Ran for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns and caught 2 passes for 80 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 55-14 win over Maranatha on Friday.
  • E.J. Pasiwicz, senior, RB-WR-DB, Bonita: Ran for 227 yards and 4 touchdowns on 29 carries in Friday’s 36-28 win over Santa Fe.
  • Khoury Bethley, junior, RB-SS, Don Lugo: Ran for 263 yards on 18 carries and added 2 receptions for 27 yards, scoring 4 touchdowns in all in a 41-20 victory over Pomona on Friday.
  • Albert Louis, senior, CB-WR, Ganesha: Had 2 big interceptions in 38-21 win over Gladstone on Thursday at Charter Oak. Returned one 86 yards for a score and brought the other back 70 yards. He also had a touchdown catch of 30 yards.
  • Cam’reon Dean, senior, WR-DB, Summit: Scored 3 touchdowns in a win over Hesperia, two of those coming on punt returns and the other coming on a touchdown catch. Was also a factor on defense with 6 tackles.



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Complete list of prep football scores from Week 1

Etiwanda High School's Lawrence Starks (21) is brought down by Redlands East Valley's Jaelan Phillips during a game on Friday, September 2, 2016 in Redlands, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Redlands Daily Facts, SCNG)

Thursday’s games
Arroyo Valley 20, San Bernardino 18
Ganesha 38, Gladstone 21

Friday’s games
Apple Valley 67, Granits Hills 7
Arrowhead Christian 20, Big Bear 10
Ayala 38, Alta Loma 31
Bloomington 38, Nuview Bridge 8
Bonita 36, Santa Fe 28
Calvary Murrieta 33, Ontario Christian 14
Charter Oak 63, Colony 10
Chino 50, Baldwin Park 23
Chino Hills 21, Diamond Ranch 13
Citrus Valley 40, Beaumont 34 (OT)
Damien 30, Glendora 22
Diamond Bar 34, Walnut 9
Don Lugo 41, Pomona 20
Garey 22, San Gabriel 12
Heritage 48, Los Osos 14
Jurupa Hills 12, Chaffey 9
Jurupa Valley 32, Indian Springs 6
Kaiser 15, Warren 15
Lakeside 27, Colton 7
Mammoth 15, Upland Christian 8
Mission Viejo 42, Oak Hills 28
Murrieta Mesa 70, Montclair 14
Murrieta Valley 41, Redlands 28
Nogales 56, Ontario 28
Pacific 42, Adelanto 6
Perris 38, Miller 15
Ramona 63, Rialto 0
Rancho Cucamonga 48, Norco 20
Rancho Verde 48, Carter 13
Redlands East Valley 31, Etiwanda 6
Roosevelt 44, Eisenhower 10
San Dimas 55, Maranatha 14
San Gorgonio 35, Fontana 7
Serrano 37, Silverado 6
Sultana 7, Norte Vista 0
Summit 33, Hesperia 7
Upland 42, Claremont 3
Webb 55, Western Christian 0
Yucaipa 34, Grand Terrace 13

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Ganesha football game now slated for Thursday

The Ganesha High School football team is scheduled to play Gladstone this week. The site has changed three times and the day has changed too but as of now the teams are slated to play on Thursday at Charter Oak High School.

Gladstone does not have its own field which is the reason for the uncertainty. It is one of four schools that use Citrus College for a home venue and three of those schools are slated to have home games this week.

Giants coach Don Cayer hopes the game starts by 7 since it is a school night but it will be taking place AFTER a junior varsity game so it could be later.

Ganesha opened the season with a 28-8 win over Mark Keppel while Gladstone lost to South El Monte 40-7.

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Chino Hills football looks to defend Baseline League title

Grant Trueman (No. 55) of Chino Hills makes a tackle in 24-14 win over Upland. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

Grant Trueman makes a tackle against Upland in game last year.

Last year the Chino Hills football did something few have been able to do of late – wrestle the Baseline League title away from Upland. And the Huskies ran the table in league play which is always quite an accomplishment.

The Huskies, who finished 10-3 and advanced to the West Valley Division semifinal, will have their work cut out for them if they are to repeat however.

Gone are most of the skill position players that were integral in that run. Coach Matt Bechtel is gone too, having taken the job at South Hills in December.

