Week 5 top 10

Nothing too crazy this past week, as there were a lot of teams resting up for league play.

1. Chino Hills (4-1)
Previous ranking: 4. Last week: idle. Up next: Friday at Claremont (4-1).

2. Kaiser (4-0)
Previous ranking: 2. Last week: def. Hesperia, 55-14. Up next: Friday vs. Jurupa Valley (1-4).

3. Redlands (4-0-1)
Previous ranking: 3. Last week: idle. Up next: Friday at No. 5 Redlands East Valley (3-2).

4. Colton (4-1)
Previous ranking: 5. Last week: def. Arroyo Valley, 27-14. Up next: Friday at San Bernardino (3-2).

5. Redlands East Valley (3-2)
Previous ranking: 4. Last week: lost to Mission Viejo, 42-14. Up next: Friday vs. No. 3 Redlands (4-0-1).

6. Rancho Cucamonga (4-1)
Previous ranking: 6. Last week: idle. Up next: Friday at Los Osos (3-2).

7. Serrano (4-1)
Previous ranking: 7. Last week: idle. Up next: Friday at Apple Valley (3-2).

8. Victor Valley (5-0)
Previous ranking: 8. Last week: def. Riverside Patriot, 35-21. Up next: Friday vs. Silverado (2-2-1).

9. Upland (3-2)
Previous ranking: 9. Last week: idle. Up next: Friday at Alta Loma (0-5).

10. Chino (5-0)
Previous ranking: 10. Last week: def. El Monte, 40-16. Up next: Thursday vs. Garey (4-2).

Just missed the cut: Silverado (2-2-1), Summit (2-1-1), Los Osos (3-2).

Dropped out: None.

Week 5 scorelist

Just got back from Mission Viejo, so here we go.

Mission Viejo 42, Redlands East Valley 14
Colton 27, Arroyo Valley 14
Cajon 60, Pacific 7
Rialto 21, San Bernardino 6
San Gorgonio 27, Carter 25
Colony 28, Garey 7
Barstow 20, Sultana 15
Chino 40, El Monte 16
Etiwanda 38, Eisenhower 20
El Rancho 33, Fontana 14
Hemet Tahquitz 54, Citrus Valley 7
Kaiser 55, Hesperia 14
La Quinta 34, Yucaipa 16
Los Osos 43, South Hills 28
Paloma Valley 38, Bloomington 14
Maranatha 59, Western Christian 7
Riverside Notre Dame 43, Arrowhead Christian 6
Twentynine Palms 20, Cathedral City 12
Victor Valley 35, Patriot 21
Oak Hills 48, Laguna Beach 24

Week 5 predictions

Well, last week wasn’t a banner one in the history of T.J. Berka high school prognostications. While I actually only messed up on nine games – I thought I had missed double that – I was a pretty shoddy 5-5 on the feature games. Not quite enough to put a bag over my head, but close.

Colton at Arroyo Valley
The question, as has been the question throughout the season, is will Michael Yearwood play. It’s a game-time decision according to Arroyo coach Marcus Soward and his presence will change the game considerably. If Yearwood plays, Arroyo stands a chance, as Colton was pushed to the brink last week by a fast, physical Carter team. If not, the Hawks don’t have enough firepower to hang. I think Colton wins a low-scoring game.
Colton 20, Arroyo Valley 9

Redlands East Valley at Mission Viejo
After a tough loss to a physical Chino Hills team, the last thing REV needed to do was play the No. 1 team in Southern California. Whoops. Mission Viejo, the alma mater of Mark Sanchez, is No. 1 in the Pac-5 Division and a state bowl contender. This would be a good game next year, as REV has deep sophomore and junior classes. I’m not expecting much from the Wildcats in this game though. Mission Viejo is filthy-good.
Mission Viejo 28, Redlands East Valley 10

Yucaipa at La Quinta
The Thunderbirds have looked pretty good so far under Justin Price, winning three of their first four games behind an explosive offense led by Dylan Malone’s nine TDs. Is Yucaipa a legitimate playoff contender though? This game will help answer that question, as La Quinta has already defeated Colton this season and is one of the traditional powers of the Low Desert. I don’t think Yucaipa wins, but the T-Birds will scrap.
La Quinta 23, Yucaipa 14

