San Luis Obispo High’s Tessa Merritt won her third consecutive PAC 7 girls diving title Tuesday with a score of 427.6 points at Sinsheimer Pool in San Luis Obispo, and teammate Maia Vernacchi finished second with 351.85 points.
Merritt earned an automatic CIF-Southern Section postseason qualification with her score.
San Luis Obispo scored 51 team points, for a 10-point edge over second-place Arroyo Grande. The points carry over into today’s swimming finals at the same site.
Meghan Anderson of Arroyo Grande was third with 341.05, one of three Eagles divers to finish in the top six. Lindsay Nichols finished fourth at 336.55, and Sarah Curiel was sixth at 326.7.
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Paso Robles’ Colby Thompson won the boys diving title with a 394.7, and the Bearcats are in fourth place with a team score of 20.
Arroyo Grande is in first with a 49. The Eagles had four divers finish in the top 10, including second-place Jake Milbrandt, who finished with a 325.75. Kevin Schultz of San Luis Obispo was third with a 306.55 as the Tigers finished second with a team score of 40.
All three divers earned automatic postseason bids with their scores.
Arroyo Grande 15, Righetti 6
Mitchell Hollingsworth was 2 for 4 with four RBI and a two-run home run to help fuel the first-place Eagles (16-6, 10-3 PAC 7).
Kyle Raubinger finished the day 2 for 4 with an RBI and also had a home run, Gunnar Gomez was 2 for 2 with an RBI, and Jordan Morrison led the Eagles with three hits and two runs scored.
Colton Haynes threw six innings for Arroyo Grande, giving up three earned runs with eight strikeouts.
St. Joseph 5, Atascadero 4
Down 5-0, the Greyhounds (11-11, 5-8 PAC 7) made a late run at the Knights, only to fall one run short.
Atascadero had three runs in the sixth inning and plated one in the seventh.
Mitchell Angeloni was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI to lead the Greyhounds. Tanner Thompson was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Nipomo 1, Lompoc 0
Ryan McNeil gave up five hits and struck out six in the complete-game shutout for the Titans (13-5, 8-2 Los Padres League).
McNeil was also 1 for 3 at the plate with the game’s only RBI when he drove in Hayden Gardner in the top of the fifth with a single.
Cole Holloway was 1 for 3 with a double for Nipomo.
Coast Union 12, Orcutt Academy 3
Emmy Godinez gave up three runs on two hits and struck out two in the victory for the Broncos (4-11, 3-2 Coast Valley League).
Omar Catalan was 2 for 4, and Alex Wolf was 2 for 4 with two RBI for Coast Union.
Arroyo Grande 1, San Luis Obispo 0
Jillian Compton threw a no-hitter for the Eagles (14-9, 6-4 PAC 7), striking out 11 and walking two.
Compton also was 2 for 3 at the plate and scored the only run on an RBI single by Kasie Craig in the bottom of the fourth inning. Craig was 1 for 3 on the day.
St. Joseph 6, Atascadero 3
Jessie Hufstetler was 2 for 3 with two doubles and one RBI for the Greyhounds (17-10, 5-5 PAC 7), but Atascadero fell at home. Ashlee Reusche was 2 for 4 with a double, and Jackie Wulff was 2 for 4 for the Greyhounds.
North County Christian 7, Maricopa 2
Kylie Bergquist gave up two runs on three hits, striking out six in the complete-game win as the Crusaders (7-3 CVL) cruised.
Teale Harden was 2 for 3 with two RBI, and Samantha Kane was 1 for 2 with one RBI for North County Christian, which scored seven runs despite having just six hits.
Coastal Christian 7, Valley Christian 6
Sevelyn Van Ronk was 2 for 4 with three runs scored, and Grace Napier was 2 for 4 with three RBI as Coastal Christian (7-3, 7-1 CVL) won at home.
Bonnie Ayers gave up six runs, four earned, on eight hits and struck out two in the complete-game win.
Orcutt Academy 19, Coast Union 1
Cristina Plasencia logged a triple, and Morgan May had a double and the only run of the game for the Broncos (0-14) in the loss to the unbeaten Spartans (16-0).
Arroyo Grande 14, St. Joseph 4
The Eagles finished undefeated in PAC 7 play at 12-0 (17-2 overall).
Eli Whittle (6-1, 6-0, 6-0) and Jordan Hayashi (6-0, 6-1, 6-0) both swept their singles sets, while Sage Lysobey picked up two wins, going 3-6, 6-0, 6-1.
Evan Lange and Danny Williams cleaned up in doubles play, taking their sets 6-3, 6-0, 6-0.
San Luis Obispo 13, Pioneer Valley 5
Shahrukh Syed swept 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to lead the Tigers (12-6, 10-2 PAC 7).
The doubles team of Mason Hansen and Luke Iunker swept 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, and Chris Hicks and Josh Milla swept 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 as a doubles team for San Luis Obispo.
San Luis Obispo 3, Paso Robles 0
The Tigers (19-4, 8-1 PAC 7) swept 25-9, 25-10, 25-16 to stay in a first-place tie with Righetti.
Both Sam Duval and Michael Hansen collected eight kills, while teammate Keilan Meertens tallied 26 assists for San Luis Obispo.
Righetti 3, Arroyo Grande 1
The Warriors won 25-20, 25-22, 17-25, 25-20 over the Eagles (8-4, 6-3 PAC 7).
Danny Meritt and Austin Robinson collected 11 kills apiece, while Bill Shires and Andrew Midyett had 10 kills each for Arroyo Grande.Kevin Glass had 53 assists, and Tanner Howard had 12 digs.
Nipomo 3, Santa Maria 1
The Titans (4-4 LPL) defeated the Saints 28-26, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21.
Kirk Wilenius had 10 kills and 11 blocks, and Zach Elliott added 10 kills for Nipomo.
Orcutt Academy 260, Mission Prep 275, Coast Union 300
Mission Prep’s Jedd Hasay was second at Morro Bay Golf Course with a 14-over 49 for nine holes.
Wack to Colorado College, Peters to Cal Lutheran
Two local players have decided to continue their careers in the Division III ranks.
Arroyo Grande soccer standout Morgan Wack, a two-time PAC 7 MVP, will play at Colorado College, Eagles coach Brad Bowdey said.
Wack, a midfielder, helped lead the Eagles to their first outright league championship since 2004-05 this past season, earning all-Southern Section Division 5 first-team honors in the process.
Meanwhile, San Luis Obispo volleyball star Kennedy Peters will play at Cal Lutheran, her family said.
Peters was an all-county first-team pick by The Tribune this past season after helping to lead the Tigers to a share of the PAC 7 title. The setter averaged a team-best 8.9 assists per set.
Cal Lutheran advanced to the Sweet 16 at its level a year ago.