Lake Arrowhead Christian School Fall Sports Wrap-Up

The fall athletics seasons have come and gone and the Lake Arrowhead Christian School (LACS) athletes are celebrating notable achievements.

In Cross Country, the high school boys Eagle runners finished with a record of 5-13, fourth place in a very competitive Majestic League. Angel Hernandez, a senior, and Nathan Phillips, a sophomore, both earning all-Majestic League honors, with Phillips advancing to the CIF Division 5 Preliminary meet.

From the girls cross-country, Loren Hausmann, a junior, earned all-Victory league honors and advancing to the CIF 5 Preliminary meet, where she achieved her record for the season.

“This season saw a resurgence of quality runners to the Majestic league and the Eagles rose to the challenge by training from July to November, logging well over 200 miles of running,” said Coach Craig Phillips. “Our runners’ times improved and the discipline and dedication that the sport demands taught the Eagle runners to honor God in the race set before them. I am proud of all our boys and girls that challenged themselves to run cross-country this season.”

 In the gym, the Lady Eagles volleyball team finished the season at 5-11 overall, and 4-8 in Majestic League, for a fifth-place finish. The Lady Eagles missed the CIF playoffs for the first time in over a decade. First-year Head Coach Amy Martin took over a rebuilding program featuring some new faces. A few of the returning players, however, did earn individual honors. Co-Captain Siena Sappington, a senior, earned all-Majestic League second team honors. Captain Cassidy Sappington, a junior, took home all-Majestic League first team honors while Co-Captain Chesney Horton, a sophomore, garnered second team all-Majestic League. The Lady Eagles also won the Majestic League Sportsmanship Award.

“This year’s Lady Eagles volleyball team showed determination in every practice and every game,” said Coach Amy Martin. “They grew together as a team, pushed themselves and made it a goal to improve their mental game by finding holes in their opponents’ court. The girls fought to never give up a point without going all out.”

The LACS varsity boys volleyball team returned to league play for the first time since 2010, competing well and earning a seed in the post-season conference tournament. The club finished 7-9 and tied for fifth place (of 9) in the Inland Coast League. As the sixth seed in the playoff tournament, the Eagles nearly upset #3-seeded La Sierra Academy in the first round, falling in four sets 18-25, 25-22, 23-25, 24-26. 

The competitive squad featured some athletes that earned individual awards: Has Ohlson, a junior, and Caleb Flitsch, a sophomore, earned all-Inland Coast League honors, while Senior Captain Nicholas Ahmet and Juniors Michael Conway and Jacob Thrower were named for the Inland Coast League Honorable Mentions.

“Our season was full of growing as individual players and as a cohesive team,” said Head Coach Janny Flitsch. “We excelled at blocking and have grown in every other facet of the game. Can’t wait for next year!”