PREP ROUNDUP: Marysville softball rolling along
Lindhurst softball, baseball walk off
Marysville High's softball team continues to breeze through the Golden Empire League.
Ashten Welch struck out 14 and allowed just three hits and Brina Buttacavoli went 3 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs to power the Indians to a 5-1 victory over West Campus at Abby Field in Marysville on Wednesday.
Tressa Arostegui and Jocelynn Talosig both went 2 for 4 and scored twice, and Holly Huber and Marissa Clavelle added a single each for the Indians, who improved to 12-1 overall and 7-0 in the GEL in the victory.
The A-D's top-ranked team, Marysville also entered the day ranked No. 17 in the latest Sacramento Bee power rankings.
Lindhurst 9, Dixon 8
Lindhurst coach Bill Biggs called it one of the best games in the history of the Lindhurst High softball program.
Trailing 8-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Blazers scored five runs to pull off the comeback and pick up a huge GEL victory in Olivehurst.
Lindhurst's Kristan Montgomery was 3 for 4 with two doubles and she struck out 11 from the circle.
Deja Hawkins was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and Magdalena Gonzalez was 3 for 4 with two RBIs to lead the Blazers (11-6-1, 5-2).
Teja Butler was 2 for 2 with three runs and Shawna Hulsey was 2 for 4. Overall, the Blazers amassed 13 hits.
Lindhurst 6, Marysville 5
The Blazers edged their GEL rival in Olivehurst, walking off in the bottom of the seventh.
Timmy Zucco and Chris Sisco both scored on wild pitches in the inning to overcome a 5-4 deficit and earn the victory.
Zucco pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts and three earned runs allowed to take the win.
Andrew Sutton was 2 for 4 with a two-RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Riley Carns scored two runs for the Blazers (4-5, 3-5).
No stats were provided by Marysville.
R.V. improves to 12-0
The River Valley golf team upped its record to a perfect 12-0 in TCC play by scoring a 222 to beat Natomas at Teal Bend Golf Club in Sacramento.
Leading the way for the Falcons was sophomore Steven Spatafore, who shot a 38. Lucas Vaughn shot a 41, James McBride carded a 46, Kyle Gash fired a 48 and Morgan Riney shot a 49 to round out the scores for the Falcons (12-4).
Yuba City 223, Pioneer 234
Connor Estrada shot a 38 and Gus Wiezorek fired a 39 to lead the Honkers to a TCC victory over the Patriots at Peach Tree Golf & Country Club.
Riley Horan carded 42, Thomas Bishop turned in a 51 and Taylor Barrow shot a 53 to round out the scores for the Honkers (8-9, 8-5).
TRACK & FIELD
Falcons run past Natomas
River Valley's varsity boys team cruised to an 86-34 victory over Natomas in a TCC meet at home.
Freshman Bruce Anderson III was a triple-winner by finishing first in the 100 (11.3 seconds) and 200 (23.3) while running a leg on the winning 1600-meter relay team (3 minutes, 42.6 seconds).
Wade DeBartolo won the shot put (41 feet, 6 inches) and discus (130-6) and Swarnjit Boyal was first in the 800 (2:05.4), second in the high jump (5-6) and joined Anderson on the winning 1600 relay team.
Sophomore Inderpreet Singh won the 3200 (11:09.2) and was second in the 1600 (5:09.2), freshman Devin Cates won the triple jump (37-5) and was second in the long jump (18-0) and freshman Jerome Santiago placed second in the 400 (53.4) while in a virtual tie for first place.
River Valley's girls varsity team also won 66-9.
Sophomore Harkiren Everest led the way by winning the 1600 (5:49.8) and triple jump (27-4.5) and taking second in the 800 (2:34.5). She also joined Leanne Jarvis, Mackenzie Arnold and Emily Uttecht on the winning 1600 relay team (4:44.3).
Arnold also won the 100 (12.7) and 200 (28.0), Jarvis set a school record while winning the 800 (2:23.4), Imani Bierly won the shot put (32-5) and discus (85-10) and Maribel Gonzalez placed first in the 3200 (16:35.2).
The Falcons' frosh-soph boys team won 74-29.
David Hoskins took first in the shot put (32-5) and discuss (110-2) and was second in the 110 hurdles (20.0), Amrit Boyal won the 800 (2:14.5) and 1600 (4:59.6) and C.J. Cooper won the long jump (17-5) and triple jump (34-8) and was second in the high jump (5-2) and 200 (25.0).
Shagun Bali won the 110 hurdles (20.2) and the 100 (13.6) and joined Allie Honig, Ashley Sidhu and Harleen Uppal on the winning 400 relay team (58.2) to lead River Valley's frosh-soph girls team to a 62-1 victory.
