Sports roundup: La Jolla Country Day wins CIF cross-country title

By Phil Dailey

Staff Writer

Country Day wins CIF cross-country title; Bishop’s takes top two spots

La Jolla Country Day’s cross country team won the Division IV cross country title last weekend, topping Del Norte and Bishop’s which placed second and third behind the Torreys.

For Country Day, the championship was the team’s fifth straight.

The top runner in Division IV was Bishop’s Will Wilde-Botta, who paced the field with a time of 16 minutes, 47 seconds. Patrick Hoagland, also a Bishop’s runner, was second with a time of 16:58. As for Country Day, it had three runners in the top 10 in Noah Wolfenzon (third; 16:59), Josh Pooley (fourth, 17:20) and Jake Mack (sixth, 17:33).

Country Day football moves on

The La Jolla Country Day football team took care of business Friday night at home during the first round of the CIF Division V playoffs.

The Torreys (8-3) took it to Calipatria 45-0. It was the second time this season Country Day beat Calipatria, the first time by a score of 28-14.

Up next for the Torreys is a quarterfinal showdown with Francis Parker, which won the Division V title last season.

Against Calipatria, the Torreys were dominate on the ground, led by Sage Burmeister, who ran for 204 yards and two TDs. Anthony Torres, Tyler Sheflo, Yossi Stein and Nick Schlossberg also added touchdowns in the rout all thanks to quarterback Ruben Pena, who connected on 10 of his 12 passes.

La Jolla High falls short in Division IV

The La Jolla High Vikings’ season came to an end Friday night in the first round of the CIF Division IV playoffs as they fell to Brawley, 35-21.

The Vikings were tied after one quarter, but surrendered 21 straight points and trailed 28-7 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Vikings ended the season with a 9-2 record.

12 Torreys sign letter of intents

Twelve student-athletes at La Jolla Country Day inked letter of intents last week they include:

Volleyball: Molly Rogers (Yale), Chloe Mathis (Arizona), Gillia, Howard (Pacific) and Lauren Birks (Stanford).

Tennis: Daniel Faierman (Yale), Warren Woods (Claremont-McKenna).

Golf: Anthony Paolucci (USC).

Soccer: Rachel Locke (Davidson).

Football: Junior Togiaso (Cornell).

Baseball: Anthony Torres (Iowa).

Lacrosse: Patrick Butler (Dominican).

Basketball: Kaylah Miller (Dixie State).

Also, Austin Rooke has received an offer to play baseball at Northern Colorado, but is still weighing his options.

La Jolla High’s Eve tops Division III

La Jolla High School had the top finisher in the CIF Division III championship as Alex Eve paced the field with a first-place time of 16:23. Teammate Andrew Farkas wasn’t too far back as he took fourth with a time of 16:32. As a team, the Vikings finished fourth behind champion Cathedral Catholic, Valley Center and El Capitan.

Bishop’s Collins places first at CIF

The Bishop’s School girls cross country team finished third as a team last weekend behind Del Notre and Coronado at the CIF Division IV championships. The Knights did however have the top finisher in Lauren Collins, who finished the 2.75-mile course with a time of 17:28. Bishop’s also had two other top 10 finishers in Leyna Rowan (fifth, 18:02) and Maya Allen (seventh, 18:08).

In Division III, La Jolla High finished fifth and was led by Danielle Collins, who took 15th with a time of 17:49. Teammate Megan Carroll finished in 27th place with a time of 18:08.