Chino Hills’ Lonzo Ball Player of Year finalist

Junior guard Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills is one of six finalists for CalHi Sports state player of the year.

Ball, who has committed to UCLA, led the Huskies to the Division I state championship game. He is probably the most well-rounded player of the nominees.

The others are:

Tyler Dorsey, Sr., Maranatha (Oregon)
T.J. Leaf, Jr., Foothills Christian (Arizona)
Rex Plfueger, Sr., Mater Dei (Notre Dame)
Ivan Rabb, Sr., Bishop O’Dowd (Cal/Arizona)
Stephen Thompson, Sr., Bishop Montgomery (Oregon St)

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Rosters set for All-Star game vs. Riverside County

Skylar Lewis of Grand Terrace will be among the All-Star participants.

Cajon High School will again host a girls-boys basketball All-Star double-header against neighboring Riverside County.

The event is slated for next Friday, April 10 with the girls contest starting at 6 p.m.

Colony coach Christine Howard will direct the San Bernardino team.

Here are the rosters, although they’re subject to change.

San Bernardino County
Coach Christine Howard, Colony

#1 Amari Terry, Alta Loma
#3 Doyle-Bonet Walker, Summit
#3 Jazmyn Williams, Silverado
#10 Chidobe Okoro, Colony
#12 Emily Ayala, Chino Hills
#13 Jackie Ricketson, Ayala
#14 Jannon Otto, Oak Hills
#14 Lindsey Ybarra, Aquinas
#15 Alexis Frondarina, Victor Valley
#15 Alani Oneal-Williams, San Bernardino
#20 Jasmine Green, Barstow
#20 Kelisha Moody, Cajon
#21 Marleigh Brown, Chino Hills
#22 Britany Gonzalez, Jurupa Hills
#22 Tennia Hill, Silverado
#22 Skyler Lewis, Grand Terrace
#24 Jordyn Shane, Victor Valley
#32 Ashley Hughes, Sultana
#34 Jaci Bowman, Carter
#35 Anita Romero, Victor Valley

Riverside County
Coach Leonard DeCoud, JW North

#1 Sariah Church, Hemet
#4 Nokomis Cabrera, 29 Palms
#5 Alantis Babineaux, Norco
#10 Sara Hogman, Chapparel
#11 Madison Price, Mesa Grande
#12 Tamia Hewitt, Patriot
#12 Tatyana McFarland, Valley View
#13 Chaunea Johnson-Chapman, Canyon Springs
#13 Mikayla Williams, Great Oak
#20 Octavia Williams, Murrieta Mesa
#21 Chariaha Scott, JW North
#22 Alize Hancock, Paloma Valley
#23 Brijanae Knox, Centennial
#23 KeShara Scott, JW North
#30 Arianna Knox, Centennial
#32 Ashley Priest, Yucca Valley
#32 Britney Thomas, San Jacinto
#32 DiJanai Williams, JW North
#33 Kiana Ginwright, King

San Bernardino County
Coach: Ted Berry, Redlands
#00 Jarid Taylor, Arrowhead Christian
#1 Aaron James, San Bernardino
#2 Nathan zuvia, Grand Terrace
#3 Daniel Torres, Don Lugo
#4 Tymoreyae Glover, San Bernardino
#10 Kevin McNeal, Cajon
#10 Basieal Ayinalem, Silverado
#10 Markelle Harris, Eisenhower
#11 LJ Harrie, Sultana
#12 Julian Sinegal, Redlands East Valley
#13 Ajrun Solanki, Summit
#15 Nahjee Wilks, Redlands
#22 Joey Sponheim, Redlands
#22 Hunter Statham, Cajon
#23 Anthony Ford, Pacific
#23 Peter Bandele, Citrus Valley
#23 Caleb DeFabiis, Colony
#33 Phil Gutierrez, Yucaipa
#33 Jy’Aire Johnson, Colony

#1 Jamal Smith, Rancho Verde
#2 DJ Nichols, Corona
#2 Khlail Stevenson, Roosevelt
# 2 Roberto Ross, Jurupa Hills
#3 Kamian Cederlind, Temecula Valley
#3 Latrelle Franklin, Great Oak
#3 Tyler Williams, Corona
#5 Nate Barker, Santiago
#5 London Harrell, Roosevelt
#5 David Hudak, Patriot
#10 Aaron Cordero, Palm Desert
#14 Bryant Moore, San Jacinto
#20 Torin Webb, Great Oak
#21 Ryan Heiligenthal, Santiago
#22 DJ Hamilton, King
#23 Anthony Murdica, Palm Desert
#24Frankie McQuay, Canyon Springs
#33 Zavier Harris, Temecula Valley
#45 Dabreon Chears, Jurupa Hills

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Don Lugo to host Easter baseball tournament

Here is the schedule for the Don Lugo Easter Tournament which begins next week. Will update with scores and next day’s schedule as the tournament progresses.

