PREP ROUNDUP: River Valley volleyball clinches share of TCC title
Yuba City, Wheatland also win
The River Valley High volleyball team will hoist another banner at Falcon Gymnasium.
For the second consecutive season, the Falcons clinched a piece of the Tri-County Conference championship after defeating Woodland 3-0 on senior night.
River Valley (20-2, 8-1) can clinch its first outright title with a win at Yuba City on Thursday. The Falcons shared the TCC championship with Inderkum last season.
RV topped the Wolves 25-19, 25-13, 25-17 on Tuesday as senior McKenzie Skyberg tallied eight aces and nine assists. Fellow senior Amrita Dale totaled a team-high 13 assists.
Sophomore Courtney Massengale picked up seven kills and a block, while sister Taylor Massengale amassed six kills, three blocks and six digs. Libero Sierra Pedley had eight digs.
RV's JV team (13-3, 7-2) defeated Woodland 25-18, 25-22.
Mariah Hall totaled four kills and four digs. Hailey Loehrer added two aces and two digs.
Alexa Ornelas dropped in three kills and Lauren Kroeger picked up six digs.
Yuba City 3, Natomas 0
In Sacramento — Brittany Walker recorded 25 assists and four aces, Maddie Collins finished with seven kills, two digs and a pair of aces and the Honkers improved to 7-2 in TCC play with a win over the Nighthawks on the road.
Jordan Coxe had six kills and three blocks and Nataly Solis added four digs and two aces for the Honkers (13-13), who conclude the regular season at home against cross-town rival River Valley on Thursday. A win will give them a share of the TCC title with the Falcons.
Yuba City also won the JV match 25-6, 25-4 to clinch the TCC crown.
Sarah Owens had six aces and four kills, Laura Solorio tallied 12 assists, Nicole Piper added three kills and Rocio Medina recorded three aces for the Honkers (14-2, 9-0).
Wheatland 3, Orland 0
In Wheatland — Jamie Adams tallied five kills and 15 assists, Cassidi Adams and Kassidy Heuvelhorst finished with five kills each and the Pirates made quick work of the Trojans in a Butte View League victory at home.
Mikayla McLanahan had five digs for Wheatland, which improved to 14-3 overall and 5-1 in BVL play with the victory.
Wheatland's JV team lost 25-17, 25-23.
Capital Christian 3, Marysville 2
In Marysville — The Indians came up short 25-27, 25-18, 25-19, 19-25, 15-11 against Golden Empire League foe Capital Christian.
Candice Hugi led the Indians (11-10, 7-6) with 11 kills. She also added three aces and two blocks, while Annie Wooten chipped in 17 digs, seven kills and two aces.
Reyna Williamson recorded six kills, five assists and six digs, while Holly Tarr delivered 13 digs and two kills.
The Marysville JV team (12-8, 9-4) won 25-23, 25-19 thanks to Haley Williamson and Kyla Thornburg, who combined on 15 kills.
The Marysville frosh team (6-7, 6-2) won 22-25, 25-18, 15-6. Megan Sandler had six kills and four aces and Angelica Maples chipped in five kills, four aces and three assists.
East Nicolaus 3, Live Oak 1
In Nicolaus — The Spartans moved to 3-6 in the Sacramento Valley League with a 25-20, 21-25, 25-12, 25-17 win over the Lions on senior night at home.
East Nicolaus (6-17 overall) was led by Jan Navarro, who amassed 10 kills, three digs and an ace. Isabella McNicol added 12 digs and two aces.
Mariah Berghorst was solid with four digs and two kills.
East Nic's JV team won 25-21, 25-21 with Narissa Navarro's six kills and a block. Shelby Dunfee served five aces and dished out 18 assists.
New Life Christian 3, Pine Hills Academy 0
In Auburn — The Crusaders continued their string of recent victories with 25-9, 25-8, 25-10 nonleague rout of Pine Hills Academy.
Elicia Villafranco had 19 service points, six aces and seven kills for New Life (13-2, 7-0).
Rachel Whiteley had three kills, while Hannah Hruska added four kills and 19 service points.
On Monday, the Crusaders topped Trinity Prep 25-16, 25-19, 25-21 in Napa.
Villafranco had 24 service points, seven aces and eight kills, while Whiteley recorded 14 kills.
Live Oak 6, Gridley 0
In Live Oak — The Lions rolled Gridley in singles, making the doubles matches unnecessary to play in the semifinals of the Northern Section Division II team championships.
The Lions (15-1) will host Orland today in the championship match.
Lucero Topete (6-0, 6-0), Jacque Mullen (6-1, 6-0), Crystal Rodriguez (6-1, 6-0), Aisha Kahn (6-1, 6-2), Clarissa Herrera (6-3, 6-2) and Lupe Chavez (6-2, 6-1) all cruised.
Faith Christian 1, Redding Christian 0
In Palo Cedro — Drew Tollenaar assisted Sam Ithurburn with the lone goal of the match and the Lions picked up a nonleague victory over the Lions on the road.
Drew LeBlanc and Joe Valrey played strong games defensively for Faith Christian (10-9-2), which can clinch the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League title with a victory over Buckingham Charter at home on Thursday.
New Life Christian 1, Global Youth Charter 1
In Marysville — Kobe Bancroft scored off an assist from Nick South, but the Crusaders ended the regular season with a Northern Pacific Athletic Conference draw with the Bulldogs at Riverfront Park.
Coach John Lewallen credited Tyler Treat and Wyatt Johnson with strong play on defense. Lewallen also said Aaron Vieira and Thomas Marquette played well in midfield.
New Life finished with a 3-4-2 record.
Faith Christian 2, Valley Christian 0
In Roseville — The Lions wrapped up the SMAL championship with a 25-12, 25-22 victory to finsish a perfect 6-0 in league play.
Brie Currier played strong defense and Phoebe Silva and Katie Jacenich shined at the net in the win for Faith Christian.
Wheatland 19, Winters 8
In Winters — Michael Williamson ran for two touchdowns and Harley Snider added another to help lift the Pirates to their BVL victory of the season on Friday night.
Jacob Welson played well defensively in the win for Wheatland (3-5, 1-3).