ROUNDUP: Indians sweeps Xavier in boys, girls track

ROUNDUP: Indians sweeps Xavier in boys, girls track

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ROUNDUP: Indians sweeps Xavier in boys, girls track

Palm Springs' sophomore Andrew Clark is first in the 100m hurdles during a track meet with Xavier College Prep on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs’ sophomore Andrew Clark is first in the 100m hurdles during a track meet with Xavier College Prep on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Palm Springs.

Domanick Murray won both the 200- and 400-meter races and ran on the two winning relays teams as the Palm Springs Indians defeated Xavier Prep 78-49 in a Desert Valley League meet Thursday.

Murray won the 200 in 22.34 and the 400 in 51.34.

Andrew Clarke won the 100 hurdles (15.63) and the 300 hurdles (42.38) for Palm Springs, while Damion Lee took the 100 in 11.08.

Other Palm Springs winners included Eddie Arellano (3200, 10:40.88), Isaiah Scott (long jump, (21-1.5) and the 4×100 relay in 43.39  (Murray, Cole Cruz, Scott, Lee) and the 4×400 relay in 3:38.12 (Murray, Cruz, Kiviok Hight, Chai Brown).

La Quinta 72, Shadow Hills 55: The Blackhawks earned seven first-place finished in winning the Desert Valley League meet.

The Blackhawks took the 4×100 in 45.48 (George Zendejas, Juan Ruiz, Andres Sanchez, Gerry Salazar) and the 4×400 relay in 3:35.21 (Cesar Rodriguez, Anthony Rojas, Isaiah Villalpando, Jesus Hernandez).

In individual events, Jacob Quattlebaum won the 110 hurdles in 16.56, Cesar Rodriguez won the 400 in 53.08, George Zendejas won the 100 in 11.43, Isaiah Villalpando won the 800 in 2:03.11 and Adam Kasten won the long jump at 20-4.

Winners for Shadow Hills included David Hurley in the discus (135-1) and shot put (43-5), Isaiah Gonzalez in the 1600 (4:42.82) and 3200 (10:45.24), Alvaro Aceves (300 hurdles, 42.41), Kaleb Welmas (200, 23.48), Quintcy Egson (triple jump, 40-9.5), and Hunter Rodriguez and Suneal Jeetan tied in high jump (5-6).

Cathedral City defeats Palm Desert: Winners for the Aztecs in the loss included freshman Liam Carr, who came closed to breaking the school’s 400 and Justin Kantowski in both the shot put and the discus. The young Aztecs squad posted several personal bests in the meet.

Girls track

La Quinta High 92, Shadow Hills 35: The Blackhawks won all three jumping events and easily earned the Desert Valley League victory.

Isabella Fakehany won the long jump in 15-9, Kyleah Hawkins won the triple jump in 32-3/4 and Katelyn Jackson won the high jump in 4-10.

In the 4×100 meters the Blackhawks posted a 51.12 time (Shekinah Edwards, Aven La Mere, Emma Rosillo, Karina Ojeda), Other winners for La Quinta were Karina Ojeda (110 hurdle, 17.55), Alana Wilson (400, 1:01.78), Aven La Mere (100, 12.78), Skyla Curtis (300 hurdles, 50.05), Aven La Mere (200, 26.86) and the 4×400 relay in 4:26.21 (Edwards, Curtis, Rosillo, La Mere).

Nyah Chavez broke her school record for Shadow Hills in the 800 for the second week in a row (2:23.93) and also won the 1600 (5:27.01) and 3200 (12:06.05). Victoria Soto won the discus (120-7), and Melissa Martinez won the shot put (30-11.5).

Palm Springs 69, Xavier 57: Dyana Miller and Maribell Wright were each double winners for the Indians in the close win over Xavier Prep.

Miller won the 200 (26.60) and the 400 (1:02.17). Maribel Wright won the high jump (4-8) and the triple jump (30-3.5). Hannah Wright won the long jump at 16-6.

Other Palm Springs winners were Jenna Day (100, 13.33), Steevee Caulder (300 hurdles, 51.61), 4×100 relay in 51.75  (Miller, Day, Zjarvre Crawford, Lilliana Chalfant) and the 4×400 relay in 4:30.31  (Miller, Chalfant, Caulder, Mady Hampton).

