This time the decision is final – or so says Etiwanda safety Kamari Pleasant.
The 6-foot, 180-pounder has made a verbal commitment to the University of Washington, just a few days after decommitting from Arizona State.
“I really think this is the best situation for me
,” he said. “I am relieved to have the decision behind me now.”
Pleasant had eight offers from which to choose when he made his decision the first time, only to get the feeling later on that he wasn’t as high on Arizona State’s radar as he was on them.
His final decision came down to Washington, USC and Oregon. Ironically his earliest memories were of the other schools. He grew up liking Oregon but always liked Reggie Bush and his father was a big USC and Reggie Bush fan.
“It will be fun playing against them,” he said.
Pleasant was one of the more versatile players in the area. He got drew most of the interest from major colleges on the defensive side of the ball but also saw time at running back and wide receiver.
The Ontario Christian girls soccer team (11-5-1, 8-0) earned the program’s 300th league victory following the 3-1 Ambassador League win over Linfield Christian on Jan. 22.
During the 30 year existence of the program, the Knights have competed in four different leagues: Prep, Olympic, Christian and the Ambassador. The success has led to 21 of 29 possible league championships, according to current soccer coach David Belden.
Belden is in his 15th season as coach of the Knights and is fourth coach in the program’s history. During his tenure, the Knights have won 136 leagues games.
Sydney Robinson, Alexis Cervantes and Taylor Mankin each scored a goal in the Knights’ eighth consecutive league win of the season. Madison Mouw contributed with two assists while goalkeeper Kristin Inge had three saves.
Here are the scores from the 14th annual Southern California Shootout Saturday at AzusaPacific’s Felix Event Center.
San Dimas 56, Flintridge Prep 43
Los Altos 65, Glendora 61
Sonora 80, Claremont 73
Walnut 64, Colony 52
Etiwanda 61, Alta Loma 28
La Canada 66, Oak Park 40
St. John Bosco 63, Bonita 61
Damien 73, ML King 57
A second half goal by Rancho Cucamonga’s Lauren Perry proved to be the difference in the Cougars’ Baseline League home victory over Los Osos, 2-1.
Devyn Kelsey of the Grizzlies provided the early lead with a goal in the first half but it was Olore Imoohi of the Cougars, who was responsible for tying the game after a successful free kick opportunity.
It was the first league win of the season for Rancho Cucamonga (10-2-2, 1-1-1) while the Grizzlies suffer their third straight league loss.
Olivia Seddon struck first for Chino Hills in the 2-0 victory over Upland with a shot to the upper right corner. Madeleine Tarin added to the lead with a header off an assist from Jessica Miclat.
Jordan Tadros had one goal and an assist in the first half for St. Lucy’s in the victory over Etiwanda, 2-1. Tadros was credited for the assist on the goal scored by Nicole Leggio. The only score of the second half came off a penalty kick by the Eagles.
Mt. Baldy League:
Brooke Kortekaas scored three goals in the Braves dominant performance over the Jaguars, 11-0, in Mt. Baldy League play. Ashlyn Farino and Diana Pineda contributed to the Braves’ shutout victory with two goals apiece. Allison Brossard, Kastel Heinold, Alex Hargrave and Caitlyn Sanchez also scored in the game.
Colony defeated Chaffey, 3-1. Christine Vandenberg, Caeylee Esquivel and Natalie Treto all scored for the Titans in the second half against the Tigers.
Citrus Belt League:
Gaby Hinojosa had three goals for Citrus Valley in the 8-0 win over Eisenhower while Valerie Warren added two goals.
Johanna Mota scored a pair of goals for Carter in the first over Redlands, 2-0.
Marina Medeiros had eight saves for Redlands East Valley in the Citrus Belt League victory over Yucaipa, 3-1. Hailey Montoya, Brenna Dolen and Aly Olsen each scored for the Wildcats.
Bloomington remains undefeated this season following its 6-0 victory over Fontana.