L.A. North: Five things from the weekend
April, 9, 2012
By Tim Haddock | ESPNLosAngeles.com
- Two Harvard-Westlake girls relay teams won their races at the Arcadia Invitational and one set the meet record in the 1,600-meter sprint medley. The team of Shea Copeland, Imani Cook-Gist, Amy Weissenbach and Cami Chapus won the sprint medley relay in 3:56.56, the fastest outdoor time in the nation. They broke the meet record by more than three seconds and were nearly three seconds faster than sprint medley relay team from The Woodlands in Texas. The Woodlands girls held the nation’s fastest time in 3:59.24, set on March 31. Copeland and Cook-Gist, both freshmen, ran the first two legs of the relay. Chapus and Weissenbach, seniors headed to Stanford, ran the last two legs of the relay. The Harvard-Westlake girls came back Saturday to win the distance medley relay. Copeland, Chapus, Weissenbach and Elle Wilson won the event for the second year in a row for Harvard-Westlake, despite dropping the baton on the last exchange.
- The Chaminade softball team won the Spring Jubilee tournament in Las Vegas, beating Torrance, 4-1, in the championship game. Christy Smith had three doubles and drove in a run for Chaminade. The Eagles won three games Saturday to win the championship. Chaminade beat Schurr, 6-4, in the semifinals and shut out Moorpark, 3-0, in the quarterfinals. Taylor Stewart was 2-for-4 with an RBI against Schurr. Catherine Grimes drove in two runs and was 1-for-3 against Moorpark.
- The Royal softball team won the Arroyo Grande tournament, 8-3, over La Mirada. Ali Mosier had two hits and drove in two runs against La Mirada. Katelyn Tollefson was 3-for-4 with an RBI for Royal. Royal shut out Arroyo Grande, 1-0, in the semifinals. Nancy Bowling pitched a one-hitter against Arroyo Grande, striking out six. Rachael Duncan drove in the only run of the game on a single in the fifth inning. Bowling was selected as the tournament MVP. Royal’s Samantha Ohmie and Brynn Levosky earned spots on the all-tournament team.
- The Agoura baseball team (10-1-1) is a surprising 6-0 in Marmonte League play after a 7-4 win over Moorpark on Thursday. The Chargers have won eight games in a row, including an impressive 2-1 win over San Fernando, the reigning City Section champions. Brody Fehmel was 2 for 3 with a double and drove in a run against Moorpark. Tyler Cohen drove in two runs and Mark Seyler was 2-for-4, stole two bases and scored a run. Agoura is on spring break this week and plays Crespi in the San Luis Obispo tournament Wednesday. The Chargers resume Marmonte League play against Calabasas on April 18.
- The Simi Valley and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame baseball teams won their first games in the Babe Herman tournament at Stengel Field in Glendale. Notre Dame upset Redondo Union, 5-4, scoring three runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the lead. Payton Milone delivered the big blow with a two-run triple in the seventh-inning rally for Notre Dame. Simi Valley shut out Valencia of Placentia, 8-0. Reece Schmidt hit a three-run home run and Dylan Alexander had three RBIs for Simi. In other games, Crescenta Valley beat Eastern from New Jersey, 9-8, and Torrance beat El Camino Real, 7-1. Dash Tranner scored the only run for El Camino Real on a double-play ground out in the seventh inning.