Tuesday’s games
at Don Lugo

St. Laurence, Ill. vs. Desert Christian, 9:30 a.m.
Paul VI vs. Paramount, Va., 12:30 p.m.
Linfield Christian vs. Don Lugo, 3:30 p.m.
Other games
Hesperia at Diamond Bar, 3:30 p.m.
Capistrano Valley Chr. at Walnut, 3:30 p.m.
Maranatha at Pomona, 3:30 p.m.
Southlands Christian at San Dimas, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s games
at Don Lugo

Arroy Grande vs. Ridgecrest Burroughs, 12:30 p.m.

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San Dimas baseball team on a roll, improves to 14-0

The San Dimas baseball team is on quite the roll and coaches Mike Regan and Mark Chiappelli are probably hoping the Saints don’t peak too soon.

The team is 14-0 with that start including three wins over local foe Bonita, the last being by a 5-0 tally in the championship game of the Anaheim Lions Tournament on Wednesday.

“It’s really a special group,” Regan says. “They have all played together growing up so they’re a pretty tight group. And they’re all very unselfish. It’s a pleasure to coach them.”

San Dimas has the No. 1 stud pitcher in senior Peter Lambert who has more than lived up to expectations. He’s 4-0 with a microscopic 0.52 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 27 innings.

But he has another standout as well in Jacob Castillo who is 4-0 as well and has yet to give up a run. That’s a pretty formidable 1-2 punch.

Those two are also a significant part of the offense when not on the mound. Lambert is hitting .302, Castillo .344.

Then there are Logan Murratalla (.333) and Joseph Millwee (.385).

But Regan has been most surprised by the contributions of sophomores Dante Palacio (.341) and Joseph Bahna who hit first and third in the lineup.

All are hoping to make up for last year’s playoff run which ended way too soon. This year they have the makings of a team that has the potential to go the distance.

Next up for the Saints is the Don Lugo Tournament. First up is Southlands Christian at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at San Dimas.






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Upland to have new boys basketball coach

Upland High School will have a third boys basketball coach in as many seasons.

The job is currently being flown outside the district. Athletic director John McNally says he hopes interviews can be done as early as next week.

McNally had been the longtime coach until last year when he assumed athletic director duties.

Josh Thomas coached the team last year. The Highlanders went 11-15, including a 3-7 record in the Baseline League. Upland finished fifth out of six teams and was not competitive with the top half of the league.

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CIF polls: Softball

Division 1 - 1. Orange Lutheran; 2. Corona Santiago; 3. Los Osos; 4. Etiwanda; 5. West Ranch; 6. Anaheim Canyon; 7. Mater Dei; 8. Huntington Beach; 9. Upland; 10. Cypress.

Division 2 - 1. Mission Viejo; 2. Yucaipa; 3. Oaks Chr.; 4. Fullerton; 5. Troy; 6. South Hills; 7. Cajon; 8. Camarillo; 9. Simi Valley; 10. Claremont

Division 3 - 1. La Serna; 2. San Clemente; 3. Burbank; 4. Redondo Union; 5. St. Paul; 6. Gahr; 7. Bishop Amat; 8. Warren; 9. Montclair; 10. Burbank Burroughs.

Division 4 – 1. North Torrance; 2. Torrance; 3. Santa Ana; 4. Highland; 5. Aquinas; 6. Ocean View; 7. Dos Pueblos; 8. Ramona; 9. Apple Valley; 10. Ventura.

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

Division 6- 1. Savanna; 2. Parclete; 3. Chadwick; 4. Crean Lutheran; 5. Webb; 6. Shadow Hills; 7. Serra; 8. Oxford; 9. St. Anthony; 10. Boron.

Division 7 - 1. Faith Bap.; 2. Grace Brethren; 3. Rolling Hills; 4. Santa Clara; 5. ACE; 6. University Prep; 7. Animo Leadership; 8. Santa Clarita Chr.; 9. Archer; 10. Providence.