The new man in charge is veteran Chris Stevens, who has a solid resume in the Inland Valley but most recently coached at Monrovia. Yes there is pressure to keep the ball rolling.

“I know what they have done here and what is expected,” Stevens said. “There is a level of excellence to maintain and we’re going to work hard to do that.”

While the Huskies had massive turnover at the skill positions there are a lot of veterans returning on both fronts which is always a good place to start when you’re rebuilding.

Returning offensive linemen are R.J. Stripling, Austin Villegas and Connor Garcelli with Stripling a first team All-Inland Valley and All-CIF selection.

On the other side of the ball the returning group is led by senior defensive linemen Grant Trueman, will also see time at tight end and does the kicking, and Oscar Burgueno. Other key veterans are linebacker Dylan Tucker and senior safety Max Masad.

Stevens also expects special teams to be a strong suit.

“Those are the things we’re going to rely on, especially early,” he said. “That’s where our experience is.”

Austin Zavala, a transfer from Ayala, will step into the starting quarterback role. The Huskies are thin at that position as starter Caleb Arreola graduated and his backup, Brett Borgogno, decided not to come out for football after suffering an injury last season and wanting to focus on baseball.

Randy Rivera, who got playing time last year when the Arreola and Borgogno were hurt, transferred to Roosevelt.

“I am most concerned about our quarterback position. Not because Austin can’t do the job. He has picked up the offense pretty well. It is just that we really don’t have anyone else ready to come in if something happens to him.”

Among those looking to shoulder more of the load this season will be senior wide receivers Noah Rigney and Tylin Charles.

Sophomore Walter Carl and junior Sean O’Donnell, brother of the graduated Grady O’Donnell, will be the main ball carriers.

The season gets underway on Friday with the Huskies hosting cross-town rival Ayala in the “Battle of the Bone.” Chino Hills holds a 9-3 edge in the series which includes a decisive 31-0 win last year.

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Here’s schedule for first week of prep football

Summit’s Stephen Carr (7) fis brought down by Etiwanda’s Kamari Pleasant (5) during the first quarter Friday night. Summit squares off in the “Battle for the 15” against Etiwanda Friday night September 4, 2015 at AB Miller High School in Fontana. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)

All games 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated
Adelanto at Lakeside
Apple Valley at Silverado
Arrowhead Christian Academy at Rancho Christian
Arroyo Valley at Fontana
Ayala at Chino Hills
Barstow at Citrus Hill
Calvary Murrieta at Western Christian
Carter at Los Osos
Chaffey at Grand Terrace
Chino at Damien
Diamond Bar at Alta Loma
Eisenhower at Tahquitz
Elsinore at Hesperia
Garey at Nogales
Glendora at Kaiser
Granite Hills vs. Twentynine Palms at Twentynine Palms Junior High
Jurupa Hills vs. Hillcrest at Norte Vista HS
Jurupa Valley at Pacific
La Sierra at San Bernardino
Maranatha at Rim of the World
Mark Keppel at Ganesha
Norte Vista at Claremont
Oak Hills at Pomona
Ontario Christian at Ontario
Palm Springs at Redlands
Paraclete at Serrano
Ramona at Indian Springs
Rancho Cucamonga at Chaparral
Roosevelt at Cajon
San Dimas at Bonita
San Gabriel at Montclair
San Gorgonio at Citrus Valley
Sultana at Quartz Hill
Summit at Etiwanda
Warren at Don Lugo
West Covina at Colony

Aquinas vs. Big Bear, 1:30 p.m.  at Big Bear Middle School
Upland vs. Mountain Pointe (Ariz), 4:30 p.m. at Norco HS

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The preseason CIF football polls are out as kickoff draws near

Here are the CIF preseason football polls for all divisions:

Division 1 – 1. Corona Centennial; 2. Mater Dei; 3. St. John Bosco; 4. Mission Viejo; 5. Long Beach Poly; 6. Vista Murrieta; 7. Chaminade; 8. Bishop Amat; 9. Serra; 10. JSerra.

Division 2 – 1. Oaks Christian; 2. Norco; 3. Murrieta Valley; 4. San Clemente; 5. La Harba; 6. St. Bonaventure; 7. Redlands East Valley; 8. Citrus Hill; 9. Westlake; 10. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.

