Local Glance (Oct. 2): Prep Volleyball, Prep Swimming, Prep Golf
Kofa sweeps Cibola
For the second time in a week, it took Kofa only three games to beat Cibola.
Junior middle blocker/outside hitter Miranda Mendoza had a team-high 14 kills and the Kings won 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 at Cibola on Tuesday.
Sophomore setter Sally Gastelo had 24 assists, and senior middle blocker Jacky Fuentes had five aces. Last week, the Kings swept the Raiders 25-21, 25-17, 25-20 at Kofa.
“We made less mistakes than last time. We definitely played better,” Kofa coach Brittany Garcia said.
Entering this week, Kofa (8-2) was No. 22 in the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division I Power Points, with the top 16 making the state tournament.
Antelope beats Tonopah
Jacey Burks had 13 kills as Antelope beat Tonopah Valley 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 13-25, 15-13 on Tuesday.
Kayla Cruz had 20 assists and seven aces, and Shana Skousen added eight kills for Antelope.
The Rams (3-7) will play Ajo at 6 p.m. Thursday at home.
Hawks outlast Sidewinders
Jordan Northup's eight aces helped Gila Ridge top San Luis 15-25, 25-21, 25-15, 20-25, 15-9 on Tuesday in San Luis.
Allison Weller and Nikki Kelland had seven kills each for the Hawks, while Anahi Torres had 21 digs.
Cibola boys and girls win
The Raiders and Kofa boys golf teams both shot 203, but Cibola had the medalist to secure the victory at Las Barrancas on Tuesday.
Cibola's Kody Fiser was the medalist with a 43, while teammate Ebby Ramirez was one stroke behind with a 44. Kofa's leader was Cameron Sharp, who shot a 46 on the par-36 course.
On the girls side, Cibola shot a 220 to comfortably defeat Kofa's 238. The medalist was Onammi Garcia of Kofa, who shot a 42, while Cibola was led by Kayla Fiser, who shot a 44.
Havasu squeaks by Gila Ridge
After winning the CrimSwim late last month, Lake Havasu once again got the best of Gila Ridge and Cibola — barely.
The Knights won the boys events (227) and Gila Ridge took the girls (239), but Lake Havasu's 422 team points were just good enough to beat the Hawks' 420 at a three-team meet at Valley Aquatic Center on Tuesday. Cibola finished in second in the boys and third overall with 382.
The Cibola boys team of Danny Russell-Cheung, Ryan Corbin, George Gould and Freddy Martinez finished first in 200 freestyle relay (1:35.88) and second in the 400 freestyle.
The Gila Ridge girls team of Jessika Martinez, Lauren Hernandez, Haylee Dahl and Emily Gough won both the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:53.50) and the 400 freestyle relay (4:16.89).
Lines, Gough do well in Coyote Classic over weekend
The Gila Ridge boys swim team finished 11th out of 26 teams and the girls finished 16th out of 25 at the Coyote Classic on Saturday at Skyline Pool in Mesa.
Weston Lines had an automatic qualifying time for state in his first-place 100-yard freestyle (48.70) and finished third in the 200 individual medley in 2:04.54, a provisional qualifying time for state.
The boys 200 medley relay finished with a state provisional qualifying time of 1:49:70 and the 400 freestyle relay (3:33.91)
On the girls side, Emily Gough put up a pair of provisional qualifying times in the 200 freestyle (1:59.06) and 100 freestyle (55.93). Gough finished first in the 200 freestyle and second in the 100 freestyle.