Cougars Play Four this Week

SAN LUIS OBISPO (April 13, 2015)- This Week: Baseball enters the second to last week of the season in playoff contention and four games on the dock.  The Cougars host #5 Santa Barbara in a rain make-up game on Monday (2:30) and then play two with Ventura, at home on Tuesday (2:30) and on the road on Thursday (2:30), before they end the week in Oxnard against the conference leading Condors on Saturday (1 PM).  The Cougars are chasing their 19th playoff berth of the past 20 seasons. 

Last week: Baseball split a pair of Western State Conference games with Moorpark on Tuesday and Thursday.  The Raiders beat, 9-5, the Cougars in SLO on Thursday with Sophomore Hurler Jackson Gentes (San Diego) getting the loss.  On Saturday, Freshman Brendan Jenkins (Pleasanton) was back after two weeks of illness.  Jenkins, who set a Cuesta record with 37 consecutive scoreless innings, picked up his first win since March 19 by beating the Raiders, 6-4. The Cougars are 15-14 overall and in third place in the WSC with a 10-7 mark against the loop. 

Notes:  No notes this week. 



Cougars Are Off the Road

SAN LUIS OBISPO (April 13, 2015)- This week: Cuesta will end the regular season with five home games over the next two weeks.  This week the Cougars host Pierce on Tuesday (1/3 PM) and #4 Allan Hancock on Thursday (2:30).  Cuesta’s game against LA Valley, scheduled for Saturday in Santa Maria has been cancelled. 

Last Week: Softball split a pair of Western State Conference games at Moorpark on Thursday.  The Cougars beat the Raiders, 5-2, in the opener and held a two-run lead in the fourth inning of the nightcap when the skies opened up and the Raiders came bag to earn the split, 8-4.  The Cougars struggled with the murky field and wet conditions.  Pitcher Marissa Tabares’s (Los Osos: Morro Bay HS), who won Game 1, struggled with her command when rain started to come down in the 5th inning, however despite complaints the game was not suspended, or ended in Cuesta’s favor.  Tabares unleashed four wild pitches, walked one batter and beaned another as Moorpark rallied for four runs to take the lead for good.  Cuesta is tied for second place in the Western State Conference and is vying for the loop’s second automatic playoff berth.  The Cougars are 10-15 overall and 8-4 against the WSC.  



Aqua-Jocks Head to the WSC Championships

SAN LUIS OBISPO (April 13, 2015)- This Week: Swimming travels to Van Nuys this Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the 2015 Western State Conference Swim and Dive Championship.  Both the men’s and women’s team are loaded with talent and will vie for a title.  The Cougars also expect to advance several swimmers as qualifiers for the 2015 CCCAA State Swim & Dive Championships in two weeks.  The men are led by returning All Americans Calvin Gonder (Santa Cruz: SLO HS) and Colton Privett (Fresno), as well as standout freshman Hissam El-Effendi (Arroyo Grande HS).  2014 WSC Swimmer of the Year and six-time All American Rachel Gruetzmacher (Atascadero HS) leads the women’s team along with fellow All Americans Molly Casey (Coarsegold) and Haylee Mariucci (Templeton HS), as well as top freshman Ande Miller (Paso Robles: Templeton HS). 

Last Week: Cuesta Swim and Dive teams both took last week off from competition to train for the 2015 Western State Conference Swim & Dive Championships.  The Cougars are putting in hard yardage through spring break and will begin their taper when the return to classes next week.  



Decathletes Head to Regional in San Diego

SAN LUIS OBISPO (April 13, 2015)- This Week: Track and field continues is month and half of championship meets with the 2015 Western State Conference Championship Prelims this Friday in Ventura (10 AM).  The WSC Finals are scheduled for next week, followed by two weeks of regionals and then the 2015 CCCAA State Championships on May 15-16.

Last Week: Sophomore Max Clark (Tehachapi HS) and Freshman Matt Tyler (Livermore) both qualified for the 2015 CCCAA State Track & Field Championships at 2015 CCCAA Regional Hep/Dec Finals in San Diego last Tuesday and Wednesday.  2014 WSC Runner-Up Matteo Abreu (St Helena HS) did not attend the meet due to an injury.  Clark and Tyler finished 4th (6016 points) and 5th (5727), respectively, in the meet.  The each one an event, Clark won the 100-meter dash (:11.02) and Tyler won the high jump (6’3.25”).  Clark’s score earned him a Western State Conference title and landed him in the 5th spot on Cuesta All Time Top 10.  Tyler is the 2015 WSC Runner-Up and ranks 7th all time.  The rest of the squad attended the Ed Adams Invitational, Small Schools Championship, at Hartnell College in Salinas on Friday.  The throwers enjoyed a great day with Nathan Smith (Visalia) moving into 7th all time in the hammer (127’ 8.5”) and 9th in the discus (137’ 6.75”), while Sophomore Jennifer Hulfachor (Templeton HS) moved up to 5th all time for the women in same events.  Hulfachor threw 128’ 7.75” in the discus and 117’ 5.5” in the hammer.   





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