Griffins VB downs Wilson; Football opens tonight at Western


Herweg shines as Los Al volleyballers down Wilson 3-1.

The Los Al Girls Volleyball team opened their official season on Thursday downing Long Beach Wilson in four sets (25-19, 25-27, 25-20, 25-23) in the teams official season opener. .

The girls were led by senior outside hitter Kaia Herweg who had 15 kills, 21 assist and 10 digs. Herweg, a second team all OC selection last year, is committed to play for Grand Canyon State next season.

Senior middle blocker Elon Milroy added 8 kills and three blocks, while Junior Katy Foley had 11 kills and three blocks.

Los Al opened its season last weekend with a strong showing at the Ann Kang Tournament in Hawaii, going 6-2 overall and reaching the semi-finals where they fell to Cornerstone Christian of San Antonio, Texas, the No 8 ranked team in the nation. The CIF-SS official opening date for play is August 12.

The JV and frosh Soph both started their season with sweeps over the Bruins.

The Griffin teams return to the courts next Wednesday with a home match against Palos Verdes.

Football opens season tonight

Despite losing its two top players (QB Malachi Nelson and receiver/DB Makai Limon, both now at USC) , a reloaded Los Alamitos football team takes on a strong Western squad tonight at Handel Stadium at Western High in west Anaheim.

Alonzo Esparza replaces Nelson at quarterback after spending the first two years of his high school career at Culver City and Sierra Canyon. Tight end Davon Mitchell is a transfer from Allen, Texas and is committed to Oklahoma. Defensively, they added transfers Foster Slaughter (Bishop Amat), Josh Touchek (Santa Margarita) and Kamar Mothudi (Campbell Hall). There are other newcomers to the Los Al roster and the OC Registers Steve Fryer notes that transfer paperwork delays may result in some newcomers not being officially cleared to play.

Western (10-2 last season) dominated the Orange League last season and beat its league opponents 227-20 last season. Anthony Luna led Orange County in passing yards by a junior last season and Josh Faulkner had 25 offensive touchdowns.

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