Bonita athlete leads school’s Dig Pink effort

Nowadays all high school athletic teams have a game/match to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Even football teams will wear pink wristbands to commemorate the occasion.

Bonita High School senior volleyball standout Riley Inman is taking the fight against breast cancer personally. She is spearheading the school’s sixth annual Dig Pink fundraiser which will take place during the Bearcats matches against South Hills on Tuesday.

“I really wanted to do this,” said Riley, who has been working on the event since the summer. “Everybody has been touched by this disease and I wanted to try and make a difference.”

Riley lost an aunt to the disease seven years ago. The event is dedicated to Sandy Boulware, a member of the LaVerne community who has two daughters who have attended Bonita and lost her fight with breast cancer over the summer.

Riley’s goal was to raise $5,000 but by Monday night she had already earned $6,000, thanks largely to a personal donation of $2,600 by one individual. Now she’s hoping to generate $10,000.

The biggest task has been gathering donations for a raffle and for gift baskets which will be a big part of the event. Proceeds from food and concession items as well money generated from the sale of pink items such as wristbands and necklaces will also go toward the Side Out Foundation.

There will also be a slide show profiling breast cancer survivors as well as some who have lost their battle with the disease.

The freshmen teams from the schools square off at 3 p.m., with the junior varsity teams following at 4:30 p.m. The varsity match will start about 6 p.m.

 

New CIF football polls are out

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Central Divsion
1. Glendora (5-1); 2. Colony (4-2); 3. Monrovia (5-1); 4. West Covina (4-2); 5. Charter Oak (3-3); 6. Ayala (5-1); 7. Kaiser (4-2); 8. Diamond Ranch (4-2); 9. Summit (3-2-1); 10. San Marino (4-2).

Eastern Division
1. Norte Vista (6-0); 2. La Quinta (6-1); 3. Oak Hills (4-2); 4. Serrano (5-1); 5. Moreno Valley (5-1); 6. Palm Springs (5-1); 7. Vista Del Lago (6-0); 8. Silverado (3-3); 9. Barstow (6-1); 10. La Sierra (3-3).

Inland Division
1. Redlands East Valley (5-1); 2. Rancho Verde (5-1); 3. Heritage (6-0); 4. Citrus Hill (5-1); 5. San Gorgonio (5-1); 6. Riverside Poly (6-0); 7. Carter (5-1); 8. Paloma Valley (4-2); 9. San Jacinto (6-0); 10. Elsinore (3-3).

Mid-Valley Division
1. Sierra Canyon (6-0); 2. Pomona (3-4); 3. Lancaster Paraclete (4-3); 4. Northview (5-1); 5. San Dimas (3-3); 6. Viewpoint (6-0); 7. Covina (4-2); 8. La Puente (4-3); 9. Brentwood (5-1); 10. tie, Arroyo (4-3) and Baldwin Park (3-3).

West Valley Division
1. Tesoro (6-1); 2. Chino Hills (5-1); 3. Upland (4-2); 4. Mission Viejo (5-2); 5. Hart (4-2); 6. Edison (4-2); 7. Vista Murrieta (4-2); 8. Los Alamitos (5-1); 9. Valencia (4-2); 10. El Toro (5-2).

Alta Loma, Chino Hills head local teams in CIF volleyball poll

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Division 1-A
1. Redondo Union; 2. Lakewood; 3. Mater Dei; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. Marymount; 6. Flintridge Sacred Heart; 7. Santa Margarita; 8. Mira Costa; 9. Great Oak; 10. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.

Division 1-AA
1. Aliso Niguel; 3. Redlands East Valley; 4. Valencia; 5. Villa Park; 6. Martin Luther King; 7. Chino Hills; 8. San Marcos; 9. Rancho Cucamonga; 10. Ventura

Division 2-AA
1. Village Christian; 2. South Torrance; 3. North Torrance; 4. Laguna Beach; 5. Pasadena Poly; 6. Brea Olinda; 7. Westridge; 8. Chadwck; 9. South Pasadena; 10. Arroyo Grande.

Division 2-A
1. Louisville; 2. Troy; 3. Windward; 4. Viewpoint; 5. Glendora; 6. Palm Springs; 7. Arcadia; 8. Sierra Canyon; 9. Burbank; 10. Alemany.

