The Arroyo Grande High cross country team won both the boys and girls races at the PAC 7 midseason meet in Nipomo on Thursday.
The Eagles won the girls race with 25 points, an outcome Arroyo Grande coach Sean Ricketts said he expected.
“The girls have been so dominant,” Ricketts said. “Our goal was to have a 30-second gap within our team and it ended up being 28. We had a good pack today.”
Atascadero’s Mimi Peterson won the 5K race in 19 minutes, eight seconds, but Arroyo Grande’s runners took third through seventh place, led by Hannah Stevens’ time of 19:31. Atascadero finished second with 60 points, and Paso Robles was a close third with 62.
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On the boys side, Arroyo Grande’s Hugo Gutierrez crossed the finish line one second ahead of Nipomo’s Andrew Garcia in 16:09.
“Hugo went out and did what he needed to and showed that he wants to win league,” Ricketts said.
Gutierrez was joined by teammates Cullen Cali (in third at 16:20) and Dan Smith (sixth, 16:42) in the top 10. They were joined by Trevor Cowan, who finished 11th in 16:58.
The Eagles’ 50 points were better than Paso Robles by 18. Righetti was third with 90 points, and San Luis Obispo finished fourth with 94. Atascadero’s top finisher, Luke Tillman, was fifth in 16:37.
BOYS WATER POLO
Arroyo Grande 16, Nipomo 5
Eric Marsh had five goals, and Luka Vukamonovic and Casey Higginbotham added three apiece for the Eagles (12-5, 6-0 PAC 7), who led 10-4 at halftime.
Ryan Morgan had six saves, and teammate John Kullman added five for Arroyo Grande.
Paso Robles 9, San Luis Obispo 5
Austin McCall had six goals for the Bearcats (11-11, 2-4 PAC 7), and Spencer Silva, Ata Bulgurlu and Devon Nicklas all had one goal in the win.
San Luis Obispo’s Kyle McAlahney scored two goals for the Tigers (3-3 PAC 7), and Tommy Caffrey had seven saves in defeat.
“We were in control and turned it on at the end of the third,” Paso Robles coach Duane McRoy said.
Atascadero 16, Lompoc 11
Clarke Andros led Atascadero (9-4, 2-3 PAC 7) with four goals.
Leading 8-7 at the half, the Greyhounds managed to pull away in the third quarter to solidify their lead over the Braves.
“Lompoc came out stronger than we expected,” Greyhounds coach Mitch Stafford said. “This game was a good indicator of how we’re doing in the middle of the season.”
Paso Robles 3, Pioneer Valley 0
Holly Brooks led Paso Robles (12-4, 6-1 PAC 7) with six kills in its 25-12, 25-16, 25-14 sweep.
The Bearcats’ Kellie Reynolds contributed two aces and 19 assists.
San Luis Obispo 3, Atascadero 1
Elizabeth Culpepper and Beth Hoyt led the Tigers (8-8, 4-3 PAC 7) with 11 kills each in the 25-13, 20-25, 25-16, 25-13 victory.
Teammates Brianna Mallory and Kennedy Peters contributed 25 digs and 22 assists, respectively. Kiah Featherstone led Atascadero (7-4, 4-3 PAC 7) with 15 kills.
Righetti 3, Nipomo 1
The Warriors won 25-15, 25-22, 10-25, 25-15.
No other information was available.
Morro Bay 3, St. Joseph 1
Ciara Ramos led Morro Bay (5-2 Los Padres League) with 22 kills in its 25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 25-18 win.
The Pirates were helped by Tia Gacad’s 10 kills and Kylie Gacad’s 45 assists.
Templeton 3, Santa Maria 0
Kiersten Humphries had 12 kills for the Eagles, who swept 25-13, 25-16, 25-18.
Katie Koehler added four kills for Templeton (10-9, 3-4 LPL).
Shandon 3, North County Christian 2
Shandon rallied for a 19-25, 12-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-8 Coast Valley League win.
Ashlee Soots had seven aces and 19 digs for the Crusaders, and Brianna Feld added eight kills in defeat. Cheyenne Rickets had 13 assists for North County Christian (1-3 CVL).
Coastal Christian 3, Valley Christian 2
Coastal Christian won 25-23, 16-25, 13-25, 25-10, 15-12.
Taylor Brooks had 22 digs for Coastal Christian, and Grace Napier added 12 kills. Leslie Henry added eight kills and seven blocks for Coastal Christian (2-1 CVL).
San Luis Obispo 10, Paso Robles 8
The Tigers (10-1, 7-0 PAC 7) withstood their biggest test of the league season thus far, getting three singles wins from Tori Troesch and Abigail Will to beat the Bearcats in Paso Robles.
Alex Coffman and Lili Voisinet swept three doubles matches for San Luis Obispo.
“Paso Robles has a very improved team this year,” Tigers coach Gary Etheredge said.
“We were just fortunate that the last round went our way.”
Templeton 10, Santa Maria 8
Templeton’s Erin Roberts swept all three of her individual matches 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.
Katie Anselmi and Rose Dickey each had two singles wins for the Eagles (4-3 LPL).
Templeton’s Gabby Franklin and Shaunna Parker, swept all of their doubles matches.
Arroyo Grande 14, Nipomo 4
Arroyo Grande’s Mia McKinstry swept her singles matches 6-2, 6-1, 6-0.
The Eagles’ doubles teams of Allie Martin and Caitlin Milich and Kimmy Turner and Brianna Flood swept their three doubles matches as Arroyo Grande improved to 6-4 and 5-2 in the PAC 7.
Grecia Peña had two singles wins for the Titans.
Santa Ynez 5, Mission Prep 4
Ally Kersthold, Jenna Dunbar and Aparna Bhat won their singles matches for Mission Prep (7-4). Kersthold and Dunbar also posted Mission Prep’s only doubles victories.
PAC 7 Tournament
Arroyo Grande’s Stina Hansson shot a 39 en route to a second-place finish in Santa Maria.
Hansson, whose total was a personal best at Rancho Maria Golf Course, finished one stroke behind Righetti’s Kelsey Nolan.
The Eagles shot a total of 237, finishing in second place in the team race, 30 strokes behind Righetti.San Luis Obispo’s Alessia Weckenmann finished in a fifth-place tie after carding a 42. Paso Robles’ Ashley Levanduski shot a 44 to lead the Bearcats to a total of 259 and third place.