Fall Santa Cruz Hays, Keanna Miller Ready for Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro
Autumn Hays and Keanna Miller of Santa Cruz are scheduled to compete in the World Surf League’s Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro, a women’s QS 3000 event in Oceanside. The competition window opens on Friday and continues through Sunday.
Hays competes in Round 3 of Round of 64 against Samantha Sibley of San Clemente and two other surfers TBD. Hays has placed fifth in her last two QS events, earning 500 points for her finishes at Jack’s Surfboards Pro in Huntington Beach August 5-8 and WRV Outer Banks Pro in Nags Head, NC from August 1 to September 5.
Miller competes in round 9 of the 64 against Brazilian Tatiana Weston-Webb, Molly Tuschen of La Jolla and a surfer to be determined. Miller has placed 17th in her last two QS events, earning 200 points for her finishes at Jack’s Surfboards Pro and WRV Outer Banks Pro. She was recently crowned the National Scholastic Surfing Association West Coast Regional Explorer Champion.
Weston-Webb finished second in the Rip Curl WSL Finals at Lower Trestles in San Clemente this weekend.
Miller follows a star-studded Heat 8, which includes Carissa Moore, the 2020 Olympic champion and six-time WSL Women’s World Tour champion, Corona del Mar’s Malia Ward, a contestant on ABC’S The Ultimate Surfer and a surfer to be determined. Moore won the World Tour titles in 2011, ’13, ’15, ’19, ’20 and ’21.
The action opens with the Round of 88, which includes a dozen rounds with four riders.
Boys cross-country skiing
Vargas de Saint-François takes second place: St. Francis senior Julian Vargas (15:06) was second behind York senior Michael Julian (14:48) in the Pacific Coast Athletic League Cypress Division’s No.1 race at 2.93 miles Pinto Lake Park on Wednesday.
Second Pacific Collegiate student Spencer Koontz (16:29) took third place. Marina senior Steven Aspeitia (16:36) and Watsonville senior Sebastian Abonce (17:12) completed the top five. St, Francis junior Santiago Ramirez (17:32) was sixth.
Watsonville won the race with a score of 60. Soledad (81) took second and was followed by Rancho San Juan (85), Monterey (91), St Francis (133), PCS (137), York ( 137) and Marina (185).
Senior Emanuel Renteria-Garcia (ninth; 17:48), rookie Rodrigo Barranco (13th; 18:12), senior Daniel Mata (14th; 18:14) and runner-up Eli Romero (19th; 18:47) have also marked for the Wildcatz.
Anderson from Kirby takes fourth place: Rookie Kirby Roark Anderson (18:13) took fifth place to lead the Griffins to fourth in Race # 1 of PCAL Division Race # 1 Santa Lucia 2.93 miles behind Pinto Lake Park Wednesday.
Kirby finished with a score of 79, behind Gonzales (44), Christopher (64) and Oakwood (77) and ahead of Trinity Christian (93).
Kirby senior Tommy Shaughnessy (19:05) took eighth place.
Cross country girls
Ruiz de Watsonville takes second place: Watsonville rookie Katelynn Ruiz (20:03) finished second behind Christopher junior Sarah Arcelo (19:43) in PCAL’s Cypress Division No.1 race 2.93 miles from Pinto Lake Park on Wednesday.
Junior Edith Rodriguez (22:37) took eighth place and junior Alexa Pedraza (23:11) 13th while the Wildcatz took fifth place.
Monterey (55) won the race. The second to sixth place was decided by five points. Christopher (84) took second and was followed by Rancho San Juan (85), Soledad (87), Watsonville (88) and Santa Catalina (89).
Ramirez de Saint-François wins the race: St. Francis sophomore Monserrat Ramirez (19:40) won the PCAL Santa Lucia Division No. 1 race 2.93 miles from Pinto Lake Park on Wednesday.
PCS was the only school with a full team. There were five runners in the field of 21 athletes who finished in the top 10: sophomore Rosa Paten (second; 20:41), rookie Arie Shae McNeil (third; 22:28), juniors Sophie Mateja (sixth; 23:28) and Analia Avila (seventh; 23:28) and her sophomore Ariel Ferrell (10th; 24:51).
