Local Roundup: Sept.15
Kofa ends skid with win over Yuma
The Kofa Kings beat the Yuma Criminals 3-0 on Thursday.
Kofa (4-3) won 25-14, 25-14, 25-11 to end a two-game losing streak.
“The girls got there and did what they had to do to get a win tonight,” Kofa coach Brittany Garcia said. “Hopefully it rolls over to next week and we keep up the winning.”
Jasmine Ortiz had 11 kills and Maggie Galvan picked up 18 assists in the match.
Antelope falls to Tonopah Valley
The Antelope Rams fell to Tonopah Valley 3-1 on Thursday.
The Phoenix beat the Rams 25-17, 17-25, 25-22, 25-21.
“I felt like we let up in that fourth game,” Antelope coach Anna Delgado said. “We were actually up 21-18 and we let them back in it. We’re having a hard time learning to finish off games, but other than that they’re playing better.”
Stats were unavailable for this game.
San Luis tops Imperial
San Luis picked up a 25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 16-25, 15-12 win at Imperial on Thursday.
Rebecca Valenzuela and Gisel Duarte each had 13 kills for the Sidewinders.
San Luis (3-3) plays host to Kofa on Wednesday.
Kofa girls pick up win
The Kofa girls cross country team won their meet in Mohave Valley on Wednesday, scoring 43 points.
The Kings had three top 10 finishers — Lesly Salazar, Ruth Hansen and Maria Lopez.
Salazar took first with a time of 20:05, Hansen finished in fourth with a time of 21:40 and Lopez finished in seventh with a time of 22:48.
Adam Spencer took ninth place in the boys race and was the sole top 10 finisher for the Kings.
Times and results for the boys meet were unavailable.
Gila Ridge best Lake Havasu
The Gila Ridge Hawks swim team won their meet against the Lake Havasu Knights on Thursday.
The Gila Ridge boys team combined for 100 points in the meet. Lake Havasu had 69 points.
Chace Williams took first place in the 50-yard freestyle. Williams had a state provisional time of 22.98.
The Hawks took the top three spots in the 500 freestyle. Logan Osborn took first, Will Tucker came in second and Alex Fazz came in third for Gila Ridge.
Joseph Salerno took first in the backstroke event, swimming for a personal best time of 1:01.77.
“Lake Havasu has a really competitive team,” Gila Ridge coach Heather LaVin said. “So we were really excited about beating them.”
The Hawks girls team combined for 97 points over the Knights 73 points.
Emily Gough claimed first place in two events — the 200 IM and the 100 freestyle.
Heather Casares took first in the breaststroke, swimming a personal best time of 1:19.41.
Teammate Haley Dahl claimed second place in this event.
The girls team were also able to claim first place in all the relay events.
Cibola cruises past Yuma
The Cibola Raiders swim team topped the Yuma Criminals on Thursday.
The Raiders girls team won with a score of 133 to the Criminals 32.
Cibola’s boys team combined for 119 points over Yuma’s 38.
“I was really excited about my kids,” Cibola coach Richard McClure said. “I had a lot of kids who’ve never won a race come in and take first places.”
Shelby Johnson took two first place finishes in the meet, winning the 100-yard breaststroke and 100 freestyle.
Brianna Bueno took first for the first time for Cibola in the 200-yard freestyle. Jazmin Chavrin earned her a first place finish for the Raiders in the 200 IM.
Alex Lashway and Zach McClanahan picked up their first wins, both finishing first for Cibola in the 100 butterfly for the girls and boys team respectively.