The Rancho Mirage Rattlers saw their first trip to the state basketball regionals end quickly Wednesday with a 90-66 loss to El Camino High School in the first round of the Division 4 boys basketball regionals at El Camino High School in Oceanside.
Rancho Mirage trailed 43-36 at the half and never drew closer to the Wildcats. El Camino led the Rattlers 68-51 at the end of three quarters.
Charles Neal finished the game with 24 points, while Daryn Evans added 14 for the Rattlers and Koby Alvarez scored 12.
The game was the final game for seniors Luis Guillen, Tyrell Robinson and Evans.
Rancho Mirage, the champions of the De Anza League, finishes its season at 30-2.
Rancho Mirage 10, Desert Christian 4: In a non-league game between desert teams, the Rattlers sprinted to the victory. Henry Dougherty threw five innings for Rancho Mirage, giving up three hits and one run while striking out five.
Palm Springs 3, Tahquitz 2: In the Dick’s Sporting Goods Baseball Tournament, Addison Degollado and Isaiah Beltran had two hits each for the Indians in the win.
Palm Springs will play in the final round of the tournament on Saturday.
Bloomington 2, Indio 0: In the fourth round of the Chico tournament, the Rajahs struggled offensively.
Dominic Huerta was 2-for-3 with a stolen base and Daniel Torres was 1-for-3 with a double for Indio. Ricardo Torres pitched five innings with no earned runs, striking out four and only allowing three hits.
The Rajahs next game is Saturday at home against Jurupa Hills in the final game of the Chino Tournament.
La Quinta 203, Riverside Poly 204: In a non-league match against a strong opponent at SilverRock Resort in La Quinta, the Blackhawks pulled out a narrow victory
Grant Calender led La Quinta with a 38, followed by Daniel Krause and Mark Williams with 40, Nick Conoway with a 41 and Isaac Calderon with a 44. Carter McCue’s 45 was not counted.
Curran Anderson led Riverside Poly with a 39.
La Quinta is now 5-0 for the year and 2-0 in the Desert Valley League. The Blackhawks return to league play Thursday at Coachella Valley.
Palm Desert 186, Redlands 234: The Aztecs easily won the non-league match at Redlands Country Club, paced by an even-par 35 by Casey Scott.
Jake Vincent shot 36 for Palm Desert, while Derrick Lie added a 37, Adam Co shot 39 and T.J. Wurtz shot 39. Charlie Reiter’s 41 was not used.
Redlands was led by Jared Harkness at 38.
The Aztecs are now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the Desert Valley League. The Aztecvs return to DVL play Thursday against Cathedral City.
Beaumont 215, Palm Springs 299: The Indians fell in the non-league match on the North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort in Palm Springs.
Desert Christian 9, Woocrest Christian 0: The Conqueros managed the shutout in the conference game.
Pitcher Jahzell Estrada pitched the complete game shut out with 10 strikeouts and three walks. Ashley Klopfenstein had two shits, while Kaylee Espinoza was 4-for-4 with three runs scored, two doubles and two RBI. Estrada added three hits with three RBI, one double and one triple.
Shadow Hills 114, Banning 13: The Knights were once again led by Mason Stansberry and Nyah Chavez, in the easy non-league win. Stansberry won the 400m (1:03.11), the 200m (27.83), and was on both winning relays. Chavez won the 1600m (5:26), 800m (2:33) and was on the winning 4x400m Relay (4:33).
Also winning for the Knights, showing impressive depth was Natalie Ochoa (100m hurdles), Jackie Rodriguez (100m), Jada Toland (300m hurdles), Maria Perez (long jump), Vivianna Camarillo (triple jump), Melissa Martinez (shot put), Alexia Esquibel (discus), and Kimberly Fuentes (high jump).
Shadow Hills 105, Banning 22: Armando Munoz led the Knights to a big victory over Banning, breaking his own school record in the long jump (20-5 1/2).
Munoz also won the 200m (23.52) and was part of both victorious relay teams. Isaiah Gonzalez won the 1600m (4:47), 800m (2:10), and was part of the 4x400m relay victory (3:41). Also winning was Gavin Palazzo (110m hurdles), Carlos Morales (300m hurdles), Luis Fernandez (3200m), David Hurley (discus), Pedro Saltipar (shot put), and Maverick Stansberry (high jump).
COD 7, Barstow 6: Liz Moreno reached by error in the top of the eighth and scored on a Marlene Paniagua’s double as the Roadrunners overcame a six-run deficit in an extra-inning win on the road.
COD scored two runs in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 6-4, then took advantage of five Barstow errors in the seventh inning to tie the game and force extra innings. Another Barstow error in the eighth inning helped the Roadrunners to the victory.
Briana Alcorn was 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored for COD and may have saved the game with a spectacular second-inning diving catch and an over-the-shoulder play at the fence in center field to start the bottom of the seventh inning.
COD’s Angelika Cabanyog entered the game to pitch in the 4th inning with her team down 4-0. Cabanyog pitched five innings in relief allowing just two earned runs and picking up the victory.
Liz Moreno reached by error in the top of the 8th and then scored on a Marlene Paniagua double RBI. College of the Desert’s first lead of the game came in the top of the 8th inning and the one run held up in the bottom half.
Shadow Hills 137, Banning 26: Shadow Hills won 11 events, including three relays, in easily winning the non-league meet.
Carmen Rodriguez won the 50 free and the 100 fly for Shadow Hills and was on two of the winning relay teams. Ramsie Haskell won the 200 free and 100 free and was also on two relays.
Paris Burgie won the 100 breast and the 200 IM, while Emilia Brady won the 500 free and Samanta Torres won the 100 back.
Eavan Gilhuly, a freelance swimmer from Desert Christian, placed third in the 100 free and the 100 breaststroke.
Shadow Hills 133, Banning 35: The Knights scored an equally easy win in the boys’ meet over Banning, with Jose Purificacion winning the 200 IM and the 100 free and swimming on two winning relay teams.
Shane Reynolds won the 50 free and the 100 back for the Knights and was on two winning relays teams. Other winners for Shadow Hills included Eduardo Arce in the 200 free and the 100 fly, Derek Vanbuskirk in the 500 free and Dylan Vanbuskirk in the 100 breast.