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The Grand Canyon recruit delivered a pair of top-line performances to help vault Granada Hills into first place in the West Valley League, notching 11 kills and 12 assists in a 25-22, 25-23, 25-18 sweep of El Camino Real on Wednesday and then producing eight kills and 15 assists in a 25-23, 25-17, 25-16 sweep of Chatsworth.
Spillane helped Mary Star win three matches in as many days last week, including perhaps the biggest win in program history, over crosstown rival San Pedro. Spillane had 17 kills and 11 digs in a 3-1 win over San Pedro, and had 15 kills a day later in a sweep of St. Bernard.
Diamond Bar High School’s Crystal Wang shot a school record 7-under-par 67 at Lakewood Golf and Country Club last week to capture the prestigious 14th annual Knabe Cup, edging Mira Costa High School’s Ashley Kim, who finished one back with a 68. Kim and Wang were tied with four holes to play, but Wang birdied twice and Kim only birdied the final hole on a 30-foot putt that spun around the edge of the cup before dropping in.
The Saints were once again led by all-star freshman setter Isabella Bareford, who had 46 assists and two aces in a three-set win to start the week and then followed that up with a 61-assist, 10-dig performance against top league competitor Pomona Catholic.
Boos has been the top runner for the Wolfpack all season and that was again the case as Claremont competed in the annual Asics Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno Saturday. Boos placed ninth in a field of 161 runners with a 5,000-meter time of 17:56.20, helping Claremont to a fourth-place fnish in the field of 23 of the best teams in California.
Holman had a big week to keep the Diamondbacks undefeated in the Mojave River League. In a five-set win vs. Oak Hills, she finished with 18 kills, 28 digs and four aces. Against Ridgecrest Burroughs, she had nine kills, 11 digs and two aces.
The junior outside hitter tied a school record with 34 kills in a four-set victory over Dana Hills. She also had 16 digs. Later in the week, Ruddins had 17 kills, four blocks and eight digs in a four-set victory over Trabuco Hills.
Ki has been an outstanding golfer for years at Santiago — as well as an exceptional student — and she continued that tradition last week by shooting a 1-over-par 36 on league rival Centennial’s home course in a 202-253 victory over the Huskies last week. Ki was the Big VIII League runner-up a year ago.
Benavides won the varsity girls race at the Perris Cross Country Challenge in a course-record time of 18 minutes, 7 seconds. Her efforts also helped the Terriers capture the varsity girls team title.
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