Notre Dame builds relationship with Carter’s Lokeni Toailoa

While the Carter Lions football program is in the offseason, the recruiting process continues for linebacker Lokeni Toailoa.

Lokeni Toailoa

Lokeni Toailoa

Toailoa had representatives from both, the San Diego State University Aztecs and the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football programs visit him this week.

Both schools are among the 18 colleges to offer Toailoa a scholarship.

He also stated that it is the fifth time the Fighting Irish have taken a visit to speak with him since he received the offer from them.

“We have already established a good relationship,” he said. “It’s huge for any program (to take the time to visit) but having a prestigious program like Notre Dame makes it that much more special.”

While only a junior, Notre Dame has expressed to Toailoa where he would fit within its defense.

“They like me at (middle) linebacker,” he said. “Especially since they have two seniors at the spot now who will be gone soon, but they also believe my versatility could have me at any one of their linebacker positions.

In regards to where his dream school may be at, Toailoa stated that as he grew up, he did have a dream school, but since the recruiting process has taken off and it’s all changed.

“My dream school is (which ever college) offers the best education in what I want to do,” he explained. “…a place I can see myself attending even if I wasn’t playing football.”

While Toailoa believes the process has changed his mind set on certain things, he still believes the process has been a positive experience.

“It’s honestly been a fun experience but I know time is running out,” he said. “I plan on really looking into schools now and narrowing it down soon.”

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REV well represented on MaxPreps state football team


Malik Lovette, above, holds up REV’s CIF-SS championship plaque

MaxPreps released its all-state football teams, and not surprisingly, state champion Redlands East Valley is well-represented on the Division II team.
Malik Lovette, The Sun’s Player of the Year, was named Division II Player of the Year (and was also the all-purpose player on the first team), and coach Kurt Bruich was named Coach of the Year.
First-team Division II players from REV included offensive lineman Joseph Price, linebacker Matteo Biscotti, defensive back Isaiah Armstrong and punter John Hilfer. On the second team, REV quarterback Armando Herrera.
Other players also made the Division II squad San Gorgonio quarterback Nate Meadors, The Sun’s Offensive Player of the Year, was named for the all-purpose spot on the second team, while Serrano linebacker John Mackesy also made the second team.
On the Division IV squad, Arrowhead Christian wide receiver Matthew Thompson made the first team, and ACA quarterback/linebacker Bradley Mowbray was selected as a linebacker.
Upland senior linebacker Josh Woods, The Sun’s Defensive Player of the Year, made the Division I first team, while Etiwanda linebacker Khaylan Thomas made the second team in Division I. Woods was also a first-team All-American by MaxPreps

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The first Sun soccer Top 10s of the year

Description of . Rialto's Armando Ruiz (11) battles for the ball against Indian Springs Carlos Aguirre during their game on Friday, January 16, 2015. The game ended with a 1-1 tie. (Staff Photo by Sarah Alvarado/ San Bernardino Sun)

Indian Springs (maroon) and Rialto are two of the Top 10 teams in San Bernardino County.

Ready or not, here are the first Top 10s for The Sun in boys and girls soccer.
In boys, I felt pretty confident with the order of the first 5, but there were a lot of teams pretty similar after that.
The girls was tougher. I have 4 Baseline League teams ranked, and 3 of them in the top 4, but all of those 3 have lost at least once in league. There should be plenty of movement.
Reminder, records and rankings are through Tuesday’s games

The Sun Boys Soccer Top 10
1. Chaffey (14-0-3)
Plenty of Mt. Baldy pitfalls to an undefeated season
2. Fontana (14-1-1)
How is this team not ranked in Division 2?
3. Ontario (8-1-4)
This team is used to making playoff runs
4. Alta Loma (17-2-1)
Might’ve had easier time in Baseline League
5. Redlands East Valley (12-2-1)
Halfway through league, only blemish is loss to 7th place Miller
6. Indian Springs (9-0-5)
There could be plenty of ties in the San Andreas League
7. Granite Hills (11-1-7)
as played 5 scoreless ties this year
8. Oak Hills (11-1-5)
Tied 2 of first 3 league games
9. Rialto (8-3-5)
0-2-2 in last 4 games, but 2 were vs. Alta Loma and Indian Springs
10. Summit (10-2-1)
Already surpassed last year’s win total
Others under consideration: Arroyo Valley (8-4-3), Bloomington (8-6-1), Chino (10-4-2)

The Sun girls soccer Top 10
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VIDEO: The final seconds as Eisenhower girls beat Cajon, 39-38

In the above video, you’ll see Eisenhower’s Aaryon Green draw the foul with 6.6 seconds remaining. Not shown in the video is that Green made the first free throw, after which Cajon coach Mark Lehman called timeout. So, the mad dash down the floor by Cajon after Green made the second free throw was not without some planning.
My take: Cajon has too many weapons to score just 38 points. I think they’ll score more the second time the teams play. If Eisenhower wants to pull off the sweep with a win at Cajon Feb. 12, the Eagles will need to score a lot more than 39 points.

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Latest CIF-SS boys soccer rankings

Below are the latest CIF-SS boys soccer rankings. Take a look and see if you notice a paritcular San Bernardino County team missing from the rankings. I’ll post who I think has been overlooked below the rankings.

 

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How about Fontana in Division 2? Fontana just suffered its first loss of the season, to Bloomington, but is 14-1-1 this season. One of Fontana’s wins was a 2-0 win vs. Riverside Poly, which is tied for No. 4 in the division. According to maxpreps.com’s state power rankings, Fontana is No. 13 in the state. Among all schools. In all Divisions. I’m just saying.

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