January 7, 2014
Here is the All-Tri County Conference fall teams

Here are the All-Tri County Conference fall teams as submitted to The Bee. For omissions or corrections, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

FOOTBALL
MVP: T.J. Dove, River Valley
Offensive MVP: C.J. Spencer, Inderkum
Defensive MVP: Jalen Deas, Yuba City
Lineman of the Year: Deondre Burns, Inderkum
All-League: Isaac Lessard, Omar Herrera, Austin Thompson, Sage Wallace, Devin Pettengill, Tyler Mayhew, Austin Van Poole, Yuba City; Marcus Gilbert, Terrence White, N.J. Falo, Khalil Hudson, Ken Pettis, Derrick Henderson, Jordan Thomas, Tyler Dean, Inderkum; Clarence Pierson, Sam Van Dusen, David Emerson, Nico Mitchell, Devin Cates, Devin Soares, River Valley; Will Fatta, Andres Gonzalez, Anthony Bosser, Pioneer; Devin Jones, Alex Preciado, T.J. Molina, Tanner Felows, Woodland; Jalen Falls, Jalen Rivers, Natomas.

GIRLS GOLF
MVP: Amelia Hicks, Inderkum
All-League: Dafne Alatorre, Tayla Moore, Nicole Ogawa, Inderkum; Andi Richmond, Lee Richmond, River Valley; Amy Kochera, Woodland; Beth Hastey, Yuba City.

GIRLS TENNIS
MVP: Eirene Granbille, Inderkum
All-League: Sharon Ng, Mauriana Stallworth, Inderkum; Tejaswi Adhikari, Briana Curiel, Marissa Rosales, Natomas; Anna Ditler, Melida Vallar, Pioneer; Vrinda Gupta, River Valley; Erin Murphy, Woodland; Kristen Kent, Sophie Poukish, Yuba City.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Ally Reines, Yuba City
All-League: Alexandrea Tongkhamkao, Inderkum; Adriana Fuentes, Makayla Tam, Pioneer; Mariah Hall, Sierra Pedley, Abby Stanford, River Valley; Natalie Butterfield, Tori Maichel, Woodland; Jostyn Bebout, Jordan Coxe, Lauren Danna, Jennifer Mora, Yuba City.

BOYS SOCCER
Co-MVP's: Christian Uribe, Woodland; Robert Quintero, River Valley
All-League: Jose Silva, Inderkum; Carlos Cuevas, Anthony Gonzalez, Ruben Mendoza, Balthazar Silva, Natomas; Roberto Galindo, Jose Martinez, Pioneer; Anthony Carbajal, Brandon Blancas Carreon, Gilberto Lopez, Luis Santillan, River Valley; Bryan Cardova, Aron Garcia, Jose Huerta, Esteban Rodriguez, Diego Vasquez, Woodland; Francisco Javier Fernandez, Alfredo Oregel, Erick Uribe, Yuba City.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
MVP: Jose Aranda, Pioneer
All-League: Dejon Joseph, Inderkum; Alex Hoskins, Aaron Hutton, Inderpreet Singh, Andre Titus, River Valley; Victor Alvarez, Jose Cervantes, Antonio Morales, Aric Strohmeyer, Woodland.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
MVP: Leanne Jarvis, River Valley
All-League: Hannah Holden, Pioneer; Holland Bills, Caleigh Calvo, Lauren Kroeger, Ynez Titus, Maya Warner, River Valley; Mary Mast, Alex Trotter, Woodland; Kate Aldridge, Yuba City.

January 7, 2014
Here are the All-Sierra Foothill League fall teams

Here are the All-Sierra Foothill League fall teams that were submitted to The Bee. For omissions or corrections, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

FOOTBALL
Co-Offensive MVP's: Kylan Kainrath, Del Oro; Dylan Keeney, Granite Bay
Defensive MVP: Tyler Meteer, Del Oro
Lineman of the Year: Tanner Woods, Del Oro
Coach of the Year: Casey Taylor, Del Oro
All-League: Brandon Johnson, Santino Garcia, Emileo Campos, Therin Heryford, Mason Humes, Elias Campos, Kyle Wells, Jonathan Tuttle, Del Oro; Spencer Medenwald, Andre Sandridge, Matt DeLaby, Evan Holtz, Max O'Rourke, Dain DaVirro, Andrew Castle, Jake Sutton, Skyler Gonzalez, Garrett Kappila, Josh Gurnaby, Rocklin; Kyle Powers, Kolton Miller, Jon Lopez, Matt Razzano, Kyle Downie, Isaac Carrel, Jordan Kunaszyk, Roseville; Malcolm Thomas, Dillon Bolen, Matt Ahnin, Woodcreek; Mo Nieves, Davi Pettinato, Nevada Union; Josh Neal, Xavier Hunter, Cam Smith, Luke Bussey, Jack Dockham, Taylor Peterson, Granite Bay.

GIRLS GOLF
MVP: Camille Wagg, Rocklin
All-League: Brianna Areia, Woodcreek; Diedra Dollesin, Amber Ly, ChiSay Arai, Granite Bay; Virgie Valezquez, Roseville; Danielle Lozano, Nicole Schroeder, Rocklin.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Co-MVP's: Taylor Nelson, Granite Bay; Bethany Mandon, Rocklin
Coach of the Year: Tricia Plummer, Granite Bay
All-League: Maddy Dieters, Nicolette Pinkney, Brigid Bell, Brooke Hershberger, Libby Dieters, Granite Bay; Jolie Meade, Megan Richwine, Maddie Haynes, Kate Mitchell, Rocklin; Jayme Lee, Abby Jensen, Roseville; Amanda Roberts, Nevada Union.

BOYS SOCCER
MVP: Corban Anderson, Granite Bay
All-League: Dominic Scotti, Ash Gunn, Armin Anderson, Jeff Gaebler, Tyler Johnson, Granite Bay; Mitch Corbett, Brendan Allen, Lukas Wehner, Francisco Partida, Adam Corbett, Woodcreek; Nikolai Breiter, Sean Anderson, Greg Paul, Collin Echols, Nevada Union; Michael Carmody, Max Fereira, Bailey Jensen, Roseville; Cesar Garcia, Nathan Stein, Andrew Ireland, Del Oro; Alex Walsh, Bryce Trueman, Rocklin.

January 7, 2014
Here are the All-Sierra Delta Conference fall teams

Here are the All-Sierra Delta Conference fall teams as submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, e-mail bpterson@sacbee.com

BOYS SOCCER
Offensive MVP: Pavel Condriuc, Encina
Defensive MVP: Sam Keil, San Juan
Coach of the Year: Glenda Claremon, Encina
All-League: Jonathan Castaneda, Alejandro Valadez, Pedro Acala, Efraim Ruiz, Highlands; Stephen Gloudeman, Matt Burnett, Connor James, Vacaville Christian; Jesus Lozada-Dominguez, Jorge Trejo, San Juan; Andres Orneles, Tobias Polakovics, Memo Gutierrez, Rio Vista; Ghaith Eeso, Fernando Barrera, Brando Alvarez, Chris Garcia, Bryan Urbina, Sebastian Santos, Encina; Kevin Beyer, Jacob Lassila, Bradshaw Christian.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
MVP: Jason Yurgelevic, Golden Sierra
Coach of the Year: Mike Brown, Golden Sierra
All-League: Ryan Sewell, David Blanton, Allan Nicholson, Golden Sierra; Ruslan Suleimanov, Dabby Ruano, Highlands; Carl MacLean, Piercen Gaborko, Vacaville Christian.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
MVP: Katarina Stashyn, Vacaville Christian
Coach of the Year: Isaac Bartsch, Vacaville Christian
All-League: Mara Redican, Cecelia Valdez, Hannah Stine, Sam Dawson, Vacaville Christian; Shannon Klotz, Yasmina Padilla, Bradshaw Christian; Katelyn Douglas, Highlands.

FOOTBALL
MVP: Kyle Betts, Bradshaw Christian
Offensive MVP: Kevin Williams, Bradshaw Christian
Defensive MVP: Daniel Lesher, Golden Sierra
Lineman of the Year: Tyler Gomes, Rio Vista
Coach of the Year: Drew Rickert, Bradshaw Christian
All-League: Brian Cann, Casey Blakley, Justin Eicher, Samuel Steward, Golden Sierra; Chace Marlowe, Hernan Ruiz, David McKeller, Rio Vista; Brody Lambert, Devin Villereall, Luke Spinardi, Vacaville Christian; Jakobe Hawkins, Grant Heisinger, Jarrod Wiggins, Nick Moody, Jeni Lawson, Thomas Uebelhoer, Seth Vandergrift, Keawe Efhan, Grant Dragmire, Bradshaw Christian; Iszir Price, David Saetern, Jacob Yetou, David Alexander, Anthony Vang, Junior Jenkins, Highlands; DeCarlos Charleston, Nicholas Sciosciole, Encina; Deandre Stroughter, Joe Richardson, Davion Johnson, San Juan.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Rachael Byerly, Bradshaw Christian
Coach of the Year: Melissa Bowers, Bradshaw Christian
All-League: Hailey Kenyon, Alicia Borges, Tea Scott, Cassi Diaz, Vacaville Christian; Paige Murchison, Abigail Wever, Jordyn Condit, Golden Sierra; Madison McPhearson, Alexa Mullins, Larissa Lenkiewicz, Bradshaw Christian.

January 7, 2014
Here are the All-Sac Metro Athletic Conference fall teams

Here are the All-Sacramento Metro Athletic League fall teams as submitted to The Bee. For omissions or corrections, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

FOOTBALL
Co-MVP's: Kameron Arnold, Woodland Christian; Connor McCann, Foresthill
Coach of the Year: Bruce Pielstick, Woodland Christian
All-League: Chase Canevari, Justin Rodegerdts, Walker Perry, Conner Brennan, Dillon Carter, KJ Barry, Woodland Christian; Ryan Corkrean, John Huerta, Casey Perez, Matt O'Brien, Aaron Arnett, Foresthill; Oscar Lopez, Abraham Guevara, Alex Aguilar, Juan Nava, Cristo Rey; William Schauer, Alfonso Estrada, Vandon Heffington, Delta; Cameron Woodside, Micah Gunter, Valley Christian.

BOYS SOCCER
MVP: Sun Lee, Faith Christian
Coach of the Year: Matt Vargo, Sacramento Country Day
All-League: Ethan Ham, Erik Morfin-Ruiz, Keegan Cain, Sacramento Country Day; Erick Marzan, Lutheran; Lorenzo Jiang, Chase Tollenar, Chase Gordon, Luke Bicknell, Faith Christian; Greg Wheeler, Charlie Dora, Buckingham Charter.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Lily Hagerty, Valley Christian Academy
Coach of the Year: Maria Hill, Valley Christian Academy
All-League: Amy Harrington, Sacramento Adventist; Megan Evans, Faith Christian; Hallie Sullivan, Buckingham Charter; Jenny Frank, Nicole DeFiebre, Valley Christian Academy; Kayla Brown, Wilton Christian; Erin Reddy, Sacramento Country Day.

January 7, 2014
Here are the All-Golden Empire League fall teams

Here are the All-Golden Empire League fall teams as reported to The Bee. For omissions or corrections, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

FOOTBALL
MVP: Justin Shelton-Mosley, Capital Christian
Offensive MVP: Francisco Garcia, Marysville
Defensive MVP: Luis Gomez, Capital Christian
Lineman of the Year: Nifae Lealao, Capital Christian
Coach of the Year: Phil Grams, Capital Christian
All-League: Chris Victoriano, Le Kayle Johnston, Josh Manansala, Edward Ware, Jacob Norville, Jack Haney, D.J. Williams, Nathan Blackstand, Capital Christian; Logan Grimes, Zach Kitchen, Lindhurst; Travis Franklin, Jacob Garrett, David Duncan, Aaron Birch, Austin Dearing, Marysville; Bret Hansen, Chad Baptiste, Kyle Riley, Sean Haney, Nolan Williams, Zach Plowman, Ethan Rogers, Levi Love, Dixon; Jack Reichel, Carlos Cholula, West Campus; Ryan Alvarez, Jesse Roberts, Diante Porter, Colon Mollard, Joe Garcia, Christian Collado, Mesa Verde.

BOYS SOCCER
Co MVP's: Devon Alvarez, Capital Christian; Martin Vasquez, Lindhurst
Defensive MVP: Cole Boyd, Capital Christian
Coach of the Year: Ab Alvarez, Capital Christian
All-League: Kaleb Armbrust, Zack Fort, Paul Herschowitz, Levi Nunes, Jason Clapp, Capital Christian; Omar Magana, Khalil Kirksay, Josh Sanchez, Devin Winslow, West Campus; Ivan Ambrosio, David Medina, Luiseric Huerta, Adrian Martinez, Lindhurst; Ricky Campos, Eddie Medina, Marysville; Mario Leon, Juan Reyes, Javier Magallon, Mykaiah Clarmont, Dixon.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
MVP: Gonzalo Morales-Lomeli, Dixon
Coach of the Year: Tom Crumpacker, Dixon
All-League: Coy Chance, Cody Franceschi, Justin Kemper, Jeremy Lostica, Brett Lombardi, Luis Perez, Cameron Peuse, John Barton, Dixon; Justin Keehner, Capital Christian.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
MVP: Lauren Foster, Dixon
Coach of the Year: John Ousley, West Campus
All-League: Claudia Robinson, Nikki Torres, Sophia O'Neal, Anna Moore, Samantha Heynen, Dixon; Aubrey Smith, West Campus; Mariah Deguara, Morgan Powell, Capital Christian; Jamie Cole, Mesa Verde.

GIRLS GOLF
MVP: Kym Chann, West Campus
Coach of the Year: Herschel Todd, Marysville
All-League: Ashley Cho, Naomi Tanaka, Micaiah Lee, Cassandra Garza, Haleigh Filer, Capital Christian; Dyana Leon, West Campus.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Michaela Collins, West Campus
Co-Coaches of the Year: Kenny Her, Lindhurst; Paris Kidd, West Campus
All-League: Holly Tarr, Reyna Williamson, Marysville; Jenny Dorofeyev, Mesa Verde; Kelsey Dana, Danny Jordan, Dixon; Asailah Brown, Lindhurst; Aniya Dorsey, Monique Colbert, Capital Christian; Meghan Nealon, Mirabella Mooreweathers, West Campus.


January 7, 2014
Here are the All-Delta Valley Conference fall teams

Here are the All-Delta Valley Conference fall teams as submitted to The Bee. For omissions or corrections, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

VOLLEYBALL
Co MVP's: Claire Autry, Elk Grove; Alex Holt, Monterey Trail
Coach of the Year: Irv Ladines, Elk Grove
All-League: Zoe Hunt, Maya Gilardi, Davis; Monica Udahl, Taylor Ladines, Madison Smith, Elk Grove; Breanna Leon, Alyssa Chin, Franklin; Andrea Echols, Zaire Dartis, Monterey Trail; Andrea Chavez, Grant.

GIRLS GOLF
MVP: Kylie Fong, Franklin
All-League: Hayley Mitchel, Emily Masiel, Yuexin Xiang, JiHye Lee, Kaity Honeychurch, Casey Harris, Davis.

FOOTBALL
MVP: Joey Banks, Franklin
Offensive MVP: Wadus Parker, Elk Grove
Defensive MVP: Mosese Moala, Grant
Linemen of the Year: Noah Letuligasenoa, Elk Grove; Darrin Paulo, Grant
Coaches of the Year: Mike Alberghini, Grant; Mike Johnson, Franklin; Chris Nixon, Elk Grove
All-League: Winfred Robinson, Eli Castro, Brenden MacDonald, Mailey Murray, Davis; B'Won Canada, Sai Ta'amu, Spencer Sheff, Shaunard Harts, Tommy Arnold, Dior Vela, Elk Grove; Curtis Williams, Lamar Jackson, Jabari Johnson, Robert Sanders, Anthony Thompson, Kyron O'Berry, Donovan Vernon, Franklin; Deondre Whittington-Grays, Chris Atteberry, Charles Bell, Carl Granderson, TieNeal Martin, Ben Upega, Shawn Matautia, Grant; Shamar Richmond, Jaquan Brown-Collins, Russell Williams, Laguna Creek; Donovan Williams, Elijah McGlothin, Gerald Jordan, Monterey Trail.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
All-League: Brian Song, Jasper Laca, Gavin Monges, Charlie Harris, Ben Roberts, Daniel Rowen, Blake Croft, Ani Ramakrishnan, Alex Arnheiter, Davis; Jack Ploeg, Elk Grove.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
All-League: Sofia Castiglioni, Jeanne-Marie McPherson, Sophie Meads, Fiona O'Keefe, Claire Dicker, Elisa McIsaac, Davis; Sadie Davenport, Elk Grove; Emi Prim, Franklin; Regina Nyareso, Monterey Trail.

BOYS SOCCER
Co MVP's: Jose Amezuca, Grant; Rami Rashmawi, Davis
Coach of the Year: Jonathan Strack, Monterey Trail
All-League: Alex Perez, Alexander Nelson, Brian Birt, Jesus Gutierrez, Andres Olmedo, Davis; Spencer Churchill, Elk Grove; Sergio DeLaQuintana, Jacob Shanning, Dylan Mello, Franklin; Jhoan Guizar, Juan Angel Perez, Rafael Jimenez, Grant; Tanner Talan, Laguna Creek; Angel Tejeda, Monterey Trail.

BOYS WATER POLO
MVP: Garrett Fisk, Davis
Coach of the Year: Don McCormick, Oak Ridge
All-League: Graham Fullerton, Conrad McCarthy, Bradley Nicholson, Davis; Will Peterson, Nick Giancanelli, Ed Smet, Jesuit; Austin Turville, Trevor Dong, Oak Ridge; Shelby Lee, Jake Pensa, Ponderosa; Brian Jackson, Monterey Trail.

GIRLS WATER POLO
MVP: Colby Stapleton, Davis
Coach of the Year: Doug Wright, Davis
All-League: Heather Johnson, Lauren Owens, Mara Dominguez, Davis; Brinely Barthels, Lauren Charter, Maggie Oys, Marish Zanobini, St. Francis; Morgan Jones, Emily Uthoff, Korina Grava, Oak Ridge; Kamra Newton, Monterey Trail.


January 7, 2014
Here are the All-Delta River League fall teams

Here are the All-Delta River League fall teams as reported to The Bee. For omissions or corrections, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

GIRLS GOLF
MVP: Emily Laskin, St. Francis
All-League: Sarah Debnekoff, Brittany O'Bryant, Pleasant Grove; Carolyn Almeida, Natalie Kinney, Oak Ridge; Victoria Vardanega, Ileana MacDonald, Kate Swanson, St. Francis.

FOOTBALL
MVP: Jake Browning, Folsom
All-League: Nolan Merker, Taron Johnson, Tishawn Noble, Jordan Moore, Sheldon; Will McClure, Rodney Ellison, Cody Creason, Sam Whitney, Eddie Flores, Troy Knox, Josiah Deguara, Folsom; Jason Elenberger, Anthony Geremia, Cole Wilburn, Ben Parietti, Austin Gates, Jesuit; Trent Buenzli, Thomas Mahlman, Austin Clarke, Victor Bunce, Colton Giorgi, Justin Priest, Ian Book, Oak Ridge; Deaundre Terrell, Earl Chism, Joey Kinard, Kyle Dixon, Wyatt Demps, Pleasant Grove; Aaron Jestice, Austin Tibbs, Josh Bist, Ponderosa.

TENNIS
MVP: Madeline Almeida, Oak Ridge
All-League: Rachel Librach, Teja Chalamcherla, Hannah Crookham, Miranda Miller, Kassidy Lyons, Oak Ridge; Avery Spector, Kendall Spector, Jane Sadler, Anna Kropf, St. Francis; Meaghan Sterk, Carinn Candelaria, Pleasant Grove.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Ali Koumelis, St. Francis
All-League: Marissa Quilici, Kelly Krigger, Olivia Reid, Oak Ridge; Sumeet Gille, Kayla Williams, Alexis Light, Pleasant Grove; Nicole Banke, Ponderosa; Anna Baytosh, Lea Felton, Chloe Hakim, Megan Sullivan, St. Francis.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
MVP: Abdul Hamid, Sheldon
All-League: Andrew Brown, Sean Kurdy, Michael Lackner, Tristyn Martin, Andrew Huitt, Jesuit; Spencer Cudworth, Pleasant Grove; Xavier Gaulman, Taylor McCauley, Joel Giordano, Sheldon.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
MVP: Lauren LaRocco, St. Francis
All-League: Rachel Peterson, Briana Dulgar, Arial Hendrickson, Oak Ridge; Jerriann Wells, Pleasant Grove; Harjit Singh, Laura Cox, Sheldon; Madison Rawson, Miranda Myers, Camille Boudreaux, St. Francis.


January 7, 2014
Here are the All-Central Valley California League fall teams

Here are the All-Central Valley California League fall teams as submitted to The Bee. For omissions or corrections, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Morgan Koch, Forest Lake Christian
Coach of the Year: Karen Gellen, Woodland Christian
All-League: Aly English, Emily Pearce, Forest Lake Christian; Taylour Matsamura, Rebecca Williams, Woodland Christian; Ashlee McMahan, Victory Christian, Gabby Garces, Cristo Rey.

BOYS SOCCER
MVP: Hunter Seman, Forest Lake Christian
Coach of the Year: Steve Koch, Forest Lake Christian
All-League: Logan Ray, Daniel Cuneo, Sean Kadera, Kyle Soria, Forest Lake Christian; Pedro Vasquez, Alberto Espindola, Cristo Rey; Jose Alcaraz, Luis Deunas, Elijah Nieves, Delta; Dillion Reisig, Sacramento Waldorf; Mark Furtado, Victory Christian.

January 7, 2014
Here are the All-Capital Valley Conference fall teams

Here are the All-Capital Valley Conference fall teams as reported to The Bee. For omissions and corrections, email bpaterson@sacbee.com

FOOTBALL
MVP: Leonard Skattebo, Rio Linda
Outstanding Offensive Player: Peyton Wilfrey
Outstanding Deffensive Player: Vaughn Hingano, Rio Linda
Outstanding Offensive Lineman: Mathew Morris, Rio Linda
Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Trey Olsen, Oakmont
Outstanding Underclassman: Marcel Brown, Rio Linda
All Purpose Player: Justin Holmes, Oakmont
All-League: Derrick Achayo, Namani Parker, Trevon Gilmore, Eli Mead, Oakmont; Austin Brown, Anthony Girola, Tristen Howard, Romeo Lopez, Del Campo; Hunter Clark, Keenan Hunt, Hingano Fila, Zach Folsom, Pieter Koopman, Aaron McNealy, Danny Perez, Rio Linda; Zach Ewertsen, Chris Gullen, Hayden Jones, Mason Stahley, Brandon Thompson, Erik Bloomquist, Ryan Graggs, Christian Brothers; Austin Harmer, Andre Henderson, Andres Litton, Justin Baser, Bella Vista; Mark Nichols, Jake Romine, Angel Tenorio, Dusty Dutra, Rob Heckley, Cody Padjen, Casa Roble.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
All-League: Veronica Blackwell, Kathryn, Jessica Swingle, Del Campo; Renny Castanon, Kaitlon Derry, Kendall Derry, Brooke Eberle, Sedona McNerney, McKenzie Sup, Hannah Wohlenberg, Bella Vista.