Division 3-AA
1. Sage Hill; 2. Quartz Hill; 3. Culver City; 4. Rim of the World; 5. St. Margaret’s 6. JW North; 7. Victor Valley; 8. La Mirada; 9. Valley View; 10. La Serna.

Division 3-AA
1. Sage Hill; 2. Quartz Hill; 3. Culver City; 4. Rim of the World; 5. St. Margaret’s; 6. JW North; 7. Victor Valley; 8. La Mirada; 9. Valley View; 10. La Serna.

Division 3A
1. Saddleback Valley Christian; 2. Templeton; 3. Gabrielino; 4. West Valley; 5. Hemet; 6. Webb; 7. Santa Ynez; 8. San Dimas; 9. San Gabriel; 10., tie Loma Linda, Notre Dame and Woodcrest Christian.

Division 4-AA
1. Alta Loma
; 2. St. Paul; 3. La Reina; 4. St. Bonaventure; 5. Garden Grove; 6. Vistamar; 7. Nordoff; 8. St. Anthony; 9. Laguna Blanca; 10. Archer.

Division 4-A
1. Cate; 2. Fontana; 3. Duarte; 4. Desert; 5. Lancaster DSesert Christian; 6. Gladstone; 7. Azusa; 8. Mammoth; 9. Katella; 10. Summit.

Division 5-AA
1. Temecula Prep; 2. Santa Clarita Christian; 3. Buckley; 4. La Sierra; 5. Faith Baptist; 6. Coast Union; 7. Cornerstone Christian; 8. North County Christian; 9. Trinity Classical; 10. Calvary Murrieta.

Division 5-AA
1. West Shores; 2. Hillcrest Christian; 3. Lake Arrowhead Christian; 4. Tarbut V Torah; 5. University Prep; 6. Excelsior; 7. Hesperia Christian; 8. Avalon; 9.Liberty Christian; 10. Academy for Academic Excellence.

CIF cross country polls feature local teams

BOYS

Division 1 – 1. Great Oak; 2. Loyola; 3 . Burbank Burroughs; 4. Martin Luther King; 5. Dana Hills; 6. Warren; 7. California; 8. Beaumont; 9. Arcadia; 10. Quartz Hills.

Division 2 – Saugus; 2. Anaheim Canyon; 3. Claremont; 4. Jurupa Hills; 6. Ventura; 6. Buena; 7. Tesoro; 8. Ayala; 9. Redondo Union; 10. West Torrance.

Division 3 – 1. Brea Olinda; 2. Agoura; 3. Palos Verdes; 4. Rubioux; 5. Paso Robles; 6. St. John Bosco; 7. Dos Pueblos; 8. Moorpark; 9. Yorba Linda; 10. El Modena.

Division 4 – 1. Bishop Amat; 2. Laguna Beach; 3. San Luis Obispo; 4. Covina; 5. Cathedral; 6. Salesian; 7. Orange Lutheran; 8. JSerra; 9. Crean Lutheran; 10. Santa Ynez.

Division 5 – 1. Flintridge Prep; 2. Woodcrest Christian; 3. Desert Christian; 4. Xavier Prep; 5. Thatcher; 6. St. Bonaventure; 7. St. Margaret’s; 8. Webb; 9. Ontario Christian; 10. Orcutt.

 GIRLS

Division 1 - 1. Great Oak; 2. Arcadia; 3. Trabuco Hills; 4. Yucaipa; 5. Quartz Hill; 6. Long Beach Poly; 7. Dana Hills; 8. Vista Murrieta; 9. Roosevelt; 10. San Clemente.

Division 2 – 1.  Saugus; 2. Capistrano Valley; 3. Arroyo Grande; 4. Simi Valley; 5. Serrano; 6. Claremont; 7. Anaheim Canyon; 8. Redondo Union; 9. Mira Costa; 10. Ayala.

Division 3 -  1. Palos Verdes; 2. Corona del Mar; 3. Moorpark; 4. Esperanza; 5. South Torrance; 6. Yorba Linda; 7. Paso Robles; 8. Laguna Hills; 9. Northwood; 10. Mater Dei.

Division 4 – 1. Bishop Amat; 2. Laguna Beach; 3. JSerra; 4. Rosary; 5. Templeton; 6. Harvard-Westlake; 7. Covina; 8. La Salle; 9. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 10. La Reina.

