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Sports - April 26, 2019

Sports Shorts

PREP SPOTLIGHT ...Gunn's Tori Mock and Ashley Ng each drove in a pair of runs as the Titans softball team won their seventh straight, beating host Saratoga 13-3. 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. Madison Wiseman struck out six and did not walk a batter in six innings. Palo Alto (7-9, 5-3) dropped an 11-7 decision to Cupertino and travels to play first-place Fremont at 4 p.m. Friday in Sunnyvale . . . Palo Alto boys' volleyball team 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 . . . Sacred Heart Prep's Finn O'Kelly shot an even-par 36 to help the Gators 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 at Palo Alto High . . . Hyunwoo Roh and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, Josh Kasevich hit a home run and Palo Alto beat visiting Saratoga 14-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division. Zander Darby, Ritter Amsbaugh and Paul Thie each drove in three runs for the Vikings (14-7, 7-4), who travel to play Saratoga at 4 p.m. Friday . . . Ronan Donnelly took a one-hitter into the seventh inning but ended up with a no-decision as Sacred Heart Prep dropped a frustrating 3-2 decision to Terra Nova in nine innings in a PAL Bay Division contest. Donnelly, who also had three hits, was solid after allowing a single in the bottom of the first. Aidan Macaluso had two hits and Alex Nissenberg drove in a run for the Gators (9-11-1, 4-5), who look to break even against the Tigers on Friday at 4 p.m. in Atherton . . . Ian Collins and Max Chou each doubled and singled but Menlo fell to Capuchino 5-2 in a PAL Bay Division game. Bennett Norman pitched 2 2/3 innings of one-hit relief for the Knights, who have a home game Friday against the Mustangs at 4 p.m.

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