It was a good week on the links for local golfers.
Sacred Heart Prep traveled to Marin County on Monday for the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Marin Catholic. The Gators finished in fifth place in the 23-team field. Gator junior Bradley Knox and sophomore Derek Ackerman both recorded 4-over par rounds of 75 to lead the team.
Freshman William Hsieh shot a 77 to lead Menlo High school to a top 10 finish out of 21 high schools at the annual Wildcat Invitational. Hsieh finished 25th in the field of 117 high school players.
Andrew Buchanan, the reigning Daily Journal Golfer of the Year, shot a 78. He was also the medalist in the Knights' 191-227 win over Harker, shooting a 31, 5-under par.
Elsewhere on the Honor Roll, the Crystal Springs baseball team improved to 4-0 on the season. Emmet Hiemstra went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs against Hayward Leadership and Alex Bierman went five innings and knocked in the go-ahead run with a single in the bottom of the sixth scoring Tim Stiles. Stiles picked up the win.
Other baseball standouts include the pitching of Brandon Butcher of Hillsdale High School, who went four innings in shutting down the Aragon offense for a Peninsula Athletic League opening win.
Jason Marley showed off a bit of power this week for Carlmont, along with teammate Kyle Barret. The Scots reeled off three wins last week thanks to them and players like Johnathan Corvello, Tanner Westmoreland and Matt Seubert.
The Sequoia offense had a huge week. They scored half a seasons worth of runs against Westmoor. While the entire team contributed, Tyler Leary (6-for-7, 2 walks, 4 runs, 8 RBIs) definitely stood out.
Kyle Cambron and Cameron Greenough combined for 10 innings and 17 strikeouts (only four hits) for the two wins on the mound.
Menlo School got a big day from Jack Redman (6 IP, 0 BB, 3 K's, 4 hits) in a 2-0 win over Redwood Christian and then a huge afternoon at the plate by Adam Greenstein (2 hits, 3 RBIs) in a win over Archbishop Mitty.
Honor Roll long-ball shout-outs go to Jeremy McIntyre and Eli Dugan, as well.
In softball, Menlo-Atherton, behind Emily Katz (7 K's) picked up a 15-0 win. The offense for M-A was led by Erin LaPorte who hit a home run and a double as part of her three hits.
Erin Goode also had a home run and four RBIs to go with 2 hits.
Rebecca Faulkner of Carlmont was terrific in the circle to get the Scots off to a 2-0 start in league play. The left-hander struck out 22 in 11 innings of work, allowing just five hits and one earned run. She was also 4-for-6 at the plate with a pair of RBIs.
Elsewhere, Brooke Bullington scored seven goals in a Menlo girls' lacrosse win. ... It was an eight-goal week for Sacred Heart Prep's Caroline Cummings. ... Ian Bennett of SHP volleyball had a 53-kill week.