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Winter 2012

Featuring Basketball Wrestling Water Polo Soccer Cheer

45 Athletes 79 To Watch

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A Special Note From Our Editor Our Fall Football Guide was a huge success and was met with rave reviews. One parent wrote: “great job on the 2011 Football Guide. Many of us were waiting for such a publication . . . I’d pay $10 or more for that guide anytime.” One coach suggested “this would be a great publication for college coaches recruiting in this area.” One booster club president said, “this is a great idea, and we will definitely include this as part of our fund-raising strategy next year.” One advertiser said, “This is a high-quality magazine and many people have told me they’ve seen my ad. It has resulted in a number of sales. I’m glad to be in here every time.” And one player simply said, “Thanks! This is awesome!” Valley News Sports is proud to recognize the participation and accomplishments of the many studentathletes on high school teams throughout our Valley area, to provide a unique way for businesses to reach Southwest Riverside County customers, and to provide a way for teams/schools to raise money to save and support their sports programs. In this issue we feature some of the area’s best: the Sunbelt League’s Girls Soccer MVP, the top scoring basketball player in the Valley, the number three wrestler in the state, and the number four scorer in the nation (Maxpreps) in girls water polo! Be sure to read about MVHS Class of 1999 grad Brian Whethers and his journey.

Southwest Riverside County is loaded with talent and many student-athletes are candidates for college scholarships; check out “Scholarship 101: Eligibility” to find out what you need to do besides train, eat, and play. Speaking of eating and training, check out the articles on “Does Sugar Affect Performance?” and “The Need for Speed.” A project like this requires a team effort and I’d like to thank: ✧ all the athletic directors and coaches for their diligent efforts to get us information and pictures on their teams and athletes; ✧ all the parents and team supporters who provided assistance in this process; ✧ our advertisers for their support of local high school sports; and, of course, ✧ you, our readers, for purchasing this magazine – proceeds from this magazine support your local teams! Valley News Sports has exciting ideas and plans for awards/recognition, broadcasting the “Game of the Week”, events/activities/promotions and we welcome the opportunity to partner with sponsors and advertisers in the area. We do need your help. Please call me right away if you are interested. It truly does take a team effort -- thanks again for your help and support. We’ll see you at the game!

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VALLEY NEWS SPORTS ■ Fall Sports Recap..................................................... 7

Valley Teams and Athletes

■ Brian Whethers..................................................... 10 MVHS Class of 1999

■ E.J. Twyman............................................................ 28 Elsinore Basketball ■ Mackenzie Akins.................................................46 Lakeside Soccer ■ "Does Sugar Affect Performance?"....... 57 By Erik Lundquist, MD ■ Inspiration................................................................ 67 Sports Quotes ■ Brett Sayer.............................................................. 68. Temecula Valley Wrestling

■ Scholarship 101: Eligibility............................... 74 Know what it Takes!

■ Hannah Evans....................................................... 76 Vista Murrieta Water Polo ■ The Need for Speed..........................................94 An Essential Skill

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FALL SPORTS RECAP It was a great fall sports season for the Valley’s teams and athletes! FOOTBALL: Vista Murrieta Broncos won their first CIF-SS Inland Division title in the school’s nine-year history, amassing over 5000 yards of offense for the year. The team was undefeated on the field, including post-season wins over state-ranked North, Upland, and Corona Centennial and a pre-season win over nationally-ranked Crespi. The team forfeited their first five games after self-reporting a paperwork error for a transfer student, making their official record 9-5. They were not selected for a State playoff Bowl game. Southwestern League’s MVP, Jr Su’a Cravens, is a finalist for Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football title and was recently named a Maxpreps 2011 US Air Force All-American. Heritage Patriots won the Sunbelt league title for the second consecutive year and advanced to the finals round of the CIF-SS Eastern Division playoffs for the first time in school history, and ended up second only to Summit (24-17). Heritage is 23-3 in the last two years. California Lutheran C-Hawks advanced to the CIF-SS Division II Semifinals and were second to perennial powerhouse Joshua Springs for the second year in a row. Elsinore Coach Tony Peralta was named ABC 7/ NFL High School Coach of the Week and was a finalist for Coach of the Year. CROSS-COUNTRY: Vista Murrieta Girls surprised everyone taking 4th in CIF-SS finals and then 2nd in CIF State Division I finals, behind a 4th place finish by Erika Reddish and a 33rd by Sarah Benson. Porter Reddish finished 15th in the Boys CIF State Finals. Great Oak Girls finished 7th in the State CIF behind Pauline Mandel’s 16th place finish. Great Oak Boys finished 4th with Michael Hewitt (22) and Brandon Emory (37) leading the way. BOYS' WATER POLO: Three Temescal Canyon Titans were named 1st Team, Division 6: Devin Deckhart, Jake Gallagher, and Jesse Hayward. Named to 1st Team, All-Area were: Murrieta Valley’s J.R. Meyers, Vista Murrieta’s Alex Conaway, and Great Oak’s Preston Shore. GIRLS' TENNIS: Chaparral’s Cheyenne Cogar was named "Player of the Year" for the Valley. Murrieta Valley’s doubles team of Malonii Papalii and Sophia Costes made it to CIF-SS playoffs. Temescal Canyon advanced to the CIF Semifinals for the first time since the school opened in 1991, led by #1 singles Louise Dequilla and the doubles team of Shayna Hutton and Megan Thomas, who all advanced to CIF individual playoffs. GIRLS' GOLF: Vista Murrieta’s Carolane Gariepy was the Southwestern League Champion and 3rd in CIF-SS; she and teammate Riley Leming both qualified for the CIF/WSCGA Foundation Championship. Elsinore’s Madison Gordon won the Sunbelt League Individual Championship. Significant League and CIF performances were turned in by area freshmen: Great Oak’s Monika Poomchareon, Temescal Canyon’s Baylee Barckley (#2 in the league), and Vista Murrieta’s Texie Petchel. GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL: For the first time in school history, Vista Murrieta advanced to the CIF-SS Division 1A Semifinals. Alyse Whitaker and Terra Varney were named 1st Team All-CIF. Murrieta Valley made it to the CIF-SS Division 1A Quarterfinals. Dana Backlund, the Southwestern League’s MVP, was named to the 1st team All-CIF. www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 7


Brian Wethers– It was a different time then . . . Bill Clinton was President . . . a first class stamp cost 32 cents; a gallon of regular gas was $1.06 . . . music favorites included “Macarena”, “Candle in the Wind”, Snoop, Christina Aguilera, . . Box office blockbusters featured Independence Day, Jerry Maguire, Titanic, Saving Private Ryan . . . Friends, ER, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire were primetime TV favorites . . . the Denver Broncos won back-to-back Superbowls . . . Michael Jordan and the Bulls won three NBA Championships . . .the Yankees won three World Series Championships . . .the Unabomber, Princess Di’s death, the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and OJ dominated the headlines . . . Tickle Me Elmo, Beanie Babies, Furby, Pokemon, and Austin Powers were in . . . “my teammates and I were into WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin”… “There were only four high schools in the area – Temecula Valley, Murrieta Valley, Elsinore, and Linfield Christian,” says Brian Wethers, a 1999 graduate of Murrieta Valley High School, “The Edwards Movie Experience just opened – that and the bowling alley were the only places to go. Things were different; we were small towns, everyone knew each other, all the teams were competitive and there was a real sense of school pride in each community—Murrieta Valley vs Temecula Valley was the big rivalry for us and everyone came out to support their teams. Today loyalties are kind of fragmented with three different schools in each town.” Wethers represented his school and community well, leading Murrieta Valley to their first two league championships back-to-back, and was named League MVP two years in a row. He shot 54% from the floor, averaged 27 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 3 assists per game. He followed a 42-point effort in a NightHawk Classic Tournament game with a 44-point performance in the title game. He was All-League, AllCounty for four years, named to the All-CIF team and the USA Today Super 25, along with players Jason Kopono, Casey Jacobsen, Wesley Stokes, Julius Barnes, Cedric Bozeman, Tyson Chandler, Joe Shipp, 10 ❚ www.myvalleynews.com/sports

Gilbert Arenas, Tayshaun Prince, and Luke Walton. Other area stars at that time included “Boozer, Gooden, Jason Richardson . . .” and the list goes on. Wethers received many awards and accolades: OC Register Fab 15; Long Beach Press-Telegram “Best of the West”; Recruiting USA #25 recruit; Fastbreak Magazine No. 30, PrepStar #11 (forward), Future Star by Val Coleman’s, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook ‘Top-44 AllAmerican” . . . colleges became interested in the big player from a small town. “It was crazy then,” says Wethers, “The phone was ringing off the hook so much that no one wanted to answer it; I literally had shoeboxes full of letters.” Wethers is quick credit others, “It was a family

to


MVHS '99 Grad environment and the players that went before paved the way. My brother Bert and his friends were three years older and always challenged me physically as I was growing up. My other brother Brent challenged my mental and emotional toughness.”

their Rockfish travel team at Hollywood High. My Dad worked in downtown L.A. and we would leave at 4 or 5 am. Every year, I would miss the first two weeks of school playing in basketball tournaments around the country.”

Wethers had always been a hard worker—“sprints, weights, drills – everything mattered. I knew I had to work harder than everybody else” -- spending most of his time in the gym, on neighborhood courts, or in L.A. playing basketball. “I grew up with Chris Lavaccari, whose dad, Mike, was an AAU coach and we would travel to tournaments; I got recruited by High Five America in San Diego and we went to Denver and won the National Championship (BCI). They named me MVP and L.A. coaches noticed me; soon I was practicing for

Brian’s favorite high school sports memory came early: after a preseason alumni game in which he scored thirty points, Coach Steve Tarabilda introduced him to the team as a varsity starter in his freshman year “he worked so hard, I couldn’t deny him.” “It was the first time I learned that if I worked hard, I could accomplish anything,” said Wethers, “I really wanted to play with my brother, Bert, who was a senior then.“ Brian started all four years. He went on to play at Cal Berkeley, had 18 starts as a freshman (recorded his first double-double against ASU with 16 pts, 10 rebs) and four years later was in Cal’s 1,000 point club (1,239 pts, 15th all-time scorer) with a 48% shooting percentage and named All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention. He still holds the record for most points scored by a Golden Bear (27) in an NCAA Tournament game. “Brian was one of those players admired because he always played hard, was well schooled in the fundamentals, and exhibited the highest character and sportsmanship,” said Mike Montgomery, Head Coach of rival Stanford University, “If you weren’t prepared he would beat you.” His future was looking good – he had promising pre-draft workouts with the Lakers and Warriors – when he severely tore his Achilles’ tendon. He was devastated. Two days later, his beloved Grandma passed away from a heart attack. “I had learned so much from her . . . this quickly put my injury and disappointment into perspective: I would heal, life was short and every moment was precious and God had a plan for all of us.” Wethers did heal, played professionally overseas for nine years and

See Whethers.

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Girls' Basketball  CHAPARRAL Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

 Pumas  7:00 PM 5:15 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:15 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

League Game *

VISTA MURRIETA * MURRIETA MESA * @ Temecula Valley * GREAT OAK * @ Murrieta Valley * @ Vista Murrieta * @ Murrieta Mesa * TEMECULA VALLEY * @ Great Oak * MURRIETA VALLEY *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

GREAT OAK

 Wolfpack 

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

7:00PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

League Game *

@ Murrieta Mesa * MURRIETA VALLEY * VISTA MURRIETA * @ Chaparral * TEMECULA VALLEY * MURRIETA MESA * @ Murrieta Valley * @ Vista Murrieta * CHAPARRAL * @ Temecula Valley

Home Game = CAP BOLD

MURRIETA MESA  Rams 

GREAT OAK * @ Chaparral * MURRIETA VALLEY * @ Temecula Valley* @ Vista Murrieta * GREAT OAK * CHAPARRAL * @ Murrieta Valley * TEMECULA VALLEY *

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7

7:00 PM 5:15 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:15 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

Feb. 9

7:00 PM Vista Murrieta *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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MURRIETA VALLEY  Nighthawks 

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

League Game *

TEMECULA VALLEY * @ Great Oak * @ Murrieta Mesa * @ Vista Murrieta * CHAPARRAL * @ Temecula Valley * GREAT OAK * @ Murrieta Mesa * Vista Murrieta * @ Chaparral Home Game = CAP BOLD

TEMECULA VALLEY  Golden Bears 

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

League Game *

@ Murrieta Valley * VISTA MURRIETA * CHAPARRAL * MURRIETA MESA* @ Great Oak * Murrieta Valley * @ Vista Murrieta * @ Chaparral * @ Murrieta Mesa * GREAT OAK*

Home Game = CAP BOLD

VISTA MURRIETA Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

 Broncos  7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

League Game *

Chaparral * @ Temecula Valley * @ Great Oak * MURRIETA VALLEY * @ Murrieta Mesa * @ Chaparral * TEMECULA VALLEY * GREAT OAK * @ Murrieta Valley * MURRIETA MESA

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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Girls' Basketball

Chaparral Pumas Abigail Johnson Guard ★ Sr. ★ 6’0”

Jessica Pino Wing ★ Sr. ★ 6’3” ★ 1st Team All-Valley ★ One of Cal’s leading shot blockers ★ First Team All league, volleyball and basketball. ★ She signed with UC Santa Barbara ★ All-around player that can handle the ball, shoot the three and post up players inside. ★ 4.17 GPA, Scholar-Athlete award

Returning starter this year Handles the ball very well Can shoot the three Offer from Point Loma (San Diego) ★ 2nd Team All-League 2011 ★ 3rd Team All-Valley ★ National Honor Society Member ★ 4.33 GPA ★ ★ ★ ★

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CHAPARRAL PUMAS . . . are expected to do well this year and make a run for a league championship. We are big with Jessica Pino at 6’ 3”, 6’ 2” Kali Jones and Abi Johnston 6’ 1”. The team is led by 6’ 3” wing Jessica Pino who can shoot the three and post up inside. The team has been on an extreme conditioning program since August. We can play "man" or run big zone defenses and match up well against any team. The returning seniors are complemented by two first year varsity players that are 6’ 2” and 6’ and aggressive in the post. Pumas are 13-5; Pino leads the area with 48 blocks and is averaging 17.4 ppg and 7.6 rpg ; Johnston has sunk 25 3’s and is averaging 14.3 ppg. Mike Pino, Head Coach 14 ❚ www.myvalleynews.com/sports

VARSITY PUMAS No. Name

Pos.

Yr. Ht.

Nia Thomas

G

Sr. 5-5

10 Brittany Stewart

G

Sr. 5-5

11 Kelsie Saito

G

So. 5-6

12 Karina Reyes

G

Sr. 5-7

4

20 Abi Johnston (C) G, W, F Sr. 6-0 23 Ashtyn Kendrick

G

Jr. 5-7

30 Jessica Pino (C) F, W, G Sr. 6-3 32 Sidney Nanton

F, G

So. 5-8

33 Tamra Owens

C

So. 6-1

35 Kali Jones

C

Fr. 6-2


Katie Sherbert

Izzy McGraw

Junior ★ Forward ★ Captain ★ A serious 3-point threat from anywhere on the floor. ★ Had a 7-3-point FG game in 2010 ★ Aggressive attacking the basket ★ Princeton has shown interest in Katie along with some local junior colleges.

Senior ★ Guard ★ Captain ★ Can play every position from point guard to small forward. ★ Her hustle and determination will be hard to match on the floor ★ A threat to attack the basket and has added a long distance jump shot to her arsenal ★ Local junior colleges have shown interest

Girls' Basketball

Great Oak Wolfpack

WOLFPACK ROSTER No. Name

Yr.

Ht.

3

Kaylah Hundnell

Jr.

5’5”

5

Roya Rustamzada So.

5’9”

10 Jessica Gaffney

So.

6’0”

21 Izzy McGraw

Sr.

5’7”

23 Janessa Pettway

Sr.

5’8”

25 Angie Hudnell

Jr.

5’7”

32 Alexus Swanberg

Sr.

6’2”

33 Katie Sherbert

Jr.

6’2”

44 Tarryn Russon

Sr.

5’11”

GREAT OAK WOLFPACK . . . has started the season 3-1. I expect the same type of play this year that has been there for the past seven seasons - tough defense and look to push the ball up the floor. We have four returning varsity players and they are expected to be the catalyst for our style of play. Team captains, Katie Sherbert and Izzy McGraw, are expected to be the two players who are a key to us having a successful year. There is a lot of potential in all the girls who moved up from JV last year. They just need to keep improving every game and practice. GOHS is 9-3.

Shannon Maurice, Head Coach

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Girls' Basketball

Murrieta Mesa Rams Breanna Warren Forward ★ Sr. ★ 2 Yr. Varsity Starter ★ 10.3 ppg, 3.6 apg ★ 6.3 rpg, 1.9 spg

Shayd Bowers

Guard ★ Jr. ★ 2 Yr. Varsity Starter ★ Team Captain ★ 10.3 ppg, 1.8 apg ★ 4.6 rbg, 3.3 spg

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RAMS ROSTER

Southwestern League

MURRIETA MESA RAMS . . . This year marks Murrieta Mesa’s second season of Varsity competition in the Southwestern League. This season promises to build on the success of last year’s squad, which became the first Varsity team to be invited to post-season CIF play from Mesa. This year we have a solid core of players led by several returners from last year’s Varsity team. We are also excited about the coaching at all three levels in our program from coaches Megan Barbour, Molly Sovacool and Christina HuberAnderson. Our teams will always play hard and honor our PRIDE values of Purpose, Responsibility, Integrity, Duty and Excellence in all they do on and off the basketball court. We hope to see you out at one of our games soon and thank you for your support of Lady Ram basketball! Rams started this season 6-12.

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Rob Gergins, Head Coach

No. Name 3

Brianna Warren

4

Maria Suarez

13

Breanna Hernandez

15

Kiersta Tanner

24

Pos. Yr. Ht. F

Sr.

N/A

PG

Jr.

N/A

F

Jr.

N/A

F

Fr.

N/A

Lindsey Kerr

PG

Sr.

N/A

25

Summer Young

G

Sr.

N/A

30

Shayd Bowers (C)

G

Jr.

N/A

32

Meagan Loomis

C

Sr.

N/A

33

Katie Smith

F

Jr.

N/A

34

Jackie Pulatie

F

Jr.

N/A

42

Mikayla Greens

C

Fr.

N/A

51

Victoria Reyna

F

Jr.

