Archives for the month of: March, 2013

The Santa Cruz County Interscholastic Disc Golf League had it’s fourth match of the season last Sunday with 19 students attending. Teams were present from Soquel, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz High Schools.

San Lorenzo had the lowest team scores with several new players adding to their improved performance. Santa Cruz high was second followed by Soquel and Scotts Valley.

Individual player scores had Scott Edwards of Scotts Valley High shooting the hot round of a one under 53 with Robin Johnston, who has had the best scores of the season so far in second with a one over 55. Soquel’s Thomas Tomaselli and Robert Biagiotto from SLV tied for third with two over par 56s. Erica Tinetti from Santa Cruz high shot a stellar 10 over 64 to put her team in second for the day.

The Black Mouse course in Felton is known for it’s many trees and dogleg fairways which challenge the students throwing ability and disc selection.

The League will resume after the Easter break on April 14th at Aptos High School’s disc golf course for match 5 out of eight. The League finals will be at Shaffer Park disc golf course on Sunday, May 5th.

— From Mark Karlskind, league director

This doesn’t really have to do with anything local other than that there must be some speed golfers in Santa Cruz. Know of any? Send them our way.

Bandon Dunes hosted the Speedgolf World Championships on Oct. 20-21, 2012. The 36-hole tournament, which consisted of 16 professionals competing for a $50K purse, will air on Saturday, April 13 (Masters Saturday), at 1:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The ½-hour show will lead up to CBS’ coverage of The Masters. Click here to view a 1-minute video see firsthand how these athletes score around par in less than an hour.

Santa Cruz’s Jacob Albrecht, who races as an independent rider, won the boys varsity race in the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League’s second South Conference event of the season at Fort Ord near Monterey over the weekend.

Albrecht, the defending NorCal champion completed five laps on the five-mile course in 1 hour, 23 minutes, 14 seconds, according to preliminary results posted on the league’s website. He was followed by fellow Santa Cruzan Chance Tiner [Independent], who finished in 1:25:27. Felton’s Tom Foxx also placed in the top five of the varsity race, taking fourth in 1:26:21, the same time as third-place finisher Alex Chamberlin [Monte Vista High School].

Other winners from Santa Cruz County were as follows: Kyle Petersen [Kirby Santa Cruz], who went 15 miles in 1:10:46 in the sophomore boys race for Division 2; Maddie Ortenblad [Independent], who went 15 miles in 1:23:48 in the JV girls race; Steffen Andersen [Santa Cruz COMP], who went 20 miles in 1:08:22 in the boys JV race for Division 2; and Emily Forsberg [Santa Cruz COMP], who went 10 miles in 1:00:37 in the girls frosh race.

All results in this report are from the league’s website, which only had preliminary results at the time of publication. No team results were available.

Big Win

Zephyr Dew celebrates his giant slalom win on his birthday, March 8. (Contribut

Bay View Elementary School student Zephyr Dew swept five Ruggie Boys divisions (for those 7 and under) in the United States of American Snowboard Association South Tahoe Series, including giant slalom, slalom, halfpipe, slopestyle and boardercross this season.

Dew [Giro], who is fifth in the USASA National Overalls rankings for his age group, secured his final victory of the season in the giant slalom on March 8, which was also his birthday.

He expects to receive a 2013 USASA National Championships invitation. Nationals will be held in Copper Mountain, Colo., March 31-April 5.

 

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