Doering's season running full throttle
Moments after he crossed the finish line at the Yuba-Sutter Cross Country Invitational in Beckwourth Riverfront Park on Friday, Brad Doering slipped off his left shoe.
The Yuba City High senior had just won the 3.1-mile varsity boys race in a time of 16 minutes, 25 seconds, but he limped around the finish-line area with one of his feet bare.
“I just noticed it today when I was putting on my running flats,” Doering said, as he lifted up his left foot to reveal a blood blister about the size of a half-dollar on the ball of his foot. “I got it running Wednesday (in a Tri-County Conference) meet.
Despite the blister, Doering was able to hold off the rest of the field on a day when blustery winds wreaked havoc.
“It was tough on the levees,” Doering said. “The wind about blew you over.”
Lauren Lewis, a Yuba City High senior, also said the wind gave her fits in the varsity girls race. She finished second, but she had a chance to win. She fell off the pace of Chico's Hannah Dillard (18:36) with three-quarters of a mile left.
Lewis shaved 45 seconds off her personal best with a 18:54, a school record for the riverfront course. Teammate Megan Fullmer was fifth (20:52), followed by Erica Bergcamp (22nd, 23:07), Amapreet Everest (27th, 23:56), Danielle Kirchmeyer (34th, 25:29) and Archana Chatkara (60th, 30:02).
“It's easy to pace yourself when you are running right with someone,” Lewis said.
The meet attracted more than two dozen schools and more than 600 runners. One runner who missed the meet was Joey Villasenor, Lindhurst High's No. 1 performer.
“He really wanted to run,” said Blazers coach Rob Castleman, “but he had a football game to go to.”
That left a young squad representing the Blazers with Dennis Daniel (77th, 21:51) leading the way ahead of teammates Darryl Gramps (103rd, 24:29), Jonathan Roman (110, 25:08) and Romel Zermano (115th, 35:19).
Other Yuba City boys runners were Cristobal Pindedo (12th, 18:04), Derek Noall (21st, 18:49), Daniel Goyhenetche (29th, 19:31), Brett Jensen (33rd, 19:43), Kristoff Kalau (36th, 20:58), John Norberg (42nd, 20:07), David Partridge (56th, 20:58), David Black (64th, 21:19), Sean Aldridge (70th, 21:41), Daniel Henke (71st, 21:44), William Shipley (86th, 22:41), Josh DuJordan (94th, 23:22), Luke Van Ruitten (104th, 24:37), Par Ghuman (105th, 24:41), Tom Lancaster (106th, 24:50) and Kevin Lefever (113th, 25:51).
The Lindhurst girls team was comprised of Erika Rivera (62nd, 30:46), Rachel Allison (68th, 35:04) and Mai Khou Vang (69th, 35:19).
For the Marysville boys team, Ben Chance medaled with a 30th place finish and a time of 19:35, followed by Rhett Staples (37th, 19:44), Jim DeAlba (79th, 21:55), Moises Valerin (84th, 22:31) and Zach Burras (85th, 22:32).
Martin Rodriguez finished 62nd (21:10) for the Wheatland Pirates. Colusa's Zach Taylor was 63rd (21:17).
Christina Magana finished 61st (30:39) for the Marysville girls.
Del Campo won the boys race. Yuba City was fourth. Marysville was eighth. The girls race went to Chico. Yuba City was third.
Pierce 22, Colusa 7
Jose Vera carried the ball 26 times for 143 yards and two scores to turn a 7-7 halftime score into a win for Pierce (3-1).
Michael Barber had 10 carries for 59 yards and also intercepted Colusa who didn't complete a pass all game.
Steven Furey has a touchdown run for Pierce and Raul Mojica had the lone score for Colusa (2-3).
Jason Smith was the leading rusher for the Redskins with 75 yards on 13 carries.
Gridley 61, Lincoln 24
Jose Solis caught a touchdown pass and ran in two more scores, while Simon Lamson rushed for 170 yards and scored twice as the Bulldogs (4-0) routed the Zebras.
