CIF boys tennis draw is out

Here are the boys tennis matches for the coming week involving local schools:

Division 2
Wednesday’s first round

Charter Oak at Diamond Bar
Oxford Academy at Claremont
Bonita at Walnut

Division 4
Tuesday’s wild card matches

Victor Valley at Aquinas
Yucaipa at Barstow
Citrus Valley at Los Osos

Wednesday’s first round
Aquinas-Victor Valley winner at Redlands
Arrowhead Chr. at Rancho Cucamonga
Redlands East Valley at Etiwanda
Covina at Webb

Division 5
Tuesday’s wild card matches

Sultana at San Bernardino
Azusa at Grand Terrace
Montclair at Edgewood
Jurupa Hills at Magnolia

Wednesday’s first round
Don Boscoe-Jurupa Valley at Garey
Sultana-San Bernardino winner at Alta Loma
Rim of the World at Rancho Mirage
Hillcrest-Marshall winner at Summit
Elsinore-San Jacinto at San Gorgonio

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Battle of Baseline off; Now here is the new game plan

The Battle of the Baseline League on Saturday at Loan Mart Field is off.

The annual event, which features three games with all six Baseline League teams playing on the venue that houses the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, was called because the Quakes notified the teams that the field was unplayable.

The culprit was a city of Rancho Cucamonga “Play School” Graduation event scheduled to take place tonight that prevented the groundskeepers from covering the field today.

Players and coaches from each school sold tickets but the Quakes are not issuing refunds but offering admission to a Quakes game instead.

Some aren’t happy.

“My kids are disappointed,” Etiwanda coach Don Furnald said. “I had kids that sold 25-30 tickets and there probably would have been 1,200 or so people there between the six schools. Its a minor league field so it has to drain well, I don’t know why they couldn’t have waited until tomorrow morning.”

Others aren’t quite as upset.

“There’s nothing they could do about it,” Upland coach Mike Alonso said.

It is being left to the schools to decide a makeup date but there is little wiggle room because there is just one week left in the regular season and each team already has games Tuesday and Thursday.

Etiwanda and Rancho Cucamonga will try and play at 1 Saturday while Upland and Los Osos will go at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, where Upland plays its home games.

Chino Hills and Damien, the top two teams, will try and play Monday.

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Battle of the Baseline baseball games coming up Saturday

Damien’s James Free II, Isaiah Paige and Daniel Benedict celebrate runs in the fourth inning against Upland at Upland Memorial Park in Upland, CA, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

The eighth annual Battle of the Baseline is coming up on Saturday at LoanMart Field, home of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

The games this time around should be even more compelling given how tight the league standings are with just three games left.

It will be Upland (14-9, 6-6) vs. Los Osos (6-16, 2-10)  at 11 a.m., Damien (12-9, 9-3) vs. Chino Hills (12-8-1, 7-5) at 2 p.m. with Etiwanda (15-7, 6-6) vs. Rancho Cucamonga (13-10, 6-6)  following at 5 p.m.

The middle battle features the top two teams with Damien holding a two-game lead over Chino Hills, which has won six of its last seven games, one of those over Damien earlier this week.

Chino Hills and Etiwanda tied for first place last season.

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Chino grad Tiffany Kennedy-Cummings lands JuCo honor

Tiffany Kennedy-Cummings had quite the senior season in 2015 at Chino High School. Well she picked up where she left off as a freshman this year at Mt. SAC.

Tiffany Kennedy-Cummings

Kennedy-Cummings has been named state Pitcher of the Year in helping the Mounties to another stellar showing.

Kennedy-Cummings went 13-2 with 2 saves and an 0.94 ERA. That ERA was the best in Southern California and second in the entire state. She managed 113 strikeouts in 127 innings.

Among the highlights of her season was a perfect game in the regular season finale against Orange Coast won by the Mounties 12-0 in five innings.

Also earning All-So Cal honors are Aimee Rodriguez and Jessica Olivera of Mt. SAC, Bonita High School grad Celine Spathias of Citrus and Jordan Emanuele and Redlands East Valley grad Danielle Lopez of Riverside.

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Bonita High School to hold heart screenings for ALL athletes

Bonita High School will conduct a free heart screening program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 killer of student athletes and the No. 2 killer of people under the age of 25.  Cardiologist and doctors associated with the UCLA Medical School and the Saving Hearts Foundation will be present to screen athletes between the ages of 12 – 25.

Participants do not have to be students at Bonita High School.

Attached you will find a flyer for the event.  Those interested in attending should preregister at www.savingheartsfoundation.com.

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Etiwanda’s Aidan Anderson chooses Canadian school

Middle linebacker Aidan Anderson of Etiwanda has signed with University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada.

It probably seems like a random school for an athlete from the Inland Empire to choose but there is a connection as the head coach of the team is Steve Bryce, who coached at Etiwanda for 10 years (the last in 2011) and still has ties here.

Anderson visited the school a couple of weeks ago and liked what he saw.

“It is a little far away and it’s cold but it was nice,” he said. “I’m excited about the opportunity. I can’t wait to go back when it’s a little greener. I was there at the end of winter and everything was still a little brown.”

There will also be a small adjustment as Canadian football is played on a bigger field and with 12 per side.

“That will definitely be a little different,” Anderson said. “But it will be fun.”

Anderson, one of the Eagles team captains, tallied 72 tackles, 3 sacks, 7 hurries, 2 forced fumbles and 1 recovery.

Anderson also competes in wrestling, earning second team All-Inland Valley honors. Regina also fields a wrestling team and Anderson hasn’t ruled out competing in that too but will see what time demands come with football first.

He plans to major in world history or a social science.

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Ganesha football to host 7-on-7 tournament

Ganesha Football

Ganesha High School will host a 7-on-7 tournament at Ganesha High School on June 18. There is room for 16 teams.

The event will start at 9 a.m. with pool play, then championship and consolation brackets in the afternoon. If there is a full field of 16 teams, each will have a minimum of five games.

The cost is $200 per team.

Those interested can contact coach Don Cayer at (951) 265-5112 or email him at donald.cayer@pusd.org.

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Hacienda League honors: Girls basketball

 

Most Valuable Player: Stephanie Custodio, Sr., G, Chino

First team
Ebony Cooper, Diamond Ranch
Yasmin Dabbous, Walnut
Jez Espinzoa, Los Altos
Alyssa Gonzalez, Chino
Sarah Kretschmar, Diamond Ranch
Jenna Pitpit, Walnut
Nicole Valdiviez, West Covina
Ulani Wells, Los Altos

Second team
Andrea Bustillos, West Covina
Kaitlin Day, Walnut
Relene Finai, Charter Oak
Rebecca Navar, Chino
Brenda Reyes, Los Altos
Vanessa Ruiz, Chino
Kaylee Shozuya, Los Altos
Keely Wall, Charter Oak

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Hacienda League honors: Wrestling

First team
106 –
Alex Chow, Walnut
113 – Brian Mariscal, Walnut
120 – Daniel Estrada, Chino
126 – Adam Arebalo, Diamond Ranch
132 – Vincent Zavala, Charter Oak
138 – Andrew Franco-Guerrero, Walnut
145 – Gustavo Garcia, Charter Oak
152 – Marco Sanchez, Diamond Ranch
160 – Micah Maes, Walnut
170 – Daniel Hays, Charter Oak
182 – Spencer Hoh, Walnut
195 – Bartabas Yi, Walnut
220 – Johnny Portas, Los Altos

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