With new league, Big Bear’s football schedule looks different

Big Bear is leaving the De Anza League after this season, hoping to not only keep some of its old rivalries but to renew some ones that have lapsed.
Athletic Director Ron Perkins said that not only are the Bears going to continue to play De Anza League’s Twentynine Palms in football in the future, but they are in negotiations to bring back rivalries with Rim of the World and Aquinas. Big Bear last played Rim in 2011 and Aquinas in 2009.
Big Bear, a school of about 700, is close to filling the rest of its nonleague slate for next year. It’s not always easy to find schools of comparable size that are willing to make a trip to Big Bear, and the new league is only a four-team league, meaning Big Bear needs seven nonleague opponents.
Perkins said that he’s been contacted by several schools.
“I’m getting phone calls saying, ‘We’re a school of 3,000 and we want to come up for team bonding,’” Perkins said. “That’s great, but we can’t play you.”
Perkins said the only week they’re not in negotiations to fill is Week 6, which is after most schools have started league play.

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Eisenhower football playing plenty of freshmen

It’s been a rough year for the Eisenhower football team to say the least.
It was just two years ago that the Eagles won the second of back-to-back Citrus Belt League titles, but they are 1-7 this year and in last place in the Citrus Belt League.
Why are they struggling so much? Youth is a big part of it.
Coach Mike Clark said he played six freshmen in last week’s 67-0 loss to Carter.
This week against Yucaipa, Eisenhower will not just play, but start five freshmen, including three on the offensive line.
“We knew already we didn’t have a strong senior class. The freshmen are very eager and they’re bringing energy,” Clark said.

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Week 8 high school football predictions

You would think picking games would get easier as we know more about the teams, right? Well, last week was a terrible week for me for whatever reason, going 17-7. That brings my season record to 197-57, and I’ve correctly gotten the winning team and exact victory margin correct give times.

For what it’s worth, here are my picks for tonight week
Ambassador League
Arrowhead Christan at Ontario Christian
Ontario Christian, 31-20
Western Christian at Aquinas
Aquinas, 49-6
Linfield Christian vs. Riverside Notre Dame at RCC

Baseline League
Etiwanda at Damien
Etiwanda, 28-20
Rancho Cucamonga vs. Los Osos at Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, 35-7
Upland at Chino Hills
Upland, 24-20

Citrus Belt League
Cajon vs. Redlands East Valley at Citrus Valley HS
REV, 38-14
Citrus Valley at Redlands
Redlands, 35-13
Eisenhower at Carter
Carter, 49-0
Miller at Yucaipa
Yucaipa, 42-10

De Anza League
Twentynine Palms at Desert Hot Springs
Twentynine Palms, 35-7
Yucca Valley at Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage, 28-10
Saturday’s game
Shadow Hills vs. Big Bear at Big Bear Middle School, 1:30 p.m.
Shadow Hills, 28-21

Desert Sky League
Silverado at Barstow
Silverado, 21-17
Victor Valley at Adelanto
Victor Valley, 35-7

Hacienda League
Charter Oak at Los Altos
Chino at West Covina
Chino, 28-14
Walnut at Diamond Ranch

Miramonte League
Pomona at Garey
Bassett at La Puente

Mt. Baldy League
Montclair at Chaffey
Chaffey, 35-7
Ontario at Don Lugo
Don Lugo, 42-20

Mojave River League
Burroughs at Apple Valley
Apple Valley, 21-17
Oak Hills at Sultana
Oak Hills, 28-17
Serrano at Hesperia
Serrano, 42-13

Mountain Valley League
Banning at Pacific
Banning, 35-6
San Bernardino at Vista del Lago
Vista del Lago, 49-21
Rubidoux at Moreno Valley

Palomares League
Claremont at Diamond Bar

San Andreas League
Rialto at Indian Springs
Indian Springs, 35-16
Rim of the World at Jurupa Hills
Rim of the World, 28-21
San Gorgonio at Arroyo Valley
San Gorgonio, 56-0

Sunkist League
Bloomington at Grand Terrace
Grand Terrace, 35-8
Fontana at Kaiser
Kaiser, 30-14
Summit at Colton
Summit, 42-12

Valle Vista League
Nogales at San Dimas
Wilson vs. Northview at Covina District Stadium
Covina at Rowland

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Prep Roundup for Oct. 22

Girls Tennis

YUCAIPA 10, REDLANDS EAST VALLEY 8 >> The Thunderbirds (16-2) clinched the Citrus Belt League title following a league victory over the Wildcats. Heather Graf and Hannah Stevenson won all three of their matches.


