Coleman shot 7-under par 30 on the back nine to storm past the competition, including her twin sister, Jenny, who placed second with a 72. “I’ve never heard of any girl shooting a 30, and certainly not in a championship tournament like this. It was phenomenal,” Peninsula coach Bob Wilton said. “I can’t help wondering what she would have shot if she hadn’t shot a 41 on the front side. That would have been something else.” Better iron play was what played the greatest part in her 11-stroke improvement on the back side. She didn’t know her back-nine score was historically low until she finished her final hole. “I knew I was sinking a lot of birdies, but I didn’t know the exact score,” Coleman said. “I was really impressed and happy with the score. “On the front nine, my accuracy was a little off. I just started getting my iron shots to go near the pin and I was sinking a lot of puts. The Chadwick football team suffered more than a blemish to what was a perfect record Saturday. The Dolphins lost two of their three biggest scoring threats. Wide receiver Trevor Niemann broke two bones in his right arm and is out for the season. All-purpose yardage and scoring leader George Mavredakis suffered a deep bruise on his right forearm and will miss at least one game. Niemann had scored 10 touchdowns for Chadwick (7-1, 2-1 Prep League). Mavredakis was averaging 188.8 all-purpose yards and had scored 17 touchdowns (seven receiving, four rushing, six on returns). “Both those two are huge losses,” Chadwick coach Gary Willison said. “Trevor really helps open things up for us. “We have the guys to be able to not have to change what we do on offense, but it would really be helpful to get George back for the end of the year.” Almost lost in the verbal jousting after the Palos Verdes football team’s shocking 35-7 win over West Torrance on Friday night was the fact that the Sea Kings defense pulled down four interceptions for the second straight week. Palos Verdes had four interceptions in a 49-30 win over Mira Costa two weeks ago. Mickey Mance, who had two of those interceptions, got the pick parade started against West with a first-quarter swiping. Mance intercepted the ball at the West 38-yard line and returned it to the 29, helping set up Marc Venning’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Adam Aranda, who had three touchdown receptions on the night. The score gave the Sea Kings a 14-0 lead and they were on their way. Palos Verdes coach Pat Fresch acknowledged that it was a big win for his team. “Yeah, West was No. 1 in CIF for six weeks,” Fresch said. “I know they’ve had a couple of injuries that have made them vulnerable, but it’s a really good win for us.” There was a lot of talent relegated to the West Torrance sideline during the team’s 35-7 loss to visiting Palos Verdes on Friday night. Star running back Brian Baucham was not dressed for the game. He was on the sideline on crutches, cheering the team on and nursing what he said was a high ankle sprain. Quarterback Marc Oslund watched on the sideline with Baucham as sophomore Ronnie Clark threw four interceptions. Oslund, who has missed the last few games with a knee injury, was chomping at the bit to get in the game, but he didn’t get the call. Oslund’s sore knee has affected his mobility, but he wanted to play. “Every week it’s week-to-week and then I don’t get to play,” Oslund said. “I feel like I can get in there and do the job, but, oh well, it’s OK.” Lineman Bruce Boyd joined the duo when he had to leave the game in the second half with a leg injury. Redondo girls basketball star Atonye Nyingifa, a two-time Daily Breeze Player of the Year, was named an EA Sports Preseason All-American. Nyingifa is the first All-American in Coach Marcelo Enriquez’s 14-year tenure at Redondo. She has verbally committed to attend UCLA. Nyingifa averaged 16.8 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game last season, earning Bay League MVP and the CIF Division I-A Co-Player of the Year honors after leading Redondo to the semifinals. “I just love her ability to take over a game when we need her to,” Redondo assistant coach Chris Bouche said. “The only player we’ve had who could possibly compare to her is Ofa (Tulikihihifo). They were two very different players, but as far as being a go-to-player, they’re both right up there.” El Segundo softball junior Jenna Rich enjoyed a stellar performance at the National Futures Camp in Walnut earlier this month. Student Sports said Rich “cemented” her status as one of the top players in the Class of 2009. El Segundo coach Keith Cameron said one scout told him that Rich is “the best shortstop in the 2009 class” and will have her choice of any college in the country. Cameron said she has begun to take recruiting trips, including one to Arizona. “Being a Bruin fan, I’m cringing at that,” joked Cameron. “I am happy for Jenna. She works so hard and is so humble. It is good to see good things happen to good people. But I don’t know what I will do if she chooses Arizona. How can I root for them when they play UCLA?” A round to remember Chadwick clipped Sea Kings master thieves Talent on the sideline All-American girl A perfect dilemma Spartan commits to Poly South Torrance left-handed pitcher Matt Dunbar made a verbal commitment to receive a baseball scholarship from Cal Poly Pomona, Spartans coach Grady Sain said on Monday. Dunbar was 2-3 with an ERA of 4.05 and had 48 strikeouts in 39.2 innings for South, which went 16-12-1 last season. – Tony Ciniglio, David Saunders, Dave Thorpe160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports With the devastation of the Southern California wildfires fresh in his mind, Redondo girls volleyball coach Tommy Chaffins wanted to help in some way. So he decided to convince Principal Mary Little and Athletic Director Les Congelliere to donate all proceeds from Thursday’s match against Mira Costa to the American Red Cross Fire Victims Fund, much like Mira Costa did when the Mustangs donated their proceeds from the first meeting for breast cancer research. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7 for this Bay League showdown at 6:30 p.m. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I personally didn’t know anyone affected by the fire, but this is a good opportunity to donate to a worthy and charitable cause, and at this time, there is no other cause that needs it more,” Chaffins said. The match is a battle between two teams that won tournaments last weekend – Redondo at its own Sea Hawk Classic and Mira Costa at the Santa Barbara Tournament. Chaffins estimated 2,500 people attended the first match at Mira Costa and that at least $4,700 was raised for breast cancer research. “I’m thinking we’re going to get close to 2,000 people again,” Chaffins said. “We have the No. 1 team in the nation in Mira Costa, and ourselves, two of the top 25 teams in the country, doing battle in an area that is volleyball crazy.” Peninsula golfer Kristin Coleman didn’t card your ordinary, run-of-the-mill 71 to win the Bay League individual title at Harding Golf Course Thursday.
Volleyball match to aid fire victims