All-De Anza League volleyball team

Offensive Player of the Year: Lindsay Sullivan, Yucca Valley
Defensive Player of the Year: Brittany Candelaria, Twentynine Palms

First Team
Shannen Bruinsma, L, Big Bear
Carolan McCollough, S, Big Bear
Vanessa Burgos, OPP, Desert Hot Springs
Sarah DeLao, DS, Desert Mirage
Daisy Gomez, S, Shadow Hills
Naomi Leutu, OH, Twentynine Palms
Sierra Peterson, L, Twentynine Palms
Taylor Adair, MH, Yucca Valley
Liz Slaughter, L, Yucca Valley
Kaitlyn Wooling, S, Yucca Valley

Second Team
Carly Jo Reeves, OH, Big Bear
Brianna Moore, MH, Desert Hot Springs
Francis Vargas, MB, Desert Mirage
Emily Gregory, OPP, Shadow Hills
Alex Herrerra, M, Twentynine Palms
Catherine Mount, OH, Twentynine Palms
Courtney Del Guidice, DS, Yucca Valley
Allesa Peterson, OH, Yucca Valley
Whitney Rodriguez, OPP, Yucca Valley

Honorable Mention
Kelsey Davis, OPP, Big Bear
Savannah Seltzer, OH, Desert Hot Springs
Rosa Gutierrez, OH, Desert Mirage
Brooke Greenup, OH, Shadow Hills
Johnette Brown, MB, Twentynine Palms
Sarah Terreri, OH, Yucca Valley

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All-De Anza League football team

Offensive MVP: Chris Fuifui, Twentynine Palms
Defensve MVP: Austin Dubuque, Big Bear
Special Teams MVPs: Logan Miller, Twentynine Palms and Trevor Vallo, Yucca Valley

First Team
Jeremy Ogden, QB, Desert Hot Springs
Zakk Planz, QB, Big Bear
Ryan Greer, RB, Desert Hot Springs
Ernesto Quintero, RB, Desert Mirage
James Toland, RB, Shadow Hills
Tyler Westplat, RB, Big Bear
Christian Guzman, WR, Desert Hot Springs
Michael Nicholson, WR, Yucca Valley
Ojay Feesago, OL, Twentynine Palms
Tuvalo Melei, OL, Twentynine Palms
Michael Neville, OL, Yucca Valley
Davio Quintanilla, OL, Desert Mirage
Rex Seaman, OL, Big Bear

Harley Chlebik, DL, Big Bear
Paul Topoleski, DL, Big Bear
Derik Dubuque, DE, Big Bear
Thomas Ramirez, DE, Twentynine Palms
Michael Montano, LB, Yucca Valley
Derrick Nealy, LB, Twentynine Palms
George Von-Toman, LB, Yucca Valley
Brian Walters, LB, Twentynine Palms
Javier Zazueta, LB, Desert Mirage
Antonio Desmarais, DB, Desert Hot Springs
Nate McClain, DB, Twentynine Palms
Julio Suarez, DB, Shadow Hills

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All-Baseline League football team

Courtesy of Clay Fowler’s blog. Rancho Cucamonga sweeps the superlatives, as you would expect after its run to the Inland Division semifinals.

Offensive MVP: Sateki Finau, Sr., RB, Rancho Cucamonga
Defensive MVP: Tevita Kauvaka, Sr., LB, Rancho Cucamonga

Edward Torruella, Sr., WR, Etiwanda
Larry Cutbirth, Jr., QB, Etiwanda
Marcus Mason, Sr., RB, Etiwanda
William Regis, Sr., OL, Glendora
Cody Rogina, Sr., RB, Los Osos
Paul Pitts, Sr., WR, Los Osos
Dylan La Frenz, Jr., OL, Los Osos
Dimitri Morales, Jr., QB, Rancho Cucamonga
Donovan Harden, Sr., WR, Rancho Cucamonga
J.T. Huggins, Jr., WR, Rancho Cucamonga
Sekona Fonua, Sr., OL, Rancho Cucamonga
Cameren Turner, Jr., OL, Rancho Cucamonga
Donta Abron, Jr., RB, Upland
Justin Nunes, Sr., QB, Upland
Kenny Lawler, Jr., WR, Upland
Kenyatta Johnson, Jr., OL, Upland
Jake Van Ginkel, Sr., K/P, Upland

