Yucaipa hopes to challenge Cajon in Citrus Belt League girls basketball and the Thunderbirds are off to a solid 8-2 start this season. They’ve done it without their best player, senior guard Courtney Coleman.
Coleman tore her anterior cruciate ligament in a travel ball game in June, and was cleared to rejoin the team on Monday. Today, Yucaipa faces Cajon in the Thunderbirds’ first league game.
“We’ll see how she does,” Yucaipa coach Jeremy Hoch said. “She’s not going to be in shape. Hopefully, she’s able to create her own shot, but that will be tough against the twins (Tyla and Tyra Turner).”
Coleman, a second-team all-Sun player and Yucaipa’s leading scorer last year, had hoped to return a few weeks ago, but didn’t get clearance until Monday.
“I wish we’d have a couple of more weeks (to get her ready for Cajon) but we’re happy to have her back,” Hoch said.
I am going to the game tonight, and although I don’t give Yucaipa much of a chance to win, I am curious to see if the Thunderbirds can keep it to be a closer game than it was last year, when Cajon blew out Yucaipa by at least 30 points each time. Yucaipa went on to finish third in the league.
Claremont 3, Cathedral City 0 >> Karsyn Jordan had a goal and an assist, Oksana Sosnovsky and Claire Colinco also scored in a San Gorgonio Tournament game. Alexis Garvin made two saves and Ronnie Romero made one for Claremont.
Claremont 2, Oak Hills 0 >> Karsyn Jordan had a goal and an assist, Danielle Lagrave scored and Sydney Fortson made two saves to lead the Wolfpack (11-2-2) into the championship game for the San Gorgonio Tournament.
Oak Hills 2, Redlands East Valley 1 >> Danika Bowman scored the only goal for the Wildcats in the San Gorgonio Tournament loss to the Bulldogs. Both teams will continue play in the tournament tomorrow.
Redlands East Valley 2, Cathedral City 0 >> Sierra Felt-Morales scored both goals for the Wildcats in the San Gorgonio Tournament victory over the Lions.
San Gorgonio 2, Jurupa Valley 1 >> Leslie Spratley scored two goals for the Spartans in the San Gorgonio Tournament victory over the Jaguars. Jacqueline Garcia and Phoebe Amaro were credited with assists while goalkeeper Cristen Pedroza had three saves for the Spartans.
San Gorgonio 1 (6), Redlands 1 (5) >> Phoebe Amaro scored the lone goal during regulation for the Spartans off an assist from Adamari Torres in the San Gorgonio Tournament victory over the Terriers. Goalkeeper Cristen Pedroza had 10 saves against the Terriers. San G will play at 1 p.m. today against Apple Valley in the consolation bracket championship game.
Claremont 2, San Gorgonio 0 >> The Spartans (7-3-2) were shutout by the Wolfpack (7-3-1) in the semifinals of the San Gorgonio Tournament.
Patriot 1, Redlands 0 >> Goalkeeper Quentin Gray had three saves in the first half for the Terriers in the San Gorgonio Tournament loss against the Warriors. Grant Ganther had two saves as the Terriers’ goalkeeper in the second half.
Redlands 1 (5), Arroyo Valley 1 (4) >> Adrian Rominu scored the lone goal for the Terriers (3-8-2) in regulation. The Terriers advanced after penalty kicks against the Hawks. Redlands will play at 9 a.m. today against an opponent yet to be determined in tournament play.
San Gorgonio 2, Colony 0 >> Victor Valadez and Abraham Martinez scored a goal for the Spartans in the victory over the Titans (4-0-1) in the quarterfinals of the San Gorgonio Tournament. Goalkeeper Sergio Lopez had four saves in the win.
Rancho Mirage 3, Redlands East Valley 2 >> Nick Perez scored both goals for the Wildcats in the San Gorgonio Tournament loss to the Rattlers. Jonathan Garcia contributed with an assist for the Wildcats. It was the first loss of the season for REV.
Redlands East Valley 6, Hemet 1 >> Alec Hooper scored three goals and had an assist for the Wildcats (8-1-1) in the San Gorgonio Tournament victory over the Bulldogs. Jonathan Garcia scored one goal and had two assists in the victory while Nick Perez and Tony Sidor each scored a goal. Redlands East Valley will continue play in the San Gorgonio Tournament on Monday against an opponent yet to be determined.
