Several local track and field athletes qualified for next week's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet after strong showings at the section's Division II-III meet at Bella Vista High in Fair Oaks.
The top seven placers in each event move on to the Masters meet at Elk Grove High on Thursday and Friday.
River Valley High was represented
The Marysville High softball team's bid for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championship fell short on Friday night.
The Indians dropped both games of a twinbill at the Arnaiz Softball Complex in Stockton and were eliminated from playoff contention.
Marysville fell 12-6 to Hughson and were eliminated by Linden in a 3-0 loss in t
Longtime Gridley High track and field coach Ed Roach will be honored by the CIF Northern Section for his contributions to the sport over the past 35 years.
Roach has been selected as the Northern Section's honored coach and will receive a plaque with an honorary presentation at the section's track and field championships on May 24 at Wes
The Marysville High track and field squad sent three girls on to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet after strong performances at the Division IV-V trials on Tuesday at Sierra High School in Manteca.
Topping the list was sophomore Hannah Stueve, who placed second in the pole vault with a mark of 9 feet, 5 inches. The vault set a new sch
River Valley High hosted the Tri-County Conference track and field championship meet on Thursday at Falcon Stadium as members from both the RV and Yuba City squads posted strong numbers.
The top four in each event advanced to Wednesday's Sac-Joaquin Division II-III meet at Bella Vista High in Fair Oaks.
River Valley's varsity gir
It's never too late to come out for track and field, just ask Marysville High's Thomas Mehler and Lindhurst's Malik Payton.
A two-time A-D All-Area selection in soccer, Mehler had never participated in track before this season, but after some heavy persuasion by Indians coach Marcy Tarr, he decided to give it a try during his senior year
The Faith Christian High baseball team was in do-or-die mode on Wednesday afternoon.
After finishing Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League play tied with Buckingham Charter for third place, the two teams were forced to play a tiebreaker game at the Dan McAuliffe Ballpark in Sacramento.
The winner would earn the SMAL's No. 3 pla
The Lindhurst and Marysville High girls soccer teams were both looking for their first Golden Empire League win of the season on Wednesday in the regular season finale for both teams.
For the second time this season, the two programs had to settle for a draw.
After tying 1-1 on April 12, the Blazers and Indians played to a 2-2 st
The River Valley High girls soccer team ended their regular season with a 2-0 win over Yuba City at Falcon Stadium on Monday.
The Falcons (12-5-2 overall, 6-2-2 in the Tri-County Conference) will await Saturday's section meeting for playoff scheduling.
Karinna Recendez and Morgan McIntyre each scored a goal and Ellie Tamez record
The Wheatland High softball team finished 4-1 at the two-day Lassen Tournament in Susanville on Friday and Saturday.
The Pirates concluded tournament play on Saturday with a 10-3 victory over Enterprise.
Mikayla McLanahan, Tah-Nee Rios and Kirstin Johnson each went 2 for 4, with McLanahan adding in a home run. Tara McIntyre and H
The Marysville High softball team clinched its third consecutive Golden Empire League title with a 6-0 victory over West Campus at Abby Field in Marysville on Thursday.
Tressa Arostegui and Morgan Welch combined to strike out 12 batters for the Indians, who improved to 23-1 overall and 12-0 in league.
Arostegui helped her own cau
Keith Staples began the opening day of the Golden Empire League singles tennis championships as the No. 3 seed, but he finished it playing like a No. 1
The Marysville High senior topped rival Kou Yang of Lindhurst 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday, before beating the No. 2 seed Matthew Bombard of Capital Christian 7-6, 2-6, 6-2 in the semifinals in M
The Lindhurst High softball team made quick work of Capital Christian on Thursday as the Blazers routed the Cougars 12-0 for a Golden Empire League victory in Sacramento.
Lindhurst now sits at 6-3 in GEL play and 10-11 overall.
Asailah Brown went 3 for 4, Shawna Hulsey finished 3 for 5 and Cassia Ruiz had a 3-for-4 outing with a
The Marysville High track and field team turned in another solid performance at the second Golden Empire League meet of the season at Dixon High on Thursday.
Leading the way for the Indians' boys team was senior Thomas Mehler, who placed first in the long jump with a mark of 22 feet, 7 inches in just his second time competing in the even
The situation was a little odd on Tuesday afternoon for Colusa High baseball coach Eric Lay.
After spending 11 seasons at the helm of Maxwell's program, Lay did something he had never done before — sit in the visitors' dugout.
Lay's RedHawks defeated the Panthers 8-1 in a Mid-Valley League contest as senior lefty Ross Cerva
After being washed out on Thursday, the Sutter High baseball team was able to play some baseball on Friday at the Hilmar Tournament.
The Huskies topped Los Banos 5-2 behind senior right-hander Lucas Cryer, who tossed a complete game to pick up the victory.
Hayden Heilman went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, while Trenton McDa
Following Tuesday's game, Pioneer High baseball coach Kevin Galart said the Patriots wanted to return the favor to River Valley this season after the Falcons took two out of three from them in 2012 — mission accomplished.
River Valley senior southpaw Jacob Clayton allowed just one hit and struck out four over 52⁄3 solid innin
The Yuba City High boys golf team improved to 4-1 in the Tri-County Conference after topping Natomas at Teal Bend Golf Course on Monday.
The Honkers (6-3) shot 226 as a team and were led by Riley Horan's 37.
Connor Estrada recorded a 43, Thomas Bishop turned in a 45 and Anthony Vasquez carded a 48. Kyle Albers rounded out the sco
Matt Steidlmayer continued to swing a hot bat by going 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs, and the Colusa High baseball team captured the Bobby Hill Memorial Tournament title with a 14-6 victory over Quincy on Saturday in Biggs.
Lucas Corriea went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, Connor Herrick finished 2 for 5 wit
The Yuba City High softball team suffered its first Tri-County Conference loss of the season following a 7-1 loss to Pioneer at home on Thursday afternoon
Jostyn Bebout led the Honkers at the plate by going 2 for 2 with a double, while Hannah Heitman, Chelsea Braun and Ally Reece added a single each for Yuba City.
The Honkers sli
Several local track and field programs took part in the John Orognen Invitational on Friday afternoon at Yuba College.
Marysville High sophomore Kyla Thornburg dominated the jumping events for the Indians, taking first place in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 2 inches. She also won the triple jump at 31-5.
The Wheatland High softball team took the reins of the Mid-Valley on Monday.
Randi May tossed a complete-game, one-hitter and drove in the go-ahead run to help lead the Pirates past Marysville 5-2 in a nonleague game in Wheatland.
Tara McIntyre finished 2 for 3 with a two-run homer and scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inni
Louis Mowers was just a sophomore in 2011 at Yuba City High when he was admiring then-senior Bernell Barmore.
Barmore, a star on the track and football field during his time with the Honkers, competed in the CIF State Meet his senior season and was one of the Sac-Joaquin Section's top competitors in hurdles and jumps.
Shawna Husley did damage from the circle and the plate as the Lindhurst High softball team topped Dixon 6-3 in a Golden Empire League game in Olivehurst on Thursday.
Hulsey allowed one earned run and pitched all seven innings. She also finished 2 for 3 from the plate and scored a run.
Asailah Brown went 2 for 4 with a run scored