1. Los Alamitos; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Great Oak; 4. Orange Lutheran; 5. Redondo Union; 6. Lakewood; 7. Corona del Mar; 8. Mira Costa; 9. Tesoro; 10. Harvard-Westlake.
Others: Long Beach Wilson, Edison, Flintridge Sacred Heart, San Clemente.
1. Aliso Niguel; 2. El Dorado; 3. Chino Hills; 4. Villa Park; 5. Valencia; 6. Santa Barbara; 7. Thousand Oaks; 8. Rancho Cucamonga; 9. Martin Luther King; 10. Mission Viejo.
1. South Torrance; 2. Whittier Christian; 3. Mayfield; 4. North Torrance; 5. Yorba Linda; 6. Chadwick; 7. South Pasadena; 8. Moorpark; 9. Arroyo Grande; 10. Pasadena Poly.
Others: Village Christian, Valley Christian.
1. Troy; 2. Palm Springs; 3. Viewpoint; 4. Windward; 5. Cypress; 6. Oxnard; 7. Arcadia; 8. Glendora; 9. Notre Dame Academy; 10. Sierra Canyon.
Others: Immaculate Heart. Burbank, Apple Valley.
1. Pacifica Christian; 2. Laguna Blanca; 3. Alta Loma; 4. St. Paul; 5. La Reina; 6. St. Bonaventure; 7. Vistamar; 8. Don Lugo; 9. St. Anthony; 10. Pomona Catholic.
Others: Nordhoff, Shadow Hills.
1. Cate; 2. Duarte; 3. Gladstone; 4. Azusa; 5. Summit; 6. Mammoth; 7. Anaheim; 8. Desert; 9. Fontana; 10. Grand Terrace.
Others: Bishop Conaty.
1. La Sierra; 2. Santa Clarita Christian; 3. Temecula Prep; 4. Faith Baptist; 5. Buckley; 6. Coast Union; 7. San Gabriel Academy; 8. Coastal Christian; 9. Desert Christian; 10. Riverside Christian.
1. West Shores; 2. Hillcrest Christian; 3. Excelsior Charter; 4. Lake Arrowhead Christian; 5. Academy for Academic Excellence; 6. Tarbut V’Torah; 7. Avalon; 8. Trona; 9. Baker Valley; 10. Pacific Lutheran.
1. Harvard-Westlake; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Loyola; 4. Huntington Beach; 5. Agoura; 6. Newport Harbor; 7. Corona del Mar; 8. Servite; 9. Santa Margarita; 10. Los Alamitos.
1. Foothill; 2. Los Osos; 3. Dana Hills; 4. Dos Pueblos; 5. San Marcos; 6. Damien; 7. Mira Costa; 8. Martin Luther King; 9. El Toro; 10. Villa Park.
Others: Ventura, Palos Verdes, San Clemente.
1. Laguna Beach; 2. Murrieta Valley; 34. Capistrano Valley; 4. La Canda; 5. Montebello; 6. Royal; 7. Aliso Niguel; 8. South Pasadena; 9. Trabuco Hills; 10. Vista Murrieta.
Others: Brea Olinda, Temple City, Yorba Linda.
1. Righetti; 2. Cerritos; 3. Glendale; 4. El Segundo; 5. Arroyo Grande; 6. Santa Monica; 7. Sunny Hills; 8. Crescenta Valley; 9. Flintridge Prep; 10. Troy.
Others: La Habra, Pasadena, Atascadero, Pasadena Poly.
1. Claremont; 2. Los Altos; 3. Palm Desert; 4. Redlands East Valley; 5. La Serna; 6. Riverside Poly; 7. Walnut; 8. Yucaipa; 9. Redlands; 10. La Quinta.
Others: Webb, Ayala.
1. Malibu; 2. Temescal Canyon; 3. Segerstrom; 4. Beaumont; 5. Valencia; 6. Hemet; 7. Ocean View; 8. Santa Ynez; 9. Lompoc Cabrillo; 10. Tustin.
1. Don Lugo; 2. Oxnard; 3. Montclair; 4. Rio Mesa; 5. San Dimas; 6. Garden Grove; 7. San Gorgonio; 8. Rowland; 9. Pacifica; 10. Ramona.
Others: Jurupa Valley, Los Amigos.
Right-handed pitcher Peter Lambert of San Dimas is among the 20 players named to USA Baseball’s Under-18 National team.
The announcement came after a six-day trial in Houston, Tex. The team will defend its consecutive gold medals (2012-2013) and attempt to win three straight for the first time in U.S. history.
Team USA could become the only team beside Cuba (1984-1987) to win more than two in a row.
The initial 40-man roster for the trials was divided into two squads for five games and six days of workouts at the University of Houston’s Cougar Field.
Lambert was an All-CIF and Inland Valley selection last year for the Saints.
Just out today, preseason prep football polls from the CIF-SS
Sun/Bulletin schools in bold
2014 CIF SOUTHERN SECTION 11‐MAN FOOTBALL PRESEASON POLLS
RANK SCHOOL 2013
1. Charter Oak 7‐5
2. Kaiser 10‐3
3. Diamond Bar 7‐5
4. Glendora 7‐3
5. Monrovia 11‐2
6. Colony 9‐4
7. Diamond Ranch 9‐2
8. Los Altos 9‐3
9. South Hills 5‐6
10. Bonita 6‐4
Others: West Covina 5‐5; Colton, 5‐6; Summit, 5‐6; Ayala, 3‐7
Nashville Sounds infielder Matt Clark, a graduate of Etiwanda High School, has been named the Pacific Coast League’s Batter of the Week for Aug. 18-24.
