High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Nipomo clinches 1st LPL title in boys water polo

The Nipomo High boys water polo team defeated Morro Bay 13-3 Tuesday in the semifinals of the Los Padres League tournament.

Coupled with Cabrillo’s upset win over Santa Ynez, the outcome clinched the Titans’ first outright league championship in school history.

Nipomo (18-4, 5-0), the top-ranked team in Division 7 of the CIF-Southern Section, led the Pirates 8-0 at halftime.

Cole Holloway had a team-leading four goals, and Marc Baker, Alex Martinez and Connor Cavazos added two each.

Kirk Wilenius made seven saves in goal.

Morro Bay 17, Santa Maria 1

The Pirates (6-18, 2-4) won in a rout, as Anders Johnson and Matt Gamarra both scored three goals each at the LPL Tournament.

Righetti 16, San Luis Obispo 4

The Tigers (6-5 PAC 7) lost to the Warriors, the second-ranked team in Division 4.

Ian Anderson had two goals for San Luis Obispo, and Tyler LeSage and Nick Eaton each had one. Darren Paul had 13 saves for the Tigers.

Paso Robles 8, St. Joseph 3

Devon Nicklas and Monty Renfrow led the Bearcats (13-14, 5-6 PAC 7) to beat the Knights with three goals each.

Paso Robles’ goalie, Ben Nagengast, had eight saves.

Atascadero 18, Pioneer Valley 11

Chad Ponek scored six goals for the Greyhounds (4-7 PAC 7). Chris Cunningham also scored five times, and Drew Morgan scored three goals.

Matt Buckingham had 13 saves for Atascadero.


San Luis Obispo 3, Pioneer Valley 0

Jessica Chellsen had 11 kills as the Tigers swept the Panthers 25-7, 25-9, 25-11 to finish as outright PAC 7 champions.

Maggie Eppright had 22 assists to lead San Luis Obispo (27-6, 11-1), the 10th-ranked team in this week’s Southern Section Division 1-A poll. Arroyo Grande 3, St. Joseph 0

In a 25-17, 25-17, 25-13 win, Alyssa Koenig had seven kills, two aces and a block for the Eagles (21-5, 10-2 PAC 7).

Kylie Anderson had four kills, three blocks and two aces. Arroyo Grande’s Kendall VandenBerg had six kills, and Millisa Morrow had 27 assists.

Paso Robles 3, Righetti 1

The Bearcats (12-11, 5-7) beat the Warriors 25-22, 14-25, 25-21, 26-24.

Molly Donovan had 21 kills, Jackie Caraveo had 14 digs, and Kellie Reynolds had 33 assists for Paso Robles.

Atascadero 3, Mission Prep 0

The Greyhounds swept the Royals 25-7, 25-9, 25-11.

Haley Ogden led with a team-high 24 assists, and Ashlee Reusche had five aces for the Greyhounds (14-4, 8-4).

Brittany Davis had eight kills, Kendall Featherstone had six kills, and Mary Kate Evans had five kills.

For the Royals (12-6), Grace Ready had 12 kills and three aces, Jessa Culver had 20 digs, and Maggie Boneso had 14 assists.

Santa Ynez 3, Nipomo 0

The Titans (11-17, 5-7 Los Padres League) lost to the Pirates 25-23, 25-17, 25-13.

Stephanie Persky had 15 kills, and Sarah Stahl had 25 digs for Nipomo. Cristina Ozzimo had 28 assists and 11 digs.

Templeton 3, Lompoc 1

The Eagles dropped the first set 25-21, but then came back to win the next three 25-12, 25-12, 25-12.

Jeanine Madson led the Eagles with nine kills, while Sarah Kretzu, Mari Stewart and Alyssa Price all had seven. Sydney Roth had 27 assists and eight aces in the win for the Eagles (13-4, 9-3 LPL).

Morro Bay 3, Cabrillo 2

The Pirates defeated the Conquistadores in a Los Padres League match.

Jill Brown had 14 kills, Kylie Gacad had 27 assists and 17 digs, and Monica Santiago had 12 digs for the Pirates (7-5 LPL).

Coastal Christian 3, Coast Union 0

The Conquerors (13-2, 10-1 Coast Valley League) handed the Broncos (12-5, 10-1 CVL) their first league loss of the season, 25-23, 25-21, 25-16.

Coastal Christian’s Leslie Henry had 11 kills, and Koral Wright had 30 digs and six aces for the Conquerors, ranked No. 4 in Division 5-A.

Katelyn Lorenz had eight kills for Coast Union, the second-ranked team in the division, and Karla Soto had five kills.

Sophie Flemion had 23 assists for the Broncos.

Shandon 3, North County Christ. 1

Brianna Feld had 20 kills, and MacKenzie Ricks had 15, but the Crusaders fell 25-18, 21-25, 25-17, 27-25.

Cheyenne Ricks had 21 assists and six aces in the loss for North County Christian (5-12, 3-9 CVL).

Shandon improved to 12-9 overall and 8-3 in the CVL.


Arroyo Grande 14, St. Joseph 4

The Eagles (21-1, 12-0 PAC 7) beat the Knights to finish undefeated in league.

Lauren Hayashi swept in singles 6-0, 6-0, 6-1. Sophie Whittle (6-0, 6-0) and Alex Mero (6-1, 6-0) both swept their sets, as well.

“We have been working hard since May and the real practice begins (today) to prepare for league finals,” Arroyo Grande coach Lori Hollister said.

In doubles, Maurisa Dominguez and Alexis Flood, Stephanie and Amber Domako, and Brianna Flood and Melina Rodgers all won two out of three sets.

San Luis Obispo 14, Pioneer Valley 4

Tori Troesch swept her singles matches 6-1, 6-0 for the Tigers (14-3, 10-2 PAC 7).

San Luis Obispo’s doubles team of Lauren Hutkin and Joelle Lewis won 6-3, 6-1, 6-0.

Cabrillo 11, Nipomo 7

Lauren Kueffler swept 6-1, 6-2, 6-1, but the Titans fell to the Conquistadores.

Kelly Barrett won two of three (6-2, 6-2, 3-6) in singles, and Gianna Abatti and Kelly Springford also won two of three (5-7, 6-1, 6-0) in doubles for Nipomo (5-10-1, 4-7-1 LPL).

Lompoc 12, Mission Prep 6

Maiya Clark won a singles set 6-4 for the Royals, who also had a 6-3 doubles win from Micaela Ricca and Katy Haggard.