Lineman Cohl Cabral of Los Osos commits to Arizona State

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Los Osos High School offensive lineman Cohl Cabral isn’t going to draw the recruiting process out any longer. He has made a verbal commitment to Arizona State, even before his senior season begins.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive lineman had 14 offers from which to choose. He has visited Arizona State three times and also made trips to Washington State, Oregon State, Boise State and Utah. Arizona State was the first to offer.

Michigan, Oregon and USC were among the others

“I really liked the program, the players, the atmosphere, everything about it,” he said. “I thought it would be the place for me to be for the next four year.”

Cabral, a our-star recruit, is ranked as the nation’s No. 20 offensive
tackle and the No. 34 prospect in California in the 2016 class by 247Sports.com.

He played both offensive and defensive lines for the Grizzlies but was being recruited to play on offense.

Cabral is the third player to commit to coach Todd Graham’s next recruiting class, the second offensive lineman.

Arizona State has been high on his list all along. The school saw him at a satellite camp at Upland last summer and has pursued him ever since.

“I had time to get the visits done,” he said, of the groundwork that resulted in an early decision. “I’m glad the decision is made so I can concentrate on having a great senior season.”

He plans to major in exercise science.

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Mark Mina named head girls’ volleyball coach at Claremont

Mark Mina has been named volleyball coach at Claremont, athletic director Rick Dutton confirmed.

Mina will be the third coach in as many years and inherits a good nucleus of players as the team’s top two players last year were freshmen in Emilee Rohrer and Kylie Robinson.

He is no unfamiliar with the program, having served as junior varsity coach in 2014. He also took over the varsity program on an interim basis late in the season when coach Jodi Postlmayr stepped down to take and athletic director position.

Claremont is coming off a 21-11 season that included a second-place finish in the Palomares league (8-2) behind Glendora.

“There definitely is some young talent so we should be pretty good for the next few years,” Mina said. “I enjoyed working with junior varsity team there and I’m familiar with the girls coming back so it should be a smooth transition.”

Mina was the head coach at Rim of the World in 2013. Before that he spent four years directing the program at Immaculate Heart. He has also directed the programs at Mayfield and La Salle.

He also serves as director of Los Angeles Volleyball Academy East which will be run out of Cal Poly Pomona.

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Ganesha boys volleyball team looking to make playoff run

Joe Mariles has been coaching the boys volleyball team at Ganesha for 15 years. It hasn’t always been an easy task. The school hasn’t had great tradition in sports and boys volleyball is a sport where it can be hard to field a competitive team, especially given the demographic make up of the school.

But the Giants are making some noise and hoping for a win or two in the playoffs which begin tonight. Ganesha will host a first round Division 5 match against CAMS with first serve set for 7 p.m.

Ganesha is 22-4 overall, which includes a 12-0 mark in Miramonte League play. This is the school’s third league title, the others coming in 2011 and 2012.

The team has no year-round/club players, just a hard-working group of student-athletes who have found modest success in other sports and chemistry on the court.

Mariles is also the on-campus adviser for AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) so many of his athletes are students he has had come through that program.

“These kids all get along well,” he said. “They play other sports and they know each other from those or from AVID. The important thing is I really want them to have fun.”

Among the top players on the team is senior Jose Espinoza, an All-CIF selection in soccer, the sport in which Ganesha has had the most success. He leads the team in kills with 263.

The there is sophomore Jorge Barajas, the team’s top basketball player. Mariles says he’s the most athletic player and the real “X-factor.” He is third on the team in kills (118) and boasts a team-high 103 blocks.

Senior Santana Carbajal is the team’s setter.

It is always nice to win but Mariles uses athletics as a teaching tool and a vehicle through which life lessons can be learned. Kevin Martinez is second on the team in kills. He’s going to UCLA but won’t be playing sports. He’ll focus on being a student.

Defensive specialist Hugo Ortega is headed to USC.

“We want them to excel at the next level,” Mariles said. “It’s more about academics than anything else, because that’s something they’re going to carry with them the rest of their life.”

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Chino High to host youth football camp Saturday

Chino High School will host a youth football camp dubbed “Don’t Wish For It, Work For It.”

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon on May 16 at the school’s football stadium. The cost is just $5. Registration on site starts at 8 a.m.

