The San Luis Obispo High boys volleyball team started its CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoff run Tuesday with a first-round sweep of Nordhoff, 30-28, 25-20, 25-18.
Michael Hansen led the co-PAC 7 champion Tigers (21-4) with 13 kills and four blocks. Sam Duval followed him with 10 kills of his own.
Setter Keilan Meertens distributed 31 assists, and Nick Butier had 15 digs for San Luis Obispo.
The Tigers will play either Aliso Niguel or West Valley in the second round at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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Arroyo Grande 3, Littlerock 0
The Eagles also swept their opening-round match in Division 2, winning 25-19, 25-20, 25-21.
Both Derek Johnson and Bill Shires had a team-high seven kills for the Eagles. Austin Robinson added six.
Kevin Glass registered 35 assists, and Tanner Howard picked up 12 digs.
The Eagles will play at second-seeded Laguna Beach, which opened with a bye, Thursday.
CIF-Southern Section Division 2 Championships
Colby Thompson of Paso Robles scored a 403.4 points to take fifth place in the boys meet in Riverside.
San Luis Obispo’s Kevin Schultz, who scored a 324, placed 10th. Jake Milbrandt of Arroyo Grande placed 14th with a 294.8.
On the girls side, Tessa Merritt of San Luis Obispo finished sixth (423.8), Alysa Floerky of Atascadero placed eighth (398.6), Amanda Gritzfeld of Paso Robles was 13th (327.7), and Arroyo Grande’s Sarah Curiel finished 16th (319.85).
Atascadero 11, West Covina 7
The Greyhounds (10-5) got big days from Devin Barber and Kyle Barber, who were fresh off a PAC 7 doubles championship, to win the Southern Section Division 2 wild-card contest.
The twins dropped just two games each in singles, with Devin sweeping 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 and Kyle sweeping 6-0, 6-2, 6-0. Atascadero’s doubles team of Elias Jordan and Avery Griffin won 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 to secure the win for the Greyhounds.
Atascadero travels to face Valencia in the first round at 3 p.m. today.
San Luis Obispo 7, Atascadero 5
Sean Mullen picked up the win after striking out 11 and giving up five runs, four earned, on five hits in 52⁄3 innings. Marco Murillo closed the game with a four-out save, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Mullen went 2 for 2 at the plate with one RBI, and Brayden Ryan was 2 for 2 with two RBI. Max Sensenbach was 2 for 3 with a run scored for the Tigers.
Cabrillo 9, Templeton 7
The Eagles (13-9, 6-5 Los Padres League) were poised to win before things went awry in the fifth inning, when defensive miscues allowed the first-place, sixth-ranked Conquistadores (20-3, 10-1) to score seven runs and take a 9-6 lead.
Templeton got one back in the seventh and had the tying runners on base but couldn’t bring them home.
Andy Garretson was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI, and Alex Kotheimer finished 2 for 3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for the Eagles.
Nipomo 14, Mission Prep 4
The Royals (15-7) walked 15 batters against the Titans (15-5) in the nonleague game.
Mission Prep collected five hits. Art Lane had an RBI double, and both Stephen Fleming and Scott Gill got RBI singles.
Cole Holloway held the Royals to four runs — one earned — and four hits while striking out four for Nipomo. He was also 2 for 4 with three RBI.
Marc Baker went to 2 for 4 with a three-run homer and finished with four RBI. Dominic Garcia added a 2-for-2 performance with three RBI for the Titans.
North County Christian 8, Shandon 0
Keelan Wilson scattered three hits over six shutout innings as the Crusaders upped their Coast Valley League-leading record to 6-1 with the home victory.
Taylor Brard struck out the side in the seventh and was 3 for 4 with a double, one run scored and five RBI. Haustin Morrison was 2 for 3 with three runs scored for North County Christian.
The Crusaders can clinch the CVL title with a win against Coast Union in the regular-season finale Friday.
Coast Union 18, Cuyama Valley 5, 5 innings
Alex Wolfe was 3 for 4 with three doubles and one RBI, Tommy Howard was 3 for 5 with three RBI, and Emmy Godinez was 2 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI as Coast Union (5-2 CVL) cruised in five innings.
With a win Friday against North County Christian in the regular-season finale, the Broncos can earn a share of the CVL title.
St. Joseph 6, Paso Robles 2
Tied 2-2, the Knights scored our runs in the sixth inning to take the win in the pivotal PAC 7 game.
Amanda Searcy was 2 for 3 with a solo home run for Paso Robles.
Paso Robles (17-10, 7-4 PAC 7) is in a three-way tie for first with St. Joseph and Arroyo Grande.
If Paso Robles wins at Righetti on Thursday, it will share the title with the winner of the St. Joseph-Arroyo Grande matchup the same day.
Righetti 8, San Luis Obispo 7
After scoring six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 7-5 lead, Righetti scored three runs in the top of the seventh to steal back the win.
Brandi Crabtree went 3 for 4, and Selene Houlis doubled in two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for San Luis Obispo (10-13, 3-8 PAC 7).
Andrea Reynolds pitched a complete game for the Tigers, scattering eight hits while striking out five.
Atascadero 6, Pioneer Valley 3
Jill Johnson gave up eight hits and one earned run in the complete-game win for the Greyhounds (19-10, 7-5).
Brigit Godfrey was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Marissa McClain was 2 for 3 for Atascadero.
Nipomo 13, Mission Prep 0, 5 innings
The Titans (17-8, 9-2 LPL) cruised in the nonleague win.
Nipomo’s Courtney Cuzick only pitched two innings but struck out all six batters she faced. Ashley Ruiz relieved her and also picked up six strikeouts over the next three innings.
Cuzick was 3 for 3 with two RBI, and teammate Tessa Underwood had a bases-clearing double.
Nipomo will finish out the regular season at LPL rival Cabrillo on Friday.
Morro Bay 5, Lompoc 0
Marissa Tabares gave up three hits and two walks in the complete-game shutout for the Pirates (8-3 LPL).
Jasmine Singh was 3 for 3 with two RBI, and Tia Gacad was 3 for 4 with two runs scored for Morro Bay, which clinched second place in the LPL.
Coastal Christian 15, Shandon 6
The Conquerors (9-3, 9-1 CVL) clinched the CVL title with the win.
Taylor Brooks gave up six runs on three hits and 11 walks in the complete-game victory. Sevelyn Van Ronk was 3 for 4 with two RBI, four runs scored and a double, Grace Napier was 2 for 3 with five RBI and a double, and Amy Arnold was 3 for 4 with two RBI and two doubles.
Orcutt Academy 15, North County Christian 6
Brianna Feld and MacKenzie Ricks both went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored for the Crusaders (9-6), but North County Christian lost at home in nonleague play.
Teale Harden was 2 for 3 with a run scored for the Crusaders.
Five more players from Morro Bay were announced for the FCA Central Coast All-Star Game.
The Pirates chosen were defensive lineman Frank Martinez, defensive backs Jaccob Carlson and Wes Hill, linebacker Dom Woods and tight end Austin Emley.
The game, which will be held June 4 at Pioneer Valley High, will pit a San Luis Obispo County squad of graduating seniors from PAC 7 and Los Padres League schools against a northern Santa Barbara County team.
All the proceeds from the game will go to benefit local high schools.