Upland baseball standout Drew Cowley commits to Cal Poly Pomona

Upland baseball standout Drew Cowley has committed to Cal Poly Pomona.

The school has a good baseball program and it’s close to home which were both big factors in that decision. He also plans to major in engineering, another factor that led him to make the decision.

“I’m close to my family and they’ll be able to come to my games,” Cowley said. “It just was the right fit. All the pieces of the puzzle came together.”

Cowley, a first-team All-Baseline League selection last spring, also visited Cal and was considering a handful of other schools including UC Santa Barbara.

He was invited to a summer showcase at Cal Poly Pomona and the Broncos heavily pursued him after that.

“I am going to go there and work hard and maybe I can get some playing time as a freshman,” he said.

 

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Rancho Cucamonga leads local teams in CIF football rankings

Henry Karimu, right, and Roy Wiley, left, and their Rancho Cucamonga teammates are unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in the area.
Jennifer Cappuccio Maher - Staff Photographer

Here are the CIF football polls for the week of Oct. 24 in all divisions with teams in the Sun/Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Mater Dei (8-0); 2. Corona Centennial (7-1); 3. St. John Bosco (6-2); 4. Mission Viejo (9-0); 5. Rancho Cucamonga (8-0); 6. Serra (6-3); 7. Long Beach Poly (6-2); 8. Chaminade (6-2); 9. Orange Lutheran (5-3); 10. tie, Bishop Amat (6-3), Vista Murrieta (6-2).

Division 2 – 1. Heritage (8-0); 2. Murrieta Valley (6-2); 3. Oaks Chr. (6-2); 4. Norco (6-2); 5. Valencia (6-2); 6. Arroyo Grande (7-1); 7. San Clemente (6-2); 8. Redlands East Valley (6-2); 9. Great Oak (5-3); 10. Chino Hills (5-3).

Division 3 – 1. La Mirada (7-2); 2. Edison (7-1); 3. Cathedral (8-0); 4. St. Francis (8-0); 5. Oak Hills (7-1); 6. Villa Park (7-1); 7. Rancho Verde (7-1); 8. Buena Park (7-1); 9. La Serna (5-3); 10. Palos Verdes (5-3).

Division 4 – 1. Charter Oak (8-0); 2. Sierra Canyon (8-0, includes 1 forfeit win); 3. Lompoc (8-0); 4. Corona del Mar (7-1); 5. Downey (7-1); 6. Damien (6-2); 7. Cajon (6-2); 8. Palm Springs (6-3); 9. Colony (5-3); 10. Glendora (4-4).

Division 5 – 1. Calabasas (8-0); 2. Paloma Valley (8-0); 3. Capistrano Valley (8-1); 4. Moorpark (7-1); 5. Salesian (5-3); 6. La Quinta (5-3); 7. Roosevelt (6-2); 8. Ventura (7-2); 9. Troy (6-2); 10. Bishop Diego (6-2).

Division 6 – 1. Los Altos (8-0); 2. Yucaipa (7-1); 3. Summit (7-1); 4. Saugus (7-1); 5. Paraclete (5-3); 6. Mira Costa (6-2); 7. Long Beach Wilson (6-2); 8. Crescenta Valley (7-1); 9. Paramount (6-2); 10. Elsinore (5-3).

Division 7 – 1. St. Margaret’s (7-1); 2. Oxnard Pacifica (6-2); 3. Tustin (7-1); 4. El Segundo (7-1); 5. San Gorgonio (5-3); 6. Norte Vista (6-2); 7. Golden Valley (5-3); 8. Monrovia (3-4); 9. Ayala (4-4); 10. Huntington Beach (4-4).

Division 8 – 1. Grace Brethren (7-1); 2. El Modena (7-1); 3. Northview (7-1); 4. Yorba Linda (7-1); 5. San Dimas (7-1); 6. Don Lugo (6-2); 7. Saddleback Valley Chr. (5-3); 8. Burbank (6-2); 9. Garden Grove (6-2); 10. Sunny Hills (6-2).

Division 9 – 1. Cerritos Valley Chr. (6-2); 2. Antelope Valley (6-2); 3. Silverado (6-2); 4. Riverside Notre Dame (5-3, includes 2 forfeit losses); 5. Mayfair (5-3); 6. Cypress (5-3); 7. Norwalk (5-3); 8. Muir (4-4); 9. La Palma Kennedy (5-3); 10. La Salle (5-3).

