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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UPDATE: Baseline League swim titles decided, Whittington sets record

The Los Osos girls swimming and diving team finished first to earn the Baseline League Championship.

For the boys, both the Los Osos and Damien High athletic directors have tweeted that their respective teams had won a share of the league title.

Despite the tie, the Damien boys swimming and diving team has won at least a share a of the league championship each of the last 19 years in a row, according to athletic director Jeff Grant.

Grant also stated that Damien defeating Los Osos in the dual meet during the season and Los Osos’ victory at the league finals this past week played a role in the outcome and the eventual tie in the league standings.

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Chino Hills High School Girls Soccer takes home game on the road

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.RCHS

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.chhs

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.”





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UPDATE: Prep athletes who will sign this week

Philip Afia, DB, Ayala, Utah
Gary Baker, OL-DL, Upland, Oregon
Desmond Bobo, Pomona, Northern State
Lionel Crosby, OL/DL, Jurupa Hills, W. New Mexico
Josh Woods, LB, Upland, UCLA
Jerry Chaney, WR, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego State
Vincent Elefante, DL, Upland, Sacramento State
Deshawn Fortune, DE-LB, Etiwanda, San Jose State
Trent Goens, DE, Chino Hills, Northwestern
Josiah Gray, Rancho Cucamonga, UTEP
Donnie Greene, OL, Upland, Fresno State
Tyler Hilinksi , QB, Upland, Washington State
Antonio Hull, RB, Diamond Bar, Wyoming
Elijah Jones, DB, Upland, Navy
David Martinez, OL, Upland, New Mexico
Daijon McFoy, WB/LB, Carter, Dixie State
Brennan Miano, LB, Summit, Western New Mexico
Jalen Moore, DB, Upland, Oregon State
Nick Navarro Jurupa Hills LB Sacramento State
Michael Neal, TE, Etiwanda, Washington
Tre Norman, TE/DE, Kaiser, W. New Mexico
Dwayne Parchment, LB, Kaiser, San Diego State
Malik Psalms, DB, Ayala, Cal
Kameron Powell, DB, Upland, Washington State
Caleb Repp, WR, Los Osos, Utah
Ervin Richard, SS, Colony, Western New Mexico
Hasani Smith, TE, Upland, San Diego State
Chase Stephens, WR, Rancho Cucamonga, Southern Utah
Keon Stephens, WR, Etiwanda, Montana State
Ray Surry, WR, Rancho Cucamonga San Jose State
Khalyan Thomas, LB, Etiwanda, Arizona State
Troy Thomas, LB, Upland, Azusa Pacific
D’Angelo Vasquez, WR, Summit, Dixie State
Shawn Wilson, WR-DB, Pomona, Oregon State
Kheenyon Woods, LB, Pomona, New Mexico State
Zamore Zigler, DB, Carter, San Jose State

Thomas Halverson, Los Osos, Pepperdine
Austin Stewart, Los Osos, Long Beach State
Hope Vickers, Upland, Marist
Sydney Adams, Chino Hills, San Francisco State
Jaclyn Arballo, Bonita, Holy Names
Annie Bailey, Los Osos, UC Riverside
Michelle Barkley, Chino Hills, Kansas Wesleyan
Michele Blum, Chino Hills, Clarke (Iowa)
Brielle Bourgeois, Chino Hills, Southern Utah
Lauren Flowers, Rancho Cucamonga, Houston
Danielle Fjeldsted, Chino Hills, Westminster
Dayna Garcia, Chino Hills, McNeese State
Kryssa Johnson, Los Osos, Concordia-Irvine
Danya Hart, Rancho Cucamonga, Cal State Los Angeles
Brooke Ligtenberg, Chino, Cal State Fullerton
Idalys Martinez, Etiwanda, Cal State San Bernardino
Sydney Navarro, Claremont, Middle Tennessee
Darielle O’Brien, Summit, UC Riverside
Ally Priscock, Rancho Cucamonga, USC
Leah Pruitt, Alta Loma, San Diego State
Denae Verdine, Alta Loma, Cal State San Bernardino
Karly Whiteman, Los Osos, Colorado State-Pueblo
Daniel Crisostomo, Webb, UC Irvine

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Los Osos girls soccer repeat as Claremont Tournament Champions

Los  Osos win Claremont Tourney

The Los Osos Grizzlies girls soccer team won back to back games on the final day of the Claremont Tournament to win the trophy for the second consecutive season.