Division 5 – 1. Mayfield; 2. Flintridge Prep; 3. Woodcrest Christian; 4. Xavier Prep; 5. Sacred Heart; 6. Thatcher; 7. Chadwick; 8. St. Margaret’s; 9. Desert Christian; 10. Sage Hill.

 

CIF girls tennis polls boast local teams

Here are the new CIF girls tennis polls released Monday.

Division 1 – 1. Peninsula; 2. University; 3. Campbell Hall; 4. Santa Barbara; 5. Mira Costa; 6. Los Alamitos; 7. Corona del Mar; 8. Santa Margarita; 9. Harvard-Westlake; 10. San Clemente.

Division 2 – Valencia; 2. Beverly Hills; 3. Murrieta Valley; 4. Hart; 5. Vista Murrieta; 6. St. Margaret’s; 7. Burbank; 8. Laguna Beach; 9. La Reina; 10. Sage Hill.

Division 3 – 1. Cerritos; 2. Redlands; 3. Valencia Placentia; 4. Santa Ynez; 5. Pasadena Poly; 6. Buckley; 7. Yucaipa; 8. Warren; 9. Lompoc Cabrillo; 10. Yorba Linda.

Division 4 – 1. South Torrance; 2. Riverside Poly; 3. St. Lucy’s; 4. Los Osos; 5. Chino Hills; 6. North Torrance; 7. West Torrance; 8. Rowland; 9. Garden Grove; 10. Hacienda Heights Wilson.

Division 5 – 1. Thatcher; 2. Marantha; 3. Orange; 4. Vista del Lago; 5. Segerstrom; 6. Norte Vista; 7. Yucca Valley; 8. Granite Hills; 9. Rim of the World; 10. Elsinore.

Claremont tops Division 5 boys water polo poll

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New CIF boys water polo polls are out. There is lots of local representation:

Division 1 – 1. Harvard-Westlake; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Loyola; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. Huntington Beach; 6. Long Beach Wilson; 7. Servite; 8. Orange Lutheran; 9. Agoura; 10. Santa Margarita.

Division 2 – 1. Foothill; 2. Los Osos; 3. Mira Costa; 4. San Marcos; 5. Dana Hills; 6. Dos Pueblos; 7. Damien; 8. San Clemente; 9. El Toro; 10. Villa Park.

Division 3 - 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Murrieta Valley; 3. Montebello; 4. Capistrano Valley; 5. Aliso Niguel; 6. Trabuco Hills; 7. La Canada; 8. Moorpark; 9. Yorba Linda; 10. Temecula Chaparral.

Division 4 – 1. Righetti; 2. Cerritos; 3. Glendale; 4. El Segundo; 5. Crescenta Valley; 6. Arroyo Grands; 7. Santa Monica; 8. Sunny Hills; 9. Flintridge Prep; 10. Pasadena.

Division 5 – 1. Claremont; 2. Los Altos; 3. La Serna; 4. Redlands; 5. Redlands East Valley; 6. Riverside Poly; 7. Webb; 8. Ayala; 9. Yucaipa; 10. Citrus Valley.

Division 6 – 1. Malibu; 2. Segerstrom; 3. Beaumont; 4. Temescal Canyon; 5. Santa Ynez; 6. Tustin; 7. Elsinore; 8. Hemet; 9. Kennedy; 10. Valencia Placentia.

Division 7 – 1. Rio Mesa; 2. Don Lugo; 3. San Dimas; 4. Rowland; 5. Oxnard; 6. Jurupa Valley; 7. Westminster La Quinta; 8. Garden Grove; 9. Oxnard Pacifica; 10. Alta Loma.

Chino Hills volleyball standout commits to Naval Academy

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Senior Darby Minton (above, in pink jersey) of Chino Hills High School has made a verbal commitment to Naval Academy.

Minton, a 5-foot-9 libero, has registered 218 digs for a Huskies team that is 13-5 overall, 2-0 in Baseline League play and ranked seventh in CIF-SS Division 1-AA.

She visited the Annapolis-based service academy a couple of weeks ago and it completely changed her mind.