Palm Desert defeats Cathedral City: Emma Estep, Riley Arnson, and Nicole Wolensky swept the 1600 and 800 to help the Aztecs to the Desert Valley League meet victory.

Other winners for Palm Desert were Beverly Talakua (400), Estep and Arnson tying for first in the 3200, Melissa Brown in both the triple jump and high jump, Seline Schinke in the discus and the long jump and Charlotte Branco in the shot (for the second DVL meet in a row). The Aztecs clinched the win with many second- and third-place finishes.

Girls swimming

Indio 80, Desert Hot Springs 73: The Rajas won a close non-league meet behind two first-place finished by Yolanda Gonzales.

Gonzalez won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke and was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay with Alessa Marquez, Arianna Barkley and Sequoia Bishop.

Rajahs Bishop and Barkley finished in first and second place in the 200 individual medley with Bishop adding another first place in the 50 freestyle and Barkley coming in first place on the 100 butterfly.

In 100 freestyle, Isabel Salcedo came in first place and Annette Marquez came in second with Dakota De La Torre coming in with another first place in the 500 freestyle. Finishing the swim meet with a second place finish was the relay team of Larissa Garcia, Salcedo, Annette Marquez and Marifer Vizcarra.

Indio faces Shadow Hills High School on Thursday.

La Quinta 93, Shadow Hills 77: The Knights came up short in the Desert Valley League meet and will face Indian next week.

Xavier 113, Palm Springs 53: The Saints won the Desert Valley League meet easily Thursday.

Winners for Xavier were the 200 medley relay (Emma Johansen, Jackie Cordero,Desiree Lewis, Ariel Forehand), Camille Dervieux in the 500 free, and the 400 freestyle relay (Jackie Cordero, Ariel Forehand, Emma Johansen, Desiree Lewis).

Boys swimming

Indio 99, Desert Hot Springs 29: Leading the Rajahs in the non-league victory were Markus Clipper, winning in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, and Anthony Bautista in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

Other event winners were Luis Aceves in the 50 freestyle and Juan Nava in the 500 freestyle. The Rajahs swept the relays with Anthony Bautista, Markus Clipper, Luis Aceves, and Osbin Garcia winning the 200 medley relay, Juan Nava, Markus Clipper, Anthony Bautista, and Osbin Garcia winning the 200 freestyle relay and Rigo Brenes, Luke Reyes, Darien Pelayo, and Josue Zamora winning the 400 freestyle relay.

Shadow Hills 86, La Quinta 84: The Knights not only won the Desert Valley league match put managed their first-ever win over La Quinta in the meet.

Xavier 84, Palm Springs 81: Standouts for the winning Saints included the 200 freestyle relay (Kyle Cenicola, Ryan Oleson, Robert Wood, Troy Boydstun) and Robert Wood winning the 200 backstroke,

Baseball

Indio 4, Vista Del Lago 2: The Rajahs were led offensively by Erik Burciaga who was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the win.

Christian Rodriguez was 3-for-3 with a run scored and Robbie Lopez was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Bryan Esparza picked up the win on the mound, throwing seven innings, with four strikeouts and allowing just three hits and one earned run.

The Rajahs’ next game is at Shadow Hills High School on Tuesday.

Shadow Hills 6, Monrovia 5: J.D. Lang and Ferny Rojas pitched well for the Knights (6-1) in the victory Wednesday.

Kevin Morden sparked the offense for Shadow Hills two two hits and two runs score.

Chucky Bautista, Nelson Sanchez, and Alex Bejjani also had key hits for the Knights.

Shadow Hills opens Desert Valley League play Tuesday against Indio.

Boys tennis

Rancho Mirage 11, Cathedral City  7: The Rattlers were led in the non-league match by the doubles teams of Tanner Moy/Carter Victorio, and Alex Arias/Austin Robison, who each won all three of their sets.

One set win was contributed by Tanner Williams/Alex Fiero and Jesus Rosales/Steven Martinez.  In singles play, Daniel Whelan picked up two sets and Luis Velazquez one.

