Montclair remains top local in CIF girls tennis polls

The polls are out for the new week and the Montclair Cavaliers remain No. 2 in division 5 which has the most local representation.

Here is the complete rundown:

Division 1- 1. Peninsula; 2. Mira Costa; 3. Harvard Westlake; 4. Dana Hills; 5. Campbell Hall; 6. University; 7. Corona del Mar; 8. Palm Desert; 9. San Marino; 10. Villa Park.

Division 2 – 1. Valencia; 2. Arcadia; 3. Laguna Beach; 4. Sage Hill; 5. Arroyo Grande; 6. Beverly Hills; 7. Santa Monica; 8. Vista Murrieta; 9. Troy; 10. Temecula Valley.

Division 3 – Placentia Valencia; 2. Santa Ynez; 3. Redlands; 4. Rio Mesa; 5. Cypress; 6. Orcutt Academy; 7. Long Beach Wilson; 8. Warren; 9. Templeton; 10. Mayfield.

Division 4 – 1. South Torrance; 2. Riverside Poly; 3. Serrano; 4. Alhambra; 5. Los Osos; 6. Arlington; 7. Riverside North; 8. West Torrance; 9. Garden Grove; 10. Bishop Montgomery.

Division 5 – 1. Maranatha; 2. Montclair; 3. Alta Loma; 4. Segerstrom; 5. Thacher; 6. Garey; 7. San Jacinto; 8. Orange; 9. Webb; 10. Norte Vista.


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Alta Loma grad Aeryn Owens earns college honor


Alta Loma High School graduate Aeryn Owens of Cal State Northridge has been named Big West Women’s Volleyball Freshman Player of the Week.

The 6-0 outside hitter averaged 4.14 kills per set as CSUN’s second-biggest offensive threat, helping the Matadors defeat UC Irvine and UC Davis on the opening weekend of Big West play.

Owens had 13 kills on a season-high .435 hitting against UCI, adding three digs and one block in the victory.  She equaled her season high with 16 kills on 44 swings (.250) in the win over the Aggies.

For the week, Owens hit .313 (29-8-67).

Owens helped Alta Loma to a CIF Division 4AA title as well as a berth in the Division 4 state championship game last year as a senior. It was the Braves best season ever.

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Mikey Dean’s numbers starting to open eyes despite his size

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Chaffey’s Mikey Dean is putting up some downright ridiculous offensive numbers. The Tigers have played five games and he has 1,415 yards and 21 touchdowns to lead the entire state in both those departments.

He has rushed for more than 200 yards in every game and has three games of 320 or more yards. In Thursday’s win over Colton he ran for 332 yards and six touchdowns.

He should have college  scouts coming at him in droves and that isn’t quite the case.

The dilemma is his size. He’s 5–foot-7 (and a half) and 165 pounds. No matter how fast or tough you are that’s a tough sell for colleges who want size, speed and ALL the intangibles in one package.

Dean has two offers – Division II Western New Mexico and NAIA Trinity (Ill.)

He took an unofficial visit the past weekend to Arizona and was on hand for the Wildcats game against UCLA. He loved everything about the experience and has had ongoing dialogue with coaches from that school. Only time will tell if something further develops.

“I really like it,” he said. “The coaches all seemed to know who I was and that made me feel good.”

Army and Navy are interested with Hawaii also recently coming into the mix.

Dean would be a nice addition for any school, no matter what his size. Schools really ought to start looking at the total package rather than just stature. Dean is also a 4.0 student and a quality individual. He deserves a shot somewhere.

The Tigers are off this week in preparation for their Mt. Baldy League opener against Ontario,

Dean had a modest goal of reaching 2,000 yards this season but that seems like a forgone conclusion.

“Now I’m shooting for 3,000,” he said.


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Chino wins Diamond Bar boys water polo tournament

CHINO 10, DAMIEN 8 >> Jakob Robinson had seven saves and three steals for the Cowboys in the Diamond Bar Tournament Gold Division Championship Game over the Spartans.
Robinson finished with 41 total saves in the tournament.
Adrian Hernandez scored four of his 21 tournament goals in championship game.
 Enrique Hernandez and Jeremiah Hernandez also contributed with two goals a piece.
Other Tournament Scores for Chino:
Chino 8- Arcadia 7
Chino 9- Diamond Bar 8
Chino 9- Rowland 8
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Football Roundup for Sept. 25

ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 14, CERRITOS VALLEY CHRISTIAN 12>> Quarterback Ian Ulloa threw an 18-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Grayson Kline in the Knights’ victory over the Crusaders with 55 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The Knights sealed the game with an interception in the final seconds of the game.

