First CIF girls soccer polls of the season are out

Here are the preseason girls soccer rankings in all divisions with Daily Bulletin teams denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Mater Dei; 2. Laguna Hills; 3. Long Beach Poly; 4. Long Beach Wilson; 5. Chino Hills; 6. Santa Margarita; 7. Huntington Beach; 8. Aliso Niguel; 9. Harvard-Westlake; 10. Edison.

Division 2 – 1. Corona Santiago; 2. Oaks Christian; 3. Hart; 4. Westlake; 5. Northwood; 6. Bishop Amat; 7. Mira Costa; 8. Newbury Park; 9. Palos Verdes; 10. Troy.

Division 3 – 1. West Torrance; 2. Buena; 3. Cypress; 4. Quartz Hill; 5. Brea Olinda; 6. Ayala; 7. Yorba Linda; 8. Garden Grove Pacifica; 9. Torrance; 10. Los Altos.

Division 4 – 1. La Mirada; 2. Moorpark; 3. Santa Monica; 4. Riverside Poly; 5. Royal; 6. Arcadia; 7. Oak Park; 8. Alemany; 9. Malibu; 10. Sage Hill.

Division 5 – 1. Sierra Canyon; 2. La Serna; 3. La Quinta; 4. Alta Loma; 5. Colony; 6. Ocean View; 7. Laguna Beach; 8. Hemet; 9. Palm Desert; 10. Estancia.

Division 6 – 1. Temescal Canyon; 2. Paloma Valley; 3. Maranatha; 4. Grand Terrace; 5. Bloomington; 6. Sierra Vista; 7. San Gorgonio; 8. Gabielino; 9. Summit; 10. Schurr.

Division 7 – 1. Grace Brethren; 2. Garden Grove; 3. St. Anthony; 4. Shadow Hills; 5. Vista del Lago; 6. St. Genevieve; 7. Moreno Valley; 8. Los Amigos; 9. Vistamar; 10. Pomona.



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Alta Loma leads local teams in CIF dual meet wrestling rankings

Here are the preseason dual meet wrestling polls. Teams in Sun and Dialy Bulletin coverage area are in bold:

Central – 1. Northview; 2. Bloomington; 3. Alta Loma; 4. Hillcrest; 5.Chino Hills; 6. Montclair; 7. La Sierra; 8. Norte Vista; 9. Ayala; 10. Etiwanda.

Coastal – Servite; 2. Santa Ana; 3. St. John Bosco; 4. Trabuco Hills; 5. Yorba Linda; 6. Irvine; 7., Laguna Hills; 8. Fountain Valley; 9. Anaheim Canyon; 10. San Clemente.

Eastern – 1. Temecula Valley; 2. Oak Hills; 3. Palm Desert; 4. Citrus Hill; 5. Temescal Canyon; 6. Sultana; 7. Victor Valley; 8. Canyon Springs; 9. Hemet; 10. Corona Centennial.

Northern – 1. Camarillo; 2. Bishop Amat; 3. Righetti; 4. Oxnard Pacifica; 5. Ventura; 6. Pioneer Valley; 7. Quartz Hill; 8. Santa Maria; 9. Dos Pueblos; 10. Thousand Oaks.

Southern – 1. Santa Monica; 2. Shadow Hills; 3. Mira Costa; 4. CSD Riverside; 5. Magnolia; 6. Faith Baptist; 7. Bassett; 8. Desert Mirage; 9. Duarte; 10. Peninsula.

Western – 1. San Marino; 2. Millikan; 3. Mayfair; 4. Downey; 5. Lakewood; 6. Glenn; 7. Warren; 8. Arroyo; 9. California; 10. Santa Fe.

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First CIF girls water polo polls loaded with local teams

Senior Delaney Parks of Los Osos is a key player for the No. 4 ranked Grizzlies.

Here are the CIF preseason polls for girls water polo. Teams in the Sun/Daily Bulletin coverage area are denoted in bold.

