By Mark Tennis | Published: May 4, 2018
Rachel Bowers from Canyon of Canyon Country (left) and Kayla Tahaafe from Eastside Prep of East Palo Alto are both on this year’s all-state team for the combined Open Division and Division I. Bowers will play next at Boise State. Tahaafe made the D1/Open squad after being the player of the year twice in Division V. Photos: Santa Clarita Signal / signalscv.com & SportStarsMag.com.
The announcement of honorees for the 39th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Teams in girls basketball continues with the breakdown of players from schools placed in divisions according to the CIF state and regional playoffs. Competitive equity seeding has made determining which division to place each player even more complicated. In short, they aren’t the same as section divisions in some cases. If a player’s team didn’t get to the regional playoffs, we went with the division her team would have played in.
FIRST TEAM DIVISION III (10)
G Jessica Barrow (Sunny Hills, Fullerton) 5-9 Jr.
G Kambrya Elzy (Mission Oak, Tulare) 5-7 Sr.
G Lesila Finau (Dublin) 5-10 Sr.
G Kiara Jefferson (West Campus, Sacramento) 5-8 Sr.
F Nia Johnson (West Campus, Sacramento) 6-0 Sr.
F Myrrah Joseph (Carson) 5-10 Sr.
G Shyla LaTone (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) 5-6 Sr.
G Makaila Sanders (Foothill, Sacramento) 5-9 Sr.
F Haley Van Dyke (Campolindo, Moraga) 6-0 Sr.
G Chloe Webb (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) 5-8 Jr.
SECOND TEAM DIVISION III (10)
G Allison Ayala (Covina) 5-3 Sr.
C Kaeani Berry (Warren, Downey) 6-0 Sr.
G Avery Evans (Clovis) 5-10 Soph.
G Anyssia Gibbs (Granite Hills, Apple Valley) 5-11 Sr.
G Arianna Harper (Legacy, South Gate) 5-8 Sr.
G Erin Jenkins (Cabrillo, Lompoc) 5-10 Sr.
G Lauren Jones (Culver City) 5-6 Sr.
G Brianna Juniel (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) 5-8 Jr.
C Austyn Masuno (Oxford Academy, Cypress) 6-2 Jr.
F Chantal Moawad (Beverly Hills) 6-2 Soph.
DIVISION III STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Nia Johnson (West Campus)
CIF Southern Section
Leslie Aguilar (Village Christian, Sun Valley) Sr.
Vanessa Aguirre (Mark Keppel, Alhambra) Jr.
Clarice Akunwafo (Rolling Hills Prep, San Pedro) Fr.
Andrea Aquino (Ribet Academy, Los Angeles) Sr.
Jillian Archer (Alemany, Mission Hills) Sr.
Jolene Armendariz (Lakeside, Lake Elsinore) Jr.
Ashley Austin (Lynwood) Sr.
Asia Avinger (Los Alamitos) Soph.
Allison Ayala (Covina) Sr.
Mary Cosette Balmy (Ribet Academy, Los Angeles) Sr.
Jessica Barrow (Sunny Hills, Fullerton) Jr.
Lizzy Benton (Thousand Oaks) Jr.
Stefanie Berbarabe (St. Joseph, Lakewood) Sr.
Kaeani Berry (Warren, Downey) Sr.
Katelyn Bomar (Kennedy, La Palma) Sr.
Rachel Bowers (Canyon, Canyon Country) Sr.
Emiline Bova (Foothill Tech, Ventura) Jr.
Madelyn Brauer (Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo) Sr.
Dynnah Buckner (Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga) Sr.
Jaelah Butler (La Quinta) Jr.
Micaela Cacho-Negrete (Village Christian, Sun Valley) Sr.
Essence Carrington (Upland) Sr.
Faith Castillo (Rowland, Rowland Heights) Sr.
Kayla Chang (Laguna Hills) Soph.
Kaitlyn Chen (Flintridge Prep, La Canada) Soph.
Annie Christofferson (West Ranch, Valencia) Sr.
Kaiyah Corona (Windward, Los Angeles) Jr.
