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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Carter football team looks for winning season under new coach Justin Randall

Lions mascot photo.

Justin Randall considers himself pretty fortunate. He just landed his first “head” coaching gig and he is in a place where the cupboard is hardly empty – Carter.

Preparations for the season are underway and Randall, son of Colony Head Coach Steve Randall, has a hard time containing his enthusiasm.

“We have really good kids here,” he said, “I stepped into a good situation. I just want to keep the ball rolling.”

Previous coach Alex Pierce moved over to Los Osos and Randall was chosen as his successor. He spent last year at Citrus College. Before that he spent four years working for his father at Colony. He also had a year at Ontario as an assistant coach.

Despite being one of the younger head coaches in the area at 26, he says he considers himself an “old-school” coach from having hung around his father and his coaching contemporaries.

“I have been around the game my while life,” he said. “I can’t imagine not being part of it.”

Randall will be the team’s defensive coordinator while Steve Johnston, who had been with Randall’s dad at Colony, will be offensive coordinator.

Last year the Lions went 5-5 in the regular season with a 3-4 mark in the tough Citrus Belt League. Randall will have several key players returning. He is most high on senior safety-wide receiver Justice Hamilton whom he says has the potential to be one of the top players in the Inland Empire.

Many of the Lions top players will be asked to contribute one both sides of the ball. Among the others are senior linebacker-running back Lemusu Toailoa, last in the line of talented football-playing brothers, senior lineman Daimon Ross and senior receiver-corner Keion Guyton.

Randall likes the combination he will have at running back in Toailoa and D.J. Thomas and thinks the strongest part of the defense will be the secondary.

The biggest question mark will be at quarterback where senior Wayne Schuster, junior Eddie Torres and sophomore Serbando Lopez are battling for the starting job.

The Lions won;t have to wait long for an interesting storyline as they open the season against Los Osos, headed by their former coach. Stay tuned.


Aug. 25 – Los Osos
Sept. 1 – At Rancho Verde
Sept. 8 – San Jacinto
Sept. 22 – At Miller
Sept. 29 – Redlands
Oct. 6 – Redlands East Valley (At Citrus Valley)
Oct. 13 – Yucaipa
Oct. 20 – At Citrus Valley
Oct. 27 – At Cajon
Nov. 3 – Eisenhower

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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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Sunkist League Spring 2017 all-league teams

Grand Terrace’s Lilly Bishop celebrates her 2 run double in the 6th inning of their Division 1 softball semifinal game against Norco on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Norco. (Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Grand Terrace’s Lilly Bishop celebrates against Norco. (Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)


Here are Spring 2017 Sunkist League all-league teams
MVP: Armando Duenas, Sr., Kaier
First Team
Johnathan Gonzales, Sr., Kaiser
Jason Lopez, Sr., Kaiser
Johny Holland, Jr., Kaiser
Leonardo Rodriguez, Jr., Kaiser
Ramon Salazar, Sr., Grand Terrace
Dominic Tejada, Sr., Grand Terrace
James Gomez, Jr., Grand Terrace
Abel Mandueno, Jr., Grand Terrace
Daniel Garcia, Fr., Grand Terrace
Francisco Navarette, Sr., Colton
Rene Navarette, Sr., Colton
Marcus Martin, Sr., Bloomington
Jacob Martin, Sr., Bloomington
Levin Cornish, Jr., Fontana
Andrew Rodriguez, Fr., Summit
Cristian Enriquez, Fr., Summit


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2017 Spring San Andreas League all-league teams

Dylan Kanoho, San Gorgonio

Here are 2017 San Andreas League all-league teams:

