Colton hires Bray as football coach

After nearly six months of waiting, redrafting job ads and indecision, Colton High School decided that it was best to not mess with a good thing.

The Yellowjackets selected from within the Colton football family to replace Harold Strauss Thursday, as it hired longtime assistant coach Rick Bray. Bray, who has been an assistant at Colton for 21 of the past 25 years, including the entirety of Strauss’ tenure, was approved at Thursday’s Colton Unified School District school board meeting.

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Terrell Thomas to hold football camp

Courtesy of Clay Fowler…

Rancho Cucamonga High School graduate and New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas will host a football camp in his hometown for the second consecutive year.
The USC graduate who recently completed his second season with the Giants after they made him a second-round pick in 2008 will be on hand for the camp on Saturday, June 26 at Ralph M. Lewis Park in Fontana.

Players ages 7 to 14 are welcome for the camp that runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers must register by June 14 and submit scholarship applications by June 7. To register visit Thomas’ Website: The camp cost is $30 with an extra $10 to include a camp photo.

Thomas is also hosting an all-star poker tournament and silent auction from 7 p.m. to midnight on June 25 at the Ontario Airport Hilton to raise money for Terrell Thomas Charities. The poker tournament open to the public will include NFL and USC players. Poker tournament tickets are $40, general admission tickets are $30 and table sponsorship for up to six players is $500.

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ACA boys volleyball moves on in So Cal Regional

The Arrowhead Christian boys volleyball team may have fallen short in its quest for its first-even CIF-SS championship this past Saturday, but the season isn’t over for the Eagles, who are taking part in the CIF-State Southern California Regional boys volleyball tournament this week.

The Eagles, seeded No. 5 in Division III, will play at top-seeded Laguna Beach tonight at 7 p.m in the regional semifinals. Arrowhead Christian advanced by defeating No. 4-seeded Los Angeles Foshay Learning Center 25-15, 25-18, 25-17 in the quarterfinals Tuesday.
Should ACA pull the upset against Laguna Beach, which won the CIF-SS Division 2 championship, it would be matched up with the winner of the semifinal between San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret’s — which defeated ACA in the CIF-SS title game — and Solana Beach Santa Fe Christian.

San Bernardino all-star baseball game is back

The Inland Empire Baseball Coaches Association, in partnership with the 66ers, is hosting the San Bernardino County All-Star Baseball Game on Tuesday, June 8 at Arrowhead Credit Union Park. The all-star game, which was run before by San Bernardino Valley College, is resuming after not being played last year. For more information and to submit nominations, contact Redlands High School baseball coach and IEBCA president Estevan Valencia at

Eisenhower to honor boys basketball team

Inland Empire Basketball is having a banquet to honor the Eisenhower boys basketball team’s back-to-back CIF-SS Division 2-A championships on Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sierra Lakes Golf Club in Fontana. The black-tie-optional event will feature UC Riverside athletic director Stan Morrison will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will celebrate the Eagles’ achievements from the last two years, including their Division II state championship of 2009 and the awarding of the Wooden Award to senior guard Alex Varner.
Entry fee to the event is $30, with checks payable to Inland Empire Basketball.

Softball second-round matchups

Now it’s softball’s turn, with the second round also to be played Tuesday.

Division 2
Arlington at Temecula Valley
Palos Verdes at Mayfair
Lakewood at Valley View
Vista Murrieta at Irvine
Upland at Eisenhower
California at Beckman
Laguna Hills at Ontario
Redlands at Mira Costa

Division 3
Bonita at Sunny Hills
Downey at Mission Viejo
Highland at Aliso Niguel
Ayala at Burbank Burroughs
Glendora at La Habra
Warren at Colton
Dana Hills at Chino Hills
Oaks Christian at Knight

Division 4
La Quinta at Buena
Ocean View at South Torrance
North Torrance at Paloma Valley
Aquinas at Bishop Amat
Lompoc Cabrillo at Torrance
Lakeside at Hesperia
Pomona Catholic at Lakewood St. Joseph
Garden Grove at Santa Monica