Cortland Fort, Sr., DB, Etiwanda
J.J. Everard, Sr., LB, Etiwanda
Chima Nduka, Sr., DL, Etiwanda
Michael Gallo, Sr., DL, Glendora
Hakim Rahmaan, Sr., DB, Los Osos
Greg Sherwood, Sr., LB, Los Osos
Garrett Evans, Sr., DL, Los Osos
Aaric Haley, Sr., DB, Rancho Cucamonga
Jakob Cuan, Sr., DB, Rancho Cucamonga
Steven Mujica, Jr., LB, Rancho Cucamonga
Metuisela Unga, Jr., LB, Rancho Cucamonga
Kody Duffy, Sr., DL, Rancho Cucamonga
Chase Morris Jr., DL, Rancho Cucamonga
Nick Perez, Sr., LB, Upland
Christian Powell, Jr., DL, Upland
Fred Green, Sr., DL, Upland
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All-Mojave River League football team

Serrano sweeps the superlatives here, as senior RB Taylor Ruize and senior DE/LB Ethan Hillyer were named the offensive and defensive MVPs, respectively.

Offensive MVP: Taylor Ruize, RB, Sr., Serrano
Defensive MVP: Ethan Hillyer, DE/LB, Sr., Serrano

First Team
Joey Peterson, QB, Serrano
Ben Quiroz, QB, Apple Valley
Jeremiah Armstead, RB, Oak Hills
Jermaine Lowe, RB, Apple Valley
Jacob Tizzard, OL, Apple Valley
Anthony Flores, OL, Oak Hills
Lorenzo Lao, OL, Oak Hills
Anthony Mackesy, OL, Serrano
Dylan White, OL, Serrano
Charles Mouton, OL, Sultana
Cavion Flournoy, WR, Apple Valley
Aaron Alston, WR, Hesperia
Anjaye Peters, WR, Sultana
Ethan Hillyer, TE, Serrano

Kyle Jerkins, DL, Apple Valley
Jason Curtis, DL, Oak Hills
Joey Nicholas, DL, Serrano
Hector Sotelo, DL Serrano
Anthony Saenz, LB, Apple Valley
Rodney Viramontes, LB, Hesperia
Antwaun Dawson, LB, Oak Hills
Aaron Woodard, LB, Oak Hills
Andrew Reagan, LB, Serrano
Daniel Davis, DB, Oak Hills
Garrett Reece-Scott, DB, Oak Hills
Jordan Rees, DB, Serrano
Taylor Ruize, DB, Serrano

Special Teams
Neil Franklin, K, Apple Valley
Leo Farias, P, Serrano
Marshaun Coprich, Utility, Oak Hills
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All-CIF SS volleyball teams

Released a couple hours ago. Redlands East Valley’s Krista Vansant adds to her expansive list of accolades, getting named the Division 1-A Player of the Year.


Player of the Year – Krista Vansant, Redlands East Valley (12) OH
Coach of the Year – Cari Klein, Marymount

First team
Caroline Workman, L, Sr., Marymount
Lauren Greskovics-Fuller, S, Sr., Marymount
Alyssa Mason, MB, Jr., Redlands East Valley
Allison Palmer, S, Jr., Laguna Beach
Morgan Boukather, OPP, Sr., Corona del Mar
Emily Ellias, MB, Sr., Valencia
Jasmine Eatmon, OH, Sr., Los Osos
Alexis Hein, OH, Sr., Vista Murrieta
Dana Backlund, S, Jr., Murrieta Valley
Chanel Stewart, OH, Sr., Laguna Beach
Kristen Castellanos, L, Fr., Sherman Oaks Notre Dame


Player of the Year -Deanna Dalton, St. Lucy’s Priory (12) OH
Coach of the Year – Sean Douglas, St. Lucy’s Priory

Jordyn Siko, S, Sr., Chino Hills
Eirene Kim, L, Sr., La Canada
Katherine Workman, OH, Jr., La Reina
Alex Daugherty, OH, Sr., La Salle
Tara Robinson, OH, Sr., Oaks Christian
Madison Dreyer, OH, Sr., Riverside Poly
Dessi Koleva, OH, Sr., South Torrance
Tiran Le’Ah, OH, Sr., Monrovia
Alissa Young, MB, Sr., St. Lucy’s
Heather Trueman, OH, Jr., Chino Hills
Jackie Macy, S, Jr., St. Lucy’s

