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OJAI — With both of her calves cramping, Arroyo Grande sophomore Delanie Dunkle still had enough Friday to move into the semifinals of the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament.

The fifth-seeded Dunkle edged third-seeded Kimberly Hance of Torrance 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4) in a three-hour quarterfinal match at Thacher High School.

Dunkle will play second-ranked Elle Christensen of Los Angeles at the Ojai Racquet Club at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the USTA Girls 16's Singles Division semifinals. Dunkle won the USTA Girls 14's championship last year.

The Arroyo Grande sophomore received a first-round bye Thursday and advanced on a second-round walkover later in the day. She defeated Aranza Alvarez-Sanabria of Mexico City 6-1, 6-1 in the round of 16 Friday.

Joseph Emerson of Whittier beat Arroyo Grande's Sam Ashbrook 6-3, 6-7 (10), 6-0 in the first round of the USTA Boys 16's Singles Division Thursday. Ashbrook's teammates, Tyler Tencati and Austin Bricker, lost 6-2, 6-1 to Tommy Hays and Jasdeep Paintal of Temecula Valley in the first round of the Boys CIF 18's Doubles Division.

Track and field

WSC Championships

MOORPARK — Hancock College sophomores Ranchel Naugle, Steven Youngblood and Taylor Nevitt, along with freshman Jose Rodriguez, advanced to the Southern California Regional Trials with top-six finishes at the Western State Conference Championships at Moorpark College.

Naugle finished third in 12 minutes, 04.80 seconds in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase. She qualified third, in 40:11.53, in the 10,000 last week.

Nevitt qualified in three events. She finished third in the shot put at 36 feet, 9.5 inches, and fourth in the discus at 110-8 last week. Friday, she qualified sixth, at 112-4, in the hammer throw.

Youngblood finished fourth in 10:09.13 in the men's 3,000 steeplechase. Rodriguez placed sixth, at 13-7.25, in the pole vault. He actually finished in a three-way tie for fourth, but wound up sixth because of total attempts.

Hancock sophomore Brent Dionisio won the WSC high jump championship with a personal best 6-10.25 last week. Freshman teammate Ben Wulfesteig also advanced to the SoCal trials with a sixth-place finish, at 41-1.75, in the shot put. 


VCA 13, Coastal Christian 2

Valley Christian Academy moved to 5-2, 4-0 with a Coast Valley League win over the Conquerors at home.

VCA senior Perla Paniagua pitched a complete game. She gave up two hits. Both of the runs against her were unearned.

Paniagua helped herself by driving in two runs. She had one hit and scored twice. She and Alyssa Norholm (one hit, three RBIs) both doubled for the Lions.

Mayley DeBernardi went 2-for-3 and scored three times. The Lions will host Alpaugh at 1 p.m. Saturday in a non-league game.

Templeton 1, Santa Ynez 0

Templeton sophomore Ashley Daugherty gave up three hits and struck out 15 as the Eagles (8-2 Los Padres League) moved into sole possession of first place.

The Eagles scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning of this showdown for first place at Vineyard Elementary School in Templeton, and that was enough for Daugherty. Santa Ynez freshman Armani Garcia gave up just four hits and pitched a complete game.

Garcia, Yesenia Vega and Maggie Usher had one hit each for the Pirates.

Nipomo 14, Morro Bay 2

Nipomo pitcher Mimi Wolf worked a complete game and helped herself by going 2-for-3 with three RBIs as the Titans moved to 6-15, 4-6 with a Los Padres League win at Morro Bay.

Alijah Realin had three hits and drove in three runs. Lisette Coria also had three hits. She scored three times.

Arroyo Grande 12, St. Joseph 2

Maddie Gamble drove in both runs for the Knights (8-13, 0-10) who lost a PAc 8 League game to the Eagles (14-6, 7-3) at St. Louis de Monfort.

San Luis Obispo 4, Righetti 3

The Tigers (8-3 PAC 8 League ) rallied with three runs in the fifth inning to take a 4-3 lead at Righetti, and that was it for the scoring as San Luis Obispo moved into sole possession of first place, pending the Paso Robles outcome Friday.

The Warriors dropped to 6-4 in the PAC 8. No details were available.

Boys golf

Righetti 413, St. Joseph 499

The second-place Warriors (12-4 overall) finished their regular season with a win over the Knights in a PAC 8 League match at the St. Joseph Country Club.

Arroyo Grande won the league championship.

Medalist Ethan Ashbrook shot a 73 for the Warriors Friday. Keith Moles shot a 78. Teammates following were Joe Moles (83), Greg Petrie (87) and Daniel Nelson (92).

Luke Adam led St. Joseph with an 81. Grayson Arnsdorf (100), Isaiah Rocha (100), Henry Adam (101) and James Porter (117) followed for the Knights.

Righetti is set to compete at the PAC 8 Individuals at Hunter Ranch in Paso Robles at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Warriors have qualified for team post-season competition and will play at a time and location to be determined.


Righetti 11, St. Joseph 3

The Warriors (19-5, 13-2) stayed a game back of first-place Paso Robles going into the teams' three-game series against each other next week.

Righetti spotted the Knights (9-15, 6-9) a second-inning run at St. Joseph's Dave Brunell Field and then took command with six runs in the third. Righetti scored four times in the seventh.

Tanner Sampson and Weston Hamnmell both had three hits for Righetti. Mitchell Bagby had two, and he drove in a run.

Paso Robles defeated Mission Prep 5-0 Friday. The Warriors and Bearcats will open their three-game set at 4:30 p.m. at Paso Robles Tuesday. 

Boys volleyball

Arroyo Grande 3, San Luis Obispo 0

The Eagles are a perfect 12-0 in the PAC-8, sweeping the Tigers with set scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-23.

Jackson Tourdot finished with 12 kills. Sasha Bylsma had 27 assists. Andy Vanbogelen finished with three blocks. 


Sports Reporter