VIDEOS: Cajon baseball holds off Redlands East Valley, 3-2


Above, highlight videos of Cajon’s 3-2 win over Redlands East Valley. The video includes all 5 runs that scored.


Cajon senior Branden Becker, above, talks about earning the save and scoring the go-ahead run in the 6th inning.

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VIDEOS: Arroyo Valley’s Best of the Best IE All-Star Girls Basketball Game


Above, highlights of Thursday’s All-Star Game at Arroyo Valley HS


Summit’s DoyleBonet Walker talks about scoring 21 points for the North team in the all-star game

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Citrus Valley softball has 2 players sign

I forgot to include in the prep notebook that 2 Citrus Valley softball signed either a National Letter of Intent or committed in the past week or so.
Second baseman Jordyn Smith will be going to the University of Redlands, while shortstop Jackie Chairez signed with Iowa State, after being named second-team all-Sun last year.
This year, Chairez is batting .265 with five RBIs and three stolen bases, while Smith is batting .260 with one home run, five RBIs and two stolen bases.

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High School baseball: The Sun and CIF-SS Rankings

High School baseball
The Sun and CIF-SS rankings

The Sun Top 10
1. CAJON (16-2)
Last week: 2
Battle for first place this week vs. REV

2. AYALA (13-7)
Last week: 3
Showdown this week vs. Glendora

3. UPLAND (13-5)
Last week: 1
Went 1-2 vs. Damien, still in first place

4. ETIWANDA (12-4)
Last week: 4
Dropped to 6-1 in 1-run games

5. CHINO HILLS (11-6)
Last week: 6
Swept Rancho Cucamonga to improve to 4-3 in league

6. DON LUGO (13-5)
Last week: 9
Has chance to avenge lone league loss vs. Ontario this week

7. REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (11-7)
Last week: 10
Will know more about Wildcats after this week vs. Cajon

8. YUCAIPA (10-8)
Last week: 5
Split each of the first 3 weeks in league

9. SAN GORGONIO (14-4)
Last week: 7
Missed chance to grab control of San Andreas

10. SULTANA (14-3)
Last week: NR
Snapped Oak Hills’ 12-game league win streak with a sweep last week

No. 8 Rancho Cucamonga (12-7).
Under consideration: Jurupa Hills (13-6), Kaiser (11-7), Ontario Christian (13-5-1), Rancho Cucamonga (12-7).

For CIF-SS rankings, click below
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High School softball: The Sun’s and CIF-SS rankings

Softball rankings: The Sun’s San Bernardino County rankings and CIF-SS Rankings

THE SUN’S TOP 10 SOFTBALL TEAMS
1. YUCAIPA (18-3)
Last week: 1
Passed Citrus Valley test last week

2. GRAND TERRACE (14-3)
Last week: 4
Won Santiago Tournament on Saturday

3. CHINO (11-4)
Last week: 3
Outscored 2 league opponents 14-1 last week

4. CHINO HILLS (15-5)
Last week: 5
Routed first 2 league opponents ever by combined 24-2 last week

5. LOS OSOS (14-8)
Last week: 7
Big win vs. Etiwanda

6. ETIWANDA (17-6)
Last week: 2
Will have chance to make up for Los Osos loss

7. CITRUS VALLEY (11-8)
Last week: 6
0-3 last week vs. Top 2 teams in Sun Top 10

8. UPLAND (15-2)
Last week: 8
None of last 4 games decided by less than 10 runs

9. AQUINAS (14-2)
Last week: 10
6-0 in league, 5 wins by mercy rule

10. REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (10-3)
Last week: NR
1 of 2 6-0 teams in league

Dropped out: No. 9 Cajon (11-5).
Under consideration: Montclair (14-3).

