Prep report: Local winners in SB, VB, golf and diving

Gunn pitcher Madison Wiseman.

Tori Mock and Ashley Ng each drove in a pair of runs as the Gunn softball team won its seventh straight, beating host Saratoga 13-3 on Wednesday.

Maddie Ta had two hits and drove in a run for the Titans (13-2, 6-2), who return home to meet Monta Vista on Friday at 4 p.m.

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Emma Sloan, who went hitless for just the second time this season, Kylie Liu, Michele Schwarzwalder, Ingrid Lee Ellery Carlson and Lauren Li also drove in runs for the Titans, who are in second place in the SCVAL El Camino Division, 1 1/2 games behind Fremont.

Madison Wiseman struck out six and did not walk a batter in six innings.

Boys volleyball

Palo Alto, behind the play of Tyler Yen and Finn Hadly, beat visiting Eastside Prep, 22-25, 25-9, 25-21, 25-22, Wednesday and received a huge assist from crosstown rival Gunn, which knocked Wilcox out of first place with a 25-20, 25-21, 25-20 victory in Santa Clara.

The Vikings (15-4, 9-1) own a half-game lead over the Chargers (16-11, 9-2) entering their match at Sacred Heart Prep at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

Palo Alto, on a 10-match winning streak, can't afford to look past the Gators (17-6, 8-3), who have won five straight. The Titans (12-8, 7-4) meet Fremont at 6:45 p.m. Friday in Palo Alto.

Boys golf

Finn O'Kelly shot an even-par 36 to help Sacred Heart Prep down Crystal Springs Uplands, 210-246, in a West Bay Athletic League match Wednesday at Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club.

Matt Flynn added a round of 41 and Anikait Bhardwaj fired a 42 for the Gators (4-5, 4-4), who will compete at the WBAL tournament at Coyote Creek next Wednesday for a chance to qualify for the Central Coast Section tournament.


Palo Alto's Max Valasek won the SCVAL De Anza Division diving title, scoring a 559.95 on Tuesday in his home pool. He had company as teammate Jack Callaghan finished second with a score of 475.05 and Paly's Jack Masliah was fifth with a score of 337.40.

Paly's April Wu placed third on the girls side, scoring a 373.230. Gunn's Erica Norton placed 11th with a score of 324.95.

The SCVAL De Anza swmming finals are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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