The Grizzlies found themselves down 1-0 in the first half of the championship game against the South Hills Huskies, before responding with three unanswered goals in the second half to seal the victory.

Karley Whiteman, Kyrssa Johnson and Serena Camacho each scored a goal in the second half rally for the Grizzlies.

Whiteman believes that tournament victories like the one against the Huskies can bring the Grizzlies together as a stronger unit going forward in the season.

“I think it is really bringing us together and helping us learn to play as a team and figure out what works,” Whiteman explained. “Especially when we go down a goal like we did in the (Claremont Tournament) finals. It is helping us realize our potential and what we can do on the field.”

After giving up their only goal in the tournament to the Huskies, the Grizzlies made the most of the halftime period to come together and prepare for a second half rally against a team they had played just two days prior in tournament pool play.

“(The Huskies) figured out that we play a lot down the flanks of the field,” Camacho said. “We changed our plan of attack and took the ball down the middle of the field which lead to the (rally.)”

The Grizzlies’ mindset was also mentioned as a key factor to the second half rally.

“A lot of it was a change in mindset,” Camacho stated. “We had to think positive and really work together as a team.”

Prior to advancing to the tournament finals against the Huskies, the Grizzlies shutout the Brea Olinda Wildcats, 4-0, in the semifinals.

Kala McDaniels contributed to the Grizzlies victory by scoring one of the four goals. Johnson, Whiteman, and Camacho also scored one apiece.

The Grizzlies (7-0-3) will return to the field Dec. 26 in the Excalibur Tournament.

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Loaded Los Osos girls volleyball team receives a pair of talented transfers

Alyssa Ybanez, left, transferred from Rim of the World to Los Osos.

Alyssa Ybanez, left, transferred from Rim of the World to Los Osos.

It’s hard to imagine the Los Osos volleyball team getting much better, but that’s exactly what happened this offseason. The team that finished one win shy of the first CIF championship in school history gained two transfers, one of which helped lead her team to a CIF title last season.

Alyssa Ybanez, the 2012 Mountain Valley League offensive MVP, transferred to Los Osos along with 6-foot-1 Aquinas middle blocker Delaney Goodrich. They will join a core of players at Los Osos including the reigning Daily Bulletin Player of the Year, Cal-bound senior Ashten Smith-Gooden and Ashley Kaylor, a first team All-Valley selection last season.

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2013 All-Valley Boys track team: Etiwanda’s Parish reaches new heights

forsaleTRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Miles Parish, Etiwanda
It’s a good thing Miles Parish is 6-foot-5.

He needed every inch of his towering frame to win the CIF State championship in the 400 meters.

“My coach told me before the race that it was going to be so close I would have to lean at the finish,” Parish said. “I didn’t know for sure I won until the announcer said it.”

At that very moment, it all become worth it. All the excruciating ladders, the weight lifting, the monotonous training.

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MLB draft: Los Osos’ Chris Kohler got inside info on his new organization

There were no Inland Valley baseball players drafted on Day 1 of the MLB first-year player draft.

But Day 2 saw three: Los Osos LHP Chris Kohler (third round supplemental, No. 106), Oakland A’s; Upland HS/Pepperdine RHP Scott Frazier (6th round, 168), Chicago Cubs; Diamond Bar HS/Riverside City College Kenny Mathews (7th round, 201), Cleveland Indians.

For Kohler, he was drafted by an organization he said he knew was very interested. He also had someone to talk to about that organization.

“I talked Daniel Robertson (from Upland High), who was drafted by the A’s in the supplemental first round last year. He told me all about the organization and how they do things. I’ve been playing with him with the ABD Bulldogs for a long time.”

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Inland Valley goes 0 for 3 in CIF-SS baseball semifinals


Diamond Bar wasn’t alone. The Brahmas suffered the fate of the other two local baseball teams in Tuesday’s CIF-SS semifinals, falling a game short of playing for a championship. After Diamond Bar couldn’t convert a third-inning leadoff triple into a run, it was all downhill in a 10-2 loss to second-seeded Gardena Serra.

Though San Dimas avoided an Oaks Christian ace expected to be a first-round draft pick, the Saints fell to the No. 1 seed, 3-0. Division 2 No. 3 seed Los Osos went down in heartbreaking fashion, falling victim to a two-out single in the final inning of a 3-2 loss to second-seeded Temecula Valley. Ontario Christian, the final local baseball team standing, will play its Division 5 semifinal today after the game was delayed due to Oak Hills’ graduation.

For all CIF-SS baseball semifinal scores, click the link below.

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