The St. Joseph Women’s Golf Team won their second straight CIF Center Section championship on Tuesday.
After winning the same Division 2 title in the spring, the girls repeated their CIF title on a soggy golf course in Tulare.
The Knights had it easy enough to win their title, beating Ocean League co-champion Mission Prep second by 21 strokes.
St. Joseph finished with a team score of 501. The Knights were led by Kaitlyn Nuñez with her score of 92. Three Knights shot 99: Bella Aldridge, Danielle Maroquin and Macie Taylor. Junior Annie Heybl shot 112. Emily Ramirez also competed for the Knights and finished with a 128.
Nuñez had the fifth best score of the day.
The Knights’ victory was very different from when they won the Division 2 title in June, playing Lemoore in 106 degrees.
On Tuesday, players battled in wet conditions after rain hit the region on Monday. The CIF made the decision not to allow players to lift, clean and place their balls on the course. Golfers started early Tuesday morning in dense fog highlighted by temperatures of 50 degrees with visibility of around 75 meters.
Orcutt Academy took fifth place in Division 2 as Kariss Whitford led the Spartans with a score of 94 that day. Melissa Burns shot 95. Lauren McClung carded a 111 and Luna Sahagun finished with a 113. Vivian Meyer shot a 120.
The preparation for the mission was led by Hsuan Wu’s score of 89. Tabitha Vander Horst shot 102, Margaret Heffernan finished with 104, Beth Heffernan shot 111 and Ava Mayeri got a 116.
Fresno Edison took third place with a score of 528, led by Alela Rathsasombath’s 93.
Neveah Lorenzo de Lemoore shot an 85 for the best score of the day. Sanger’s Simone Kirby shot the second best score of the day with an 86.
In the title won by the Knights in June, St. Joseph was led by Aldridge, who shot 85 holes over 18 holes at the Lemoore Golf Course. Heybl, Nuñez, Lita Mahoney and Mackenzie Taylor have also scored golfers on this team. The Knights shot a 457 to win the title at Lemoore in the spring.
This is the school’s third CIF golf title since the regional programs moved to the central section four years ago. The Knights won a men’s division 3 golf title in 2019.
The Pioneer Valley Panthers competed in the Division 3 group and shot a team score of 600. The Panthers were led by Katrina Mat’s 110 score. Marissa Dollinger shot 116, Meghan Contreras and Jenny Curiel each shot 121. Moniah Marquez shot 132.
Visalia Central Valley Christian won the Division 3 title with a score of 561, led by Susie Philips ’93. Tulare Union took second place with a team score of 570.
Madera South’s Ava Arredondo led all scorers with an 83 at Par-72 Tulare Golf Course.
Righetti’s Jacquelyn Reynoso will compete in the section tournament scheduled for Monday at the Kern River Golf Course. She is the only Santa Maria Valley golfer on the pairs.
Nipomo’s Alexa Burdick and Sophia Furness are both registered to compete. Arroyo Grande High School has serious contenders to meet the section including sisters Bella and Gigi Gunasayan, as well as Emily Webb, Lili Johnson, Maya London and Emma Dodson.
Golfers try to qualify for the SoCal regional tournament scheduled for Nov. 11 at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, and then for the state tournament scheduled for Nov. 16 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.
Righetti to face AG for Mountain title
Righetti beat Morro Bay 9-5 in a semi-final match in the Mountain League final on Tuesday, qualifying for the league title game on Thursday.
The Warriors will play Arroyo Grande at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at AGHS.
In the win over Morro Bay, Ella Green, Elli Ryan and Kayli Hernandez each scored three goals to propel the Righetti offense.
Madisyn Cutliff made 12 cage saves for the Warriors.
The Warriors are 12-7 this season and 7-2 in the league. Both league losses came against Arroyo Grande, including a 14-6 home loss in September and a 10-4 road loss earlier this month.
Arroyo Grande is 21-8 this season after going 9-0 in the league. The Eagles are the third team in the central section of the CIF behind Clovis West and Clovis. Righetti is ranked # 11 in the section.
Seven up: Take your pick for the player of the week
Anthony Moreno, St. Joseph LB
For St. Joseph, it was defensive leader Anthony Moreno, who helped the Knights start their first shutout of the season in a 28-0 Mountain League victory over Pioneer Valley.
Anthony Moreno, St. Joseph LB: led the Knights’ defense in a 28-0 shutout victory over Pioneer Valley.
Deville Dickerson, Lompoc WR / DB / KR
Lompoc had two players who had particularly special victories, both on offense.
Senior Deville Dickerson found the end zone five times in three different ways in the Braves’ 64-28 win over Oxnard, ending the team’s five-game losing streak and keeping their playoff hopes alive.
Deville Dickerson, Lompoc WR / DB / KR: 1 range, 19 yards, TD; seven catches, 187 yards, 3 touchdowns; TD kick return, 2 point conversion to 64-28 victory over Oxnard.
Cavin Ross, Lompoc QB / LB
Braves quarterback junior Cavin Ross posted six touchdowns in the win. He threw three touchdowns at Dickerson, two at running back Sheldon Canley Jr. and ran for another.
Cavin Ross, Lompoc QB / LB: 13 of 19 passes for 255 yards, 5 touchdowns, INT; 6 carries, 45 yards, touchdown; 1 tackle, TFL in victory over Oxnard.
Luke Gildred, Santa Ynez QB
In Santa Ynez, Pirates quarterback Luke Gildred used his arms and legs to propel the Pirates to their seventh win of the season. Gildred threw three touchdowns and ran for another as the Pirates beat the Channel Islands.
Luke Gildred, Santa Ynez QB: 8 for 11 passes, 140 yards, 3 TDs; 4 carries, 100 yards, touchdown in a 47-7 win over the Channel Islands.
Isaac Moran, Santa Ynez LB / RB
Isaac Moran, a junior, helped bolster the Pirate defense, ending the game with 14 total tackles, three tackles for a loss and a sack in Santa Ynez’s victory.
Isaac Moran, Santa Ynez LB / RB: 5 races, 20 meters; 1 catch, 18 yards; 14 total tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack in the win over the Channel Islands.
Max Perrett, Arroyo Grande QB
Arroyo Grande junior quarterback Max Perrett had another solid outing as the Eagles crushed the Titans 37-14. He passed 200 passing yards and scored two goals as the Eagles claimed a 37-14 victory on Saturday. Will he be able to continue in the big game against Paso Robles on Friday? We will find out.
Max Perrett, Arroyo Grande QB: 11 for 20, 202 yards, 2 TDs, INT in 37-14 victory over Nipomo.
Sean Swain, VCA QB
In the 8-man realm, Valley Christian suffered a savage 88-56 loss to Coast Union on Saturday night. In it, junior QB Sean Swain threw for 177 yards and two scores and also rushed for two touchdowns. He also stepped up the defense and made nine tackles and recovered a fumble. He then took care of the kicking tasks and landed three touchdowns on the kickoffs.
Sean Swain, VCA QB: 12 for 23 passes, 177 yards, 2 touchdowns, INT; 10 carries, 60 yards, 2 touchdowns; 9 total tackles, recovering fumbles in an 88-56 loss to Coast Union.
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