Camarillo High, the top-ranked team in the Southern Section 4-A Division poll, is eagerly anticipating this weekend’s Mt. San Antonio College cross-country invitational, but that didn’t prevent the Scorpions from clinching their second consecutive Marmonte League dual-meet title at Challenger Park in Simi Valley on Friday.
Paced by Shawn Goetzinger, Abe Valdez, Joel Gonzalez and John Schnell--all of whom tied for first--the Scorpions defeated Royal, 16-47, and Westlake, 15-50, to complete their dual-meet season with an overall record of 7-0, 6-0 in league competition.
Juniors Goetzinger, Valdez and Gonzalez, and senior Schnell ran 17 minutes, 18 seconds over the 3-mile course.
Newbury Park 22, Thousand Oaks 39--Sonja Duerr of Thousand Oaks won the race, but Newbury Park swept the next 4 places to win its first Marmonte League dual-meet title in 3 years.
Duerr ran 19:26 over the 3-mile course but could not prevent the Panthers from winning their first dual-meet crown since 1985.
Amy Nesbitt placed second for Newbury Park (6-0 in league meets), clocking 19:38. She was followed by teammates Beth Mercier (20:22), Christina Penilla (21:05) and Laura Whitworth (21:09).
Newbury Park d. Camarillo, 15-8, 15-7, 16-14--The unbeaten Panthers continued to roll behind Marlo Cormier’s 9 kills and 3 blocks in the Marmonte League match at Newbury Park. Julie Cutright added 9 kills and 4 service aces for Newbury Park (13-0, 9-0 in league play), the second-ranked team in the Southern Section 4-A poll.
Thousand Oaks d. Royal, 16-14, 15-5, 15-12--Betsy Moore and Shauna Campbell each had 8 kills to lead the Lancers in a Marmonte League match at Thousand Oaks.
The Lancers are 12-1, 8-1 in league play and ranked third in the Southern section 4-A poll. Royal is 6-3.
Alemany d. Bell-Jeff, 17-15, 15-6, 8-15, 15-12--Michelle Paul and Ann Sasadeusz had 6 kills each to lead Alemany (10-2, 4-2) in the San Fernando Valley League game.
Chatsworth d. Kennedy, 15-9, 15-7--Lori Mertes had 7 kills and teammate Clare Burgess had 11 service aces for Chatsworth (9-1, 6-0) in a North Valley League match at Chatsworth.
L.A. Baptist d. Montclair Prep, 15-0, 15-3, 15-12--Michelle Christiansen had 6 kills and setter Nicole Rameson had 10 ace serves and 11 assists to lead L.A. Baptist (11-0, 6-0) in an Alpha League game.
Granada Hills 5, Kennedy 2--No. 1 singles player Alisha Portnoy won, 8-0, and remained undefeated in singles play to lead Granada Hills (7-1, 4-1) in a Northwest Valley Conference match at Granada Hills.
Louisville 11, Chaminade 7--The doubles team of Gina Tantardino and Julie Liautaud went 3-0 to lead Louisville to the win in a match at the Northridge Tennis Club.
The victory gave the Royals their first San Fernando Valley League title in 6 years.