The Righetti and Arroyo Grande boys swimming teams swam 11 events against each other Thursday. Arroyo Grande won them all.
Arroyo Grande's girls won nine of 11 events themselves. The Eagles garnered boys and girls wins in PAC 8 League action at the Arroyo Grande pool. The Eagles girls won 180-135. The Eagles boys rolled to a 227-84 win.
Arroyo Grande's teams each moved to 2-0. Righetti's teams are each 1-1. All of the teams' meets have been league ones.
"I'm not unhappy," Righetti boys coach Kyle Shaffer said afterward. "A lot of our guys swam their (best) times or exceeded them.
"But you have to hand it to Arroyo Grande. They were on it."
Arroyo Grande boys coach Russell Peterson said, "I was happy with our times. We were gearing up for a big invitational this weekend at (Mount San Antonio College in Walnut). That will be very tough competition and will give us an idea of where we're at." Both Eagles teams will compete at Mt. SAC.
Fraternal twins Sarah and Hannah Parson were two of several Arroyo Grande swimmers who were members of the four-for-four club Thursday. That is, they won two open events and swam for two winning relay teams.
Swimmers can compete in a maximum of four events, including relays.
"I was satisfied with my times," said Sarah Parson. She and Hannah are sophomores.
"I was content," said Hannah Parson.
Jack Alexander and David Malouf were Arroyo Grande boys members of the four-for-four club. Malouf won the open 200 individual medley in 2:04.86 and the 100 butterfly in 55.66. Alexander took the open 100 freestyle in 48.80 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.80.
Alexander swam a leg for the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams. Malouf swam a leg for the winning 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay teams.
No automatic qualifying times were set for the CIF Southern Section preliminaries, but the Eagles girls swam consideration times in several.
The 200-yard medley relay squad of Paige Leonard, Sarah and Hannah Parson and Mikayla Pock swam one consideration time, a winning 1 minute, 57.14 seconds.
"We made the consolation final at CIF in the 200 medley relay last year," said Sarah Parson. "Our goal is to make the championship final this year."
Sarah Parson was an alternate for the finals in the 100 breaststroke last year. She did not swim that event Thursday. Isabella Fraire of Righetti won in 1:12.38. The 200 freestyle relay squad of Taylor Williams, Ellyn Clardy, Sophie Noce and Jayla Romain picked up the other win for the Righetti girls, in 1:50.76.
Taylor York won the 50 freestyle in 27.2 for the Arroyo Grande girls. Teammate Alyssa Shallenberger won the diving with 196.2 points.
Arroyo Grande boys open event winners included Malouf, Alexander, Trent Schacter (200 freestyle, 1:49.94) Chris Dichmann (50 freestyle, 22.57), James Hazel (500 freestyle, 5:04.69) and Charles Watkins (100 backstroke, 56.26).
Schacter and Watkins both swam for two winning relay teams.
Sarah Parson made it to the preliminaries in the 100 butterfly last year. Hannah swam the 50 and 100 freestyles in the 2014 sectional prelims.
Hannah Parson swam consideration times in the 2000 freestyle (2:01.49) and 100 freestyle (55.26) Thursday. Leonard swam a consideration time in the 100 backstroke (1:03.42), and Sarah Parson, Pock, Leonard and Hannah Parson combined for a 3:50.98 in the 400 freestyle, fast enough for a consideration mark.
Leonard won the 100 butterfly in 1:05.27 She was one member of the four-for-four club.
Righetti's boys were without one of their top swimmers, Lukas Sheckherd.
Sheckherd was the 2014 CIF Southern Section Division 4 water polo MVP after leading the Warriors to the Division 4 title. "Lukas hurt his hip earlier and will see the doctor," Shaffer said.
"It's a little bit scary."
Righetti's teams will go against Orcutt Academy's squads at 3 p.m. next Tuesday in a non-league meet at Righetti.
Arroyo Grande 15, Santa Ynez 1
Arroyo Grande scored five times in the first inning then cruised to a non-league win against Santa Ynez in Arroyo Grande.
The Eagles scored seven more times in the fourth inning to wrap up the win in a game shortened to five innings because of the run rule.
Bailee Killough pitched a complete-game one-hitter for the win.
Killough and Casey Burger had back-to-back solo home runs in the fourth to put the game out of reach.
Arroyo Grande heads to Simi Valley to play in a weekend tournament beginning Saturday.
Arroyo Grande 3, San Luis Obispo 0
The Eagles rolled in their first PAC 8 match of the year over the rival Tigers.
Keanu Morrison had another big day, smashing 18 kills with four aces and two blocks. Conner Howard had a solid all-around game with six kills and five aces.
Brett MacDonald tallied seven digs for the Eagles, Ryan Meffert had four, Hunter Roberts and Sasha Byslma combined for 27 assists.
The Eagles are 3-1 overall and 1-0 in PAC 8. Ronan Paulsen had five kills and four blocks.
