Kyle Kearns decommits from SMU

Foothill High star quarterback Kyle Kearns announced on Twitter last night that he decommitted from SMU and would be opening up his recruitment.
Kearns thanked “all the coaches at SMU who’ve recruited me over the past year” and wished the new staff the best of luck.

Former Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris was named SMU’s head coach this week. June Jones, who had been at SMU since 2008, resigned after the Mustangs’ second game and Jones’ top assistant served as interim head coach the rest of this season.

On June 3, Kearns announced that he had orally committed to SMU. He had also taken unofficial visits to Colorado, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Cal and Stanford before that announcement.
In 10 regular-season games this season, the senior completed 137 of his 197 passes for 2,016 yards, 26 touchdowns and just three interceptions.


Las Lomas’ Chloe Hansel selected for national meet

Chloe Hansel, who won the California Interscholastic Federation Division III girls state cross country championship individual title yesterday, has been selected to compete in the prestigious Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon.

The meet will take place on Saturday at Glendoveer Golf Course. The girls championship race will start at 10:05 a.m.

Hansel is the only East Bay runner and one of only two Northern California runners selected to compete in the event, along with Davis’ Fiona O’Keefe.

“It’s amazing. I’m so lucky to have that opportunity,” Hansel said.

The two California schools selected to compete as teams in the girls championship race are Great Oak-Temecula and Saugus. There were no Northern California schools or athletes selected to compete in the boys championship race, which will be held at 11:35 a.m. at the same place and date.


Valley Christian-Dublin forfeits football game

Valley Christian-Dublin’s varsity football team is forfeiting its scheduled game tonight against Salesian due to a lack of players, Vikings coach Justin Lowell confirmed in a text to the Bay Area News Group.
With the victory, Salesian ends the regular season with an undefeated Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division record (6-0) and an 8-2 overall mark. Valley Christian falls to 4-6 overall and 1-5 in TCAL-Rock action.

CIF endorses football clinic

The California Interscholastic Federation announced today that it is endorsing a free clinic about football techniques that will be held in February in Santa Clara, UC Davis, UCLA and Balboa Park in San Diego.
The Practice Like Pros clinic, which will have former NFL stars Warren Moon and Anthony Munoz as panelists among others, advocates less contact on high school practice fields. The CIF will issue clinic invitations to high school coaches, athletic directors, team doctors, athletic trainers, principals/headmasters and players’ parents.
The tour itinerary is as follows: Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. — Palisades Ballroom, UCLA; Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. — San Diego Hall of Champions, Balboa Park, San Diego; Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. — The Theater at Santa Clara Convention Center; Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. — Wright Hall, UC Davis.


Bishop O’Dowd’s Paris Austin headed to Boise State

Bishop O’Dowd High boys basketball player Paris Austin announced on Twitter this afternoon that he has orally committed to Boise State.
“I am truly blessed to have this opportunity and to be able to play at a high level,” he said in the tweet.
Rivals.com listed the 5-foot-11 point guard as a three-star player. He was selected first-team all-Bay Area News Group East Bay last season as a junior.