All Citrus Belt League
Boys Water Polo
Calvin Mende – MVP 12 Redlands
Jesus Osorio-Castrejon 12 Cajon
Ryan Erickson 12 Citrus Valley
Andrew Fares 12 Citrus Valley
Nicholas Cortz 11 Redlands
Jared Gornay 10 Redlands
Austin Kent 11 Redlands
William Clifford 12 Redlands East Valley
Mohamed Takkouch 12 Redlands East Valley
Campbell Harris 11 Yucaipa
Matthew Paxton 12 Yucaipa
Blake Vazmendes 12 Yucaipa
Andrew Perry 12 Cajon
Hunter Starkey 11 Cajon
Justin Quiroga 12 Citrus Valley
Sean Todd 12 Citrus Valley
Talon Weck 10 Citrus Valley
Clayton Bernholtz 12 Redlands
Thomas Frye 11 Redlands
Nathan Le 11 Redlands
Winson Bi 11 Redlands East Valley
Gregory DeBelina 12 Redlands East Valley
Lane Huddleston 12 Yucaipa
Christopher Womack 10 Yucaipa
Tyler Osgood 10 Carter
Kacey Cauldren 11 Citrus Valley
Jacob Bier 12 Eisenhower
Spenser Johnson 12 Redlands
Jacob Bills 10 Redlands East Valley
Redlands’ 6-foot-11 senior water polo/volleyball player, Cal Mende, has signed his National Letter of Intent for volleyball, to Penn State. Above, he talks about playing water polo.
From the Penn State media release:
“Mende is a two-sport athlete, playing both volleyball and water polo. Coached by Mark Mina, Mende plays club volleyball for Oasis VBC and serves as the goalie on the water polo squad at Redlands. Mende was recently honored as one of four recipients of the Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) Outstanding Student Athlete awards.
Coach Pavlik on Mende: “Cal gives us a blend of size, skill and intelligence. As a left handed opposite, I think he’ll be able to elevate his game in order to provide what’s needed at this level of play. Coming in as a multi-sport athlete will also serve him well during his career here.”
As far as San Bernardino County teams go, here is what we have left for Tuesday and Wednesday CIF-SS semifinals in girls volleyball and boys water polo
Matches 7 p.m. except where indicated
No. 1 Alta Loma at No. 4 Garden Grove
No. 4 Summit at No. 1 Cate, 6 p.m.
unseeded Upland Christian at No. 3 Faith Baptist
Unseeded University Prep at winner of Monday’s match between Lake Arrowhead Christian and Tarbut V’Torah
No. 3 Excelsior at unseeded AAE
Boys water polo
No. 3 Los Osos vs. No. 2 Dana Hills at Woollett Aquatic Center, 5 p.m.
No. 1 Claremont vs. No. 4 Redlands at Diamond Bar HS, 7:30 p.m.
No. 3 Rowland vs. No. 2 Don Lugo at Mt. San Antonio College, 3 p.m.
Chino Hills’ Janessa Thropay spikes against St. Lucy’s last Month
Saturday’s games involving San Bernardino County teams
All matches 7 p.m. except where indicated
Chino Hills at Villa Park, 6 p.m.
Sage Hill at Rim of the World
Hemet at Loma Linda Academy
Alta Loma at St. Anthony
Katella at Summit
Buckley at Upland Christian
West Shores at University Prep
Tarbut V’Torah at Lake Arrowhead Christian, Monday 5:30 p.m.
Excelsior at Hesperia Christian
Immanuel Christian at AAE
Boys Water polo
Dos Pueblos at Los Osos, noon
Riverside Poly vs. Redlands at Citrus Valley HS, 2 p.m.
La Serna at Ayala, 11:45 a.m.
Don Lugo at Oxnard, 11 a.m.
Girls volleyball and boys water polo will be playing CIF-SS quarterfinals on Saturday.
In all, 11 girls volleyball teams from San Bernardino County have advanced to the quarterfinals, with five of them in Division 5A.
Seeded county teams remaining include No. 3 Chino Hills in 1A, No. 1 Alta Loma in 4AA, No. 4 Summit in 4A, and No. 4 Lake Arrowhead Christian, No. 3 Excelsior and No. 2 AAE in 5A. Also advancing were Rim of the World (3AA), Loma Linda Academy (3A), Upland Christian (5AA) and University Prep and Hesperia Christian (5A)
Lake Arrowhead Christian is the lone area team not playing Saturday, and instead will play Irvine Tarbut V’Torah on Monday. Teams are vying for a chance to advance to Tuesday’s CIF-SS semifinals.
