Diamond Ranch to hold alumni baseball game this Saturday

Diamond Ranch High School will hold an alumni baseball game at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the school.

Gates open at 10 a.m. with the varsity team taking batting practice at that time,

There will be a Home Run Derby with players getting 10 swings for $10.

There is a $5 donation charge for admission with all proceeds going toward the schools baseball program.

The Panthers open the new season on Feb. 25 at Bonita.




Those interested in playing should email drpanthersbaseball@gmail.com and RSVP.

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Montclair quarterback Andrew Harrison has decided on a college

It was a strange season for Montclair High School quarterback Andrew Harrison but there is a happy ending as he has landed an opportunity to play in college.

Harrison plans to sign with the University of La Verne on Thursday.

He started his high school career at Upland but transferred to Bonita before this school year started. He was ruled ineligible by the CIF, and then transferred to Montclair. He had to sit out five games so his season was limited to the Cavaliers five Mt. Baldy League games.

In those five games Harrison completed 89 for 161 passes for 1,098 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions.

Harrison said the multiple transfers and not getting to play half the season hurt his recruiting chances but he has tried to stay grounded and welcomes the chance he does have.

He credits his parents for helping him keep things in perspective.

“It was difficult but I knew something would come along,” he said. “You can’t worry about what happened in the past. I am happy for this opportunity.”

Harrison was also considering some other small coaches such as NAIA Sterling (Kan.) and NCAA Division III’s St. Norbert’s (Wis.), Trinity (Conn.) and University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

He was happy with the opportunity to play close to home.

“I really liked the coaching staff,” he said. “I have been over there a few times and had a chance to sit down and talk to them and I felt like it would be good fit for me.”



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Just how does LaMelo Ball’s 92-point game stack up?

LaMelo Ball created quite the national buzz when he scored 92 points last night in a 146-123 win over Los Osos.

Here is the list from MaxPreps on where that game stands:

Most points scored in the past 25 years
101 – Cedric Hensley, Heritage Christian (Cleveland, Texas), Jan. 16, 2001
100 – DaJuan Wagner, Camden (N.J.), Jan. 16, 2001
100 – Tigran Grigorian, Mesrobian (Pico Rivera, Calif.), Feb. 11, 2003
94 – Greg Barr, Camden (N.J.), 1992
92 – Henry Yhegwu, Gulf Shores Academy (Houston), Feb. 15, 2002
92 – LaMelo Ball, Chino Hills (Calif.), Feb. 7, 2017
90 – Cash Eggleston, Minnesota Transitions (Minneapolis), Feb. 2, 2005
89 – Chad Bickley, Valley Christian Academy (Santa Maria, Calif.), Feb. 1992
83 – Taureen Moy, Washington (Memphis, Tenn.), Dec. 5, 2000
82 – Ethan Chaffin, Harrison Christian Academy (Harrison, Ark.), March 3, 2012

Most points scored during 2016-17 season
92 – LaMelo Ball, Chino Hills (Calif.), Feb. 7, 2017
72 – LiAngelo Ball, Chino Hills (Calif.), Nov. 30, 2016
72 – Matthew Bradley, San Bernardino (Calif.), Jan. 11, 2017
68 – Michael Foster, Heirway Christian Academy (Douglasville, Ga.), Nov. 8, 2016
65 – LiAngelo Ball, Chino Hills (Calif.), Dec. 26, 2016
63 – Dominik Fragala, John Champe (Aldie, Va.), Dec. 16, 2016
62 – Taylor Trudeau, Mount Dora Christian Academy (Fla.), Jan. 21, 2017
61 – Taylor Schildroth, Stevens Academy (Blue Hill, Maine), Jan. 6, 2017
61 – Tilquan Rucker, South Bronx Prep (N.Y.), Jan. 31, 2017
60 – Timmy Dalton, Lawrence County (Louisa, Ky.), Feb. 6, 2017
60 – LiAngelo Ball, Chino Hills (Calif.), Jan. 20, 2017
60 – Parker Hicks, Decatur (Texas), Dec. 20, 2016

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Etiwanda girls stay No. 2 in Division 1-AA basketball

Here are this week’s CIF girls basketball rankings for the week of Feb. 6 with teams in the Sun/Daily Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1-AA – 1. Long Beach Poly; 2. Etiwanda; 3. Sierra Canyon; 4. Alemany; 5. Harvard-Westlake; 6. Windward; 7. Serra; 8. Ventura; 9. Mater Dei; 10. Brea Olinda; 11. Troy; 12. Chaminade; 13. Valencia; 14. Millikan; 15. Redondo Union; 16. Lakeside.

