Etiwanda and Summit football will have more at stake in rivalry

Etiwanda and Summit High Schools are separated by just 3.53 miles. So it only makes sense that the Eagles and SkyHawks play for more than just bragging rights.

Starting this year they will. All the details are being ironed out but the Sept. 4 game will be called the “Fight for 15,” or some variation thereof. It is in reference to the fact that the two are opposite sides of that particular freeway.

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Etiwanda coach Kevin Davis, who came over after two years as offensive coordinator at Colony, graduated from Etiwanda in 1997. He also previously served as assistant there and remembers talk about establishing such a game back then.

So one of the first things he did upon getting the head job was calling Summit counterpart Nick Matheny and asking his opinion on the matter. As expected, Matheny was on board. It didn’t take much to rally support for the idea from the administration at both schools.

Summit uses Miller as its home field and Etiwanda has used Miller as its home field when playing Fontana schools, so the game will be played there.

“I took it to my guys and they really loved the idea,” Davis said. “The schools are so close the kids all know each other. Everyone loves rivalry games so why not do it?”

Last year the teams played to a 6-6 tie, the game cut short prematurely by a power failure early in the fourth quarter.

“After that game it seemed like the perfect time to start it,” Davis said.

“Last year I surprised at just how big that game was,” Matheny said. “It was a great atmosphere. The kids all know each other and the schools are close so it is a game we should keep playing.”

It will be the second game of the season for Etiwanda which opens the season against Norco on Aug. 28. It will be the opener for Summit which plays a scrimmage against Jurupa Valley, also on Aug. 28.

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Results from Sunkist League track finals

Sunkist League Track and Field Finals Results
May 6, 2015
at Grand Terrace HS
Results of winner and other CIF-SS Prelims qualifiers
?Not sure if CIF-SS qualifier.
100 M: 1. Damian Alloway (Summit) 10.6,
200: 1. Damian Alloway (S) 21.8, 2. Mario Magana (S) 22.1, 3. Tony Salter (Grand Terrace) 22.2.
400: 1. Mario Magana (S) 49.1, 2. Tony Salter (GT) 50.7, 3. Kevin Marcy (G) 51.4.
800: 1. Angel Parga (Bloomington) 2:02.04.
1600: 1. Marcos Guillen (Fontana) 4:34.6, 2. Alex Mariscal (B) 4:34.9.
3200: 1. Gerardo Vazquez (B) 10:08.4
110 hh: 1. Justin Ford (S) 15.0, 2. Hunter Hale (GT) 15.8.
300 ih: 1. Joshua Richard (GT) 40.2.
400 relay: 1. Summit 42.9, 2. Grand Terrace 43.6.
1600 relay: 1. Grand Terrace 3:28.1, 2. Bloomington 3:32.3?, 3. Fontana 3:33.9?.
Long Jump: 1. Devon Dixon (GT) 22-0, 2. Ronald Draper (S) 21-5 1/2, 3. Drevion Witt (GT) 21-3 1/2.
Triple Jump: 1. Isaiah Jamison (K) 44-5 1/2, 2. Devon Dixon (GT) 42-11, 3. Drevion Witt (GT) 42-5.
High Jump: 1. Devon Dixon (GT) 6-4, 2. Ronald Draper (S) 6-4, 3. Elijah Smith (GT) 6-2.
Discus: 1. Ray Cozart (GT) 137-10.
Shot put: 1. Alejandro Sandoval (S) 47-4, 2. David Delgado (F) 47-1 1/2, 3. Anthony Vargas (GT) 44-7.

