at Hornet Field
Fullerton College
Ppd., rain

at Palomar College Ballpark
Palomar 14, Sacramento City College 4

Mt. SAC Invitational
at Marie T. Mills Aquatic Facility
Mt. San Antonio College
Orange Coast 645.5
Mt. SAC 623.5
San Diego Mesa 499
Pasadena City College 435.5
Cypress 363
College of the Canyons 255
College of the Sequoias 255
Long Beach City College 237.5
Bakersfield 203
Ventura 198.5
Cuesta 177.5
El Camino 155
Santa Monica 99
Clovis 49
Chaffey 47
Fullerton 10
Los Angeles Trade Tech 2
Palomar 0
Citrus 0
East Los Angeles 0
Santa Barbara City College 0
Sierra 0
Sierra 1000
San Diego Mesa 434
Orange Coast 427
Mt. SAC 306
Cuesta 266
Pasadena City College 263
El Camino 243
Palomar 180
Santa Barbara City College 180
Ventura 150
Long Beach City College 132
Clovis Community College 124
Cypress 96
College of the Canyons 85
Citrus 81
College of the Sequoias 73.5
Fullerton 63
East Los Angeles 49
Santa Monica 18
Chaffey 14
Los Angeles Trade Tech 0

Mangrum Meet
at Cal State San Marcos
UC San Diego 101.5
Point Loma Nazarene 23
Cal State Dominguez Hills 23
Cal State San Marcos 18
Cuyamaca 8
Palomar 7
San Diego Mesa 7
Cap Baptist 4

Southern Cal Regional
at The Dome
Palomar 80, Orange Coast 77

at Palomar College field
Palomar 10, Antelope Valley 8
Palomar 11, Antelope Valley 0

at Palomar College Ballpark
Sacramento City College 6, Palomar 5

Golden West 3-way
at Golden West College courts
Huntington Beach
Palomar def. Golden West 4-1
Palomar def. Fullerton 4-1

Golden West Sprint Invitational
at Golden West College Pool
Huntington Beach
Golden West 465
Riverside City College 360
Cerritos 122
Los Angeles Valley 98
Grossmont 94
Palomar 91
Saddleback 887
Southwestern 33
Rio Hondo 22
Santa Ana 0
Riverside City College 344
Palomar 331
Golden West 234
Saddleback 215
Cerritos 100
Rio Hondo 76
Grossmont 71
Los Angeles Valley 46
Southwestern 46,
Santa Ana 4   

at The Dome
Golden West def. Palomar 25-19, 25-14, 30-28

at Riverside City College courts
Riverside CC 7, Palomar 2

at Riverside City College courts
Riverside CC 9, Palomar 0

MON., FEB. 27
Riverside CC Invitational
at The Victoria Club
11 a.m.



HUNTINGTON BEACH (2-24-2007) -- Coach Karl Seiler's women's volleyball team opened its 2017 season on Friday with an impressive wins over Golden West and Fullerton at the Rustlers' courts. The Comets won both matches 4-1.

Palomar def. Fullerton 4-1

No. 1 Kianna Niu and Brittany Mitchell won 21-11, 21-8

No. 2 Colleen Jones and Ashley Aubele won 21-13, 21-12

No. 3 Kelsey Payne and Lisa Eldridge won 21-9, 21-11

No. 4 Sammy Campos and Larissa Vela won 21-8, 21-14

No. 5 lost by forfeit

Palomar def. Golden West 4-1

No. 1 Niu and Mitchell won 21-11, 21-18

No. 2 Jones and Aubele won 22-20, 21-19

No. 3 Payne and Eldridge won 21-18, 20-22, 15-12

No. 4 Campos and Vela won 21-16, 18-21, 15-3


RIVERSIDE (2-24-2017) -- Palomar's Emma Thomas swam to victory in the women's 200-yard backstrock on Saturday at the Mt. SAC Invitational. She was clocked in 2:10.97.

Jordann Heimback paced second in the 200 butterfly with a 2:17.22 and was eighth in the 200 freestyle with a2:06.27. Michelle Jacob took third in the 200 individual medley in 4:56.28 and was third in the 200 breaststroke in 2:36.86.

The Comets finished eighth out of 22 colleges with 180 points. Sierra placed first with 1000 points.

Palomar finished tied for 17th out of 20 schools in the men's meet.


NORWALK / SAN MARCOS (2-24-2017) -- Palomar qualified three members of its women's track team for April's Southern California heptathlon meet at the Cerritos Open over the weekend.

Deyanira Lopez fnished 11th with 3313 points, Melissa Ventura 12 withn 3080 points and Sharik figuyeroa 13th with 3015 points. Cerritos' Juanita Webster won with 4999 points.