N/A


Katie Clark Guard ★ Sr. ★ 5'8" ★ 1st Team All-Valley ★ 1st Team All-League ★ Last season's Team MVP ★ Two time team captain ★ Scholar-Athlete, 4.6 GPA ★ Led the team in points per game 2010 (14.5) ★ Verbal committment to Johns Hopkins University

Karen Wolf Center ★ Jr. ★ 5'11" ★ 2nd Team All-League ★ Led team last year in offensive rebounds ★ 4th in league, rebounds per game as a sophomore ★ Scholar-Athlete, 3.87 GPA

David Canales Photo

Girls' Basketball

Murrieta Valley Nighthawks

David Canales Photo

School Photo

Pos. Yr. Ht.

1

Ariana Hernandez

G

Fr.

5'1"

3

Anna Badillo

G

Sr.

5'6"

5

Deshea Wilkes

G

Jr.

5'8"

7

AJ Williams-Johnson G

So. 5'5"

11

Katie Clark

G

Sr.

5'8"

12

Mikayla Voyles

G

Sr.

5'5"

21

Isabel Munoz

F

Jr.

5'8"

22

Brenda Bilton

F

Sr. 5'11"

30

Corrie Hemry

G

Sr.

32

Karen Wolf

C

Jr. 5'11"

33

Katie Bradshaw

P

Sr.

5'8"

42

Brynn Dahmer

P

Jr.

6'0"

5'8"

MURRIETA VALLEY NIGHTHAWKS . . . is coming off a non-league win of Paloma Valley and has started off 11-4. The team -- last year's Southwestern League champions -- has three returning starters from last year and is looking foward to another tough yet rewarding season. Senior Point Guard Katie Clark (1st Team All Valley, 1st Team All League) is back along with Junior Post Karen Wolf (2nd Team All League), Brenda Bilton, Anna Badillo, Deshea Wilkes, Isabel Munoz, and Corrie Hemry. With additions to the team of 6'-1" Junior Brynn Dahmer, Katie Bradshaw, Mikayla Voyles, AJ Williams-Johnson, and Freshman Ariana Hernandez, the Nighthawks are looking to add to their speed, fundamental play, and defensive abilities. Nightahwks are 14-4 behind Clark’s 13.2 ppg, 4.0 apg, 3.8 rpg, 3.1 spg and Wolf’s 12.0 ppg, and 9.1 rpg. Scott Richards Jr. Head Coach www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 17

Southwestern League

NIGHTHAWKS ROSTER No. Name


Girls' Basketball

Temecula Valley Golden Bears Olivia Thompson Point Guard ★ Sr. ★ 5'9" ★ Starting point guard ★ High basketball IQ ★ Great court vision ★ Has a solid pull-up jumper ★ Averaging almost 12 ppg ★ Signed Letter of Intent for The Master's College.

Kaitlin Mathewson Forward ★ Sr. ★ 5’11" ★ Great 3 point shooter with unlimited range ★ Averaging almost 15 ppg ★ Plays on Team Elite ★ Invited to The Fila Top Ten Camp in Atlanta, Georgia

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Iman Lathan Guard ★ Jr. ★ 5’9" ★ One of the most explosive players in our league. ★ Thrives on competition ★ Can score from anywhere on the floor ★ A grinder on defense ★ Ranks second in CIF 1A Southern Section for scoring averaging 24 ppg School Photo

TVHS is 9-10 with Lathan averaging 25.4 ppg, Thompson at 12.1 and Mathewson at 12.6.

Felicia Simon, Head Coach

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School Photo

Southwestern League

TEMECULA VALLEY GOLDEN BEARS . . . We are looking to improve on last years record of 16-13. With only four varsity returners, look forward to seeing new and exciting players on the court. We have a good mix of talented upperclassmen and high-energy underclassmen this year. This year we hope to play a more up tempo style and an “in your face” defense. Overall, our team is very positive and has a great work ethic. The new players are all keys to the success of the team. The team will be fast, quick and athletic. With so many new faces on our team it will be key that our team learns to mesh together early. Unselfishness, hard work, and commitment everyday will be what I am looking for out of every player on a daily basis.

GOLDEN BEARS ROSTER No. Name

Pos. Yr. Ht.

1 3 4 11 22

Vanessa Escolero Paige Stroder Emily Carper Michelle Rapaport Samantha Capuzzi

G C G G G

Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So.

5-5" 5-11" 5-5 5-4 5-6

23 30 31 32 41 41 45

Diane Taylor Olivia Thompson Kaitlin Mathewson Brittany Armstrong Marshae Royster Mariah Graciano Iman Lathan

G G PF G PF C G

Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

5-5 5-8 5-10 5-3 5-4 5-10 5-9


Maya Woody

Serafina Maulupe

Point Guard ★ Sr. ★ 5'7"

Guard/Point Guard ★ Jr. ★ 5'8"

★ 5.4 ppg, 4.2 apg, 2.8 rpg, 3.2 spg ★ 28th in Assists in California ★ Verballed to The Master's College. ★ Prospect of the West Point Academy, Air Force Academy & Point Loma Univ. ★ 4.38 GPA School Photo

★ 19.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.8 spg ★ Ranked #21 out of 500 for scoring in Southern Section ★ Big Daddy Classic 2012 ★ SW All-League 1st Team ★ Athlete of the Month ★ College interest: Univ. of San Francisco, UCLA, Univ. of North Carolina, Boston College, Northern Arizona Univ., Univ. of Denver

Girls' Basketball

Vista Murrieta Broncos

J. Mark Zier Photo

School Photo

VISTA MURRIETA BRONCOS . . . Started the season 9-9, are led in scoring by Jr Serafina Maulupe (21 ppg) and Sr Kiara King (12 ppg) and our team leader is Sr PG Maya Woody with 58 assists who has committed to The Masters College. Our team is built on our defensive intensity that will create offensive opportunities for us. After suffering a couple of seasonending injuries that took us out of the league and playoff races last season, we look to rebound with a rejuvenated attitude and intensity that will make us competitive throughout the season. Our goal and mission is to win the Southwestern League Championship with good depth and experience. Chris Jones, Head Coach

School Photo

Pos. Yr. Ht. G So. 5'6" PG Fr. 5'5" G So. 5'7" G Sr. 5'7" F, C Sr. 5'11" G, PG Sr. 5'6" PG Sr. 5'7" F, G Jr. 5'9" G Jr. 5'7" G, PG Jr. 5'8" F Jr. 5'9" F, C Sr. 5'11" F, G Sr. 5'9" F Sr. 5'10" G, PG Sr. 5'6"

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Southwestern League

BRONCOS ROSTER No. Name 1 Yuendie Guridi 3 Leitasi Cravens 4 Tatiana Navarro 10 Kiara King 11 Krista Sechler 14 Ashley Tyler 20 Maya Woody 21 Samantha Guyett 22 Desiree Johnson 23 Serafina Maulupe 24 Alexis Rivas 31 Adriana Salas 32 Monique Liggins 33 Marissa Jerry 44 Isha Shah


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Girls' Basketball  HERITAGE

ELSINORE

Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Tigers 

6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

League Game *

LAKESIDE * @ Temescal Canyon * PERRIS * @ Heritage * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Lakeside * TEMESCAL CANYON * @ Perris * HERITAGE * @ Paloma Valley *

Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Patriots  6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

@ Temescal Canyon * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE * @ Perris * TEMESCAL CANYON * @ Paloma Valley * LAKESIDE * @ Elsinore * PERRIS *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

League Game *

PERRIS * @ Heritage * TEMESCAL CANYON * LAKESIDE * @ Elsinore * @ Perris * HERITAGE * @ Temescal Canyon * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

 Lancers 

6:30 PM @ Elsinore * 6:30 PM @ Perris * 6:30 PM HERITAGE * 6:30 PM @ Paloma Valley * 6:30 PM TEMESCAL CANYON * 6:30 PM ELSINORE * 6:30 PM PERRIS * 6:30 PM @ Heritage * 6:30 PM PALOMA VALLEY * 6:30 PM @ Temescal Canyon* Home Game = CAP BOLD

TEMESCAL CANYON

 Wildcats  6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

League Game *

PALOMA VALLEY Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb.1 Feb.3 Feb.8 Feb.10

LAKESIDE

PERRIS

Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Panthers  6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

League Game *

@ Paloma Valley * LAKESIDE * @ Elsinore * @ Temescal Canyon * HERITAGE * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE * TEMESCAL CANYON * @ Heritage *

Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Titans  6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

League Game *

HERITAGE * ELSINORE * @ Paloma Valley * PERRIS * @ Lakeside * @ Heritage * @ Elsinore * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Perris * LAKESIDE *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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Girls' Basketball

Heritage Patriots PATRIOTS ROSTER

No. Name Pos. Yr. 2 Jordyn Carroll (C) PG Jr. 3 Tiera Tate G Jr. 4 Alexa Gonzalez PG Sr. 5 Kiera Tate SF, G Jr. 11 Nelly Kilpatrick (C) C Sr. 12 Kiani Taylor (C) G Sr. 13 Adriana Navarez G So. 14 Janai Andrews G Sr. 15 Kaelea Alonzo F So. 20 Kelsey Larragoitiy G So. 21 Leslie Lopez F Sr. 22 Myasia Gray G Fr. 23 Ann Barin (C) G Sr. 55 Ronisha Daniels F So.

HERITAGE PATRIOTS . . . are coming off a tough 2010-2011 season with only 1 league win, but already have 8 wins this season. We graduated 8 seniors and have been doing a lot of re-building. The Patriots have 4 varsity returners and a whole new line-up to complete the roster. The 6-team league will benefit us giving more time to prepare for the Sunbelt League. Junior # 2 Jordyn Carroll varsity returner is expected to lead the team this year as the starting point guard.She is averaging 15ppg and has 22 3’s. Kiani Taylor # 12 is another varsity returner we expect to put up good numbers and help team success. #11 Nelly Kilpatrick will play a big center and have a huge role this year for the Patriots. She is being heavily recruited but is still undecided. We have some amazing junior and sophomore athletes coming up that we expect great things from. The Twin sister Tate duo will add intensity to the squad and key senior Leslie Lopez will help underneath. Upcoming Freshman Myasia Gray will come up strong for the Patriots as well.

(C) Captain

Temescal Canyon Titans Janae Peterson F ★ Jr. ★ 6'3" ★ 15 pts., 5 rebs, All-Tournament Temescal Canyon Titan Classic ★ 14.8 ppg, 1.8 apg, 5.5 rpg

Dir'rashua Patterson F ★ Jr. ★ 6'3" ★ 13 pts., 7 rebs All-Tournament Temescal Canyon Titan Classic ★ 11.7 ppg, 1.3 apg, 6.3 rpg, 3.3 spg

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TEMESCAL CANYON . . . returns just 3 players from last year’s 25-3 team. Although they are the defending Sunbelt League Co-Champions, this year’s team is full of new inexperienced faces. Until the newcomers are caught up to speed, the Titans will rely heavily on top returning scorer Janae Peterson (JR Forward) who looks to improve upon the 15.1 points a game she averaged last year. Temescal Canyon also brings back two guards, Stephanie Opp and Kassandra Rodriguez, both of whom are eclipsing their scoring averages from last year. The Titans will work hard to develop and improve the character, commitment, skill, and teamwork necessary to consistently succeed on and off the court. Ed Thomas, Head Coach

TITANS ROSTER

Sunbelt League

No. Name Pos. 2 Samantha Baitista G 3 Stephanie Opp G 4 Miasha Williams F 5 Janae Johnson F 10 Kassandra Rodriguez G 11 Janae Peterson F 12 Maribel Lopez G 13 Ada Aginbogu C 21 Danielle Corente G 23 Hailey MacLean G 32 Dir'rashua Patterson F 33 Aleyna Cortez G 22 ❚ www.myvalleynews.com/sports

Yr. Ht. Sr. 5'2" Jr. 5'10" Sr. 6'1" Sr. 6'0" Sr. 5'7" Jr. 6'3" So. 5'6" So. 6'2" Jr. 5'6" Jr. 5'6" So. 6'0" So. 5'3"


Girls' Basketball  LINFIELD

 Lions  Jan. 10 6:00 PM CALVARY MURRIETA * Jan. 12 6:00 PM ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN * Jan. 13 6:00 PM ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN * Jan. 17 6:00 PM WOODCREST CHRISTIAN *

CALVARY MURRIETA  Warriors 

Jan. 19 6:00 PM @ Loma Linda Academy * Jan. 26 6:00 PM @ Western Christian *

Jan. 10 6:00 PM @ Linfield Christian *

Jan. 31 6:00 PM ONTARIO CHRISTIAN *

Jan. 13 6:00 PM ONTARIO CHRISTIAN *

Jan. 3

6:00 PM @ Calvary Murrieta *

Feb. 7

6:00 PM @ Arrowhead Christian *

Feb. 9

6:00 PM @ Woodcrest Christian *

Jan. 17 6:00 PM @ Western Christian * Jan. 19 6:00 PM @ Aquinas * Jan. 24 6:00 PM @ Arrowhead Christian * Jan. 27 6:00 PM WOODCREST CHRISTIAN * Jan. 31 6:00 PM @ Loma Linda Academy * Feb. 3

6:00 PM LINFIELD CHRISTIAN *

Feb. 7

6:00 PM @ Ontario Christian *

Feb. 10 6:00 PM WESTERN CHRISTIAN * League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

CORNERSTONE

Jan. 24 6:00 PM AQUINAS *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

 Crusaders  Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan. 10 Jan. 13 Jan. 19 Jan. 20 Jan. 23 Jan. 27 Jan. 30 Feb. 3 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 9

3:30 PM CALVARY CHAPEL* 3:30 PM TEMECULA PREP * 3:30 PM LAKE ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN * 3:30 PM SANTA ROSA ACADEMY 3:00 PM @ Packinghouse Christian * 3:00 PM BETHEL CHRISTIAN 3:30 PM MARYWOOD-PALM VALLEY * 5:00 PM @ Temecula Prep * 4:30 PM CALVARY CHAPEL* 3:30 PM SANTA ROSA ACADEMY 5:00 PM @ Lake Arrowhead Christian 3:30 PM WARNER 3:30 PM @ Bethel Christian *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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Meghan Hamel

Savanah Mears

P ★ Fr. ★ 5'10"

G/PG ★ Jr. ★ 5'6" Captain

David Canales Photo

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Girls' Basketball

Linfield Lions

Summer House

Makenna Wesseln

G/PG ★ Jr. ★ 5'8"

Forward ★ Sr. ★ 5'7" Captain

School Photo

LIONS ROSTER

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No. Name 10 Kylie Moore

School Photo

Ambassador League

LINFIELD LIONS . . . We are young, but fast. The goal is to have our speed make up for our lack of basketball experience. We only have eight (8) full time BB players . . . with two players who join us when they are not playing soccer (Angela Brown, Jackie Crowther). It will make for entertaining games, with lots of hustle and energy. Our desire is to play 75% of our possessions in transition! The Ambassador League is very competitive every single night we play . . . with every team capable of stealing a game on any given night.

Pos. Yr. Ht. G Jr. 5'7"

12 Makenna Wesseln (C)

F

Jr. 5'7"

13 Amy Rones

G

Jr. 5'5"

14 Taylor Aguayo

G

Fr. 5'7"

15 Savanah Mears (C)

G, PG Jr. 5'6"

20 Summer House

G, PG Jr. 5'8"

23 Meghan Hamel

P

Fr. 5'10"

24 Jaylin Evancik

G

Fr. 5'7"

32 Greer Hall

P

Jr. 5'11"

34 Jackie Crowther

G

Fr. 5'7"

40 Angela Brown

G

Sr. 5'8"

44 Katie Vos

P

Sr. 5'9"

(C) Captain


Mary Garcia Point Guard ★ SOPH ★ 5’2” ★ Captain ★ Averaged 6.4 pts, 3.1 boards in 2011 ★ 1.4 steals a game in 2011 ★ 10th in the League in scoring in 2011 ★ 20th in rebounds in 2010

Connir Kim PF/Guard ★ FR ★ 5’6” ★ Never Quits ★ Gives 110% ★ Aggresive attitude. ★ Will impact the Majestic League

Girls' Basketball

Cornerstone Crusaders

CRUSADERS ROSTER Name Mary Garcia (C)

Pos. Yr. G

So.

PF/G

Fr.

Julia Lee

G

Fr.

Cara Chivington

G

Fr.

Connie Kim

Maddie Alexander

F/ Post So.

Macayla Taylor

G

Fr.

Sandi Gillis

G

Fr.

Post

Sr.

Nicole Duggar

CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN CRUSADERS . . . coming off of a 2-13 season, which saw three Seniors graduate. The 2012 Lady Crusaders are an extremely young team made up of seven Freshman and Sophomores and one Senior. The Lady Crusaders want to finish no lower than 3rd place this year and qualify for CIF. Increasing confidence will be the biggest challenge for this year's team.The key to the 2012 Lady Crusaders is going to be speed. Mary Garcia (Soph) (6.4 pts) is taking the helm as Point Guard and Team Captain. She is a gifted athlete who will make an impression in the Majestic League. Connie Kim (Fresh) has played at Cornerstone Christian for three years at the Junior High level and will now showcase her abilities as a Power Forward. Kent Chivington , Head Coach

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Majestic League

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travelled to twenty different countries. In 2004-05, while playing in the Australian National Basketball League, he won the scoring title and was named the NBL MVP; he also won a National Championship in 2008 in the New Zealand NBL. “Travelling gave me the opportunity to experience different languages, culture, food . . . I’ve met great people and have friends all over the world now . . . relationships are the same everywhere; but our struggles are different . . . I’ve seen athletes – kids – walking miles in the snow to work out in a cold gym for hours. It’s harder for non-athletes: seeing them work dawn to dusk outside in the cold seven days a week just to survive… a sick day there means you don’t eat, the power doesn’t come on – they can’t afford excuses. Here we make excuses for everything . . . it makes me humble and appreciative.” Wethers brings that same humility, respect and passion to his life today as a coach at Calvary Murrieta and as the owner of Wethers Elite Training, where he provides private training and travel ball opportunities. “God’s plan is still being revealed to me. He wanted me around the game of basketball; to communicate and transfer that love of the game, experiences I’ve had, and the commitment of heart it takes to reach one’s goals. The level of competitiveness in this area can be a whole lot higher. Travel ball used to be just for the best, the real elite players in the area; you had to earn it. Now you can just join a travel ball team; if you don’t like what the coach is saying or teaching, you can find one that you will. On the one hand, it’s great because more kids have the opportunity to play, but on the other hand, it encourages a lack of accountability and honesty, a false sense of how good you really are . . .” Wether’s advice to young aspiring players is to BE COACHABLE: “Ask yourself and your coaches the tough question ‘What can I do better?’ You don’t improve just hearing all the good things. You also need to BE THE HARDEST WORKER by a long shot: there are other kids who want what you want; you have to go above and beyond -- all the time! It’s not a sometime thing or just when you feel like it.” Wether’s ultimate goal is to have a dedicated facility – a basketball haven – to run camps, clinics, and leagues. “I want to have skill-building sessions with team concepts in mind and bring youth development to the highest levels with the best players in the area.” And he should know what it takes, Brian Wethers is one of the best basketball players to come out of this area. Brian Wethers runs Wethers Elite Training, a basketball-specific training business and travel team organization. www.wetbasketball. com, (310) 220-9372.