Sharks junior Claire Burke (23:54) took eighth place and her classmate Arianna Fernandez (26:42) took 11th.
Junior Zoey Upshur (17th; 32:59) led Kirby and Aislinn Magana (33:21) led Ceiba.
Gilbert placed on IL: The Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday put rookie pitcher Tyler Gilbert on the injury list after 10 days of left elbow strain. The move is retroactive to Monday.
Gilbert, a Felton native, and the Diamondbacks close out the regular season with a three-game series in San Francisco starting September 28.
He’s 2-2 with a 3.15 ERA in nine appearances, including six starts, spanning 40 innings.
A Cabrillo 3, Marin 0: The Seahawks got a 25-15, 25-21, 25-21 sweep on Wednesday.
The Seahawks (2-3) will play a doubles program on Saturday at the Sequoias Classic in Visalia, facing West Hills Coalinga (3-4) at 11 a.m. and Sequoias (7-4) at 1 p.m.
Soquel 3, in the valley of San Lorenzo 0: Makiah Dexel had 10 aces and the Knights had a 25-7, 25-12, 25-21 sweep in their Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League game on Tuesday.
Caira Cantlen had 10 kills for the Knights (3-3, 2-1) and Jessie Dueck added eight.
The Knights welcome Harbor Thursday at 7 p.m.
At Pacific Collegiate 3, Stevenson 2: The Pumas took a 25-21, 8-25, 25-20, 29-25, 15-12 victory on Tuesday night.
In Saint-François 4, Gilroy 3: The Sharks swept away the doubles action and won their home game on Tuesday.
Alexa Garcia and Claire Croghan in doubles No. 1, Emmy Ritter and Ava Meschi won in No. 2 and Juliana Duarte and Isabel Meschi won in No. 3.
Makena Bedolla of St. Francis won second place in singles.
UC Santa Cruz at CA State Intercollegiate: Gillian Mendoza led UCSC to sixth place at the 11-team CA State Intercollegiate on Tuesday.
The Banana Slugs finished with a 295 – their lowest lap in program history – for a total of 603 at Olivas Links in Ventura.
Mendoza finished with an even par 72 for a total of 3 of 147 and a ninth place finish. She finished 10 strokes behind medalist Hannah Jugar, an All-American for Redlands.
UCSC senior Mara Anunciacion (151) took 21st place. Charlotte Ruhl and Alyssa Yee finished tied for 26th with 153 totals, and Riley Birch (159) took 39th.
Cabrillo 4, at Hancock 2: Tanner Ruddy scored one goal and one assist in the Seahawks’ victory on Tuesday in Santa Maria.
Oscar Esqueda’s unassisted 72nd-minute goal was the winner.
Cabrillo’s Jael Leal scored on a Ruddy pass to tie the score 1-all in the 30th minute and Hugo Vargas scored on a Maxence Huin pass in the 70th minute to tie the score at 2-all.
Goalies Sean Cameron and Daniel Medina-Diaz each played a half and made eight combined saves for the Seahawks (2-1-1).
Cabrillo welcomes Sequoias (1-2-2) Tuesday at 6.30 p.m.
Menlo 1, at UCSC 0: Junior forward Caden Mink scored in the 56th minute to sink host Banana Slugs at Lower East Field on Wednesday.
UCSC dominated the Oaks 11-8 and generated six corners for the Oaks.
Slugs goaltender Wolf Schermerhorn made his second straight start and recorded two saves in 90 minutes.
Menlo improved to 2-2-0.
The Banana Slugs (1-4-1) play Cal Lutheran (4-1-0) at Thousand Oaks on Saturday at 7 p.m.
A Pomona-Pitzer 6, UCSC 0: Isla Burch scored twice as the No.12-seeded Sagehens shut out the Banana Slugs at Claremont on Tuesday.
The Slugs (1-3-1) were outscored 18-3 and didn’t get a corner kick, while the Sagehens (5-0-0) had seven.
Alyssa Diaz-Tucker played 64:35 and made five saves for the UCSC and her teammate Samantha Coelho played 25:25 and made three saves.
UCSC play Menlo (3-0-1) at Atherton on Saturday at 4 p.m.
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