Cailyn Crocker (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) Jr.
Jasmine Davis (Redondo Union, Redondo Beach) Jr.
Vanessa De Jesus (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) Soph.
Brooke Demetre (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) Fr.
Alondra Duncan (Summit, Fontana) Sr.
Kamil English (Windward, Los Angeles) Sr.
Nicola Furumoto (Canyon, Anaheim) Sr.
Anyssia Gibbs (Granite Hills, Apple Valley) Sr.
Estefania Giner (Orangewood Academy) Sr.
Cheyenne Givens (Serra, Gardena) Sr.
Kate Golovkina (Carnegie, Riverside) Sr.
Katherine Goostrey (Rosary, Fullerton) Soph.
Jazlen Green (Lakeside, Lake Elsinore) Jr.
Breanne Ha (Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga) Soph.
De’ja Hamilton (Etiwanda) Sr.
Jasmine Hardy (Alemany, Mission Hills) Sr.
Kenya Henderson (Ventura) Sr.
Marissa Holt (Yucaipa) Sr.
Dylan Horton (Redondo Union, Redondo Beach) Jr.
Leslie Hunter (Chaminade, West Hills) Sr.
Alex Iemesisanith (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) Soph.
Kiki Iriafen (Harvard-Westlake, N. Hollywood) Fr.
Jordyn Jackson (Valley View, Moreno Valley) Sr.
Megan Jefferson (Palm Valley, Rancho Mirage) Sr.
Erin Jenkins (Cabrillo, Lompoc) Sr.
Aysia Johnson (Desert Christian Academy, Bermuda Dunes) Sr.
Jazzlyn Johnson (Ontario) Sr.
Sarah Johnson (Poly, Pasadena) Sr.
Anyssia Gibbs put up astronomical numbers for Granite Hills of Apple Valley. Her per game marks were 28 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and eight steals. Photo: BeRecruited.com.
By Harold Abend | Published: February 14, 2018
Two of this week’s NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week are Anyssia Gibbs from Apple Valley Granite Hills &
Andre Kelly of Stockton Lincoln. Photos: BeRecruited.com & Harold Abend.
Cal-Hi Sports Southern California – Girls Player of the Week
(Granite Hills, Apple Valley) Sr.
There was no shortage of emails coming in to nominate this girl from the High Desert whose father, Robert Gibbs, is the Cougars head coach. Gibbs was a strong consideration for the award for many weeks this season, but she didn’t have dibs on it until a decision was made early this week.
Last week, the powerfully-built 5-foot-10 senior wing had her top performance of the season, and at the same time helped Granite Hills secure its first-ever Desert Sky League Championship since the school opened in 1999.
First, in a 69-38 victory over Silverado of Victorville, Gibbs went for a triple-double after pouring in a season-high 45 points with 16 rebounds and 10 steals, plus six assists and four blocks. That meant Gibbs had a hand in 57 of the Cougars 69 points.
Then, in the win that wrapped up the league title, she barely missed a quadruple-double in a 68-35 win against Adelanto after finishing with 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 steals, with nine assists, and four blocks.
Heading into the CIF Southern Section Division 3-A playoffs, Gibbs is averaging 28.0 points, 12.2 rebounds, 8.4 steals and 7.0 assists per game. According to the MaxPreps database, the points and assists totals are high up on the reported leaders’ lists for the state and the CIFSS, but her 8.4 steals is the No. 5 reported mark in the state and she leads the state in points per 32 minutes with a 33.5 average.
Harold Abend is the associate editor of CalHiSports.com and the vice president of the California Prep Sportswriters Association. He can be reached at
email@example.com. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @HaroldAbend
Granite Hills 68, Adelanto 35
At Adelanto, Annysia Gibbs ended her regular season with a bang.
The senior led the Cougars with 29 points, 14 rebounds, nine assists, 12 steals and four blocks against the Saints.
The victory also secured an outright Desert Sky League title.
“This is monumental,” Granite Hills coach Robert Gibbs said. “This is the first time in school history that the Lady Cougars have won the DSL title.”
