Chino Hills’ Lonzo Ball Player of Year finalist

Junior guard Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills is one of six finalists for CalHi Sports state player of the year.

Ball, who has committed to UCLA, led the Huskies to the Division I state championship game. He is probably the most well-rounded player of the nominees.

The others are:

Tyler Dorsey, Sr., Maranatha (Oregon)
T.J. Leaf, Jr., Foothills Christian (Arizona)
Rex Plfueger, Sr., Mater Dei (Notre Dame)
Ivan Rabb, Sr., Bishop O’Dowd (Cal/Arizona)
Stephen Thompson, Sr., Bishop Montgomery (Oregon St)

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San Dimas baseball team on a roll, improves to 14-0

The San Dimas baseball team is on quite the roll and coaches Mike Regan and Mark Chiappelli are probably hoping the Saints don’t peak too soon.

The team is 14-0 with that start including three wins over local foe Bonita, the last being by a 5-0 tally in the championship game of the Anaheim Lions Tournament on Wednesday.

“It’s really a special group,” Regan says. “They have all played together growing up so they’re a pretty tight group. And they’re all very unselfish. It’s a pleasure to coach them.”

San Dimas has the No. 1 stud pitcher in senior Peter Lambert who has more than lived up to expectations. He’s 4-0 with a microscopic 0.52 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 27 innings.

But he has another standout as well in Jacob Castillo who is 4-0 as well and has yet to give up a run. That’s a pretty formidable 1-2 punch.

Those two are also a significant part of the offense when not on the mound. Lambert is hitting .302, Castillo .344.

Then there are Logan Murratalla (.333) and Joseph Millwee (.385).

But Regan has been most surprised by the contributions of sophomores Dante Palacio (.341) and Joseph Bahna who hit first and third in the lineup.

All are hoping to make up for last year’s playoff run which ended way too soon. This year they have the makings of a team that has the potential to go the distance.

Next up for the Saints is the Don Lugo Tournament. First up is Southlands Christian at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at San Dimas.






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Upland to have new boys basketball coach

Upland High School will have a third boys basketball coach in as many seasons.

The job is currently being flown outside the district. Athletic director John McNally says he hopes interviews can be done as early as next week.

McNally had been the longtime coach until last year when he assumed athletic director duties.

Josh Thomas coached the team last year. The Highlanders went 11-15, including a 3-7 record in the Baseline League. Upland finished fifth out of six teams and was not competitive with the top half of the league.

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CIF polls: Softball

Division 1 - 1. Orange Lutheran; 2. Corona Santiago; 3. Los Osos; 4. Etiwanda; 5. West Ranch; 6. Anaheim Canyon; 7. Mater Dei; 8. Huntington Beach; 9. Upland; 10. Cypress.

Division 2 - 1. Mission Viejo; 2. Yucaipa; 3. Oaks Chr.; 4. Fullerton; 5. Troy; 6. South Hills; 7. Cajon; 8. Camarillo; 9. Simi Valley; 10. Claremont

Division 3 - 1. La Serna; 2. San Clemente; 3. Burbank; 4. Redondo Union; 5. St. Paul; 6. Gahr; 7. Bishop Amat; 8. Warren; 9. Montclair; 10. Burbank Burroughs.

Division 4 – 1. North Torrance; 2. Torrance; 3. Santa Ana; 4. Highland; 5. Aquinas; 6. Ocean View; 7. Dos Pueblos; 8. Ramona; 9. Apple Valley; 10. Ventura.

Division 5 - 1. La Reina; 2. San Dimas; 3. St. Bonaventure; 4. Edgewood; 5. Lompoc Cabrillo; 6. Silverado; 7. Mary Star of the Sea; 8. Schurr; 9. Louisville; 10. St. Monica.

Division 6- 1. Savanna; 2. Parclete; 3. Chadwick; 4. Crean Lutheran; 5. Webb; 6. Shadow Hills; 7. Serra; 8. Oxford; 9. St. Anthony; 10. Boron.

Division 7 - 1. Faith Bap.; 2. Grace Brethren; 3. Rolling Hills; 4. Santa Clara; 5. ACE; 6. University Prep; 7. Animo Leadership; 8. Santa Clarita Chr.; 9. Archer; 10. Providence.

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Etiwanda baseball teams hits the road for rest of season

Etiwanda Eagles Boys Varsity Baseball Spring 14-15 team photo.

The Rancho Cucamonga baseball team isn’t the only homeless baseball team in the Baseline League. So is Etiwanda.

The Eagles had been using one of the side fields adjacent to the soccer fields at LoanMart Field as a home field because of construction of an on-campus stadium.

But coach Don Furnald made the call to find another venue, most notably because of a 21-8 loss to Los Osos in a game that featured six home runs.

The measurement all the way around is just 300 feet and Furnald thought that comprised the integrity of varsity games in a highly competitive league.

So now they’ll just be playing games against the scheduled opponent at the school’s field although they will be the home team on the scoreboard.

They still practice at that field and it will sill be used for freshman and junior varsity games.

“I don’t want that field to determine the outcome of a game,” he said. “We were still getting on a bus every day anyway. It really doesn’t make much of a difference where we go.”

It has worked out alright for the Eagles so far. They played a home game at Damien against the Spartans and came away with an 11-10 win on Wednesday. That came after they trailed 9-0.

