PREP ROUNDUP: RV cross country sweeps TCC meet
Faith soccer clinches SMAL
The River Valley High cross country team turned in another impressive performance on Thursday by sweeping all four divisions at the Tri-County Conference Championships at Wild Wings Golf Course in Woodland.
The Falcons' varsity and frosh-soph boys teams both won their third TCC title in a row, while the varsity girls team claimed their first ever conference crown. RV's frosh-soph girls team completed the sweep by repeating as champions.
Junior Leanne Jarvis led the varsity girls team by covering the 3.1-mile course in a time of 19 minutes, 35 seconds to take home first place. It was the sixth win in a row for Jarvis, who was last year's champion and TCC MVP.
Fellow junior Harkiren Everest set a personal record with a time of 21:06 to take fourth, and sophomore Yessenia Martinez placed 10th in 22:49. Sophomores Caleigh Calvo (12th, 23:02) and Ynez Titus (13th, 23:06), and freshman Natalie Alvarez (16th, 24:19) finished strong to round out the scorers for the Falcons.
The varsity boys team won its eighth straight TCC event and were once again led by two-time conference MVP Swarnjit Boyal, who took first in 16:45 for his ninth league win in a row.
Junior Aaron Hutton came in second in 17:28 and junior Inderpreet Singh came in fourth in 17:37. Senior Andres Quijas was sixth in 17:45, and junior Alex Hoskins completed the scoring five with a ninth-place finish in 18:27.
RV's frosh-soph boys took five of the first six places as Jerome Santiago placed first in 11:39 over the 2-mile course.
Gabe Stultz (2nd, 11:52), Micah Calabrese (4th, 12:09), Jacob Groesser (5th, 12:11) and Sahil Pandit (6th, 12:17) completed the scoring five for the Falcons.
River Valley's frosh-soph girls team was paced by Holland Bills, who finished first in a time of 14:41. Andrea Samay placed third in 15:50, Shagun Bali placed fourth in 16:11, Simran Chahal ran 16:43 for seventh place and Myshelle Wilson earned the last medal by placing 10th in 17:47.
Yuba City's varsity girls team had a strong third-place team finish behind strong performances from junior Kate Aldridge and senior Holly McAlister. Aldridge placed second overall with a time of 20:53, just nipping McAlister's time of 20:55.
Kelsey Mincer (14th, 23:30), Elena Collins (20th, 25:36) and Harpreet Kaur (21st, 26:05) rounded out the top five for the Honkers.
Yuba City's boys team also placed third behind senior Matt Bailey, who placed eighth with a personal best time of 17:49.
Pablo Rodriguez (21st, 20:22), Shanahan Sarabia (22nd, 20:32), Riley Horan (27th, 21:33, 27th) and Ali Adame (31st, 22:02) also ran well for the Honkers.
Billie Smith represented YC's frosh-soph girls team and took 20th in a time of 20:14.
Up next for both teams is the Sac-Joaquin subsection meet on Nov. 3 in Angel's Camp.
Faith Christian 1, Buckingham Charter 0
In Yuba City — Sun Lee scored the match's lone goal on an assist from Micah Atkins and the Lions clinched a share of the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League title with a victory in their regular season finale.
Joe Valrey and Drew LeBlanc played well defensively for Faith Christian (11-9-2, 5-1), which outshot Buckingham 17-4 in the match to earn the co-championship with Sacramento Country Day.
The Lions will open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII playoffs on Thursday against an opponent yet to be determined.
Dixon 1, Marysville 0
In Marysville — The Rams scored the lone goal of the match in the second half and the Indians saw their season come to an end with a loss in a play-in game at Marks Field.
With the loss, Marysville ended its season with a 10-7-2 record.
Sutter 3, Winters 0
In Winters — Ava Payton tallied 10 kills and Erika Larsen added eight kills and a block to help lift the Huskies to a straight-set Butte View League victory on the road.
Bianca Almeida had five kills and Savannah Besso dished out 29 assists for Sutter, which won the match by game scores of 25-14, 25-13, 25-6 to move to 19-7 overall and 6-0 in league play.
Alix Russell served 100 percent with 27 service points and three aces, and Brooke Smallwood tallied two digs in the win as well.
Sutter also won the JV match 25-15, 25-12 to improve to 6-0 in the BVL.
Sara Stephenson had six kills, Bailey Brown finished with four kills and Chloe Heape dished out 11 assists to lead the way for the Huskies.
Marysville 3, Lindhurst 0
In Olivehurst — Candice Hugi dropped eight kills and the Indians topped the Blazers 25-10, 25-14, 25-12 in Golden Empire League play.
With the win, the Indians improved to 12-10 overall and 8-6 in league.
Marimar Terriquez recorded six aces and 19 assists, while Hugi added three blocks at the net. Morgan Cowan-Fayter added four kills and Annie Wooten had three kills and five digs.
The Marysville JV team (13-8, 10-4) outlasted the Blazers 25-8, 21-25, 15-10.
Athena Huett had nine aces, while Hannah Stueve recorded two more.
The Marysville freshman team fell 25-11, 25-7 at home to Sutter's frosh.
Jasmine Cabrito and Katrina Vang led the way for the Indians (6-8) in the loss.
Woodland Poly 3, New Life Christian 1
In Woodland — The Crusaders couldn't hang on after taking the first game in a 21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 26-24 loss to Woodland Poly.
Rachel Whiteley had 10 kills and Elicia Villafranco chipped in seven kills in the nonleague match for New Life (14-3).
Hamilton 3, East Nicolaus 0
In Nicolaus — The Spartans slipped to 3-7 in the Sacramento Valley League after falling to Hamilton 25-9, 25-12, 25-16.
Macie Walker had five kills, Brooke Essary added three kills and Isabella McNicol recorded eight digs.
The Spartans' JV team won 25-18, 25-14.
River Valley 25, Woodland 14
In Yuba City — Austin Potts ran for two touchdowns, and Jared Wilson and Jacob Farmer added one score each to lead the Falcons to a TCC victory over the Wolves.
Jack Rentz intercepted a pass and Justin Todd and Austin Shaffer played well defensively for River Valley, which improved to 5-3-1 overall and 2-1 in the TCC with the win.
Sutter 18, Las Plumas 0
In Sutter — Jacob Gildea scored a pair of rushing touchdowns on dashes off 22 yards and 1, and the Huskies rolled Las Plumas to improve to 6-3 overall.
Daniel Hale also punched it in from a yard out, while Ross Applegarth, Kevin Nelson and Tanner Baroni were credited with good defensive play.