Local roundup: Oct. 21
Amber Owens shot a 9-over-par 79 to pick up medalist honors and Ysong Han followed with an 81 to help lift the Cibola girls golf team to a first-place finish at the Gila Valley Region Championship at Lake Havasu's London Bridge Golf Course.
The Raiders finished with a team score of 365, edging host Havasu which finished with a team score of 371. No other team scores were available due to scoring discrepancies.
Owens had been Cibola's No. 2 golfer for a majority of the season, often finishing second to Han. Taking the medal was a huge accomplishment, her coach explained.
“She's very deserving of it,” said Cibola girls coach Scott Kramper “It's been a great season for both of them.”
In the boys meet, Havasu pulled away and won the region title with a team score of 317. Gila Ridge finished second (342), Kofa third (385), Cibola fourth (395) and Yuma High fifth, with only two golfers tallying scores.
Havasu's Michael Wrona was the medalist with a 3-over-par 75. Kofa's Daniel Linares was third (80), Gila Ridge's Mitchell Nelson was sixth (84) and fellow Hawks Tyson Swenson, Brady McClellan and Jacob Leeds all tied for seventh (86).
Cibola's Andy Gonzales finished 10th, carding 93.
Kofa bounces back
Kofa rebounded for a four-set, 24-26, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22 win over Cibola on Thursday.
Kacey Nady led the way for the Kings with 11 kills, while Bianca Carrera and Miranda Brookhart had nine kills each. Jackie Fuentes had nine aces for the Kings.
San Luis sweeps Gila Ridge
Melissa Wong and Carolyn Sosa each had seven kills as San Luis swept Gila Ridge on Thursday, 25-22, 25-21, 25-12.
Wong added six aces for the Sidewinders (9-6 overall, 4-4 Gila Valley Region), while Sosa added 13 assists.
Havasu tops Criminals
The Knights made quick work of the visiting Criminals on Thursday, picking up a 25-19, 25-23, 25-9 win.
Yuma High's Marissa Gonzalez had three kills and Brittany Clifton tallied 10 digs and two aces.
The Criminals' next match is scheduled for Tuesday, when they'll host Gila Ridge.