SPORTS SHORTS
by Scott Hopkins
Feb 07, 2013 | 1617 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Senior midfielder Jewell Roth, in white, works to advance the ball during a match against La Jolla. Roth and her teammates are nearing a City League championship with the regular season ending next week.                                  Photo by Scott Hopkins | The Beacon
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Comedian George Lopez gives boost to grapplers Point Loma High School’s wrestling team is the beneficiary of a popular comedian’s generosity.

Assistant coach Miles Doughty, a former Pointer wrestler, is a founding member of the nationally known musical band Slightly Stoopid, along with classmate Kyle McDonald.

Formed in 1995 in Ocean Beach, the band has appeared on tour with other major acts, while releasing seven studio albums and attracting a following that includes comedian George Lopez.

While playing in a celebrity golf tournament, Lopez learned of Doughty’s love of wrestling and involvement with the Pointer team. When asked what his wrestlers could use, Doughty mentioned the team’s outdated mat used for matches in the school’s Trepanier Gym.

Lopez told Doughty to order a new mat through the comic’s foundation, and the Pointers are now competing on a state-of-the-art mat that cost $10,000. It features the Pointer logo and a ribbed backing that makes it much easier to set up and remove.

Meanwhile, Doughty and his bandmates are on tour. In his absence, his father, Brian Lamb, a former Pointer wrestling head coach, is assisting head coach Phil Moore as the Pointers pursue a league title.

Girls’ soccer closing in on league title

The Lady Pointer soccer team is nearing a City League championship with league play almost complete.

Sporting a league record of 4-0-2 (9-6-3 overall), the Pointers, under head coach John Murphy, have two remaining league matches against Clairemont on Feb. 13 and Madison on Feb. 14. Both encounters will take place on the Pointers’ Bennie Edens Field at home with 3 p.m. starts both days.

Team scoring is evenly distributed this season, with four players leading goal scoring. Jewell Roth (senior midfielder), Taylor Hopkins (sophomore midfielder/forward), Jordan Patane (freshman midfielder/forward) and  Graysen Choy (junior defender/midfielder) are tied for the lead with three apiece.

Goaltending duties have been shared as well, with senior Mia Sakasegawa owning a 1.2 goals-against average. Junior Jordan Green sports a 1.8 average, freshman Brynn Kays has posted a 2.3 mark and freshman Grace Haselton holds a .5 record.

Shutouts have been credited to Green (four), Kays (three), Sakasegawa (two) and Haselton (one).

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