LOCAL ROUNDUP: Sutter girls soccer opens with big win
Gridley, Colusa boys play to a draw
Erika Linch helped her Sutter High football team win a Northern Section championship on Saturday by kicking a 27-yard field goal in regulation — it's safe to say she hasn't slowed.
Linch took off the pads, took to her home soccer field and scored all five of Sutter's goals en route to a 5-1 victory over Pleasant Valley in the team's season opener on Tuesday.
Jayden Garcia delivered a pair of assists, while Devan Reische recorded 18 saves at keeper for the defending section champions.
Jenna Lewis, Martina Damboriena and Andrea Little were all credited with quality defensive performances by coach Jeff Stanhope.
Colusa 0, Gridley 0
In Colusa — The RedHawks and Bulldogs went the distance and finished with a scoreless draw.
Fernando Amador led the way for Colusa at keeper, recording 17 saves in the team's season opener. Jose Santana, Fernando Morales, Luis Padilla and Ryan Manning were all credited with outstanding defense for the RedHawks by coach Dan Kiely.
No information was provided by Gridley.
Wheatland 61, Colusa 40
In Wheatland — Jackson Hopking scored 19 points, Michael Woods grabbed 14 rebounds and the Pirates cruised past the RedHawks in both teams' season opener.
Taylor Balogi finished with 14 points, while Wheatland teammate Khalil Collier chipped in 10.
Colusa was led by R.J. Phillips' 12 points and Hayden Bailey's 10.
Wheatland's JV squad defeated Colusa 55-51. Kaleb Meder scored 14 points and Harley Snider put up 12.
Colfax 51, River Valley 31
In Yuba City — Gurtej Singh scored seven points and Gurvir Gill added six more as the Falcons dropped their season opener to the Eagles at Falcon Gymnasium.
RV (0-1) will seek its first win tonight at Del Campo.
RV's JV team beat Colfax 63-39 behind 11 points from Sarb Dale and 10 more from Devin Cates.
Colusa 48, Wheatland 34
In Wheatland — Emily Mobley opened the season with a double-double, Mattie Myers nearly hit the mark herself and the RedHawks rolled the Pirates.
Mobley scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Myers finished with nine points and eight assists for Colusa.
Savannah Miller chipped in with nine points and Teal Stacey pulled down 11 rebounds to go with her five points.
Wheatland was led by Kassidy Heuvelhorst, who finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Randi May pulled down nine rebounds, while Renae Lichtenberger finished with eight rebounds.
Wheatland topped Colusa 38-28 in the JV ranks.
Colusa was led by Sally Loeza, who scored 13 points. No information was provided by Wheatland.
Marysville 47, Gridley 46
In Gridley — Holly Tarr scored 19 points to help the Indians sneak out of Farmer's Hall with a narrow win in both teams' season openers.
Haley Adams added eight points and Drew Jenson was credited with outstanding defense by coach Shawnesy McBride.
Gridley was led by Ashtyn MacFarlane's 19 points.
River Valley 53, Lindhurst 19
In Olivehurst — The Falcons recorded 33 rebounds and 27 steals as a team to power their way past the Blazers in both teams' season openers.
Amrita Dale scored 11 points and grabbed five steals, Aleqse Hawkins finished with nine points and Muneet Bains snagged five steals.
Eleven of River Valley's 13 players scored.
River Valley's JVs topped Lindhurst 65-14. Meaghan Bains led the Falcons with 17 points, while Lauren Kroeger and Courtney Massengale each added eight points.
Elk Grove 51, Yuba City 31
In Elk Grove — Money Kaur scored 15 points, but it wasn't enough for the Honkers as they fell short in their season opener.
Yuba City topped Elk Grove 42-20 in the JV ranks as Megan Lockhart scored 20 for the Honkers.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS
Feather River 66, Yuba 61
In Linda — The 49ers led for 38 minutes before allowing the Golden Eagles to escape with the win.
Chloe Pereiro hit five 3-pointers for 19 points, Chelsea Geoia scored 15 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and Cori Schatz finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds for Yuba (1-3).
The 49ers were doomed by 30 turnovers.