San Gorgonio at Carter
I feel bad for San G. They go through a brutal four-game stretch to start the season – losing to Rancho Verde, REV, Yucaipa and Cajon, thinking that this could be the game they break out in. But the Lions are darn good, taking Colton to overtime at Colton in a game they easily could have won. If Carter doesn’t have a hangover from that tough loss, it’ll continue San G’s misery.
Carter 26, San Gorgonio 13

Garey at Colony
Colony has been the grand poobah for the most part in the Mt. Baldy League during the last five years, winning four league titles and CIF titles in 2006 and 2007. Garey, meanwhile, hasn’t made the playoffs. But the Vikings are dangerous this year, featuring all-everything WR Dominique Williams, and will be a formidable test for the Titans, who have won three straight since an inauspicious 1-2 start. Will go with the home team, but barely.
Colony 23, Garey 21

South Hills at Los Osos
The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for Los Osos, which was fresh off a triple-OT loss to Redlands and a lopsided loss against Vista Murrieta. South Hills has struggled in its move up the food chain, losing its last three. They’ll likely have issues in a stout Sierra League and will have issues tomorrow with a sneaky-good Los Osos squad.
Los Osos 28, South Hills 16

Rialto at San Bernardino
The Knights were the darling of the San Andreas League during the nonleague season, winning their first three games to move up to No. 3 in the Central Division rankings. But a loss to Arroyo Valley has them in almost a must-win situation against a San Bernardino team that has quietly won three out of its first four games. The Cardinals can make it three in a row with a win here, but I’m not ready to give up on Rialto just yet.
Rialto 19, San Bernardino 16

Victor Valley at Patriot
While Rialto might have been the darlings of the SAL, Victor Valley has been the story in the High Desert, as the Jackrabbits have rolled to a 4-0 start with big victories over Rim of the World and Apple Valley. They head down the hill for the first time to take on a Patriot team that has been solid under new coach Scott Pearne. It should be a good test for Victor, one that I expect they’ll pass with flying colors.
Victor Valley 30, Patriot 20

Barstow at Sultana
These teams limp into this one, as Barstow hasn’t won a game while Sultana lost to Victor Valley this week. Why am I previewing this game then? Well, its a pretty thin week and I need 10 games to write about and the winner here could be a darkhorse in their respective leagues. Emphasis on could. I think Barstow, while anemic to date, is probably due here.
Barstow 16, Sultana 14

Ontario at Chaffey
When worse comes to worse, end the featured games with the Cat Bowl. This longtime rivalry will be played tonight at Chaffey and it could be competitive just for the simple fact that Chaffey seems to be down this year. The Tigers have struggled mightily in going 1-4 and could be vulnerable to the Jaguars, but I think their power-run game will be too much.
Chaffey 28, Ontario 12

Other games of note:
Riverside Notre Dame 30, Arrowhead Christian 10
Anza Hamilton 36, Bloomington Christian 14
Twentynine Palms 23, Cathedral City 16
Chino 45, El Monte 20
Etiwanda 54, Eisenhower 10
Pico Rivera El Rancho 24, Fontana 14
Hemet Tahquitz 27, Citrus Valley 16
Kaiser 58, Hesperia 0
Oak Hills 33, Laguna Beach 14
Bloomington 27, Menifee Paloma Valley 19
Summit 45, Murrieta Mesa 9
Desert Hot Springs 28, Rim of the World 20
Pasadena Maranatha 35, Western Christian 13
Yucca Valley 27, Imperial 14
Don Lugo 26, Montclair 16
Cajon 48, Pacific 6

Last week: 21-9
Overall: 107-47-3

REV baseball to hold tournament honoring late coach

The Redlands East Valley baseball program will be holding the “Coach Tony” fall baseball tournament Oct. 16 in memory of former freshman coach Tony Hernandez, who passed away Sept. 24 because of a heart attack.

Hernandez, an active Wildcats baseball supporter and the father of senior infielder Drew Hernandez, also will have a scholarship in his name given out annually in his name at Redlands East Valley every June. Proceeds from next weekend’s tournament will go to that scholarship and to charity.

“It’s a tough loss for the whole REV community because Tony meant so much,” coach James Cordes said. “In talking with the family, they wanted a tournament honoring Coach Tony because of his love for baseball. I called and e-mailed some coaches and the response was great.”

The tournament will take place at Redlands East Valley and Redlands highs and have a round-robin format, with each team getting two games. Other participating schools include San Gorgonio, Yucaipa, Chino, Cajon, Citrus Valley and Rancho Cucamonga.

