Prep Roundup: Pirates tennis plunders Huskies
The Wheatland High boys tennis team upped its record to a perfect 6-0 on the season with a 6-2 victory over Sutter on Thursday.
The match was called early due to darkness.
Theo Lepeau (7-6, 6-1), Derek Zepp (6-2, 6-1), Josh Peterson (6-3, 6-1) and Anthony Lee (6-1, 6-7, 6-4) each won singles matches for the Pirates, who moved to 2-0 in the Butte View League with the wn.
Lepeau and Cameron Bushling picked up a 9-7 win in doubles for Wheatland, while the tandem of Steffan Wagman and Petersen won their match 8-2.
Sutter's Michael Mungia won his No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-3 and teammate Billy Thompson came away with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win as well.
TRACK AND FIELD
Pirates succeed, despite conditions
No amount of precipitation could hold back the Wheatland High track and field team on Friday.
Despite poor conditions at Chico State's University Stadium, the relay team of Derick Seward, Dalton McCoy, David Quezada, and LaCarlis Moore won gold in the sprint medley relay at the North State Relays.
Seward, McCoy, Quezada, and Chris Nicolas placed first in the 400-meter relay. Seward, McCoy, Moore, and Nicolas also won the 800-meter relay.
Nicolas took first place in the 110-meter hurdles and Trevor Crain took silver in the discus.
All six athletes received invites to participate in the Stanford Invitational next weekend.
Pierce 9, Esparto 7
In an unusual situation, Raul Cardenas picked up both the win and the save on the mound for the Bears in their home victory over the Spartans on Thursday.
Coach Roy Perkins said Cardenas took a no-hitter through the fifth inning, then was taken off the mound and moved to shortstop after giving up a hit with Pierce up 9-1. But after Esparto rallied to pull within two with two outs in the seventh, Perkins moved Cardenas back to the mound to finish the game.
Cardenas also went 4 for 4 with two RBIs. Kyle Shadinger also hit well for for the Bears (4-1), going 3 for 4 with two RBIs.
Sutter 3, Red Bluff 2
Sutter 15, Pleasant Valley 3
The Huskies improved to 9-0 on the year with a pair of wins at the Oroville Tournament on Thursday.
Hayden Heilman went 3 for 3 and Forest Smith went 2 for 2 in the win over Red Bluff.
Lucas Cryer was 3 for 3 with five RBIs and Brad Bonnenfant clubbed a two-run homer in the win over Pleasant Valley.
Lions' Herrera named MVP
Live Oak High midfielder Clarissa Herera was named the Sacramento Valley League- One Most Valuable Player in a recent meeting of the league's coaches.
Earning SVL first-team honors for the Lions were midfielders Berenice Aceves and Bibbi Alejo, sweeper Karina Gonzalez, defender Ivonne Velasquez and striker Alma Gutierrez.
Live Oak's Steve Anderson was named the SVL coach of the year.