This is the September 2nd edition of the Athletics Minute. Read below for updates as our fall sports seasons continue and for any other important announcements.
Orange Lutheran (1-1) fell to Corona Centennial 56-14 on Friday night. Freshman quarterback Carson Conklin threw his first career touchdown pass, a 63-yard hook-up with sophomore Malik Blackmon. Senior running back Cooper Vander Hill scored the other touchdown on a 50-yard run.
- Click HERE for varsity photos vs San Juan Hills.
- Click HERE for frosh/soph photos vs San Juan Hills.
- Before the San Juan Hills game, Orange Lutheran honored Eric Augustine ’05. Eric passed away recently after a battle with cancer. Click HERE to read more from Dan Albano of OC Varsity.
- Senior long snapper Kameron Hawkins was recently featured in the LA Times. He is one of the premier long snappers in all of America. Click HERE to read the article.
- Junior defensive back RJ Regan, Jr. was named as one of the top 10 DB’s to watch in Orange County by OC Varsity. Click HERE to see the full list.
Up Next: Friday, September 6 vs Edison @ Huntington Beach High School - 7 PM
The girls volleyball team (7-2) went 1-1 during the week of August 26. The Lancers swept Northwood 3-0 behind 32 total kills, 6 blocks, and 13 aces. OLu then fell to Huntington Beach 3-1 in the Trinity versus Sunset League Showcase. The Lancers had 65 total digs in the match to go along with 40 total kills. The Lancers were led throughout the week by Mia Jerue who had 15 total kills over 2 games. Alexa Niko had 6 kills, while Paige Buzzerio had 8 kills. Brianne Sullivan had a 2.28% passing percentage, while Emily Birrell had a 2.17% passing percentage and Riley Ananias had a 2.14% passing percentage.
- Click HERE for varsity photos vs Northwood (*Photo credit Neftali Zazueta)
- Click HERE for varsity photos vs Huntington Beach (*Photo credit Neftali Zazueta
Up Next: Thursday, September 5 at Esperanza – 5:30 pm | Friday, September 6 – Dave Mohs Memorial Tournament | Saturday, September 7 – Dave Mohs Memorial Tournament
The girls golf team opened the season with 4 straight matches. The Lancers went 3-1 over the first week of the year. OLu shot their best score in 5 years with a 209 team total vs El Dorado. Sophomore Hannah Batcheller led the team, averaging a total score of 41.
The JV girls golf team went 2-1 throughout the first week. The highlight of the week was sophomore Bella Coons getting a hole-in-one on hole 4 at Birch Hills golf course.
- Click HERE for varsity photos vs Foothill (Photo credit Kitano Photography)
Up Next: Tuesday, September 3 vs El Dorado @ Black Gold Golf Course – 2:30 pm | Wednesday, September 4 vs Yorba Linda @ Black Gold Golf Course – 2:40 pm | Thursday, September 5 vs Canyon @ Black Gold Golf Course – 2:30 pm
Boys Water Polo
The boys water polo season begins in Santa Barbara when they play in the prestigious Santa Barbara Tournament starting on September 5. Their home opener is on Thursday, September 12 against Mira Costa at Santiago College. Frosh/Soph is at 3:15, Varsity is at 4:00, and JV is at 5:00.
The JV boys water polo team won the 7th Annual JV Championship with an 8-6 win over Santa Margarita on Saturday, August 31. Trevor Buchanan was named the tournament MVP.
- Boys water polo was ranked pre-season #4 by OC Varsity. Click HERE to see the full top ten.
Up Next: Santa Barbara Tournament on September 5, 6, & 7. Mira Costa home opener on September 12 @ Santiago Canyon College. Frosh/Soph at 3:15, Varsity at 4, and JV at 5.
The girls tennis team split their first 2 matches of the season. OLu lost 11-7 in a tight one in the season opener vs Foothill. They rebounded with a 13-5 win over Brea Olinda on Thursday.
Up Next: Tuesday, September 3 vs Cypress @ Anaheim Tennis Center – 2:30 pm | Thursday, September 5 @ Villa Park – 3:00 pm
The cross-country program ran in the Lancer Challenge on Friday, August 23. The Lancer Challenge is an intra-squad event where the athletes break up into teams and compete against each other.
Senior Garrett Boezinger led the charge on the boy’s side with a time of 16:36. He was followed by amazing underclassmen runners Noah Lockwood and Tayne Patel, both with sub-17 performances.
For the girls, junior Captain Sophia Gutierrez opened with an 18:52, followed by junior Nicole Meyer and sophomore Sofia Gibson.
Up Next: Cool Breeze Invitational in Pasadena on Friday, September 6.
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