Prep Roundup: Paso Robles wrestlers shine in tourney

Bearcats' Holmes, Torres claim Outstanding Wrestler honors at Nipomo

sports@thetribunenews.comDecember 8, 2013 

Paso Robles High wrestler Zac Holmes used a 3-2 decision over Morro Bay’s Richard Beecham to win the 160-pound final on his way to Outstanding Wrestler honors among upperweights Saturday at the Pete Duca tourney in Nipomo.

The Bearcats’ Trevor Torres (132) went 4-0 with four pins to win Outstanding Wrestler honors among lowerweights, and teammate Kevin Moran (128) placed second.

In addition to Beecham’s runner-up finish, Morro Bay had Chris Maze place first at 182.

Nipomo had third-place finishes from Harrison Bickmore (170), Mike Renner (182) and Gabe Castro (220).

Pioneer Valley won the team title.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Clovis West Tournament

Fairfax 32, Arroyo Grande 25; Clovis 41, Arroyo Grande 26

Ashlyn Herlihy led the Eagles with a game-high 20 points. Fairfax outscored Arroyo Grande 10-4 in the third quarter to build a cushion.

Herlihy had 18 points in the second game for the Eagles (1-3). Calley Pruett and Cassidy Ainsworth each had four points.

In a late Friday result, Clovis West beat Arroyo Grande, 75-24.

Ruth Doser Tournament at Atascadero

Morro Bay 56, Atascadero 38

Sierra Schwellenbach had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Pirates.

Schwellenbach also had five steals and four assists for Morro Bay (4-0) and was named tournament MVP, and teammate Nikki Machado was selected to the all-tournament team.

Machado scored 14 points against the Greyhounds.

Independence 40, San Luis Obispo 25

Jessica Judge with 19 points and Alysaa Todd with six points were the only scorers for the Tigers (2-2). Judge was named to the all-tournament team.

Nipomo 52, Paso Robles 34

Mercedes Rodriguez had 16 points, and Taylor Nevitt scored 14 to lead the Titans over the Bearcats.

Sidney Aguilera and Kylie Mendez each had eight points for Nipomo (1-3), which led 30-18 at halftime.

Gwen Lundy was the only Paso Robles (0-3) player in double-digits with 11 points.

Garces 66, Mission Prep 30

Garces blew the game open by outscoring the Royals 20-0 in the third quarter.

Noelle Laird and Jacqueline San Jule each led Mission Prep with six points.

Valley Christian Tournament

Arroyo Grande Freshmen 28, Coastal Christian Varisty 22

The Conquerors’ varsity team fell to the Eagles’ freshmen team at the Valley Christian Tournament.

Roni Garrison scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds for Coastal Christian (1-2). 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Harding Invitational Tournament at Morro Bay

Arroyo Grande 78, Heritage Christian 64

Arroyo Grande was only ahead by four points going into the half but a 20-point third quarter and 19 points from Cobe Williams allowed the Eagles (4-1) to break open the game.

Arroyo Grande shot 84 percent from the free-throw line for the game.

Paso Robles 65, Santa Maria 39

Josh Oliver had a game-high 22 points and Jaylen Davis scored 14 for Paso Robles, which led 42-17 at halftime.

Tamalpais 61, San Luis Obispo 39

Sophomore Alex Chai led San Luis Obispo (1-2) with nine points as it fell to Tamalpais.  

Cesar Chavez 55, Morro Bay 49; North Bakersfield 45, Morro Bay 40

Harrison Meinke scored 16 points and Soloman Ruddel scored 12 for the Pirates in Morro Bay’s first game of the day.

Morro Bay (0-5) shot 12 of 16 from the foul line and only made one shot from 3-point range.

In Morro Bay’s second game of the day, Noah Agapay led in scoring with 15 points.

Minarets 47, Coast Union 45, OT

Angel Avina had 20 points and 12 rebounds, but the Broncos fell in overtime.

Alan Hernandez had 13 points for Coast Union, who outscored Minarets 16-7 in the fourth quarter to force overtime before being outscored 4-2 in the extra period.

BOYS SOCCER

Cats & Hounds Invitational

Paso Robles beat Atascadero 2-1 behind goals from Carson Barker off an assist from Josue Ojeda and an Ojeda goal. Justin Valenzuela had six saves for Paso Robles (6-1).

Connor Setting scored for Atascadero.

In the Bearcats’ second game, they beat Mayfair, 2-0. Ojeda and Luis Reyes scored for the Bearcats. Juan Carlos Ruez was in goal for Paso Robles and recorded three saves.

In Atascadero’s second game of the day, the Greyhounds beat Liberty Madera, 3-2.

Setting scored for Atascadero (3-2-1). Blaine Aguiar and Alec Marca also scored for the Greyhounds.

San Luis Obispo beat Colony 2-0 in its first match and then beat Ventura, 7-2. Lukas Holocher scored in both games for the Tigers (3-1), and Mo Morales scored three goals in the second game.

Morro Bay (2-4) beat Coast Union 1-0 and then lost to Lompoc, 3-1. Patrick Keely scored on a header for the Pirates in the first game, and Miguel Garcia scored in the second.

Ventura beat Nipomo, 2-1.

GIRLS SOCCER

Mission Prep at Kamanski Tournament at Fresno

In its first match of the day, Mission Prep beat Roosevelt, 2-0. Emily Riforgiante and Sammi Fernandez scored and Annabel Scott had an assist. Grace Oeser made six saves.

In the second game, the Royals (3-1-1) beat Fresno, 4-0. Riforgiante had two goals, Fernandez had a goal and an assist, and Kendra McKeague had a goal and an assist. Oeser had eight saves. Mission Prep took first in the second division.

Mission Prep lost to Hoover 1-0 and tied Medera South 0-0 in Friday’s games.

GIRLS WATER POLO

Mistletoe Tournament at Newbury Park

Atascadero beat Paso Robles 7-6 in the first game of the tournament, as Lauren Giggy had eight saves for the Greyhounds. Emily Ferree had two goals.

Shannon Rees had three goals for Paso Robles.

The Greyhounds also won their second game against Malibu, 8-6. Kylie Ferree had four goals for Atascadero (3-2).

Paso Robles (2-3) beat Calabasas 5-4 in overtime in its second game. Rees came up big again as the leading scorer with two goals and the overtime winner.

CROSS COUNTRY

Footlocker West Regional

In the boys seeded race, Arroyo Grande’s Christian Ricketts finished the 5K course at Mt. San Antonio College in 16 minutes, 30 seconds and came in 26th out of 176 runners.

In the girls race, Arroyo Grande’s Talley Hill (20:36) came in 47th, and Angela Gemignani (20:45) came in 52nd.

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