Division 10 – 1. Rubidoux (8-0); 2. Aquinas (7-1); 3. Leuzinger (6-2); 4. Brethren Chr. (7-1, includes 1 forfeit loss); 5. Dos Pueblos (6-2); 6. Santa Ynez (7-1); 7. St. Anthony (6-2); 8. Grand Terrace (6-2); 9. Pasadena Poly (7-0); 10. Gahr (7-1).

Division 11 – 1. Katella (8-0); 2. Culver City (5-3); 3. Arcadia (7-1); 4. Montebello (7-1); 5. Victor Valley (8-1); 6. Oak Park (6-2); 7. Bishop Montgomery (5-3); 8. Ramona (6-1-1); 9. Crean Lutheran (6-2); 10. Lompoc Cabrillo (4-5).

Division 12 – 1. Segerstrom (8-0); 2. Arroyo (8-1); 3. Rancho Mirage (6-2); 4. Pacific (7-1); 5. Rim of the World (5-2-1); 6. Village Chr. (6-2); 7. Calvary Murrieta (6-2); 8. St. Genevieve (7-1); 9. Hillcrest (6-2); 10. Santa Maria (5-3).

Division 13 – 1. Santa Ana (8-0, includes 1 forefeit win); 2. Nogales (7-1); 3. Rancho Christian (6-2); 4. Mary Star of the Sea (6-2); 5. Campbell Hall (7-2); 6. Orange (5-3); 7. South El Monte (7-1); 8. Duarte (6-2); 9. Carnegie (7-1); 10. Rowland (4-4).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chino Hills’ Alexis Vera decides on a college

Chino Hills forward Alexis Vera (17) rushes to the goal in the girls varsity soccer game against Los Osos at Chino Hills High School on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Chino Hills defeated Los Osos 2-0. (Photo by Rachel Luna/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

Chino Hills soccer standout Alexis Vera has committed to UC Riverside.

Vera led the Huskies (19-5-5, 7-1-2) in goals last year as a junior with 10. She also registered four assists in helping Chino Hills to a Baseline League title which helped land her first-team all-league honors.

“I know they struggled last year but that’s where I hope I can go in and make an immediate impact,” she said.

Vera was also considering other Big West schools including Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach as well as NCAA Division II schools Cal Baptist and Concordia-Irvine. She visited UCR twice as well as both Division II choices.

Vera plans to major in nursing. While UCR does not have a nursing as a major she plans to take her undergraduate courses, then transfer to a school for nursing classes.

 

 

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Claremont teams lead CIF cross country rankings

Here are CIF polls for cross country for the week of Oct. 24 with schools from the Sun/Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

BOYS
Division 1 –
1. Great Oak; 2. Dana Hills; 3. Roosevelt; 4. Beaumont; 5. California; 6. El Toro; 7. Placentia Valencia; 8. Burbank Burroughs; 9. Yucaipa; 10. Arcadia; 11. Trabuco Hills; 12. Arroyo Grande; 13., tie, Redondo Union, Chaparral.

Claremont teams heighten success as Mt. SAC

Division 2 – 1. Claremont; 2. West Ranch; 3. Loyola; 4. Mira Costa; 5. Saugus; 6. Mission Viejo; 7. Ventura; 8. Ayala; 9. Anaheim Canyon; 10. Thousand Oaks; 11. Simi Valley; 12. Newport Harbor; 13. Woodbridge.

Division 3 – 1. Brea Olinda; 2. West Torrance; 3. Paso Robles; 4. Cathedral; 5. Sultana; 6. Palos Verdes; 8. Ocean view; 9. Rubidoux; 10. Baldwin Park; 11. Bloomington; 12. Indio; 13., tie, Servite, Esperanza.

Division 4 – 1. Foothill Tech; 2. JSerra; 3. Harvard-Westlake; 4. San Luis Obispo; 5. Oaks Chr.; 6. El Segundo; 7. Big Bear; 8. Bishop Amat; 9. Covina; 10. Granite Hills; 11. Yucca Valley; 12. Orange Lutheran; 13. Laguna Beach.

Division 5 – 1. Desert Chr.; 2. Flintridge Prep; 3. Cerritos Valley Chr.; 4. Thacher; 5. St. Margaret’s; 6. Campbell Hall; 7. Pasadena Poly; 8. Xavier Prep; 9. Brentwood; 10. Ontario Chr.; 11. Viewpoint; 12. Pacifica Chr.; 13. Woodcrest Chr.

