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QB Nick Acosta ready to lead Rancho Cucamonga football’s charge

By Michelle Gardner|

PREP FOOTBALL: Hura brothers looking to bring another Palomares League title to Ayala

CHINO HILLS >> Ayala was the surprise winner in the Palomares League a year ago. The Bulldogs had a new coach in A.J. Gracia. They started a freshman quarterback in Cole McCain and they were only 1-4 in nonleague play. They regrouped right...

By Michelle Gardner|

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  • High school baseball

    Mike Torres, former Fontana High baseball star, deals with stage 4 cancer

    Former Fontana High star baseball player Mike Torres’ career has taken its share of curveballs. Like the time he seemingly came out of nowhere during his junior year at Fontana to not only earn a starting pitching spot, but to excel in each of his final two seasons, earning himself a pro contract. Then, while playing in spring training as a Kansas City Royals minor-leaguer, he was involved in a clubhouse fight over something as seemingly trivial as the television. He feels...

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  • Golf

    El Rivino heads list of top-10 defunct courses in the Inland area

    The words aren’t synonyms, but they could be. El Rivino. Par-6. “I had never seen a par-6 before,” said longtime San Bernardino Golf Club pro Frank Hillpot, who worked at El Rivino from 2000 to 2002. “So it was definitely interesting.” Perhaps still one of the more well-known holes in the Inland Empire, the No. 1 hole at El Rivino Country Club and the entire course itself ranks as the top defunct course in the Inland area. As the game and...

    By Landon Negri lnegri@scng.com|

  • Youth baseball

    Former MLB pitcher Gregg Olson happy to be calling Little League games

    SAN BERNARDINO >> He was a first-round pick in the 1988 Major League Draft and made his big league debut that September, but he feels like a rookie all over again. Gregg Olson, who closed 217 games in his MLB career, is more worried about the words he’ll use to open a broadcast these days as a new on-air member of the ESPN team covering the Little League West and Northwest Region tournaments this week at Al Houghton Stadium. “These are my first days and...

    By Dennis Pope Correspondent|

  • High School Football

    Notes: Scholarship offers pour in for Etiwanda’s Geordon Porter

    Etiwanda High’s football team is hoping to challenge in the competitive Baseline League this season, Third-year coach Kevin Davis thinks he has a potent offensive weapon that can help him do so in senior wide receiver Geordon Porter. If the name sounds familiar, it should. His brother Grant, who graduated from Upland in 2016, is currently at Washington State while father Gordon excelled in track at USC, specializing in the hurdles. Porter currently has 15 scholarship...

    Michelle Gardner
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  • High School Sports

    Etiwanda’s Alec Anderson makes commitment to Washington State

    Perhaps no major college recruit was more prepared for the recruiting process than Etiwanda High School offensive lineman Alec Anderson. He has three older siblings who went through the process. Father Anders Anderson was the girls basketball coach at Etiwanda and he had many players from that program move on to the next level. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle recently committed to Washington State, picking that school from among 10 offers. He and his father visited...

    Michelle Gardner
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  • Men's basketball

    Team Challenge ALS, coached by Darren Collison, prepares for TBT final

    Many see the championship game of the The Basketball Tournament as a David vs. Goliath. It will be Overseas Elite, looking for a three-peat, taking on Team Challenge ALS, a first-year group made up largely of some of the best players to come out of the Inland Empire. The winner of today’s 4 p.m. showdown will take home the $2 million purse, with the local team donating a share of that money to ALS charities. Eisenhower High graduate Sean Marshall is the team’s...

    Michelle Gardner
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  • High School Football

    Football Diary: Seth Ryan makes the move from Southern California to West Texas

    Seth Ryan, 17, played football at Damien High School last year. He and his family have moved to Midland, Texas, where he will play for Midland High for his senior season. He will periodically share his transition to Texas football through this diary. At 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, everyone involved in athletics says I’m built for football. I run a 4.78-second 40-yard dash and I only plan to get faster and stronger. I never played tackle football as a young kid. I was...

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  • High school baseball

    No disappointment for La Verne Little League after being eliminated in SoCal finals

    LONG BEACH >> There will be no trip to the Western Regional Tournament this year for the La Verne Little League all-star team. But there was no disappointment either for La Verne, which saw its season come to an end with an 11-3 setback to Eastlake, of Chula Vista, in a Southern California Division Tournament elimination game Saturday at Stearns Champions Park. La Verne, which won the District 20 and Section 3 titles, enjoyed one of its better finishes, placing third in...

    Steve Ramirez
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  • Youth sports

    One run is enough for Utah in Little League West Regional Softball title game

    SAN BERNARDINO >> They had been the two highest-scoring teams at the Little League West Regional Softball Tournament, and on Friday night the difference between Utah’s Cedar National Little League and Washington’s Mill Creek was only one run. With two out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Sidney Webster’s line drive down the right field line drove in Kaela Whitehair with the game-winning run as Utah defeated Washington 1-0 in the championship game at Al...

    By Dennis Pope Correspondent|

  • College football

    After a perfect season 35 years ago, it’s time for SBVC football to celebrate

    SAN BERNARDINO >> It had been more than 30 years since some members of the 1982 San Bernardino Valley College football team had seen each other, but when players got together recently, memories flooded back. “I don’t think you’ll ever see a more unique group of guys than on that 1982 team,” said Mike Strickland, who played linebacker for the undefeated state-champion Indians. “We all came from different backgrounds. When you look at it...

    By Allan Steele asteele@scng.com @asteele12000 on Twitter|

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