La Quinta’s Nirie Boglino set a new school record in the triple jump Thursday evening in her team’s 99-28 victory in a dual meet. Boglino jumped 37 feet and 9.5 inches in the triple jump to break a record from 2000 by more than two inches. She also took the title in the long jump (16-1.5) and the high jump (5-2).
La Quinta’s Sandra Flores won the 1600 meters in a time of 5:25.97 and the 800 meters (2:24.69), and Alana Wilson prevailed in the 400 meters (1:03.15) and the 200 meters (26.18). The Blackhawks (2-0, 1-0 in the DVL) will compete Saturday in the Beaumont Classic.
Despite the loss, Jazmyne Santiel had a stellar night on the track for Indio, taking first in the 300 meter hurdles (48.18) and the 100 meters (12.28). She was also part of a winning 4×100 meter relay team with Laura Constantino, Kelcey Beckham and Ivonne Zavala. Indio (2-2-1) is now 0-1-1 in the DVL.
Shadow Hills 241, Rancho Mirage 305: Led by Elijah Martinez, who shot a 42, the Knights eased past the Rattlers in a dual golf match Thursday evening. Julian Mata (44) and Cameron Dunn (45) also brought in solid scores to help lead Shadow Hills to victory. The team is now 2-3 on the season and 2-1 in De Anza League play. They compete next on Tuesday against Desert Mirage at Indian Palms.
Cathedral City 276, Coachella Valley 264: Patrick McGihon’s 45 was the low medalist score for the Lions in a dual match against the Arabs Thursday. Alex Bravo carded a 48 for Cathedral City, and Robert Rodriguez (50) and Izaiha Lucas (51) led Coachella Valley.
Desert Chapel 269, Hesperia 315: With the help of Aaron Corey’s 39 on the Taquitz Creek Legends Course, the Eagles eased by Hesperia Wednesday in a dual meet. Joey Spoelder (51) and Garrett Pena (52) also assisted in the match victory. Desert Chapel (3-0) takes the course next on Monday against Cathedral City at Cathedral Canyon Country Club.
La Quinta 213, Indio 302: Kyle McCune carded an even-par 36 at SilverRock Resort for low medalist to lead the Blackhawks against Indio. Steven Padilla-Rue followed with a 41, and both Carter McCue and Milo Gubler shot 44. Indio was led by a 55 from Sergio Perez. The Blackhawks (5-0, 2-0 in the DVL) hit the links next on March 30 at SilverRock Resort against Sultana at 3 p.m.
Desert Mirage 17, West Shores 4: Angel Gonzalez and Gerardo Godinez each knocked balls out of the park in the third inning to break the game against the Wildcats wide open for Desert Mirage Wednesday.
On the mound, Godniez was credited with the team’s first win of the season, pitching 2.2 innings. Ernesto Gonzalez came in for 2.1 innings of relief pitching.
Austin Ferro and Tino Centeno each had two hits as well, and Ferro drove in a run. David Gonzalez also had two RBIs.
The Rams play next on Wednesday in Calexico against Vincent Memorial at 3:30 p.m.
College of the Desert 7, Palomar College 2: Sam Cohen (6-3, 6-2), David Vensoussan (6-2, 6-4), Shimon Murakami (6-1, 6-2), Pedro Carle (6-3, 6-0) and Pablo Vlasco (6-3, 6-2) all won two sets in the Roadrunners’ victory against Palomar. The doubles duos of Felipe Fuentes and Murakami (8-5) and Cohen and Carle (8-3) also contributed to the win.
The team plays next against Tufts at COD on Saturday at 2 p.m.
College of the Desert 5, Barstow 2: Pitchers Adam Buciaga and Dallas Asuncion combined for the win and the save for the Roadrunners against Barstow on the road. At the plate, Troy Skipper led the the squad with a 3-4 outing, and DJ Hernandez and Sean Romo each got two hits.
Etiwanda 5, Palm Desert 0; Redlands 6, Palm Desert 0: The Aztecs dropped two games in a double-header in the Redlands Tournament, failing to score a run in either contest.
In the first game against Etiwanda, starting pitcher Trinity Villa gave up just two earned runs and went all seven innings. Against Redlands, Emily Hagar came through with a double, and Palm Desert’s three pitchers combined to give up just two earned runs.
The Aztecs (5-5) finish off their play in the tournament Saturday in Redlands against West Valley at 8 a.m.
Desert Christian Academy 12, Xavier Prep 0: The Conquerors took down the Saints in five innings, led by a standout effort from the mound by Kirsten Ranswill. She pitched a complete game, allowing just two walks and striking out one batter while not giving up a single run .
Freshman Kaylee Espinoza led at the plate for Desert Christian Academy, going 2-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Senior Jordyn Jensen also had a solid night, going 1-2 with a stolen base, a double, two RBIs and a run scored.
The Conquerors will compete next week in a three-game home stand on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, all at 3:30 p.m.
Cathedral City 82, Coachella Valley 45: The Lions were led by three swimmers who each won two events, including Alex Flores (200 and 500 freestyle), Francisco Nunez (100 freestyle and 100 backstroke) and Marco Picasso (50 freestyle and 100 fly).
