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PREP ROUNDUP: Marysville tennis topples rival Lindhurst
Marysville softball competes at tourney
The Marysville High tennis team needed to bounce back on Friday.
Thursday's narrow 5-4 loss to first-place West Campus wasn't disheartening — it provided the Indians motivation.
Marysville defeated Golden Empire League rival Lindhurst 6-3 at home to stay within striking distance of West Campus in the league standings.
The Indians have made the playoffs in 10 of the last 11 seasons.
With less than 24 hours to recover from Thursday's loss, Marysville coach Luis Barrañon felt his team responded well on Friday.
"They knew in order to compete with West Campus we had to win this match," Barrañon said. "I know we're capable of beating (West Campus). They're a good team but so are we. We're going to make some adjustments."
Annie Lin and Debbie Lor continued to cruise in the girls singles circuit.
Both players won in straight sets as No. 1 Lin won 6-1, 6-4 and Lor came away with a 6-1, 6-2 victory.
The sister tandem of Courtney and Michelle Ngai won 6-2, 6-0 and Sara Eckardt teamed with Bayshta Aguila for a 6-3, 7-6 win.
Marysville swept the girls matches against West Campus on Thursday as well.
In boys doubles, Daniel Sorenson partnered with Keith Staples for a 6-4, 6-3 win. Troy Carpenter and Myers Lor were victorious in mixed doubles for the Indians (6-3, 6-1).
In boys singles, Lindhurst's Wilson Lee (6-1, 6-1) and Aaron Lee (6-4, 4-6, 7-5) both won. Vong Yang and Kou Yang won their girls doubles match for the Blazers.
Marysville 6, Antelope 2
Tressa Arostegui went 3 for 4 with a pair of triples and two runs scored as the Indians opened the Stephanie LeDoux Tournament strong with a victory over Antelope at Maidu Park in Roseville.
Jocelynn Talosig was 2 for 4 with a double, Kennedy Baker drove in a pair of runs, Maddy Harvell singled and Marissa Clavelle and Holly Huber scored a run each in the win for Marysville.
Ashten Welch struck out seven, walked none and allowed two hits in a complete-game effort to record the win from the circle.
Woodcreek 3, Marysville 0
After beating Antelope in the opener, the Indians dropped their first game of the season with a loss to powerhouse Woodcreek, the No. 7-ranked team in California and the Sac-Joaquin Section's top-ranked team for all divisions.
"We were right there with them," said Marysville coach Maurice Clavelle. "I'm proud with how the girls played."
Arostegui finished 2 for 3 with a double, Morgan Welch went 1 for 3 with a double and Brina Buttacavoli singled for Marysville (9-1), which collected four hits in the game while leaving six runners stranded on base.
Ashten Welch allowed eight hits and struck out two to suffer the loss. Marysville will continue tournament action today with a pair of games starting at 9 a.m.
Pioneer 7, River Valley 6
Jacky Tanner was 2 for 4 with a double and scored twice, but Pioneer scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to hand the Falcons a loss in their Tri-County Conference opener in Woodland.
Hailey Shelton belted a two-run homer in the top of the seventh to tie things up for River Valley before the Patriots answered back with a sacrifice fly to win it in walk-off fashion.
Samantha Neher and Ashlie Millington both singled and Mikayla Brown allowed six hits and struck out seven over seven innings in the loss for R.V. (7-4, 0-1).
Colusa 8, Live Oak 1
Ashleigh Biggs went 3 for 4 with two doubles, and an RBI and two runs scored to lead the RedHawks over the Lions in a Sacramento Valley League contest in Colusa.
Emily Correia finished 2 for 3 with an RBI, Mattie Myers was 2 for 2 and drove in a run and Sophia Garcia struck out 11 to notch the win for Colusa (8-3, 3-0).
Chelsey Souza went 4 for 4 with a double and Paulina Heredia and Taylor Benzel both singled in the loss for the Lions (3-7-1, 2-2).
