Ganesha’s Dexter Sumner decides on a college

Ganesha High School football standout Dexter Sumner has signed with NAIA Mayville State (Md.)

.He played quarterback for the Giants out of necessity but will likely play a slot or defensive back in college, according to Ganesha coach Don Cayer.

Sumner, a 5-foot-11, 160-pounder, was a second-team All-Miramonte League selection. He was a two-year starter for the Giants.

Mayville is coming off a 2-9 season. It plays in the North Star Athletic Association.

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First-round CIF water polo scores and who plays next

Here’s the quick rundown of scores from first round CIF water polo and second round schedule:

Division 2
Thursday’s scores

Long Beach Wilson 7, St. Lucy’s 6
Los Osos 10, Vista Murrieta 9
Agoura 17, Upland 4

Saturday’s match
Los Osos vs. San Clemente (at Vista Hermosa), Noon

Division 4
Thursday’s scores

Ayala 24, Glendale 2
Bonita 17, Camarillo 9

Saturday’s matches
Ayala vs. Cerritos (at Cerritos Park East), 2 p.m.; Bonita vs. Mission Viejo (at El Toro HS), 11:30 a.m.

Division 5
Thursday’s scores

Palm Desert 14, Citrus Valley 4
Yucaipa 12, Oxnard 7
Cajon 8, Rio Mesa 7
Redlands East Valley 9, Xavier Prep 2

Saturday’s matches
Yucaipa at Charter Oak (at Citrus College), 6 p.m.; Los Altos vs. Cajon (at Arroyo Valley), 11 a.m.; Temple City at Redlands East Valley, 11 a.m.

Division 7
Thursday’s scores

Don Lugo 5, San Gorgonio 4
Alta Loma 12, Garden Grove 5
San Dimas 10, Savanna 9
Colony 18, Workman 2
Foothill Tech 14, Fontana 2

Saturday’s matches
Hillcrest at Don Lugo; Santa Ana Valley vs. Alta Loma (At Los Osos), 2 p.m.; San Dimas vs. La Sierra (at Hillcrest), 11 a.m.
Foothill Tech at Colony, 11 a.m.

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Jaylon Redd receives offer from Washington


Rancho Cucamonga sophomore football player Jaylon Redd stated on Twitter that he had received an offer from the University of Washington on Feb. 19.

Redd has four scholarship offers including UCLA, Arizona State and Colorado.

Redd stated he did not know a lot about the Huskies’ program but stated he will after a visit on April 11.

While he is being recruited as both a defensive back and running back but stated he would be comfortable playing “any position (he) can play as a freshman.”

Redd has goals set to improve his game during the offseason in preparation for his junior campaign.

“(I want to work) on getting even faster by running track” for the Cougars, he said.

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Etiwanda boys basketball game moved to Friday

The Open Division boys basketball game between Cantwell Sacred Heart and Etiwanda scheduled for tonight has been moved to Friday, also at 7 p.m.

Etiwanda Athletic Director Dave Masucci said Cantwell called on Wednesday and asked to move the game so it wouldn’t have both basketball teams playing on the same night.

Etiwanda granted that request.

The Eagles (20-7), runner-up in the Baseline League behind Damien, are the sixth-seeded team while  Cantwell (15-11), which was tied for second in the Del Rey League, is the 11th seed.

There are two other good Open division match-ups involving local teams.  Chino Hills will be at Long Beach Poly while Damien will host Orange Lutheran.









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Alta Loma’s Jordan Perkins picks a college

Alta Loma football standout Jordan Perkins is headed to Trinity International University (Deerfield, Ill.).

Perkins, a 5-foot-11, 180-pounder, played some running back and defensive back.

Trinity is coming off a 3-7 season and competes in the Mideast League of the Mid-States Football Association.













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Pomona’s Kheenyon Woods headed to Montana State


Pomona High School’s Kheenyon Woods didn’t sign with New Mexico State after all. He has opted to go to Montana State instead, according to Red Devils Keith Richardson.

“He really liked the coach there and changed his mind,” Richardson said of Woods’ change in plans.

Woods was a jack-of-all trades in helping the school to an 11-4 record and Mid-Valley Division championship. He caught 12 passes for 287 yards and 6 touchdowns and ran for 440 and five touchdowns on just 34 tries.

He was also an integral factor on defense with 66 tackles and 5 interceptions.

