Chris Rix football camp and combine coming up next month

The sixth annual Chris Rix Christmas Combine and Power Camp is slated for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Maranatha High School (169 S St John Ave., Pasadena). It is open to athletes ages 8 to 18.

The morning will be reserved for basic skills testing with the afternoon featuring other sessions including a guest speaker yet to be determined. Rix said the skills testing will give the participants their exact numbers so they know exactly what they need to work on to get to the next level.

The cost is $150 or $75 with a toy donation for charity.

“It started six years ago because we had a lot of kids that were done with the season and looking for something to keep them going,” said Rix, the former Florida State quarterback and current sideline reporter for Fox Sports West. “It grew from there.”

Here is link for more information and athlete sign-up and here is another with video. The event is limited to the first 100 who register. For more information, call (909) 762-8975.


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Rancho Cucamonga cracks national football rankings

The Mater Dei, St. John Bosco and Corona Centennial football teams have been ranked nationally all season.  Now add a fourth Southern California team, Rancho Cucamonga.

The Cougars (12-0) have jumped into the MaxPreps rankings at No. 19 on he heels of an impressive 42-26 win over Mission Viejo on Friday.  Mission Viejo had won 39 straight games and two straight CIF titles with that win streak dating back more than two years.

Those four teams are the four left vying for CIF-Southern Section Division 1 honors. On Friday Bosco squares off Centennial at Cerritos College while Rancho plays No. 3 Mater Dei, the highest ranked of those teams.


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Victor Rosalez named boys soccer coach at Chino

Chino has a new boys soccer coach as Victor Rosalez has been named successor to Josh Hill who departed for a job on the staff with the UCLA men’s team.

Rosalez has been on staff at the school the last 10 years as a security officer. He is not new to the soccer program either having headed the junior varsoty team for the last five years and helping Hill with the varsity.

He wasn’t the original choice as the first person selected back out of the job but he was happy to take over the reigns of what has been a successful program.

The Cowboys were 10-10-3 last season but were in rebuilding mode after graduating a lot of players from the 2014 team that went 19-7-2 and finished as CIF runner-up.

“We have a lot of players that were on the junior varsity last year so they know me,” he said. “We all communicate so it should be a smooth transition.”

Chino opens the season on Nov. 18 against local rival Don Lugo. The team has been practicing but is still without a handful of athletes who are still playing football.

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Inland Empire Challenge coming up on Saturday

The Inland Empire Challenge, the cross country meet that is billed as a San Bernardino County championship, a Riverside County championship and an Inland Empire championship, all rolled into one, takes place on Saturday.
 The event at Glen Helen Regional Park In San Bernardino gets underway with the first race at 7:45 a.m. The top races in the meet are the boys sweepstakes race at 9:30 a.m. and the girls sweepstakes race at 9:50 a.m.
All of the schools in the meet are from San Bernardino or Riverside County.
In the boys sweepstakes race, San Bernardino County ranked teams include Ayala (No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division 2), Bloomington (No. 3 in D3), Sultana (No. 7 in D3) as well as Ontario, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga and Los Osos.
Redlands East Valley’s Elias Opsahl, who won the first Citrus Belt League race of the season, will compete in the race as an individual.
Top Riverside County teams in the race include three Division 1 ranked teams: No. 1 Temecula Great Oak, No. 4 Eastvale Roosevelt and No. 5 Beaumont.
In the girls sweepstakes, ranked San Bernardino County teams are Serrano (No. 6 in Division 2), Ayala (No. 8 in Division 2), as well as Redlands, Chino Hills, Etiwanda and Rancho Cucamonga.
Rim of the World’s Destiny Jacobo is also in the race as an individual.
 From Riverside County, top teams are Great Oak (No. 1 in Division 1) and Vista Murrieta (No. 4 in Division 1).
 A year ago, Great Oak boys and Yucaipa girls won the sweepstakes team titles. Yucaipa, which has both its boys and girls ranked, is back but is not on the list of entries for the sweepstakes races.
In all, 39 schools from San Bernardino County and 36 from Riverside County are represented.
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Rancho Cucamonga, Los Osos volleyball teams return from big tournament

The volleyball teams from Rancho Cucamonga and Los Osos competed at the California Challenge hosted by Torrey Pines High School over the weekend and it was mixed success for both.

The event started with pool play on Friday and the Cougars picked up wins over Ironwood (Ariz.) and La Jolla, then lost to Harvard-Westlake.

Saturday Rancho lost to La Costa Canyon in the morning which dropped it into the Silver bracket where the Cougars defeated Ramona and lost to East Lake.

Coach Aaron Flores decided not to play his three top players in the last match and pulled the other starters at various points in that match too, citing the long weekend and upcoming matches this week.

“We got a lot out of it. We played some good teams and got some younger players some experience,” Flores said. “We also played different style teams. It was also nice to play against different girls we don’t know because all these girls here are used to playing with and against each other. We could have played a little better but we’re a better team because of the matches we played.”

Los Osos was a late addition to that field and coach Taylor Galliano was excited about his team’s showing, most notably an upset of the No. 2 seed in his pool Trabuco Hills, which won a CIF title last year in Division 1A.

