Claremont seeking new head girls volleyball coach


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Claremont is looking for a girls volleyball coach – again!

Daniel Reighter has stepped down because of the time demands of a new job in the private sector. His successor will be the school’s seventh coach in as many years.

It was not an easy decision.

“When I came here I heard horror stories about what a tough place this was to coach,” he said.”But I had great kids, great parents. I really loved coaching here but this is the one time the adult me had to take over and I had to put the hobby to the side.”

Reighter helped lead the Wolfpack to a 23-9 showing that included a share of the school’s first league title in 19 years. The team advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 4 semifinals before falling to Sierra Canyon and made it to the Southern California Regional final in the state portion of the playoffs for Division II.

Reighter added that the decision was even because of the strong core of players that is returning, That group is led by Emilee Rohrer and Kylie Robinson who had committed to USC and Oregon respectively. Libero Bel Grabowski is returning and Reighter also singled out the progress of senior to be Paris Pearson.

“I was really excited about the coming season,” he said. “It’s one of those things if I were single I probably would have made a different decision but I really couldn’t afford not to take it.”

Reighter will be leading a subdivision of Atkor International, a global manufacturing company.

He still plans to remain active in volleyball though as a coach in the Pacific Junior Club program because it requires just three days a week and two of those are weekend days.

He also says he’ll try and come to a few Claremont matches as time permits to support his former players.

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Rancho Cucamonga’s Abby Venglass wins national track title

Rancho Cucamonga’s Abby Venglass is having a good summer vacation so far.

Venglass, who will be a sophomore in the fall, took first place in the girls 15-16  age group at the United States Youth Track and field Championships at Benedictine University just out side of Chicago.

Venglass will be competing in the shot put and discus later this week while brother Jordan, a freshman to be at Cal, will compete in the javelin.

Venglass turned in a personal best of 125 feet and five inches, that coming on her first throw of the final round to defeat the second-place competitor by nine feet.

It was just her second meet because the event is not contested at the high school level and girls can’t start competing in that event until they turn 15.

“I really didn’t know what to expect because it was only my second in hat event,” she said. “I have my routine for those other events that I have been competing in for a long time. But this was still kind of new.”

Venglass compete for the Cougars in the shot and discus the past spring. She was 13th in the discus at CIF finals, narrowly missing the master’s cut. She  was named the team’s Most Valuable Field Athlete.

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Anderson, Shinnick qualify for Junior World Track Team

Local track standouts Zach Shinnick of Damien and Joseph Anderson of Upland had outstanding high school track seasons to wrap up their storied prep careers.

Burt the two future Pac 12 competitors continue to impress. Both competed at the United States Junior National Outdoor Track Championships in Sacramento this weekend and posted results that have qualified them for the Pan American Games in Peru.

Shinnick, who has signed with USC, won the 400 meters in 45.25. The time was fourth best all-time in California and the top time in the country this season.

Anderson, who has signed with Oregon, was second in the 110 hurdles (13.45), finishing behind only Eric Edwards (13.32) of Houston, Tex., who ran a personal best.

Two weeks ago, Anderson swept the hurdles titles at the CIF State finals at Clovis, running the nation’s fastest time and setting a state record of 13.33 seconds in the 110-meter distance.

On Friday, he overcame sizzling heat, two races, and two false starts to do something he has been trying to do for three years.

Athletes needed a top two finish to advance.


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Etiwanda’s Tyler Freeman named All-American in baseball

Etiwanda’s Tyler Freeman celebrates with a teammate after hitting a solo home run in the first inning May 30 against St. John Bosco.  Freeman expects to be selected in the first five rounds of the MLB Draft, which begins Monday. (Photo by Will Lester/SCNG)

Another one has been bestowed on Etiwanda senior shortstop Tyler Freeman. Freeman has been named to he ABCA/Rawlings All-American team, one of just 13 players chosen nationwide to the first team.

He hit .526 with 35 runs scored, 36 RBI, eight doubles, four triples, four home runs and 18 stolen bases. His on-base percentage was a robust .638 and his slugging percentage .814 in leading the Eagles (27-3) to their first CIF championship.

His consistency was also impressive, as evidenced by the fact he got at least one hit in 28 of 30 games and recorded multiple hits in 17 games with a best of five coming against Chino Hills in a regulation game. He struck out just six times all season.

Freeman has signed with Texas Christian but was drafted in the second round by the Cleveland Indians earlier this month so he’s weighing the decision of going to college or pursuing professional baseball.

Here is the link to Rawlings release with list of players honored.

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Softball standout Audrey Sellers of St. Lucy’s picks a college

St. Lucy’s sophomore softball Audrey Sellers has committed to Boston University, announcing it on her Twitter account Thursday.

Sellers, a catcher, was a key performer for a Regents squad that made it to the CIF Southern Section Division 2 semifinals before falling to Camarillo 1-0.

She hit .416 with 36 runs scored, 32 RBI, 10 doubles, a triple and nine home runs. She also boasted an on-base percentage of 48- with a slugging percentage of .853.

Most notable was her showing against Baseline League foe Chino Hills in which she had three home runs, eight RBI and walked twice. She was a first-team All-Baseline League selection.

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Sam Lopez resigns after just one season with Bonita baseball program

Sam Lopez has resigned as baseball coach at Bonita after just one season, principal Derek Bub confirmed.

The Bearcats had some key injuries and had a subpar season by their standards, finishing just 15-11 overall and 7-8 in the Palomares League which was only good enough for fourth place.

Lopez had the tough task of replacing popular coach John Knott was stepped down to take the head position at nearby Mt. SAC. Knott was 247-75-2 in his decade with the program with just one losing season.