Fundamentals will be stressed, along with the importance of academics.

Those with questions can contact coach Jesse Ceniceros at (909) 855-1623.

“We’re just trying to get out in the community,” said Ceniceros, who is in his first year after coming over from Norwalk. “We did this at Norwalk and had 100 or so kids. I think we can at least get that.”

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San Dimas still tops CIF Division 3 baseball poll

 

Northview catcher Jose Urbina (30) tags out San Dimas' Jessie Garcia at home plate in the second inning of a prep baseball game at Northview High School in Covina, Calif., Thursday, April 16, 2015. San Dimas won 5-0.<br />
(Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

The CIF baseball polls for the week of May. 11

Division 1 – 1. JSerra; 2. Huntington Beach; 3. Agoura; 4. Alemany; 5. Orange Lutheran; 6. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 7. Harvard-Westlake; 8. Cypress; 9. Dana Hills; 10. Aliso Niguel.

Division 2 – 1. San Clemente; 2. Glendora; 3. Foothill; 4. South Hills; 5. Mission Viejo; 6. Burban Burroughs; 7. Camarillo; 8. Cajon; 9. Bonita; 10. Gahr.

Division 3 – 1. San Dimas; 2. Redondo Union; 3. Palm Desert; 4. Temescal Canyon; 5. Paloma Valley; 6. Beckman; 7. Corona del Mar; 8. Paso Robles; 9. El; Segundo; 10. Cathedral.

Division 4 – 1. California; 2. South Torrance; 3. Don Lugo; 4. West Torrance; 5. Ramona; 6. Serrano; 7. Laguna Beach; 8. San Gorgonio; 9. Kaiser; 10. St. Bonaventure.

Division 5 – 1. Village Chr.; 2. Monrovia; 3. Santa Ynez; 4. Sierra Canyon; 5. Woodcrest Chr.; 6. Hemet; 7. Capistrano Valley Chr.; 8. Citrus Hill; 9. Sierra Vista; 10. San Marino.

Division 6 – 1. Lancaster Desert Chr.; 2. Sage Hill; 3. Crean Lutheran; 4. Pasadena Poly; 5. Fillmore; 6. Desert Chr. Aca.; 7. Nuview Bridge; 8. Calvary Murrieta; 9. Salesian; 10. Oxford Aca.

Division 7 – 1. Excelsior Charter; 2. Santa Clarita Chr,; 3. Rolling HiIls Prep; 4. Animo Leadership; 5. AAE, Riverside Prep, Avalon; 8. St. Monica Aca.; 9. Dunn; 10. Tarbu V’Torah.

 

 

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Chino Hills climbs to No. 6 in CIF Division 2 softball poll

Here are the latest CIF softball polls for week of May 11

Division 1- 1. Corona Santiago; 2. Garden Grove Pacifica; 3. Los Alamitos; 4. Murrieta Valley; 5. West Ranch; 6. Chino Hills; 7. Great Oak; 8. Norco; 9. Cypress; 10. El Modena.

Division 2 – 1. Mission Viejo; 3. Yucaipa; 3. Valley View; 4,. Agoura; 5. Glendora; 6. Canyon Springs; 7. Simi Valley; 8. Camarillo; 9. La Habra; 10. South Hills.

Division 3 – 1. Grand Terrace; 2. La Serna; 3. Burbank; 4. Gahr; 5. Warren; 6. Montclair; 7. Burbank Burroughs; 8. St. Paul; 9. Bishop Amat; 10. Cerritos.

Division 4 – 1. Highland; 2. Dos Pueblos; 3. Torrance; 4. North Torrance; 5. Aquinas; 6. Segerstrom; 7. Loara; 8. Ocean View; 9. El Segundo; 10. Temescal Canyon.

Division 5 – 1. St. Bonaventure; 2. Lompoc Cabrillo; 3. Garden Grove; 4. Mary Star of the Sea; 5. Fillmore; 6. San Dimas; 7. St. Monica Catholic; 8. Santa Ana Calvary Chapel; 9. Edgewood; 10. Louisville.

Division 6 – 1. Savanna; 2. Paraclete; 3. Webb; 4. Shadow Hills; 5. St. Anthony; 6. Alverno; 7. Serra; 8. Pasadena Poly; 9. Desert Hot Spribngs; 10. Chadwick.

