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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Colony Girls Soccer wins Ontario Christian Tournament

Christine Vandenberg and Colony High School defeated Mt. Baldy League rival, Montclair High School, 3-2, in overtime to claim the Ontario Christian Tournament Championship.

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Vandenberg scored two goals including the game-winner for the Titans during the overtime period.

“The game plan was just to press Montclair’s back line and score as quickly as we could,” Vandenberg said. “I figured I would get a chance by pressing high. I saw the ball come off the keeper’s hands and the open net was there.”

Jessica Esquivel contributed to the Titans’ victory with a goal of her own.

“I think this win is just what we needed to boost our confidence and drive as we head into league,” Esquivel said. “This tournament has definitely prepared us mentally and physically for a competitive league this season.”

Vandenberg and Esquivel each scored in the first half before the Cavaliers would score two of their own in the second half and forcing overtime.

“There is always something to work on as a team,” Esquivel said. “But in our case I think it would be best if we worked on our consistency throughout the game instead of letting our guard down and conceding goals or our lead.”

The title game victory also served as Colony head coach John Cortez’s 100th win.

“I feel this was a perfect way for coach Cortez to get 100th win,” Vandenberg said.

Colony (7-0-3) is scheduled to play California High School at 3:15 p.m. on Jan 5. The Titans begin open league play at home against Montclair on Jan 8 at 3:15 p.m.

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Roundup: Ontario Christian boys XC qualifies for CIF prelims

Boys Cross Country

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE >> Ontario Christian finished third in the team standings of the 2015 boys league championships 5k event. The Knights qualified for the CIF prelims following the top three finish. Jakob Eichor was the top finisher for the Knights following a second place finish with a time of 16 minutes, 18.2 seconds.
Volleyball
CHINO HILLS 3, ST. LUCY’S 0 >> Kenzie Koerber had 19 kills for the Huskies in the victory over the Regents, 25-15, 25-13, 25-21. Alexis Cardoza contributed to the victory with 10 kills and seven digs while Courtney Buzzerio had 38 assists and two aces. The Huskies will compete in the Redondo Union Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
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Prep Roundup for Oct. 22

Girls Tennis

WOODCREST CHRISTIAN 10, ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 8 >> Kayla Dennis won two singles matches for the Knights (0-14, 0-10) in the loss to the Royals. The Knights had two of their doubles teams win two of its matches.

Volleyball

WOODCREST CHRISTIAN 3, ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 2 >> Jacklyn Post and Madison Maynes had 11 kills for the Knights in the loss to the Royals, 22-25, 18-25, 26-24, 25-23, 15-12, in Ambassador League play. Maynes also had 20 assists and three aces while Annaka Jorgenson had 12 kills and two blocks. Ontario Christian will play at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Loma Linda Academy.

Boys Water Polo

CLAREMONT 18, BONITA 5 >> Bruno Snow had six goals for the Wolfpack (14-6, 5-0) in the Palomares League victory over the Bearcats. Johnathon Wong scored five goals in the win while Matt Turk added two goals for the Wolfpack. Bryan Plat served as the Bearcats leading scorer with four goals. Claremont will play at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday against Ayala.

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Roundup: Ontario Christian volleyball shuts out ACA

Volleyball
ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 3, ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0 >> Annaka Jorgenson had nine kills for the Knights (10-4, 4-3) in the Ambassador League victory over the Eagles. Jessica Jones had six kills and two aces for the Knights. Ontario Christian will play at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Aquinas.

Water Polo
CLAREMONT 12, AYALA 8 >> Bruno Snow had six goals for the Wolfpack (10-6, 2-0) in the Palomares League victory over the Bulldogs. Jonathan Wong contributed with four goals while goalkeeper Kellan Grant had 10 saves for the Wolfpack. Claremont will play at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday against Diamond Bar.

