San Bernardino’s Alex Mattison picks Boise State

Above, Alex Mattison talks in September about getting recruited despite people telling him he should transfer away from San Bernardino HS

I’m glad things are working out for Alex Mattison. He’s a great kid, who works hard and stayed at San Bernardino even thought many people thought he wouldn’t get scholarship offers unless he transferred to another school.
Last weekend, he gave a verbal commitment to go to Boise State to play football. He intends to sign on National Signing Day Feb. 3.
“I really had a good relationship with coach (Lee) Marks,” Mattison said of Boise State’s running back coach who recruited him. “He was there from the beginning talking to me.”
Mattison said he was the only recruit there last weekend and said he got to see a lot of things he might not normally have seen because he got individual attention.
“It’s a big campus, but not too big,” Mattison said. “And the blue turf is cool.”
Mattison, a two-time first-team all-Sun running back, is 6-feet, 200 pounds. As a senior, he rushed 151 times for 2,057 yards and 22 touchdowns in 10 games. He also led the team with 14 receptions, totalling 296 yards and three touchdowns. As a junior, he had 2,436 yards of total offense and 28 touchdowns in 10 games as a junior.
“I think their style suits me,” Mattison said of Boise State. “And I like that a lot of their coaches went to Boise. They’re really committed to the program.”
According to rivals.com, Mattison had scholarship offers from several schools including Arizona State, Washington and Washington State from the Pac-12.

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Nominate boys and girls athletes of the week

The Sun is going to be seeking nominations each week for a boy and a girl athlete of the week. You can email me at pete.marshall@langnews.com to give me the details, but those should come in by Monday at noon.

We’re also seeking football play of the week highlight videos. Send me a link to the video by the same deadline. Check out the L.A. News Group’s new web site, with plays of the week and athletes of the week: http://socalpreplegends.com/

Because football was the only sport last week, here’s The Sun’s Athlete of the Week.

http://www.sbsun.com/sports/20150901/sundaily-facts-socal-prep-legends-boys-athlete-of-the-week-alexander-mattison

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San Bernardino High’s Alexander Mattison weighs college options

San Bernardino High’s Alexander Mattison made a name for himself rushing for a county-leading 2,017 yards last season as a junior and continued to draw the eyes of college scouts at various offseason football camps.

Alexander Mattison carrying the ball during practice at San Bernardino High School on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in San Bernardino, Ca.  (Micah Escamilla/The Sun)

Alexander Mattison carrying the ball during practice at San Bernardino High School on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in San Bernardino, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/The Sun)

While the Cardinals’ faithful can expect another solid performance from the running back as he conclude his high school career. It will be up to opposing defenses, especially from

the Mountain Valley League, to stand in his way and try to stop him.

But the elephant in the room is what will be next for Mattison following his senior year.

Mattison has several scholarship offers which include Pac-12 programs, according to head coach Jeff Imbriani, but it is not a guarantee that the running back will play in the conference.

The senior confirmed that Boise State, Washington and Arizona State are at the top of his list.

“Out of my offers right now those are the most communicative and interesting to me,” said Mattison.

He also mentioned Washington State as a program that completes his top four at the moment.

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Mountain Valley League track and field finals results

Mountain Valley League Finals Results
Winners only listed:
BOYS
100m: 1. Keshaun Peikert (Moreno Valley) 11.38.
200: 1. Tevin Bennett (MV) 23.98.
400: 1. Tevin Bennett (MV) 51.98
800: 1. Jeremiah Bias (Vista Del Lago) 1:57.23.
1600: 1. Christian Lopez (VDL) 4:33.52.
3200: 1. Christian Lopez (VDL) 9:46.72.
110 hh: 1. Alexander Mattison (San Bernardino) 15.95.
300 ih: 1. Joshua Hogue (MV) 42.44.
400 relay: 1. Moreno Valley 44.95
1600 relay: 1. Vista Del Lago 3:28.10
High Jump: 1. Tymoryae Glover (SB) 5-10.
Long Jump: 1. Joshua Hogue (MV) 20-9.
Triple Jump: 1. Tymoryae Glover (SB) 41-10.
Shot Put: 1. Justice Lloyd (VDL) 44-3.
Discus: 1. Andre Bishop (Pacific) 129-10.

GIRLS
100m: 1. Sherlace Kearney (Vista Del Lago) 12.89.
200: 1. Sherlace Kearney (VDL) 28.00.
400: 1. Dana Evans (VDL) 1:01.83.
800: 1. Joy Ngula (VDL) 2:22.91.
1600: 1. Joy Ngula (VDL) 5:23.84.
3200: 1. Ruth Villarreal (San Bernardino) 12:48.21
100 ih: 1. Lyric Bridgeforth (Moreno Valley) 17.20.
300 lh: 1. Ashley Perkins (SB) 52.92
400 relay: 1. San Bernardino 53.66
1600 relay: 1. Vista Del Lago 4:15.59
High Jump: 1. An’Terrie Troupe (MV) 4-8
Long Jump: 1. Sasha Jones (VDL) 16-5
Triple Jump: 1. Tecumseh Madison (Banning) 32-0
Shot Put: 1. Gerpre Elmore (B) 32-10.
Discus: 1. Efuru Dova (SB) 84- 3 1/2

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Former San Bernardino High coach Dick Adair dies

   Dick Adair, a San Bernardino High graduate from 1942 who later taught and coached (primarily basketball, but also golf and track) at the school for 33 years, died at the age of 91 last week.
San Bernardino High logo
Adair was also a World War II veteran after enlisting.
After World War II, he returned to Southern California, where he played football and basketball at San Diego State. He was also an avid golfer. He ans his wife of 67 years, Louise, have been members of the Arrowhead Country Club.
For the full obituary from Bobbitt Chapel, click here.

