’11 Inland Area Football List

I covered 17 games for HS GameTime this season. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from September to December, I saw prep football’s good and bad and mostly pristine surfaces from Ontario to Lake Arrowhead, Rubidoux to Victorville. Here’s FOMB’s best from 2011 Inland Area prep football season: BEST SLICE OF HISTORY: Watching perhaps the … Continue reading

Inland Area Prep Basketball Top 10

1. Murrieta Valley (8-1) — The Nighthawks let an 11-point second-half lead slip through their claws in losing for the first time this season. LAST RANKED: No. 1. LAST GAME: lost 69-62 to Elsinore in a non-league game on Tuesday, Dec. 20. NEXT TIPOFF: vs. La Canada Flintridge Prep at Torrey Pines Holiday Classic on TUESDAY. 2. La … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area NBA’ers

1. Darren Collison, Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda — Drafted 21st overall out of UCLA by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2009 Draft, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound point guard was traded to the Indiana Pacers as part of a four-team, five-player deal in 2010.  He’s averaged 12.8 points and 5.4 assists in 155 pro games. 2. Tyson Chandler, San Bernardino Curtis (M.S.) — Drafted No. 2 overall out … Continue reading

CLOSER LOOK: Norte Vista’s Ed Barcenas

Take a closer look at Riverside Norte Vista senior MF Eduardo Barcenas and you’ll see one of the strongest possessors of the ball in the Inland Area. Barcenas and the ball were practically inseparable during the championship game of the Tom Tilson Holiday Classic on Tuesday, dispossessed exactly zero times while completing 24 of 29 pass attempts. He … Continue reading

Inland Area Prep Soccer Top 10

1. Moreno Valley Valley View (9-1-1) — The Eagles are flying high, scoring goals and playing perhaps the best defense in school history. LAST RANKED: (No. 1). LAST GAME: def. Riverside Arlington, 3-0, in an Inland Valley League game on 12/15. NEXT FIXTURE: vs. MoVal Vista del Lago on 1/3. 2. Claremont (8-1-1) — Ask … Continue reading