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Walker recorded 14 kills and four blocks in a 25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21 victory at top-seeded Bakersfield Christian in the Southern California Regional semifinals. Walker had missed her entire junior season due to a torn ACL/MCL and has been a big part of Alemany’s resurgent campaign.
Genovese, PV’s super sophomore, captured the CIF Southern Section Division 3 individual title at Saturday’s CIF-SS cross country finals, and led PV to the team title with her first place finish in 17 minutes, 19 seconds. “I didn’t know I could do it at all, I was dying at the end, and I was sprinting and I said I just want to get first,” Genovese said.
The super sophomore won her second straight CIF Southern Section Division 1 cross country individual title, clocking a 16:47.5 at the Riverside Cross Country course to also advance to next week’s state championships in Fresno. Arriaga’s time was the second fastest of all the divisional finals, second only to Claudia Lane of Malibu, who set the course record in 16:30 in the Division 4 race. Arriaga pulled away from the pack in the early going and easily led the final two miles.
The senior posted a 4-under-par 70 to win the CIF State Championship by one stroke at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. She became the first player since 2003 to finish first in the state and WSCGA So Cal Regional Championship in the same season.
Hood registered a career-high 57 assists Saturday in helping Woodcrest Christian to a five-set victory over Santa Barbara Laguna Blanca in the second round of the CIF-State Division 3 playoffs. Hood also had 55 assists in the Royals’ first-round victory Wednesday over Tulare Mission Oak.
Fido pulled off a volleyball rarity in the first round of the CIF State Division IV playoffs, notching a triple-double with 14 kills, 13 digs and 12 aces. Fido followed it up with 14 kills, 10 digs and six aces against Taft in the second round to advance to tonight’s regional semifinal match, which St. Anthony will host against Loma Linda. St. Anthony already claimed its first girls volleyball CIF-SS championship since 1988 two weeks ago, and is now seeking its first-ever state title.
As Yucaipa advanced to the CIF State Championships with a fourth-place finish Saturday, Mason led the way. Mason was Yucaipa’s No. 1 runner, finishing 13th in Division 1 with a time of 17:32.6 at the Riverside Cross Country Course.
Boos helped the Claremont girls to a CIF Division 2 championship on Saturday at the Riverside Cross Country Course. Boos, who commited to Cal last month, finished sixth overall (17:01.2). She was the top finisher from a local school and will lead the Wolfpack into the state meet next weekend at Woodward Park in Fresno.
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