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Etiwanda baseball teams hits the road for rest of season

Etiwanda Eagles Boys Varsity Baseball Spring 14-15 team photo.

The Rancho Cucamonga baseball team isn’t the only homeless baseball team in the Baseline League. So is Etiwanda.

The Eagles had been using one of the side fields adjacent to the soccer fields at LoanMart Field as a home field because of construction of an on-campus stadium.

But coach Don Furnald made the call to find another venue, most notably because of a 21-8 loss to Los Osos in a game that featured six home runs.

The measurement all the way around is just 300 feet and Furnald thought that comprised the integrity of varsity games in a highly competitive league.

So now they’ll just be playing games against the scheduled opponent at the school’s field although they will be the home team on the scoreboard.

They still practice at that field and it will sill be used for freshman and junior varsity games.

“I don’t want that field to determine the outcome of a game,” he said. “We were still getting on a bus every day anyway. It really doesn’t make much of a difference where we go.”

It has worked out alright for the Eagles so far. They played a home game at Damien against the Spartans and came away with an 11-10 win on Wednesday. That came after they trailed 9-0.

Rancho Cucamonga also has a stadium being built on campus that has drive it off campus. Rancho practices at Heritage Park and plays game at Littleton Park.

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CIF polls: Boys volleyball

Division 1 - 1. Huntington Beach; 2. Loyola; 3. Mira Costa; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. Dana Hills; 6. San Clemente; 7. Newbury Park; 8. Westlake; 9. Los Alamitos; 10. tie, Foothill, Santa Barbara.

Division 2 - 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Burbank Burroughs; 3. Oak Park; 4. Simi Valley; 5. South Pasadena; 6. Valencia; 7. Aliso Niguel; 8. West Ranch; 9. Capistrano Valley; 10. Long Beach Poly.

Division 3 - 1. El Segundo; 2. Cathedral; 3. Arroyo Grande; 4. Paloma Valley; 5.Gahr; 6.Warren; 7. Culver City; 8. Crossroads; 9. Bishop Montgomery; 10. tie, Santa Monica, Quartz Hill.

Division 4 - 1. Saddleback Valley Chr.; 2. Santa Ynez; 3. St. Margaret’s 4. Flintridge Prep; 5. Bellflower; 6. Magnolia; 7. Yucaipa; 8. Kennedy; 9. Tustin; 10. Garden Grove.

Division 5 – 1. Damien; 2. Arrowhead Chr.; 3. Laguna Blanca; 4. Santa Fe; 5. Vistamar; 6. West Covina; 7. Ganesha; 8. Oakwood; 9. Ontario Chr.; 10. Diamond Ranch.

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CIF polls: Boys tennis

Division 1 - 1. Beverly Hills; 2. Harvard-Westlake; 3. Los Alamitos; 4. University; 5. San Marino; 6. Mira Costa; 7. Peninsula; 8. Santa Barbara; 9. Westlake; 10. Palos Verdes.

Division 2 - 1. Santa Margarita; 2. Arcadia; 3. Crescenta Valley; 4. Sage Hill; 5. San Luis Obispo; 6. Diamond Bar; 7. Arroyo Grande; 8. Crean Lutheran; 9. West Ranch; 10. Pasadena Poly.

Division 3 - 1. Anaheim Canyon; 2. Great Oak; 3. Placentia Valencia; 4. Cypress; 5. Cerritos; 6. Troy; 7. Sunny Hills; 8. Long Beach Wilson; 9. ML King; 10. Yorba Linda.

Division 4 - 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Redlands; 3, Mark Keppel; 4. Maranatha; 5. Buckley; 6. Covina; 7. Chino Hills; 8. Rowland; 9. Orange; 10. Ocean View.

Division 5 - 1. Heritage; 2. Beaumont; 3. Bishop Montgomery; 4. Rosemead; 5. Rancho Mirage; 6. Hemet; 7. Arroyo Valley; 8. Alta Loma; 9. Ramona; 10. Oak Hills.

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Rancho Cucamonga’s Kylie Miller lauded by magazine

Rancho Cucamonga High School junior Kyle Miller was singled out by Volleyball Magazine as one of the top 25 underclassmen to watch for the coming season.

The Magazine also selected a Top 50 group of graduating seniors.
Miller, a 5-foot-11 setter nad outside hitter, committed to UCLA last year as a sophomore.

She is a three-time first-team All-Inland Valley selection, highlighted by a Player of the Year selection in 2013 as a sophomore.



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