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By Steve Finley
Sports Editor 

Centaurs spring back into action after taking a week off


George Laase

Mystic Waring of Culver City shown here running the 300 meter hurdles will run the 200 and 400 meter races at the Arcadia Invitational Saturday.

Culver City high school spring sports teams hope to continue their winning ways after taking some time off for spring break. Baseball, softball, boys' and girls' lacrosse, boys and girls track and field, boys volleyball and tennis will restart their seasons this week and next week.

The baseball team is 7-4 overall and 4-0 in league play. They travel to Windward for a 3 p.m. game (today) Thursday and they play a double header on Saturday against Paramount at home at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. They hit the road again on Wednesday when they visit Peninsula at 3:15 p.m. and they return home on Friday, April 15, for a 3:30 p.m. game against Peninsula.

Boys' lacrosse team is 6-5 overall and 3-0 in league play. They have two road matches next week when they travel to Mira Costa at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Peninsula at 3 p.m. on Friday. The girl's lacrosse team is 10-2 overall and 5-0 in league play and they take on Chaminade next Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at home.

The girls' softball team is 10-11 overall and 2-2 in league play. On Friday they have a home contest against Immaculate Heart at 3:30 p.m. Next Wednesday they travel to Peninsula for a 3:15 p.m. game and Friday, April 15, they battle Palos Verdes at home at 3:30 p.m.

The boys' volleyball team is 2-10 overall and 0-7 in league play. They travel to Hawthorne on Monday for a 4:30 p.m. match and they play two home games starting with match against Mira Costa at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and the Friday match against Peninsula at 3:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 16, they host the Culver City Invitational Tournament starting at 8 a.m.

The boy's tennis team is 8-5 overall and 0-4 in league play. Their next match is Tuesday at home against Mira Costa at 3 p.m. and they play Palos Verdes on the road on Thursday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m.

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Case Rowan (left) and Rick Kataoka of Culver City teamed-up for doubles competition against Santa Monica and won two of their three matches. The Centaurs, though, lost to the Vikings 11-7 in a very competitive match a few weeks ago.

The boys' and girls' varsity track and field teams will be in action on Saturday when they participate in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational. The meet invites some of the top field and field performers from all over the world and Culver City track athletes are on that list.

The girls' team will be well represented with two relay teams and several individuals running on the track. The relay teams will be running the 4 x 100 and the 4 x 400. Sophomore Morgan Maddox will run the 200 meters and the 400 meters and both relays. Freshman Joelle Trepagnier will run the 400 meters and both relays and sophomore Andrea Smith will run the 100 meters and both relays.

The boys' team will feature one of the top sprinters in Southern California in Mystic Waring. Waring will compete in the 200 meters and the 400 meters.

The girl's and boy's frosh/soph and varsity teams will all be back in action when they run and jump in the South Bay Invitational at West Torrance high school, Friday April 15 and Saturday, April 16.


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