2014-15 All-San Andreas League boys soccer
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
Christian Nunez scored two goals for the San Gorgonio Spartans (7-6-6 overall, 2-2 league) in the San Andreas League victory, 2-1, over the Indian Springs Coyotes (10-1-5, 1-1-2).
“We are better than our record would show. We just haven’t put it together until today,” said Spartans head coach Adrian Villalobos. “The San Andreas League is tough, anyone can beat anyone on any given day.”
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
Indian Springs boys soccer coach John Arient talks after his team tied Rialto 1-1.
My thoughts: Indian Springs looks good, but the San Andreas League looks like a dog fight. Indian Springs are currently ranked second in CIF-SS, but I’d be surprised if the Coyotes remain No. 2. Why? It has as much to do with the rest of the league. Indian Springs and Rialto have both tied their first 2 games. I wouldn’t be surprised if the winner of the SAL is something like 4-2-4 in league. That might not help CIF-SS rankings, but might help prepare a team for the playoffs.
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE WINTER ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS
Marquane Harris- 12 Eisenhower – MVP
Darrien Manker- 12 Cajon
Kevin McNeal- 11 Cajon
Terry Clarendon- 12 Eisenhower
Markelle Harris- 11 Eisenhower
Rayshawn Kearney- 12 Eisenhower
Michael Johnson- 11 AB Miller
Philippe Salawa- 12 AB Miller
Bradly Motylewski- 11 Redlands
Elias Chuha- 12 Redlands East Valley
Alexios Ziska- 11 Redlands East Valley
Jaryn Taylor- 12 Yucaipa