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E.j. Twyman Point Guard ★ Elsinore High School ★ Senior ★ 6’1” ★ 3.0 GPA ★ All-CIF, Soph. ★ All-CIF, Jr. ★ League Co-MVP, Soph. ★ Sunbelt League MVP, Jr. ★ MVP, Fall Classic Tournament ★ ★ Nighthawk Classic All-Tournament team ★ Paloma Valley Fall Classic Tournament MVP ★ ★ Cal Hi Sports and ESPN Rise All-State Underclass, First Team ★

It was 5 am and the phone was ringing, “Hey, Coach will you come down and watch me shoot?” Coach Rick Wolter has spent eighteen years coaching at Elsinore High School and is Co-Coach with Pete Rettinger – both former Elsinore High basketball stars in their time – and he was happy to go open the gym for this player. “He has a work ethic second to none. He is the consummate player – outstanding ability and can completely take over a game; extremely coachable and studies everything about the game and opponents and teammates; and like Magic Johnson, makes everyone around him better. He’s always looking to do what’s in the team’s best interest. He has yet to reach his potential; he’s risen to whatever level he needs to…just phenomenal. And what is even more incredible is he’s a better person than he is a player; everyone who has met met him will tell you he’s one of the nicest, most personable and humble kids. He never talks about himself.” Earl “EJ” Twyman is one of the most exciting basketball players to watch in the Valley. As a sophomore, he led his team to an undefeated league season and a school record tying 25 victories. “My greatest sports memory was hitting 28 ❚ www.myvalleynews.com/sports

the game winning basket in the first round of CIF playoffs [against Santa Margarita].” The Tigers advanced to the Division 3AA semifinals that year. EJ averaged 23.7 points and 4.7 assists per game as he led last year’s team (24-5) to another undefeated league season and into the playoffs again, earning the No. 2 seed in CIF Southern Section Division 2A. Already this year, he has recorded a 37-point, six-assist game and is averaging over 28 points per game. His goal is to get his team to the Finals and earn Elsinore its first section championship. EJ’s dad began coaching him at age 5 telling him “Never let good get in the way of you becoming better.” EJ loves the competitive nature of basketball “and the fact that if you make a bad play on one end of the court, you can redeem yourself by making a good play on the other end.” He enjoys controlling the tempo of the game as a point guard and getting everyone involved. Coaches note that the maturity of his decision-making surpasses his physical development as a player. “Francis Parker was playing a triangle and double-teaming EJ,” said Wolter, “He simply adjusted: found all the open players at all the right times with the right pass. He even scored from 3 feet beyond the arc. The opposing coaches kept throwing up their hands in helpless frustration. He is a game-changer in so many ways.”


EJ is motivated by knowing that he can continue to improve as a player and a person. He sees his strengths as his Basketball IQ (an overall understanding of the game), court vision, ball handling and great shooting touch; but he also feels he needs to continually improve his defensive skills. He practices dribbling with his eyes closed to develop a greater feel for the basketball and so he can keep his eyes up and see the whole court. His dad videotapes EJ’s games so he can be ‘a student of the game’. “I prepare for a game by watching Youtube videos of some of the best point guards today . . . and I visualize doing the same thing.” EJ’s role models are his mom and dad. “Dad instilled in me that you can accomplish anything if you are willing to work hard and not be distracted; Mom taught me to be patient and loving.” His coaches – high school and travel – have played a big role in his continued development and have been his major support group. His biggest challenge is balancing his time between school, basketball, family and friends. EJ wants to play D1 Basketball and then go on to play professionally or coach at a high level. His advice to young athletes “is to have a passion for the game and work hard daily to become better.” EJ is a perfect model of that and that’s why Coach Wolter was willing to go down and open the gym.

"Never let good get in the way of you becoming better."

All Photos by David Canales

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Boys' Basketball  CHAPARRAL Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

 Pumas 

7:00 PM @ Vista Murrieta * 7:00 PM MURRIETA MESA * 7:00 PM TEMECULA VALLEY * 7:00 PM @ Great Oak * 7:00 PM MURRIETA VALLEY * 7:00 PM VISTA MURRIETA * 7:00 PM @ Murrieta Mesa * 7:00 PM @ Temecula Valley * 7:00 PM GREAT OAK * 7:00 PM @ Murrieta Valley *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

GREAT OAK

 Wolfpack 

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

League Game *

@ Murrieta Mesa * @ Murrieta Valley * VISTA MURRIETA * CHAPARRAL * @ Temecula Valley * MURRIETA MESA * MURRIETA VALLEY * @ Vista Murrieta * @ Chaparral * TEMECULA VALLEY *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

MURRIETA MESA Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan.19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

 Rams 

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

League Game *

David Canales Photo

MURRIETA VALLEY  Nighthawks 

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

@ Temecula Valley * GREAT OAK * MURRIETA MESA * @ Vista Murrieta * @ Chaparral * TEMECULA VALLEY * @ Great Oak * @ Murrieta Mesa * VISTA MURRIETA * CHAPARRAL *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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GREAT OAK * @ Chaparral * @ Murrieta Valley * TEMECULA VALLEY * VISTA MURRIETA * @ Great Oak * CHAPARRAL * MURRIETA VALLEY * @ Temecula Valley * @ Vista Murrieta *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

Ardie Crenshaw Photo

TEMECULA VALLEY  Golden Bears 

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

League Game *

MURRIETA VALLEY * VISTA MURRIETA * @ Chaparral * @ Murrieta Mesa * GREAT OAK * @ Murrieta Valley * @ Vista Murrieta * CHAPARRAL * MURRIETA MESA * @ Great Oak *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

VISTA MURRIETA Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

 Broncos  7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

League Game *

CHAPARRAL * @ Temecula Valley * @ Great Oak * MURRIETA VALLEY * @ Murrieta Mesa * @ Chaparral * TEMECULA VALLEY * GREAT OAK * @ Murrieta Valley * MURRIETA MESA *

Home Game = CAP BOLD


Boys' Basketball

Chaparral Pumas

Eddie Coyle

Josh Hart

Dylan Martin

PG ★ Sr. ★ 5’10” ★ Captain 10.5 ppg, 34 3’s

SF ★ Sr. ★ 6’1” ★ Captain 16.2 ppg, 22 3’s

PF/SF ★ Sr. ★ 6’5” ★ Captain 11.2 ppg, 22 3’s

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No. Name

Pos. Yr. Ht.

2

Sean Manganti

SG

Jr.

5

Eddie Coyle (C)

PG

Sr. 5’10”

10

Will Thomas

SG

Sr.

12

Robert Gonzalez

SG

Jr. 5”10”

15

Sean Williams

20

Kenton Jones

Sr.

6’3”

22

Dylan Martin (C)

PF, SF Sr.

6’5”

23

Francis Paciente SG, SF Sr.

6’0”

25

Dylan Jacobsen

SG

Jr.

6’1”

33

Josh Hart (C)

SF

Sr.

6’1”

40

Jacob Curtis

C

Jr.

6’6”

(C) Captain

PF, C Sr. C

6’3” 6’0” 6’0”

CHAPARRAL PUMAS . . . This year's Pumas finished

last year in 2nd place in the tough Southwestern League and finished with a 19 and 9 record. Coach Ed Coyle feels this year’s team is a stronger team. This year's Pumas return two starters, guards Eddie Coyle and Dylan Martin. They are joined by inside players Kenton Jones and Sean Williams. Dylan Jacobsen, a returner who saw quality minutes last year as a sophomore and Josh Hart, up from last year’s J.V. champions, give the Pumas a group who know how to win. Chaparral will count on a number of defenses to stop their opponents and an offense that works on finding the “open man”. Pumas are 14-5 to start. Coach Coyle recently notched his 500th career win, beating Rancho Bernardo in the Torrey Pines Classic. Ed Coyle, Head Coach www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 31

Southwestern League

VARSITY PUMAS


Boys' Basketball

Great Oak Wolfpack Aaron Roedl G/F ★ Sr. ★ 6' 0" ★ 2nd Team, All-Southwestern League. 2010-11 ★ 10 ppg, 2 apg, 2 spg 2010-11 ★ Top shooting Point Guard ★ Set school record of eight 3-pt FG's in a game ★ Hopes to attend Point Loma

Justin Sadler

University

C ★ Jr. ★ 6' 6" ★ Mention,

All-Southwestern League. 2010-11 ★ 10 ppg, 8 rpg, 45% FG, 201011 ★ Has improved his ability to score in the post. ★ His impressive gains in strength and quickness show around the basket ★ Justin’s options are still open for College

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Southwestern League

GREAT OAK WOLF PACK . . . is off to their best start in 8 years. After playing 10 games in 2 weeks against many teams ranked in the top 16 of their CIF division, the Wolfpack have a record of 7 wins and 3 losses with 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the Riverside Kiwanis and the Cerritos/Gahr Tournaments, respectively. Behind returning starters Aaron Roedl, Heesup Lee, Anthony Green, and Justin Sadler, the Wolfpack look to be strong competitors this year in the Southwestern League, expecting to finish in the top 3 and earn an automatic bid to the CIF Division 1A playoffs. Strong defense and execution on offense have been the focal points for the Wolfpack, which have already proven to provide a firm foundation for success. The Wolfpack enters league play 12-6. Roedl leads the team with 50 3’s and 15.9 ppg; Sadler adds 12.6 ppg and 8.2 rpg. Mike Young, Head Coach 32 ❚ www.myvalleynews.com/sports

WOLFPACK ROSTER No. Name

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

3

HeeSup Lee

PG

Sr.

5' 7"

12 Aaron Roedl

G/F

Sr.

6' 0"

14 Dylan Burzinski G/PG Sr.

5' 7"

15 Dayne Burzinski G/PG Sr.

5' 7"

21 Anthony Green

6' 0"

G/F

Sr.

23 Patrick Sniff

F/C

Jr.

6' 6"

24 Dionte Grays

F/G

Sr.

5' 11"

25 Austin Alexander F/C

Jr.

6' 3"

32 Tyler Seeden

F

Sr.

6' 1"

33 Ian Shaw

F

Sr.

6' 2"

34 Joe Brown

G

Jr.

6' 0"

42 Justin Sadler

C

Jr.

6' 6"


Darius Butler F ★ Sr. ★ 6' 3" ★ Averaging 21.2 ppg ★ 57.3% FG ★ MVP, Torrey Pines Tournament

Reid Shackelford G ★ Sr. ★ 5' 11" ★ Averaging 19.1 ppg ★ Has 45 - 3 Pointers ★ Avg 3 - 3pts per game ★ 37% 3 PT ★ School record of 8 3PT,

Boys' Basketball

Murrieta Valley Nighthawks

31 pts in championship game of Torrey Pines Tourney

No. Name

Pos. Yr.

Ht.

2

Kevin Padlo

G

So.

6'0"

4

Scott Tarabilda

G

Sr.

6'0"

5

Franco Watts

G

Sr.

5'8"

10

Thomas Alexandre G

So.

5'11"

20 Talon Watkins

F

Jr.

6'4"

22 Reid Shackelford

G

Sr.

5'11"

23 Darius Butler

F

Sr.

6'3"

30 Andrew Cheatam

G

Sr.

6'0"

32 Jackson Helms

F

Sr.

6'6"

33 Tyler Bilton

F

So.

6'2"

45 Justin Durham

F

Jr.

6'5"

51 David Riddle

F

Sr.

6'3"

MURRIETA VALLEY NIGHTHAWKS . . . “We are playing a tough pre-season schedule and we should be the team to beat come league play; but this is a tough league and anybody can beat anybody on any night, so we have to show up every night to play. Most people look at the scoreboard and think Offense, but our game is Defense.” Murrieta Valley is 16-1 and has won the Citrus Hill Big Daddy Classic, The Nighthawk Classic and the Torrey Pines Tournament. Darius Butler, Reid Shackelford, and Jackson Helms provide the on court leadership. Butler is averaging 20.1 ppg and Shackelford’s 52 3-pointers contribute to his 17.4 ppg average.

Steve Tarabilida, Head Coach www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 33

Southwestern League

NIGHTHAWKS ROSTER


Boys' Basketball

Temecula Valley Golden Bears Brandon Rosser Forward ★ Jr. ★ 6' 7" ★ 2nd Team All Southwestern League. 2010-11 ★ 14.7 ppg, 9.1 rbg, 1.4 apg

Anthony Gonzalez

Forward ★ Sr. ★ 6' 2" ★ 2nd Team All Southwestern League. 2010-11 ★ 10.1 ppg ★ 6.2 rpg

Michael Price Guard ★ Jr. ★ 6' 0" ★ 10.9 ppg, 23 3’s ★ 2.8 rpg ★ 1.8 spg

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TVHS enters league at 12 wins - 4 losses.

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Andrew Thompson, Head Coach

School Photo

Southwestern League

TEMECULA VALLEY GOLDEN BEARS . . . Although the Bears return 5 players, they will be asked to fill new and bigger roles this year. Brandon Rosser has emerged as an offensive threat and potentially big time player, but the season will ride on 4 veteran seniors who have played many years together (Holmes, Dyer, Thompson, Gonzalez). The pieces are there, but it will take sacrifice, chemistry, brotherhood, and strength of character to achieve their goals. Although the league will be tough this year, the Bears always have championship on their hearts and minds. They should be right in the mix.

GOLDEN BEAR ROSTER No. Name

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

0

D'aubre Doucette

G

Jr.

6-1

1

Juwan Richardson G

Sr.

5-10

2

Garrison Holmes

G

Sr.

6-0

10 Tre Harper

F

Sr.

6-3

11

G

Sr.

6-0

12 Dylan Dyer

G

Sr.

6-2

13 Michael Price

G

Jr.

6-0

14 Anthony Gonzalez F

Sr.

6-2

15 Danny Thompson

G

Sr.

6-0

35 Brandon Rosser

F

Jr.

6-7

41 Hayden Rahn

G

Sr.

5-11

Alex Hughes


Boys Basketball

Vista Murrieta Broncos Davin Guinn

Jordan Perry Senior ★ G/F ★ 6’4” ★ 8.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg ★ Jordan has worked as hard as anyone since the end of last season ★ A big strong guard that can score inside or outside ★ Has a great will to win ★ Great leader for the Broncos

Senior ★ G/F ★ 6’5” ★ All-League and All-CIF pick ★ 23.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 55% shooter ★ Gives great effort and works very hard ★ Very athletic and has a great jump shot and knows how to score. He has developed into a very solid defender as well ★ Interest from UCSD, UCR, Utah Valley, BYU-Hawaii

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David Canales Photo

Photo provided by school

Yr.

Ht.

1

Illouise Rosell

G

Sr.

5'10"

3

Esteban Ortuno

G

Sr.

6'2"

10 Luke Dimler

G, F

Sr.

6'3"

G

Sr.

5'9"

20 Trevor Warner

G

Sr.

5'10"

21 Evan Roberts

G, F

Jr.

6'7"

11

Garrett Roldan

22 Spencer Benson

G

So.

6'2"

23 Jordan Perry

G, F

Sr.

6'4"

24 Davin Guinn

G, F

Sr.

6'5"

32 Anthony White

G

Jr.

6'2"

33 Nick Stevens

F

Jr.

6'4"

42 Jamie Nunley

F

Fr.

6'4"

44 Jeremy Zorotovich F

Jr.

6-4

VISTA MURRIETA BRONCOS . . . should

have one of the best teams in the school's short history. A lot of the guys have been playing together since elementary school and have grown up together. With All-League and All-CIF returning G/F Davin Guinn and a big strong guard in Jordan Perry, the Broncos should do well. The Broncos feature mainly a man-man defense and a motion style of offense, but they will try to run the floor this year and keep the tempo up and play at a faster pace then their opponents. The Broncos look to advance into the playoffs this year with good depth and experience. Broncos are at 9-8 with Guinn at 23.4 ppg, White has 30 3’s and is averaging 11.6 ppg, and Zorotovich is contributing 10.9 ppg.

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Southwestern League

Pos.

