Jack Empey had 33 assists and six aces as the Arroyo Grande High boys volleyball team beat Bishop Diego 3-0 at Arroyo Grande on Tuesday night.
The Eagles swept their first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs, winning 25-12, 25-14, 25-12.
Cameron Arnet had nine kills, and Andrew Midyett had five kills and four blocks for Arroyo Grande (22-6).
The Eagles second-round match is scheduled for Thursday night.
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Templeton 3, Mission Prep 0
Henri Cherry had 19 kills and six aces, and Michael Lahargou had 31 assists to lead the Eagles into the second round of the Southern Section Division 4 playoffs.
Mission Prep’s Jack Mooney had 12 kills, and Sean O’Connor had 16 assists and six digs for the Royals, who lost 25-21, 25-19, 25-18.
Salesian 3, Morro Bay 0
No other statistics were provided in the Pirates’ Southern Section Division 4 first-round defeat.
Atascadero 12, North Torrance 6
Brendan Adams swept his matches (6-1, 6-1, 6-2), as did the doubles pairings of Elias Jordan and Ross Schaefer (6-1, 6-4, 7-5), and Dylan Head and Jacob Hass (6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2) to lead the Greyhounds in the Southern Section Division 3 wild-card round.
Atascadero advances to the first round to play at Buckley today at 3 p.m.
Orcutt Academy 11, Morro Bay 7
Andrew Stella won two of three sets (2-6, 6-3, 6-0) for the Pirates in their Southern Section Division 4 wild-card loss at home.
San Luis Obispo’s Harper named section winner
San Luis Obispo multi-sport athlete Kelsey Harper was named CIF-Southern Section Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, the organization announced Tuesday.
Harper, a senior who participated in soccer, cross country and track and field for the Tigers, has a 4.5 grade-point average and is joined by Jamie Stewart of El Segundo High as the Southern Section winners. All section winners earn a $2,000 award.
The granddaughter of former Cal Poly football coach Joe Harper, Kelsey finished second at last year’s Southern Sectional divisional track and field meet in the long jump. She also scored four goals this season for the San Luis Obispo girls soccer team and placed 41st overall at the Southern Section cross country championships in November.
Harper will attend Johns Hopkins in the fall to compete in both track and field and cross country.
Hanford’s Jenna Van Fossen and Colfax’s Michael Wilson received the Scholar Athlete of the Year awards for the entire CIF, both earning $5,000.
Arroyo Grande 5, San Luis Obispo 3
Nash Ackerman was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI as the Eagles broke open a 3-3
Orradre finished 2 for 3 for the Tigers (5-20, 3-13).
Righetti 17, Atascadero 4
Joe Johnson was 2 for 4, Sam Neely was 2 for 3, and Cameron Hiatt hit a two-run home run in the second inning for the Greyhounds (6-20, 3-14 PAC 7).
Templeton 5, Lompoc 2
The Eagles secured second place in the Los Padres League as Spencer Howard had two RBI and a run and gave up two runs and three hits over four innings on the mound.
The Braves scored two runs in the top of the first, but Templeton answered with four in the third highlighted by a two-run single by Conch Altamirano.
Patrick Wall added a hit and drew two walks for the Eagles (14-10, 8-3).
Morro Bay 13, Santa Maria 1
Colt Caravalho was 2 for 2 with two RBI and four runs for the Pirates (6-18, 4-7 LPL).
Noah Garcia was 2 for 5 with an RBI and three runs. Cru Reaber was 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run.
Dan Beavers pitched five innings and had six strikeouts for Morro Bay.
Paso Robles 18, Arroyo Grande 8
The Bearcats led 9-8 going into the top of the seventh, when Dakota Rodriguez homered and Chloe Kerns doubled, leading Paso Robles to a nine-run inning.
Rodriguez was 4 for 6 with three RBI. Kerns was 5 for 6 with two doubles and an RBI.
Blair Orlando had two RBI for the Bearcats (13-11, 7-4 PAC 7).
Madison Romero struck out seven batters and allowed five hits for Paso Robles. Four out of those five hits were home runs by the Eagles (8-16, 3-8).
For Arroyo Grande, Rebekah Hernandez had two, two-run home runs. Zephora Caudill hit a three-run home run, and Bailey Kilough had a solo home run for the Eagles.
San Luis Obispo 9, St. Joseph 5
Samantha Good struck out seven for the Tigers (9-17, 2-9 PAC 7).
Janae Caldera was 3 for 5 with a run, and Rhiannon Ferrirday was 2 for 3 with a run. Caldera and Ferrirday each had two RBI. Bee Soll and Hanna Murphy each had one RBI.
Coastal Christian 36, Cuyama Valley 2
Roni Garrison hit a grand slam and pitched a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the Conquerors (6-6, 5-3 Coast Valley League).
Garrison was 3 for 3 with six runs scored and eight RBI. Her grand slam came as part of a 17-run second inning.
Amy Arnold was 4 for 5 with two doubles and 7 RBI.
Morro Bay 9, Santa Maria 3
Emma Hotaling was 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI for the Pirates (13-13, 7-4 LPL), who led 8-0 after two innings.
Kendall Schemmer was 3 for 3 with a run scored, and Adrienne Stultz was 3 for 4.
Marissa Tabares totaled eight strikeouts while allowing four hits in the circle.
Cabrillo 14, Nipomo 0
Ashley Ruiz doubled for the Titans (16-11, 7-4 LPL).