Division 1-A – 1.Fairmont Prep; 2. Orangewood Aca; 3. ML King; 4. Esperanza; 5. Huntington Beach; 6. Bishop Montgomery; 7. Antelope Balley; 8. Buena; 9. La Canada; 10. Mira Costa; 11. Valley View; 12. JW North; 13. Duarte; 14. El Rancho; 15. Agoura; 16. El Dorado.

Division 2-AA – 1. Rosary; 2. Camarillo; 3. Rowland; 4. Walnut; 5. Dos Pueblos; 6. Los Altos; 7. Downey; 8. Twentynine Palms; 9. Tustin; 10. Arroyo Valley; 11. Temescal Canyon; 12. JSerra; 13. St. Monica Cath; 14. Santa Margarita; 15. Arroyo Grande; 16. University.

Division 2-A – 1. Righetti; 2. Aliso Niguel; 3. Lompoc Cabrillo; 4. Lompoc; 5. Covina; 6. Marlborough; 7. Glendale; 8. Warren; 9. Notre Dame Aca; 10. Lawndale; 11. Burbank; 12. Leuzinger; 13. Segerstrom; 14. Dana Hills; 15. Ocean View; 16. Rio Mesa.

Division 3-AA – 1. Glendora; 2. Bishop Amat; 3. Palos Verdes; 4. Garden Grove Pacifica; 5. San Jacinto; 6. San Clemente; 7. Cerritos; 8. Royal; 9. Peninsula; 10. Yucca Valley; 11. Trabuco Hills; 12. Thousand Oaks; 13. Gahr; 14. Sultana; 15. tie, Sunny Hills, Tahquitz.

Division 3-A – 1. Los Osos; 2. Flintridge Prep; 3. Lancaster; 4. Viewpoint; 5. Rancho Verde; 6. Moorpark; 7. La Salle; 8. Crossroads; 9. Oxnard; 10. Irvine; 11. Beaumont; 12. Louisville; 13.  San Luis Obispo; 14. St. Mary’s Aca; 15. Granite Hills; 16. tie, Savanna, Shadow Hills.

Division 4-AA – 1. Village Chr; 2. Cerritos Valley Chr; 3. Pasadena; 4. Oxford Aca; 5. Whittier Chr; 6. California; 7. Godinez; 8. St. Bonaventure; 9. Niopomo; 10. Laguna Hills; 11. San Gorgonio; 12. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 13. Westminster La Quinta; 14. Cathedral; 15. Jurupa Valley; 16. Arroyo.

Division 4-A – 1. Foothill Tech; 2. Knight; 3. Pomona; 4. Beverly Hills; 5. Sage Hill; 6. Aquinas; 7. Holy Martyrs; 8. San Marino; 9. Burbank Providence; 10. Pacific; 11. Big Bear; 12. Santa Ynez; 13. Templeton; 14. Pioneer; 15. tie, CAMS, Banning.

Division 5-AA – 1. Heritage Chr; 2. Crean Luth; 3. Downey Calvary Chapel; 4. California Luth; 5. Pilibos; 6. Pasadena Poly; 7. Mesa Grande Aca; 8. St. Genevieve; 9. Coachella Valley; 10. Rubidoux; 11. University Prep; 12. Rosemead; 13. La Reina; 14. Westridge; 15. Webb; 16. Workman.

Division 5-A – 1. Bell-Jeff; 2. Chadwick; 3. Sherman Indian; 4. Desert Chr Aca; 5. Mary Star of the Sea; 6. Riverside Prep; 7. Boron; 8. Trinity Class; 9. Silver Valley; 10. Lone Pine; 11. AGBU-Pasadena; 12. Cal Military Inst; 13. Archer; 14. Thacher; 15. Bishop Conaty-Loretto; 16. Wildwood.

Division 6 – 1. Rolling Hills Prep; 2. Grace Breth; 3. Carnegie; 4. Linfield Chr; 5. Lancaster Bap, Santa Clarita Chr; 7. ACE; 8. Trona; 9. Lucerne Valley; 10. Western Chr; 11. International School of LA; 12. tie, Coastal Chr, Einstein Aca; 14. tie, Mammoth, Coast Union; 16. Oakwood.



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Montclair leads 5 locals in CIF D5 boys soccer ranking

Here are this week’s CIF rankings in boys soccer with teams from the Daily Bulletin/Sun coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Cathedral; 2. Redlands East Valley; 3. Santa Barbara; 4. Servite; 5. Paramount; 6. Santa Margarita; 7. Millikan; 8. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 9. Edison; 10. tie, Tesoro, Downey.

Division 2 – 1. Godinez; 2. La Quinta; 3. Placentia Valencia; 4. Katella; 5. Hueneme; 6. Riverside Poly; 7. Aliso Niguel; 8. Oxnard Pacifica; 9. Norte Vista; 10. tie, Arlington, El Rancho.

Division 3 – 1. Garden Grove Santiago; 2. South Torrance; 3. Valencia; 4. Salesian; 5. Crescenta Valley; 6. Santa Ana Valley; 7. Citrus Valley; 8. Burbank Burroughs; 9. West Torrance; 10. tie, Quartz Hill. Claremont.

Division 4 – 1. Desert Mirage; 2. Garden Grove; 3. University; 4. Culver City; 5. Chaparral; 6. Carter; 7. Temescal Canyon; 8. Glendora; 9. Bellflower; 10. tie, Norwalk, Saugus.

Division 5 – 1. Montclair; 2. Citrus Hill; 3. Rialto; 4. Garey; 5. Leuzinger; 6. Baldwin Park; 7. Oak Hills; 8. Indian  Springs; 9. Moreno Valley; 10. tie, Walnut, Animo Leadership.

Division 6 – 1. Hesperia; 2. Fillmore; 3. Nogales; 4. Dunn; 5. La Puente; 6 Campbell Hall; 7. La Canada; 8. Webb; 9. Brentwood; 10. Flintridge Prep.

Division 7 – 1. Laguna Blanca; 2. Riverside Prep; 3. University Prep; 4. Grace Brethren; 5. St. Anthony; 6. Thacher; 7. Whitney; 8. Big Bear; 9. Palmdale; 10. Santa Clara.




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Chino Hills girls soccer team moves up to No. 5

Here are this week’s CIF rankings in girls soccer with teams from the Sun/Daily Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – JSerra; 2. Aliso Niguel; 3. Westlake; 4. Los Alamitos; 5. Chino Hills; 6. Harvard-Westlake; 7. Mater Dei; 8. Corona Santiago; 9. Hart; 10. tie, Tesoro, Palos Verdes.

Division 2 – 1. Corona del Mar; 2. Redondo Union; 3. Vista Murrieta; 4. Moorpark; 5. Temecula Valley; 6. Sunny Hills; 7. San Luis Obispo; 8. Quartz Hills; 9. La Mirada; 10. tie, Newport Harbor, Redlands East Valley.

Division 3 – 1. Bishop Amat; 2. South Torrance; 3. Santa Monica; 4. Claremont; 5. Serrano; 6. Flintridge Prep; 7. Glendora; 8. Royal; 9. Chaminade; 10. tie,Oxnard, St. Margaret’s.

Division 4 – 1. La Quinta; 2. Laguna Beach; 3. Alta Loma; 4. Temescal Canton; 5. Sierra Canyon; 6. Bloomington; 7. Estancia; 8. Culver City; 9. Oxnard Pacifica; 10. tie, Brentwood, Marymount.

Division 5 – 1. Palm Desert; 2. Cathedral City; 3. Montclair; 4. Western Christian; 5. St. Genevieve; 6. Crean Lutheran; 7. Beverly Hills; 8. Viewpoint; 9. Windward; 10. Hemet.

Division 6 – 1. Los Amigos; 2. Valley Christian; 3. Grace Brethren; 4. Katella; 5. Beaumont; 6. University Prep; 7. Coachella Valley; 8. Webb; 9. Riverside Prep; 10. tie, Jurupa Hills, Santa Rosa Academy.

Division 7 – 1. San Gabriel Mission; 2. Rancho MIrage; 3. CAMS; 4. Carpenteria; 5. Arroyo; 6. OC Pacifica Christian; 7. Big Bear; 8. Pomona Catholic; 9. Lennox Academy; 10. tie, St. Bernard, Garey.


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Diamond Bar leads local girls water polo teams in CIF rankings

Here are the new CIF rankings for girls water polo for the week of Feb. 6 with teams in the Sun/Daily Bulletin coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – 1. Laguna Beach; 2. Mater Dei; 3. San Marcos; 4. Dos Pueblos; 5. Orange Lutheran; 6. Corona del Mar; 7. Los Alamitos; 8. Foothill; 9. Santa Margarita; 10. tie, Huntington Beach, Newport Harbor, Murrieta Valley, Santa Barbara.

Division 2 – 1. Agoura; 2. Riverside Poly; 3. ML King; 4. Schurr; 5. La Canada; 6. Santa Monica; 7. Arroyo Grande; 8. Mira Costa; 9. Temple City; 10. Troy.