BOYS SOCCER
All-League: Ricky Alvarado, John Dollison, Ryan McGee, Bella Vista; Ricky Becerra, Oscar Gonzalez, Raul Lopez, Eric Penaloza, Jonathan Tafoya, Rio Linda; Scott Bishop, Isaac VanWinkle, Oakmont; Noah Braun, Tyler Burnie, Joseph Cisneros, Danny Puentes, Del Campo; Thomas Buchmiller, Louis Heinzer, Kristan Heptner, Jack Long, Cameron McKibben, Ross Nichols, Christian Brothers; Ian Mitchell, Noah Nelson, Casa Roble.

GIRLS TENNIS
MVP: Sophie Lee, Christian Brothers
All-League: Agatha Aks, Lisa Donovan, Christian Brothers; Denise Arendain, Megan Sullivan, Oakmont; Sabryana Boudreau, Del Campo; Ysabel Chavez, Casa Roble; Chloe Cho, Alana Easterbrook, Teresa Ortega, Sophie Taber, Bella Vista; Krina Xiong, Rio Linda.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Sarah Pritchard, Casa Roble
All-League: Iris Anderson, Natassha Bowman, Jaymee-Lee Bulda, Elizabeth Robinson, Christian Brothers; Destanie Brush, Sarah Case, Del Campo; Ashlyn Germoles, Sarah Hibbs, Marisa Rios, Bella Vista; Yuna Kim, Rio Linda, Rio Linda; Kyra Rogers, Ally Wubbin, Oakmont; Mallory Sutter, Casa Roble.

GIRLS WATER POLO
MVP: Sara Warix, Bella Vista
All-League: Sera Ashley, Rio Linda; Rebecca Brandt, Sommer Hernandez, Del Campo; Taylor Corrales, Elsie Welsh, Casa Roble; Jane Ferguson, Mackey Grieve, Oakmont; Abigail Fulton, Cassie Preston, Hannah Zari, Bella Vista; Anika Peterson, Alyvia Schaffer, Sarah Warner, Christian Brothers.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
All-League: Casiano Aguirre, Edward Chance, Ross Walker, Del Campo; Drew Childs, Matt Coss, Conner Marotte, Bella Vista; Tanner Moore, Austin Taggart, Logan Taggart, Oakmont; Max Pedrotti, Christian Brothers.

GIRLS GOLF
MVP: Marissa Lopez, Christian Brothers
All-League: Beah Cruz, Katrina Jacinto, Lauren Seitz, Christian Brothers; Mary Jane Daley, Deryn Jaokum, Camilla Phillips, Casa Roble; Karlee Hormel, McKenzie Pope, Del Campo; Lauren Peterson, Bella Vista.

BOYS WATER POLO

MVP: Austin Stevenson, Bella Vista
All-League: Josh Holtry, Lucas McLean, Casa Roble; Zane Janich, Austen Takahashi, Spencer Tibbitts, Christian Brothers; Matt Mason, Eric Swift, Oakmont; Brody Nesemann, Gavin Oslund, Eyman Ryan, Bella Vista; Joseph Plasichuk, Rio Linda.

January 7, 2014
Here are the All-Capital Athletic League fall sports teams

Here are the All-Capital Athletic League fall sports teams as reported to The Bee. For any omissions or corrections, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

FOOTBALL
Offensive Player of the Year: Drew Romo, Whitney
Defensive Player of the Year: Quenton Hagen, El Camino
Outstanding Offensive Lineman: Mark Mueller, Whitney
Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Anthony Baumgart, Antelope
Coach of the Year: Mike Gimenez, Whitney
All-League: Caelen Barnes, Chris Bonnett, Earl Harriel, Mister Harriel, DJ Hollingshead, Zane Jackson, Lesane Khanii, Tyler McCombs, Joaquin Sequeria, Titus Vinson, Antelope; Lorenzo Bermudez, Journey Fatu, Grant Johnson, Zack Tapia, Alex Yang, Cordova; Garrett Anthony, Evan Brandt, Jim Carter, Devin Mirkovich, Greg Scott, Jacob Winkle, Kijana Zigler, El Camino; Patrick Donitien, Johnnie Hilliard, Blake Northam, Mira Loma; Robert Crandall, Shaun Dillon, Jason Heathers, Tommy Knapp, Tien Ngo, Connor Shatz, Kadyn Silva, Rio Americano; Jack Brocchini, Jason Brunet, Geno Chiarpotti, Josh Gallofin, Justin Herrmann, Oleg Kubay, Hunter Lemay, Kyle McCray, Justin Nishita, Jordan Traynor, Kwane Wilkinson, Whitney.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
All-League: Marcus Reece, Cordova; Dakota Fierro, Antelope; Kenji Anzai, Noah Wallace, Rio Americano; Logan Dodge, Antonio Franco, Isiah Hanna, Luis Higuera, Eric Leverenz, Nathan Wellington, Whitney.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
All-League: Megan Auernig, Taylor Gowan, Emily Hansen, Elizabeth Hutchison, Rio Americano; Ozora Cheek, Jenica Dodge, Haley Ellis, Hattie Groat, Alexandra Pihi, Jordan Sienkiewicz, Whitney.

GIRLS GOLF
MVP: Addie Hemming, Whitney
All-League: Rachel Korte, Antelope; Angelo Jones, Cordova; Erika Bennett, Melissa Bohn, El Camino; Annika Anderson, Mira Loma; Sarah Knepshield, Mandy Miller, Hannah Peters, Rio Americano; Emily Dixon, Morgan Taylor, Kelsey Ulep, Whitney.

BOYS SOCCER
MVP: Brayden Sullivan, El Camino
Coach of the Year: Mark Miller, Antelope
All-League: Renzo Bozzala, David Pineda, James Ramos, Matthew Tarr, Antelope; Luis Aguilar, Austin Luong, Cordova; Stephen Flora, Michael Hunter-Wofford, Alex Lauppe, Mason McLain, Everett Mitchenko, Brayden Sullivan, Tek Thapa, El Camino; Jordan Carlile, Mira Loma; Hunter Brown, Ryan Burns, Richard Newens, Ricardo Vega, Rio Americano; Kyle Creighton, Zachary Monroe, Joseph Sila, Whitney.

GIRLS TENNIS
All-League: Megan Sobieralski, Emily Ward, Antelope; Michelle Brown, Michaela Gooch, El Camino; Noa Elliot, Mira Loma; Paige Borgogno, Jessica Crockett, Lexi Goldwyn, Sydney Komlenic, Rio Americano; Missy Caracut, Midori Garmen, Brankica Mojsich, Whitney.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Mikeala Nocetti, El Camino
All-League: Valerie Rodgers, Antelope; Libby Dahlberg, Alivia Garner, Devin Herenda, Makenzie Reeder-Esparza, El Camino; Madison Hunziker, Maddie Merlino, Meghan Merlino, Brooke Watson, Rio Americano; Ellie Basquez, Mackenzie Berlin, Macey Hayden, Samantha Shelton, Whitney.

BOYS WATER POLO
Co-MVP's: Ian Brady, Rio Americano; Josh Jordan, El Camino
All-League: Patrick Abercrombie, Jacob Faulkender, Tony Gibbons, Matt Smith, Riley Vest, El Camino; Alec Anderson, Luke Hastie, Sam Hastie, Connor Jang, Stuart Samoville, Gavin White, Rio Americano; Zack Schall, Whitney.

GIRLS WATER POLO
MVP: Celeste Brown, Rio Americano
All-League: Hailey Meyers, Antelope; Katie Jackson, Carrisa Johnston, Kirsten Londeree, Maddy Rehorn, Christine Wiley, El Camino; Hayley Baker, Sophia Burgess, Erin Cherovsky, Maigrie McDougal, Rya Minow, Cameron Williams, Rio Americano; Christina Daley, Whitney.


June 6, 2013
Here are the spring All-Tri County Conference teams

Here are the spring All-Tri County Conference teams that were submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

SOFTBALL
Defensive MVP: Angelica Dark, Pioneer.
Offensive MVP: Kelsey Goodner, Woodland.
All-League: Cailin Garmon, Inderkum; Tori Bellin, Rylie Carlier, Gabriela Davis, Angelica Navarro, Pioneer; Mikayla Brown, Kaitlyn Combo, Ahlee Paterno, River Valley; Kiley Bair, Kaylee Davis, Bailey Lerch, Rachel Tadlock, Woodland; Chelsea Braun, Anjelica Cisneros, Yuba City.

GIRLS SOCCER
Offensive MVP: Hailey Maxwell, Inderkum.
Defensive MVP: Stacy Larson, Natomas.
All-League: Ivarie Bourrage, Danielle McCarthy, Cierra Quintana, Makayla Ruvalcaba, Maia Torres, Inderkum; Evelyn Cordero, Victoria Gutierrez, Natomas; Ally Martin, Tanya Rodriguez, Pioneer; Princessa Ceja, Jazzmyne Garcia, Jackie Koch, Lizzie Milner, Karinna Recendez, River Valley; Stephanie Doss, Brianna Hernandez, Cheyenne Romero, Alli Ward, Woodland; Cassidy Fix, Yuba City.

June 6, 2013
Here are the spring All-Sierra Foothill League teams

Here are the spring All-Sierra Foothill League teams that have been submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

SOFTBALL
MVP: Mallory Asaro, Rocklin.
All-League: Jenna Curtan, Frankie Orlando, Amanda Horbasch, Crystal Vierra, Woodcreek; Sam Moffat, Maddie Wuelfing, Cali Lewis, Jaclyn Amader, Kendall Chambers, Rocklin; Kayla Fields, Delany DeMello, Taylor McDowell, Alison Manzo, Roseville; Molly Fowkes, Hanna Miller, Sam Strong, Del Oro; Gia France, Nina Murphy-Cook, Granite Bay.

BOYS GOLF
MVP: Bryce Johnson, Woodcreek.
All-League: Blake Abercrombie, Andrew Penney, Rocklin; Brandon Baumgarten, Mason Troike, Granite Bay; Justin Raskin, Josh Sedeno, Louie Euer, Del Oro; Derek Frank, Logan Lowe, Nevada Union.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
Co-MVP: Trevor Bryant, Bobby Curtis, Nevada Union.
All-League: Ryan Cernik, Nico Duvekot, Rocklin; Evan Kittle, Austin Marks, Lucas Vojak, Nevada Union; Christian Habeil, Roseville; Connor Drake, Mason Humes, Adrian Giron, Del Oro; Greg Smith, Zach Wilson, Vaughn Petersen, Granit Bay.

GIRLS SOCCER
MVP: Lauren Stafford, Roseville.
All-League: Sabrina Guzman, Sierra Sanchez, Marissa Vaughan, Lindsey Anderson, Milana Wolsleben, Roseville; Dani DeRosa, Lindsay Erl, Laura Purdy, Lydia SUmmers, Michelle Tran, Rocklin; Julia Beck, Makenzie Brito, Bridgid Lummis, Chloe Dobson, Granite Bay; Kayla Collins, Marisa Grattan, Jessica Hinsken, Elle Gollnick, Del Oro; Madeline McArthur, Emily Kitchen, Erien Matsueda, Woodcreek; Meshon O'Conner, Nevada Union.

BOYS TENNIS
MVP: Matt Thompson, Granite Bay.
All-League: Gabe Ezcurra, Max Hennessey, Gaylin Champlin, Del Oro; Mitchell Iwahiro, Bradley Chee, Chinar Sheth, Granite Bay; Alex Agelokopoulous, Hunter Snider, Brandon Yates, Rocklin; Dallas Guerrero, Alex Bychoviak, Roseville; Jan Arendain, Woodcreek.

June 6, 2013
Here are the spring All-Sierra Delta League teams

Here are the spring All-Sierra Delta League teams submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

SOFTBALL
Co-MVP: Hollie Johnson, Golden Sierra; Lindsey Rose, Rio Vista.
Co-Coaches of the Year: Aly Stiles, Rio Vista; Becky Pratte, Golden Sierra.
All-League: Savannah Stephens, Kenna Barth, Samantha Bastein, Alexis Hall, Haley Laird, Carly Kauffman, Golden Sierra; Kylee Hagan, Holly Chandler Carli Schulz, Mariah Hernandez, Rio Vista; Sara Moffet, Cassandra Powell, Hannah Thompson, Vacaville Christian; Brooke-Ashley Castillo, Cindy Van Bogart, San Juan; Nicole Filbert, Highlands.

GIRLS SOCCER
Offensive Player of the Year: Jessica Syracuse, Bradshaw Christian.
Defensive Player of the Year: Natalie Parks, Bradshaw Christian.
Coach of the Year: Dan Sisneros, Highlands.
All-League: Micheala Thorn, Lauren DeCarlo, TaylorShubert, Madison Kelly, Vacaville Christian; Rebecca Hegge, Amanda Dukes, Alix Nordby, Taylor Gleason, Kayleigh Brothers, Golden Sierra; Jennifer Lawson, Savannah Grant, Kennedi Barkley, Olivia Gula, Bradshaw Christian; Karla Cruz, Miriam Brajas, Highlands; Hannah Dumas, Lindsey Hawkins, Gabby Ortega, Rio Vista; Hannah Till, Cassidy Carrera, San Juan; Natalie Ebler, Encina.

June 6, 2013
Here are the spring All-Pioneer Valley League teams

Here are the spring All-Pioneer Valley League teams as submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BASEBALL
MVP: Devon Loomis, Colfax.
Co-Coaches of the Year: Tim Day, Colfax; Troy Peterson, Lincoln.
All-League: Ryan Glazner, Dave Campbell, James Dean, Colfax; Ethan Liddle, Isaiah Garcia, Jake Sola, James Pallas, Kody Kencke, Julio Martinez, Lincoln; Logan Markstein, Chip Mitchell, Placer; Michael Raigoza, Travis Anderson, Andrew Reis, Andrew Harris, Bear River; Devin Eldredge, Brandon Goad, Center; Briar Litz, Foothill.

BOYS TENNIS
MVP: Andrew Carducci, Placer.
All-League: Andrew Leaonard, Bear River; AJ deCastro, Alex Bgaton, Foothill; Drew Detwillier, Colfax; Connor Fergeson, Lincoln; Kyle Fontes, Andrew Dahlin, Placer.

GIRLS TENNIS
All-League: Deja Kitchinar, Victoria Lavor, Center; Justine Hanson, COlfax; Clare McInery, Kristen Schasuble, Placer.

June 6, 2013
Here are the spring All-Golden Empire League teams

Here are the spring All-Golden Empire League teams as submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

SOFTBALL
Co-MVP's: Jenna Bassler, Kristina Brown, Dixon.
Coach of the Year: Maurice Clavelle, Marysville.
All-League: Tressa Arostegui, Morgan Welch, Brina Buttacavoli, Ajza Matta, Mikayla Anderson, Cassidy Clavelle, Marysville; Shawna Hulsey, Kaylie Wofford, Asailah Brown, Hailee Gilbert, Lindhurst; Naomi Kubo, West Campus; Megan Karber, Kaeli Tully, Dixon; Hannah Lipka, Capital Christian; Kelsey Stigal, Samantha Marmolejos, Mesa Verde.

BASEBALL
MVP: Chad Perry, Marysville.
Coach of the Year: Scott Winslow.
All-League: Terrance Bremby, Mauricio Dubon, Ben Ritchey, Tyler Schimpf, Capital Christian; Aric Cortes, Keanu Cortes, Chris Sisco, Andrew Sutton, Lindhurst; Korey Hall, Jo Jo Quintanilla, Sam Stiltner, Dixon; Alex Johnson, Ryan Whalen, Mesa Verde; Trevor Lopez, West Campus; Hayden Paige, Austin Winona, Marysville.

BOYS GOLF
MVP: Garrett Brown, Marysville.
All-League: Logan Brown, Marysville; Mike Cordova, Mesa Verde; Tyler Fulton, Dixon; Drake Hankins, West Campus; Jeremiah Thiel, Matt Bailey, Capital Christian.

June 6, 2013
Here are the spring All-Delta Valley Conference teams

Here are the spring All-Delta Valley Conference teams, as submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Torrey Smith, Elk Grove.
Coach of the Year: Rick Faraimo, Grant.
All-League: Dan Bonetti, Sam Manderfield, Davis; Kenneth Huynh, Daniel Teranishi, Franklin; Aleksey Kiselev, Cameron Nunn, Cheng Thao, John Vang, Grant; Gabe Tavora, Tim Thompson, Uzo Okemiri, Monterey Trail.

BOYS GOLF
MVP: Preston Walchli, Davis.
All-League: Patrick Cajandig, Michael Chen, Chase Dossa, Cyrus Espino, Spencer Salk, Davis; Eric Tam, Franklin.

BOYS TENNIS
All-League: Chris Chinn, Andrew Dumit, Manraj Gill, Chase Kellison, Dan Segedin, Davis; Dylan King, Diego Reitano, Elk Grove; Alan Hu, Alex Hu, Franklin; Tommy Luu, Tuyen Ngu, Monterey Trail.

June 6, 2013
Here are the spring All-Delta River League teams

Here are the spring All-Delta River League teams as submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

SOFTBALL
Co MVP's: Amber Murray, Pleasant Grove; Bailey O'Mara, St. Francis.
All-League: Taylor Gisler, Folsom; Lauren Bertoy, Jackie Schmaeling, Oak Ridge; Vanessa Washington, Marissa Maligad, Celina Matthias, Pleasant Grove; Rachel Timberman, Taylor Eilders, Ponderosa; Danika Bailey, Amy Marks, Alejandra Garcia, St. Francis; Anessa Kaylor, Zamari Hinton, Erika Lane, Sheldon.

BASEBALL
MVP: Alec DeWatteville, Oak Ridge.
All-League: Craig Stafford, Folsom; Chris Loeb, Julian Barron, Andy Snow, Jesuit; Logan Marsten, Ross Dwelley, Mickey Meinhofer, Tommy Hummer, FP Santangelo, Oak Ridge; Bronson Grubbs, Dalton Gomez, Nico Toni, Matt Stafford, Josh Adams, Pleasant Grove; Hunter White, Sheldon.

BOYS GOLF
MVP: Corey Pereira, Ponderosa.
All-League: Connor Bell, Chad Kubes, Austen Sandoval, Steve Griggs, Jesuit; Charlie Cameron, Quinn Carlsen, Oak Ridge; Chad Vander Dussen, Pleasant Grove.

June 6, 2013
Here are the spring All-Capital Valley Conference teams

Here are the spring All-Capital Valley Conference teams that were submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BASEBALL
All-League: Jared Briggs, Brayden Gomez, Matt Gunter, Austin Hennen, Keith Judd, Bella Vista; Matt David, AJ Hall, AJ Masters, Jake Rodrigues, Oakmont; Zach Ewertsen, Austin Johnson, Steven Talbert, Christian Brothers; Tim Hall, Mike Hatfield, Sam Long, Mike Phelan, Derek Rodigo, Tyler Swank, Del Campo; Kendall Menard, Charles Osborne, Casa Roble; Leo Skateboo, Rio Linda.

BOYS TENNIS
MVP: Sean Alves, Casa Roble.
All-League: Gojko Gojkovich, Jacob Lampl, Scott Putty, Bella Vista; Arthur Guitarte, Adrian Karp, Taylor Phan, Oakmont; Matt Haynie, Winston Limhengco, Christian Brothers; Aram Hosseini, Julian Matteoni, Del Campo; Glen Lai, Rio Linda.

June 6, 2013
Here are the spring All-Capital Athletic League teams

Here are the spring All-Capital Athletic League teams. For corrections or omissions, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BASEBALL
MVP: Trevor Abrams, Whitney.
All-League: Robert Contreras, Steven Mercado, Joaquin Sequeria, Tyler Winston, Antelope; Jerome Brown, Jamari Campbell, Nathan Jacobson, Cordova; Josh Crawford, Logan Korn, El Camino; Pierce Edminton, Mira Loma; Kody Gardner, Alec Kazanjian, Mark Lyon, Payton Morena, Guillermo Salazar, Josh Savea, Rio Americano; FJ Floyd, JR Robinson, Drew Romo, Aaron Winter, Whitney.

GIRLS SOCCER
MVP: Elizabeth Hutchison, Rio Americano.
Offensive Player of the Year: Aliyah Utush, Antelope.
Defensive Player of the Year: Emily Hansen, Rio Americano.
Coach of the Year: Jennifer Smiley, Rio Americano.
All-League: Lillie Ahpo, Kendra Boargingham, Shannon Boyce, Angela Gonzalez, Alyssa Walker, Natalie Wison, Antelope; Brittany Brungs, Cordova; Mia Evans, Paige Greer, McKenna Jackson, Hannah Klinger, Jaqui Ortega, El Camino; Julia Butterfield, Katelyn Chandler, Mel Hoskins, Lizzie Moulton, Rio Americano; Tara Armstrong, Mallory Erl, Nich Schnable, Molly McConnell, Whitney.

May 18, 2013
Franklin beats Davis 4-3 on PKs for historic D-I girls soccer win

Senior goalie Marcela Young made two diving saves and Julia Alltop, Lauren Williams, Lauren Aldana and Christiana Atteberry scored goals as Franklin defeated Davis 5-4 on penalty kicks in today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls soccer championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

It marked the first time that an Elk Grove Unified School District team won a girls soccer title since the playoffs started in 1981. The Wildcats also are the first area team other than Davis or St. Francis to win a D-I title since Casa Roble in 1997.

As expected from two teams that split regular-season matches and tied for the Delta Valley Conference, the match was a fast and physical back-and-forth battle.

Though both had a handful of good scoring opportunities, Davis (20-5-1) and Franklin (17-3-0) played scoreless through two 40-minute regulation periods and two 10-minute overtimes.

May 18, 2013
Bella Vista tops Ponderosa 2-1 for first section title since 1988

Longtime Bella Vista girls coaches Christie Wheeler and Matt Contreras say they've been knocking at the door of a Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer title for some time.
On Saturday, they booted the door wide open.

Behind goals from Sami Donovan and JV call-up Chelsea Allen, the Broncos defeated Ponderosa 2-1 in the Division II championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

It was Bella Vista's first section girls title since winning three D-I titles in a row from 1986 to 1988. Three other times Bella Vista lost in a section title game, the last in 2007 to Rio Americano in D-III.

