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BOYS CIF PLAYOFFS

All-League Teams have been announced

Big Gun Nate and Norseman punch ticket for Semi's

By Bill Dickens
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EL CAJON (2-28-15) — The Valhalla Norsemen were passing out a record number of T-shirts in Friday’s (Feb. 27) Division III San Diego Section 60-34 quarterfinal romp over Christian.

But the Norsemen did more than just pass out shirts – they also whipped the ball up and down the court with excellent precision as they eliminated the Patriots from the playoffs.

In a game that was one-sided from the middle of the second quarter on, the Norsemen (21-7) skated past the Patriots (16-11) with relative ease.

Christian was competitive in the first quarter but was unable to maintain its poise as Valhalla overpowered the Patriots at the game progressed.

NATHAN YOUSIF set the pace for Valhalla with 18 points, hitting 7 of 16 from the floor including a trio of 3s as the Norsemen steadily pulled away.

Big Gun Nate (Yousif) helped lead the charge for the Norsemen’s blowout of the Patriots. “It’s all about confidence,” he said, “and we have to have it every day.”

GIRLS CIF PLAYOFFS

All-League Teams have been announced

Cutler, Cook and Kygar lead Vaqueros to the Semi's

By Adam Paul
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LAKESIDE (3-1-15) &mdashl In a game that was never really in doubt, the No. 2 seed El Capitan Vaqueros took on the No. 7 seeded San Pasqual Academy Dragons in the quarterfinals of the Division IV San Diego CIF playoffs Saturday (Feb. 28) at Santana High and won in convincing fashion 58-32.

The first quarter was only an 11-5 advantage for the Vaqueros which saw the Dragons score what would be their only basket for quite a while with about two minutes to go in the period.

In the second period the Dragons put up a goose egg thanks to stifling defense by the Vaqueros. The Vaqueros started the period on a 6-0 run to lead 17-5 and they never looked back. Ultimately they would lead 23-5 at the half despite shooting only 9-33 from the field. Leading the way for the Vaqueros in the first half was CIERRA CUTLER who put up 10 points and had five steals and also on defense VALERIE RENFROW had five steals.

The second half was more of the same for the Vaqueros as they were able to continue their scoring run ultimately going on a 20-0 stretch before the Dragons scored their first basket. The Dragons scored their first basket at 4:23 to go in the third and were held scoreless for about 14 minutes. When it was all said and done for the third period the Vaqueros outscored the Dragons 44-12 via a 31-10 run.

The fourth period saw the Dragons come alive as they outscored the Vaqueros 20-14 in the period but it was too little too late.

A multitude of players led the charge for the Vaqueros. Cutler scored 20 points and corralled six boards and had five thefts. MARIE COOK nailed 15 points and KASSIDY KYGAR put up 13 points and dished out nine assists and had five thefts. On the boards it was MACKENZIE MEAD who corralled in 10 boards on the night.

 

SAN DIEGO SECTION CIF PLAYOFFS

BOYS BRACKETS

DIVISION I

DIVISION II

DIVISION III

DIVISION IV

GIRLS BRACKETS

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DIVISION II

DIVISION III

DIVISION IV

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships BOYS DIVISION I CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships BOYS DIVISION II CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships BOYS DIVISION III CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships BOYS DIVISION IV CIF San Diego Section Girls Basketball Championships GIRLS DIVISION I CIF San Diego Section Girls Basketball Championships GIRLS DIVISION II CIF San Diego Section Girls Basketball Championships GIRLS DIVISION III CIF San Diego Section Girls Basketball Championships GIRLS DIVISION IV  

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GROSSMONT COLLEGE


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Shelton's dozen not enough for Griffins

By Chris Davis
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EL CAJON (2-19-15) — In a game that saw 40 fouls and Grossmont College's bench out scoring Palomar's 13-0, the Comets ended up winning 69-57 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North battle.

On sophomore night, the Griffins started all five sophomores on the roster and took a six point lead in to the half. SHANE SHELTON lead all Griffins with 12 points with freshman KAELEN MITCHELL being the second highest with 10 points. Three other Griffins scored nine points.

"We played a team that is going up for a league title," Griffins assistant coach JOHN CLARK said. "It is always a battle between us and Palomar."

One Comet fouled out and three Griffins had four fouls. Several of those fouls were committed as the Griffins were trying to come from behind, however with Palomar hitting 82.7 percent of their free throws that strategy failed.

BASEBALL

Eagles swoop in and grab the win over Grossmont

By Chris Davis
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EL CAJON (2-28-15) — Mt. San Jacinto scored four times in the top of the first and never looked back en route to a 10-2 victory over Grossmont in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game on Friday (Feb. 27).

CRAIG GRUBBE (4-1) didn’t have his best stuff and the Eagles took full advantage by batting around and posting four runs right out of the gate.

Mt. San Jacinto (4-11, 2-1 PCAC) had their bats going all day as all nine starters registered at least one hit. The Eagles racked up 18 hits on the day and left 11 stranded on the bases.

Four Griffins (7-8, 1-2 PCAC) had two hits. JORGE GARCIA (2-4, double), MATT KIRK (2-5), PEYTON LINDSAY (2-4, stolen base) and HUNTER REED (2-4, solo home run). The four through eight spots in the lineup went a combined 9-20 with both of the team’s runs, a double, two home runs and two RBI.

