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Griffins notepad: Beach champions, baseball playoffs

2023 GROSSMONT COLLEGE NOTES / Women’s beach Volleyball, Baseball


From staff and wire reports

Women’s Beach Volleyball

FLETCHER HILLS – The Grossmont College pair of Madison Bogle and Alana Embry were named the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s Duo of the Year, capping their impressive season on the sand with what is expected to be the first of many awards. 

In fact, more awards are coming shortly, as Bogle and Embry were ranked as the top community college duo in the nation this season. The duo consistently delivered clutch performances throughout the season, helping the Griffins to a PCAC second-place finish and a spot in the CCCAA championship tournament. 

Bogle and Embry, both sophomores, have been playing together for two seasons, and their chemistry on the court is undeniable. They complement each other’s strengths perfectly, with Bogle’s powerful serves and Embry’s superb defense making them a formidable pair. 

Along with the pair’s Duo of the Year and first-team all-PCAC selection, they were joined by Griffin teammates Kortney Hitt and partner Lauren Dumo, Chelsea Trendler, and Hannah Werner, along with Rylee Suggett and Aly Guise. on the All-PCAC list, as selected by conference coaches.

Bogle accepted a full-ride scholarship to NCAA Division I beach power Grand Canyon University. Embry’s future plans are expected to be announced shortly.

As Bogle and Embry head into the CCCAA state championship tournament, they will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with.

Madi Bogle and Alana Embry are your 2023 PCAC Duo of the Year.

Madi Bogle (left) and Alana Embry are your 2023 PCAC Duo of the Year.


SACRAMENTO – History is about to continue repeating for the Grossmont College baseball team.

A year ago, the Griffins finished third in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference and qualified for the CCCAA South Regional.

This spring, it’s another third-place finish to claim another postseason berth, but hopefully, the results will be different.

In 2022, Grossmont played a best-of-three series at Riverside, falling 2-0. This season, the Griffins gain a re-match with the Tigers on the road.

Grossmont gained the No. 22 seed among the 24 teams, while Riverside is rated third by the CCCAA Computer Power Index.

Meanwhile, Palomar, the top-ranked team in the state, also gained the top seed and will host East Los Angeles.

But the CCCAA jinx against San Diego County community colleges continues. Southwestern, the PCAC runner-up will be sent on one of the longest road trips possible in the Southland, going to Santa Maria to meet No. 10 seed, Allan Hancock.

In all three series, the first game will be Friday, May 5, starting at 2 p.m. The second (and third game, if necessary) is slated for Saturday at 11 a.m.

Grossmont owns a record of 20-17 overall. Since the COVID crisis concluded, the Griffins have faced Riverside five times, but have yet to post a victory.

Brodie Romero celebrating a double against East Los Angeles (Feb. 18). Photo Courtesy of David Frerker/San Diego Sports Domination


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