All-CIF honors: Girls basketball

Kayla Washington of Cajon drive past Eisenhower defender in earlier game.

Here are the first-team All-CIF selections in each division

Player of Year:
Katie Lou Samuelson, Sr., Mater Dei; Valarie Higgins, Jr., Chaminade.
Coach of Year: Keli DiMuro, Chaminade

First team
Jaelyn Brown, Jr., Visa Murrieta; Kennedy Burke, Sr., Sierra Canyon; Breanna Calhoun, Sr., Alemany; Katie Campbell, Jr., Oaks Christian; Paige Feske, Sr., Chaminade; Charnea Johnson-Chapman, Sr., Canyon Springs; Aubrey Knight, Soph., Ventura; Tania Lamb, Sr., Long Beach Poly; Reili Richardson, Jr., Brea Olinda; Kayla Washington, Jr., Cajon.

Player of Year:
Emily Surloff, Sr., Windward
Coach of Year: Vanessa Nygaard, Windward.

First team
Mia Belvin, Jr., Millikan; Delacy Brown,Jr., Riverside Poly; Dani Iwani, Jr., Los Alamitos; Dominique McLaughlin, Jr., Etiwanda; Leila Orji, Soph., Etiwanda; Talia Roth, Sr,. Valencia; Janae Turner, Jr., Lynwood; Mikayla Williams, Sr., Great Oak; Jadye Wood, Jr., Windward.

Player of Year:
Jasmine Jones, Sr., West Torrance
Coach of Year: Mike Caporaso, West Torrance

First team
Kayla Sato, Sr., West Torrance; Barbara Sitanggan, Jr., Troy; Rebecca Lazuka, Jr., Troy; Kaylani Malava, Sr. Foothill; Davina Del Castillo, Sr., Burbank Burroughs; Kayla Overbeck, Jr., Newbury Park; Amari Terry, Sr., Alta Loma; Madison Lucci, Sr., Peninsula; RyLeigh Long, Soph., Valley View.

Player of Year:
Nao Siota, Sr., Redondo Union
Coach of Year: Marcelo Enriquez, Redondo Union

First team
Kyra Hamlin, Jr., Redondo Union; Keilani Ikehara, Sr., Mira Costa; Amber Melgoza, Jr., Sana Barbara; Danica Jackson, Sr., Norco; Aaryon Green, Sr., Eisenhower; Kasey Smit, Sr., El Toro; Jannon Otto, Sr., Oak Hills; Atlantis Babineaux, Sr., Norco; Delaney McCann, Sr., Canyon Country.

Player of Year:
Jaryn Fajardo, South Torrance
Coach of Year: Bobby Iamura, South Torrance

First team
Maia Crawley, Sr., Lakeside; Britney Gonzalez, Sr., Jurupa Hills; Tamia Hewett, Sr., Patriot; Amy Jameson, Sr., Buena; Breze Kimble, Sr., Hart; Skyler Lewis, Sr., Grand Terrace; Cecelia Lucas, Sr., Rio Mesa; Chidube Okoro, Sr., Colony; Britney Thomas, Sr., San Jacinto.

Player of Year:
Brittany McPherson, Soph., North Torrance
Coach of Year: Wayne Carlson, El Dorado

First team
Natalia Bruening, Jr., Corona del Mar; Meghann Henderson, Soph., Sonora; Kaitlyn Hsu, Jr., Northwood; Jaylin Jones, Sr., El Dorado; Kylie Oshiro, Sr., North Torrance; Tylern Price, Jr., Antelope Valley; Brooke Salas, Sr., El Dorado; Daylene Taualli, Soph., North Torrance; Brittany Wang, Sr., South Hills.

Player of Year:
Gloria Bates, Orange Lutheran
Coach of Year: Tom Howard, Orange Lutheran

First team
Taelor Griffin, Orange Lutheran; Stefanie Berberabe, Lakewood St. Joseph’s; Tori Anderson, Santa Margarita; Lexi Sholtz, South Pasadena; Rylee Sager, Lompoc; Kim Urbina, South El Monte; Mariah Sierra, Covina; AJ Simmons, Brentwood; Devan McCune, Lompoc Cabrillo.

Player of Year:
Chelsea Lidy, Sr., Bishop Montgomery
Coach of Year: Bridgette Reyes, Bishop Montgomery

First team
Christina Delapine, Sr., Bishop Montgomery; Jessica Malazarte, Soph., Bishop Montgomery; Coco Miller, Sr., JSerra; Megan House, Sr., JSerra; Julia Ackerman, Soph., JSerra; Emily Arellanes, Sr., Rosary; Jayla Ruffas-Milner, Fr., Harvard-Westlake; Lindsey Tee, Jr., Harvard-Westlake; Maya Van Den Heever, Jr., Estancia.

