Week in sports
For the seventh consecutive season, La Jolla High School won the CIF-San Diego Section Division II team championship, rolling past Westview, 18-0, in the finals match May 13.
The Vikings had a first-round bye, beat Mt. Carmel, 15-3, in the second round on May 11, and toppled Otay Ranch, 16-2, in a May 12 semifinal.
In the championship match, La Jolla had a number of close calls. Theo Lee and Andrew Nager won one of their sets at No. 3 doubles in a tie-breaker, and No. 2 singles player P.J. Wooley also had a tie-breaker win. No. 1 singles player Conner Schiller came back from down three games to beat Westview’s No. 2 player.
No. 2 singles player Thomas Kiefer swept his sets, losing just four games along the way.
“Our whole team rose to the occasion and played to their full potential,” La Jolla Coach Mike Brown said. “All the close matches went our way because our guy fought hard for every poin,t and they stayed calm when things got tight.”
In the Division III bracket, La Jolla Country Day advanced to the finals before falling to Francis Parker, 11-7, on May 13. The Torreys earned a first-round bye, beat Santa Fe Christian, 17-1, in a second-round match April 11, and beat University of San Diego High School, 13-5, May 12.
In the win over University of San Diego High School, Greg Hirshman, Ben Burkhart and George Pritzker all swept their singles sets. Hirshman swept in the finals, and the doubles pairs of Burkhardt-Brian Davis and Pritzker-Jonathan Thompson each took two of three sets.
Country Day finished the season 13-12.
The Bishop’s School also had a first-round bye in Division III. The Knights beat San Dieguito Academy, 13-5, in a second-round match May 11, then fell to eventual champion Francis Parker, 14-4.
The Bishop’s School fell in the first round of the CIF-San Diego Section Division III playoffs, 9-8, to Francis Parker, on May 15. The Knights finished the season with a 12-4 record.
Senior Ashley Geier scored three goals, and Liz Herron-Sweet contributed 15 saves in goal. Caitlin Boys contributed defensively, and Annie Chen and Anne-Reed Angino played well at midfield. Adrianna Vazquez assisted on a number of goals, and Susanah and Jo Hannah Hoehn led the attack, Coach Meghan Carr said.
Boys lacrosseLa Jolla High School won its first-round playoff game, beating Granite Hills, 12-2, on May 15.
BaseballLa Jolla Country Day picked up a dramatic 4-3 win over Santa Fe Christian on May 11. Trailing by three runs heading into their last at-bats, the Torreys plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh, capped by Nima Eftekhary’s game-winning two-run single.Kyle Reese held the opponents to five hits in a complete-game effort.On May 13, the Torreys fell to Francis Parker, 3-2, despite another late rally. Greg Wisenberg threw a complete game and allowed just four hits. Country Day scored twice in the bottom of the seventh but couldn’t mount another comeback win.
SoftballThe Bishop’s School improved its overall record to 12-7 and its league mark to 3-2 by winning twice recently.On April 11, the Knights topped Calvin Christian, 13-1. Bishop’s eased past Horizon Christian, 7-1, on April 12. Katherine Fiedler pitched four no-hit innings, and Tamika Lipford and Laurel Casey each hit a two-run home run.La Jolla Country Day split two games, beating Santa Fe Christian, 8-0, on May 13 and falling to Francis Parker, 5-3, on May 15.Against Santa Fe Christian, Alexandra Berenter hit a home run, and second baseman Ariel Abbott and catcher Jennifer Brainerd contributed defensively to preserve the shutout.