Local teams among the field at Battle Zone

Here’s basketball schedule for Battle Zone
Posted on November 29, 2015 by Michelle Gardner

There will be lots of basketball action over the next week at Corona Centennial and Riverside Poly high schools with lots of local schools among the competing teams. Among the featured teams are Chino Hills and Etiwanda. Here is the rundown:

At Corona Centennial
3:45 p.m. – Glendora vs. Roosevelt
5:15 p.m. – Chino Hills vs. San Bernardino
6:45 p.m. Cathedral vs. Corona Santiago
8:15 p.m. – Corona Centennial vs. Rialto

At Riverside Poly
4:30 p.m. – Foothill Christian vs. Great Oak
6 p.m. – Etiwanda vs. Alice Baxter
7:30 p.m. – Rancho Christian vs. Riverside Poly

At Corona Centennial
4:45 p.m. – San Bernardino vs. Santiago
6:15 p.m. – Foothill Christian vs. Etiwanda
7:45 p.m. – Centennial vs. Rancho Christian

At Riverside Poly
5:45 p.m. – Glendora vs. Alice Baxter
7:15 p.m. – Cathedral vs. Rialto

At Corona Centennial
4:45 p.m. – Riverside Poly vs. Great Oak
6:15 p.m. – Chino Hills vs. Roosevelt
7:45 p.m. p.m. – Foothill Christian vs. Centennial

At Corona Centennial
4 p.m. – Chino Hills vs. Great Oak
5:30 p.m. – Etiwanda vs. Rancho Christian
7 p.m. – Cathedral vs. Roosevelt

At Riverside Poly
4:15 p.m. – San Bernardino vs. Alice Baxter
5:45 p.m. – Glendora vs. Santiago
7:15 p.m. – Riverside Poly vs. Rialto

At Corona Centennial
3:45 p.m. – Santiago vs. Alice Baxter
5:15 p.m. – Foothill Christian vs. Rancho Christian
6:45 p.m. -Cathedral vs. Chino Hills
8:15 p.m. – Etiwanda vs. Centennial

At Riverside Poly
4:15 p.m. – Rialto vs. Great Oak
5:45 p.m. – San Bernardino vs. Glendora
7:45 p.m. – Roosevelt vs. Riverside Poly

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2015 Spartan Extravaganza girls basketball all-tournament team

All-Tournament Team
Daria Hewitt (MVP)   Patriot
Mya Houston             Jurupa Hills
Jadzia Aleo                Rim Of The World
Jayla Washington      Sultana
Karessa Fields           Victor Valley
Aoloni Robinson         San Bernardino
Camille Troncone      Claremont
Camryn Stevens        Citrus Valley
April Mc Daniel          Perris
Jesikah Alvarado       Hesperia
Destinyn Alexander   Patriot

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CIF-SS semifinal predictions

I had a horrible week last week. Maybe I think too much (probably not) or maybe I think I know more than I actually do (probably).
Anyway, I went 8-6 in picking games last week and I am now 287-87 picking winners this week, with 6 margins exactly right and one score exactly right.

Here’s what I have this week, for better or for worse.
Charter Oak 28, Glendora 19
San Marino 30, Summit 24
Oak Hills 42, La Quinta 31
Serrano 45, Palm Springs 21
Heritage 28, Cajon 24
Rancho Verde 35, Citrus Hill 28
Notre Dame 21, Aquinas 14
Linfield Christian 35, Nipomo 20
West Valley
Mission Viejo 28, Chino Hills 17
Rancho Cucamonga 27, Vista Murrieta 21

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Ed McMillon steps down as Jurupa Hills football coach

Jurupa Hills is looking for its second head football coach in school history after Ed McMillon stepped down this week, a little more than a week after the Spartans were eliminated from the CIF-SS Inland Division playoffs in the first round.
“I think it was mutual. Maybe I overstayed a little bit,” McMillon said.
Jurupa Hills logo
McMillon started the Jurupa Hills program, playing almost entirely a varsity schedule with just freshmen and sophomores in the Mountain Valley League in 2010, and compiled a 32-35 record in six seasons.
The high point was in 2013, when the Spartans won the Mountain Valley League and CIF-SS East Valley Division title. Jurupa Hills also made the playoffs each of the last four years McMillon was at the helm including the last two after moving to the San Andreas League.
“Of course winning CIF was big,” McMillon said. “But I’m proud of the fact that even though we didn’t have a lot of D1 kids, we’ve had kids go on and lead productive lives.”
McMillon said he didn’t necessarily see eye-to-eye with Jurupa Hills administration.
“I think we had a difference in philosophy, we weren’t on the same page,” he said.
McMillon, who had also served as an assistant at Miller and Carter and has already inquired about possible assistant coaching positions that might open up so he is not expecting to sit out the 2016 season.
“I definitely want to coach again,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the next opportunity.”