Division 7 – 1. Rolling Hills Prep; 2. Grace Brethren; 3. Faith Baptist; 4. Santa Clara; 5. University Prep; 6. ACE; 7. Animo Leadership; 8. St. Monica Aca.; 9. Einstein Aca.; 10. Foothill Tech.

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CIF boys tennis draw features local teams

The CIF has released pairings for boys tennis playoffs. Here are the matches involving teams from the Sun/Bulletin coverage area:

DIVISION 2
Wednesday’s matches

El Dorado at Claremont
Hart at Diamond Bar
Bonita at Pasadena Poly
Diamond Ranch at Valencia

DIVISION 4
Tuesday’s wild card matches

Yucaipa at Schurr
Palmdale at Chino Hills
Citrus Valley at Linfield Christian
Aquinas at Lancaster
Wednesday’s matches
Highland-Granite Hills winner at Los Osos
Cajon at Webb
Victor Valley-LaQuinta winner at Rancho Cucamonga
Aquinas-Lancaster winner at Redlands

DIVISION 5
Tuesday’s wild card matches

San Gorgonio at Oak Hills
Workman at Montclair
Elsinore at Grand Terrace
Chaffey at Rim of the World
Downey at Ganesha
Wednesday’s matches
San Jacinto-Azusa winner at Alta Loma
Ramona at Kaiser
La-Salle-Savanna winner at Arroyo Valley
La Sierra-Vista Del Lago at Garey

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CIF-SS Division II Boys Diving Championships

Results of the CIFSS Division II Diving Championships:
 

Prestin Li of Diamond Bar finished the highest among local area athletes for either boys or girls Division II diving during the first day of the CIF Southern Section Swim and Dive Finals. Li finished with a score of 435.75 to finished ninth.

Noah Luna of Damien was second among local area boys finishing 14th overall in the field of 32, with a score of 367.05, followed by Aaron Garcia of Upland.

Local Boys:
Prestin Li of Diamond Bar (9th place) 435.75
Noah Luna of Damien (14th place) 367.05
Aaron Garcia of Upland (15th place) 363.75
Brian Murarik of Etiwanda (20th place) 220.75
Jeff Harris of Bonita (24th place) 135.30
Nicolas Pinson of Bonita (25th place) 129.95
Christian Darino of Bonita (26th place) 129.15
Zachary Walker of Bonita (27th place) 123.45
Grant Andres of Los Osos (31st place) 109.85
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CIF Swimming and Diving: What to look out for this week

There is a lot to look forward to with the CIF Swimming and Diving Championships taking place this week (May 11-16) at Riverside City College.CIF Swimming and Diving

Fans are bound to have new faces to consider among local area talent following the loss of Kyle Coan and Kyle Gornay, both who were Los Angeles News Group’s male swimmers of the year, due to graduation last year.

On the girls side,  back-to-back Female Swimmer of the Year for the Los Angeles News Group, Sonia Wang, is no longer with Upland High School and is swimming for JSerra High.

Some new faces we may hear a lot could come from Los Osos, who will look to win its third consecutive CIF Team Championship, Rachel Forbes and Brian Whittington. Both of which had impressive showings at the Baseline League Finals Meet.

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Upland edges Rancho Cucamonga 3-2 in battle finale

The Upland Highlanders pushed across three runs in the fourth and that held up for a 3-2 win over Rancho Cucamonga in the final game of the Battle of the Baseline Saturday night at LoanMart Field.

The win means the Higlanders (15-9, 7-6) head into the last week of play tied for third with Los Osos but just one game behind leaders Chino Hills and Etiwanda.

Senior right-hander Jeff Kross went the distance on the mound, giving up just four hits and striking out five. Both the runs he allowed in the sixth were unearned.

Kross and Grant Ponder singled to start the fourth. Junior Fregoso then hit a sacrifice fly scoring Kross. Another sacrifice fly, this one by Ryan Almondinger, drove home Ponder. The third run of the contest came home on a single by Ryan Rodriguez.

Upland wraps up the season with two games against Etiwanda so it controls its own fate.

Rancho Cucamonga’s last two games are against Damien which is fighting for a playoff berth as well.

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