High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Atascadero completes another unbeaten PAC 7 wrestling campaign

The Atascadero High wrestling team routed Paso Robles 55-11 on Tuesday night, clinching its fifth consecutive unbeaten league season.

Six grapplers collected pins for the Greyhounds (11-0, 6-0 PAC 7). Michael Clemmensen (at 103 pounds), Paul Woodman (140), Elijah Jackson (145), Ben Giggy (152), Brandon Armstrong (171) and Andrew Bittle (215) all won by fall.

Atascadero, which utilized four sophomores, also got decision wins from Josh Osorio (13-2 at 112), Matt Weir (5-4 at 119), Garrett Rose (4-3 at 125) and Stephen Trockman (8-5 at 189).

The PAC 7 finals are Saturday.

“We just got outwrestled,” Bearcats coach Chris Monteiro said.

Paso Robles (16-3, 4-2) got victories from Kevin Garcia (a 7-3 decision at 130), Cesar Delgado (14-10 at 160) and Justin McAfee (a pin at heavyweight).

For the Greyhounds, who have suffered only one league dual loss since 2002, the victory came on the heels of winning the prestigious Morro Bay CIT Invitational this past weekend, when they had 11 competitors place amongst a field featuring more than 50 schools.

The experience at that event should help in the upcoming postseason, Greyhounds coach Jeff Spiller said.

“You’d like to think the CIT is close to what (CIF-Southern Section) competition will be like,” Spiller said.

Morro Bay 60, Lompoc 21

Morro Bay (7-0, 5-0 Los Padres League), which was coming off an eighth-place finish at the CIT and won the small-school title there, polished off its fifth straight season going undefeated in LPL duals.

“We looked really solid, and I am proud of my boys,” Morro Bay coach Mike Aanerud said. “It was a nice way to go out (in the regular season).”

Patrick Kelley at 135 pounds pinned his opponent in 1 minute, 47 seconds for Morro Bay, the No. 1-ranked squad in Division VI of the Southern Section, and Justin Martinez at 160 won by pin in 3:59.


Mission Prep 2, Morro Bay 1

Nevada-bound Kori Disarufino and Annie Mooney each scored for the Royals (9-11). Macey Burgeson brought the Pirates within a score, but they couldn’t find the equalizer.

Nipomo 2, Paso Robles 2, OT

Nikki Calabria scored the first goal for the Bearcats (8-9-4, 2-5-1 PAC 7) in the first half.

But Ruby Navarro came back to score two in the second half for the Titans (5-8-3, 2-5-1 PAC 7), who broke a four-game losing skid in league play, but Calabria tallied again to force overtime.


Paso Robles 5, Nipomo 0

Anthony Almagurer scored twice for the Bearcats (8-8-2, 2-6 PAC 7), who also got goals from Cody Murdock, Victor Echevarria and Angel Guevara. Jake Bedell had two assists in the win.

Cabrillo 3, Templeton 0

The Eagles (2-16, 1-9 LPL) couldn’t recover from a 2-0 halftime deficit.


Arroyo Grande 15, Paso Robles 1

Stephanie Stern led Arroyo Grande (19-1, 9-0 PAC 7) with three goals.

Alexa May added two goals for the Eagles, the top-ranked team in Division IV of the Southern Section, and Briana Lippert and Kylie Anderson had a combined nine saves for Arroyo Grande.

San Luis Obispo 14, Pioneer Valley 4

Andie Judson, Kylie Logan and Elizabeth Waddell all scored twice for the Tigers (12-8, 7-2 PAC 7). Judson made three saves in goal.

Atascadero 13, Nipomo 4

Erin Hasenkamp led the Greyhounds (14-8, 6-3 PAC 7) with four goals.

“It was an important win this far into league,” Atascadero coach Mitch Stafford said.