The featured Athletes of the Week for May 2-7 are Lexi Dell of the Yuba City High softball team and Sebastian Ambriz of the Pierce High boys track and field team.

Dell: The sophomore from YC collected a trio of doubles and five runs batted in to lead the Honkers at the plate in a 9-4 win at home over Bella Vista on May 6.

Dell went 3-for-4 and scored a run, upping her average to .311. 

Dell and YC (7-13-1) are currently fifth in the Capital Valley Conference – a half-game back of Woodcreek for fourth. The Honkers wrap up the regular season at Woodcreek today (Wednesday) at 4 p.m.

Ambriz: The junior from Arbuckle won the 200 meters (23.91) and helped the 4x00-meter relay capture an Sacramento Valley League individual title with a mark of 44.74, breaking the school record for a second time this year. Ambriz and Pierce also won the SVL team title over runner-up Paradise. 

Statistics are submitted on MaxPreps or from coaches and team personnel. 

 If you have a submission for a top male and/or female athlete of the week, email Appeal Sports Editor Jeff Larson at

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