Yucaipa coach Kevin Lewis, reacts to his team losing in the 5th OT to REV on Tuesday, 5-4. For him, it seemed like it was one that got away. Lewis had told me after the teams played the first time, a 10-7 REV win, to come back for the rematch at Crafton Hills College. The game did not disappoint. Lewis seems confident that his young team will break through next year to win league. But he and the Thunderbirds really wanted to make it this year.
Maddy Wieseler, above, talks after scoring the winning goal in the fifth overtime. I’m surprised she was willing to stand for the interview after that exhausting game. She said she felt confident the Wildcats would win however long it took, but that may have been more a reflection on the team having already won 5 straight league titles before Tuesday than how the game was going.
REV coach Ryan Williams, above talks about beating Yucaipa. He was working the officials hard, especially in overtime, to get exclusions in a game that hardly had any. The game seemed physical, but not to the point where either team had any advantage.
REV senior David Barela, above, pitches last year
Redlands East Valley will get a taste for international baseball when it plays an exhibition against the best team from Seoul, South Korea.
REV’s game against Yatap High School is set for Thursday and will serve as the final game of a nine-game, 40-day tour of California by the South Korean team, made up of players from ages 16 to 18. It will be the third San Bernardino County team that Yatap has played.
Yatap is the official guest of the San Bernardino-based American Sports University and is making its second straight tour of Southern California. On Friday, Yatap swept a doubleheader from Carter, winning 6-1 and 14-6.
“We wanted to do this for a lot of reasons,” REV coach James Cordes said. “First, it’s because of the high level of baseball we will see and we want to see any differences in the game they have. And just to get the cultural experience on baseball from a team that is a world away from us. We will field teams, but how great will it be just to experience the cultural exchange.”
Yatap has posted wins over San Bernardino (3-0) and Carter. It has also played Thousand Oaks, Mission Hills Alemany, Arcadia, Placentia Valencia and Beaumont.
Today, Yatap plays at Placentia Valencia and at Beaumont on Tuesday.
“My guess is that we will see mistake-free baseball, high on the fundamentals,” Cordes said. “The game will move pretty quickly for them. It’s going to be fun for us to play at a level that is pretty high.”
Yatap made its Southern California debut during last year’s tour through the Los Angeles area. In 2011, the Oakland A’s signed Yatap catcher Seong-Min Kim, who played for the A’s farm team in the New York-Penn League last season.
— Ed Castro
In every close dual-meet wrestling match, there are some swing matches, and Bloomington co-coach Gabe Schaefer talks about some of them. Every match has a winner, and since Northview won 31-28 (although the final score included a Bloomington forfeit win in the final match), it would’ve taken only one match to swing Bloomington’s way for the Bruins to win.
Bloomington came up short for the CIF-SS title, ending the Bruins’ string of five straight CIF-SS Dual-Meet Wrestling titles. In the individual wrestling tournament, Bloomington had been runner-up to Northview four straight years, but the teams are in different divisions this year. But they are in the same duals division for the first time, so Northview could still be a thorn in Bloomington’s side.
Two interesting overtime matches above. First, a rare match that goes to OT 0-0, then is decided on a Northview takedown in the first overtime.
The second match was decided by a controversial reversal awarded to Bloomington at the end of the second half of the second overtime, for a 6-5 victory. Some incredible matches, and both of those were early as Bloomington built a 19-3 lead.
In the end, however, Northview rallied for a 31-28 victory over Bloomington to claim the CIF-SS Dual-Meet Wrestling Central Division title.
Watch the above video, you’ll see there’s plenty of action in this game despite it being a 0-0 tie. The tie benefits first-place Grand Terrace more, but you can see that both team went for the win in this one.
Grand Terrace coach Ryan Pacheco talks about the tie. The Titans wanted a better result, but a challenge is a good thing to prepare for the playoffs. Overall, he was a little disappointed, but not concerned.
Bloomington co-coach Rudy Beteta talks about the tie, and what his impressions were of the game. Coaches on both sides seem to think they could see each other in the playoffs. But if they finish 1-2 in league as they should and they meet in the playoffs, that would have to be in the CIF-SS Finals because top two teams from a league are on opposite sides of the bracket. “Us playing in the finals?” Ryan Pacheco said. “I’d like to sell tickets to that.”
CAL-HI SPORTS ALL-STATE FOOTBALL
MEDIUM SCHOOLS & SMALL SCHOOLS
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
WR Shawn Wilson (Pomona) 6-0, 180, Sr.
TE Tyler Petite (Campolindo, Moraga) 6-5, 230, Sr.
OL Brady Aiello (Acalanes, Lafayette) 6-7, 265, Sr.
OL Johnny Capra (Placer, Auburn) 6-6, 275, Sr.
OL Kevin Estes (San Marcos) 6-6, 275, Sr.
OL Alex Kosinski (Redwood, Larkspur) 6-5, 290, Sr.
OL Zach Okun (Newbury Park) 6-4, 310, Sr.
QB Anthony Gordon (Terra Nova, Pacifica) 6-3, 180, Sr.
RB Marcel Brown (Rio Linda) 5-11, 190, Sr.
RB Izzy Matthews (Enterprise, Redding) 5-11, 200, Sr.
RB Chris Rom-Toribio (La Quinta) 5-7, 165, Sr.
PK Bryce Pasky (Paso Robles) 5-10, 175, Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL Jacquille Bradford (Hoover, San Diego) 6-0, 230, Sr.
DL N.J. Falo (Inderkum, Sacramento) 6-3, 225, Sr.
DL Kevin Scott (Salesian, Los Angeles) 6-5, 285, Sr.
LB Frank Ginda (Pacheco, Los Banos) 6-1, 225, Sr.
LB Jacob Moen (Christopher, Gilroy) 6-4, 240, Sr.
LB D.J. Smith (El Capitan, Lakeside) 6-1, 215, Sr.
DB Dameon Baber (Palmdale) 5-10, 190, Sr.
DB Austen Christian (Garden Grove) 6-1, 170, Sr.
DB Khalil Dorsey (Colony, Ontario) 5-8, 160, Jr.
DB John Horn (Yuba City) 6-0, 165, Sr.
DB Octavius Spencer (Monrovia) 6-2, 200, Sr.
P Cannon Plooster (Mayfair, Lakewood) 6-2, 175, Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
QB/RB Brad Cagle (El Capitan, Lakeside) 6-1, 200, Sr.
WR/DB Bailey Gaither (Paso Robles) 6-1, 175, Sr.
RB/DB Tyree Harris (Torrance) 5-11, 190, Sr.
WR/DB Darnay Holmes (Newbury Park) 5-11, 185, Soph.
QB/LB Mique Juarez (North, Torrance) 6-2, 220, Jr.
QB/RB Lars Nootbaar (El Segundo) 6-2, 185, Sr.
Here is the list of non-football San Bernardino County Athletes who signed on National Signing Day on Wednesday
BOYS WATER POLO
Thomas Halverson, Los Osos, Pepperdine
Austin Stewart, Los Osos, Long Beach State
Evan Sungvornrajasabh, Redlands, Oregon State
Sydney Adams, Chino Hills, San Francisco State
Annie Bailey, Los Osos, UC Riverside
Kylee Clark, Arrowhead Christian, Cal Baptist
Karen DeYoung, Arrowhead Christian, Indiana Wesleyan
Lauren Flowers, Rancho Cucamonga, Houston
Danielle Fjeldsted, Chino Hills, Westminster
Dayna Garcia, Chino Hills, McNeese State
Danya Hart, Rancho Cucamonga, Cal State Los Angeles
Kryssa Johnson, Los Osos, Concordia-Irvine
Sydney Knieriem, Redlands East Valley, Great Falls
Tiffany Long, Oak Hills Cal State San Bernardino
Darielle O’Brien, Summit, UC Riverside
Ally Priscoc, Rancho Cucamonga, USC
Leah Pruitt, Alta Loma, San Diego State
Ashlee Smith Citrus Valley, Point Loma
Denae Verdine, Alta Loma, Cal State San Bernardino
Sierra Becerra, Kaiser, Tabor
Here’s the list of San Bernardino County football players who signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday:
Philip Afia, DB, Ayala, Utah
Gary Baker, OL-DL, Upland, Oregon
Jerry Chaney, WR, Rancho Cucamonga San Diego State
Vincent Elefante, DL, Upland, Sacramento State
Robert Evans, TE, Silverado, Montana State
Deshawn Fortune, DE-LB, Etiwanda, San Jose State
Trent Goens, DE, Chino Hills, Northwestern
Josiah Gray, OL, Rancho Cucamonga, Texas-El Paso
Donnie Greene, OL, Upland, Fresno State
Tyler Hilinksi , QB, Upland, Washington State
Elijah Jones, DB, Upland, Navy
Malik Lovette, WR, Redlands East Valley, Oregon
Daijon McFoy, WB/LB, Carter, Dixie State
Nate Meadors, DB, San Gorgonio, UCLA
Brennan Miano, LB, Summit, Western New Mexico
Jalen Moore, DB, Upland, Oregon State
Nick Navarro Jurupa Hills LB Cal Poly SLO
Michael Neal, TE, Etiwanda, Washington
Tre Norman, TE/DE, Kaiser, W. New Mexico
Dwayne Parchment, LB, Kaiser, San Diego State
Joseph Price, OL, Redlands East Valley, Washington State
Malik Psalms, DB, Ayala, Cal
Caleb Repp, WR, Los Osos, Utah
Ervin Richard, SS, Colony, Western New Mexico
Dempsey Robinson, DL, Oak Hills, Texas Southern
Julian Rodriguez, OL, San Gorgonio, Western New Mexico
Hasani Smith, TE, Upland, San Diego State
Chase Stephens, WR, Rancho Cucamonga, Southern Utah
Keon Stephens, WR, Etiwanda, Montana State
Ray Surry, WR, Rancho Cucamonga San Jose State
Khaylan Thomas, LB, Etiwanda, Arizona State
Paul Trujillo-Langdon, OL, Carter,Cal Poly SLO
Austin VanVeldhuizen, OL/DL, Ontario Christian, Northwestern College
D’Angelo Vasquez, WR, Summit, Dixie State
Zamore Zigler, RB, Carter, San Jose State