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.
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.
Here are San Bernardino County CIF-SS Masters Track and Field competitors, and if they qualified for state or not
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).
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
San Clemente 4, Bonita 3 (10 inn.)
Chino Hills 3, Moorpark 2 (9 inn.)
Crescenta Valley 1, Carter 0
San Dimas 1, Santa Monica 0
California 4, San Gorgonio 1
Serrano 4, Sonora 0
South Torrance 5, Granite Hills 4
Excelsior 21, Trinity Classical 0
Rolling Hills Prep 10, Riverside Prep 2
Santa Clarita Christian 4, AAE 2
Tuesday’s Semifinal Games
San Clemente at Chino Hills
Walnut at San Dimas
Serrano at California
Avalon at Excelsior
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
Chris Ybarra, above, had 7 seniors play their last high school game on Thursday.
It’s a tradition at Aquinas to do this after the last game of the year, the seniors hugging the underclassmen.
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 Rivals.com, 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.”
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.”
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
Chino Hills 6, Rio Mesa 2
Carter 2, Etiwanda 1 (9 inn)
San Gorgonio 6, St. Bonaventure 4
Serrano 5, Victor Valley 2
Sunny Hills 7, Grand Terrace 6
Granite Hills 14, Laguna Beach 7
Village Christian 4, Big Bear 0
Salesian 2, Bloomington Christian 0
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
Moorpark at Chino Hills
Carter vs. Crescenta Valley at Stengel Field, 6 p.m.
California at San Gorgonio
Serrano at Sonora
South Torrance at Granite Hills
Trinity Classical at Excelsior
Rolling Hills Prep at Riverside Prep
Santa Clarita Christian vs. AAE at James Woody Community Center, 12:30 p.m.
Carter beats Etiwanda 2-1 in 9 innings, but watch the game-saving defensive play by the Carter infield in the seventh inning in the highlights above.
Carter’s Anthony Villegas, above pitched a nine-hitter, striking out six and walking two (one intentionally)
Coach Samuel Lopez above, talks after the win. In three playoff games, covering 25 innings, Carter has outscored its opponents 6-2. Pitching and defense have been the key to the playoff run