Robertson qualifies for National 16U baseball team trials

Upland third baseman Daniel Robertson was among one of 14 players from the western part of the United States to qualify for the USA National Trials for the 16-and-under baseball team in September in Houston. Robertson, one of 31 players in the United States to qualify for the trials, will try out in Houston to make the 20-man roster for the Pan American Games to be held in Culiacan, Mexico this October.

Hayes to host camp at Citrus Valley

Former NFL cornerback Chris Hayes, a San Gorgonio graduate who played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and New England Patriots from 1996-2002, will be back in the area on July 10, as he’s hosting a football camp at Citrus Valley High School.

The camp will be run by NFL players, with New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and former USC and NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson being possible counselors. Snoop Dogg may also attend. The camp is open to campers ages 6-18 and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration at 8 a.m. at the school. The entry fee is $35 before July 10 and $45 on the 10th. More information on the camp can be found at this link.

Shirley dismissed from UCLA

In a reaction to his arrest along with two other players for suspicion of felony theft by UCLA police last week, the school dismissed former Kaiser linebacker Josh Shirley from the football team today. Shirley, a two-time first-team all-Sun player, was arrested along with Gardena Serra wide receiver Paul Richardson and Los Alamitos defensive back Shaquille Richardson.

Jon Gold’s UCLA blog detailing the dismissal can be accessed here. Apparently there is a possibility for Shirley to return in January according to the blog.

Shirley among three UCLA freshmen arrested for theft

According to a blog by the Daily News’ UCLA beat writer Jon Gold, former Kaiser linebacker Josh Shirley was among three incoming freshman UCLA football players arrested for felony theft on campus. Gold’s blog detailing the situation can be read here .

The other two Bruins involved, Gardena Serra wide receiver Paul Richardson and Los Alamitos cornerback Shaquille Richardson, were released on $20,000 bail while Shirley was released without bail according to this blog by KTLA.

Magana stars for National Under-17 soccer team

With World Cup fever at a fever pitch, Ontario High School soccer player Aldo Magana is making his presence felt at the Junior National level. Magana, an incoming junior for the Jaguars, made the United States’ Under-17 team and scored a goal in a 2-0 win in Argentina earlier this week in Argentina. The site showcasing Magana’s goal is here. The site is written in Spanish, but an English link to the Under-17 American roster is here.

All-CIF-SS softball teams

It’s no surprise that Ayala and Upland received some superlative honors from winning their respective CIF titles. Upland coach Bubba DeJournett earned the Division 2 Coach of the Year award while Ayala pitcher Jessica Hall and coach John Ameluxen swept the Player and Coach of the Year awards in D3.

DIVISION 2
Player of the Year - Taylor Edwards, Vista Murrieta (12) Catcher
Coach of the Year - Bob “Bubba” DeJournett, Upland
FIRST TEAM
Ashley Beza, California, 12, Pitcher
Sierra Curley, Canyon Springs, 12, Pitcher
Whitney Jones, Upland, 12, Pitcher
Brooke White, Temecula Valley, 12, Pitcher
Ashley Holmes, La Serna, 12, Catcher
Jessica Garcia, Redlands, 12, Catcher
Eliza Crawford, Lakewood, 12, Infield
Kylee Lahners, Laguna Hills, 11, Infield
Mahriseh Medina, Mayfair, 12, Infield
Ane Pahulu, Ramona, 9, Infield
Shelby Pickett, Chaparral, 11, Infield
Pauline Monreal, La Mirada, 12, Outfield
Tatum Edwards, Vista Murrieta, 12, Utility

SECOND TEAM
Arianna Erceg, Palos Verdes, 12, Pitcher
Katherine Macias, Arlington, 11, Pitcher
Katie Saunders, Mira Costa, 10, Catcher
Jasmine Watson, Beckman, 12, Catcher
Sarah Carrosco, Lakewood, 12, Infield
Alanna Haskell, Chaparral, 12, Infield
Krista Mele, California, 12, Infield
Amy Nece, Redlands East Valley, 12, Infield
Jessica O’Donnell, Long Beach Wilson, 12, Infield
Michelle Solomon, Redlands, 11, Infield
Maria Sio, Laguna Hills, 11, Infield
Katrina Weber, Bellflower, 11, Infield

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All-CIF-SS baseball teams

At long last, the all-CIF baseball teams were released today. San Gorgonio shortstop/pitcher Adam Quintana added to his long list of honors by winning co-MVP honors in Division 3 along with Ocean View’s Blake Walker.

