Prep baseball: Rancho Cucamonga remains No. 1 in Sun Top 10

The Sun High School Baseball Top 10
1. RANCHO CUCAMONGA (11-2)
Last week: 1
Won 7 straight
2. CHINO HILLS (8-4)
Last week: 2
In stretch of playing only two games in 19 days
3. YUCAIPA (7-5)
Last week: 3
Sophomore Cory Moore: 2-0, 1 save, 0.00 ERA
4. AYALA (7-4)
Last week: 4
In 4-way tie atop league after 3 games
5. CAJON (11-1)
Last week: 5
Big games against Yucaipa next week
6. DON LUGO (7-2)
Last week: 6
Only team to start 3-0 in Mt. Baldy league
7. ETIWANDA (7-2)
Last week: 8
Allowed 6 runs in 3 of last 4 wins
8. UPLAND (8-3)
Last week: 9
3 of last 4 games decided by 1 run
9. REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (6-6)
Last week: 7
Two of its losses have been to Mater Dei
10. OAK HILLS (8-2)
Last week: 10
Doesn’t start league until April 14

Dropped out: None.
Under consideration: Alta Loma (4-3), Carter (9-4), Citrus Valley (7-5), Jurupa Hills (8-3), San Gorgonio (9-3), Summit (7-3).

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Mountain Valley League: all-league boys basketbal 2014-15


San Bernardino’s Tymoryae Glover dribbles against Moreno Valley

All-Mountain Valley League boys basketball 2014-15
MVP:
Tymoryae Glover, Sr., San Bernardino
Coach of the year: Darin Graham, San Bernardino
First Team
Robert Taylor, Sr., Moreno Valley
David Anderson, Jr., Moreno Valley
Dellvin Smith, Sr., Vista Del Lago
Anthony Ford, Sr., Pacific
Bren-Denn Walton, Jr., Banning
Aaron James, Sr., San Bernardino
Jaywone Draper, Sr., San Bernardino
Deion Lee, Sr., San Bernardino
Izaak Lucero, So., Rubidoux
Tyrese Collins, So., Pacific
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Mountain Valley League: all-league girls basketball 2014-15

All-Mountain Valley League girls basketball 2014-15
MVP:
Summer Mack, Jr., Moreno Valley
Coaches of the year: Justin Remington, Moreno Valley and Gene Fortenberry, Vista Del Lago

First Team
Kiara Singer, Jr., Moreno Valley
Kaliyah Jones, Fr., Moreno Valley
Ajahnae Gamble, Sr., Moreno Valley
Skylar Fortenberry, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Thalia Carballosa, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Jalesha Love, Sr., Pacific
Maranda Jimenez, So., Rubidoux
Tecumsah Madison, Sr., Banning
Alani Oneal-Williams, Sr., San Bernardino
Aoloni Robinson, Jr., San Bernardino

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Mountain Valley League: all-league boys soccer 2014-15

All-Mountain Valley League boys soccer 2014-15
MVP offense:
Eric Castellon, Sr., Vista Del Lago
MVP defense: Ivan Joya, Sr., Moreno Valley
MVP goalkeeper: Ronaldo Sevilla, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Coach of the Year: Alberto Mendoza, Vista Del Lago

First Team
Brandon Setag, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Juan Garcia, So., Vista Del Lago
Cervando Bahena, Fr., Vista Del Lago
Jose Belman, Sr., Vista Del Lago
Luis Hernandez, So., Moreno Valley
Isaiah Duran, Sr., Moreno Valley
Cesar Becerra, Jr., Moreno Valley
Fidel Romo, Jr., Banning
Omar Banda, Sr., Banning
Alex Chuy, Sr., Banning
Edgar Flores, Sr., Rubidoux
Alex Zaragoza, Sr., Rubidoux
Jose Politron, Sr., San Bernardino
Javin Singer, Sr., Pacific
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Mountain Valley League: all-league girls soccer 2014-15