River Valley 9, Woodland 8
In a continuation of Thursday's game, which was washed out by rain, the Falcons held on for a narrow TCC victory over the Wolves at Clark Field in Woodland.
Jake Phillips was 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs and Austin Spencer was 3 for 3 with two RBIs.
T.J. Dove and Cameron Boomgaarden both doubled for the Falcons.
Woodland 5, River Valley 1
The Falcons clinched the series win, but dropped the final game of the three-game set to the Wolves for their first setback of the season.
R.V. (7-1, 2-1) could only amass five hits against Woodland. Boomgaarden was 2 for 3.
The Falcons will play in the River City Tournament in West Sacramento next week.
Hamilton 5, East Nicolaus 2
Mikey Zimmerman and Aaron Cater had the Spartans' lone hits as East Nicolaus came up short against the Braves in their opening game of the Bobby Hill Memorial Tournament in Biggs.
Gridley 3, East Nicolaus 1
Mat Scott hit a two-run homer in the second inning to help lead the Bulldogs past the Spartans at the Bobby Hill Memorial.
Tommy Sleva went 3 for 3 with an RBI and struck out six over six innings from the mound to lead the way for East Nicolaus (2-4).
Huskies take BVL match
The Huskies topped the rest of the Butte View League at Table Mountain Golf Course in Oroville on Thursday.
Sutter joined Wheatland, Orland and host Gridley for a four-team league match, which was split into two separate nine-hole competitions.
As a team, the Huskies shot a 237 and a 232 to take both of the matches.
Sutter was led by Matt Pederson, who carded an 88. Mack Rickertson shot a 92 and Jonah Sorensen tallied a 95.
Gridley sophomore Emery Haddy led all players with a low score of 87.
TRACK & FIELD
Honkers compete at Chico
Yuba City's track team had some impressive performances in Chico in a make-up meet against the Panthers on Thursday.
Louis Mowers led the way for the Honker boys by taking first in the 300-meter hurdles (42.2 seconds) and second in the triple jump (38 feet, 1 inch) and 110-meter hurdles (17.4).
Nathan Gilming earned a first-place finish in the long jump (19 feet, 3 inches) and placed third in the 100 (11.8), Spencer Malugani won the 200 (24.9) and Davis Harper took first in the shot put (45-10).
Osvaldo Zamudio took second in the shot put (42-6), Tim Hessler placed second in the 400 (1 minute, 3.8 seconds), Greg Pugh took second in the 100 (11.7) and Jaghvir Dhoot was third in the triple jump (27-7).
Jose Guzman placed third in the 1600 (4:53), Jo an Fernandez took fourth and both ran the 800 in a time of 2:10.
The Honkers' girls team was led by Cindy Haymore, who took second in both the 100 (13.7) and 200 (30.7). Haymore also teamed with Michelle Snyder, Crystal Hofer and Mercedes Cummings to take second in the 400 relay (1:01.2).
Kelsey Mincer placed second in the 400 (1:12) and Holly McAlister competed in the 1600 (6:06) and 800 (2:52) for the Honkers.
In the frosh-soph boys division, Yuba City was led by Alex Inskeep, who won the long jump (17-10.5) and triple jump (34-11). Chandler Wilkerson placed first in the discus (105) and Sage Wallace won the shot put (43-10).
Five Falcons qualify for Stanford Invite
Five members of the River Valley track team have qualified for the prestigious Stanford Invitational, which will be April 6-7 at Stanford.
Sophomore Leanne Jarvis and junior Swarnjit Boyal qualified to run the 3000-meter run, freshman Mackenzie Arnold qualified for the long jump, senior Wade DeBartolo will compete in the discus and sophomore Imiani Bierly will compete in the shot put for the Falcons.
Woodland 2, River Valley 1
The Wolves took the TCC pitcher's duel in Woodland as River Valley's Dace Asher went 6 2/3 while striking out five batters.
Kyle Olson was 3 for 4 and Corey Cockerill drove in the lone run for the Falcons (6-1, 2-1).