The streaks go on — and on.
The Arroyo Grande and Santa Ynez girls tennis teams, along with Lompoc’s football team, didn’t have much trouble extending their unbeaten streaks in their most recent match-ups.
The Arroyo Grande girls tennis team’s PAC 7 League winning streak is at 33 matches. Santa Ynez’s girls tennis squad hasn’t dropped a Los Padres League match since 2009. The Lompoc football team’s streak is at 26 games.
It’s hard to maintain excellence for such a prolonged time, but these three have done it. Congratulations to Arroyo Grande tennis coach Lori Hollister, Santa Ynez tennis coach Jennifer Rasmussen, Lompoc football coach Andrew Jones and their players.
Love That Mascot Department: Here are my votes for Best Mascot.
College: Gorillas, Pittsburg State University (Kansas).
Junior College: Free Spirits, Los Angeles Mission.
High School: Cavemen and Cavegirls, Carlsbad, N.M,
. — the world famous Carlsbad Caverns are near the city. (Worst mascot: Criminals. At least one high school, Yuma in Arizona, hast that team nickname).
They’re number two! Congratulations to the Orcutt Academy girls tennis team for reaching second in the latest CIF Southern Section Division 4 poll. The ranking is the highest for any team in the young school’s history.
Runners’ week: Both area leagues are having their mid-season cross country meets this week. The LPL meet will take place at Nipomo today. The PAC 7 meet is scheduled for Thursday at the Fairbanks Course just outside San Luis Obispo.
The PAC 7 boys field looks particularly loaded, with Paso Robles, which just missed the state meet last year, looming as a favorite along with Arroyo Grande. Perennially tough San Luis Obispo is the defending league champion. Righetti, which has had several strong showings this year, looms as a dark horse.
Cabrillo’s boys have a long tradition of excellence in the Los Padres League. Santa Ynez is the defending league champion.
Man of many touchbacks: St. Joseph kicker Ben Adam has booted 23 touchbacks this season.