PREP ROUNDUP: Cannon, Iskikian receive honor
River Valley High's Gregory Cannon and Faith Christian's Spencer Iskikian were two of 50 winners in the Sac-Joaquin Section to receive the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school.
The section on announced the winners on Wednesday.
Cannon and Iskikian will each receive $600 to go to toward their college education.
Iskikian has been a solid baseball and basketball player, but really shined on the soccer field, where he set the school record with goals scored (105) and was named all-Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League each year.
He's also a three-year member of the school student council and was named to the United State Achievement Academy in both English and leadership and service. He's worked on mission trips in Mexico for the last three years. He was also a part of the Fremont-Rideout Foundation Teen Leadership Council and the Future Business Leaders of America. Iskikian carries a 4.15 GPA, which ranks him No. 2 in his class.
Cannon played baseball, basketball and football every year in high school — 12 seasons — and was solid in each.
He also never let up in the classroom with a 3.83 GPA.
He's a four-year member of CSF and a two-year member of the NHS Club. He's a member of his church's parish council, which helps feed the homeless and clothe the poor. He's a member of Life Teen and he's worked at the Creative Light Theater. He also works early mornings loading and unloading trailers at the Crystal Milk Warehouse.
Lindhurst 8, Mesa Verde 3
Hailee Gilbert went 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs and Keianna Hostetler and Teja Butler each finished 2 for 4 with an RBI to lead the Blazers to a Golden Empire League win over the Mavericks in Citrus Heights.
Kristan Montgomery struck out five in a complete-game effort for Lindhurst (8-4-1, 4-1), which collected 12 hits on the day.
Lindhurst 9, Mesa Verde 0
Wilson Lee and Aaron Lee each won their boys singles matches, 6-1, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-3, respectively, and the Blazers swept Mesa Verde on the road.
Kang Her won a tiebreaker after a 6-4, 3-6 start in girls singles and Mai Xiong swept her opponent 6-0, 6-0.
Vong Yang and Kon Yang rolled 6-0, 6-1 and Chris Yang and Andrew Guanzon won 6-0, 6-2 in boys doubles. Jenny Vang and Judy Yang teamed up to win 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 and Shona Yang and Marisa Vang cruised 6-0, 6-1 in girls doubles.
In mixed doubles, Po Her and Mai Mee Kong won 6-1, 6-0.
Pioneer 5, River Valley 4
Darian Orozco (6-4, 4-6, 10-3), Ricky Dhaaliwal (7-5, 7-5) and Chris Oliver (6-2, 6-7, 10-8) all won their singles matches, but the Falcons came up short in a Tri-County Conference rival match at home against the Patriots.
Josh Fujii and Elijah Wy teamed up to win 6-3, 6-4 in doubles for River Valley (5-6 overall, 4-2 in the TCC).
TRACK & FIELD
Yuba City sweeps Natomas
The Yuba City track and field team had an impressive showing in Sacramento by winning the varsity boys and girls meets against Tri-County Conference foe Natomas.
In the varsity boys meet, the Honkers were led by Louis Mowers, who placed first in the 110-meter high hurdles (16.81 seconds), 300 hurdles (35.41), triple jump (38 feet, 9 inches) and long jump (18-11).
Jo an Fernandez took first in the 800 (2 minutes, 16 seconds) and 3200 (11:01) and was second in the 1600 (5:01), while Jose Guzman placed first in the 1600 (5:00) and was second in the 800 (2:18) and 3200 (11:49).
Davis Harper took first in the shot put (47-10) and discus (104), Nathan Gilming took second in the long jump (18-8), Alex Inskeep placed second in the triple jump (35-7.5), Sage Wallace placed second in the discus (100-3) and Osvaldo Zamudio was second in the shot put (39-1).
The 1600 relay team of Abraham Barajas, Ralphie Lara, Greg Pugh and Tyler Mosley took second (3:46), as did the 400 relay team of Lara, Pugh, Mosley and Gilming (45.47).
Pugh took second in the 200 (23.68), Mosley took third in the 200 (28.84) and Raghvir Dhoot placed third in the 110 high hurdles (19.98) to round out the scores for the Honker boys.
In the varsity girls meet, Yuba City was led by Cindy Haymore, who placed first in the 100 hurdles (19.65) and 300 hurdles (1:01.56), while taking second in the 100 (14.18).
Raeann Magill won the 800 (2:53) and long jump (14-9), Kelsey Mincer won the 400 (1:12.2), Holly McAlister and Kate Aldridge tied for first in the 3200 (15:08), and McAlister, Aldridge and Anyah Sims tied for first in the 1600 (6:39).
Sims also took second in the 800 (2:58), McAlister was third in the 800 (2:58), while the 1600 relay team of Mincer, Aldridge, Magill and Harpreet Kaur teamed up to take first as well (5:12.9).
Gurprit Singh won the 800 (2:43) and 1600 (6:08), Tyler Mayhew won the discus (106-9), Colin Ferguson placed first in the shot put (41-3) and Shan Sarabia took first in the 3200 (13:43) to lead the way for Yuba City in the frosh-soph boys meet.
Lindhurst 9, Mesa Verde 8
Sarah May went 3 for 4 with a triple and struck out five over seven innings of work from the circle to help lead the Blazers to a GEL win on the road.
Alex Biggs also went 3 for 4 for Lindhurst, which improved to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the GEL.