FOOTBALL: Pre-Season “Great 8 & 4 More” Rankings

Using a very complicated, scientific, and mathematical formula; the Inland_Sports Show Super Computer was able to squirt out (as Geoff Gorham put it) these preseason “Great 8 & 4 More” power rankings based on a points system.

Centennial checks in at the top spot with 48 points; followed by Murrieta Valley, Heritage, Vista Murrieta and Roosevelt rounding out the top five spots. There were several ties including a log jam for the 8th spot in the Great 8.

Be sure to follow @Inland_Sports on Twitter and inland_sports_show on instagram for any updates to the Great 8 & 4 More Power Rankings. The Inland_Sports Show Super Computer will be squirting out a new power ranking after Week 0.

 

FOOTBALL: Rancho Verde, Corona, Chino Hills, and Orange Vista reach Southwest County Semis

Rancho Verde, Corona, Chino Hills, and Orange Vista reached the semifinals of the 13th annual Southwest County Passing Tournament at Paloma Valley High School.

After a long, hot day that included a weather delay because of lightning, the tournament was called-off early following a scuffle between Corona and Hillcrest in the quarterfinals.

Orange Vista, playing with a team with no varsity experience, made a cinderella run to reach the semis after topping Ventura in the quarterfinals.

Rancho Verde outlasted Vista Murrieta in another great quarterfinal match-up.

Storm Pitcher Cal Quantrill, Rancho Verde Football Coach Jeff Steinberg on The Inland_Sports Show

We’ll hear from Rancho Verde football coach Jeff Steinberg on the new 14-team conference set for 2018; as well as what he saw from QB Blake Barnett at the Arizona State Spring Game.
We’ll head down to Lake Elsinore and check in with Storm hurler Cal Quantrill.
We’ll also talk about the new Events Center at Cal Baptist University where the men’s and women’s basketball teams will play their home games. Plus, we’ll hear from the CBU softball team after winning its third PacWest Conference title. We’ll talk with coach Bill Baber plus shortstop Krista Mann and outfielder Caitlyn Lloyd.

BASKETBALL: All-CIF Teams, Reedy Named Player of the Year

Rancho Verde’s Brandon Baker has been named the CIF Southern Section Division 1AA Coach of the Year.

The CIF Southern Section released its all-CIF teams on Monday. Guard Damien Reedy from the CIF-SS Division 1AA champion Rancho Verde earned player of the year honors with Brandon Baker being named the Coach of the Year in their respective division.

Click on the following link for the complete all-CIF teams for boys basketball: 2016-17 ALL CIF BOYS BASKETBALL

For the all-CIF girls basketball teams, click on this link: 2016-17 ALL CIF GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Rancho Verde guard Damien Reedy named CIF Southern Section Division 1AA Player of the Year.

BASKETBALL: Voting Ends for the Inland_Sports MVP!

Thank You for voting for the Inland_Sports Show-Fandom House Studio boys basketball Most Valuable Player!

More than 6,000 votes were casted and will help determine the MPV in the IE!

Stay tuned to The Inland_Sports Show every Saturday at 11am as we will announce the winner.

The Inland_Sports Show MVP will receive a photo shoot from Fandom House Studio; best sports edit in the business!

Also, the Inland_Sports All-Star Classic is Friday April 7 at Citrus Hill High School … see you there!

BASKETBALL: Inland_Sports Show MVP Finalists

The Inland_Sports All-Star Classic is less than a month away on April 7 @ Citrus Hill High School. The top seniors in the Inland Empire will be on display with the game broadcasted LIVE by Teen Vision TV16 and Inland_Sports.

College coaches will be in attendance as the recruiting windows opens on April 6.

The official list of invited players will be on the Inland_Sports website next week … plus mentioned on The Inland_Sports on Fox Sports Radio 1350AM. Rosters will be tweeted by @Inland_Sports.

Here’s the list (in no particular order) of the finalists for the Inland_Sports Show boys basketball MVP award.

The winner will receive a photo shoot from Fandom House Studio! Best Sports Edits in the business!

Local hoops legend and Inland_Sports co-host Geoff Gorham breaks down each of the finalists:

Sr.        Jordan Williams          Tahquitz H.S.

Jordan is a four- year Varsity starter and has led Tahquitz to four straight Mountain Pass League Championships.   He is an all-around player… He can score when needed, get a big rebound, a steal, anything that needs to get done. He can win and knows how to win. A special player. Several D1 schools are after him

 

Sr.        Alex Wright                Woodcrest Christian H.S.

Alex is Woodcrest Christian’s all-time leading scorer. He is a versatile combo guard with great length, can see the floor, hit the open shot and make everyone around better. He has led the Royals to two consecutive CIF semi-finals. Alex signed at CBU

 

Sr.        Matt Mitchell                         Roosevelt H.S.

Matt is a dominate force in one of the toughest leagues on one of the best teams in Southern California. Matt can play small forward and stretch defenses with his perimeter shot and can also play the power spot where he dominates the boards and defends Bigs. Matt will be great player in the Big West next year at Cal State Fullerton.

 

Sr.        Jemarl Baker                          Roosevelt H.S.

Jemarl is an athletic wing who can shoot with anyone. He is athletic, can stretch the floor and get after it on the defensive end of the floor. He is a smart player, who protects the ball and can find players in the open court. Jemarl Baker is taking his talents to the Pac-12, to the Bay Area of U.C. Berkeley.

 

Sr.        Jalen Hill                                 Centennial H.S.

Jalen Hill is another great ball player from the long list to come out of Centennial. Jalen is a long, athletic slasher , who can any team better because of his athleticism. He has a pro body and has a tremendous upside with a high ceiling. Jalen will be going to play for the UCLA Bruins next year under Steve Alford.

 

Sr.        Ajani Kennedy                                    Rancho Verde H.S.

Ajani is another long, athletic forward who can play inside and step out on the perimeter and hit a mid-range shot. He is long enough to guard Bigs and quick enough to guard more athletic perimeter players. He is still a work in progress, but has the chance to be a great player in Dennis Cutts system at UC Riverside.

 

Jr.        Mathew Bradley                     San Bernardino H.S.

Mathew is the most versatile player on this list, with the most potential to be a superstar at the next level. He is a beast, able to take over games and score at will. He can play inside, outside, and anywhere he wants to… he is that special kind of player. Great ball-handler, shooter and defender. He has the highest ceiling of anyone Ive seen in a long time and he’s only a Jr.

BASKETBALL: Highlights of Rancho Verde winning the CIFSS Division 1AA Title

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Inland_Sports was on the scene at Azusa Pacific University as Rancho Verde High School captured the CIF Southern Section Division 1AA championship with a 43-41 victory against Maranatha.

Inland_Sports video journalist Cullen Holt delivers the highlights of the big win for the Mustangs!