Several PLHS athletes were selected for all-league honors in fall sports. They include:
Sophomore volleyball player Faith Smith was selected to the first team, All-Western League. The Pointers finished 14-19 overall (4-6 in league).
In boys’ water polo, senior Kye Miranda scored 69 goals and added 12 assists to earn an All-Eastern League second team berth. The Pointers finished 7-24 overall (0-8 in league).
In girls’ field hockey, senior Erin Green earned first team Western League honors. Teammate Sara Wildman, also a senior, was named to the second team. The Lady Pointers posted a 13-6 overall record (2-3 in league).
— Scott Hopkins
Pointers sailors again claim regatta title
Point Loma High’s famed sailing team kicked off the 2013 calendar year with yet another victory in a major sailing regatta.
The prep sailors cruised to victory in the Rose Bowl Regatta, sailed Jan. 5-6 in Long Beach and hosted by the University of Southern California sailing team and the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.
The title was the Pointers’ seventh consecutive Rose Bowl Regatta victory, according to event organizers.
Sailing in a 28-boat “Gold” fleet, the Pointers’ varsity boat took first place with a point total of 80, a runaway victory over second place Coronado High School with 109 points.
Additionally, one of the Pointer junior varsity boats took fourth place overall with 121 points.
Members of the varsity boat crew included Scott Sinks, Rebecca McElvain, Greer Wattson, AJ Reiter, Mercedes McPhee and Trevor Hecht.
The junior varsity boat was manned by Will La Dow, Jennifer Johnson, Andy Reiter, Halea Holesak and Luke Kellerhouse.
La Dow had just returned from Florida where, with crew Nikki Obel, he won the Club 420 competition in a field of 74 boats at the Orange Bowl Regatta the previous week.
Pointer coach Steve Hunt, 37, told Rose Bowl organizers his team is only getting better.
“It’s the largest team I’ve had. We get 15 boats on the water in practice, and I think success breeds success,” Hunt said.
The Rose Bowl Regatta victory keeps the Pointers atop the 2012-13 standings for the Roy E. Disney Trophy, awarded annually to the top sailing program in the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association (PCISA).
Stanford University won the collegiate division of the regatta.
The next PCISA-Disney event is the Golden Bear Regatta, taking place Feb. 23-24 at the Treasure Island Sailing Center.