Kristalyn "Kris" Romulo, class of 2021, Gahr High School, Cerritos, CA
Preparation and poise. Approach and response. Know what you want to do; know how to do it; know how to react to whatever results. Hitters heed: how you go about your business and how you react to what happens to you both are, theoretically within the boundaries of your control. What happens to you (results), are not.
Learn the difference – and learn how to manage what you are allowed to manage. The famous poem by Rudyard Kipling says in part, “If you can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs…” The poem ends saying, “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance, yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, and – which is more – you’ll be a man, my son!”
Thank you for your patience for the start of Ninja Practice on Wednesday Nights. We decided that it was important to give a couple of our older teams the access to a field during the week in preparation for the qualifier season being that getting full participation practices during HS season is virtually impossible even on weekends. We will start Ninja Practice on Wednesday, June 5th from 7-9pm at Heritage Park. It is no longer necessary for you to book your spot in advance. Walk ups only (until we have reached capacity). $20/class for Ohana athletes; $25/class otherwise.
Congratulations to Ohana Tigers Holloway/Contreras for earning a Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) Premier Berth this past weekend! The girls played hard and went 5-0 undefeated to grab a berth to the biggest stage in softball! Well-deserved win ladies!
Our 12u team from NorCal, Ohana Tigers Hansen, is on a hot streak, winning another Championship this past weekend at the California Pride All Stars Tournament in Nor Cal's South Bay! Congrats girls and keep playing your hearts out!
Team: Ohana Tigers 18U Herrera
Position: C / 1B
High School: La Reina HS, Thousand Oaks, CA
Grade: Senior, Class of 2019
Other sports/school activities: Lit Team, Retreat Leader, National Honor Society
Years in Ohana: 2 years
Signed to: YALE University
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Band: Gavin DeGraw
Favorite Athlete: Mike Trout
Favorite Store: Bath & Body Works
Hobbies: Hiking, puzzles, going to the beach
What courses/major do you plan to explore in college? Neurology, Physical Science, Psychology
Most important qualities in a person: integrity, optimism, kindness, trustworthiness
Biggest turn-off or pet peeve: loud chewing, taking food without asking, clicking/tapping pens
Favorite quote to live by: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it for the Glory of God."
If I could do one thing to change the world: End Third World hunger and poverty
Position: 3B, Catcher, Util
High School: Gahr HS, Cerritos, CA
Grade: Junior, Class of 2020
Years in Ohana: 4 years
Signed to: San Jose State
Favorite Subject: Engineering
Hobbies: Watching Youtube
Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers
Favorite Snack: Acai bowls
Favorite TV Show: Riverdale
Favorite Movie: Benchwarmers
I play softball because: it is where I can forget about school and just have fun with my friends.
My most recent embarassing moment: I tripped over a bench in front of random people at school during lunch and I got so red and my knees were bleeding!!
Biggest role model and why: My brother because he has been through alot and has perservered.
What I still work on to improve / tip to younger players: Speed. #speedkills