That raid on basketball in the Pacific northwest continues at the University of Redlands.
Derrick Dial figures he went to sleep at around 3 in the morning. It was on Nov. 17, 2018, maybe six hours after his team lost a heartbreaking CIF Division 11 semifinals playoff game. At home. To Anaheim Western High.
It couldn’t have been worse timing for Danika Serassio, the onetime Redlands East Valley defender who roamed the Lady Wildcats’ backfield — then known as Danika Bowman.
There are rumblings around Community Field, the baseball-softball-football facility on this city’s north side, that are beginning to sound like an outcry for public awareness.
Even before Monday’s media Zoom conference with CIF-Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod, rigorous questions were accumulating.
It’s quite a résumé. All you have to do in order to judge the coaching career of first-year Baylor University head football coach Dave Aranda is to look around.
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Tennis classes at Ford Park were approved to begin on Monday, July 6, with new guidelines promoting social distancing with participant safety in mind. These guidelines are available to view on the city of Redlands website at cityofredlands.org/post/match-play-tennis-academy-1.
CYCLING: Craig Kundig’s memory was crystal clear … ‘He was coming’ … Redlands lineup of other racing stars was glittering … A local appearance might’ve landed 200,000 fans.
DREAM TEAM: CBL coaches held to just a few picks … CIF championship swimmers Liberty, Jude Williams in spotlight … Pepperdine-bound Zack Chonkich a baseball pick … Citrus Valley’s 4 x 400 girls relay among CBL’s elite.
There was a moment, or two, when softball star Sahvanna Jaquish, a Redlands East Valley star softball player, had showed up as a college coach in Redlands.
Baseball coach Estevan Valencia admitted there were plenty of names sifting through his mind while mulling over the idea of chasing down the open athletic director’s position at Redlands High School.
I had something else completely different planned for this corner until … Saturday. That’s when the sky started falling in on some curious tweets traced back to University of Redlands football coach Mike Maynard.
DIAMOND NOTES: Chonkich, Kesterson, McKinney, Stegehaus, Lee and others in the lineup … REV girls hurting for seniors … Strong crop of underclassmen ready to step up.
Yes, we lost the Indianapolis 500 from Memorial Day weekend, but we also lost something else from that Memorial Day time frame. The San Bernardino County Amateur Golf Championship, which was a nice little prize for area golfers to shoot for over a three-day period, is off the horizon.
BASEBALL HISTORY: Switch to PONY might’ve brought new energy … Key figures brought about transition … Bartells, Chapman and others lifted local ball into prominence.
AREA SCHOOLS: Private school campuses might have an advantage over public schools … ‘No one knows anything,’ says Rhonda Fouch … CIF Fall sports could start two weeks later, says Russell DeKock.
While nothing in sports is happening around these parts, a lot is still taking place. Redlands East Valley has a guy who will train with a wrestler battling for an Olympic berth.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Former REV star took issue with post-season honors … Numbers favored the ex-Wildcat in battle with NorCol guard … No chance to prove himself after shutdown.
COLLEGE TENNIS: Shortened season kills NCAA hopes … Redlands duo gets second straight national honor … Fall tournament outcome lifted Bulldogs in national rankings.
Mark Hopson, whose high school coaching career was spawned in a football environment, had some hopes that Redlands High School’s golf season could be salvaged in some way. “I know it’s selfish,” he said. “The CIF has to worry about every sport … be fair to everyone. But golf is that one spor…
University of Redlands senior cornerback Jeff Hector, who racked up eight interceptions for a No. 22-ranked team in NCAA Division III last season, was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent last weekend.
There have been a handful, plus one. Those players, blessed with speed and power, nimbleness and strength, are legendary in local football circles.
U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar will host a telephone town hall for San Bernardino County small businesses from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. today.
Mark Hopson, whose high school coaching career was spawned in a football environment, had some hopes that Redlands High School’s golf season could be salvaged in some way.
HIGHLAND — Gabriel Torrez must have felt like a marked man. It didn’t seem to matter that he was Arrowhead Christian Academy’s only real ball-handler.
Next weekend, this would have been the epicenter of a continuous bicycle race that started around these parts in 1985.
BASKETBALL HISTORY: Jerry Tarkanian landed a stud recruit — at Redlands High … Hoops legend could’ve been changed in Terrier Gym … CIF ruling might’ve stopped a championship.
COLLEGE GOLF NOTES: Returning players, recruiting tops area programs’ hopes in looking ahead to ’21 … Jugar, Moon, Condon, Nicholson and Hay could’ve finished high … Redlands’ men were shooting for another NCAA bid.
There seemed to be good news coming from Arizona Cardinals’ head coach Kliff Kingsbury, not to mention defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, plus veteran Billy Davis, who coaches linebackers.
HOOP SCOOP: Lacey racks up second-team All-Region honors … Menary tabbed second-team All-NABC … 13-year Lady Bulldogs’ coach had the school’s best-ever result.