Natalie Rollins added 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals; Brilonnie Bell had 13 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and five blocks; Dave’on Mitchell ended with nine points, seven rebounds, one assist and four steals; Emily Hernandez chipped in six points, two rebounds, two assists and four steals; Jaymerose Mancha snagged two rebounds; and Ja’Shira Morales had six rebounds and one assist.
The Cougars end their season 18-5 and 11-1 in league action.
Adelanto 9 7 7 12 — 35
Granite Hills 15 16 14 23 — 68
Prep Girls Basketball: Gibbs helps Granite
Hills clinch DSL title
Granite Hill 69, Silverado 38
APPLE VALLEY — The last time the Granite Hills girls basketball team claimed a league title, no one on the current team was even born. This is the first time in Granite Hills’ history, that this accomplishment has been achieved.
That’s not true anymore as the 2018 Cougars clinched a share of the Desert Sky League title and the league’s No. 1 seed with a 69-38 victory against Silverado on Tuesday.
“We initiated this journey together and since the beginning, we have talked about this. We kept moving and we finally reached it.” Gibbs said. “It kept escaping us, but we have one more game against Adelanto and we are looking forward to it.”
Granite Hills (16-5, 10-1 DSL) can wrap up the outright league title with a win against Adelanto on Thursday. Victor Valley could still share the league title with a win Thursday and a Granite Hills loss.
Anyssia Gibbs, the Lady Cougars’ lone Senior, led Granite Hills with 45 points, 14 rebounds, 10 steals, five assists and four blocks.
“I thought that today was a fantastic way for our senior to go out,” Robert Gibbs said. “Her performance was amazing and she’s definitely set many team records with that performance.”
Brilonnie Bell had 11 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks for Granite Hills; Davéon Mitchell had four points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals; Emily Hernandez recorded six rebounds, five steals, four assists, four points and one block; Natalie Rollins chipped in six assists, five rebounds, four points, four steals
Granite Hills 42, Barstow 17
At Barstow, the Cougars inched closer to their first Desert Sky League title in program history with a dominant performance against the Aztecs.
Granite Hills had a 19-6 edge at halftime and didn’t allow Barstow to score in double figures in any of the quarters.
Anyssia Gibbs finished with 21 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, 10 steals and three blocks.
Natalie Rollins chipped in 12 points, five rebounds and five steals; Brilonnie Bell had five points, six rebounds and six blocks; Da’Veon Mitchell contributed four points, eight rebounds, three assists and six steals; Ja’Shira Morales had four rebounds and two steals; Jaymerose Mancha added six rebounds, two assists and two steals; and Emily Hernandez added four rebounds and six steals.
The Cougars are 9-1 in the league with two games remaining. Second-place Victor Valley is 9-2 and has one game left.
Granite Hills (17-5) hosts Silverado on Tuesday and then wraps up the regular season against Adelanto on Feb. 8
GH 10 9 13 10 — 42
B 2 4 4 7 — 17
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 at 12:01 AM Updated Jan 29, 2018 at 11:56 PM
Sport: Wrestling - School: Sultana - Grade: Senior
Last week’s accomplishment: Molina took first in the 195-pound division at the Raul Huerta Memorial tournament on Jan. 20 and scored a pin in one minute, 55 seconds in Sultana’s victory against Burroughs.
Sport: Basketball - School: Granite Hills - Grade: Senior
Last week’s accomplishment: Gibbs led the Cougars with 34 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, seven steals and three blocks in a victory over the Saints on Jan. 23. She also had 33 points,
12 rebounds, eight steals, eight assist and three blocks in a loss to Victor Valley on Jan. 25.
What do you like most about your sport: The amount of categories that you can be successful at in basketball virtually eliminates excuses. A player may not be the best scorer but maybe they can rebound or play solid defense so no matter what you can always be a contributor.
How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I began playing basketball in second or third grade for my school. My dad would work with me on the outside hoops on the playgrounds and I developed a growing appreciation for it from that point on.
