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Records fall for Vikings at Mustang Relays

By PHIL DAILEY

Contributor

The Vikings had a record day last weekend at the Mustang Relays as three school records fell.

The boys distance medley team (Michael Conroy, Cory Wagner, Alex Eve and Andrew Farkas) notched a 10:34.63, breaking the old mark by more than 13 seconds.

On the girls team, two records fell as the Shelby Rustin, Kelli Hancock, Sohia Lin and Vanora Guerard recorded a shuttle hurdle time of 1:09.67. The girls team also broke the triple jump relay with a combined distance of 105 feet, 2 inches. That team was made up of Guerard, Karley Zlatic and Heather Martin.

Guerard also has the top time in the Western League with a 100-meter hurdle time of 15.93 seconds. She is also the county leader in the triple jump.

Girls lacrosse

The Vikings (3-8, 1-2) dropped their only game last week, a 15-2 defeat from La Costa Canyon. Up next is a road game at Scripps Ranch.

Boys volleyball

The Vikings won again, this time defeating University City, 25-11, 25-21 and 25-8. The team will finish the regular season this week with matches against St. Augustine and Parker.

Baseball

The Vikings (7-10, 2-2) dropped two games last week, but won one against Point Loma. Aaron Steigerwalt hit a two-out, two-run double to left field in the bottom of the 6th to give La Jolla a 3-1 edge and the eventual win. Robby Ortiz had a solid outing, pitching six innings of two-run baseball, earning his third win of the season. Up next are two games against University City.

The week ended with a nonleague loss, 3-2, against Francis Parker. Max Needham drove in the first run in the first on a ground out. Parker came back and tied the game, which remained at 1-1 until the top of the 9th inning. Francis Parker capitalized on a Vikings’ error to lead off the inning and they cashed in for two runs.

La Jolla staged a comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough to close the deficit. La Jolla resident David Schwarz earned the victory for Parker, surrendering only two runs on two hits in eight innings of work.

La Jolla staged a comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough to close the deficit. La Jolla resident David Schwarz earned the victory for Parker, surrendering only two runs on two hits in eight innings of work.

Boys lacrosse

The Vikings (5-5, 2-1) notched two wins this past week, a 16-3 win over Serra and a 8-7 win against Mira Mesa.

Coleman Lee led the team with six points against Serra, while both Matt Ohara and Michael Soumekh had four points in the narrow win against Mira Mesa.

Up next are Cathedral Catholic and Scripps Ranch.

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Softball

The Torreys (11-2, 2-0) keep on winning, pushing the team’s current streak to five games, thanks to two more wins last week against Tri-City Christian and Escondido Charter. Against Tri-City, Christine Campbell threw a ho-hitter as the team won, 5-0. Against Escondido Charter, Campbell stuck out 15 batters while Megan Woods went 3-for-3 with a triple and two doubles as the team got an 8-1 win.

This week, the team takes on Santa Fe Christian and San Dieguito Academy.

Girls lacrosse

The Torreys (2-9, 0-4) are in the midst of a four-game losing streak, which includes three setbacks last week against Canyon Crest Academy, Bishop’s and Preuss.

The team is off until May 4 against Santa Fe Academy.

Baseball

The Torreys (15-4, 2-1) went 1-1 last week, topping Horizon 17-7 while losing to Bishop’s 12-6. Against Horizon, the team got off to a fast start, notching 10 runs in the first inning. Dustin Hughes led the way with four hits and three RBI, while Anthony Torres added two hits and scored three runs.

On the junior varsity, freshman pitcher Chase Merryman threw a perfect game against Horizon in a 9-0 win.

Up next for the varsity is an away game at Canyon Crest Academy followed by a home game Friday night against Maranatha Christian.

Boys lacrosse

The Torreys extended their winning streak to six this past week as they beat Canyon Crest Academy 17-7 and a 9-8 win against Bishop’s.

The team plays Foothills Christian and Parker this week.

Boys golf

Last week was busy for the Torreys golf team with three matches in three days. Against Francis Parker the team fell short by seven strokes, but were led by Anthony Paolucci and Jake Hersfield who both shot a 1-under 35.

The team handily beat both San Dieguito Academy and Horizon Christian as Paolucci took medalist honors in both, carding a 33 against Horizon, while shooting a 37 against SDA.

On the season, the team has a match record of 10-3 in Coastal-South play.

Up next this week is El Camino at Arrowood and a home match with Canyon Crest Academy.

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Girls lacrosse

The Knights got two wins this past week against Parker and LJCD, 16-5 and 16-4, respectively. The team will next play a nonleague game against Pacific Ridge followed by San Dieguito Academy.

Baseball

The Knights (12-5-1, 2-0) are red-hot, winning three straight games including two last week against La Jolla Country Day and Guajome Park Academy, 12-6 and 17-2 respectively. On the season, Chris Ludwig leads the team with a .448 batting average to go with 26 RBI.

Up next for the Knights are games against Parker and Canyon Crest Academy.

Boys lacrosse

The Knights moved to 6-4 on the season, splitting a pair of games against Parker and LJCD, 11-2 and 9-8, respectively. In the win against Parker, Bishop’s got seven goals in the fourth for the blowout win.

Up next is a game against San Dieguito Academy on Thursday.

Boys volleyball

The Knights topped Escondido Adventist Academy to move to 5-3 on the season.

The team will play Tri-City Christian this week.

Three locals named to development team

Three local girls water polo players were selected to the Olympic Development Program for USA water polo. They are Gabrielle Stone and Jessica Webster from Bishop’s as well as Rylee Boland from La Jolla High.