Should Chino Hills have to give up its home court advantage?

The Chino Hills boys basketball team will be playing Mater Dei in an Open Division quarterfinal on Wednesday in one of the most eagerly anticipated contests of the season. But the game will be held at Colony, not on the Huskies home floor.

Chino Hills Athletic Director Phil Garcia says he was given a heads up two weeks ago that he might be ordered to find another site because the school’s gym capacity of 1,3000 isn’t up to what the CIF mandates for a big game.

Not that Garcia could do too much two weeks ago. Other schools had to keep their gyms available for their own use in case they had a home game.

So Garcia has been scrambling.

Fortunately for him, Colony, whose boys and girls teams are both still alive, won’t need it. They’re games are on the road and on different days. Colony seats a little more than 2,000.

But should the Huskies really have to give up their home court advantage? Is it more important to give access to the game to more people?

I can see it both ways.

The CIF didn’t make the Huskies move their Open Division quarterfinal last year. That game was against Redondo Union. So is it just because this one is Mater Dei? Garcia said that game last year was sold out and more spectators were turned away at the door.

My guess is the CIF sees the opportunity to make a few more bucks. If that’s not it then there should be a rule across the board in place before the season starts so schools aren’t left scrambling at the last minute.

Two other games are also being played on neutral courts – Corona Centennial and Orange Lutheran will play at Hope International University while Bishop Montgomery and Cathedral will play at Monrovia High School.

The Huskies played in a summer league at Colony so at least their a little familiar with those surroundings.

This game will be sold out too. In fact, Garcia doesn’t expect any tickets to be available at the door so spectators are advised to get them at the school today or Tuesday.

Anyone have any other thoughts on the matter?

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What’s left in girls water polo

Here is the rundown on what happened in quarterfinal play Saturday and when the winners play next:

Division 2
Saturday’s games

San Clemente 14, Los Osos 3

Division 4
Saturday’s games

Cerritos 7, Ayala 6

Division 5
Saturday’s games

Charter Oak 11, Yucaipa 8
Los Altos 17, Cajon 3
Redlands East Valley 6, Temple City 3

Wednesday semifinals
Redlands East Valley at Los Altos;
Division 7
Saturday’s games

Alta Loma 7, Santa Ana Valley 6
San Dimas 5, La Sierra 3
Foothill 18, Colony 7

Wednesday’s semifinals
At Ocean View HS

Foothill vs. San Dimas, 5 p.m.; Alta Loma vs. Hillcrest, 6:30 p.m.

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Chino Hills boys basketball game to be moved

The highly anticipated CIF Open Division boys basketball game between national power and Mater Dei and designated host team Chino Hills will not be played at Chino Hills.

Huskies Athletic Director Phil Garcia says the CIF has contacted him and told him to look into alternative sites because the school’s gym isn’t big enough to hold the expected crowd.

It isn’t customary to ask schools to find an alternative site for early round games except in the Open Division where there is so much interest and large crowds anticipated.

Another quarterfinal between No. 9 seed Cathedral and No. 1 Bishop Montgomery was moved as well. Those teams will be playing at Monrovia.

Will let you know when a site has been determined.

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CIF boys soccer scores and who plays who next

Redlands East Valley boys soccer dominates playoff opener

Here is the complete rundown of first round playoff scores in boys soccer with schedule of next round of games:

Division 2
Friday’s games

Loara 1, Colton 0
Fontana 4, Riverside Poly 3

Wednesday’s games
Cabrillo at Fontana

Division 3
Friday’s games

Damien 1, Yucaipa 0
Redlands East Valley 5, Eastside 2
Norte Vista 1, Diamond Bar 0
Alta Loma 1, Northwood 0
Chaffey 5, Cajon 0
Chino Hills 3, Knight 1
Ontario 2, Carter 1
Claremont 3, Upland 2

Wednesday’s games
Damien at Littlerock; Redlands East Valley at San Luis Obispo; Alta Loma at Norte Vista; Woodbridge at Chaffey; Santa Maria at Chino Hills; Clareont at Ontario.

