at El Camino College Field
vs. El Camino, ppd. (wet field)

at Santiago Canyon College Gym
Palomar def. Santiago Canyon 25-16, 21-25, 25-18, 25-23

PCAC Neutral Match
at Torrey Pines Golf Club North Course
COD 376 (4-0)
Mt. San Jacinto 384 (3-1)
Palomar 387 (2-2)
Cuyamaca 398 (1-3)
El Camino 416 (0-4)    

Cerritos College Open (Day 1)
at Falcon Stadium, Cerritos College, Norwalk
9 a.m.

at Palomar College courts

vs. San Diego Mesa, 2 p.m.

at San Diego City College courts
vs. SD City, 2 p.m.



WHITTIER (2-20-2017) -- The Palomar women's basketball team has been seeded fifth and will face Orange Coast for the fourth time this season to begin the CCCAA Southern California Regionals on Friday. Tipoff will be at 7 p.m.

The Comets had the best RPI in Southern California entering Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division play and have been ranked as high as No. 3 in the state.

But the weakness of both the PCAC North teams and the PCAC overall, both with the exception of only North champion Palomar and second-place Mt. San Jacinto, played havoc with the Comets' RPI leading into the playoffs.

The top four Southern California seeds are Mt. SAC, East Los Angeles, Ventura and Cypress.

If Palomar defeats Orange Coast, the Comets will play either Cypress or Moorpark (on Saturday, March 4) in one of two regional championship games for the right to advance to what this season will be the CCCAA State Championship Elite Eight at Las Positas College in Livermore.

A Palomar-Cypress game would be played at Cypress. An upset win by Moorpark on Saturday would send what would be a Moorpark at Palomar match-up to The Dome.

The Comets have defeated Orange Coast thee times this season, by 70-46 (on Nov. 11), 74-44 (on Dec. 3) and 90-53 (on Dec. 21).

Palomar coach Leigh Marshall was team captain and starting point guard on Orange Coast's state championship team in 2002-2003.


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.


SAN MARCOS / NORWALK (2-21-2017) -- Palomar's women's tennis team dropped a 8-1 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference decision to visiting Mt. San Jacinto on Tuesday.

Chihiro Nishjima was the Comets' only winner on the day, defeating the Eagles' Scarlett Steel 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2 singles.

At Norwalk, the Palomar men's team lost to Cerritos 9-0 in a non-conference match.


SAN MARCOS (2-17-2017) -- Palomar's softball team got in its game with Saddleback on Saturday before the rains hit, to the detriment of the visiting Gauchos.

The Comets pounded out 22 hits, led by Mo Lopez (left), Tiare Paopao (right), Brie Dunckel, Taylour Fa'asua, Madisyn Turman and Bailey Romano with three apiece, in a game in which Saddleback led 3-0 in the middle of the third inning.

Lopez homered twice, tripled and drove in 3 runs. Paopao homered, doubled twice and also drove in three runs. Dunckel tripled, and Taylor Willis (2-for-5) doubled and had 2 RBIs.

Samantha Smith put the icing on the cake for Palomar, throwing one-hit, scoreless ball over the final 2 1/3 to record her first save in relief of Lopez, the winner who was making her first appearance of the season.

The other multiple hitter  for coach Lacey Craft was Dionne Macias with two. Lexi Williams had two RBIs.


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BASEBALL: Comets 13, Pirates 4

Haskell, Semon lead PC to rout of Orange Coast

COSTA MESA (2-21-2017) -- Cameron Haskell (left) went 4-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and six RBIs and Ryan Semon (right) pitched seven strong relief innings to advance his win-loss record to 3-0 on Tuesday, lifting visiting Palomar to a 13-4 non-conference baseball victory over Orange Coast.

Facing a team that had steamrolled everyone in its path to start the season 10-1, the Comets stunned the Pirates by scoring eight runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back.

Haskell, who is taking his recruiting trip to the University of Arizona on Tuesday, doubled to drive in a run, then singled in two more runs as Palomar sent 13 batters to the plate in the top of the first. He also slugged a three-run home run over the rightfield fence at Wendell Pickens field in the third inning and doubled in the top of the ninth.

Meanwhile, Semon came on in relief with none out and the bases loaded in the second and pitched seven dominant innings.

The red-shirt freshman left-hander from Valley Center High School allowed only an unearned run on a lone infield hit, a seventh-inning chopper to the left side off the bat of Orange Coast's Luke Hussung. Conor McKenna, charging in from shortstop, couldn't find a handle and wisely held onto the ball.

Semon, who has not allowed an earned run all season, retired 15 batters in a row leading up to Hussung's hit.

The Comets jumped right on Orange Coast starter Cameron Jabara, who came in with a 3-0 record, to begin the game.

Joey Cooper (2-for-6 for the day) doubled. Jordan Gardner (1-for-2 while reaching twice as a hit batter) bunted for a single. Haskell doubled, driving in Cooper. With one out, McKenna (2-for-4, hit by pitch, sacrifice fly) singled to drive in Gardner and Haskell. Jonathan Vizcaino (3-for-5) singled. Gabe Willes singled to drive in McKenna. Tristan King singled, scoring Vizcaino. An error on the throw to first on a drag bunt by Marco Young (2-for-5, 2 doubles, RBI) allowed Willes to score.

