San Gorgonio seeking head girls varsity soccer coach

San Gorgonio is in need of a head girls varsity soccer coach.

Athletic director Matt Maeda said Connie Beard-Boughan, who had headed the program the previous nine years, stepped down for family reasons and one of the other coaches in the program was not interested.

Candidates can contact him at (909) 388-6059 or email him at

Last year the Spartans were 9-14-3 overall and 5-3-2 in the San Andreas League which put them third.

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Recruiting expert to give free talk for athletes, parents

Parents and student athletes wanting to learn more about the college recruiting process can do so at a free lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the auditorium at Montclair High School (4725 Benito St.) .

It is open to those from all sports from all schools.

The guest lecturer will be Jack Renkens who has coached at all levels, served as an athletic director and had children go through the process. He founded Recruiting Realities and tour the country speaking on the topic

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Alex Pierce looking to jump start Los Osos football program

Grizzlies mascot photo.

It’s hard enough trying to jump start a struggling football program. It’s even tougher when you’re competing in the Baseline League.

That’s the tough task ahead of new coach Alex Pierce who moved to the school this year after an impressive run slightly East at Carter High School.

The Grizzlies were just 1-9 last year and have won just seven games in the last three years. The last winning season was a 6-4 showing in 2011.

Neighborhood rival Rancho Cucamonga is the juggernaut right now. Upland’s young team has matured and looks poised for a breakout season and Etiwanda, the other city school, always gets good athletes. Chino Hills, Damien, yes you get the picture. It has been a tough go for the Grizzlies.

Pierce is ready for the challenge though. His goal is to get the students who should be at his school to come to the school, rather then skip to one of the rivals or yet another school.

“This is a great academic school with a lot of other things to offer too. If the football program was a little better it would go a long way toward keeping those kids here,” he said. “I hate to use a college example, but there is Stanford. That’s a great example of school with academics that is also competitive. It can be done. It won’t be easy and no we have to do some things different.”

Pierce will serve as offensive coordinator as well with Tommy Martinez, now the school’s athletic director but the head football coach the last time the team had a winning season, stepping in to serve as defensive coordinator.

Pierce does have a solid quarterback returning in senior Brett Cabral, who threw for 1,409 yards in nine games. The key will be having enough weapons around Cabral to make the offense more formidable. The new coach is also high on junior wide receiver Andrew Walker and running back Kyle Jorgenson, who will also be an impact player at linebacker.

The line will be led by seniors Brandon Funke and Brandon Trejo.

Demsive standouts include senior linebacker Connor Helsius, senior nose tackle Matthew Williams, senior lineman Tahi Fakava and senior linebacker Isaiah Peck.

Right now Pierce has 100 players between the varsity and junior varsity teams and another 50 working the with freshman team.

“We’re going to play hard and try and outwork everyone else on both sides of the ball,” Pierce said. “We’re going to find a way and that way won’t be the same as everyone else’s way.”

Los Osos makes its debut on Aug. 25 against, of all teams, Carter – the team Carter just left. The schedule was made long before Pierce interviewed for the job and he admits walking the visitor’s sideline at that school will be difficult.

“It will be a little awkward, no doubt,” he said.

Aug. 25 – At Carter
Sept. 1 – Northwood
Sept. 8 – At Alta Loma
Sept. 15 – Chino
Sept. 29 – At Silverado
Oct. 6 – At Etiwanda
Oct. 13 – Rancho Cucamonga
Oct. 20 – Damien
Oct. 27 – At Chino Hills
Nov. 3 – Upland

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Etiwanda wide receiver Geordon Porter landing looks from major colleges

As the prep football season fast approaches, I thought it might be good to take a look at some of the players sure to do great things the coming season. One of those is senior wide receiver Geordon Porter of Etiwanda.

Porter currently has 15 offers and has narrowed his list to seven schools. He has planned visits to Utah (Sept. 2), Notre Dame (Sept. 9) and Arizona State (Sept. 16). Four other schools – Alabama, Cal, Colorado and UCLA – are still in play.

