Tyler Hilinski, a former Upland High quarterback who was expected to contend for the starting job for Washington State this fall, was found dead in his apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, according to the Pullman Police Department.
Hilinski was 21.
Police reported a rifle was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found. Police detectives and the Whitman County coroner’s office will be conducting an investigation to confirm the suspected cause and manner of death.
Etiwanda (19-1, 3-0) continues to be the team to beat in the Baseline League.
Kessler Edwards scored 20 points in the Eagles’ 72-59 victory over Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday night. The big upset in the league was Upland knocking off Chino Hills 64-63. Kenny Chilson made six three-pointers for Upland.
Damien defeated Los Osos 68-55. Eric Hancik had 24 points and Cameron Shelton 20.
First place in the Mission League will be on the line Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Crespi. It should be a packed crowd. Harvard-Westlake, with four talented sophomores and a freshman in its starting lineup, will take on the Brandon Williams-led Celts.
For basketball fanatics, the coaching battle will be something else. It’s Russell White going against David Rebibo. Rebibo was White’s freshman coach for one season, then left for El Camino Real, where he guided the Conquistadors to a City Division II championship. Then he went to the University of San Francisco to be an assistant before returning to Harvard-Westlake.
“It’s going to be a fun, festive, competitive game,” White said of facing Rebibo and the Wolverines. “Dave does a great job.”
Unbeaten Bishop Montgomery took a quick trip to Utah on Monday to face Bingham and came away with a 61-40 victory. The No. 1-ranked Knights are 17-0.
David Singleton scored 25 points and Josh Vazquez had 16. Bishop Montgomery faces L.A. Cathedral in a league showdown on Wednesday and City Section power Westchester on Saturday.
In a Mission League game, Crespi (18-2, 5-0) set up a Wednesday matchup for first place against Harvard-Westlake with a 91-69 victory over Chaminade. Brandon Williams finished with 36 points, Kyle Owens 26 points and Taj Regans 19.