East County Sports

History in Alpine; Rivas leads Braves

El Cajon Valley libero Martha Rivas (center, in white) anchors the service reception unit / Photo by Nick Pellegrino



ECS staff report

ALPINE — The first known high school sports event to take place in Alpine occurred Tuesday (Aug. 16), as the host Liberty Charter Lions hosted Mission Bay at the Joan MacQueen Middle School gymnasium.

Although the Buccaneers swept the Lions  (0-2) in three sets(25-17, 25-10,25-17), it did open a new era for both the community and as a favorable commodity, plus a possible permanent locale for the Literacy First program, which could, in theory,open a second school in unincorporated land just north of Valhalla High in Rancho San Diego.

Alpine residents have fought with the Grossmont Union High School District for more than four decades to build a public high school in the area.

Braves libero Martha Rivas

El Cajon Valley 3, Lincoln 0
EL CAJON — The delayed season opener of El Cajon Valley volleyball saw the Braves win their home opener in a sweep of visiting Lincoln.

ECVHS, which saw last week’s match cancelled by host Mable O’Farrell Charter, saw senior captain Martha Rivas, the libero,  led the ballclub in digs in a strong defensive effort.
“We were a little rusty after needing a week to finally play,” said Rivas. “Otherwise, it was a pretty good effort – we can only get better.”

ECVHS is coached by Melinda “Mel” Hernandez, a former Braves standout (Class of ’13). She guides both the girls and boys programs.The assistant is Juan De Santiago.

Mountain Empire 3, Mable O’Farrell0

SKYLINE — This time, the Mable O’Farrel Charter Scgool was able put the pieces together for its season opener, but they were no match for visiting Moutai Empire.

The RedHawks raqn their record to 3-0 just nine days into the season with a 3-0 sweep of the Falcons, (25-5, 25-17, 25-14.


Elsewhere / No Stats Reported
At Rancho San Diego: Granite Hills df. Steele Canyon, 3-0 (25-7, 25-10, 25-15)
On Coronado Island: Coronado df. West Hills, 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-23)
Patrick Henry df. Olympian , 3-1 (set scores not reported)
Valhalla df. Christian, 3-2 (25-14, 22-25, 26-24, 17-25, 15-11)

Braves Photo Gallery

Ashley Leyva ((2).

Sharlyne Avila Sanchez 920).

tHE SERVER IS Ashley Leyva (2).

Gloria Williams (18, left) and Olivia Valverde (3).

Riziki Kashindi (4; foreground) and Olivia Valverde (3).

Braves blocker Ruth Taulanga (17, left) and Sharlyne Avila Sanchez (10).

Net play from the Braves’ Addison Vela (9).

The nice block by an unidentified Lincoln player (far right).

Former West Hills volleyball coach and athletic director Don Rutledge is the second referee (bottom, blue shirt wih scoresheet).


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