GIRLS

Division 1 – 1. Great Oak; 2. Arcadia; 3. Yucaipa; 4. Vista Murrieta; 5. ML King; 6. Long Beach Poly; 7. Dana Hills; 8. San Clemente; 9. Trabuco Hills; 10. Fountain Valley; 11. El Toro; 12. Walnut; 13. Foothill.

Division 2 – 1. Claremont; 2. Anaheim Canyon; 3. Saugus; 4. Capistrano Valley; 5. Mira Costa; 6. Northwood; 7. Serrano; 8. Ventura; 9. Simi Valley; 10. West Ranch; 11. Tesoro; 12. Mission Viejo; 13. Ayala.

Division 3 – 1. Palos Verdes; 2. Moorpark; 3. Esperanza; 4. Norwalk; 5. Royal; 6. Corona del Mar; 7. Laguna Hills; 8. West Torrance; 9. Brea Olinda; 10. Oak Park; 11. Bonita; 12. Yorba Linda; 13. Bolsa Grande.

Division 4 – 1. Bishop Amat; 2. JSerra; 3. Foothill Tech; 4. Mayfield; 5. La Canada; 6. El Segundo; 7. Big Bear; 8. Covina; 9. Harvard-Westlake; 10. Marymount; 11. Granite Hills; 12. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 13. Immaculate Heart.

Division 5 – 1. Flintridge Prep; 2. Pacifica Chr.; 3. Sage Hill; 4. Sacred Heart of Jesus; 5. St. Margaret’s; 6. Bell-Jeff; 7. Pasadena Poly; 8. Brentwood; 9. Viewpoint; 10. Orcutt Aca.; 11. Pomona Catholic; 12. Woodcrest Chr.; 13. Chadwick.

 

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Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga keep CIF boys water polo ranking

Los Osos High School player #8 Tyler Campana fires a shot through  Rancho Cucamonga High School goalie #1 Joseph Mikhail, at Los Osos High School, on on    Tuesday, October 18,  2016. (Frank Perez/Correspondent)

Division 1- 1.Harvard-Westlake; 2. Huntington Beach; 3. Orange Lutheran; 4. Mater Dei; 5. Foothill; 6. Newport Harbor; 7. Corona del Mar; 8. Loyola; 9. El Toro; 10. Dana Hills.

Division 2 – 1. tie, Laguna Beach, Agoura; 3. Santa Margarita; 4. Murrieta Valley; 5. Long Beach Wilson; 6. Ventura; 7. Villa Park; 8. tie, Palos Verdes, Hoover; 10. Dos Pueblos.

Divsion 3 – 1. Oaks Christian; 2. Redlands East Valley; 3. San Clemente; 4. Aliso Niguel; 5. Riverside Poly; 6. La Serna; 7. Ayala; 8. Claremont; 9. Crespi; 10. tie, Arroyo Grande, Malibu.

Division 4 – 1. Northwood; 2. Chino Hills; 3. Rancho Cucamonga; 4. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 5. Redondo Union; 6. Royal; 7. Cerritos; 8. La Quinta; 9. Walnut; 10. St. John Bosco.

Division 5 – 1. Corona; 2. La Canada; 3. Burroughs; 4. Temple City; 5. Murrieta Mesa; 6. Jurupa Valley; 7. San Dimas; 8. San Juan Hills; 9. Great Oak; 10. Santa Ynez.

Division 6 – 1. Xavier Prep; 2. Ocean View; 3. Diamond Bar; 4. Alta Loma; 5. Chino; 6. Arcadia; 7. Roosevelt; 8. Rowland; 9. Etiwanda; 10. Norco.

Division 7 – 1. Katella; 2. Santa Maria; 3. Chaffey; 4. Shadow Hills; 5. Pasadena Poly; 6. La Sierra; 7. Arroyo Valley; 8. Charter Oak; 9. La Mirada; 10. Nogales.

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Local teams holding strong in CIF girls tennis rankings

Here are the CIF rankings in girls tennis for the week Oct. 24 with teams in the Sun/Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Corona del Mar; 2. Campbell Hall; 3. Harvard-Westlake; 4. Peninsula; 5. University; 6. Arcadia; 7. Oaks Christian; 8. San Clemente; 9. Dana Hills; 10. Northwood.

Division 2- 1. Beckman; 2. Palos Verdes; 3. Cate; 4. Foothill; 5. Riverside Poly; 6. Redondo Union; 7. Viewpoint; 8. Yucaipa; 9. Redlands; 10. Cerritos.