Pregame ritual: Before a game, I leave real life a little bit. I zone out and just talk to God as if he was standing right next to me. This mental escape, if you will, prepares my mind for the intensity that the game requires.
Most memorable sports moment: One of the girls in my league whom I’d never spoken to had a major problem with me and I don’t really know why. After a game I pulled her aside and just started talking to her and she saw that I’m nothing like how I’m labeled and that’s something I’m proud of.
If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: I wouldn’t want to be anyone else ever because no one can be as good as me, as I can and vice versa. I’d like to remain myself, thanks.
Something most people don’t know about you: I’d like to make known to everyone that I’m never “out of control.” I’m perfectly aware and in control of everything I say, do and the way I perform on the court. The idea that I’m anything but is absolutely absurd.
How would you spend $1 million: I’d divide it between my church my family and probably a few charities. I’d keep $100,000 for myself for a rainy day.
Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: I’ve been wanting to go to Hawaii for some time now but it seems like that’s not going to happen so my next choice would be Italy.
If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: I’d spend an extra hour a day doing homework. An extra hour would be quite useful.
What superpower do you wish you had: Super speed would be pretty great or the ability to levitate to increase my vertical.
Favorite class: I enjoy my psychology class, more so because of my teacher than the actual content. Shout out to Ms. Chaires.
Favorite sports team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Favorite athlete: LeBron James because he’s my best friend. Favorite superhero: I’m my favorite superhero.
Favorite TV show: I love “Law and Order: SVU” and “The Good Doctor” Favorite movie: The new “Jumanji” movie is pretty good.
Favorite song: My favorite songs are “Why” by Jonathan McReynolds or “Close” by Marvin Sapp.
Favorite meal: I rarely eat the same thing consistently, but I just like Italian food in general. Favorite local restaurant: I absolutely love Pancho Villa’s
Favorite app: I like iMessage Games. My favorite is Word Hunt.
Victor Valley 62, Granite Hills 50
At Apple Valley, the Jackrabbits handed the Cougars their first Desert Sky League loss.
The win keeps Victor Valley hopes for at least a share of the DSL title alive. Victor Valley is 7-2 while Granite Hills is 8-1. Granite Hills won the first two matchups against Victor Valley this season.
Camry Porter led Victor Valley with 20 points, five rebounds, two assists and four steals. She also went 4 for 4 at the line. Garyontanae Bradley chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds; Asia Wheeler had 18 points; and Garyonna Bradley added seven points, 11 rebounds, a block and a steal.
For Granite Hills, Anyssia Gibbs had 33 points, 12 rebounds, eight steals, seven assists, and three blocks.
Natalie Rollins added 12 points, three rebounds and three steals; Brilonnie Bell added eight rebounds and six blocks; and Da’Veon Mitchell chipped in three points, five rebounds and two steals.
Victor Valley (14-6) hosts Adelanto on Tuesday. Granite Hills (15-5) is off until Feb. 1 when the Cougars travel to play Barstow.
VVHS 9 19 20 14 — 62
GHHS 12 11 15 12 — 50
Granite Hills 68, Adelanto 51
At Adelanto, the Cougars held off the Saints to stay unbeaten in Desert Sky League play.
Anyssia Gibbs led the Cougars with 34 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, eight steals and three blocks against the Saints.
Natalie Rollins had 14 points, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals; Da’Veon Mitchell added 12 points, nine rebounds, and five steals; and Emily Hernandez had two points, two rebounds, two assists, and five steals.
Granite Hills (15-4, 8-0 DSL) hosts Victor Valley on Thursday.
GHHS – 12 20 19 17 — 68
Adelanto – 6 18 12 13 — 51
Granite Hills 45, Silverado 38
At Victorville, the Cougars held off the Hawks to stay unbeaten in Desert Sky League play.
Anyssia Gibbs led the Lady Cougars with 23 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, nine steals and five blocks.
Brillonie Bell finished with six points, 10 rebounds, two steals, four blocks; Emily Hernandez registered eight points, two rebounds, two assists and four steals; Natalie Rollins added four points, two assists, five steals and two blocks; and Da’Veon Mitchell put up four points, seven rebounds, one assist and six steals.