In water polo, there are four county teams remaining: Los Osos (No. 3 seed in Division 2), No. 4 Redlands and unseeded Ayala (Division 5) and Don Lugo NO. 2 in Division 7).
Here are the latest CIF-SS rankings for San Bernardino County Schools, that came out today.
FOOTBALL Central Division
6. Kaiser, 10T. Colton Eastern Division
1. Oak Hills, 2. San Gorgonio, 3. Serrano, 8, Apple Valley, 9. Hesperia, 10. Rialto. Others: Carter, Silverado. East Valley Division
2. Rim of the World, 3. Jurupa Hills, 4. Yucca Valley, 5. Ontario Christian, 6. Citrus Valley, 7. Big Bear, 8. Western Christian. Inland Division
1. Rancho Cucamonga, 4. Chino Hills, 7. Upland. Others: Eisenhower, Los Osos.
CIF-SS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, BOYS WATER POLO, CROSS COUNTRY, GIRLS TENNIS POLLS
includes divisions with San Bernardino County or Inland Valley schools ranked:
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Division 1-A
1. La Salle, 2. St. Lucy’s, 3. Bishop Montgomery, 4. Capistrano Valley, 5. Villa Park, 6. Laguna Beach, 7. El Dorado, 8. Anaheim Canyon, 9. Flintridge Sacred Heart, 10. Thousand Oaks. Others: Harvard-Westlake, Yucaipa.
Cajon, one of the more successful and stable athletic programs in San Bernardino County, has had to hire three new head coaches in recent months.
Two down, one to go.
Cajon hired Robert Grande, an assistant last year, as its new head baseball coach. Grande replaces Jon Austin, who stepped down after after 16 seasons and a 259-165 record. Athletic Director Rich Imbriani had indicated after Austin resigned that there were several candidates already on the coaching staff.
Previously, Imbriani hired John Anderson to replace John Chamberlain to coach water polo, after Chamberlain left Cajon to take the athletic director job at Indian Springs, Anderson’s former job. Anderson previously coached water polo at Arroyo Valley.
One position remains open: softball, after Jerry Tivey resigned after the season to pursue other interests.
After Tuesday’s semifinals, here is who is left for Saturday’s CIF-SS girls volleyball and boys water polo championships from the Daily Bulletin and Sun coverage areas. Updated on Thursday, 11/15 to reflect time changes to accommodate Los Osos fans who want to go to both boys water polo and girls volleyball.
Girls volleyball DIVISION 3AA
Los Angeles Windward vs. Rim of the World at Santiago Canyon College, 9 a.m. DIVISION 5AA
Pomona Catholic vs. Sierra Madre Alverno at Cypress College, 11:30 a.m. DIVISION 2AA
Riverside King vs. Los Osos at Santiago Canyon College, 2:15 p.m.
Boys water polo At Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine HS DIVISION 7
Don Lugo vs. Los Angeles Brentwood, 9:15 a.m. DIVISION 4
Los Osos vs. Santa Maria Righetti, 12:45 p.m.
Here are Saturday’s prep playoff scores for San Bernardino County
FOOTBALL First Round EAST VALLEY DIVISION Big Bear 27, Brethren Christian 20 (John Hawkins scores go-ahead TD with 3:36 left. Big Bear is at Ontario Christian next Friday)
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Quarterfinals DIVISION 2AA Los Osos 3, Downey 0 (Los Osos is at No. 2 South Torrance in semifinals Tuesday) DIVISION 2A
Yorba Linda 3, Serrano 2 DIVISION 3AA Rim of the World 3, La Serna 0 (Top-seeded Rim is at No. 4 Chatsworth Sierra Canyon in the semifinals Tuesday)
DIVISION 3A Aquinas 3, San Gabriel 1 (Aquinas hosts No. 1-seeded San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret’s in the semifinals Tuesday) Ontario Christian 3, Crean Lutheran 0 (No. 2 Ontario Christian hosts No. 3 Newport Beach Sage Hill in the semifinals Tuesday) DIVISION 4AA
Hemet 3, Colony 1 DIVISION 5A
St. Monica Academy 3, Lake Arrowhead Christian 0
BOYS WATER POLO DIVISION 4
Cerritos 20, Upland 7 Los Osos 16, Santa Monica 5 (plays Arroyo Grande in semifinals Wednesday at Woollett Aquatics Center, 2 p.m.) DIVISION 7 Citrus Valley 11, Segerstrom 6 (plays Brentwood on the road in semifinals Wednesday at an alternate site) Don Lugo 9, Yorba Linda 6 (Don Lugo hosts Cypress in semifinals Wednesday at an alternate site)