"We've been on the door for the last several years," Wheeler said. "How'd we open the door? Teamwork. We've been a real good passing team, we peaked at the right time and it was our time."

The last three years, Bella Vista lost in the semifinals, including a penalty kick loss to Granite Bay in 2011.

"They listened and bought into the system we have, and they play really good soccer," Contreras said. "They kind of mirrored the boys' season."

The Bella Vista boys, coached by Matt and Zach Contreras, won their second consecutive D-II title last fall. The boys were at Cosumnes Oaks Saturday rooting on their classmates.

Senior midfielders Julia Platter and Lisa Elledge and defender Madeleine Dyckes are the anchors.

The win didn't come easy. Bella Vista barely missed wide on a handful of attempts and Ponderosa had three corner kicks in the final few minutes. Freshman goalie Shannon Fuchs punched one away.

Ponderosa suffered a big loss 20 seconds into the match when captain Corine Tank suffered an apparent broken arm.

May 18, 2013
Rio Americano 3-peats with 5-0 D-III soccer win vs. Benicia

Mel Hoskins had two goals and Paige Borgorgno two assists and Lizzie Moulton, Elizabeth Hutchison and Julia Butterfield each added a goal to lead Rio Americano to a 5-0 win over Benicia this afternoon in the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer Division III championship match at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

It was Rio Americano's third consecutive section title and fifth in the last seven years, all in D-III. The Raiders (18-0-2) lost in overtime, both to Benicia (20-3-1), in the 2008 and 2010 finals.

"The chemistry on and off the field is amazing - all 23 of them, it's not a small squad," said Rio Americano coach Jenn Smiley, a former Raiders standout. "They're a lot of fun, hard working and driven. And you see it on the field."

The Raiders are ranked No. 4 nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of American spring rankings.

May 18, 2013
Colfax tops league rival Placer 2-0 for D-IV girls soccer title

Kelly Harris scored in the eighth minute and Tori Henry in the 39th as Colfax defeated league rival Placer 2-0 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV girls soccer championship today at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove.

It was Colfax's first girls section soccer title, and the Falcons (14-5-4) avenged their two one-goal losses to the Hillgals (12-10-1) in the Pioneer Valley League this season.

Both finished as league co-champions with 7-2-1 records.

May 15, 2013
Davis, Franklin advance to D-I girls soccer title game; Bella Vista and Ponderosa to meet in D-II; Rio Americano returns to D-III

Here are the results from today's Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer semifinals.

Championships will be played on Saturday at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove and Lincoln of Stockton.

We will update when the section releases sites and times. While unofficial, it would appear that the D-I through D-IV games will be at Cosumnes Oaks.

DIVISION I
Franklin-EG 1, St. Francis 0
Davis Sr. 1, Oak Ridge 0

DIVISION II
Bella Vista 3, St. Mary's 1
Ponderosa 1, Tracy 0

DIVISION III
Rio Americano 1, Oakdale 0
Benicia 3, El Camino 1

DIVISION IV
Colfax 2, East Union 1
Placer 2, Vista del Lago 0

DIVISION V
Liberty Ranch 3, Hilmar 1
Centra Catholic d. West Campus

DIVISION VI
Capital Christian 5, Millennium 0
Amador 9, Golden Sierra 0

DIVISION VII
Forest Lake Christian at Bradshaw Christian, not reported
Ripon Christian 4, Victory Christian 0

May 15, 2013
Franklin tops St. Francis 1-0 to reach girls soccer title match

All-Delta Valley Conference sophomore Lauren Williams scored early in the second half on a 10-yard blast and senior goalie Marcela Young had five impressive second-half saves to lead No. 3 Franklin past No. 2 St. Francis 1-0 in today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls soccer semifinals in East Sacramento.

Franklin will play the winner of tonight's Davis/Oak Ridge game for the championship on Saturday at Cosumnes Oaks High School. The time is still to be determined.

It will mark Franklin's second consecutive appearance in the D-I final.

The Wildcats lost 2-1 to St. Mary's of Stockton last May in the D-I title game played in Stockton, though without Williams or sophomore defender Aleah Kelley. Both were in Germany playing in a club tournament.

The skilled and physical Williams' scored on a ball St. Francis was unable to clear in its goal area after a deflection.

"She hit a rocket," said Franklin coach Eliseo Lopez. "Lauren is very talented, very smart, very key."

Franklin's speedy senior forward Tatyana Garrett, a UC Irvine scholarship signee, misfired on a couple of breakaway attempts. Otherwise St. Francis dominated second half time of possession.

But the Troubadours couldn't slip one past Young, despite a couple of point-blank shots.

May 9, 2013
Franklin, St. Francis, Davis, Oak Ridge win in D-I girls soccer; Platter has four goals to lead Bella Vista past Titans in D-II

Lauren Williams scored 10 minutes into the second half to lead Franklin to a 1-0 win over Vintage of Napa in today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls soccer quarterfinals in Elk Grove.

No. 3 Franklin, trying to return to the D-I championship game it lost to St. Mary's of Stockton (now in D-II) last season, will play at No. 2 St. Francis in Wednesday's 3:30 p.m. semifinals.

St. Francis, behind goals by Beverly Kyalwazi and Anna Gregg and assists by Katie Cloninger and Jenna Mark, advanced with a 2-0 win over McClatchy.

Top-seeded Davis, which defeated Granite Bay 1-0 on a goal in stoppage time, will play host to No. 5 Oak Ridge, a 2-1 winner over Enochs of Modesto, in Wednesday's other semifinal.

Here are other quarterfinal highlights, as reported to The Bee:

May 1, 2013
Bella Vista hikes boys college soccer signings to eight

Add three more Bella Vista boys soccer players who are expected to move on to play in college this fall.

Signing letters of intent were Justin Childs with BYU-Hawaii, Mark Caliguire with Dominican University in San Rafael and Billy Baker with Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.

That makes eight NCAA signees for coaches Zack and Matt Contreras from last fall's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship team.

Seniors Trevor Jackson (Sacramento State), Preston Davis (Sacramento State), Tyler Miguel (UC Riverside), Stefan Sarkovich (Holy Cross) and Galen Herron (Dominican) signed earlier this year.

April 26, 2013
Folsom, Vista del Lago meet in girls soccer Crosstown Cup

The Folsom and Vista del Lago girls soccer teams will play in Saturday's Crosstown Cup at Folsom High School.

The JV game starts at 5 p.m. with the varsity match to follow at 7 p.m.

Folsom won last year's inaugural varsity event 3-2.

April 25, 2013
Elk Grove district to hold spring NCAA signing ceremony

Fourteen Elk Grove Unified School District athletes, including boys basketball standouts Cole Nordquist of Pleasant Grove and Ryan Manning of Sheldon, will be recognized during a spring letter of intent signing ceremony 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the board room of the Robert L. Trigg Education Center, 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove.

They are:
• Arriana Rieland, Cosumnes Oaks, soccer, Jackson State

• Dylan Wakefield, Cosumnes Oaks, soccer, Chico State

• Scott Votino, Elk Grove, wrestling, Army

• Brianna Avila, Elk Grove, soccer, UC Riverside

• Mike Wright, Elk Grove, baseball, San Jose State

• Alex Gulseth, Franklin, soccer, Sacramento State

• Kaylah Valdry, Franklin, soccer, Texas Southern

• Tatyana Garrett, Franklin, soccer, UC Irvine

• Mark Langston, Franklin, swimming, Seattle

• Cole Nordquist, Pleasant Grove, basketball, Hawaii Pacific

• Avonna Lee, Pleasant Grove, basketball, Northern Arizona

• Madison McCann, Sheldon, soccer, Louisiana Tech

• Ryan Manning, Sheldon, basketball, Air Force.

• Donielle Hair, Sheldon, basketball, Dominican

April 16, 2013
Section honors Coover, A. Dale Lacky scholarship recipients

Rocklin's Shannon Garvella and Bella Vista's Brynn Sargent received Clark Coover Memorial Scholarships and 46 additional athletes received Sac-Joaquin Section A. Dale Lacky Scholarships at an awards ceremony this morning in Lodi.

The awards, which range from $600 to $1,500, are given to those athletes who show outstanding athletic, community service and academic success.

Garvella and Sargent received $1,500 Clarke Coover Scholarships as the top girls and boys award recipients.

March 1, 2013
Jesuit honored as nation's top boys soccer team

The Jesuit High School boys soccer team, which went 27-1-1, posted a state-tying 23 shutouts and won its 10th Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship this fall, was honored today as the nation's top boys soccer team by the web-site MaxPreps and the Army National Guard.

The players and coaches were recognized during the school's spring sports rally, where they were presented with the inaugural national championship banner by MaxPreps founder and president Andy Beal.

Jesuit also finished No. 2 nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's fall rankings.

February 22, 2013
Lincoln soccer player to represent USA on European tour

Cody Sundquist, a resident of Lincoln, is one of 18 boys soccer players who will represent the United States on a tour of Spain March 2-11 that will include matches against academy squads from the Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

Sundquist, who plays for Placer United, is one of four Californians on the team that consists of boys born in 1999. Leading the team is longtime area coach and administrator Phil Wright of Fair Oaks.

The event is sponsored by US Club Soccer's id2 boys program.

Sundquist, a defender, is a member of the U.S. Under-14 Boys National Development Team.

February 7, 2013
Signing updates: Soccer Academy duo select colleges

Here are some more highlights and updates from the NCAA signing day ceremonies held Wednesday throughout the region:

• San Juan Soccer Academy members Steven Wright and Padraic McCullaugh will play the sport at the next level at Washington and Villanova, respectively. Both attend Jesuit High School but did not participate in Wednesday's signing ceremony at the school because they no longer play soccer for the Marauders. The U.S. Soccer Federation doesn't allow elite-level academy players to play high school.

• Rio Americano senior Jennifer Petrovich, who is headed to Columbia to play volleyball and test her intellect (she's a 4.4 GPA student) at the Ivy League school, puts a lot of mileage on her wheels to play the sport she loves. Petrovich travels three times a week to Redwood City to play with a nationally renowned club team that is U.S. No. 1 this season and finished third in the USAV Junior Nationals last summer.

• Four-year Sheldon soccer player Megan Smith, who along with Franklin's Lauren Aldana signed a letter of intent to play at Southern Oregon, won't be alone at the Ashland college. She will be joined by seven area football players - Rocklin's Dominic Giampaoli, Sacrameto's Louis Macklin, Folsom's Trace Noble, Oak Ridge's Jacob Proul, Union Mine's Sean Tow, Ponderosa's Curtis Catron and Inderkum's Kevin Blueford - as new recruits for a team that was an NAIA Football Championship quarterfinalist last season.

• Roseville senior Chanisse Hendrix hopes to help Colorado College, a private school in Colorado Springs, Colo., to continue its bid to become one of the nation's top women's soccer programs. Hendrix is 4.0 student who was a member of Roseville's 2010 Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship team.She plans to study sports medicine and physical therapy in college.

• Rocklin senior soccer player Mikayla Clifford, who signed to play for Stanislaus State in Turlock, plans to put her collegiate education to good use. She aspires to be a registered nurse.

February 6, 2013
15 Granite Bay athletes participate in signing ceremony

By Trevor Horn
Special to the Bee

Fifteen student-athletes from Granite Bay High School signed NCAA letters of intent to 11 different four-year universities spanning 10 sports teams for the Grizzlies this morning.

"This suggests that each of the programs is strong," Granite Bay Athletic Director Tim Healy said.

Included in that group is the twin sisters of Chloe and Lily Forlini, who together have won four consecutive Sac Joaquin Section doubles titles together. The sister are headed together to the Air Force Academy.

February 5, 2013
Three athletes to be recognized at Oakmont signing day

Oakmont will hold a letter of intent signing ceremony 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at the school for track and cross country standout Karlie Garcia and soccer player Nicole Pasdera.

Garcia will be headed to Ole Miss and Pasdera to nearby William Jessup University in Rocklin.

The school also will hold a ceremony at 2:15 p.m. for former Oakmont football player Brandon Peacock, now at Sierra College. The lineman will play at Gannon University in Erie, Pa.

February 5, 2013
Sac United players announce their college destinations

The Sacramento United Soccer Club reports that six of its players will move on to play in college.

They are:
• Kaba Alkebulan, Jesuit, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
• Javier Munoz, Galt, Sacramento State
• Trevor Jackson, Bella Vista, Sacramento State
• Alex Gulseth, Franklin, Sacramento State
• Tyler Miguel, Bella Vista, UC Riverside
• Matt Rutledge, McClatchy, UC Santa Cruz

February 5, 2013
Letter of intent signing ceremony set for eight Davis athletes

Davis Senior High School will hold a signing ceremony for eight athletes who have committed to play at the next level 12:15 p.m. Wednesday on the outside stage next to the South Gym.

They are:
• Connor Stapleton, Stanford, water polo
• Lee LeVerrier, Dominican, soccer
• Kylie Drexel, USC, lacrosse
• Kayla Robinson, Colgate, field hockey
• Malia Fujisawa, Indiana, field hockey
• Emily Barber, Hofstra, field hockey
• Tara Halsted, swimming, Stanford
• Marissa LaFreniere, swimming, UC Davis

February 5, 2013
Placer United to hold soccer signing ceremony in Loomis

The Placer United Soccer Club will hold a signing ceremony/college choice announcement 6 p.m. Wednesday in Loomis for those high school seniors who play for their club teams.

They are:

• Tara Armstrong, Whitney, Texas Lutheran
• Jamie Baker, Folsom, Bethany College-Kansas
• Mark Caliguire, Bella Vista, Dominican University
• Paige Crouch, Roseville, Arizona
• Marisa Grattan, Del Oro, Air Force
• Jessica Hinsken, Del Oro, Dominican
• Jena Keffer, St. Francis, Boston College
• Michaela Kelsey, Oak Ridge, UNLV
• Kaleigh Landberg, Del Oro, Westmont
• Ashleigh Nelin, Casa Roble, Menlo College
• Brittney Neumann, Whitney, Bethany College-Kansas
• Nicolas Schnable, Whitney, Cal State-Dominguez Hills
• Lauren Stafford, Roseville, Montana State
• Melissa Stoakley, Casa Roble, Dominican

Three other seniors - Kristen Grattan (Del Oro), Molly McConnell (Whitney) and Marissa Vaughan (Roseville) - will be recognized as they will be joining Sierra College's women's soccer team upon graduation.

February 5, 2013
Seven Bella Vista soccer players to ink letters of intent

Seven Bella Vista soccer athletes, including five members of the two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division II champion boys team, will participte in an NCAA letter of intent signing ceremony 3 p.m. in the school library.

They are:

• Trevor Jackson, Sacramento State
• Preston Davis, Sacramento State
• Tyler Miguel, UC Riverside
• Stefan Sarkovich, Holy Cross
• Julia Platter, San Diego State
• Lisa Elledge, Oregon
• Galen Herron, Dominican

February 5, 2013
Letter of intent reception set for five Oak Ridge athletes

Five Oak Ridge athletes will announce their college choices during a signing reception 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school's multi-purpose room.

Those participating are:

• Paige Gugino, San Diego State, rowing
• Michaela Kelsey, UNLV, soccer
• Maddie Velez, Utah, swimming
• Carisa Rivers, Middle Tennessee State, soccer
• Oliva Frace, Louisiana-Lafayette, soccer

February 5, 2013
10 Jesuit athletes to participate in morning signing ceremony

Ten Jesuit athletes will participate in an NCAA letter of intent signing ceremony 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Carmichael school's gymnasium.

They are:

• Kaba Alkebulan, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, soccer
• Jimmy Boras, Pacific, baseball
• Andre Gregory, Sacramento State, baseball
• Niko Hansen, New Mexico, soccer
• Sina Javidan Nejad, Stanford, track and field
• Riley Harbour, UC San Diego, soccer
• Austin Mitsch, Colorado, track and field
• Thomas Sperbeck, Boise State, football
• Garrett Strohmaier, Dartmouth, football
• Austin White, Oregon, track and field

January 12, 2013
Christian Brothers soccer receives national academic award

For the fifth consecutive year, the Christian Brothers High School soccer program earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award.

In order to qualify for this award, a team must compile a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher for the entire school year.

The Falcons latest honor was the 2011-2012 school year.

Christian Brothers is the only California school to receive this award for both the boys and girls teams, according to Kristen McCarthy, the school's director of communications.

December 12, 2012
Former Granite Bay star Ryan Hollingshead invited to MLS combine

Pac-12 Player of the Year Ryan Hollingshead, a senior at UCLA from Granite Bay, has been invited to participate in the 2013 Major League Soccer Combine Jan. 11-15 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a prelude to MLS's SuperDraft on Jan. 17.

Hollingshead, a midfielder/forward and three-time all-Pac-12 selection, played in 81 matches during his UCLA career, scoring 16 goals and adding 21 assists.

In addition, the former Granite Bay High School star earned NSCAA All-America honors in this year and was named to the 2011 NCAA All-Tournament Team after leading the Bruins to the College Cup semifinals last season.

This year he started all 19 of UCLA's matches, captained the team to a 13-3-3 record and led the team with 22 points (seven goals; eight assists).

He will join UCLA teammate Fernando Monge as one of 54 NCAA Division I college seniors at the MLS Combine, which will be held at Fort Lauderdale's Central Broward Regional Park.

December 11, 2012
Ponderosa athletes to participate in college signing ceremony

Ponderosa will hold a NCAA signing ceremony 2 p.m. today in the school library.
Among those scheduled to participate, as announced by Bruins athletic director Tyson Escobar:

• Corey Pereira, boys golf, Washington
• Giana Bilotta, softball, St. Mary's College
• Makenzie Shivers- girls golf, Park University
• Alex Rader, girls volleyball, Montana State
• Corinne Tank, girls soccer, Corban University
• Paris Hallums, softball, Simpson University
• Taylor Eilders, softball, Corban University
• Sheridan Fox, girls soccer, Utah Valley State
• Matt Poulin, baseball, Sonoma State.

December 6, 2012
Here are the area boys fall soccer all-league teams

Here are the all-league boys soccer teams that have been submitted to The Bee. For corrections, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

CAPITAL ATHLETIC LEAGUE
MVP: Mark Ledbetter, Rio Americano
Offensive player of the Year: Rogan O'Connor, Antelope
Defensive player of the Year: Ian Kinn, Rio Americano
Coach of the Year: Alan Posner, Rio Americano
All-league: Renzo Bozzala, Warren Dahlberg, Nathan Neufeld, Bogdan Ponomar, Antelope; Austin Luong, Cordova; Yoan Chamberlin, Everett Mitchenko, Hayden Smith, Spencer Whelan, El Camino; Ahmed Kamil, Omar Mahmi, Mira Loma; David Behrman, Erik Hubbard, Blake Reed, Alex Rizzo, Randall Rude, Zach Sampo, Rio Americano; Zachary Monroe, Nich Schnable, Pierre Schulling, Soren Smith, Zachary Watkins, Whitney.

CAPITAL VALLEY CONFERENCE
MVP: Preston Davis, Bella Vista
All-league: Robert Belme, Daniel Sipes, Christian Brothers; Mark Caliguire, Justin Childs, Trevor Jackson, Preston Davis, Tyler Miguel, Matthew Waldron, Bella Vista; Joseph Cisneros, Dakota Fink, Kevin Perrine, Kyle Sakaurada, Del Campo; Jesus Duarte, Jose Lopez, Raul Lopez, Joel Martinez, Frank Parks, Rio Linda; Javier Gomez, Charlie Mortensen, Casa Roble; Jonny Gonzalez, Brandon Powers, Kyle Sprague, Oakmont.

CENTRAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA LEAGUE
Coach of the Year: Rob Maxey, Victory Christian
League MVP - Matthew Almas, Victory Christian
All-league: Jaime Romero, Francisco Valdivia, Delta; Fernando Ramirez, Moises Rincon, Ernesto Lepe, Cristo Rey; Lane Reiseq, Sac Waldorf; Justin Dimeola, Charley Maxey, Victory Christian; Colin Moore, Hunter Seman, Forest Lake Christian.

November 10, 2012
Freshman goalie comes up big for Bella Vista in D-II soccer final

Here is the report by James Burns of the Modesto Bee of today's Division II boys soccer game at Lincoln of Stockton.

The Turlock boys soccer team pushed unbeaten and regionally ranked Bella Vista to the brink of defeat.

But in a sudden-death shootout, with a Sac-Joaquin Section Division 2 championship hanging in the balance, Bella Vista pushed back.

Strike that, punched back.

November 10, 2012
River Valley beats Ceres foe for first section boys soccer title

Here is James Burns report for The Modesto Bee on the Division III soccer matched played today at Lincoln of Stockton.The cheers started in with three minutes left, building slowly into a roar from the opposite stands.

"RV! ... RV! ... RV!"

Reality set in shortly thereafter -- that winner's chant was clearly not intended for Central Valley.

November 10, 2012
Hansen's hat trick leads Jesuit over Granite Bay in D-I final; Vista del Lago claims third consecutive D-IV soccer banner

Behind senior midfielder Niko Hansen's second hat trick in as many games, top-seeded Jesuit routed second-seeded Granite Bay 5-0 in today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boy soccer championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

It was Jesuit's 10th D-I section title and third in the last four seasons.

The match drew a large crowd and was much anticipated, since Granite Bay had tied nationally ranked Jesuit 1-1 in the Capital Challenge on Sept. 7 at Capital Christian High School.

November 10, 2012
Star striker gets in goal to help Sac Country Day win soccer title

Sacramento Country Day's boys soccer standout Morgan Bennett-Smith had an ominous feeling today.

Victory Christian, a team Country Day had beaten 2-0 during the season, had pushed the Cavaliers to a penalty-kick shootout in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

Despite his best efforts - Bennett-Smith had 34 goals coming into the match - Sacramento County Day was held scoreless through 80 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtimes.

November 9, 2012
Former Granite Bay player helps UCLA win Pac-12 soccer title

Former Granite Bay soccer standout Ryan Hollingshead scored one of UCLA's two goals this afternoon to lead the Bruins to their fourth Pac-12 title in five years after defeating visiting San Diego State 2-1.

Hollingshead, a senior midfielder, is a four-year starter for the Bruins who helped his team to reach the NCAA semifinals last season, where they lost on penalty kicks to North Carolina. Hollingshead had a goal in the match and four assists during the playoffs to make the NCAA All-Tournament Team.

This season Hollingshead leads the Bruins, ranked fourth nationally, in points with 20, six goals and eight assists.

He's also been named one of 30 men's soccer candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award. The award honors male soccer players for their accomplishments both on and off the field.

Hollingshead has maintained a 3.5 grade point average in psychology and has twice earned Pac-12 All-Academic honors.

He also is active in the community, volunteering for programs such as UCLA's I'm Going To College program, giving campus tours and doing autograph signings for the collegiate community outreach effort. He also participates in UCLA's Adopt-A-Classroom, in which players correspond and meet with elementary school children.