Dylan Kanoho, Sr., San Gorgonio
First team
Diego Armas, So., Jurupa Hills
Dillan Brown, Sr., San Gorgonio
Cannen Buelna, Sr., Rim of the World
Justyn Cartzdafner, Sr., Jurupa Hills
Daniel Downey, Sr., Rim of the World
Mark Gonzales, Sr., Rialto
Chris Hardin, Jr., San Gorgonio
Christopher Melendez, So., San Gorgonio
Matt Negrete, Sr., San Gorgonio
Angel Ochoa, Sr., San Gorgonio
Daniel Rojas, Sr., Jurupa Hills
Justin Serna, Jr., Arroyo Valley
Victor Vodniak, Jr., Rialto
Ignacio Zamora, Jr., Jurupa Hills

Honorable Mention
Juan Borbon, Sr., Arroyo Valley
Alex Murguay, Jr., Indian Springs
Manny Rojas, Jr., Jurupa Hills
Ruben Pedroza, So., Rialto
Liam Keefe, Sr., Rim of the World
Luis Preciado, Sr., San Gorgonio

Isabel Rocco, So., Jurupa Hills
First Team
Trinity Buck, Jr., Jurupa Hills
Alexus Cobb-Martinez, Sr., Rim of the World
Julia D’Amico, Sr., Rim of the World
Hayley Fontana, Sr., Rim of the World
Kayah Hayes, Sr., San Gorgonio
Leanne Hernandez, Sr., Rialto
India Kelly, Jr., Jurupa Hills
Ja-Sha Roberts, Jr., Jurupa Hills
Sarah Rengifo, Jr., Jurupa Hills
Cassandra Solis, Fr., Rialto
Alondra Vicary, Sr., Jurupa Hills
Brittany Vicary, Sr., Jurupa Hills

Honorable Mention
Ti’Anna Jenkins, So., Arroyo Valley
Alexis Alamilla, Jr., Indian Springs
Faith Benavente, Jr., Jurupa Hills
Trinity Suarez, So., Rialto
Cierra Jones, Sr., Rim of the World
Jesse McMichael, Fr., San Gorgonio

Emmanuel Meza, Jr., San Gorgonio
First Team
Jared Dayton, Sr., Rim of the World
Adrian Gurrola, Sr., Rialto
Bobby Kumpf, Sr., Indian Springs
Franco Ramirez, Sr., San Gorgonio
Gerardo Rodriguez, Sr., San Gorgonio
Ricardo Salcedo, Sr., Indian Springs
Oscar Sanchez, Sr., Indian Springs
Jose Torres, Sr., San Gorgonio
Charlie Valdez, Sr., Rialto

Honorable Mention
Victor Espinoza, Sr., Indian Springs
Jesus Zavala, Sr., PSA
Enrique Felix, Sr., Rialto
Josh Tennant, Sr., Rim of the World
Hieu Le, Jr., San Gorgonio

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Ambassador League all-league teams spring 2017

Spring 2017 All-Ambassador League Teams

Arrowhead Christian Academy shortstop Robert Cruz tries to make a diving stop against Gladstone. (Frank Perez/Correspondent)

Player of Year: Robert Cruz, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Pitcher of Year: Kevin Wiseman, Sr., Linfield Christian
Coach of Year: Ken Whitworth, Linfield Christian
Sportsmanship Award: Arrowhead Christian

First team
Jason Brown, Sr., Ontario Christian
Ryan Dipoma, Sr., Linfield Christian
Michael Franklin, Jr., Notre Dame
Donovin Griffin, Sr., Aquinas
Andrew Hernandez, Sr., Ontario Christian
Jordan Keller, Soph., Woodcrest Christian
Connor Kostecka, Sr., Linfield Christian
Ethan Manning, Sr., Western Christian
Jacob Maza, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Tyler Montanez, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Jacob Reyes, Soph., Arrowhead Christian
Wesley Scott, Soph., Woodcrest Christian
Luke Stratton, Sr., Linfield Christian
Cooper Whitworth, Soph., Linfield Christian

Second team
Tyler Baca, Jr., Linfield Christian
Josh Ferreri, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Brett Finnel, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Tucker Gross, Soph., Arrowhead Christian
Shaun Hernandez, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Jonah Hooks, Fr., Woodcrest Christian
Anthony Macchia, Fr., Western Christian
Garrett Pittman, Jr., Notre Dame
Morgan Samora, Jr., Western Christian
Moses Serrano, Soph., Ontario Christian
Billy Strohm, Jr., Linfield Christian
Austin Willis, Jr., Linfield Christian

