High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Swimmers tune up with fast prelim times

Several San Luis Obispo County girls posted CIF-qualifying times Saturday at the PAC 7 prelims at Arroyo Grande High heading into Wednesday’s league finals at the same site.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Nipomo’s Rebekah Corbin won in 1 minute, 56.19 seconds, while San Luis Obispo’s Rachel Hure placed second, also putting forth a state-level clocking at 2:02.04.

Arroyo Grande’s Claren Ruth was second in the 200 individual medley in 2:18.71.

Four county competitors had CIF-qualifying times in a loaded 50 freestyle, as Arroyo Grande’s Melanie Johnson won in 25.63 seconds, San Luis Obispo’s Teagan Griffith was third in 25.93, Arroyo Grande’s Kim Johnson was fourth at 25.98 and Paso Robles’ Andrea Lorenzo placed fifth in 26.01.

In the 100 butterfly, Corbin won in 1:00.54, followed by Arroyo Grande’s Amelia Schachter (1:00.63) and Hure (1:02.93). Kim Johnson claimed the 100 freestyle at 56.56, trailed by Lorenzo at 57.18. Arroyo Grande’s Elise Hazel was the runner-up in the 500 freestyle at 5:33.18.

The 100 backstroke featured four CIF-level times, as Atascadero’s Hannah Bratton was second in 1:02.48, Melanie Johnson was third in 1:03.96, Ruth was fourth in 1:04.31 and Griffith was sixth in 1:05.91.

Schachter took the 100 breaststroke at 1:10.55, followed by Eagles teammate Katie Sverchek, who touched the wall in 1:10.85.

Morro Bay girls at Los Padres League prelims

The Pirates added their 200 freestyle relay foursome of Laura Clark, Catalina Hubbard, Sheridan Riolo and Kendall Swanson to their list of CIF-qualified swimmers.

Three Morro Bay swimmers will enter Wednesday’s league championships as top-five seeds in their respective events. Clark will be the top seed in both the 200 and 500 freestyles, while Swanson will enter No. 1 in the 100 breaststroke and No. 2 in the 50 freestyle.

Hubbard, meanwhile, earned the No. 5 seed in the 100 butterfly.

Watson named to all-state basketball team Paso Robles senior shooting guard Lonnie Watson has been named to the ESPN RISE CalHiSports.com all-state boys basketball team. He was one of 20 selections to the all-Division 3 squad.

The 6-foot-3 Watson recently committed to continue his career at Cal State Northridge.

This past season, Watson averaged 19.1 points per game (the sixth-best single-season mark in Bearcats history) and was chosen to the all-CIF Southern Section Division 3A second team after earning both all-county and all-league first-team honors.


Fowler 11, Mission Prep 5

The Royals fell at home to the Redcats, a top-25 Central Section foe that improved to 16-3-2. Matt Howell, Clay Mead and Scott Gill each had two hits for Mission Prep (9-11), with Howell and Mead each collecting a double.


Arroyo Grande at Redondo Tournament

The Eagles finished fourth in the bronze-medal bracket, defeating Millikan of Long Beach 25-22, 25-21, falling to Alemany 25-22, 25-20 and then topping Beverly Hills 22-25, 25-14, 15-13.

“We really played with heart and intensity,” Arroyo Grande coach Laurel Allen said of the win over Beverly Hills.