Silverado struggled with turnovers throughout the game, finishing with 25 turnovers for the game.
Serena Cerda had 13 points, two assists and hit two 3s in the fourth quarter for Silverado. Taylor Harris had 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks; Raylene Moreno registered eight points and two assists; and Jessica Sears had five points, 14 rebounds and three blocks
Granite Hills (13-4, 7-0 DSL) travels to play Adelanto on Tuesday. Silverado (9-8, 4-3 DSL) also plays Adelanto next, hosting the Stains on Jan. 25.
GH 13 4 14 14 — 43
Sil 7 9 4 18 — 38
Granite Hills 63, Barstow 36
At Apple Valley, Anyssia Gibbs recorded 31 points in a double-double effort to help keep the Cougars undefeated in Desert Sky League action.
Gibbs ended the game with 14 rebounds, eight assists, eight steals and two blocks.
Natalie Rollins added 17 points, five assists and six steals for Granite Hills; Da’Veon Mitchell finished with seven points, seven rebounds and five steals; Brilonnie Bell had six points, 13 rebounds and three blocks; and Jaymerose Mancha chipped in two points, an assist and two steals.
The Cougars (12-4, 6-0 DSL) travel to Silverado on Thursday.
GHHS 18 11 20 14 — 63
Barstow 6 9 11 10 — 36
Granite Hills 63, Victor Valley 52
At Victorville, the Cougars won at Victor Valley for the first time in more than a decade.
“Big, big win,” Granite Hills coach Robert Gibbs said. “That’s huge. I can’t say huge enough.” “These players have accepted the process that it takes to becoming a winning program. I am very proud of these young ladies; their focus and will to compete is special.”
Anyssia Gibbs led the way for the Lady Cougars with another tremendous game. Gibbs had 29 points, six assists, 11 rebounds, seven steals and five blocks.
Natalie Rollins added 21 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal; Brilonnie Bell finished with eight points, nine rebounds and nine blocks; Jaymerose Mancha registered four points, one rebounds and one steal; and Da’Veon Mitchell had two points, five rebounds, one assist, seven steals.
Granite Hills (12-4, 5-0 DSL) hosts Barstow on Jan. 16.
GH 5 19 17 22 — 63
VV 14 13 14 11 — 52
Granite Hills 61, Silverado 49
At Apple Valley, the Lady Cougars improved to 3-0 in Desert Sky League play with a victory against the Hawks.
Anyssia Gibbs had another impressive performance she led the way with 26 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, six steals and four blocks. Natalie Rollins chipped in 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals;
Brilonnie Bell added eight points, 11 rebounds and five blocks; Da’Veon Mitchell had three points and seven rebounds; Emily Hernandez put up seven points, two rebounds and four steals.
Granite Hill (6-3) will look to stay unbeaten in league play when it hosts Adelanto on Thursday.
Sil 9 13 10 17 — 49
GH 22 11 19 14 — 61
Granite Hills 75, Adelanto 37
At Apple Valley, Anyssia Gibbs had another big game to lead the Lady Cougars over the Saints.
Gibbs had 40 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, 10 steals and two blocks.
Granite Hills’ Natalie Rollins added 20 points, four rebounds and seven steals; Brilonnie Bell had six points, 10 rebounds and four blocks; Da’Veon Mitchell chipped in six points, nine rebounds and one steal;
Emily Hernandez earned three points, three rebounds, two assists and four steals; and Analycia Tzi grabbed three rebounds.
Granite Hills (7-3, 4-0 DSL) is back in action on Dec. 28 in the Serrano Holiday Classic. The Lady Cougars open tournament action against Tijuana at 2 p.m.
Adel. 8 10 11 8 — 37
GH 20 19 18 18 — 75
Anyssia Gibbs - Lead her team to Victory over last years Champion Barstow
Granite Hills 53, Barstow 40
At Barstow, the Cougars grasped their second league win of the season.
