Area highlights from Saturday’s wrestling

Here are some of the San Bernardino County results from Saturday’s two biggest wrestling meets: 5 Counties at Fountain Valley and the Temecula Valley’s Battle For The Belt.

County teams at Fountain Valley: 4. Victor Valley 118, 13. Etiwanda 84.5, 18. Chino Hills 71, 26T. Rim of the World 60.5, 37T. Ayala 52, 47. Apple Valley 41.5, 56. Colony 32, 58 T. Serrano 31.
Fountain Valley county placers:
106: 6. Anthony Soto, Colony
113: 3. Christian Martin, Chino Hills; 6. Robert Romo, Apple Valley.
126: 2. Danny Delgado, Victor Valley.
138: 6. Christian Smith, Rim of the World
145: 2. Seth Whisner, Rim of the World; 6. Michael Lopez, Victor Valley
160: 2. Bryan Garcia, Arroyo Valley.
171: 5. S. Donley, Serrano; 7. Blake Fifer, Victor Valley; 8. Brody Goens, Chino Hills.
182: 8. Anthony Ballinger, Apple Valley.
220: 1. J.J. Everard, Etiwanda; 3. L. Northrup, Ayala.

County teams at Temecula Valley: 7. Sultana 105, 12. Alta Loma 92, 20T. Bloomington 70, 25. Oak Hills 60, 38T. Hesperia 42, 50. Miller 33, 56. Carter 29,
Temecula Valley county placers:
106: 5. Anthony Roybal, Hesperia.
113: 6. Slaytr Gonzalez, Sultana.
126: 7. Michael Rodriguez, Alta Loma.
138: 5. Jacob Leon, Alta Loma.
152: 6. Corey Griego, Sultana.
160: 6. Matt Williams, Sultana
170: 8. Jonathan Diaz, Miller.
182: 8. Anthony Hernandez, Oak Hills.
195: 1. Robert Marchese, Oak Hills (upper weight MVP); 5. Anthony Flores, Alta Loma.
220: 4. Zac Williams, Sultana; 5. Derrick Jones, Bloomington.
285: 6. Kenneth Clark, Carter

Riverside County routs San Bernardino County 31-0

Tim Salter told his players a the 27th annual Inland Empire All-star Football Classic that Saturday’s 31-0 loss by his San Bernardino County squad to Riverside County at Corona High School was not indicative of what good players they were.
They got to show little of their talents, as Riverside dominated, holding a 348-73 edge in yards of total offense.
San Bernardino had two good chances to score. One came when Silverado’s Victor Iosefa returned a fumble 32 yards to the Riverside 33 in the first quarter. They ended up having to settle for a field goal try, but kicker Angel Ramirez (Fontana) had his attempt smothered before he was even able to get it off the ground.
The other came in the third quarter when they were trailing 17-0.
A 26-yard run by Christian Powell (Upland) and a 12-yard pass from Dimitri Morales (Rancho Cucamonga) to Powell gave San Bernardino a first-and-goal at the 8. Two running plays later, they had a third-and-goal at the 1. But running back Donta Abron (Upland) was thrown for a loss on two consecutive plays and Riverside took over on downs.
In the end, turnovers (three) were costly. San Bernardino also seemed to have difficulty blocking, especially in the run game (27 carries for 23 yards). But they also had a difficult time containing speedy Riverside quarterbacks Justin Gheorge (Riverside North), Hayden Gavett (Corona Centennial) and Dane Tiedeman (Palm Springs). That trio combined to complete nine of 11 passes for 90 yards and carry the ball 17 times for 127 yards.
While standing on the San Bernardino sideline, everything I saw of the San Bernardino players echoed what Salter said: they were good kids, listened and didn’t use foul language.
But for whatever reason, things didn’t really click on the field. It didn’t indicate what kind of players they were or what kind of players many of them will be at the next level.

Schedule for MLK Day at Los Osos

Los Osos High hosts an annual MLK boys basketball showcase event and here is this year’s schedule for the games on Monday:

9:30 a.m. Twentynine Palms vs. Walnut
11 a.m. Miller vs. Irvine Northwood
12:30 p.m. Los Osos vs. Pomona
2 p.m. Chino vs. La Puente Bishop Amat
3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Pacific Hills vs. Chino Hills
5 p.m. Claremont vs. Glendora
6:30 p.m. Ventura vs. Damien
8 p.m. Ayala vs. Eisenhower

First San Bernardino County rankings of the winter

OK, here they are, for better or for worse.
I compiled the first Top 5 rankings for the county in the winter sports. They are running in Thursday’s paper. Due to coaches not submitting results, some of the rankings are based on CIF polls as much as anything. Rialto girls basketball, unranked despite being 14-1, is the biggest slight I’ve found in the CIF polls. Are there others?
Boys basketball
1. Etiwanda
2. Chino Hills
3. Eisenhower
4. Summit
5. Silverado

Girls basketball
1. Etiwanda
2. Summit (beat Corona Centennial)
3. Rialto (lost to Corona Centennial)
4. Cajon
5. Eisenhower

Boys soccer
1. Fontana (beat Redlands East Valley)
2. Redlands East Valley (beat Oak Hills on penalty kicks in the San Gorgonio Tournament)
3. Oak Hills
4. Cajon
5. Colton

Girls soccer
1. Los Osos
2. Granite Hills
3. Serrano
4. Ayala
5. Ontario Christian

Girls water polo
1. Los Osos
2. Upland
3. Ayala
4. Redlands East Valley
5. Cajon

Dual-meet wrestling
(which is not in Thursday’s paper)

1. Oak Hills
2. Sultana
3. Alta Loma
4. Bloomington
5. San Gorgonio