Can 2 local wrestling tournaments survive on same day?

This weekend, there are 2 high school wrestling tournaments, held just 12 miles apart. Can they both survive?
Time will tell.
Originally, there was the San Bernardino County Championships, which had been held at Arroyo Valley years ago. When Arroyo Valley ended its program and director Oscar Briseno started coaching at Bloomington, Bloomington became involved and they moved the event to Jurupa Hills, where is was called the Inland Empire Tournament of Champions.
Well, Briseno isn’t at Bloomington any more, and took his part of the tournament,, San Bernardino County championships, to Grand Terrace.
So two 1-day tournaments will be held on the same day, one at Jurupa Hills one at Grand Terrace.
Bloomington coach Vince LaFarge thinks so. His tournament will only be about 14 teams and he wants to keep it to no more than 16 teams in the future.
“I probably didn’t do a good job of being aggressive recruiting teams,” LaFarge said. “But we have some really quality teams and our top 8 is really solid.”

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Yucaipa’s Courtney Coleman returns; will it be enough vs. Cajon?

Yucaipa hopes to challenge Cajon in Citrus Belt League girls basketball and the Thunderbirds are off to a solid 8-2 start this season. They’ve done it without their best player, senior guard Courtney Coleman.
Coleman tore her anterior cruciate ligament in a travel ball game in June, and was cleared to rejoin the team on Monday. Today, Yucaipa faces Cajon in the Thunderbirds’ first league game.
“We’ll see how she does,” Yucaipa coach Jeremy Hoch said. “She’s not going to be in shape. Hopefully, she’s able to create her own shot, but that will be tough against the twins (Tyla and Tyra Turner).”
Coleman, a second-team all-Sun player and Yucaipa’s leading scorer last year, had hoped to return a few weeks ago, but didn’t get clearance until Monday.
“I wish we’d have a couple of more weeks (to get her ready for Cajon) but we’re happy to have her back,” Hoch said.
I am going to the game tonight, and although I don’t give Yucaipa much of a chance to win, I am curious to see if the Thunderbirds can keep it to be a closer game than it was last year, when Cajon blew out Yucaipa by at least 30 points each time. Yucaipa went on to finish third in the league.

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Indian Springs seeks new football coach

Indian Springs is seeking a new head football coach after the school and head coach David DeWoody parted ways.
Indian SpringsDeWoody, the only coach in the three-year varsity history of the school, compiled a 5-25 record including a 3-7 record in 2015. Among those losses was a one-point loss to Jurupa Hills. Had Indian Springs won, the Coyotes would’ve finished in a three-way tie for second.
Indian Springs Athletic Director John Chamberain said it was a “mutual decision.” The decision was just finalized on Thursday and it has not yet been posted on job sites.
Chamberlain said he does have two potential candidates on campus who were not on DeWoody’s staff, but who have football coaching experience.
Chamberlain wants to get a coach hired quickly, but not as quickly as other athletic directors who want to have a candidate selected in the next couple of weeks. He said he’d like to get a coach named, by the beginning of February “so he can get going on the off-season workouts.”
DeWoody was retired from teaching and was off-campus. Chamberlain hopes the next coach will be on-campus, but does not know what teaching positions might be available, should the next coach come from another school.
“It changes everything with a team to have a coach on campus,” Chamberlain said.
Chamberlain said he would like to have a coach with previous head coaching experience.

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CIF-SS championship game predictions

OK, we’re here at CIF-SS championship game week, and prediction time.
I had a good week last week, going 8-2 in picking CIF-SS semifinal games. I was wrong in picking Rancho Cucamonga (a game that went 6 OTs) and I also had Rancho Verde beating Citrus Hill, which was incorrect. My season record is 295-89 with 6 margins exactly right and one score exactly right.

Here are picks this week:
Friday’s games
Eastern Division
Serrano 42, Oak Hills 34
Inland Division
Heritage 28, Citrus Hill 21
West Valley Division
Mission Viejo 41, Vista Murrieta 37

Saturday’s Games
Central Division
Charter Oak 42, San Marino 35
Northwest Division
Riverside Notre Dame 28, Linfield Christian 26

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San Bernardino schools athletic departments scramble in wake of shootings

Sports were the last thing on everyone’s mind when 14 people were killed in a mass shooting at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino midday Wednesday.
But sports were nonetheless impacted.
All San Bernardino City Unified School District schools were on lockdown after the shooting, as the shooters were on the loose.
SBCUSD then chose to cancel all after-school activities including sports. The biggest high school athletic event in the city Wednesday was the Dolores Dudek Tournament, a girls basketball tournament co-hosted by Arroyo Valley and Sab Gorgonio.
Arroyo Valley athletic director Matt Howell and his counterpart at San Gorgonio, Matt Maeda scrambled to call teams to make sure they weren’t coming to San Bernardino
There were only four games scheduled between the two sites Wednesday. With Wednesday’s postponement, each site will host four games beginning at 3 p.m., with six schools playing twice Thursday. No team will play in back-to-back games Thursday, however.is
Essentially, all after-school activities, both on- and off-campus were cancelled. However, because of the time they had to leave, Arroyo Valley’s girls soccer team was already on its way to Victor Valley. The SBCUSD said any busses that left would not be required to turn around. Arroyo Valley’s boys basketball tournament we set to go to Riverside for a tournament, but when the bus arrived at the school, it was sent away without any student athletes. pe
With both shooting suspects now dead, athletic directors expected athletic events to return to normal on Thursday.

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