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Mountain Valley League: all-league boys basketbal 2014-15


San Bernardino’s Tymoryae Glover dribbles against Moreno Valley

All-Mountain Valley League boys basketball 2014-15
MVP:
Tymoryae Glover, Sr., San Bernardino
Coach of the year: Darin Graham, San Bernardino
First Team
Robert Taylor, Sr., Moreno Valley
David Anderson, Jr., Moreno Valley
Dellvin Smith, Sr., Vista Del Lago
Anthony Ford, Sr., Pacific
Bren-Denn Walton, Jr., Banning
Aaron James, Sr., San Bernardino
Jaywone Draper, Sr., San Bernardino
Deion Lee, Sr., San Bernardino
Izaak Lucero, So., Rubidoux
Tyrese Collins, So., Pacific
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Mountain Valley League: all-league girls basketball 2014-15

All-Mountain Valley League girls basketball 2014-15
MVP:
Summer Mack, Jr., Moreno Valley
Coaches of the year: Justin Remington, Moreno Valley and Gene Fortenberry, Vista Del Lago

First Team
Kiara Singer, Jr., Moreno Valley
Kaliyah Jones, Fr., Moreno Valley
Ajahnae Gamble, Sr., Moreno Valley
Skylar Fortenberry, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Thalia Carballosa, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Jalesha Love, Sr., Pacific
Maranda Jimenez, So., Rubidoux
Tecumsah Madison, Sr., Banning
Alani Oneal-Williams, Sr., San Bernardino
Aoloni Robinson, Jr., San Bernardino

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Mountain Valley League: all-league boys soccer 2014-15

All-Mountain Valley League boys soccer 2014-15
MVP offense:
Eric Castellon, Sr., Vista Del Lago
MVP defense: Ivan Joya, Sr., Moreno Valley
MVP goalkeeper: Ronaldo Sevilla, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Coach of the Year: Alberto Mendoza, Vista Del Lago

First Team
Brandon Setag, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Juan Garcia, So., Vista Del Lago
Cervando Bahena, Fr., Vista Del Lago
Jose Belman, Sr., Vista Del Lago
Luis Hernandez, So., Moreno Valley
Isaiah Duran, Sr., Moreno Valley
Cesar Becerra, Jr., Moreno Valley
Fidel Romo, Jr., Banning
Omar Banda, Sr., Banning
Alex Chuy, Sr., Banning
Edgar Flores, Sr., Rubidoux
Alex Zaragoza, Sr., Rubidoux
Jose Politron, Sr., San Bernardino
Javin Singer, Sr., Pacific
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Mountain Valley League: all-league girls soccer 2014-15

All-Mountain Valley League girls soccer 2014-15
MVP offense:
Jackie Alvin, Sr., Rubidoux
MVP defense: Jacqueline Segura, Sr., San Bernardino
MVP goalkeeper: Karla Ramirez, Jr., Pacific
Coach of the year: Pedro Medina, Vista Del Lago

First Team
Leslie Cabral, Jr., Moreno Valley
Brenda Pateyro, Jr., Moreno Valley
Audrey Salas, Sr., Moreno Valley
Vanessa Romero, Jr., Moreno Valley
Audrey Gamboa, Sr., Moreno Valley
Marian Fuentes, So., Moreno Valley
Edith Morales, Sr., San Bernardino
Vanessa Casillas, Sr., Banning
Marissa Cortez, So., Vista Del Lago
Claudia Orozco, Sr., Vista Del Lago
Jocelyn Ruiz, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Kelly Sassaman, Jr., Rubidoux
Estrellita Sandoval, So., Rubidoux
Sonia Enriquez, Sr., Rubidoux
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Mountain Valley League: all-league wrestling 2014-15

All-Mountain Valley League wrestling 2014-15

MVP lower weights: Isania Ferreria, Jr., San Bernardino
MVP upper weights: Jeremy Brooks, Sr., Pacific
Coach of the Year: Mark Clark, San Bernardino

First Team
Anthony Aguirre, So., Moreno Valley
Mike Ornelas, So., San Bernardino
Aldo Barragan, Jr., San Bernardino
Eric Jimenez, Sr., Pacific
Nestor Sosa, Sr., San Bernardino
Monserrat Romero, Sr., Moreno Valley
Isanian Ferreria, Jr., San Bernardino
Edgar Salazar, Sr., Pacific
Kevin Ayala, So., Moreno Valley
Jeremy Brooks, Sr., Pacific
Tristan Todd, Sr., Pacific
Alex Mattison, Jr., San Bernardino
Juan Carlos Alvarez, Jr., Banning
Andre Bishop, Sr., Pacific
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