San G inducts four into Hall of Fame

San Gorgonio high school inducted four former athletic icons into its Hall of Fame Saturday, with swimmer Kelly Goddard-Sautel, runner Richard Adams, soccer player Lindsi Parnell-Wake and former equipment manager Keith Porterfield all being honored.

The foursome join nearly 70 Spartan athletic legends in the Hall of Fame, which was founded during the 1993-94 season. Goddard-Sautel, who graduated in 1997, was a four-year all-CIF swimmer and holds the school record in the 50-meter freestyle. She also saw at UNLV, where she qualified for the NCAA meet during her career.

Both Adams and Parnell-Wake graduated in 1999. Adams was an all-SAL runner for three years and qualified for the CIF finals in the 300 hurdles as a senior before going on to run at Cal State Fullerton and Purdue. Parnell-Wake was an all-CIF player as a junior and senior, set the single-season goals record with 46 as a freshman and the career goals record with 113.

Porterfield recently retired as San G’s equipment man after 28-plus seasons on the job. Starting in 1981, Porterfield was a very important person behind the scenes at San G before retiring this past spring to spend more time with his family.

Inland Empire Challenge set for Saturday

The largest cross country meet in the Inland Empire will take place Saturday at Glen Helen Park in Devore, as the Inland Empire Challenge Invitational will be held.

A who’s who of teams and runners from both San Bernardino and Riverside counties will face off in the meet, both for county pride — the battle of the counties is an intriguing subplot in the meet — and in preparation for the postseason races that begin in a few weeks.

Races will begin at 7:45 a.m. with the large-school freshman boys race and will end at 11:19 with the middle-school junior varsity races. The sweepstakes races at 9:30 (boys) and 9:50 (girls) are the headliners, with 115 of the best male runners and 85 of the best female runners in the region going head to head.

Week 5 CIF-SS rankings

CENTRAL DIVISION
1. Rancho Verde
2. Colton
3. La Quinta
4. Palm Springs
5. Arlington
6. Palm Desert
7. Chino
8. La Sierra
9. Rialto
10. Coachella Valley
Receiving votes: Garey, Carter, Colony, Arroyo Valley, Cajon.

EASTERN DIVISION
1. Kaiser
2. Serrano
3. Elsinore
4. Summit
5. Victor Valley
6. Heritage
7. San Jacinto
8. Citrus Hill
9. Bloomington
10. Ridgecrest Burroughs
Receiving votes: Apple Valley, Silverado, Granite Hills, Norte Vista, Temescal Canyon

EAST VALLEY DIVISION
1. Sierra Canyon
2. Paraclete
3. Brentwood
4. St. Margaret’s
5. Aquinas
6. Sage Hill
7. Campbell Hall
8. Big Bear
9. Desert Hot Springs
10. Rim of the World
Receiving votes: Arrowhead Christian, Twentynine Palms, Linfield Christian, Riverside Notre Dame, Grace Brethren.

INLAND DIVISION
1. Corona Centennial
2. Norco
3. Chino Hills
4. Vista Murrieta
5. Redlands
6. Redlands East Valley
7. Rancho Cucamonga
8. Upland
9. Glendora
10. Ayala
Receiving votes: Corona Santiago, Roosevelt, Claremont, Corona, Damien, Charter Oak, Murrieta Valley, Los Osos

Week 5 Top 25

I feel confident in my top 9. After that, its a crapshoot.

1. Alabama (1) – Impressive destruction of Florida removes any remaining doubt.
2. Ohio State (2) – Buckeyes struggled, but took out Illinois. May be on notice though.
3. Oregon (4) – Destruction of Stanford was impressive. Probably not a better second-half team out there.
4. Boise State (3) – Now that Boise is playing WAC dregs, its ranking won’t improve much.
5. Nebraska (5) – Had week off before big Thursday game at Kansas State.
6. TCU (6) – Struggled a bit offensively against Colorado State.
7. Oklahoma (9) – Beat Texas for only second time in six years.
8. Arizona (10) – Wildcats move up despite not playing.
9. Auburn (11) – Tigers impress against bad Louisiana-Monroe team.
10. Utah (12) – Feel weird about having Utes here, but they are the best alternative currently.
11. LSU (14) – May be luckiest team in America, as Tennessee’s inability to count bailed the Tigers out.
12. Arkansas (15) – Most impressive of the one-loss teams to date.
13. Stanford (8) – Can’t hate on the Cardinal too much for Oregon loss.
14. Miami (Fla) (17) – Nice win at Clemson sets up big game with Florida State
15. Iowa (18) – Hawkeye own Penn State, beating Nittany Lions for eighth time in nine tries.
16. Michigan State (24) – Big win over Wisconsin vaults Spartans up the list.
17. Michigan (19) – Great offense, bad defense. Big game with Michigan State upcoming.
18. Florida (7) – Gators were embarrassed against Alabama. Have low-scoring game with LSU on tap.
19. South Carolina (20) – May be best team in lackluster SEC East.
20. Wisconsin (13) – Badgers tumble after loss to Michigan State.
21. Florida State (21) – Seminoles have chance to establish themselves as ACC favorites this week against Miami.
22. Nevada (25) – Wolfpack quietly standing out with punishing run game.
23. Missouri (NR) – Tigers finally make it in on bye week.
24. Oklahoma State (NR) – Cowboys outlast Texas A&M to move into rankings.
25. Kansas State (NR) – Have chance to make statement with Nebraska coming to town.

