Prep Roundup: San Luis Obispo duo shines at Morro Bay meet

Ernst, White top two boys finishers; Paso Robles wins boys team title

sports@thetribunenews.comSeptember 14, 2013 

San Luis Obispo High’s William Ernst and David White were the top two boys finishers Saturday on the 2.75-mile course at the Morro Bay Invitational cross country meet.

Ernst finished in 15 minutes, 34.52 seconds, and White clocked 15:49.35. 

Paso Robles won the boys team title with 51 points, followed by San Luis Obispo with 69 points and Morro Bay with 76 points.

Austin Lay was the top runner for Morro Bay, finishing in 15:57.87. 

Jeremy Costello of San Luis Obispo was fifth (16:05.56), and Paso Robles’ Ethan Serpa (16:10.29) was sixth. Atascadero’s Daniel Reyes was eighth in 16.22.44. 

In the girls race, San Luis Obispo’s Kelsey Harper (18:57.38) finished second out of 109 runners, behind Alex Burkhart of Los Osos High of Rancho Cucamonga. Burkhart won with a time of 18:57.23. 

Nipomo’s Kyra Meko finished fourth (19:13.73), and Cassie Dittenhoefer finished ninth (19:31.64). Paso 

Robles’ Ashley Davis came in 10th (19:31.93).

Ventura won the girls team race with 40 points. Nipomo came in second (87), followed by Paso Robles (107) and San Luis Obispo (114).


Mission Prep 36, St. Genevieve 33

The Royals held off the visiting Valiants behind two long touchdowns by Calvin Levisay.

Levisay caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Miller with just more than 6:30 to go in the first half to give the Royals (2-1) a 14-7 lead. 

After St. Genevieve returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, Levisay returned the next kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. The two teams combined to score 21 points in 24 seconds.

St. Genevieve took a 33-28 lead with just over seven minutes to go, but the Royals responded with a Patrick Laird rushing touchdown. The Royals attempted a two-point conversion to give them a field-goal lead with three minutes to go and were successful on a Miller-to-Levisay pass.

St. Genevieve took over, needing only a field goal to tie. The Valiants faced a fourth-and-4, but the St. Genevieve runner slipped on a reverse and fell, turning the ball over on downs and ending the Valiants’ last chance to tie.


San Luis Obispo Tournament

Atascadero won its first five matches before Newbury Park beat the Greyhounds 25-19 in the silver division final. 

Atascadero (7-3) first beat Morro Bay 25-9, 25-20 and then Hueneme 25-12. The Greyhounds then beat Reedley 25-23 in their final pool play match.

Atascadero started the silver division playoffs with a 25-14 victory over Sunnside, and beat Rio Mesa 25-22 in the semifinals, before losing to Newbury Park. 

Paso Robles (5-3) beat Andrew Hill 25-10, 25-23, 25-10 and Oak Park 16-25, 25-23, 25-22. The Bearcats then lost to Newbury Park 25-15.

Arroyo Grande went 0-3 in their pool play matches, falling to Central Valley Christian (25-19, 25-13), Clovis East (26-24, 25-22) and San ( 25-19, 25-19).

In the gold division consolation, the Eagles beat Camarillo 25-13 and Royal 25-20.

David Lowe Tournament

Coastal Christian won the tournament in Santa Maria for the fourth straight year.

Roni Garrison was named the tournament MVP, and Bethany Young made the all-tournament team for the Conquerors (10-3), who went undefeated in the tournament.

Coastal Christian beat Cuyama Valley 25-6, 25-9, Valley Christian 26-24, 25-17, Maricopa 25-12, 25-7 and North County Christian 25-19, 27-5 in pool play.

In the playoffs, Coastal Christian beat Valley Christian 25-14 and then beat North County Christian 25-14.

North County Christian split with Valley Christian 18-25, 25-12, then beat Cuyama Valley 25-20, 25-11 and Maricopa 25-15, 25-23. 

North County Christian then beat Maricopa 25-20 before losing in the championship match.

Gabrielle Morrison had 22 aces and 57 assists total for the Crusaders (3-5-3). Madison Morrison had 20 aces and 20 digs, and Aliyah Morrison had 50 kills and 23 digs.


San Luis Obispo 12, Bakersfield 6

The doubles team of Lauren Hutkin and Caroline Burke swept 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 for the Tigers (4-2). 

The doubles team of Ivee Collins and Annaliese Lippold swept 6-1, 6-2, 6-0, and Sami Good and Fiona Huffaker swept 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.

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