Top 10 Local Boys Soccer Rankings:
FONTANA 3, VISTA MURRIETA 0 >> Alejandro Sanchez, Beto Ramirez and Santiago Gomez each scored a goal for the Steelers (10-1-3) in the Riverside Poly Tom Tilson Tournament semifinal game against the Broncos. The first two goals for the Steelers were scored within the first 10 minutes of play. Fontana will play at 10:30 a.m. today against Norco in the tournament finals.
FONTANA 2, RIVERSIDE KING 0 >> Santiago Gomez scored both goals for the Steelers in the Riverside Poly Tom Tilson Tournament quarterfinal victory over the Wolves.
NORCO 1, RIALTO 0 >> Finn McDaniel scored the game-winning goal for the Cougars in Riverside Poly Tom Tilson Tournament semifinal game against the Knights (7-4-3). Norco will play at 10:30 p.m. today against Fontana in the tournament finals.
Other local results from Poly Tournament on Monday:
Rialto 1, Hillcrest 0
Riverside Poly 4, Palm Springs 0
Palm Desert 3, Los Osos 1
It was a rough weekend for 8 San Bernardino County teams in CIF-SS championship games, going 0-8.
Here are the results:
Torrance Bishop Montgomery 56, Etiwanda 50
Compton 63, Redlands East Valley 48
Garden Grove Orangewood Academy 82, Hesperia Christian 54
Los Angeles Windward 51, Etiwanda 37
South Torrance 57, Colony 56
Santa Barbara Bishop Diego 48, Bloomington Christian 32
Los Angeles Cathedral 2, Chaffey 0 (Friday’s result)
Garden Grove Santiago 1, Chino 0
What constitutes an excessive blowout that crosses the line for good sportsmanship?
Earlier this season, the discussion was about Arroyo Valley girls basketball’s 161-2 win over Bloomington.
While it doesn’t involve a local team, but what about Hemet Tahquitz’s 26-0 boys soccer victory over Los Angeles Summit View West?
Which is worse? Well, the girls basketball game probably should never have been scheduled by the athletic directors, but the soccer was a Division 5 playoff game.
The girls basketball score was 104-0 at halftime, and the leading scorer in the game, Tamera Trigg, scored 43 points compared to her season average of about 27.
In the boys soccer game, it wasn’t reported what the score was at halftime. Marcos Rojo led the way for Tahquitz with seven goals. He had scored only 11 on the season before that. But the team had 14 different players score goals, and two others had assists.
So are they both bad? And if so, which is worse? To be honest, I’d really need to see tape of both games. I’m sure something could’ve been done in both instances to hold the game down a little, but I don’t exactly know how excessive it was.
I once reported about the aftermath of a game now nearly 20 years ago, a girls soccer game between Bonita and Ganesha. I believe the final score was 19-0 in favor of Bonita, in a league game. The problem was, the coach left his star player, Kendra Payne, in the game for too long and she set a CIF-SS record with 13 goals in the game (which I believe still stands). The consensus seemed to be that this was excessive, because they were scoring goals just so Payne could get the record.
But 26-0 and 161-2? Whether excessive or not, it didn’t do the winning teams much good. Arroyo Valley girls basketball lost in the first round of the playoffs, while Tahquitz lost in the next round to Rialto. Did those teams get what they deserved? Some might say so, but I don’t think so, just that playing that kind of opponent isn’t really going to help in the long (or short) run.
Here is the list of non-football San Bernardino County Athletes who signed on National Signing Day on Wednesday
BOYS WATER POLO
Thomas Halverson, Los Osos, Pepperdine
Austin Stewart, Los Osos, Long Beach State
Evan Sungvornrajasabh, Redlands, Oregon State
Sydney Adams, Chino Hills, San Francisco State
Annie Bailey, Los Osos, UC Riverside
Kylee Clark, Arrowhead Christian, Cal Baptist
Karen DeYoung, Arrowhead Christian, Indiana Wesleyan
Lauren Flowers, Rancho Cucamonga, Houston
Danielle Fjeldsted, Chino Hills, Westminster
Dayna Garcia, Chino Hills, McNeese State
Danya Hart, Rancho Cucamonga, Cal State Los Angeles
Kryssa Johnson, Los Osos, Concordia-Irvine
Sydney Knieriem, Redlands East Valley, Great Falls
Tiffany Long, Oak Hills Cal State San Bernardino
Darielle O’Brien, Summit, UC Riverside
Ally Priscoc, Rancho Cucamonga, USC
Leah Pruitt, Alta Loma, San Diego State
Ashlee Smith Citrus Valley, Point Loma
Denae Verdine, Alta Loma, Cal State San Bernardino
Sierra Becerra, Kaiser, Tabor
THE SUN BOYS SOCCER TOP 10
1. CHAFFEY (15-0-5)
The Tigers remain undefeated this season.
2. FONTANA (16-1-1)
Steelers looking to bounce back from loss to Bloomington
3. ONTARIO (9-1-5)
Win over No. 4 Alta Loma, 1-1 tie vs. No. 1 Chaffey in 2OT.
4. ALTA LOMA (17-2-3)
Two ties last week, including scoreless game vs. No. 1 Chaffey.
5. REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (14-2-1)
Wildcats get revenge over Miller in the second CBL meeting.
6. INDIAN SPRINGS (10-1-5)
Coyotes suffered first loss of season against San Gorgonio.
7. GRANITE HILLS (12-2-6)
Cougars sit in first place of the Desert Sky League
8. OAK HILLS (12-1-6)
Bulldogs have not lost a game since early December, to No. 7 Granite Hills.
9. RIALTO (10-3-5)
Knights provided shutouts in their last two San Andreas League games.
10. SUMMIT (10-3-1)
After three Sunkist League wins suffered first loss — No. 2 ranked Fontana.
Others considered: Bloomington, Arroyo Valley, Chino