Redlands East Valley held off Citrus Valley, 11-7, on Thursday in Citrus Belt League play.
The Wildcats have suffered just one loss during CBL play, which has come against crosstown rival, the Redlands Terriers.
The duo of Bohner and Blackey are in their second year as a doubles team.
“It was difficult in the beginning. We struggled with communication,” Bohnert said. “Communication is key in doubles and we gained each others trust and now we high five each other and try to encourage one another to keep fighting.”
While their communication as grown stronger, the tandem has goals bigger goals in mind.
“We want to become as strong as we can and win as many matches as we can,” said Blackey. “We want to continue to improve throughout the season and be able to look back and be proud of how hard we worked together.”
For seniors such as Bohner, who is a four-year varsity player, she has seen the Wildcats program finish no higher than fifth in the Citrus Belt League the last two season.
“We have beaten Cajon and Citrus Valley so we are planning on being up there (this year),” she stated. “As a team our biggest goal is to make it in the Top 3 and we are on the path to doing just that.”
Junior Julia Vizcaino expressed the same goal for the Wildcats this year.
“I want REV to be in the top three (of the Citrus Belt League) this year and qualify for CIF,” Vizcaino said. “We are looking good so far.”
Vizcaino won two of her three matches against the Blackhawks as the Wildcats’ No. 2 singles player.
REV will continue its journey to the top of the CBL standings at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday against Yucaipa.
On her 17th birthday, UCLA commit and Rancho Cucamonga volleyball player Kylie Miller reached the 1,000 career kills milestone in the game against Citrus Valley.
“I thought it would be a great memory (to reach the milestone on her birthday),” she said. “It wasn’t my focus today but it was great to know that it happened. I think my teammates were more aware of what was happening than I was.”
Miller was informed by the coaching staff this week that the milestone was insight.
She entered the game with 991 career kills and surpassed the milestone with a 20-kill performance against the Blackhawks, defeating the team in three.
“We didn’t play our best game but we pulled through and got the win,” Miller said.
The Cougars have expectations going forward this season with the overall goal of winning CIF.
“I am very excited about my team this year. We all have great chemistry on and off the court,” Miller explained. “We have high expectations for ourselves as we head into league play. Our goal this season is to win CIF and we are all very motivated to reach our goal.”
The Citrus Valley girls tennis team defeated Cajon, 15-3, in nonconference play on Thursday.
Nikki Hernandez and Lela Aviles won all three sets in doubles play against the Cowgirls, 6-3, 6-0, 6-2.
Members of the Blackhawks team were nervous about how the match would play out after suffering losses to the Cowgirls last year.
“We lost to them last year but both of the matches were really close,” Aviles said. “I know they have a good coach and they are generally a consistently decent team, so I was nervous to see how (the match) was going to work out.”
Aviles also stated that both teams had lost key players from last season but the Blackhawks have had players such as junior Chandler Tillman step up.
Tillman, who is the No. 1 singles player for the Blackhawks, won all three of her sets against the Cowgirls, 6-0, 6-0, 6-2.
“She has definitely helped our team a lot because we lost Maddie Daniels who was our number one singles player last year,” Aviles added.
Claire Graves of Citrus Valley took first place in the Cerritos Invitational with a time of 16 minutes and 57 seconds.
It was a familiar setting for Graves, who competed in the event last year and finished second, according to coach Bryan Haddock.
“I was happy with my performance even though, I didn’t run as fast as last year,” Graves said. “We trained through this race to focus on Woodbridge.”
Citrus Valley will compete in the Woodbridge Invite on Sept. 19.
Emily Virtue of Burroughs provided competition for Graves during the Cerritos Invite. She would go on to finish second with a time of 17:02.
“It was a nice push having her there,” Graves added. “She is great competition.”
Serrano would go on to win the overall event on the girls side, led by its top finisher Country Brenner, who took third overall.
Carissa Gomez finished 21st overall, second among Citrus Valley girls, following a time of 18:50 while Becca Loflin finished in 34th place with a time of 19:12. It was a personal best for both on the course.
The CIF Boys High School Soccer brackets for Division 1 through 7 have been released.
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Jurupa Hills’ Jackie Valadez hits the first pitch she sees for a walk-off two-run home run with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Spartans to a 3-2 victory over Citrus Valley in a Mountain Valley League showdown on Tuesday. The teams are now tied for first place with one game remaining. They play again on Thursday to decide the league title.
CIF-SS Division 6 champion Citrus Valley was not surprisingly, the dominant team in Division 6 as the all CIF-SS girls soccer teams were released. Junior forward Loren Landrus was the player of the year and other Citrus Valley all-CIF players are: juniors Taylor De Jongh, Breann Demers, and Ariel Vinson. Citrus Valley is the only San Bernardino County girls soccer team with more than two all-CIF players. Granite Hills (Division 3) and University Prep (Division 7) were the only other teams that had two players honored. Here is the complete list:
Player of the Year: Abbi Williams, Sr. Defense – Chaminade
Coach of the Year: Mike Evans – Chaminade