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CIF-SS quarterfinal picks, will there be a Smudge Pot rematch?

Here are my predictions for tonight’s CIF-SS quarterfinal/second round football games.
Last week, in the first round, I went 14-5, missing on Don Lugo, Barstow, Aquinas, Chino Hills and Rancho Cucamonga games. For the season I am 279-81 with 6 margins exactly right and 1 score exactly right.
Will there be a rematch of REV-Redlands Smudge Pot?
Click below for predictions:
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VIDEOS: Cajon’s Kayla Washington, Tyla Turner talk after signing

Above, Cajon’s two Division I basketball players (so far) talk after signing their National Letters of Intent in the last week. Top, forward Kayla Washington after she signed with Washington State, and bottom, guard Tyla Turner talks after signing with Long Beach State.

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CIF-SS cross country finals: times for locals

The CIF-SS cross country Finals at Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College. Top 7 teams plus up to 5 individuals advance to CIF State Championships.

Here are race times with San Bernardino County teams entered:

Race 1: Division 3 girls, 7:45 a.m.
Granite Hills
Stefani Gaskell, Sultana (won heat last week)

Race 2: Division 4 girls, 8:05 a.m.
Big Bear

Race 3: Division 3 boys, 8:25 a.m.
Bloomington (Ranked No. 8 in CIF-SS)
Sultana (No. 12 in CIF-SS)

Race 4: Division 4 boys, 8:45 a.m.
Big Bear
Yucca Valley (No. 8 in CIF-SS)
Spencer Walton, Twentynine Palms

Race 5: Division 5 girls, 9:05 a.m.
Arrowhead Christian
Mikayla Mays, Upland Christian

Race 6: Division 1 boys, 9:25 a.m.
Rancho Cucamonga (No. 13 in CIF-SS)
Peter Torres, Chino Hills

Race 7: Division 2 girls, 9:45 a.m.
Serrano (No. 2 in CIF-SS)
Claire Graves, Citrus Valley (won Prelims heat last week)

Race 8: Division 5 boys, 10:05 a.m.
Ontario Christian
Western Christian (No. 13 in CIF-SS)

Race 9: Division 1 girls, 10:25 a.m.
Rancho Cucamonga
Yucaipa (No. 4 in CIF-SS)
Sarah Holloway, Los Osos
Jennifer Sandoval, Summit (No. 3 in her Prelims heat last week)

Race 10: Division 2 boys, 10:45 a.m.
Steven Khan, Ayala

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Final thoughts on Kaiser/Colony

Sometimes, I cover a game, and it’s so entertaining a game that there’s more I want to get to than I can possibly mention in a story. Such was the Kaiser/Colony football game on Friday, won by Colony 23-19.

Some thoughts:

  • Each team scored 3 touchdowns and there were no other scores. Kaiser had its first PAT blocked, went for 2 on the second and failed, then kicked the third. Colony kicked the first, then went for 2 and made it on the second and third touchdowns.
  • The math wouldn’t indicate it, but Colony made the right move going for 2 on its final touchdown. Usually, you go for 2 late in a game when a TD puts you up 1, 4 or 5, but in this case, it put the Titans up 21-19. Going for 2 had more to do with Kaiser. Kaiser had attempted just one FG all year, and missed it. So going up 3 would’ve meant little in this game. But going up 4 would’ve been helpful because if Kaiser came back to score a TD and kicked an XP, Colony could’ve tied with a FG.
  • Kaiser’s drives ended with: Downs, lost fumble, TD, TD, halftime, punt, TD, downs/INT. Just one punt for the Cats. Kaiser ran more plays on its first drive 19 than Colony had in the first half (12). Colony had 3 drives end after just 1 play: 2 TDs, and one lost a fumble. Kaiser had six drives end in Colony territory.
  • On Kaiser’s opening drive, they appeared to be getting a first-and-goal at the Colony 9 as Colony was being called for pass interference on fourth-and-15 at the 19. But Kaiser also got a penalty for illegal man downfield. The down was replayed on the offsetting fouls and Kaiser failed to convert the 4th-and-15  the second time.

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