Etiwanda’s Kamari Pleasant chooses Washington

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.

 

 

 

 

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Ontario Christian girls soccer reaches new heights

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.

OC2016During 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.
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Scores from the SoCal Shootout at Azusa Pacific

Here are the scores from the 14th annual Southern California Shootout Saturday at Azusa Pacific’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

8:45 p.m. – Riverside Poly vs. Los Osos

 

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Rancho Cucamonga girls soccer earns first league victory of the season

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.

Baseline League:

  • 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.

Sunkist League

  • Bloomington remains undefeated this season following its 6-0 victory over Fontana.

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CIF boys soccer polls loaded with local teams

Here are CIF rankings in boys soccer for the week of Jan. 19 with teams in the Daily Bulletin/Sun coverage area denoted in bold:

Division 1 – Servite; 2. Paramount; 3. Loyola; 4. St. John Bosco; 5. Los Alamitos; 6. Palos Verdes; 7. Warren; 8. Santa Barbara; 9. Edison; 10. tie, Royal, Capistrano Valley.

Division 2 – 1. Long Beach Cabrillo; 2. Bell Gardens; 3. Santa Ana; 4. Tesoro; 5. Sunny Hills; 6. Katella; 7. Riverside Poly; 8. Dana Hills; 9. Montebello; 10. tie, Anaheim, Laguna Hills.

Division 3 – 1. Cathedral; 2. Chaffey; 3. Redlands East Valley; 4. Pasadena; 5. Diamond Bar; 6. Ontario; 7. Claremont; 8. Salesian; 9. Chino Hills; 10. Santa Maria.

Division 4 – 1. Placentia Valencia; 2. Godinez; 3. Valencia; 4. Artesia; 5. Brea Olinda; 6. Estancia; 7. Temescal Canyon; 8. South Torrance; 9. La Mirada; 10. Hart.

Division 5 – 1. Garey; 2. Ganesha; 3. Jurupa Hills; 4. Garden Grove Santiago; 5. Adelanto; 6. Diamond Ranch; 7. South El Monte; 8. Los Altos; 9. Animo Leadership; 10. Crossroads.

Division 6 -1. Desert Mirage; 2. Monrovia; 3 Shadow Hills; 4. Woodcrest Christian; 5. Covina; 6. Firebaugh; 7. Nogales; 8. Pasadena Poly; 9. Vistamar; 10. Flintridge Prep.

Division 7 – 1. University Prep; 2. Mammoth; 3. Filmore; 4. Riverside Prep; 5. Santa Rosa Aca.; 6. St. Paul; 7. Mojave; 8. Grace Brethren; 9. Saddleback Valley Chr.; 10. Tarbut V’Torah.

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Claremont girls soccer team ranked eighth in Division 3

Here are the latest CIF rankings in girls for the week of Jan. 19:

Division 1 – 1. Aliso Niguel 2. Edison; 3. San Clemente; 4. Santa Margarita; 5. Mater Dei; 6. Esperanza; 7. Harvard-Westlake; 8. Tesoro; 9. El Toro; 10., tie, Chaminade, JSerra.

Division 2 – 1. Palos Verdes; 2. Oaks Christian; 3. Mira Costa; 4. Vista Murrieta; 5. Troy; 6. Corona Santiago; 7. Temecula Valley; 8. Westlake; 9. ML King; 10. tie, Sunny Hills, Norco.

Division 3 – 1. South Hills; 2. Yorba Linda; 3. West Torrance; 4. Warren; 5. Cypress; 6. San Luis Obispo; 7. Pasadena Poly; 8. Claremont; 9. El Dorado; 10. Flintridge Prep.

Division 4 – 1. Moorpark; 2. Arcadia; 3. Royal; 4. La Mirada; 5. Serrano; 6. Mayfair; 7. Santa Monica; 8. St. Margaret’s; 9. San Marino; 10. Oak Park.

Division 5 – 1. Sierra Canyon; 2. Segerstrom; 3. Palm Desert; 4. Estancia; 5. Santa Ana Cavalry Chapel; 6. Laguna Beach; 7. Oxnard; 8. La Serna; 9. California; 10. Ocean View.

Division 6 – 1. Bloomington; 2. Temescal Canyon; 3. Grand Terrace; 4. Sierra Vista; 5. Palomar Valley; 6. Gabrielino; 7. Maranatha; 8. Schurr; 9. San Gorgonio; 10. tie, Heritage Christian, Colton.

Division 7 – Grace Brethren; 2. Garden Grove; 3. St. Genevieve; 4. St. Anthony; 5. Shadow Hills; 6. Vistamar; 7. Rancho Mirage; 8. University Prep; 9. San Gabriel Mission; 10. Pomona Catholic.

 

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Bonita football coach Adrian Medrano steps down

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The turnover in coaching during the off-season continues.

This time it is Bonita with the vacancy as Adrian Medrano has resigned.

He had headed the program the last four years, with his teams going 27-18 in that stretch and making the playoffs in three of the four years.

The Bearcats went 8-3 last season. They finished tied for second  in the Palomares League and lost in the first round of the Central Division playoffs to Don Lugo.

Medrano was on staff before that, serving as an assistant under the coach he replaced in Eric Podley.

Athletic Director Darren Baumunk confirmed the resignation and said Medrano met with the players Wednesday afternoon.

“He is pursing other opportunities,” Baumunk said.

Medrano remains on staff as an English teacher. He did not return messages left for him.

Montclair recently named a coach and Ayala and Chino Hills are among the more prominent of the dozen or so vacancies yet to be filled.

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