Sidhu won the long jump (13-2) and high jump (4-6), Honig took first in the 200 (30.4) and was second in the 100 (15.4), Caleigh Calvo won the 800 (2:59.0) and 1600 (6:23.1) and Bali took second in the long jump (12-0).
Ynez Titus was second in the 800 (3:01.8) and 1600 (6:24.3) and joined Calvo, Holland Billis and Simran Chahal on the winning 1600 relay team (5:36.1).
Honkers take down Patriots
Yuba City's track squad defeated Pioneer in both the boys and girls varsity division at a TCC meet in Woodland.
Leading the varsity boys was junior Louis Mowers who placed first in three different events.
Mowers won the 110-meter hurdles in 16.08 seconds. He also won the 300 hurdles (46.28) and took first in the triple jump (40 feet, 3 inches).
Jose Guzman also won three events, including the 1600-meter run (4:42), 800 (2:05) and 3200 (10:50).
Greg Pugh placed first in both the 100 (11.13) and 200 (23.16). Senior Davis Harper also took first in two events, with top marks in the shot put (48-6) and discus (109-0).
The Honkers' 1600-meter relay in 3 minutes, 34 seconds.
Jo an Fernandez placed second in both the 1600 (4:44) and 800 (2:08). Nathan Gilming took second in three events with strong showings in the 400 (56.2), long jump (19-7) and high jump (5-4).
Spencer Malugani placed second in the 200 (23.8) and the triple jump (37-1). Thrower Tim Mayhew placed second in two events as well with a heave of 39-10 in the shot put and 105-2 in the discus.
The Yuba City girls edged Pioneer 66-65 led by distance runners Kate Aldridge and Holly McAlister.
Aldridge and McAlister tied for first in both the 1600 (6:29) and 3200 (15:42). Aldridge placed first in the 800 (2:49) with McAlister right behind her in second (2:50).
Cindy Haymore took first in both the 100 hurdles (19.47) and 300 hurdles (57.05) while finishing third in the 100 (14.1). Kelsey Mincer won the 400 (1:10.15) and took third in the 200 (31.6).
Mercedes Cummings won the discus (61-0), while placing second in the shot put (22-6).
The Honkers' 400-meter relay team took first (57.46).
Raeann Magill excelled in the field events with second place finishes in the discus (57-0), long jump (12-8) and high jump (4-0), tying teammate Tiffany Friend.
Yuba City's frosh-soph boys lost 63-54.
Austin Haymore won three events including the 400 (1:00.2), 100 (12.44) and 200 (26.8).
Brandon Bailey won the 800 (2:34). Colin Ferguson won both the shot put (38-3) and discus (96-6). The Honkers' 1600-meter relay team also won (4:36).
West Campus 5, Marysville 4
The Indians fell to the Warriors for the second time during GEL play, once again by the narrowest of margins.
Winning girls singles matches for Marysville was Annie Lin (6-4, 6-2) and Debbie Lor (6-0, 6-3). In girls doubles, the Indians received a pair of wins from the teams of Courtney Ngai and Michelle Ngai (6-1, 6-0) and Sara Eckardt and Myers Lor (7-6, 6-2).
Marysville slipped to 6-2 in the GEL with the loss, while West Campus improved to 8-0 with the win.
Lindhurst 6, Dixon 3
Aaron Lee (6-3, 6-1) and Mai K. Xiong (6-3, 6-2) both won boys and girls singles matches, respectively, to lead the Blazers to a GEL victory over the Rams at home.
Wilson Lee and Po Her teamed up for a 6-1, 6-3 win in boys doubles, while Judy Yang and Jenny Vang (6-3, 7-5) and Mai M. Kong and Shoua Yang (6-2, 7-6) joined forces to win in girls doubles.
Andrew Guanzon and Jennifer Petruscu won in mixed doubles for the Blazers, who improved to 6-3 in the GEL with the win.
Yuba City 14, River Valley 3
The Honkers routed the Falcons in a TCC matchup at River Valley.
Jordan Coxe led the offensive assault for the Honkers (15-3, 5-0) with a 2-for-4 day, three RBIs and a double.
Ally Reece was 2 for 3 with two runs and Nicole Piper was 2 for 4 with three runs and a triple.
Brittney Pope had a two-RBI triple and Megan Lockhart doubled.
Lockhart was the winning pitcher and struck out six batters.
Marysville 26, West Campus 1
Brandi Gilliam was 3 for 4 with four RBIs to lead the Indians over the Warriors at home.
Kristina Hayes was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and Haley Williamson was 2 for 3 with a double for Marysville (9-1, 7-0).
Mikayla Anderson and Macy Bartolome combined for a one-hitter.