School Photo

VARSITY BRONCOS No. Name


Boys' Basketball  ELSINORE

 Tigers 

Jan. 11 6:30 PM @ Lakeside * Jan. 13 6:30 PM TEMESCAL CANYON * Jan. 18 6:30 PM @ Perris * Jan. 19 6:30 PM HERITAGE * Jan. 25 6:30 PM @ Paloma Valley * Jan. 27 6:30 PM LAKESIDE * Feb. 1 6:30 PM @ Temescal Canyon * Feb. 3 6:30 PM PERRIS * Feb. 8 6:30 PM @ Heritage * Feb. 10 6:30 PM PALOMA VALLEY * *League Game * Home Game = CAP BOLD

HERITAGE

 Patriots 

Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 2 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

League Game *

TEMESCAL CANYON * @ Paloma Valley * LAKESIDE * @ Elsinore * PERRIS * @ Temescal Canyon * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE * @ Perris *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

LAKESIDE

Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Lancers  6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

Ardie Crenshaw Photo

PALOMA VALLEY  Wildcats 

6:30 PM

@ Perris *

Jan. 12 6:30 PM HERITAGE * Jan. 16 6:30 PM @ Lakeside * Jan. 18 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

Home Game = CAP BOLD

League Game *

Courtesy Photo

Jan. 11

ELSINORE * PERRIS * @ Heritage * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Temescal Canyon * @ Elsinore * @ Perris * Heritage * @ Paloma Valley * Temescal Canyon *

6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

@ Temescal Canyon * ELSINORE * PERRIS * @ Heritage TEMESCAL CANYON * LAKESIDE * @ Elsinore *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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PERRIS

 Panthers 

Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

6:30 PM PALOMA VALLEY * 6:30 PM @ Lakeside * 6:30 PM ELSINORE * 6:30 PM TEMESCAL CANYON * 6:30 PM @ Heritage * 6:30 PM @ Paloma Valley * 6:30 PM LAKESIDE * 6:30 PM @ Elsinore * 6:30 PM @ Temescal Canyon * 6:30 PM HERITAGE *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

TEMESCAL CANYON Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Titans 

6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

League Game *

@ Heritage * @ Elsinore * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Perris * LAKESIDE * HERITAGE * Elsinore * @ Paloma Valley * PERRIS * @ Lakeside *

Home Game = CAP BOLD


EJ Twyman Senior ★ PG ★ 6’1” ★ Sun Belt League MVP ★ All-CIF ★ Avg 22.9 ppg in 2010-11 ★ Avg 26.8 ppg in 2011-12 ★ 37 pts. vs Murrieta Valley ★ 35 pts. vs Vista Murrieta

Boys' Basketball

Elsinore Tigers Lawrence Chamberlain

Senior ★ G/F ★ 6’3” ★ All League ★ All-Valley ★ All-Area ★ Avg 16.4 ppg 2010-11

David Canales Photo

TIGERS ROSTER No. Name Pos. Yr Ht. 2 Daniel Dedeaux F Sr. 6-4 3 EJ Twyman (C) PG Sr. 6-1 4 Chance Hover (C) W Sr. 6-0 5 Lawrence Chamberlain (C) SG Sr. 6-3 10 Allan Stubbs W Jr. 5-10 13 Reynaldo Solorzano F So. 6-1 14 Damon Prince C Jr. 6-8 15 Spencer Weymouth F Sr. 6-3 22 Tommy Wilson G So. 5-9 25 Ydris Hicks G Jr. 6-1 31 Deven Riley F Jr. 6-2 33 Anthony Darden F So. 6-0 45 Nolan Peralta F Sr. 6-4 54 Jacob Costilow C Sr. 6-6 Captain (C)

Elsinore Tigers . . . Four starters return from last year’s team which achieved an overall record of 24-5 and were the unbeaten champions of the Sunbelt League for the second year in a row. The Tigers will be led by seniors EJ Twyman, Lawrence Chamberlain, Chance Hover, Daniel Dedeaux, Nolan Peralta, Spencer Weymouth, and Jacob Costilow. Juniors Allan Stubbs and Ydris Hicks along with sophomores Reynaldo Solorzano and Tommy Wilson should provide added depth to this year’s team. The Tigers will look to transition as much as possible and rely on their defensive pressure to set the pace of the game. The Sunbelt League looks to be a very competitive league and the Tigers are expecting a battle every game in order to defend their league championship. Tigers are looking very strong at 15-2. www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 37

Sunbelt League

David Canales Photo


Boys’ Basketball Boys' Basketball

Lakeside Lancers LANCERS ROSTER Tyler Jones F/G ★ Sr. ★ 6'2" ★ Captain ★ A leader and team captain. Makes this team go. ★ Big strong kid. ★ Finds most of his success on the boards and defense.

E.J Jackson Guard ★ So. ★ 6'1" ★ Talented player ★ Lot of upside. ★ Extremely fast and strong for his size. ★ Dedicated and a very hard worker.

Sunbelt League

Michael Christener, our best shooter, and a very dedicated and hardworking young man. This is his junior year, watch out for him in the coming years, a player whose work ethic will take him far.

Name

Pos. Yr. Ht.

Jaloni Miller Lucas Meinke

C/F

So.

6'5"

C

Sr.

6'4"

G/F

Sr.

6'3"

Cole Peoples

C/F

Sr.

6'0"

Dakota Wilson

F/G/C

Jr.

6'1"

Melvin Washington

G/F

Sr.

5'10"

Tajmeen Terry

G/F

Sr.

5'11"

Tyler Jones (C)

F/G

Sr.

6'2"

Raymond Craven

G/F

So.

5'9"

John Manhard (C)

Michael Christener

G/F

Jr.

6'0"

Kevin Afable

P/G

Sr.

5'6"

Austin Dominick (C)

C/F

Sr.

6'1"

Elishua Jackson

P/G

So.

6'1"

Daymarrco Green

P/G

Jr.

5'6"

Marcus Eggum

G/F

Jr.

6'2"

(C) Captain

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Boys' Basketball

Paloma Valley Wildcats

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PALOMA VALLEY WILDCATS . . . For the 2011-2012 season we are very young. 5 sophomores and a freshman on the varsity. We will be growing and improving all season. Hopefully we can grow up quickly and experience greater success. We are striving to reach our 6th consecutive year with a varsity team grade point average over 3.0. For the last 3 years we have been over 3.5 GPA while averaging 17 wins per season. Our focus on Academics Basketball and Character will help our growth and development this season. Wildcats are 8-10 behind the 13.9 ppg of senior Jacob Mina, 12.5 ppg and 7.3 rpg of junior Alfred Smith and the 38 assists of senior Maurice Smith. Michael Pfeiffer, Head Coach www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 39

Sunbelt League

WILDCATS ROSTER

No. Name Yr. 02 Maurice Smith (C) Sr. 03 Alex Patterson So. 10 Jacob Mina Sr. 12 Chris Baca Jr. 13 Manny Sandoval Fr. 20 Brent Boehm So. 21 Christopher Owens So. 22 Ryan Oak So. 23 Robert Recatto Sr. 24 Alfred Smith Jr. 25 RJ Benz So. 32 Jared Mathieu Sr.


Boys’ Basketball  CAL LUTHERAN  C-Hawks 

CALVARY

 Warriors 

Jan. 10 7:30 PM @ Linfield Christian * Jan. 13 7:30 PM ONTARIO CHRISTIAN * Jan. 17 7:30 PM @ Western Christian * Jan. 19 7:30 PM @ Aquinas * Jan. 23 7:30 PM @ Temecula Prep Jan. 24 7:30 PM @ Arrowhead Christian * Jan. 27 7:30 PM WOODCREST CHRISTIAN * Jan. 31 7:30 PM @ Loma Linda Academy * Feb. 3 7:30 PM LINFIELD CHRISTIAN * Feb. 7 7:30 PM @ Ontario Christian * Feb. 10 7:30 PM WESTERN CHRISTIAN * League Game * Home Game = CAP BOLD

Jan. 12 6:00 PM HAMILTON * Jan. 13 7:30 PM @ Sherman Indian * Jan. 17 6:30 PM @ La Sierra Academy * Jan. 19 8:00 PM @ California School for the Deaf * Jan. 20 6:30 PM UPLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY* Jan. 24 6:00 PM BOYS' REPUBLIC* Jan. 26 6:30 PM @ Upland Christian Academy* Jan. 27 7:30 PM RANCHO CHRISTIAN Jan. 31 7:30 PM SHERMAN INDIAN * Feb. 3 7:30 PM @ Rancho Christian Feb. 7 6:00 PM @ Hamilton * Feb. 9 6:30 PM LA SIERRA ACADEMY * *League Game * Home Game = CAP BOLD

LINFIELD  Lions 

Jan. 10 7:30 PM Calvary Murrieta * Jan. 13 7:30 PM Arrowhead Christian * Jan. 17 7:30 PM WOODCREST CHRISTIAN * Jan. 19 7:30 PM @ Loma Linda Academy * Jan. 24 7:30 PM AQUINAS * Jan. 27 7:30 PM @ Western Christian * Jan. 31 7:30 PM ONTARIO CHRISTIAN * Feb. 3 7:30 PM @ Calvary Murrieta * Feb. 7 7:30 PM @ Arrowhead Christian * Feb. 9 7:30 PM @ Woodcrest Christian * League Game * Home Game = CAP BOLD

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Brody Myers

Abraham Capers G/F ★ Sr. ★ 6'0" ★ The heart and soul of our team. ★ His energy has become contagious to our team ★ A strong slasher to the basket ★ Can hit a mid- range shot when left open ★ Counting on a strong season

F/C ★ Jr. ★ 6'3" ★ Becoming the dominant force ★ Strong inside the paint ★ Great footwork inside the paint ★ Has mid- range shooting ★ Multi-talented guard ★ Creates a lot of problems in the paint

Boys' Basketball

Calvary Murrieta Warriors

WARRIORS ROSTER No. Name

Pos. Yr. Ht.

4

Andrew Bigelow

N/A Sr.

N/A

5

Leonard Ross

N/A

Jr.

N/A

11

Jonah Landon

N/A So.

N/A

12

Caleb Watts

N/A Sr.

N/A

22

Mike Aquino

N/A Sr.

N/A

23

Abraham Capers

N/A

Jr.

N/A

24

Michael Johnson

N/A

Jr.

N/A

32

Zachary Chesser

N/A

Jr.

N/A

35

Zack Myers

N/A Fr.

N/A

50

Brody Myers

N/A

N/A

Jr.

CALVARY MURRIETA WARRIORS . . . This year’s team brings a challenge to me, as it’s my first year in coaching. My main goal is getting the kids to understand the work ethic and basketball I.Q. necessary to become a winning team. Our current roster doesn’t provide us with a stand out player for teams to key in on, so we expect to share the ball and rely heavily on our defensive concepts to attain victories. The biggest challenge for this team is maintaining a fighting spirit. If I can get that point across to them we have a chance to win any game we play. I expect us to compete and earn the respect of the other teams in our league this year. We rely heavily on the leadership of our senior captains Abraham Capers and Andrew Bigelow. I also feel confident inside the post with junior center/forwards Brody Myers and Zack Chesser. Myers is averaging 10.6 ppg, Bigelow 8.9 ppg; Capers leads the team in assists (17) and Chesser and Meyers have 47 and 46 rebounds, respectively. Brian Whethers, Head Coach

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Ambassador League

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Boys' Basketball

Linfield Christian Lions Daryl Morris G/PG ★ Jr. ★ 511" ★ 12.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.4 apg ★ 13 - 3 pt ★ MVP Webb Tournament and the "Caged Classic"

Dylan Weinmann PG ★ Fr. ★ 5'8" ★ 10.3 ppg, 2.3 apg, 46% FG ★ 30 assists, 16 steals ★ MVP Tri-City Tournament

David Canales Photo

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Ambassador League

LINFIELD LIONS . . . This year is an exciting group in the Lion Den. We have a mix of grade levels on our varsity team, two or more players from each class. Our team is going to play hard and bring a fast exciting style of basketball. We will apply pressure on defense and push the ball on offense. Our Lion team has a few returners including First Team ALL League player and leading scorer Matt Wilson (3 yrs Varsity, All Tournament at Webb) and Neil Hamel also a three year varsity player. They have many newcomers including Dylan Weinmann (freshman), Torin Webb (freshman), and Darryl Morris (MVP of the Webb Tournement). We’ve started off strong with wins against Whitney, Ontario Christian (last year's Ambassador League Champion), and Webb to take home the Webb championship trophy. Matt Wilson was All Tournament at the Webb Tournament and the Caged Classic. We are trying to continue what Josh Snow, former head coach had started. Linfield is currently 15-2, averaging 63 points and almost thirty rebounds per game.Querido has 20 3’s; Wilson leads in assists (39) Shawn Stroud. and rebounds (89) Head Coach

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LIONS ROSTER

No. Name Pos. 2 Alex Bush F 3 Jack Dickson SG/PG 4 Dylan Weinmann PG/SG 5 Matt Wilson SG/PG 10 Torin Webb PG/SG 11 Dil Querido SG/PG 13 Daniel Morris G/PG 15 Tyler Moore G/SF 21 Arturo Sanchezdiaz G/F 23 Darryl Morris G/PG 33 Rhett Johnson F/C 44 Neil Hamel C/F 45 D.J. Matos C/F 55 Ryan Geach C/F

Yr. Ht. Sr. 6'0" So. 5'8" Fr. 5'8" Sr. 5'10" Fr. 5'9" Sr. 5'11" Fr. 5'9" Sr. 6'0" Jr. 5'11" Jr. 5'11" Jr. 6'2" Sr. 6'3" So. 6'5" Jr. 6'0"


Ben Schober

Ryan Smith

G ★ SR. ★ 6'0"

C ★ JR. ★ 6'8" ★ 2010-2011 1st Team Arrowhead League ★ Amazing upside ★ Great shooting range ★ His size and he is getting better each day!

★ 2008-2009 1st Team Arrowhead League ★ 2009-2010 1st Team Arrowhead League ★ 2009-2010 2nd Team All-CIFSS ★ 2010-2011 1st Team Arrowhead League ★ Multi-talented guard ★ Great shooter with great court vision ★ Plays wonderful team defense

Boys' Basketball

Cal Lutheran C-Hawks

C-HAWKS ROSTER No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. 2 Robert Riesenberg G Jr. 5'8" 3

Matt Correia

G

Sr.

5'9"

5

Phillip Harrison

G

Jr.

5'9"

10

Jonny Woods

G

Sr. 5'10"

11

Luke Rosenbaum

P

Sr.

6'1"

12

Billy Chojnacki

P

Jr.

5'9"

14

Ben Schober

G

Sr.

6'0"

15

Weston Dyrssen

G

Sr.

6'1"

21

Noah Schreifer

G

Jr. 5'10"

22

Ben Kim

P

Sr.

6'0"

23

Ryan Smith

P

Jr.

6'8"

25

Joseph Shiery

P

Jr.

6-5

CAL LUTHERAN C-HAWKS . . .The C-Hawks return 4 starters and only lost 1 player to graduation from a team that finished 2nd in the Arrowhead League, behind power-house LaVerne Lutheran. The chase for the the league championship is wide open with LaVerne leaving the league. Cal Lutheran lost a close playoff game to Division 6 runner-up, Bishop Diego. They look forward to the challenge of competing for a league and section championship. Leading the C-Hawks in their up-tempo offense and pressure defense is 3-year All-League guard, Ben Schober. Ben led the Arrowhead league last year in steals per game (4.3) and this season he could eclipse the 1,000 point mark for his high school career. 6'8 Center, Ryan Smith, returns as the C-Hawks leading scorer (13.4/game), shot blocker (3.1/game), and rebounder (9.0/game). Robert Riesenberg returns as an all-league point guard. Matt Correia returns as last year's leading 3-point shooter. Riesenberg leads the team with 12.8 ppg and 4.6 spg; Smith is the leading rebounder at 9.6 rpg and 10.9 ppg; Dave Peter, Schober contributes 10.2 ppg. Head Coach www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 43

Arrowhead League

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MACKENZIE “KENZIE" AKINS

Soccer ★ Lakeside High School ★ Forward ★ Sr. ★ 5’6” ★ GPA: 3.83 All-League: Frosh,Frosh, Soph,Soph, Junior . . . All-Valley: Soph,Junior Junior All-CIF: Frosh (3rd Team), Soph (2nd Team), All-League: Junior ★ All-Valley:Frosh, Frosh, Soph, ★… All-CIF: Frosh (3rd Team), Soph (2nd Team), Junior (2nd Team) ★ Team MVP, Junior ★ Sunbelt League MVP, Junior ★ Blues Cup Champions (2008), Coast League Champions (2008, 2009), National Finals, Boston (2009), Surf Cup Champions (2010), Thanksgiving Surf Cup Champions (2010), ECNL National Champions (2011).

With shelves full of trophies, plaques and medals

And win is what she does. She made Varsity

and scholarship offers to choose from, you would think that

her freshman year, averaged 1.08 goals, .476 as-

Mackenzie “Kenzie” Akins would take it easy and coast

sists, 3.524 steals and 2.571 total points per game

through her senior year. But that’s not Kenzie. She started

on the way to an undefeated league season and a

playing soccer at age four (U6) because her older sister

Sunbelt League Championship. She repeated that

had played soccer. Thirteen years, countless games

again in her sophomore year, helping her team to

and tournaments, and thousands of miles

another undefeated league season and another

later (“Thanks, Mom!”) she’s still driven to play. “I like overcoming new challenges and achieving the goals I set for myself. I love to win. The challenge of doing what no one thinks I can do is what wills me to

League Championship. Her stats were equally as impressive: 1.045 goals, .571 assists and 2.682 total points per game. Last year, in only thirteen games, she scored 21 goals, had 7 assists, and accounted for 49 points (3.769 avg per game).

work as hard as

‘The best part of

I do. I enjoy

being the forward

exceeding

is being the one

expectations

people look to

and defeating

to score and win

great teams, and I will do whatever I can to help my team win.”

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the game.”

Her

sophomore year in the CIF-SS playoffs, she


just before time expired in double overtime to defeat the number one ranked team, Oaks Christian.

“My greatest sports moment is when my club team (Surf Soccer Club, San Diego)

played live on ESPN in Denver, Colorado and we won the National Championship!” The ECNL (Elite Cup Nationals League) Championships is the biggest female youth soccer event in the country featuring 52 clubs and 164 teams; only eight make it to the finals. Her club team also played the US National team to a 3-3 tie (Akins had the first goal) and beat the U17 Chilean National Team.

Kenzie credits her father, Kelly Akins, as her role model and her mentor.

He “has encouraged and supported me no matter what. He always has my back and has helped mold me into the person I am today by leading me by example… values…determination, respect, and humility.”

Kenzie prepares for games by drinking lots of water during the week

before to ensure she is well hydrated; “I stretch thoroughly and dance with my teammates in the locker room.” Her greatest challenge is balancing her heavy soccer schedule (club and school practices and games) with her rigorous AP-filled course load. “Traveling all over the country takes a lot of time away from my studies which has forced me to spend countless late nights and all nighters doing homework.”

“Kenzie is a talented forward who can score goals at any level,” says Colin Chesters, Director of Coaching for the

Surf Soccer Club, “She can hold the ball and wait for support as well as threaten teams behind their defense or with combination play. She is very teamoriented and unselfish.” Many schools were interested in Kenzie: University of Oregon, University of San Diego, Penn State, University of Nevada, TCU and others; she recently committed to the University of Montana Grizzlies who won the Big Sky Conference and played NCAA Champions, Stanford, in the first round of the NCAA tourney. She hopes to be an English teacher and a soccer coach for a high school.

Kenzie has a twin sister, Molly, who plays volleyball and softball at Lakeside. Molly is also used to winning, helping the Lancer softball team

to two league championships in the last two years.

Kenzie’s advice to young aspiring athletes is “to never give up and always try your hardest no matter what. Like my Dad always tells us

"Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle." Trophies, medals and scholarships aside, Kenzie is still hustling to overcome that next challenge.

"Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle."

