Local Roundup: March 9
Arizona Western announced Wednesday it signed Donal Landrum and Erik Luzanilla to letters of intent to play soccer this fall.
Landrum, the 2011 Gila Valley Region Player of the Year, scored 34 goals and added 12 assists this season for Kofa, while Luzanilla had nine goals and seven assists in 13 games for San Luis.
“We are excited to have these two outstanding attacking players coming in for the fall 2011 season,” AWC coach Kenny Dale said. “Donal has a very effective overdrive gear that could be devastating to opponents. Erik uses a more efficient tactical approach than most of his peers, which will create an advantage in certain situations.”
Landrum was also named to the 5A-I All-State first team while leading Kofa to the state semifinals. Luzanilla was named to the GVR All-Region team while being an honorable mention for the 5A-I All-State team.
Gila Ridge routs Kofa
Led by a big afternoon from Summer Ehrig, Gila Ridge picked up a 13-5 victory at Kofa on Wednesday.
Ehrig went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored, while Nikki Kelland earned the complete-game victory for the Hawks. Kelland's sister, Candi, went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored while Ashley Van Why added three RBIs for Gila Ridge (4-5).
Kennedy Garcia took the loss for Kofa, whose record dropped to 2-6.
Cibola shuts out Yuma
Jackie Pierson tossed a three-hitter to lead the Raiders to a 6-0 victory over Yuma High on Wednesday. Pierson struck out nine batters while walking one.
The Raiders took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Alex Roman hit a solo shot to continue her hot start to the season. Then the Raiders opened the game up with five more runs in the sixth. Myliah Ramirez delivered two-run double before Amanda Hernandez hit an RBI single and Bethany Olea made the score 6-0 with a two-run single.
Isabel Villalobos took the complete-game loss for Yuma, allowing six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out three.
With the victory, Cibola moved its record to 8-1.
PREP TRACK AND FIELD
Cibola sweeps San Luis
The Raiders' boys and girls teams rolled to victories over San Luis on Wednesday at Cibola.
Cibola junior Deante Gaines was the star of the meet, winning the 110-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump events. Joining Gaines as multiple event winners were his teammates Adam Vidal (shotput and discus) and Kyle Heredia (400, 200 ).
On the girls' side, Michelle Soto won the 800 and 100 events, and Jenna Lantz won the 300 hurdles and pole vault.
Kofa rolls Gila Ridge
The Kofa boys picked up a slim 71-70 win over Gila Ridge, while the Kofa girls side won 84-56 on Wednesday.
Kofa's Chris Klakulak won the shotput (44 feet, eight inches) and discus (121 feet, seven inches), while teammate Brianna Ross also won multiple events, the 100 hurdles (17.93 seconds) and 300 (49.04 seconds).
Gila Ridge's Josh Kilgore won the long jump (19 feet, 9-1/2 inches) and triple jump (38 feet, 4-1/2 inches) and Austin Gregory won the 110 hurdles (16.57 seconds) and 300 hurdles (42.94 seconds).
Highlighting the female Hawks was Sophia Cole, who won the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 2 inches.
San Pasqual fares well
The San Pasqual boys ran away with the team victory in a four-way meet at Ajo on Wednesday while the girls placed second despite having just six participants.
Aileen Velarde was a part of four victories for the Warriors, winning the 100 (13 seconds), 200 (33 seconds), 300 hurdles (55 seconds) and taking part in the first-place 1600 relay.
Steven Vasquez won the 400-meter (1 minute, six seconds) and 800-meter events (2 minutes, 40 seconds), while Mandel Sanchez won the discus with a mark of 77 feet. The San Pasqual boys also swept all three relay events.
Yuma Catholic soars again
The Yuma Catholic boys golf team hit another qualifying score for the Division IV State Tournament on Wednesday, shooting a 311 at Barbara Worth Country Club in Holtville.
The Shamrocks shot a 311 in the 18-hole tournament and used the front-nine of their day as their Arizona qualifying score. El Centro-Cetnral shot a 382 to take second in the four-way.
The Shamrocks also had the top five individual scored, led by Joey Pickels' 3-over 74. Grady Bourguignon and Max Coffeen each shot a 78. Jacob Harman shot an 81 and Josh Hodges was last on his team but fifth overall with an 86.