PLHS fetes cream of the crop in athletics
by SCOTT HOPKINS
Jan 06, 2010 | 2438 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Point Loma High School’s Anthony Joyner capped an outstanding prep football career with honors including all-Western League First Team Defense, league Defensive Player of the Year and the prestigious all-San Diego Section First Team Defense.                                                                   PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS | THE BEACON
Point Loma High School’s Anthony Joyner capped an outstanding prep football career with honors including all-Western League First Team Defense, league Defensive Player of the Year and the prestigious all-San Diego Section First Team Defense. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS | THE BEACON
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Hard-hitting football linebacker Anthony Joyner led an impressive list of Point Loma High School (PLHS) student-athletes who received postseason honors following the fall prep sports season.

Joyner, a senior, tackled Western League First Team Defense honors and the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award. His prep career was crowned when he was named to the all-San Diego Section First Team, placing him among the most elite players in talent-rich San Diego County.

Tight end Jordan Sparkman, a six-foot-six-inch PLHS senior, caught a First Team Western League Offense award and pulled in all-Section Second Team honors.

Other all-League members from the Pointers’ Division III Championship runner-up team with class standing include First Team Offense: senior Davis Callejon and Sparkman. Second Team honors went to seniors Keegan Fitzgerald and Maurice Smith.

Five players received defensive honors, including First Team Defense players Zach Gemmill (senior), Christian Heyward (junior) and Joyner. Second Team members are seniors Mike Montesano and Curtis Dietz.

Two Pointer ladies were named as the best Eastern Leaguers in their sports.

Cross country runner Meghan Breadmore (junior) led Point Loma High, racing to First Team league honors and breaking from the pack as Athlete of the Year. She was also named to the All-Section Second Team.

In tennis, Carley Cooke (junior) aced First Team honors and netted Player of the Year recognition.

In ladies’ golf, two future stars teed up. Savannah Knox, a freshman, drove to Western League First-Team honors and an All-Section Second Team listing. Sophomore Melissa Nou putted her way to a Second Team league award.

In men’s water polo, Bartlett Carlton (senior) netted Eastern League First Team honors, while junior-class teammates Bryan Valone and Graham Scribner swam to Second Team awards.

Men’s cross country runner Duncan Swain (junior) sprinted to the Eastern League First Team finish line.

“We are super proud of all the athletes who were recognized and their families,” said PLHS Athletic Director John Murphy. “It’s an exciting time right now for Point Loma High School.  We have great school spirit and many students participating in all of our sports programs.”

The selections are made by league coaches under the hall’s guidance.

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