Courtesy Photos

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Girls' Soccer  CHAPARRAL

GREAT OAK

 Pumas 

 Wolfpack 

MURRIETA MESA  Rams 

Jan. 10 5:00 PM VISTA MURRIETA *

Jan. 10

5:00 PM MURRIETA VALLEY *

Jan. 10 5:00 PM @ Great Oak *

Jan. 17 5:00 PM @ Temecula Valley *

Jan. 17

5:00 PM @ Vista Murrieta *

Jan. 12 5:00 PM CHAPARRAL *

Jan. 19 5:00 PM GREAT OAK *

Jan. 19

5:00 PM @ Chaparral *

Jan. 19 5:00 PM

Jan. 24 5:00 PM @ Murrieta Valley *

Jan. 24

5:00 PM TEMECULA VALLEY *

Jan. 24 5:00 PM @ Vista Murrieta *

Jan. 26 5:00 PM @ Vista Murrieta *

Jan. 31

5:00 PM @ Murrieta Valley *

Jan. 26 5:00 PM GREAT OAK *

@ Temecula Valley *

Feb. 2

5:00 PM TEMECULA VALLEY *

Feb. 2

5:00 PM VISTA MURRIETA *

Jan. 31 5:00 PM @ Chaparral *

Feb. 7

5:00 PM @ Great Oak *

Feb.7

5:00 PM CHAPARRAL *

Feb. 7

5:00 PM TEMECULA VALLEY *

Feb. 9

5:00 PM MURRIETA VALLEY *

Feb. 9

5:00 PM @ Temecula Valley *

Feb. 9

5:00 PM VISTA MURRIETA *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

MURRIETA VALLEY  Nighthawks 

League Game *

TEMECULA VALLEY  Golden Bears 

Feb. 7

5:00 PM @ Vista Murrieta *

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7

Feb. 9

5:00 PM @ Chaparral *

Feb. 9

Jan. 9

5:00 PM @ Great Oak *

Jan. 10 5:00 PM TEMECULA VALLEY * Jan. 19 5:00 PM VISTA MURRIETA * Jan. 24 5:00 PM CHAPARRAL * Jan. 26 5:00 PM @ Temecula Valley * Jan. 31 5:00 PM GREAT OAK *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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Home Game = CAP BOLD

5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

5:00 PM GREAT OAK *

League Game *

@ Murrieta Valley * @ Vista Murrieta * CHAPARRAL * MURRIETA MESA * @ Great Oak * MURRIETA VALLEY * VISTA MURRIETA * @ Chaparral * @ Murrieta Mesa *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

VISTA MURRIETA  Broncos 

Jan. 10 5:00 PM @ Chaparral * Jan. 12 5:00 PM TEMECULA VALLEY * Jan. 17 5:00 PM GREAT OAK * Jan. 19 5:00 PM @ Murrieta Valley * Jan. 26 5:00 PM CHAPARRAL * Jan. 31 5:00 PM @ Temecula Valley * Feb. 2

5:00 PM @ Great Oak *

Feb. 7

5:00 PM MURRIETA VALLEY *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD


Soleil Hall

Noelle Sanz Defender ★ JR. ★ Has dual citizenship plays on the Costa Rican under 20 Team. ★ An attacking defender from left back.

Mid-fielder ★ SR. ★ Captain

Girls' Soccer

Chaparral Pumas ★ Three time lettered in cross Country, Soccer & Track ★ All CIF Honorable Mention ★ Strong player both physically and verbally ★ Has a scholarship to Cal State San Bernardino

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Pos. GK GK MF MF FB MF MF MF STRK SWEP MF MF STRK MF MF STRK FB FB MF FB

Yr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

CHAPARRAL

PUMAS . . . Our Girl's Soccer goal

every year is to win the Southwestern League. Our team plays a posession style of soccer. We use a a 4-4-2 and a 4-5-1 formations in our attack and defense. Our team consists of a combination of veterans and five freshmen. We try to play a style of soccer that is enjoyable for fans to watch. We are playing in two tournaments over Christmas break Riverside Poly Holiday Classic and the North Orange County Classic. Pumas are 11-3-2 behind Haertling’s 9 goals and Strang’s 7 goals. Maury Cauchon, Head Coach www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 49

Southwestern League

PUMAS ROSTER

No. Name 00 Danielle Martinez 1 Makayla Pregrave 2 Ciera Russell 3 Megan Tunnell 4 Darien Casimiro 5 Grace Mitzel 6 Stephanie Martinez 7 Courtney Turner 9 Bree Haertling 10 Angelina Venegas 11 Soleil Hall 12 Maegan Gibson 14 Paige Posvar 16 Briar Morgan 17 Sarah Shetler 18 Corey Strang 19 Noelle Sanz 20 Kayleigh Frederick 22 May Wilson 23 Jordan Sanders


Girls' Soccer

Great Oak Wolfpack Carissa Makwinski Midfielder ★ Jr. ★ Captain ★ Suffered a season-ending injury last year, but she is back stronger than ever. ★ She is team captain. ★ Vision of the field is unlike any other midfielder. ★ An integral part of the Wolfpack defensively as well as offensively.

Michelle Craft Goal Keeper ★ Sr. ★ Captain ★ A four-year starter & team captain ★ Named to the All-League First Team her Sophomore & Junior year ★ 1st team All CIF team her Junior year. ★ Has been instrumental in the Wolfpack success.

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GREAT OAK WOLFPACK . . . We are very excited about this upcoming season. We are returning 15 Varsity players. We had a strong season last year and are trying to build upon that. Their formation is somewhat dependent upon the team we are facing. They are very fluid and move from a 4-4-2 to a 4-5-1. The

Southwestern League

Southwestern League is a tough league, so every game becomes a new challenge. Their goal is to improve upon last year, which included a league title and the Riverside Academic Team award. GOHS starts the season at 7-4-2. Alicia Brennan, Head Coach 50 ❚ www.myvalleynews.com/sports

WOLFPACKGROSTER 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 21 22

Miranda Shulz Steph Malherbe Mallory de Avila Brie Diaz Demi Tsambasis Rachel Makwinski Carlee Bates Katie Martinez Clarissa Estella Carissa Makwinski Michelle Craft Gabi Forss Zahn Malherbe Nicole Craft Alison Long Mikayla Brillon Chloe Amaradio Erika Brink Sam Tagle

10 10 10 11 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 12 11

M M/F D D M/F M M/F M M/F M GK M/F M/F D/M D D M/F M F


Kourtney & Krystal Kutscher, SR’s

★ 4-year varsity players ★ Kourtney 2nd team All-SWL ★ Krystal Honorable Mention SWL ★ Two of the most passionate, competitive soccer players I have coached at TVHS. ★ Hard-working, skilled players ★ Great enthusiasm & heart with which they play.

Jordan Francescon, SR

★ 2-time 1st Team All-SWL, Offensive MVP 2010-2011, All-Valley Player of the Year (2011) ★ TVHS Career: 33 goals, 21 assists ★ A talented goal-scorer, standout speed. ★ Four year varsity starter, we look to her to lead us offensively. ★ An unselfish player, hard worker, respected by her teammates. ★ Interested colleges: Benedictine College, Atchison KS/ Belmont Abbey, North Carolina

Girls' Soccer

Temecula Valley Golden Bears

David Canales Photo

GOLDEN BEARS ROSTER 0 Kat Spencer So. 1 Katy Boano Sr. 2 Rachel Witz Jr. 3 Holly Sidoti Jr. 4 Lulu Kutscher So. 6 Brenna Shea Sr. 7 Rebecca Cartmill Jr. 8 Rebecca Mohr Jr. 9 Darla Guajardo So. 10 Jordan Magnin Jr. 11 CJ Jagoda Fr. 12 Nicole Robertson So. 13 Jordan Francescon Sr. 15 Shelby Ricks Sr. 16 Sydney Magnin Fr. 17 Sierra Flynn Jr. 18 Kourtney Kutscher Sr. 19 Krystal Kutscher Sr.

TEMECULA VALLEY GOLDEN BEARS . . . The Bears are excited about the 2011-2012 season and look to improve on their 4th place finish in the competitive Southwestern League. This year’s varsity team is comprised of eight returning varsity players, three transfers, four JV players from last year, two freshmen, and a cheerleader who is returning to the soccer field. The Bears will be led offensively by reigning Offensive MVP Senior Jordan Francescon (22 goals, 6 assists), 1st Team All-Southwestern league Junior Jordan Magnin (8 goals, 11 assists), and senior Kourtney Kutscher (6 goals, 2 assists). The Bears will look to seniors Shelby Ricks and Krystal Kutscher to provide leadership for a young defensive group. Throughout the preseason, the Bears will work to become a cohesive team that looks to keep possession of the ball while attacking with numbers and have high ball pressure all over the field. TVHS is 12-3. Franceson leads the league with 22 goals; Cartmill has ten.

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Southwestern League

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Girls' Soccer

Vista Murrieta Broncos Carly Matera

Jaki Velasquez

Forward ★ SR ★ All-League honorable mention ★ 4 year varsity starter ★ Team Captain ★ Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, U.C. San Diego (May not be for soccer)

Forward ★ SR

★ 2nd Team All-League ★ 10 goals 1 assist last season ★ Team Captain ★ A Skillful forward ★ Her senior season promises to be Jaki’s best. ★ Cal State San Marcos, Cal State San Bernardino, San Diego State interested

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Southwestern League

VISTA MURRIETA BRONCOS . . . The Broncos come into the season with a fairly experienced team of 7 returning starters. The new starters played several minutes for us last year. We’ve started with a 3-0 against Fallbrook on 11/28 and have 7 preseason games and the Riverside Poly Tournament to get us ready for Southwestern League competition. We play a 4-5-1 formation with a flat back 4. It looks like a 3-4-3 when we attack. They expect to defend with 10 players and attack with 9 players. We have some key players in Forward Jaki Velesquez, Midfielders Talya Deleon, Carly Matera, and Perry Guinn that will anchor our offense. On the Defensive side Defender Melissa Jones and Goalkeeper Cheyanne Mumphrey will take the lead. We expect to compete for a league title and a C.I.F. playoff spot in the always tough Southwestern League. Bronocs are 10-2-1. Deleon has seven goals; Velasquez has four.

00 0 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

BRONCOS ROSTER

Cheyanne Mumphrey (C) Abigail Lopez Anna Henning Malaysia Guzman Melissa Jones Samantha Holder Aliyah Reed Brooke Evans Vivian Giraldo Carly Matera (C) Jaki Velasquez (C) Aaliyah Blanchard Melanie Chhea Taylor Sherman Gabby Constante Perry Guinn Michelle Benjamin Tanna Garrison Chelsea Rychener Shenalin Acoba Karissa Latteri Talya Deleon Krystal Morgenstern Emily Reece (C)

Captain (C)

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GK GK MF/F MF/F D F/MF D/MF MF/F FORW MF F D MF/F F/MF F/MF MF MF/D D MF/F MF F/MF F/MF D D

Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.


Girls' Soccer  ELSINORE

HERITAGE

 Tigers  Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM

League Game *

LAKESIDE * @ Temescal Canyon * @ Heritage * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Lakeside * TEMESCAL CANYON * @ Perris * HERITAGE * @ Paloma Valley *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

LAKESIDE

Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Lancers  3:15 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

League Game *

@ Elsinore * @ *Perris * HERITAGE * @ Paloma Valley * TEMESCAL CANYON* Elsinore * PERRIS * @ Heritage * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Temescal Canyon*

Home Game = CAP BOLD

PERRIS

 Panthers  Jan. 11

3:15 PM @ Paloma Valley *

Jan. 13 3:15 PM LAKESIDE * Jan. 20 3:15 PM @ Temescal Canyon * Jan. 25 3:15 PM HERITAGE * Jan. 27 5:00 PM PALOMA VALLEY * Feb. 3

3:15 PM Elsinore *

Feb. 8

3:15 PM TEMESCAL CANYON *

Feb. 10 5:00 PM @ Heritage * League Game *

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb 8 Feb. 10

Home Game = CAP BOLD

 Patriots  3:15 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM

League Game *

@ Temescal Canyon * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE * @ Perris * TEMESCAL CANYON * @ Paloma Valley * LAKESIDE * @ Elsinore * PERRIS *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

PALOMA VALLEY Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Wildcats 

3:15 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

League Game *

PERRIS * @ Heritage * TEMESCAL CANYON * LAKESIDE * @ Elsinore * @ Perris * HERITAGE * @ Temescal Canyon * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

TEMESCAL CANYON Jan. 10 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Titans 

3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 5:15 PM

League Game *

HERITAGE * ELSINORE * @ Paloma Valley * PERRIS * @ Lakeside * @ Heritage * @ Elsinore * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Perris * Lakeside *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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Girls' Soccer

Heritage Patriots Justina Sandoval

Delaney Morris

Sweeper ★ Sr. ★ Captain ★ League Defensive MVP

Goal Keeper ★ Jr. ★ Captain ★ 3 year starter ★ Holds virtually all Heritage High goalie records. ★ Possesses great athleticism that allows her to challenge all shots. ★ 4+ GPA and also performs with the drama club.

(2010) 2nd & 3rd team All-CIF.

★ All around versatile defender. ★ Good offensive instincts ★ Starting sweeper for the past 3 seasons. ★ Should move into the top-5 all-time Heritage point leaders this season, even as a defender.

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Sunbelt League

HERITAGE PATRIOTS . . . Patriots are in a rebuilding year. There are only five returning starters from last year’s squad. The team could have as many as seven freshmen make the Varsity team which would be the most freshman ever. The team is hoping to employ a possession style offense, patiently working the ball up the field and looking for chances to score. The defense will be a flat 4 defense with the goal of keeping the ball in front of them and trying to limit penetration. The girl’s hope to make CIF but a 3rd place finish would be required which will be a challenge in the competitive Sunbelt League. Key players are Justina Sandoval, Senior defender and Delaney Morris, Junior Goalkeeper. Heritage is 6-8-1. Ojeda, Correa, and Iniquez each have four goals. Michael Mattison, Head Coach

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PATRIOTS ROSTER NO.

Name

Pos.

Yr.

1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 20 21 22 23 24 26

Jasmine Medina Kassandra Lemus Amber Guillen Kristen Briseno Celina Meza Gloria Ojeda Jessica Newsom Stephanie Perez (C) Erica Oseguera Maribel Correa Tiffany Nguyen Justina Sandoval (C) Giselle Iniguez (C) Antoinette Petersen Brieann Valenzuela Ana Rosas Delaney Morris (C) Breanna Roark Alyssa Briseno

FORW MF MF D D FORW D MF MF MF FORW D FORW D D D GK MF FORW

Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr.


Girls' Soccer

Lakeside Lancers

Bailey Bowe

Kingsley Martinez

Mica Snell

Mackenzie Akins

Midfielder ★ Sr. ★ Captain

Defender ★ Sr. ★ Captain

Midfielder ★ Sr. ★ Captain

Forward ★ Sr. ★ Captain

LANCERS ROSTER

No. Name 1 Mackenzie Akins (C) 2 Irais Ramos 3 Tiffany Flores 4 Mireya Bravo 5 Anahi Ramirez 6 Jocelyn Cuevas 7 Bailey Bowe (C) 8 Monica Cuevas 9 Jasmin Garcia 10 Jessica Fortin 11 Brianna Reese 12 Brittany Reese 13 Kingsley Martinez (C) 14 Mica Snell (C) 15 Melissa Serrato 16 Magaly Garcia 17 Paola Contreras 18 Gladys Baltazar 19 Sarah Saenz 23 Michelle Vazquez 24 Yissel Gueta

Bailey Bowe

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Yr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

Pos. Fwd Mid Mid Fwd Mid Def Mid Def Mid Fwd Def Fwd Def Def Mid Def Mid Def Def GK GK

Midfielder ★ Sr. ★ Captain

LAKESIDE LANCERS . . . In the pre-season, the Lancers beat Southwestern League powerhouse, then unbeaten Temecula Valley, and their returning Player of the Year, Jordan Francescon 3-1. The Lancers look to be the

Lancers start the season 7-6-4.

team to beat in the Sunbelt

Sunbelt MVP Akins leads the

League and will be relying

Valley (with TVHS’ Fransecon)

heavily on Mackenzie Akins,

at 22 goals and 52 points

Melissa

overall. Bailey Bowe has eight

Serrato

and

keeper Michelle Vasquez.

goal

goals.

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Sunbelt League

Jasmin Garcia Midfielder ★ So.


Girls' Soccer

Linfield Lions Angela Brown Sr. ★ Forward ★ 5 Goals ★ 1st Team All-League, 2011

Madison Pledger Sophomore ★ Forward ★ 12 Goals ★ Scored five goals in one game this year ★ Led team in goals and assists (12 Goals-8 assists) 2011 ★ 2nd Team All-League 2011

LINFIELD

 Lions  Jan. 3

4:00PM WESTERN CHRISTIAN *

Jan. 6

4:00PM @ Ontario Christian *

Jan. 10

4:00PM CALVARY CHAPEL *

Jan. 13

4:00PM ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN *

Jan. 17

4:00PM WOODCREST CHRISTIAN *

Jan. 19

4:00PM @ Loma Linda Academy *

Jan. 23

4:00PM AQUINAS *

Jan. 27

4:00PM @ Western Christian *

Jan. 31

4:00PM ONTARIO CHRISTIAN *

Feb. 3

2:15PM @ Calvary Chapel *

Feb. 8

3:15PM @ Arrowhead Christian *

Feb. 9

4:00PM @ Woodcrest Christian *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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LIONS ROSTER

LINFIELD LIONS . . We are definitely in a rebuilding year with the majority of the roster made up of underclassmen. It is exciting that the youngsters have such quality people as upperclassmen to look up to in Angela Brown and Abby Wells, team captains. They will lead their team

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through league toward overcoming our uphill battles week in and week out. The season will set the stage toward building solid team character which will serve us well in the future.