Division 3 – 1. La Mirada; 2. Villa Park; 3. Edison; 4. Cathedral; 5. Rancho Verde; 6. San Juan Hills; 7. Newbury Park; 8. Buena Park; 9. Palos Verdes; 10. Oak Hills.

Division 4 – 1. Corona del Mar; 2. Charter Oak; 3. Sierra Canyon; 4. Dominguez; 5. Colony; 6. Redondo Union; 7. Lompoc; 8. Placentia Valencia; 9. Lakewood; 10. Temecla Chaparral.

Division 5 – 1. Calabasas; 2. Bishop Diego; 3. Salesian; 4. Redlands; 5. Corona; 6, Paloma Valley; 7. Moorpark; 8. San Jacinto; 9. Santa Maria St. Joseph; 10. Ventura.

Division 6 – 1. San Marino; 2. Summit; 3. Mira Costa; 4. Palmdale; 5. West Torrance; 6 Lawndale; 7. Long Beach Wilson; 8. Yucaipa; 9. Los Altos; 10. Paraclete.

Division 7 – 1. Linfield Christian; 2. Warren; 3. Oxnard Pacfica; 4. South Hills; 5. St. Margaret’s; 6. Long Beach Cabrillo; 7. El Segundo; 8. St. Paul; 9. San Gorgonio; 10. Tustin.

Division 8 – 1. El Modena; 2. Chino; 3. Grace Brethren; 4. Laguna Hills; 5. Burbank; 6. Burbank Burroughs; 7. Moreno Valley; 8. Brea Olinda; 9. Rio Mesa; 10. San Dimas.

Division 9 – 1. Antelope Valley; 2. Ridgecrest Burroughs; 3. Riverside Notre Dame; 4. Palm Desert; 5. La Salle; 6. Mayfair; 7. Eastside; 8. Diamond Bar; 9. Muir; 10. Cerritos Valley Christian.

Division 10 – 1. Brethren Christian; 2. Dos Pueblos; 3. Aquinas; 4. Alta Loma; 5. Mission Prep; 6. Rubidoux; 7. Grand Terrace; 8. Santa Ynez; 9. Leuzinger; 10., tie, Apple Valley, JW North.

Division 11 – 1. Valley View; 2. Ontario Christian; 3. Culver City; 4. Ramona; 5. Crean Lutheran; 6. Oak Park; 7. Twentynine Palms; 8. Capistrano Valley; 9. Coachella Valley; 10. Bishop Montgomery.

Division 12 – 1. Banning; 2. Calvary Murrieta; 3. Segerstrom; 4. Rancho Mirage; 5. Rim of the World; 6. Santa Paula; 7. Banning;; 8. Arroyo; 9. Arroyo; 10. Saddleback; 10. Ontario.

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Local schools to host info sessions on colleges, recruiting

Three local high schools will give athletes, coaches and parents a chance to get more information on the ins and outs of college recruiting and what opportunities are out there academically.

Jack Renkens of Recruiting Realities will be the guest speaker. He has been a high school coach and athletic director and coached at the college level as well.

Sessions are open to athletes and parents from all schools free of charge.

Chaffey will host the first session at 7 p.m. tonight while Montclair will be the site on Tuesday. The circuit finishes up with a stop at Los Osos next Monday, Aug. 29 in the school’s theater.

For more, you can also visit Recruiting Realities website.


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Montclair to hold alumni men’s basketball game

Montclair will hold its third annual alumni men’s basketball game at 6 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Players will be from as early as 1999 and as recently as 2014.

Admission is $3 with all proceeds going toward the Cavaliers boys’ basketball program. The first 200 spectators will be admitted free, courtesy of Larry Gordon, a former Montclair standout and All-American at Cal Poly Pomona.

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Local athletic directors among those honored by CIF

The CIF Southern Section has started a program to honor athletic directors at its member high schools for the 2015-2016 school year.