That brought Palomar back to the top of the order. After Cooper lined out to the shortstop, Gardner was hit by a pitch. And Haskell, batting for the second time in the inning, singled do drive in King and Young.

Grant Buck went 2-for-6 with a double. In all, the Comets banged out 18 hits off three Orange Coast pitchers.

After playing five straight games on the road, The Comets will return to Palomar College Ballpark at the week to play a two-game series with Sacramento City College at 2 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.

Prior to the regularly-scheduled game, the teams completed their Feb. 10 game, which was suspended because of darkness with Orange Coast coming to bat in the top of the ninth inning and the Comets leading the Pirates 5-4. When the game resumed, Orange Coast tied the game with a run in the ninth and went on to win in 12 innings 8-7. For the game, Buck wound up going 3-for-5 with two RBIs. McKenna was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Cooper went 2-for-4.

Haskell, who had worked the final 2/3 of an inning to get the Comets out of the Orange Coast eighth on Feb. 10, went back to the mound on Tuesday, surrendered the tying run in the ninth but then pitched three additional scoreless innings before coming out of the game.


MEN'S GOLF: PCAC Neutral Site Match

Comets go 2-2 at famed Torrey Pines North

SAN DIEGO (2-22-2017) -- Playing on the Torrey Pines Golf Club North Course that hosted some of the best players in the world during the Farmers Insurance Open on January 26-29, Palomar finished fourth in a five-team Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Neutral Site match Wednesday.

College of the Desert won with a 376 total (going 4-0), followed by Mt. San Jacinto (384, 3-1), the Comets (387, 2-2), Cuyamaca (398, 1-3) and El Camino College (416, 0-4).

"It was a privilege to play Torrey," said Palomar coach Mark Halda.

"We have to find a way to squeeze a couple strokes off each player;s round in order to compete for the conference championship," Halda added. "We need each player to shoot 75 or better. Do that and we have a chance to be a solid team. We're close, but we need to take that next step."

COD's Vincent Brunet and COD's Gauthier Adams shot even-par 72 scores to tie for medalist honors on the 6,781-yard course.

For Palomar, Tyler Cress (left) carded a 75. Max Wittmack, Patrick Gorman, Brad Cain and Grant Everson all shot 78s. Ben Smith had an 85 for the throw-out score.


W. BASKETBALL: All-Conference

ABOVE: Palomar's Roshell Lamug, a sophomore guard out of Mission Hills High School, is the PCAC North Division's women's basketball Player of the Year. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Coach of the Year Leigh Marshall

Lamug is Player of Year; Marshall Coach of Year

SAN DIEGO (2-18-2017) -- Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division coaches selected Palomar's Roshell Lamug as Player of the Year on Saturday. Lamug helped lead the Comets to a 25-2 regular season, their third straight conference championship and its fourth in the last five years.

Palomar's Leigh Marshall was voted Coach of the Year honors.

PC teammates joining Lamug on the all-conference first team are Cheyenne Ertz, Ariana Hernandez and Monica Todd.

Lamug is a sophomore guard from Mission Hills High School. Ertz is also a sophomore guard out of Mission Hills. Hernandez is a sophomore guard from Murrieta Valley High. And Todd is a freshman guard from Mission Hills.

Two Comets were selected to the second team -- Regina Sheffield, a sophomore guard from Paloma Valley High in Menifee and Allie Israel, a sophomore guard from Mission Hills.

Kendall Crosby, a freshman forward from Rancho Buena Vista High, and Christina Ellis, a sophomore guard from Torrey Pines High, were awarded honorable mention.



Brevin Robinson dunks the ball in the first half in Palomar's 94-76 victory over visiting College of the Desert to close out the regular season on Friday night. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Comets shoot down Roadrunners in finale

SAN MARCOS (2-17-2017) -- Palomar shot 58.8 percent in the second half and came back from a one-point halftime deficit to turn back College of the Desert 94-76 in The Dome to close out the men's basketball season on Friday night.

The Comets got a double-double (19 points and 10 rebounds) from Brevin Robinson, 19 points and seven rebounds from LeVale Coleman, 15 points, six rebounds and a block from Keegan Cummins, and 15 points from Jackson Strong. Along the way, they avenged a first-round Pacific Coast Athletic Conference upset loss to the Roadrunners in Palm Desert.

Coach John O'Neill's squad put four exclamation points on the victory in the form of four violent dunks, including one by Cumming one minute, 23 seconds into the second half that fueled a run during which the Comets, who had trailed by 42-41 at intermission, took control of the game.

Zach Hatch came off the bench to spark the Comets with nine points in a seven-minute span in the second half. He also dished off two assists. Matt Beeler added seven points and also had a dunk, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals.

Kevin Hardyway, who has been sidelined and on crutches with a leg injury, made a cameo appearance at the beginning of the second half and drained a 3-pointer 1 minute, 23 seconds into the half. That set off a celebration by the Comets' lone sophomore's teammates on "Sophomore Night."


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