The Grizzlies last 2-0 to La Costa Canyon but the second set went to 26-24.

“We had always played in the Durango Tournament but I wanted to change it up and go where we could see more Coastal schools and ones we might see down the line in the playoffs,” Galliano said. “It was a little faster pace and some bigger athletes and really helped us playing against that competition.”

The two Baseline League foes play each other on Tuesday. Flores said that during the tournament the two were playing on adjacent courts and his team noticed how well the Grizzlies played. Rancho has owned the rivalry of late so if there was an temptation of looking past Los Osos that might have been remedied.

“That was the best thing that could have happened,” Flores said. “Our girls know they’re going to have to be focused and play well.”

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This week’s high school football scores

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Arrowhead Christian 44, Western Christian 0
Linfield Christian 41, Ontario Christian 8
Riverside Notre Dame 44, Aquinas 19

Damien 27, Chino Hills 12 story
Etiwanda 38, Los Osos 14
Rancho Cucamonga 47, Upland 10 story photos

Cajon 32, Citrus Valley 29 story
Miller 32, Eisenhower 28
Redlands East Valley 28, Redlands 14 story photos
Yucaipa 55, Carter 21

Charter Oark 27, West Covina 24
Chino 63, Walnut 13
Los Altos 39, Diamond Ranch 13

Garey 49, Bassett 32
Pomona 36, Ganesha 8

Banning 27, Vista del Lago 0
Moreno Valley 42, San Bernardino 0
Rubidoux 27, Pacific 23 story photos

Alta Loma 38, Chaffey 15
Don Lugo 48, Colony 14 story
Ontario 39, Montclair 18

Ayala 20, Bonita 0
Glendora 42, Diamond Bar 8 story
South Hills 42, Claremont 7 story

Jurupa Hills 28, Arroyo Valley 7 story
Rim of the World 53, Rialto 0
San Gorgonio 56, Indian Springs 0

Grand Terrace 57, Colton 7
Kaiser 56, Bloomington 0
Summit 55, Fontana 37 story

Baldwin Park 42, Haceinda Heights Wilson 7
Northview 49, Covina 7
San Dimas 49, Rowland 18

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Rancho Cucamonga football quartet to play in two weeks

The Rancho Cucamonga football team is 5-0 and ranked fifth in Division 1. The Cougars have a bye this week before opening Baseline League play on Oct. 7 against Upland.

Football enthusiasts around Southern California are eager to see what happens when the four Corona Centennial transfers, via way of Upland, become eligible. That quartet consists of Sione Piutau, Semisi Pahulu, Liahona Pahulu and Siani Malere, two of who were probably starters at Centennial.

Cougars coach Nick Baiz said the quartet won’t be eligible to play against Upland, which would add to the drama of the already-heated rivalry. They would be eligible to play the following week, Oct. 14, against Los Osos.

They have been practicing but Baiz said it is too soon to know what role they will fill.

“They will be given an opportunity,” Baiz said. “But we have some pretty good players there already and they haven’t beaten anyone out yet.”

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Local teams hold strong in CIF volleyball polls

Bonita’s Kellie Pichotta hits over the block of Ayala’s Sierrah Flores. The host Bulldogs pushed their rival to five games before losing Tuesday.

Division 1 – 1. Mater Dei; 2. San Juan Hills; 3. Edison; 4. Mira Costa; 5. Santa Margarita; 6. Huntington Beach; 7. Lakewood; 8. Marymount; 9. Redondo Union; 10. Flintridge Sacred Heart.

Division 2- 1. Ventura; 2. Orange Lutheran; 3. Marlborough; 4. El Dorado; 5. Beckman; 6. Esperanza; 7. Temecula Valley; 8. Palos Verdes; 9. South Torrance; 10. Murrieta Valley.

Division 3 – 1. Bishop Montgomery; 2. Sage Hill; 3. Glendora; 4. Lakewood St. Joseph; 5. Saddleback Valley Christian; 6. West Ranch; 7. Notre Dame; 8. Agoura; 9. Calabasas; 10. Troy.

Division 4 – 1. Elsinore; 2. Claremont; 3. Sierra Canyon; 4. Monrovia; 5. Arcadia; 6. Westridge; 7. Bonita; 8. Mission Prep; 9. Camarillo; 10. Redlands.

Division 5 – 1. Mayfair; 2. La Quinta; 3. Culver City; 4. El Segundo; 5. Quartz Hill; 6. Alemany; 7. Valley View; 8. Oak Hills; 9. JW North; 10. Xavier Prep.

Division 6 – 1. Laguna Blanca; 2. Crossroads; 3. Gabrielino; 4. Santa Ynez; 5. El Rancho; 6. Hueneme; 7. Ridgecrest Burroughs; 8. Vistamar; 9. Bell Gardens; 10. Beaumont.

Division 7 – 1. St. Paul; 2. St. Anthony; 3. St. Monica; 4. Loma Linda; 5. Riverside Notre Dame; 6. Ontario Christian; 7. Archer School; 8. Schurr; 9. Garden Grove; 10. Summit.