Division 5
Friday games

San Gorgonio 2, San Jacinto 1
(San Gorgonio wins on penalty kicks 5-3)
Garey 4, Mountain View 3
Arroyo Valley 2, South El Monte 1
Chino 4, Ganesha 2
Rialto 2, Barstow 1

Wednesday’s games
San Gorgonio at Los Amigos; Garey at Christa McAuliffe; Arroyo Valley at Animo Leadership; Chino at Garden Grove; Rialto at Tahquitz.

Division 6
Friday’s games

Rancho Mirage 5, Arrowhead Christian 2
Vista del Lago 5, Loma Linda 0
Ontario Christian 4, Vistamar 3 (OT)

Wednesday’s game
Ontario Christian at Rowland

Division 6
Friday’s game

Webb 6, Milken Community 0

Wednesday’s game
Riverside Prep at Webb

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CIF girls soccer scores and who plays who next

Here is the rundown on how area girls soccer teams did in the first round and who the winners play next:

Division 1
Thursday’s games

Rancho Cucamonga 3, Trabuco Hills 2
Los Osos 1, Flintridge Sacred Heart 0
Chino Hills 2, Millikan 0
Long Beach Poly 4, Etiwanda 2
Upland 5, San Clemente 4

Tuesday’s games
Rancho Cucamonga at Santa Margarita; Foothill at Los Osos
Anaheim Canyon at Chino Hills; Upland at Huntington Beach

Division 2
Thursday’s games

Sunny Hills 2, Redlands East Valley 0
Murrieta Mesa 2, Citrus Valley 1
Hart 4, Yucaipa 0
Canyon Country 4, Redlands 2

Division 3
Diamond Ranch 0, Pasadena Poly 0
(Diamond Ranch wins on penalty kicks 3-2)
Garden Grove Pacifica 2, Chino 1
West Torrance 2, Claremont 0
Ayala 5, Atascadero 1

Tuesday’s games
Brea Olinda at Diamond Ranch; Yorba Linda at Ayala

Division 5
Thursday’s games

Ocean View 2, Montclair 1
Colony 4, Tahquitz 0
Alta Loma 1, Oxnard Pacifica 0
SA Cavalry Chapel 1, Ontario Christian 0

Tuesday’s games
Estancia at Colony; Alta Loma at Viewpoint

Division 6
Thursday’s games

Grand Terrace 4, Rosemead 0
Rialto 3, Norte Vista 1
Summit 4, Savanna 0
Gabrielino 2, Rim of the World 0
San Gorgonio 2, Patriot 0
Bloomington 8, Mammoth 0

Tuesday’s games
Grand Terrace at Schurr;Sierra Vista at Rialto; Gabrielino at Summit; Duarte at San Gorgonio; Alhambra at Bloomington

Division 7
Thursday’s games

Pomona 2, Desert Hot Springs 1
Big Bear 3, Foothill Tech 0
Alverno 1, Garey 0
Moreno Valley 2, Webb 1
Vistamar 8, Ganesha 0

Tuesday’s games
Grace Brethren at Pomona; Vista del Lago at Big Bear

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Ganesha’s Dexter Sumner decides on a college

Ganesha High School football standout Dexter Sumner has signed with NAIA Mayville State (Md.)

.He played quarterback for the Giants out of necessity but will likely play a slot or defensive back in college, according to Ganesha coach Don Cayer.

Sumner, a 5-foot-11, 160-pounder, was a second-team All-Miramonte League selection. He was a two-year starter for the Giants.

Mayville is coming off a 2-9 season. It plays in the North Star Athletic Association.