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All-Citrus Belt League football team

This is the first we’ve received to date. Coaches can send their teams to or

First Team
Eric Shufford, QB, Miller
Mike Stallone, QB, Redlands
Devante Lewis, RB, Miller
Dylan Malone, RB, Yucaipa
Darryl Miller, RB, Redlands
Jesse Riley, RB, Redlands East Valley
Juwon Bell, WR, Miller
Auston Forsythe, WR, Redlands East Valley
Kadyn Glass, WR, Redlands
Albert Jackson, WR, Eisenhower
Blake Braun, TE, Redlands East Valley
Edmund Faimalo, OL, Redlands East Valley
Tyler Kiest, OL, Yucaipa
Jared Layel, OL, Redlands
Dominique Robertson, OL, Redlands East Valley
Andres Ronquillo, OL, Miller
Jordan Smith, OL, Redlands

Devon Lewis, DL, Redlands East Valley
Jordon Morris, DL, Yucaipa
Justin Sedivy, DL, Redlands East Valley
John Siliga, DL, Redlands
Paul Gonzales, ILB, Redlands
Steven Hinshaw, ILB, Yucaipa
Josh Peterson, ILB, Redlands East Valley
Jamal Wilson, ILB, Miller
John Baker, OLB, Redlands
Trevor Douglass, OLB, Redlands East Valley
Zach Relya, OLB, Miller
Josh Armstrong, DB, Redlands East Valley
Kendall Chambliss, DB, Miller
Taylor Fernandez, DB, Redlands East Valley
Antwione Holmes, DB, Fontana
Eric Llamas, DB, Redlands

Dallas Alexander, Utility, Yucaipa
Angel Ramirez, K/P, Fontana

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Pre-Bowl top 25

Final rankings of the regular season. Finally moved Auburn up to No. 1 after their savage beating of South Carolina in the SEC title game.

1. Auburn (2) – 13-0 in the SEC is good enough to get my vote.
2. Oregon (1) – Not No. 1, but still in the national title game. I think the Ducks are OK with that.
3. TCU (3) – One spot out of the big enchilada for the second straight year. Get a trip to Pasadena out of it though.
4. Wisconsin (4) – Badgers play TCU in Rose.
5. Stanford (5) – Will Jim Harbaugh stay? That’s the big question after a great year and an Orange Bowl bid.
6. Ohio State (6) – Buckeyes make yet another BCS bowl, playing Arkansas in the Sugar.
7. Michigan State (7) – Shame that UConn gets to go to the BCS while Sparty doesn’t.
8. Arkansas (8) – Razorbacks look to extend Ohio State misery against the SEC.
9. Oklahoma (11) – Sooners hop up after winning the Big 12 for fourth time in five years.
10. Boise State (9) – From BCS to Las Vegas in a span of 10 days. Stinks for the Broncos.
11. LSU (12) – Tigers rekindle rivalry with Texas A&M in Cotton Bowl.
12. Nevada (14) – Wolfpack beat La. Tech to win surprise WAC championship.
13. Missouri (13) – Tigers have intriguing matchup with Iowa in the Insight Bowl.
14. Virginia Tech (15) – From a loss to James Madison to an undefeated ACC title and an Orange Bowl matchup with Stanford. Not bad Hokies.
15. Nebraska (10) – Huskers fall from possible BCS game to underwhelming Holiday Bowl with Washington.
16. Oklahoma State (16) – Cowboys to play slumping Arizona in Alamo Bowl.
17. Alabama (17) – Have intriguing matchup with Michigan State in Capital One Bowl.
18. Texas A&M (18) – Aggies looking for first bowl win since 2001.
19. Utah (22) – Utes move up thanks to the losses of others and gets Boise State in an intriguing Las Vegas Bowl.
20. South Carolina (19) – Gamecocks get killed, but don’t get moved too far down.
21. Mississippi State (23) – Bulldogs play rare New Year’s Day Bowl, getting Michigan in the Gator.
22. West Virginia (24) – Mountaineers end season on roll, get N.C. State in Champ Sports Bowl.
23. Florida State (20) – Seminoles draw South Carolina in Chick-Fil-A Bowl a.k.a. the conference title-game runner-up bowl.
24. Hawaii (25) – Warriors host Tulsa in Hawaii Bowl after a banner 10-3 season.
25. Central Florida (NR) – Conference USA champs move into rankings and get Georgia in Liberty Bowl.

