Here are Citrus Belt League winter all-league teams for 2016-17
Here are Citrus Belt League winter all-league teams for 2016-17
Here are Wednesday’s San Bernardino County scores, and Saturday’s schedule
Wednesday’s quarterfinals, Saturday’s semifinals (7 p.m. except where noted)
Etiwanda 66, Gardena Serra 59
Next: Etiwanda at North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake
Fullerton Rosary 76, Twentynine Palms 75 (OT)
Santa Maria Righetti 67, Carter 60
Glendora 66, Yucca Valley 28
Los Osos 64, Santa Monica Crossroads 45
Next: Los Osos at Calabasas Viewpoint, 5 p.m.
Ventura Foothill Tech 58, Pacific 31
Pomona 51, Aquinas 32
Irvine Crean Lutheran 53, University Prep 42
San Pedro Rolling Hills Prep 76, Lucerne Valley 11
Girls water polo
Wednesday’s semifinals, Saturday’s finals, at Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine
Alta Loma 7, Downey 6
Redlands East Valley 8, Paso Robles 7
Next: Alta Loma vs. Redlands East Valley, 7 p.m.
Diamond Bar 11, Chaffey 3
Wednesday’s second round, Saturday’s quarterfinals
Redlands East Valley 1, Redondo 0
Next: Redlands East Valley at Huntington Beach Edison, 5 p.m.
Pico Rivera El Rancho 3, Chino Hills 1
La Quinta 2, Bloomington 0
Citrus Valley 1, Diamond Bar 0
Next: Camarillo at Citrus Valley, 5 p.m.
Anaheim Western 2, Upland 2 (Western wins on PKs, 4-3)
Colony 2, Carter 1
Next: Saugus at Colony
Montclair 5, Perris 0
Chino 2, Santa Monica 0
Indian Springs 7, Lawndale Leuzinger 0
Rialto 1, Diamond Ranch 0
Next: Chino at Montclair, noon
Santa Paula at Indian Springs, 5 p.m.
Rialto vs. Inglewood Animo Leadership at El Camino College, 3 p.m.
Brentwood 2, Hesperia 0
Adelanto 2, La Puente 0
Next: Adelanto at Fillmore
Covina Northview 1, University Prep 0
Ventura Foothill Tech 2, Pacific 1
Victor Valley 2, Aquinas 1
Riverside Prep 4, Los Angeles Verbum Dei 0
Next: Riverside Prep at Victor Valley, 5 p.m.
Been a crazy spring. Here’s the all San Andreas League teams for winter 2015-16
SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE
MVP: Dante Williams, Sr., Rialto
Reshawn Jackson, Sr., Rialto
Devin King, Sr., Rim of the World
Mark Laing, Jr., San Gorgonio
Donald Nesby, Sr., Rialto
Daniel Soto, Jr., Jurupa Hills
Hassan Brown, Sr., Rialto
Chijindu Egeonu So., Jurupa Hills
Justin Lewis, Jr., Arroyo Valley
Thomas Monsoor, Sr., Indian Springs
Raul Victorio Sr., Rim of the World
Christian Tkatch, Jr., Arroyo Valley
Robert Lewis, Jr., Indian Springs
Brandon Dawkins, Sr., Jurupa Hills
Derrion Thomas, So., Rialto
Christopher Fulton, Jr., Rim of the World
Brennan Daetwiler, Sr., San Gorgonio
Finally posted, all of the Citrus Belt League all-league teams for winter 2015-16
How’s this for a family photo? It’s the Maeda Family Civil War, so dubbed by San Gorgonio athletic director Matt Maeda, center. His daughter on the left is Kaylee, who is a Redlands East Valley (2011) grad and a girls water polo coach at San Gorgonio. On the right is Melanie, who is a senior at Citrus Valley.
This photo was taken on Thursday, when Melanie’s Citrus Valley’s team beat Matt and Kaylee’s San Gorgonio team, 12-2. Notice the San G had and Citrus Valley shirt for Matt. This is the first time his kids have faced each other. In the past, there have been Maeda Civil Wars, but it was Matt’s San Gorgonio against his kid’s team. His son Kevin ran at Citrus Valley, graduating last year.
I cannot recall a week with two games as crazy as the ones I had this week.
First, there was Redlands East Valley’s 5-4, 5 overtime win over Yucaipa in girls water polo on Tuesday.
Then came Thursday, when Eisenhower girls basketball rallied from 9 points down in the final 9.3 seconds to force overtime, before falling to Cajon, 65-57.
I have never seen a 5 overtime game in water polo, and neither had anyone I talked to at the game. And scoring 9 points in the final 9.3 seconds to force overtime? It just doesn’t happen.
But what makes these games remarkable beyond that is that both games had Citrus Belt League titles at stake at the end of the season. In the first case, REV won the CBL title outright, its sixth straight title with the marathon win. In the latter, Cajon earned a share of the CBL title by knocking off Eisenhower. In each case, none of the four teams had lost to anyone else in league. And they were all ranked in CIF-SS.
Those were two games what show why I love high school sports. In both cases, great fan atmosphere, two closely matched teams and two games in which there was a big mental aspect. in the first case, REV fought through fatigue to finally win. In the second case, Cajon fought through the embarrassment of squandering a big lead and recovered to win in overtime.
Yucaipa coach Kevin Lewis, reacts to his team losing in the 5th OT to REV on Tuesday, 5-4. For him, it seemed like it was one that got away. Lewis had told me after the teams played the first time, a 10-7 REV win, to come back for the rematch at Crafton Hills College. The game did not disappoint. Lewis seems confident that his young team will break through next year to win league. But he and the Thunderbirds really wanted to make it this year.
Maddy Wieseler, above, talks after scoring the winning goal in the fifth overtime. I’m surprised she was willing to stand for the interview after that exhausting game. She said she felt confident the Wildcats would win however long it took, but that may have been more a reflection on the team having already won 5 straight league titles before Tuesday than how the game was going.
REV coach Ryan Williams, above talks about beating Yucaipa. He was working the officials hard, especially in overtime, to get exclusions in a game that hardly had any. The game seemed physical, but not to the point where either team had any advantage.
This game had the intensity of a playoff game. No team led by more than two goals until REV’s final winning 10-7 margin.
REV entered the week ranked No. 9 in Division 5, knocking off No. 6 Cajon and No. 4 Yucaipa in the process. So, how high does REV move up?
Coach Ryan Williams thinks No. 4 would be fair. Regardless, with a tough league and two tournaments still to play, REV will have chances to improve on a No. 4 ranking, or lose it again all together. But, come playoff time, whoever comes out of the Citrus Belt League should be battle tested.
By the way, the next time REV and Yucaipa play, it will be Feb. 10 at Crafton Hills College. It will be senior day, so you can expect a big crowd and another intense game in the REV-Yucaipa rivalry.