ROUNDUP : Marauders Stride to Another Title

Jolene Argandar, Kelly Horne and Nicole Martin of Antelope Valley College placed fourth, fifth and sixth Wednesday in the Foothill Conference cross-country championships at Legg Lake in Monterey Park to lead the Marauders to their third title in the past four years.

Argandar timed 20 minutes 12 seconds over the three-mile course, followed by Horne (20:29) and Martin (20:46). The Marauders totaled 38 points to runner-up Rio Hondo’s 59.

Melanie Bedortha (21:50) and Shannon Sheldon (22:20) rounded out Antelope Valley’s scoring in 11th and 12th.

“They didn’t run particularly well,” Antelope Valley Coach Mark Covert said of his team. “They ran well enough to win, but it was not an inspiring victory.”


Antelope Valley placed fourth in the men’s race with 84 points. The Marauders were led by fourth-place Matt Jacobs, who timed 21:22 over the four-mile course.


Sylmar d. Bravo Magnet, 15-13, 15-8, 15-12--Anne Guevarra had 17 kills and Sandra Smiley had 22 assists for the top-seeded Spartans (14-0) in the quarterfinals of the City 3-A playoffs at Sylmar. The Spartans advance to next Wednesday’s semifinals. Bravo finished 11-1.

Poly d. Hollywood, 15-2, 8-15, 15-6, 15-3--Latoya Seeley had 17 kills and Marlena McLurkin added 14 for the fourth-seeded Parrots in a City Section 3-A quarterfinal match at Poly.

Poly (11-4) will play top-seeded Sylmar in the semifinals Wednesday.

Van Nuys d. Wilson, 15-7, 15-7, 15-4--Angela Eckmier, Mira Lew and Jane Ahn each had five kills as the second-seeded Wolves (12-3) breezed in a 3-A quarterfinal match at Van Nuys. Setter Keri Otake had 27 assists.

The Wolves, who finished second in the Valley Pac-8 Conference, have won 10 consecutive matches. The Wolves will play Franklin in the semifinals Wednesday. Franklin defeated Monroe, 15-8, 18-16, 15-7.


Kennedy 6, Van Nuys 1--The fifth-seeded Golden Cougars upset the No. 4 Wolves in the quarterfinals of the City 4-A tournament at the Racquet Centre in Studio City.

Claudia Menjivar, Kelly Wells and Gloria Cardoza posted singles victories for Kennedy (12-2). Leslie Musset had the only victory for Van Nuys (12-2). She beat Jamie Horwitz, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1 singles.

The Golden Cougars will face top-seeded Hamilton in the semifinals Wednesday.

Granada Hills 6, University 1--The second-seeded Highlanders (12-2) got singles victories from Karyl-Lyn Sanderson, Nicole Frydman and Krissy Begley while sweeping the doubles. University is 8-6.

Palisades 6, Taft 1--In a clash between the 1994 4-A finalists, the third-seeded Dolphins breezed in the quarterfinals at the Racquet Centre.

The only victory for No. 6 Taft (9-5) was at No. 4 singles, where Melody Abrams defeated Christin Cho, 6-2, 6-1.

The Toreadors’ No. 2 doubles team of Sara Baddin and Donna Sassoon challenged Stephanie Krauss and Elisa Miller before losing, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Palisades (12-2) will face Granada Hills in the semifinals Wednesday.

Hamilton 6, Monroe 1--The Yankees (14-0) rolled to a 4-A quarterfinal victory at the Racquet Centre. Monroe’s Hoang-Yen Ho and Lieu Le posted a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory in doubles for the Vikings’ only point.

Mission League championships--Teresa Galido of Chaminade defeated Katie Gallant of Louisville, 6-1, 6-0, to win the singles title at Cal State Northridge.

Sheila Vassan and Vicky Coven of Harvard-Westlake beat Marjorie O’Connor and Colleen Flahavan of Louisville, 6-2, 6-3, to win the doubles championship.

In the semifinals, Galido routed Lindsay Forbess of Harvard-Westlake, 6-0, 6-0.

Gallant defeated Lelia Nassari of Harvard-Westlake, 6-1, 6-1.