Rancho Cucamonga also has a stadium being built on campus that has drive it off campus. Rancho practices at Heritage Park and plays game at Littleton Park.

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CIF polls: Boys tennis

Division 1 - 1. Beverly Hills; 2. Harvard-Westlake; 3. Los Alamitos; 4. University; 5. San Marino; 6. Mira Costa; 7. Peninsula; 8. Santa Barbara; 9. Westlake; 10. Palos Verdes.

Division 2 - 1. Santa Margarita; 2. Arcadia; 3. Crescenta Valley; 4. Sage Hill; 5. San Luis Obispo; 6. Diamond Bar; 7. Arroyo Grande; 8. Crean Lutheran; 9. West Ranch; 10. Pasadena Poly.

Division 3 - 1. Anaheim Canyon; 2. Great Oak; 3. Placentia Valencia; 4. Cypress; 5. Cerritos; 6. Troy; 7. Sunny Hills; 8. Long Beach Wilson; 9. ML King; 10. Yorba Linda.

Division 4 - 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Redlands; 3, Mark Keppel; 4. Maranatha; 5. Buckley; 6. Covina; 7. Chino Hills; 8. Rowland; 9. Orange; 10. Ocean View.

Division 5 - 1. Heritage; 2. Beaumont; 3. Bishop Montgomery; 4. Rosemead; 5. Rancho Mirage; 6. Hemet; 7. Arroyo Valley; 8. Alta Loma; 9. Ramona; 10. Oak Hills.

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Damien title game to be replayed

If you missed the Damien boys basketball Division 3 state championship game against Campolindo, you have another chance to see it.

The contest will air on replay at 12:30 a.m. tonight/Wednesday morning on Direct TV 691 and Time Warner Sports Net.

The game was played on Friday at Haas Pavilion on the campus of Cal-Berkeley.

It’s worth watching!




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Baseline League honors: Boys basketball

Justin and league MVP Jeremy Hemsley talk about state title and playing on the same team.

MVP: Jeremy Hemsley, Sr., Damien

First team
Francisco Alvarez, Sr., Los Osos
Lonzo Ball, Jr., Chino Hills
LiAngelo Ball, Soph., Chino Hills
Kameron Edwards, Sr., Etiwanda
Malik Fitts, Sr., Damien
Tamer Jabsheh, Sr, Rancho Cucamonga
Delewis Johnson, Sr., Etiwanda
Bryce Peters, Jr., Damien
Micah Robinson, Sr., Damien
Braxton Shaw, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Isaiah White, Jr., Upland

Second team
Bryce Ayers, Sr., Los Osos
Garrett Carter, Jr., Eitwanda
Julian Ducree, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Blake Fisher, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Solomon Hunt, Jr., Upland
Jordan Naughton, Sr., Etiwanda
Jared Nyivih, Sr., Chino Hills
Miles Oliver, Soph., Etiwanda
Andy Torices, Sr., Damien

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Baseline League honors: Girls baskeball

MVPs: Dominique McLaughlin, Jr.,Eitwanda and Irie Stokes, Sr., Upland

First team
Emily Ayala, Sr., Chino Hills
Marleigh Brown, Sr., Chino Hills
Alisa David, Sr., Los Osos
Maezelle Millian, Soph., Etiwanda
Janessa Thropay, Sr., Chino Hills
Samantha Velasquez, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Olivia Watkins, Sr., Upland
Mikaylah Wilson, Soph., Etiwanda
Alize Williams, Soph., Etiwanda
Maryrose Wintroath, Sr., St. Lucy’s

Second team
Megan Butterweck, Sr., Los Osos
Dominiqe Castillo, Sr., Etiwanda
Natalie Guillen, Jr., St. Lucy’s
Jalyn Harris, Soph., Rancho Cucamonga
Natalie Henderson, Jr., Chino Hills
Leilia Orji, Jr., Etiwanda
Ally Seebalac, Soph., Chino Hills
Nasreen Torki, Sr., Upland

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Baseline Leage honors: Boys soccer

MVP: Timothy Ebiner, Sr., Damien

First team
Simon Bustamante, Sr., Chino Hills
Noah Dacko, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Conal Dennison, Jr., Damien
Adam Emery, Sr., Los Osos
Andrew Flores, Sr., Upland
David Gang, Sr., Damien
Andrew Hernandez, Sr., Chino Hills
Julyan Johnson, Sr., Etiwanda
Ibrahim Lewally, Sr., Upland
James Metoyer, Sr., Chino Hills
Herman Meza, Jr., Damien
Favian Salinas, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga
Alex Samarzich, Sr., Upland
Garrett Souza, Sr., Damien
Braden Thuraisingham, Sr., Los Osos

Second team
Ryan Adams, Jr., Chino Hills
Tyler Braker, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga
Kelvin Chavez, Sr., Etiwanda
Dylan DiGrazia, Jr., Damien
JOrdan Dyer, Sr., Upland
Brett Franchino, Sr., Chino Hills
Giovanni Perez, Soph., Los Osos
Andrew Gomanda, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Joaquin Jaime, Soph., Upland
Max Kihm, Jr., Los Osos
Ryan Matthews, Jr., Chino Hills
Jaie Peshawaria, Sr., Chino Hills
Jacon Reyes, Soph., Upland
Victor Romero, Jr., Damien
Jacob Salas, Sr., Damien
Tyler Schrock, Soph., Upland
Corey Valdivia, Soph., Damien

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