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First-round CIF water polo scores and who plays next

Here’s the quick rundown of scores from first round CIF water polo and second round schedule:

Division 2
Thursday’s scores

Long Beach Wilson 7, St. Lucy’s 6
Los Osos 10, Vista Murrieta 9
Agoura 17, Upland 4

Saturday’s match
Los Osos vs. San Clemente (at Vista Hermosa), Noon

Division 4
Thursday’s scores

Ayala 24, Glendale 2
Bonita 17, Camarillo 9

Saturday’s matches
Ayala vs. Cerritos (at Cerritos Park East), 2 p.m.; Bonita vs. Mission Viejo (at El Toro HS), 11:30 a.m.

Division 5
Thursday’s scores

Palm Desert 14, Citrus Valley 4
Yucaipa 12, Oxnard 7
Cajon 8, Rio Mesa 7
Redlands East Valley 9, Xavier Prep 2

Saturday’s matches
Yucaipa at Charter Oak (at Citrus College), 6 p.m.; Los Altos vs. Cajon (at Arroyo Valley), 11 a.m.; Temple City at Redlands East Valley, 11 a.m.

Division 7
Thursday’s scores

Don Lugo 5, San Gorgonio 4
Alta Loma 12, Garden Grove 5
San Dimas 10, Savanna 9
Colony 18, Workman 2
Foothill Tech 14, Fontana 2

Saturday’s matches
Hillcrest at Don Lugo; Santa Ana Valley vs. Alta Loma (At Los Osos), 2 p.m.; San Dimas vs. La Sierra (at Hillcrest), 11 a.m.
Foothill Tech at Colony, 11 a.m.

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Jaylon Redd receives offer from Washington

Washington

Rancho Cucamonga sophomore football player Jaylon Redd stated on Twitter that he had received an offer from the University of Washington on Feb. 19.

Redd has four scholarship offers including UCLA, Arizona State and Colorado.

Redd stated he did not know a lot about the Huskies’ program but stated he will after a visit on April 11.

While he is being recruited as both a defensive back and running back but stated he would be comfortable playing “any position (he) can play as a freshman.”

Redd has goals set to improve his game during the offseason in preparation for his junior campaign.

“(I want to work) on getting even faster by running track” for the Cougars, he said.

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Etiwanda boys basketball game moved to Friday

The Open Division boys basketball game between Cantwell Sacred Heart and Etiwanda scheduled for tonight has been moved to Friday, also at 7 p.m.

Etiwanda Athletic Director Dave Masucci said Cantwell called on Wednesday and asked to move the game so it wouldn’t have both basketball teams playing on the same night.

Etiwanda granted that request.

The Eagles (20-7), runner-up in the Baseline League behind Damien, are the sixth-seeded team while  Cantwell (15-11), which was tied for second in the Del Rey League, is the 11th seed.

There are two other good Open division match-ups involving local teams.  Chino Hills will be at Long Beach Poly while Damien will host Orange Lutheran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Former San Dimas coach Bill Zernickow takes position in Oregon

Former San Dimas football coach Bill Zernickow is making a major move.

Zernickow, who headed the Saints program for a decade, has accepted the head job at Tualatin High School in Oregon, which is just Southwest of Portland.

Zernickow, 41, directed his teams to an 87-37 mark in his tenure with four Valle Vista League titles and two CIF championships. He was the Daily Bulletin Coach of the Year in 2013, the last time his team won it all.

He’ll be taking over a program that went 0-9 a year ago and competes in the 6A division, the highest in that state. His first priority will be starting spring practice, something the school has never done.

“It’s going to be adventure,” he said. “Sometimes you take a leap of faith knowing God is leading you in the right direction.”

He already has some grandiose plans. He would eventually like to bring a team back to Southern California for a game, preferably against a Baseline League school but first he plans to try and get a game in Hawaii.

Several parents of students in the school was well as some alumni have connections to Nike that also might come in handy.

“I’d like to do something really cool with uniforms,” he chuckled.

Zernickow, a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, will officially make the move in April.

 

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