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End zone notes Volleyball’s local ‘showdown’

From an area volleyball afi-
JUCO showdown: Big plays highlight cionado, and a nice tipster:
In taking on Cal State San Mar-
RCC’s Bell Game win over SBVC cos in a California Collegiate Ath-
letic Association showdown at San
Bernardino this weekend, there
By OBREY BROWN man Mauricio, RB-DB Damont Obrey
are some interesting twists.
S PORTS E DITOR Bussey, among others … plus THIS WEEK How did Cal State San Marcos Brown
H IGHLAND C OMMUNITY N EWS Friday’s prep game
the legal transfer-and-back star wind up with 6-foot-2 junior out-
Riverside City College keeps WR-DB Darren Jones — all le- Citrus Valley (3-1) at Grand Ter-
side hitter Maddy Newcombe, the onetime Citrus Valley player
the Bell trophy … Blackhawks gal under current CIF rules … race (2-2), 7 p.m. — Wins over River-
side-based who transferred to Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World?
take down Silverado … Yucaipa Citrus Valley, which is ranked That name, Newcombe, shouldn’t be foreign to any volleyballer.
schools North
outscores, outduels San G … in the CIF Southern Section and Hillcrest, but Danielle Newcombe played for a strong Redlands East Valley
Aquinas wins Holy War … In polls, was ranked last season loses to Yucaipa High School squad, eventually landing at Cal State over three sea-
Pacific Northwest, Redlands before entering play in the bru- and Corona San- sons. Cousin Sonja Newcombe, a prep star at Rim of the World in
drops first game. tal Citrus Belt League … Will tiago sets the Ti- volleyball title town Lake Arrowhead, eventually surfaced as an
there be a change in QB at tans up against the seventh-ranked
(Division 7) Blackhawks in the final
outside hitter at Oregon State.
For openers, last week’s Aquinas in the coming weeks? Volleyball’s probably not a sport that jumps off the sports pages
non-league match. It’s the first-ever
Riverside City College win over The sit-out period ends for a matchup between the relatively new at you — but it should. Lots of scholarship money goes out each
San Bernardino Valley, 77-35, few Falcons’ players. campuses. year to bunches of these kids. Talk about achievement.
was more than just a shootout All-league. All-CIF. College opportunities. Like softball and soc-
between Tigers’ QB Stone LAST WEEK San Gorgonio cer, water polo and baseball, parents are spending plenty of cash to
Smartt and Wolverines’ QB Ar- Prep results (3-2), bye — Next
get their club-playing kids a shot at something special.
mando Herrera. Citrus Valley 24, Victorville week, Arroyo Val-
ley plays at San Some of that’s on display this weekend.
SBVC, an improving Ameri- Silverado 20 — Trailing 10-0, San Marcos (7-4, 3-0) plays the Lady Coyotes (11-1, 4-0) at Cous-
G in the San An-
can Conference team, was try- Colby Grames snagged a 30- dreas League opener. soulis Arena on Friday night (7 p.m.).
ing to go toe-to-toe with one of yard TD pass to mount the Let’s not forget that San Marcos reached last year’s CCAA tour-
California’s top National Con- comeback. Scott caught a 40- Aquinas (4-1), nament quarterfinals, losing to Chico State. During the regular
ference teams. Scoring 35 yard TD strike from Jonathan bye — The Fal- season, the Lady Cougars (14-12, 11-6) upset eventual CCAA and
points with Herrera passing for Calderon, whose pass to Jesus cons open Am-
bassador League
NCAA West Champion San Bernardino.
387 yards was cracking the Guzman set up a 19-yard TD Lady Cougars’ coach Andrea Leonard, who has schemed that all
play next week at
door for the Wolverines’ entry run from Jordan Garcia-Frye. Ontario Christian. out, has also “raided” Cal State’s backyard for a handful of players.
into a possible National Confer- A Scott interception set up Maddy Newcombe tops that list.
ence entry. Grames’ 35-yard field goal with Saturday’s college games You figure that Newcombe has an insight into game planning of
It didn’t look good for the three minutes left. Citrus Val- L.A. Southwest College (1-2) at Lady Coyotes’ coaches Kim Cherniss and Danny Scott.
Wolverines after Riverside ley came up with two intercep- San Bernardino Valley College (2-1),
Maddy Newcome played for the San Bernardino-based Rancho
opened a quick 14-0 lead in the tions and a fumble recovery, 6 p.m. — The Cougars didn’t win a
single game last season, erasing that Valley Volleyball Club — the club’s co-chairs are Cherniss and
opening minutes. But Jeff Proc- surrendering just over 200 total loss skid with a season-opening 48- Scott — over a 5-year span. That must’ve had an effect on her Rim
tor returned a kickoff 100 yards yards. 44 win over Santa Monica, but have playing days when she was two-time San Andreas League MVP,
for one SBVC TD. Elijah Smith Aquinas 31, Riverside Notre dropped two straight, including a 35- plus an All-CIF selection under legendary coach Linda Pattison.
then snagged a Herrera pass Dame 17 — Lost amid the hard- 14 loss to Mt. San Jacinto on Sept. 1. She goes in the air (kills) and to the floor (digs) equally well,
for 98 yards to tie the score. hitting, slashing running styles In rolling up 35 points against Nation-
racking up 10 double-doubles (kills-digs), blocking 78 shots, start-
SBVC, improving under sec- of Andrew Kellstrom was an al Conference-ranked Riverside last
week, the Wolverines are proving ing all 52 matches for first-team All-CCAA honors as a sophomore
ond-year offensive guru Daniel Aquinas’ offensive line that de- last season.
they can score against any team.
