Clarendon in Colorado

Cajon senior guard Layshia Clarendon continues to rub her elbows with the elite in girls basketball, as she is in Colorado Springs currently working out with top high school and college players at the U.S. Olympic Training facility according to an e-mail sent by Cowgirls coach Mark Lehman.

Clarendon is among a handful of high school players chosen to compete with college players for spots on the Junior National Basketball Team, which will compete in the World Championship Games this summer. More information on the event can be found at

Citrus Valley plans “Meet the Coach” Night

Citrus Valley High School is planning a Parent/Player Meet the Coach night on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Redlands East Valley’s administration upstairs conference room. The Blackhawks, who start varsity play this upcoming fall, hired Cantwell Sacred Heart’s Peter Smolin as their first head coach earlier this week.

Smolin will discuss upcoming spring and summer practice and workout schedules with interested players and their parents. Citrus Valley will be fielding a team of freshmen and sophomore in its first varsity season.

Colton recruiting update

There is a lot going on in the world of football recruiting, as the May evaluation period is underway. According to, Colton kicker Alejandro Maldonado has verbally committed to Washington while teammates Derrick Malone and Jonathan Mack are receiving intersst from schools such as Nebraska.

Maldonado verbally committed to the Huskies after they saw him practice Wednesday, which he accepted. This is what Maldonado told Rivals:

“I accepted it right away,” he said. “It feels really good. It was my first one. I told my mom and dad about it, and everybody is really excited. I would say I’m a soft commitment, but I was told that I could come in there right and be their starting kicker right away.”

Malone, a safety, is up to five scholarship offers (Arizona State, Nebraska, Nevada, UTEP and Washington) while Mack, a cornerback, has an offer from the Cornhuskers.