Girls basketball heating up

It didn’t take long for the girls basketball season to get going, as two tournaments – Rialto’s “Jam the Gym” and the Big Daddy Tournament, tipped off today.

Both tournaments will have their championship games Saturday, with the Jam the Gym title game being played at 6:30 p.m. at Rialto High School while the Big Daddy Gold Division championship game will be played at 6 p.m. at Notre Dame High School in Riverside. Joining Rialto in the Jam the Gym are Palm Springs, Upland, Ayala, Serrano, Fontana, Corona Centennial, Chino Hills, Victor Valley, Riverside North, Patriot and Ganesha High Schools.

The Big Daddy Tournament is a 18-team tournament with a Gold Division and a Green Division. The Gold will feature Cajon, Eisenhower, Lake Elsinore Lakeside, Moreno Valley, Temecula Valley, Vista Murrieta, Riverside Arlington, Redlands, Sultana and Riverside Poly. The Green Division will have Riverside Ramona, Banning, Corona, Mesa Grande Academy, Notre Dame, Norte Vista, Aquinas and Colton High Schools. Aquinas, Moreno Valley and Notre Dame will all host the tournament.

Also on the horizon is the Arroyo Valley Tournament, which will be held Dec. 6-10 at Arroyo Valley and Pacific High Schools. Teams involved in the tournament, which is straight bracket format, are Valley View, San Bernardino, Riverside Poly, Oak Hills, San Gorgonio, Rim of the World, Pacific, Patriot, Cajon, Kaiser, Fontana, Corona, Bloomington, Redlands, Arroyo Valley and Rubidoux. The title game will be held at Arroyo Valley at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10.

Schedule for Coach Tony baseball tournament set

The schedule for the Coach Tony baseball tournament to be held Saturday at Redlands East Valley and Redlands High Schools has been set. The tournament is being held in remembrance of former REV freshman baseball coach Tony Hernandez, who passed away last month due to a heart attack. Hernandez has a son, Drew, who is a senior infielder on the Wildcats.

The schedule for the games at both sites is as follows. At Redlands East Valley the Wildcats will play San Gorgonio at 8 a.m., followed by a game against Chino at 10:30 a.m. Chino will then play Yucaipa at 1 p.m., with the Thunderbirds playing San Gorgonio at 6 p.m.

Redlands at Cajon will start off the RHS action at 8 a.m., with the Cowboys then playing Citrus Valley at 10:30. Redlands will play again at 1 p.m. against Rancho Cucamonga, with the Cougars playing Citrus Valley in the final game of the day at 3:30 p.m. All donations from ticket sales and concessions will go to the Coach Tony Scholarship, which REV will give out to a senior at the conclusion of every season.

Inland Empire Classic matchups

These teams are playing right now in the I.E. Classic, which runs through Saturday. These are today’s games.

At Rancho Cucamonga High School
Norco vs. Chino Hills
Ontario vs. Eisenhower
Montclair vs. Arcadia
Fontana vs. Rancho Cucamonga

At Miller High School
Pasadena Muir vs. Etiwanda
Compton Dominguez vs. Corona Roosevelt
Vista Murrieta vs. Alta Loma
City of Industry Workman vs. Miller

At Colony High School
Los Osos vs. Palmdale
Summit vs. Temecula Valley
San Gorgonio vs. Perris
South Pasadena vs. Colony

At Upland High School
Redlands East Valley vs. Menifee Paloma Valley
Claremont vs. Corona Centennial
Lancaster Eastside vs. Lakeside
Carter vs. Upland