Gridley also got two defensive touchdowns as Zandon Stinnett returned one fumble for 80 yards and Nick Wilson picked up a loose ball and carried it in from 27 yards.
Solis caught a 10-yard strike from Eric Donnard (8-for-13, 124 yards, I Int.), and had TD runs of 65 and 13 yards. Lamson's scores came from 17 and 7 yards out. Also scoring were Spencer Anderson on a 1-yard dive and Kegan Waite on a 19-yard run.
Rio Americano 42, River Valley 12
River Valley (0-3) had the ball for the entire first quarter but turned it over on downs at Rio Americano's 3-yard line and it was downhill from there.
Darian Crosby had 67 yards and a touchdown and Jesus Chavez carried the ball 14 times for 47 yards and a touchdown.
Williams 16, Los Molinos 6
Williams (1-3) got their first win of the year behind new coach Dan McDonald.
Francisco Salazar had 179 yards and a touchdown for the Yellow Jackets who also got a one yard touchdown run from Felipe Camberos.
Ryan Frank scored on a 19-yard touchdown run for Los Molinos.
JV CROSS COUNTRY
Amandeep Singh finished ninth out of 106 runners for River Valley with a time of 19:12 over 3.1 miles. Also from River Valley were Josh Dhillon (19th, 20:15), Thomas Jacuzzi (41st, 21:50), Sam Anwer (51st, 22:31) and Dustin Fullmer (56th, 23:11).
Wheatland's Eric Faries came in 12th (19:45), Trevor Haskell finished 67th (23:41), Miguel Munoz (96th, 29:19) and Kevin Scharawath (98th, 30:04)
James Lawson finished 34th for the Marysville with a time of 21:11, followed by Jacob Young (66th, 23:38), Dylan Stanbury (72nd, 24:54), David Simeroth (82nd, 26:29) and Ian Crane (90th, 27:11).
Yuba City was represented by Satvir Bains (50th, 22:29), Satvinder Singh (60th, 23:24), Harjit Singh (61st, 23:24), Craig Lefever (73rd, 24:54), Mario Johnson (84th, 26:40) and Mitchell Moore (85th, 26:40).
On the girls side, Marysville's Sarah Feddersen finished a solid 10th with a time of 23:30, followed by Camille Crane (44th, 28:25).
Colusa's Carli Morengo was 15th (24:05), while Wheatland's Chanelle Lovin came in 21st (25:24), followed by the Pirates' Chelsea Hombrock (40th, 28:05) and Jessica Frye finished (59th, 31:49).
Stephanie Ramsey from River Valley finished 27th (26:28) and teammate Margaret Loftis finished 46th (28:25). Lindhurst's Mayra Rodriguez (38th, 27:49) led the Blazers contingency that also included Ariel Caporale (45th, 28:25); Raquel Hammond (54th, 30:58); Jeraldine Gutierrez (58th, 31:23) and Ana Prado (62nd, 32:50).
Del Campo won the boys race. River Valley was sixth. Yuba City was 10th followed by Marysville and Colusa.
Colusa and Lindhurst tied for sixth in the girls division.
Wheatland 19, Lindhurst 8
Bryan Johnson threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score to lead the Pirates (3-1).
Malcolm Webb also scored a rushing touchdown for Wheatland.
Sutter 30, West Valley 14
John Garcia threw a touchdown pass and ran one in to lead the Huskies (4-0). Dane Turner and Rowdy Robinson also had touchdown runs. Kyle Moorehead caught Garcia's aerial TD.
Skyline 2, Yuba 1
Yuba fell to 0-10 on the year but showed definite signs of improvement. After getting white-washed at home 6-0 by Skyline, Yuba went on the road and lost a tough one 2-1.
Skyline scored both goals in the first ten minutes but were shut down after that. Angelo Lucero scored for the 49ers, but it wasn't enough to stop the losing skid.