He had quite the smorgasbord to chose from. Others offering included Purdue, UNLV, Washington State, Hawaii, Georgia, San Jose State, Colorado State, UNLV and Duke.

The 6-foot-2, 172-pounder had a decent season as a junior with 33 catches for 512 yards and five touchdowns. He came up big in a 45-42 win the last game of the regular season against Damien which got his team into the playoffs.

Etiwanda coach Kevin Davis said interest in his speedster picked up in the spring after he ran 10.6 in the 100 during a spring track meet. A couple of offers quickly turned into more than a dozen.

“He was on the radar before that,” Davis said “But when schools saw that the interest really did pick up in a big way. He is really ready to have a huge season,.”

Porter’s potential is not surprising given his genes. Father George was a track standout at USC. Older brother Grant, who graduated from Upland in 2016, red-shirted last year at Washington State and is looking to be a factor for the Cougars this year at defensive back.

Porter says he learned a lot from watching his brother go through the recruiting process.

“It can be a lot of fun but at times it is stressful too,” he said. “You have to find the school that is the right fit and there are lot of things to consider – what offense it runs, how soon you thing you can play, what school fits you best academically.”

Davis said while Porter’s biggest contributions will come on offense, he night also be used on defense as well as on special teams.

“He makes things happen so we definitely have to get the ball in his hands,” Davis said.

Porter and the Eagles make their debut on Aug. 25 against Summit in their annual rivalry game at Miller high School.


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2017 Citrus Belt League spring all-league teams

Citrus Valley High School pitcher Tristan Workman pitched a five-hitter with four strikeouts in a 2-1 victory over Carter in Citrus Belt League play on Thursday. (Photo by Frank Perez for SCNG)
Citrus Belt League MVP Tristan Workman pitches against Carter. (Photo by Frank Perez for SCNG)

Citrus Belt League Spring all-league teams

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San Andreas League All-League teams Winter 2016-17

Arroyo Valley’s Hailey Vergara, (#14), battles for a loose ball with San Gorgonio’s Precious Knight, (#24), during the first half of Friday nights San Andreas League basketball game at San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino, Ca., January 20, 2017. Arroyo Valley won, 70-30 and is still No. 2 in The Sun Top 10. (Photo by John Valenzuela/SCNG)

Arroyo Valley’s Hailey Vergara, (#14), battles for a loose ball with San Gorgonio’s Precious Knight, (#24), during the first half of Friday nights San Andreas League basketball game at San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino, Ca., January 20, 2017. Arroyo Valley won, 70-30. (Photo by John Valenzuela/SCNG)




Waylon Anderson JR Rialto; Darris Jackson JR Rialto
Brennan Daetwiler SR Rim of the World; Alex Ortiz SR Arroyo Valley
Chijindu Egeonu JR Jurupa Hills; Daniel Soto SR Jurupa Hills
Chris Fulton SR San Gorgonio; Derrion Thomas JR Rialto

Jahsan Brown JR Arroyo Valley
Brian Ramirez JR Indian Springs
Karson Chaney-McQueen SR Jurupa Hills
Desmond Ashley JR Rialto
Joshua Sharpe JR Rim of the World
Mark Laing SR San Gorgonio


Jaiden Alex SR Rialto; Tatianna Russell SR San Gorgonio
Mariana Mejia JR Rim of the World; Ailani Scott SR San Gorgonio
Jessica Pantoja SR Rialto; Shy’Ann Turner SR Arroyo Valley
Nylah Prince FR Arroyo Valley; Hailey Vergara SO Arroyo Valley

Jackie Coronado SR Arroyo Valley
Irelia James JR Indian Springs
Maryah Smith JR Jurupa Hills
Raven Smith SO Rialto
Shelby Avila JR Rim of the World
Babie Gutierrez SR San Gorgonio

