The latest Sun high school football Top 10

(Micah Escamilla photo)
REV’s Hunter Fuimaono tackles Redlands’ Tony Sandifer on Friday.

The latest Sun high school football Top 10:
We have one new team in (Chaffey) and one out (Carter). I watched Serrano, and didn’t really think their loss deserved to drop them in the rankings. However, I thought Summit had an impressive win over a fellow unbeaten team. So Serrano and Summit switching spots was more about being impressed with Summit than down on Serrano.
I really don’t think anyone in the Citrus Belt League is going to beat Redlands East Valley. But much of the drama in the league will surround the next four teams. I think Cajon, Redlands, Yucaipa and Carter playing each other will be interesting. So far, Cajon hasn’t played any of the other three. Redlands defeated Yucaipa and Yucaipa defeated Carter and now Yucaipa plays Cajon this week.
There’s plenty of room for movement in the upcoming weeks. There are 3 Citrus Belt League teams ranked, plus 2 others in the “under consideration.” The Baseline League has 3 teams ranked, the Sunkist League has 2, and Chaffey still has to get through perennial Mt. Baldy League power Colony to get through that league. Serrano is the only Top 10 team that doesn’t have another league team among the top 14 in the county.

Play fourth road game this week
Previous: 1
Next: Friday at Damien (3-2)
Won 9 straight league games
Previous: 2
Next: Friday vs. Miller (2-3) at Redlands HS
3. UPLAND (3-2)
Averaged 56 points in wins
Previous: 3
Next: Friday vs. Etiwanda (2-3) at Colony HS
4, SUMMIT (5-0)
Norte Vista win was season’s most impressive
Previous: 5
Next: Friday at Grand Terrace (2-3)
5. SERRANO (3-2)
Norco could be toughest team it faces all year
Previous: 4
Next: Friday at Oak Hills (1-4)
6. CAJON (5-0)
Tied for 6th in CIF-SS in points per game
Previous: 8
Next: Friday at Yucaipa (4-1)
7. CHINO HILLS (3-2)
0-2 vs. teams with a winning record
Previous: 7
Next: Friday at Los Osos (3-2)
8. CHAFFEY (5-0)
Mikey Dean has been unstoppable for Tigers
Previous: NR
Next: Friday vs. Ontario (4-1) at Montclair HS
9. REDLANDS (3-2)
Entering easier part of league schedule
Previous: 9
Next: Friday at Eisenhower (1-4)
10. KAISER (3-2)
Trick play led to loss to Glendora
Previous: 10
Next: Friday at Colton (2-3)
Dropped out: No. 6 Carter (3-2)
Others under consideration: Carter (3-2), Chino (5-0), Colony (2-3), Yucaipa (4-1).

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After 3 weeks, Rancho Cucamonga is The Sun’s new No. 1

Rancho Cucamonga’s Aaron Manning runs against Don Lugo.

Here are my thoughts on The Sun’s Top 10 for this week.
Despite REV’s loss, I still there there are 3 elite teams in San Bernardino County so far: Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and Redlands East Valley, who all happen to have one loss.
However, Carter will get its chance to break into that top 3 by opening league play with Redlands East Valley next week.
While Serrano doesn’t play any Sun Top 10 teams, the Diamondbacks do play at Norco on Oct. 2, and Norco was the team that dealt Rancho Cucamonga a three-point loss, so a win there could vault Serrano into elite status. No. 6 Chino Hills will get its shot at Rancho Cucamonga and Upland in Baseline League and elite status. Until league play, No. 7 Summit’s toughest game is Week 5 at Riverside Norte Vista. If it doesn’t beat Norte Vista, a win vs. rival No. 10 Kaiser in Week 9 will be required for elite status. With 2 big losses (albeit to very good teams), I’m not sure if No. 8 Colony can reach elite status. No. 9 Cajon will have its chance against REV and Carter, while Kaiser does have Summit left, but has a convincing loss to Cajon on its resume, too.


