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Trinity Year in Review

Posted: June 23, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 23, 2011 1:55 a.m.

James Brooks was a three-sport star for Trinity, and his biggest impact came as an All-CIF-SS Div. VIA honoree in basketball.

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It was a year of firsts for Trinity Classical Academy.

And most of them were positive.

The Knights accumulated multiple Omega League titles, several postseason victories and a lot of recognition during the 2010-11 year.

The impressive part?

It was Trinity’s first season of varsity athletics in four sports and only its second in another.

The Knights made the playoffs in each of them, and they have a lot of talent returning next year, setting the stage for a big follow-up season.

Sept. 9
Santa Clarita Christian beats Trinity 3-0 by scores of 25-13, 25-9, 25-16 in both teams’ season openers. The match is Trinity’s first-ever girls volleyball match.

Sept. 11
Playing its first varsity 8-man football game, Trinity loses 20-16 to Calvary Baptist of La Verne. Spencer Klehn leads the way with 216 yards and two touchdowns for the Knights.

Sept. 16
The girls volleyball team notches its first win, beating First Lutheran 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 26-28, 25-23). Emily Kim has eight aces, and Julia Howell adds five kills.

Sept. 17
The football team gets its first varsity win in its first varsity home game, beating Ojai Valley 48-0. Trinity outgains Ojai Valley in the game 382 yards to 139.

Sept. 25
The football team falls 46-0 to SCCS in the first varsity meeting between the two local schools. Wide receiver James Brooks catches three passes for 66 yards.

Sept. 30
The girls volleyball team improves to 4-0 in the Omega League with a 3-1 (26-24, 23-25, 25-23, 25-11) win over San Fernando Academy. Julia Howell has nine kills, and Emily Sagardia has 10 aces.

Oct. 1
The football team loses 58-17 to North County Christian.

Oct. 8
Down 16-0, the football team rallies to beat Westmark 40-24 for its first Omega League win. Shane Larsen accounts for two touchdowns and two two-point conversions in the win.

Oct. 16
Spencer Klehn scores two touchdowns, but the football team loses 50-12 to Clovis Christian.

Oct. 23
The football team beats Los Angeles Lutheran 62-44 behind a 24-point second quarter. Spencer Klehn racks up four touchdowns in the game, while James Brooks and Shane Larsen each score twice.

Oct. 28
The football team beats First Lutheran 39-26 to clinch at least a share of the Omega League title in its first year of varsity football. Spencer Klehn leads the way with 164 yards and a touchdown passing, while rushing for 156 yards and three scores.

Nov. 2
The girls volleyball team beats Newbury Park Adventist Academy 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-18) to secure the Omega League title in its first varsity season.

Nov. 6

The football team ties Hillcrest Christian of Thousand Oaks 22-22. With the tie, the Knights hold on to the Omega League title and No. 1 seed heading into the postseason.

Nov. 9
The girls volleyball team beats Southwestern Academy of San Marino 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-14) led by Julia Howell’s 10 kills and 17 digs in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VA playoffs. It is the program’s first-ever postseason victory.

Nov. 11
The girls volleyball team is ousted in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VA playoffs 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 27-25) by Baker Valley. Trinity finishes 12-5.

Nov. 12
The football team loses to Immanuel Christian of Ridgecrest 74-32 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-Man playoffs. The Knights finish their first season of varsity 8-man football with a 4-5-1 record.

Dec. 2
The boys basketball team opens its first varsity season with a 59-24 loss to Armenian General Benevolent Union.

Dec. 3
James Brooks scores 19 points and hauls in 17 rebounds to help the boys basketball team record its first varsity win, a 41-35 triumph over North County Christian.

Dec. 7
Trinity loses 59-34 to SCCS in the two schools’ first meeting in boys basketball. Jordan Mumper leads the Knights with 11 points.

Dec. 9
The girls soccer team is defeated 6-0 by SCCS.

The boys basketball team beats First Lutheran 58-53 in its Omega League opener. James Brooks leads the team with 29 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocks.

Dec. 16
The boys basketball team improves to 4-0 in league play with a 50-36 win over Westmark.

Jan. 4
The girls soccer team loses 8-0 to SCCS.

Jan. 11
The boys basketball team snaps a two-game skid by beating Hillcrest Christian 70-60. James Brooks racks up 27 points, while Jordan Mumper scores 24.

Jan. 27
Shane Larsen becomes the school’s first All-CIF honoree after being named to the 8-Man Division II team.

Feb. 3
Spencer Klehn hits a key 3-pointer in overtime, and Jordan Mumper scores 21 of his game-high 24 points in the second half of Trinity’s 67-64 win over West Valley Christian.

Feb. 10
The boys basketball team loses 63-35 to SCCS to close out its regular season.

Feb. 18
The boys basketball program earns its first playoff victory, defeating the Academy of Careers and Exploration 56-45 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VIA playoffs. Brooks totals 23 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks.

Feb. 22
The boys basketball team falls 57-43 to Redlands Adventist Academy in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VIA playoffs. The Knights’ first varsity season ends with a 13-10 record.

March 5
The softball team begins the season with an 11-3 loss to Montclair Prep. The program is the only one at Trinity with varsity experience after playing five games in the spring of 2010.

March 10
The baseball team opens its first varsity campaign with a 3-2 loss at Ventura County Christian. Dakota Prochnow records all of the Knights’ hits, finishing 4-for-4 with two doubles.

March 14
The baseball team wins its Omega League opener 13-8 against Valley Torah at Birmingham High School. Dakota Prochnow and James Brooks each finish with three hits.

March 17
The softball team beats SCCS 19-10. Emily Kim strikes out 15 Cardinals, and Kaeli Massetto bats 5-for-5 with a triple, three doubles and four RBIs.

March 29
James Brooks becomes the boys basketball team’s first-ever All-CIF honoree, making the Division VIA first team. Brooks averaged 19.6 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.3 blocks per game.

April 1
The baseball team plays its first-ever home game at College of the Canyons. The Knights are defeated 4-2 by Ventura County Christian.

April 7
The softball team beats SCCS 12-2 in its first-ever home game at Trinity. Emily Kim racks up 11 strikeouts, and the strong offensive effort leads to a fifth-inning mercy rule ending.

April 11
Chris Buchanan throws the Knights’ first complete-game shutout in a 21-0 win over Hillcrest Christian. Buchanan only allows three hits and racks up four RBIs. Every single Trinity batter records at least one RBI.

April 14

The softball team piles up a staggering 28 runs to beat First Lutheran 28-1. Julia Howell finishes 4-for-4, and Kaeli Massetto bats 4-for-5. Emily Kim only surrenders two hits.

May 10

The baseball team beats Valley Torah 15-2, led by four RBIs from Eli Skorich. Dakota Prochnow earns the win, pitching a complete game. The game is Trinity’s Omega League finale, and the team winds up second in the standings.

May 12
The softball team wins its regular season finale 1-0 over First Lutheran. Trinity finishes second in the Omega League.

May 18
Leading 2-1 in the fourth inning, errors prove too costly in the baseball team’s first-ever trip to the postseason. The Knights lose 6-2 to Coast Union of Cambria in the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VII playoffs and finish with a final record of 7-9.

May 19

The softball team gives up two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lose 8-7 to Coastal Christian in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VII playoffs. The team finishes with a 12-9 record.

June 21
Kaeli Massetto becomes the softball program’s first-ever All-CIF player after being named to the Division VII first team. Her baseball counterpart, Dakota Prochnow, makes the Division VII second team. It is also a Trinity first.

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