Templeton High’s Savannah Camacho topped St. Joseph’s Quetta Peinado for the top overall qualifying time in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 cross country prelims Saturday at Mt. SAC.
Camacho finished the hilly 2.94-mile race in 18 minutes, 32 seconds, a full 40 seconds ahead of Peinado and will have a chance at the title next Saturday.
In the girls team section, Arroyo Grande (Division 2), San Luis Obispo (Division 3), Morro Bay (Division 4) and Mission Prep (Division 5) all advanced to the Southern Section finals.
The Royals finished atop their heat by placing four runners in the top 10, led by Annie Mooney (19:19) in first place.
Arroyo Grande’s Emily Johnston (19:02) led her team to fifth in its heat with a third-place finish, and San Luis Obispo’s Christine Hoffman (19:01) finished fourth to help her team to fourth.
Morro Bay, who last year had its streak of consecutive Southern Section finals appearances since 1982 snapped, had five runners finish within 1:14 for a fourth-place finish in their heat.
On the boys side, Arroyo Grande (Division 2), San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles (Division 3), and Morro Bay (Division 4) moved on to the finals.
The Eagles finished in fifth place with a pack of five separated by just 42 seconds.
San Luis Obispo’s Seamus Land nearly won his heat with a time of 15:44 but had to settle for second by two seconds.
San Luis Obispo 10, Redlands 8
After being tied 6-6, the Tigers were able to surge ahead with the help of their singles players and earn the victory in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs.
The Tigers were led by Abigail Will, who won 6-4, 6-2, 6-0. Tori Troesch took two of her sets 6-1, 6-0. India Hoffman won two of her three matches.
Lili Voisinet and Lela Heza were the only doubles team to win multiple sets, earning two points for San Luis Obispo, 6-2, 6-4. The Tigers will play either Malibu or Sage Hill on Tuesday.
Boys Water Polo
Nipomo 17, Orange 12
The Titans move onto the semifinals where they will face second-seeded Nogales in the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 playoffs after their win at Garden Grove High against Orange.
Nipomo (19-7) got out to an early lead, going up 5-3 in the first quarter. The Titans extend the lead to 9-4 at halftime and 13-6 after three quarters.
Marc Baker had nearly half of Nipomo’s goals with eight. Cole Halloway had four goals, while Derek Seaman and Connor Cavazos each had two. J.W. Dobbe also added a goal.
Kirk Wilenius had 18 saves in goal for the Titans.
Nipomo’s match against Nogales is at 3:15 on Wednesday at Arroyo Grande.
Coast Union 3, Bethel Christian 0
With their 25-11, 25-9, 27-25 victory in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5-A playoff quarterfinals, Coast Union will face the winner of the Firebaugh of Linwood and Trona matchup in the semifinals.
Coast Union’s setter, Sophie Selmion, not only led the Broncos in assists, but she also led the team in kills with six. Nicky Ortiz had five kills and two stuff blocks.
Coast Union (16-4) had 17 aces with middle-hitter Maddie Stoothoff collecting six.
“It’s very encouraging as a coach to have everyone performing at very effective levels this late in the season, especially when pushing through CIF for a possible title,” Coast Union Pam Kenyon said.
If Firebaugh wins, Coast Union will have a home match for the semifinals. If the Broncos play Trona, they will be on the road.
San Gabriel Academy 3, Coastal Christian 0
Coastal Christian had its Southern Section Division 5-A playoff run ended in the quarterfinals by third-seeded San Gabriel Academy.
The sixth-seed Conquerors (16-7-1) lost 25-21, 25-21, 25-18.
Leslie Henry led Coastal Christian with 11 kills, JoAnn Lindstaedt had 19 assists and Koral Wright added 29 digs.
North County Christian 44, Lighthouse Christian 36
Down 28-6 at the half in the first round of the 8-man Division 2 Southern Section playoffs, North County Christian committed to making stops on defense and the offense soon clicked into gear.
The Crusaders (9-1) held Lighthouse Christian to minus-3 yards of offense in the third quarter, and by the fourth quarter, their offense had reeled off 30 straight points to take a 36-28 lead.
However, the drama still wasn’t done.
Lighthouse Christian’s Junior Cervantes scored on a 4-yard run, his third of the game, and converted a two-point conversion to tie score at 36.
With the ball back and just over five minutes remaining, the Crusaders drove back down the field, and on fourth-and-goal from the 15-yard line, quarterback Keelan Willison scrambled away from pressure and found Taylor Honeycutt in the back of the end zone for the game-winning touchdown pass.
The Crusaders advanced to the quarterfinals and will play at Cal Lutheran on Nov. 28.