Barons, Titans, Lancers remain undefeated after holiday break

The Eastlake High School roller hockey team has outscored opponents 55-0 in skating to an undefeated 3-0 start to the 2022-23 Sweetwater district season. Photo by Phillip Brents

The CIF-Metro Conference’s eight Sweetwater district teams faced off their first week of competition following the holiday break. Several have unwrapped snappy presents, including the Bonita Vista Barons with a spotless 4-0 record and the Hilltop Lancers and Eastlake Titans with likewise undefeated starts.

All eight district teams have logged at least one game so far.

There is a distinct dichotomy. All four Mesa League teams have winning records while all four South Bay League teams are below the 0.500 mark.

Eastlake’s offense has exploded on the court with a 22-0 win over Sweetwater, double-digit mercy-rule victory over Mar Vista and a 23-0 win over Castle Park.

“We have most of our returners from last year, plus a few newcomers,” sixth-year Titan coach Richard Haislip said. “The kids are motivated to win this year. They’ve been working hard. Some of the players have been here four years, They’ve put in the effort to make it happen.”

Money-man Cash Schreiber returns to lead Eastlake but only collected one assist in the Jan. 12 rout of Castle Park. That shows how much the rest of the Titan squad has grown. Eastlake has depth this season, and plenty of it.

The Titans (3-0) led by a score of 7-0 through the opening period and 13-0 heading into the final period.

Eastlake’s No. 1 line, the Money Line, consists of Nick Redmond, Adam Ibarra, Schreiber and Emilio Navarrette. The quartet combined to post 10 goals and four assists against the Trojans.

The team’s No. 2 line actually may have had a better evening in the scoring column.
Freshman Chris Rollbusch collected six goals and one assist to spearhead the Titans in the scoring column while Redmond bagged four goals and two assists. Ibarra and George Carver both logged four goals while Eric Morgan contributed two goals and two assists.
Navarrette compiled two goals and one assist while Altaire Nguyen scored once much to acclaim from the EHS bench.
CP goaltender Alfredo (Sammy) Gonzalez recorded between 30-40 saves in the game while Lady Titan Akemi Scott made two saves by comparison to record the shutout.

Otay Ranch 7, San Ysidro 1
The Cougars scored just seconds into the game but the Mustangs closed out scoring with the next seven goals to improve their record to 3-1. Luis Reyes got San Ysidro rolling until Mason Paulo evened things up for the Mustangs late in the opening period.

Otay Ranch scored three times in the second period and tacked on three more goals in the third period.

Nick Bernal compiled a third period hat trick collecting two second period assists to finish as the Mustangs’ high scorer with three goals and two assists. Shawn (Turbo) Donahue and Keilana Reyes also notched single goals.

The Cougars (1-3) were missing two players, including top gun Grant Faucher.

Otay Ranch coach Christian Welch said his team is looking to “build a strong foundation for years to come.”

Bonita Vista 12, Otay Ranch 6
The Barons rolled to a 4-0 start by doubling up the Mustangs in a game played on Jan. 11. Sophomore Jacob Hunter led the victors with four goals while sophomore Damian Nunes, junior Andrew Madrigal and freshman Matthew Metcalfe each tallied twice in the key Mesa League contest.


CIF-Metro Conference Roller Hockey Standings

Mesa League
Bonita Vista 4-0
Eastlake 3-0
Hilltop 3-0
Otay Ranch 3-1

South Bay League
San Ysidro 1-3
Castle Park 0-3
Sweetwater 0-3
Mar Vista 0-4

2022-23 Schedule
Sweetwater District Teams
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Bonita Vista 11, Sweetwater 0
Hilltop 9, Castle Park 0

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Bonita Vista 14, San Ysidro 1
Otay Ranch 9, Mar Vista 4
Eastlake 22, Sweetwater 0

Monday, Jan. 9
Eastlake 10, Mar Vista 0
Otay Ranch 9, Sweetwater 2
Bonita Vista 12, Castle Park 1
Hilltop 10, San Ysidro 8

Wednesday, Jan. 11
Bonita Vista 12, Otay Ranch 6
San Ysidro 5, Mar Vista 1

Thursday, Jan. 12
Hilltop defeated Mar Vista by forfeit
Eastlake 23, Castle Park 0
Otay Ranch 7, San Ysidro 1


Wrestling notebook: Third annual Granite Hills Invitational favors host team

Dec. 3 at Granite Hills High School
108 Pounds
1. Emilio Escobar (Granite Hills)
2. Jeremy Tajiri (Mira Mesa)
3. Zubair Robinson (Monte Vista)
4. Jason Brennan (Mountain Empire)
Championship: Escobar tech fall Tajiri, 20-3
Third place: Robinson dec. Brennan, 4-1