Redlands 2, Indio 0 >> Max Berrospe scored two goals for the Terriers (3-7-1) in the San Gorgonio Tournament victory over the Rajahs. Goalkeeper Grant Ganther had four saves in the first half for the Terriers while Quentin Gray had two in the second half. Redlands will play at 9:50 a.m. Monday against Patriot High in Tournament play.
Sultana 2, Redlands 0 >> Goalkeeper Quentin Gray had six saves in the first half for the Terriers in the San Gorgonio Tournament loss to the Sultans. Goalkeeper Grant Ganther had one save for the Terriers in the second half.
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Alta Loma 8, Pacific 0 >> Brooke Kortekaas and Moriah Collins each scored three goals for the Braves in the San Gorgonio Tournament shutout win over the Pirates. Ashlyn Farino and Allison Brossard also added goals for the Braves.Both teams will return to tournament play on Monday.
Alta Loma 2, San Gorgonio 1 >> Allison Brossard and Kastel Heinold each scored a goal for the Braves in the victory over the Spartans. Jacqueline Garcia scored the lone goal for the Spartans in the San Gorgonio Tournament loss. Goalkeeper Cristen Pedroza had eight saves for the Spartans. Both teams will return to tournament play on Monday.
Claremont 5, Apple Valley 0 >> The Wolfpack (9-2-2) had five different players score a goal in the San Gorgonio Tournament victory over the Sun Devils in pool play. Claremont will play on Monday against an opponent yet to be determined in the San Gorgonio Tournament.
Claremont 1, Rim of the World 0 >> Claire Colinco scored for the Wolfpack in the San Gorgonio Tournament victory over the Scots.
Redlands East Valley 3, Beaumont 1 >> Karley Weeks had three goals for the Wildcats in the San Gorgonio Tournament victory against the Cougars. Goalkeeper Marina Medeiros had four saves for the Wildcats.
Redlands East Valley 3, Patriot 0 >> Karley Weeks scored two goals for the Wildcats (3-3-2) while Kessy Uribes added one in the San Gorgonio Tournament victory over the Warriors. Goalkeeper Marina Medeiros had four saves against the Warriors in the shutout. REV will play at 11:10 a.m. Monday against Oak Hills.
San Gorgonio 4, Pacific 0 >> Leslie Spratley scored three goals for the Spartans in the San Gorgonio Tournament victory over the Pirates. Phoebe Amaro scored a goal while goalkeeper Cristen Pedroza had four saves. The Pirates had seven saves in the game. Both teams return to tournament play on Monday.
FONTANA 3, VISTA MURRIETA 0>> Alejandro Sanchez, Beto Ramirez and Santiago Gomez each scored a goal for the Steelers (10-1-3) in the Riverside Poly Tom Tilson Tournament semifinal game against the Broncos. The first two goals for the Steelers were scored within the first 10 minutes of play. Fontana will play at 10:30 a.m. today against Norco in the tournament finals.
FONTANA 2, RIVERSIDE KING 0 >> Santiago Gomez scored both goals for the Steelers in the Riverside Poly Tom Tilson Tournament quarterfinal victory over the Wolves.
NORCO 1, RIALTO 0 >> Finn McDaniel scored the game-winning goal for the Cougars in Riverside Poly Tom Tilson Tournament semifinal game against the Knights (7-4-3). Norco will play at 10:30 p.m. today against Fontana in the tournament finals.
Other local results from Poly Tournament on Monday:
Indian Springs is seeking a new head football coach after the school and head coach David DeWoody parted ways. DeWoody, the only coach in the three-year varsity history of the school, compiled a 5-25 record including a 3-7 record in 2015. Among those losses was a one-point loss to Jurupa Hills. Had Indian Springs won, the Coyotes would’ve finished in a three-way tie for second.
Indian Springs Athletic Director John Chamberain said it was a “mutual decision.” The decision was just finalized on Thursday and it has not yet been posted on job sites.
Chamberlain said he does have two potential candidates on campus who were not on DeWoody’s staff, but who have football coaching experience.
Chamberlain wants to get a coach hired quickly, but not as quickly as other athletic directors who want to have a candidate selected in the next couple of weeks. He said he’d like to get a coach named, by the beginning of February “so he can get going on the off-season workouts.”
DeWoody was retired from teaching and was off-campus. Chamberlain hopes the next coach will be on-campus, but does not know what teaching positions might be available, should the next coach come from another school.
“It changes everything with a team to have a coach on campus,” Chamberlain said.
Chamberlain said he would like to have a coach with previous head coaching experience.