“I’m extremely happy with the way we came out, we were fired up tonight and had energy all three games,” Arroyo Grande coach Laurel Allen said.
Santa Ynez 3, Bishop Diego 0
Santa Ynez swept all three sets in their boys volleyball match against the Bishop Diego Cardinals.
“We were able to win 3-0 against a very scrappy Chargers team,” said Santa Ynez coach Chip Fenenga. “They blocked us as well as anybody this year but we came out with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-18 win.”
Parker Maccianti led the offensive attack with 12 kills. Brett Filippin was right behind with 11.
“We welcomed Jordan Yarnell back from his family’s vacation in Hawaii,” said Fenenga. “out of the middle, he had six kills and two stuff block, so it was really nice having him there.
“Connor Hinkens set well for us tonight. We got some good service runs from Weston Kelsey. It was really nice to see some other kids come in and contribute.”
Santa Ynez (5-1) next heads down to Dos Pueblos for a tournament that begins on Saturday.
St. Joseph 3, Nipomo 0
The Knights (1-2) took three close sets, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21, from the Titans at Nipomo in a non-league match to earn their first win of the year.
Josh Ashor amassed nine assists, seven kills, four aces and four digs for the Knights. Kyle Blum had eight digs and five kills. Landon Ma'a racked up seven kills.
Righetti 3, Santa Maria 0
The Warriors rolled to a 25-12, 25-9, 25-16 sweep of the Saints in a non-league match at Santa Maria's Wilson Gym.
Aaron Laflin racked up 10 kills, nine assists and three aces for Righetti. Richie Ortiz amassed 19 assists, seven aces and five digs.
Matthew Laflin smacked 11 kills. Julian Azevedo made 13 digs.
Medalist Ray Navis shot a 72 at Marshallia Ranch, leading Nipomo to victory.
Navis edged Orcutt Academy's Marcus Lund by one stroke.
The Titans shot a team score of 416. Santa Ynez came in second at 436. Cabrillo was third at 443. Following were Lompoc (479); Orcutt Academy (523); Morro Bay (532); and Santa Maria (541).
Team leaders included Lund for Orcutt; Aaron Sanchez for Santa Ynez (84); Eli Mayhew for Cabrillo (85); Devin Hale for Lompoc (84); Kyle Ray for Morro Bay (94) and Joseph Balderama for Santa Maria (89).
St. Joseph 419, Mission Prep 531
The Knights improved to 1-1 in the PAC 8 with a decisive win over the Royals.
Josh Salsbury was the medalist with a 78. Ethan Ashbrook (81), Sean Swaim (85), Zach Ginter (86) and Justin Schnorf 89 were the other scorers for the Knights
St. Joseph plays Pioneer Valley Tuesday at the Santa Maria Country Club before playing Arroyo Grande Thursday.
Arroyo Grande 398, Pioneer Valley 549
Medalist Jack Avrit shot a 71 at Cypress Ridge as the Eagles won a PAC 8 League match.
Teammates following Avrit were Conner Sandman (77), Tristan Bergman-Lagano (78), Brady MacMurphey (84) and Mike Pitman (88).
Matt Lima led the Panthers with a 93. Teammates following were Junior Fuentes (103), Joseph Morales (111), Michael Dumitrescu (118) and Prescott Brown (124).
Paso Robles 427, Righetti 437
Righetti's Keith Moles was the medalist with a 75, but the Bearcats beat the Warriors in a PAC 8 League match at Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles.
Grog Potruch led the Bearcats with a 77.
Righetti teammates following Moles were Brandan Pita (76), Dino Maldonado (89), Rollie Wineman (93) and Connor Rickman (104).
Orcutt Academy 16, Nipomo 2
The Spartans improved to5-1 on the season with a win at the Hancock College Courts.
Dominic Mariscal won twice in singles for the Titans.
Jordan Mangayao defeated Emilio Moreno 7-6 (5) in what coach John Cartwright called the match of the day.
“They were both evenly matched, both teams were cheering them on and it was just one of those great matches,” Cartwright said.”
The Spartans are 3-0 in the first year in the LPL. They play at defending league champ Santa Ynez Tuesday.
“I’m feeling pretty confident,” Cartwright said of that one. “I’m hopeful that we’ll at least be able to compete.”
St. Joseph 9, Pioneer Valley 9 (69-66 SJ, games)
Avnish Bhatt and Andrew Myers led the Knights to a close win at St. Joseph by taking three sets each and dropping a total of three games in the process.
Myers lost one game. Bhatt gave up two.
"Avnish and Andrew played really well," said St. Joseph coach Ray Cavazos. "They dominated the scores. We wouldn't have won without them."
Doubles tandems Brandon Vea and Oscar Perez, and Preston Patague and Andrew Vea each swept three sets for the Panthers.
San Luis Obispo 17, Righetti 1
Daniel Black, with a singles win, earned the only point for the Warriors (1-3, 0-1) in their PAC 8 League opener at San Luis Obispo.