High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Righetti avenges earlier water polo loss to Arroyo Grande

The Righetti High boys water polo team edged Arroyo Grande 12-9 on Thursday, handing the Eagles their first PAC 7 defeat of the season.

Arroyo Grande (13-6, 6-1 PAC 7) is now tied with the Warriors for first place in the league. Eric Marsh led the Eagles, who beat Righetti earlier this year, with five goals in the game.

“We played well, but we were at a disadvantage on ejections,” said Eagles coach Steven Allen. “(Starter) Luka (Vukamonovic) was ejected early and that made it a tough game for us, but I thought we played well under adverse conditions.”

Nipomo 9, Paso Robles 8, 2 OT

Nipomo’s Marc Baker had six goals, including the game-winner, and goalkeeper Kirk Wilenius had 27 saves for the Titans (7-17, 1-7 PAC 7).

“For the first time this season, we played to the system and the system worked for us,” Nipomo coach Justin Jewell said.

Austin McCall had three goals for Paso Robles, and Ata Bulguru and Spencer Silva added two apiece in defeat. Dylan Grois had 14 saves for the Bearcats (11-12, 2-5 PAC 7).


Mission Prep 15, Morro Bay 3

Rachel Ronca led Mission Prep (9-6), sweeping her singles matches 6-1, 6-0, 6-2. Helena Olivieri posted wins of 6-3, 6-4, 6-0.

Morro Bay’s Megan Hansen and Hannah Richardson had the Pirates’ only singles victories, posting 6-0 and 7-6 wins, respectively.Ally Kersthold and Jenna Dunbar also swept for the Royals, 6-0, 6-0, 6-2 in doubles.

Paso Robles 16, Nipomo 2

Paso Robles Maria Petiy swept in singles, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

Savannah Carlson also swept her singles matches for the Bearcats, 6-2, 6-0, 6-0.

Arroyo Grande 11, Righetti 7

Mia McKinstry swept her singles matches for the Eagles (9-4, 7-2 PAC 7), 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

Arroyo Grande’s doubles tandem of Kimmy Turner and Bianna Flood won 6-2, 6-3, 6-0.

Atascadero 12, Pioneer Valley 6

Kristin McBride won 6-0, 6-0 for the Greyhounds (5-6, 3-6 PAC 7), and Rhiannon Dudley and Marissa Jordan each added two more singles wins.

Michelle Phillips and Amy Olsen were Atascadero’s top doubles duo, winning 6-3, 6-2.


Morro Bay 3, Coast Union 0

Ciara Ramos led Morro Bay (7-6 Los Padres League) with eight kills in its 25-11, 25-10, 25-9 sweep.

Alice Hermann had five aces for the Pirates and Kylie Gacad contributed 13 assists. Coast Union’s Rosemary Kim had 15 digs.

Mission Prep 3, Righetti 1

Danielle Brescia and Andrea Fernandez led the Royals (11-1) with 13 kills each in their 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22 victory.

Kerstin Sanders added 11 kills. and Deirdre Laird contributed 31 assists for Mission Prep.

Atascadero 3, Nipomo 0

Kiah Featherstone led the Greyhounds (10-4, 7-4 PAC 7) with three aces and 10 kills in their 25-14, 25-22, 25-15 sweep.

Brianna Norlock followed Featherstone with 10 kills, and Heather Harbottle added 23 assists and three aces.

San Luis Obispo 3, Pioneer Valley 0

The Tigers got a team-high 11 kills from Elizabeth Culpepper in a 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 win in Santa Maria.

Alex Attala and Jessica Chellsen had five kills apiece for San Luis Obispo (9-7, 5-3 PAC 7).

Templeton 3, Cabrillo 1Kiersten Humphries had 13 kills and six aces for the Eagles (5-4 LPL) in a 27-29, 25-13, 25-17, 25-16 win, and sophomore Alyssa Price added five kills and eight blocks.

Hailey Johnson had 28 assists. The victory came after a 3-1 win over St. Joseph on Tuesday.

Coastal Christian 3, North County Christian 0

Coastal Christian swept 25-23, 25-23, 25-7.

Grace Napier had 21 kills and 17 digs, Taylor Brooks had 23 digs and Joanne Lindstaedt had 28 assists for Coastal Christian (4-1 Coast Valley League).

Laura Tapanes had three aces and nine digs for the Crusaders, and Jessica Lindquist had five kills for the Crusaders (4-14, 1-5 CVL).


PAC 7 at Chalk Mountain

Arroyo Grande’s total of 235 was good for second place, 22 strokes behind Righetti.

San Luis Obispo’s Alessia Weckenmann finished fourth overall with 42 strokes, while Arroyo Grande’s Karissa Mattimoe had a personal-record 43 to take fifth.

Dani O’Keffe won the overall title with a 38. She was the first of three Righetti golfers to claim the top three spots.

Paso Robles was third with 252 strokes. The Bearcats were led by Ashley Levanduski’s eighth-place finish at 45.

Morro Bay Tournament

The Pirates finished fifth with 321 strokes in a Los Padres League tournament at Morro Bay Golf Course.

St. Joseph won the team title with 224 strokes. Morgan Salm of Cabrillo and Danielle Gillaspy of St. Joseph shared medalist honors after they each carded an even-par 36.