Ontario boys soccer team looking to pull together

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Boys soccer is the sport for which Ontario High School is known, at least lately. There have been some modest successes elsewhere, but it is this team that is the pride of the school.

Now the character of that team is being tested. And so far the Jaguars have passed with flying colors.

The Jaguars are looking to overcome a major injury as senior Jonathan Sanchez sustained a severely broken leg in the 2-1 first round win over Carter on Friday.

Ontario was up 1-0 when the injury occurred as Sanchez broke his leg in two places. It was an injury coach Michael McCarson called “gruesome” and left the Ontario players in tears as their teammate was tended to for nearly 45 minutes before taken away on stretcher.

When play resumed, Carter scored to tie it almost immediately.

But the Jaguars regrouped, Christian Fernandez scored and the team advanced.

After the game a dozen players went to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center to visit their teammate. They waited nearly three hours before getting to talk to him around midnight.

It was long after visiting hours had ended.

“I think they knew these guys weren’t taking no for an answer,” McCarson said.

The injury was so severe Sanchez had to be put under anaesthesia so the leg could be set.

Doctors had to wait for the swelling to go down before doing surgery. That might take place today, about the same time the Jaguars are taking the field against Claremont in a second round game at Colony.

“They want to win it for him,” McCarson said. “These guys are a family and they’re very close. Now they want it that much more.”

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CIF polls: Baseball

Chino Hills is ranked 2nd, leading a long list of area teams who made the cut.

Division 1 – 1. Huntington Beach; 2. JSerra; 3. Aliso Niguel; 4. Dana Hills; 5. Alemany; 6. Vista Murrieta; 7. El Toro; 8. Hart; 9. Great Oak; 10. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.

Division 2- 1. San Clemente; 2. Chino Hills; 3. South Hills; 4. Gahr; 5. Glendora; 6. Damien; 7. Ayala; 8. Crescenta Valley; 9. Redlands East Valley, Foothill and Bonita.

Division 3 - 1. Palm Desert; 2. San Dimas; 3. Beckman; 4. Bishop Amat; 5. Peninsula; 6. Paloma Valley; 7. Northwood; 8. San Gorgonio; 9. St. Paul; 10. Paso Robles.

Division 4 – 1. South Torrance; 2. Victor Valley; 3. Alta Loma; 4. Laguna Beach; 5. Sonora; 6. Oak Hills; 7. Don Lugo; 8. Alhambra; 9. California; 10. La Sierra.

Division 5 – 1. Santa Ynez; 2. Village Chr.; 3. Big Bear; 4. Capistrano Valley Chr.; 5. San Marino; 6. Sierra Canyon; 7. Maranatha; 8. Ontario Chr.; 9. Paraclete; 10. Tahquitz.

Division 6 - 1. Crean Lutheran; 2. Desert Chr. Academy; 3. Lancaster Desert Chr.; 4. Sage Hill; 5. Flintridge Prep; 6. St. Genevieve; 7. Pasadena Poly; 8. Salesian; 9. Calvary Murrieta; 10. St. Margaret’s.

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CIF-SS Masters Wrestling: Inland Valley qualifiers

Rancho Cucamonga’s Cody Fahamokioa, wins the 220-pound title in thrilling fashion last week

Cody Fahamokioa talks about winning CIF

Los Osos’ Adam Cervantes talks about winning CIF.

Here are Inland Valley qualifiers for the CIF-SS Masters Masters Wrestling Meet, to be held Friday and Saturday at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Arranged by school, with divisional they competed at last week, and qualifiers.
Alta Loma (3, Southern): Alex Nunez (So., 1st, 113), Manny Salcedo (Sr., 3rd, 138), Antonio Cortina (Jr., 4th, 145)
Ayala (4, Eastern): Christian Higashi (Jr., 5th, 106), Bryce Avila (Sr., 4th, 126), Daniel Deleon (Sr., 3rd, 195), Chantz Avila (Jr., 3rd, 220),
Carter (2, Northern): Juan Heredia (Jr., 1st, 138), Allen Bonilla (Sr., 2nd, 160)
Chaffey (1, Southern): Michael Hamlett (Jr., 4th, 138)
Damien (1, Central): Patrick Sanchez (Sr., 2nd, 285)
Diamond Bar (1, Eastern): Derek Moss (Sr., 4th, 160)
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CIF polls: Softball

CIF Preseason poll for week of Feb. 23:

Division 1 - 1. Garden Grove Pacifica; 2. ML King; 3. Chino; 4. Cypress; 5. Anaheim Canyon; 6. Los Osos; 7. Chino Hills; 8. Vista Murrieta; 9. Marina; 10. Norco.