LOMA LINDA 3, WESTERN CHRISTIAN 0 >> Demari Webb had 13 kills for the Roadrunners in the victory over the Lancers, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23.

WOODCREST CHRISTIAN 3, ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 2 >> Jacklyn Post and Madison Maynes had 11 kills for the Knights in the loss to the Royals, 22-25, 18-25, 26-24, 25-23, 15-12, in Ambassador League play. Maynes also had 20 assists and three aces while Annaka Jorgenson had 12 kills and two blocks. Ontario Christian will play at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Loma Linda Academy.

RIM OF THE WORLD 3, SAN GORGONIO 0 >> Leiana Kanoho had two kills and three aces for the Spartans (6-15, 1-6) in the San Andreas League loss against the Scots (17-5, 7-0), 25-10, 25-14, 25-14. Tatiana Russell had two blocks for the Spartans. San Gorgonio will play at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday against Arroyo Valley.

Boys Water Polo

SAN GORGONIO 16, SUMMIT 2 >> Micah Hanning had five goals for the Spartans (9-18, 6-3) in the San Andreas League victory against the Skyhawks. Ben Yanez scored three goals for the Spartans while Miguel Hernandez scored two in the win. San Gorgonio will play at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday against Granite Hills.

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Redlands High football player Michael Boafo released from hospital

Defensive back Michael Boafo of Redlands High School is resting at home, according to position coach Will Pomfret.

Boafo was taken to the hospital during a football game against A.B. Miller when he collapsed on the sideline Oct. 16.

When it was that discovered that he had bleeding in his brain, he underwent successful surgery that same night.


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REV’s Emily Longfellow commits to University of Houston Swim

Redlands East Valley's Emily Longfellow

Redlands East Valley’s Emily Longfellow

Emily Longfellow of Redlands East Valley has verbally committed to the University of Houston Swimming and Diving program.

Longfellow, who is preparing for her senior season with the REV Wildcats, was named to the San Bernardino Sun All-Area Swim First Team in 2014-15.

The REV captain took first place in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 consolation finals of the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.35. She also finished sixth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.50.

She competed with her teammates in the 400 freestyle relay (3:33.24) and in the 200 medley relay (1:47.75). REV finished fifth in both relays.

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Redlands high jumper Alisha Edwards verbally commits to UCLA

Alisha Edwards of Redlands High School verbally committed to UCLA track and field program following her official visit over the weekend.

“UCLA not only has a stellar academic program but the team is equally amazing,” Edwards said. “The members of the track team made me feel so welcomed and they are just a genuine group of people. The coaching staff is great and I felt a great vibe as soon as I arrived (on campus).”

Despite competing in other events as a member of the RHS Terriers’ track & field program, she plans to only compete as a high jumper.

Photo courtesy of Alisha Edwards

Photo courtesy of Alisha Edwards

But before she can wear the blue and gold, she will represent the Terriers for her senior season.

“My goal (for my senior) season is to progress mentally and physically as an athlete,” she said. “I am definitely looking to reach my personal record in the high jump and repeat at CIF. My number one goal is state.”

With a personal record of 5 foot 8 inches, Edwards is no stranger to CIF and the competitive journey that comes with reaching the event. She was a member of the back-to-back CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship teams.

While she finished second at CIF-SS in 2015, she earned an individual high jump title in 2014.

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Results from Redlands East Valley’s Wildcat Volleyball Classic

REDLANDS EAST VALLEY 2, LA QUINTA 0 >> Vashti Knight had 14 kills for the Wildcats in the Wildcats Classic Gold Bracket finals over the Blackhawks.
Kyra Denmark added seven kills and Diana Maile had 17 assists. Maile posted 117 assists and 32 digs throughout the tournament and was named as the tournaments MVP.Redlands East Valley volleyball
REV will play at 4:30 p.m. Monday against Redlands.
All Tournament Team
MVP Diana Maile – REV
Vashti Knight – REV
Kyra Denmark – REV
Jolie Samuelson – La Quinta
Madison Newcombe – Rim of the World

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