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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Yuba College football smashes Redwoods
The Yuba College football team finally got back on track with a 51-19 drubbing of College of the Redwoods in a Bay Valley Conference game in Eureka on Saturday.
The win snapped the 49ers' two-game losing streak and lifted them to 3-4 overall and to 1-1 in the BVC.
Sophomore running back Juan Johnson led the charge for Yuba by rushing for four touchdowns in the win.
Quarterback Zach Hutcheson threw two touchdown passes, one to Lurell Johnson and another to Jeremy Williams, and Desmon Martin added a TD run. John Leal also kicked a 20-yard field goal.
Yuba will continue BVC play by traveling to Redding to face Shasta College next weekend.
Lions cruise at SVL championships
In Live Oak — Live Oak's Lucero Topete was crowned the Sacramento Valley League's singles champion for the second year in a row with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Colusa's Coral Imhoff in the championship match at the SVL singles and doubles tournament on Saturday.
The top five singles players will advance to the Northern Section Meet, which will be held at the Chico Racquet Club on Oct. 27.
Joining Topete and Imhoff in advancing were Live Oak's Crystal Rodriguez and Jacque Mullen, as well as Colusa's Stephanie Munguia.
In doubles play, the tandem of Topete and Mullen beat the team of Imhoff and Kimberlee Harmon 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 in the championship to capture the tournament.
Live Oak's Aisha Khan and Lupe Chavez also beat teammates Rodriguez and Clarissa Herrera 6-3, 6-3 in the third-place match.
The Lions will open the Northern Section Division II playoffs on Tuesday at home against Gridley.
Faith wins own tournament
In Yuba City — Host Faith Christian went 4-1 to finish first out of six teams at the inaugural Volley for the Cure Tournament at C.A. Summy Gymnasium on Saturday.
The Lions (15-12) beat East Nicolaus, Woodland Poly, Brookside Christian and Buckingham Charter to capture the title. Their only loss came to Foothill in pool play.
Shon Ritchie was named to the all-tournament team, while Cassandra Ekdawy played well at the net and Olivia Reed shined on the back row for Faith Christian.
Kelsey Daugherty finished with 12 aces in the tournament, which raised $1,800 for cancer patients with the Fremont-Rideout Health Group.
RV's Jarvis takes 2nd down south
In Walnut — River Valley junior Leanne Jarvis placed second in her Division III race at the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational on Friday, covering the challenging 3-mile course in a time of 19 minutes, 54 seconds.
There were three other Division III races at the event that saw more than 23,000 runners compete, making it one of the largest meets in the world.
River Valley hosts Falcon Invite
In Marysville — River Valley senior Swarnjit Boyal took first at the third annual Falcon Cross Country Invitational at Riverfront Park on Friday by completing the 2.65-mile varsity boys race in a time of 14:27 and leading the Falcons to a first-place finish as a team.
Juniors Inderpreet Singh and Aaron Hutton came in together at 15:25 and 15:28 for second and third places, respectively, while senior Jacob Clayton finished fifth in 15:51 for the Falcons.
Yuba City's Matthew Bailey ran his best race of the year by placing seventh in 15:54.
Alex Hoskins (7th, 15:54), Andres Quijas (8th, 16:12), Shahrukh Anwer (9th, 16:38) and Neel Mehta (10th, 16:55) rounded out the 10 medal winners for River Valley.
In the varsity girls race, Yuba City junior Kate Aldridge held off River Valley's Harkiren Everest over the 2.1-mile course to finish first with a time of 13:58.
Everest finished in 15:59 for second place and Yuba City senior Holly McAlister came in third at 14:38.
The next six places were all Honkers with Harpreet Kaur (5th, 17:32), Aide Pinado (6th, 17:56), Kelsey Mincer (7th, 18:25), Elena Collins (8th, 18:37) and Justine Hernandez (9th, 19:02) each turning in solid times to help Yuba City win the event.
River Valley's Maribel Gonzalez finished in 19:36 to round out the top 10.
The Falcons beat Pioneer in the frosh-soph boys race by sweeping the first five places for a perfect score.
Jerome Santiago led the way by running the 1.5-mile course in 9:11 for first place.
On his heels were Sahil Pandit (2nd, 9:12) and Gabe Stultz (3rd, 9:14), and not far behind the top three were Micah Calabrese (4th, 9:43) and Jacob Groesser (5th, 9:47).
Harprabjot Singh (7th, 10:06), Rishaad Ashimi (8th, 10:11) and Chance Lewis (9th, 10:12) gave RV eight of the top ten medal places. Yuba City's Bryce Willoughby placed 10th at the same time of 10:12.
River Valley's Ynez Titus was second in the frosh-soph girls race by covering the 1.5-mile course in 10:41.
Andie Samay (3rd, 13:18), Shagun Bali (4th, 14:09), Simran Chahal (5th, 14:10), Myshelle Wilson (6th, 15:27) and Meagan Rohrmann (7th, 15:27) filled the next five medal places.
Yuba City's sophomore Billie Smith came in eighth in 16:51 and RV's Katie Eyeler was ninth in 18:48.
The Falcons and Honkers next compete at the Tri-County Conference Championships on Thursday at Wild Wings Golf Course in Woodland. Both of River Valley's boys teams will go for their third consecutive conference titles.
Lindhurst 25, Marysville 6
In Marysville — Jesus Yanez rushed for 114 yards with a pair of touchdowns and added a TD pass for good measure to lift the Blazers to a Golden Empire League win over the Indians on Friday night.
Jaiden Smith completed 8 of 14 passes for 180 yards and a score and Elijah Myles hauled in four passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns for Lindhurst, which improved to 4-4 overall and 3-0 in the GEL with the victory.