High School Sports

Prep roundup: SLO High runners look strong

Joshua Ernst, Micayla Rennick and Olivia Carmo led an impressive showing by the San Luis Obispo High cross country teams Saturday at the Gaucho Invitational at UC Santa Barbara.

Ernst, who finished first in 15 minutes and 43 seconds, was one of four Tiger boys to finish in the top 10 on the 2.98-mile course. William Ernst finished sixth (16:35), Jeremy Costello finished seventh (16:43) and David White placed ninth (16:47) for San Luis Obispo.

Jonas Meisenheimer finished 15th for the Tigers (17:24).

For Morro Bay, Billy Vedrin finished fourth (16:24), Austin Lay finished fifth (16:25) and Daniel Van Buerden finished 19th (17:32). No team scores were kept.

On the girls side, Rennick placed second (18:50) and Carmo placed third (18:53). Kelsey Harper was 13th (20:27), Malea Martin was 18th (20:35) and Emma Phillips finished 20th (20:49) for the Tigers.

Allie Sulaitis placed 19th (20:43) for the Pirates.

FOOTBALLShandon 33, Faith Christian 31

When the Outlaws (1-0) fell behind early, they didn’t panic. They just started giving Hector Rangel the ball more.

After returning a kickoff 67 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, Rangel had three third-quarter rushing touchdowns. Rangel had 118 yards on just five carries.

Injury-plagued Shandon only attempted four passes in the game and two of them were intercepted as the Outlaws trailed 23-7 at halftime. The Outlaws abandoned the passing game and did not attempt a pass in the second half, finishing with 250 rushing yards.

Gus Lopez scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to give Shandon the win.