“It’s always tough to be that guy that replaces a popular coach,” Bub said, “We’re sorry to see him go after just a year but I think we’ll have a good pool of candidates for this job this time,

Lopez did note return messages left for him.

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Calvin Tang named boys basketball coach at Los Osos

Calvin Tang has been appointed head boys basketball coach at Los Osos. He replaces Dave Smith, the coach that built the program from its inception.

Tang, 34, spent the last four years at Hesperia, the last three heading the varsity program and the first assisting on the junior varsity level. His team was 61-24 in his three years including a still-in-tact 21-game Mojave River League win streak.

The Scorpions went 23-7 the past season, advancing to the CIF Southern Section Division 3A semifinal where they lost to Twentynine Palms 65-54.

Tang grew up in Riverside and played three years of basketball at Arlington. He went on to play at Sierra Community College in the more Northern part of the state.

He also spent four years as an assistant coach at Sierra after his playing eligibility expired.

From there he moved on to NCAA Division II Metropolitan State in Denver where he served as an assistant for two years, helping the team to postseason berths.

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Baseline League honors: Baseball

Etiwanda’s Tyler Freeman celebrates with a teammate after hitting a solo home run in the first inning May 30 against St. John Bosco.  Freeman expects to be selected in the first five rounds of the MLB Draft, which begins Monday. (Photo by Will Lester/SCNG)

MVP: Tyler Freeman, Senior, Shortstop, Etiwanda

First team
Brett Borgogno, Sr., Chino Hills
Drew Cowely, Sr., Upland
Cody Freeman, Soph., Etiwanda
J.C. Garza, Jr., Upland
Chris Jimenez, Sr., Etiwanda
Marcus Johnson, Soph., Etiwanda
Preston Kelly, Soph., Chino Hills
Austin Lorenz, Sr., Los Osos
Vincent Mughannem, Sr., Etiwanda
Isaiah Paige, Sr., Damien
Michael Pineiro, Sr., Los Osos
Steven Rivas, Sr., Etiwanda
Logan Spere, Soph., Rancho Cucamonga
Harrison Spohn, Sr., Damien

Second team
Matt Bardowell, Fr., Etiwanda
Brett Barrera, Soph., Los Osos
Bailey Bordas, Jr., Los Osos
Chris Chavez, Sr., Chino Hills
Colton Combs, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Andrew Garriola, Jr., Damien
Taylor Juline, Sr., Upland
Tommy Kolling, Jr., Los Osos
Brad Massaro, Sr., Etiwanda
Kalani Matton, Sr., Damien
Ryan Meza, Jr., Etiwanda
Mark Orozco, Jr., Chino Hills
Steve Ramirez, Jr., Etiwanda
Cody Rawson, Jr., Damien

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Baseline League honors: Softball

St. Lucy's' Dakota Casper RBI single with bases loaded in the fifth inning of a quarterfinal prep softball game against Villa Park at St Lucy's Priory High School in Glendora, Calif., on Thursday, May 25, 2017. St. Lucy's won 4-0. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

MVP: Dakota Casper, Senior, Pitcher, St. Lucy’s

First team
Peyton Angulo, Sr., Upland
Alyssa Avalos, Sr., St. Lucy’s
Samantha Diaz, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Samantha Garcia, Jr., St. Lucy’s
Alexis Gonzalez, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Lauren Gutierrez, Sr., Upland
Andrera Hernandez, Jr., Upland
Julia Jimenez, Soph., Etiwanda
Brooke Johnson, Sr., Chino Hills
Tyler King, Sr., Upland
Aubrey Olson, Jr., Los Osos
Mikayla Rubin, Sr., Chino Hills
Audrey Sellers, Soph., St. Lucy’s
Savannah Serrata, Fr., Etiwanda
Taylon Snow, Sr., Chino Hills

Second team
Allie Beck, Fr., Upland
Madiyson Estorga, Fr., Etiwanda
Katie Greep, Jr., St. Lucy’s
Raeleen Gutierrez, Soph., St. Lucy’s
Brooke Hatfield, Fr., Upland
Alexis Lopez, Jr., Los Osos
Camryn Lyman, Jr., Chino Hills
Alyssa Martinez, Jr., Chino Hills
Alexandria Martinez, Jr., Upland
Emily Moses, Fr., Etiwanda
Lauren Nunez, Jr., St. Lucy’s
Reese Vargas, Jr., Chino Hills
Justin Vasquez, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga
Madison Veldman, Sr., Upland
Madison Waymire, Fr., Rancho Cucamonga

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Citrus Belt League honors: Baseball

Citrus Valley High School pitcher Tristan Workman pitched a five-hitter with four strikeouts in a 2-1 victory over Carter in Citrus Belt League play on Thursday. (Photo by Frank Perez for SCNG)

MVP: Tristan Workman, Senior, Pitcher, Citrus Valley

First team
Michael Carpentier, Soph., Yucaipa
Marcos Castanon, Sr., Carter
Christian Diaz, Soph., Redlands
Roger Fair, Sr., Carter
Matthew Glover, Sr., Citrus Valley
Robert Gonzalez,. Sr., Redlands East Valley
Andrue Gracia, Jr., Cajon
Doug Haugh, Sr., Redlands
Tyson Heaton, Sr., Yucaipa
Larenz Hernandez, Sr., Redlands
Kaden Hopson, Soph., Redlands East Valley
Chaz McWilliams, Jr., Citrus Valley
Ryan Silva, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Nathan Sisk, Sr., Yucaipa
Cody Stevens, Sr., Yucaipa
Zuko Tillman, Jr., Redlands
Joshua Torrance, Sr., Yucaipa

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