LOCAL ROUNDUP: Season ends for Yuba softball
The College of the Siskiyous softball team was just too much to handle for Yuba College.
Siskiyous followed Saturday's 8-0 victory with a 9-0 win in game two on Sunday to take the best-of-three NorCal Regional series from the 49ers in Weed.
After picking up just one hit on Saturday, No. 16 Yuba only amassed three hits against the top-seeded Eagles on Sunday.
Dana Denton, McKenzie Kraus and Rachel Quinn all had hits for the 49ers, who ended their season with a 24-15 record.
"(Siskiyous) really hit the ball well," said Yuba coach Stephanie Reynolds. "We put together some tough at-bats."
Despite the first-round playoff exit, it was a big year for Yuba as the Niners turned things around from a 7-27 campaign in 2011.
Reynolds is only losing two starters from this season's squad with plenty of talent coming in.
"They played with heart every game," Reynolds said. "They wanted to win this year and they accomplished that. For the freshmen, it's a year to build on."
TRACK & FIELD
R.V., Y.C. compete in Grass Valley
The River Valley and Yuba City High track programs participated in the Kays-Ostrom Nevada Union Invitational on Friday in Grass Valley.
Around 30 schools were at the meet as the Falcons and Honkers prepare for the Tri-County Conference championship meet, scheduled for this Friday at Inderkum.
At the N.U. Invite, River Valley sophomore Leanne Jarvis set a new personal and school record in the 1600-meter run, besting the field in a time of 5 minutes, 15.73 seconds.
Fellow sophomore Harkiren Everest placed 10th, setting a new personal-best (5:40.39).
Also in varsity girls competition, freshman Lauren Kroeger took fifth in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches. She won the second heat of the 800 (2:35.77), a personal record.
Junior Swarnjit Boyal placed in two events, including a second-place finish in the 3200 (9:57.73). Boyal placed fourth in the 1600 (4:38.15).
Joining Boyal in the 3200 were sophomore Inderpreet Singh, who placed 15th (10:48.30) and junior Shahrukh Anwer (10:51.48), who took 17th.
Junior Deshawn Chaney took second in the high jump (5-10) and seventh in the long jump (19-3). Also in the field events, sophomore Imani Bierly tossed the shot put 35 feet, 2 inches, for fourth place and took 10th in the discus (85-11).
Freshman Devin Cates took 10th in the triple jump (38-4) and fellow freshman T.J. Morrow placed 16th in the 200 (24.44).
Representing Yuba City was junior Louis Mowers, who took second in the 300 hurdles (41.88), fifth in the 110 hurdles (16.14) and eighth in the triple jump (39-6).
Senior Davis Harper took second in the shot put (48-9). Fellow thrower Tyler Mayhew, a sophomore, took seventh in the discus (123-2) and ninth in the shot (43-3).
The Honkers' 400-meter relay team of Ralphie Lara, Greg Pugh, Tyler Mosley and Nathan Gilming took seventh, clocking in at 45.37 seconds.
Pugh placed eighth in the 100 (11.54) and sixth in the 200 (23.79). Alex Inskeep took sixth in the 100 (11.52). Spencer Malugani took 11th in the 200 (24.34).
Gilming placed eighth in the long jump (19-3) and 10th in the high jump (5-4).
For Yuba City's varsity girls, senior Cindy Haymore placed ninth in both the 300 hurdles (53.71) and 100 hurdles (18.81).
Sophomore Kate Aldridge ran a personal-best in the 1600 (5:44.05) to place 12th and took ninth in the 3200 (12:58).
Holly McAlister placed 10th in the 3200 (13:17) and Destiny Fleenor rounded out the scoring with an 11th-place showing in the shot put (30-5).