Yucaipa’s Brooke Bolinger
Here are the scores from Thursday’s Sun/Daily Bulletin CIF-SS softball quarterfinals
Los Osos 9, El Modena 4
Yucaipa 4, Oaks Christian 1
Grand Terrace 3, Cerritos 2
Highland 19, Apple Valley 0
Dos Pueblos 2, Aquinas 1
San Dimas 8, Mary Star 2
University Prep 14, Santa Clara 2
ACE 4, Faith Baptist 1
Tuesday’s Semifinal games
Murrieta Valley/West Ranch winner (Friday) at Los Osos
Westlake at Yucaipa
Grand Terrace at Gahr
St. Bonaventure at San Dimas
University Prep at Rolling Hills Prep
Grace Brethren at ACE
Chris Ybarra, above, had 7 seniors play their last high school game on Thursday.
The Miller High football team is still looking to get some on-field success, but it’s getting it off the field.
Soon-to-be senior linebacker/defensive end Freddy Livai has verbally committed to Brigham Young University.
“It’s been my dream school ever since eighth grade,” said Livai. “And my cousin goes there.”
Livai’s cousin is Sione Takitaki, who played at Menifee Heritage in high school and will be a sophomore this season.
Livai won’t be joining his cousin right away, however. As a Mormon, he intends to go on a church mission immediately after high school.
The BYU commitment didn’t come without plenty of offers. He received interest from several Pac-12 schools and, according to Rivals.com, he received offers from Colorado, Oregon State, UNLV, Washington State and Weber State.
Livai, who is about 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, said he doesn’t think his commitment will help get colleges out to recruit other Miller players.
“It’s already happening,” he said. “Our quarterback, Malik Flowers, just got his first offer at Weber State.”
Above, from left Aquinas softball players Jasmin Valenzuela (Antelope Valley University), Erica Almaraz (McPherson) and Ciera Luna (Wagner) pose after a celebration for them signing their National Letters of Intent. (courtesy photo)
Valenzuela, Almaraz and Luna signed their National Letters of Intent recently, bringing the total to five senior Aquinas softball players signing to play in college. Zoe Casas (Florida State) and Allie Hotetz (Hampton) signed during the early signing period in the fall.
“Aquinas has prepared me for this University because it is a small community and everyone gets along just like at Aquinas,” said Almaraz in a press release.
Luna said, “I chose Wagner because it is a Private University and it will allow me to choose my preferred major and focus on academics as well as softball.”
Coach Chris Ybarra said, “ This is a very special group of seniors, on and off the field, and I am just blessed to have coached them during their years at Aquinas.”
Carter’s Ryan Maestas tags out Etiwanda’s Omar Larranaga at home plate in the seventh inning during Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 2 first round baseball game at Carter High School. May 26, 2015. (Photo by John Valenzuela/The Sun)
Tuesday’s Second Round Scores
Chino Hills 6, Rio Mesa 2
Carter 2, Etiwanda 1 (9 inn)
San Gorgonio 6, St. Bonaventure 4
Serrano 5, Victor Valley 2
Sunny Hills 7, Grand Terrace 6
Granite Hills 14, Laguna Beach 7
Village Christian 4, Big Bear 0
Salesian 2, Bloomington Christian 0
Excelsior 20, New Roads 2
Avalon 4, Hesperia Christian 2
Riverside Prep 20, Apple Valley Christian 0
AAE 26, Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel 2
Friday’s Quarterfinal Games
Moorpark at Chino Hills
Carter vs. Crescenta Valley at Stengel Field, 6 p.m.
California at San Gorgonio
Serrano at Sonora
South Torrance at Granite Hills
Trinity Classical at Excelsior
Rolling Hills Prep at Riverside Prep
Santa Clarita Christian vs. AAE at James Woody Community Center, 12:30 p.m.
Carter beats Etiwanda 2-1 in 9 innings, but watch the game-saving defensive play by the Carter infield in the seventh inning in the highlights above.
Carter’s Anthony Villegas, above pitched a nine-hitter, striking out six and walking two (one intentionally)
Coach Samuel Lopez above, talks after the win. In three playoff games, covering 25 innings, Carter has outscored its opponents 6-2. Pitching and defense have been the key to the playoff run
Here is a baseball/softball update for San Bernardino County teams
Think about how crazy Division 2 baseball is:
The Citrus Belt League has lost 3 of its 4 teams. The one team alive? Fourth-place Carter, which had to win 2 games (wild card, first round) just to get to the second round.
The Palomares League had two of the four seeds: Glendora and South Hills. The one team alive? Third place Bonita
Bonita 5, Cajon 2
All games 3:15 p.m. except where noted
Chino Hills at Rio Mesa
Etiwanda at Carter
San Gorgonio at St. Bonaventure
Victor Valley at Serrano
Grand Terrace at Sunny Hills
Laguna Beach at Granite Hills
Village Christian at Big Bear, 4 p.m.
Bloomington Christian at Salesian, 2 p.m.
Excelsior Charter vs. New Roads at Clover Park
Avalon at Hesperia Christian, 1 p.m.
Riverside Prep at Apple Valley Christian
Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel at AAE
All games 3:15 p.m. except where indicated
From Saturday’s CIF-SS Track and Field Finals, here are San Bernardino County’s Masters qualifiers, alphabetical by school:
Alta Loma: James Wilson (triple jump).
Big Bear: Caleb Webb (1600, 3200).
Chino: Taylor Crockem (shot put).
Colony: Khalil Dorsey (110 hurdles, long jump).
Etiwanda: Jacquelyn Hill (800).
Indian Springs: Micheletta Forbus (long jump).
Jurupa Hills: Devon Reed (3200).
Los Osos: Tomi Adegoke (long jump), Aidan Christensen (300 hurdles), Tyler Merkley (shot put, discus), Michael Pertusati (shot put, discus), Caleb Repp (400).
Rancho Cucamonga: girls 4×400 relay, Jalyn Harris (400).
Redlands: Claire Crowley (800), Alisha Edwards (high jump), Margaux Jones (long jump), Juanita Webster (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, triple jump).
Redlands East Valley: Emerald Bowens (100).
San Gorgonio: Kyle Jenkins (shot put).
Silverado: Tia Cooke (long jump, triple jump).
Summit: Jennifer Sandoval (3200).
Upland: girls 4×100, Mikaela Adolphus (400), Joseph Anderson (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Skyler Daniel (high jump), Kierra Davis (200), Jada Hicks (100 hurdles), Antonio Woodard (200).
Yucca Valley: William Perrance (long jump).
Bonita at Cajon, ppd. rain, resched for Sat 3:15 pm
Chino Hills 7, Redlands East Valley 1
Mission Viejo 6, Yucaipa 4
Etiwanda 2, Warren 1
Carter 3, Foothill 1
Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 1, Kaiser 0
San Gorgonio 3, Silverado 1
Katella 2, Alta Loma 0
Victor Valley 5, Patriot 1
Serrano 3, Whittier 0
Sunny Hills 3, Don Lugo 2
Grand Terrace 2, Jurupa Hills 1
Laguna Beach 20, Colton 0
Granite Hills 11, Ridgecrest Burroughs 3
South Torrance 13, Montclair 4
Bloomington Christian 6, Silver Valley 2
Crean Lutheran 18, Upland Christian 0
Los Osos 3, Chino 1
Redlands East Valley boys 200 medley relay team took 11th in CIF State swim prelims. REV will swim in consolation finals. Damien was 20th and did not qualify.
Stay tuned for more THROUGHOUT the day