Big Bear’s Caleb Webb, the Sun’s Cross Country runner of the year, has erased one of Big Bear’s legendary runners from the record books. Webb ran the 3200 meters in the invitational race at the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday and ran a time of 8:52.17, incredibly not good enough to win. It only placed him third, but only .27 of a second behind the winner. He was the top Californian in the race and in broke the school record in that race, held by legendary Ryan Hall. Hall’s best time was 8:55.
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.
VIDEO: Miller athletic director John Romagnoli talks about bringing back the All-Star game.
Miller High School Athletic Director John Romagnolli has been working on bringing back the former Daily Bulletin All-Star basketball games for the last two years.
He wanted to to have it again for the first time since 2009 last year but the plans weren’t quite in place and he didn’t want to have it just to have it if it couldn’t be a top-notch event.
Well it will make a long-await return a week from Sunday, April 19th at Miller High School.
The teams were honored with a breakfast/lunch today at the Jesse Turner Community Center in Fontana. They’ll practice next week.
There is representation from schools as far East as Banning and as far West as Covina Charter Oak and some from the High Desert. So those chosen are in select company. There will be 13 players on each of the two boys teams and girls teams so everyone will get to play.
The cross section of players also means student-athletes will get to play with and get to know others they might not have crossed paths with.
The Ajalee Lauder and Marcel Burke awards are being brought back. Those awards/scholarships are in memory of two young players who left this world way too early.
Lauder’s mother Bethel Trice, the girls coach at Jurupa Hills, will coach one of the girls teams – nice touch.
There are a lot of all-star games out there. But Romagnoli, previously the boys’ basketball coach at Miller, is setting this one up as something special. He has done a great job of that and the best is yet to come.
Boost Mobile has stepped up as a sponsor, as has IE Sports Net.
We’ll be posting updated rosters for the teams next week.
Tonight, April 7, at 6:30 pm at Charter Oak High in Covina, is a Dual-Meet all-star girls wrestling match pitting teams from the East vs. West, roughly divided by the 57 Freeway. I believe entrance is free; it is just an event designed to promote girls wrestling.
The West team is coached by Tom Cote, the Charter Oak coach who formerly coached at Kaiser, Los Osos, Chaffey, Montclair and other places I can’t think of right now.
The East is coached by Montclair girls coach Matt Furr. Here is the East Lineup:
101 – Shandrea Shelby – Corona 106 – Sugey Ceja – Corona 111 – Alyssa Aceval – San Jacinto 116 – Vanesa Contreras – Yucca Valley 121 – Kimberly Espinoza – Chaffey 126 – Maryssa Monterrossa – Montclair 131 – Ashley Pofek – La Sierra 137 – McKenna Hutchison – Upland 143 – Jasmine Cordero – Tustin 150 – Anna Castro – Carter 160 – Sarah Rahlwes – Redlands 170 – Kendall Reusing – La Sierra 189 – Diana Perez – Hillcrest 235 – Melissa Lopez – Hillcrest
Head Coach – Matthew Furr – Montclair Asst. Coach – Mario Estrada – Titan Mercury Wrestling Club Asst. Coach – Roman Medina – Chaffey Asst. Coach – Cecilia Ramirez – Montclair Asst. Coach – Vanessa Nordstrom – Titan Mercury Wrestling Club
Photo from the 2014 County Clash at San Manuel Stadium. (Micah Escamilla/San Bernardino Sun)
San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino serves as the host of the County Clash that host a series of games of a span of four weeks. The games below are for the second weekend of the 2015 County Clash series which take place on April 4.
REV left-hander David Barela pitching against Los Osos in the playoffs last year.
Redlands East Valley senior left-hander David Barela, a second-team all-Sun selection last season and who has signed a National Letter of Intent with New Mexico State, will undergo Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery on Friday, coach James Cordes said.
Barela went 8-1 with a 0.78 ERA last year and entered the season with 14 career wins, just seven away from the school career record. He threw for REV “only about 14 innings” in the fall because REV was looking at other pitchers.
When they returned from winter break in January, Barela’s arm didn’t feel right. It took a while for him to get insurance approval for an MRI, and in the meantime Barela didn’t pitch at all. They got the results of the MRI back a couple of weeks ago and Cordes said the results indicated that surgery and not rehab, was necessary.
Cordes said that New Mexico State still wants Barela and will likely redshirt him next year.
“It certainly bumps everyone up on the pitching chain. That’s why you work hard to develop eight or nine pitchers. On a personal note, it’s devastating for David,” Cordes said.
Etiwanda and Citrus Valley play in the championship game of the Redlands Softball Invitational.
This was posted a couple of days ago, but here’s the latest Sun high school softball Top 10. It’s a really strong Top 10.
The Sun Softball Top 10
1. LOS OSOS (10-2)
Last week: 1
Doubleheaders against Corona Centennial, Norco before league play begins
2. YUCAIPA (9-2)
Last week: 2
Has not allowed more than 2 runs in any game
3. CHINO (9-4)
Last week: 3
In the middle of 24-day stretch between games
4. ETIWANDA (14-2)
Last week: 4
Undefeated on Nevada trip
5. GRAND TERRACE (5-2)
Last week: 5
Two weeks off ends Thursday
6. CITRUS VALLEY (5-3)
Last week: 6
Defeated tough Norco team last week
7. CHINO HILLS (12-5)
Last week: 7
Scored at least 10 runs in each of last 3 games
8. CAJON (9-1)
Last week: 8
Only loss came in February
9. UPLAND (12-1)
Last week: 9
Suffered first loss vs. La Serna
10. APPLE VALLEY (8-5)
Last week: 10
Doubleheader vs. rival Granite Hills Saturday