Woods was a first-team All-Miramonte League selection.

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Former San Dimas coach Bill Zernickow takes position in Oregon

Former San Dimas football coach Bill Zernickow is making a major move.

Zernickow, who headed the Saints program for a decade, has accepted the head job at Tualatin High School in Oregon, which is just Southwest of Portland.

Zernickow, 41, directed his teams to an 87-37 mark in his tenure with four Valle Vista League titles and two CIF championships. He was the Daily Bulletin Coach of the Year in 2013, the last time his team won it all.

He’ll be taking over a program that went 0-9 a year ago and competes in the 6A division, the highest in that state. His first priority will be starting spring practice, something the school has never done.

“It’s going to be adventure,” he said. “Sometimes you take a leap of faith knowing God is leading you in the right direction.”

He already has some grandiose plans. He would eventually like to bring a team back to Southern California for a game, preferably against a Baseline League school but first he plans to try and get a game in Hawaii.

Several parents of students in the school was well as some alumni have connections to Nike that also might come in handy.

“I’d like to do something really cool with uniforms,” he chuckled.

Zernickow, a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, will officially make the move in April.


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Ayala moves boys and girls basketball games to Chino

Ayala High School had already planned on hosting the CIF wrestling event on Friday and Saturday. So when it was awarded home playoff games for both boys and girls basketball on those days it caused quite the scheduling dilemma.

The Ayala boys basketball game against Perris scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday will be played at Chino instead. The Bulldogs, who shared the Palomares League title with Glendora, are the No. 3 seed in Division 2AA.

The girls scheduled game against Anaheim Canyon on Saturday will also be played at Chino but at 4 p.m. because Chino already was slated to play Carter at 7 p.m. in a girls playoff game.

The girls home soccer game against Atascadero on Thursday was moved to 4 p.m., although it will still be played at the school.

Athletic Director Warren Reed said the CIF prefers 3 p.m. starts for soccer but he got a request from the opposing school for a later start because of the length of the distance of the trip.

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Keith Richardson has interim label removed at Pomona High

Keith Richardson is expected to be named head football coach at Pomona High School. The move will be finalized at the board meeting on March 5, Pomona Athletic Director Albert Abdou said.

“It’s the right thing. He deserved that,” Abdou said.

Richardson had been serving as defensive coordinator but took over the reigns when previous coach Aaron Jamieson was put on administrative leave the day before the first playoff game.

When Jamieson was ushered out the players were polled to see who they wanted to lead them the rest of the way and Richardson was the choice.

He led the Red Devils all the way to the Mid-Valley Division championship and was later named that division’s CIF Coach of the Year.

“It’s nice to know I have their trust,” he said. “We’re going to try and keep it going and build on what we did last year.

Richardson said he expects little to change. He is keeping the same staff, which includes Leonard Hudson as offensive coordinator.

The Red Devils are graduating some key players but have several good ones coming back including junior quarterback Darreon Lockett.

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CIF playoff draws: Girls soccer

Division 1
Thursday’s games

Trabuco Hills at Rancho Cucamonga
Los Osos at Flintridge Sacred Heart
Chino Hills at Millikan
Etiwanda at Long Beach Poly
Upland at San Clemente

Division 2
Thursday’s games

Sunny Hills at Redlands East Valley
Citrus Valley at Murrieta Mesa
Yucaipa at Hart
Canyon County Canyon at Redlands

Division 3
Thursday’s games

Diamond Ranch at Pasadena Poly
Garden Grove Pacifica at Chino
Claremont at West Torrance
Atascadero at Ayala

Division 5
Tuesday’s game

Western Christian at Citrus Hill

Thursday’s games
Montclair at Ocean View
Tahquitz at Colony
Santa Ynez-Oxnard Pacifica winner at Alta Loma
Viewpoint-Santa Ana winner at San Dimas
Ontario Chr. at Santa Ana Cavalry Chapel

Division 6
Tuesday’s games

Montebello at Summit
Rim of the World at Desert

Thursday’s games
Rialto at Norte Vista
Patriot at San Gorgonio
Bloomington at Mammoth
Rosemead-Calvary Murrieta winner at Grand Terrace

Division 7
Tuesday’s game

Southlands Christian at Ganesha

Thursday’s games
Lennox-Connelly winner at Pomona
St. Monica-Foothill Tech winner at Big Bear
Garey at Alverno
Webb at Moreno Valley

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