Yucaipa Hall of Fame class set

Yucaipa High School has announced the inductees for its third Athletic Hall of Fame class, which will be honored at a banquet April 30 at Yucaipa High School. The athletes that will be honored are 1965 graduate Charles Chiappone, 1970 grad Rick Waller, 1982 grad Mike Baker, 1986 grad Lisa Rogers and 1998 grad Rich Hofman.

Baker and Hofman both specialized in baseball, with Baker playing professionally in the Boston Red Sox organization after two all-CIF appearances while Hofman played at UCLA after being named the County Baseball Player of the Year as as senior. Waller, an all-CIF basketball player holds the school record for rebounds in a game with 32 while Chiappone was an all-league football and basketball player for the Thunderbirds before playing at the University of Redlands. Rogers was a three-sport athlete in track, volleyball and baseball, notching all-league honors in four different track and field events.

Perkins makes MaxPreps 2013 watch list

San Bernardino High School sophomore quarterback/safety Khleem Perkins was named to MaxPreps’ Fresh Faces 2013 Top 100 watch list last week and was presented a certificate at practice yesterday according to Cardinals coach Nick Monica.

“It was a really cool thing,” Monica said. “They came by practice and let everybody know. It’s a big deal for Khleem because I really think he has a lot of potential and something like this could really put his name out there.”

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Perkins, who also plays basketball and was a key player for the Cardinals as a freshman in that sport, will play quarterback and safety for San Bernardino this season. You can read the write up on him and the rest of the Fresh Faces here.

Several county players make Cal-Hi Sports’ all-state team

Cal Hi-Sports, through ESPN Rise, has been releasing their all-state teams this week, with several local players being honored. Here are some of the players recognized by the website.

All-California First Team
Griffin Murphy, Redlands East Valley, All-Purpose, Sr.
Aaron Sanchez, Barstow, All-Purpose, Sr.
Taijuan Walker, Yucaipa, All-Purpose, Sr.

All-California Second Team
Scott Frazier, Upland, P, Sr.

All-California Third Team
Aaron Beckley, Redlands East Valley, OF, Sr.
Julio Espinoza, Rialto, INF, Sr.

All-California Medium Schools
Cody Lavalli, Granite Hills, OF, Sr.
Adam Quintana, San Gorgonio, All-Purpose, Sr.
Aaron Sanchez, Barstow, All-Purpose, Sr.

All-California Underclass
Andy Crowley, San Gorgonio, OF, Jr.