Division 1 – 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Foothill; 3. Orange Lutheran; 4. San Marcos; 5. Corona del Mar; 6. Dos Pueblos; 7. Mater Dei; 8. Newport Harbot; 9. Santa Barbara; 10. Los Alamitos.

Division 2 – 1. El Toro; 2. San Clemente; 3. Murrieta Valley; 4. Los Osos; 5. Montebello; 6. Agoura; 7. Rancho Cucamonga; 8. Vista Murrieta; 9. Long Beach Wilson; 10. St. Lucy’s.

Division 3 – Arroyo Grande; 2. ML King; 3. Mira Costa; 4. Troy; 5. Peninsula; 6. Corona Santiago; 7. Palos Verdes; 8. Harvard-Westlake; 9. La Serna; 10. La Habra.

Division 4 – 1. Royal; 2. Mission Viejo; 3. Riverside Poly; 4. Ayala; 5. Crescenta Valley; 6. Bonita; 7. Warren; 8. Cerritos; 9. Laguna Hills; 10. Trabuco Hills.

Division 5 – 1. Los Altos; 2. Palm Desert; 3. Charter Oak; 4. Yucaipa; 5. Cajon; 6. Temple City; 7. Rio Mesa; 8. Oxnard; 9. Redlands East Valley; 10. La Canada.

Division 6 – 1. Pasadena Poly; 2. Ocean View; 3. Santa Monica; 4. Lompoc Cabrillo; 5. Westridge; 6. Temescal Canyon; 7. Segerstrom; 8. Cypress; 9. Santa Ynez; 10. Hemet.

Division 7 – 1. Foothill Tech; 2. Hillcrest; 3. San Dimas; 4. Alta Loma; 5. Santa Ana Valley; 6. La Sierra; 7. Colony; 8. Don Lugo; 9. Los Amigos; 10. San Gorgonio.

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Colony boys water polo team having best season ever

It has already been a banner year for the Colony High School boys water polo team, coached by Mike Fernandez.

The Titans (19-8) dethroned Mt. Baldy League power Don Lugo, beating the Conquistadors twice by one goal each time during the regular season, one of those the going double overtime last match of league play.

But Colony isn’t content with simply a league title. The Titans will square off against defending Division 7 champion Rio Mesa in a semifinal game at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Mt. SAC.
The team had never won a league title, much less ventured this deep into the playoffs.

“We have just a found a way to get it done,” Fernandez said. “The kids have worked hard and they’re very focused.”

The marquee player for the Titans is senior Cristian Lopez who has 130 goals, 127 assists and 166 steals. Junior Edgar Cueva is the second-leading scorer at 87 goals, 72 assists and 113 steals. Among the other key contributors are Logan Frye and Quentin Williams, both seniors.

Senior Anthony Gutierrez has done a stellar job minding the net.

Colony isn’t the only local team still in the playoff picture. San Dimas will take on Jurupa Valley in the other Division 7 semifinal at 4:30 at Mt. SAC.

In Division 2, Damien will play defending CIF champion Foothill at Woolett Aquatic Center in Irvine.

In Division 5 it will be a battle of locals in a 7:30 p.m. seminal at Diamond Bar High as defending champion Claremont squares off against Webb at 7:30. That will be preceded by Redlands East Valley against La Serna at 5:30 p.m.