Jenny Lawlor, Head Coach

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Wilson, Megan Crowther, Janelle Boano, Julie Wells, Abby Campbell, Michaela Rainey, Lana Hofmann, Ashley Oeleis, Alysha Harvey, Krista Childress, Sydney Tucker, Erin Todd, Hayley Pledger, Madison Crowther, Jackie Brown, Angela Hofmann, Brianna Philips, Makala


Does sugar affect athletic performance? Sugar - derived from simple or complex carbohydrates -- is essential for your body's ability to make energy. All of us have felt the short-term pick-me-up effects of a sugary snack. Sports drinks, like Gatorade and Powerade, sports gels and sports beans incorporate some form of sugar to enhance athletic performance. A closer look at the benefits and the detriment of sugar and carbohydrates is worth some attention. Types of sugar and carbohydrates There are many different sources and forms of sugar; some have a much greater health benefit. Table sugar (sucrose), high fructose corn syrup (dextrose), fruit sugar (fructose), and milk sugar (lactose) are the most common. The faster a sugar or carbohydrate raises your blood sugar the higher the glycemic index value the food has. The glycemic index is the measurement used to determine how fast the sugar in the food or drink gets into the blood stream. The higher the glycemic index of a product the more insulin is released. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the sugar in our body keeping blood sugars at a nontoxic level by storing blood sugar in the liver and muscles as glycogen and in fat as triglycerides. Too much sugar can lead to overproduction of insulin. When insulin levels are elevated day after day it can lead to symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, mental fog, and sugar cravings. Foods high in plant fats, fiber and protein slow down the absorption of sugar from the gut into the blood and are called low glycemic foods. Carbohydrate Loading before games or events: High glycemic or low glycemic meals? High dietary carbohydrate intake for several days before competition (carbohydrate loading) is known to increase muscle glycogen (sugar) stores, with subsequent performance benefits often seen in events longer than 90 min in duration. Glycogen concentration may remain elevated for up to 5 days. There was no difference in performance, endurance and recovery with a low glycemic verses high glycemic carbohydrate load. As long as the amount ingested is adequate for loading, the type of carbohydrate is less important. Sugar and electrolyte replacement drinks: Are they really necessary? It is clear that staying well-hydrated is essential to preventing cramps but there is a growing body of research demonstrating delayed time to exhaustion and quicker recovery during intermittent high-intensity activity when using a sugar-electrolyte solution prior

to and during the event. The use of sugar-electrolyte drinks as regular beverages should be discouraged due to their high sugar content. What about sports gels or sports beans for endurance exercise? Endurance athletes commonly use sports gels, sports shots or sports beans to help maintain their blood sugar levels during exercise greater than 90 minutes. One study found significant improvement in endurance time and capacity with the sport gel groups over the fasting group. Other studies show evidence of improved endurance performance but not in sprints. Another study comparing raisins to sports gels found no difference in exercise performance but noticed a slightly increased insulin level in the sports gel and increased fat burning with the raisins. Therefore, raisins may be an inexpensive and healthier alternative to using sports gels. Lastly, how important is carbohydrate nutrition in sports? Appropriate carbohydrate nutrition is very important in maintaining overall good athletic performance and health. Unfortunately, more youth are overweight and have diabetes. In 1970 5% of youth aged 12-19 were overweight, now the numbers are around 20%, and 80% of those adolescents will be obese by age 25. Type 2 diabetes -which was almost unheard of in individuals less than 18 years old in 1970- is now diagnosed in approximately 8600 youth per year. These sad trends can be linked to increased sugar consumption. Less than 100 years ago the average amount of sugar consumption was about 10 pounds, now it is 160 pounds per person per year. That means we now consume an extra 272,500 empty calories per year. That’s a lot of extra exercise to keep the weight down. In order to maintain that six-pack and high athletic performance it's important to eat a nutrient-dense low glycemic diet on a daily basis, saving the high glycemic meals for just before and after sporting events. This not only improves overall athletic performance but will keep you healthier and less likely to develop chronic diseases down the road. By Erik Lundquist, MD Graybill Medical Group, 37537 Rancho Pueblo Road, Suite 102 Temecula, CA 92592

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Boys' Soccer  CHAPARRAL Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

 Pumas 

VISTA MURRIETA * @ Murrieta Mesa * @ Temecula Valley * GREAT OAK * @ Murrieta Valley * @ Vista Murrieta * MURRIETA MESA * TEMECULA VALLEY * @ Great Oak * MURRIETA VALLEY *

5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 pm 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

MURRIETA VALLEY  Nighthawks 

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

League Game *

@ Temecula Valley * GREAT OAK * MURRIETA MESA * @ Vista Murrieta * @ Chaparral * TEMECULA VALLEY * @ Great Oak * @ Murrieta Mesa * VISTA MURRIETA * CHAPARRAL *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

GREAT OAK

 Wolfpack 

Jan. 10 5:00 PM MURRIETA MESA* Jan. 12 5:00 PM @ Murrieta Valley * Jan. 17 5:00 PM VISTA MURRIETA * Jan. 19 5:00 PM CHAPARRAL * Jan. 24 5:00 PM @ Temecula Valley * Jan. 26 5:00 PM @ Murrieta Mesa * Jan. 31 5:00 PM MURRIETA VALLEY * Feb. 2 5:00 PM @ Vista Murrieta * Feb. 7 5:00 PM @ Chaparral * Feb. 9 5:00 PM TEMECULA VALLEY * Home Game = CAP BOLD

League Game *

TEMECULA VALLEY  Golden Bears 

Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 pm 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

League Game *

MURRIETA VALLEY * VISTA MURRIETA * @ Chaparral * @ Murrieta Mesa * GREAT OAK * @ Murrieta Valley * @ Vista Murrieta * CHAPARRAL * MURRIETA MESA * GREAT OAK *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

MURRIETA MESA Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

 Rams 

5:00 PM 5:15 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:15 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

@ Great Oak * CHAPARRAL * @ Murrieta Valley * TEMECULA VALLEY * @ Vista Murrieta * GREAT OAK * @ Chaparral * MURRIETA VALLEY * @ Temecula Valley * VISTA MURRIETA *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

League Game *

VISTA MURRIETA Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

 Broncos  5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

League Game *

CHAPARRAL * @ Temecula Valley * @ Great Oak * MURRIETA VALLEY * @ Murrieta Mesa * @ Chaparral * TEMECULA VALLEY * GREAT OAK * @ Murrieta Valley * MESA MURRIETA *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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Boys' Soccer

Chaparral Pumas

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Southwestern League

CHAPARRAL PUMAS . . . . The roster is currently at 21 players. Included in this number are the two sophomore goalies Jeffrey Vasquez and Wyatt Marquette. Both have had a good preseason splitting time with equal statistics to date and are pressing each other to play very good soccer. The defense in front of them is staffed primarily by senior classmen, Jerry Eastman, Kyle Muldbakken, Matt Thomas, and Tylor Corbin. Another key member of the defense is junior defender Nicolas Hurst. Midfield and attacking players consist of freshman - senior classmen including seniors JJ Dennis, Victor Barba, Abraham Nesbeth, Bernard Tume and Miguel Villadolid. The sophomore and junior classes are well represented with such midfield players as Juniors Austin Rizzo, Ivan Gajeda, Matias Rodriquez, and Moses Salem. There are a few younger classmen to watch including sophomores Julian Wells, Johnathan Rodriquez and Freshman players Angelo Basso, Jesus Trejo, and Santiago Warren round out the squad. We will likely play from a 3-6-1 no matter the shape we will play simply and together to set pace of play through our possession. Our JV and freshman teams are also fielding competitive sides that will become the Varsity players of tomorrow. We are excited about the prospect to what this means to the CHS Soccer Program moving forward. Pumas start the season at 5-3-3. 60 ❚ www.myvalleynews.com/sports

Omar Benjoud, Head Coach

Pumas Roster

No. Name GK Wyatt Marquette GK Jeff Vasquez 2 Angelo Basso 3 Kyle Muldbakken 4 Jesus Trejo 6 Bernard Tume 7 Tyler Corbin 8 Ivan Grajeda 9 Abe Nesbeth 11 Austin Rizzo 12 Matt Thomas 13 Randy Kim 14 Victor Barba 15 JJ Dennis 16 Jerry Eastman 17 Julian Wells 19 Miguel Villadolid 20 Alex Leseur Nick Hurst Matias Rodriguez Moses Salem Santiago Warren


Ariel Lassiter

Chris Gaitan

JR. ★ FWD. ★ Captain ★ Ariel led the team in goals last year ★ Expecting to continue his prolific goal scoring this year. ★ Has great soccer intelligence.

SR. ★ Midfield ★ Captain ★ Chris is one of the most technically gifted players ★ His ability on the ball, his first touch ★ His 1v1 skills are among the best

Boys' Soccer

Great Oak Wolfpack

GK GK 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 21 22 23

WOLFPACK ROSTER John Runkle Hunter Fitzharris Spencer Orme Josh Constant Brandon VonZup Garrett Kuljian Cole Drechsler Ariel Lassiter Hector Mejia Christopher Gaitan Eric Henderson Michael Killeen Yezzan Naber Bryson Gaitan Brian Sheehy Dominic Elizondo Simran Nagra Devon Woodside Abner Juarez Ricardo Martinez Navid Shahvzad Dallin Gilbert

Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

Great Oaks Wolfpack . . . We are looking forward to the 2012 season. Although we lost a large number of important seniors last year, we have a strong group eager to compete for another league championship. Our team plays an attractive brand of attacking soccer emphasizing individual skill and collective movement of the ball. We hope to improve on our CIF quarterfinal finish last year. I look forward to watching this team score many goals this season and seeing them enjoy representing their school. Wolfpack start the season at 4-3.

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Southwestern League

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Boys' Soccer  HERITAGE

ELSINORE

Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Tigers  3:15PM 3:15PM 5:00PM 5:00PM 3:15PM 3:15PM 3:15PM 5:00PM 5:00PM 3:15PM

@ Lakeside * TEMESCAL CANYON * @ Perris * HERITAGE * @ Paloma Valley * LAKESIDE * @ Temescal Canyon * PERRIS * @ Heritage * PALOMA VALLEY *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

League Game *

PALOMA VALLEY Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb.1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8

 Wildcats 

5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM

@ Perris * HERITAGE * @ Temescal Canyon * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE* PERRIS * @ Heritage * TEMESCAL CANYON * LAKESIDE *

Feb. 10 5:00 PM @ Elsinore * League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Patriots  3:15 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

League Game *

TEMESCAL CANYON * @ Paloma Valley * LAKESIDE * @ Elsinore * PERRIS * @ Temescal Canyon * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE * @ Perris *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

★ PERRIS

 Panthers  Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3

5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM

PALOMA VALLEY * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE * TEMESCAL CANYON * @ Heritage * @ Paloma Valley * LAKESIDE * @ Elsinore *

Feb. 10 5:00 PM HERITAGE * League Game *

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Home Game = CAP BOLD

LAKESIDE

Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

 Lancers 

3:15 PM ELSINORE * 5:00 PM PERRIS * 3:15 PM @ Heritage * 3:15 PM PALOMA VALLEY * 3:15 PM @ Temescal Canyon * 3:15 PM @ Elsinore * 3:15 PM @ Perris * 3:15 PM HERITAGE * 3:15 PM @ Paloma Valley * 5:00 PM TEMESCAL CANYON *

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

TEMESCAL VALLEY  Titans 

Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3

3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM

@ Heritage * @ Elsinore * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Perris * LAKESIDE * HERITAGE * ELSINORE * @ Paloma Valley *

Feb. 10 5:00 PM @ Lakeside * League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD


Jonah Rivera Senior ✦ MF ★ Training with the US Soccer Development Academy’s Arsenal FC’s program. ★ Will be the anchor of our midfield ★ Key to transitioning us from offense to defense. ★ A tireless worker who possesses a great soccer IQ ★ Has great ability. ★ Pursued by Cal Baptist University in Riverside (NCAA Div. II). Donal Pearce Photo

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Lakeside Lancers Cris Rodriguez Senior ✦ MF ★ Will wear the captain’s band ★ 1st team All League selection and second team All Valley selection. ★ He is the engine that drives our team. ★ Great leader and a winner of the ball. ★ Pursued by SOKA University (NAIA Div. I) and Wabash University, Indiana (NCAA Div. II).

Donal Pearce Photo

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Pos. G MF D MF MF F, MF D, MF STRK F, MF MF MF, F MF, F D MF, D D MF D MF MF GK

Yr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

LAKESIDE LANCERS . . . The Lancers have a very talented team returning. They return almost our entire offense and have added significant attacking weapons to an already potent bunch. Even though they graduated almost our entire defense from a year ago they have tremendous talent on the defensive side as well. It is tough to pick out just one or two key players for this upcoming season as they are deep and talented throughout the roster. They hope to continue the successes they’ve had in recent regular seasons and parlay that into a solid playoff run. The biggest challenge they are faced with is coming together as a team and developing solid chemistry both offensively and defensively in order to accomplish those goals.

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Sunbelt League

Lancers Roster

No. Name 1 Jose Chavez 2 Gerino Duran 3 Sergio Gonzalez (C) 5 Ivan Reyes 6 Jonah Rivera 7 Ivan Hernandez 8 Robert Vega 9 Oscar Gonzalez 10 Jesus Herrera 11 Mauricio Perez 12 Ricky Ruiz 13 Mateo Baltazar 14 Patricio Martinez 15 Germain Ponce 17 Chris Mosqueda 18 Cris Rodriguez (C) 19 Emmanuel Rodriguez 20 Ishmael Chavez 21 Cameron McDiarmid 23 Brayan Lopez


Boys' Soccer  CALVARY-MURRIETA Jan. 10 Jan. 13 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 27 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 7 Feb. 10

LINFIELD

 Warriors  6:00 PM 2:15 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 3:15 PM 2:15 PM 6:00 PM 2:15 PM 2:15 PM 6:00 PM 2:15 PM

Jan. 3 Jan. 6 Jan. 10 Jan. 13 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 23 Jan. 27 Jan. 31 Feb. 3 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

@ Linfield Christian * ONTARIO CHRISTIAN @ Western Christian * @ Aquinas * @ Arrowhead Christian * WOODCREST CHRISTIAN * @ Loma Linda Academy * SOUTHLANDS CHRISTIAN LINFIELD CHRISTIAN * @ Ontario Christian * WESTERN CHRISTIAN *

Home Games at Birdsall Park in Temecula

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

 Lions 

6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 2:15 PM 3:15 PM 6:00 PM

League Game *

WESTERN CHRISTIAN * @ Ontario Christian * CALVARY MURRIETA * ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN * WOODCREST CHRISTIAN * @ Loma Linda Academy * AQUINAS * @ Western Christian * ONTARIO CHRISTIAN * @ Calvary Murrieta * @ Arrowhead Christian * @ Woodcrest Christian *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

Calvary Murrieta Warriors Ambassador League WARRIORS ROSTER

No. Name 1 3 4 7 10 12 15 16 17 19 20 21 23 26 27 44

Pos. Yr. Ht.

Austen Taylor GK Jay Son Corey Varey MF, F Christian Redin MF Sergey Madden MF, F Billy Dedich D Eric Voss MF, D, F Justin Bacher F Ashton Elwood (C) MF, F Chris Lee D, MF Luke Voss (C) HB, MF Shaynen Stillman (C) D, MF Johnny Licitra FORW Garret Hayden D Kurt Bacher D Johnny Norris GK

Sr. 5-10 So. Sr. 6-0 Fr. 5-7 So. 5-7 Fr. 5-11 So. 6-3 So. 6-0 Sr. 5-8 Jr. 5-11 Sr. 6-1 Jr. 6-1 So. 5-6 So. 5-9 Jr. 6-0 Jr. 6-1 School Photo

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Ryan Kisgen

Austin Pyles

Sr. ★ Striker

Sr. ★ Sweeper

★ Catalyst for our offense. ★ Led the team in points . ★ All Valley, All-CIF, and 1st Team All-League as a sophomore. ★ Being recruited by UCI, UCR, Cal State East Bay, U of Honolulu, U of San Francisco, and the University of New Mexico

Boys' Soccer

Linfield Lions ★ Dependable player. ★ Team captain 2009-2012. ★ Potential of being named 1st Team All-League for the 4th consecutive year. ★ Football team’s kicker. ★ Being recruited by Cal Poly Pomona (soccer) ★ Interest from Boise St, SDSU, Nevada, U of New Mexico (football).

LIONS ROSTER

No. Name

Pos. Yr.

00 0 01 4 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 21

GK GK GK MF, F D D, MF MF STRK MF, F STRK MF SWEP MF D MF, F D MF, D

Anthony Simeone Will Campbell Justyn Cabunoc Mitchell Hieter Andrew Misuta Andrew Nagel Jordan "JJ" Johnson (C) Ryan Kisgen Yong Won "Erick" Jung Hunter Stacey Evan Hieter Austin Pyles (C) Chun So "Eddie" Park Josh Rennie Hyun Ho "Kevin" Ji Nick Marino Lukas Wade

Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr.

LINFIELD LIONS . . . We are a growing team with momentum and hope to see it carried throughout the year. Last season saw us get off to a slow start with a losing 1st half record of 3-4. However, we put things together, played like the team we are, and finished the 2nd half of season with an impressive 5-1-1 record. We will go into this season playing with an expectation of moving up in the table from 4th place and will very likely be one of the teams competing for the league title. We will work out of a standard 4-4-2 formation relying on the ever dependable Austin Pyles in defense and scoring threat Ryan Kisgen. Before joining the Ambassador league, we had won the Big Sky league in back to back years. There is no reason why Linfield can’t return to the top. We have a lot of good young talent that is passionate about the game. These boys are hardworking and dedicated. I can say as many glowing remarks of what “we can be”, “should be”, and make all kinds of predictions. Ultimately, it will come down to what the boys do on the pitch. To win games you have to have passion for the game, a quality work ethic, and talent. These boys have all three. www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 65

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“We don’t have to do the extraordinary things; we only have to do the ordinary things better than our opponents.” — USA Water Polo Team playbook

“The best thing about our team is you don’t really worry about who you’re going to play. We win or lose by what WE do. We can really beat ourselves or we can make ourselves great.” — Natalie Golda defender, US Women’s Water Polo Team

“Dear Lord, in the struggle that goes on through life We ask for a field that is fair, A chance that is equal with all the strife, The courage to strive and to dare; And if we should win, let it be by the code, With our faith and our honor held high; And if we should lose, let us stand by the road And cheer as the winners go by.” — Knute Rockne, Prayer to Play Fair in the Game of Life

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Cheerleader from Pennsylvania

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“My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces.” — Wilma Rudolph (despite polio-induced infantile paralysis, she was the first American woman to win three Gold Medals in track and field in a single Olympic Games, 1960)

“I am building a fire and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment. I light the match.” — Mia Hamm,

FIFA World Player of the Year, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2004

“It puts things in perspective. God is still God. I still have a relationship with Christ, and a loss doesn’t change anything. Win or lose, everything is still the same . . . If I can inspire hope in someone, then it’s still a good day.” — Tim Tebow www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 67


Brett Sayre

170 lbs. ★ Temecula Valley High School ★ Senior ★ 6’3” ★ 3.0 GPA ★ Freshman: Undefeated, Southern California State Champion, MVP ★ Sophomore: Qualified for Master’s, Most Improved ★ Junior: 2nd in CIF - SS Individuals, 5th at Masters, State Qualifier ★ Senior: #3 in the state (the Californiawrestler.com)

Aristotle once said, “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” Brett Sayre has courage. He is a wrestler, a very good one. In fact, he is the only returning CIF State qualifier in the entire Valley. But he has had to wrestle more than opponents on a mat; before his freshman year, Brett was diagnosed with a rare bone condition – multiple non-ossifying fibromas. The benign tumors create lesions or holes in the bones; Brett has already undergone multiple surgeries to graft cadaver bones into his left arm and left shin. “Some of his bone tissue is soft enough to cut with a scalpel,” says his mother Diana, “his bones could break anytime, but he’s been active in sports for 11 years and you can’t stop him.”

