Marcus Chmaj once again is returning as Head Varsity Football Coach in which he has football coaching related for more than 10 years on different levels: youth football, middle school football, and high school varsity football team. He was a football player at Gallaudet University as a linebacker. Currently, he is coaching a 3rd/4th grade/Youth RIVERSIDE RAPTORS, which is under Inland Empire Lacrosse League Association (IELA). He has a passion to build CSD Riverside football program and see it built with strength, confidence, and pride on and off field. With the goal in mind, he wants to focus on small details and those will help players become bigger, faster, and stronger players. Welcome back, Marcus.
Michelle Skowgird, ’08 alumnae at Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor science (BS) degree in sports science, psychology and fine arts where she had a lot of experience in volleyball for five years as a middle blocker and right hitter, is a returning Head Varsity Volleyball. She has been coaching CSD Riverside Volleyball as a head coach, which is her 8th year in the fall. She also hosted two huge volleyball events: SportsMax Beach Volleyball Tournament in Huntington Beach, CA. Not only beach volleyball events, she also hosted a 2014 Gallaudet University Volleyball Summer camp here at CSD Riverside. She was a 2013 Deaflympics Beach Volleyball player with her volleyball partner, Shana Lehmann in Bulgaria. Roll your short sleeves, Michelle!
Don Cochran is a returning coach as a Cross Country Head Coach. He has been coaching for cross country for 10 years. As a cross country runner in high school, he had the most inspiring experience that encouraged him to p develop his passion in coaching cross country, which is kind of a long story. Still, it is about consistency, commitment, diligently hard work, and endurance. From his experience, he wants his student athletes/runners to have that success. He knows and has faith in them that they can accomplish. He is always enjoying, coaching and running with them.
Stacey Hausman began her coaching at CSD Riverside 20 years ago as a Cheer coach. To this day, she is still (well, always) excited to return and coach her cheer team. A few months ago, her former cheerleaders along with Stacey’s assistant coaches, Tanya and David, threw a surprise a 20 year cheer coaching celebration. Anywhere and even here, you would find that she is a full on cheer coach because she has such a zestful spirit. Give us your zestful spirit, Stacey!
Track & Field Finals Result:
Yesterday we had Track Finals. I am also proud to announce that our sprinter, Jamund Roberts (senior) is qualified to race in CIF for 200M on May 14th.
HHS- (Hamiton High School); UCA (Upland Christian Academy) CLHS (California Lutheran High School)
A CSDR student made big news when his picture and accomplishments were published in the world famous Sports Illustrated magazine as part of the publication’s weekly feature, “Faces in the Crowd.” Senior Noah Valencia, who had a stellar basketball season during the past winter in which he broke numerous personal, school, and local records and had his biggest game in December 2015 against Baker in which he scored 71 points, the 10th highest ever in the state of California, was recognized by the magazine in their May 2, 2016 issue. Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd page recognizes various student athletes from across the nation for their exceptional athletic performances. Noah was selected due the fact that he had just been awarded the Most Valuable Player at the Inland Sports All Star Classic after turning in a 35-point performance in the game to lead his team to a 136-121 win. Noah was also recognized as the National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Division 1 Player of the Year. According to Noah, it had always been a dream of his to be in Sports Illustrated at some point in his life, so he is thrilled that his dream has come true at last. CSDR could not be more proud of their student athlete for being a remarkable role model.
The CSDR Girls Softball team flew to Texas last weekend for the Hoy Tournament. Unfortunately, the weather was so bad, that instead of a two day tournament we ended up with a one day tournament. So we had a double elimination bracket tournament. This meant that the games were limited to 60 minutes each. This made it really tough to play a softball game in a 60 minutes. Our first game was against MSSD. We played a great game. Both teams scored one run in the first inning which made it 1-1. We remained tied the entire game. We managed to stop MSSD from scoring any more runs . Unfortunately for us, MSSD had the home advantage and they scored their second run with 3 minutes left in the game. They won by home advantage. Our players really played great. Sukie Miller pitched 5 strikeouts and Brenda Vargas went 2 for 2.
