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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trabuco Hills at Rancho Cucamonga
Los Osos at Flintridge Sacred Heart
Chino Hills at Millikan
Etiwanda at Long Beach Poly
Upland at San Clemente
Sunny Hills at Redlands East Valley
Citrus Valley at Murrieta Mesa
Yucaipa at Hart
Canyon County Canyon at Redlands
Diamond Ranch at Pasadena Poly
Garden Grove Pacifica at Chino
Claremont at West Torrance
Atascadero at Ayala
Western Christian at Citrus Hill
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
Montebello at Summit
Rim of the World at Desert
Rialto at Norte Vista
Patriot at San Gorgonio
Bloomington at Mammoth
Rosemead-Calvary Murrieta winner at Grand Terrace
Southlands Christian at Ganesha
Lennox-Connelly winner at Pomona
St. Monica-Foothill Tech winner at Big Bear
Garey at Alverno
Webb at Moreno Valley
Palm Desert at Summit
Colton at Loara
Riverside Poly at Fontana
Yucaipa at Glendale
Templeton at Diamond Bar
Patriot at Cajon
Muir at Chino Hills
Ontario at La Sierra
Upland at Lompoc
Yucaipa-Glendale winner at Damien
Arcadia-Eastside winner at Redlands East Valley
Northwood at Alta Loma
Patriot-Cajon winner at Chaffey
Lompoc-Upland winner at Claremont
San Jacinto at San Gorgonio
Mountain View at Garey
Adelanto at Diamond Ranch
South El Monte at Arroyo Valley
Ganesha at Chino
Rialto at Barstow
Vistamar at Ontario Christian
Loma Linda at Vista del Lago
Rancho Mirage at Arrowhead Christian
Calvary Murrieta at Uplad Christian
Emerson at Redlands Adventist
Milliken-Foothill Tech winner at Webb
A total of 5 teams from the Baseline League made the CIF Girls Division 1 playoffs: Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Los Osos, Etiwanda and Upland.
The Baseline’s No. 3 team Los Osos is traveling on the road against Flintridge Sacred Heart while Etiwanda and Upland received at-large bids and will travel as well.
The Rancho Cucamonga Cougars and the Chino Hills Huskies are listed on the bracket as the host team, but a jersey violation will send the Huskies on the road to Long Beach Millikan.
The violation was because of a “two-inch strip on the shoulder of our jerseys on Jan. 3 against Ayala,” said Huskies’ coach Andy Plascencia.
Rules such as the one about the jerseys became effective by the CIF at the start of the New Year.
“The referee (from the game against Ayala) reported it,” Plascencia said. “We thought it would just be a warning at first…it did creep back up on us.”
The team has since ordered new jerseys that comply with the new CIF rules.
Since the Huskies did not have an actual home field until the final two weeks of league play, Plascencia is not worried about having to travel to Long Beach despite still being considered the home team.
“It’s not a factor for us. We have traveled and played on the road all season,” he explained. “We usually would have to travel about 45 minutes for each game so an extra 15 minutes (to Long Beach) should not be a problem.”
The CIF Boys High School Soccer brackets for Division 1 through 7 have been released.
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