Division 3- 1. Alhambra; 2. Los Osos; 3. Walnut; 4. Temple City; 5. Cypress; 6. Serrano; 7. Great Oak; 8. Orcutt Academy; 9. Redlands East Valley; 10. Mayfield.

Division 4 – 1 Elsinore; 2. Arroyo; 3. La Serna; 4. Magnolia; 5. Alta Loma; 6. Bishop Montgomery; 7. Chaminade; 8. JW North; 9. Mark Keppel; 10. Mayfair.

Division 5- 1. Rim of the World; 2. Gladstone; 3. Rancho Mirage; 4. Ramona; 5. Patriot; 6. Montclair; 7. Garey; 8. San Jacinto; 9. Temescal Canyon; 10. Norte Vista.

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Los Osos grad Kyle Robeniol headed to Utah

Los Osos graduate Kyle Robeniol thought he was going to spend his collegiate years in the Pac-12 playing for Oregon. But now he is headed to Utah, after a one-year stop at Orange Coast Community College.

Robeniol, a 5-foot-10 left-hander, graduated from Los Osos in 2015 where he was a first-team Baseline League and All-Inland Valley selection.

He went to Oregon and pitched 26 innings as a true freshman.

But the school had a coaching change and his scholarship got reduced significantly to where it was going to be too expensive to stay. So he was seeking other options.

He returned to Southern California and enrolled at Orange Coast where he will play this spring.

Utah hadn’t necessarily recruited him that hard out of high school but the past summer he played in the Great West League for the Medford, Ore. team which included a couple of players from Utah. They told their coach that Robeniol was looking to leave Oregon and recommended him.

Robeniol took a trip to Utah earlier this month. He also got a ringing endorsement of the school from former classmate Caleb Repp who plays football for the Utes.

“The campus was beautiful,” he said. “They share a facility with the Angels Triple-AAA team (in Salt Lake City) so that’s kind of cool. It was just a great opportunity.”

Robeniol will have two years of eligibility left. He is disappointed things didn’t work out at Oregon but taking the more optimistic approach.

“It was a little disheartening at first but I knew if I kept working hard and stayed positive, it would all work out,” he said. “

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Claremont volleyball team claims share of Palomares League title

The Claremont volleyball team registered a 3-2 (20-25, 26-24,25-21, 20-25,15-12) win over Glendora tonight to snag a share of the Palomares League title.
Senior Simone Bliss tallied 18 kills and 22 digs while junior Emilee Rohrer added 17 kills. Junior libero Bel  Grabowski  anchored the defense with 25 digs.
Coach Daniel Reighter used two setters and both were effective as senior Merisa Marquez managed 29 assists and senior Kylie Robinson added 27 assists. Marquez started the season as the third string setter but moved up on the depth chart after Kira Butz sustained a season-ending dislocated shoulder.  Her emergence had Reighter rethinking his strategy of going from a 6-2 offense to a 5-1.
No one is quite sure the last time Claremont has won a league title in volleyball but Reighter believes it is close to two decades.
Reighter, the team’s sixth coach in as many years, said the key has been communication. The Wolfpack (16-7, 9-1) got off to a slow start but hit their stride the second round of league play.
“It’s been all about communication,” he said. “The girls are identifying a problem, talking about the problem and finding a way to fix it. We struggled with that early.”
Reighter said the turning point of the season came after the first match against Glendora which his team lost 3-0.
The next day at practice he started the afternoon with a one-hour team meeting to clear the air.
“We got everything out in the open. Whether it was a problem somebody had with someone else or a question on what we were defensively. We addressed every isse and got it out on the table in a respectful manner.”
Marissa Montoya had 19 kills and fie aces from Glendora (22-4, 9-1) in the losing effort.  Alex Lowden added 14 kills and 24 digs and Emma Svagdis had 13.
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Claremont, Pomona Catholic, Upland Christian all hold No. 2 volleyball rankings

Here are this week’s CIF rankings in all divisions for girls volleyball with teams from the Sun/Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Santa Margarita; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Mira Costa; 4. Edison; 5. Huntington Beach; 6. Lakewood; 7. Marymount; 8. San Juan Hills; 9. Redondo Union; 10. Flintridge Sacred Heart.

Division 2 – 1. Ventura; 2. El Dorado; 3. Orange Lutheran; 4. Temecula Valley; 5. Esperanza; 6. Palos Verdes; 7. South Torrance; 8. Beckman; 9. Louisville; 10. Yucaipa.