Tennis
RIVERSIDE NOTRE DAME 15, ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 3 >> Hannah Bradvica won three matches in singles play for the Titans in the Ambassador League victory over the Knights (0-11, 0-7). Both Joanne Kim and Lauren Henry won a singles match for the Knights.

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Arrowhead Christian prevails over Ontario Christian tennis

ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 12, ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 6 >> The Eagles’ Kendall Bollock swept her singles competition in Ambassador League play against the Knights (0-8, 0-4). Kayla Dennis won two matches against Eagles. Arrowhead Christian Academy will play at 3:15 p.m. today against Aquinas. Ontario Christian will play at 3:15 p.m. today against Woodcrest Christian.

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Football Roundup for Sept. 25

ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 14, CERRITOS VALLEY CHRISTIAN 12>> Quarterback Ian Ulloa threw an 18-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Grayson Kline in the Knights’ victory over the Crusaders with 55 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The Knights sealed the game with an interception in the final seconds of the game.

CAJON 65, EISENHOWER 6 >> The Cowboys’ Tyrone Gasaway caught three touchdown passes, Elijah Lilly returned two kickoffs for touchdowns to lead  the way. Wilbur Murray added over 130 yards rushing and a touchdown in the Citrus Belt League win over the Eagles. Cajon will play at 7 p.m. Friday against Miller.

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Ambassador League volleyball honors

Player of the Year – Itale Andrade, Western Christian
Coach of the Year – Jessica Granados, Aquinas
Sportsmanship Award – Western Christian
League champion – Aquinas

First team
Lauren Barlow, Sr., Loma Linda
Madison Field, Soph., Loma Linda
Casey Goggin, Sr., Aquinas
Taylor Holcomb, Sr., Ontario Christian
Amanda Kirtley, Jr., Aquinas
Mikayla Marvin, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Paige Mieras, Sr., Western Christian
Andie Olson, Sr., Western Christian
Teresa Roquet, Sr., Aquinas
Amanda Sappington, Sr., Calvary Murrieta
Anna Stevenson, Soph., Woodcrest Christian
Lauren Wells, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Shaye Worley, Sr., Ontario Christian

Second team
Ashley Dimaculangan, St., Ontario Chr.
Margella Elad, Sr., Aquinas
Kalin Miramontes, Soph., Western Christian
Emily Morgan, Jr., Aquinas
Cassidy Mulder, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Tesa Oaks, Fr., Woodcrest Christian
Lindsey Redfield, Sr., Loma Linda
Vanessa Rodriguez, Sr., Linfield Christian
Audrey Uyemura, Soph., Loma Linda
Danika Young, Jr., Calvary Murrieta

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Ontario Christian downs Ontario in girls volleyball

From the voice mail, which didn’t make it in the paper or in the prep roundup.
Tuesday’s result
Ontario Christian def. Ontario 18-25, 25-23, 25-13, 27-25
The Knights (1-1) were led to victory by Ashley Dimaculangan, who had 12 kills, while Taylor Holcomb had 23 digs, Alex Paez had five aces and 17 digs and Shaye Worley added six kills and 20 assists.

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Inland Valley goes 0 for 3 in CIF-SS baseball semifinals

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Diamond Bar wasn’t alone. The Brahmas suffered the fate of the other two local baseball teams in Tuesday’s CIF-SS semifinals, falling a game short of playing for a championship. After Diamond Bar couldn’t convert a third-inning leadoff triple into a run, it was all downhill in a 10-2 loss to second-seeded Gardena Serra.

Though San Dimas avoided an Oaks Christian ace expected to be a first-round draft pick, the Saints fell to the No. 1 seed, 3-0. Division 2 No. 3 seed Los Osos went down in heartbreaking fashion, falling victim to a two-out single in the final inning of a 3-2 loss to second-seeded Temecula Valley. Ontario Christian, the final local baseball team standing, will play its Division 5 semifinal today after the game was delayed due to Oak Hills’ graduation.

For all CIF-SS baseball semifinal scores, click the link below.

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