Harriers Ready for WSC Championships

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 17, 2016)- This Week: Cross Country travels to Oxnard this Friday (1 PM) to compete in the 2016 Western State Conference Cross Country Championships.  Both teams will challenge for the loop’s top spot and are expected to advance to the CCCAA Regional Meet on November 4 as a team. 

Last Week: Cross Country took last week off and begins its championship meet schedule on October 21 with the 2016 Western State Conference Championships.       

 Notes: The women finished 3rd at the WSC Preview Race, while the men finished 8th.  2015 All State Harrier Sean McDermott (Kings Beach) sat out the race, but will be back in the pack for the men this weekend.  The women’s team was also missing one scoring runner at the Preview, however Freshman Miranda Daschian (Atascadero HS) was also the races individual champion and kept the women in range of the title.



Women’s Soccer Searching for WSC Wins

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 16, 2016)-This Week:  Women's Soccer enters its second week of Western State Conference play searching for a victory against the circuit.  The Cougars host Oxnard on Tuesday (4 PM) and travel to Santa Barbara for night game on Friday (7:30).

Last Week: Cuesta opened Western State Conference play with a pair of road games.  On Tuesday, the Cougars put up their second-best scoring performance of the year, but could not keep up with Ventura in a 6-3 loss.   On Friday, Moorpark blanked the Cougars, 3-0.  Cuesta is 2-7-3 overall and 0-2 against the WSC loop.




Cougars Drops Two Close Matches

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 16, 2016)- Last Week: A week after helping Coach Roche Nystrom reach her 300th career victory, the search for win #301 continues. On Wednesday, the Cougars served for the game in each of the first four sets against Antelope Valley, but twice let the Marauders off the hook and dropped the match in five games (26-28, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18, 12-15).  On Friday, the Cougars opened WSC-North Division play against #3 Santa Barbara.  The Vaqueros claimed Game 1 in a style befitting their ranking (25-10), however the Cougars’ defense stiffened in Games 2 and 3.  Cuesta evened the match in Game 2 (25-18) and nearly took Game 3, except a late rally gave Santa Barbara the game and control of the match (25-23).  The Vaqueros closed out the match in the next game (25-20) for the 3-1 win.  Cuesta is 9-6 on the year and 0-1 against the WSC-North. 

 This Week: Women's volleyball continues its swing through the WSC-North and spends the week on the road.  They play at Ventura on Wednesday (7 PM) and #13 Moorpark on Friday (6 PM).  

 Notes: 2015 All-WSC Middle Blocker Maren Cracknell (Atascadero HS) has flourished since moving to the outside this season.  She is third on the team with 100 kills and is hitting a solid .201 on the year.  She is also third on the team with 57 blocks and enjoyed a huge week against Antelope Valley and #3 Santa Barbara..  She led the team with 19 kills and added a dozen total blocks on the week. 



Poloist Sweep Competition at Home Tourney

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 17, 2016)- Last Week:  Cuesta Men’s Water Polo climbed over the .500 mark for the first time since the season’s opening day with a 7-1 mark last week.  The Cougars opened their big week on Wednesday by crushing Santa Monica, 18-3, to remain undefeated in Western State Conference (WSC) play, but also suffered the week’s only setback against Cal Lutheran, 11-8, on the way home.  On Friday and Saturday the Cougars hosted the Cuesta II Tournament and opened the event by claiming the sole possession of WSC’s top spot by serving conference foes Ventura their first conference loss, 13-3.  The Cougars ended the first day with non-conference wins over Santa Rosa, 14-7, and Ohlone, 13-5.  On Saturday the Cougars avenged an earlier loss to Orange Coast, 11-4, and picked up wins over Cabrillo, 20-4, and Merced, 14-2.  The Cougars, who have never endured a losing season or missed the playoffs, are currently 13-9 overall and atop the WSC loop with a 3-0 mark.     

This Week: Men’s water polo is coming off its best weekend of the season and now enters its most important weekend of the season.  The Cougars have six games scheduled for this week and their outcome will have a major impact on their quest for a conference title and a 38th consecutive playoff berth.  Cuesta hosts Citrus in a Western State Conference game on Wednesday (3:30) and also Cal Poly Club in a non-CCCAA contest (6:30) in a twilight doubleheader.  On Friday and Saturday the Cougars play in their final big tournament of the year when they head to Garden Grove for the Golden West Tournament.  The tournament is the last big event before the conference tournaments. 



Cuesta Picks Up Four Wins Last Week

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 10, 2016)- This Week: Women's water polo has a chance to make its mark in the truWest Battle at the Beach at Cypress and Long Beach City Colleges.  Cuesta opens the tournament on Friday against Chaffey (9:10) and will play three more games over the weekend.  The Cougars shall also play a Western State Conference game at Pierce on the way down to Long Beach on Thursday (3:30). 

