Country Day, La Jolla, Bishop’s heading for CIF


One local football team heads into CIF playoffs fresh off a victory, while two others lost but still landed on the post-season schedule.

La Jolla Country Day wrapped up the Pacific League title with a 28-0 win over Army-Navy Academy on Nov. 13, when Montell Allen rushed 14 times for 172 yards and a touchdown. Mical Bailey led the defense with 17 tackles.

The 9-1 Torreys were seeded fourth in the San Diego Section D-V playoffs and are scheduled to host a quarterfinal game Nov. 27. They’ll face the winner of the San Diego Jewish Academy-Tri City Christian matchup.

La Jolla High School fell to Point Loma, 22-15, on Nov. 13, missing a chance to score from inside the red zone in the game’s final minutes.

Zac Zlatic completed 12 of 21 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown in the defeat.

Despite the loss, La Jolla (4-6) earned a spot in the Division IV playoffs, and will host Palo Verde in a first-round game on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.

The Bishop’s School suffered a 40-15 loss to Santa Fe Christian on Nov. 13. Alec Fisher rushed 11 times for 152 yards and a touchdown in the defeat. The Knights (6-4) were seeded third in Division V and will host a Nov. 27 quarterfinal game against either Foothills Christian or Army-Navy Academy.

Girls’ volleyball

La Jolla topped Southwest, 25-14, 25-8, 25-13, in a D-III first-round match on Nov. 10. Madeline Lee led the Vikings with 12 kills and five aces.

The Vikings then upended Brawley, 25-19, 16-25, 25-13, 25-22, in the quarterfinals on Nov. 13. They were scheduled to visit Brawley for a semifinal game Nov. 17, after the Light’s press time.

Country Day, seeded first in D-V, earned a first-round bye and then swept Escondido Charter, 25-5, 25-11, 25-10, in a Nov. 13 quarterfinal.

The Torreys (33-1) were scheduled to host Francis Parker in a Nov. 17 semifinal.

Bishop’s rolled to a 25-16, 25-17, 25-21 win over Christian in a D-V quarterfinal on Nov. 13 after a first-round bye. Courtney Hoffman led the Knights with 23 assists.

The Knights were scheduled to host Santa Fe Christian in a Nov. 17 semifinal.

Boys’ water polo

Bishop’s swam past Valley Center, 18-3, on Nov. 12 in the first round of the D-II playoffs. The Knights toppled Santa Fe Christian, 14-6, in a Nov. 14 quarterfinal.

They were scheduled to play Coronado in a Nov. 18 semifinal.

La Jolla eased past Ramona, 15-0, in a D-II first-round game Nov. 12. The Vikings fell to Santana, 11-7, in a Nov. 14 quarterfinal game.

Country Day dropped an 8-5 decision to University City in a D-II first-round game on Nov. 12.

Field hockey

La Jolla fell to El Capitan, 4-3, in the first round of the D-II playoffs on Nov. 14.

Bishop’s dropped a 4-0 decision in its D-II first-round game against Santana.

Cross country

Country Day’s boys finished second, and Bishop’s third, in the Coastal Conference finals, held Nov. 13 at Kit Carson Park.

The Torreys were led by Lee Klitzner, who was second in 16 minutes, 58 seconds over 3.1 miles. Will Wilde Botta of Bishop’s was the first-place individual, in 16:49.

In the girls’ race, Bishop’s placed second, with Country Day third.

The Knights’ Lauren Collins was the individual champion, clocking a time of 19:43. Leyna Rowan was third. Maggie Taylor led the Torreys, finishing 12th in 22:13.

La Jolla’s girls’ team placed third in the Western League finals, held Nov. 13 at Balboa Park’s Morley Field. Tatevick Simavoryan led the Vikings with a time of 19:46.

Girls’ golf

Courtney Hooton of Bishop’s shot 77-72 —149 at the CIF-SDS championships, held Nov. 10 and 11 at Warner Springs Country Club, and finished sixth. Teammate Spenser Krut carded a 159, as did Juliette Garay of La Jolla High.

Gregory Ball covers sports for La Jolla Light. He can be reached at