Player of Year:
Tristen Rollon, Soph., Fairmont Prep
Coach of Year: David Esparza, Fairmont Prep

First team
Cierra Hall, Soph., Fairmont Prep; Samantha Clement, Sr., Fairmont Prep; Clarissa Perez, Sr., St. Paul; Adrianna Gonzalez, Sr., St. Paul; Channon Fluker, Sr., Maranatha; Lauren Spearman, Sr., Marlborough; Michaela Keefe, Jr., Marymount; Kayla Mitchell, Sr., Crossroads; Lily Perkins, Soph., Cantwell Sacred Heart.

Player of Year:
Jaqueline Saucedo and Estafania Giner, Orangewood Academy
Coach of Year: Leslie Aragon, Orangewood

First team
Lyndsey Ybarra, Sr., Aquinas
; Leah Purvis, Sr., Buckley; Tala Ismail, Jr., Flintridge Prep; Taylor Neal, Sr., Mission Prep; Kiki Yang, Sr., Pasadena Poly; Katie Dabbaghian, Sr., Providence; Jhazmin Joson, Soph., Ribet; Celine Bolton-Ford, Jr., Ribet.

Player of Year:
Jordan Lilly, Sr., Bishop Diego
Coach of Year: Jeff Burich, Bishop Diego

First team
Hannah Rodgers, Sr., Bishop Diego; Joanna Chavoya, Sr., Avalon; Dynnah Buckner, Fr., Bloomington Chr.; Tshlene Bentley, Sr., Bloomington Chr.; Mason Price, Sr., Mesa Grande; Taylor Oshira, Soph., Trinity Classical; Taryn Minuto, Soph., Avalon; Jordan Perry, Soph., Thacher; Aleek Derderian, Soph., Holy Martyrs.

Player of Year:
Stephanie Esquivel, Sr., Rio Hondo
Coach of Year: Joe Parker, Rio Hondo

First team
Dawnyel Lair, Fr., Price; Kirsten Kirby, Jr., Rio Hondo; Emilee Helm, Sr., Hesperia Christian; Marissa McAllister, Jr., Cornerstone; Kati Aguilar, Soph., California Lutheran; Ashley Dyrssen, Jr., California Lutheran; DDominique Neal, Sr., La Sierra; Bridgette Furlow, Sr., Price; Jessica Hogan, Sr., LA Adventist.

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Former Chino Hills player to lead Cathedral against Damien

Damien (27-5) will take on Cathedral (22-7) at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Colony in the Southern California Regional final for Division 3.

Ironically, the Cathedral Phantoms will be led by an athlete the competed last year, of all places, at Chino Hills.

That’s junior point guard Milan Acquaah (19.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 4.1 apg) who is now playing at his third school in as many years in high school.

If the name doesn’t ring a bell it probably shouldn’t. He had the sit out part of the season last year after transferring to Chino Hills. Then he got hurt. The Huskies had a pretty solid top six players so he get significant playing time.

Well with those numbers on a good team he is obviously a talented player. He has committed to Washington State.



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Upland’s Alex Campos chooses Hope

Upland High School volleyball standout Alex Campos has chosen to attend NAIA Hope International University. She played for the Highlanders for three years after transferring from Los Osos after her freshman year.

Campos, a 5-foot-5 setter, was also considering Lourdes (Ohio) and Notre Dame de Namur in the Bay area.

“It’s close to home and the volleyball program is pretty good,” she said of the decision.

Campos, a first-team All-Baseline League selection, plans to major in psychology.


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Chaffey’s James Oxier earns second All-CIF honor

The All-CIF girls water polo and soccer teams were released earlier this week and several local players were singled out.

Among those was Chaffey senior James Oxier who helped the Tigers to spot in the CIF Southern Section Divisions 3 title game.
Oxier was also an All-CIF selection in the fall for football.

It may not be unusual for an athlete to earn All-CIF honors in two sports but oftentimes when that happens its usually an athlete honored in hybrid sports such as cross country and track or water polo and swimming.

Oxier was Chaffey’s second leading scorer in soccer. In football he rushed for 912 yards and four touchdowns on 145 carries. He also played defense and registered 107 tackles.

Here is a story we ran on him earlier this spring.