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The football scores from Friday night and what’s next for the winners

Here is the rundown on scores from Friday night’s first round playoff games:

Colony holds on to beat Kaiser 23-19 in CIF-SS Central Division

Friday’s scores
Chino 21, Chaffey 10
Don Lugo 28, Bonita 19
Charter Oak 49, Ayala 0
Monrovia 27, Grand Terrace 17
Glendora 34, South Pasadena 0
San Marino 35, Diamond Ranch 21
Summit 59, South Hills 35

Next Friday’s games
Monrovia at Charter Oak
Glendora at Colony
San Marino at Don Lugo
Chino vs. Summit (At Miller HS)


Friday’s scores

Yuciapa 20, San Gorgonio 14
Cajon 59, Rim of the World 0
REV 73, Jurupa Hills 0
Redlands 49, Paloma Valley 21

Next Friday’s games
Heritage at Yucaipa
Cajon at San Jacinto
Redlands at Citrus Hill
REV at Rancho Verde

Friday’s scores
Pomona 40, Brentwood 33
San Dimas 49, La Puente Bassett 21

Next Friday’s games
Pomona at Northview
San Dimas at Lancaster Paraclete

Friday’s scores
Twentynine Palms 41, Ontario Christian 0
Aquinas 28, Mission Prep 21

Next Friday’s game
Maranatha at Aquinas

Friday’s scores
Chino Hills 38, Los Alamitos 30
Upland 45, Saugus 10
Rancho Cucamonga 30, Edison 17

Next Friday’s games
Next Friday’s games
Valencia at Chino Hills
Tesoro at Rancho Cucamonga
Vista Murrieta at Upland

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Final thoughts on Colony/Kaiser

Sometimes, I cover a game, and it’s so entertaining a game that there’s more I want to get to than I can possibly mention in a story. Such was the Kaiser/Colony football game on Friday, won by Colony 23-19.

Some thoughts:

  • Each team scored 3 touchdowns and there were no other scores. Kaiser had its first PAT blocked, went for 2 on the second and failed, then kicked the third. Colony kicked the first, then went for 2 and made it on the second and third touchdowns.
  • The math wouldn’t indicate it, but Colony made the right move going for 2 on its final touchdown. Usually, you go for 2 late in a game when a TD puts you up 1, 4 or 5, but in this case, it put the Titans up 21-19. Going for 2 had more to do with Kaiser. Kaiser had attempted just one FG all year, and missed it. So going up 3 would’ve meant little in this game. But going up 4 would’ve been helpful because if Kaiser came back to score a TD and kicked an XP, Colony could’ve tied with a FG.
  • Kaiser’s drives ended with: Downs, lost fumble, TD, TD, halftime, punt, TD, downs/INT. Just one punt for the Cats. Kaiser ran more plays on its first drive 19 than Colony had in the first half (12). Colony had 3 drives end after just 1 play: 2 TDs, and one lost a fumble. Kaiser had six drives end in Colony territory.
  • On Kaiser’s opening drive, they appeared to be getting a first-and-goal at the Colony 9 as Colony was being called for pass interference on fourth-and-15 at the 19. But Kaiser also got a penalty for illegal man downfield. The down was replayed on the offsetting fouls and Kaiser failed to convert the 4th-and-15  the second time.
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Claremont volleyball team gets match-up with No. 1 foe

Claremont High School volleyball coach Mark Mina went into the season thinking his team had the potential to win the Palomares League. Well that didn’t happen, a key factor being the absence of top player Emilee Rohrer who was out with a knee injury.

The team settled for a third-place finish behind Glendora and Bonita.

But the Wolfpack (17-11) have Rohrer, a USC commit, back and they have notched a couple of impressive playoff wins over Apple Valley (3-0) and Palm Desert (3-1).

The task gets a little tougher as the Wolfpack gets top-ranked Louisville in a Division 2A quarterfinal at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

“It was nice to get a couple of playoff wins because we were disappointed with third,” Mina said. “It took awhile but we started coming together.”

Mina credited some of his other players for picking up the slack with Rohrer out including another sophomore Kylie Robinson. He also singled out junior Simone Bliss.

Mina said Rohrer looks back to her usual self on the offensive end. She had been playing all the way around but he will use her only in the front row and when she is back to serve.

“Defense is one of those things you have to play as a cohesive unit and move together,” the coach said. “It might be more disruptive to try and put her back there now. And this way she is also just focused on hitting.”

