The Citrus Belt League that initially looked like Redlands’ to lose in baseball, now has Yucaipa and Redlands East Valley in the driver’s seat.
Yucaipa’s Tyler Sapp out-dueled Redlands ace Angel Landazuri on Friday as the Thunderbirds eked out a 1-0 victory at Redlands to
Tony DiThomas, the first-ever football coach at Arroyo Valley, is back, five years after stepping down.
DiThomas is the new coach replacing Rock San Angelo, who was 2-8 in his only season.
Staff Writer Matt McLeod wrote this that appeared in Saturday’s edition of the Redlands Daily Facts:
According to Redlands High School athletic director Ken Morse, because of CIF-Southern Section rules, Redlands will have to forfeit an upcoming game against Miller because the Terriers unknowingly played one too many games at a tournament earlier in the year.
Behind a three-hitter by Jackson McClelland, Redlands East Valley downed Redlands in baseball 6-2 on Wednesday.
The win gave Redlands (18-2, 7-1) its first Citrus Belt League loss of the season. REV (13-5, 6-1) moved to within a half game of first place. The teams play again on Friday at Redlands.
From Staff Writer Ed Castro’s story earlier this week about REV football standout Kylie Fitts committing to USC
By Ed Castro Staff Writer
REDLANDS — Redlands East Valley football player Kylie Fitts had every intention of waiting a bit longer before deciding where he would play college football.
Then came Saturday when he spent the day at USC.
That was all it took as Fitts, a defensive lineman who has been sifting through NCAA Division 1 scholarship offers for the past several months, accepted an offer from USC on the Trojans’ final day of spring practices.
As part of the basketball regular signing period that began this week, Rialto High standout center Denae “Mary” Williams has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for University of San Francisco.
“Mary gives us an outstanding presence in the paint,” USF coach Jennifer Azzi said on the school’s web site. “She averaged 18 rebounds per game! Her strength and rebounding ability will make her an incredible force in the West Coast Conference. I am absolutely thrilled that she has chosen USF.”
I spoke with Rialto coach Michael Anderson on Friday night and he said that there were several schools recruiting her hard in the final weeks.
“I have a lot of schools who are mad at me because they thought they had her,” Anderson said. “UNLV thought they had her, Colorado State thought they had her …”
Williams averaged 23.6 points and 18.3 rebounds for the Knights.
All-star basketball games are certainly fun, but in a different way than regular season games.
If you’re looking for polished team offense and defense, look elsewhere.
If you’re looking for fast-paced action with slam dunks (for the boys) and a great collection of individual talent, then this is for you. And that’s what you got to see on Friday night at Cajon High School in the Inland Empire All-Star Basketball Games.
The score will show that Colton downed Cajon 6-1 to take over first place in the San Andreas League, but it won’t show that both teams had opportunities.
The difference was that