“Before I went there I wouldn’t have imagine myself going to any branch of the service,” she said. “But I got a good feel of the team and what to expect and got to know the coach. I even slept in the dorms so I got to know some of the players. I really felt good about going there.”

Minton isn’t sure about a major but is considering oceanography or operations rescue. She knows balancing athletic and academic endeavors as well as military commitment will not be an easy task.

“It’s going to be about time management and prioritizing,” she said.

As a junior at Chino Hills Minton recorded 348 digs, contributing to a 19-9 showing and spot in the CIF quarterfinals where the Huskies lost 3-1 to Harvard-Westlake. She was a first-team Sierra League selection.

Chino Hills makes some noise in Baseline opener

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One of the biggest story lines heading into the season was how teams would fare who were leaving leagues in which they excelled and going to a completely new league. In that category are Damien and Chino Hills, who went from the Sierra League to the Baseline League.

Well the Huskies started out with Rancho Cucamonga, a traditional contender who tied for the top spot last year with Upland.

Chino Hills sent a message. “We’re here to contend. Look out.”

The Huskies were convincing in a 35-7 rout that was not even as close as that score indicates. Chalk up one for the newcomer.

Coach Matt Bechtel’s team is solid on both sides of the ball and it isn’t reliant on one player. Brysen Charbonier was an All-Area selection last year at running back and he is good. But the Huskies have also gotten a great showing from others including Curtis Price and Grady O’Donnell, both of whom rushed for more than 100 yards on limited carries.

The receiving core has similar balance.

The defense has played well too, led by end Trent Goens, who has committed to Northwestern.

Next week the Huskies face Upland.

The Baseline has always been good but Chino Hills adds yet another formidable foe. The Huskies are a definite threat to the traditional powers.

 

Ayala football team almost back to full strength after alleged hazing incident

20 of the 21 suspended Ayala High football players reinstated

The case of Ayala High School football players involved in a hazing incident last month in St. George, Utah is ebbing toward completion.

According to officials from the Chino Valley Unified School District, 20 of the 21 student-athletes suspended for the Sept. 18 incident before a road game against Snow Canyon High School in Utah have been reinstated. An expulsion hearing has been scheduled later this month for the only student not reinstated.

“One student is up for expulsion.  The investigation is continuing,” the district said in a statement Wednesday.

The incident was not reported to St. George police at the time, but was presented to district officials upon the Bulldogs’ return by several students.

A district school resource officer conducted interviews before it was presented to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Olivia Bozek, spokeswoman with the department, reported that no criminal acts had occurred nor was the agency involved with the disciplinary action taken.

The suspensions ranged from one to five days in length. Since the Bulldogs did not have a game on Sept. 26, many of those suspended did get the opportunity to play last week against Damien in the last non-league game of the schedule.

The Bulldogs (4-2) defeated Damien, 17-14, and will begin Palomares League play Friday at home against Claremont.

However, an undetermined number of students were unable to attend the homecoming dance on Sept. 27.

 

Chino Hills volleyball sends message in Baseline opener

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What’s the old saying? To be the best, you have to beat the best? Well the Chino Hills volleyball team did that when they convincingly turned back defending Baseline League champion Rancho Cucamonga Tuesday night.

The Huskies, playing their first match on that league after moving from the Sierra League, registering a 25-21, 25-6, 24-26, 25-17 win.  It really wasn’t that close as the host team led the three games all by wide margins.

The set the Huskies lost came after a 25-6 rout in the second game. They probably got a little complacent and lost focus while the Cougars decided they couldn’t go down quite like that.

Rancho’s Kylie Miller is the reigning Bulletin Player of the Year but Chino Hills senior Meghan Buzzerio tallied 25 kills and served notice she very much wants that award this season.

So now Rancho will have to hold serve when the two teams play there later this season.

No they’re not the only two contenders but they do seem like the best of the lost by far. Los Osos graduated all its top players and had setter Sarah Dixon transfer to Chino Hills so the Grizzlies are in rebuilding mode.

So is traditional power St. Lucy’s, which moved from the Sierra League with Chino Hills.

Upland and Etiwanda haven’t stacked up to the others in recent years and Upland graduated its marquee player who had been the centerpiece of the team for four years.

Chino Hills plays at Rancho Cucamonga on Oct. 23. The Cougars will be better and probably be a bit more determined. Stay tuned.