Bearcat results for Oct. 26
–Paso Robles High School Director of Athletics, Anthony Morales, has announced the results of Bearcat athletics for Oct. 26.
Freshman football shutout Righetti HS 36-0.
Men’s Water Polo finished their 2017 season with a victory over St. Joseph 12 to 6. In the game, Zack Tucker scored 8 goals to lead the Bearcats. John Nash scored 3 and freshman AJ Brown completed the scoring adding a goal. Zane Warren added 12 saves to his season total. The Bearcats finished 12 and 15 overall this season which is a strong showing for a team with so many young players. Zack Tucker ended the season with 119 goals which breaks his own record of 105 set last year. Senior John Nash added 54 goals on the season.
Five consecutive years the Distance Runners of Paso Robles have brought home the Boy’s County Cross Country Title. The goal was set in June, the hundreds of miles run in the summer was the payment. Nothing comes easy in this sport, it’s all about pushing through pain and setbacks. Our whole community is proud of what these young men accomplished today.
Our stand-out performance today was Pablo Cortes, the 2017 San Luis Obispo County Cross Country Champion. He raced side-by-side with a very talented runner from Arroyo Grande, Luis Jazo (who is ranked top 10 individual in the State for D2). With a mile to go, Pablo began to push the pace and put a small gap between himself and the Eagle. That gap grew from a second to over 10 seconds by the time he finished. It was Pablo’s first time beating his rival this year. In similar fashion, the boys team looked strong at the first mile while the Arroyo Grande pack looked stronger, with their 3 runners ahead of our 2nd and the rest of their pack ahead of our 5th. As the miles wore on, the preparation in the North County paid off as the Bearcats moved up to the front, eventually placing all 5 scorers ahead of A.G.’s 3rd runner (we even got our 6th man in as a displacer before their 5th). Final team score was 33-53, Paso had a 38 second spread between the top 5 runners and a team time over a minute faster than 2nd place.
Our girls team ran great as well. Led by our outstanding underclassmen, Grace Chamberlain, Jasmine Rangel, and Madi Loff, and Mya Castelli, the girls placed 2nd in the County. Due to some strange occurrences involving a swarm of stinging bees, not all the girls teams were out in full force today. We will really have to test our mettle next week at the PAC 8 League Finals.
In addition to winning the County Title this year, we had a goal of taking home as many medals in the grade level contests as possible. Medals were awarded to the top 7 finishers in each grade. The boys brought home 8 medals, the girls took home 9. 1st place medals went to Pablo Cortes (11) and Damian Gavilan (10). 2nd place went to Grace Chamberlain (9) and Jill Schlickeiser (11). 3rd place finishers were Steven Scruggs (11), Jason Scruggs (9), and Sarah Jagger (11). 4th place finishers were Ian Young (12), Michael Hernandez (10), Kade Berti (11), Jasmine Rangel (10), and Jessica Jagger (4). 5th place went to Madi Loff (9). 6th place was Mya Castelli (9). 7th place finishers were Alex Ruiz (10), Jeneva Putman (12), and Emily Mathein (10). There were a total of 107 girls racing today and 176 boys.
A lot of runners had great races yesterday, not all got a medal. Our coaching staff saw runners push through tremendous pain to reach the finish line. It would have been perfectly rational for them to stop, walk off the course and limp back to camp. Something is different inside these young men and women that sets them apart. What our student athlete do is crazy at times, hard to understand, it’s supposed to hurt everyday. More was revealed yesterday in the struggles than would be shown in years of comfort. Our coaches are proud of all our student athletes. Our PRHS cross country team represented our school, community and families with pride.