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Local Shorts — Holtville tops Calexico

April 05, 2002|STAFF REPORTS

HOLTVILLE — Calexico High's Alex Pinela was low medalist Thursday afternoon, carding a 90, but Holtville High's boys golf team won the 18-hole showdown 412-425 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort.

Holtville was led by Kyle Goodsell, who shot 91 on the par-71 layout. Jared Smith had a 102, Aaron Piece carded 103 and Shea Anti added 116.

Other Calexico scorers included U.B. Bermudez (105), Ruben Payan (113) and Alan Velasco (121).

Holtville (11-4) hosts Yuma Catholic and Brawley Union at 1 p.m. Monday at the Barbara Worth. Calexico (0-6) next plays at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Del Rio Country Club in Brawley.



Grossmont 111, Brawley 50, Helix 9


Grossmont 99, Helix 57, Brawley 12

GROSSMONT — Brawley Union High's swim team was undermanned Thursday as the Wildcats brought only six boys to the tri-meet and lost, with host Grossmont garnering 99 points and Helix earning 57 to Brawley's 12.


Brawley's girls fared better, placing second (50) behind Grossmont (111).

Stephanie Luckey, Brooke Pace, Jennifer Cardenas and Lauren Roberts placed second in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2 minutes, 3.91 seconds.

Brawley's Marianne Wenzel placed third in the 200 free (2:20.37). The Wildcats' Jennifer Cardenas was second in the 200 individual medley (2:33.02) and second in the 100 butterfly (1:05.39).

Roberts placed second in the 50 free (26.75). Pace was second in the 100 free (59.23) and Wenzel was third (1:03.36).

Natalia Cardenas was second in the 500 free (6:11.14).

The 200 free relay team of Pace, Wenzel, NataliaCardenas and Roberts set a school record with a 1:51.16 in a second-place finish.

Robbie Overstreet set a personal best for the Wildcats as he timed 24.46 and finished second in the 50-yard free. He placed fourth in the 100 free (55.5).

Brawley's Ethan Schoch took third in the 100 breaststroke with a CIF-consideration time of 1:10.5.

Brawley (2-0 Imperial Valley League) hosts Imperial at 4 p.m. Thursday.

NCAA swimming championships

Randy Gertenbach came up short last weekend in attaining goals he set for the NCAA Division I swimming championships in Athens, Ga.

Gertenbach, a former Central Union High standout who swims for the University of Pittsburgh, failed to place in the top 16 in preliminary heats in either the 100- or 200-yard breaststroke. He had hopes to qualify for the finals so he could earn points for Pitt.

Instead, Gertenbach placed 33rd in the 200 breast prelims, clocking 2 minutes, 2.91 seconds. Brendan Hansen of Texas won the event with a 1:52.8.

Gertenbach finished 40th in the 100 breast prelims with a 56.27 clocking. Hansen won that event, timing 52.47.

Gertenbach reached the finals as a member of Pitt's 400-yard medley relay team. Swimming the second leg, Gertenbach and his teammates finished 16th in the prelims and placed 15th in the finals, timing 3:19.35. Stanford won the relay with a 3:08.19.

Pitt took seven individual swimmers to the meet and none made it past the prelims. Pitt took four relay teams to the championships and all four qualified for the finals to earn the Panthers 18 team points for a 24th-place finish. Texas won the team competition with 512 points, edging Stanford (501).


Brawley Union High

BRAWLEY — David Villagran and Mark Rivera were honored by Brawley Union High as the most valuable athletes in their winter sports.

Villagran was tabbed most valuable wrestler. Rivera was named MVP in boys basketball.

Other wrestlers honored included Will Torrez (3.5 grade-point average winner), Eric Encinas and Mike Soza (coaches award), Tim Dowden (most improved and scholar-athlete awards) and Bobby Velasco (outstanding underclassman).

Other boys basketball players honored included Lafayette Lofton (Mr. Inside), Rivera, Miguel Melendez, Gabriel Alvarez and Jack Motter (ironman award) and Motter (scholar-athlete award).

Lofton was named to the CIF San Diego Section first team and Carlos Corral and Rivera were named to the second team.

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