Anyssia Gibbs scored 25 points and had nine rebounds, six assists, 10 steals and two blocks; Emily Hernandez chipped in 12 points and had five steals.
Brilonnie Bell recorded 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks; Natalie Rollins had seven points, five rebounds, and seven steals; and Da’Veon
Mitchell had two points, four rebounds and two steals.
Granite Hills coach Robert Gibbs said this is his first win against the Aztecs in his four seasons as coach.
Granite Hills (5-3, 2-0 DSL) hosts Silverado on Tuesday.
GH 6 18 12 21 — 53
B 15 7 8 8 — 40
Granite Hills 49, Apple Valley 30
At Apple Valley, the Cougars topped the Sun Devils in the battle of Apple Valley.
Anyssia Gibbs had another terrific performance for the Lady Cougars she led the way with 25 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, seven steals and four blocks. Brilonnie Bell picked up a double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks; Emily Hernandez had seven points and six steals; Natalie Rollins chipped in six points, three rebounds and nine steals; and Analycia Tzi recorded two rebounds and two steals.
Granite Hills (4-3, 1-0 DSL) travels to play Barstow on Thursday.
GH 9 13 11 16 — 49
AV 5 7 10 9 — 30
Daily Press Article December 7, 2017
Granite Hills Superstar, Anyssia Gibbs
Granite Hills 48, Victor Valley 42
At Apple Valley, the Lady Cougars knocked off the Jackrabbits for the first time in long time.
Granite Hills hadn’t beaten Victor Valley in Coach Robert Gibbs previous three seasons as coach.
Granite Hills Superstar, Anyssia Gibbs led the way with 26 points, 15 rebounds, 12 steals and three blocks. Natalie Rollins had nine points, two steals, two rebounds and one assist. Brilonnie Bell added six points, 13 rebounds and five blocks while Emily Hernandez recorded four points, three rebounds and one steal.
Granite Hills (2-3, 1-0 DSL) hits the road to play Cross Town Rival Apple Valley on Tuesday.
VV 6 16 8 13 — 42
GH 16 13 5 14 — 48
2017 Spring Showcase Rankings Class of 2018
|Ranking||First Name:||Last Name:||ST||HT||WT||HS|
|6||Jerica||Bell||AR||5'11||180||Watson Chapel HS|
|12||Jayla||Conners||WI||5'11||140||MADISON EAST HS|
|13||Anyssia||Gibbs||CA||5'10||165||Granite Hills HS|
|14||Hannah||Enright||AL||5'9||165||St. John Paul II Catholic HS|
|16||Faith||Hudson||TX||5'11||146||New Way Christian Academy|
|17||Ilana||Sanford||TX||5'3||120||South San Antonio HS|
|18||Jayleen||Cole||MO||5'7||120||Bishop Miege HS|
|19||Sheba||Austin||MA||5'6||145||Community charter school of Cambridge|
|20||Haile||Gleason||NM||5'7||125||Kirtland Central HIgh|
|22||Melia||Cunningham||GA||5'5||130||Mount de Sales Academy|
|23||Miah||Smith||IL||5'11||145||Rich Central HS|
|24||Tamia||Francis||GA||5'10||135||Providence Christian Academy|
|26||Tarae||Warner||IA||5'7||125||Burlington Community HS|
|31||Raigan||Evans||NC||6'0||250||South Creek HS|
|33||Brittney||Isokpunwu||MD||5'10||140||Institute Of Notre Dame|
|34||Alexis||Pardue||NC||5'10||190||East Wilkes HS|
|37||Alexis||Boykin||GA||5'8||140||Haralson county HS|
|38||Destiny||Davis||IL||5'5||127||Lockport Township HS|
|39||Jordan||Peters||NC||5'7||130||Statesville Christian School|
|41||Amaya||Baker||GA||5'5||145||Union Grove HS|
|44||Karmyl Anis||Gholar||CA||5'0||130||Scale Academy|
|45||Jessica||Jones||TX||5'10||160||Queen City HS|
|49||Kayla||Bell||FL||5'2||130||Lakewood Ranch HS|
|50||Aireyanna||Conners||WI||5'8||130||MADISON EAST HS|
|51||Kacey||Gardner||IL||5'6||140||Evergreen Park HS|
|52||Kambria||Dale||IN||5'6||165||Elkhart Memorial HS|
|54||Jada||Jefferson||IL||5'6||185||ITW David Speer Academy|
Best of Preps:
By Jose Quintero
The event, held at the High Desert Event Center, honored young men and women selected to the Daily Press’ All-Area Teams this school year as well as the Daily Press Athletes of the Year in each sport.