Under consideration: Maryland, Navy, Tulsa

Dropped out: No. 21 Northern Illinois

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Polk represents in Apple Cup

Had this article submitted to me by Milton Huertas. REV grad Chris Polk ran for a career-high 284 yards to help Washington become bowl eligible with a 35-28 victory over Washington State yesterday in the Apple Cup.

The Huskies, who qualified for their first bowl since 2002 with the win, will play Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl Dec. 30 in San Diego. That’s not a bad matchup for county fans to check out and allows them to check up on Polk, who has run for 1,238 yards and eight touchdowns on 226 carries this season.

Semifinal football picks

Some real good matchups this week, as you’d expect at this stage in the playoffs.


Corona Centennial at Chino Hills
No. 1 Centennial is known for the explosive offense, but Chino Hills has been putting up some gaudy totals in the playoffs, throwing up 70 on Corona and 45 on Etiwanda to get to this point. Can the No. 4-seeded Huskies keep up with Centennial and pull the shocker? Upland did have some success, but I think Centennial will wear down Chino Hills in the second half like it did the Highlanders.
Corona Centennial 49, Chino Hills 30

Rancho Cucamonga at Vista Murrieta
If there’s one thing teams can do in the Inland Division, it’s score points by the truckload. Both of these teams were ballin last week, with No. 3 Rancho hitting up Roosevelt for 51 points and No. 2 Vista Murrieta putting up 48 in waxing Norco. I really like what Rancho Cucamonga has done, but I think the Cougars may be a year away from winning this game. I like the seeds to hold and the Broncos to win a doozy.
Vista Murrieta 38, Rancho Cucamonga 28


La Quinta 27, Rancho Verde 24
Have to stick with my pre–playoff pick here, though Rancho Verde’s 49-3 win over a red-hot San Gorgonio team definitely turned some heads.

Cajon at Colton
This is where I’ll be Saturday and quite frankly, I can’t wait. Cajon won the first matchup in October, winning 29-20 at Colton, but the Yellowjackets will have star RB Tyler Ervin back. Colton’s offense has exploded the last two weeks, combining for 89 points. Cajon quarterback Thomas Carter exploded last week too, looking like Vince Young in the 2006 Rose Bowl (sorry USC fans) in the win over Arlington. Been hemming and hawing on this one, but I’ll go with Cajon and its 9-game win streak.
Cajon 28, Colton 27


Elsinore at Kaiser
The No. 4 seeded Tigers will come in unafraid and try to match top-seeded Kaiser punch-for-punch. Not sure that is the best way to face the Cats, who have pummeled every opponent in their path, with the Apple Valley schools being their latest two victims. Have a hard time imagining Elsinore being able to hold up for a full four quarters.
Kaiser 36, Elsinore 14

Summit at Serrano
While I’m happy to be at Cajon-Colony, it sucks that I can’t clone myself and go to this one as well. Summit has probably the most explosive combo of offensive players in the county in Devon Blackmon and Montigo Alford, but has a tough test ahead of it with Serrano’s physical, brawling defense. The SkyHawks went punch to punch with Kaiser better than anyone else has, but a Saturday night in frigid Snowline Stadium is a bit too much to overcome.
Serrano 23, Summit 14


Paraclete 38, St. Margaret’s 20

Sierra Canyon at Yucca Valley
Can the Yucca Valley Cinderella ride continue for one more week? The Trojans have been the feel-good story of the playoffs, upsetting No. 2 seeded Aquinas in the first round and toppling Mountain Valley League champ Rubidoux last week. But their defense will be tested by a potent Sierra Canyon passing attack that allows the Trailblazers to score 40.6 points per game. I picked the Trojans last week, but I feel the run ends here.
Sierra Canyon 28, Yucca Valley 12

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