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High school divers place 1st, 2nd in competition

Nathan Derry of Redlands and Camille Kilian of Yucaipa competed in the 2019 Glenn McCormick Memorial Diving Invitational last weekend in Palm Desert. Derry, who has only been diving for the last six months, placed first and second in the Boys 14-18 Novice 1 Meter and 3 Meter Diving competitions – his second competitive meet. In addition to diving, Derry serves as Freshman Class ASB Treasurer and is a member of the Debate Club at Redlands East Valley High School. Courtesy photo: Riverside Elite Diving Coach Jimmy Adams and Team Member Camille Kilian. Kilian placed first and second in the Girls 14-18 Novice 3 Meter and 1 Meter Diving competitions. Kilian, a sophomore at Yucaipa High School, has been diving for two years after switching from 8 years of gymnastics. A student in the Health & Biomedical Science Academy preparing to study medicine, Kilian volunteers at the Loma Linda VA Hospital when she isn’t diving or in school. Derry and Kilian are members of the Riverside Elite Diving Team, the Inland Empire’s only club diving program based out of the Riverside Aquatics Complex located at Riverside…

Colton Yellowjackets football team takes win over Bloomington Bruins 47 – 32

On Friday night the Colton Yellowjackets take the win over the Bloomington Bruins 47-32. #28 RB Jose Torreo had a big game with 5 touchdowns, one two-point conversion, and one interception. #16 WR Matthew Alanis had a big game with two deep passes from quarterback Samson Rodriguez who had a great game with the help of great offensive line protection during the game led by Anthony Llanes, Vincent De La Rosa, Jesus Castillo, Francisco Rizo, Jacob Hernandez starting off the night with Ricardo Olivas and Mark Gutierez getting in there as well. Photo Rich C. Richpics: #55 Vincent De La Rosa made key tackles during the game. Also pictured is offensive line backer Christian Panameno. #8 Alex Zamora had a couple of big runs and a few great tackles. RB #1 Robert Rodriguez had some big runs of the night to set Colton up with great field advantage, also running in a two-point conversion. In addition, #21 Norman Zapata made a few great catches to march the Yellowjackets down field. Defensively the Yellowjackets had a lot of key tackles by #52 Llanes, #55 De La…

Former Carter High Principal Dr. Patricia Chavez honored with Champions for Character award

Former Carter High School principal, now serving as Rialto Unified School District’s director of education, Dr. Patricia Chavez, was awarded with the “Champions for Character Award” by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), on September 23. Chavez was recognized at the Grand Ballroom in Long Beach for exemplifying the very finest in sportsmanship, character, and integrity. Photo RUSD: Dr. Patricia Chavez and Commissioner Rob Wigod at the CIF Champions for Character Awards Ceremony on September 23. “I nominated Chavez for this award because she is a true advocate of athletics and showcases integrity of sportsmanship. She is a true champion of character,” said Joe Paluba, Carter High School Athletic Director. Paluba also shared that Chavez has been present in the success of the high school’s CIF in wrestling and showed support even when the school faced difficult seasons in football. “I would like to thank Athletic Director Mr. Paluba and especially our students because they are the ones on the ground running and doing the work. They are the reason why I was recognized,” said Chavez. “I’m passionate about the high school level because it has…

Rialto Unified School District student Sergio Olmos earns international honor

Sergio Olmos, 13, a student at Rialto Middle School, competed in China’s Shenyang Peace Cup International Soccer League and won the championship on August 11. Olmos, a goalkeeper for Golden State Academy (Pasadena), flew to China for his first overseas trip on August 1 and returned back to the United States on August 12, as a champion. Photo RUSD: International soccer champ Sergio Alexander Olmos with coach Jesse Ochoa. “It was a very exciting moment for me and my teammates after playing seven games. We were not just Champions, we were International Champions,” said Olmos. Olmos’ mother shared that initially she felt nervous when her son left the country on a 13-hour flight to China. “When Sergio left I felt nervous because he hadn’t been away from me that much; and he’s a very picky eater. I was scared that he wasn’t going to eat, or get sick,” said Angelica Ruiz, mother. The Golden State Academy won the first place International Champions U13 Medal in the Shenyang Peace Cup International Soccer League Ruiz stated that while their son was away they kept in touch with other…

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