Division 5
Whittier Christian at Western
San Marino at Calvary Murrieta
San Dimas at West Covina
Beaumont at Village Christian
Cerritos Valley Christian at Mayfield
South Hills at Barstow
Heritage at Savanna
La Canada at Northview

Division 6
St. Monica at Marymount
Alverno at Maranatha
Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian at Marlborough
South El Monte at Grace Brethren
Oak Hills at San Gabriel Mission
Nordhoff at Yucca Valley
Marshall at Carpinteria
La Salle at Arroyo

Division 7
Downey Calvary Chapel at Amino Leadership
Kern Valley at Eastside Christian
Capistrano Valley Christian at St. Matthias
Victor Valley Christian at Environmental
Lake Arrowhead Christian at Rosamond
La Sierra Academy at Saddleback Valley Christian
Bell-Jeff at Academy of Academic Excellence
San Jacinto Valley Academy at Rolling Hills Prep

Baseball second-round matchups

Tuesday’s second-round games with updated site information.

Division 2
Glendora at Harvard-Westlake
Upland at Placentia Valencia
La Mirada at Rialto
Cypress at Mira Costa
Damien at Redlands East Valley
El Toro at Garden Grove Pacifica
Santa Barbara at Chaminade
Northwood at Yucaipa

Division 3
Beckman at Colton
Ocean View at Bell Gardens
Quartz Hill at Rancho Alamitos
Hemet at Gahr
South Hills at Lancaster
Downey at Bonita
Culver City at San Gorgonio
Alhambra at Paloma Valley

Division 4
Bishop Amat at Colony
Savanna at Torrance
Oaks Christian at Fullerton
Indio at Northview
Kaiser at St. Paul
Garey at El Segundo
Sonora at Monrovia
Granite Hills at Palm Desert

Division 5
Downey Calvary Chapel at Woodcrest Christian
Sierra Vista at Lompoc
Gabrielino at Heritage
Montclair Prep at Big Bear
Hesperia at Maranatha
Western Christian at Campbell Hall
Cathedral at Lompoc Cabrillo
Tahquitz at Linfield Christian

Division 6
Villanova Prep at Lancaster Desert Christian
St. Anthony at Capistrano Valley Christian
Sage Hill at Windward
Vasquez at Kern Valley
Oxford Academy at Silver Valley
Pasadena Poly at Rosamond
Crossroads at Rio Hondo Prep
Grace Brethren at Boron

Masters qualifiers

County qualifiers and top alternates for Friday’s CIF-Masters Track Meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

100 meters: Davonte Stewart, Miller. Alternate: Justin Harris, Upland.
200: Josh Mance, Don Lugo; Davonte Stewart, Miller
400: Josh Mance, Don Lugo; Laijon White, Rancho Cucamonga
3,200: Daniel Rosales, Apple Valley; Dustin Fay, Rim of the World
110 hurdles: Devon Blackmon, Summit; Jered Bell, Colony. Alternate: Demi Adegoke, Los Osos
300 hurdles: Darron Usher, Eisenhower
High jump: Aaron Hale, Upland; De’Marrio Brooks, San Gorgonio; Larry Roberson, Granite Hills.
Triple jump: Justin Lovingood, Summit; Jaelen Spencer, Sultana. Alternate: Jonathan Chea, Cajon

100 meters: Brea Buchanan, Ayala; Omunique Thomas, Carter. Alternate: Treasurie Hatten, Victor Valley
200: Alternate: Omunique Thomas, Carter
400: Vanessa Jones, Etiwanda
3,200: Alternate: Melissa Telon, Rancho Cucamonga
100 hurdles: Brea Buchanan, Ayala; Shanice Stewart, Carter
300 hurdles: Ashley Cooke, Colony; Jordie Munford, Etiwanda; Haley Sanner, Cajon. Alternate: Ke’Nya Hardge, Miller
4×100 relay: Summit, Cajon, Los Osos
4×400 relay: Colony, Etiwanda
High jump: Ashley Henry, Rancho Cucamonga
Long jump: Shanice Stewart, Carter; Ashlie Curenton, Silverado
Triple jump: Mayra Carter, Alta Loma; Jenna Nordschow, Ayala
Pole vault: Nicole Larson, Upland
Shot put: Erin Randolph, Yucaipa