Division 3 – 1. Villa Park; 2. Redondo Union; 3. Corona Santiago; 4. Righetti; 5. Harvbard-Westlake; 6. Warren; 7. Long Beach Poly; 8. Rancho Cucamonga; 9. Rio Mesa; 10. La Serna.

Division 4 – 1. Peninsula; 2. Anaheim Canyon; 3. South Pasadena; 4. Palos Verdes; 5. Claremont; 6. Long Beach Poly; 7. Westlake; 8. Laguna Hills; 9. Oxnard; 10. Esperanza.

Division 5 – 1. Oaks Christian; 2. Pasadena Poly; 3. Tesoro; 4. Malibu; 5. Xavier Prep; 6. Woodbridge; 7. Santa Ana Valley; 8. Cajon; 9. Millikan; 10. Fullerton.

Division 6 – 1. Lakeside; 2. Paso Robles; 3. Kennedy; 4. Garden Grove; 5. Downey; 6. Glendora; 7. Costa Mesa; 8. Cerritos; 9. Alta Loma; 10. Redlands East Valley.

Division 7 – 1. Santa Ynez; 2. Diamond Bar; 3. Atascadero; 4. Chaffey; 5. Whittier; 6. Santa Fe; 7. Western; 8. Calabasas; 9. Louisville; 10. Valley View.



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Former Chino Hills coach Steve Baik enjoying new gig

I had to chance to speak with former Chino Hills boys basketball coach Steve Baik as his new school, Los Angeles Fairfax, took on Santa Margarita in the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei. His game wrapped up five or so hours before Chino Hills took the court and he wasn’t sure of he was going to stick around that long.

Baik was the Huskies head coach last year when they went 35-0 and were first in everyone’s national poll but resigned after the season, later taking the job at Fairfax. which is closer to his home in Altadena.

He says he is still in regular touch with new coach Stephan Gilling, an assistant on his staff whom he recommended for the position. And he has exchanged texts with the players.

He has seen the Huskies on a few occasions, including when they played a non-league game at Crespi.

“I still have special feelings for those guys. It’s hard not to miss them,” he said. “I have great respect for the Ball family and the work ethic of those kids, as well as Eli (Scott) and O (Onyeka Okongwu) and it was nice to be part of something special last year.”

Baik’s Fairfax team is 21-3 and a sure bet to be included in the Open Division for the City Section playoffs. The record is even more noteworthy because leading scorer Ethan Anderson had been out with a knee injury. He is expected back for the playoffs.

He says the top teams in the City section are comparable to those in the Southern Section but acknowledges the Southern Section had more depth.

“You have teams like Westchester and Birmingham that are as good as anyone,” he said. “In the Southern Section you have more teams of that level though.”

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Chino Hills defender Grant Trueman will sign with San Diego

Chino Hills defensive lineman Grant Trueman plans to sign with NCAA Division I University of San Diego.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder has been to the school twice on unofficial visits but will take his official trip this weekend and probably sign then.

He also had offers from Ivy League schools Columbia and Cornell as well as Valparaiso and Stetson (Fla.), which are in the same conference with San Diego, and West Point.

“The campus there is unbelievable and the academics are second to none,” he said. “The football program is also very good so it had everything I was looking for.”

Trueman is a two-time first-team All-Baseline League selection and a two-time All-Inland Valley selection. Last year he managed 87 tackles, including 14 sacks. He was also the team’s kicker.

As a junior he was an integral player for a team that won a league title and got all the way to the CIF semifinals before losing to eventual champion Mission Viejo.

He singled out a win over Upland as the highlight of his senior season.

Trueman is also playing on the varsity basketball team which is undefeated.



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Colony safety Bahari Holloway signs with Delaware State

Versatile Colony football standout Bahari Holloway has signed with Delaware State.

He also had offers from Youngstown State and University of San Diego and made trips to all three.

“From the first minute I got there is felt like a family atmosphere,” he said. “It’s a full ride so that’s a good thing. It just felt like the best situation for me.”

Holloway, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, did a little bit of everything for the Titans but will be playing safety in college. That suits him just fine. He grew up playing quarterback but moved to safety as a sophomore and adapted well.

“At safety you’re kind of the quarterback of the defense and you’re the last line of defense so I like that,” he said.

Holloway played for Colony as a freshman but transferred to Roosevelt his sophomore year with some family issues factoring in. He came back to Colony as a junior but never played because of paperwork and CIF clearance that was necessary.
He thinks not playing as a junior hurt but is happy with the opportunity he has now. He plans to major in photo journalism of possibly graphic design.

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