Division 3 – 1. Sage Hill; 2. Glendora; 3. La Salle; 4. Lakewood St. Joseph; 5. Bishop Montgomery; 6. Notre Dame Academy; 7. Saddleback Valley Christian; 8. Troy; 9. Agoura; 10. Yorba Linda.

Division 4 – 1. Elsinore; 2. Claremont; 3. Sierra Canyon; 4. Westridge; 5. Monrovia; 6. Arcadia; 7. Bonita; 8. Apple Valley; 9. Mission Prep; 10. Palm Desert.

Division 5 – 1. Mayfair; 2. Quartz Hill; 3. Culver City; 4. El Segundo; 5. Valley View; 6. Oak Hills; 7. La Quinta; 8. Alta Loma; 9. La Reina; 10. St. Margaret’s.

Division 6 – 1. Laguna Blanca 2. Santa Ynez; 3. Shadow Hills; 4. Crossroads; 5. Vistamar; 6. Gabrielino; 7. Hemet; 8. Beaumont; 9. Rancho Verde; 10. Heritage.

Division 7 – 1. St. Paul; 2. St. Monica; 3. St. Anthony; 4. Riverside Notre Dame; 5. Archer School; 6. Garden Grove; 7. Loma Linda; 8. Ontario Christian; 9. Schurr; 10. Summit.

Division 8 – 1. Grace Brethren; 2. Pomona Catholic; 3. Gladstone; 4. Mary Star of the Sea; 5. Foothill Tech; 6. Burbank Providence; 7. Katella; 8. Hawthorne MSA; 9. Linfield Christian; 10. Duarte.

Division 9 – 1. Buckley; 2. Upland Christian; 3. Oakwood; 4. Capistrano Valley Christian; 5. Calvary Murrieta; 6. Miliken Community; 7. San Gabriel Academy; 8. Glendale Adventist; 9. Santa Clarita Christia; 10. Mammoth.

Division 10 – 1. University Prep; 2. Thousand Oaks Hillcrest; 3. Avalon; 4. Southlands Christian; 5. Santa Rosa Academy; 6. Aca. Careers & Exploration; 7. Lake Arrowhead Christian; 8. San Jacinto Valley; 9. Riverside Carnegie; 10. Aca. Academic Excellence.

 

 

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Rancho volleyball team to be without top player in league finale

Rancho Cucamonga's Bria Beale (#33) hits a shot Claremont's Paris Pearson (#12) and Juliana Gomez (#2)during the second set of Wednesday's season opener at Claremont High School in Claremont, CA., August 31, 2016. (Photo by John Valenzuela/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

The Rancho Cucamonga volleyball team will be missing its star player when it takes to the court on Thursday against Chino Hills in the Baseline League finale for both teams. The Cougars (19-7, 9-0) are already assured a share of the league title but the Huskies (19-5, 8-1) can forge a tie with a win.

Senior outside hitter Bria Beale was ejected from Tuesday’s match at St. Lucy’s and per CIF rules must sit out the next match. She isn’t even allowed to be in the venue.

Rancho Cucamonga coach Aaron Flores said his team was up 24-13 in the third set after winning the first two sets handily when the incident occurred. He said he didn’t see exactly what happened because he was talking to someone else on the bench and Beale herself doesn’t remember.

All Flores was able to get as an explanation was that Beale directed profanity in the direction of an official. There was no previous incident. She was given a yellow card, then seconds later a red card – thus the ejection.

Flores was looking to his avenues of appeal this morning but there really are none. All will use the incident as a teachable moment.

“She is crushed,” Flores said.

Flores said he doesn’t ever recall seeing a player ejected from a volleyball match. Neither has Chino Hills coach Andy Farrow. But Flores doesn’t think the penalty fits the crime.

“In football that’s a 15-yard penalty and you move on. I don’t get why this is different,” he said.

The first time the teams played on Oct. 4 Chino Hills took Rancho to five sets with the Cougars winning the fifth 15-11. Beale, who has committed to UC Irvine, had 18 kills.

She leads the team in kills (315) and is just 111 away from the school’s career record in that category. She is second on the team in digs (211) and aces (47).

Farrow isn’t crazy about going into the match with looks to be a huge advantage.

“It was a great match when we played them head-to-head the first time,” he said. “Now if we win everyone will say it is because they didn’t have her. We’re all competitors we want to play against the best.”

Sophomore Allison Casillas will start in Beale’s spot but the Cougars have the benefit of a seasoned, battled-tested lineup around her.

 

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