Let them Play rallies urge for return of youth sports

Rallies took place across California and the Inland Empire on Friday in support of youth sports, including high school athletics.

Senior Writer Derryl Trujillo has more on the large turnout in Southwest Riverside County: Let Them Play recap.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Gak powers CBU to WAC win

The California Baptist men’s basketball team picked up its first Western Athletic Conference win of the season with an 83-74 win on Friday night.

Gorjok Gak had a career night with 18 points and 17 rebounds.

Big Gak Dunk!!!

WAC Expansion

The Western Athletic Conference added five new schools on Thursday; Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston, Southern Utah, and Stephen F. Austin.

Senior Writer Derryl Trujillo has more: WAC Expansion.

Rancho Verde coach Duffy & QB AJ Duffy, Murrieta Valley hoops coach Brian Wethers and CBU star Ane Olaeta (1-13-21)

Rancho Verde football coach Pete Duffy joins the show as well as his son, AJ Duffy, who is a big time college recruit and will transfer to IMG Academy in Florida.

Plus, we check in with Murrieta Valley basketball coach Brian Wethers.

Then we hear from California Baptist basketball star Ane Olaeta, who has guided the Lancers to a 10-0 start this season.

We’ll also check-in with former Yucaipa HS and CSU San Bernardino pitcher Tyler Wells after he was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the Rule 5 Draft.

BASEBALL: Pitcher Tyler Wells joins the Orioles

Former Yucaipa and CSU San Bernardino pitcher Tyler Wells was picked up by the Baltimore Orioles in the Rule 5 Draft. Wells is on the Orioles big league roster and coming off Tommy John surgery.

Watch the interview on IEMG:

“Let Them Play!” rallies across California

With hopes of persuading Governor Gavin Newsome to adjust the public health guidelines to allow high school sports, rallies are taking place all across the Inland Empire and California on Friday at 4pm.

A list of participants is below:

Alcalanes High School
Alhambra HS,
Amador HS, Pleasanton
Bonita Vista High School
Branham HS, San Jose
Brentwood, Downtown City Park (liberty HS district)
Bullard HS, Fresno
California HS, San Ramon
Carlsbad High School
Chaparal HS, Temecula
Chino Hills
Citrus Valley HS, Redlands
Clovis (district office)
College Park HS, Pleasant Hill
Colusa County
Corona del mar HS, Newport Beach
De La Salle
Del Norte HS, San Diego
Dougherty Valley HS, San Ramon
Dublin HS, Dublin
Edison High School, Huntington Beach
El Dorado HS, Placentia
Fallbrook High School
Foothills High School
Fountain Valley High School
Granite Hills High/El Cajon
Half Moon Bay High school
Hamilton HS, Hamilton City
Hughson High School
Huntington Beach High School
Imperial Valley (courthouse)
Kimball High School
La Costa Canyon High School
La Verne (San dimas, glendora, clairemont & private)
Lake County School District (all schools)
Livermore (Granada Hills HS & Livermore HS)
Marina High School
Mariposa High School
Mission Hills High School
Miramonte High School
Monte Vista High School
Mt Carmel High School
Murrietta Valley
Oakdale High school
Oak Ridge HS, El Dorado Hills
Oceanside schools
Ocean View High School
Orland High School
Pioneer HS, San Jose
Pleasant Valley HS, Chico
Point Loma HS
Poway High School, San Diego
Ramona High School, Ramona
Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego
Rancho Cucamonga
Ripon High School
Sacramento, State Capitol
Sacramento County (meet at sunrise & greenback)
San Juan Hills High School, San Juan Capistrano
San Marcos High School
San Mateo City Hall
San Mateo Central Park
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Santa Margarita Catholic / South OC
Saugus High School

Sequoia Unions HS district, San Mateo County (Sequoia HS)
Scripps Ranch High School
Shasta County
St. John Bosco High School
Sunny Hills HS, Fullerton
Sweetwater Union High School District
Tehachapi High School
Tehama County
Temecula Valley
Templeton HS, Templeton
Tesoro Hills High School, Rancho Santa Margarita
Torrey Pines HS, San Diego
Trabucco Hills High School, Mission Viejo
Tracy High School
Trinity HS, Weaverville
Troy HS, Fullerton
Turlock (all schools)
Vista High School
West Valley High School
Westminster High School
Westview High School, San Diego
Wilcox HS, Santa Clar
Windsor HS
Yosemite HS, Oakhurst
Yucaipa High School

Where are they now? Golfer Sydnee Michaels

Senior Writer Derryl Trujillo catches up with former Linfield Christian golfer Sydnee Michaels, who eventually reached the LPGA, in his latest installment of “Where are they Now?

Where are they now? Sydnee Michaels


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: CBU improves to 9-0 with 98-69 win vs Utah Valley.

The California Baptist University women’s basketball team opened Western Athletic Conference play with a 98-69 victory against Utah Valley.

The Lancers (9-0) are on a 12-game win streak dating back to last season.

CBU used a 36-8 first quarter to grab control of the contest.

Senior Writer Darryl Trujillo has more: CBU vs UVU recap.

Centennial AD Bill Gunn, Yucaipa Baseball, Rim Football Coach Joe Jurado on The Show (1-6-21)

Centennial High School athletic director Bill Gunn joins to show to talk about the high school sports season, the colored-tiers, and the future of football.

Plus, Yucaipa baseball coach Ralph Grajeda and two of his star players, Caiden Huber (USC commit) and Jacob Reimer (Cal State Fullerton commit) join the show to talk T-bird baseball.

We also check in with Rim of the World football coach Joe Jurado!

RB Miles Reed, Corona Skipper Andy Wise on The Show (12-30-20)

Former Centennial and Hawai’i running back Miles Reed joins us to talk about his football future.

Plus, Corona baseball skipper Andy Wise sizes up the 2021 season.

We also talk all-things basketball with Tim Cook from Life Pacific University.