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Week in sports: March 15, 2007

Girls basketball

La Jolla Country Day won its first-round game in the CIF State Division IV playoffs on March 8, rolling past Whittier Christian at home, 65-37. Janae Fulcher led the team in scoring with 13 points, and Dominque Conners scored 12 points.

The Torreys continued their run toward a state title with a 58-45 victory over St. Mary’s in the quarterfinals on March 10. Fulcher led the way offensively, scoring 16 points. Conners added 11 points in the winning effort.

Country Day was scheduled to face top-seeded Los Angeles Marlborough in the Southern California final on March 17. The game was scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. at Cal State Fullerton, with the winner moving on to the following Saturday’s state championship game at ARCO Arena in Sacramento.

Baseball

La Jolla High School won three games last week, opening the season with a 4-0 record for the first time in more than 10 years, according to coach Gary Frank.
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The Vikings beat eighth-ranked Francis Parker, 9-4, on March 5. Sophomore Patrick Christensen pitched five innings in which he allowed just one run and struck out seven batters. David Harpster went 3-for-3 and scored twice for La Jolla.

On March 7, the Vikings eased past El Cajon Valley, 18-1, in a game that was shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule. Kevin Jones collected two hits and drove in four runs, and Peter Sefton scored four times. Casey Richmond earned the win on the mound.

La Jolla toppled Southwest, 15-3, on March 9. Junior Wyatt Hoff worked four strong innings in which he surrendered just one hit and struck out seven to earn his second win of the season. Five different La Jolla players had at least two hits in the offensive outbreak.

La Jolla Country Day eased to a 16-0 victory over Mountain Empire in the Christian Patriot tournament on March 7. Jon Hansbrough led the offensive explosion, going 4-for-4 with five RBIs. Mike McKenna homered and drove in four runs, while Zack Kusnir and Kyle Reese each drove in three runs.

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Reese and Hansbrough each pitched two scoreless innings, and Zach Campbell hit worked three scoreless frames.

The Torreys continued to roll with a 13-8 win over Hoover on March 9. Kusnir went 2-for-2 with a home run, five runs and three runs scored. Greg Wisenberg pitched four innings in which he allowed three earned runs on three hits.

Country Day topped Kearney, 10-7, in 12 innings on March 10. Mike McKenna, Campbell, Wisenberg and Reese strung together consecutive two-out hits to spark the winning rally.

The Bishop’s School secured a 23-2 win over El Cajon Valley on March 5. The Knights opened up an 8-0 lead after two innings and never looked back. Patrick Carrillo led the way at the plate, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored.

Bishop’s topped Southwest, 5-2, on March 7. Tommy Wornham went 2-for-3 with a home run.

The Knights then fell to Mission Hills, 11-3, on March 9.

Softball

The Bishop’s School opened its season with a 2-1 win at Coronado on March 6. Natalie Carmada pitched a complete game, allowing just five hits while striking out nine batters. Michelle Brunker and Brittany Allen led the way at the plate, each going 2-for-4.

La Jolla High School steamed to an 11-0 triumph over High Tech High School on March 8 in the Friars Classic tournament.

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Track

La Jolla High School’s girls team eased to a 95-34 victory over Madison on March 8. Gina Schumacher was a double winner for the Vikings, winning both hurdles races. Sophomore Christie Richmond set a personal record in the 400 meters.

Boys lacrosse

La Jolla Country Day secured a 21-8 victory over Foothill Christian on March 9. Mikey Soumekh led the Torreys with six goals, and Jason McCallum and Jon Volfson each scored four times.

Boys tennis

La Jolla High School edged out a victory over La Costa Canyon in its season opener on March 6. The teams tied, 9-9, but the Vikings won in games, 81-68.

La Jolla continued to roll with a 12-6 win over Francis Parker on March 8. The Vikings won seven of their nine doubles matches.

Boys golf

La Jolla High School secured a 200-239 victory over Mission Bay at the Torrey Pines North Course on March 6. Ian Perlman recorded the low round for the Vikings, a one-over-par 37.

La Jolla Country Day edged St. Augustine at Del Mar Country Club on March 5. The teams tied at 222, but the Torreys had the lower sixth score. Connor Allan-Lee was the medalist, with a 3-over-par 39.

Country Day toppled Santa Fe Christian, 194-230, at the Morgan Run South Course on March 6. The Torreys fell to St. Augustine, 189-196, and beat Clairemont, 196-229, in a three-team match at Riverwalk on March 7.