Others receiving consideration: West Virginia, USC, Air Force.

Dropped out: No. 16 USC, No. 22 Penn State, No. 23 Texas.

Week 5 Top 10

The rankings went into bizarro mode this week. We have our third different No. 1 in as many weeks and a lot of movement.

1. Chino Hills (4-1)
Previous ranking: 4. Last week: def. No. 4 Redlands East Valley, 14-3. Up next: Oct. 15 at Claremont (4-1).

2. Kaiser (4-0)
Previous ranking: 5. Last week: def. Palm Desert, 47-0. Up next: Friday vs. Hesperia (1-4).

3. Redlands (4-0-1)
Previous ranking: 9. Last week: def. No. 6 Rancho Cucamonga, 21-13. Up next: Oct. 15 at No. 4 Redlands East Valley (3-1).

4. Redlands East Valley (3-1)
Previous ranking: 1. Last week: lost to No. 1 Chino Hills, 14-3. Up next: Friday at Mission Viejo (5-0).

5. Colton (3-1)
Previous ranking: 6. Last week: def. Carter, 21-14 (OT). Up next: Friday at Arroyo Valley (2-2).

6. Rancho Cucamonga (4-1)
Previous ranking: 2. Last week: lost to No. 3 Redlands, 21-13. Up next: Oct. 15 at Los Osos (2-2).

7. Serrano (4-1)
Previous ranking: 7. Last week: def. Santa Clarita Golden Valley, 35-14. Up next: Oct. 15 at Apple Valley (3-2).

8. Victor Valley (4-0)
Previous ranking: 10. Last week: def. Sultana, 35-14. Up next: Friday at Riverside Patriot (2-2).

9. Upland (3-2)
Previous ranking: 3. Last week: lost to Los Angeles Loyola, 30-13. Up next: Oct. 15 at Alta Loma (0-5).

10. Chino (4-0)
Previous ranking: NR. Last week: def. Chaffey, 47-16. Up next: Friday at El Monte (1-3).

Just missed the cut: Carter (2-1-1), Silverado (2-2-1), Summit (2-1-1).

Scorelist

Just got back from watching Chino Hills whip REV. Talking about whippings, my top 10 and my predictions took a beating tonight. I might have to take a picture with a bag on my head for next week’s picks.

Apple Valley 35, Indio 0
Aquinas 35, Riverside Notre Dame 28
Arrowhead Christian 34, Irvine Crean Lutheran South 6
Arroyo Valley 16, Rialto 8
Big Bear 35, Rim of the World 21
Bloomington 35, Fontana 7
Cajon 28, San Gorgonio 12
Cerritos Valley Christian 28, Ontario Christian 3
Chino 47, Chaffey 16
Chino Hills 14, Redlands East Valley 3
Claremont 56, Ontario 0
Colony 32, Don Lugo 10
Colton 21, Carter 14 (OT)
Granite Hills 24, Alta Loma 0
Hesperia 28, Jurupa Valley 0
Kaiser 47, Palm Desert 0
Los Angeles Loyola 30, Upland 13
Miller 25, Oak Hills 14
Redlands 21, Rancho Cucamonga 13
Rubidoux 55, Western Christian 21
San Bernardino 54, Pacific 30
Santa Fe Springs St. Paul 28, Ayala 6
Serrano 35, Santa Clarita Golden Valley 14
Silverado 20, Summit 18
Victor Valley 35, Sultana 14
Yucaipa 26, Beaumont 7