National Signing Day held

Several Chino Valley high school softball players signed national letters of intent to their college choices this week. National Signing Day was Wednesday, but athletes have several weeks to make their choices official. 

Signing this week were Don Lugo High softball player Ellie Garcia (University of Nevada, Reno); Don Lugo High volleyball player Nicole Briggs (University of Arizona); Chino High’s softball players Jillian Hernandez (La Sierra University) and Emily Jordan (Fort Hays University); Chino Hills High softball players Kendall Mangel (University of Nebraska), Kayla Chavez (University of Minnesota); Mykenzie Hanna (Boise State University); Payton Kelly (Cal State Fullerton); Ioana Soares (University of the Southwest); Chino Hills High golfer Jonah Camarillo (Sacred Heart University); Ayala High baseball players Cole Koniarsky (Cal State Fullerton), Mateo Matthews (Wagner University) and Luke Solis (University of California, San Diego); and St. Lucy’s High Sofia Cervantes, of Chino, (Cal State Monterey Bay.)

Reindeer Romp 5K Dec. 5

This year’s Reindeer Romp 5K run-walk will have two options for participants —taking part in the live event, or virtually. Signups for the ninth annual race, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 at Ayala Park in Chino, are being accepted at and search ing for Chino Valley YMCA Reindeer Romp 5K.

Cost is $35 if registered by Nov. 29. After that date, cost rises to $40. Participants can pick up their race packets from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and prior to the race on Saturday morning at the Chino Valley YMCA, 5665 Edison Ave., Chino. The start line will be open from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Information: or call 597-7445. 

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