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

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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

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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

JAKE PILKERTON Memorial

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.

This week’s prep football schedule

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Week 3
Thursday, Sept. 18

Bloomington at Chaffey
Littlerock at Granite Hills

Friday, Sept. 19
Serrano at Adelanto
Victor Valley at Apple Valley
Bishop at Arrowhead Christian
Oak Hills at Arroyo Valley
Ayala at Snow Canyon (St. George, Ut)
Barstow at Sultana
South El Monte at Bonita
Colton at Cajon
Temecula Chaparral at Carter
Chino at Ontario
Bishop Amat at Chino Hills
Covina at Claremont
Pomona at Colony
St. Paul at Damien
Brea Olinda at Diamond Bar
Diamond Ranch at Schurr
Sonora at Don Lugo
Rialto at Eisenhower
Fontana at Miller
Ganesha at Baldwin Park
Garey at Saddleback Valley Christian
Glendora at Los Altos
Norte Vista at Hesperia
Summit at Alta Loma
Twentynine Palms at Indian Springs
Jurupa Hills at Dominguez
Valley View at Kaiser
Los Osos at JW North
Ontario Christian at El Cajon Christian
Pacific at Hillcrest
Murrieta Valley at Rancho Cucamonga
Palm Desert at Redlands
Rancho Verde at Redlands East Valley
Rim Of The World at Desert Hot Springs
San Bernardino at Perris
San Dimas at Rosemead
Yucaipa at San Gorgonio
Silverado at Santiago
Upland at Mater Dei (at Santa Ana Stadium)
Western Christian at St. Anthony
Yucca Valley at Palo Verde Valley

CIF boys water polo rankings out now

Here are the latest CIF boys water polo polls. Solid local representation:

Division 1
Harvard-Westlake; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Loyola; 4. Huntington Beach; 5. Agoura; 6. Newport Harbor; 7. Ccorona del Mar; 8. Servite; 9. Santa Margarita; 10. Los Alamitos.

Division 2
1. Foothill; 2. Los Osos; 3. San Marcos; 4. Dos Pueblos; 5. Dana Hills; 6. Damien; 7. Mira Costa; 8. Villa Park; 9. Ventura; 10. Palos Verdes.

Division 3
1. Laguna Beach; 2. Murrieta Valley; 3. Capistrano Valley; 4. La Canada; 5. Montebello; 6. Royal; 7. Aliso Niguel; 8. South Pasadena; 9. Trabuco Hills; 10. Vista Murrieta.

Division 4
1. Righettil; 2. Cerritos; 3. Glendale; 4. El Segundo; 5. Arroyo Grande; 6. Santa Monica; 7. Crescenta Valley; 8. Sunny Hills; 9. Flintridge Prep; 10. Troy.

Division 5
1. Claremont
; 2. Los Altos; 3. Redlands; 4. La Serna; 5. Riverside Poly; 6. Webb; 7. Ayala; 8. Glendora; 9. Walnut; 10. Redlands East Valley.

Division 6
1. Malibu; 2. Temescal Canyon; 3.Segerstrom; 4. Beaumont; 5. Valencia; 6. Santa Ynez; 7. Hemet; 8. Ocean View; 9. Lompoc Cabrillo; 10. Tustin.

Division 7
1. Oxnard; 2. Rio Mesa; 3. Don Lugo; 4. San Dimas; 5. San Gorgonio; 6. Rowland; 7. La Quinta; 8. Garden Grove; 9. Oxnard Pacifica; 10. Jurupa Valley and Ramona.