PREP ROUNDUP: Live Oak clinches sixth straight SVL tennis title
RV, YC, Wheatland volleyball all win
The Sacramento Valley League girls tennis title is staying at Live Oak High for yet another season.
The Lions defeated Colusa 8-1 on Thursday at home for their sixth consecutive SVL championship.
Lucero Topete led the way in singles competition with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory. Jacque Mullen (6-2, 6-2), Crystal Rodriguez (6-2, 6-2), Aisha Khan (6-0, 6-1), Clarissa Herrera (6-1, 6-3) and Lupe Chavez (6-0, 6-2) all won in straight sets.
Rodriguez teamed with Herrera for an 8-2 victory in doubles, while the tandem of Khan and Chavez was also victorious (8-3).
Live Oak improved its overall record to 13-1 and 5-0 in SVL play.
Yuba City 5, Inderkum 4
In Yuba City — The Honkers improved to 6-0 in the Tri-County Conference after winning five of six singles matches in a victory over the Tigers.
Picking up the wins for Yuba City were Sophie Poukish (6-2, 6-1), Amanda Perry (6-3, 6-2), Kristen Kent (6-2, 6-2), Kendell Cheim (6-1, 7-5) and Anisha Gill (4-6, 6-4, 10-8).
On Tuesday, the Honkers beat cross-town rival River Valley by a score of 7-2.
Hannah Poukish, Sophie Poukish, Perry, Kent, Cheim and Gill each won singles matches for Yuba City, while the tandem of Lunden Fletcher and Kaitlyn Boune teamed up for a win in doubles action.
Wheatland 3, Orland 1
In Orland — The Pirates upped their mark in the Butte View League to 2-0 with a 25-15, 25-27, 25-15, 25-15 victory over the Trojans.
Kirstin Johnson had a huge game for Wheatland (11-2 overall) with 18 kills and three aces. Kiley DeCoster and Kassidy Heuvelhorst both added 10 kills.
Setter Jamie Adams was superb with 42 assists for the Pirates, who take on rival Sutter on Oct. 11.
Wheatland's JV team lost to Orland 25-22, 25-21.
Yuba City 3, Natomas 0
In Yuba City — The Honkers made quick work of the visiting Nighthawks with a 25-11, 25-5, 25-11 TCC win at Honker Gym.
Lauren Danna amassed nine service aces with a kill. Brittany Walker added three aces, four kills and four digs.
Maddie Collins tallied five aces to go with nine kills and Jennifer Mora picked up four kills for Yuba City (9-12, 3-1).
Yuba City's JV team won 25-1, 25-5 to improve to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in the TCC.
River Valley 3, Woodland 0
In Woodland — The Falcons stayed undefeated in TCC play with a solid 25-11, 25-21, 25-18 win over the Wolves.
Taylor Massengale amassed 15 kills while sophomore sister Courtney Massengale chipped in with nine kills.
McKenzie Skyberg dished out 17 assists and Amrita Dale added 12 assists with four service aces. Libero Sierra Pedley led the Falcons (16-1, 4-0) with nine digs.
RV will host Yuba City on Tuesday in a battle for first place in the TCC.
River Valley's JV team lost to Woodland 25-21, 25-23.
Abigail Stamper tallied 11 assists, three kills, three digs and two aces for the Falcons (9-2, 3-1). Alex Ornelas had four kills and four digs, while Lauren Kroeger added three kills and four digs.
Kylah Smith chipped in with three kills for RV.
Durham 3, East Nicolaus 0
In Nicolaus — The Spartans dropped an SVL game to the Trojans by game scores of 25-10, 25-15, 25-11.
Coach Christopher Abruscato praised the play of both Macie Walker and Taylor Ferguson as the Spartans fell to 4-12 overall and 2-3 in SVL play.
East Nic's JV team fell 25-8, 25-11 to the Trojans, but received a strong effort from Savanna Bye.
New Life Christian 3, Woodland Poly 0
In Olivehurst — The Crusaders cruised past Buffaloes in a nonleague match with game scores of 25-16, 25-11 and 25-17.
Kiley DeLozier did the big damage for New Life (7-2) with 12 kills and 14 service points. Rachel Whiteley added four kills and 18 service points.
Elicia Villafranco tallied eight kills and eight service points, while Belle Knight served nine straight service points.
Faith Christian 5, Forest Lake Christian 3
In Yuba City — Sun Lee scored two goals and the Lions topped the Falcons in a nonleauge match.
