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By Steve Breazeale
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Carroll Runs at State Cross Country Championship
San Clemente senior cross country runner Kelsey Carroll finished her season with a 43rd-place finish at the CIF State Cross Country Championship meet at Woodward Park in Clovis on Nov. 29.
Carroll raced as an individual at the event and posted a time of 18:59. It was the fourth time she competed at the state meet in her high school career.
Carroll had a standout year, grabbing three individual meet wins, including top finishes at the Orange County Championships, the Laguna Hills Invitational and the South Coast League Cluster meet. She also helped the Tritons girls cross country team advance to the CIF-SS Finals for a ninth straight season.
Tritons Girls Basketball Opens Tournament Season
The San Clemente girls basketball team opened their season with a 68-38 loss to El Dorado on the road on Dec.1.
Senior Jenna Rodriguez led all scorers with 19 points and senior Emma Bankson added 10 points for the Tritons in the loss.
San Clemente was set to open their tournament run through the South Coast Holiday Classic Dec. 3 against Los Alamitos. Results were not available at press time.
Boys Soccer Readies for Tough Nonleague Slate
A game against tenth-ranked Paramount was set to be the season opener for the San Clemente boys soccer team Dec. 3. The Tritons entered the game ranked No. 2 in the CIF-SS Division 1 rankings. Results were not available at press time.
The Tritons are about to embark on a busy part of their schedule. They will play Tesoro, Dana Hills and Oceanside in the span of seven days beginning with a Dec. 6 tilt against the Titans at home.
Boys Hoops Gets Balanced Effort in First Win
Four players scored in the double digits for the San Clemente boys basketball team in their season opening 71-50 victory over Temecula Valley in the Diablo Inferno Tournament on Dec. 2. The Tritons outscored Temecula Valley in every quarter, including a 24-15 barrage in the second. San Clemente cruised to a win, despite missing several key players who are still playing with the football team.
Joe Mann led all scorers with 16 points.
Tesoro Pours in Three Late Goals in 5-2 Win Over Tritons Soccer
The Tesoro girls soccer team had five different players score goals in their 5-2 nonleague victory over San Clemente on Dec. 2.
Hailey Hite led the Titans with one goal and two assists. Hailey Laub and Ellie Winklemann each scored a goal for San Clemente.