115 Pounds
1. Phong Tran (Mira Mesa)
2. Ethan Vinoray (Patrick Henry)
3. Ricardo Ortiz (Imperial)
4. Michael Krause (Patrick Henry)
Championship: Tran won in sudden victory over Vinoray, 10-8
Third place: Ortiz dec. Krause, 7-0

122 pounds
1. Diego Brito (Granite Hills)
2. Christopher Tran (Mira Mesa)
3. Chase Carrasco (Lakeside)
4. Austin Hoang (Mira Mesa)
Championship: Brito dec. Tran, 4-1
Third place: Carrasco dec. Hoang, 8-2

128 Pounds
1. Ryan Lobato (Lakeside)
2. Camren Carmickle (Granite Hills)
3. Brady Warren (West Hills)
4. Matt Morta (Mira Mesa)
Championship: Lobato pinned Carmickle, 1:39
Third place: Warren defeated Morta by forfeit

134 Pounds
1. Jayson Suetos (Granite Hills)
2. Gabriel Estrada (St Augustine)
3. Eddie Martinez (Imperial)
4. Aiden Chur (Granite Hills B)
Championship: Suetos pinned Estrada, 0:55
Third place: Martinez defeated Chur by forfeit

140 Pounds
1. Justin Wells (Lakeside)
2. John Cyril Catungal (Mira Mesa)
3. Layronz Fraser (Granite Hills)
4. Izak Barragan (Imperial)
Championship: Wells pinned Catungal, 1:58
Third place: Fraser pinned Barragan, 2:49

147 Pounds
1. Ryan Carroll (Granite Hills)
2. Abram Jimenez (Otay Ranch)
3. Valente Huerta (Imperial)
4. Omar Ramirez (Morse)
Championship: Carroll pinned Jimenez, 1:33
Third place: Huerta pinned Ramirez, 2:21

154 Pounds
1. Ian Brown (Granite Hills)
2. Tyler Davis (West Hills)
3. William Lam (Mira Mesa)
4. Victor Valenzuela (Imperial)
Championship: Brown pinned Davis, 2:21
Third place: Lam dec. Valenzuela, 8-5

162 Pounds
1. Collin Guffey (Granite Hills)
2. Joel Pulido (Lakeside)
3. Josifa Schroeder (Monte Vista)
4. Johnathon Couvrette (West Hills)
Championship: Guffey pinned Pulido, 1:22
Third place: Schroeder defeated Couvrette by forfeit

172 Pounds
1. Zachary Waterhouse (Granite Hills)
2. Cezar Aguilar (West Hills)
3. Harrison Quinto (St Augustine)
4. Thomas Ibarra (Calexico)
Championship: Waterhouse pinned Aguilar, 1:04
Third place: Quinto defeated Ibarra by forfeit

184 Pounds
1, Ryder Dearborn (West Hills)
2. Junior Bumanglag (Granite Hills)
3. Victor Vazquez (Monte Vista)
4. Jiancarlo Tolentino (Coastal Academy)
Championship: Dearborn pinned Bumanglag, 3:53
Third place: Vazquez defeated Tolentino by forfeit

197 Pounds
1. Adam Avila (Imperial)
2. Keagen Kroeger (Granite Hills)
3. Anthony Antonio (Mira Mesa)
4. Drew Reed (Mountain Empire)
Championship: Avila dec. Kroeger, 3-1
Third place: Antonio defeated Reed by forfeit

222 Pounds
1. Elijah Vinoray (Patrick Henry)
2. Manamoui Ohi (Lakeside)
3. Michael Hall (Canyon Hills)
4. Joseph Smith (Granite Hills)
Championship: Vinoray dec. Ohi, 5-0
Third place: Hall defeated Smith by forfeit

287 Pounds
1. Lance Briseno (West Hills)
2. Enrique Hernandez (El Cajon Valley)
3. Adam Ballesteros (Mira Mesa)
4. Caleb Smith (Grossmont)
Championship: Briseno major dec. Hernandez, 12-3
Third place: Ballesteros defeated Smith by forfeit

Team Standings
1. Granite Hills 288
2. Mira Mesa 165
3. West Hills 147
4. Imperial 142
5. Lakeside 122
6. Monte Vista 88
7. Patrick Henry 66
8. St. Augustine 52
9. Granite Hills B 50
10. Otay Ranch 42
11. Mountain Empire 41
12. Calexico 36
13. (tie) Crawford 32
13. (tie) El Cajon Valley 32
15. Canyon Hills 31
16. Southwest El Centro 24.5
17. (tie) Christian 23
17. (tie) Grossmont 23
19. (tie) Coastal Academy 21
19. (tie) Morse 21