Honker swimmers make a big splash at Inderkum
The Yuba City High girls swim team avenged an earlier loss, and the boys team also won as the Honkers swept a Tri-County Conference meet at Inderkum on Thursday.
The girls won 95-61 and the boys won 97-69.
Claire Sweeney won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events in times of 2 minutes, 28.22 seconds and 6:58.35, respectively, while Shelby Guillory won the 200 individual medley (2:23.59) and the 100 butterfly (1:05.74), and Stephanie Suen was first in the 50 freestyle (31.24) and the 100 breaststroke (1:29.28).
The Honkers (3-2) also took all three relays, winning the 200 medley (2:19.13) with Daniella Kirchmeyer, Suen, Guillory and Sweeney; the 200 freestyle (2:10.47) with Kirchmeyer, Arianna Moreno, Daniella Sandstrom and Suen; and the 400 freestyle with Guillory, Joyce Kok, Diana Shirley and Sweeney.
Double winners for the boys team (4-1) were Derek Brink in the 500 free (5:48.69) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.75), and Kevin Lefever in the 100 butterfly (1:02.97) and 100 backstroke (1:07.22). Harrison Sykes won the 200 freestyle (2:12.06) and Rajan Rai won the 50 freestyle (26.16).
The relay teams of Lefever, Simran Nijjar, Brink and Sykes won the 200 medley (2:04.81); Sykes, Darren Call, Brink and Rai won the 200 freestyle (1:42.63); and Lefever, Sykes, Call and Johnny Zamlich won the 400 freestyle (4:07.81).
River Valley splits
The Falcons boys swim team beat Inderkum 89-75 behind double wins from Nathan Sawyer in the 200 medley (2:22.22) and 100 freestyle (55.07).
The girls team (0-5) lost 87-59, but got a pair of wins from Kate Spatafore in the 50 freestyle (28.19) and the 100 freestyle (1:04.06).
River Valley (3-2) also got wins from Patrick Lammert in the 200 freestyle (2:30.19), Andrew Sawyer in the 100 butterfly (1:07.09), Andrew Delgado in the 500 freestyle (6:33.19) and Justin Maas in the 100 backstroke (1:09.44).
The relay team of Nathan Sawyer, Andrew Sawyer, Michael Sawyer and Patrick Lammert won the 400 freestyle (4:30.35).
Victoria Martinez was first in the girls 200 medley (3:02.03).
Pierce 25, Williams 0
Michael Barber hit two three-run homers in the first inning, and finished with eight RBIs to lead a strong attack for the Bears (4-1).
Jerry Vega, a sophomore getting his first start, went 5-for-5 in the win.
Capital Christian 11, Lindhurst 6
Ryan Delozier went 2-for-3 with a two-run bomb, but the Blazers (2-5) lost their Golden Empire League opener.
Live Oak 13, Biggs 4
The Lions (2-2) struck early and often to easily beat Biggs on the road.
Joe Hackett pitched six innings, giving up five hits and one run, while striking out three to get the win. He also drove in two runs.
Maxwell 13, Champion Christian 0
Maxwell used an 11-run fourth inning to move to 8-0 on the year.
Kane Lausten went 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs and Hunter Stillwell went 2-for-3 and scored three times.
Sutter 4, Corning 4
Sutter 13, Wheatland 2
Dariusz Ratajcak struck out seven in a six-inning complete-game effort and the Huskies (4-3-1) earned a win and a tie at the Oroville Tournament.
Corning actually scored in the eighth in an odd use of the softball international rule for tournament seeding purposes in the first game, but Sutter rallied behind Ratajcak and a pair of RBIs each from Zach Prosser and Shane Ahlers against the Pirates.
River Valley 14, East Nicolaus 8
Jared Davit and Cody Miller each delivered three-run doubles in the fifth inning as the Falcons (4-3) blew open a close game to win at home.
Andress Urquedez, who had two doubles, earned the win.
Tim Kukuruda tripled and hit a solo home run for the Spartans, but also took the loss on the mound.
Live Oak 9, Biggs 7
The Lions capitalized on seven errors by Biggs (2-9) to spark a late charge.
Emily Jackson went 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs for Live Oak and Kayla Woten went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs for Biggs.
Sutter 8, Corning 1
Jessica Moore came back from an injury to pitch a complete game, two-hitter, striking out 15.
Joleen Graham went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Huskies (12-3-1) and Chanell Thurman went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs.
Colfax 4, Wheatland 2
The Pirates fell to 7-7 on the season despite Courtney Judkins going 3-for-3 and scoring two runs.
Chylsi Coker hit an RBI double in the loss.
