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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2015 Spartan Extravaganza girls basketball all-tournament team

All-Tournament Team
Daria Hewitt (MVP)   Patriot
Mya Houston             Jurupa Hills
Jadzia Aleo                Rim Of The World
Jayla Washington      Sultana
Karessa Fields           Victor Valley
Aoloni Robinson         San Bernardino
Camille Troncone      Claremont
Camryn Stevens        Citrus Valley
April Mc Daniel          Perris
Jesikah Alvarado       Hesperia
Destinyn Alexander   Patriot

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Roundup: Arroyo Valley volleyball shutout San Gorgonio

Volleyball
ARROYO VALLEY 3, SAN GORGONIO 0 >> Leiana Kanoho had eight kills for the Spartans (3-8, 0-3) in the San Andreas League loss to the Hawks, 25-23, 25-20, 25-21.

Tatiana Russell contributed with seven kills, four aces and three blocks for the Spartans.

San Gorgonio will play at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday against Jurupa Hills.

RUBIDOUX 3, PACIFIC 0 >> Marie Rosales had five kills and three blocks for the Pirates in the Mountain Valley League loss to the Falcons, 25-11, 25-22, 25-22.

Tennis
AQUINAS 15, WOODCREST CHRISTIAN 3 >> Natascha Pirkovic and Caroline Brown swept their respective opponents in singles play for the Falcons (10-2, 6-1).

The doubles team of Sabrina Kinnally and Franz Geronimo also recorded a sweep for the Falcons in the Ambassador League victory.

RUBIDOUX 3, PACIFIC 0 >> Marie Rosales had five kills and three blocks for the Pirates in the Mountain Valley League loss to the Falcons, 25-11, 25-22, 25-22.

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2015 San Bernardino County Clash Weekend No. 2 Preview

2014 County Clash

Photo from the 2014 County Clash at San Manuel Stadium. (Micah Escamilla/San Bernardino Sun)

San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino serves as the host of the County Clash that host a series of games of a span of four weeks. The games below are for the second weekend of the 2015 County Clash series which take place on April 4.

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Christian Nunez led San Gorgonio to win, hands Indian Springs first loss

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). San Gorgonio

“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.”

Manuel Perez and Carlos Ortiz were each credited with an assist for the Spartans.
“Today, our offense was our best defense,” Villalobos said. “We out hustled them and we had a lot of possessions.”
The Spartans will play at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday against Rialto, who is in first place of the league. It will end the first round of league play.
Indian Springs
The game also resulted in the first loss of the season for the Coyotes.
The Coyotes were ranked No. 6 in the first San Bernardino Sun’s Top 10 Boys Soccer rankings of the season.
Indian Springs will look to bounce back in its next game, which is at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday against Jurupa Hills.

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Thoughts on Jurupa Hills’ football win over Rim

There were a few things I wanted to mention, following up from Friday night’s Jurupa Hills 31-21 victory over Rim of the World in a Mountain Valley League showdown.

  • At the least, it should move No. 3 Jurupa Hills past No. 2 Rim in the East Valley Division rankings.
  • The size of the crowd there was a little disappointing to me, although it was not homecoming, nor was it senior night. Perhaps as the newest school in town, Jurupa Hills has trouble growing a fan base especially with perennial power Kaiser also in South Fontana. I understand why coach Ed McMillon is trying to convince people in the community to watch his team play. They are exciting and good and they should get some more support.
  • Jurupa Hills had a ridiculous number of penalties, which will need to be corrected if the Spartans want to win a CIF title. By my count, Jurupa Hills had 15 penalties for 140 yards. Rim? They had just three for 20 yards.
  • Jurupa Hills’ defense was very impressive, including senior linebacker Deshire Singleton, as well as Nick Navarro, who had his second pick-6 in the last two weeks (a fact I failed to mention in the story). When you hold Rim to 225 yards rushing on 51 carries as a team and intercept them 3 times, you’re doing something right.
  • The Jurupa Hills offense stagnated at times, but then showed the ability to break open at any given time.
  • One thing I did mention in the story, but bears repeating: Neither of these teams won league last year, but both made at least the CIF-SS semifinals. Rim could still make a playoff run like it did despite losing twice in league last year.
  • Can these teams face each other again? It’s possible. But if Jurupa Hills wins out, they will get the No. 2 seed (assuming No. 1 St. Margaret’s wins out). If, as a result, Rim gets the league’s second entry into the playoffs, Rim would have to be on the other half of the bracket from Jurupa Hills and could be no better than a 4 seed. Last year, there were two Mountain Valley League rematches in the playoffs: and both times the team that lost in league, won in the playoffs: Jurupa Hills beating Citrus Valley in the second round, and Rim beating Banning in the semifinals.

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Jurupa Hills softball beats Citrus Valley on walk-off two-run home run

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.

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