Division 2 - 1. Mission Viejo; 2. Moorpark; 3. Oaks Chr.; 4. Westlake; 5. Yucaipa; 6. Riverside Poly; 7. Camarillo; 8. Ayala; 9. Capistrano Valley; 10. Simi Valley.

Division 3 - 1. St. Paul; 2. La Serna; 3. Palos Verdes; 4. Grand Terrace; 5. California; 6. Gahr; 7. Burbank; 8. Redondo Union; 9. Chaminade; 10. Alemany.

Division 4 - 1. Santa Monica; 2. Ventura; 3. Jurupa Hills; 4. Dos Pueblos; 5. La Quinta; 6. North Torrance; 7. Highland; 8. Temescal Canyon; 9. Ontario Chr.; 10. Aquinas.

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

Division 6 - 1. Savanna; 2. Paraclete; 3. Pasadena Poly; 4. Saddleback Valley Chr.; 5. Shadow Hills; 6. Alverno; 7. Vasquez; 8. Oxford; 9. Boron; 10. St. Anthony.

Division 7 – 1. ACE; 2. University Prep; 3. Rolling Hills; 4. Grace Brethren; 5. Faith Baptist; 6. Nuview Bridge; 7. Archer School; 8. Crossroads ; 9. AAE; 10. Santa Clarita Chr.

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CIF polls: Boys volleyball

Boys volleyball for week of Feb. 23. Area teams in bold:

Division 1 - 1. Huntington Beach; 2. Loyola; 3. Corona del Mar; 4. San Clemente; 5. Mira Costa; 6. Santa Margarita; 7. Newbury Park; 8. Redondo Union; 9. Dana Hills; 10. Westlake.

Division 2 - 1. Laguna Beach; 2. El Segund; 3. Oak Park; 4. South Pasadena; 5. Long Beach Poly; 6. Lakewood; 7. South Torrance; 8. San Juan Hills; 9. Burbank Burroughs; 10. Aliso Niguel.

Division 3 – 1. Gahr; 2. Cathedral; 3. San Gabriel; 4. Crossroads; 5. Bishop Montgomery; 6. Heritage Chr.; 7. Windwood; 8. La Salle; 9. Arroyo Grande; 10. Salesian.

Division 4 – 1. Saddleback Valley Chr.; 2. St. Margaret’s 3. Paloma Valley; 4. Rio Mesa; 5. Garden Grove; 6. Yucaipa; 7. Tustin; 8. Flintridge Prep; 9. Templeton; 10. Redlands.

Division 5 - 1. Laguna Blanca; 2. Arrowhead Chr.; 3. Damien; 4. Santa Fe; 5. Vistamar; 6. West Covina; 7. La Serna; 8. Los Altos; 9. Ontario Chr.; 10. Mary Star of the Sea.

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Should Chino Hills have to give up its home court advantage?

The Chino Hills boys basketball team will be playing Mater Dei in an Open Division quarterfinal on Wednesday in one of the most eagerly anticipated contests of the season. But the game will be held at Colony, not on the Huskies home floor.

Chino Hills Athletic Director Phil Garcia says he was given a heads up two weeks ago that he might be ordered to find another site because the school’s gym capacity of 1,3000 isn’t up to what the CIF mandates for a big game.

Not that Garcia could do too much two weeks ago. Other schools had to keep their gyms available for their own use in case they had a home game.

So Garcia has been scrambling.

Fortunately for him, Colony, whose boys and girls teams are both still alive, won’t need it. They’re games are on the road and on different days. Colony seats a little more than 2,000.

