Mission Prep running back and Tribune County Player of the Year Patrick Laird announced Sunday he will take a preferred walk-on spot at Cal in the fall.
Laird, who was one of three California high school players to rush for more than 3,000 yards this season, chose the Golden Bears over a walk-on offer from Cal Poly and heavy interest from Brown. Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scholarships.
Laird visited Cal on Saturday and watched the men’s basketball team upset No. 1 Arizona, 60-58, before making his decision Sunday.
Laird said there will be a ceremony Wednesday at Mission Prep, but no time had been finalized.
Cal Poly evens record in women’s tennis
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Cal Poly’s women’s tennis team shined in singles play and clinched the doubles point on its way to a 5-2 road win over Loyola Marymount on Sunday at the LMU Tennis Center in Los Angeles.
Cal Poly (2-2) got points in singles from Jennifer Cornea (6-7, 6-4, 10-6), Emily Gibbens (6-4, 6-3), Kathryn Webb (6-3, 6-1) and Ane McPike (6-1, 6-4). The Mustangs earned the doubles point as Hannah Stone and Gibbens won 6-4, and Sayaka Tsugai and Webb won 7-5.
Pepperdine men beat Cal Poly in tennis
Pepperdine’s men’s tennis team rolled to a 4-1 home win over Cal Poly at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu.
The lone point for the Mustangs (0-6) came in doubles, where Cal Poly’s Devin Barber and Corey Pang won 6-5 (7-1), and Naveen Beasley and Ben Donovan won 6-5 (7-5).
Cuesta baseball game rained out
Cuesta College’s home baseball game against Riverside originally scheduled for noon Sunday was called off because of rain.
No date had been set for a make-up game as of Sunday afternoon.
Cal Poly’s Chene wins wrestling tourney
Cal Poly wrestler Kyle Chene won the 149-pound title in the California Collegiate Open late Saturday night at San Francisco State, clinching the championship with a 9-5 victory in the final.
Also for Cal Poly, Luke McDonald placed second at 157 pounds, and Colton Schilling was fourth at 141.