The Yucca Valley High School boys and girls track teams captured the 2013 DeAnza League title yesterday at Desert Hot Springs. Both teams defeated Desert Hot Springs and Big Bear to solidify their spot at the top. Coach Jay Stepp said top performers for the Lady Trojans were Teyana Poole and Lacey Rexroat; each brought home four victories: Poole in the 100 meters, high jump, triple jump, and 300-meter hurdles; Rexroat in the 800, 1600, 3200, and the 4-by-400. For the boys, Haemish O’Donnell dominated the sprints by winning the 100, 200, and running a leg on the winning 4-by-100-meter relay. Logan Vallo handled the jumps and Danny Magennis and Jeff Larson took care of the distance events. Up next for the Trojans is the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday and the Corona Frosh/Soph Invitational on April 27.
Twentynine Palms High School’s track and field teams came away with two victories in Indio against the Shadow Hills Knights yesterday. Coach Ronda Morton said the Lady Wildcats were paced by Stacy Holmes and her four first-place performances. Freshmen Jubilee Bosch (in the 800 meter) and Caitlyn Husung (4-by-1 relay and shot put) also turned in notable performances in the victory. Laveena Benavente scored in all four events and placed first in the shot put. Alex Morrissey earned two first places in both hurdles races and Adriann Miller kicked off the girls 4-by-1 to victory with her outstanding anchor leg. The girls score was 74-41. The boys won 12 of 15 events with a final score of 79-48. Multiple first places were earned by Alan Vander Maas (shot put, discus), Diante Aiken (hurdles, high jump), and Zachary Kanlong (1600 meter, 800 meter). Senior David Haney ran the 100 meter in a wind-aided 10.87.
Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats Boys tennis team hosted Desert Hot Springs High School and defeated the Golden Eagles 18-0. Coach Larry Battle said all 12 members of the team got the opportunity to see action. The team is 9-2 over-all, 7-0 in De Anza League with one league tournament left to play.
In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. First pitch for both games is at 3:30.
The Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning baseball and softball teams will host Bloomington Christian School at home. Game time is 3:15.