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Ambassador League honors announced for football

Aquinas High School running back Branden Rankins has rushed for more than 2,000 yards this season. The Falcons face St. Anthony for the CIF Division 10 title on Saturday. , is featured at Aquinas High School football stadium in San Bernardino, Calif. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (Photo by/The Sun, SCNG)

Offensive Player of Year: Branden Rankins, Jr., Aquinas
Defensive Player of Year: Dylan Petti, Sr., Notre Dame
Co-Coaches of Year: Jordan Brusig, Aquinas; Matt Hoesktra, Ontario Chr.
Sportsmanship Award: Western Christian

First team offense
OL: Ben Coleman, Soph., Linfield Christian
OL: Dylan Petti, Sr., Notre Dame
OL: Stewart Van Dam, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
OL: Zyon Mathis, Soph., Aquinas
OL: Brad Whitworth, Soph., Linfield Christian
QB: Niles Harrell, Sr., Notre Dame
RB: Ian Zamudio, St., Notre Dame
RB: Branden Rankins, Jr., Aquinas
WR: Savai’l Cravens, Sr., Linfield Christian
WR: Jared Baytosh, Jr., Notre Dame
UT: Joshka Gustav, Jr., Aquinas
K: Salieu Ceesay, Jr., Aquinas

First team defense
DL: Clayton Dahl, Sr., Ontario Christian
DL: Dylan Petti, Sr., Notre Dame
DL: Joshka Gustav, Jr., Aquinas
DL: Ben Coleman, Soph., Linfield Christian
LB: William Barbato,Sr., Linfield Christian
LB: Anthony Solis,Jr., Notre Dame
LB: Sean Yost, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
DB: Simeon Burns, Sr., Linfield Christian
DB: Nick Manuel, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
DB: Nick Baytosh, Sr., Notre Dame
DB: Savai’l Cravens, Sr., Linfield Christian
P: Brad Slayman, Jr., Arrowhead Christian

Second team offense
OL: Nathan Abelon, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
OL: Jasper Frils, Jr., Aquinas
OL: Zeke Zaragoza, Jr., Ontario Christian
OL: Henry Mitchell, Sr., Notre Dame
OL: Ethan Wattler, Jr., Notre Dame
QB: Kevin Jack, Jr., Ontario Christian
RB: John Henry, Sr., Linfield Christian
RB: Blake Biby, Sr., Ontario Christian
WR: DJ Botello, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
WR: Ian Ulloa, Sr., Ontario Christian
UT: Simeon Burns, Sr., Linfield Christian

Second team defense
DL: Joey Benson, Jr., Ontario Christian
DL: Stewart Van Dam, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
DL: Travion Brown, Soph., Linfield Christian
DL: Michael Hotetz, Soph., Aquinas
LB: Ruben Fabian, Jr., Aquinas
LB: Ryan Simpson, Sr., Notre Dame
LB: Andrew Kelstrom, Soph., Aquinas
DB: Ian Zamudio, Sr., Notre Dame
DB: John Henry, Sr., Linfield Christian
DB: Carson Kidd, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
DB: DJ Botello, Sr., Arrowhead Christian

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Wrap-up of San Gorgonio’s first CIF-SS football title

Above are 4th quarter and OT highlights of San Gorgonio’s first CIF-SS football championship. The Spartans also made the finals in 1989, before losing to Fontana at Anaheim Stadium.
San Gorgonio turned the ball over 4 times (one interception, three fumbles), but Norte Vista turned it over 5 times (one interception, four fumbles), including a huge one in OT.
San G trailed 21-13 after Norte Vista scored with 3:18 left.
It looked like another Spartan drive would be derailed by a turnover or penalty when holding on the first play negated a long pass play, making it first and 20. But on second and 17, a pass interference call made it a much more manageable second and 2. A 15-yard facemask penalty also aided the drive which was completed without the Spartans facing a single third down.

