About our Athletics Programs
Calvary Baptist Schools offers an athletic program for students in junior high and high school. We belong to the San Gabriel Valley Christian Sports League, which sponsors competitions for our junior high teams. Our high school is a member of CIF-southern section. We compete in eight-man football, girls' volleyball, boys' and girls' basketball, baseball and softball.
Our athletic program is designed to extend our Christian-based teaching to the competitive arena. The focus of our program is to continue to develop Christian character in all aspects of a student's life. Numerous athletic awards have been earned over the history of the school. Students have been recognized not only for their athletic ability, but also for academic excellence as athletes, and for displaying excellent character through good sportsmanship.
Girls’ Basketball Team
Lady Cougars Go On Amazing Run; School's First CIF Championship Game and State Playoffs!
In a season where the girls’ basketball team set a lot of firsts for Calvary Baptist, the Lady Cougars made the CIF Southern Section Division 6A championship game and then the state playoffs for the first time in school history!
The playoff run was an exciting, roller coaster ride for the Lady Cougars and their fans! The playoffs began with wins over Joshua Springs and West Valley Christian, both schools are over 3 times bigger than Calvary! Then, in what was one of the most exciting games in recent Calvary memories, The Lady Cougars outlasted Lake Arrowhead Christian in overtime, 58-56. The visiting Lady Cougars trailed by one at the end of the first quarter, but rallied to lead at halftime, 25-23. Once again, the lead changed hands and the Lady Cougars trialed by one at the end of the 3rd quarter 35-34. Coming down the stretch in regulation, the Lady Cougars led by 4 points with just over a minute to play, but Lake Arrowhead managed to score quick baskets, one with 9 seconds left to tie. Then, as the last seconds ticked off the clock, Cassandra Haro just missed winning the game with a last second shot.
But, in overtime, the Cougars outscored the Eagles 8-6 in overtime, led by freshman Lauren Franklin’s 6 points in the overtime period. Overall, the Cougars were led by Allison Dial’s 21 points and 4 assists. Lauren Franklin added 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 steals. Cassandra Haro added 12 points with 9 rebounds and 4 steals. Adrianna Adrade also pulled down 15 rebounds and 7 steals, while scoring 4 points. With the Cougars up 58-56, Lake Arrowhead had time for one last shot, but freshman Nicki Johnson, who had come in for Cassi Breeden who had fouled out, blocked the last second shot attempt and saved the victory for the Lady Cougars.
The championship game was played at Colony High School in Ontario. The Lady Cougars played the #1 ranked North County Christian Crusaders. The championship game is a huge stage, and the lady Cougars showed some nervousness, playing their worst half of the season and finding themselves down 24-6 at halftime! But, after they relaxed the Lady Cougars outscored the Crusaders 20-6 in the 3rd quarter and pulled the score within 3, 30-27, early in the 4th quarter. But, the Crusaders answered with a 17-6 run down the stretch as the Lady Cougars got into foul trouble and never could seem to make the shots they had made all year. North County won the game 47-33, ending the Lady Cougars 15 game winning streak. In fact, the last time the Lady Cougars lost before the championship game was December 30th of 2009! Again, Allison dial led the way in the championship game with 19 points and 3 steals. Adrianna Andrade chipped in a career-high 18 rebounds and 8 steals. Lauren Franklin and Cassandra Haro each scored 5 points a-piece in the losing effort.
But that wasn’t the end of the Lady Cougars’ season. Again, for the first time in school history, the lady Cougars went to the state playoffs! They drew a VERY DIFFICULT draw in View Park of Los Angeles, a school with 500 students. The #2 seeded Knights showed why they are one of the favorites to win the state title with an impressive victory over the Lady Cougars. Now the Lady Cougars know what it will take to go further next year!