The remainder of the Palomar team was entered in the Magnum Invitational at Cal State San Marcos, where the Comets scored 7 points to  tie San Diego Mesa for sixth place out of seven teams.

Palomar's Johnna Noiseaux got out 5.32 meters (17 feet, 5 inches) to place second in the long jump behind UC San Diego's Casey Buck who jumped 5.35 meters (176 feet, 6 inches). Noiseaux also finished fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 10.66 meters (34 feet, 9 inches).

All five throwers that competed for Palomar improved their marks, most notably Courtney Snee who was second in the shot put at 10.44 meters (32 feet, 9 inches). Kaisa Garder Davis was fifth in the hammer throw at 29.45 meters (96 feet, 6 inches).

UC San Diego won gthe meet with 101.5 points, followed by Point Loma Nazarene and Cal State Dominguez Hills tied for second with 23 points each, Cal State San Marcos fourth with 18 points, Cuyamaca fifth with 8 points, Palomar and Mesa tied for sixth with 7 points apiece and Cal Baptist eighth with 4 points.


RIVERSIDE (2-24-2017) -- Host Riverside City College won two non-conference tennis matches from Palomar on Friday afternoon.

The Tigers won the men's match 7-2 and the women's match 9-0.

Returning Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion and Player of the Year Peter Trhac kept up his winning ways for the Palomar men.

Trhac swept RCC's James Andra 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles. He also teamed with Kyle Le to defeat Sami Akour and Thiery Van Os 8-2 in No. 1 doubles.


ORANGE (2-25-2017) -- keven Bentley put down 17 kills on Wednesday evening as Palomar's men's volleyball team defeated host Santiago Canyon in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match 25-16, 21-25, 25-18, 25-23.

Also for the Comets, Chandler Matteson delivered 11 kills and seven blocks. Adam Soberon had nine kills.


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Note: Palomar's 2016 women's golf team competed only as individuals

BASEBALL: Palomar 14, Sacramento CC 4

Comets pound out 18 hits, send Sac City packing

SAN MARCOS (2-25-2017) -- Led by Cody Norton (left), who went 3-for-3 with a home run, double, two walks, two RBIs and four runs scored, Palomar ruined the last day of Sacramento City College's Southern California trip Saturday, knocking out 18 hits in a 14-4 victory.

The Comets now will conclude a huge week RPI wise on Sunday at 11 a.m., when they go on the road to play a rain make-up against Fullerton, which is 10-4 after rocking San Diego Mesa's world 20-1 with a 20-hit attack and a combined one-hitter on Saturday. It will be Coach Buck Taylor's team's final warm-up for its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference opener on Tuesday at Mt. San Jacinto.

The Panthers, with back-to-back victories on their trip south, at 2016 state runner-up Golden West on Thursday and at Palomar on Friday, brought a 9-3 record into Saturday's game and led early 1-0.

But the Comets (8-5 vs. one of the state's toughest schedules) anwered back with three runs in the third inning, two in the fourth, six in the bottom of the seventh and two in the eighth inning.

George Chapman (right), a 6-foot-6 freshman from Oceanside High School and the third of five Palomar pitchers on the day, recorded his first college win by retiring five of the six batters he faced, striking out two. Starter Nate Stilnovich allowed three runs over the first 4 2/3 innings before Chapman, Tanner Roberts, Devin Castro and Stephen Rausa combined to throw 4 1/3 scoreless innings the rest of the way.

Along with Norton, six other Comets also had multiple-hit performances. Cameron Haskell went 2-for-3 with a double, a single and two RBIs. He also reached base twice as a hit batter and stole home on a double steal with Jawan Maxwell in the seventh inning.

Ryan Hartin went  2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Austen Salcedo was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Jonathan Vizcaino was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and drew two walks, one with the bases loaded. Jared Montoya went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a sacrifice bunt and was hit by a pitch. Carl Schwettmann was 2-for-4 and drove in a run.

Palomar players with one hit each were Anthony Ignatsu (1-for-2, double, hit by pitch, walk) and Marc Sauceda (RBI single).

Palomar stranded 12 runners, but 30 Comets reached as far as second base.


W. BASKETBALL: SoCal Regional Playoffs

Kendall Crosby (also pictured below) knocks down one of her seven 3-pointers with 4:13 left in the first half, pulling Palomar to within a point of Orange Coast at 28-27 in the teams' Southern California Regional game at The Dome. On the Comets' next possession, her layup put the Comets on top for the first time. Crosby scored a game-high 23 points to save Palomar from an upset loss. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Comets hold off upset bid by Coast 80-77

SAN MARCOS (2-24-2017) (2-25-2017) -- Visiting Orange Coast College gave Palomar the scare of its life in the teams' second-round Southern California Community College Regional game on Friday night in The Dome.