Clark, 27, posted a .536 average (15-for-28), recording multiple hits in each of last week’s contests, with three home runs and nine RBIs in seven games over the stretch.
Clark clubbed his 13th homer of the year on Sunday night at Greer Stadium to extend his current hitting streak to 14 games. The 14-game hit streak, during which the California-native is batting .482 (27-for-56), is the 2nd-longest by a Sounds player this season.
In the month of August, Clark leads the Sounds with nine home runs, 32 hits, 20 RBIs, 21 runs and 13 multi-hit games.
Overall, Clark is batting .333 (55-for-165) with 13 home runs and 33 RBIs in 45 games since joining the team on July 4.
Clark’s award is the second accumulated by a Sounds player during the 2014 season (also Mike Fiers, April 28-May 5) and the first PCL honor given to a Nashville batter since Caleb Gindl in 2012 (August 20-27 period).
The award is the fourth weekly honor of Clark’s seven-year career. He was previously honored three times by the Texas League in 2010.
Perhaps due to strides in concussion awareness, high school football saw an increase in participation nationwide last season for the first time in five years, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations.
An additional 6,607 boys participated in 11-man football during the 2013-14 season, making the total number of players in the country 1,093,234. Aiding that number was an additional 184 girls playing high school football, bringing the total number of girls to 1,715 nationwide.
Technology continues to improve the safety measures of football equipment and tangible progress in preventing concussions also includes a recently approved assembly bill in California limiting full contact high school football practices to three hours per week. AB 2129 will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.
Damien High School is looking for a wrestling coach after the resignation of John Abad.
Those interested should contact Athletic Director Jeff Grant at (909) 596-1946, ext. 276 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position will remain open until it is filled.
Here is the list of games for the first weekend of prep football:
Thursday, Aug. 28
Garey vs. Ontario (at Montclair HS)
Friday, Aug. 29
Adelanto at Lancaster Eastside
Alta Loma at Rowland Heights Rowland
Apple Valley at Silverado
Bellerose St. Alberta at Arrowhead Christian
Big Bear at Victorville Excelsier Charter
Bonita at Montebello Schurr
Burbank at Ayala
Calvary Murrieta at Western Christian
Claremont at El Rancho
Diamond Bar at Montebello
Diamond Ranch at Nogales
Eastvale Roosevelt at Pomona
Eisenhower at Sultana
Etiwanda vs. Summit (at Miller HS)
Fontana at Hesperia
Gladstone at Jurupa Hills
Glendora at Damien
Granite Hills vs. Yucca Valley (at Apple Valley HS)
Indian Springs at Murrieta Mesa
Lake Elsinore Lakeside at Chaffey
Lancaster Paraclete at Serrano
Monrovia at San Dimas
Los Osos at Mission Hills Alemany
Mark Keppel at Ganesha
Miller at Barstow
Newhall Hart at Chino Hills
Oak Hills at Highland
Ontario Christian at Heritage Christian
Palmdale Knight at Upland
Rancho Cucamonga at Trabuco Hills
Redlands at Corona Santiago
Saddleback at Aquinas
San Bernardino at Arroyo Valley
San Gabriel at Montclair
San Gorgonio at Citrus Valley
Victor Valley at Temecula Chaparral
Walnut at Don Lugo
West Covina at Colony
Saturday, Aug. 30
Village Christian at Webb
Teams that don’t open play until the following week: Bloomington, Cajon, Carter, Chino, Colton, Grand Terrace, Kaiser, Pacific, Redlands East Valley, Rialto, Twentynine Palms, Yucaipa.
Etiwanda baseball standout Tyler Freeman saw the college he liked and he jumped on the chance to cast his lot with that school.
The Eagles shortstop made a verbal commitment to Texas Christian University today, while on campus for a baseball camp.
He has been familiar with the school since he was young because he has a set of grandparents and an uncle who live near the school.
“I have wanted to go here since the first time I set foot on the campus,” he said. “It just felt like home.”
Freeman is one of the top young players in the area, having competed on the Eagles varsity last year as a freshman and earning second team All-Baseline League honors.
He played in all 25 games and hit. 276.
Freeman said he has been to several other schools unofficially, most notably UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, USC and Indiana. He didn’t feel the need to drag out the recruiting process.
“When I was little I used to tell my dad this is where I wanted to go when I was older,” he said.
The latest list of area prep football coaching changes from 2013 to this 2014, with last year’s record in parentheses:
- Arroyo Valley: old coach Tony DiThomas (3-7); new coach Demetrius Stewart
- Cajon: old coach Kim Battin (2-8), new coach Nick Rogers
- Diamond Bar: old coach Ryan Maine (7-5), new coach Marcus Hughes
- Don Lugo: old coach Lou Randall (3-7), new coach Luis Garcia
- Fontana: old coach Nick Matheny (3-7); new coach David Crump
- Grand Terrace: old coach Harold Strauss (4-6), new coach Ryan Smalls
- Ontario: old coach Ron Stocking Jr/ interim coach Ryan Alvarez (1-9); new coach John Kusleika
- Ontario Christian: old coach Chris Stevens (6-5), new coach: Rick Martin
- Pacific: old coach Don Markham (1-9), new coach: Mike Aragon
- Rialto: old coach Gavin Pachot (6-5), new coach Drew Young
- Rim of the World: old coach Bob Gradillas (8-4), new coach Ernie Madrigal
- Summit: old coach Cesar Villalobos (5-6), new coach Nick Matheny
- Victor Valley: old coach Leland Eudy (7-4); new coach Mark Mora