LOCAL ROUNDUP: Yuba volleyball suffers first loss
After winning its Bay Valley Conference opener on Friday night to improve to 7-0, the Yuba College volleyball team tasted defeat for the first time this year with a 25-23, 25-20, 25-9 loss in a nonconference match against Butte College in Oroville on Saturday.
Angela DeHaan led the 49ers at the net with seven kills and two blocks, while Katie Reiland chipped in with five kills and a pair of blocks in the loss.
Brenna McDonald had six kills and four digs, Katie Olson tallied six kills and two digs, Sam Foster dished out 22 assists and had five digs, and Shaila Gidel finished with eight digs for Yuba (7-1).
Sutter takes 6th at tourney
In Red Bluff — The Huskies went 6-2 at the two-day Red Bluff Invitational, good enough to finish sixth out of 24 teams at the tournament.
Ava Payton led the way at the net by tallying 42 kills, while Bianca Almeida finished with 34 kills, 11 digs and four aces. Erika Larsen added 15 kills to go with 18 blocks, Mikayla Caldwell had 15 kills and Kylee Sallaberry chipped in with 13 kills, 48 assists and 13 digs over the tourney.
Libero Alix Russell had 24 digs and five aces, Brooke Smallwood tallied 11 digs and nine aces and Savannah Besso doled out 48 assists for the Huskies (9-5).
Yuba City 1, Lindhurst 0
In Yuba City — The Honkers ended their stretch of three straight draws by beating the Blazers in a nonleague match at Honker Stadium.
Jaime Chavez scored the lone goal off an assist from cousin Michael Chavez in the second half for Yuba City, which improved to 3-2-3 with the win.
Freddy Orejel and Omar Gonzalez were credited with outstanding defensive efforts by Honker coach Sean Nelson.
RV takes 5th at NU Invite
In Grass Valley — The River Valley boys cross country team had a strong showing at the Nevada Union Invitational on Saturday by taking fifth out of 11 teams in the large school division.
Senior Swarnjit Boyal led the way for the Falcons by placing sixth out of 83 runners with a time of 16 minutes, 49 seconds over the 3-mile course.
Inderpreet Singh came in 25th in 18:06 and was followed by Jacob Clayton (33rd, 18:21), Aaron Hutton (44th, 18:52), Andres Quijas (50th, 19:15), Amrit Boyal (59th, 19:30) and Shahrukh Anwer (67th, 19:56).
Juniors Leanne Jarvis and Harkiren Everest competed in the small school girls division at the event and both turned in strong performances with Jarvis placing third in a time of 19:47 and Everest placing 23rd out of 112 runners in a time of 22:14.
Sahil Pandit timed in at 20:32 for 22nd place out of 72 runners in the frosh-soph boys small schools division, while Harprobjot Singh covered the course in 23:59 for 56th place.
Honkers compete at Mt. Shasta
In Mt. Shasta — Holly McAlister and Kate Aldridge helped lead Yuba City's girls cross country team to an eighth-place finish at the annual Mt. Shasta Invitational at Shastice Park on Friday.
McAlister covered the 2.35-mile course in 17:35 to finish 18th, and Aldridge was right behind her in 19th with the exact same time.
Elena Collins (20:24, 56th), Aide Pinedo (21:56, 61st), Harpreet Kaur (22:59, 64th), Justine Fernandez (24:04, 67th), Billie Smith (29:03, 70th) and Courtney Giles (29:03, 71st) rounded out the performers for the Honkers.
Yuba City's boys team finished 11th, led by senior Matt Bailey who timed in at 15:56 to finish 52nd.
Pablo Rodriguez (59th, 16:32), Ali Adame (65th, 16:58), Riley Horan (67th, 17:05), Shan Sarabia (73rd, 17:53), and Elliot Sanchez (81st, 21:11) also competed for YC.
The frosh-soph Honkers were represented by McKay Hammerstrom (65th, 20:16) and Bryce Willoughby (67th, 20:30).
Falcons run at LP Invite
In Oroville — River Valley sent four varsity girls to the Las Plumas Invitational on Friday and was paced by senior Michelle Dewey, who covered the 3-mile course in 27 minutes, 30 seconds for a 26th-place finish.
Seniors Maribel Garibay (27th, 27:40) and Lovepreet Johal (39th, 34:25) also competed for the Falcons, along with junior Bridgit Lee (46th, 36:02).
Jerome Santiago led the Falcons in the frosh-soph boys race, finishing the 2.1-mile course in 12:35 for a third-place finish. Also medaling for RV was Gabe Stultz, who finished 14th in a time of 13:32.
Micah Calabrese's timed in at 13:55 for 21st, finishing one place shy of a medal for the second year in a row. Also competing for the Falcons were Elijah Harrison (35th, 14:38), Skyler Marsh (39th, 14:47) and Jacob Groesser (64th, 16:30).
Ynez Titus led RV's frosh-soph girls team by taking 14th in 16:41, and Caleigh Calvo earned the last medal by finishing 20th in 17:11.
Holland Bills (22nd, 17:40), Andrea Samay (27th, 18:49) and Siran Chahal (29th, 19:42) also ran well for the Falcons.
Lincoln 29, Wheatland 19
In Lincoln — Cameron Butler rushed for two touchdowns, but the Pirates dropped their first game of the season with a loss to the Fighting Zebras on Friday night.
Justin Hawkins hooked up with Harley Snider for Wheatland's third touchdown as Wheatland fell to 2-1 on the year.
Aaron Huston had eight tackles, Armando Grimaldi had seven tackles, and Jordyn Jones had six tackles to spearhead the Pirates' defense.