San Gorgonio’s Wesley Hill signing with UTEP

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It’s better late than never for San Gorgonio linebacker/running back Wesley Hill, who committed to UTEP and is expected to sign his National Letter of Intent this week after officially getting his scholarship offer to UTEP.
“I thought I was going to have to go the junior college route,” said Hill. “I didn’t think they had the (scholarship) money to give me.”
San Gorgonio coach Ron Gueringer said that Hill would’ve signed much earlier but did not get a qualifying test score until after National Signing Day in February.
“We had some different schools go back and forth, but it was about finding the (scholarship) money. A lot of people were already filled up,” Gueringer said.
Gueringer said that Fresno State, UNLV, Montana State, and Washington State were all talking to Hill, but that at this point, it’s frequently about who makes the first offer and UTEP won that battle.
Hill said that UTEP first started talking to him about a month ago, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that they gave him the official word they had scholarship money for him.
“I’m more diligent than most,” Gueringer said. “No is never an answer I readily accept. We are saying, ‘if you get it (academically) done, we’re going to do our due diligence.'”
Gueringer said while Hill played running back and linebacker at San Gorgonio, he promoted him as a safety for college.
“He wasn’t big enough to play inside linebacker,” Gueringer said. “(But) he’s agile, he’s fast and he has the ability to play in the box.”
Hill said there are several keys to staying positive while trying to be recruited late.
“Keep your head up high, and have a great connection with your coach. Every time talking to a (college) coach, do it,” Hill said.
Last year, Hill rushed for 760 yards and nine touchdowns, while also catching 12 passes and scoring three more touchdowns.
On defense, he had 52 total tackles, including 10 for loss and had three sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery.

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CIF-SS baseball and softball scores, schedule

Grand Terrace celebrates its CIF-SS semifinal win

Here’s a recap of local Sun/Bulletin CIF-SS semifinal baseball and softball scores from Tuesday as well as this weekend’s schedule.

Chino Hills 4, San Clemente 3
Walnut 4, San Dimas 1
Serrano 4, California 2
Excelsior 7, Avalon 6

Saturday’s Championship Games
At UC Riverside
Santa Clarita Christian vs. Excelsior, noon
Flintridge Prep vs. St. Anthony, 3:30 p.m.
Hemet vs. Temple City, 7 p.m.
At San Manuel Stadium
South Torrance vs. Serrano, 10 a.m.
Redondo vs. Walnut, 1 p.m.
Mission Viejo vs. Chino Hills, 4 p.m.
Hart vs. Huntington Beach, 7 p.m.

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UPDATE: Redlands High coach having emergency aorta surgery

10-15-2010--REDLANDS--RS16--RHSFB--Redlands High School inside linebackers coach Mike Mauger speaks to his players prior to the start of Friday's, Oct. 15, 2010 Smudge Pot game against Redlands East Vally. Khai Le/For the Daily Facts.

Redlands High School inside linebackers coach Mike Mauger speaks to his players prior to the start of the Oct. 15, 2010 Smudge Pot game against Redlands East Valley. (Khai Le/Redlands Daily Facts.)

Mike Mauger, who is been a teacher and coach at Redlands High, needed emergency aorta surgery today, according to a tweet from head football coach Jim Walker.

Members of the Redlands High School community has also taken to Twitter asking for positive thoughts during this time using the hashtag, #PrayForMauger.

A member of the team stated that the players were informed by Walker of the news during their sixth period class.



At 8:12 p.m. Jim Walker tweeted an update on the condition of Mauger.

He stated that Mauger was out of surgery, which took over three hours as an aorta aneurysm needed to be repaired with a stint. He also mentioned that the linebacker coach is listed in critical condition.

June 4 (8:54 p.m.) UPDATE:

Mauger has been moved to cardiac care unit and placed in induced coma, according to Walker, who tweeted the update. He also stated that more surgery may be needed for Mauger tomorrow.

More to come, if available.


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CIF-SS Masters Track and Field: San Bernardino County results

Here are San Bernardino County CIF-SS Masters Track and Field competitors, and if they qualified for state or not

State Qualifiers:
Big Bear: Caleb Webb (3200)
Chino: Taylor Crocken (shot put)
Colony: Khalil Dorsey (110 hurdles, long jump)
Etiwanda: Jacquelyn Hill (800)
Jurupa Hills: Devon Reed (3200)
Los Osos: Tomi Adegoke (long jump), Aidan Christensen (300 hurdles), Tyler Merkley (shot put, discus), Michael Pertusati (discus), Caleb Repp (400).
Rancho Cucamonga: girls 4×400.
Redlands: Claire Crowley (800), Margaux Jones (long jump), Juanita Webster (triple jump, 300 hurdles)
Silverado: Tia Cooke (long jump, triple jump)
Upland: girls 4×100 team, Mikaela Adolphus (400), Joseph Anderson (110 and 300 hurdles), Skyler Daniel (high jump), Jada Hicks (100 hurdles)
Yucca Valley: Michael Perrance (long jump)

Did not qualify for State:
Alta Loma: James Wilson (triple jump)
Indian Springs: Micheletta Forbus (long jump)
Rancho Cucamonga: Jalyn Harris (400)
Redlands: Juanita Webster (100 hurdles)
Redlands East Valley: Emerald Bowens (100),
San Gorgonio: Kyle Jenkins (shot put)
Summit: Jennifer Sandoval (3200)
Upland: Kierra Davis (200), Antonio Woodard (200).

