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TAMMY PANICH WINS STATE TITLE !
Glendale College sophomore Tammy Panich won the state indvidual golf championship last Tuesday at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino. Panich and Kayla Riede from Sacramento City College tied with scores of 150 over the two-day tournament but Panich was determined to be the champion as she carded a lower score on the last nine holes of the tournament, 36 to 38 for Riede.
With the victory as state champion, Panich concluded a season of firsts for the women's golf team by also winning the Western State Conference title, breaking the school record three times and helping the Lady Vaqs tie with Canyons for their first team victory duyring the season. Panich was also named the WSC Player of the Year and made the all-state team.
The men and women's teams capped off another impressive season with a pair of top-10 finishes at the state championship meet last Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. The women's team, the defending state champions, finished second with 74 points to San Diego Southwestern College and the men finished sixth with 183 points to meet winner San Bernardino Valley College.
For the women, Angie Martinez was the top finisher in ninth place for the Lady Vaqs over the 3.1 mile course in 18:34. Alyssa Selve finished 10th in 18:37, Brianna Jauregui was 16th in 18:51, Keri Molt was 18th in 18:52 and Dianna Sanchez was 29th in 19:18. Martinez, Selve, Jauregui and Molt all earned All-American honors.
Sophomore Rico Gutierrez was the top finisher for the Glendale men over the four-mile course in 20:28 to earn All-American honors. Ricky Avila was 25th in 21:00, Neil Jones was 43rd in 21:19, Michel Noris was 51st in 21:25 and Nicholas Marquez was 67th in 21:32
The Lady Vaqs finshed the season at 6-17 overall and 2-10 in the Western State Conference after losing to Citrus in four games in their season finale last Tuesday. Glendale lost to the Owls 25-13, 18-25, 26-24 and 25-20. Jessica Alvarez led Glendal in the loss with 16 kills, two service aces and four team blocks. Roxy Domines had 25 assists and one solo block, Cindy Sevilla had two service aces, Ana Flores had 28 digs and Brittany Frederick had three team blocks.
At a meeting of conference coahes aftyer the season, Jessica Alvarez was named a All-WSC first-team selection and Sara Kert and Roxy Domines wear named honorable mention.
Several players from the 2010 team were named All-WSC at a meeting of conference coaches. Goal keeper Edwin Cabrera was named to the All-WSC first team and Hans Cabrera and YutoHisamura were named to the second team. Tomas Jolon and Jonathon Lopez were named honorable mention.
The Vaqueros were 5-12-4 overall and 4-9-1 in WSC play.
Alyssa Meredith led a group of several Lady Vaqs who earned ALL-WSC honors this season. Meredith was named to the All-WSC first team and Allyson Burns and Sharis Harootun were named to the second team. Diana Johansen and Tayler Nelson were named honorable mention.
Nate Mestizo and Ra ' Shon Harper led a group led a group of seven Glendale players who earned All-WSC honors last week. Mestizo was named first team on the defensive line and Harper was named first team in the defensive backfield. Second team defensive selections were linbacker Jean Khajarian and return specialist Reinaldo Reyes. Named to the ALL-WSC second team on offense were linmen Matt Buckley and Sam Campbell and wide receiver Patrick Donahue.
Glendale finished the season 1-9 overall and 1-5 in confernce play.
Glendale improved to 3-0 with a 75-57 win over L.A. Pierce College last Wednesday. Antonio Garrett, the WSC Soth Player of the week this week led the Vaqs with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Narbeh Ebrahimian had 11 points and hit nine of 10 free throws.
The Vaqs played at San Diego Mesa College Monday night.
The Lady Vaqs dropped two of three games in the Vaquero Shootout last weekend and are 1-3 this season. They fell to Irvine Valley 62-44 in Friday's opening game and receive a forfeit from Palomar College Saturday and then fell to Ventura College 73-41 in the third-place game Sunday.
Glendale plays in the Pierce College tourney Friday through Sunday.