But should the Huskies really have to give up their home court advantage? Is it more important to give access to the game to more people?

I can see it both ways.

The CIF didn’t make the Huskies move their Open Division quarterfinal last year. That game was against Redondo Union. So is it just because this one is Mater Dei? Garcia said that game last year was sold out and more spectators were turned away at the door.

My guess is the CIF sees the opportunity to make a few more bucks. If that’s not it then there should be a rule across the board in place before the season starts so schools aren’t left scrambling at the last minute.

Two other games are also being played on neutral courts – Corona Centennial and Orange Lutheran will play at Hope International University while Bishop Montgomery and Cathedral will play at Monrovia High School.

The Huskies played in a summer league at Colony so at least their a little familiar with those surroundings.

This game will be sold out too. In fact, Garcia doesn’t expect any tickets to be available at the door so spectators are advised to get them at the school today or Tuesday.

Anyone have any other thoughts on the matter?

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Chino Hills to sell advance tickets for boys basketball game

Anyone hoping to take in the Open Division boys basketball quarterfinal between Chino Hills and Mater Dei on Wednesday is advised to get tickets in advance because there likely won’t be any available at the venue before the game.

All the details are still being worked out and the contract is expected to be signed today with the game being played at Colony High School.

The CIF directed Chino Hills to move the game because it’s gym holds just 1,300, well under what the CIF wants for a game of this magnitude.

Students can purchase tickets at the student store during school hours.

The general public may also purchase tickets at the school between noon and 2:50 p.m. but must check in at the main office and they will be directed back to the store.

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What’s left in girls water polo

Here is the rundown on what happened in quarterfinal play Saturday and when the winners play next:

Division 2
Saturday’s games

San Clemente 14, Los Osos 3

Division 4
Saturday’s games

Cerritos 7, Ayala 6

Division 5
Saturday’s games

Charter Oak 11, Yucaipa 8
Los Altos 17, Cajon 3
Redlands East Valley 6, Temple City 3

Wednesday semifinals
Redlands East Valley at Los Altos;
Division 7
Saturday’s games

Alta Loma 7, Santa Ana Valley 6
San Dimas 5, La Sierra 3
Foothill 18, Colony 7

Wednesday’s semifinals
At Ocean View HS

Foothill vs. San Dimas, 5 p.m.; Alta Loma vs. Hillcrest, 6:30 p.m.

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CIF Scoreboard: Girls Basketball

Chino Hills 44, Lakewood 35
Lynwood 57, Diamond Bar 21
Upland 65, Oxnard Pacifica 40
Crescenta Valley 48, Rialto 35
San Clemente 59, Los Osos 40
Rancho Cucamonga at Los Alamitos
Etiwanda 66, Temecula Chaparral 40
Westminster 77, Ontario 35
Burbank 45, Arroyo Valley 39
Alta Loma 54, Temecula Valley 37
Yucaipa 65, Katella 35
Ayala 57, Anaheim Canyon 48
Summit 79, Hemet 20
Chino 65, Carter 39
Eisenhower 38, Perris 32
Norco 63, Silverado 29
Oak Hills 55, Bonita 32
Lakeside 76, Fontana 22
Colony 64, Redlands East Valley 20
Grand Terrace 53, La Habra 48
Victor Valley 65, Temescal Canyon 43
South Torrance 69, Jurupa Hills 47
Duarte 99, Ganesha 56


Aquinas 50, St. Pius-St. Matthias 39
Bloomington Christian 80, Coast Union 19
Thacher at Mesa Grande
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Alta Loma boys soccer team loses key player to injury

The Alta Loma boys soccer team lost once of its key players when senior stopper Colin Gunby was injured during a college ID camp at Cal State San Bernardino.

Braves coach Ryan McConnell said Gunby sustained a dislocated knee that will likely take him out of the rest of the playoffs.

The Braves (22-3-3) registered a 1-0 Southern Section Division 3 first round playoff win over Northwood on Friday and will play at Norte Vista (13-8-4) on Wednesday.

“It was one of those things, very unfortunate,” McConnell said. “It’s tough any time you lose a player but we have a couple days to regroup and make adjustments.





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