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

OPEN
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.

DIVISION 1AA
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.

DIVISION 1A
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.

DIVISION 2AA
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.

DIVISION 2A
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.

DIVISION 3AA
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.

DIVISION 3A
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.

DIVISION 4AA
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.

DIVISION 4A
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.

DIVISION 5AA
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.

DIVISION 5A
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.

DIVISION 6
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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Lonzo Ball leads Chino Hills into state title game

He runs. He jumps. He passes the ball with pinpoint precision. He scores at will. Defense? He plays that pretty well too.

Yes he probably leaps tall buildings in a single bound.

He’s Chino Hills junior guard Lonzo Ball. If you haven’t seen him play do yourself a favor and make a it a point to do so next season, his senior campaign.

He’s one of those players that come around every 10, maybe 20 years or so. He’s a lean 6-foot-6 but he plays much bigger than that.  His game is so well rounded it’s scarey.

Most think he’ll be one and done at UCLA, then go on to the NBA. That’s a lot of expectations for a guy not out of high school but he passes that eye test. Everywhere I go basketball fans and true experts are talking about him, even when his team isn’t necessarily playing.

He single-handedly propelled  Chino Hills to a 62-51 win over Corona Centennial in the Division 1 Southern California Regional at The Pyramid In Long Beach. His line for the night – 26 points, 15 rebounds, 8 steals, 5 assists, 3 blocked shots. That’s pretty insane when you think about it.

Despite how good he is, he is still pretty grounded and has a good temperment on the court.  He stole the ball right out of the hands of Centennial’s Ike Anigbpgu in the closing seconds of the third quarter with Chino Hills up 45-34. The Centennial player, perhaps a little embarrassed and frustrated had a few choice words and it looked like there might be minor skirmish. Ball just shook his head, grinned and walked away.

Here’s what Centennial coach Josh Giles had to say about him:

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Sunkist League honors: boys basketball

Sunkist League all-league boys basketball 2014-15

MVP: Armani Dodson, Jr., Kaiser
First Team
Trey Norman, Sr., Kaiser
Ebrahim Saleem, Jr., Kaiser
Kenneth Smith, So., Kaiser
Corey Terrell, Jr., Summit
Arjun Solanki, Sr., Summit
Quarahan Franklin, Sr., Summit
Andres Marques, Jr., Grand Terrace
Nathan Zuvia, Sr., Grand Terrace
Luis Montano, So., Fontana
Armahni Ruffin, Sr., Fontana
Brandon Simiano, Sr., Bloomington
Bryan Carter, Sr., Colton
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Sunkist League honors: girls basketball

Summit (white) battles Grand Terrace in Sunkist League play this season

all-Sunkist League girls basketball 2014-15
MVP:
Makayla Thompson, Jr., Summit
First Team
Chioma Bush, Sr., Summit
Aimee Cuevas, Jr., Fontana
Alondra Duncan, Fr., Summit
Jane Folau, Sr., Fontana
DaJa Hamilton, Fr., Summit
Trinique Jonzun, Colton
Jessi Lewis, Sr., Grand Terrace
Haley Lewis, Jr., Grand Terrace
Skyler Lewis, Sr., Grand Terrace
Astrid Perez, Sr., Fontana
Doylebonet Walker, Sr., Summit
Sinclair Watson, Sr., Summit

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Sunkist League honors: boys soccer

Fontana’s Jonathan Suarez battles for the ball against Summit

MVP: Jonathan Suarez, Sr., Fontana

First Team
Eric Izazaga, Sr., Fontana
Aldair Madrid, Sr., Fontana
Daniel Valencia, Sr., Fontana
Edward Vera, Sr., Fontana
Juan Aguilar, Jr., Fontana
Juan Luna, Sr., Colton
Alexander Fregoso, So., Colton
Anthony Hernandez, Sr., Colton
Alexis Primera, Sr., Colton
Miguel Ferrel, Sr., Summit
Francisco Carranza, Sr., Summit
Julio Martinez, Jr., Summit
Raul Dominguez, Sr., Summit
Eduardo Sanchez, Sr., Bloomington
Christian Blanco, Sr., Bloomington
Gerardo Bolanos, Sr., Bloomington
Adam Avalos, Sr., Kaiser
Javier Monroy, Sr., Kaiser
Sal Valdovinos, Sr., Grand Terrace

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Sunkist League honors: Girls soccer

Grand Terrace (black) and Bloomington battle to a scoreless draw during league play this season.

MVP: Dani Perez, Jr., Grand Terrace

First Team
Skylar Cleveland, Jr., Grand Terrace
Jordan Wells, Soph., Grand Terrace
Nissa Inzunza, Sr., Grand Terrace
Anna Fazzino, Jr., Grand Terrace
Cecilia Magana, Jr., Bloomington
Shadie Hernandez, Jr., Bloomington
Andrea Sida, Jr., Bloomington
Alicia Garcia, Sr., Bloomington
Darielle O’Brien, Sr., Summit
Kaitlin Seebaran, Jr., Summit
Elodia Ciprian, Jr., Summit
Esmeralda Garcia, So., Summit
Melanie Lopez, Jr., Colton
Kayla Fortunado, Jr., Colton
Maria-Ximena Vasquez, Jr., Colton
Alondra Gildo, Sr., Fontana
Sonia Ruan, Sr., Fontana
Alejandra, Sr., Kaiser
Kassandra Rodriguez, So., Kaiser

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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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