Division 2
Player of the Year: Adam Plutko, Glendora
Coach of the Year: Dan Henley, Glendora
First Team
Zack Belanger, Junior, Cypress
Thomas Bernal, Senior, Paso Robles
Jacob Cage, Senior, Glendora
Garrett Donohoe, Senior, El Toro
Julio Espinoza, Senior, Rialto
Jim Grob, Senior, Arlington
Tim Helton, Senior, Upland
Mike Hubbard, Senior, Crespi
T.J. Kendzora, Senior, El Toro
Nick Mandry, Senior, La Mirada
Kenny Mathews, Junior, Diamond Bar
Griffin Murphy, Senior, Redlands East Valley
Wyatt Padgett, Senior, Yucaipa
Brando Tessar, Senior, Chaminade
Garrett Tuck, Senior, Arcadia
Taijuan Walker, Senior, Yucaipa
Lucas Whitehill, Senior, Mira Costa
Kevin Williams, Senior, Crespi
Austin Wilson, Senior, Harvard Westlake
Joseph Winterburn, Senior, Glendora

Second Team
Tyler Alamo, Freshman, Cypress
Trey Barrett, Senior, Santa Barbara
Aaron Beckley, Senior, Redlands East Valley
Devyn Bolasky, Junior, Vista del Lago
Brad Burcroff, Senior, Redlands East Valley
Trent Chatterton, Sophomore, Pacifica Garden Grove
Pedro Cota, Senior, Yucaipa
Dylan Delaney, Junior, Chaminade
Tommy Gurrera, Senior, Foothill
Jake Hernandez, Senior. Los Osos
Lonnie Kauppila, Senior, Burbank
Jonathan Larson, Senior, Arcadia
Chris Manning, Senior, El Toro
Josh Mason, Senior, Crespi
Robert Parucha, Senior, Mira Costa
Kyle Raubinger, Junior, Arroyo Grande
Austin Reed, Senior, Rancho Cucamonga
Elliott Surrey, Sophomore, Crescenta Valley
Peter Van Gansen, Sophomore, Alemany
Zach Weiss, Senior, Northwood

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Chino to host football camp next weekend

The Chino High School football program will be bringing its NFL alumni back next Friday and Saturday for the Chino Football Camp. The camp, which will be held at the high school and is open to children ages 6-14, costs $65 and will feature former USC and current New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, Chicago Bears defensive tackle Jarron Gilbert and Carolina Panthers cornerback R.J. Stanford. Other counselors at the camp – which will run from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday – are Chris McFoy, Ryan McFoy, Marvin Walker and possibly Greg Salas.

Sanchez signs with Blue Jays

Barstow pitcher Aaron Sanchez, the 34th pick of last week’s Major League Baseball draft, has signed with the Toronto Blue Jays and will head off to their rookie ball team in Dunedin, Florida this upcoming weekend.

Sanchez, the first player in the county to be selected, chose not to go into details on the terms of his contract, but Jim Callis of Baseball America indicated that Sanchez is receiving a $775,000 bonus in this tweet. Either way, Sanchez is excited about embarking on his professional career.

“It’s awesome,” said Sanchez, who had signed with the University of Oregon. “It’s made better by the fact that I’m still in school. It’s kind of cool being the only kid in high school that’s a professional baseball player.”

Sanchez graduates from Barstow this upcoming Thursday and will head to Florida three days later. Florida may seem like a different world from the High Desert, but Sanchez is ready for the challenge.

“The humidity will be something to get used to, but its hot up here and its hot down there,” Sanchez said. “I can’t wait to get going.”

Crowley makes Southern California all-star squad

San Gorgonio junior outfielder Andy Crowley was selected to be part of the Southern California All-Star Team for the North-South All-Star Showcase this upcoming weekend in Santa Clara according to San G coach Bill Eatinger. Crowley, an All-San Andreas League and all-CIF selection, was selected from a deep pool of candidates from around the state.

“Each school gets to submit a couple underclassmen and of those, only 24 are picked,” Eatinger said. “It’s quite an honor.”