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Clarke matched her career high with 33 kills as Elsinore defeated Paloma Valley, 25-16, 24-26, 25-19, 25-11, to secure the program’s sixth consecutive Sunbelt League championship. Clarke, a 6-foot outside hitter, finished the match with a .517 hitting percentage and also registered 14 digs. She is averaging 4.9 kills and 2.8 digs per set for the Tigers this season.
She had 28 kills with 17 blocks, two aces and nine digs in the Lions’ 3-2 win over Santa Margarita in a Trinity League match. The sophomore middle blocker had 14 kills with five blocks and two aces in a 3-2 loss to Mater Dei. JSerra is 19-6 overall and 5-3 in league, and is ranked No. 8 in the CIF-SS Division 1.
The freshman setter helped the Panthers move into a tie for first place in the Hacienda League as they chalked up wins last week over West Covina and Walnut. She had 21 assists in the 3-0 win over West Covina and added 36 in the 3-2 win over Walnut, one of the teams with which Diamond Ranch is tied now. She also had nine aces and seven kills in the two matches.
At Saturday’s prestigious Mt. San Antonio Cross Country Invitational, the senior finished eighth overall in the Division 1 and 2 sweepstakes race, finishing in 17:41. It was the best finish of all local competitors and helped the Arcadia girls finish seventh overall in the Division 1 and 2 team sweepstakes competition.
Nagy, a junior, shot an even par 36 to lead the Mustangs to a 203-219 victory over Peninsula last Thursday. Nagy was one of four Mustangs golfers advanced to Monday’s CIF-SS Northern Individual regional tournament. The victory helped Mira Costa retain its Bay League title. The Mustangs finished 5-1.
It’s rare to have repeat winners but after what Lane did at Mt. SAC, she is very deserving to win it again. Lane won the Mt. SAC Invitational in 15:49, breaking the all-time course record set in 2012 by Simi Valley’s Sarah Baxter (16:00). Lane also won the event last year.
Viliamu had 24 kills, four digs, and three blocks in the Lancers five-set victory over Poly on October 17. The win helped Lakewood clinch the Moore League Co-Championship with Poly.
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