Rancho Mirage opens De Anza League play against Coachella Valley on Monday at home.

Palm Desert 13, Palm Springs 5: Michael Cabacungan won three sets in singles 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, but the Indians still fell to Palm Desert.

Leading Palm Desert were Aztecs Christian Rozpedski (6-3,6-2), Tanner Russell (7-6,6-1) and Hanull Joh (7-6).

“It’s was the depth of our team that ultimately took its toll on them. We got two big wins from Tanner Russell and Hanull Joh at the No. 2 and No. 3 singles in the first round which gave us a 5-1 lead. Our doubles ran away with it from there,” said Palm Desert coach Brian Jacobs.

In doubles, Nick Garcia / Estaban Lagos (6-0,6-0,6-0),  Daniel Garcia/Naveed Ashgarpour (6-0,6-2,6-0)  and Jack Renker/Hansull Joh (6-1, 6-1) led the Aztecs.

Brian Johnson added a 6-0 for Palm Springs, while Austin Good and Riley Barnett won a doubles set 6-4.

Boys golf

Desert Christian 227, 29 Palms 261: Harrison Yu fired a 37 to led the Conquerors to the non-league victory Thursday at Indian Springs Golf Club in Indio.

Sophomore Mark Spates fired a personal-best 43 for Desert Christian, while Robert Yu shot 44, Evan Howard shot 51 and Luke Spates shot 52.

La Quinta 190, Indio 325: The Blackhawks won the Desert Valley League match at SilverRock Resort in La Quinta with Michael Choma firing a 1-under 35.

Christian Elms shot 36, Mark Williams added a 37, Cameron Winslow shot 38 and Paden Duncan shot 44 for La Quinta.

Indio was led by Aaron Delgado at 56, Jonathan Vargas at 66 and Jose Romero at 67.

La Quinta is 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the DVL. The Blackhawks host Elsinore in a non-league match at SilverRock on Monday.

Palm Desert 187, Palm Springs 278: Derrick Liu and John Kim shared medalists honors for Palm Desert (4-1) in the Desert Valley League victory on at Indian Canyonos Golf Resort in Palm Springs.

Liu and Kim each shot 35 on the front nine of the North Course, while T.J. Wurtz and Adam Co each shot 37 and Ethan Waters shot 43. Bailey Spivak’s 45 was not used.

Palm Springs was led by Adam Rehayel’s 48, Mike Caffery with a 54, Mike Marks at 57, Edress  Valencia at 58 and Alex Lopez at 61,

College tennis

New Mexico Military Institute 6, College of the Desert 3: The Roadrunners (4-5) fell at home in a non-conference match to New Mexico Military Institute Broncos.

Freshman Jakob Dvorken of COD fought hard in his two singles sets but fell 6-4, 6-3. Freshman Joao Luiz Zillo Prado 0f Brazil had to retire from his doubles match due to injury, though he remains undefeated in completed matches for the year.

COD will resume Pacific Coast Athletic Conference play Friday against Mt. San Jacinto.

College softball

COD 3, Mt. San Jacinto 1: A three-run third inning was all the offense the Roadrunners needed in picking up the PCAC win over Mt. San Jacinto.

Freshman right-handed starting pitcher Jake Mesa had another strong outing, tossing seven innings, surrendering one run, walking one and striking out seven for his first win of the season.

Freshman second baseman Jerred Soriano went 2-for-4 with a run scored and freshman first baseman Quinton Bidon also went 2-for-4 on the afternoon. Bidon also pitched in relief getting a five-out save.

College of the Desert improved to 2-3 in conference, 5-16 overall.

Xavier's Chaya Chandrashekar wins the girls 100m hurdles during a track meet with Palm Springs Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Palm Springs.

Xavier’s Chaya Chandrashekar wins the girls 100m hurdles during a track meet with Palm Springs Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Palm Springs.

Xavier's Michael Brannier crosses the line first in the boys varsity 1600m race followed by Palm Springs' Kiviok Hight on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Palm Springs.

Xavier’s Michael Brannier crosses the line first in the boys varsity 1600m race followed by Palm Springs’ Kiviok Hight on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Palm Springs.

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