LJHS football falls, LJCD, Bishop’s win

La Jolla High School fell to unbeaten Santa Fe Christian, 42-21, on Oct. 2. Tyler Basser scored twice for the Vikings, and Zac Zlatic added another score.

La Jolla Country Day toppled Mountain Empire, 49-8, on Oct. 2 when Derek Hatfield rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more, both to Mical Bailey. Frankie Brown and Sage Burmeister each had rushing touchdowns, and Nick Sabourin returned a fumble for a score.

The Bishop’s School secured a 52-12 win over Cardenas Federal Prep of Tijuana on Oct. 3.

Cross country

Country Day’s boys’ team won the Oct. 2 Small Schools Invitational at Balboa Park’s Morley Field. Lee Klitzner led the Torreys, finishing third in 17 minutes, 26 seconds.

Country Day’s girls’ squad placed seventh of 12 teams. Sam Staszak finished 15th in 19:37.

Bishop’s boys’ and girls’ teams both finished third at the Small Schools Invitational. Will Wilde Botta led the boys’ squad, finishing 12th. Lauren Collins paced the girls’ team with a fourth-place finish.

Girls’ golf

La Jolla topped Scripps Ranch, 274-292, at Torrey Pines North on Sept. 28. Juliette Garay was the medalist, shooting 37.

The Vikings followed that with a 265-275 win over Coronado on Sept. 29, also at Torrey Pines North. Garay carded a 39.

Country Day beat Escondido Charter, 313-347, on Sept. 29 at Twin Oaks Valley Golf Course behind Kristen Mizutani’s 39.

Country Day continued to play well with a 298-336 win over Horizon Christian at Del Mar Country Club on Sept. 30. Brooke Mehregany and Mizutani each shot 50.

The Torreys won a rematch with Escondido Charter on Oct. 1 at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, 272-320. Mizutani shot 44.

Bishop’s fell to Francis Parker, 200-231, on Sept. 29. Courtney Hooton shot a 40.

Girls’ tennis

Bishop’s toppled Francis Parker, 10-8, on Oct. 1, winning seven of their nine doubles matches. Bianca Pham and Megan Keiffer teamed to sweep their three doubles matches, while Lisa Raser and Nichol Falk won two of three. Nicole Sadowsky won two of her three singles matches, including a victory over Francis Parker’s top singles player.

Field hockey

La Jolla fell, 8-0, to Scripps Ranch on Sept. 30 and then rebounded with a 2-1 overtime victory on Oct. 1 against Valley Center. Anna Akiyama scored in regulation, and La Jolla won in a shootout, during which Cami Felt, Sayuri Takagawa, Anna Parma all scored. Leslie Timms stopped two of four shots in the shootout.

Bishop’s School dropped a 6-1 game to El Capitan on Sept. 29 when Yessica Palmer scored for the Knights. On Oct. 2, the Knights lost, 1-0, to Mira Mesa, falling in strokes, 3-1, after the game remained scoreless following overtime.

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Girls’ volleyball

La Jolla High swept Grossmont, 25-10, 25-21, 25-22, on Sept. 29, getting 13 kills from Haley Cameron.

The Vikings suffered a 25-16, 25-22, 25-14 defeat to Cathedral Catholic on Sept. 30. They rebounded with a 25-22, 17-25, 25-19, 25-13 win over Point Loma on Oct. 2. Madeline Lee led the way with 21 kills.

Country Day cruised to a 25-16, 25-9, 25-14 victory over San Pasqual on Sept. 30.

The Torreys won the Scripps Ranch Invitational over the weekend, winning three games on Oct. 2. On Oct. 3 they rolled into the finals before sweeping Santa Fe Christian in two games. Lauren Birks was named the tournament MVP.

Bishop’s rolled to a 25-17, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Santa Fe Christian on Sept. 29. Maddie Lord’s 13 kills led the Knights.

Bishop’s swept Horizon Christian, 25-8, 25-10, 25-16, on Oct. 1, as Lord totaled 12 aces.

On Oct. 2, the Knights toppled Tri-City Christian, 25-16, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16. Ina Kamenova had 43 assists.