Lavrusky, Hunter-Simms take home Hubbs awards

It was an historical night for the Ken Hubbs Award on Monday night at Colton High School.
For the first time in the history of the award (which became the Ken Hubbs Award in 1973), there were female honorees.
Yucaipa’s Kodi Lavrusky took home the inaugural girls award, while San Gorgonio’s Ryan Hunter-Simms took home the boys award.

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San Gorgonio feeling good about chances

The first year as head coach at San Gorgonio didn’t go swimmingly for Ron Gueringer. The former Corona Centennial head man was given a young team and changed a lot of the philosophies that were in place before, a combination that led to a lackluster 2-8 record. But Gueringer thinks the Spartans will be better off because of their struggles.

“Last year was tough,” Gueringer said. “We had quite a few kids who were reluctant to change, which is something you’ll find sometimes. But I’ve noticed a different attitude. Kids aren’t nearly as reluctant and are buying in.”

With the San Andreas League picking up another playoff spot with the inclusion of Carter and Rialto into the league, Gueringer sees a golden opportunity for the Spartans to sneak in and nab its third playoff spot in five years.
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