The Lions (4-2) are now 2-1 in the Desert Valley League.
La Quinta 140, 20 Indio: Sam Turley won both the 200 IM and the 100 freestyle, while the Blackhawks won all 11 eleven events against Indio. La Quinta (2-0, 1-0 in the DVL) competes next at the Rubidoux Relays on Saturday.
Xavier Prep 110, Palm Desert 60: The Saints took down the Aztecs for the first time in school history and won all three relay events. Matt Henry (200 freestyle), Nathan Salmon (100 butterfly), Ryan Cenicola (100 freestyle), Jack Geary (500 freestyle), Caesar Vallejo (100 backstroke) and Troy Boydston (100 breaststroke) each won their events for Xavier Prep.
Cathedral City 135, Coachella Valley 35: Marilu Hernandez (200 IM and 200 freestyle) and Analisia Romero (100 fly and 500 freestyle) both won two events to lead the Lions against the Arabs. Cathedral City (4-2) is now 2-1 in the DVL.
La Quinta 107, Indio 42: The Blackhawks saw nine girls each win an event Thursday in the team’s dual meet victory against Indio. Winners included Lisa Broccolo (200 freestyle), Paige Schoppe (200 IM), Joann Garcia (50 freestyle), Hannah Durkee (100 butterfly), Jordan Nadler (100 freestyle), Hunter Oliver (500 freestyle), Mandy Strong (100 backstroke) and Addison Phillips (100 breststroke).
The Blackhawks (2-0, 1-0 in the DVL) compete next on April 9 at Palm Springs.
Xavier Prep 99, Palm Desert 71: In the Saints’ first-ever victory over the Aztecs, the team won all three relay events, and Paulina Cordero, Lexie Letellier and Shelby Andrade each won multiple events.
Boys track and field
Cathedral City 77, Coachella Valley 49: Noah Macias and Orlando Wallace each won three events to help propel Cathedral City to a dual meet victory. Macias took first in the 1600 meters (4:34), the 800 meters (2:05) and the 3200 meters (10:50). Wallace won the 100 meter hurdles (14.50), the 100 meters (10.86) and the triple jump (41 feet 9.5 inches).
Edgar Ramirez was a bright spot for the Arabs, despite the dual meet loss, by winning the 200 meters and the 400 meters and anchoring the 4×400 team to a time of 3:33.
Double-dual with Xavier Prep, Palm Springs and Palm Desert: The Saints beat the Indians 66-61 and the Aztecs 96-31 in a double-dual meet Thursday evening.
Xavier Prep was led by first place finishes from Joe Janssen in the 1600 meters (4:35), David Spapile in the 800 meters (2:05.98) and the 400 meters (52.14), Mike Lizza in the 3200 meters (10:03), Hunter Congress in the discus (119 feet 7.5 inches) and Jah Scrange in the triple jump (44-9).
Palm Desert’s Wes Toffey finished first in the high jump, and teammate Trenton Romleksi won the shot put.
La Quinta 87, Indio 47: Koty Burton, Omar Valenzuela and Daniel Alexander each took home two event titles to lead the Blackhawks to victory.
Burton won the 100 meter hurdles in 14.64 and the 300 meter hurdles (41.52). Valenzuela won both the shot put (54-1.75) and the discus (168-6), and Alexander took first in the high jump (5-10) and the triple jump (41-0.25). La Quinta (2-0, 1-0 in the DVL) will compete Saturday in the Beaumont Classic.
Despite a loss to the Blackhawks, the Rajahs took first in the 4×100 meter relay comprised of Fernando Meza, Ryan Reyes, Joseph Gonzalez and Frank Serrato. Brandon Mondragon (800 meters), Luis Barrera (3200 meters) and Larry McCan (long jump) also won their events for Indio, who is 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the DVL.
The Rajah distance runners will be at the Meet of Champions at Azusa Pacific March 28, and the sprinters, hurdlers and field event competitors will compete the same day at the Mt. Carmel Invitational.
Girls track and field
Cathedral City 66, Coachella Valley 58: Lunye Barnett and Azalea Guanajuato led the Lions to a tight win over Coachella Valley by each winning two events. Barnett finished first in the 300 meter hurdles (50.46) and the high jump (five feet two inches), and Guanajuato won the 100 meters (12.50) and the 200 meters (26.64).
Despite the loss, Maria Espinoza won the 1600 meters, the 800 meters and the 3200 meters for Coachella Valley. Audry Valencia also finished first in the long jump.
Double-dual with Xavier Prep, Palm Springs and Palm Desert: Palm Desert beat Xavier Prep 72-55, but lost to Palm Springs 80-47, and the Indians also beat the Saints 69-53.
Xavier Prep’s Julia Dalecio finished first in the 1600 meters with a 5:43, and she also took first in the 800 meters (2:33). Teammate Romina Caipo won both the shot put (31 feet 1/2 inch) and the discus (94 feet).
Palm Desert’s Hailey Murdica won both the 100 meters and the 200 meters overall, and Seline Sphinke (long jump) and Melissa Brown (triple jump) also took home first place honors.