What a season for the Lady Cougars! They are currently on a 41 game winning streak in International-League play. They will definitely be one of the favorites next season as they return everyone except the lone senior, Cassi Breeden. Their 19 wins (19-9 overall) set a school record for wins by a girls basketball team in a season. That means, over the past 4 seasons, the Lady Cougars record is 60-25! And, with plans to work hard in the summer again, there is no reason to think that the Lady Cougars will not be challenging for the Division 6A championship again next year! This year’s statistical leaders were:
- 3 Pointers
- 1. Allison Dial- 15
- 1. Adrianna Andrade- 124 4.8/game
- 1. Cassi Breeden- 21
- 2. Cassandra Haro- 5
- 2. Cassandra Haro- 91 3.5/game
- 2. Nicki Johnson- 6
- 3. Monet Tatum/ Lisa Vasquez- 2
- 3. Allison Dial- 75 2.9/game
- 5. Allison Dial/ Cassandra Haro- 5
- 1. Cassandra Haro- 264 10.2/game
- 1. Adrianna Andrade- 237 9.1/game
- 1. Allison Dial- 61 2.3/ game
- 2. Allison Dial- 249 9.6/game
- 2. Cassi Breeden- 136 5.7 /game
- 2. Adrianna Andrade- 58 2.2/game
- 3. Lauren Franklin- 232 9.3/game
- 3. KC Johnson- 130 5.0/game
- 3. Cassandra Haro-34 1.3/game
Junior High Football News
The Junior High Football boys are undefeated in league! Coming off a win 20-0 vs our rivals Delphi, they are seeking their third league championship in a row. The team is led offensively by QB Isaiah Haro, RB Michael Sanchez, TE Taylor Dial, and by the offensive line including captains Jayme Hansen and Isaiah Avina. The defense is led by LB Nick Ortada, LB Albert Garabet, and DE Gabriel Peters. We look forward to seeing you on the field!
Junior High Volleyball News
The Junior High Volleyball team has two wins and two losses in league. There are eight girls on the team with only four returning players. All others are new to the sport. The girls are working very hard and improving with every practice. Coach Urbach is excited for the next seven games.
Team Members are: 8th Graders: Shelby Brandt, Priscilla Flores, and Dina Shafei. 7th Grader: Christa Frisco. 6th Graders: Alex Becerra and Morgan Foss. 5th Graders: Natawnee Gallegos and Victoria Perez. GO Cougars!
HS Football: The Cougars Lose Some Heartbreakers!
When a team goes 0-8 for an entire season, they can't help but expect things are going to go wrong sometimes. They begin to expect that the breaks aren't going to fall their way. "It's true," explained Coach Dial. "We have struggled with some habits that cost us at crucial times." In fact, the Cougars now find themselves at 2-4 for the season, after getting off to a hot 2-0 start. In those 4 loses, the Cougars have led in the 2nd half in three of those games. Worse still, in three of those losses, the Cougars have led in the 4th quarter! The hardest game to swallow was at Warner Springs when the Cougars found themselves down 28-22 with 56 seconds left. On 4th down and 13 to go, the Cougars came up 1 play short of winning their 3rd game of the season.
Despite the losing streak, the Cougars have been in every game this season and shown vast improvement! After a season of lopsided defeats and playing games that were over by half, the Cougars are very encouraged because they could easily be 5-1 with just a few breaks here or there. And, in addition to that, the future looks bright with so much young talent coming back. Leading the offense is freshman tailback Miguel Garcia-Salas. Miguel has rushed for 517 yards, averaging better than 6 yards a carry. He is the team's leading receiver with 212 yards receiving and he also leads the team with 9 TD's scored. Another bright young player is sophomore Andrew Hayes. Andrew has rushed for 135 yards this season, even though he spent most of the season at another position. He is averaging almost 4 yards a carry. Freshman Solomon Frisco has 110 yards rushing this season and has scored 2 TD's.
Upperclassman Collin Hayes is also a leader on the offensive side of the ball. Collin was switched from tailback to quarterback midway through the season and he continues to do well. Collin has 426 yards rushing, averaging almost 6 yards a carry this season. He has also scored 5 TD's. He has also passed fro 255 yards since moving over to quarterback.
On the defensive side of the ball, junior Raymond Zambrano, sophomores Rene Perez and Daniel Ivy, and senior Matt Polisano have kept the Cougars in every game this season!