Local Glance (Sept. 19): Prep Volleyball, Prep Cross Country, Prep Golf
Shamrocks beat San Pasqual
A night after sweeping Tonopah Valley, the Yuma Catholic volleyball team had no problem doing the same to San Pasqual.
The Shamrocks defeated the Warriors 25-8, 25-10, 25-6 at home on Wednesday night.
Chelsey Mendenhall had nine kills and 11 aces to lead the Shamrocks, who had 25 aces on the match. Sophomore Sophie Edwards had five kills and two aces and junior Madison Brazeel had 18 digs for the Shamrocks.
“We went in and work on things. San Pasqual worked hard and we were serving really well,” Shamrocks coach Maris Grasis said. “It was good to come off of sweeping Tonopah and the girls were tired but still took care of business.
Yuma Catholic plays again at 6 p.m. tonight at Antelope.
Gila Ridge swept by Havasu
The Hawks traveled to Lake Havasu and fell 25-17, 25-11, 25-15 on Wednesday night.
Anahi Torres led the Hawks with 13 digs.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
Gila Ridge takes out Cibola
The Hawks boys cross country team narrowly edged out Cibola and the girls swept the top five spots in a meet at West Wetlands Park on Wednesday.
On the boys side, Jonathan VanDeberg finished first, Justin Ramirez took fourth and Lance McBride was fifth as the Hawks' 27 points were just good enough to beat Cibola's 28. For the girls, the Hawks were led by Madison Haynes (first), Melia Harman (second), Camille Ochoa (third), Candra Land (fourth) and Brittney Nimark (fifth).
Cibola rested their top runners, including Bernie Montoya and Monica Huston.
“We put them through a tough warm-up today. We ran a full 5K beforehand because we wanted them to learn how to push through being tired and they sure did that today,” Gila Ridge coach Laurel Jordan said.
Gila Ridge hosts their first meet of the year on Wednesday at Foothills Golf Course against Yuma High.
Hanson, Salazar shine for Kofa
At a short course meet against San Luis and Yuma High, Ruth Hanson took first for the Kofa girls and Roberto Salazar finished first for the Kings' boys.
Abigail Rosales and Efrain Romero each finished third for the Kings.
Fiser hits for par
In a match against Kofa, Cibola's Kody Fiser shot an even-par 36 at Desert Hills Golf Course on Wednesday.
Cibola finished with a 201 while Kofa forfeited.
Jackson leads Gila Ridge
Ben Jackson was the medalist for the Gila Ridge golf team, which defeated San Luis 180-191 on Wednesday.