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Mt. Baldy League honors: Girls basketball

Chidube Okoro of Colony in a game earlier this season

MVPs: Raven Kratzer, Sr., Colony; Amari Terry, Sr., Alta Loma

First team
Joana Aguilar, Sr., Ontario
Joycin Arrington, Sr., Montclair
Aries Cowser, Jr., Colony
Naily Crawford, Soph., Ontario
Ashley Hill, Soph., Alta Loma
Tatyana Jackson, Sr., Colony
Teaira Jordon, Soph., Alta Loma
Chidube Okoro, Sr., Colony
Heather Ortuno, Sr., Alta Loma
Camille Parker, Soph., Alta Loma
Elyanna Rios, Sr., Chaffey
Destinee Williams, Jr., Colony

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Mt. Baldy League honors: Boys soccer

MVP: Eduardo Contreras, Jr., Chaffey

First team
Alfredo Alcala, Sr., Ontario
Alejando Carrillo, Sr., Ontario
Kobe Contreras, Jr., Alta Loma
Hugh Estrada, Jr., Chaffey
Miguel Flores, Jr., Chaffey
Colin Gunby, Sr,. Alta Loma
Carlos Leon, Montclair
Steven Loera, Sr., Alta Loma
Axl Mendoza, Sr., Colony
Omar Mendoza, Sr., Chaffey
Juan Nunez, Sr., Colony
James Oxier, Sr., Chaffey
Jose Soto, Sr., Ontario
Matt Tillman, Sr., Alta Loma
Emilio Vasquez, Sr., Don Lugo

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Mt. Baldy League honors: Girls soccer

MVPs: Dae Lockett, Jr., Colony; Denae Verdine, Sr., Alta Loma

First team
Giselle Alvarado, Jr., Chaffey
Jazmyn Aries, Soph., Montclair
Aspyn Audibert, Sr., Alta Loma
Kimberly Benner, Jr., Don Lugo
Jessica Esquivel, Soph., Colony
Karls Garci-Limon, Sr., Montclair
Joanna Gavilanes, Montclair
Rebecca Gonzalez, Jr., Colony
Brooke Kortekas, Jr., Alta Loma
Rose Martinez, Soph., Montclair
Samantha Nieves, Soph., Ontario
Leah Pruitt, Sr., Alta Loma
Elizabeth Rivera, Soph., Colony
Malynda Tillman, Sr., Alta Loma
Natalie Valdez, Jr., Don Lugo
Kimberly Vargas, Jr., Chaffey

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Ambassador League honors: Boys basketball

Player of Year: Hezekiah Banks, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Coach of Year: Scott Morrison, Woodcrest Christian
Sportsmanship Award: Loma Linda

First team
Hezekiah Banks, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Lorenzo Burns, Jr., Linfield Christian
Kaleb Denmark, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Tyus Dennis, Sr., Ontario Christian
Alec Frank, Sr., Woodcrest Christian
Raymond Gonzaelz, Jr., Aquinas
Ernest Gustafson, Sr., Ontario Christian
Elijah Hill, Sr., Loma Linda Academy
Jonathan Im, Sr., Loma Linda Academy
Masol Robbins, Fr., Notre Dame
Hayden Semple, Sr., Woodcrest Christian
Jarid Taylor, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Alec White, Soph., Linfield Christian
Alex Wright, Soph., Woodcrest Christian

Second team
Jacob Aleman, Sr., Ontario Christian
Jacob Butchkom Jr., Notre Dame
Jared Christenson, Sr., Woodcrest Christian
Jay Crikshank, Sr., Aquinas
Marcus Felder, Soph., Aquinas
Thomas Hayward, Sr., Woodcrest Chrsitian
Kevin Leeper, Sr., Loma Linda Academy
Richard Ong, Sr., Loma Linda Acdademy
Bradley Mowbray, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Miles Wilson, Sr., Linfield Christian

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Ambassador League honors: Girls basketball

Player of Year: Lindsey Ybarra, Sr., Aquinas
Coach of Year: Lucio Camacho, Loma Linda Academy
Sportsmanship Awards: Loma Linda/Woodcrest Christian

First team
Megan Burt, Soph., Aquinas
Maci Chen, Jr., Loma Linda Academy
Michaella Elad, Jr., Aquinas
Cece Ewing, Jr., Loma Linda Academy
Meghan Hamel, Sr., Linfield Christian
Megan Kunzi, Sr., Ontario Christian
Brianna Mendoza, Jr., Notre Dame
Giovanna Mendoza, Jr., Notre Dame
Jasmine Peete, Fr., Notre Dame
Eryn Pongs, Sr., Woodcrest Christian
McKenna Prater, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Jenna Preston, Jr., Aquinas
Hannah Thalmayer, Soph., Arrowhead Christian
Lindsey Ybarra, Sr., Aquinas

Second team
Victoria Beehler, Sr., Notre Dame
Noelle Cardiel, Jr., Western Christian
Jaylin Evancik, Sr., Linfield Christian
Amalia Goulbourne, Jr., Loma Linda Academy
Marisa Makamereh, Sr., Aquinas
Amanda McGuire, Sr., Ontario Christian
Roxy Standsberry, Jr., Arrowhead Christian
Nikki Villarosa, Sr., Woodcrest Christian
Camille Ybanez, Sr., Notre Dame
Madison Ybarra, Fr., Aquinas

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