High School Sports

Arroyo Grande High wins track dual against Nipomo

The Arroyo Grande High track and field team swept a PAC 7 dual against Nipomo on Monday.

On the boys side, where the Eagles won 77-59, Arroyo Grande’s Sean Brown won both the shot put, at 53 feet, 5½ inches, and the discus, at 165-6. Teammate Hugo Gutierrez, meanwhile, claimed the 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 35.9 seconds and the 3,200 in 10:10.7, while John Alexander won the 300 hurdles in 41.72 seconds and also ran a leg for the winning 1,600 relay foursome (3:42.4).

For Nipomo, Akeem King, still recovering from a recent hamstring injury, made his season debut, winning the long jump (19-9), the high jump (6-0) and the triple jump (43-4¾).

The Titans’ Kevin Britt won the 100 in 11.19 seconds, while teammate Duane Hanna took the 110 hurdles in 16.5. Both were on the victorious 400 relay squad (44.4).

For the Arroyo Grande girls, who won 106-30, Danielle Lauinger was first in both the shot put (37-11) and the discus (134-2). Teammate Emma Weinreich won the 200 meters in 26.9 seconds and the 400 in 1:03.7, while the Eagles’ Rachel Murphy took the 100 in 12.7 and anchored the winning 400 relay team (50.5).

COLLEGE COMMITMENTSThree Atascadero athletes have committed to four-year universities, the school announced. Two Greyhounds will play Division III football, as offensive lineman Dalton Spinas chose Occidental, while linebacker Steven Keezer opted for Cal Lutheran.

As a senior, Spinas earned PAC 7 Offensive Lineman of the Year, all-CIF Southern Section Northern Division and all-San Luis Obispo County first-team distinction. He helped pave the way for a rushing attack that produced 263.9 yards per game and 36 touchdowns. Keezer, an all-league and all-county second-team honoree, had 75 tackles and an interception this past season.

Heather Harbottle, meanwhile, a setter in girls volleyball, will play for NAIA Point Loma Nazarene. Harbottle, a second-team all-PAC 7 selection as a senior, averaged a team-best 6.3 assists per game this past season.

BOYS TENNISSan Luis Obispo 10, Atascadero 8James Campbell swept 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) for the Tigers. His tiebreaking win over singles counterpart Devin Barber clinched the victory; had he lost, the Greyhounds would’ve won the match on an overall tiebreaker.

San Luis Obispo (8-7, 7-1 PAC 7) also got two doubles wins each from Robbie Milla and Grant Murphy, Peter Angulo and Tomas Jimenez and Blake Nicholson and Zach Hutkin.

In addition to Devin Barber, the Greyhounds (6-3, 5-3 PAC 7) also got two singles wins from Kyle Barber. Atascadero’s Zac Haskell and Graham Grove won two of three opportunities in doubles.

BASEBALLSanta Ynez 12, Templeton 5Santa Ynez scored six runs in the third inning after Templeton had gone ahead 5-1.

Dan Wheeler hit a three-run homer for Templeton (6-10, 2-5 Los Padres League), while Jonah Yamagata was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI and Alex Kotheimer was 2 for 3 with a double.

North County Christian 17, Cuyama 7 (5 innings)The Crusaders (11-0, 8-0 Coast Valley League) got home runs from Daniel Katches, Tyler Roth and Taylor Brard. Katches finished 4 for 5 with three RBI, while Roth was 3 for 4, driving in four runs.

Keelan Willison pitched the first four innings for North County Christian, striking out 10 batters.

SOFTBALLNorth County Christian 32, Cuyama 1 (4 innings)The Crusaders drew 29 walks and were hit by four pitches in the rout. Kelsey Paulus and MacKenzie Ricks were each 2 for 3 for North County Christian (9-3, 8-3 CVL), with Paulus accounting for three RBI and a double, and Ricks contributing two RBI.

Coastal Christian 13, Shandon 6 (6 innings)Bonnie Ayers picked up the complete-game win, striking out six batters and scattering three hits. Macie Burd and Grace Napier each had two hits and three RBI for the Conquerors (6-4 CVL).

BOYS GOLFRighetti 395, Paso Robles 424, Nipomo 431 The Warriors were led by Andrew Brown and Macgregor Hoobery, each of whom carded 78s at the par-72 Rancho Maria course in Santa Maria.

For Paso Robles, Wes Levanduski earned medalist honors by shooting a 76. Ben Thomason carded a 78 for the Bearcats.

Rory Doll led Nipomo with a 79.

Atascadero 406, Arroyo Grande 411The Greyhounds’ Austin Kaiser was the medalist, shooting a 76 at Chalk Mountain. Dalton Womack wasn’t far behind with a 79 for Atascadero.

Matt McAustin paced the Eagles with a 77, followed by Mitch Martin, who shot 79.

Morro Bay 215, Cabrillo 232The Pirates’ Doug Chesbro earned medalist distinction with a 40 at the par-36 Vandenberg Village Country Club. Austin Peters and Carlo Green both shot 42 for Morro Bay.