Marysville 3, San Juan 1
The Indians (1-4-1, 1-0) picked a great time to earn their first win, beating the Spartans in their Golden Empire League opener.
Alexander Doyle scored a goal and assisted on another, Melissa Flores and Heather Melonsen also scored. Wendy Arachega picked up two assists. Jennifer Velencia earned the win in net.
Faith Christian 2, Biggs Valley Christian 1
Katie Hall scored both goals for the Lions (3-3-1), who won their first game in the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League.
The coaching staff praised the midfield play of Christi Ruzich.
Sutter 8, Wheatland 1
The Huskies moved to 3-0 while capturing their first Butte View League match in a big way at home.
The singles winners were Michael Sweeney (6-4, 6-0), Sean Murillo (6-1, 6-0), Brian Coffman (6-0, 6-0), Cayden Harrington (6-2, 6-3), Matt Sloan (6-4, 6-2) and Steven Moore (6-4, 6-1).
In doubles action, Sweeney and Coffman teamed up to win 8-2 and Murillo and Harrington teamed to win 8-2.
Lindhurst 5, Forest Lake 4
The Blazers pulled out a win on the road, winning three singles matches.
Vang Lee won at No. 2 boys singles for Lindhurst (3-1), 6-1, 7-5. Soua Vang won at No. 1 girls singles, 6-3, 6-1, and Choua Thao won at No. 2 girls singles, 0-6, 6-3. 6-4.
Michael Yang and Xai Lee won at No. 1 boys doubles, 10-7, and Thai Vang and Chong Thao won at No. 2 boys doubles, 10-3.
Yuba City 213, Pioneer 22
Justin Estrada earned medalist honors with a 3-over-par 39 and the Honkers (5-0, 2-0) defeated the Patriots in a Tri-County Conference match at the Yolo Fliers Club in Woodland.
Kyle Moss finished with a 40, followed by John Holloway and Joe Bauer, each with a 43, and Sam Poundstone with a 48.
Faith Christian 212, Lutheran 270
Derek Strain and Nick Maddalena each fired a 2-over-par 38 at Peach Tree Golf & Country Club to lead the Lions (5-0, 2-0) to a Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League win.
Josh Strong carded a 43, followed by Clay Norris (46) and Carson Mitchell (47).
East Nicolaus in a laugher
Brandon Van Dyke carded an even-par 72 at the Trilogy Golf Course in Rio Vista and the Spartans blew away the rest of the five-team field in the opening Greater Mountain Valley League match.
East Nicolaus finished with a 394. Pierce was closest at 519. Colusa did not have enough golfers to officially score.
Justin Johnson of East Nicolaus and Ben Geyer of Pierce finished with 79s, followed by the Spartans' Colin Chandler with an 81. Blake Taddy and Jesse Garner each had an 82. Jake Geyer (Pierce) came in a 85.
Colusa's low scorer was Ricky Zaragoza with a 92.
River Valley 6, East Nicolaus 2
Dustin MacDonald pitched a complete game, giving up five hits, while also hitting a triple for the Falcons (3-3).
Ethan Gutierrez went 2-for-3 in the win.
Oroville 8, Wheatland 5
Wheatland 4, Hamilton 3
Zach Biddle allowed only two earned runs and the Pirates (5-3) salvaged a split on the day at the Las Plumas/Oroville Tournament.
Colusa 14, Sutter 10
Sutter 3, Las Plumas 2
Sutter split a pair of games at the Las Plumas/Oroville Tournament.
Justin Hubert went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the opening loss, and Josh Shinkle went 2-for-3 in the Huskies' (7-2) win.
Colfax 3, Wheatland 2
Brenda Kraus went 2-for-3, knocked in a run, scored a run and stole two bases, but it wasn't enough as the Pirates (3-2) lost a close one at home.
JV GIRLS SOCCER
Lindhurst 2, Capital Chr. 0
Yaa Xiong and Andrea Beck each scored and the Blazers opened their season and league play with a victory in Sacramento. Paola Rodriguez picked up the shutout in goal.
TRACK & FIELD
Brad Doering won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races, and Jose Almanza won the 800 as the Yuba City High track and field teams used an unofficial scrimmage at Chico High to tune up for their Tri-County Conference schedule.
Doering's time in the 1,600 was 4 minutes, 40 seconds, and he ran a 10:40 in the 3,200. Almanza turned in a 2:08 in the 800.
On the girls side, Sandeep Bajwa won the 100 (13.5 seconds), while Breanna Wallace turned in a personal best in the shot put (38 feet, 7 inches).
In JV action, Nathan Schattner won the 400 (56.3).