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)

SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE

ALL LEAGUE BOYS’ BASKETBALL
2016-17

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: KEVIN BROWN SR SAN GORGONIO

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

HONORABLE MENTION
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

ALL LEAGUE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: ANTANIA WATKINS JR ARROYO VALLEY

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

HONORABLE MENTION
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
SAN GORGONIO 27, NORTE VISTA 21 (OT)
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
Overtime
SG-Leslie 2 run (no kick)

Rushing
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.

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Aquinas 28, Arrowhead Christian 7
Linfield Christian 56, Western Christian 0
Notre Dame 42, Ontario Christian 14
BASELINE LEAGUE
Damien 42, Los Osos 10
Rancho Cucamonga 48, Etiwanda 17
Upland 35, Chino Hills 14
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Cajon 35, Carter 20
Yucaipa 56, Citrus Valley 21
REV 49, Eisenhower 7
Redlands 42, Miller 6
CROSS VALLEY LEAGUE
Big Bear 24, Silver Valley 21
Riveride Prep 28, Excelsior 22
DESERT SKY LEAGUE
Victor Valley 48, Adelanto 14
Silverado 28, Barstow 18
MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE
Oak Hills 42, Burroughs 12
Sultana 21, Hesperia 13
Serrano 35, Apple Valley 17
MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE
Banning 35, San Bernardino 7
Pacific 28, Moreno Valley 20
MT. BALDY LEAGUE
Colony 41, Ontario 7
Don Lugo 28, Chaffey 6
Alta Loma 30, Montclair 14
SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE
Indian Springs 28, Arroyo Valley 21
Jurupa Hills 35, Rialto 7
San Gorgonio 42, Rim of the World 14
SUNKIST LEAGUE
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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Darren Jones appeal denied

The chances of Darren Jones playing this season are gone.

The sophomore wide receiver who transferred from Upland to Cajon was denied eligibility by the CIF Southern Section. The CIF-SS ruled, per transfer rules, that Jones would not be eligible to compete until July 2017.

Jones appealed to CIF State, but that appeal was denied Tuesday.

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Commitment hasn’t cooled interest in Stephen Carr

Summit High School running back Stephen Carr orally committed to USC more than a year ago.

But that hasn’t stopped other schools from coming to see him.

At Friday’s game against Grand Terrace, Michigan running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley stood on the Summit sideline and Summit coach Nick Matheny confirmed that Wheatley was there to watch Carr.

“He hung out on the sidelines with my dad and cousin,” Matheny said. “He was just another guy. He was awesome.”

Matheny said Wheatley is the second college coach on the SkyHawks’ sideline this year, joining Nebraska assistant coach Reggie Davis.

Matheny doesn’t think that Carr has scheduled any trips, but is encouraging him to take the five official trips as allowed per NCAA rules.

“You’ll never have another chance in life to take a trip to five different schools,” Matheny said. “I think he needs to do that for the experience, to solidify his commitment. But I’m going to support him 110 percent in whatever he does.”

He doesn’t think the recruitment of Carr will develop Summit’s reputation because the school already has one.

“Summit has a reputation for having talent,” Matheny said. “The thing about Summit, most of the guys have good grades. Because guys in the past like Jamaal Williams and Donte Deayon did it before and showed we have good students and leaders.”

There aren’t any seniors other than Carr that would be recruited by Michigan, although there could be juniors or sophomores eventually at that level.

And Matheny didn’t discount the idea that a major-college recruiter could help someone else, such as Notre Dame helped Cade Sparks last year.

Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Sanford Jr. was at Summit last year to watch wide receiver Damian Alloway (now at UCLA). He noticed Sparks, who was Summit’s quarterback. Sparks didn’t fit into Notre Dame’s plans, but Sanford recommended Sparks to Indiana State, where Sanford’s father, Mike Sr., is the head coach.

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