Week in Sports: La Jolla baseball rolls in tourney

La Jolla High School topped Lowell, 12-2, in the Lions tournament on April 6 as Kyle Zimmer pitched four no-hit innings to earn the win in his first high school pitching appearance. Victor Rangel went 3-for-4 with three doubles for the Vikings.

La Jolla upended West Hills, 8-5, in another tournament game on April 7. Patrick Christensen set a school record with his 20th career win, and Dustin Oulette went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.

The Vikings fell to Otay Ranch, 10-0, in their final tournament game on April 8. Aaron Steigerwalt had three hits, and Jake Linsky and Zimmer each had two.

In other Lions tournament action, The Bishop’s School beat Imperial, 14-6, on April 6. Kyle Gantz earned the win for the Knights, helped by Sam Breier’s three RBIs and Cade Sears’ 3-for-4 day.

The Knights fell to Clairemont, 8-4, in another tournament game on April 7. Demian Tschirin went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and two runs scored, and Sears drove in two runs.

On April 8, the Knights won their tournament finale, beating Calvary Christian, 14-4. Peter Fraga threw a complete game and struck out five batters, and Gantz drove in three runs and scored two.

La Jolla Country Day also played in the Lions annual spring event, but lost to Culver City, 7-6, on April 6. Sam Ayala drove in three runs for the Torreys, and Frankie Brown knocked in two.

Torreys dropped a 10-7 tournament decision to Bountiful (Utah) on April 7 despite three RBIs from Brown.

On April 8, Country Day fell to San Diego, 6-5, in its final tournament contest. Connor Gerhart had two hits, including a double.


La Jolla High School dropped a 5-2 game to Ramona in the Charger Classic (Las Vegas) on April 6. Alyssa Taylor hit a home run for the Vikings.

The Vikings fell in the semifinals of the tournament’s copper bracket on April 8, losing a 4-0 decision to El Capitan.

Jolla Country Day rolled past Lutheran, 10-0, on April 6.

The Bishop’s School fell to Coronado, 2-1, on April 6, giving the Knights a 7-4 season record.

Girls lacrosse

The Bishop’s School fell to Cathedral Catholic, 8-5, on April 7 but rolled to a 14-1 victory over rival La Jolla Country Day on April 8. Veronica Lee scored the lone goal for Country Day on a penalty shot.

La Jolla Country Day rebounded with an 8-3 win over Great Oak of Temecula on April 10. Lee scored three goals and added an assist, and Liv Hipkins had three scores and a pair of assists for the Torreys. Stephanie Rothenburg made four saves.

Boys lacrosse

La Jolla Country Day fell to Fallbrook, 13-8, on April 6. The Torreys bounced back with a 7-6 win over Eastlake on April 8.

Boys volleyball

The Bishop’s School toppled Tri-City Christian, 25-12, 22-25, 25-22, 27-25, on April 7. Alex Sammon led the Knights with 16 kills, David Stotelmyre added 13, and Justin Wolfe hit at a .388 pace. Adam Wrobel led the team with 38 assists.

The Knights swept Escondido Adventist, 25-13, 25-28, 25-9, on April 8. Stephen Kaiser and Christian Lane dominated at middle blocker, coach Tod Mattox said, and Brent Rossin and Trevor Sinclair anchored the defensive effort as Bishop’s improved to 8-1.


La Jolla High School competed in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational on April 11, and the Vikings turned in some impressive individual results.

Nihal Kayali placed third in the seeded mile race with a time of 4 minutes, 59.14 seconds, breaking her own school record. Jose Aviles placed fourth in the invitational shot put with a throw of 57 feet, 3.5 inches, which was 1 foot, 7.5 inches better than his previous personal record and landed him second in the school’s all-time record book.