Our list of athletes signing this week

Loryn Carter, St. Lucy’s – UC Irvine
Kylie Miller, Rancho Cucamonga – UCLA
Kylie Szczepanski, Alta Loma -Northwest University


Kenisha Liu, Ayala – UCLA


Lonzo Ball, Chino Hills – UCLA
Bryce Peters, Damien – Colorado
Janessa Thropay, Chino Hills – Oregon State


Tommy Acuna, San Dimas – Arizona
Noah Bode, Los Osos – Washington
Jacob Castillo, San Dimas – San Diego State
Zack Cooper, Los Osos – Belmont Abbey
Isaiah Davis, Carter – Fresno State
James Free, Damien – University of the Pacific
Elijah Greene, Chino Hills – San Diego State
Austin Hurd, Chino Hills – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Tyler Lawson, Rancho Cucamonga – Long Beach State
Nick Lodolo, Damien – Texas Christian
Davis Moore, Los Osos – Fresno State
Nick Peifer, Bonita – Cal Poly Pomona
AJ Woodall, Bonita – UC Santa Barbara
Charlie Verone, Los Osos – Butler


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Hailey Arteaga, Webb – Seton Hall
Pamala Baber, Carter – Texas-El Paso
Michelle Banales, Etiwanda – South Dakota
Amanda Brashear, Chino – Maryland
Hailey Freeman, Etiwanda – Grand Canyon
Corina Gamboa, Chino – Colorado State
Alyssa Gonzalez, Chino – Mississippi
Haylie Kloosterman, Ontario Chr. – Concordia
Shea Noggle, Los Osos – Belmont Abbey
Felisha Noriega, Etiwanda – UC Santa Barbara
Madison Paige, Ontario Chr. – Minnesota State-Moorhead
Jacquelynne Poling, Ontario Chr. – University West Florida
Megan Stevens, Etiwanda – Grand Canyon
Vanessa Taukeiho, Etiwadna – Oklahoma
Sydney Trostle, Etiwanda – Cal Baptist
Brianna Wheeler, Etiwanda – Hawaii


Raquel Anton, Rancho – CS Bakersfield
Devin Holcomb, St. Lucy’s – Cal
Shelby Kraft, Los Osos – San Diego St.
Denise Mammolito, Rancho Cucamonga – USC
Delaney Parks, Los Osos – San Diego St
Lexi Puhl, Etiwanda – Marist

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Rancho Cucamonga’s Thomas Graham still committed to USC

Rancho Cucamonga defensive back Thomas Graham has always wanted to play for USC and grew up idolizing Reggie Bush.

Despite the events of the weekend, Graham, who committed to USC in July, says he is still committed to the school.

Thomas Graham talks recruiting

Graham says he spoke with Athletic Director Pat Haden this morning and the USC Athletic Director told him the scholarship offer was still on the table and he was still wanted in the program.

“I talked to my family about it and right now we’re still committed,” Graham said. “We’ll see what happens but this is the school I wanted to go to and it still is.”

Graham, who transferred from Roosevelt to Rancho Cucamonga, also considered offers from Arizona State, Oklahoma, UCLA and Washington. He visited all but Oklahoma before making the decision over the summer.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian was put on an indefinite  leave of absence on Sunday amid reports of an alcohol problem.

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Summit WR recruits from past and present will be a package deal

Summit receiver Erik Brown doesn’t yet know which college he will choose, but one thing recently became a certainty. Wherever he goes it will be with his cousin Devon Blackmon, a four-star receiver from the Summit class of 2011 who went to Oregon before transferring to Riverside City College in January.

Brown (pictured, right) has collected nine scholarship offers since the end of Summit’s season in November. Blackmon has pulled in several offers with the intention of transferring to a Division I school after his first season at Riverside City. Two offers the duo has in common are Boise State and Washington, which are high on the a short list that includes USC, a school that has expressed interest in both players but is yet to offer.

“It’s always been in the back of our minds (to go to the same school),” Blackmon said. “I would like to show (Brown) the ropes in college and steer him away from some of the mistakes I made.”

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Oregon swoops in on top track recruit just in time for Signing Day

Jordie Munford is glad Oregon annoyed her with its persistence. If not for the incessant phone calls, the Rancho Cucamonga High School hurdler would have made a decision between USC and UCLA yesterday morning when she signed a letter of intent.

Two weeks ago Oregon wasn’t even on the radar of one of the country’s top track recruits. Two weeks later she signed a letter of intent with the Ducks on Wednesday.

“They just kept calling and kept calling,” Munford said. “Finally they convinced me to take a trip up there. After my visit, they were pretty much in front from there.”

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Mexican National team member from Upland HS will play soccer at USC

Tanya Samarzich has played plenty of soccer at venues around the globe as a member of the Mexican national team. The Upland High School senior made it official on Wednesday that her newest destination will be USC, with which she signed on National Signing Day.

The forward with scholarship offers from around the country had a short list that included North Carolina, Michigan, Texas and most of the Pac-12. Despite all the options, USC was an easy choice.

“USC is my dream school,” Samarzich said. “They’re been recruiting me since I was a freshman and my whole family are USC fans. So, it really was an easy choice.”

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Small private school’s signing class includes five total, three to Pac-12

Webb went beyond simply bucking the trend that one percent of high school students earn athletic scholarships. The private school in Claremont with an enrollment of less than 400 had five athletes sign, but three of them with Pac-12 schools.

Shortstop Aaron DiGimarino, who hit .493 with 41 RBIs last season, signed with USC. Webb is sending another athlete to USC, which also signed soccer player Ashlynn Ramos. Another girls soccer player from Webb, Carly Olszewski, signed with a Stanford team currently ranked No. 3 in the country.

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Rancho’s Munford, one of nation’s top track recruits, took trip last week that may effect Signing Day decision

All of the high profile football recruits in the area have already issued their verbal commitments, but one athlete in particular will provide some drama on Feb. 6, National Signing Day.

Rancho Cucamonga High School track star Jordie Munford, one of the top recruits in the country in her sport, will announce her college decision and sign her letter of intent on Wednesday. The senior hurdler has narrowed 30 scholarship offers to a list that includes USC, UCLA and Oregon.

“It was a pretty big list until two weeks ago,” Munford said. “I’ve pretty much made my decision, but I haven’t let anybody know.”

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Four things and one wild guess

1. If the preseason polls released on Tuesday are any indication, girls water polo season in the Inland Valley likely will still be going near the end of February.

Despite having moved up a division, Bonita claimed the No. 1 ranking in the CIF-SS Division 4 poll a season after it secured the No. 1 playoff seed in Division 5. The Bearcats have some unfinished business after falling one goal short of the division championship last season.

Four of the 10 teams in the Division 3 preseason poll are locals, headlined by a third-ranked Los Osos program that has reached the CIF finals four years in a row. The Grizzlies will have plenty of local competition, including Baseline League foe Upland, which is ranked No. 7. Upland and Los Osos were two of the final four teams left in the Division 4 playoffs last season but lost to eventual champ Harvard Westlake.

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