Eastvale – Roosevelt high school, in Eastvale, had 3 students from their varsity football team sign early letters of intent on December 21 the theater on campus. There were between 700-1000 people in attendance and Coach Tommy Leech was the master of ceremonies for the day. Jeremy Moussa, played quarterback for the Mustangs and signed with Hawaii. Head coach Tommy Leach said, “Jeremy had multiple offers, but ever since Hawaii came to see him I kept hoping for him to go there”. Leach said that when they first saw him throw the football ball they loved him. Hawaii told me “he can really sling the ball” Leach said. Chase Williams played both ways for Mustangs; he played both wide receiver and defensive back. Leach said, “When I arrived at the school to coach two years ago I asked Chase if he wanted to play defensive back or wide receiver”. Chase said “I am a wide receiver coach”. Leach asked him while he was on the stage, “What position do you play now”, “defensive back coach”, answered Williams. Chase had committed to Nebraska earlier in the year but when their coach, Mike Riley, was terminated Chase terminated his commitment to them in the face of uncertainty. Chase didn’t tell anybody what his choice would be until signing day. He presented everybody in attendance with his decision by revealing a USC shirt after a 10 second countdown. Andrew Koch played defensive end in high school but signed with Utah State to play offensive line. Leach said that Koch “loves to grind and told his college coach that he wouldn’t wait until the fall to go to school because he wanted to start the grind as soon as possible”. Leach praised each of them, Chase and Andrew, for “keeping an open mind about positions to give each of them the best opportunity possible to play at a great school. Leach gave high praises to all three young men for their commitment to the team, the school and their future. Leach said, “each one of these young men showed exceptional leadership abilities and desire to be the best example they could be to all the other players on the team. Fox news was in attendance along with the press enterprise and other publications. The Mustangs had a winning season this year and these three guys were a huge part.
Roosevelt High School is holding it 4th Annual Mattress Sales Fundraiser on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at Roosevelt High School from 10am to 5pm. If you’re in need of a new mattress, don’t miss this opportunity to save 40%-50% off retail prices. All profits from this event go directly to the students.
BY MONIQUE WHRITENOUR
Eastvale – Local youngsters will soon have the chance to learn the finer points of football and cheerleading at a free clinic taught by some of the region’s most dedicated athletes.
Vantage Point Church is joining forces with Roosevelt High School’s football team and cheerleading squad to coach 1st through 8th Graders during a two-hour camp on Fri., July 18.
The Friday Night Lights Football and Cheer Camp, which begins with check-in at 5 p.m., will feature fun activities for all ages. Campers and non-campers alike will be able to enjoy food, games, and an inflatable obstacle course throughout the evening.
The camp will be held between 6 and 8 p.m. Following the camp, there will be an outdoor movie for the entire family to enjoy.
“VantagePoint Church is thrilled to have this opportunity to help promote Eastvale pride,” said Monique Whritenour, director of the church’s community outreach efforts. “We are incredibly proud to team up with the wonderful people of Roosevelt Football who have been working hard to give back to their community through volunteer work and community events.”
According to organizers, the Friday Night Lights Football and Cheer Camp is designed to provide its participants with a free, positive sport and coaching experience. Roosevelt High School Football Coach, Tony Barile, will be heading up the camp and teaching a football clinic for more advanced players.
Young athletes of all skill levels are encouraged to attend and the first 300 campers will receive t-shirts.
“At VantagePoint Church, we are planning on making this a ‘Summer of Love’ for our community,” Whritenour said. “This is the first of several events we have scheduled that will enable us to be living proof of a loving God.”
The Friday Night Lights Football and Cheer Camp is also being sponsored by Eastvale Pop Warner, Eastvale Mustangs JAAF, Eastvale Nutrishop, CYSC All Stars, and Diamond Elite Gymnastics. For more information, call (909) 465-9700.
Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, around 7:45am a 17 year old female Roosevelt student, was struck by an on coming vehicle while riding her bike. The vehicle that struck the victim did not stop and fled the scene, the suspect was driving a Silver Volkswagen, according to eyewitnesses at the scene.
“The victim was riding her bike eastbound on the north side of Citrus St. when she crossed against the red light across the rear access road to the high school,” said a witness, who will remain unidentified until the investigation is complete. “When she rode into the roadway and off the sidewalk, she was struck by the suspect’s vehicle.”
Another witness followed the suspects vehicle for around 20 minutes and contacted Eastvale Police Department. Eastvale PD Deputies promptly responded to the scene and attempted to locate both the victim and the suspect vehicle. According to students at Roosevelt, an announcement was made over the PA system asking for the unidentified student to please come to the office. Once she arrived, she was checked out and her parents were notified. Luckily, the victim was not majorly injured and walked away with only a scraped knee.
As of Wednesday morning, Police were still attempting to identify the suspect vehicle. If you see a silver Volkswagon with damage to the front or side, please contact the Eastvale PD at 951.776.1099.
The National Signing Day ceremony at Eleanor Roosevelt High School took place on Jan. 5. In attendance were parents, coaches, friends, and teachers.
Alexis Barile read a letter from Roosevelt principal, Jeremy Goins, who was unable to attend the ceremony.
“Athletes here today have shown excellence in their sports and as a group of young men and women who have succeeded in the classroom,” Barile read from the letter.
The coaches then introduced their players. Among those signing letters were:
Joe Muriel, Missouri Valley University – football
Muriel plays quarterback and set all of ERHS’s quarterback records, including records for completions, yards, and other career and season records.
Marcus Williams, University of Utah – football
Williams plays as both a receiver and free safety. Williams made three interceptions in a single game. He also plays basketball.
Kionce Roberts, Azusa Pacific University – football
Coach Barile says Roberts is an “exceptional young man.”
Taelin Webb, CSU Northridge – basketball
Coach Webb described his son, Taelin, as someone who “works so hard and does what he’s supposed to do.” This was the first year Coach Webb coached his son.
Delainey Thompson, Texas A and M University – softball
Delainey currently holds every pitching record at ERHS.
Angela Mitchell, San Diego State University – soccer
Coach Wilson, who was unable to attend, said in a letter that Angela “has an amazing ability to use her humor to encourage teachers, coaches, etc.” and that her “athleticism has no ceiling.”
Riley Brieno, Marymount California University – soccer
Coach Wilson, described Riley’s most important qualities as “passion and commitment … you see it in everything she does.”
Elena Morrison, CSU Bakersfield – soccer
Coach Wilson described Elena as having an “aggressive work ethic, aggressive attitude in the way she plays,” and that she chases after “everything she wants. She has that kind of passion in her.”
Jada Helberg – CSU Bakersfield – water polo
Coach John Souza “[this] young lady worked harder than any girl I’ve ever seen work.” Jada Helburg played on the ERHS water polo team all four years of her high school career.
The coaches and parents in attendance parents then lined up behind their children, and on the count of three, all nine players signed their letter of intentions.