High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Paso Robles boys win race at Stanford meet

The Paso Robles High boys cross country team won the Division 3 race Saturday at the Stanford Invitational at the Stanford Golf Course.

The Bearcats placed all five of their scorers in the top 27 as they scored 80 points to 104 for runner-up University City.

San Luis Obispo finished eighth with 238 points, led by William Ernst, who was third in the 5K race in 15 minutes, 19 seconds.

Leading the way for Paso Robles was Zach Chamberlain, who was fourth overall in 15:27. Teammates Sid Monge wer 16th (16:06) and Trad Berti 17th (16:06).

Colin Burke from Bishop O’Dawd had a time of 15:08 to take first place overall.

In girls Division 3 race, Paso Robles’ Ashley Davis was eighth in 18:41, and teammate Annie Meeder was 17th (19:18) in leading the Bearcats to a third-place team finish with 136 points. Aptos was first with 55 points.

San Luis Obispo took 17th place, with Malea Martin finishing in 37th (19:51).

In boys Division 5, Mission Prep took 17th place, with Scott Scharlach finishing 47th (18:00).

In girls Division 5, Mission Prep took 14th place, with Jacqueline San Jule finishing 66th (21:59).

Austin Lay was 19th with a time of 15:39 in leading Morro Bay to 23rd place in the seeded boys division.

In the girls seeded division, Shannon McClish was 83rd with a time of 20:07 as the Pirates finished 18th overall.

Nike Pre-Nationals

In Portland, Ore., the Arroyo Grande girls finished seventh and the boys team finished 15th in the Jim Danner Championship Races.

The Eagles scored 198 points in the 21-team girls field. Great Oak of Temecula won the girls team title with 71 points and the boys team title with 63 points. The Arroyo Grande boys scored 392 points in that 24-team field.

Talley Hill paced the Arroyo Grande girls with a 14th-place finish in 18:32 over the 5K course. Teammate Leza Cassidy was 36th in 19:02. The girls individual winner was Great Oak’s Destiny Holland in 17:09.

Christian Ricketts finished ninth in the boys 5K race in 15:40 to pace the Eagles. The winning time was 15:16.

Righetti Invitational

Nipomo’s Taylor Witcher placed third in 19:05 in the girls 5K, and teammate Mackenzie Wiseski placed eighth.

In the boys varsity race, Nipomo’s Rogelio Flores placed eighth with a time of 16:29, and Daniel Gutierrez was 14th with 17:01.

No team scores were kept.


Royal Tournament

Arroyo Grande (13-3) started off the day beating North County Christian (25-2, 25-12) and Royals (25-8, 25-15) before losing to Quartz Hill 25-19, 15-25, 15-10.

Ashlyn Herlihy, who had 36 kills on the day, led the Eagles to the playoffs, where they lost to Stockdale 25-22.

Emily Sonny had 25 kills on the day, and Alaina Hogeboom had 82 assists and was named to the all-tournament team.

Atascadero lost to Moorpark (21-25, 25-22, 15-9) and Louisville (25-9, 25-10). The Greyhounds turned it around with two wins against Canyon, one in pool play and another in playoffs. In the semifinals, they lost to Simi Valley (17-25, 29-27, 15-8) in a close match but ended up beating Agoura (25-23) for the third-place spot in the silver bracket.

Fifth-seed North County Christian lost in the silver consolation match to fourth seed San Luis Obispo 25-15. In pool play, the Crusaders lost to Arroyo Grande, then lost to Quartz Hill 25-16, 25-13 and then Royal 26-24, 19-25, 16-14, to advance to the consolation game.

Gabrielle Morrison distributed 33 assists and had eight aces on the day, and Madison Morrison added 18 digs. Aliyah Morrison had 28 kills and five blocks on the day for North County Christian.

Carpinteria Tournament

Mission Prep finished second, losing 29-27 to Nordhoff in the final.

The Royals went 3-0 in pool play and then beat Cabrillo 25-21 in the semifinals.

Mission Prep’s Noelle Laird was named to the all-tournament team.


Valencia Falls Tournament

Arroyo Grande won the eight-team tournament with 17 points, edging out Valencia, which had 16.

Sophie Whittle won the singles component, winning her sets 8-0, 8-0, 8-0, and then 8-5 in the final. The Eagles’ doubles team of Angelica Gagliano and Olivia Madison won 8-5, 8-0 but lost 8-2 in the semifinals. Gagliano and Madison then beat teammates Melina Rodgers and Mekayla Landers in the third-place match. Rodgers and Landers won their earlier sets 8-5, 8-0 before losing 8-2 in the semifinals.


Irvine Tournament

Ronan Paulson secured the third-place finish for Arroyo Grande (3-5) during with 15 saves in two games.

Josh Smith scored two goals in a 12-6 loss to Irvine. The Eagles also lost 11-8 to Woodbridge despite despite three goals by Hunter Roberts and two goals by Ryan Sverchek.