PALMDALE — The Quartz Hill swim team swept a Golden League meet against Knight, the only other remaining undefeated team in league, on Thursday at Marie Kerr Park.

The Quartz Hill girls won every event in a 135-35 victory, while the Quartz Hill boys won all but one event in a 126-44 victory.

Quartz Hill’s Emily Drossel won the 200 individual medley with a CIF automatic time of two minutes and 19.21 seconds and she also won the 500 freestyle with a CIF automatic time of 5:34.14.

Drossel also anchored the winning 400 free relay team, that posted a CIF automatic time of 4:03.53. Also on the relay team were Madison Stines, Allyson Avant and Kiana Henriquez.

Henriquez also won the 50 free with a CIF consideration time of 27.14 and the 100 butterfly (1:08.06).

Quartz Hill’s Sebastian Petho won the 200 IM with a CIF consideration time of 2:12.89 and the 100 backstroke (1:02.94).

The Quartz Hill relay team of Chris Caram, Nelson Rios, Alistaire Martin and Jaeden Serrano won the 200 free relay with a CIF consideration time of 1:38.69.

The highlight event of the meet may have been the 100 butterfly, according to Quartz Hill coach Brian Reed.

Martin was declared the winner against Knight’s Leonel Leon with a time of 59.76.

“It was too close to call,” Reed said. “It was a great race. They were neck and neck the whole race. It was a really fun race to watch.”

Knight’s Joram Chmielecki won the lone event for the Hawks, placing first in the 50 free with a CIF consideration time of 23.04.

“It was fun to have some good competition,” Reed said.

Quartz Hill will compete in the Winterfest Meet at Mt. SAC, starting today with prelims and finals on Saturday. The meet features 42 teams from as far as Central California and Nevada and teams from Division 1 and 2.

The Rebels are off for Spring Break next week..


Paraclete 12, Campbell Hall 0 (5)

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — The Paraclete softball team stayed unbeaten on the season with a 12-0, five-inning Gold Coast League win over Campbell Hall on Thursday.

The Spirits (8-0, 3-0 GCL) led 3-0 before knocking in three runs in the fourth and five in the fifth to close out the game.

“We hit the ball well when we made contact,” Paraclete coach Margaret Neill said.

Savannah Scripter not only threw well, allowing just two hits to pick up the win, but she also helped herself out at the plate. She went 4-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs.

“That home run, that was a rocket,” Neill said. “She hit the ball well all four times up.”

Paraclete’s Mackenzie Atkerson was also perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs and four runs, while Alayna Hernandez finished 3-for-4 with a double.

The Spirits will play at Louisville in a Glenn Steinkamp Memorial Tournament makeup game on Wednesday.

Women’s Tennis

AVC 7, Victor Valley 2

VICTORVILLE — The Antelope Valley College women’s tennis team defeated Victor Valley College 7-2 in a Western State Conference match on Thursday.

With the win, the Marauders (4-12, 3-6 WSC) doubled their win total from last season (2).

“Very pleased to get the win,” AVC coach Justin Webb said.

AVC’s Erica Garcia picked up her first singles win of the season, battling for a 4-6, 6-3, 10-7 victory, while Marbella Rubio and Natalie Pinzon picked up their first win as a doubles duo, 8-6.

“It was nice to see that happen for them,” Webb said.

Becca Jaimes won her singles match 6-0, 6-0, while Mary Flint-Herrera picked up a 6-3, 6-2 victory, Pinzon won 6-4, 6-2 and Rubio won by default.

Viktoriia Belonogova lost her singles match 6-1, 6-2, and she and Flint-Herrera fell 8-4 in their doubles match, while Garcia and Jaimes won their doubles match by default.

Webb said he is hoping the team keeps improving. The Marauders’ next match is at home against College of the Canyons on Tuesday.


Knight 11, Lancaster 2

LANCASTER — The Knight baseball team defeated Lancaster 11-2 in a Golden League game on Wednesday.

Cody Turner went 4-for-5 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs for the Hawks (4-3, 1-2), while Alex Lopez finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs. Brian Dorame also drove in two runs, while Julian Herrera, Demetrius Freeman and freshman pitcher Alejandro Huezo added one RBI apiece.

Sergio Esqueda allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in 1.2 innings for Knight before Huezo replaced him and allowed just one hit with six strikeouts in 5.1 frames to get the win.

Lancaster (1-9, 0-3) will play at Knight today.

Men’s Volleyball

Santa Barbara 3, AVC 1

LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College men’s volleyball team lost to Santa Barbara City College 26-24, 25-13, 24-26, 26-24 on Wednesday.

Julian Green and Matthew Lee led the Marauders with 11 kills each and Lee added three blocks, while Joshua Pinedo picked up three aces.

AVC’s Brandon Holderbach-Lee recorded 31 assists, three aces, two blocks, 16 digs and nine kills, while Gerardo Villarreal contributed eight digs and five kills and Gamaliel Escobar added 11 digs.

The Marauders will travel to Santa Monica College for another Western State Conference match today.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.