Hollingshead, a four-year lettermen in soccer and tennis at Granite Bay, led the Grizzlies boys soccer team to two Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championships, including in 2008 when he had three assists in the 5-2 title game win over Oakmont.

He finished with 18 goals and 18 assists that season.

Ryan's older brother, Scott, played for UCLA in 2006 and 2007.

November 7, 2012
Encina's boys soccer section title bid is halted by Gustine; Jesuit, Granite Bay to meet Saturday for D-I title in Elk Grove

Encina's bid to win an unprecedented fourth consecutive area Sac-Joaquin Section boys soccer championship came to an end today in Merced County.

Second-seeded Gustine defeated the visiting and third-seeded Bulldogs 3-1 in the Division VI semifinals.

"Gustine played a very aggressive, physical game, and controlled the tempo," said Encina coach Glenda Claremon. "We had our chances, but we were not able to play our game. ..It has been a great run, but a fourth championship just wasn't there."

Defending D-I champion Davis also saw its season halted in the semifinals.

The Blue Devils lost 3-1 at Granite Bay as Dominic Scotti had two goals and Felipe Zegarra one for the Grizzlies.

November 1, 2012
Encina, Jesuit and Vista del Lago advance in boys soccer

Pavel Condruic scored two goals and Brando Alvarez and Mark Lemus one apiece to lead Encina past visiting Millennium of Tracy 4-0 in today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI boys soccer quarterfinals.

The win advances No. 3 Encina to Wednesday semifinals at No. 2 Gustine, a 2-0 winner over Summerville.

Encina is trying to become the area's first boys soccer team to win four consecutive section championships.

October 27, 2012
It's a new day for Sac-Joaquin Section boys soccer playoffs

It's a new era for the Sac-Joaquin Section boys soccer playoffs that start on Tuesday.

This season the section has divided teams into divisions by enrollment rather than league affiliation, as was the case in the past.

"We'll be seeing match-ups in soccer that we've never seen before," said section media director Will DeBoard.

October 17, 2012
Jesuit soccer No. 4 nationally; Bella Vista No. 13 in Region VIII

Jesuit has moved up one spot to No. 4 in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America fall boys soccer poll.

The Marauders (19-1-1) rank behind No. 1 St. Benedict's Prep of Newark, N.J., No. 2 DeMatha Catholic of Hyattsville, Md., and No. 3 Brentwood of Brentwood, N.Y.

The Marauders remain No. 1 in the NSCAA's Region VIII poll, which includes teams from Northern California, Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico and Nevada.

Granite Bay (15-3-1), which was No. 4 last week, dropped out of the top 15 poll after losing 1-0 to Roseville last week.

The Grizzlies were replaced by Bella Vista (14-0-2), which climbed into the Region VIII rankings for the first time at No. 13.

October 16, 2012
Former Del Oro player is Pac West soccer play of the week

Dominican University of San Rafael freshman midfielder-forward Lauren Gollnick from Del Oro has been selected the Pacific West Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week.

Gollnick posted a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Fresno Pacific on Wednesday.

Gollnick scored goals in the 16th, 38th and 61st minutes.

Gollnick scored 21 goals during her career at Del Oro.

October 11, 2012
Last-place Roseville upsets five-time defending league champs

It's been a tough year for Roseville boys soccer and veteran coach Pablo Gutierrez.

The Tigers entered the week 2-12 and 0-5 in the Sierra Foothill League. The Tigers had lost seven matches by one goal.

But Roseville produced perhaps the biggest area upset of the season on Tuesday in beating Granite Bay 1-0 behind Alex Roper's goal.

September 20, 2012
Area athletes are finalists for character in sports awards

Nine area athletes are among 50 Northern California high school students that are finalists for the Positive Coaching Alliance's character in sports and beyond awards.

They are Brian Payne and Bailey Xaychaleun of Grant; Carlos Quezada and Alvin Chand of Florin; Corinne Tank of Ponderosa; Alicia Rizo of Burbank; Mikie Schlosser of Davis; Catlyn Cavender of El Camino; and Nancy Nguyen of Monterey Trail.

Ten student-athletes will receive $2,000 scholarships as those who best show personal mastery, leadership and honoring the game.

September 5, 2012
Area's leading boys soccer teams to play in Capital Challenge

Two defending section champions and two section runners-up will compete in the second annual Capital Challenge Cup boys soccer showcase on Friday at Capital Christian High School.

Bella Vista, which won the Sac-Joaquin Section D-II title last fall, will play defending D-V section champion Capital Christian at 6 p.m.

Granite Bay, which lost to Bella Vista on penalty kicks in the D-II final, will take on national power Jesuit at 8 p.m. Jesuit lost to Davis in last year's D-I section title game.

The Marauders, traditionally nationally ranked, are No. 1 in this week's first National Soccer Coaches Association of America Region VII (western states) fall poll.

Both contests are re-matches of last year's event.

Capital Christian beat Bella Vista 2-0 and Jesuit won 3-2, the deciding goal coming on a late penalty kick.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

• Davis is the only other area team ranked in the Region VII poll at No. 10. Arapahoe of Little, Colo., is No. 2; La Cueva of Albuquerque, N.M., is No. 3; and Denver East of Denver, Colo., is No. 4. Jesuit is scheduled to play host to No. 5 Marin Academy at 4 p.m. on Monday.

August 30, 2012
Transfers, open division basketball among hot section topics

Sac-Joaquin Section Commissioner Pete Saco, Assistant Commissioner John Williams and Director of Communications Will DeBoard met with reporters today in Lodi to discuss playoff changes, trends, transfers and more for 2012-2013.
Here are some highlights:

FOOTBALL
The section's Division III football playoffs that included section champion and CIF State Bowl participant Del Oro netted the most postseason money for the section in 2011-2012. D-III brought in $122,952, more than $4,000 higher than D-II ($118,555) and $30,000 better than D-I ($92,415). The D-II playoffs were the big money makers in 2010-11 ($168,356) and 2009-2010 ($148,588) while D-I ($169,618) was the overwhelming leader in 2008-2009. The section netted $803,550 from all its playoff sports. Football ($433,828) accounted for more than half the revenue.

• The Sac-Joaquin Section's Division I and Division II football champions will play in the first-ever CIF Northern California Regional, either in the Open Division or the D-I North final.

August 29, 2012
Former coaching colleagues are now boys soccer rivals

It may have been appropriate that Tuesday's nonleague boys soccer match between Mira Loma and Encina ended in a 2-2 tie.

John Buchmiller, along with Joe Montalvo, are the new Mira Loma coaches, trying to revive a program that was 4-26-3 the last two seasons.

It was Buchmiller and assistant Glenda Claremon who turned the Encina boys soccer program into a beacon at a school that has struggled for years to be competitive in athletics.

August 10, 2012
Davis shocker: Boys soccer coach Ashley Yudin steps down

Disappointment with how his beloved soccer field - named in his honor - was allowed to deteriorate during the summer led to Ashley Yudin's decision to resign after 19 seasons and much success as the Davis High School boys soccer coach.

Yudin said he resigned Monday and his resignation was accepted by Davis Joint Unified School District school board trustees on Thursday night. But a public announcement wasn't made until today.

"I knew this was going to be my last year, and I was planning on making an announcement as the season progressed," Yudin told The Bee. "But when the condition of the field nose-dived, I just felt it was time to let somebody else be the coach. I'm 64. It's time."

In an e-mail to The Bee this morning, Davis Athletic Director Dennis Foster said that veteran JV coach Alex Park will be the interim varsity coach this season.

Foster also said that former varsity assistant coach Jason dal Porto will be the interim JV coach.

August 7, 2012
Survey says: CIF sports participation up for girls, down for boys

Girls participation in California high school sports continues to grow but boys participation has declined for the first time since 2003 in the latest California Interscholastic Federation Sports Participation Survey released today.

Girls participation climbed by 1.4 percent from 304,696 in 2011 to 308,879 in 2012. Boys participation decreased by 0.9 percent from 453,037 in 2011 to 448,971 in 2012.

Eleven-man football remains the most popular boys sport with 103,088 participants but has seen a steady decline since reaching its high-point of 107,916 in 2007.

August 6, 2012
Rapinoe credits area youth coach for fostering her creativity

Colorful Megan Rapinoe, who scored two remarkable goals in today's dramatic 4-3 extra time win against Canada in the Olympic women's soccer semifinals in Manchester, England, has good things to say about her youth coach in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated.

Rapinoe, a Redding resident, was coached by Sacramento's Danny Cruz through her teenage years at Elk Grove United.

"I don't think he ever really told me how to play," Rapinoe told SI reporter Grant Wahl in his profile of the outspoken midfielder. "He was really good about letting us make mistakes and play free. That was cool. There are a lot of really bad coaches in the U.S. who maybe don't focus on the right things. Sometimes creativity is stamped out at a young age. You have to be a 'typical American.' I take pride in the fact that I'm not a typical American."

July 16, 2012
California Storm advances to WPSL playoffs in San Diego

The Sacramento-based California Storm has advanced to the Women's Premier Soccer League regional playoff semifinals this Saturday in San Diego.

The Storm will play Salt Lake United at 7:30 at Cathedral Catholic High School. The Spokane Shine plays the San Diego Sea Lions in the other semifinal at 4 p.m.

Winners will play 4 p.m. on Sunday for the championship at Cathedral Catholic.

The Storm (5-2-3) advanced to the playoffs with a must-win 3-1 victory over the Pacific North rival North Bay Wave of Marin on Saturday.

Hermann Award winner Teresa Noyola from NCAA champion Stanford and twins Cara and Lauren Curtin from Santa Rosa Junior College scored goals to eliminate North Bay (5-2-3) from playoff contention on the tiebreaker.

Despite Saturday's win, the Storm players then had to wait out the Berkeley-based Bay Area Breeze's 3-3 draw Sunday with the West Coast Wildkatz to finish first in the WPSL's tightest race.

Storm coach Jerry Zanelli, also the 73-team WPSL's founder and commissioner, didn't follow Sunday's Pacific North finale, which the Livermore-based Wildkatz needed to win to claim the title.

"We had a player at the game," he said in a league press release. "To me, it's like an election. When the game is over, that's when you find out. Just tell me when it's over."

Among those who have played for the Storm this season are former area prep players Megan Burg (Bradshaw Christian, Sacramento State), Rachel Mercik (Oak Ridge, Cal) and Felicia Novoa (Kennedy, Sacramento State) and former Sacramento State players Maureen Whitney, Katie McCoy and Maggie Murphy.

July 11, 2012
Del Campo's Manfred to play soccer for Dominican University

Dominican University in San Rafael had announced the recruitment of Daniel Manfred, a three-year boys varsity soccer player at Del Campo High School.

A two-time captain and two-time All-Capital Valley Conference player, Mandfred also played club for the San Juan Lightning.

"Daniel should provide more depth for us defensively," said Jon Delano, Dominican's director of soccer. "He is a great outside back. Very athletic and very physical. Daniel has the ability to improve us immensely."

July 10, 2012
Dominican announces signings of area women soccer players

Dominican University of San Rafael officially announced its women's soccer signees for the 2012 season today and the list includes recent area high school graduates Lauren Gollnick of Del Oro and Kayla Treanor of Yuba City.

Gollnick scored 10 goals and had three assists in leading Del Oro to its first Sierra Foothill League title in 13 years. The SFL Player of the Year this season, Gollnick finished her three-year varsity career at Del Oro with 21 goals and 11 assists.

"Lauren has good speed, is very technical and has the ability to score goals," said Dominican director of soccer Jon Delano. "We are very excited to have her here, and we look forward to seeing her develop over four years."

Treanor, a defender, was the co-MVP of the Tri-County Conference in her senior year. She also plays for Elk Grove Everton FC.

"Kayla is a good, aggressive, one vs. one defender," Delano said. "She has shown that she likes to join the attack. Her work ethic is something we admired through the recruiting process."

June 19, 2012
Here are the Pioneer Valley League spring all-league teams

Here are the Pioneer Valley League spring all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. Any corrrections or omissions, email bpaterson@sacbee.com

Baseball
Most Valuable Player - Nathan Lukes, Center. Coach of the Year - Jeff Wise, Center. First Team - Devin Eldredge, Nick Rebello, Center; James Harris, Trevor McGhee, Bear River; Dave Campbell, Ryan Glazner, Michael Moore, Austin Young, Colfax; Jordan Albarron, Trent Parks, Jake Sola, Ethan Liddle, Lincoln; Eddie Vanderdoes, Ryan Mason, AJ Sanchez, Austin LeBleu, Placer; Zac Woods, Briar Litz, Foothill.

Golf
Player of the Year - Austin Childress, Placer; Coach of the Year - Greg French, Placer; First Team - Daniel Gregg, Cody Riecks, Mathew Potter, Clark Pietromonico, Placer; Aubrey Harwell, Jake DePass, Bear River; Kenny Bills, Trevor Wilson, Lincoln; Patrick Cabrera, Colfax.

Soccer
Offensive Player of the Year - Janelle Jensen, Bear River; Defensive Player of the Year - Kate Bianchi, Colfax; Coach of the Year - Lefty Wilks, Colfax. First Team - Katy Thomas, Celena Wall, Iona Lofrano, Brittany Thomas, Amy Blackburn, Colfax; Melanie Abeyta, Melissa Arthurs, Jasmine Bains, Abbie Faingold, Alyssa Gallagher, Lincoln; Janelle Jensen, Nikolet Welch, Maddi Dunn, Victoria Burke, Bear River; Olivia Holmes, Sabrina Viscuso, Caitlin Letcher, Placer; Patricia Navarro, Andrea Loza, Center; Marissa Sanders, Foothill.

June 7, 2012
Capital Athletic League spring all-league teams

Here are the Capital Athletic League spring all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: David Parker, Whitney.
All-league: Archy Litvinchuk, Keevan Carr, Kirk Basquez, Whitney; Justin Beskeen, Nathan Mansuetti, Richard Young, Bear River; Taylor Davis, Marcus Manuel, Antelope; Sam Bennett, Placer; Daniel Deloney, Rio Americano; Eric Crothers, El Camino.

GIRLS SWIMMING
Swimmers of the year: Taylor Yamahata, Cathy Woo, Rio Americano.
All-league: Tara Kraft, Antelope; Loree Olson, Colleen Daley, Lauren Votova, Whitney; Nikole Runyon, Cierra Blattler, Angelina Proshak, El Camino; Hailey Ferko, Lexie Franz, Morgan McClure, Robyn Butler, Hannah Eastman, Kyra Sanborn, Erin Van Zanten, Gabrielle Ruxin, Rio Americano.

BOYS SWIMMING
Swimmers of the year: John Price, Rio Americano; Brenton Sayers, Antelope.
All-league: Alex Sharp, Sean Gardner, Ian Pallasigui, Bryan Unsing, Antelope; Jimmy Wiley, Nick Jordan, Ben Moser, Chris Smith, Josh Jordan, Cameron Runyon, El Camino; Drew Barnhart, Mira Loma; Zach Yokoyama, Austin Welter, Nolan Mistchenko, Gavin White, Kyle Kulper, Rio Americano; Nick Laughlin, August Gonet, Whitney.

June 7, 2012
Tri-County Conference spring all-league teams

Here are the Tri-County Conference spring all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. For any corrections or omissions, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

GIRLS SOCCER
MVPs: Cheyenne Maxwell, Inderkum; Kayla Treanor, Yuba City.
All-league: Spenser Bradley, Danielle McCarthy, Hailey Maxwell, Melissa Nicorici, Makayla Ruvalcaba, Inderkum; Angelina Gonzales, Victoria Guttierrez, Stacy Larson, Natalie Saldana, Natomas; Sofia Lopez, Jocelya Tomayo, Pioneer; Alexis Agular, River Valley; Emily King, Cynthia Solorio, Kristen Ward, Woodland; Cassidy Fix, Kayla Howard, Bianca Nava, Nubia Ruiz, Yuba City.

SOFTBALL
MVPs: Brittanie Akey, Pioneer; Leona Lafaele, Inderkum; Logan Moreland, Woodland.
All-league: Gabby Bogear, Tatyana Shulz, Inderkum; Alexandria Tinoco, Natomas; Shelby Baertsch, Tori Bellin, Jesyka Eredia, Pioneer; Nicole Robinson, Hailey Shelton, Jacklyn Tanner, River Valley; Kelsey Goodner, Bailey Lerch, Lauren Tharp, Woodland; Andrea Hazel, Jordan Thompson, Yuba City.

BASEBALL
Offensive MVP: Aaron Beyers, Yuba City.
Defensive MVP: Zack Oakley, Yuba City.
All-league: Jake Cormier, Chandler Eden, Cooper Goldby, Robbie Kunkle, Zack Rocha, Yuba City; T.J. Dove, Ryan Johnson, Cameron Olsen, Jake Phillips, River Valley; Justin Carlier, Mike Chavarria, Robert Dougherty, Pioneer; Isaih Hernandez, Mike Secrist, Woodland; Joe Grinstain, Natomas.

BOYS GOLF
MVP: Alex Arroyo, Inderkum.
All-leauge: CJ Spencer, Inderkum; Charles Plank, Pioneer; William Jow, Steven Spatafore, Lucas Vaughn, River Valley; Connor Estrada, Riley Horan, Yuba City.

June 7, 2012
Sierra Valley Conference spring all-league teams

Here are the Sierra Valley Conference spring all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Griffin Galvin, Sam Mills, Vista del Lago.
Coach of the year: Alan Magat, El Dorado; Dennis Weaver, Highlands.
All-league: Cody Niemann, El Dorado; Jeremy Bubier, Floyd Wormley, Highlands; Griffin Galvin, Sam Mills, Connor Tevenan, Vista del Lago; Corey Verner, Dan Saich, Union Mine; Brandon Koons, Captial Christian; Jim Hansen, Zach Marshall, Arlis Meyer, Golden Sierra; Alec Shintaku, West Campus;

BOYS GOLF
MVP: Matt Sterling, Liberty Ranch.
All-league: Matt Sterling, Johnny Schultz, Liberty Ranch; Dalton Theis, Arik Koeth, Vista del Lago; Tanner Choate, Landon Garcia, Galt; Chris McKnight, Kevin Penfold, Cosumnes Oaks; Jordan Jones, Nathan Fuller, Union Mine.

GIRLS SOCCER
MVP: Kira Wagoner, Cosumnes Oaks.
Coach of the year: Mike Smith, Liberty Ranch.
All-league: Mackenzie Mercier, Daniela Davis, Janae Gonzales, Shandy Nanomantube, Brittany Fox, Vista del Lago; Kira Wagoner, Brianna Ascencio, Brittany Martin, Ashley Briglia, Cosumnes Oaks; Savannah Porter, Jessica Hartwell, Kelsey Smith, Morgan Gregorio, Liberty Ranch; Alena Salsberg, Taylor Bruno, Hannah Moylan, Haley Caruthers, Union Mine; Annie Wampler, Alicia Rios, River City; Natalie Lizama, Dayna Perez, River City.

June 7, 2012
Sierra Foothill League spring all-league teams

Here are the Sierra Foothill League spring all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. For any corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

GIRLS SOCCER
MVP: Lauren Gollnick, Del Oro.
All-league: Kayla Collins, Elle Gollnick, Kacey Crane, Jessica Kinsken, Jordan McDaniel, Del Oro; Emily Chalfant, Madeline McArthur, Lauren Hayano, Rachel Dortch, Kristin Womack, Woodcreek; Dorien Johnk, Ashlely Sweeting, Kayla Karlsson, Makenzie Brito, Granite Bay; Kara Erickson, Chanisse Hendrix, Lauren Stafford, Amanda Susbilla, Roseville; Joie Camalo, Laura Purdy, Jaymi Boynton, Rocklin; Emma Curtis, Nevada Union.

SOFTBALL
MVP: Jordan Courage, Del Oro.
All-league: Whitney Smith, Hanna Miller, Hanna George, Courtney Smith, Macie Schwartz, Del Oro; Amanda Horbasch, Jenna Curtan, Christal Vierra, Courtney Johnson, Nicole Miller, Frankie Orlando, Woodcreek; Kayla Fields, Kalei Levy, Lollie Fitzpatrick, Mackensie Priley, Roseville; Maricela Garza, Gia France, Granite Bay; Mikala Strum, Nevada Union; Erin Davis, Maddie Wuelfing, Rocklin.

June 7, 2012
Sierra Delta League spring all-league teams

Here are the Sierra Delta League spring all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BASEBALL
MVP: Grant Hessinger, Bradshaw Christian.
Coach of the year: Drew Rickert, Bradshaw Christian.
All-league: Seth Vandergrift, Josh Criswell, Austin Ragsdale, Taylor Blackford, Bradshaw Christian; Decarlos Charleston, Encina; Bryson Campbell, Jeff Klahn, Manny Ramirez, Golden Sierra; Luke Carrasco, Highlands; Ryan Katsuki, Wyatt Oakes, Aaron Gomez, Rio Vista; Harjap Singh, San Juan; David Lindsey, Johnny Barum, Tyler Brassfield, William Nipper, Vacaville Christian.

SOFTBALL
MVP: Taylor Kennedy, San Juan.
Coach of the year: Elaine Rasmussen, Golden Sierra.
All-league: Savannah Stephens, Samantha Bastien, Hollie Johnson, Haley Leard, Kenna Barth, Maci Ruiz, Golden Sierra; Cierra Falston, Cayla Gutierrez, Vacaville Christian; Mary Rose, Encina; Jordan Cox, Brooke-Ashley Castillo, Cynthia Van Bogart, San Juan; Stephanie Douglas, Highlands; Kylee Hagan, Kimmy Guggemos, Crystal Sanchez, Brooke Smith, Rio Vista.

GIRLS SOCCER
Offensive MVP: Jessica Syracuse, Bradshaw Christian.
Defensive MVP: Madison Kelly, Vacaville Christian.
Coach of the year: David Gleason, Golden Sierra.
All-league: Natalie Parks, Sarah Trapp, Karli Passmore, Mary Petree, Savannah Grant, Kenedi Barkley, Bradshaw Christian; Hannah Dumas, Lindsey Hawkins, Elizabeth Venture, Rio Vista; Jenna Pendzinski, Amanda Dukes, Taylor Gleason, Kayla Anderson, Melissa Comstock, Golden Sierra; Brittany Simmers, Lauren Grabowski, Viviana Diaz, Vacaville Christian; Timmiona Lacy, Daniella Barajas, Highlands; Hannah Till, San Juan.

June 7, 2012
Golden Empire League spring all-league teams

Here are the Golden Empire League spring all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. Any corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BASEBALL
MVP: Ben Ritchey, Capital Christian.
Coach of the year: Nelson Randolph, Capital Christian.
All-league: AJ Bell, Korey Hall, CJ McLaughlin, Christopher Rost, Dixon; Daniel Contreras, Phil Pantages, West Campus; Demitri Cranshaw, Terrance Bremby, Mauricio Dubon, Tyler Schimpf, Jacob Woehler, Capital Christian; Chad Perry, Marysville; Chris Sisco, Andrew Sutton, Tim Zucco, Lindhurst; Ryan Whalen, Mesa Verde.

