The Xavier Prep boys track and field team earned nine first-place finishes Thursday to take a 75-51 Desert Valley League win over the India Rajahs.
In relay events, Xavier won the 4×100 (Chandler Barbato, Jace MacConnell, Zeke Coronel, Jonathan Smith) in a time of 45.31 and the 4X400 (Michael Branconier, Adrihel Ibarra, John Zingg, Jace MacConnell) in 3:35.0.
Barbato won three individual events, taking the triple jump (42-4), long jump (19-5) and high jump, 5-4.
In individual events, Branconier, (1,600, 4:43), Ibarra, (400, 52.35) and Cesar Lopez (shot put, 44-9 and discus, 129-3) added wins for Xavier.
Palm Springs 94, Rancho Mirage 32: Palm Springs won two relays on the way to the Desert Valley League win.
The 4×100 relay (Domanick Murray, Cole Cruz, Isaiah Scott, Damion Lee, 44.67) and the 4×400 relay (Murray, Cruz, Hight, Devon Johnson, 3:49.23) both went to Palm Springs,
Other Palm Springs winners were Cole Cruz (100, 11.46), Domanick Murray (200, 22.82), Domanick Murray (400, 50.46), Hight (800, 2:09.93), Hight (1600, 4:49.73), Molina (3200, 11:19.28), Andrew Clark (110 hurdles, 15.71), Clark (300 hurdles, 43.37), Isaiah Scott (long jump, 20-11) and Clark (triple jump, 40-8).
La Quinta 82.5, Palm Desert 44.5: The Blackhawks won 13 of the 16 events to take the victory over the Aztecs in a match that was original set for La Quinta High School but moved to palm Desert because of construction of La Quinta’s track.
Among the winners for La Quinta was the 4×400 relay team, Jesus Hernandez (1,600), Mario Luna (110 hurdles), Cesar Rodriguez 400), Isaiah Villalpando (800), Adam Karsten 300 hurdles), George Zendejas 200), Elijas Urena (3,200), Jacob Gilbert (high jump and discus) Anthony Luna (shot put) and Juan Ruiz (long jump).b
Indio 64, Xavier 59: The Rajahs edged the Saints in the DVL meet.
For Xavier, first-place performances came in the 4×100 in 55.97 (Rylee Mangan, Izzie Lehman, Jenna Braun, Kylie Fraser), with two individual wins from Chaya Chandreshekar (110 hurdles, 19.31; 300 intermediate hurdles, 54.92) and Izzie Lehman (triple jump, 29-8; high jump, 4-4). Kelsey Grijalva won the long jump for the Saints.
Palm Springs 89, Rancho Mirage 26: Dyana Miller won the 200 and 400 races for the Indians in the DVL victory.
Millers won the 200 in 26.94 and the 400 in 1:00.55). Jenna Day won the 100 for the Indians win 13.67.
Other Palm Springs winners were Madyson Hampton (100 hurdles, 22.52), Steevee Caulder (300 hurdles, 50.59), 4×100 relay (54.23, Day, Miller, Zjarvre Crawford, Lilliana Chalfant), 4×400 relay (4:32.56, Miller, Chalfant,
aulder, Hampton), Hannah Wright (long jump, 16-6), Wright (triple jump, 31-5), Baylee Gonzalez (shot put, 30-0), Caulder, (discus, 90-1) and Hannah, Maribe and Maricela Wright tying in the high jump at 4-6.
La Quinta 93, Palm Desert 34: Despite Seline Schinke setting a new Palm Desert school record in the long jump at 7-1/40, the Blackhawks took the easy Desert Valley league win.
La Quinta won both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays, while Francine Ansley won the 800 and 1600 races and Aven Lamere won the 100 and 200 races.
Schinke and Melissa Brown (triple jump) scored the only victories for Palm Desert.
Linfield Christian 9, Desert Christian 3: The Conquerors scored all three of their runs in the top of the first inning in the road loss.
Desert Christian scored their runs in part through a based-leaded two-run single by Jahzell Estrada.
Linfield Christian scored its nine runs in the next two innings on four hits and five Desert Christian errors.
Desert Christian will face Santa Rosa Academy Saturday.
Coachella Valley splits games: The Arabs split two games in the Colorado River Invitational tournament Thursday, losing to Boulder City 2-0 and beating Mohave Accelerated High School 4-1.
Kamryn Flores pitched a complete game in the opener striking out three and giving up six hits in the loss. Coachella Valley had hits from Kayla Huerta and Cheyenne Sandoval.
In the second game, Tatiana Martinez picked up the win pitching a three-hitter. She also collected two hits to lead the offense. Lizzy Olivas, Vanessa Madera, and Kayla Huerta also had hits for Coachella Valley.
The Arabs continued play Friday with games against White Pine and Cathedral City. Coachella Valley is now 2-5.
La Quinta 15, Colton 0: The Blackhawks scored multiple runs each of the first four innings on the way to the easy victory.
Kamryn Tiumalu led the Blackhawks offense, going 4-for-4 with a double and six RBI. Jasmine Perezchica added three hits and three RBI to the La Quinta 17-hit attack.
Alexis Appleyard pitched the five-inning complete game for La Quinta, allowing three hits and striking out two.
Palm Desert 6, West Valley Hemet 0: In the final game of the Hemet tournament, the Aztecs improved to 4-2 with the victory.
Trinity Villa pitched seven shutout innings for Palm Desert, only giving up two hits. Sydney Sprinkle was 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI, while Emily Hagar was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
The Aztecs play Tuesday at home against Hemet.