The winner of this match advances to meet the winner of the quarterfinal between Glendora and Notre Dame Academy.


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ROUNDUP: Luke Andres, Los Osos water polo advance to CIF second round

Boys Water Polo
LOS OSOS 14, VILLA PARK 11 >> Luke Andres had four goals for the Grizzlies in the CIFSS Division 2 first round victory over the Spartans. Joseph Galgani contributed with three goals while goalkeeper Tanner Stewart had 11 saves in the win. Los Osos will play against Dana Hills on Saturday.
LOMA LINDA ACADEMY 3, MONTEBELLO 0 >> Demari Webb had 18 kills for the Roadrunners in the CIFSS first round victory over the Oilers, 25-9, 25-17, 25-18. Kayla Redfield contributed with 35 assists and three digs in the victory. Loma Linda Academy will play the winner of Connelly and Santa Ynez in the quarterfinals.
TEMPLETON 3, WEBB 0 >> The Gauls were defeated by the Eagles, 25-17, 25-13, 25-16, in the second round of the CIF-SS playoffs.
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More signing photos of our Inland Empire athletes




Volleyball player Kylie Szczepanski of Alta Loma signed with Northwestern University (Wash.)











Baseball players Elijah Greene, Jair Donovan and Austin Hurd of Chino HiIlls.

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Softball player Hailey Arteaga of Webb signed with Seton Hall.

Volleyball player Loryn Carter of St. Lucy’s signed with UC Irvine.

Water polo player Denise Mammolito of Rancho Cucamonga is a future Trojan.

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Our list of athletes signing this week

Loryn Carter, St. Lucy’s – UC Irvine
Kylie Miller, Rancho Cucamonga – UCLA
Kylie Szczepanski, Alta Loma -Northwest University


Kenisha Liu, Ayala – UCLA


Lonzo Ball, Chino Hills – UCLA
Bryce Peters, Damien – Colorado
Janessa Thropay, Chino Hills – Oregon State


Tommy Acuna, San Dimas – Arizona
Noah Bode, Los Osos – Washington
Jacob Castillo, San Dimas – San Diego State
Zack Cooper, Los Osos – Belmont Abbey
Isaiah Davis, Carter – Fresno State
James Free, Damien – University of the Pacific
Elijah Greene, Chino Hills – San Diego State
Austin Hurd, Chino Hills – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Tyler Lawson, Rancho Cucamonga – Long Beach State
Nick Lodolo, Damien – Texas Christian
Davis Moore, Los Osos – Fresno State
Nick Peifer, Bonita – Cal Poly Pomona
AJ Woodall, Bonita – UC Santa Barbara
Charlie Verone, Los Osos – Butler


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Hailey Arteaga, Webb – Seton Hall
Pamala Baber, Carter – Texas-El Paso
Michelle Banales, Etiwanda – South Dakota
Amanda Brashear, Chino – Maryland
Hailey Freeman, Etiwanda – Grand Canyon
Corina Gamboa, Chino – Colorado State
Alyssa Gonzalez, Chino – Mississippi
Haylie Kloosterman, Ontario Chr. – Concordia
Shea Noggle, Los Osos – Belmont Abbey
Felisha Noriega, Etiwanda – UC Santa Barbara
Madison Paige, Ontario Chr. – Minnesota State-Moorhead
Jacquelynne Poling, Ontario Chr. – University West Florida
Megan Stevens, Etiwanda – Grand Canyon
Vanessa Taukeiho, Etiwadna – Oklahoma
Sydney Trostle, Etiwanda – Cal Baptist
Brianna Wheeler, Etiwanda – Hawaii


Raquel Anton, Rancho – CS Bakersfield
Devin Holcomb, St. Lucy’s – Cal
Shelby Kraft, Los Osos – San Diego St.
Denise Mammolito, Rancho Cucamonga – USC
Delaney Parks, Los Osos – San Diego St
Lexi Puhl, Etiwanda – Marist

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