GIRLS SOCCER
Defensive MVP: Casidee Lynch, Mesa Verde.
Offensive MVP: Jena Mamola, West Campus.
Coach of the year: Archie Munoz, Dixon.
All-league: Emily Long, Paige Florio, Gabby Rodarte, Lizzie Merrill, Capital Christian; Brianna Buckle, Caitlin Castle, Mesa Verde; Ellie Yang, Mai Lia Xiong, Lindhurst; Zayra Bermudez, Brittany Roupp, Aimee Carrazco, Desiree Gutierrez, Viridiana Munoz, Dixon; Caitlin Galvez, Amanda Meroux, Celeste Romano, Marshe Howard, Zoe Worobel, West Campus; Makaya Synak, Marimar Terriguez, Marysville.

June 7, 2012
Delta River League spring all-league teams

Here are the All-Delta River League spring all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. Any corrections or omissions, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BASEBALL
MVP: Zach Stilwell, Pleasant Grove.
All-league: Zach Green, Logan James, Julian Barron, Louis Mejia, Jesuit; Alex deWatteville, Zack Mahan, Austin Root, Lance Berringer, Jason Ross, Alex Fitchett, Oak Ridge; JQ Folena, Matt Stafford, Michael Yanez, Tyler Rathjen, Pleasant Grove; Brandon Langan, Sheldon.

SOFTBALL
MVP: Natalie Kessing, Ponderosa.
All-league: Lauren Bertoy, Jackie Schmaeling, Jade Matsumoto, Oak Ridge; Amber Murray, Lindsey Willmon, Vanessa Washington, Pleasant Grove; Giana Bilotta, Skye Jerpbak, Paris Hallums, Ponderosa; Bailey O'Mara, Alexis Viramontes, Stephanie Heyward, St. Francis; MeShalon Moore, Amber Glenn, Alexis Cooper, Sheldon.

BOYS SWIMMING
All-league: Trevor Dong, Brandon Mills, Dylan Kubick, Garrison Yeandle, Joshua Verner, Oak Ridge; Chris Wieser, Jacob Crayne, Matt Flodin, Will Peterson, Matt Hamilton, Keegan Shuping, Jesuit; Andrew Cunningham, Ponderosa.

June 7, 2012
Delta Valley Conference spring all-league teams

Here are the All-Delta Valley Conference spring all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Shaft Wesley, Grant.
Coach of the year: Richard Faraimo, Grant.
All-league: Dan Bonetti, Isaac Contreras, Sam Manderfield, Davis; Torrey Smith, Elk Grove; Kyle Blevins, Kameron Tinsley, Franklin; Charles Faraimo, Greg Grady, Grant; Austin Bulda, Laguna Creek; Son Nguyen, Gabriel Tavora, Monterey Trail.

BOYS TENNIS
All-league: Andrew Dumit, Glenn Hull, Sean Mishra, Isaac Zhang, Davis; Adam Barna, Trevor McClelland, Franklin.

BOYS GOLF
MVP: Patrick Levin, Elk Grove.
All-league: Chase Dossa, Charlie Klein, Davis; Alec Cain, Elk Grove; Eric Tam, Nathan Rimmer, Franklin; James Reede, Monterey Trail.

June 7, 2012
Capital Valley Conference spring all-league teams

Here are the Capital Valley Conference spring all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. For corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BASEBALL
MVP: Ryan Locke, Bella Vista.
Offensive Player of the year: Ryan Gearing, Oakmont.
Pitcher of the year: David Dellaserra, Bella Vista.
All-league: Jordan Bachart, William Gonzales, Austin Hennen, Mike Phelan, Jordan Vinciguerra, Bella Vista; Nate Bailey, Kyle Fogal, Mitch Samson, Casa Roble; Austin Call, Logan Coggeshall, Dalton Devries, Tommy Wieser, Oakmont; Miles Chambers, Rio Linda; Hunter Dodson, Austin Johnson, Christian Brothers; Tim Hall, Derek Rodigo, Jacob Sexton, Del Campo.

GIRLS TRACK
All-league track and field: McKenzie Sup, Sophia Vivaldi, Autumn Edgar, Sarah Reinhardt, Elise Stevens, Karah Kingsbury, Ashley Feldkamp, Sarah Lack, Sierra Fisher, Keanna Velez, Lauren Bush, Brianna Owen, Hannah Johnson, Bella Vista; Joy Weems, Deborai Allen, Sydney Eberhardt, Olivia Brown, Kate Horst, Del Campo; Marisa Carino, Karlie Garcia, Leah Selby, Katie Carte, Kendra Barnhard, Amanda Youngblood, Tiyana Dorsey, Aria Sherazee, Cheyenne Amaro, Oakmont; Kara Romani, Monica Rocco, Christian Brothers.

May 19, 2012
Woodcreek belts Del Oro 4-0 in D-II girls soccer shocker

The previously undefeated Del Oro girls soccer team picked a bad time to play its worst match of the season - today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School and against Sierra Foothill League rival Woodcreek, to boot.

Woodcreek came out fast, strong and focused in scoring three first-half goals en route to a stunning 4-0 win over a a rival that had allowed only three goals total entering the match.

Del Oro (9-1-7) nosed out second-place Woodcreek (13-2-7) for the league title in the highly competitive SFL. Del Oro went 4-0-6; Woodcreek 4-1-5.

May 19, 2012
With timely assist, Rio Americano wins girls section soccer title

It's been a pretty eventful playoff for Rio Americano girls soccer coach Jennifer Smiley.

On Saturday, she coached the Raiders to a 3-0 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III win over Capital Athletic League rival Antelope. It was the Raiders' fourth section title in six years and second in a row. The Raiders reached the title match the two years they didn't win.

So Smiley was plenty happy for her girls after overcoming several early season injuries and a brief bump in league en route to their sixth consecutive league title. The Raiders tied Antelope 2-2 and lost 2-1 to El Camino, the Raiders' first loss in two seasons.

May 18, 2012
Cosumnes Oaks to host five section girls soccer championships

Five Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer championship matches will be held Saturday at Cosumnes Oaks High School. Two others will be held at Lincoln of Stockton.

Here is the schedule as released by section media director Will DeBoard:

At Cosumnes Oaks HS, Elk Grove
Division VI: Forest Lake Christian vs. Bradshaw Christian, 10 a.m.
Division V: West Campus vs. Dixon, noon
Division III: Antelope vs. Rio Americano, 2 p.m.
Division IV: Cosumnes Oaks vs. Vista del Lago, 4 p.m.
Division II: Woodcreek vs. Del Oro, 6 p.m.

At Lincoln HS, Stockton
Division VII: Millennium vs. Trinity Prep, 10 a.m.
Division I: St. Mary's vs. Franklin-EG, noon

May 17, 2012
Del Oro, Woodcreek wins set up all SFL D-II girls soccer final

Del Oro's Jordan McDaniel scored three goals tonight to lead the Golden Eagles to a 4-0 win over Casa Roble in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II girls soccer semifinals in Loomis.

The win sets up an all-Sierra Foothill League championship final on Saturday at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

Woodcreek defeated Bella Vista 1-0 in the other semifinal. Lauren Hayano scored from an assist by Erien Matsueda while goalie Alyssa Rushing had four saves in posting the shutout.

In other semifinals today:

May 17, 2012
Franklin tops Turlock; will play for first girls section soccer title

It's a busy day today for Franklin senior Crystal Vega.

There is the 6 p.m. graduation at Power Balance Pavilion, then the post-grad party tonight at an area bowling alley.

But there was another piece of business to take care earlier this afternoon - helping her Franklin girls soccer team achieve history.

The Wildcats defeated Turlock 1-0 in the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals to advance to their first championship finale.

Franklin (18-4-2) will play the winner of tonight's Folsom-St. Mary's game Saturday at either Cosumnes Oaks or Lincoln of Stockton.

Vega is the captain and one of only two seniors on a team that has grown up fast.

Franklin beat and tied perennial power and defending D-I champion Davis to win the Delta Valley Conference. In the playoffs, Franlin beat another perennial power, St. Francis, 2-1, and edged Vintage of Napa 5-4 on penalty kicks in Tuesday's quarterfinals.

Today's match, which started at 1 p.m. to accommodate the graduations of Vega and Ashley Matarelli, wasn't nearly as close as the score indicated.

Although junior Tatyana Garrett scored the game's only goal midway through the first half, the Wildcats dominated play against Turlock (4-4-5) with at least a half-dozen near misses on goal.

"That was a little frustrating," said Vega, who missed several close shots, including a blast that bounced off the far post. "But we played well. This was fun to be able to make a little bit of history for girls soccer at our school."

Franklin coach Eliseo Lopez enjoys watching his team play.

"I didn't think they were going to be this good because we are so young," said Lopez, in his eighth season as coach. "But they have chemistry, and they are hungry."

They also have depth.

Lopez' JV team went undefeated even though he elevated freshmen sensations Lauren Williams and Kyra Taylor to the varsity seven matches into the season.

Both made all-Delta Valley Conference, and Williams leads the team in scoring with 23 goals, although the forward wasn't in the lineup Thursday.

She was participating in a 5 versus 5 international tournament in Munich, Germany. But she's expected to fly back to Sacramento early Saturday morning.

"I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we'll have her for the championship," Lopez said. "But either way I think the girls are ready to show their talent."

May 15, 2012
Folsom knocks defending D-I champ Davis from soccer playoffs

Another perennial power has been ousted from the girls soccer playoffs while another area team needed a late overtime goal to prevail on penalty kicks in today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinals.

Folsom knocked defending D-I section champion Davis from the postseason with a 2-0 win in Folsom. Alyssa Jara and McCall Madriago had goals for the Bulldogs.

With Franklin beating D-1 section runner-up St. Francis 2-1 last Thursday, it means a team other than Davis or St. Francis will win this year's D-I title for the first time since Beyer of Modesto in 2002.

May 11, 2012
El Camino beats Lincoln on PKs to advance in girls D-III playoffs

El Camino has moved on to the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls soccer playoffs after winning a thriller, 3-1 on penalty kicks, Thursday night in Lincoln.

El Camino tied the match 1-1 late in the second half on a goal by Jaqui Ortega off a crossing pass from Carly Nelson. The match remained tied through two 10-minute overtimes before El Camino prevailed on PKs.

El Camino, the third-place finisher in the Capital Athletic League, will play Solano County Athletic Conference champion Benicia 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

In other Division III matches Thursday, Brianna Valencia's 70th minute goal proved the difference as Yuba City beat Vanden 3-2; Rodriguez defeated Natomas 4-1 and Antelope topped Bear River 5-0.

Antelope will play at Inderkum; Rodriguez at Colfax and Yuba City at Rio Americano in other Tuesday matchups.

Rio Americano is the defending section champion.

May 8, 2012
St. Francis opens with 4-1 win in D-I girls soccer playoffs

Anna Gregg, Nikki Clark, Aliska Berry and Kaity Barr scored goals today to lead St. Francis past Will C. Wood 4-1 in opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls soccer playoffs in Vacaville.

St. Francis, the No. 3 seed from the Delta River League and last year's D-I section runners-up, will play at Delta Valley Conference champion Franklin of Elk Grove 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

May 7, 2012
Davis, St. Francis in unusual positions for girls soccer playoffs

Perennial powers Davis and St. Francis find themselves in unique spots entering this week's Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer playoffs.

Davis (19-2-2), which beat St. Francis in last year's Division I final, finished second to Franklin (16-4-2) of Elk Grove in the Delta Valley Conference this season.

So the Blue Devils, winners of four section titles and playing for new coach Sara Yudin, are the DVC's No. 2 seed and will play host to Napa (10-7-2), the Monticello Empire League runners-up, 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Still, the Blue Devils are better positioned than St. Francis, winners of a section-best 12 titles.

The Troubadours (4-7-4) barely made the playoffs this season, edging out Ponderosa for third place in the Delta River League with a 2-1 win over the Bruins on Wednesday. Folsom (13-0-3) and Oak Ridge (6-9-5) finished first and second, respectively.

St. Francis plays Tuesday at Wood (10-5-5) in Vacaville.

The winner of that match plays Franklin in Elk Grove on Thursday.

Either St. Francis (seven times) or Davis (twice) has won the last nine D-I section finals.

Last year's six other divisional champions also return to the postseason.

The run-down:

• Defending D-II champion Granite Bay (8-4-3) is the No. 3 seed from the Sierra Foothill League and will play at Bella Vista (10-4-3), the Capital Valley Conference champion, on Tuesday, May 15.

• Defending D-III champion Rio Americano (11-1-4), looking to make its sixth consecutive appearance in that division's section final, is the top seed from the Capital Athletic League. The Raiders will play host May 15 to the winner of Thursday's Vanden at Yuba City Game.

• D-IV champion Sierra (15-5-3) is the No. 3 seed from the Valley Oak League. The Manteca squad will play at Sierra Valley Conference champion Vista del Lago (12-2-2) May 15.

• West Campus (17-6-1), which beat Calaveras 3-0 for last season's D-V title, returns to the postseason as the No. 2 seed from the Golden Empire League. The Warriors play host to Escalon (11-4-4) on May 15.

• D-VI defending champ Bradshaw Christian (12-8-2) enters the postseason as the top seed from the Sierra Delta League. The Pride plays host May 15 to the winner of Thursday's Gustine at Delta match.

• Millennium of Tracy is back to defend its D-VII title. It opens play May 15 against the winner of Thursday's Buckingham Charter vs. Big Valley Christian match.
Here's a look at the first-round matchups:

Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer playoffs
First round
All matches 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
TODAY
Division I - St. Francis at Wood; Beyer at Tokay, 6 p.m.; Stagg at Grace Davis, 5 p.m.; Merced at Lincoln-Stockton; Franklin-Stockton at Pitman, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY
Division I - Wood-St. Francis winner at Franklin-Elk Grove; Oak Ridge at Vintage, 5 p.m.; Tokay-Beyer winner at Turlock; Grace Davis-Stagg winner vs. Tracy; Lincoln-Stockton-Merced winner at St. Mary's; Pitman-Franklin-Stockton winner at Enochs; Laguna Creek at Folsom; Napa at Davis.
Division II - Rosemont at Oakmont.
Division III - Vanden at Yuba City; Natomas at Rodriguez; El Camino at Lincoln; Bear River at Antelope, 6 p.m.
Division V - Hughson at Summerville.
Division VI - Gustine at Delta.
Division VII - Sacramento Country Day at Elliot Christian.
FRIDAY
Division IV - Liberty Ranch at Central Catholic, 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
Division II - Oakmont-Rosemont winner at Del Oro; Casa Roble at McClatchy; Kennedy at Woodcreek; Granite Bay at Bella Vista.
Division III - Yuba City-Vanden winner at Rio Americano; Natomas-Rodriguez winner at Colfax; El Camino-Lincoln winner at Benicia; Antelope-Bear Rvier winner at Inderkum.
Division IV - Central Catholic-Liberty Ranch winner at East Union; Sierra at Vista del Lago; Livingston at Manteca, 6 p.m.
Division V - Summerville-Hughson winner at Dixon; Calavaras at Hilmar; Escalon at West Campus; Capital Christian at Amador.
Division VI - Delta-Gustine winner at Bradshaw Christian; Victory Christian at Mariposa; Vacaville Christian at Waterford; Golden Sierra at Forest Lake Christian.
Division VII - Elliot Christian-Sac Country Day winner at Trinity Prep; Big Valley Christian-Buckingham Charter winner at Millennium.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
Division IV - Cosumnes Oaks at Patterson, 6 p.m.

May 3, 2012
San Juan Soccer Club accepted as Development Academy

San Juan Soccer Club coaching director Billy Wiskel is one happy guy.

His prestigious youth club has been accepted as a member of the United States Soccer Federation's Development Academy program, one of 77 such boys clubs across the nation and the only one in the Sacramento area.

"I think the biggest thing is that we are going to be fully funded," Wiskel said of a major sponsor already lined up that will soon be announced publicly. "But our biggest immediate plan is to identify the best players for our U-16 and U-18 teams."

Academy teams play and train year-round and face the top squads from across the United States as the USSF tries to identify the best players for its national and Olympic teams.

San Juan, established in 1978, is the only area club to have both the academy program for boys and the Elite Club National League program that helps identify top girls players..

For tryout information, go to the sanjuansoccer.org.

April 24, 2012
Elk Grove to host state youth soccer finals Saturday, Sunday

Some of the top youth soccer teams in Northern California will compete for state titles this weekend at Elk Grove's Bartholomew Sports Park, 10150 Franklin High Road.

The California Youth Soccer Association-North U-14-U-19 boys and girls teams will play Saturday and Sunday in President's Cup and State Cup matches.

The girls finals will be held Saturday; the boys finals on Sunday.

April 18, 2012
Forward switches to goalie to keep CBS in soccer playoff chase


Christian Brothers senior forward and team captain Madeline Walsh, struggling with an ankle injury that will be surgically repaired after the season, found a way to help her Falcons' girls soccer team that is battling for a playoff berth in the Capital Valley Conference.

When an injury sidelined the CBS starting goalkeeper, Walsh volunteered to move into the nets. The Falcons promptly won three league matches and she had nine saves before CBS lost 5-0 to front-running Bella Vista on Tuesday.

Walsh is a four-year varsity player who made All-Sierra Valley Conference second team as a freshman and first team as a sophomore.

Two concussions and an ankle injury limited her to eight matches last season, but she still scored six goals and had an assist.

Walsh is a standout student, singer and musician who will attend Santa Clara in the fall.

April 11, 2012
Jessup soccer lands current, former Granite Bay players


Granite Bay senior Avery Hutchinson and former Granite Bay player Catie Miller, now at Sierra College, have signed letters of intent to play for the William Jessup women's soccer team in the fall.

Hutchinson was a member of the Grizzlies' Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship team last season and had six goals and two assists. The three-year varsity player has the Grizzlies off to a 5-1-2 start this year.

"Avery is a versatile player that can play any position on the field," said William Jessup women's soccer coach Jamie Howard. "She is extremely athletic and will be an asset to our team. We have been recruiting Avery for the past several years and are very excited that she has signed with the Warriors."

Miller was the team MVP at Sierra College in helping the Wolverines to a 25-12-7 record the last two seasons.

"She is a great player with incredible field vision and work ethic," Howard said. "She has a commanding presence on the field and ability to dictate play. We are excited to have Catie on the team and look for her to have an immediate impact on the field."

William Jessup finished 2011 as co-Champions of the California Pacific Conference. It was the Warriors' third title in four years. The Warriors start practice on Aug. 6.

February 14, 2012
Second yellow card in soccer to lead to playing a man down

This comes courtesy of media spokesman Bruce Howard of the National Federation of State High School Associations:

In a continued emphasis on improving sportsmanship, the "soft red" has been eliminated in high school soccer.

Effective with the 2012-13 season, a second yellow card not only will disqualify a player, but the team will not be permitted to substitute for the disqualified player. Previously, a team was permitted to replace a player who had received a second yellow card.

February 8, 2012
FC Elk Grove to hold soccer signing ceremony tonight

Several members of FC Elk Grove, a competitive soccer program, will participate in a NCAA letter of intent signing ceremony 7 p.m. today at the Elk Grove Unified School District Trigg Center.

Among those scheduled to participate are University of Portland-bound and U.S. U-18 Women's National team camp invitee Devlyn Jeter of Rosemont and Cosumnes Oaks student Kira Wagoner, headed to Oregon.

FC Elk Grove director of coaching Cesar Plasencia will make a few opening remarks.

January 31, 2012
Placer United to send record number to college soccer programs

Placer United Soccer Club, which will have a record 29 high school seniors from their program move on to play at four-year colleges, will hold a signing ceremony and celebration 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Loomis.

Those moving on are:

January 30, 2012
Capital Christian soccer players to sign letters of intent

Capital Christian coach Ab Alvarez reports that three players from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V champion Cougars boys soccer team will sign letters of intent to play in college.

They are:

• Jonny Murray, goalkeeper, University of San Diego.
• Keenan Armbrust, forward/defender, Azusa Pacific University.
• Micah Alvarez, midfielder; Azusa Pacific.

January 27, 2012
Twelve Jesuit athletes to take part in college signing ceremony

Twelve Jesuit students will participate in an NCAA letter of intent signing ceremony 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Carmichael school's gym.

Those scheduled to participate are:

Gabe Araj, Pacific, baseball; Ben Corfee, UC Davis, golf; Jacob Crayne, Utah, diving; Zach Green, Oregon State, baseball; Steve Guzman, UC Davis, soccer; Logan James, Stanford, baseball; and Nick Kramer, Georgetown, swimming.

Others slated to participate are Chris Macasaet, Pacific, golf; Louis Mejia, Pacific, baseball; Gus Orlando, Seattle, tennis; Jeff Rose, Seattle, soccer; Pete Wajda, Chico State, soccer.

January 5, 2012
Ex-Roseville star Mykell Bates to participate in MLS combine

Santa Clara University defender Mykell Bates of Roseville hopes to follow several former Broncos with area ties into Major League Soccer.

Bates is one of 52 college seniors scheduled to participate in the MLS Player Combine Friday through Tuesday in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

The combine is a prelude to the MLS draft Jan. 12 and supplemental draft Jan. 17.

Former Broncos Peter Lowry (Bella Vista-Portland Timbers), Steve Cronin (Bella Vista-DC United) and Jalil Anibaba (Davis-Chicago Fire) played in the MLS last season.

Anibaba, the Fire's top draft pick last year who started 27 matches, played his first three seasons at Santa Clara before transferring to North Carolina for his senior year.

Bates, a defender and two-time team captain, scored four goals, including three game winners this past season for Santa Clara (11-5-4).

He made the All-West Coast Conference first team for the second consecutive season and also was named the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I National Soccer Coaches Association of America All Far-West Region Third Team, despite missing five matches because of injury.

As a prep, Bates was a three-time Parade All-American and captained the U.S. National U-17 team that played in the 2007 FIFA World Cup.

He was all-Sierra Foothill League his freshman season for Roseville High coach Pablo Gutierrez and helped the Tigers win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship that season.

He finished his prep career in Florida while playing in the U.S. Soccer's youth national residency program.