Drew Tollenaar, Sam Ithurburn and Luke Bicknell each added a score for Faith Christian (8-7-2). Micah Atkins and Chase Gordon both had assists.
Craig Andrus, Drew LeBlanc, Gun Lee and Joe Valrey led a strong defensive effort from the Lions.
RV boys win another TCC meet
In Woodland — River Valley's boys cross country team continued its winning streak against TCC competition by edging out host Woodland at the Mullar Vineyard course on Wednesday.
It was the sixth TCC consecutive win by the Falcon boys dating back to 2010.
Senior Swarnjit Boyal led the way for RV by running away from the field to win his seventh straight TCC race, completing the 3.2-mile course in 17 minutes, 58 seconds.
Jacob Clayton was third in 19:21 and Inderpreet Singh took fourth in 19:25. Senior Andres Quijas came in eighth in 20:31 and junior Aaron Hutton came in ninth at 20:46 to complete the scoring five for the Falcons
Alex Hoskins (10th, 20:56), Shahrukh Anwer (11th, 21:01), Amrit Boyal (12th, 21:18) and Neel Mehta (14th, 21:18) also came in ahead of Woodland's fifth runner, but a team's runners beyond the top seven do not affect team scoring.
Yuba City's boys team, led by Matt Bailey (16th, 21:44) and Pablo Rodriguez (17th, 21:54), finished third behind River Valley and Woodland.
Other Honker runners included Shanahan Sarabia (20th, 23:20), Ali Adame (25th, 24:25), Riley Horan (26th, 25:01), Raghvir Dhoot (33rd, 27:47), Bearson Smith (35th, 28:21) and Jacob Sanchez (37th, 29:41).
In the varsity girls race, River Valley junior Leanne Jarvis outran the field by over a minute by clocking in at 21:53 for a first-place finish.
Fellow junior Harkiren Everest (5th, 24:24), freshman Nataly Aceves (14th, 28:01), and sophomores Caleigh Calvo (17th, 29:04) and Ynez Titus (18th, 29:10) rounded out the scoring five to earn the Falcon girls their second second-place finish of the season behind Woodland.
Yuba City's girls took third place behind Holly McAlister, who placed third in a time of 23:17.
Other Honkers contributing were Kate Aldridge (10th, 26:21), Kelsey Mincer (15th, 28:11), Harpreet Kaur (19th, 30:10), Aide Pinedo (20th, 30:43) and Justine Hernandez (24th, 34:15).
In the frosh-soph boys race, the Falcons swept five of the top six places to win the meet.
Jerome Santiago finished first by completing the 2.1-mile course in 11:44 and was followed by Gabe Stultz (2nd, 12:10), Sahil Pandit (4th, 12:43), Jacob Groesser (5th, 12:48), Skyler Marsh (6th, 12:53), Micah Calabrese (8th, 13:24) and Harprobjot Singh (10th, 13:32).
RV's frosh-soph girls team placed five runners in the top ten to win the meet as well.
Sophomore Holland Bills led the Falcons by timing in at 16:11 for second place.
She was followed by Andie Samay (3rd, 17:57), Shagun Bali (4th, 18:59), Simran Chahal (5th, 19:02), Krystle Duggins (9th, 20:18) and Myshelle Wilson (10th, 21:07).
Yuba City's frosh-soph girls were represented by Billie Smith (14th, 22:26), while the frosh-soph boys were represented by Bryce Willoughby (20th, 15:29).
Sutter takes 2nd
In Gridley — Alec Bell led Sutter's varsity boys team to a second-place finish at Wednesday's Butte View League meet by covering the 3-mile course in 17:38 seconds for a fourth-place finish.
Diego Montes was ninth (18:35) and Trenton Ferrera was 10th (18:36) for Sutter, which finished second as a team to Colusa.
Taylor Ford finished sixth in the varsity girls race with a time of 23:46. Jesse Jimenez and Caitlyn Gravel tied for eighth (25:34) as the Lady Huskies took second to Durham.
Sutter won the JV boys event. Tyler Chambers led the way by covering the 2.5-mile course in 16:01 to take first place.
River Valley 30, Pioneer 14
In Yuba City — Avery Gould rushed for a 7-yard touchdown and threw a 20-yard TD pass to Clarence Pearson in lifting the Falcons to a win over the Patriots in their TCC opener.
Dante Love added a 25-yard scoring run, Jared Wilson ran for a 17-yard TD and Austin Potts had a 4-yard touchdown for the Falcons (4-1-1, 1-0), who received strong defensive efforts from Wilson, Potts, Kevin Batista and Zac Wells, coach Phil McCaulley said.