Rancho Cucamonga HS to host Team USA scrimmage

Rancho Cucamonga High School will be the site of a scrimmage featuring the USA Women’s National Volleyball team. The event is being hosted by the school in conjunction with Forza Volleyball.

It will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday. Volleyball legend Karch Kiraly, the national team coach, will conduct a question and answer session at 5:45 p.m. Players will also be available for pictures and autographs after the scrimmage.

The USA Team is currently ranked No 1 in the world and is currently preparing for a series of matches against China, one to be held at UC Irvine on June 9 and the other June 12 at Cal State San Bernardino.

“It’s a great opportunity for people in the community to see the highest level of volleyball,” says Rancho Cucamonga program head Brandon Blevins. “We’re honored to be able to have the match here at our school.”Blevins said

There is no cost of those 18-under. The admission charge for others is just $5 with that going toward team expenses.

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Day 5: CIFSS Division 2 Swimming Prelims Coverage

The Girls 200 IM will feature a number of local coverage area swimmers.

Freshman Mikki Thompson of Ayala finished with the fastest time among area swimmers with a time of 2 minutes and 06.03 seconds, which lead to her being seeded third going into the championship race. CIF Swimming and Diving

Kathleen Gani of Diamond Bar is seeded No. 6 while Mikayla Jean of Redlands East Valley is seeded at No. 9. Gani had a time of 2:07.10 while Jean had a time of 2:08.28.

Emily Longfellow of REV finished third in the Girls 200 IM and is seeded at No. 10, placing her in the consolation finals. Longfellow missed a chance at the championship race by .02 after posting a time of 2:08.30.

Longfellow also competed in the 200 Medley Relay to meet the meet along with REV teammates, Alexa Melara, Autumn D’Arcy and Emily Rigsby. REV finished with a time of 1:48.29.

Redlands (Melissa Pepper, Summer D’Arcy, Niki Proctor and Alex Zak ) placed No. 6 going into the championship race with a time of 1:48.97.

Diamond Bar will also compete in the race as the No. 7 seed after a time of 1:49.37 in the prelims. Diamond Bar’s team consist of Gani, Jenna Lloyd, Kelly Cheng and Kelsey Lloyd.

For Ayala, Kenisha Liu qualified for the 100 yard free championship race following a prelim time of 51.21. Rigsby will compete in the consolation race.

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STORY/VIDEOS: Aquinas’ Zoe Casas sets new CIF-SS, ties state record

The rain fell, but Aquinas senior softball player Zoe Casas did was she always does: she hit.
Casas went 3-for-3 as Aquinas downed Loma Linda Academy 8-0 in a four-inning, rain-shortened game at Aquinas High School.
Aquinas (21-3 overall, 13-1 Ambassador League) earned a share of the league title.
The hits gave Florida-State bound Casas 244 for her career, setting a new CIF-SS career mark, breaking the old mark of 242 set by Santa Ana Mater Dei’s Kelsey Kollen from 1995-98. She tied the state career record, set by Brenna Moss of Bakersfield North from 2008-11.

“It means so much to me,” she said. “It means my hard work and dedication has actually paid off, to do something for my small school.”

“You share a league title, seven in a row,” Aquinas coach Chris Ybarra said. “That’s something to be really proud of. On top of that, you want Zoe to break the record, and she gets three hits.”

Thursday’s was Aquinas’ last regular season game, so Casas will have a chance to break the state record in the first round of the playoffs next Thursday. Casas has a hit in every game this season, has at least two hits in 19 straight games and is batting an incredible .740.

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VIDEOS: Grand Terrace baseball beats Kaiser 3-2 on Tuesday


Above: video highlights of Grand Terrace-Kaiser baseball


Above: Grand Terrace pitcher Maxx Zeman, who pitched a complete game, talks about the game


A longer look of 1 highlight: was this Grand Terrace baserunner safe or out at the plate? Looked safe to me.

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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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Prep basketball players get one last chance to excel

The Inland Valley All-Star basketball games returned after a six-year hiatus. The games were well received by players, coaches and spectators.

In the boys game, the Blue team defeated the White 106-103 , led by the efforts of Damien’s Malik Fitts.

In the girls game, Ayala’s Jackie Ricketson, named the Daily Bulletin Player of the Year last week, helped the Blue team to a 66-63 win.

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Event organizer John Romagnoli, athletic director at Miller, said about 1,000 spectators took in the contests, which was considerably better than he expected.

Two special awards were handed out. The Aujali Lauder Award went to Olivia Watkins of Upland while the Marcel Burke Award went to Omar Nasri of San Dimas.

The award were named in honor of two young basketball players that left us way too early.  There were designed to go to players based on athletics, academics their positive energy and passion for the game.