December 16, 2011
Here are the boys fall soccer all-league teams

Here are the area boys soccer all-league teams as submitted to The Bee. (For corrections, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com)

CAPITAL ATHLETIC LEAGUE
MVP: John Muresan, Antelope.
Offensive MVP: Jonathan Lathier, Rio Americano.
Co-Defensive MVPs: Greg Dupzyk, Rio Americano and Michael Kramer, Antelope.
Coach of the Year: Jason Burke, Antelope.
Team: Logan Cone, Jonathan Parkinson, Ian Kinn, Mark Ledbetter, Eric Hubbard and Eric Gylling, Rio Americano; Anthony Sanchez, Jamiu Foloronsho, Pablo Lon and Ronald Castillo, Cordova; Zack Monroe and Zachary Watkins, Whitney; Ronnie Arnott, Rogan O'Connor, Warren Dahlberg, Matthew Lamson and David Pineda, Antelope; Eric Bates, Marcus Gregory, Hayden Smith and Johnny Whitelaw, El Camino; C. Musson, Mira Loma.

CAPITAL VALLEY CONFERENCE
MVP: Tex Gossett, Bella Vista
Team: Mark Caliguire, Justin Childs, Preston Davis, Alex Waldron, Matt Waldron, Bella Vista; Spencer Backman, Daniel Manfred, Kyle Sakurada, Del Campo; Robert Belme, Graham Caplan, Brad Petkus, Eldrin Flores, Kian Zanganeh, Christian Brothers; Jonathan Govzalez, Travis McAuley, Steve Carlisle, Logan Coggeshall, Oakmont; Ricardo Meza, Ruben Rodriguez, Rio Linda; Steve Giranis, Stefon DeFerrari, Casa Roble.

CENTRAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA LEAGUE
CO-MVP: Robby Maxey, Victory Christian and Christian Ramirez, Cristo Rey.
Team: Taylor Jones and Matt Almas, Victory Christian; Michael Sparling, Hunter Seman and Colin Moore, Forest Lake Christian; Ernesto Lepe and Andy Aguilar, Cristo Rey; Brennan Peterson, Sacramento Waldorf; Irving Rodarte, Delta.

December 9, 2011
Jesuit's Rose to coach; Davis' Gross to play in soccer event

Davis senior midfielder Ryan Gross, who recently helped lead the Blue Devils to a 7-5 penalty kick win over Jesuit in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boys championship game, has been selected to play in the High School All-American Soccer Game Saturday in Hoover, Ala.

The game, featuring 40 of the nation's top seniors from the fall playing states, is being held in conjunction with the men's NCAA Division I College Cup soccer championships.

Jesuit's Jeff Rose also was selected to the West team, but will not play because of injury.

Jesuit coach Paul Rose, Jeff's father, is co-coaching the West team.

Gross has verbally committed to UC Davis; Jeff Rose to Seattle.

November 19, 2011
Del Oro grad makes Pacific West all-conference soccer team

Del Oro graduate Kolby Mitnick, a freshman at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, was named an honorable mention selection to the Pacific West Conference's all-league men's soccer team.

Mitnick, a Business Administration major from Newcastle, started all 18 games fo the Penguins and tied for the team lead in assists with three. He had a game-winning goal in overtime against Hawaii-Hilo.

November 12, 2011
Boys soccer success increases interest in sport at Encina

Encina doesn't have much of a sports legacy.

Until three years ago, the Bulldogs had won only four Sac-Joaquin Section titles - swimming in 1963, girls volleyball in 1980, boys basketball in 1997 and track in 2001.

But after Encina's 1-0 win over Vacaville Christian earlier today in the Division VI boys soccer championship match at Cosumnes Oaks, the Bulldogs now have seven banners, including three in a row in soccer.

Encina is building a reputation for being a soccer school.

"Our students, staff and community have supported the program so well over the last few years," wrote John Buchmiller, who coaches the program with Glenda Claremon, in an e-mail. "For a school that struggles in so many ways, our program offers an opportunity for success."

Buchmiller says that more than 10 percent of the students are playing boys and girls soccer at the school.

"Soccer has become the thing to do at our school, and our home attendance has been spectacular," he wrote.

When Buchmiller and Claremon took over the program in 2005, the Bulldogs had been through a revolving door of coaches and players. There was no junior varsity team.

In their first season, the Bulldogs won two games and struggled at times to put 11 players on the field.

November 12, 2011
Bella Vista's late goal propels Broncos over Granite Bay in PKs

Sometimes fate runs smack into you.

That's how Bella Vista defender Tex Gossett felt tonight at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II boys soccer championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

The surprised-as-anyone senior headed in a goal with under a minute to play in regulation to tie nationally ranked Granite Bay 1-1, then made the Broncos' first kick in the Broncos' eventual 4-1 penalty kick upset of the Grizzlies for the title.

It was a shocking stunner coming one year after Granite Bay belted the Broncos 4-0 in the finals and in a game in which the Grizzlies (20-4-3) otherwise appeared in cruise control after Andrew Stabbert's goal in the 32nd minute from an assist by Tanner Thompson.

"I got lucky - I was in the right spot - thanks to a great throw-in by Tyler Miguel," Gossett said. "I didn't think I was going to get it because it either flicked off one of their defenders or one of our players. I really couldn't tell. I just hit it with my head. I didn't even see it because I got tackled."

Gossett, Justin Childs, Galen Herron and Devin Farnan made penalty kicks for Bella Vista (18-3-1) while Granite Bay hit the post on one and hit the cross bar on another after the two teams played two scoreless 10-minute overtimes.

Bella Vista coach Zach Contreras still thought his team had a chance even as the minutes ticked down in regulation.

"This team has been resilient all year long, so I had a gut feeling they were going to do something dramatic," Contreras said.

They lost three of their top players midway in the season when an elite club team forced them to choose between club and high school.

Although the Broncos had won the Capital Valley Conference title, they needed last-minute wins over Rio Linda and Oakmont to nose out Christian Brothers for first place.

"They stepped up," Contreras said. "It's been the personality of this team to bounce back and not to quit."

He credited Gossett, Preston Davis and Mark Caliguire for anchoring the Broncos' back line; the interplay between midfielders Matt Waldron and Justin Childs; and the tremendous throw-in prowess of Miguel.

"Tyler has been the man of the playoffs," Contreras said. "He had a goal in our other playoff games, and the big throw for our goal here."

Gossett, who ran cross country last season instead of playing soccer for Bella Vista, said it was a great way for the five seniors to end their careers.

"It's great for us to finish with a win in our last high school game," Gossett said.

For Contreras it was his second section title in four years. The Broncos won in D-III in 2008.

November 12, 2011
Natomas goes from third place to section soccer title

Geovanni Villalobos had trouble holding back the tears.

The rookie soccer coach's Natomas Nighthawks had come so far and learned so much this season in repeating as Sac-Joaquin Section D-III boys soccer champions today at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

"These boys, all the credit goes to them because there were a lot of doubters, and the odds were stacked against them," Villalobos said after Natomas (10-6-2) defeated Placer 1-0 on Adrian Revelez' first-half goal from an assist by Juan Mendoza. "We sneaked into the playoffs, but I knew we'd be dangerous."

November 12, 2011
Resilient Capital Christian beats West Campus 6-5 on PKs

Capital Christian boys soccer coach Ab Alvarez knew winning a Sac-Joaquin Section championship wasn't going to be easy, not after heartbreaking down-to-the-wire losses in the 2010 and 2009 title matches.

It didn't help that the unbeaten Cougars were playing Golden Empire League rival West Campus and that Warriors leaping and diving goalkeeper Roman Hernandez was playing like a brick wall in Saturday's Division V championship match at Cosumnes River College.

But Alvarez has one of the best goalkeepers in Northern California in senior Johnny Murray, a fiery, focused four-year leader of a resilient bunch who wouldn't be denied this season, even after the match remained scoreless through 80 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtimes.

Capital Christian (19-0-3) defeated West Campus (16-5-1) on penalty kicks, 6 to 5.

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November 12, 2011
Encina beats Vacaville Christian for 3rd straight soccer title

Ramses Galvez' goal in the 27th minute led Encina past Sierra Delta League rival Vacaville Christian 1-0 in today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI boys soccer championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove.

It was Encina's third consecutive section boys soccer title.

The soccer team, once plagued with a revolving door of coaches before John Buchmiller and Glenda Claremon the program's reins in 2005, has now won three of the school's seven total section banners in all sports.

Encina (14-4-1) finished first in the Sierra Delta League and Vacaville Christian (14-4-2) placed second.

In reaching the final, Encina defeated Waterford 2-0 and Delhi 4-2 on penalty kicks.

November 10, 2011
Jesuit vs. Davis among familiar boys soccer title match-ups

With semifinals concluded today, there will be a lot of familiar faces in Saturday's Sac-Joaquin Section boys soccer championship matches at Cosumnes Oaks in Elk Grove and Lincoln of Stockton.

Six of the seven defending champions have made the finals again. Four runners-up last season also are back.

Here is a look at the matchups:

• Division I - Jesuit vs. Davis, 6 p.m. at Cosumnes Oaks
The long-time rivals, who played to a 1-1 tie during the regular season, meet again after wins today. Jesuit downed West of Tracy 5-0 behind Kaba Alkebulan's two goals. Davis defeated Golden Valley 4-2 in Merced. Jesuit (24-1-4), winners of a section best nine championships and ranked No. 1 nationally in two polls to start the season, beat the Blue Devils 3-0 last season.

November 9, 2011
Three El Dorado athletes to sign letters of intent today

There El Dorado High athletes will do a ceremonial college signing 4 p.m. today at the school.

They are:

Justin Dillon, baseball, Sacramento State
Jesslyn Jana, soccer, Arizona Christian
Shana Jastrab, softball, University of Kanas-Wesleyan

November 8, 2011
Defending D-II, D-III and D-IV section soccer champs advance

With Tanner Thompson scoring two goals, defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division II boys soccer champion Granite Bay has advanced to Thursday's semifinals after beating Oakmont 5-0 today.

The Grizzlies will play host to McClatchy, a 1-0 winner over Christian Brothers.
Woodcreek will play at Bella Vista in Thursday's other semifinal. Woodcreek beat Kennedy 3-1 and Bella Vista topped Nevada Union 3-0.

In Division III quarterfinal matches, Rio Americano downed Lincoln 1-0; Natomas beat Vallejo 3-1 on PKs after playing to a 2-2 tie through regulation and overtime; Antelope defeated Yuba City 1-0 and Placer topped Benicia 3-0.

Natomas, the defending section champions, will play at Rio Americano and Antelope will travel to Auburn to face Placer on Thursday.

In Division IV, defending section champ Vista del Lago moved to Thursday's semifinals after beating Livingston 8-0. Vista will play host to Sierra, a 2-1 winner over Ceres.

November 8, 2011
Jesuit, Davis advance to D-I semis; Encina back in section final

Perennial powers Jesuit and Davis have advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boys soccer semifinals after quarterfinal wins today.

Jesuit defeated Armijo 4-1 and Davis downed Pleasant Grove 1-0.

Davis will play Thursday at Golden Valley of Merced, a 3-0 winner over Chavez.

Jesuit, the defending section champions, will play host to West of Tracy on Thursday. West defeated Turlock 2-1 today.

In other highlights today as reported to the Sac-Joaquin Section:

November 8, 2011
Three area girls soccer players sign with Arizona Christian

The Arizona Christian University women's soccer program has signed three area players, defenders Breana Duhamel and Aubrey Wimmer from Ponderosa and center midfielder Jesslyn Jana of El Dorado.

The trio will enroll at the Phoenix college, an NAIA school, in the fall of 2012.

November 8, 2011
Five Granite Bay athletes to sign letters of intent Wednesday

Five Granite Bay athletes are scheduled to sign NCAA letters of intent Wednesday morning at the school.

They are:

• Ty Thompson, soccer, Stanford
• Alex Gibbs, boys golf, Sacramento State
• Sophie Weber, swimming, LSU
• Katrina Reeves, lacrosse, San Diego State
• Chasteena Determan, softball, Simpson University, Redding

October 12, 2011
Why Davis High boys soccer reloads, never rebuilds

Davis High School boys soccer seemed to fly under the radar earlier this season.

Then within a three-day span, the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division I runners-up tied then nationally ranked Granite Bay 0-0 (Sept. 21) and No. 1 Jesuit 1-1 (Sept. 23).

The Blue Devils' showing wasn't a complete surprise for veteran coach Ashley Yudin.

October 2, 2011
No. 3 Jesuit falls to No. 2 DeMatha on PKs; sophomore Tommy Thompson has five goals as Granite Bay wins twice in St. Louis

In a battle of nationally ranked teams, Jesuit fell 2-1 on penalty kicks to DeMatha of Hyattsville, Md., on Saturday night in the Showcase Division of the Gateway Soccer Classic in St. Louis, Mo.

The two parochial powers played to a 1-1 draw in regulation and overtime before going to penalty kicks, which DeMatha won 4-1.

Dylan Wong had Jesuit's goal in regulation.

DeMatha entered the match ranked No. 2 and Jesuit No. 3 in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America national fall boys rankings.

In its other match at the 59-team tournament, Jesuit tied Chaminade of St. Louis, Mo., 1-1 on Thursday.

Jesuit's Michael De Sousa scored in the 73rd minute to tie the match seven minutes after Chaminade had taken a 1-0 lead on a goal by Jordan Bay.

Behind sophomore sensation Tommy Thompson, No. 24 Granite Bay finished 2-1 in the Bracket A division of the Gateway Classic.

Thompson had a hat trick as Granite Bay defeated Thomas Aquinas of Overland Park, Kan., 3-1 in Thursday's opener, then scored once in the Grizzlies' 4-1 win over Christian Brothers of St. Louis in Saturday's finale.

The wins were sandwiched between a 2-1 loss to No. 12 Cherry Creek of Aurora, Colo., on Friday in which Thompson scored on a penalty kick late in the match.

September 28, 2011
No. 3 Jesuit to play No. 2 DeMatha in St. Louis soccer tourney

Instead of No. 1 vs. No. 2 it will be No. 2 vs. No. 3 when DeMatha Catholic of Hyattsville, Md., plays Jesuit on Saturday in the Gateway City Classic in St. Louis.

After its 1-1 tie Friday with Davis, the Marauders (13-0-1) dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America boys fall soccer rankings.

DeMatha (7-0-0) remained at No. 2 as previous No. 3 St. Benedict's Prep (10-0-0) of Newark, N.J., catapulted to No. 1.

September 23, 2011
Davis snaps Jesuit's nation-leading 68-match win streak with tie

It was Davis coach Ashley Yudin' 41st wedding anniversary today.

So before the Blue Devils' match against national No. 1 Jesuit in Carmichael, Yudin kidded his players, "You better not ruin my anniversary."

Instead the Blue Devils delivered a nice present to Yudin and wife Nancy - "thank God she's a soccer person," Ashley added.

Davis tied the Marauders 1-1 in the non-league contest, snapping Jesuit's national leading consecutive victory streak at 68 matches.

Jesuit's Dylan Wong scored midway through the first half, then six minutes later Collin Holtz scored off an assist from Tom Nolan for the Blue Devils' equalizer.

Davis' junior back-line of Connor Anderson, Lee LeVerrier, Jacob Rutheiser, Emmanuel Medina and goalie Derek Pleasants withstood a frantic Jesuit second-half barrage of shots and corner kicks.

September 22, 2011
Davis to visit national No. 1 Jesuit on Friday in boys soccer

In a rematch of last season's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boys soccer championship match, Davis will play at Jesuit 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Last year, Jesuit defeated Davis 3-0 in the championship game to complete a 31-0-0 season.

This season Jesuit (11-0-0), which is playing Pleasant Grove this afternoon, is ranked No. 1 nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and ESPN Rise. The Marauders have won 67 consecutive matches.

Davis (6-1-3) played to a 0-0 tie at nationally ranked Granite Bay (7-1-2) on Wednesday.

September 15, 2011
Jesuit, Granite Bay rebound from their emotional soccer clash

These are times of mixed emotions for Jesuit High boys soccer coach Paul Rose.

Rose was pleased that his Marauders defeated a challenging Granite Bay 3-2 in a battle of unbeatens at the Capital Classic Cup that more than lived up to its special billing while entertaining a crowd of nearly 4,000 Friday night at Capital Christian High School.

He also liked how the Marauders, ranked No. 1 nationally in the two major boys fall soccer polls, had no letdown this week.

September 14, 2011
Jesuit soccer remains No. 1 nationally, loses star player to injury

jeffrose.jpgAfter defeating Granite Bay 3-2 in Friday's Capital Challenge Cup at Capital Christian High School, Jesuit held its top spots in the ESPN Rise Fab 50 and National Soccer Coaches Association of America national fall boys soccer rankings.

The win was Jesuit's 63rd in a row, although costly.

Star midfielder Jeff Rose, son of coach Paul Rose, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is lost for the season. The Seattle University verbal commit had eight goals and 19 assists before being injured.

September 9, 2011
National No. 1 Jesuit defeats No. 6 Granite Bay 3-2 on late PK

It was standing room only at Capital Christian High School Friday night for the titanic showdown between national boys soccer powers Granite Bay and Jesuit.

The two teams didn't disappoint the nearly 4,000 fans that crammed into the stadium for the second game of the inaugural two-match Capital Challenge Cup.

Steven Wright's penalty kick after a Granite Bay handball in the 75th minute, gave the Marauders a 3-2 win.

It came only two minutes after Granite Bay's Ty Thompson had tied it 2-2 on a brilliant 20-yard, left-footed rocket from the right side of the goal.

Jesuit had led 2-0 after a pair of goals by Padraic McCullaugh, one a first-half penalty kick, the other two minutes into the second half from a corner kick.

Granite Bay closed to 2-1 on Will Harkin's header from a free kick in the 61st minute.
The game may have been costly for Jesuit, as Jeff Rose, the team's top playmaker and son of coach Paul Rose, was taken off the field late in the first half with an apparent knee injury.

In the first game, the Capital Christian Cougars defeated the Bella Vista Broncos 2-0.
Keenan Armburst's arching 25-yard, first-half goal into the right corner net and J.T. Clapp's 10-yard floater from an assist by freshman Paul Herscowitz late in the second half led the Cougars (6-0-1) to the win over the Broncos (5-1-1) in another battle of unbeatens and section runners-up in 2010.

September 7, 2011
Jesuit boys soccer ranked No. 1 in two national polls

Jesuit High School is starting the season ranked No. 1 nationally in both major high school fall boys soccer polls.

Jesuit, coming off a 31-0-0 season in 2010, opens as No. 1 in today's first National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll.

The Marauders also are No. 1 in the ESPN Rise Powerade Fab 50, which already is in its second week of rankings.

June 23, 2011
Davis finishes No. 5 and No. 7 in final girls national soccer polls

The Davis (25-1-1) girls soccer team earned a top 10 ranking in the final two major girls spring soccer polls.

The Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champions finished No. 5 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America national rankings and were No. 7 in the ESPN RISE Powerade Fab 50.

Davis at one point was the NSCAA national leader until losing 1-0 to Franklin in a Delta Valley Conference match May 3.

June 16, 2011
More highlights from entertaining 2010-2011 prep sports year

Here are some more noteworthy highlights from the 2010-2011 high school sport season to complement Joe Davidson's year-in-review story in today's sports section.

• Legally blind athlete Kym Crosby, a distinctive presence on area tracks because of her bright red hair and pale skin, finishes as River Valley's most accomplished track and field athlete. The Chico State scholarship signee sets school records in the 100, 200 and 400 meters and lands Tri-County Conference MVP honors after winning the triple jump and 400 and finishing second in the 200 at the league finals.

• Sheldon, behind Bee Player of the Year Darius Nelson, plays one of the most ambitious boys basketball schedules in area history, competing in major invitationals in Southern California, Kentucky and Louisiana. The Huskies repeat as D-I section champions, but lose by two points to De La Salle of Concord in a physical NorCal D-I semifinal.

• Davis' Wade Allen wins the Sac-Joaquin Section 50- and 100-yard freestyle swim championships to cap an incredible run of 13 individual section titles by the Allen family. Jake Allen, now swimming at Stanford, won six individual titles; Trevor, now playing water polo at UC Davis, won three and Wade, the youngest, finishes with four titles.

• Area baseball and softball players make the dramatic adjustment to two game-changing new rules. More baseball squads gravitate to small ball as hitters adapt to less explosive composite bats while softball gets an injection of offense with the pitcher's circle moved back three feet.

• Despite graduating all their starters and beginning anew under new coach Paul Hayes, there is no rebuilding for Woodcreek boys basketball. The Timberwolves make a return trip to the CIF Northern California Regional Division II championship game at Power Balance Arena, falling to parochial power Archbishop Mitty of San Jose.

• The Davis girls soccer team, ranked No. 1 nationally most of the season, beats St. Francis to end the Troubadours' three-year reign as D-I champions while another nationally ranked team, Rio Americano, finishes an unbeaten season by beating rival Benicia for the D-III championship.

• With high-profile national recruits Vei Moala and Puka Lopa of Grant leading the way, 28 area players sign NCAA football national letters of intent. Cal and coach Jeff Tedford enjoy the the biggest coup in landing both Moala and Lopa. But the Pac-10 plucks six others - Grant's Darryl Paulo, Burbank's T.J. Poloai and Sheldon's Mansel Simmons to Washington State; Grant's James Sample to Washington; and Folsom's Tyler Trosin to Oregon State.

• Bonded by teamwork and a best-friend unity, Del Oro girls basketball enjoys its greatest run in coach Mike Takayama's momentous 25-year career. Only nationally ranked St. Mary's of Stockton can stop the 27-5 Golden Eagles in the postseason.

• The Davis girls basketball team rebounds from the firing of popular coach Jeff Christian (and the reinstatement of twin stars Malika and Khaliya Wilkins who he had booted for "conduct detrimental to the team") to win the Delta Valley Conference under interim coach Dennis Foster, the first-year athletic director.

• UCLA scholarship signee and St. Francis four-year player Zoe Nightingale finishes as one of the area's all-time greats by earning All-American honors. Only one other St. Francis player has done that, Troubadour coach Alynn Wright's daughter, Taryn Wright.

• Multi-talented Davis senior Ian Rock readies for decathlete duties at Duke by beating a loaded field in the rain to win the boys pole vault with a personal best 16 feet, 2 inches at the CIF State Track and Field championships in Clovis.

- Bill Paterson

June 10, 2011
Prep blog: Sierra Foothill League spring all-league teams

Here are the Sierra Foothill League spring all-league teams that were given to The Bee:

GIRLS SOCCER
Co-MVP's: Savannah Coiner, Rocklin; Paige Crouch, Roseville.
All-league: Melanie Bertrand, Rocklin; Megan Hanson, Rocklin; Jessica Santos, Rocklin; Michelle Tran, Rocklin; Shannon Garvella, Rocklin; Amanda Susbilla, Roseville; Adriane Bates, Roseville; Kelsey DeCarlo, Roseville; Kayla Granley, Roseville; Kayla Karlsson, Granite Bay; Christy Cooper, Granite Bay; Maria Dela Cruz, Granite Bay; Amy Schlehofer, Granite Bay; Anna Goddi, Granite Bay; Casey McCavitt, Del Oro; Miranda Bailey, Del Oro; Becky Duncan, Del Oro; Rachel Sloss, Del Oro; Emily Becker, Woodcreek; Kristin Womack, Woodcreek; Lauren Hayano, Woodcreek; Kendra Green, Nevada Union.