Recipients were chosen based on criteria set out a year ago:

Here is the list of those honored with locals denoted in bold. They are in alphabetical order by school:

Arlington – Maurizio Dubuisson
Bishop Montgomery – Eric Wood
Burroughs (Ridgecrest) – Robert Campbell
Cajon – Rich Imbriani
Calabasas – Cpry Chandler
Cate – Wade Ransom
Centennial (Corona) – Bill Gunn
Chino Hills – Phil Garcia
Corona del Mar – Don Grable
Crespi – Russell White
Damien – Jeff Grant
Don Bosco Tech – Chris Shockley
Edison – Rich Boyce
El Rancho – Ray Elliott
Excelsior Charter – Jennifer Evans
Fountain Valley – Steve Eggert
Gladstone – Chuck Shore
Glendora – Rod Tilton
Godinez – Lisa Treen
Huntington Beach – Melissa Vandenbosch
Irvine – John Phillips
Jurupa Hills – Kristen Braun
Jurupa Valley – Mark Gard
La Puente – Jim Lane
La Sierra – Norman Diaz
Leuzinger – Marlon Mendez
Los Osos – Tom Martinez
Marina – Michelle Spencer
Marlborough – David Colicutt
Monrovia – Randy Bell
North (Riverside) – Michael Breyer
Oak Hills – Darren Goodman
Oxnard – Rick Garcia
Paloma Valley – Michael Pfeiffer
Poly (Riverside) – James Vaughan
Ramona – John Tibbets
Redlands – Pat Hafley
Rubidoux – Ed Luna
San Dimas – Nicki Bonomo
St. Anthony – Brian Walsh
Thousand Oaks – Gary Wallin
Trinity Classical – Matthew Dixon
Villa Park – Tom Fox

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New CIF Divisions for football are out

The much anticipated divisions are out for CIF fall sports.

Here is the rundown for football. Teams are listed in order of their power ranking which put them into that particular division:

DIVISION 1 (18 schools): Corona Centennial, St. John Bosco, Mission Viejo, Mater Dei, Bishop Amat, Vista Murrieta, Serra, JSerra, Orange Lutheran, Servite, Long Beach Poly, Loyola, Santa Margartia, Tesoro, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Alemany, Chaminade.

DIVISION 2 (18 schools): Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Chino Hills, San Clemente, Oaks Christian, Norco, Redlands East Valley, Westlake, Citrus Hill, St. Bonaventure, La Habra, Crespi, El Toro, Camarillo, Arroyo Grande, Great Oak, Valencia, Heritage, Murrieta Valley.

DIVISION 3 (19 schools): Palos Verdes, Thousand Oaks, Buena Park, Edison, Rancho Verde, Los Alamitos, Newbury Park, St. Fancis, Villa Park, Hart, La Serna, Oak Hills, Cathedral, Serrano, Corona Santiago, La Mirada, San Juan Hills, Paso Robles, Atascadero.

DIVISION 4 (19 schools): Charter Oak, Lompoc, Etiwanda, Glendora, Palm Springs, Downey, Colony, Lakewood, Corona del Mar, Dominguez, Damien, Carter, Trabuco Hills, Valencia Placentia, Cajon, Sierra Canyon, Chaparral, Redondo Union, Murrieta Mesa.

DIVISION 5 (22 schools): Martin Luther King, Moorpark, Harvard-Westlake, Capistrano Valley, Temecula Valley, Ventura, Sonora, Santa Maria St. Joseph, Corona, Redlands, Calabasas, Fountain Valley, Roosevelt, Los Osos, Foothill, San Jacinto, Salesian, Bishop Diego, Riverside Poly, Troy, Palomar Valley, La Quinta.

DIVISION 6 (22 schools): West Covina, San Marino, Yucaipa, Bonita, West Torrance, Mira Costa, Paramount, Saugus, Summit, Newport Harbor, Palmdale, Oxnard, Los Altos, Paraclete, Elsinore, Crescenta Valley, Canyon Country Canyon, Lawndale, Nipomo, Long Beach Wilson, Simi Valley, Pomona.

DIVISION 7 (23 schools): Long Beach Cabrillo, Huntington Beach, Oxnard Pacifica, Diamond Ranch, South Hills, Royal, Anaheim Canyon, San Gorgonio, El Segundo, St. Margaret’s Episcopal, Monrovia, Ayala, Norte Vista, Righetti, Tustin, Warren, Golden Valley, St. Paul, Millikan, North Torrance, Claremont, Fullerton, Linfield Chr.

DIVISION 8 (25 schools): Moreno Valley, Brea Olinda, Grace Brethren, Yorba Linda, Burbank Burroughs, Burbank, San Dimas, Don Lugo, Chino, Temescal Canyon, Garden Grove, Laguna Hills, Kaiser, Saddleback Valley Chr., Chaffey, Buena, Northview, Pioneer Valley, Long Beach Jordan, El Modena, Hemet, Sunny Hills, Citrus Valley, Rio Mesa, Visa del Lago.

