High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Atascadero win PAC 7 wrestling title

Atascadero High added another PAC 7 championship to its list of wrestling credentials, scoring 260 points to easily beat host Righetti by 56 points Saturday at the PAC 7 championships.

A Greyhounds wrestler qualified for individual CIF-Southern Section competition in all 14 weight classes and claimed two league titlists in Elijah Jackson (145 pounds) and Paul Woodmen (140).

Paso Robles finished in fourth place out of seven teams with a score of 185.

Arroyo Grande finished in fifth place with 111, Nipomo took sixth place with 76 and San Luis Obispo was seventh with 73.

Kevin Garcia (130), Cesar Delgado (160), Justin McAfee (heavyweight) and Colton Madrigal (152) claimed league titles for the Bearcats.

Garcia represents the first Paso Robles freshman to win a league title since 2002. The Bearcats sent 10 wrestlers to CIF-Southern Section competition.

“We are a young team and we handled adversity well and after losing one of our starting wrestlers, our freshmen really stepped up to finish strong today, and I am excited for the years to come,” Paso Robles coach Chris Monteiro said.

Los Padres League Championships

Morro Bay, ranked No. 1 in CIF-Southern Section Division VI, won its fifth consecutive Los Padres League championship with a convincing victory at the league finals at Lompoc High.

Morro Bay won with 190 points to 147 for runner-up Santa Ynez.

The Pirates advanced 12 wrestlers to the CIF-Southern Section individual preliminaries, which begin Feb. 19 at Whittier High. By virtue of its win, and a 5-0 record in duals in the LPL, head coach Michael Aanerud said Morro Bay also earned a No. 1 seed at the CIF-Southern Section team preliminaries beginning Feb. 13 at Sierra Vista High in Baldwin Park.

There were eight individual champions from Morro Bay at the LPL finals, a school record, Aanerud said.

“It’s easy to settle down when you get in the finals because you know you made it into CIF, but our kids took a lot of pride in it and had a great final,” he said.

In a surprise at 160 pounds, Morro Bay’s Dom Woods earned a win over No. 1 seed Matt Giles of Santa Ynez, 5-3 in the final.

“I hate to say that I was surprised, but I was definitely,” Aanerud said. “He had lost to him the previous three times they wrestled. That was a good win for him.”

Other winners for the Pirates were Zac Haworth (103 pounds), Jaccob Carlson (119), Kent Beecham (125), Dolan Mininni (130), Patrick Kelly (135), Justin Martinez (152) and Frank Martinez (171). Chris Kim (112) and Trevor Riddell (189) earned second- place finishes, while Aaron Mininni (140) and Wes Hill (145) finished third.

The top three finishers in each weight class advanced to the section preliminary meet.


Mission Prep 3, Lindsay 0

The Royals (18-0) earned a measure of revenge by beating the team that knocked them out of last year’s CIF-Central Section Division V semifinals.

“It was important for us as a team to play these guys,” Mission Prep coach Bob Galarneau said. “We wanted to get a look at them and see what we could possibly be looking at as far as the playoffs go.”

The game, which was originally schedule to take place in San Luis Obispo, had to be moved to Lindsay because of rain.Neal Hetzel scored twice for Mission Prep, including the opening goal just three minutes into the game.

Justin Carlson added a goal, and Patrick Foran had two assists for the Royals.

“We talked about traveling (Friday) and how it could be tough,” Galarneau said. “But we wanted to be challenged, and this was a good result for us.”


The Mission Prep girls soccer match with Coast Union was postponed because of weather. No makeup date was announced.


Immanuel 63, Coast Union 37

Sean Mertens and Eddie Salazar led Coast Union (8-13) with 11 points each.

Andy Gordon had six points for the Broncos.

Central Valley Christian 59, Mission Prep 53

Sam Cowitz had a team-high 18 points, and Kevin Laird added 16 for the Royals (10-14).

“Their strength was in the post,” Mission Prep coach Terrance Harris said. “Their guys are big, physical and skilled.”Bill Sukoski added 10 points for the Royals.


Immanuel 75, Coast Union 32

Katelyn Lorenz had a team-high nine points for the Broncos (4-19), who played with just six players.

“I was very happy with the aggressive defensive play of Rachel DeVries and Ruby Martinez,” Coast Union coach Jerry Gibson said.

DeVries and Ashley Lorenz added seven points apiece for Coast Union.

Central Valley Christian 47, Mission Prep 39

Jenna Dunbar scored 17 points for the Royals (8-12).

Central Valley Christian led 15-13 at halftime in a defensive oriented game.

Ally Kersthold scored eight points for Mission Prep, which finished winless in two games at their showcase tournament.

“We were right there with them and did a good job defensively until the fourth quarter when Central Valley took over to score 20 points, and that was the turning point in the game for us,” Mission Prep coach John Krossa said.


Arroyo Grande 8, Mira Costa 7, 3 OT; Harvard Westlake 10, Arroyo Grande 4

Arroyo Grande (24-3, 10-0 PAC 7) finished with three wins and two losses at the Southern California Championships and went into triple overtime in their first game Saturday.

Kim Johnson and Alexa May led Arroyo Grande with three goals apiece against Mira Costa. May scored the game-winning goal in the third overtime.

Stephanie Stern led the Eagles with two goals against Harvard Westlake, and Briana Lippert had a combined 22 saves for the day.