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Bishop’s football team advances to playoffs

Football

The Bishop’s School edged Horizon Christian, 50-49, in a CIF San Diego Section Division V quarterfinals game on Nov. 28.

Bishop’s scored twice in the final five minutes to secure the victory. Jacob Kelly’s 4-yard touchdown run, followed by Mike Jensen’s two-point conversion run, with 47 seconds left, made the difference.

Kelly ran for 125 yards and four touchdowns, while Jensen had one rushing and one receiving touchdown and totaled more than 130 yards. Joey Moreno completed 10 of his 20 passes for 108 yards and two scores.

Alec Fisher led the team with 12 tackles and also recovered a fumble that he returned to Horizon’s 12-yard line in the final minute.

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Bishop’s (6-6) will play second-seeded Christian in a 7 p.m. semifinals game Friday at Granite Hills High School.

La Jolla Country Day suffered a 43-24 loss to Army-Navy Academy in the quarterfinals of the D-V playoffs on Nov. 28.

Kees Thompson led the Torreys (8-4), catching two touchdown passes and running a kickoff back 85 yards for a score. Grayson Tucker threw for 11 yards and two touchdowns on 6-of-13 passing in relief of injured quarterback Derek Hatfield.

Mike Bailey and Montell Allen each made 11 tackles.

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La Jolla High School suffered a 26-6 loss to Madison in the first round of the D-IV playoffs on Nov. 28. The Vikings ended their season 4-7.

Second-seeded and undefeated Madison dominated the game, as Robbie Rouse ran all over the Vikings’ defense for 280 yards and three touchdowns. La Jolla’s only score came from quarterback Zac Zlatic, who ran for a 22-yard touchdown on the game’s final play.

Girls’ volleyball

The Bishop’s School secured a 25-13, 25-12, 25-14 victory over Connelly of Anaheim in the first round of the CIF State Division IV playoffs on Nov. 25. Julie Gantz contributed 21 digs and four aces, while Ina Kamenova totaled nine kills.

The Knights toppled Calvary Murrieta, 21-25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-22, in the quarterfinals on Nov. 29. Kristen Casey gave Bishop’s 18 kills and 17 digs.

Bishop’s was to host Santa Fe Christian in the Southern California final Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the Dec. 6 state title game at UC Irvine.

Cross country

La Jolla High School’s girls’ team finished 17th at the CIF State championships Nov. 29 at Fresno’s Woodward Park. The Vikings were led by Nihal Kayali, who finished 18th and covered a 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 58 seconds. She was followed by Tess Plant-Thomas (78th, 20:13), Ilanna Fricks (104th, 20:39), Courtney Avampato (113th, 20:49) and Tatevik Simavoryan (114th, 20:51).

The Bishop’s girls finished 13th in the D-IV race. Laura Wyatt was the fastest Knights runner, finishing 41st in 20:00. She was followed by Elizabeth Schulze (49th, 20:18), Lauren Collins (67th, 20:43), Naomi Wagner (70th, 20:45) and Alicia Triana (94th, 21:30).

La Jolla Country Day’s placed 15th in the D-IV boys race. Lee Klitzner finished 33rd in 16:48, and Dennis Roth was 71st in 17:24. They were followed by Alex Fleischhacker (80th, 17:30), Eric Blodgett (98th, 17:44) and Noah Wolfenzon (102nd, 17:49).

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THE WEEK AHEAD IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

BEST BET

Football

Friday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

The Bishop’s School vs. Christian (at Granite Hills HS)

The Knights are the defending CIF San Diego Section Division IV champions, but have fallen off somewhat this year to the tune of a 6-6 record. If the Knights want a chance to repeat as champions, they’ll first have to get past undefeated Christian, the No. 2 seed in the bracket.

THURSDAY, DEC. 4

Boys’ basketball

  • La Jolla Country Day vs. Irvine (at Canyon Crest Academy), 4 p.m.
  • The Bishop’s School vs. Steele Canyon, 7 p.m.

Girls’ basketball

  • La Jolla Country Day at LJCD Sweet Sixteen Invitational, TBA

Boys’ soccer

  • The Bishop’s School at vs. Point Loma (at Spanos Field), 3:15 p.m.

Girls’ soccer

  • La Jolla High School at San Pasqual Academy, 3 p.m.

Girls’ water polo

  • La Jolla Country Day at Bronco Invitational, TBA

FRIDAY, DEC. 5

Football

  • The Bishop’s School vs. Christian (at Granite Hills HS) – CIF SDS D-V semifinals, 7 p.m.

Boys’ basketball

  • La Jolla Country Day vs. Patrick Henry (at Canyon Crest Academy), 5 p.m.

Girls’ basketball

  • La Jolla High School at Horizon Christian, 7 p.m.
  • La Jolla Country Day at LJCD Sweet Sixteen Invitational, TBA

Girls’ soccer

  • La Jolla High School vs. Carlsbad, 5 p.m.
  • The Bishop’s School vs. University City, 3:15 p.m.

Girls’ water polo

  • La Jolla Country Day at Bronco Invitational, TBA

SATURDAY, DEC. 6

Girls’ volleyball

  • CIF State Division IV Championship at UC Irvine (The Bishop’s School TBA), noon

Boys’ basketball

  • The Bishop’s School vs. TBD (at Canyon Crest Academy), TBA

Girls’ basketball

  • La Jolla Country Day at LJCD Sweet Sixteen Invitational, TBA
  • The Bishop’s School vs. Cathedral Catholic (at Mount Miguel HS), 2:45 p.m.

Boys’ soccer

  • The Bishop’s School vs. Santa Margarita (at Cathedral Catholic), 9:30 a.m.

Girls’ soccer

  • La Jolla High School vs. San Clemente (at Cathedral Catholic), 10:30 a.m.

Girls’ water polo

  • La Jolla Country Day at Bronco Invitational, TBA

SUNDAY, DEC. 7

  • No events scheduled

MONDAY, DEC. 8

Boys’ basketball

  • La Jolla Country Day vs. San Ysidro, 7 p.m.

Girls’ basketball

  • La Jolla High School vs. El Capitan, 7 p.m.
  • La Jolla Country Day at Troy tournament, TBA

Girls’ soccer

  • The Bishop’s School at Barron’s tournament, TBA

Roller hockey

  • La Jolla Country Day vs. Rancho Bernardo (at Escondido Sports Center), 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, DEC. 9

Girls’ basketball

  • La Jolla Country Day at Troy tournament, TBA
  • The Bishop’s School vs. Helix, 9 p.m.

Boys’ soccer

  • The Bishop’s School at San Diego Jewish Academy, 3:15 p.m.

Girls’ soccer

  • The Bishop’s School at Barron’s tournament, TBA

Girls’ water polo

  • La Jolla High School vs. Great Oak, 3 p.m.

Roller hockey

  • La Jolla Country Day vs. Sweetwater (at Skate San Diego), 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10

Boys’ basketball

  • La Jolla Country Day vs. Coronado, 7 p.m.
  • The Bishop’s School vs. Foothills Christian (at Granite Hills HS), 7:30 p.m.

Girls’ basketball

  • La Jolla Country Day at Troy tournament, TBA
  • The Bishop’s School at Mira Mesa, 5 p.m.

Girls’ soccer

  • The Bishop’s School at Barron’s tournament, TBA

Girls’ water polo

  • The Bishop’s School vs. University City, 3:15 p.m.

Roller hockey

  • La Jolla Country Day vs. Southwest (at Skate San Diego), 4:30 p.m.

*All schedules are provided by the individual schools’ athletic departments. Please check with the schools for changes or cancellations.