PLHS Sports Roundup
by Scott Hopkins
Published - 01/25/12 - 01:42 PM | 1405 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PLHS sailors flex muscles in national regatta

The widely-acclaimed Point Loma High School (PLHS) sailing team once again sent a message to prep sailors nationwide with a performance at the Rose Bowl Regatta earlier this month in Long Beach that could only be described as dominating.

The Pointers entered three boats in the competition against 58 other high school teams. Their varsity boat, skippered by Olin Paine, captured the event championship.

But their second boat, designated JV1 with skipper Scott Sinks onboard, took second place overall. The PLHS’s third boat, JV2, finished in fourth place.

The annual event also features a collegiate division, and the 29 teams included the winning U.S. Naval Academy, Stanford, USC, seven University of California campuses and many other prestigious institutions. 

The PLHS team has been training twice weekly at the San Diego Yacht Club in Point Loma since October under head coach Steve Hunt after campus classes.

Football standouts get nod in PrepStar

A trio of Pointer football standouts has been selected to play for the San Diego CIF Section team in the upcoming PrepStar California Classic football event.

Running back Morris Mathews, tight end Tevin Heyward  and defensive back Aaron Watkins will join other top players from the county to play a team made up of players from the Los Angeles City CIF Section.

The game, to be played Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, begins at 3 p.m. as part of a triple-header.

The day’s games begin at noon with a match between youth players from north and south Los Angeles County. The final battle pits the best of CIF Southern Section North players against those from CIF Southern Section South. This game kicks off at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the event are now on sale through Ticketmaster and are priced at $12.50 for adults, $7.50 for students with valid identification.

Admission is free for children under 8. See for further information, including directions.

The Home Depot Center seats 27,000 fans and is the home field of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA teams in Major League Soccer.

Water polo player named to All-Tournament Team

A member of the PLHS girls’ water polo team has been honored for her performance. Senior Monica Longworth was named to the All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of last week’s East County Invitational event.

Longworth was among eight selected players in the 16-team event, where each squad played three games in two days at either the Santana or El Capitan high school pools.

In the final day of competition, the Pointers edged La Jolla Country Day 10-9 in a shootout after dropping an 8-5 decision to Mira Mesa.

Entering the tournament, Longworth led the Pointers with 37 goals and 20 assists after 16 matches.

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