Division 8 – 1. Pomona Catholic; 2. Gladstone; 3. Grace Brethren; 4. Burbank Burroughs; 5. Foothill Tech; 6. Mary Star of the Sea; 7. Linfield Christian; 8. Nordhoff; 9. Orangewood; 10. Duarte.

Division 9 – 1. Millikin Community; 2. Mammoth; 3. Upland Christian; 4. Anaheim; 5. Faith Baptist; 6. Oakwood; 7. Santa Clarita Christian; 8. Trinity Classical; 9. Capistrano Valley Christian; 10. Nuview Bridge.

Division 10 – 1. University Prep; 2. Thousand Oaks Hillcrest; 3. Southlands Christian; 4, Santa Rosa Academy; 5. Einstein Academy; 6. San Jacino Valley; 7. Avalon; 8. Eastside Christian; 9. Hesperia Christian; 10. AAE.





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A rundown of prep football scored for Week 4

Don Lugo's Khoury Bethley gets pulled down by Chino's Brandon Serrano at Chino High School in Chino, CA., Friday, September 23, 2016. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Citrus Belt League

Cajon 46, Miller 6 (photos) (story)
Patriot 48, Bloomington 14

Citrus Belt League

Redlands 34, Carter 0
Citrus Valley 62, Eisenhower 20
Redlands East Valley 34, Yucaipa 17
Alta Loma 24, Claremont 7
Apple Valley 56, Adelanto 14
Aquinas 56, Rancho Christian 29
Arroyo Valley 48, Ramona 0
Big Bear 30, Twentynine Palms 27
Bishop 28, Silver Valley 18
Bonita 39, Diamond Ranch 14 (story)
Calipatria 36, Riverside Prep 20
Cerritos Valley Christian 58, Ontario Christian 7
Colton 35, La Sierra 14
Damien 40, Monrovia 0
Don Lugo 37, Chino 27 (photos) (story)
Downey 42, Chino Hills 22
Etiwanda 21, Chaffey 2
Excelsior 29, Vasquez 14
Fontana 49, Rialto 14
Indian Springs 22, San Bernardino 14
Jurupa Hills 34, Hemet 21
La Habra 42, Colony 36 2 OT
Northview 35, Pomona 0
Oak Hills 35, San Gorgonio 7 (story)
Ontario 27, Jurupa Valley 13
Rancho Cucamonga 17, Citrus Hill 14 (story)
Redlands 34, Carter 0 (story)
Redlands East Valley 34, Yucaipa 17 (story)
Ridgecrest Burroughs 32, Barstow 7
San Dimas 49, Diamond Bar 0 (story)
Serrano 55, Kaiser 0
Silverado 35, Hesperia 0
Summit 35, Elsinore 28 (story)
Upland 38, Great Oak 25
Victor Valley 17, Sultana 10
Village Christian 43, Ganesha 8
Webb 48, Upland Christian 14
Westminster La Quinta 27, Garey 20
Woodbridge 55, Rim of the World 43
Yucca Valley 58, Palo Verde Valley 14

St. Bernard vs. Arrowhead Christian at Citrus Valley HS
Hawkins at Western Christian

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All the prep football scores from Sept. 16-17

Rancho Cucamonga’s Jaylon Redd is tripped up by Murrieta Valley’s Joe Montoya at Rancho Cucamonga High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA., Friday, September 16, 2016. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Southern California News Group)

Aquinas 47, Xavier Prep 27
Granite Hills 30, Littlerock 0


Apple Valley 29, Victor Valley 22
Brea Olinda 40, Diamond Bar 20
Buena 27, Bonita 7
Chaffey 8, Colton 7
Charter Oak 27, Damien 14 story
Chino 51, Los Osos 14 story
Claremont 40, Pomona 12
Colony 43, Norte Vista 29 story
Covina 31, Montclair 7
Diamond Ranch 35, Burbank Burroughs 17
Eisenhower 69, Rialto 31
Garey 42, Webb 14
Great Oak 37, Ayala 7
Grand Terrace 62, Vista del Lago 0
Heritage 15, Redlands East Valley 7 story
Jurupa Valley 42, Arroyo Valley 22
Lakeside 63, Bloomington 14
Mater Dei 62, Upland 7 story
Miller 17, Fontana 9
Moreno Valley 34, Jurupa Hills 26
Northview 35, Don Lugo 28 story
Oak Hills 27, Etiwanda 24 story
Ontario 40, Patriot 12
Pacific 41, West Valley 29
Palm Springs 38, Kaiser 27
Paso Robles 31, Cajon 28
Perris 48, San Bernardino 10
Rancho Cucamonga 41, Murrieta Valley 20 story photos
Redlands 23, Chaparral 22
Rim of the World 20, Desert Hot Springs 13
Roosevelt 42, Alta Loma 27
San Gabriel 27, Ganesha 0
Serrano 55, Adelanto 6
Silverado 55, Eastside 31
Sultana 35, Barstow 28
Upland Christian 35, Nuview Bridge 8
Twentynine Palms 46, Indian Springs 0
Yucaipa 26, San Gorgonio 21 photos story
Yucca Valley 85, Western Christian 0

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