High School Sports

Prep roundup: SLO High, Arroyo Grande softball teams roll in season openers

Natalie Ziegler went 3 for 5 with two doubles and two RBI to lead the San Luis Obispo High School softball team to a 15-1 win over Orcutt Academy in the teams’ season-opening nonconference game.

Malia Gin also collected three hits and earned the win on the mound, allowing just one hit in four innings.

San Luis Obispo (1-0) is back in action at home Thursday against Morro Bay.


Arroyo Grande 8, Nipomo 0

Two runs in the fourth inning put the Eagles in control before they exploded for six in the seventh for the nonconference season-opening victory.

Arroyo Grande (1-0) collected eight hits in the win.

Nipomo starter Hope Goodall allowed two unearned runs in four innings pitched. The Titans (0-1) next face Coast Union on Thursday in Cambria.

Arroyo Grande plays host to Cabrillo on Thursday.

Mission Prep 12, Valley Christian Academy 0

Anna Reed did it all in the Royals’ season opening win, going 4 for 4 with three RBI and three runs scored at the plate and hurling three innings of no-hit ball while striking out eight from the circle.

Megan Basille also went 4 for 4 for Mission Prep (1-0), which will face the same team again Tuesday.


Templeton 10, Orcutt Academy 2

Cole Garcia threw five shutout innings while allowing just one hit, and Noah Bullard doubled and tripled and scored two runs to lead Templeton in its season opener.

Colton Wiggins and Tyler Frigon each tallied a single, while Frigon drove in two runs. Shane Wyatt added two stolen bases.

Templeton (1-0) next takes on rival Morro Bay on the road Thursday.


San Luis Obispo 447, Morro Bay 498

Casey Leebrick’s low round of 82 at San Luis Obispo Country Club led the Tigers to the nonconference win.

Mac Dougherty shot a team-low 88 for Morro Bay.


Morro Bay 3, Paso Robles 0

Spencer Cecil had 17 kills and four blocks in the Pirates’ 25-16, 25-17, 25-14 season-opening nonconference win.

Dexter Marquardt added 10 kills, and Theo Mackey recorded 32 assists for Morro Bay.

The Pirates (1-0) face San Luis Obispo at home Thursday. Paso Robles (0-1) plays at Nipomo.


Paso Robles 12, Morro Bay 6

Brysan Pesenti won two out of three sets at No. 2 singles for Paso Robles, and the Bearcats doubles teams won all nine sets to improve their record to 3-0 on the season.

For Morro Bay, Simon Janzen won all three sets, 6-4, 6-2, 6-0.


San Luis Obispo 232, Morro Bay 73

Anna Petersen won the 100-yard free in a time of 57.57, the 100 back (1:05.06) and was a part of the winning 200 free and 400 free relay teams to lead the Tigers in their season-opening dual meet.

Tyra Popovich also won the 50 free (26.55) and was part of the winning relay teams.

San Luis Obispo’s next dual meet is set for March 7 against Dos Pueblos at Sinsheimer Pool.