Sports

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…

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series returns to Southern California for doubleheader action from San Bernardino’s Glen Helen Raceway

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, is ready to hit the homestretch of the 2019 season with its second visit to the off-road epicenter of Southern California. The most talented off-road racers on the planet highlight the return of the world’s premier short-course off-road championship to San Bernardino’s legendary Glen Helen Raceway for the Rockstar Energy Golden State Off Road Nationals, presented by General Tire, which will feature an action-packed doubleheader weekend on Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6. As the most competitive championship in the sport, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series pits these exceptional talents of all ages against one another across a growing collection of fan-friendly, pulse-pounding racetracks, which has helped the series emerge as the preeminent form of off-road racing. After a welcomed summer break, the world’s best short-course drivers come into Glen Helen feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The grueling season has seen virtually every top contender endure through some sort of adversity, but the time away from the track has helped everyone move on from the past and set their sights on a strong…

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…

Angels blow the sox off the White Sox

This past Sunday I was able to go to an Angel game, where they were taking on the Chicago White Sox. The game was action packed and great to see, especially seeing the Angels just dominate and win 9-2. Here’s a recap, and what to expect as the season nears its end. There were a lot of positives for the Angels. For one, they consistently scored every other inning or so. Two, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols were both out of the lineup, so seeing the team win without them was impressive. Third, Shohei Ohtani hit only his 2nd Homerun in 33 games. If the Angels want to make a miracle run into the playoffs, he’s going to need to show up. Finally, the pitching was outstanding. Despite hitting two batters, Griffin Canning had an outstanding outing, only allowing 1 run, and allowing the Angels to not have to get too deep into their bullpen. There was also a lot of power on display, with Matt Thaiss and Kole Calhoun going yard along with Ohtani. It wrapped up the series against the struggling White Sox,…

Two SBVC student athletes named ‘Athletes of the Year’ in Foundation Awards

The SBVC Foundation recently announced distance runner Michael Ramirez as the Male Athlete of the Year, and women’s soccer player Karen Jacobs as the Female Athlete of the Year. Ramirez was the fastest Wolverine at the State Championships, as he earned All-American honors by finishing tenth. He has committed to Chico State in the fall, and is the SBVC’s nomination to the PCAC Scholar Athlete of the Year. Jacobs was the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s player of the year in 2018, leading the team on offense with team highs in goals (18) and assists (13). Jacobs has committed to continue her soccer career at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in the fall. Congratulations to these SBVC Wolverines! For more information about San Bernardino Valley College, visit valleycollege.edu.  The post Two SBVC student athletes named ‘Athletes of the Year’ in Foundation Awards appeared first on Inland Empire Community News.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!