Quartz Hill golf

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RAINBOW — Quartz Hill golfer Ruben Duenez lines up a shot at Rancho Vista Golf Course during Tuesday's Golden League match against Lancaster, Littlerock and Knight as a rainbow spreads across the sky behind him.

PALMDALE — The Golden League boys golf season began on a windy, sometimes rainy, day at Rancho Vista Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon. 

Quartz Hill walked away as the winner of the four-team match, shooting a 219, while Littlerock was second with 317 and Knight was third with 330. Lancaster fielded just three golfers, which is not enough for a team score.

“Once we made the turn on hole 5, (the wind) picked up and it started raining,” Quartz Hill golfer Derrick Rossmango said. “The conditions were pretty rough, but we pushed through and we took the win today.”

Rossmango shot the low score on the day for the Rebels with a 41.

“I played fairly well starting off the first four holes and then I made the turn on to the back stretch and I struggled,” Rossmango said. “But then I turned it around with an almost chip-in on hole 7 and that gave me some energy and I finished off pretty well.”

Dillon Rawlings was second for Quartz Hill with a 43. 

“We’re very happy with Dillon Rawlings, a senior who shot 43 today,” Quartz Hill coach Kevin Mahady said. “That was really great for our team.”

Ruben Duenez shot a 44 despite suffering through flu-like symptoms for the fourth straight day.

“I could have done a little better,” Duenez said. “I hit a couple of bad tee shots and a couple of missed shots and putting wasn’t all that great. Overall, I finished better than what I thought I was going to shoot.”

Joe Curran (45) and Noah Heming (46) rounded out the scoring for the Rebels.

“We all played really well,” Rossmango said.

Duenez also shot an 82 on a par-72 course at the Coyote Invitational in Calabasas to lead the Rebels on Monday.

“It was interesting, I was still recovering from a little flu that I had,” Duenez said. “But, overall, I hit the ball extremely well. I was hitting a lot of low stingers with a 2-iron. I felt pretty good.”

Andrew Sweitzer led Littlerock with a 46, while David Arceneaux shot a 49 for Lancaster and Knight’s D. Depaz shot a 55 to lead his team.

Women’s Softball 

AVC 10, Victor Valley 1 (5)

LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College softball team won its second Western State Conference game with a 10-1, five-inning victory over Victor Valley College on Tuesday.

Briana Garrett took the win for the Marauders (10-5, 2-0 WSC), pitching three scoreless, hitless frames with one walk and six strikeouts. She also went 2-for-2 at the plate with a solo home run and three runs scored.

AVC’s Camrynn Stanbro finished 2-for-3 with a two-run double and two runs scored and Jessica Munoz was also 2-for-3 with a run.

The Marauders will host Citrus at home on Thursday in another conference game


Paraclete 3, Windward 0

LANCASTER — The Paraclete baseball team beat Windward 3-0 on Tuesday at Paraclete High in a Gold Coast League game.

Coby Roberts hit a double, drove in a run and scored a run for the Spirits, who improve to 3-0 in league play and 6-2 overall.

Paraclete pitcher Joey Estes threw a complete game shutout, striking out 12 batters and giving up three hits and one walk.

Connor Vogel also drove in a run for Paraclete and Matthew Hong scored a run.

Paraclete will play at Windward on Friday in a 2:30 p.m. league game.

Desert Christian 5, 

Apple Valley Chr. 4 (6)

LANCASTER — The Desert Christian baseball team defeated Apple Valley Christian 5-4 in six innings at Rawley Duntley Park on Tuesday. The game was called due to darkness.

Isaac Acosta reached base all three times for the Knights (4-2) with two hits and a walk. He also stole two bases and scored three of his team’s five runs.

“He sat out the last two games because of the flu,” Desert Christian coach O.J. Gibson said. “I was really proud of him just getting his legs back under him.”

The Knights play at Rosamond on Friday.

Burroughs 3, Rosamond 0

ROSAMOND — The Rosamond baseball team lost to Burroughs-Ridgecrest 3-0 on Tuesday at Rosamond High.

Burroughs starting pitcher Aden Ostash struck out 11 batters in seven innings, giving up five hits.

Rosamond pitcher Tommy Appleby struck out six in five innings, throwing 13 first-pitch strikes.

James Stoner drove in two runs for Burroughs, which scored all three of its  runs in the sixth inning.

Women’s Tennis

AVC 5, Santa Monica 4

SANTA MONICA — The Antelope Valley College women’s tennis team picked up its first two Western State Conference wins of the season over Santa Monica on Tuesday.

The Marauders (3-5, 2-4 WSC) finished up last week’s match that was postponed due to darkness before playing another match against Santa Monica. 

Last week’s match left off with the two teams tied at 4-4 and the final doubles match tied at 8-8 and about to go into a tiebreaker. AVC’s Erica Garcia and Becca Jaimes finished the tiebreaker with a 7-2 win to clinch a 5-4 victory for their team.

The Marauders followed that up with another 5-4 victory over Santa Monica.

Jaimes won her singles match 6-0, 6-1, while Natalie Pinzon picked up a 6-2, 6-0 victory and Marbella Rubio won by default against short-handed Santa Monica. 

Rubio and Pinzon also won their doubles match by default, while Jaimes and Garcia won their doubles match 8-6 to again clinch the win for their team.

“We know that we’re getting better and we’re happy that we’re able to put it together to be successful and we’re looking forward to doing that the rest of the season,” AVC coach Justin Webb said.

The Marauders, who have already surpassed their win total from last year (2), will host WSC leader Santa Barbara in a 2 p.m. match on Thursday.

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