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CIF-SS baseball: Friday’s Sun/Bulletin scores; semifinal schedule

California pitches to San Gorgonio in Friday’s CIF-SS quarterfinal

Here are Friday’s CIF-SS baseball quarterfinal scores for Sun/Daily Bulletin schools

Division 2
San Clemente 4, Bonita 3 (10 inn.)
Chino Hills 3, Moorpark 2 (9 inn.)
Crescenta Valley 1, Carter 0
Division 3
San Dimas 1, Santa Monica 0
Division 4
California 4, San Gorgonio 1
Serrano 4, Sonora 0
South Torrance 5, Granite Hills 4
Division 7
Excelsior 21, Trinity Classical 0
Rolling Hills Prep 10, Riverside Prep 2
Santa Clarita Christian 4, AAE 2

Tuesday’s Semifinal Games
Division 2
San Clemente at Chino Hills
Division 3
Walnut at San Dimas
Division 4
Serrano at California
Division 7
Avalon at Excelsior

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Thursday’s area CIF-SS softball scores; Tuesday’s semifinal schedule

Yucaipa’s Brooke Bolinger

Here are the scores from Thursday’s Sun/Daily Bulletin CIF-SS softball quarterfinals
Los Osos 9, El Modena 4
Yucaipa 4, Oaks Christian 1
Grand Terrace 3, Cerritos 2
Highland 19, Apple Valley 0
Dos Pueblos 2, Aquinas 1
San Dimas 8, Mary Star 2
University Prep 14, Santa Clara 2
ACE 4, Faith Baptist 1

Tuesday’s Semifinal games
Murrieta Valley/West Ranch winner (Friday) at Los Osos
Westlake at Yucaipa
Grand Terrace at Gahr
St. Bonaventure at San Dimas
University Prep at Rolling Hills Prep
Grace Brethren at ACE

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Miller football player Freddy Livai commits to BYU

The Miller High football team is still looking to get some on-field success, but it’s getting it off the field.
Soon-to-be senior linebacker/defensive end Freddy Livai has verbally committed to Brigham Young University.
“It’s been my dream school ever since eighth grade,” said Livai. “And my cousin goes there.”
Livai’s cousin is Sione Takitaki, who played at Menifee Heritage in high school and will be a sophomore this season.
Livai won’t be joining his cousin right away, however. As a Mormon, he intends to go on a church mission immediately after high school.
The BYU commitment didn’t come without plenty of offers. He received interest from several Pac-12 schools and, according to, he received offers from Colorado, Oregon State, UNLV, Washington State and Weber State.
Livai, who is about 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, said he doesn’t think his commitment will help get colleges out to recruit other Miller players.
“It’s already happening,” he said. “Our quarterback, Malik Flowers, just got his first offer at Weber State.”

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3 Aquinas High softball players celebrate signing National Letters of Intent


Above, from left Aquinas softball players Jasmin Valenzuela (Antelope Valley University), Erica Almaraz (McPherson) and Ciera Luna (Wagner) pose after a celebration for them signing their National Letters of Intent. (courtesy photo)

Valenzuela, Almaraz and Luna signed their National Letters of Intent recently, bringing the total to five senior Aquinas softball players signing to play in college. Zoe Casas (Florida State) and Allie Hotetz (Hampton) signed during the early signing period in the fall.
“Aquinas has prepared me for this University because it is a small community and everyone gets along just like at Aquinas,” said Almaraz in a press release.
Luna said, “I chose Wagner because it is a Private University and it will allow me to choose my preferred major and focus on academics as well as softball.”
Coach Chris Ybarra said, “ This is a very special group of seniors, on and off the field, and I am just blessed to have coached them during their years at Aquinas.”

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CIF-SS baseball/softball: Tuesday’s San Bernardino County scores, upcoming schedule

Carter’s Ryan Maestas tags out Etiwanda’s Omar Larranaga at home plate in the seventh inning during Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 2 first round baseball game at Carter High School. May 26, 2015. (Photo by John Valenzuela/The Sun)

Tuesday’s Second Round Scores
Division 2
Chino Hills 6, Rio Mesa 2
Carter 2, Etiwanda 1 (9 inn)
Division 4
San Gorgonio 6, St. Bonaventure 4
Serrano 5, Victor Valley 2
Sunny Hills 7, Grand Terrace 6
Granite Hills 14, Laguna Beach 7
Division 5
Village Christian 4, Big Bear 0
Division 6
Salesian 2, Bloomington Christian 0
Division 7
Excelsior 20, New Roads 2
Avalon 4, Hesperia Christian 2
Riverside Prep 20, Apple Valley Christian 0
AAE 26, Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel 2

Friday’s Quarterfinal Games
Division 2
Moorpark at Chino Hills
Carter vs. Crescenta Valley at Stengel Field, 6 p.m.
Division 4
California at San Gorgonio
Serrano at Sonora
South Torrance at Granite Hills
Division 7
Trinity Classical at Excelsior
Rolling Hills Prep at Riverside Prep
Santa Clarita Christian vs. AAE at James Woody Community Center, 12:30 p.m.

Division 1
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