Penalties marred win over Don Lugo
Previous: 3
Next: Friday at Murrieta Valley (3-0)

2. UPLAND (2-1)
Lost to Tesoro for second straight year
Previous: 2
Next: Friday vs. Mater Dei (3-0)

Last 2 losses have been to St. Bonaventure
Previous: 1
Next: Friday at Rancho Verde (2-1)

4. CARTER (3-0)
Outscored preseason opponents 164-22
Previous: 4
Next: Sept. 25 vs. Redlands East Valley (1-1) at Citrus Valley HS

5. SERRANO (3-0)
Victory margins have gotten bigger each week
Previous: 5

Next: Friday vs. Adelanto (1-2)

6. CHINO HILLS (2-1)
Beat Roosevelt by 20+ points each of last 2 years
Previous: 6
Next: Friday at Bishop Amat (2-1)

7. SUMMIT (2-0)
Have beaten 2 local rivals
Previous: 8
Next: Friday vs. Alta Loma (2-1) at Miller HS

8. COLONY (1-2)
Bye week gives Titans a chance to lick wounds
Previous: 7
Next: Sept. 24 vs, La Habra (2-1)

9. CAJON (3-0)
Freshman lighting it up at QB for Cowboys
Previous: NR
Next: Sept. 25 at Eisenhower (0-2)

10. KAISER (1-1)
Offense not clicking in Week 2 like it was in Week 1
Previous: 9
Next: Friday at Valley View (1-2)

Dropped out: No. 10 San Gorgonio (1-2)
Others under consideration: Redlands (1-1), San Gorgonio (1-2), Yucaipa (2-0).

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The Sun’s girls volleyball preseason Top 10

For better or for worse, here’s my Sun Preseason Girls Volleyball Top 10

A more detailed list is here:

1. RANCHO CUCAMONGA (22-9 last year)
2. CHINO HILLS (27-7)
4. YUCAIPA (18-11)
7. SERRANO (23-4)
8. RIM OF THE WORLD (18-10)
9. ALTA LOMA (33-3)
10. SUMMIT (15-7)
Others receiving consideration: Aquinas (18-5), Fontana (19-4).

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Week 1 Sun High School Football Top 10

Above, Rancho Cucamonga coach Nick Baiz talks about routing Trabuco Hills, 45-10 on Friday.

After Week 0, a lot of San Bernardino County’s top high school football teams won

Always chooses to take bye in Week 0
Previous: 1
Next: Friday at Chaminade (1-0)
Routed defending Southwest Division champion
Previous: 2
Next: Friday at Norco (1-0)
3. UPLAND (1-0)
Young team showed promise against overmatched opponent
Previous: 3
Next: Thursday vs. Venice (1-0)
4. CHINO HILLS (1-0)
Overwhelmed city rivals
Previous: 4
Next: Friday vs. JSerra (1-0)
5. COLONY (1-0)
Downed defending Hacienda League champs
Previous: 5
Next: Friday vs. Alemany (1-0) at Oceanside
6. CARTER (1-0)
Unveiled passing attack vs. Los Osos
Previous: 6
Next: Friday vs. Rialto (0-1)
7. SERRANO (1-0)
Fourth 40-point game in last 6
Previous: 7
Next: Friday at Silverado (1-0)
393 total yards vs. Citrus Valley
Previous: 8
Next: Friday at No. 10 Kaiser (0-0)
9. SUMMIT (0-0)
Expectations are high
Previous: 9
Next: Friday vs. Etiwanda (0-1) at Miller HS
10. KAISER (0-0)
4 of 5 preseason opponents were in playoffs last year
Previous: 10
Next: Friday vs. No. 8 San Gorgonio (1-0)
Dropped out: None.
Others under consideration: Cajon (1-0), Oak Hills (1-0), Redlands (1-0),

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High School Baseball: Sun and CIF-SS rankings

