Los Osos’ MLK Day boys basketball schedule is out

On Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, Los Osos High will once again have its MLK Day “I Have a Dream” boys basketball extravaganza. Here’s the schedule. Possibly one of the better games for local teams will be the 5 p.m. game between Kaiser and Villa Park.

8:00am Los Osos vs San Gorgonio

9:30am Silverado vs Gardena

11:00am Charter Oak vs Emery Secondary

12:30pm 29 Palms vs Pomona

2:00pm Bishop Amat vs Artesia

3:30pm Corona vs Montclair

5:00pm Villa Park vs Kaiser

6:30pm Rancho Verde vs Summit

8:00pm Diamond Bar vs Riverside Poly

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Ebrahim Salman leads Kaiser to victory over Jurupa Hills

Ebrahim Salman proved to be the top cat on the court in Kaiser’s victory over crosstown rival Jurupa Hills, 62-53, in boys basketball nonleague play.

Salman scored 26 points for the Cats (13-2) while Armani Dodson and Kenneth Smith each contributed with nine points apiece.
It was the defense that proved to be dominant limiting the Spartans (4-12) to just two points in the fourth quarter after coming off its highest scoring quarter of the game in the third with 20 points.
For the Spartans’ offense, Chiyindu Eegeonu scored 20 points while Daniel Soto added 18 points in the loss against the Cats.
Kaiser will return to the court Friday against Rancho Cucamonga at 6 p.m. before opening Sunkist League play against Summit on Wednesday at home.
Jurupa Hills will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Indian Springs in San Andreas League play.

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John Romagnoli returns as Miller High’s boys basketball coach

He’s back as boys basketball coach, and it would seem, for the foreseeable future.
John Romagnoli, who first became head coach at Miller High in 1998, is back after his second one-year hiatus since then.
“I realized I was 46 years old and I wasn’t ready to hang it up (for coaching),” Romagnoli said.
Romagnoli’s teams at Miller have probably been the school’s most consistent, missing the playoffs only once (his first season) in 15 years as head coach. After serving as assistant coach to Gary West beginning in 1995, Romagnoli replaced West as head coach in 1998 and was the head coach until he first became athletic director in 2010, when he stepped down to concentrate on that job.
He returned after a year in which Miller missed the playoffs, then served as head basketball coach and athletic director for three years until last year, when the district forced to choose between the two positions.John Romagnoli mug shot
Romagnoli said he chose to remain as athletic director last year because he needed to get ready to move his mother-in-law out from Chicago to live with his family. He said the year away this time (when the team missed the playoffs) was much worse.
“Last time, I took the new (athletic director) job and that was kind of exciting,” he said. “I had coached 10-11 years at that point. Now, I’m completely revitalized, I got the (Inland Valley) all-star game resurrected. … Even when I wasn’t coaching, I was a (basketball) junkie, going to college basketball practices.
“I guess I’m at that point, where the coaching part comes easy. I feel like I’m back.”
School has started at Fontana, and as a result of returning to coaching, Romagnoli had to step down as athletic director and is back teaching. He monitors online classes that Miller students are taking.
“I’m a little bit of a tech guy,” he said. “I really wanted something different.”
So, as a result, long time Miller coach Jeff Omar is taking over as athletic director.
“Jeff’s learning the ropes and I’m there to help him out,” Romagnoli said.

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Another Ball brother, LaMelo, picks UCLA

From Staff Writer Michelle Gardner:

A third Ball is headed to UCLA.

No not Lonzo or younger brother LiAngelo. It’s the youngest of the family.

LaMelo Ball, 13, the youngest brother in the basketball playing family said today he too has committed to the Bruins even though he has yet to play a high school game.

“It is my dream school,” he said. “I decided to get it out of the way now instead of waiting for the future.”

Other schools looking at the youngest Ball included Virginia and Washington State but he opted to follow his brothers, although he said that wasn’t a major factor.

Lonzo, who will be a senior this fall, committed to the Bruins as a sophomore and last year as a sophomore LiAngelo did the same. All three will play together for the Huskies but they won;t be together at UCLA even for a year because Lonzo has made it known he wants to be “one and done” at UCLA.

The three brothers on the same floor will be a marquee attraction this winter. The three brothers combined for 93 points in a recent travel ball game for Big Ballers.

Here is the video from MaxPreps of that performance:

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Former San Bernardino High coach Dick Adair dies

   Dick Adair, a San Bernardino High graduate from 1942 who later taught and coached (primarily basketball, but also golf and track) at the school for 33 years, died at the age of 91 last week.
San Bernardino High logo
Adair was also a World War II veteran after enlisting.
After World War II, he returned to Southern California, where he played football and basketball at San Diego State. He was also an avid golfer. He ans his wife of 67 years, Louise, have been members of the Arrowhead Country Club.
For the full obituary from Bobbitt Chapel, click here.

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Saturday’s San Bernardino County CIF state basketball scores

Saturday’s CIF State Basketball Scores, upcoming schedule

BOYS BASKETBALL
DIVISION I

Chino Hills 82, San Marcos 63
DIVISION II
Lawndale 75, Redlands East Valley 50

GIRLS BASKETBALL
DIVISION I

Cajon 49, Riverside North 48
DIVISION V
Garden Grove Orangewood Academy 60, Aquinas 20

Tuesday’s Games, 7 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL
OPEN DIVISION

No. 3 Etiwanda at No. 2 Los Angeles Fairfax
DIVISION I
No. 6 Torrey Pines at No. 2 Chino Hills

GIRLS BASKETBALL
DIVISION I

No. 5 Cajon at No. 1 Ventura

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CIF State Basketball: San Bernardino County matchups

State basketball begins Wednesday, so here are the matchups involving county teams

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Wednesday’s first round games, 7 p.m.
DIVISION I
No. 12 Torrey Pines at No. 5 Cajon
DIVISION II
No. 9 Colony at No. 8 Bakersfield Independence
DIVISION V
No. 9 Carruthers at No. 8 Bloomington Christian
No. 11 Escondido Adventist at No. 6 Aquinas

BOYS BASKETBALL
Wednesday’s first round games, 7 p.m.
DIVISION I
No. 15 Fresno Bullard at No. 2 Chino Hills
DIVISION II
No. 12 San Diego Mira Mesa at No. 5 Redlands East Valley
DIVISION V
No. 11 Hesperia Christian at No. 6 Carlsbad Army-Navy

Friday’s first round games, 7 p.m.
OPEN DIVISION
No. 6 El Cajon Foothills Christian at No. 3 Etiwanda

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San Bernardino County CIF-SS Championship game results

It was a rough weekend for 8 San Bernardino County teams in CIF-SS championship games, going 0-8.

Here are the results:
Boys basketball
Open Division
Torrance Bishop Montgomery 56, Etiwanda 50
Division 2A
Compton 63, Redlands East Valley 48
Division 6
Garden Grove Orangewood Academy 82, Hesperia Christian 54

Girls basketball
Division 1AA
Los Angeles Windward 51, Etiwanda 37
Division 2A
South Torrance 57, Colony 56
Division 5A
Santa Barbara Bishop Diego 48, Bloomington Christian 32

Boys soccer
Division 3
Los Angeles Cathedral 2, Chaffey 0 (Friday’s result)
Division 5
Garden Grove Santiago 1, Chino 0

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