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!
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!
A Special Birthday Gift for CSDR
CSD Riverside hosted a game against league rival California Lutheran on a very special day for CSDR- its 63rd birthday. Close to 350 fans were in attendance. The big crowd, many of them wearing red clothes, added to the full house along with the athletes, coaches, cheerleaders, former students, teachers, staff, alumni, families, and the community. Another special event was the recognition of Noah Valencia joining the 1000 points club. He’s the fifth member in CSDR history. He joins his father/coach Jeremias Valencia, John Foronda, his uncle Jaimie Valencia, and Jerry Moore.
CSDR had not won against Cal Lutheran since January 25, 2011. The last time the two teams played was when CSDR traveled to Cal Lutheran in December 2015 and lost by 4 points. Cal Lutheran was second in the league last year and did win the league championship and went on to be the runner up in the state three years ago. Most of the players from Cal Lutheran are seniors this year.
CSDR and Cal Lutheran engaged in a hot battle during the first quarter. The score at the end of the 1st was 13-12, Cal Lutheran leading. In the second quarter, CSDR staged a comeback with a 4-0 run, but with 3.6 seconds left before halftime, Cal Lutheran shot a three-pointer from near half court and it helped them maintain the lead, 27-25.
In the third quarter, CSDR finally stepped up to another level and led the scoring in the quarter, 20-16. In the fourth quarter, CSDR had a 6-point lead but Cal Lutheran was a stubborn team and came back with five straight three pointers. However, CSDR answered back with 22 out of 32 free throws which helped CSDR grab the victory.
Noah Valencia scored 46 points with 15 out of 19 free throws and 7 for 15 three pointers. DeSean Welch stepped up in a big way with 10 points and 12 points, as did Christian Jacobs with 5 points and 12 rebounds.
Noah also broke a new school record- the most points in a single season. The old record was held by Raymond Nelson (’11) with 624 points. Noah now has 631 points with 5 more games to go in the season.
“It was a really great victory for our school. The community support was amazing and it really helped our boys win tonight. If not for the crowd- I don’t think we would have done as well. I want to thank everyone who showed up. It means a lot to CSDR, our community, and especially our team,” stated Coach Valencia.
CSDR will host a league game against Riverside Christian tonight (Wednesday Feb. 3) at 6:00 p.m. at the MAC.