CIF-SS softball playoff scores

Results from Thursday’s first-round action. Huge shocker in Division 2, as No. 1 seed and defending section champion Etiwanda was knocked out.

Division 2
Temecula Valley 3, Etiwanda 2
Arlington 1, La Serna 0
Palos Verdes 2, Don Lugo 1 (9)
Mayfair 1, Yucaipa 0
Lakewood 4, Santa Fe 1
Valley View 6, Redlands East Valley 3
Irvine 7, Colony 4
Vista Murrieta 11, Ramona 4
Eisenhower 4, Canyon Springs 3
Upland 4, Long Beach Wilson 3
Beckman 10, Chaparral 5
California 4, Redondo 0
Laguna Hills 3, Los Osos 2
Ontario 2, Murrieta Valley 1
Mira Costa 5, La Mirada 1
Redlands 9, Rancho Verde 1

Second-round matchups (Tuesday, site TBA)
Temecula Valley vs. Arlington
Palos Verdes vs. Mayfair
Lakewood vs. Valley View
Irvine vs. Vista Murrieta
Eisenhower vs. Upland
Beckman vs. California
Laguna Hills vs. Ontario
Mira Costa vs. Redlands
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CIF-SS baseball playoff scores

Here are the first-round scores of the divisions playing today and the upcoming second-round matchups.

Division 3
Beckman 12, Warren 3
Colton 6, Charter Oak 5
Bell Gardens 12, California 8
Ocean View 3, Westminster La Quinta 1
Rancho Alamitos 4, Cajon 3
Quartz Hill 11, Santa Monica 10
Gahr 10, Walnut 9
Hemet 8, Diamond Ranch 4
South Hills 3, Montebello 2
Lancaster 12, Santa Fe 4
Downey 9, Irvine University 3
Bonita 3, Elsinore 1
San Gorgonio 2, Palmdale 0
Culver City 9, Garden Grove 7
Paloma Valley 8, Westminster 2
Alhambra 4, La Serna 0

Second-round matchups (Tuesday, sites TBA)
Beckman vs. Colton
Bell Gardens vs. Ocean View
Rancho Alamitos vs. Quartz Hill
Gahr vs. Hemet
South Hills vs. Lancaster
Downey vs. Bonita
San Gorgonio vs. Culver City
Paloma Valley vs. Alhambra

Division 5
Woodcrest Christian 19, Desert Mirage 0
Downey Calvary Chapel 6, Sultana 1
Lompoc 8, Gardena Serra 1
Sierra Vista 3, San Jacinto 2
Heritage 4, St. Monica 0
Gabrielino 4, Paraclete 1
Big Bear 2, Arrowhead Christian 1
Montclair Prep 9, Serrano 0
Maranatha 5, Calvary Murrieta 3
Hesperia 11, Citrus Hill 5
Campbell Hall 12, South El Monte 5
Western Christian 7, Santa Ynez 0
Lompoc Cabrillo 28, La Puente 5
Cathedral 2, Whittier Christian 0
Linfield Christian 9, Yucca Valley 2
Tahquitz 10, Ontario Christian 8

Second-round matchups (Tuesday, sites TBA)
Woodcrest Christian vs. Downey Calvary Chapel
Lompoc vs. Sierra Vista
Heritage vs. Gabrielino
Big Bear vs. Montclair Prep
Maranatha vs. Hesperia
Campbell Hall vs. Western Christian
Lompoc Cabrillo vs. Cathedral
Linfield Christian vs. Tahquitz