The Pirates led 15-4 late in the first quarter, were on top with just left in the game and stuck around until the very end.

But a late 3-pointer from the left corner by Kendall Crosby (left), followed by a key monster block by Roshell Lamug and two free throws each by Lamug, Christina Ellis and Kaylee Pucket in the closing seconds made the difference as the Comets (26-2) held off the Pirates 80-77.

Crosby led all scorers with 23 points and knocked down 7-of-11 shots from behind the 3-point arc. Regina Sheffield scored 13 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Ariana Hernandez drained 4 threes and finished with 13 points. Monica Todd had 8 points and 7 rebounds before fouling out. Lamug and Ellis each added 7 points.

Palomar, which defeated Orange Coast 70-46, 74-44 and 90-53 in three regular-season games, will play the winner of Saturday night's Cypress-Moorpark game next Saturday in one of four SoCal regional championship games for a spot in the CCCAA State Tournament elite eight March 10-12 at Las Positas College in Livermore.

But coach Leigh Marshall hopes the Comets learned something from Friday's near-disaster.

"Orange Coast College deserved to win (the) game," Marshall said. "They came out on fire and never dropped off. They had some big-time shots and I thought they outplayed us.

"We are supposed to hang our hat on defense but definitely did not win the defensive battle tonight. They handled our press perfectly and we were out of position and out of rotations all night. We got lucky to get away with this one."

Danielle Obong (19 points), Sarah Nunes (18) and Chyann Pendergrass (17) led Orange Coast scorers.

Cypress defeated Moorpark 58-41 on Saturday night and will host the Comets as the postseason continues next Saturday evening, March 4.


SOFTBALL: Antelope Valley at Palomar Doubleheader

Second baseman Brie Dunckel turns a double play in the fourth inning of Friday's first game to retire the side. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

DesLauriers' 5-inning no-hitter gives PC sweep

SAN MARCOS (2-24-2017) -- Crystal DesLauriers (left) pitched a five-inning no-hitter in the second game to give Palomar a sweep of its non-conference softball doubleheader with visiting Antelope Valley on Friday.

The Comets held on to win the opener 10-8 by finally cutting off a 4-run rally by the Marauders in the top of the seventh inning. Taylour Fa'asua (2-for-4, home run, 3 RBIs), Mo Lopez (2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs), Madisyn Turman (2-for-4, 2 RBIs), Tiare Paopao (2-for-4, double, RBI) and Bailey Romano (2-for-4, RBI) led a 12-hit attack. Lopez picked up the pitching win, while DesLauriers threw the final one-third of an inning and recorded a save.

In game 2, DesLauriers was in control for the full 5 innings. She struck out 7 and walked 2. Lexi Williams went 3-for-3 and drove in a run for the Comets, while Taylour Fa'asua was 2-for-3, homered and drove in 3 runs. Lopez went 2-for-3 and had 4 RBIs.

With its third and fourth wins in a row, Palomar upped its record to 5-4.


BASEBALL: Panthers 6, Comets 5

Palomar second baseman Gabe Willes guns down Sac City's Auston Chastain at first base in the top of the fifth inning on Friday. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Palomar loses a tight one to Sacramento

SAN MARCOS (2-24-2017) -- Visiting Sacramento City College began its two-game series with Palomar's baseball team by edging the Comets in a 6-5 squeaker at Palomar College Ballpark.

The Comets, trailing by a run, had pulled even in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI double to rightfield by freshman second baseman Gabe Willes.

Connor McKenna walked with two outs and Willes drove him in. Willes went to third on the throw to the plate but, after a walk to pinch-hitter Marc Sauceda, Sacramento pitcher Billy Babb got out of the inning by coaxing Tristan King to fly out to right, stranding both Willes and pinch-runner Austen Salcedo.

Willes led the Comets by going 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, a run scored and the RBI. Jordan Gardner went 2-for-4 with a sacrifice bunt. Grant Buck doubled in a pair of run, King contributed a sacrifice fly, Cameron Haskel singled and picked up an RBI on a fielder's choice, and Marco Young had a bunt single.

Connor Zalewski, the Palomar starter, allowed one run over the first 5 innings. Zach Wallace, the fourth of five pitchers utilized by coach Buck Taylor, pitched one inning and retired the Panthers in order.

Left fielder Joey Cooper made a circus catch.

Sacramento, which began its road trip with a win at last year's state runnerup Golden West on Thursday, ran its record to 9-3, while the Comets slipped to 7-5 against what could be the toughest schedule in the state.

The two teams will conclude their series on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Palomar College Ballpark.



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