 Last Week: The Cougars kept remained in contention with a Western State Conference win against Citrus, 5-3, in Glendora last Tuesday.  The Cougars are 15-7 overall and 2-2 in WSC play. 

 Notes: Goaltender Mia Viss (Modesto) locked down the goal with 17 saves, including eight during the fourth quarter, in the Cougars’ win over Citrus, 5-3, on Tuesday. Viss leads the Cougars with 147 saves on the year and ranks 7th in the state, despite missing a whole tournament due to injury Her 62.0-save percentage ranks 3rd in the state.



Wrestling Hosts Meathead Mover Invite

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 16, 2016)- Last Week:  The Cuesta wrestling team hosts the 2016 Meathead Mover Invitational this Saturday on Cuesta’s campus.  The invitational is sponsored by Meathead Movers, which is owned and operated by former Cuesta Wrestler Aaron Steed.  The top teams in the state converge on SLO for the event.  The Meathead Mover Invitational is roundly regarded as one of the premier wrestling events in community college and will run all day on Saturday.    The Cougars also host a pair of SouthEast Conference dual meets on Friday.  The Cougars will face Victor Valley (5 PM) and West Hills (6:30) in a SEC twinbill. 

 Last week: The Cougars travelled to Palomar College in San Marcos last Saturday for the Southern Dual Tournament.   The Cougars lost both their team duals to Bakersfield, 27-18, and Rio Hondo, 24-21.  The Cougars were 8-7 in their individual matches, but had to forfeit five bouts (30 points) on the day.

Notes: Below is breakdown of the Cougars record at the Southern Dual Tournament.  The Cougars won of 8-of-15 bouts.

125- Sophomore Isaac Galaviz (Orange Cove HS) enjoyed his best day of the year with a 2-0 mark.  He is 5-6 on the year. 

133- Freshman Jace Heryford (Sutter HS) was 2-0 and improved to 6-5 on the year.

141- 2015 All-SEC Grappler Modan Goldman (Sunnyvale) was 1-1 and is second in wins on the team with a 9-7 record.

149- Freshman Leif Dominguez (Gilroy HS) lost his only bout of the day.  He is 3-3 on the year. 

157- The Cougars did not compete in this division.

165- The Cougars did not compete in this division.

174- Freshman Alex Garcia (Salinas) and Jaegeon Choi (Salinas) split the 174 and 184 divisions.  Garcia won once at each weight and improved to 12-1 on the year, while Choi lost both bouts and fell to 0-4.   

184- Noted above at 174.

197- Sophomore Tyrone Crockett (Los Osos: Morro Bay HS) was 1-1 on the weekend and improved to 2-3 on the year.

 285- Freshman Isaac De La Cruz (Santa Maria: Righetti HS) lost both bouts and fell to 2-6 on the year.


Cuesta TV Project Announces Fall Schedule

SAN LUIS OBISPO (August 25, 2016)- The Cuesta TV Project has announced its schedule for Fall 2016.  The project, an inter-disciplinary undertaking in its fifth year, will feature seven live broadcasts of Cuesta athletic contests and three episodes of the monthly interview show ‘Cuesta Sports Monthly’.   SLOCOE will feature all of the broadcasts on Charter Cable- Channel 2.  Cuesta College content is scheduled to air on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 PM and during the week beginning at 5 PM.   All events shall be posted on YouTube at CuestaHDTV and are scheduled to be streamed live at

Cuesta TV Live Game/Event Schedule (Play-by-Play Randy Scovil)

September 9                  Women’s Water Polo v. Santa Monica         11:45

September 22        Men’s Water Polo v. Golden West              3:30

October 14           Women’s Volleyball v. Santa Barbara           6 PM

October 21           Wrestling v. West Hills                               6:30

October 25           Women’s Soccer v. Allan Hancock             4 PM

November 4          Men’s Basketball v. TBA                            8 PM

December 1          Women’s Basketball v. TBA                       8 PM


Cuesta Sports Monthly (with Peter Schuler)- Taping at 3:15 PM

September 20        Soccer/Volleyball

October 4             M/W Water Polo

November 8          X-Country/Wrestling/Basketball

                                                                                                                  Cuesta Film, TV and Electronic Media Professor John Arno, and his students, produces all of the shows and leads the Cuesta TV Project.   SLOCOE Media Operations Specialist Pat Renshaw, Cuesta Computer Science Professor Randy Scovil, Cuesta Marketing Coordinator Ritchie Bermudez and Cuesta’s Peter Schuler round out the project team.  

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