DIVISION 9 (29 schools): Palm Desert, Esperanza, Silverado, Woodbridge, La Salle, Antelope Valley, Santa Barbara, Riverside Notre Dame, Ridgecrest Burroughs, West Ranch, Eastside, Aliso Niguel, Mayfair, El Rancho, Cypress, Perris, South Torrance, Maranatha, California, Norwalk, Muir, Hesperia, Kennedy, Cerritos Valley Chr., Lynwood, Arrowhead Chr., Diamond Bar. Morningside, Agoura,

DIVISION 10 (38 schools): Tahquitz, Rubidoux, Garden Grove Pacifica, Dana Hills, Apple Valley, Nordhoff, Inglewood, Templeton, Alta Loma, Brentwood, Barstow, Whittier, JW North, University, Beaumont, Beckman, West Valley, Santa Ynez, Viewpoint, Brethren Chr., St. Anthony, Mission Prep, Irvine, Santa Fe, Grand Terrace, Gahr, Luezinger, Arlington, Aquinas, Peninsula, San Luis Obispo, Torrance, Shadow Hills, Pasadena Poly, Dos Pueblos, Santa Monica, Northwood, South Pasadena.

DIVISION 11 (38 schools): Culver City, Bellflower, Heritage Chr., Ontario Chr., Pioneer, Coachella Valley, La Sierra, Eisenhower, Twentynine Palms, Quartz Hill, Crean Lutheran, Highland, Channel Islands, Covina, Miller, Valley View, Ramona, Katella, Xavier Prep, Oak Park, San Bernardino, Pasadena, Lompoc Cabrillo, Westminster, Victor Valley, Lakeside, Montebello, Arcadia, Bell Gardens, Morro Bay, Jurupa Hills, Bishop Montgomery, Canyon Springs, Capistrano Valley Chr., Sultana, Western, Rancho Alamitos, Rosemead.

DIVISION 12 (46 schools): Cathedral City, Carpenteria, Marina, Schurr, La Canada, Walnut, El Dorado, Montclair, Desert, Rancho Mirage, Banning, Patriot, San Marcos, Santa Ana Cavalry Chapel, Arroyo, Village Chr., Compton, Calvary Murrieta, Artesia, Rim of the world, Fillmore, Colton, St. Genevieve, Adelanto, Hawthorne, Big Bear, Hillcrest, Segerstrom, Ontario, Fontana, Santa Paula, Desert Hot Springs, Baldwin Park, St. Monica Compton Centennial, Vasquez, Whittier Chr., Estancia, Saddleback, Los Amigos, Verbum Dei, Bassett, Pacific, Silver Valley, Santa Ana Valley, Santa Maria.

DIVISION 13 (84 schools): Rio Hondo Prep, Rancho Chr., Knight, Ocean View, Beverly Hills, Cantwell Sacred Heart, Webb, Rowland, Glendale, Godinez, Temple City, Cerritos, Santa Ana, Windward, Bloomington, Desert Mirage, Santa Clarita Chr., Indio, Azusa, El Monte, La Puente, Hueneme, Mary Star, Malibu, Western Chr., McAuliffe, Campbell Hall, Anaheim. Granite Hills, Hoover, Ganesha, Jurupa Valley, Garden Grove Santiago, Costa Mesa, Nogales, Magnolia, Glenn, Lancaster, Boron, Alhambra, South El Monte, Laguna Beach, Littlerock, Hacienda Heights Wilson, Southlands Chr., Excelsior Charter, Santa Clara, Indian Springs, Gabrielino, Yucca Valley, Orange, St. Bernard, Garey, Arroyo Valley, Savanna, Rialto, Blair, Nuview Bridge, Westminster La Quinta, Mountian View, Loara, Fairmont Prep, Sierra Vista, Century, San Gabriel, Hamilton, Firebaugh, Gladstone, Mammoth, Lancaster Desert Chr., Duarte, Don Bosco Tech, Cal Military, Bolsa Grande, Keppel, Workman, Marshall, Riverside Prep, California School-Deaf, Santa Rosa, Sherman Indian, Temecula Prep, Trinity Classical, Upland Chr.

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