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


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.

Chino Hills hosting basketball event in honor of former player

There will be basketball action at Chino Hills High School today in honor of former Huskies standout Nnamdi Okongwu, who died over the summer after sustaining a head injury while skateboarding.

There will be several informal games today at the school.

Action gets underway with Cantwell vs. Alemany at 2 p.m.

Chino Hills will follow against Tsinghua (China), with Los Angeles Fairfax taking on the Chinese team at 5.

The last game of the night will feature a team on which Nnamdi’s younger brother Oneyka plays.

Los Osos receiver Caleb Repp chooses Utah


Los Osos High School wide receiver Caleb Repp has committed to University of Utah, following a visit to that school last weekend.

“I really liked the fans and the school and the coaches,” he said. “They were also the school that had the most interest in me all along.”

The 6-foot-5 senior standout has 22 receptions foe 430 yards and five touchdowns, the longest being an 80-yard play.

With half the season left he is almost up to what he managed last year. As a junior he tallied 27 catches for 502 yards and seven touchdowns.

Repp also had a visit planned to Nevada and was going to schedule on to University of Texas-El Paso with the latter being for track.

The Grizzlies play Silverado on Friday for homecoming.


Ontario Christian looking for girls basketball coach

Ontario Christian School is looking for a varsity girls basketball coach.

Athletic Director David Parkes said Kristen Hoekstra resigned so she could pursue her master’s. She had headed the program since the 2006-2007 season.

“She didn’t think she could give her all to both,” Parkes said. “We’re definitely going to miss her. She did a great job of creating a personality for that program.”

Parkes said interested candidates can get an application on the school’s website.








Alta Loma quarterback out with concussion


Alta Loma (2-2) will be without junior quarterback Jacob Hennie when it faces Grand Terrace (1-2) on Friday.

Hennie, who has thrown for 581 yards and rushed for 244 yards more, sustained a concussion last week against Summit.

The good news for coach Joe Szczepanski is that the Braves have a bye next week and Hennie is expected to be ready for the Mt. Baldy League opener against Montclair on Oct. 10.

Senior Austen Tanner, the starting quarterback on the junior varsity last year, will replace Hennie.

“We’re still going to do what we do,” Szczepanski said. “One kid gets hurt the next has to be ready to play. He’s had a couple of quarters and he’s getting all the reps this week in practice so he’ll be ready to go.”

Memorial baseball game for former player approaching


The second annual Jake Pilkerton Memorial Baseball Game is slated for 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at Fiscalini Field.

Pilkerton was a baseball standout at Rim of the World High School, then went on to play two years at San Bernardino Valley College and two at Cal State San Bernardino.

Pilkerton, who played second base and earned multiple honors in his prep and collegiate career, was killed in an automobile accident on Aug. 3, 2013.

There will be a raffle, memorabilia and food and beverages available with the proceeds going toward a trust fund that will be distributed to help the baseball programs at all three schools for which Pilkerton played.

Athletes who played with him at one of the three schools are invited to play in the nine-inning contest.

Donation items are still needed, as are players or volunteers to help run the event.

For more information or to help out call Matthew Winn at (951) 807-9867 or Catherine Figone at (760) 899-9473.

Montclair football will forfeit two wins

Montclair High School started out the season 3-0 but the Cavaliers will be 1-2 on paper because the school will be forfeiting a 42-0 win over San Gabriel as well as a 23-6 victory over Garey.

The 34-19 win over Duarte will stand.

Montclair Athletic Director Bill Blades said the forfeits are the result of a paperwork oversight on a student-athlete that transferred into the school in the spring.

The student had sixth period football class in the spring and since he was in the school had grades, two places a possible oversight would have been caught.

But Blades said he was missing a form that needed to be signed off on by the parents, the school from the athlete came and the CIF.

“It’s unfortunate,” Blades said. “This doesn’t have to affect us moving forward. They’re not league games so our goal of winning league and going on to the playoffs is still there and reachable.”
Montclair is off this week but returns to action next Friday against Pomona High School.

New CIF volleyball polls are out

Division 1AA
1. Lakewood; 2. Redondo Union; 3. Santa Margarita; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. Great Oak; 6. Mira Costa; 7. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 8. Long Beach Poly; 9. Los Alamitos; 10. Orange Lutheran.

Division 1A
1. Aliso Niguel; 2. Villa Park; 3. Chino Hills; 4. Valencia; 5. Santa Barbara; 6. ML King; 7. Corona Santiago; 8. San Marcos 9. Thousand Oaks; 10. Rancho Cucamonga.

Division 2AA
1. South Torrance; 2. Whittier Christina; 3. Mayfield; 4. North Torrance; 5. Yorba Linda; 6. Chadwick; 7. South Pasadena; 8. Moorpark; 9. Arroyo Grande; 10. Pasadena Poly.

Division 2A
1. Troy; 2. Palm Springs; 3. Viewpoint; 4. Windward; 5. Cypress; 6. Oxnard; 7. Arcadia; 8. Glendora; 9. Notre Dame; 10. Sierra Canyon.

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

Division 3A
1. Saddleback Valley Christian; 2. Aquinas; 3. Santa Ynez; 4. Hemet; 5. San Dimas; 6. Morro Bay; 7. La Sierra; 8. Templeton; 9. San Jacinto; 10. San Gabriel.

Division 4AA
1. Alta Loma
; 2. LaReina; 3. St. Paul; 4. St. Bonaventure; 5. Laguna Blanca; 6. Pacific Christian; 7. Vistamar; 8. Garden Grove; 9. Milliken Community; 10. St. Anthony.

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

Webb soccer standout Daniel Crisostomo commits to UC Irvine

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Webb School soccer standout Daniel Crisostomo has committed
to UC Irvine, which is ranked No. 9 in the most recent NCAA Div 1 poll.

Crisostomo, a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, has been an all Prep League first team selection each of his
first three seasons, taking home Offensive MVP honors as a junior.

Crisostomo will be leading Webb’s soccer team in  their transition to the
San Joaquin League this winter and is hoping to help lead the Gaul’s
program to their first league championship since 2009.