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Honor roll: Week's best performances in San Mateo County
May 20, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Ally Howe, Sacred Heart Prep swimming

The senior closed out her final high school competition with a flourish, winning a pair of individual titles and two relay championships at the CCS championships Saturday. She also set three CCS records in the process. She opened with three teammates to set a new 200 medley relay record, posting a time of 1:44.10. She then set a CCS record in the 200 individual medley, where her time of 1:57.75 broke the 2012 record of 1:57.94 set by Palo Alto’s Jasmine Tosky. Howe set her third record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.54. She then teamed against and was a member of the Gators’ CCS-winning 400 free relay squad with a time of 3:25.03.

Antonio Lopez II, Menlo baseball

The sophomore closer came into the game with the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the seventh with the Knights leading 7-3. He allowed three inherited runners to score, but got back-to-back strikeouts to end it and preserve a 7-6 Menlo win, capturing the Peninsula Athletic League tournament title.

Jared Lucian, Menlo baseball

The sophomore lit it up through the PAL tourney, going 6 for 11 with six RBIs and five runs scored through the Knights’ three straight wins to capture the league tournament title. His weeklong hot streak was highlighted by a 4-for-5 day in Menlo’s 14-1 win at Capuchino Thursday, with the four hits standing as Lucian’s career high. The middle infielder currently paces the Knights with a .378 batting average and 34 hits.

Davis Rich, Menlo baseball

Another big sophomore performance for the Knights, Rich took the mound for just his second start of the year and fired a complete game in a 5-4 win over Half Moon Bay Wednesday. Rich allowed four runs (one earned) on fivfe hits, and persevered a late surge by the Cougars, who overtook the Knights 4-3 in the sixth. But Menlo’s offense wittled single runs in the sixth and the seventh to help their pitcher earn his second win of the season.

Joe Kmak, Serra swimming

Finished second in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 55.99 at CCS.

Chad Franquez, Aragon baseball

The sophomore pitcher picked off four Menlo-Atherton runners in just 4 1/3 innings of work during the Dons’ 6-5, 10-inning loss to M-A in the second round of the PAL tournament. In last Tuesday’s 6-0 win over Burlingame in the tourney opener, the junior also accounted for most of Aragon’s runs, going 2 for 3 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

Brendan Donnelly, Aragon baseball

Donnelly had three hits and reached base in all four of his at-bats, driving in a pair of runs during the Dons’ loss to M-A in the PAL tournament.

Lawson Joos, M-A baseball

Joos, who didn’t have an at-bat until the bottom of the eighth inning, put down a sacrifice squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 10th inning that scored two runs to give the Bears an improbable 6-5, walk-off win over Aragon in the second round of the PAL tournament.

Matt McGarry, M-A baseball

The Bears’ ace pitcher, McGarry worked six innings against Aragon in the second round of the PAL tournament, striking out nine. He took a no-decision in the Bears’ 6-5, 10-inning win over Aragon.

Amy Francis, Half Moon Bay softball

The senior took advantage of a second chance when she hit a foul fly that popped out of the glove of the Capuchino left fielder. Francis jumped on the next pitch, singling to left to drive in a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, turning a 2-1 Cougars’ deficit into an eventual 3-2 win to finish in a tie for second in the PAL’s Bay Division and securing an automatic berth into the Central Coast Section playoffs.

Talbott Paulsen, M-A diving

The sophomore finished fourth in the 1-meter springboard at the CCS championships.

Drew Jung, Carlmont diving

The senior took third in the 1-meter springboard at CCS.

Steve Sagasty, Terra Nova baseball

In his first start since April 21, the senior right-hander led the Tigers to an 8-2 win Wednesday over Sacred Heart Prep. Sagasty went 6 2/3 innings for his longest outing of the year.

Paulie Ferrari, Burlingame baseball

The freshman made his varsity debut out of the bullpen last Tuesday in Burlingame’s 6-0 loss to Aragon in the PAL tournament opener. The right-hander made a quick impression, firing a perfect seventh with a pair of strikeouts.

Leah Goldman, Burlingame swimming

The Duke-bound Goldman finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.82 and was first in the 100 fly with a time 54.06, nearly half a second faster than the second-place finisher in the CCS championships.

Rebecca Faulkner,

Carlmont softball

In leading the Scots to their 17th and 18th win respectively, Faulkner tabbed her two highest strikeout totals of the season. In a 3-1 victory over Burlingame last Tuesday, the season notched her season-high of 11 strikeouts. Thursday, she bettered the total with a 13-strikeout performance in a 7-1 win against Sequoia. The southpaw’s career-high is 14 strikeouts, which she tallied last season as a junior April 7, 2013 against Half Moon Bay.

Annalisa Crowe, Menlo-Atherton track and field

The sophomore showed all the promise to whcih the M-A track team looks forward in the years to come. Crowe won three events at Saturday’s PAL Championship at Terra Nova, highlighted by setting a personal record in the 1,600-meter with a first-place time of 5:17.37. She also took first place in the 800 with a time of 2:19.91, leading M-A to a sweep of a podium in the event. She also ran the anchor leg of M-A’s win the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:05.54, with the race being run by three sophomores and a junior.



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