San Gorgonio’s Hazahel Quijada

The Sun’s High School Baseball Top 10
(Does not include results from this week)
1. UPLAND (12-3)
Last week: 3
Shut out 3 of last 4 opponents
2. CAJON (14-2)
Last week: 2
Nearly swept Yucaipa
3. AYALA (10-7)
Last week: 1
Rough week at National Classic
4. ETIWANDA (11-3)
Last week: 4
Had string of 3 straight 1-run wins snapped by loss to Upland
5. YUCAIPA (9-7)
Last week: 6
Rallied to split with Cajon
6. CHINO HILLS (9-6)
Last week: 5
Scored 27 runs while going 1-1 last week
7. SAN GORGONIO (13-3)
Last week: NR
Won 8 straight overall since lone league loss
Last week: 7
Off to 2-3 start in league
9. DON LUGO (9-5)
Last week: 8
Scored 1 run apiece in 2 losses last week
Last week: 9
Schedule should be tougher after this week
Dropped out: No. 10 Carter (11-6).
Under consideration: Carter (11-6), Oak Hills (11-5).

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New girls basketball: Sun Top 10, CIF-SS rankings


Here are new girls basketball Sun Top 10s and CIF-SS rankings

The Sun’s San Bernardino County girls basketball Top 10
1. Eisenhower (17-1)
Last week: 1
Allowed 41 points or less every game of 11-game win streak
 2. Cajon (21-1)
Last week: 2
Won 3 straight since only loss
 3. Etiwanda (12-6)
Last week: 3
Plays 2 league games, 1 nonleague game this week
4, Summit (19-3)
Last week: 4
Won 13 straight
5. Oak Hills (19-3)
Last week: 5
Allowed 23 points or less in 4 of the last 5 games
6. Arroyo Valley (21-1)
Last week: 6
Won by 78 and 58 points last week
7. Chino Hills (16-4)
Last week: 7
2 wins in week by a combined 13 points
8. Grand Terrace (15-3)
Last week: 8
Tuesday showdown at Summit
9. Alta Loma (17-6)
Last week: NR
Moved in Top 10 after routing Colony
10. Upland (15-7)
Last week: 10
Lost by 32 to Etiwanda
Dropped out: 9. Colony (15-7)
Under consideration: Aquinas (21-1), Chino (13-5), Colony (15-7), Yucaipa (13-7).


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New boys basketball: Sun Top 10, CIF-SS rankings


Sun Top 10, and CIF-SS rankings.

First,  The Sun Top 10
1. Chino Hills (7-13)
Previous: 1
Chance to avenge on-the-court loss at Damien Friday
2. Etiwanda (16-6)
Previous: 2
Tight win vs. Gahr Saturday
3. Ayala (18-4)
Previous: 3
Better, but still unable to beat Glendora
4. Rancho Cucamonga (17-6)
Previous: 4
Close vs. Damien, blown out by Chino Hills
 5. Colony (16-8)
Previous: 6
Lost to very good Corona Santiago team
6. Redlands East Valley (19-3)
Previous: 5
Ike still a thorn in REV’s side
7. Redlands (17-5)
Previous: 8
Has moved into a tie for 1st
8. Eisenhower (11-11)
Previous: 9
Split week vs. Redlands teams
9. Kaiser (14-7)
Previous: NR
Sweep of Summit gets Cats into Top 10
10. Don Lugo (15-7)
Previous: 10
Tight win vs. Chaffey
Dropped out: 7. Summit (17-5).
Under consideration: Alta Loma (15-9), San Bernardino (14-8), Silverado (14-10), Summit (17-5).


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The first Sun soccer Top 10s of the year

Description of . Rialto's Armando Ruiz (11) battles for the ball against Indian Springs Carlos Aguirre during their game on Friday, January 16, 2015. The game ended with a 1-1 tie. (Staff Photo by Sarah Alvarado/ San Bernardino Sun)

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
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