SOFTBALL

The Olympians prove the Eagles correct

By Chris Davis
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EL CAJON (2-28-15) — The Eagles had a hit song “Heartbreak Tonight,” and that is exactly what the Griffins dealt with on Friday (Feb. 27) in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game.

One unearned run in the top of the first was the difference in the game. “It was a great battle,” Griffin head coach DOUG HARTUNG said. “It was a great softball game. This makes 16 straight scoreless innings for NICOLE (BALINGER), and 23 of her last 24 innings.”

Both pitchers were as the players would say “On point” with their pitching. Total offensive production between the two clubs, was one run and six hits.

With only six hits (three per team) there were certainly not many hitting stars, in fact no hitter had more than one hit.

FOOTBALL

Former Griffin Hutchins signs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (1-23-15) — Former Grossmont College offensive guard AARON HUTCHINS has signed with the Howard University Bisons of Washington, D.C.

The 6-foot-2, 270 pound lineman from Landstown High in Virginia Beach, VA is a mid-year recruit and is already taking classes at Howard.

Three Griffin offensive football players have signed major college scholarships – all three are mid-year recruits.

ALUMNI — EAST COUNTY ATHLETES

Miller scores 22, sparks Lady Rebels to OT win at Fresno State


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FRESNO (2-15-15) — Former Mount Miguel alum DANIELLE MILLER hit a 24-foot tying 3-pointer in the final second of regulation and totaled a game-high 22 points to lead UNLV to a 73-70 overtime victory over Fresno State in a Mountain West women’s basketball game Wednesday (Feb. 11) in Fresno.

Miller is the WAC statistical leader.

2014 EAST COUNTY
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK


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SHIRAH HANCOCK, Helix

The 5-foot-8 senior shooting guard scored 25 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished nine assists and made nine steals in the first round and quarterfinal playoff games for the Highlanders.

RONNE READUS, El Cajon Valley

The 6-foot-8, 170 pound junior center grabbed 53 rebounds in the first round and the quarterfinal playoff games for the Braves to go with 18 blocks and 24 points.

ZARIA BRANCH, Mount Miguel

The 5-foot-8 senior guard scored 55 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, dished five assists, made 11 steals and had three blocks in last week’s work.

THOMAS REANEY, West Hills

The 6-foot-3 senior forward scored 38 points, hauled down 23 rebounds, dished four assists, made four steals and blocked a shot in two games last week.

CIERRA CUTLER, El Capitan

The 5-foot-6, four-year starter for the El Capitan Vaqueros scored 28 points in her last time out against Steele Canyon and totaled 39 for the week. She also logged eight rebounds, five steals and five assists.

NATE GILBERT, Mount Miguel

The 6-foot-2 senior forward scored 60 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals for the Mount Miguel Matadors (12-11, 0-4) in two games last week. During the game against Crawford he scored five 3-pointers.

#5

LEANNA WATSON, El Cajon Valley

The freshman guard scored a career high 21 points, including three 3-pointers in a close victory over Valhalla.

#4

SYON HICKS, El Cajon Valley

The senior guard scored 26 points, made two steals and three blocks for the Braves in a victory over El Capitan.

#3

BRIAJUNAE SHEPARD, Helix

The 5-foot-6 senior guard scored 29 points and dished eight assists vs. Fontana Summit, and scored 10 points, including a trey and dished five assists vs. Monte Vista. Shepard has committed to Portland State University.

#4

COLE HENDERSON, Valhalla

The 6-foot-3, 180 pound junior forward scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a Grossmont Valley League victory over Granite Hills on Friday (Feb. 23).

#24

LUIS SALGADO, Foothills Christian

The 6-foot-1, 175 pound junior guard nailed 21 points, including three treys to spark the No. 1 ranked Knights to a 76-52 Coastal League victory over La Jolla Country Day. Salgado was 3-for-3 from above the arc, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists.

#4

RAELLEAH MOORE, Granite Hills

The 5-foot-9 junior power forward scored 20 points, including a 3-pointer, grabbed 15 rebounds and dished an assist in a losing effort to Bishop&rsquot;s.

#20

DEVRON YOUNG, Monte Vista

The 5-foot-10, 178-pound senior guard scored 45 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made five steals for the Monarchs over two games.

#3

DEAJANAE HARVEY, Granite Hills

The 5-foot-1 junior point guard rolled a rare triple-double against Valhalla with 20 points, 13 assists, 11 steals and seven rebounds.

#5

DONNELL PAYNE, Mount Miguel

The 6-foot-4 senior guard scored 99 points and grabbed 30 rebounds in four games for the Matadors over the holiday tournaments.

#4

BAILEY ALBERS, West Hills

The 5-foot-7 senior forward scored 58 points and reeled in 19 boards in four games for the evenly balanced Wolf Pack over the holiday tournaments.

#42

TOMMY RUTHERFORD, Grossmont 

The 6-foot-10 junior poured in 31 points, grabbed 27 rebounds, blocked 15 shots and dished two assists in the Foothillers’ victory over Oceanside.

#2

KAMREE HARRISON, Mount Miguel

The 5-foot-5 point guard scored 23 points, snagged three rebounds, made one assist and recorded three steals in the Matadors’ victory over Olympian.

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