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Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande boys one goal from a title

Needing a win to secure a PAC 7 boys soccer title, Arroyo Grande High came up just short, tying Righetti 2-2 at home Friday.

Morgan Wack got the Eagles (17-7-2, 8-2-2) on the board first, and Brandon Macias added Arroyo Grande’s second goal.

Righetti claimed the league title by virtue of having one more point despite identical league records due to the new points system put in place this season. Arroyo Grande’s season is still not over; the Eagles will be competing in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division V playoffs.

Brandon Macias scored the last goal for Arroyo Grande, assisted by Eliseo Torres.

“We had multiple opportunities, but we just couldn’t finish any of them,” Arroyo Grande coach Brad Bowdey said.

Mission Prep 1, San Luis Obispo 0

Mission Prep goalkeeper Joey Miller collected his 11th shutout and his first Gatorade bath of the season as the Royals (20-0) completed their first undefeated regular season in program history.

“It was a big celebration,” Mission Prep coach Bob Galarneau said. “It was about the kids, so I stepped back and let them enjoy it.”

Miller made several key saves down the stretch after Aryan Eslambolipour scored the game’s lone goal with 14 minutes left.

The Royals await Central Section playoff seeding, and Galarneau said he hopes the team will be awarded the top overall seed, which would guarantee them home games throughout the playoffs.

Paso Robles 5, Nipomo 1

Jake Bedell led the Bearcats (10-11-2, 3-9 PAC 7) with two goals.

Porfirio Delgado, Anthony Almaguer and Angel Garcia each scored a goal for Paso Robles, which finished league in fifth place.

Pioneer Valley 3, Atascadero 2

Atascadero’s Alex Aguiar scored twice in the first 13 minutes for the Greyhounds (8-12-5, 2-8-2). The senior, who will play at UC Davis, finished his season with 22 goals and 15 assists.

GIRLS SOCCER

Righetti 1, Arroyo Grande 0

The Warriors defeated Arroyo Grande to claim a share of the PAC 7 championship. The Eagles could have claimed the title outright with a tie or win but gave up a goal when goalkeeper Cheyenne Rodriguez went down with an injury.

Arroyo Grande assistant coach Johnnie Reinhardt said that Rodriguez has a deep thigh bruise and it is unknown whether she will be able to play in the their first divisional playoff match next week.

Paso Robles 3, Nipomo 0

The Bearcats (5-6-1 PAC 7) guaranteed themselves another game by beating Nipomo to claim fourth place in league play and a berth in the divisional playoffs.

Maddy Cline scored twice for Paso Robles, and Camelia Pacheco added a goal and an assist.

Jasmine Galvez earned the shutout in her last home match.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Paso Robles 55, Nipomo 51

Brandon Todd scored 20 points, and Lonnie Watson added 16 for the Bearcats (14-11, 6-6 PAC 7), who kept their playoff hopes alive.

With the win, Paso Robles tied San Luis Obispo for fourth place in the PAC 7 but had the lower randomly drawn tiebreaker number and will have to hope for an at-large bid.

Jonathan Fisher had a game-high 24 points for Nipomo, and Jeff McNeil added 17.

Atascadero 42, Pioneer Valley 36

Atascadero’s Matt O’Connell was the leading scorer with 17 points.

Atascadero (17-8, 7-5 PAC 7) finished in third place in league and will be advancing on to the first round of the divisional postseason.

Troy Norris added 13 points for the Greyhounds.

Templeton 59, Santa Ynez 36

Dakota Oropeza and Jordan Hattar each scored a game-high 14 points for Templeton (11-12, 6-6), which earned a spot in the divisional first round by finishing fourth in the Los Padres League.

Daniel Wheeler added 13 for the Eagles, while Daulton Oropeza scored nine.

North County Christian 69, Cuyama 36

Josh Feld scored a game-high 18 points for North County Christian (17-8, 10-0 Coast Valley League), which finished unbeaten in league play for the fourth straight year.

Daniel Katches scored 15 and Caleb Katches added 13 for the Crusaders while Joe Honeycutt added 10 points and seven assists.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Arroyo Grande 44, Righetti 36

The Eagles (19-6, 11-1 PAC 7) claimed the outright league championship by virtue of their win and Atascadero’s loss to Pioneer Valley.

Jenna Sverchek had a team-high 10 points for Arroyo Grande, and Lindsey Wolf added nine.

Righetti center and Cal Poly signee Molly Schlemer scored 15 for the Warriors (13-7, 6-6).

Mission Prep 35, Morro Bay 30

Bri Harvey led the Royals (12-13) with a game-high 14 points.

Megan Hansen was the leading scorer for Morro Bay with nine.

“It was a defensive battle between both teams, and we really wanted to win this game,” Mission Prep coach John Krossa said.

Stephanie Darosa added 11 points for Mission Prep, which trailed 4-3 after the first quarter.

“Morro Bay played really well and they are a confident team, but this was a big win for us and we needed it to send us to the playoffs,” Krossa said.

Paso Robles 58, Nipomo 40

Chelsea Merrill led the Bearcats (9-15, 3-9) with 16 points while Kati Sheldon added 15 and Chelsea Kuhns had 11.

Nipomo, which led 14-13 after the first quarter, was led by Cami Castillo’s 16 points.

Santa Ynez 56, Templeton 48

Jeanine Madson had a game-high 16 points for the sixth-place Eagles (5-16, 2-10 LPL).

The score was tied at 34 going into the fourth quarter. Carly O’Sullivan was the next-leading scorer for Templeton with 12 points and nine rebounds.

Templeton sent Santa Ynez to the free-throw line 19 times in the fourth quarter alone and 41 times overall.

North County Christian 75, Cuyama 13

Brianna Feld scored a game-high 20 points, and Cristy Scarson added 15 points, five assists and six steals for the Crusaders (15-5, 8-0), who have won 11 in a row.

Anna Foster added 13 rebounds for North County Christian, which awaits its divisional playoff seeding.

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