Brett has been playing baseball since he was five years old; he started wrestling when his older brother – also a wrestler – encouraged him to join the kids’ club team. “I would go to wrestling if it didn’t interfere with my baseball games or practices,” said Brett. He still does both at Temecula Valley High School. “Wrestling is an individual sport. If you win, it’s all you. If you lose, it’s all you. You cannot blame anyone for what you do nor can anyone take credit for what you do.” Brett’s greatest sports memories are from his sophomore year “winnning wrestle-offs to make it to Varsity and then qualifying for the Masters.” He credits Coach Aaron Chiles as having the greatest impact on his development as an athlete. His motivation is to see himself “at the top of the State podium this year.” Brett would also like to wrestle in college and the Olympics someday and become an orthopaedic surgeon, an apropos profession considering his personal challenge. Brett comes from a big family: three older brothers and a twin sister. “Even though Brett has had to face many challenges since his freshman year – being diagnosed with “jaffe-campanacci syndrome” in which his bones could break anytime,


even walking down the street – he has not let it be an excuse to quit,” says his mother, Diana. “We, as his parents, have not let him use it as an excuse to not participate in sports or anything else that he wants. He is an accomplished baseball player and wrestler, with the latter being his favorite.” Brett’s advice to aspiring wrestlers is “this sport is not easy. You need discipline during the season and in the off-season.” The Temecula Valley Golden Bears have won 23 straight league titles and their twelfth dual title in 2010-11. “Brett is one of the most explosive and exciting wrestlers I have had the privilege of helping coach!” says Co-Head Coach Arnold Alpert, “We are looking for great things from Brett this year!” Beating opponents on a mat seems easy compared to the challenge Brett wrestles with every day; he demonstrates courage in the face of devastating consequences; he is already a champion!

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Wrestling  CHAPARRAL Jan. 5

7:00PM VISTA MURRIETA *

Jan. 6-7 TBA

@ Riverside Cty Tournament

Jan. 11 7:00PM MURRIETA MESA * Jan. 13-14 TBA

TEMECULA VALLEY INVIT. *

Jan. 18 7:00PM @ Temecula Valley * Jan. 25 7:00PM GREAT OAK * Jan. 28 TBA Feb 1

@ Centennial Invitational

7:00PM @ Murrieta Valley *

Feb. 4 TBA

SW League Finals * @ Vista Murrieta

MURRIETA VALLEY  Nighthawks 

Jan. 5 5:30PM Jan. 6-7 TBA Jan. 11 7:00PM

@Temecula Valley * @ Riverside County Champships - Arlington Great Oak *

Jan. 13-14 TBA Jan. 18 5:00PM Jan. 25 7:00PM Jan. 27-28 TBA Feb. 1 7:00PM Feb. 4 TBA

TEMECULA VALLEY INVIT. * @ Murrieta Mesa @ Vista Murrieta* @ Canyon Springs Tourn. CHAPARRAL * SW League Finals @ Vista Murrieta

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MURRIETA MESA

GREAT OAK

 Pumas 

 Wolfpack  Jan. 4 7:00PM MURRIETA MESA * Jan. 6-7 TBA @ Arlington Tournament Jan. 11 7:00PM @ Murrieta Valley * Jan. 13 TBA @ Temecula Valley * Jan. 14 TBA @ Temecula Valley Jan. 18 7:00PM VISTA MURRIETA * Jan. 25 7:00PM @ Chaparral * Feb. 1 7:00PM TEMECULA VALLEY * Feb. 4 TBA SW League Finals * @ Vista Murrieta

TEMECULA VALLEY  Golden Bears 

Jan. 5

5:30PM MURRIETA VALLEY *

Jan. 11

7:00PM @ Vista Murrieta *

Jan. 13-14 TBA

TEMECULA VALLEY INVIT.

Jan. 18 7:00PM CHAPARRAL * Jan. 21 TBA

@ San Clemente Tourney

Jan. 25 5:00PM @ Murrieta Mesa * Feb. 1

7:00PM @ Great Oak HS *

Feb. 4 TBA

SW League Finals @ Vista Murrieta

 Rams 

Jan. 4

5:00PM @ Great Oak *

Jan. 6-7

TBA @ Arlington Tournament

Jan. 11

5:00PM @ Chaparral *

Jan. 18

5:00PM MURRIETA VALLEY *

Jan. 20-21 TBA

@ Lakeside

Jan. 25

5:00PM TEMECULA VALLEY *

Jan. 28

8:00AM @ Centennial Invitational

Feb.1 5:00PM @ Vista Murrieta Feb. 4 TBA SW League Finals @ Vista Murrieta

VISTA MURRIETA  Broncos 

Jan. 5 7:00PM @ Chaparral * Jan. 6-7 TBA Riverside County Championships @ Arlington HS Jan. 13-14 TBA Temecula Valley Invit. Jan. 18 7:00PM @ Great Oak* Jan. 25 7:00PM MURRIETA VALLEY * Jan. 27 3:00PM vs.Raul Huerta Invit. Jan. 28 9:30AM @ Centenniel Invit. Feb. 1 7:00PM MURRIETA MESA * Feb. 4 TBASW League Finals @ VISTA MURRIETA


Christian Lechuga 120 lbs. ★ So.

Photo provided by school

Wrestling

Great Oak Wolfpack Alex Weber 145 lbs. ★ Sr.

★ Talented and dedicated young wrestler. ★ A hard worker ★ Has solid technique, and the stamina to wrestle into the 3rd period. ★ Made an impact last year on varsity. ★ Placed at several tournaments as a freshman at 103 lb.

★ Very hard working senior wrestler who is new to the Southern Section. ★ Comes from Mt. Carmel High School where he was a 3 year Varsity wrestler ★ Placed 5th in the San Diego Section Masters tournament. Photo provided by school

Team Photo by Visual Sports Network

ROSTER Jr. 285 Sr. 195 Fr. 120 Fr. 106 So. 285 Sr. 182 Sr. 152 Sr. 138 Jr. 170 Jr. 170 Jr. 285 Jr. 160 Jr. 160 Jr. 160 Jr. 195 Jr. 152 Sr. 170 Sr. 132 Jr. 132 So. 126 So. 120 So. 138 So. 132 So. 160 So. 145 Sr. 170

GREAT OAK WOLFPACK . . . The wrestling team for the 11-12 season is a young but talented team. We graduated a large group of seniors last year and now we have many new wrestlers stepping up to the Varsity level. Our style of wrestling focuses on an attacking style of neutral wrestling, we focus on being able to score the first take down and win any match on our feet. Key wrestlers: Jacob Mike, Christian Lechuga, Bryce Davis, Alex Weber, Seth Balangue. Being in the toughest league in the Southern Section is not easy. No win comes easy especially with a young team. We will take each team one match at a time. The biggest challenge for this team will be to find leadership. With this many new Varsity wrestlers leaders will need to emerge to bring this team to the next level.

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Southwestern League

WOLFPACK Ward, Daymion Mussa, Rami Mike, Jacob Nielsen, Anthony Hobby, Matt Balanque, Seth Wilson, Shaquille Davis, Bryce Dunn, Ethan Larabee, Zack Gonzalez, Shane White, Evan Higgins, Nathan Gonzales, Johnny Ballesteros, Alex Perez, Jacob Holding, Ralph Santoro, Joey Ortiz, Brenden Herrington, Nick Lechuga, Christian Bailey, Jacob Bailey, Jeremiah Rodriguez, Austin Weber, Alex Robinson, Devin


Wrestling

Temecula Valley Golden Bears Brett Sayre 170 lbs. ★ Sr. 6'3" ★ Undefeated, So Cal State champ, MVP 2008 ★ Qualified for Masters, Most Improved wrestler, 2009 ★ 2nd in CIF - SS individuals, 5th at Masters, State qualifier ★ Ranked 3rd in state of CA ★ 3.0 GPA

Christian Root

106 lbs. ★ Jr. ★ Second in CIF

Photo provided by school

Photo provided by school

TEMECULA VALLEY GOLDEN BEARS . . . We are trying to win our 25th straight league title and we are ranked #1 in the southern section in duals. Under Coaches Arnold Alpert and Lyndon Campbell, TVHS has won 85 straight league dual meets and has been ranked in the top ten at State ten times.

Head Coach Alpert

Photo provided by school

Vista Murrieta Broncos BRONCOS VARSITY VISTA MURRIETA BRONCOS . . . We have returned the majority of our varsity starters from last year’s team, but we still have about 4-5 sophomores that will be varsity starters. We

106 Alan Manalili 113 Corey Skiles 120 Vandrick Cruz 126 KJ Diaz 132 Dalton Chapman

Southwestern League

have a young team so we can’t rely on years of experience and technique. We

138 RJ Salas, Ben Gonzalez

rely on conditioning, being physical and aggressive throughout the match. Our

145 Nick Jazo

key wrestlers this year are Joe Arellano, Diego Vazquez, Belen Ladd, Nick Jazo, and Vandrick Cruz. We are battling for our school’s first league championship

152 Belen Ladd 160 Garrett Reynolds 170 Eric Longnecker

and placing at the CIF tournament. Our biggest challenge is defeating Temecula

182 Diego Vazquez

Valley, which has 23 straight league titles. We compete in the toughest league

195 Joe Arellano

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220 Mike Morale 285 Brent Morgan Varsity Backups: Gage Bachik & Marco Leano


Wrestling  HERITAGE

 Patriots 

ELSINORE

 Tigers 

Jan. 12

TBA

ElsinoreDual *

Jan. 13

TBA

Temecula Valley. Tourn.

Jan. 14

TBA

Temecula Valley Tourn.

Jan. 19

TBA

Paloma Valley Dual*

Jan. 20

TBA

Lakeside Tourn

@ Lakeside

Jan. 26

5:00 PM Perris Dual *

Jan. 12 6:00 PM

TemescalCanyon

Jan. 28

9:30 AM Centennial Tourn.

Jan. 13 TBA

@ TVHS Tourn.

Feb. 2

5:00 PM Lakeside Dual *

Jan. 5

6:00 PM

Jan. 14 TBA

@ TVHS Tourn.

Jan. 19 6:00 PM

@ Perris High

Jan. 26 6:00 PM

HERITAGE

Jan.28 TBA

@ Centennial Tourn.

Feb. 2

@ Paloma Valley

6:00 PM

Home Game = CAP BOLD

League Game *

PALOMA VALLEY Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb.1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8

 Wildcats 

5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM

@ Perris * HERITAGE * @ Temescal Canyon * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE* PERRIS * @ Heritage * TEMESCAL CANYON * LAKESIDE *

Feb. 10 5:00 PM @ Elsinore * League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

★ PERRIS

 Panthers  Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3

5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:15 PM 5:00 PM

PALOMA VALLEY * @ Lakeside * ELSINORE * TEMESCAL CANYON * @ Heritage * @ Paloma Valley * LAKESIDE * @ Elsinore *

LAKESIDE

Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan. 7 Jan. 10 Jan. 18 Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 Feb. 2 Feb. 4

 Lancers  6:00 PM 1:30 PM 9:00 AM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 2:00 PM 9:00 AM 6:00 PM 12:00 AM

League Game *

Elsinore * @ Arlington @ Arlington PERRIS * @ Heritage * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Canyon Springs Tourney @ Canyon Springs Tourney @ Temescal Canyon * League Finals @ Elsinore

Home Game = CAP BOLD

TEMESCAL CANYON  Titans 

Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3

3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM

@ Heritage * @ Elsinore * PALOMA VALLEY * @ Perris * LAKESIDE * HERITAGE * ELSINORE * @ Paloma Valley *

Feb. 10 5:00 PM @ Lakeside * League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

Feb. 10 5:00 PM HERITAGE * League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

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SCHOLARSHIP So you’re training hard and eating right, playing well and getting some recognition, and thinking you could get a scholarship to play in college . . . now what? BE SURE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY! The NCAA is the largest intercollegiate athletic association and is in charge of all areas of athletics for four-year colleges including recruiting, eligibility, and financial aid. NCAA colleges are ranked either Division I, II, or III schools. Division I is the most competitive, made up of larger colleges and universities, and offers athletic scholarships. Division II is generally made up of smaller schools, but still offers athletic scholarships. Division III does not offer athletic scholarships. The NCAA regulates the maximum number of scholarships that colleges can award in each sport. That number will vary by Division and college since colleges are not required to give out the maximum number of scholarships and can also award partial scholarships. You will need to check with the individual colleges/ teams you are interested in to find out specific numbers.

First, however, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center; you can do this online at www.ncaa.org. It will cost you $65 (nonrefundable). The Eligibility Center certifies the academic credentials and amateur status of all students who want to play sports at an NCAA Division I or II institution as freshmen. You need to meet certain academic benchmarks: core course requirements, test scores, and GPA. And you must be certified as an amateur athlete. Core Course Requirements: Each high school in the United States submits specific core course information to the NCAA, including course descriptions of all classes offered in the areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies and languages. The NCAA reviews the information and determines if the courses are college-preparatory level and meets their definitions to be NCAA-approved.

DIVISION I

DIVISION II

16 Core-Course Rule*

14 Core-Course Rule*

4

years of English

3

years of English

3

years of math (Algebra I or higher)

2

years of math (Algebra I or higher)

2

years of natural/physical science (1 yr of lab)

2

years of natural/physical science (1 yr of lab)

1

years of add'l English, math, natural science

2

years of add'l English, math, natural science

2

years of social science

2

years of social science

4

years of add'l courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal/philosophy)

3

years of add'l courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal/philosophy)

*Division II will require 16 core courses for incoming freshmen beginning August 1, 2013.

Test Scores: • Division I has a sliding scale for test scores and GPA. The higher your GPA, the lower your test score requirement and vice-versa. Here are some excerpts from the chart for an example: SAT SAT Core GPA ACT Verbal/Math only Verbal/Math only 400 3.550 & above 400 37 3.250 520 46 520 3.000 620 52 620 2.750 720 59 720 2.500 820 68 820 2.250 920 77 920 2.000 1010 86 1010 Please see the NCAA website for the complete chart.

• Division II has a miminum SAT score requirement of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68. • The SAT score for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections (not the writing section). • The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the four test sections: English, math, reading and science. • All SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to the NCAA eligibility center by the testing agency (use code 9999). Test scores on transcripts will not be used. 74 ❚ www.myvalleynews.com/sports

Grade-Point Average (GPA): • Unlike your high school GPA that encompasses all high school courses taken, only core courses are used in the calculation of the NCAA GPA. • Weighting of honors or AP courses cannot be used if the high school weights grades for the purposes of class rank. • Verify that your high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses are on the Eligibility Center’s website as approved core courses. • Division I GPA requirements are based on the sliding scale. • Division II GPA requirement is a minimum of 2.000. The NCAA has just approved a higher academic GPA requirement -- 2.3 instead of 2.0 -effective with the freshman class entering in 2015. Amateurism Certification: In addition to the academic credentials, you will also need to complete the amateurism questionnaire (“My Sports” or 10.1 statement) on the website. You will also need to request final amateurism certification prior to enrollment. Selected amateurism rules to be certified by amateurism certification include: • Contracts with a professional team (Division I); • Salary for participating in athletics (Division I); • Prize money above actual and necessary expenses (Division I); • Play with professionals (Division I); • Tryouts, practice or competition with a professional team (Division I); • Benefits from an agent or prospective agent (Divisions I and II);


101: ELIGIBILITY • Agreement to be represented by an agent (Divisions I and II); and • Organized-competition rule (Divisions I and II). For more detail, refer to NCAA Bylaw 12. Institutions will be responsible for determining the amateur status of prospective student-athletes for the areas of the amateurism bylaws not covered by the amateurism certification process. The NCAA Eligibility Center handles hundreds of thousands of registration requests each year and it may take up to six months to process your application; register early to ensure you will be cleared on time. Also, the Eligibility Center has enacted a new policy which requires all athletes to be placed on an active Institutional Request List (IRL). This prioritizes your application for processing. After your transcripts have been sent in, you must contact a college coach and request that he/she place your name on his/her IRL list. Once a coach has decided to do so, he will contact the NCAA and request that your name be cleared. Academic Certifications are completed based on IRL date and amateurism certifications are done based on IRL date and 10.1 statement signing date. Once any coach has requested your application be cleared and it is done, you will be eligible to play at any NCAA college or university. If your elibility status is not requested by a college or university, the NCAA Eligibility Center may not process your certification.

CHECKLIST: 1. Meet with your high school counselor and be sure you have the core courses you need 2. Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and pay your $65 fee; be sure to keep your PIN number so you can check your status online periodically; keep your “My Sports” section up to date; use your ID number for your college coach correspondence (intro letters, highlight DVD’s, etc.) 3. Have your high school counselor send your six-semester transcript to the Eligibility Center at the end of your junior year (Indianapolis address not Iowa City) 4. Ensure your amateurism status online: pick a sport, answer all questions, finalize your status (10.1 statement) 5. Request a college coach to put you on their Institution Request List (IRL) 6. Send your SAT or ACT scores to the Eligibility Center each time you take the test (fill in code 9999 in the score reporting section) 7. Follow up with your high school counselor to send your final transcript with your proof of graduation at the end of your senior year. These steps only ensure your eligibility to play intercollegiate athletics for an NCAA school; they do not ensure your admission to any particular college or university. That is a separate process. Train hard, eat right, play well and be sure to register for your NCAA eligibility as soon as you can!