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Football — Levi Taylor, Silverado
Boys Cross Country — Jhavahn Holston, Serrano
Girls Cross Country — Summer Barkan, Serrano
Girls Tennis — Kaya Ellis, Serrano
Girls Volleyball — Carly Aigner-Swesey, Serrano
Boys Basketball — Jordan Campbell, Adelanto
Girls Basketball — Anyssia Gibbs, Granite Hills
Boys Wrestling — Sam Aguilar, Sultana
Girls Wrestling — Corey Burton, Oak Hills — Athlete of the Year
Boys Soccer — Peter Arellano, Adelanto
Girls Soccer —Briana Wikert, Serrano
Baseball — Nate Mendoza, Oak Hills
Softball — Chloe Romero, ACE
Boys Track and Field — Garrett Kocab, Serrano — Athlete of the Year
Girls Track and Field — Natalie Koppel, Granite Hills
Golf — Isaiah Wilson, Hesperia
Boys Tennis — Jon Quinteros, Oak Hills
Historical Accomplishment ... Granite Hills High School Girls, 2017 Track & Field 4 x 100 Relay Team Qualified for the (CIF Finals)
GREAT JOB ... Diana Zubieta, Anyssia Gibbs, Breona Weiler, Natalie Koppel
Shalexxus Aaron (M.L. King, Riverside) Sr.
Jayda Adams (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) Sr.
Leslie Aguilar (Village Christian, Sun Valley) Jr.
Alicia Aguirre (Mark Keppel, Alhambra) Soph.
Jillian Archer (Alemany, Mission Hills) Jr.
Ashley Austin (Lynwood) Jr.
Cameran Bahnsen (Camarillo) Sr.
Mary Cosette Balmy (Bell-Jeff, Burbank) Jr.
Justine Barraza (Harvard-Westlake, N. Hollywood) Sr.
Madison Benson (Chadwick, PV Peninsula) Sr.
Lizzy Benton (Thousand Oaks) Soph.
Rachel Bowers (Canyon, Anaheim) Jr.
Sydney Boyer (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) Sr.
Dynnah Buckner (Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga) Jr.
Micaela Cacho-Negrete (Village Christian, Sun Valley) Jr.
Sydelle Callahan (La Reina, Thousand Oaks) Sr.
Emily Cangelosi (Agoura, Agoura Hills) Sr.
Kayla Chang (Laguna Hills) Fr.
Annie Christofferson (West Ranch, Valencia) Jr.
Ayanna Clark (Long Beach Poly) Sr.
Keilanei Cooper (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) Sr.
Cailyn Crocker (Los Alamitos) Soph.
Jasmine Davis (Redondo Union, Redondo Beach) Soph.
Alondra Duncan (Summit, Fontana) Jr.
Tianna Eaton (Rowland, Rowland Heights) Sr.
Maryrose Elias (Saugus) Sr.
Savannah Fauria (Heritage Christian, North Hills) Sr.
Tyler Frierson (Millikan, Long Beach) Sr.
Nicola Furumoto (Canyon, Anaheim) Jr.
Ve’a Gauta (Garden Grove) Sr.
Anyssia Gibbs (Granite Hills, Apple Valley) Jr.
Estefania Giner (Orangewood Academy) Jr.
Cheyenne Givens (Serra, Gardena) Jr.
Katherine Goostrey (Rosary, Fullerton) Fr.
Jazlen Green (Lakeside, Lake Elsinore) Soph.
Alexis Griggsby (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) Sr.