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Bearcat weekend results 

–Paso Robles High School Director of Athletics, Anthony Morales, has announced the results of Bearcat athletics for Sept 29–30.

The entire cross country team raced at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia at the Golden West Invitational on Friday, Sept 29. Paso Robles was the only school that was not from the central valley.

First to race was the boys JV, led by Kevin Kerr (third place at 17:37) for a fifth place finish at the meet. Following the boys was the JV girls who placed fourth, led by Jeneva Putman (22nd place at 22:49). The Frosh/Soph team was led by Alex Ruiz who placed second (16:52) in the race and helped us win the Extra Large School Division and be the second fastest Frosh/Soph team of the meet (edged out by a strong team from Sanger).

The Varsity girls were led by the trio of Grace Chamberlain (22nd at 20:19), Maddi Loff (25th at 20:24), and Jasmine Rangel (33rd at 20:49) to finish seventh overall at the meet. They ran as a tight pack for the first two miles, pushing each other and working up the large pack in front.

In the Varsity boys’ race, spectators watched a showdown between the number one ranked Central Section school, Monache (from Porterville), and the team that drove two hours to size up “The Valley.” Right out of the gates, Monache had a commanding lead with their number one runner outpacing the entire pack. At the first mile, their top five were well ahead of the Bearcats. By mile two, Pablo Cortes had broken into their top three, while Ian Young and Damian Gavilan were reeling in the back of their pack. After the third and final mile, the Bearcat distance runners placed five runners well enough ahead of the Marauders to snatch their victory. The final score was 64-71, and was earned by all five scoring members of the Varsity crew: Michael Hernandez (25th at 16:26), Steven Scruggs (13th at 16:07), Ian Young (11th at 16:01), Damian Gavilan (ninth at 5:56) and Pablo Cortes (seventh at 15:49).

It was a great night for Paso Robles Cross Country. The Bearcats left with two trophies and an impending new rival school for next year’s CIF Section Championships. Enjoy the Valley while you can, the Central Coast is coming next year.

Food for thought from Anthony Morales: “While we bested the number one team in the entire Central Section last night, our boys are not even ranked in the top 10 for Division 2 in the Southern Section. Central Section is a much “smaller pond,” about 100 schools versus more than 600 in the South. We’ll keep that in mind as we transition next year.

On Friday afternoon it was a close battle on the Bearcat courts for women’s tennis. The Bearcats hosted Clovis West High School, a Division 1 women’s tennis team from the Central Valley. The team final score was 9-9. Clovis West edged Paso in games 72-64. However, the Bearcats still held our own.

Singles scores were:

  • Anya Medearis 0-6, 6-0, 6-3
  • Siena Berry 6-0, 0-6, 6-0
  • Stephany Abarca 6-1, 6-3, 0-6

Doubles scores were:

  • Becca Slason and Joanna Diaz 2-6, 2-6, 6-1
  • Livia Rambo and Alex Fletes 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2)
  • Pina Contreras and Mia Venturini 3-6, 0-6, 0-6


Varsity football had a tough one on Saturday night losing to Sierra Canyon High School. However, football begins league this week with a game at Arroyo Grande High School on Fri Oct 6.

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