Box score
Norte Vista 0 7 0 14 0 — 21
San Gorgonio 7 0 6 8 6 — 27
First quarter
SG-Xzavier Leslie 1 run (kick) 8:31
Second Quarter
NV-Eric Melesio 11 run (Alberto Aguliara kick) 5:46
Third quarter
SG-Tyreque Jones 27 pass from Kaleb Hayes (kick blocked) :49.6
Fourth quarter
NV-Melesio 15 run (Aguliara kick) 11:51
NV-Melesio 1 run (Aguliara kick) 3:18
SG-Hayes 12 run (Hayes run) 1:11
SG-Leslie 2 run (no kick)

Norte Vista: Eric Melesio 54-259, Adam Garcia 2-29, Isaiah Hughes 3-12, Martin Solano 4-9, Omar Godoy 2-5. San Gorgonio: Kaleb Hayes 20-131, Xzavier Leslie 9-49, Dezhon Williams 3-(minus 2), Tyreque Jones 2-(minus 3).
Passing: Norte Vista: Isaiah Hughes 0-1-1 0. San Gorgonio: Kaleb Hayes 8-13-1 135.
Receiving: Norte Vista: none. San Gorgonio: Larenzo McMillan 3-64, Tyreque Jones 2-39, Jerome Weber 1-26, Perrion Ofori 1-3, Dezhon Williams 1-13.
I may have missed a few, but I had Norte Vista with 8 penalties for 94 yards. San Gorgonio 14 for 99.

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Week 8 picks, love ’em or leave ’em

I had a great week picking last week, going 26-3. The games I missed: Citrus Valley-Carter, Yucca Valley-Coachella Valley, Ontario-Chaffey. For the season I am 192-51-1. I have gotten 4 margins exactly right and 1 score exactly right.

Aquinas 28, Arrowhead Christian 7
Linfield Christian 56, Western Christian 0
Notre Dame 42, Ontario Christian 14
Damien 42, Los Osos 10
Rancho Cucamonga 48, Etiwanda 17
Upland 35, Chino Hills 14
Cajon 35, Carter 20
Yucaipa 56, Citrus Valley 21
REV 49, Eisenhower 7
Redlands 42, Miller 6
Big Bear 24, Silver Valley 21
Riveride Prep 28, Excelsior 22
Victor Valley 48, Adelanto 14
Silverado 28, Barstow 18
Oak Hills 42, Burroughs 12
Sultana 21, Hesperia 13
Serrano 35, Apple Valley 17
Banning 35, San Bernardino 7
Pacific 28, Moreno Valley 20
Colony 41, Ontario 7
Don Lugo 28, Chaffey 6
Alta Loma 30, Montclair 14
Indian Springs 28, Arroyo Valley 21
Jurupa Hills 35, Rialto 7
San Gorgonio 42, Rim of the World 14
Fontana 35, Colton 20
Grand Terrace 21, Kaiser 19

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Pacific’s Terry Ryan has near-record performance

Pacific quarterback Terry Ryan had an impressive game on Friday, one that will land him in the CIF-SS record books.

Ryan completed 29 of 41 passes for 589 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception in a 47-0
According to the CIF-SS record book, the 589 yards are the fourth-most all-time and not far from the 613-yard performance set by El Toro’s Connor Manning in 2012. The seven touchdown passes tie for the seventh-most all-time in CIF-SS history. Neither are San Bernardino County records: San Bernardino’s Robert Fuller threw for 604 yards and eight touchdowns against Pacific in 2006.

Ryan could also break into the Top 10 in CIF-SS history with touchdown passes in a season. He has 34 through seven games. Tenth all-time is 46.

Coach Mike Aragon wasn’t surprised with Ryan’s performance despite one of his top targets, Rythum Russworm, has missed the last two games after having his appendix removed.

“We’ve been able to bring in Michael Patterson and Kenny Freeman (to play receiver). They know the offense and they were wide receivers last year,” Aragon said.

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