High School Sports

Sports Roundup: Righetti basketball star Walker chooses Stanford

Cam Walker, a 6-foot-7 forward heading into his final season on the Righetti High boys basketball team, announced Monday on Twitter he will play collegiately at Stanford.

The four-star recruit chose the Cardinal over his other final three choices: Cal, San Diego State and Arizona State.

“By far the hardest decision of my life,” Walker tweeted, “but I will spend the next chapter of my life at Stanford University under Coach (Johnny) Dawkins! #fearthetree.”

Walker split PAC 7 MVP honors in 2013 with Atascadero’s Robbie Berwick, who won the award outright this past winter and is beginning his freshman year playing at Florida State.

A lanky wing who can shoot from long range, Walker plays AAU basketball alongside Mission Prep guard Quinton Adlesh for the Compton Magic.

“Shoutout to my roommate for the past 3 years and one of my best friends (Walker) for committing to Stanford,” Adlesh tweeted.

Tigers tab Jomaoas to coach water polo

Stephen Jomaoas, who recently founded the San Luis Obispo Water Polo Club, will take over both the boys and girls water polo programs at San Luis Obispo High, the school announced.

A Stockton native, Jomaoas spent two years coaching the boys junior varsity team after playing at San Joaquin Delta College.

The boys team went 18-11 this past fall under coach Randy Hower, finishing third in the league tournament before falling in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 wild-card round to Yucaipa. The girls finished 8-15 and fifth in the league tournament.

Merciez leads Blues past Oaks

Zach Merciez pitched five innings of two-hit, shutout baseball, and San Luis Obispo scored all three of its runs in the fourth inning to win a summer collegiate baseball game, 3-1, over the Conejo Oaks at SLO Stadium.

Merciez struck out four and walked one. Sheldon Neuse and Andrew Schmidt both drove in runs for the Blues (35-10, 24-9 California Collegiate League), who have won eight straight.

Andrew Vinson allowed two walks but got a strikeout in the ninth to earn the save.

Ex-Mustangs soccer star shines

Former Cal Poly women’s soccer standout Cici Kobinski scored her first international goal and added two assists in the Guam Women’s National Team’s 7-0 first-round victory over the Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday in the opener of the EAFF East Asian Cup.