Aquinas High School Maya Gonzalez  beats the throw to second base, against Ontario Christian in an Ambassador League softball game at Aquinas High School in San Bernardino. Thursday, March 23, 2017. (Photo by Frank Perez/Correspondent)

Player of Year: Bobbiann Pratt, Fr., Aquinas
Pitcher of Year: Autumn Moya, Jr., Ontario Christian
Coach of Year: Ryan Anderson, Woodcrest Christian
Sportsmanship Award: Linfield Christian

First team
Brandi Almarez, Sr., Aquinas
Brissa Alvarado, Jr., Aquinas
Miranda Arellano, Soph., Aquinas
Andrea Barragan, Fr., Notre Dame
Ashlynne Burk, Soph., Ontario Christian
Ryleigh Cassicaburu, Fr., Woodcrest Christian
Courtney Duchame, Sr., Linfield Christian
Kam,ryn Eigersma, Jr., Arrowhead Christian
Maya Gonzalez, Fr., Aquinas
Melanie Lienberger, Jr., Western Christian
Taylor Olsen, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Alex Perez, Jr., Linfield Christian
Meghan Robertson, Soph., Notre Dame
Alexis Toledo, Soph., Ontario Christian

Second team
Allveia Alexander, Fr., Woodcrest Christian
Jackie Augustine, Sr., Loma Linda Academy
Daniela Barragan, Jr., Notre Dame
Mariah Diaz-Gian, St., Notre Dame
Lauren Hammarstrom, Soph., Linfield Christian
Kaitlyn Hawkins, Fr., Ontario Christian
Payton Howie, Soph., Linfield Christian
Marlisa Lee, Fr., Arrowhead Christian
Allyson Manquan, Sr., Ontario Christian
Paige Markley, Fr., Woodcrest Christian
Abbi Miranda., Fr., Aquinas
Tatianna Portillo, Sr., Aquinas
Gabby Rojas, Sr., Aquinas
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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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Sunkist League winter all-league 2016-17

Summit's Josiah Yarde, (#25), shoots over Bishop Amat's Dominic Barrera, (#55), during the first half of Monday's MLK Showcase at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca., January 16, 2017. (Photo by John Valenzuela/The Sun/SCNG)
Summit’s Josiah Yarde, (#25), shoots over Bishop Amat’s Dominic Barrera, (#55), during the first half of Monday’s MLK Showcase at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca., January 16, 2017. (Photo by John Valenzuela/The Sun/SCNG)

Sunkist League all-league teams winter 2016-17

Boys Basketball



MVP – Alondra Duncan (Summit)

First Team

Laila Walker (Summit)

Karah James (Summit)

Tianna Johnson (Summit)

Amonie Jackson (Summit)

Trinique Jonzun (Colton)

Sabryn Rodas (Grand Terrace)

Lauren Agullard (Grand Terrace)

Aniya Anderson (Grand Terrace)

Alyssa Botello (Fontana)

Kyra Prak (Kaiser)

Alyssa Dodson (Kaiser)

Aniya Stallone (Bloomington)

Second Team

Alyssa Boone (Summit)

Jordan Murphy (Grand Terrace)

Zierra Smith (Grand Terrace)

Ashton Perkins (Grand Terrace)

Le’Imoni Brown (Grand Terrace)

Stephanie Perez (Fontana)

Danielle Smith (Fontana)

Ashley Perez-Garcia (Fontana)

Adilene Gutierrez (Fontana)

Alexis Acevedo (Colton)

Jasmine Cardenas (Colton)

Gissel Rubio (Colton)

Jasmine Ramos (Kaiser)

LaShawn Robinson (Kaiser)

Emelda Chikezle (Kaiser)

Casandra Loya (Kaiser)

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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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