BOYS GOLF
All-league: Gearhart, Woodcreek; Smotherman, Del Oro; Ash, Del Oro; Mencaccy, Rocklin; Grizzell, Nevada Union; Pedone, Granite Bay; Gibbs, Granite Bay; Baumgarten, Granite Bay.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
Co-MVP's: Grant Currey, Rocklin; Kyle Russell, Del Oro
All-league: Grant Wilson, Rocklin; Matt Laughrea, Rocklin; Brody Cord, Del Oro; Clay Cosbie, Del Oro; Roman Seghezzi, Nevada Union; Trevor Bryant, Nevada Union; Bobby Curtis, Nevada Union; Josh Frost, Roseville; Jake Haakenson, Woodcreek; Anthony Giannotti, Granite Bay; Kyle Howarth, Granite Bay; Jake Neptune, Granite Bay.

June 10, 2011
Prep Blog: Sac Metro Athletic League spring all-league teams

Here are the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League spring all-league teams released to The Bee:

BASEBALL
MVP: Jake Sween, Auburn Christian
Coach of the year: Matt Sween, Auburn Christian
All-league: Jr. Casas, Valley Christian Academy; Robert Bristol, Auburn Christian; Jimmy Shaw, Valley Christian Academy; Caleb Van Patten, Auburn Christian; Anthony Kersting, Trinity Prep; Chris Harmon, Faith Christian; Luke Sween, Auburn Christian; Tony Sciacca, Trinity Prep; Andrew Conemac, Trinity Prep.

SOFTBALL
MVP: Libby Purtill, Buckingham Charter
Coach of the year: Jon Hill, Buckingham Charter
All-league: Midori Bounds, Valley Christian Academy; Carly Gish, Valley Christian Academy; Sam Shoemake, Valley Christian Academy; Presleigh Sinerius, Valley Christian Academy; Taylor Hill, Buckingham Charter; Sabrina Joseph, Buckingham Charter; Haley Moody, New Life Christian; Katie Johnson, Sacramento Adventist.

GIRLS SOCCER
MVP: Sarah Hall, Faith Christian
Coach of the year: Robert Ripley, Faith Christian
All-league: Alex Arnold, Faith Christian; Lacy Bicknell, Faith Christian; Corissa Olmstead, Faith Christian; Barbara Bakh, Trinity Prep; Frances Arend, Trinity Prep; Aanna Arend, Trinity Prep; Francesca Bell, Sacramento Country Day; Allison Walter, Sacramento Country Day; Marina Serrano, Sacramento Country Day; Elexa Walker, Buckingham Charter.

June 10, 2011
Prep blog: Sierra Delta League spring all-league teams

Here are the Sierra Delta League spring all-league teams that were released to The Bee:

BASEBALL
MVP: Brady Dragmire, Bradshaw Christian
Coach of the year: Drew Rickert, Bradshaw Christian
All-league: Keean Kondo, Vacaville Christian; Luke Miller, Vacaville Christian; Johnny Barum, Vacaville Christian; Lorenzo Runnels, Encina; Mark Seaberg, Golden Sierra; Jake Adkins, Bradshaw Christian; E.J. Ediburgh, Bradshaw Christian; Alex Popovich, Bradshaw Christian; Bryant Stone, Bradshaw Christian; Taylor Blackford, Bradshaw Christian; Dylan Reade, Highlands; Luke Carrasco, Highlands; Monty Mohammad, Highlands; Logan Day, San Juan; Kevin Daniel, San Juan; Austin Green.

SOFTBALL
MVP: Sarah Rasmussen, Golden Sierra
Co-Coaches of the year: Elaine Rasmussen, Golden Sierra; Alyson Stiles, Rio Vista
All-league: Erin Dallenbach, Vacaville Christian; Emily Matthews, Golden Sierra; Jordan Perry, Golden Sierra; Stephanie Douglas, Highlands; Shannon Manchester, Golden Sierra; Macy Chase, Bradshaw Christian; Ashley Nunez, Bradshaw Christian; Rukeisha Winn, Highlands; Taylor Kennedy, San Juan; Maci Ruiz, Golden Sierra; Cindy VanBogart, San Juan; Hollie Johnson, Golden Sierra; Summer VanBogart, San Juan; Marissa Mayhood, Rio Vista; Cierra Carnduff, Rio Vista; Jenesy Alvarez, Rio Vista; Sheila Rae Peters, Rio Vista.

GIRLS SOCCER
Defensive MVP: Chloe Hudson, Bradshaw Christian
Offensive MVP: Hannah Dumas, Bradshaw Christian
Coach of the year: David Gleason, Golden Sierra
All-league: Emily Petree, Bradshaw Christian; Lauren Beyer, Bradshaw Christian; Taylor Gleason, Golden Sierra; Michaela Thorn, Vacaville Christian; Jenna Pendzinski, Golden Sierra; Jessica Syracuse, Bradshaw Christian; Sam Waits, Encina; Brittney Simmers, Vacaville Christian; Chloe Lee-Watkins, Encina; Courtney Knitter, Vacaville Christian; Sarah Morgan, Bradshaw Christian; Sarah Trapp, Bradshaw Christian; Alexandra Dukes, Golden Sierra; Kayla Anderson, Golden Sierra; Cassie Ames, Rio Vista; Natalie Parks, Bradshaw Christian; Meghan Bio, Vacaville Christian; Karla Cruz Highlands; Miriam Barajas, Highlands; Karli Passmore, Bradshaw Christian; Annie Knitter, Vacaville Christian.

BOYS GOLF
MVP: Scott Ecklund, Bradshaw Christian
All-league: Scott Gardner, Vacaville Christian; Willie Roundtree, San Juan; Dylan Crownover, Bradshaw Christian; Matt Dyson, Vacaville Christian; Jacob Rudd, Highlands; Nick Maurer, Rio Vista.

COED TENNIS
Co-Coaches of the year: Steve Eakes, Highlands; Steve Robinson, Forest Lake Christian; Lori Patton, Encina
Boys
MVP: Damien Blake, Sacramento Country Day
All-league: Nathan Burnett, Forest Lake Christian; Dylan Repsher, Sacramento Country Day; Mohammad Aboukhadija, San Juan; John Egamino, Encina; Cameron Patton, Forest Lake Christian; Brandon Bryditzki, Forest Lake Christian; Oleg Valyavskiy, Encina.
Girls
MVP: Alina Shkrabak, Encina
All-league: Natalya Reznik, San Juan; Amanda Timmerman, Forest Lake Christian; Lyuda Khokhlan, Highlands; Alina Khil, San Juan; Kourtney Turner, Forest Lake Christian; Jennifer Rabowsky, Sacramento Country Day; Tanya Biskupets, Highlands.

BOYS SWIMMING
MVP: Sheldon Simas, Bradshaw Christian
All-league: Tim Balinset, Jacob Dye, Micah Byerly, Gavin Simas.
GIRLS SWIMMING
MVP: Leslie Tay, Bradshaw Christian
All-league: Raquel Pea, Sami Azevedo, Lynn Tay, Celeste Grey, Amanda Gruba.

TRACK AND FIELD
Boys Track MVP: Eddie Litvinov, Highlands
Boys Field MVP: Denesheo Moore, San Juan
Boys Coach of the year: Phil Leonhardt, Highlands
Girls Track MVP: Taylor Amato, Golden Sierra
Girls Field MVP: Olesya Khokhlan, Highlands
Girls Coach of the year: Mike Brown, Golden Sierra
All-league: Gwen Brown, Golden Sierra; Rebecca Brown, Golden Sierra; Emmalee D'Angelo, Golden Sierra; Megan Harston, Golden Sierra; Julia Patterson, Golden Sierra; Gianna Poseley, Golden Sierra; Emily Reddish, Golden Sierra; Brittney Weinmeister, Golden Sierra; Conner Barla, Golden Sierra; Drake Jaramille, Golden Sierra; Brittany Jones, Highlands; Olga Khokhlan, Highlands; Joshua Barlow, Highlands; Omar Gonzalez, Highlands; David Taylor, Highlands; Brandi Abercrombie, San Juan; Shyreese Davis, San Juan; Angel Guillory, San Juan; Andaes Williams, San Juan; Bryce Goffney, San Juan; John Poelzahko, San Juan; Matthew Richardson, San Juan; Paskell Tyiska, San Juan; Payton Osborne, Vacaville Christian.

June 10, 2011
Prep Blog: Pioneer Valley League spring all-league teams

Here are the Pioneer Valley League spring all-league teams that were released to The Bee:

BASEBALL
MVP: Michael Lucas, Bear River
Coach of the year: Mike McCabe, Colfax
All-league: Sean Fox, Lincoln; Coleman Huntley, Bear River; Ryan Glazner, Colfax; Jordan Albarron, Lincoln; Nate Lukes, Center; Eddie Vanderdoes, Placer; Paul Bandanza, Placer; Scott Wright, Colfax; Zach Welz, Bear River; Josh Toft, Bear River; Josh Aguirre, Foothill; Devon Loomis, Colfax; James Harris, Bear River; James Pallas, Lincoln; Nick Rebello, Center; Zach Woods, Foothill; Anthony Caldwell, Foothill; Ethan Liddle, Lincoln.

SOFTBALL
MVP: Stephanie Ceo, Bear River
Caoch of the year: Donna Tofft, Lincoln
All-league: Nikoli Sharp, Lincoln; Natalie Hampton, Center; Katie Emerson, Lincoln; Alyssa Reina, Bear River; Jessica Grisler, Foothill; Randi Anderson, Colfax; Ashley Scott, Colfax; Courtney Edwards, Bear River; Kacie Freymond, Lincoln; Haley Tupen, Placer; Ashley Sutter, Center; Maddie Phelps, Bear River; Kacy Romero, Placer; Ashleigh Stidman, Lincoln; Cassidy Martin, Center; Taylor Hill, Placer; Mikhaila Freas, Foothill; Taylor Gerlach, Colfax.

GIRLS SOCCER
Defensive MVP: Kate Bianchi, Colfax
Co-Offensive MVPs: Emma Obray, Placer; Janelle Jensen, Bear River
Coach of the year: Lefty Wilks,
All-league: Elisha Partin, Colfax; Savannah Newman, Colfax; Christina Keyes, Colfax; Ashley Gassaway, Colfax; Brittany Thomas, Colfax; Shea Glaspey, Bear River; Maddi Dunn, Bear River; Claire Newman, Bear River; Jacqui Betz, Bear River; Laura Nash, Placer; Celeste Havener, Placer; Caitlin Letcher, Placer; Savannah Porter, Center; Janida Penn, Center; Andrea Loza, Center; Mariel Iniquez, Lincoln; Diana Ruiz, Lincoln; Katherine Rodriguez.

BOYS GOLF
MVP: Rob Schauble, Placer
Coach of the year: Brett Lewis, Lincoln
All-league: Hayden Emerson, Lincoln; Kenny Bills, Lincoln; Aubrey Harwell, Bear River; Trever Wilson, Lincoln; Ryan Holden, Placer; Austin Childress, Placer; Cory Langseth, Bear River; Jake DePass, Bear River; Patrick Cabrera, Colfax.

COED TENNIS
Coach of the year: Tom Isaac, Placer
Boys
MVP: Dave Fux, Lincoln
All-league: Phillip Schoenhoff, Placer; Steven Fraguglia, Placer; Kyle Borges, Colfax; Connor Phillips, Bear River; Brad Ray, Placer; Jake Smith, Center; Blair Meyer, Placer.
Girls
MVP: Jessica Ho, Lincoln
All-league: Maria Pireda, Placer; Deja Kitchiner, Center; Lindsay Holden, Placer; Lindsey Harter, Bear River; Kirsten Malo, Bear River; Veronika Zherdeva, Center; Kurstin Schauble, Placer.

June 9, 2011
Prep Blog: Golden Empire League spring all-league teams

Here are the Golden Empire League spring all-league teams The Bee has received:

BASEBALL
MVP: Derrick Brown, Marysville
Coach of the year: Jay DeAlba, Marysville
All-league: Ben Ritchey, Capital Christian; Angel Lara, Dixon; Tim Zucco, Lindhurst; Davis Walker, Marysville; Blake Freechtle, Marysville; Ty Schimpf, Capital Christian; Tyler Long, Mesa Verde; Chad Perry, Marysville; Bubby Shanahan, Lindhurst; Moises Saldana, West Campus; Jacob Woehler, Capital Christian; Taylor Landis, Dixon; Brock Hanson, Capital Christian; Daniel Contreras, West Campus; Kory Hall, Dixon; Blaine Huber, Marysville.

SOFTBALL
MVP: Ashten Welch, Marysville
Co-Coaches of the year: Wes Besseghini, Dixon; Maurice Clavelle, Marysville
All-league: Noelani Kakalia, Mesa Verde; Giana Moore, Mesa Verde; Samantha Lucero, Mesa Verde; Meghan Smith, Mesa Verde; Marissa Clavelle, Marysville; Tressa Arostegui, Marysville; Morgan Welch, Marysville; McKenzie Kraus, Marysville; Audrey Musgrove, Dixon; Jaymi Boicelli, Dixon; Jenna Bassler, Dixon; Kristina Brown, Dixon; Morgan Thome, Lindhurst; Jamie Mahoney, Lindhurst; Shawna Hulsey, Lindhurst; Kara Wall, West Campus; Ashley Fryer, Capital Christian.

GIRLS SOCCER
Defensive MVP: Kelsey Dolk, West Campus
Offensive MVP: Jena Mamola, West Campus
Coach of the year: Rogelio Rubio, West Campus
All-league: Brianna Greenly, Capital Christian; Nathalee Allen, Capital Christian; Emily Long, Capital Christian; Chloe Cooknick, Capital Christian; Cannessa Lewis, Capital Christian; Aimee Echeverria, Dixon; Desiree Gutierrez, Dixon; Belen Pequeno, Dixon; Victoria Garcia, Dixon; Brittany Roupp, Dixon; Alexandra Cook, Lindhurst; Ellie Yang, Lindhurst; DeeDee Yang, Lindhurst; Makayla Synak, Marysville; Nallely Ferreira, Marysville; Alma Guerra, Marysville; Casidee Lynch, Mesa Verde; Jaycee Neuman, West Campus; Zoe Worobel, West Campus; Katie Martin, West Campus; Jordan Larson, West Campus.

BOYS GOLF
MVP: Garrett Rasmussen, Dixon
Coach of the year: P.J. Garza, Capital Christian
All-league: Logan Mitchell, Dixon; Seth Just, Capital Christian; Matt Donlan, Capital Christian; Michael Blakeman, Capital Christian; Casey Gee, Capital Christian; Drake Hankins, West Campus.

COED TENNIS
Coach of the year: Anne Bestgen, West Campus
Boys
MVP: Kris Chow, West Campus
All-league: Luka Alaupovic, Dixon; Peter Yang, Lindhurst; Derek Fong, West Campus; Armando Montejano, Marysville; Ricky Fong, West Campus; Byeong Cha, Capital Christian; Robert Williams, Dixon.
Girls
MVP: Krystle Ito, West Campus
All-league: Janelle Mariana, Dixon; Jamie Hurdt, Marysville; Tori Porras, West Campus; Annie Lin, Marysville; Han Tran, Mesa Verde; Zoe Kratzer, Dixon; Courtney Ngai, Marysville.

BOYS SWIMMING
MVP: Zach DeMotte, West Campus
Coach of the year: Danielle Young, West Campus
All-league: Alex Labass, Dixon; Zachary Schulman, Dixon; Will Pagozzo, Dixon; Matthew Sprengler, West Campus; Reginald Trimmingham, West Campus; Jordan Eldridge, West Campus; Bryan Poole, Dixon; Austin Anderson, Dixon.

GIRLS SWIMMING
MVP: Laura Garcia, Dixon
Coach of the year: Adrienne Anderson, Dixon
All-league: Alexis Tyhurst, Dixon; Rachel Stalie, Dixon; Jaida Aikens, Dixon; Gina Garcia, Dixon; Kacie Barrett, Dixon; Nicole Hagstrom, Dixon; Jordan Chance, Dixon.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Track MVP: Devan Sawyerr, West Campus
Field MVP: David Oates, Capital Christian
Co-Coaches of the year: Ron Gerringer, Capital Christian; Eric Hoefler, Lindhurst
All-league: Josh Green, Mesa Verde; Jurell Davis, Lindhurst; Anthony McDermott, Dixon; Miguel French, Lindhurst; Jarrade Davis, Lindhurst; Brett Williamson, West Campus; Chris Birkman, West Campus; Kwann Williams, West Campus; Kendall Caporale, Lindhurst; Matthews Kearns, Lindhurst; Jesus Garcia, Lindhurst; Tyler Holmes, Capital Christian; Ryan McNamee, Dixon; Marcos Pangelinan, Dixon; Brandon Roznos, Capital Christian; Keenan Armbrust, Capital Christian.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Track MVP: Nicole Albanese, Capital Christian
Field MVP: Raelle Roberson, Capital Christian
Coach of the year: Marcy Tarr, Marysville
All-league: Rachel Roberts, Capital Christian; Kayleigh Bates, Capital Christian; Jasmine Fletcher, Marysville; Bria Avery, Dixon; Laura Dang, West Campus; Stevie Jones, Capital Christian; Jasmine Cranshaw, Capital Christian; Hayleigh Filer, Capital Christian; Jordan Irvine, Dixon; Peri Daley, Marysville; Ivy Dunn, Dixon.

June 9, 2011
Prep Blog: Delta Valley Conference spring all-league teams

Here are the Delta Valley Conference spring all-league teams reported to The Bee:

Baseball
MVP: J.D. Davis, Elk Grove
Coach of the year: Scott Heinig, Davis
All-league: Josh Cosio, Davis; Ben Eckels, Davis; Galen Hashovksy, Davis; George Hatamiya, Davis; Alec Miramontes, Davis; Ryan King, Elk Grove; Dominic Nunez, Elk Grove; Ryan Tellez, Elk Grove; Jorge Vina, Elk Grove; Tyler Blake, Franklin; Jordan Johnson, Franklin; Josh Pigg, Franklin; Jon Zunich, Franklin; Robert Munoz, Grant; Jonathan Ruiz, Laguna Creek.

Softball
MVP: Shelby Wisdom, Elk Grove
All-league: Emily Glass, Davis; Melanie Habab, Davis; Becky Nakano, Davis; Megan Winton, Davis; Jordan Brenner, Elk Grove; Maryssa Harris, Elk Grove; Jessica Venturelli, Elk Grove; Amanda Absher, Franklin; Sade Estes, Franklin; Chantelle Oakley, Franklin; Makayla Fama, Laguna Creek; Jaime Goodrich, Laguna Creek; Leeza Woods, Laguna Creek; Brehanna Hamilton, Monterey Trail; Shawnyce Talbot, Grant.

Girls soccer
MVP: Anna Maria Gilbertson, Davis
Coach of the year: Allen Carlson, Davis
All-league:Dana Granger, Davis; Jennie Hawkins, Davis; Olivia Muller, Davis; Ali Yule, Davis; Anna Brown, Elk Grove; Lauren Chetner, Elk Grove; Rebecca Pasqual, Elk Grove; Julie Alltop, Franklin; Anastasha Barba, Franklin; Tatyana Garrett, Franklin; Crystal Vega, Franklin; Victoria Vue, Grant; Courtney Jacobs, Laguna Creek; Lydia Jimenez, Laguna Creek; Paris Mazzocchi, Monterey Trail.

Boys volleyball
MVP: Justin Doucetter, Franklin
Coach of the year: Julie Crawford, Davis
All-league: Derrick Coronado, Davis; Jonathan Wardrip, Davis; Brad Altman, Franklin; Kyle Cooper, Franklin; Kameron Tinsley, Franklin; Charles Faraimo, Grant; Greg Grady, Grant; Ilialo Timoti, Grant; Austin Bulda, Laguna Creek; Ashanti Jackson, Monterey Trail; Stedman Saunders, Monterey Trail.

Boys golf
MVP:Jordan Baroody, Davis
All-league: Cjase Dossa, Davis; Charlie Klein, Davis; Patrick Levin, Elk Grove; Brennin Hardy, Franklin; Cody Moore, Franklin; Byron Tam, Franklin; Eric Tam, Franklin.

Boys tennis
MVP: Glenn Hull, Davis
All-league: Andrew Dumit, Davis; Paul Klavins, Davis; Robert Lipman, Davis; Russell Richardson, Davis; Isaac Yee, Davis; Matt Yee, Davis; Chris Paclibar, Elk Grove; Lester Paclibar, Elk Grove; Andrew Amor, Franklin; Sahil Gupta, Franklin; Kevin Ha, Franklin.

Boys swimming
Coach of the year: Stuart Jackson, Franklin
200 medley relay: Harrison Dew-Hiersoux, Andrey Shalnev, Chad Smith, Jacobi Kelly, Laguna Creek. 200 free: Dylan Newsom, Davis. 200 IM: Kyle Nadler, Davis. 50 free: Wade Allen, Davis. 100 fly: Marc Blumberg, Davis. 100 free: Nick Tuttle, Franklin. 500 free: Dylan Newsom, Davis. 200 free relay: Cameron Franke, Kyle Nadler, John Varley, Wade Allen, Davis. 100 back: Connor Stapleton, Davis. 100 breast: Cameron Franke, Davis. 400 free relay: Marc Blumberg, Kyle Nadler, Dylan Newsom, Matt Whittle, Davis.

Girls swimming
200 medley relay: Tara Halsted, Hanna Levien, Beverly Nguyen, Marissa LaFreniere, Davis. 200 free: Rachel Johnson, Davis. 200 IM: Beverly Nguyen, Davis. 50 free: Marissa LaFreniere, Davis. 100 fly: Beverly Nguyen, Davis. 100 free: Rachel Johnson, Davis. 500 free: Tara Halsted, Davis. 200 free relay: Michelle Greenough, Rachel Johnson, Keelia Houston, Beverly Nguyen, Davis. 100 back: Tara Halsted, Davis. 100 breast: Michelle Greenough, Davis. 400 free relay: Marissa LaFreniere, Keelia Houston, Tara Halsted, Rachel Johnson, Davis. Diving: Quetzal Moreno, Franklin.

Boys track and field
100: Courtney Williams, Davis. 200: Shaquille Thompson, Grant. 400: Delvonte Jonson, Monterey Trail. 800: Paul Mohr, Davis. 1,600: Trevor Halsted, Davis. 3,200: Trevor Halsted, Davis. 100H: Nick Martinez, Elk Grove. 300H: Nick Martinez, Elk Grove. 4x100 relay: Shaquille Thompson, Isaiah Taylor, B.J. Edwards, James Sample, Grant. 4x400 relay: Henry Sanders, Lee Leverrier, Spencer Bowen, Alex Zavala, Davis. HJ: Ian Rock, Davis. LJ: Ian Rock, Davis. TJ: Matthew Austin, Davis. PV: Ian Rock, Davis. SP: Nick Denton, Davis. DT: Josh Letuligasenoa, Elk Grove.