CAJON 65, EISENHOWER 6 >> The Cowboys’ Tyrone Gasaway caught three touchdown passes, Elijah Lilly returned two kickoffs for touchdowns to lead  the way. Wilbur Murray added over 130 yards rushing and a touchdown in the Citrus Belt League win over the Eagles. Cajon will play at 7 p.m. Friday against Miller.

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A quick rundown on all the football scores from Friday night

Bonita quarterback Tanner East scrambles as San Dimas' Dominic Cortez (35) makes the tackle in the first half of a prep football game at Citrus College in Glendora, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

There were a lot of great games Friday night. Here’s a quick look at all the scores starting with the Daily Bulletin’s Top 10

1. Rancho Cucamonga (4-1) Beat La Serna 59-21
2. Upland (3-2) Beat George Washington Prep 57-0
3. Carter (3-1) Lost to Redlands East Valley 50-0
4. Chino Hills (3-2) Beat Downey 49-25
5. Summit (4-0) Beat Elsinore 38-21
6. Colony (1-3) Lost to La Habra 49-6 (Thursday)
7. Claremont (5-0) Beat Bell Gardens 22-0
8. Chaffey (5-0) Beat Colton (Thursday)
9. Pomona (3-3) Beat Montclair 55-29
10. Bonita (5-0) Beat San Dimas 28-7

Chino 33, Don Lugo 21 (3 OT)
Grand Terrace 27, Alta Loma 21
Heritage 56, Etiwanda 14
Diamond Ranch 47, El Rancho 14
Diamond Bar 27, Cypress 13
Damien 41, South Hills 7
Kaiser 48, Apple Valley 42
Cajon 65, Eisenhower 6
Murrieta Mesa 44, Jurupa Hills 10
Ganehsa 37, Workman 13
Redlands 49, Yucaipa 21
San Gorgonio 34, Oak Hills 13
Citrus Valley 35, Miller 7
Valley View 52, Rialto 0
Norte Vista 49, Fontana 16
Patriot 22, Bloomington 15
Big Bear 41, Yucca Valley 19
Arlington 37, Rim of the World 7
Ramona 49, Arroyo Valley 0
Indian Springs 14, Granite Hills 12
Nogales 34, Garey 7
San Jacinto 56, Pacific 0
Ontario Christian 14, Valley Christian 12
Webb 44, Fairmont Prep 34
St. Margaret’s 42, Arrowhead Christian 6
Aquinas 56, Calipatria 0

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Claremont boys water polo team chalks up two tournament wins

The Claremont High School boys water polo team had a good day at an invitational in Santa Barbara.

The defending CIF champion Wolfpack pulled out a 17-16 overtime win against La Serna. Jonathan Wong led the way with nine goals, three assists and a steal while Bruno Snow added six goals, three assists and three steals. Lenny Davis and Ian Waasdorp rounded out the scoring with one each.

Kellan Grant had seven saves in goal.

Claremont also registered a 9-4 win over Oaks Christian. Snow and Wong again led the way with four and three goals respectively. Mat Turk pitched in with two goals, one assist and two steals.

The Wolfpack are now 4-4 but the losses have come to quality teams in higher divisions.
The team played in the Santa Barbara event which was held in conjunction with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness. It is selling the Pink shirts and donating proceeds to Cancer research. Snow and Grant started a club called CARE (Cancer Awareness Reaching Everyone).
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Picking the Week 4 winners . . .

I picked both Thursday night games right to bring my season total to 74-26.

Here goes on this week’s games . . .

Cajon 32, Eisenhower 10 – Citrus Belt League play gets underway this week. The Cowboys will cruise, a warm-up for the tougher games that lie ahead. This freshman quarterback is looking pretty good too.

Redlands East Valley 36, Carter 14 – The Lions have played a ridiculously easy non-league schedule. They’ll pay for that.

Citrus Valley 24, Miller 7 – The Rebels got in the win column last week against local foe Fontana. But they won’t get one here.

