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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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

FOOTBALL
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

BOYS WATER POLO
Thomas Halverson, Los Osos, Pepperdine
Austin Stewart, Los Osos, Long Beach State
GIRLS WATER POLO
Hope Vickers, Upland, Marist
GIRLS SOCCER
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
BOYS SOCCER
Daniel Crisostomo, Webb, UC Irvine

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Upland’s Jalen Moore commits to Oregon State

Strong safety Jalen Moore of Upland has committed to Oregon State. He indicated that on his Twitter Saturday night while on his visit to the Pac-12 school.

He was en route back to California today.

“The coaching staff really made me feel at home,” he said. “There is nothing here but school and football so there won’t be any distractions and I can stay focused.”

Moore, a 6-foot-1, 190-pounder, helped the Highlanders to a Baseline League title and overall mark of 10-3. It was his first year in California, having moved here from Denver, Col.

He had 52 tackles, 1 interception, 2 caused fumbles and a blocked field goal.

Moore had one other offer, that from South Dakota State but  the trip to Oregon state was his first “official” visit.

“I am thankful for this opportunity,” he said. “It just goes to show how fast things can happen.”

Moore is the second local to commit to Oregon State, the first being Pomona High School’s Shawn Wilson.

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Upland’s Elijah Jones will play in B2G Sports West Coast Bowl

Upland senior defensive back Elijah Jones will play in the 3rd annual B2G Sports West Coast Bowl held at Warren High in Downey on Jan. 25. Elijah Jones

The game will feature over 100 players, who will be continuing their careers in the NCAA next year, that were hand picked.

Each team will be coach by a pair of NFL legends, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens.

The West Coast Bowl committee will also hold other events during the weekend that include a 7-on–7 tournament for underclassmen and an educational symposium.

The game will be aired live on Fox Sports.

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Ayala and Upland participate in San Gabriel Valley boys basketball tournament

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Here are the 2nd round scores:

Winners bracket:
Ayala 51, Keppel 41
La Canada 59, Sylmar 45
St. Francis 60, Upland 57 (OT)
Temple City 86, Poly (LA) 74

Consolation bracket:
San Marino 69, Animo South LA 34
Arcadia 63, Valley Christian 55
Monrovia 52, West Adams Prep 28
Gabrielino 75, Franklin 52

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Upland football team could have eight transfers in fall

The Upland High School football program has attracted its share of transfers over the years, but it may reach new heights this season.

If all players who have transferred from other schools since last season are approved by the CIF-SS, the Highlanders could feature at least eight new faces in the fall.

That figure doesn’t include incoming freshman receiver Nathan Tilford, who received scholarship offers from USC and Arizona State while he was still in eighth grade.

“We work really hard at what we do and if people move in for whatever reason and we’re the benefactor, then I’m happy for that,” said Upland head coach Tim Salter, who is entering his 19th year. “We’re not out there recruiting kids, but I think we have one of the best programs around.”

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Upland RB Payton ruled ineligible for 2013 due to athletically motivated transfer

San Dimas running back Jake Payton will be forced to sit out his senior season after a ruling today that his transfer to Upland was athletically motivated. The CIF-SS denied Payton’s transfer due to a violation of rule 510, according to its website.

forsaleThis is the second high profile football transfer in the Inland Valley to receive this ruling in the offseason. Payton can only hope to have more success in the appeals process than Diamond Bar transfer Antonio Hull. Originally, San Dimas planned not to challenge Payton’s transfer to Upland, but changed its tune this week.

“We had a change of heart, it’s a group decision,” Zernickow told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Monday. “My opinion is that you can’t say nothing if something happened.”

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CIF-SS track preliminaries full of local contenders after league finals

On Thursday, it was Ayala freshman Sydney Tullai dropping jaws at the Sierra League finals track meet by winning the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters. (Check out the photo gallery) It’s a combination of events so taxing – “insane,” was the term of preference for Chino Hills coach Richard Morales – that Tullai won’t be able to run all three at CIF-SS Preliminaries on May 11. She’s leaning toward the 3,200, but her decision will be jut one of many interesting story lines heading into the posteason.

On Friday at Baseline League finals (photo gallery) Upland’s Myles Valentine tied the top wind-aided 100 meter time in the state this season with a 10.36-second effort. The runner he tied was defending state champion Khalfani Muhammad, who defeated Valentine two weeks earlier at the Mt. SAC Relays, prompting this statement: “I knew at that point,” Valentine said, “I wasn’t going to finish second again.” He hasn’t.

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