Desert Mirage 15, Xavier Prep 4: April Montez went 2-for-3 with a RBI and Amy Gonzalez was 3-for-4 with three runs batted in as the Rams won the non-league game.
Evelyn Garcia added two hits and an RBI and played solid defense at second base for Desert Mirage.
The Rams host Desert Hot Springs Wednesday.
Shadow Hills 10, Canyon Springs 5: Fernando Rojas pitched six strong innings for the Knights to earn the victory.
Shadow Hills (5-1 overall) was led offensively by Chucky Bautista with three hits and two RBI.
TJ Zontek, Alex Bejjani, had two hits apiece and two RBI. Nelson Sanchez and JD Lang had two RBI.
The Knights plays Wednesday at Monrovia.
Palm Springs 15, Shadow Hills 3: In a Desert Valley League match, the Indians swept all nine singles matches on the way to the win over the Knights.
Michael Cabacungan won all of his singles matches without dropping a game, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0. Brian Johnson went Brian Johnson 6-1, 6-0, 6-0 for the Indians, while Marcelo Calixto won by scores of 6-0, 6-3, 6-3.
In doubles, Palm Springs was led by Austin Good and Riley Barnett (6-1, 6-3, 6-1) and Ben Goehring and Logan Parker (6-1, 6-3, 6-4)
The Indians, 3-0, next face Timpview High School of Utah Saturday.
Indio 10, Cathedral City 8: In a tight Desert Valley League match, the Rajahs won seven of nine doubles matches to earn the win.
In singles, Rey Zavala (2-:6, 0-6, 6-0), Johan Acevedo (3-6, 3-6, 6-0) and Osvaldo Montoya (0-6, 1-6, 6-0) led Indio.
In doubles, Candelario Caldera and Sebastian Torres won sets 6-0, 6-2, 6-1, while Jesus Garduno and Diego Ceja also won three sets, 6-2, 6-0, 6-2. Abel Sanchez and Alejandro Amaya (4-6, 4-6, 6-1) rounded out the Rajahs scoring.
Indio is 1-2 in league, 3-4 overall.
Desert Mirage 8, Orange Vista 2: The Rams won six singles matches to earn the non-league match Tuesday.
Juan Mendez (6-0, 6-0), Jose Huerta (6-0, 6-1) and Martin Montez (6-1, 6-0) were the sgingles stars for Desert Mirage. In doubles, Danniel Solorzano and Josue Huerta won sets 6-4 and 6-1.
Coachella Valley 243, Brawley 278: At The Golf Club at La Quinta, the Arabs earned the non—league win behind Joseph Torres’ 43.
Izaiha Lucas added a 48 and Jesus Zavala and Ivan Garcia both finished with 49s.
Xavier 190, La Quinta 197: The Saints imporoved to 4-0 in the Desert Valley League with a win over La Quinta at SilverRock Resort in La Quinta.
Xavier was led by a trio of 37s from Caesar Cheng, Delong Tan and Jack Solis. Matt Otten shot 39 and Jay Chang added a 40.
La Quinta was led by Nick Conoway’s 36 and Mark Williams’ 37. Christian Elms 40 and 42s by both Cameron Winslow and Michael Choma finished the Blackhawks scoring.
La Quinta is now 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the DVL.
Desert Mirage 308, Indio 315: The Rams began this season with a non-league victory over Indian at Indian Palms Country Club in Indio.
The Rams were led by match Emmanuel Zepeda with a 50 on the Indian nine. Andres Chavez, Mikey Lopez, Armando Mendoza, Ignacio Ramirez and Alberto Ramirez also played for the Rams.
Indio was led by Aaron Delgado with a 60.
The Rams open De Anza League play at Twentynine Palms March 21st.
Shadow Hills 246, Palm Springs 303: The Knights too the Desert Valley League match behinds a 40 by Erik Sanchez and a 41 by Anthony Rodriguez.
Diego Serrano added a 50 for Shadow Hills.
La Quinta 94, Palm Desert 76: Individual winners in the victory for La Quinta were Caleb Ingle (200 free and 100 backstroke), Spencer Lowell (50 freestyle and 100 freestyle) and Brayden Smith (100 butterfly).
Xavier 106, Indio 42: The Saints won the Desert Valley League season opener.
Top performances for Xavier were Robert Wood with wins in the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke, Jackson Castillo with wins in the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly, Troy Boydstun with wins in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, Declan Cooper with a win in the 500 freestyle and Kyle Cenicola with a win in the 50 freestyle.
Shadow Hills 139, Cathedral City 29: The Knights rolled to the large victory over the Lions in Desert Valley League action.
Xavier 126, Indio 30: Desiree Lewis and Emma Johansen each won two events for the Saints in the win.
Lewis won the 100 breaststroke and the 200 freestyle, while Johansen won the 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley.
Emma Cooper won the 50 freestyle, Jackie Cordero won the 100 butterfly, Reina Rover won the 100 freestyle and Ariel Forehand won the 500 freestyle for Xavier.
Shadow Hills 101, Cathedral City 69: The Desert Valley League victory went to the Knights.
Vukovic earns honor: COD men’s tennis freshman Dimitrije Vukovic has been named as an honorable mention selection of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s (PCAC) Male Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 27.
According to the release from the PCAC, “Vukovic defeated first-place San Diego City College’s Daniel Via Rosas 7-5, 6-4 in No. 1 singles in a match-up of the conference’s first- and second-place teams. The Knights held on to edge COD 5-4, dropping the Roadrunners into second place in the PCAC.”