Former Mission San Jose High star Madison Hirsch recently set a Cal Poly school record in women's golf for a single round with a 5-under 66.

Did she get a plaque or something?

"My coach took us out for ice cream," she said with a laugh.

Hirsch, who recorded six birdies and one bogey in smashing the old Cal Poly mark by four strokes, certainly earned her dessert.

She followed the 66 with a 74 for a 10-stroke victory in the 36-hole Firestone Grill Invitational at Monarch Dunes Golf Course in Nipoma, south of San Luis Obispo. Her 140 total also broke the school record for two rounds.

She was selected as Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.

"Yeah, I was in 'the zone' and I was playing well," Hirsch, a sophomore, said of the course-record-tying 66. "I hit good shots and just never let up, I guess."

An all-around athlete, Hirsch ran track, cross country and played soccer in high school. She will welcome her sister, Meridith, a Mission San Jose senior, to the Cal Poly golf program next fall.

The Hirsch sisters have helped Mission San Jose golf reach new heights, including winning a Northern California girls team championship in 2011.

"We're pretty close," Madison said of her sister. "Personality-wise, I would say we're pretty different, but that's why we get along. She's more laid-back and relaxed, and I'm more of a perfectionist, I guess you could say."


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Madison also enjoys playing for hardworking Cal Poly coach Scott Cartwright. She gives the school and her teammates high marks too.

"I love it a lot," Madison said. "The team has been really positive this year. We have six seniors, and so everyone kind of wants to end on a good note and wants to go out with a bang."

Madison said having good competition in the North Coast Section helped her prepare for college golf, pushing her to work harder. The college competition is now suffering the consequences.

PETERS SNAGS TWO: Former De La Salle and Laney College standout Connor Peters, a tight end, had two receptions for 30 yards in Boise State's heartbreaking 41-40 loss at Fresno State on Sept. 20. Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick of San Ramon Valley passed for 313 yards. Peters' roommate and former De La Salle teammate Blake Renaud, a linebacker, has stepped into a bigger role this season. He has 16 total tackles over four games.

RUNNING MAN: UC Santa Barbara sophomore Anthony Ortolan, a College Park graduate, was named Big West Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week after leading the Gauchos men's team to the title of Riverside Invitational on Sept. 14. Ortolan ran the 8-kilometer course in 24 minutes, 24.8 seconds to finish fourth overall but first among Big West runners.

"Anthony has broken through and has become one of the best in the Big West in two short years," UC Santa Barbara coach Pete Dolan said in a release.

JC FOOTBALL REPORT: A trio of East Bay junior college football teams are lumped together in the NorCal rankings. Laney (1-2) is ranked No. 12. Contra Costa (2-1), off to a strong start with wins over Foothill and Gavilan, is No. 13. Chabot (1-2) is No. 14. The Gladiators will host No. 20 Diablo Valley (0-3) at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Contra Costa has a big game at No. 17 Hartnell (2-1) at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Comets linebacker Takkarist McKinley is ranked No. 2 in the state with five sacks. Golden Gate Conference contenders Laney and Chabot, along with DVC, the 2012 Mid-Empire runner-up, are playing very tough nonconference schedules.

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