Bonita 24, San Dimas 23 – This is one of the best rivalries you’ll find anywhere. It could go either way. Bonita has won it the last two years so I’ll go with the Bearcats. But a win by the Saints wouldn’t surprise me either.

Chino 27, Don Lugo 17 – The ole Milk Can game. The Conquistadores got it back last year but the Don Lugo offense is struggling a bit so the Cowboys are going to get it back.

Kaiser 24, Apple Valley 14 – The Cats had an easy one last week. It won’t be as east this week but I think they’ll come out on top.

Claremont 24, Bell Gardens 17 – The Wolfpack haven’t played the toughest schedule and they’ll be facing a ranked foe. This could be close but I’ll go Wolfpack at home.

Diamond Bar 28, Cypress 7 – The Brahmas were dealt their first loss last week. They’ll bounce back against a team whose only win is over a winless team.

Chino Hills 36, Downey 10 – This will probably seem easy after playing Bishop Amat and JSerra. Huskies get back on the winning track tonight.

Diamond Ranch 24, El Rancho 10 – The Panthers have won three in a row. After tonight it will be four.

Ganesha 31, Workman 14 – The Giants beat this team big last year and they appear improved this year. I’ll go with them.

Alta Loma 21, Grand Terrace 14 – This is probably a toss-up game. Flipping a coin here.

Heritage 27, Etiwanda 14 – Someone tell the Eagles you’re supposed to play a patsy on homecoming, not a No. 1 team. The team has gotten a little swagger back after back-to-back nice wins. Probably won’t be a third.

Pomona 28, Montclair 21 – Montclair is another team that has yet to play a quality foe. The Red Devils have been up and down. But at least they have played someone so I’ll go with them.

Upland 56, Washington Prep – So what if the Highlanders have injuries. Their junior varsity could probably beat this team. Feast or famine for Upland in the preseason. Two very good foes and three horrific ones. Seems to be no middle ground.

Damien 21, South Hills 14 – I think this will be another close game. I’ll go Damien at home.

Nogales 21, Garey 7 – The poor Vikings are struggling so I’ll leave it at that.

Murrieta Mesa 27, Jurupa Hills 20 – I will go with Mesa because it has played  and at least battled against tougher teams.

Cerritos Valley Chr. 27, Ontario Christian 24 – Looks like Matt Hoekstra  is doing a great job in his first year but this will be a tough one.

Rancho Cucamonga 27, La Serna 24 – The Cougars pulled victory out of the jaws of defeat last week. Who knows which Rancho team will show up tonight. I think it will be the good one.

Summit 26, Elsinore 7 – The SkyHawks don’t have anything to worry about this week.

Riverside North 17, Fontana 14 – It’s struggling team vs. struggling team. Somebody has to win.

Valley View 26, Rialto 7 – It’s been a tough few years for the Knights. This is at least a team they should be able to play with.








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Montclair football team looks to improve to 4-0

The Montclair High school football team looks to improve to 4-0 tonight when it squares off against defending CIF Mid-Valley champion Pomona. But how good are the Cavaliers? No one really knows. Montclair’s three wins have come over teams that are a combined 1-10 so far.

That isn’t lost on head coach T.J. Fiorenza who has is guardedly optimistic.

“This will be the best team we have faced,” Fiorenza said about the Red Devils. “They graduated some players but they still are very athletic and have some good players. We’re going to have our hands full.”

The Cavaliers are coming off a 3-7 showing last year so they have already equaled their win total of a year ago – officially. They would have been 5-5 had it not been for a pair of forfeits.

Fiorenza is hoping his team contend for a playoff spot in the Mt. Baldy League.

The coach singles out the steady play of senior quarterback Jose Campos, who played some last year but fought injuries. He has thrown for 542 yards and rushed for 204.

Junior Matthew Mendibles (234 yards), a quarterback on the junior varsity team last year, is the leading rusher. Other offensive weapons include slot receivers Robin Wiley and Devin McLee.

On defense the standouts have included senior safety Dan Carlin, and senior middle linebacker Cris Arismendez.

“I think we’re better but we’re going to find out,” Fiorenza said.

The Cavaliers close out non league play next week against Hacienda Heights Wilson which is 1-2. They start league play on Oct. 8 against Colony which has struggled against a difficult schedule.

“They’re still the team to beat,” he said of Colony. “They have just played the toughest schedule known to man.”


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