Our second game was against Texas School for the Deaf. We started off badly and were unable to finish with a win. We allowed 13 runs by mental errors. We lost 13-0. Sukie pitched 4 strikeouts.
Hands Waving to Sukie Miller as she made 9 strikeouts total in the tournament.
Even though we did not place well in the tournament, we are definitely improving with each year. The other schools were impressed with us on how we played in our first game. I told the girls not to give up because we see that they have so much potential since most of them are young players. We look forward to many more games.
Let’s all join together in sending our very best wishes to the Cubs Varsity Baseball Team and the Lady Cubs Varsity Softball Team as they fly to Austin, Texas, for the Hoy Tournament hosted by Texas School for the Deaf. The tournament is on April 21-22, 2016.
For more information regarding Hoy, please check this link: http://www.tsdrangers.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=412065&type=d&pREC_ID=898702. Let’s go, Cubs!
We want to congratulate senior softball player Sukie Miller for being recognized as one of the NDIAA Student Athletes of the Month for March. Her hard work on the softball field shows us all what it takes to be a great student athlete. Congratulations, Sukie!
Last Friday evening, Noah Valencia participated in 2nd Annual Inland Sports All Star Game where he played among all star players from schools such as JW North, Citrus Hill, Rancho Verde and other big schools in Inland Empire. He scored 32 points and his overall play was so impressive that he was selected as Most Valuable Player and he earned a lot of praise and respect from players, coaches and fans.
He is being interviewed by a reporter from Inland Sports with Sabrina Bryant interpreting. This is a tremendous achievement and he really represented our school well and putting CSD Riverside on the map.
Yesterday, CSD Riverside players really improved in their performance from Monday’s game and played well. CSDR started off good defensively and kept up with our hitting. CSDR did good with kept up our defense and were able to earn runs each inning. Unfortunately, the errors killed them and CSDR earned no runs in the 6th and 7 th innings. “This is what hurt them the most. We were unable to finish with a win. However, the players definitely brought their spirit and motivation back and our offense really was highlight of the game.” stated by softball coaches
Sukie Miller threw 6 strikeouts.
At Bat (AB)
Stole Bases (SB)
Monge and Miller-4
MIller and Vargas-3
The Athletic Department is pleased to announce that NDIAA/SportsMX has selected Noah Valencia for Player of the Year Award in basketball. This is a well-deserved award as Noah dedicated his after school hours in the weight room and in the gym prior to basketball season while attending to duties such as academics, Deaf Academic Bowl and ASBG President. He is an excellent role model in which all CSD Riverside student/athletes should strive to follow when pursuing excellence in athletics.
CSD Riverside Lady Cubs Softball played against La Verne Lutheran and won 23-13 on our home field. Genesis Estrella went 3 for 4 at the plate and earned 6 RBI. The player of the game goes to Sukie Miller who pitched 7 strikeouts. Sukie went 1 for 2 at the plate and stole 2 bases.
The Lady Cubs’ next game is at Connelly High School for the Koala Classic Tournament (Wednesday-Saturday). The game is at 1 pm today, Wednesday, March 16.
Track and Field Update:
CSD Riverside lost to Hamilton, 20-94 (unofficial score, two missing events).
Highlights: Sprinters were impressive for their first time. Jamund Roberts timed 12.07, 2nd place; Albert Corona, 12.46, 3rd place.
CSD Riverside lost to Hamilton, 29-74 (unofficial score).
Highlights: Jarita Bustamante finished 1st place in 100m (12.94)and 200m (29.83). Kathleen Lopez finished 1st place in 100 hurdle (19.56) and 300 hurdle (58.71).
Coache Don Cochran & Phil Kyreh 16th at CSDR, at 3pm. CSDR will race against La Sierra Academy.
Coaches Don Cochran & Phil Kyre
Middle School Basketball Update:
Our boys played their first game vs Moreno Valley. We outscored them 75-43. Connelly Jones and Desi Gonzales shared the highest scores of a combined 56 points. Sean Parker and Zane Hencker had 7 points each, as well as Tristian Hencker who had 5 points. Next game will be vs. Redlands on Thursday.
Girls won 23-21.
Another Record Broken!