Algattas, made plenty of mis- livered plenty of licks against Newcombe, who might’ve been a nice addition to the Lady Coy-
takes. A bad punt snap led to an the Titans’ defense. In reality, it University of Redlands (2-0), bye — otes’ lineup, was a 2016 CCAA second-teamer as a freshman.
easy Riverside City College was a hard-hitting game both Next week, the Bulldogs play at That’s the secret of San Bernardino’s success. They not only
touchdown. Later, when DT ways. Pomona-Pitzer College, opening the coach them at the youth level and send them off to various high
Donovan Ferguson stopped On the other side, Falcons’ season in the oldest conference in
California, the Southern California In-
schools, but they bring a few back for the collegiate challenges.
Smartt on a 3rd-and-1, thus defenders slowed up a team So many over the years.
tercollegiate Athletic Conference.
forcing an apparent punt, SBVC scoring 45 points a game. Zyon Redlands is an original member. Alexis Cardoza, a Chino Hills product, was a CCAA Player of the
was flagged for unsportsman- Mathis had a QB sack in the Week off a 32-kill effort against Stanislaus and Chico State on the
like conduct. late stages while Anthony Coop- road, which helped propel the Lady Coyotes to No. 8 in a national
The Tigers (3-1) went down to er capped the game with an in- return from Riverside City Col- AVCA poll.
score again. terception. lege’s Tyler Kennedy, 94 yards, She’s 5-foot-11, having helped lead Chino Hills to four straight
In a return to the Bell Game Yucaipa 49, San Gorgonio 32 gave the Tigers the early jump Baseline League championships before showing up at Coussoulis.
rivalry between the schools, the — Both teams once played in … Halftime score, Riverside 56, Cherniss and Scott don’t ever forget defense. They had middle
first since 2011, Riverside the Citrus Belt League, not to SBVC 28 … Smith added anoth- blocker Samantha Middleborn, a two-time NCAA Player of the
racked up 554 total yards. mention both also playing in the er long TD connection, 62 Year out of Rialto a few years back.
Smartt was 15-of-17 for 290 San Andreas League. The pre- yards, from Herrera … River- These days, another middle, Hailey Jackson (Apple Valley Gran-
yards, throwing four TD pass- season finale favored the Citrus side had no turnovers to ite Hills), plus another REV product, outside hitter Sascha Do-
es, two to Quincy Wimbish, Belt League T-Birds over the SBVC’s four. minique, are guarding the net. The pair delivers five kills a set.
while Joseph Griffin and Dun- San Andreas League Spartans, Linfield (Ore.) 13, University Dominique, it should be noted, left REV for the NCAA Division 1
bar Fisher caught the others. who were faced with stopping of Redlands 0 — The defensive digs at Loyola-Marymount in L.A. She had a red-shirt in 2015,
SBVC countered with 426 Yucaipa QB Keo McChesney. playmaking Bulldogs came up played in 2016, then transferred back to Cal State.
yards, the lion’s share coming Yucaipa, leading 35-6, got an with interceptions from Bran- All of which brings us to Friday night’s 7 p.m. showdown: I know,
off Herrera’s marksmanship. 11-yard TD pass to Elijah Hall, don Heinel and Carl Holmes, I know. Menifee Heritage’s highly ranked football team will be
Riverside came into the game a 34-yarder to Jaylen Matthews, nine hits for lost yardage in- playing defending CIF champion Cajon right around the corner at
ranked No. 2 in Southern Cali- a 10-yarder to David Whaley, cluding four QB sacks, not to the same time.
fornia National Division polls then another 19-yarder to Wha- mention fumble recoveries You don’t get a chance to see volleyball matchups like this all
(tied for seventh in State). ley — all from QB Jordan Pa- from Jacob Harrold and Tobias that often, though. It’ll be a nice little net-to-net duel between Mad-
SBVC was ranked No. 1 in chot. Leonardos. But they couldn’t dy Newcombe and the Cardoza-Jackson-Dominique trio at Cous-
the So Cal American Division come up with any points in suf- soulis.


poll, unranked in statewide College results fering their first loss of 2018,
polls. Riverside 77, San Bernardino held to less than 200 total yards.
NOTES: Junior RB Larenzo Valley 35 — One of the hall-
McMillan, a backfield speed marks of junior college football
threat San Gorgonio in 2016 and is undisciplined play, especially
2017, was in the sit-out period in the penalty flag column. Friends and relatives
at Cajon and close to becoming SBVC was flagged a dozen serving overseas
eligible for the CIF champion times for 134 yards with River-
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