LOCAL ROUNDUP: Yuba College volleyball ousted in playoff opener
The Yuba College volleyball team finished the season 23-2 overall after being knocked out in the first round of the NorCal playoffs on Tuesday.
The No. 14 49ers fell 25-16, 25-10, 25-13 to No. 3 Santa Rosa on the road, but Yuba coach Greg Chapman was proud of the season his team put together.
"They're probably one of the better groups to come out of Yuba," he said. "They are amazing people, and I can't say enough about them."
The 49ers won the Bay Valley Conference with a 16-0 record and four players were named to the first team. They will be announced later this winter.
Brenna McDonald finished with five kills, four digs and a block, while teammate Katie Reiland recorded four kills.
Samantha Foster dished out 11 assists and Katie Olson chipped in two aces and two digs.
"I can't wait to see what these girls go on to do with their lives five, ten years from now," Chapman said about his seven sophomores. "They are a great group."
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Live Oak 4, Gridley 0
In Gridley — Edgar Diaz scored a pair of goals, Jonathan Mora came off the bench to score anot er and the Lions rolled the rival Bulldogs to begin the season.
Sal Vargas also scored a goal for the Lions, while Ricardo Caratachea recorded a pair of assists.
Joel Cibrian and the backline for Live Oak were credited with a superb game by coach Mike Owen.
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
Live Oak 3, Gridley 1
In Gridley — The Lady Lions opened their season with a victory over the Bulldogs thanks to goals from Alexis Lopez, Jessica Ontiveros and Laci Holmen.
Clarissa Herrera provided all three assists, while Leticia Salazar recorded 12 saves for the Lions.
Pirate Jr. Midgets win Super Bowl
The Wheatland Pirates Jr. Midget football team beat the Chico Scorchers for the organizations first ever NORCAL FED Super Bowl Championship on Saturday by a score of 13-6.
Steven Brown scored both TDs and Mark Clark added the extra point. Dyllan Hyde, who recorded 10 tackles, Corey Taylor, Adin Starr and Christian Hovey led the defense.
The Pirates finished the season with a 12-1 record and outscored their playoff opponents by a combined score of 84-12.
Team members are:
Anthony Alvarez, Isaiah Asher, Dallen Bair, Justen Bendure, Steven Brown, Dagne Buck, Matthew Burger, Brian Carthen Jr., Tyrik Ceasar, Kaleb Chapman, Mark Clark, Preston Debetaz, Robert Delcarlo, Christian Diaz, Justice Dodson, Anthonie Etienne, Trevor Fengel, Clayton Flora, Matthew Freeman, William Gouker, Karter Green, Michael Harris, Christian Hovey, Dyllan Hyde, Chris Lopez, Devante Mahoney, Dominic Morse, Wyatt Patterson, Levi Rossetta, Brayden Skaggs, Adin Starr, James Stinson, Corey Taylor, Carlos Wadkins, Jeffery Wanner, Daniel Wilson and Noah Wren.