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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.
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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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High school softball: Sun and CIF-SS rankings

Yucaipa’s Brooke Bolinger, above, pitches against Citrus Valley

THE SUN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL TOP 10
1. YUCAIPA (16-3)
Last week: 1
Ranked No. 4 in country by Maxpreps.com, 0-2 vs. No. 1 Mission Viejo
2. ETIWANDA (16-4)
Last week: 2
3 of last 4 games decided by 1 run
3. CHINO (9-4)
Last week: 3
24-day break ends this week
4. GRAND TERRACE (10-3)
Last week: 5
Off to 5-0 start in league
5. CHINO HILLS (13-5)
Last week: 6
Plays first Baseline League games this week
6. CITRUS VALLEY (11-4)
Last week: 7
Outscored first 3 opponents at Santiago Spring Fling, 14-0
7. LOS OSOS (12-8)
Last week: 4
Outscored 20-3 by very good Norco team in doubleheader
8. UPLAND (14-1)
Last week: 9
Schedule gets much tougher with opening of league play
9. CAJON (10-4)
Last week: 8
Routed twice by Yucaipa
10. AQUINAS (12-2)
Last week: NR
Plays fellow league undefeated Riverside Woodcrest Christian Thursday
Dropped out: No. 10 Apple Valley (8-6)
Under consideration: Montclair (12-3), Rancho Cucamonga (14-4).

For CIF-SS rankings, click below

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All-Star rosters announced for Inland Valley Classic

Redlands East Valley’s Chris Harper is scheduled to play for the blue team

Miller High School will be the site of the Inland Valley All-Star Classic basketball games on Sunday, girls starting at 4 p.m. and boys to follow.

Here are the final rosters:

Boost Blue Boys
Coach: Bill Berich, Redlands East Valley

A.J. Bigornia, Glendora
Caleb DeFabiis, Colony
Dillon Estrada, Montclair
Dashawn Faison, Miller
Tymoryae Glover, San Bernardino
Chris Harper, Redlands East Valley
Tamer Jabsheh, Rancho Cucamonga
Kaimani Maxwell, Alta Loma
Kevin McNeal, Cajon
Omar Nasri, San Dimas
Henry Norman, Kaiser
Robert Rosas, Jurupa Hills
Amier Thomas, Charter Oak
Alex Ziska, Redlands East Valley

Boost White Boys
Coach: Robbie Von Pertz, Upland Christian

Francisco Alvarez, Los Osos
Basleal Ayinalem, Silverado
Tyus Dennis, Ontario Christian
Malik Fitts, Damien
Alban Fletcher, Pomona
Kyle Gray, Bonita
L.J. Harrie, Sultana
Jared Hayes, Hesperia Christian
Cole Henson, Yucaipa
James Meza, Upland Christian
Jared Nyivih, Chino Hills
Arjun Solanki, Summit
Andy Torices, Damien
Nathan Zuvia, Grand Terrace

Boost Blue Girls
Coach: Bethel Trice, Jurupa Hills

Marleigh Brown, Chino Hills
Ky Fantroy, Indian Springs
Britney Gonzalez, Jurupa Hills
Leah Harrison, Los Osos
Tennia Hill, Silverado
Cora Ianniciello, Big Bear
Skyler Lewis, Grand Terrace
Tecumseh Madison, Banning
Miranda Nicks, Redlands East Valley
Jackie Ricketson, Ayala
Samantha Velasquez, Rancho Cucamonga
Olivia Watkins, Upland
Kiana Wright, Diamond Ranch

Boost White Girls
Coach: Kelly Hennessy, Oak Hills

Joyclyn Arrington, Montclair
Emily Ayala, Chino Hills
Jaci Bowman, Carter
Delilah Cerda, Eisenhower
Odaly Chavarria, Rialto
Alisa Davis, Los Osos
Allyah George, Eisenhower
Marissa Granados, Beaumont
Breanna Marquez, Ganesha
Jannon Otto, Oak Hills
Elyanna Rios, Chaffey
Tanika Stephenson, Miller
Irie Stokes, Upland

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Ontario boys soccer coach Vince Mangione steps down

After serving as an integral part of the Ontario High School soccer program for the last seven years, Vince Mangione has decided to take some time away.

But he’s thinks he’s leaving the program in good hands.

“I just needed to take some time for me,” he said. “They’ll still be successful. Nothing has to change.”

Mangione had served as head of the program with most of that time spent as the direct head of he varsity team. This season he had more direct dealings with a young junior varsity squad and left Michael McCarson and Moses Venegas deal directly with the varsity.

Mangione also enlisted the help of Harry Cruz this season.
The position has to officially be flown but Mangione expects those coaches to remain in their capacity.

He plans to still pitch in but it will be on an informal basis as time permits. He also teaches history at the school and will stay in that capacity.

The boys soccer program has become that school’s flagship program. Mangione helped lead the Jaguars to a CIF title in the 2012-2013 season.

His record as head varsity coach was 77-21-23 with an overall mark of 104-25-26. The Jaguars were 23-8 the year they won a championship.

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