All-Mountain Valley League girls soccer 2014-15
MVP offense:
Jackie Alvin, Sr., Rubidoux
MVP defense: Jacqueline Segura, Sr., San Bernardino
MVP goalkeeper: Karla Ramirez, Jr., Pacific
Coach of the year: Pedro Medina, Vista Del Lago

First Team
Leslie Cabral, Jr., Moreno Valley
Brenda Pateyro, Jr., Moreno Valley
Audrey Salas, Sr., Moreno Valley
Vanessa Romero, Jr., Moreno Valley
Audrey Gamboa, Sr., Moreno Valley
Marian Fuentes, So., Moreno Valley
Edith Morales, Sr., San Bernardino
Vanessa Casillas, Sr., Banning
Marissa Cortez, So., Vista Del Lago
Claudia Orozco, Sr., Vista Del Lago
Jocelyn Ruiz, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Kelly Sassaman, Jr., Rubidoux
Estrellita Sandoval, So., Rubidoux
Sonia Enriquez, Sr., Rubidoux
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Mountain Valley League: all-league wrestling 2014-15

All-Mountain Valley League wrestling 2014-15

MVP lower weights: Isania Ferreria, Jr., San Bernardino
MVP upper weights: Jeremy Brooks, Sr., Pacific
Coach of the Year: Mark Clark, San Bernardino

First Team
Anthony Aguirre, So., Moreno Valley
Mike Ornelas, So., San Bernardino
Aldo Barragan, Jr., San Bernardino
Eric Jimenez, Sr., Pacific
Nestor Sosa, Sr., San Bernardino
Monserrat Romero, Sr., Moreno Valley
Isanian Ferreria, Jr., San Bernardino
Edgar Salazar, Sr., Pacific
Kevin Ayala, So., Moreno Valley
Jeremy Brooks, Sr., Pacific
Tristan Todd, Sr., Pacific
Alex Mattison, Jr., San Bernardino
Juan Carlos Alvarez, Jr., Banning
Andre Bishop, Sr., Pacific
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CIF-Southern Section playoffs: are major changes upcoming?

Below is a letter that CIF-SS Commissioner Rob Wigod sent out on Thursday, March 26. Below, I will have my take.

wigod letter 3-26-15

I don’t fault the CIF-SS for exploring this option, because ultimately, the CIF-SS serves its member schools. So if member schools want it, then that’s what they’re supposed to do.
An exact proposal won’t be due until the fall, so several details aren’t available yet, but it sounds like teams could be put into playoff divisions based on their individual results, not league placement. That has already happened to some extent for basketball.
In some ways I like the idea of schools being placed into divisions based on that year’s results (and maybe recent past?), so that teams aren’t able to take advantage of a low division as a result of having poor seasons in recent years.
It’s no secret that schools are placed into leagues based primarily on football. Why were San Bernardino and Pacific shipped out of the San Andreas League and Rim of the World and Jurupa Hills brought in? Football. As a result, some schools are misplaced in leagues in sports other than football.
But I could see issues with exactly how this might work. I will admit most of the plan isn’t known, so that’s a big reason why there are more questions than answers.
But, if you put teams in playoff divisions based on their strength, could you see teams that are not putting full effort into winning games at the end of the season? What if a team, in football say, is the No. 16 team in the top division entering the season’s final week, with a playoff spot already guaranteed? What’s to prevent them from resting starters, perhaps losing that last game and dropping down to the next bracket where they could be the top seed and favorite in a lower division?
It seems possible.
And what about at-large spots? Assuming there would still be at-large spots for the playoffs, would those all go to schools in the top leagues? It seems like Jurupa Hills’ run to the 2012 CIF-SS East Valley Division semifinals from a fourth-place finish in the Mountain Valley League might be a thing of the past.
I’ll remain open-minded to the idea, but there are at least three things I don’t want to see happen: don’t devalue league play, don’t shut out the small schools and don’t make it a clear advantage to lose games late in the season.

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