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Bolger Runs Away With County Title

By Neil Farrell, photos by Mark Smith ~

San Luis Obispo High’s, Callum Bolger, ran away with the San Luis Obispo County Cross Country Championship, Oct. 30 at Laguna Lake Park, as the junior put more than 30 seconds between himself and the second place finisher.

Bolger San Luis Obispo County Champ

Bolger clocked 15-minutes 27-seconds for the 5,000 meter course (roughly 3 miles) and out-paced second place finisher, junior, Christian Ricketts of Arroyo Grande (16:04). Third-fifth place went to a trio of Paso Robles runners, as Luis Armendariz (3rd, 16:06), Gannon Chamberlain (4th, 16:21) and Joshua Potter (5th, 16:28) nearly as a pack.

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Lady Prates Make CIF

By Neil Farrell ~

Morro Bay High’s Cross Country runners finished their regular season in strong fashion with the Girls’ Team making CIF, including the first freshman league champion, and the Boys’ Team’s top runner challenging for a Los Padres League title.


Freshman Audrey McClish finished first in the varsity girls’ race at the LPL Championships held at Cabrillo High on Wednesday, Nov. 4. She led a team that last year finished second in the LPL and made it to CIF finals, but had to face the loss of six of its top seven runners — four to graduation and two to transfers, explained Coach Chuck Ogle.

“The one holdover, Hannah Buechner,” he said, “has proven to be a terrific captain, helping to mold the new group into a cohesive unit. Hannah is also notching the fastest times of her high school career, as are the team’s two other seniors leaders, Claudia Reyes and Samantha Duston.”

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Cayucos Quick Shooter Takes Third in Worlds

By Neil Farrell ~

A long-time Cayucos resident switched from tossing people around with judo to tossing around some lead, and recently placed high in a world championship shooting competition.


Trenton Mitsuoka, 34, moved to the Central Coast to attend Cuesta College in 1999 and has lived in Cayucos since 2003. He finished third overall and second in the Open Division at the 2015 National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Rimfire Challenge World Championships, held Oct. 10-11 in Fort Smith, Ark.

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AGHS’ Cassidy Eighth at Morro Bay Meet

Arroyo Grande High School senior, Leza Cassidy, finished second in the girls’ varsity race at the Sept. 12 Morro Bay High School Invitational Cross Country Meet, clocking 19-minutes and 15-seconds. Race winner was junior, Christina E Rice of Dos Pueblos H.S. (19:05).


AGHS is expected to be a contender for the PAC-5 League this season but the Morro Bay course is one of the toughest, early challenges in a long, busy season of races. San Luis Obispo High’s girls’ varsity saw all five of their top runners finish within the Top 20 at Morro Bay.

Junior, Rosa Granados was AG’s next finisher in 31st place in the 134-runner race. She clocked 21:37 and was just 2 seconds ahead of her teammate, sophomore Katie Howell (32nd, 21:39).

Fourth for AGHS was junior, Cristal Aguirre (71st, 23:20), and fifth for A.G. was freshman, Haley Woods (84th, 24:01). AGHS didn’t enter the boys’ varsity race nor the boys’ and girls’ JV races.

Photo by Mark Smith

SLOHS Callum Bolger Bys VarChmp AGHS Leza Cassidy

Sports Snapshot

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The Arroyo Grande High School Beach Volleyball Club was formed earlier this year as of a way for boys and girls to compete in the sport against other high school club teams.

The most recent match was a home game against both Santa Barbara and Camarillo. AGHS lost to Santa Barbara and beat Camarillo.

The league includes teams from Santa Barbara, San Marcos, Oxnard, Camarillo, and Foothill Tech.  Each school pits their first, second and third rated doubles teams against each other. The girls’ season is in the spring and the boys’ is in the fall.

Currently the local boys are 5 and 2.

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