Summit girls bball to promote breast cancer awareness

I received an email from Summit girls basketball coach Alexis Barile earlier this afternoon saying that the SkyHawks will be wearing pink uniforms for their home game against Bloomington at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10. The SkyHawks will be “GOING PINK” in an effort to fight breast cancer.

The pink jerseys are being donated by Ken’s Sporting Girls and Summit is expected to get pink items donated by Nike. The proceeds and donations taken will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for fighting breast cancer in honor of former N.C. State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow, who passed away last week due to the disease. Summit also will be honoring community members that have survived or have lost someone to breast cancer.

Notre Dame to visit Pollard

Cajon defensive back Marlon Pollard verbally committed to UCLA after visiting the school on Jan. 10, decommitting from Notre Dame in the process. But that hasn’t stopped the Fighting Irish from pursuing Pollard, a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Corwin Brown stopped by the Pollard household last Wednesday to meet with the 6-foot-1, 170-pound all-CIF and all-County first-team selection and will have an in-home with the Pollard family Wednesday night according to Marlon’s mother, Rachael Pollard.

“We have a great deal of respect for Corwin and a great deal of appreciation for how Notre Dame has approached their recruitment of Marlon,” Pollard said. “We believe in not closing doors and getting all the information possible. Corwin has been up front with Marlon throughout this entire process and wants to put all the information he has out on the table.”

Rachael Pollard reiteriated that her son is 100 percent committed to UCLA, with whom Marlon committed to prior to his junior year at Valencia before decommitting after Karl Dorrell’s firing for Notre Dame, citing the bond Marlon had with the players and UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel.

“Marlon has a bond with the UCLA players and really wants to stay home and play in front of his family and friends,” Rachael said. “That’s the reason why we moved back to the Inland Empire to begin with. Our family is out here and Marlon was born in Pomona and played youth football in Rancho Cucamonga. He wanted to come back to where he was from.

“He wants to play in Southern California for coach Neuheisel. (Neuheisel) was very upfront about mistakes he made in his past and very honest about it, which is something we appreciate.”

Walker commits to Idaho

Redlands East Valley defensive back Gary Walker recently committed to the University of Idaho according to REV coach Kurt Bruich. Walker, who was an all-CIF and all-County selection after transferring from Rialto High School last offseason, visited Idaho this past weekend and apparently loved every bit of his trip.

“After seeing Gary early this week, I had an idea of where he was going,” Bruich said. “I know that he had a great time up there.

“He’s a great pickup for Idaho. He’s a special player. He plays fast and when you need an impact play, he’ll come up with it for you.”

Walker chose the Vandals over teams such as Arizona State and Fresno State. He had been to both campuses, but chose Idaho’s instead. He is the third Wildcat to make that choice in recent years, joining kicker Trey Farquhar (2008) and linebacker Andre Ferguson (2007).

“We have a nice pipeline going there,” Bruich said. “Gary knows those guys, which will definitely help him out.”