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Hannah Evans Water Polo ★ Vista Murrieta High School ★ Senior ★ 5’11” Swimming: Freshman: All-League 2nd team, Scholar Athlete ★ Sophomore: All-League, All-Valley, 50-Freestyle record-holder, PE’s Top Ten to Watch Junior: All-League, All-Valley, 3rd Place CIF Water Polo: Freshman: Scholar Athlete ★ Sophomore: All-League 2nd Team Junior: All-League, All-Valley, All-CIF, Team Goal Leader, 101 goals

It’s all about the water for Hannah Evans. “Ever since I was three years old, the pool has been my favorite place.” She tried other sports, but she is most at home in the water . . . maybe that’s because swimming runs in her family

– her mother, her grandmother, and most of her mother’s side of the family were swimmers. Hannah excels at swimming and currently holds the 50m freestyle record at Vista Murrieta High School. She has been All-League in swimming since her freshman year; she took 3rd place in her event in CIF last year. However, she also excels in another water sport – water polo -- a sport she says “my parents bribed me into trying in my freshman year.” Hannah is currently ranked #4 in the nation of all players by MaxPreps.com for goals scored (101 on 194 shots) and #3 at her 2 Meter position. She was All-League, All-Valley, and All-CIF last year. Colleges interested in her included Arizona State, CSU Northridge, CSU Long Beach, University of Michigan, but she chose Cal Baptist because “I think that it will push me academically, spiritually, and athletically.” The accomplishment is more amazing when you consider that she had no pre-high school experience and didn’t play on a high-level club team. She literally started learning the sport in her freshman year, made the Varsity team that year on the strength of her swimming, scored 33 goals and made 2nd Team All-League her sophomore year, had a break-out year last year and is now considered one of the elite players in the nation! Her strength, speed, intelligence and ability to learn quickly contributed to her rapid development in the new sport. “She is one of the best female athletes I have ever had,” says Coach Shane Anderson, “Hannah has come a long way from the small home


school community in Menifee. She is a true leader of our team – it’s like having a coach in the water during the games. Whether she’s shooting from the perimeter or in the middle of the row, she’s either placing excursions or scoring the ball.” “I love the sport because it is different, fun and yet challenging. This summer I played in the Junior Olympics with my club team (Xtreme); it was a lot of fun and a different experience for me!” She is quick to credit her teammates and her coach for her success, “They set me up for all my goals; without them, I wouldn’t be as successful. Coach Anderson has had the greatest impact on my development as an athlete; he talked me into sticking with the sport when I wanted to focus on swimming. He has also taught me so much about the sport and believed in me when I didn’t think I would ever go anywhere as a water polo player.” “My role model is my sister; when I am older, I hope to reflect her.” Hannah is a hard worker and self-motivated “I am super competitive so I will do everything in my power to be the best I can be. I know I have to work to be a better player.” Her advice to young aspiring athletes is to “Never give up. Even when the practices get hard, it will all pay off in the games!” And she should know, hard work and perseverance are paying off for her!

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Girls' Water Polo  GREAT OAK

 Wolfpack 

CHAPARRAL  Pumas 

Jan. 17 3:30PM Jan. 19 3:30PM Jan. 20-21 TBA Jan. 24 3:30PM Jan. 26 3:30PM Jan. 31 TBA Feb. 2 TBA Feb. 7 TBA Feb. 9 TBA

MURRIETA MESA * @ Temecula Valley* @ Coronado Tournament GREAT OAK * @ Murrieta Valley High* SW League Carousel * SW League Carousel * SW League Carousel * SW League Finals*

Jan. 17

3:30PM @ Murrieta Valley*

Jan. 19

3:30PM VISTA MURRIETA *

Jan. 24

3:30PM @ Chaparral *

Jan. 26

3:30PM TEMECULA VALLEY *

Jan. 31

TBA

SW League Carousel *

Feb. 2

TBA

SW League Carousel *

Feb. 7

TBA

SW League Carousel *

Feb. 9

TBA

SW League Finals*

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD

MURRIETA VALLEY

League Game *

Great Oak * @ Murrieta Mesa High @ Los alimitos Event @ Vista MurrietaThursday Chaparral * @ Mater Dei SANTIAGO HIGH SCHOOL SW League Carousel * @ So Cal Varsity SW League Finals*

Home Game = CAP BOLD

@ Chaparral * LAKESIDE MURRIETA VALLEY * TEMECULA VALLEY * @ Vista Murrieta* SW League Carousel * SW League Carousel * SW League Carousel SW League Finals*

Home Game = CAP BOLD

 Broncos 

TEMECULA VALLEY  Golden Bears  Jan. 10 Jan. 11 Jan. 12-14 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan.26 Jan. 31-2/7 Feb. 9

3:30PM 3:15PM TBA 3:30PM 3:30PM 3:30PM 3:30PM TBA TBA

League Game *

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3:30PM 3:15PM 3:30PM 3:30PM 3:30PM TBA TBA TBA TBA

VISTA MURRIETA

 Nighthawks  3:15PM 3:30PM 4:15PM 3:15PM 3:15PM 5:00PM 3:15PM TBA TBA TBA

 Rams 

Jan. 17 Jan. 18 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 *Feb. 9

League Game *

League Game * Home Game = CAP BOLD

Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 20 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Jan. 30 Jan. 31-2/7 Feb. 2-3 Feb. 9

MURRIETA MESA

MURRIETA VALLEY * Lakeside High School @ 5 Counties-MVHS @ Vista Murrieta * CHAPARRAL * @ Murrieta Mesa * @ Great Oak HS * SW League Carousel * SW League Finals*

Home Game = CAP BOLD

Jan. 10

3:30PM

@Chaparral High *

Jan. 17

3:30PM

TEMECULA VALLEY *

Jan. 24

3:30PM

MURRIETA VALLEY *

Jan. 26

3:30PM

MURRIETA MESA *

Jan. 31

TBA

SW League Carousel *

Feb. 2

TBA

SW League Carousel *

Feb. 7

TBA

SW League Carousel *

Feb. 9

TBA

SW League Finals*

League Game *

Home Game = CAP BOLD


Palmer Hardy

Devin Lindsley Goalie ★ Senior ★ Passionate ★ Extremely hard worker ★ Leads by example

Utility ★ Senior

Girls’ Waterpolo

Chaparral Pumas ★ Experienced ★ Creates her own offensive opportunities ★ Varsity letter all four years

All photos on this page are provided by the school

PUMAS ROSTER

NAME POS. Devin Lindsley G Whitney Sayler G Bailey Sprague Utility Stephanie Scull Utility Meagan Wallace Utility Dominique Contreras Center Gabrielle Crouch Utility Jennifer Lester Center Shelby Neeley Utility Monique Hurlstone Summers Utility Kaela Nichols Utility Tera Moktarzadeh Utility Palmer Hardy Utility Alannah Parrett Center Megan Myers Utility Cassandra Flores-Montano Center

YR. Sr. So. So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

CHAPARRAL PUMAS . . . The Puma girls look forward to a positive and competitive season. We look to improve on our 15-15 overall record from last season. Goalie Devin Lindsley will anchor the defense, while Palmer Hardy will lead the offensive effort. It will be difficult to replace last year’s senior standouts but the girls are poised and providing the necessary effort needed for a successful season. Lady Pumas started the season 3-1.

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Southwestern League

NO. 1 1a 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17


Girls’ Waterpolo

Great Oak Wolfpack Palmer Hardy

Megan Ramler

Sr. ★ Captain ★ 5'9"

Utility ★ Senior 5'7"

★ 4 year Experience ★ Great Speed & Strength ★ Powerful Force ★ Very Aggresive player

★ 4 years Experience ★ Uses her great speed ★ Last year's assist leader

All photos on this page are provided by the school

WOLFPACK VARSITY

Southwestern League

GREAT OAK WOLFPACK . . . water polo program brings experience and speed. Led by 7 seniors the Wolfpack looks to regain its dominance in the Southwestern League. The girls Wolfpack uses a motion offense capitalizing on speed and strength. We are a unified high scoring team with great communication. Our leading center Brenna Shea, who was our leading scorer last year, returns to dominate again. Megan Ramler a star attacker who led our team in assists last year, is prime to lead our offense and defense into a successful season. Great Oak this year hopes to be in the finals for league championships and continue on into C.I.F. Our biggest challenges this season is that the league is always competitive. Murrieta Valley and Vista Murrieta are always an exciting challenge! Wolfpack start the season 3-3. Doug Barker, Head Coach 80 ❚ www.myvalleynews.com/sports

NO. NAME

POS.

YR.

1

Aubree Anton

Goalie

Sr.

2

Taylor Johnson

Center

Sr.

4

Kai Winters

Driver

Sr.

5

Abby Buxbaum

Driver

Fr.

7

Gerilynn Eierman

Center Def.

Sr.

8

Megan Ramler

Driver

Sr.

9

Alison Bortcosh

Driver

So.

11

Ashley Normandie Center Def.

Jr.

14

Brenna Shea

Center

Sr.

15

Jill Wulf

Driver

So.


Hannah Evans

Kalani Phillips

2me Offense ★ Sr. ★ 101 goals last year ★ A true leader of our team— it’s like having a coach in the water during the games with her out there. ★ Has already signed with Cal Baptist University.

Goalie ★ Sr. ★ Had 249 saves last season ★ Third year goalie that started her sophomore year ★ Her development has been remarkable ★ Our success this year will be attributed to her dependability and consistency.

Girls’ Waterpolo

Vista Murrieta Broncos

All photos on this page are provided by the school

BRONCOS ROSTER NO. NAME

POS.

YR.

1

Kalani Phillips

GK

Sr.

1a

Brianna Cooper

GK

Jr.

2

Kellie Johnston

Attacker

Jr.

4

Hannah Evans

2M G

Sr.

5

Allie Turner

Attacker

Jr.

Key Players: Hannah Evans; Marisa Rack; Kalani Philips; Gabbi Valenzuela;

7

Bailey Ford

Attacker

Sr.

Logan Young. Our league is always tough, we expect to be competitive.

8

Gabbi Valenzuela 2M G

Sr.

9

Marisa Rack

Attacker

Sr.

10

Hollie Kemble

Attacker

So.

11 River McLeod

2M O

So.

18

Attacker

. have played some tough Orange County competition and have faced some close losses, but we feel we are on a good track.

Shane Anderson, Head Coach

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Southwestern League

Logan Young

VISTA MURRIETA BRONCOS . .


Girls Water Polo  ELSINORE

 Tigers  Jan. 17

3:15 PM LOS ALTOS HIGH

Jan. 18

3:15 PM HEMET

Jan. 25

3:15 PM @ Perris *

Jan. 31

3:30 PM Lakeside *

Feb. 1

3:30 PM @ Temescal Canyon *

Feb. 3

3:15 PM PERRIS *

Feb. 8

3:30 PM @ Lakeside *

Feb. 10

3:30 PM @Temescal Canyon *

League Game * Home Game = CAP BOLD

LAKESIDE

PERRIS

 Panthers  Jan. 17

3:15 PM GRANITE HILLS

Jan. 24

3:15 PM @ Granite Hills

Jan. 25

3:15 PM ELSINORE *

Jan. 27

3:15 PM @ Temescal Canyon *

Feb. 1

3:15 PM @ Lakeside *

Feb. 3

3:15 PM @ Elsinore *

Feb. 8

3:15 PM TEMESCAL CANYON *

Feb. 10

3:15 PM LAKESIDE *

League Game *

Jan. 10 Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 25 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 10

Home Game = CAP BOLD

3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:30 PM 3:30 PM 3:30 PM 3:30 PM 3:15 PM 3:30 PM 3:30 PM

League Game *

TEMESCAL CANYON  Titans 

Jan. 25

3:30 PM @ Lakeside *

Jan. 27

3:30 PM PERRIS *

Feb. 1

3:30 PM ELSINORE *

Feb. 3

3:30 PM LAKESIDE *

Feb. 4

11:00 AM LOS ALTOS

Feb. 8

3:15 PM @ Perris *

Feb. 10

3:15 PM @ Elsinore *

Feb. 11

11:00 AM MURRIETA VALLEY

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 Lancers 

Home Game = CAP BOLD

Tahquitz @ Temecula Valley @ Murrieta Mesa Temescal Canyon * @ Elsinore * PERRIS * @ Temescal Canyon * ESTANCIA ELSINORE * @ Perris High *

Home Game = CAP BOLD


Great Oak Wolfpack Cheer

Great Oak’s Varsity Cheer squad is comprised of an amazing group of 31 talented athletes, who excel both academically and athletically. We are involved in various community events as well as the area schools to encourage students to have school spirit and also to make good choices. We are active on campus in support of Fall and Winter sports and support ASB at Pep Rallies and other events. Our Competition squad had competitions on December 10th and December 17th. We anticipate another successful season! Our biggest challenge this year is funding for our program. We have worked to find more creative ways to raise funds to keep our program running.

Head Coach – Cabernet Bricker ★ Asst. Coach – Terri Kostecki Photo provided by school

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Lakeside Lancers Cheer

The LAKESIDE LANCER CHEER TEAM just finished a spirited football season and is now gearing up for an exciting basketball season as well as their second year in the competition circuit. Lancer Cheer made Lakeside history last year competing for the first time placing in the top 4 at 4 out of 4 competitions as well as receiving 2 bids to USA Nationals. The Lancer Cheer Program’s theme for this year’s competition season is “Stronger than Yesterday” and they are just that. The group of 24 9-12 grade Varsity members will embark on their competitive journey in honor of their late principal Mr. Jason Moscowitz. The 11 member JV team is currently working on developing their stunting techniques and sharpening their motions while preparing for varsity. VARSITY CHEER Kaitlin Butler Nadine Cantong Haley Castaing Annyssa Garcia Taylor Hendrick Sandra Kemp Krisjansen Rayna Lively Courtney Malone Christine Martinez Allisyn Millar Stephanie Miller Brittany Pascoe Imani Patterson Allison Schlanger Taylor Tourek Sabrina Vargas Haley Walsh Alexa Willis

JV CHEER Victoria Aquino Kimberly Buck Rhea Desmond Liz Duran Kylie Fisher Jasmine Flores Michelle Hutchinson Chayla King Kiley Scott Bridgette Solis Christina Tway VARSITY SONG Taylor Fletcher Stevie Herriger Hubbard Kaylie Magna Yadiria Munoz Paulina Salazar Jennalyn Salvatera Michaela Stewart All photos on this page are provided by the school

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Murrieta Valley Nighthawks Cheer

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Paloma Valley Wildcats Cheer

All photos on this page are provided by the school

THE PALOMA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY CHEER AND SONG TEAMS are a dynamic group of girls in a thriving program. Our mission is to demonstrate academic strength, model school spirit, support athletics on campus and be outstanding and competitive athletes. Our Varsity Cheer Team is comprised of highly technical athletes who compete both outside of school and within the PVHS Cheer Program, routinely enhancing their tumbling and high level stunting techniques. Our Varsity Song Team is comprised of Advanced level dancers who compete both outside of school and within the PVHS Dance Elite Program who consistently work on improving their technique in order to master multiple turns and high level jumps and leaps. Our Teams had an extraordinary football season and now are launching into basketball and competition season with an overall team GPA that boasts a 3.0! 88 â?š www.myvalleynews.com/sports

Wildcats Cheer Marissa Cabrera Kayla Milum Kailyn Cardone Noelle Moscowitz Leslie Corona Sam Mytinger Jessica Eargle Ashley O’Neill Roxy Fierro Katherine Pallares Miranda Gardea Kathleen Patrick Ashley Hall Melody Robinett Cassie Hansen Dawn Robinson Sam Haskins Tori Stacy Madison Jones Brittany Vanderham Valerie Metcalf Sam Vanpoppel Breanna Ortega


Temecula Valley Golden Bears

The talented TVHS cheerleaders of Temecula Valley seem to shine wherever they go. Varsity has always been 25-32 members, however, this year I decided to take 15 girls. These 15 girls are my most talented girls TVHS has ever had. Every single girl on Varsity can tumble. Every girl met and exceeded the requirement to be on Varsity which is a standing back handspring. That was a skill our program has been enforcing for the past 4 years. Most cheer teams do push-ups after touch down, We however, started the standing back handspring tradition after each touch down. The girls ripple their flips from one side to the other and the crowd goes wild. As TVHS cheer competitiveness grows next year, be sure to tune in onto their next chapter Revan Jebrail – Head Coach/Adviser they have in store for you. Above photo provided by the school

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Vista Murrieta Broncos

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Vista Murrieta High Varsity Cheer is off to a great start of the school year. Our squad of 68 girls and two Mascots attended the UCA camp in Palm Desert to get ready for fall season. Much of the focus and attention of the program is centered on cheering at football, water polo, volleyball, wrestling, basketball and soccer competitions, which leaves no time to compete in cheer competitions. Our focus is to be involved in all that happens on and around campus and to raise school spirit. The biggest challenge we face is to be in multiple places at one time, and of course, fundraising. Our girls always seem to step up and meet the challenge! Debra Rausa, Cheer Advisor

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The Need ... Today young athletes are bigger and faster than ever before. The competition for starting positions on teams is tougher than ever, which means achieving optimal levels in every area of performance is integral to success. Competing at high levels requires speed and agility, strength, coordination, power, flexibility and endurance. In most land-based sports, the teams or athletes with the most speed are going to win. Tenths of a second can mean the difference between winning and losing, success and failure. Speed training should be an integral part of your training regimen.

Such a regimen should include a proper warm-up: a structured routine utilizing dynamic flexibility to warm the muscles, stretch the muscles and teach the muscles. The progressive routine should increase in intensity of movement and result in increased blood flow to the muscles, increased muscle elasticity, elevated core temperature, and should incorporate running mechanics, balance, coordination, flexibility and range of motion.

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repetitive structured approach enables the formation of neural pathways in the brain that result in faster, smoother, more efficient motor actions. The training of the neuromuscular pathways is key to speed training.

To run faster, you need to: • Increase stride length: cover more ground and decrease running time; this is best accomplished through increased flexibility and range of motion and running mechanics;

• Increase stride frequency or turnover rate: specific running drills can increase the number of times your feet hit the ground in a given time period;

• Increase force production: simple physics teaches that every action has an equal and opposite reaction and the more force you can apply to the ground, the more it will return, resulting in increased horizontal velocity; strength training (endurance, maximum, and elasticity) and proper running form are key;

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• Learn proper running technique: start with arm action drills and coordinate with lower body mechanics to efficiently transfer force production into horizontal velocity;

• Condition fast twitch muscle fibers: speed is not determined solely by muscle strength but also by how quickly the muscles react and contract;

• Train for agility: the ability to quickly stop, change direction and start again along with power training develops quickness;

• Develop your anaerobic threshold: fast, high-intensity training is done in an anaerobic training zone and increasing your threshold will allow you to maintain this high-intensity work longer;

• Decrease recovery time: regular and systematic training will decrease the amount of recovery time needed between exertion periods allowing you to get back to peak performances more quickly;

• Delay fatigue: fatigue affects technique, desire, and focus. Delaying the onset of fatigue will allow you to perform better longer and with greater intensity.

This is more than just adding a few drills; it requires a commitment to integrating speed training with your strength training regimens. In today’s competitive environment, training for speed is critical to your success.

 Paul Bandong was a Senior Trainer specializing in Explosiveness Training at Prodigy Athletes. He was a coach for twenty-two years at the high school and junior college levels, a youth sports coach and program director as well as a multi-sport athlete throughout his career. www.myvalleynews.com/sports ❚ 95



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