High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande still perfect in PAC 7 boys volleyball

The Arroyo Grande High boys volleyball team kept its undefeated streak going, downing Pioneer Valley 25-14, 26-17, 25-18 Thursday night.

The Eagles (13-0, 7-0 PAC 7) have secured the league title with one match left in the season. 

“Our hitters have good depth,” Arroyo Grande coach Laurel Allen said. “Everyone is ready to go, our defense covers everything, and we serve strong. We really make sure we balance our fundamentals and balance our game.”

Cameron Arnet had eight kills for the Eagles, Wyatt Bishop had five kills, Jack Empy had eight digs, and Kris Kleinsmith had seven kills.

San Luis Obispo 3, Righetti 1

Shea McSorely had 13 kills to lead the Tigers to a 25-22, 25-27, 25-18, 25-22 home win over the Warriors.

Parker Lauritzen had 12 kills, Rennie Heza had 46 assists, and Trey Davis had 17 digs for San Luis Obispo (7-5, 4-4 PAC 7). 

Templeton 3, Morro Bay 0

The Eagles wrapped up Los Padres League by sweeping every LPL match they played in three sets, capped by a  25-13, 25-23, 25-23 win over Morro Baty.

Templeton’s Ben Schaner had eight kills and two aces, and Tobey Isbell added nine kills.

Eric Lahargou had four aces, four kills and 32 assists, Henri Cherry had 10 kills and three aces, and Jordan Scully had five kills for the Eagles (15-1, 8-0 LPL).

Santa Ynez 4, Nipomo 1

Brandon Buchanan led the Titans with 19 kills, but Nipomo couldn’t hold off Santa Ynez, falling 25-21, 21-25, 25-22, 25-17.

Scott Gaddis added eight kills, Luke Buchanan had seven kills, Alex Martinez handed out 20 assists, and David Caruso had 16 assists for Nipomo (4-9, 2-4 LPL).

Mission Prep 3, Orcutt Academy 1

Jack Mooney led the Royals with 12 kills, one ace, two blocks and 17 digs as the Royals won 25-18, 25-22, 13-25, 25-15. 

Matt Souchek had 12 kills, six blocks and two digs, Paul Thompkins had seven kills, two aces, two blocks and nine digs, and Sean O’Conner had 33 assists for Mission Prep (8-8).


Ojai Tournament

Arroyo Grande’s Eli Whittle competed in the boys 18 CIF Division, defeating Zac Bordeny from LACES (Los Angles Center for Enriched Studies) 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the opening round. 

Whittle then defeated Samuel Hummelof Harvard-Westlake, 6-3 6-3. Whittle will move on the round of 16 today.

He was the boys 16 USTA Division Champion last year.

The Eagles’ double team of Sean Hollister and Derek Lakowske defeated Brain Bonilla and Loryn Voskoboynick  of Granada Hills 6-1, 6-2 before losing to Jacob Roberts and Ryan Rosen  of La Jolla.

Sophie Whittle representing  the Arroyo Grande girls, competing in the Girls 16 USTA Division. Whittle defeated Alexandria Bayer of Palos Verdes Estates 6-3, 7-5.

San Luis Obispo’s boys doubles team of Mason Hansen and Josh Milla defeated Ken Sacata and Minsong Hsu from Diamond Bar, 6-4, 6-1, but then fell to Troy Chavez and Hayden Hinsley of Temecula Valley 6-3, 6-4 and were eliminated from the tournament.

Paso Robles 16, Coast Union 2

Cooper Austin swept 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, Mitchell Keller swept 6-2, 6-1, 6-0, and the Bearcats defeated the Broncos.

The doubles team of Mayer Pohled and Stevie Stark swept 6-3, 6-0, 6-0 for Paso Robles (4-11). 

The doubles team of Allen Hernandez and Daniel Gowdy won two out of three sets or the Broncos (1-11). 

Templeton 10, Lompoc 8

Jarrod Hall, Michael Murray and Andrew Hiem swept their singles set for Templeton.

The doubles team of Tyler Moxley and Jonny Mummert scored the other point for Templeton (14-2, 8-1 LPL).


PAC 7 Tournament

Arroyo Grande finished second at the par-72 Santa Maria Country Club, while Atascadero and San Luis Obispo tied for third.

The Eagles finished with a score of 403, and the Greyhounds and Tigers finished with a score of 408.

Righetti won the tournament at  398.

Arroyo Grande’s Mitch Martin carded a 75, while Conner Sandman had an 80, and Cobe Williams shot an 81.

Kyle Kaminski led the Tigers with 80, and Atascadero’s Tristan Ioppini led the Greyhounds with a 75. Brandon Erickson also shot a 78 for Atascadero.

Paso Robles tied St. Joseph at 436 for fifth place. Greg Pottruch led the Bearcats with an 82.

Santa Ynez Tournament

Nipomo tied for second at 446 at the par-72 River Course Golf Course. 

Adam Burrola led Nipomo with an 81.

Morro Bay finished sixth in the tournament with a 564. Noah Martinez led the Pirates with a 98.

Orcutt Academy 480, Mission Prep 537

Stephen Orradre led the Royals (1-11) with a 92, but Mission Prep fell to the Spartans at the par-71, Dairy Creek Golf Course.