PREP ROUNDUP: Marysville downed by Woodcreek
The Marysville High softball team closed its regular season with a 4-0 loss to Woodcreek in a postseason tune-up game at home on Thursday.
The Indians (23-4) managed four hits off one of the top teams in the region. Tressa Arostegui went 2 for 3, Marissa Clavelle went 1 for 2 and Ashten Welch picked up the fourth hit.
Welch pitched all seven innings and allowed two earned runs.
Marysville will begin its Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff run against Hilmar (11-7-1) on Wednesday in Stockton.
TRACK & FIELD
Two Indian girls crowned GEL champs
Marysville's track team saw two girls crowned league champions after strong showings at the Golden Empire League Championship Meet at Yuba College on Tuesday.
Freshman Kyla Thornburg was a double-winner with a first-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 4 inches and a winning performance in the triple jump with a mark of 33-3.
Thornburg also placed third in the 200 with a personal best of 28.8 seconds, and was joined by teammates Matty Townsend, Holly Tarr and Stephanie Anderson on the 400-meter relay team, which placed third with a time of 54.04.
Another freshman, Allyssa Thayer, placed first in the pole vault with a personal best mark of 7 feet.
Anderson also had two second-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (18.66) and 300 hurdles (56.06), and finished third in the 100 (13.89).
Marysville finished third in team standings and took second place overall in the season standings. Each girl will advance to the Sac-Joaquin Division IV meet, which will be held at Modesto Junior College on Tuesday and Thursday.
The Indians' varsity boys team placed third in the team standings and third in the overall season standings and qualified five athletes for the division meet.
Zach Buckner placed second in the 200 with a personal best time of 23.48 and was second in the high jump with a height of 5-6. Buckner also placed third in the 100 with a time of 11.81 and joined Brandon Graves, Ricky Campos and Cole Hannum for a second-place finish in the 400 relay (46.34).
Hannum placed second in the long jump (19-10) and high jump (5-6), Graves was second in the shot put (43-0.75), sophomore Michael Lawson took second in the pole vault (9-6) and fellow sophomore Campos placed third in the triple jump (36-6).
Marysville's frosh-soph boys team were crowned GEL champions thanks to strong performances from Neil Lingenfelter and Joey Rehermann.
Lingenfelter took home three first-place finishes after winning the 200 (25.14), 400 (57.8) and triple jump (36-8.5). He also teamed up with Gee Gonzalez, Juan Briseno and Reherman on the on the winning 400 relay team (49.33).
Rehermann also placed first in the 110 hurdles (17.75) and 300 hurdles (51.31) and was second in the 100 (12.99), while Gonzalez was third in the 110 hurdles (20.3) and the 300 hurdles (57.11).
L.O.'s Lopez brothers, Clark shine at SVL meet
Live Oak sophomore Andrew Lopez placed first in both the 1600 (4 minutes, 45.9 seconds) and 3200 (10.35.61) and junior brother Edward Lopez won the 800 (2:11.77) to lead the Lions at the Sacramento Valley League Meet at Yuba College on Wednesday.
Also turning in a strong performance was senior Amyah Clark, who dominated the girls sprints by taking first in both the 100 (13.96) and 200 (28.44). Clark also teamed up with Mara Johnson, Mariah Moody and Jessica Ontiveros on the winning 400 relay team (54.71).
Moody also won the high jump (4-6) and Natali Diaz placed second in the 800 (2:42.46).
Each qualified for the Northern Section Division III meet, which will be held at Mount Shasta next Friday.