Recap of Thursday’s scores: BASELINE LEAGUE
Etiwanda 47, Alta Loma 17 CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Redlands 45, Miller 0 DESERT SKY LEAGUE
RIdgecrest Burroughs 28, Granite HIlls 14 PREDICTIONS of Friday’s Games AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Western Christian 27, Aquinas 10
Ontario Christian 31, Arrowhead Christian 17 Continue reading →
The CIF found Ontario a few years ago, and is now coming back more and more.
The CIF-SS announced this week that the Southern Section Masters wrestling meet is coming to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Feb. 28-March 1, 2014. And it’s not for just one year. The commitment is for three years.
I think it’s a great move for CIF and for Ontario. The CIF-SS came to Ontario a few years ago, when they started having small-division basketball finals at Colony High School, which they still do. Then the state CIF brought regional final basketball games to CBB Arena a couple of years ago.
Sorry for the delay, but here is the complete scorelist and predictions recap from last week. It was a very good week for me. I forgot to pick a couple of games, but otherwise I went 25-3 picking winners for the week (but got no margins exactly right). I have gotten the margin exactly right 4 times, and I am 172-46 picking for the season.
The three games I lost? Upland-Glendora, Ike-Redlands, and Colton-Summit.
Week 6 Prep football scores (compiled from Thursday-Saturday)
Arrowhead Christian 13, Aquinas 10
Ontario Christian 43, Calvary Murrieta 7
Western Christian 27, Linfield Christian 13 BASELINE LEAGUE
Glendora 24, Upland 21
Rancho Cucamonga 37, Etiwanda 18
Los Osos 40, Alta Loma 14 Continue reading →
One of the major cross country meets of the season took place today at Glen Helen Regional Park. It was the annual Inland Empire Challenge, featuring the best of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
So it was only appropriate that Rancho Cucamonga native Brenda Martinez was a star attraction. Martinez became the first American women ever to win a medal in the 800 meters at the World Championships when she got the bronze in August.
For more than four hours she signed autographs. We have all been to celebrity autograph cattle call signings. You’re lucky if the person looks up while quickly scribbling their name. Not only did Brenda sign, she personalized every one of them, even making sure she had the proper spelling of their first name. She talked to each of the 1,000 or so people in line and also obliged every person that wanted their photo taken with her.
The only break she took was when she had to jump up on the makeshift stage to help present awards.
The cute moment of the day came when runner Steven Cabral of San Jacinto asked if he could give her a kiss. She glanced over at husband Carlos who gave her the go ahead. She let the upstart runner give her a peck on the cheek.
On the table next to her, a monitor with the video of her 800 meter race at Worlds ran on a loop so all could see her impressive performance. Many seemed in awe of her great kick that helped her nudge out a fellow American for the bronze.
It’s great not only to have an athlete from the Inland Empire represent on the international stage, but one who wants to step up and be a role model and inspire, particularly the Hispanic community.
OK, here we go, as all the remaining football leagues in the area start league play this week.
I will revisit my predictions in all the leagues. I predicted at the beginning of the season, and revising my predictions from what I know after 5 games.
Before the season prediction
1. Ontario Chrisitan, 2. Aquinas, 3. LInfield Christian, 4. Calvary Murrieta, 5. Western Christian, 6. Arrowhead Christian.
1. Ontario Christian, 2. Western Christian, 3. Arrowhead Christian, 4. LInfield Christian, 5. Aquinas, 6. Calvary Murrieta.
Why the change: Western and ACA are better than expected, both at 5-0, but I don’t think they can knock off the experience of Ontario Christian. BASELINE LEAGUE Continue reading →
Here are the latest CIF-SS rankings for San Bernardino County Schools, that came out today.
FOOTBALL Central Division
6. Kaiser, 10T. Colton Eastern Division
1. Oak Hills, 2. San Gorgonio, 3. Serrano, 8, Apple Valley, 9. Hesperia, 10. Rialto. Others: Carter, Silverado. East Valley Division
2. Rim of the World, 3. Jurupa Hills, 4. Yucca Valley, 5. Ontario Christian, 6. Citrus Valley, 7. Big Bear, 8. Western Christian. Inland Division
1. Rancho Cucamonga, 4. Chino Hills, 7. Upland. Others: Eisenhower, Los Osos.
Sorry for the delay, but here is how my picks fared last week, with a complete list of scores. For the week, I went 18-7 picking winners and I am 147-43 on the season. Thanks to Chaffey’s 35-point win over Garey, I have now correctly picked the exact margin of victory four times this season.
I am pretty proud of my prediction record so far this year: 129-36, and three times I have gotten the margin (but not the score) exactly right. The games really get tougher from here on out as we have the last week were the majority of teams play nonleague games. By next week, all leagues are in full swing.
With no San Bernardino County games on Thursday, here are predictions for Friday’s games: