Week in Sports: Bishop’s moves on in CIF playoffs

By Phil Dailey

Staff Writer

The Bishop’s School advanced to the Division V CIF semifinals with an easy win over Holtville last week, 54-12.

The Knights (11-0) will play Santa Fe Christian on Friday night.

The two teams played less than a month ago, a game that saw 100 points in the Knights’ 56-44 win.

The winner of Friday’s game will advance to the Division V title game against the winner between No. 3 seeded Francis Parker and No. 2 seeded Horizon Christian. The championship game is scheduled for Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at Mesa College.

Torreys’ season comes to an end

The Country Day football team ran into speedy Francis Parker last week and was simply unable to keep pace, losing 38-14. The Torreys ended their season with an 8-4 record. Francis Parker will take on Horizon Christian on Friday for a spot in the CIF Division V title game.

As for the Torreys, they got down early against the Lancers (5-6) 31-0 at the half and trailed 38-0 after three quarters.

One bright spot was sophomore Sage Burmesiter who rushed for 169 yards on 24 carries in the lopsided loss.

Linebacker Junior Togiaso, who will be playing next season at Cornell, led the Torrey defense with 12 tackles.

La Jolla’s Eve takes 7th at state

La Jolla High’s Alex Eve had an impressive showing last weekend at the Division III CIF cross-country state championship at Woodward Park in Fresno. The La Jolla senior came in 7th with a time of 15 minutes, 32 seconds.

Eve had been undefeated all season in his races winning the CIFSD Section championship prior to the state meet.

Andrew Farkas, also of LJHS, placed 29th with a time of 15:58.

The overall winner was Samuel Pons (South Pasadena), who ran the 5K race in 15:00.

The team title was won by St. John Bosco (Bellflower).

Bishop’s Botta takes 4th at state

The Bishop’s School’s Will Wilde-Botta placed 4th at the Division IV CIF cross-country meet in Fresno last weekend with a time of 15:50.

Teammate Patrick Hoagland placed 17th with a time of 16:11. The Knights also had Michael Pettit place 96th with a time of 17:16.

Country Day boys place 15th at state

The La Jolla Country Day cross-country team came in 15th place the Division IV CIF meet last weekend in Fresno. The team’s top finisher was sophomore Josh Pooley, who ran the course in 16:36, good enough for 24th place. Noah Wolfenzon (31st; 16:43), Jake Mack (73rd, 17:17), Jeffery Clancy (89th, 17:34), David Castillejos (95th, 17:43), J.J. Juarez-Uribe (114th, 18:04) and Ariel Smotrich (129th, 18:21) also competed for the Torreys.

Bishop’s girls places 11th in cross-country

The Bishop’s School got a 10th-place finish from senior Lauren Collins (19:13) as the Knights took 11th place at the Division IV CIF cross-country state meet last weekend in Fresno.

The team’s other runners included Leyna Rowan (29th, 19:48), Maya Allen (33rd, 19:59), Cara Chesney (91st, 20:59), Jill Bushman (107th, 21:19), Danielle Polikoff (136th, 22:49) and Alyssa Morgosh (143rd, 23:25).