For CIF-SS rankings, click below
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Grand Terrace softball wins Santiago Spring Fling Tournament

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Grand Terrace celebrates on Saturday (via @Flores7899 on twitter)

Grand Terrace won the competitive Santiago Spring Fling Tournament on Saturday, hosted by Corona Santiago.
The event covers two weekends. On April 10, Grand Terrace defeated Valencia West Ranch 5-1 and on April 11, defeated Oak Hills 7-3 before losing to Murrieta Valley 2-1. Last Saturday, the Titans finished off the title with a pair of wins 4-3 over Citrus Valley and avenging their earlier tournament loss by beating Murrieta Valley in the finals, 7-2.
How impressive was it? Murrieta Valley and West Ranch are both ranked in the top 10 in Division 1 and Citrus Valley, although unranked had defeated tournament host Corona Sanitago (ranked No. 2 in Division 1) earlier in the tournament.
On Saturday, Melanie Olmos starred in the circle and at the plate. She was the winning pitcher in both games. She drove in two runs, including the winning run against Citrus Valley and had two more hits and drove in two more runs against Murrieta Valley.

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Prep basketball players get one last chance to excel

The Inland Valley All-Star basketball games returned after a six-year hiatus. The games were well received by players, coaches and spectators.

In the boys game, the Blue team defeated the White 106-103 , led by the efforts of Damien’s Malik Fitts.

In the girls game, Ayala’s Jackie Ricketson, named the Daily Bulletin Player of the Year last week, helped the Blue team to a 66-63 win.

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Event organizer John Romagnoli, athletic director at Miller, said about 1,000 spectators took in the contests, which was considerably better than he expected.

Two special awards were handed out. The Aujali Lauder Award went to Olivia Watkins of Upland while the Marcel Burke Award went to Omar Nasri of San Dimas.

The award were named in honor of two young basketball players that left us way too early.  There were designed to go to players based on athletics, academics their positive energy and passion for the game.

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Arroyo Valley’s girls basketball all-star game moved to Thursday

Arroyo Valley’s Best of the Best girls basketball all-star game, which was originally slated to be played on Saturday (4/18), has been moved to next Thursday, 4/23 at Arroyo Valley at 6:30 p.m.
It is the fifth annual game and second at Arroyo Valley. Coach Michael Anderson said this one was moved primarily moved to Saturday. The Inland valley all-star basketball games will be played at Miller on Sunday primarily due to spring.

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Bloomington High officially hires Brian Kidd as new football coach

It’s been eight years since Brian Kidd was a head football coach, but on Friday he was officially introduced as Bloomington’s new coach. Kidd was confirmed at Thursday night’s school board meeting.
“He’s a proven winner bringing in a good staff and we share the same philosophy to turn it around right now,” Bloomington athletic director Chris Brickley said.
Kidd, 39, was the head coach for Riverside Notre Dame in 2004, then took over for Mike Churchill for the final three games of the 2005 season at Carter. Kidd was also the head coach at Carter in 2006-07 before stepping down. He led Carter to a 7-4 record and a playoff berth in his first full season at Carter in 2006.
He last coached at Riverside Ramona in 2013 as the defensive coordinator and spent last season recovering from back surgery.
“I was ready to get back into it,” Kidd said of applying for the Bloomington job.
Bloomington has been 4-26 the past three years, but Kidd thinks the Bruins can surpass that win total this upcoming season alone.
“Probably 5-5 would be a great turnaround,” he said. “That’s realistic. When I took over the Carter team that was 3-7 the first year, we went 7-3 (in the regular season). I have the same aspirations for this team, to be competitive and be in every game.”
Part of Kidd’s plan is to get athletes from other sports playing football. One of those sports is wrestling, where Bloomington co-coach Vince LaFarge is expected to be on Kidd’s staff.
Kidd will not be an on-campus coach; he will continue to teach at Jehue Middle Schools, which is in the Rialto district.
Brickley said hiring Kidd wasn’t impacted by him being off campus.
“We wanted to get the best coach possible,” Brickley said.

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Former San Bernardino High coach Dick Adair dies

   Dick Adair, a San Bernardino High graduate from 1942 who later taught and coached (primarily basketball, but also golf and track) at the school for 33 years, died at the age of 91 last week.
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Adair was also a World War II veteran after enlisting.
After World War II, he returned to Southern California, where he played football and basketball at San Diego State. He was also an avid golfer. He ans his wife of 67 years, Louise, have been members of the Arrowhead Country Club.
For the full obituary from Bobbitt Chapel, click here.

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