HOLTVILLE — The Southwest High boys golf team kicked off its season with a 158-170 victory over Desert Hot Springs at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort here Wednesday.
Leading Southwest were Arek Legarra shooting a 38 followed by Ty Yturralde and Tyler Douthitt, each with 39s. Cameron Bucher rounded things out with a 42 for Southwest.
The Eagles will play Coachella today at the PGA West golf course.
SAN DIEGO — The Imperial Valley College softball team began Pacific Coast Conference play with a two-game sweep over San Diego City College here Wednesday.
IVC beat San Diego City 3-0 in the first game and followed with a 2-1 victory.
Maria Hansen-Perez picked up the win in the first game, pitching a complete game, giving up four hits and striking out six.
Amber Marquez finished 1-for-3 with two runs and Jenny Briseño added a hit and a run. Olga Norris went 1-for-3 with an RBI for IVC.
Briseño earned the win in the second game, giving up six hits and striking out three in 3 2/3 innings. Hansen-Perez notched the save, going 3 1/3 with three Ks.
Jenny Ramirez went 2-for-4 with an RBI for IVC and Norris finished 1-for-3 with an RBI. Briseño and Adela Green both scored runs for the Arabs.
IVC (11-6 overall hosts Palomar at 1 p.m. Friday.
CATHEDRAL CITY — The Brawley Union High girls swimming team got its season off on the right foot here Wednesday as it defeated Cathedral City 88-82. The Brawley boys tied Cathedral City 71-71.
Leading the Brawley girls was Brooke Pace with a win in the 50-meter freestyle in 27.31 seconds — which qualifies as a CIF San Diego Section consideration time.
She also placed second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 16.90 seconds, another CIF consideration time, and first in the 200-meter medley relay in 2:10 (CIF consideration) with Tracy King, Jennifer Cardenas and Marianne Wenzel.
Pace also won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:53.94 with Natalia Cardenas, Loni Kellog and Wenzel. That was another CIF consideration time.
In the 200-meter freestyle, King won in 2:20.19 followed by Wenzel in third in 2:28.
Jennifer Cardenas took second in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:26.14, a CIF consideration time, with Kellog taking third in 2:47.97.
Cardenas and Kellog finished 1-2 in the 100-meter butterfly with Cardenas winning in 1:04.66, a CIF automatic qualifying time, and Kellog finishing in 1:13.19.
Natalia Cardenas won the 500-meter freestyle in 6:15 and also took second in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:13.95.
Natalia Cardenas teamed with King, Kellog and her sister Jennifer to win the 400-meter freestyle relay in 4:12, which was a CIF automatic qualifying time.
Rounding things out for the Wildcat girls were King taking third in the 50-meter freestyle (28.28) and Wenzel taking second in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:02.97.
On the boys side, leading Brawley was exchange student Petter Malvik of Norway, who set two school records and had two CIF consideration times.
Malvik won the 200 individual medley in 2:21.11 and the 100 backstroke in 1:03.82, both school records and CIF consideration times.
He teamed with Ethan Schooch, Robbie Overstreet and Jeremy Schmidt to win the 200 medley relay in 2:07.60.
Malvik and Overstreet teamed with Troy Hutchinson and Trevor Smith to take second in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:24.03.
Other firsts for Brawley were Overstreet in the 50 freestyle (25.35) and Schooch in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.32) followed by Overstreet in second in 1:18.37.
Trevor Smith took second in the 200 freestyle in 2:24.40, followed by Hutchinson in third in 2:26. Hutchinson also took third in the 500 freestyle in 6:49.91.
Smith took second in the 100 freestyle in 1:01.93 followed by Schooch in 1:09.69.
The two teamed with Mike Sims and Jeremy Schmidt to take second in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:57.72.
Schmidt finshed second in the 200 IM in 2:50.31.
The Wildcats will next compete at Point Loma at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
INDIO — The Southwest High boys tennis team knocked off Indio 12-6 in its season opener here Wednesday.
Leading Southwest were its doubles teams, accounting for seven of the team's 12 points.
The No. 2 team of Hector Bravo and his brother Hiram swept its sets, winning 6-2, 6-3 and 6-0.
Jared Kaye and Glen Shummard, the No. 1 team for Southwest, and the No. 3 team of Neil Stickles and Christopher Thomas picked up two sets each.
Leading the Eagles' singles players was No. 1 John Bonano, winning 6-2, 6-3 and 6-3. No. 2 Randy Lyon and No. 3 Bobby Romero both won one set for Southwest.
The Eagles will host Coachella at 5 p.m. Friday.