100m: 1. Sinclair Watson (Summit) 12.4, 3. Trinque Jonzon (Colton) 12.9?.
200: 1. Sinclair Watson (S) 23.2,
400: 1. Breyani Adebe Holoman (Kaiser) 1:00.9,
800: 1. Michelle Pineda (Fontana) 2:22, 2. Nissa Inunza (Grand Terrace) 2:27,
1600: 1. Jennifer Sandoval (S) 5:07.6.
3200: 1. Jennifer Sandoval (S) 10:56.2.
100 ih: 1. Quena Hornsby (S) 16.5.
300 lh: 1. Limoni Brown (GT) 48.2, 2. Lauren Aguillard (GT) 49.3.
400 relay: 1. Summit 50.1.
1600 relay: 1. Grand Terrace 4:15.4, 2. Fontana 4:18.7?, 3. Kaiser 4:20.9?.
Long jump: 1. Chioma Bush (S) 17-11, 2. Mariah Wells (K) 16-3.
Triple jump: 1. Chioma Bush (S) 35-10 1/2, 2. Limoni Brown (GT) 33-5 1/2.
High Jump: 1. Sinclair Watson (S) 5-2, 2. Tenayah Hawkins (GT) 5-2, 3. Shyanne Thompson (GT) 4-10.
Discus: 1. Savannah Carter (GT) 89-1.
Shot Put: 1. Savannah Carter (GT) 28-9.

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VIDEOS: Arroyo Valley’s Best of the Best IE All-Star Girls Basketball Game

Above, highlights of Thursday’s All-Star Game at Arroyo Valley HS

Summit’s DoyleBonet Walker talks about scoring 21 points for the North team in the all-star game

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Football recruiting Lokeni Toailoa, Stephen Carr, Leni Toailoa make verbal commitments

There were probably more than 100 people (family, friends, and fans) in attendance on Monday night for the event, which was put on by Ground Zero football, which trains many area football players and it was at Athletic Republic in Rancho Cucamonga, a training facility.

In the end, Carter’s Lokeni Toailoa and Great Oak Demetric Felton picked UCLA, Summit’s Stephen Carr picked USC and Carter’s Leni Toailoa chose San Jose State.

One player who wasn’t there was Summit’s Damian Alloway, who had originally said he also would make his commitment Monday, but then changed his mind. He not only didn’t make his commitment, but he chose not to attend.


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VIDEOS: Summit girls basketball blows out Grand Terrace, 68-29

Although Grand Terrace has a few players other than UC RIverside-bound Skyler Lewis, they not only didn’t they have outside shooters, but they weren’t scorers on Tuesday night. ┬áSummit on the other hand, is much more athletic, and much deeper. Summit has now won 18 league games in a row.

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VIDEO: Summit coach Byron Wesley Sr. talks about loss to Kaiser

Byron Wesley Sr., coach of Summit, had plenty of compliments to pay for the Kaiser team. I think he’d like his team to emulate Kaiser. Regardless I think he’s optimistic for the future, with some key freshmen and sophomores on the varsity roster.

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Fontana football showed class vs. Summit

It was a tough game for Fontana players. Many of them had been fired up for Friday’s game ever since former coach Nick Matheny left his alma mater to coach at Sunkist League and city rival Summit.

Fontana was 1-7 entering the game but played Kaiser and Grand Terrace close (both eight-point losses, and the Grand Terrace game went to overtime). They were highly motivated. Perhaps to show their former coach they were OK without him. Perhaps to show he should’ve stuck around.

In a season they had already been eliminated from playoff contention, this would’ve made their season. It had all the buildup and Summit provided an early knockout punch.

But as far as I could tell, Fontana was all class. Several players came up to Matheny afterward to congratulate him. He hugged a few Fontana players and staff members. In the video above, he appreciated their class. I did not see an abundance of penalties. I had Fontana wwith four penalties, totaling 46 yards. (I had Summit with 9 for 65). There was at least one set of offsetting unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, but other than that it was class. That’s a testament to the Fontana kids, and probably coach David Crump.

Summit, actually was the one that got a trash-talking 15-yard penalty before the opening kickoff, but not Fontana. That’s not a criticism of Summit, but rather praise for Fontana for not retaliating.

The above video has Summit coach Nick Matheny talking about how tough it was to play Fontana and the Steelers’ class.

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