Indoor football near you

first_imgRandom thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Chanel Corder of Apple Valley High School, who played for San Bernardino County in the 1989 all-star basketball game against Riverside. Are you ready for some football? Is the area ready for the National Indoor Football League, specifically the Pomona Cool Riders or the San Bernardino Bucking Bulls? Plans are being developed for the Cool Riders and Bucking Bulls to open the season March 17. The Cool Riders will play at Fairplex in Pomona while the Bucking Bulls are set for the Events Center at the National Orange Show. The Cool Riders, at this point, are ahead of the Bucking Bulls. Ray Clay has been named general manager of the Pomona team, which was originally listed in a press release as “Pamona.” Ex-Upland High School and Chaffey College basketball standout Sheldon Pace is playing these days for the San Diego Wildcats of the American Basketball Association. But one need not drive south to watch Pace in action. The Wildcats are in action tonight at Azusa Pacific University against Beijing, China. Don’t get all that excited about the matchup, it’s just another ABA team. … Brittany Smith, a freshman at Harvard from Chino via the Vivian Webb School, recently qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships in the long jump. Smith was second in the long jump with an ECAC-qualifying leap of 5.76 meters. It was a career-best and the longest by a Harvard team member this year. She was also eighth in the high jump at 1.35 meters. … Looking for the best basketball game of the season? Try the Foothill Conference battle between Chaffey College and San Bernardino Valley College on Wednesday at 7 p.m. SBVC is set to host the game. Chaffey (27-5, 11-1) is ranked eighth in the state while the Wolverines (24-6, 11-1) are 10th. This is what a rivalry is all about. Two good coaches working two good teams. Jeff Klein has proven his skill at molding teams at Chaffey while Gerry Wright has battled through some unusual circumstances to put his team in contention. Certainly Wright deserves serious consideration as the next San Bernardino coach; in fact, he should be considered the front-runner. There aren’t that many individuals who could have duplicated his success under similar conditions. … Ryan Leahy, who played in the Quakes’ infield the past two summers, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, according to the The Salem (Mass.) News. According to an e-mail from the Quakes, surgery will be required remove cysts that were discovered. He plans on reporting to spring camp later this month along with other Angels minor leaguers. The Quakes have set up a special e-mail account – [email protected] – for fans to wish Leahy well. … Joy Duerksen has a busy life – student, teacher, competitor – but she’ll take time off to speak with women cyclists Thursday night at Don Bikes in Rialto. The physical education teacher at Redlands Adventist Academy, who is studying for a Masters degree at La Sierra University, finished first in the California State Mountain Bike Series in 2006 riding for the Redlands-based Jos Ol Cycling Team. She was also second in the National Mountain Bike Series Short Track. Her topics of discussion will include options for local women who want to compete and the needs of women who are serious competitors, including cycling vacations, nutrition and commitment to cycling. Scott McAfee, owner of Don’s Bike Shop, said RSVPs are required for the event by calling (909) 875-7310 or by e-mail to [email protected] … ABA, part 2: Whatever happened to the beloved Ontario Warriors? They are a distant memory, but it was just two winters ago they were not filling the Colony High School gym in Ontario or paying some of their bills in the area. … Caren Ware update: The Masters runner from Lake Arrowhead is constantly in motion. After competing with Team Athena and winning the 4×400 relay at the Millrose Games in New York, she flew back to help her company, Prime Time, run two Southern California events. “Keep an eye on Team Athena,” she wrote. “We have now proved that we are the fastest fabulously fit over forty females!” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The league held tryouts over the weekend at and a second session is in the works for later this month at a closer . The local entries are among five expansion teams in the state along with Industry, San Diego and Pleasanton. In all, there are 17 teams in the NIFL throughout the country. … As soon as Clark Holroyd quit driving fire trucks for the Chino Fire Department, he started winning NHRA national events in his 1968 Chevy Nova. His win Sunday night at Pomona was the second in the last three events for the 55-year-old Holroyd, who retired in 2006 after 31 years of service in Chino. On Friday, he’ll celebrate an even more personal feat. He and wife Vicki will have been married 32 years and have two daughters, Carrie and Jessica. There is a price to pay for his success on the quarter-mile. Holroyd builds carburetors these days and has a backlog of 17. … last_img