East County Sports

Hamilton df. Hamilton in CIF Regional; UPDATE: Semis go Five

CIF-Southern California Regional – Div4


ECS staff report

ARROYO GRANDE – In a 5-set thriller which saw the final set extended into extended play (i.e., overtime), the t top-seeded Arroyo Grande High Eagles needed to go all five sets, yet barely survive to top fourth-seeded Foothills Christian in Thursday’s (May 16) semifinals of the CIF Southern California Division IV semifinals.

Arroyo Grande (23-32) defeayed the Knights (27-6), the two-time CIF San Diego Section champions,  won by scores of 24-26, 25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 18-16.

In Saturday’s SoCal finles, Arroyo Grant will meet second-seeded Grande, which downed third-seeded San Diego-High Tech High,, also in fifth set which lasted into extended play, 25-22, 25-16, 21-25, 20-25, 19-17.



Except for Grante Hills, which captured trhe Grossmont Hills League with an unbeaten 10-0 mark, Foothills Christian beat every East County school they met, including: (in order): Santana, Liberty Charter, Christian, Valhalla, West Hills, Ramona, Steele Canyon, and El Capitan — sll without dropping a single set.

BLOSSOM VALLEY – In a battle of Hamilton vs.Hamilton, Foothills Christian head boys volleyball coach Roxanne Hamilton and her Knights scored a shutout over Hamilton High of Los Angeles in Friday’s (May 126) first round of the CIF Southern California Regional, held at Los Coches Creek Middle School.

The Knights swept the Yankees easily, 25- 13, 25-22, 25-18.

The triumph was th 10th straight for the Knights, which have dropped just four sets during the hot streak.

Foothills Christian (27-5 overall), the No. 4 season in the Division 4 tournament, will have a quick turnaround by traveling to meet top-seeded Arroyo Grande on Thursday, starting at 6 p.m.

Arroyo Grande easily bombed Magnolia Science Academy of Van Nuys, 3-1 (25-11, 25-14, 24-26, 25-10), in a “gentleman’s sweep.”