Girls track and field
100: Esther Higgwe, Monterey Trail. 200: Esther Higgwe, Monterey Trail. 400: A'Jah Love, Monterey Trail. 800: Sophie Meads, Davis. 1,600: Sophie Meads, Davis. 3,200: Sophie Meads, Davis. 100H: Ciara Levy, Monterey Trail. 300H: Ciara Levy, Monterey Trail. 4x100 relay: Ciara Levy, Esther Higgwe, A'Jah Love, Phoenisha Schuhmeier, Monterey Trail. 4x400 relay: Ciara Levy, A'Jah Love, Esther Higgwe, Desiree Turner, Monterey Trail. HJ: Maddie Trost, Davis. LJ: Brionna Thompson, Franklin. TJ: Rachel Gardner, Monterey Trail. PV: Danielle Gantar, Davis. SP: Sarah Hussey, Elk Grove. DT: Lauren Sens, Elk Grove.

June 9, 2011
Prep blog: Delta River League spring all-league teams

Here are the Delta River League spring all-league teams that were reported to The Bee:

Baseball
MVP: Tyler Evanoff, Ponderosa
Coach of the year: Joe Potulny, Jesuit
All-league: Zach Green, Jesuit; Logan James, Jesuit; Louis Mejia, Jesuit; Brian Celsi, Jesuit; Joe Williams, Jesuit; Chris Muse-Fisher, Oak Ridge; Austin Ales, Oak Ridge; Cole Hansen, Oak Ridge; Jake Wehr, Oak Ridge; Zach Mahon, Oak Ridge; Zach Stilwell, Pleasant Grove; Josh Adams, Pleasant Grove; Garrett Heisinger, Pleasant Grove; Hunter Gallant, Ponderosa; Jerod Bravo, Ponderosa.

Softball
MVP: Danielle Henderson, Sheldon
Coach of the year: Mary Jo Truesdale, Sheldon
All-league: Nicole Clark, Folsom; Jade Matsumoto, Oak Ridge; Kasey Stanchek, Oak Ridge; Janessa Jeppesen, Oak Ridge; Ally Carda, Pleasant Grove; Lindsey Willmon, Pleasant Grove; Amber Murray, Pleasant Grove; Olivia Licatuorto, Ponderosa; Natalie Kessing, Ponderosa; Mary Mumper, St. Francis; Stephanie Heyward, St. Francis; Bailey O'Mara, St. Francis; DeJanee Moore, Sheldon; Alexis Cooper, Sheldon; MeShalon Moore, Sheldon.

Boys golf
MVP: Joel Slack, Folsom
Coach of the year: Carl Massey, Oak Ridge
All-league: Taylor Knoll, Folsom; Chris Macasaet, Jesuit; Patrick Cairns, Jesuit; Ben Corfee, Jesuit; Michael Grenz, Pleasant Grove; Corey Pereira, Ponderosa; Derek Trofimczuk, Ponderosa.

Girls soccer
MVP: Kasey Curtis, St. Francis
Coach of the year: Richard Carrigan, St. Francis
All-league: Danielle Zezoff, Folsom; Marissa Ribeiro, Oak Ridge; Emily Duff, Pleasant Grove; Alyssa Andress, Pleasant Grove; Natalie Hanson, Ponderosa; Aubrey Wimmer, Ponderosa; Michelle Kimball, Ponderosa; Andrea Damian, St. Francis; Haley Hughes, St. Francis; Jennifer Lum, St. Francis; Kayla Nanoo, St. Francis; Megan Smith, Sheldon; Sidney Coleman, Sheldon; Ashari Hines, Sheldon; Christine Platt, Sheldon.

Boys swimming
200 medley relay: Trevor Dong, Dylan Kubick, Brandon Mille, Garrison Yeandle, Oak Ridge. 200 free: Sonny Fierro, Sheldon. 200 IM: Brandon Mills, Oak Ridge. 50 free: Garrison Yeandle, Oak Ridge. 100 fly: Nick Kramer, Jesuit. 100 free: Matt Hamilton, Jesuit. 500 free: Sonny Fierro, Sheldon. 200 free relay: Austin Beckwith, Matt Hamilton, Matt Flodin, Pat Macart, Jesuit. 100 back: Andy Cunningham, Ponderosa. 100 breast: Brandon Mills, Oak Ridge. 400 free relay: Austin Beckwith, Matt Hamilton, Nick Kramer, Pat Macart, Jesuit. Diving: Jacob Crayne.

Girls swimming
200 medley relay: Sydney Johansen, Carissa Metcalf, Cora Stebbins, Alex Rieger, St. Francis. 200 free: Taylor Lehr, Ponderosa. 200 IM: Sydney Johansen, St. Francis. 50 free: Alex Rieger, St. Francis. 100 fly: Kylie Ahnell, Folsom; Annclaire Macart, St. Francis. 500 free: Taylor Lehr, Ponderosa. 200 free relay: Cora Stebbins, Natalie Green, Jessica Poelman, Alex Rieger, St. Francis. 100 back: Sydney Johansen, St. Francis. 100 breast: Carissa Metcalf, St. Francis. 400 free relay: Sydney Johansen, Natalie Green, Carissa Metcalf, Annclaire Macart, St. Francis. Diving: Amy Crayne, St. Francis.

Boys tennis
MVP: Suresh Eswaran, Jesuit
Coach of the year: Pat Ryan, Oak Ridge
All-league: Tanner Scurfield, Folsom; Glen Zhou, Folsom; Gus Orlando, Jesuit; Josh Lin, Jesuit; Avery Moore, Jesuit; Miles Flam, Jesuit; Andrew Hall, Oak Ridge; Nick Atkinson, Oak Ridge; Jimmy Giovannini, Oak Ridge; Tanner Schmutte, Oak Ridge; Kevin Valentine, Ponderosa.

Boys volleyball
Co-MVP's: Branden Torado, Jesuit; Jon Tuttle, Oak Ridge
Coach of the year: Jason Johnson, Jesuit
All-league: Jackson Whitlow, Folsom; Alex Gaskin, Jesuit; Parker Bellinger, Jesuit; Mason Pigman, Jesuit; Jack Hoisington, Oak Ridge; Trent Stigerts, Oak Ridge; Tim Spykerman, Oak Ridge; Griff O'Camb, Ponderosa; Nick Jokerst, Ponderosa; Quyet Phan, Sheldon.

Boys track and field
100: Austin Mitsch, Jesuit. 200: Austin Mitsch, Jesuit. 400: Alex Robards, Ponderosa. 800: Colton Misono, Jesuit. 1,600: Benji Xie, Oak Ridge. 3,200: Benji Xie, Oak Ridge. High hurdles: Zach Youngberg, Oak Ridge. Low hurdles: Zach Youngberg, Oak Ridge. 4x100 relay: Austin Mitsch, Julian Wallace, Zane Westmoreland, Tommy Krotine, Jesuit. 4x400 relay: Jerry Turner II, Malcolm Willis, Devonni Terrell, Andre Woodson, Sheldon. HJ: Will Findlay, Oak Ridge. PV: Troy Osland, Jesuit. LJ: Thomas Sperbeck, Jesuit. TJ: Thomas Sperbeck, Jesuit. SP: Stephen Boals, Jesuit. DT: Stephen Boals, Jesuit.

Girls track and field
100: Cekarri Nixon, St. Francis. 200: Cekarri Nixon, St. Francis. 400: Cekarri Nixon, St. Francis. 800: Samantha Ralstin, Oak Ridge. 1,600: Samantha Ralstin, Oak Ridge. 3,200: Jacqueline Mansoor, Oak Ridge. High hurdles: Shannon Trumbull, Oak Ridge. Low hurdles: Shannon Trumbull, Oak Ridge. 4x100 relay: Tre'ana Johnson, Breanna Smalley, Kacy Corrigan, Mallanie Castillo, Sheldon. 4x400 relay: Brittany Adams, Alexis Davenport, Cami Crawford, Samantha Ralstin, Oak Ridge. HJ: Jessica Gannon, Folsom. PV: Haley Carbullido, St. Francis. LJ: Andrea Furtado, St. Francis. TJ: Danylle Kurywchal, Ponderosa. SP: Kayla O'Brine, St. Francis. DT: Brooke Sperbeck, St. Francis.

June 9, 2011
Prep blog: Capital Valley Conference spring all-league teams

Here are the Capital Valley Conference spring all-league teams we have received:

Baseball
MVP: Dustin Vaught, Bella Vista
All-league: Miles Chambers, Rio Linda; Dustin Jenkins, Rio Linda; Brandon Hunley, Christian Brothers; Hunter Dobson, Christian Brothers; Kyle Jones, Oakmont; Jimmy Lunardelli, Oakmont; Jared Virtue, Oakmont; Mike Nantz, Del Campo; Derek Rodigo, Del Campo; Tyler Smith, Del Campo; Ben Brooks, Bella Vista; David Dellaserra, Bella Vista; Tommy Lininger, Bella Vista; Shane Rae, Casa Roble; Chris Stapleton, Casa Roble; Mitch Samson, Casa Roble; Matt Cox, Casa Roble

Softball
MVP: Krystal Aubert, Casa Roble
All-league: Kaitlyn Garcia, Casa Roble; Ali Aguilar, Casa Roble; Madison Zetz, Casa Roble; McKenzie Kenobbie, Casa Roble; Amber Swett, Rio Linda; Jenna Thorne, Rio Linda; Kristin Gross, Rio Linda; Amy Lara, Rio Linda; Hannah Howell, Del Campo; Makayla Props, Del Campo; Jackie Caramazza, Del Campo; Tia Turner, Oakmont; Marisa Andrade, Oakmont; Krista Bedford, Oakmont; Haley Snyder, Christian Brothers; Maddy Grover, Christian Brothers; Hannah Gunter, Bella Vista.

Boys golf
All-league: Andrej Bevins, Christian Brothers; Hunter Rappleye, Christian Brothers; Kit Carson, Christian Brothers; Dylan Fuller, Chrisitan Brothers; Dylan Neal, Casa Roble; Mason Welch, Del Campo; Cory Eddings, Oakmont; Zach Will, Oakmont; Mike Croisetiere, Oakmont; C.J. Wells, Bella Vista.

Girls swimming
200 medley relay: Jenny Miller, Elizabeth Rodgers, Camille Andre, Natalie Miner, Bella Vista. 200 free: Hailey Struckmeyer, Del Campo. 200 IM: Kathleen Schiavenza, Christian Brothers. 50 free: Tabitha Ellsworth, Del Campo. 100 fly: Brittany Rojo, Christian Brothers. 100 free: Brittany Rojo, Christian Brothers. 500 free: Hailey Struckmeyer, Del Campo. 200 free relay: Heather Gordon, Hailey Struckmeyer, Jenner Johnson, Tabitha Ellsworth, Del Campo. 100 back: Stephanie Bedford, Casa Roble. 100 breast: Paige Emery, Bella Vista. 400 free relay: Jenny Miller, Courtney Keene, Paige Emery, Camille Andre, Bella Vista. 1-meter diving: Shelbie Holden, Bella Vista.

Boys swimming
200 medley relay: Steve Barbich, Brett Emery, Naran Lodhia, Alex Peterson, Bella Vista. 200 free: Taylor Nordell, Oakmont. 200 IM: Brett Emery, Bella Vista. 50 free: Alex Peterson, Bella Vista. 100 fly: Steve Barbich, Bella Vista. 100 free: Alex Peterson, Bella Vista. 500 free: Jake Struckmeyer, Del Campo. 200 free relay: Naran Lodhia, Colton Barbich, Tyler Miguel, Alex Peterson, Bella Vista. 100 back: Jake Struckmeyer, Del Campo. 100 breast: Brett Emery, Bella Vista. 400 free relay: Tyler Miguel, Savo Gojkovich, Austin Stevenson, Brett Emery, Bella Vista. 1-meter diving: Naran Lodhia, Bella Vista

Boys track and field
MVP: Robby Templeton, Christian Brothers
Most Outstanding Track: Robert Pflasterer, Del Campo
Most Outstanding Field: Kevin Logue, Bella Vista
100: Robby Templeton, Christian Brothers. 200: Robby Templeton, Christian Brothers. 400: Anthony Hernandez, Casa Roble; Jared Powell, Bella Vista. 800: Edixon Puglisi, Oakmont; David Silvert, Bella Vista. 1,600: Robert Pflasterer, Del Campo; Jordan Rushing, Del Campo. 3,200: Robert Pflasterer, Del Campo. High hurdles: Anthony Castaneda, Christian Brothers. Low hurdles: Derrick Booth, Oakmont. 4x100 relay: Aaron Terrell-Byrd, Andrew Stoltenberg, David Hudnall, Robby Templeton, Christian Brothers. 4x400 relay: Daniel Cattolica, Adam Ciszewski, Jared Powell, David Silvert, Bella Vista. HJ: Kevin Logue, Bella Vista. PV: Lishen Lu, Oakmont. LJ: David Kulp, Del Campo. TJ: Anthony Castaneda, Christian Brothers. SP: Deandre Porter, Casa Roble. DT: Nelson Quinley, Oakmont.

Girls track and field
MVP: Jazmine Harper, Oakmont
Most Outstanding Track: Marisa Carino, Oakmont
Most Outstanding Field: Angie Charles, Bella Vista
100: McKenzie Sup, Bella Vista. 200: Jazmin Harper, Oakmont. 400: Jazmin Harper, Oakmont. 800: Marisa Carino, Oakmont. 1,600: Marisa Carino, Oakmont. 3,200: Sara Lack, Bella Vista. High hurdles: Sophia Vivaldi, Bella Vista. Low hurdles: Elise Stevens, Bella Vista. 4x100 relay: Lauren Bush, Li Lim, Audrey Lohmeyer, McKenzie Sup, Bella Vista. 4x400 relay: Kat Bailey, Madison Sabini, Amber Bunyard, Kellie Schmitt, Casa Roble. HJ: Sarah Reinhardt, Bella Vista. PV: Angie Charles, Bella Vista. LJ: Jazmin Harper, Oakmont. TJ: Michelle Hernandez, Bella Vista. SP: Leah Parrish, Bella Vista. DT: Keanna Velez, Bella Vista.

Boys tennis
MVP: Jonathan Limhengco, Christian Brothers
All-league: Matt Alves, Casa Roble; Kyle Coates, Oakmont; Chris Deeble, Bella Vista; Dennis Costache, Bella Vista; Christian Serafin, Bella Vista; Winston Limhengco, Christian Brothers; Ryan Peebody; Zach Paiva, Oakmont; Andrew Meyer, Casa Roble; Ryan Jelicich, Casa Roble; Kyle Bakkie, Del Campo; Vince Bartsch, Del Campo; Serge Tsogtbaatar, Rio Linda.

Boys volleyball
MVP: Ryan Siu, Oakmont
All-league: David Dalisey, Christian Brothers; Kent Makishima, Oakmont; Luke Turner, Oakmont; Ryan Peabody, Christian Brothers; Anthony Gibson, Pioneer; Sean Standley, Del Campo; Tim Cook, Oakmont; Travis Limeberger, Christian Brothers; Sean Steimel, Christian Brothers; Forrest Gay, Pioneer; Joseph Lee, Rio Linda.

Girls soccer
MVP: Maddie Easterbrook, Bella Vista
All-league: Maria Huato, Rio Linda; Adriana Zuniga, Rio Linda; Cecilia Tapia, Casa Roble; Demi Muses, Casa Roble; Miami Whitehouse, Del Campo; Brooke Bermudez, Del Campo; Madison Nagle, Del Campo; Kayla Powers, Oakmont; Jena Tague, Oakmont; Katie Carte, Oakmont; Kendall Boshart, Oakmont; Jessica Small, Christian Brothers; Ellisa Munoz, Christian Brothers; Marisa Cuevas, Christian Brothers; Haley Hatfield, Christian Brothers; Ashlee Difuntorum, Christian Brothers; Chelsea Lewandowski, Bella Vista; Sarah Avery, Bella Vista; Moressa Lindsey, Bella Vista; Julia Platter, Bella Vista; Jordyn Delaney Bella Vista.

June 3, 2011
The Bee joins SureWest Sports Radio to break down academic year in sports, the good, the great, the controversial

By Joe Davidson
jdavidson@sacbee.com

Players, coaches, moments and milestones.

That's the menu Mike Finnerty and I will explore in big-picture form as we talk and debate about the academic year on Saturday's SureWest Sports Radio Show on ESPN1320 from 9-10 a.m.

It's our last program until late August as we take a summer break.

Items of interest include:

* Folsom's fabulous football ride, going 13-1 and winning the CIF Division II bowl game behind Bee Player of the Year Dano Graves, who set state quarterbacking records.
* Del Oro winning a football section title despite some fans in Loomis pleading for the removal of coach Casey Taylor after a 2-4 start. He rallied the team by removing some players, then taking it all in D-III and emerging as The Bee's Coach of the Year.
* Rocklin winning a section title in girls and boys volleyball.
* Jesuit bearing down on an astounding 100 section titles this season, with recent celebrations in soccer and National Coach of the Year Paul Rose.
* The Del Oro basketball team of class and style, headed by Belle Obert and Bee Player of the Year Madeline Campbell.
* Michele Massari willing her Sacramento Dragons to a section D-III title and earning Bee Coach of the Year honors - and SureWest Sports Coach of the Year accolades - despite graduating four starters from last season.
* The Sac High boys basketball team overcoming the sudden and controversial transfer of high profile recruit Josiah Turner at midseason and the role of meddling parents in prep sports in general.
* The rise of Antelope athletics.
* The amazing run of success for small-school Bradshaw Christian.
* The Elk Grove Unified School District power in softball.
*Realignment.
* Transfers
* Mixed messages with recruiting
* Bill Baxter winning his 600th career game as the El Camino girls coach.
* The impact of amazing leaders such as Kris Richardson, Mike Alberghini, Max Miller, Joe Potulny, Guy Anderson and Mary Jo Truesdale.
* Follow Joe Davidson on Twitter: sb_joedavidson

May 21, 2011
Franklin loss may have sparked Davis D-I soccer title run

Coaches and players hate to lose.

But for Davis High School coach Allen Carlson and his Blue Devils, their only loss in 26 matches this season may have been the spark that propelled them to today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls soccer championship.

The Blue Devils beat rival St. Francis 1-0 in overtime at Cosumnes Oaks High School to win their first girls section soccer title since 2007 and fourth overall. It also avenged a penalty-kick loss to St. Francis in last season's D-I final.

Franklin beat Davis 1-0 in a Delta Valley Conference match on May 3, the last match of the regular season.

May 21, 2011
Davis beats St. Francis 1-0 in D-I girls soccer championship

Courtney Jimenez' goal in the ninth minute of the first overtime led Davis (24-1-1) past St. Francis 1-0, ending the Troubadours' three-year reign as Sac-Joaquin Section D-I girls soccer champions, which included a penalty-kick win over the Blue Devils in last season's title game.

Jimenez scored in front of the goal after gathering in teammate Anna Gilbertson's 17-yard rocket that hit off the right post.

"I just happened to be in the right place at the right time," said Jimenez a junior. "All I could think about is how much these girls deserved the win, especially our seniors who have worked so hard and are such great players."

It was Davis' first section title since 2007 and fourth overall.

- Bill Paterson

May 21, 2011
Goalie's amazing play leads Granite Bay to D-II soccer title

Maria Dela Cruz wanted to send retiring Granite Bay girls soccer coach Chris Roberts out with a match to remember Saturday.

So the senior goalie made several marvelous saves, including a game-decider late, to help Granite Bay (15-4-2) preserve a 1-0 win over Sierra Foothill League rival Rocklin (17-4-2) in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

"What more can I say about Maria Dela Cruz," said Roberts, who will become an assistant principal at a Grass Valley middle school next fall. "She had a great save in PKs on Thursday to beat Bella Vista. She was the one that pretty much sent us through to today, and she's the one that held on for us at the end.

"Man, I thought that ball was going in."

Roberts was talking about a second-half shot attempt by Rocklin's Shannon Garvella, a 30-yard kunckling floater that Dela Cruz knocked down only to see it curl toward the left corner of goal. She made a desperation dive and flicked the ball away with her left arm before it crossed over the goal line.

"The whole game, the whole season flashed before me," Dela Cruz said. "I could see my teammates' faces. 'I have to do this for them.'...It was a miracle."

Rocklin had beaten and tied Granite Bay in winning the SFL title.

But Morgan Geiger's goal off a free kick from Kayla Karlsson 19 minutes into the match, helped boost the Grizzlies' confidence.

"This is the first time that we scored first against Rocklin this season," Roberts said. "It was nice to have them have to chase us for once."

It was a chase that was futile for the Thunder, who lost for the fifth time in nine years in the D-II final.

Roberts said winning the section title, Granite Bay's second in girls soccer and first since 2002, was a testament to his players' fortitude. The Grizzlies needed a late-season push even to make the postseason.

"I can't imagine going out with a better group of girls," said Roberts, who has coached eight seasons. "We had a great meeting yesterday and shared some emotional stuff. And they really drove it home today. I could tell they wanted it."

- Bil Paterson

May 21, 2011
Heinzer overtime goals lead Rio Americano to D-III soccer win

Junior forward Alexa Heinzer scored two overtime goals off assists from Lauren Kohatsu and Julia Butterfield to lead Rio Americano to a 2-0 overtime win against Benicia in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls soccer championship game today at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

The Raiders (19-0-0), ranked No. 8 nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, dominated play in regulation but had no goals to show for it against the Panthers (15-4-2), their longtime rivals.

But one minute into the first of two 10-minute overtimes, Heinzer left-footed a shot into the net from 15 yards set up by Komatsu's pass from a cross by Kira Merrick.

Heinzer added an insurance goal, her 26th of the season, in the 99th minute from Butterfield's cross.

It was frustrating that we had to go to overtime," said Heinzer, who transferred to Rio Americano when Loretto closed. "But we're a really close team. We just kept encouraging each other. We had no doubts. We came in here to win, so this is great."

It was the fourth consecutive time the two schools met for the D-III title. Benicia won in 2008 and 2010; Rio Americano in 2009.

But third-year coach Jennifer Smiley, a former Rio Americano player, said this win was special.

"This has been a fantastic team," she said. "They play well together. They're talented, and they're mentally tough. We allowed only four goals all season. That's pretty amazing."

Heinzer (Offensive MVP), senior midfielder Caroline Stromick (MVP), freshman sweeper Emily Hansen (Defensive MVP); senior midfielders Kohatsu, Emma Severson and Vilma Gonzalez; and freshman midfielder Emily Hutchinson all made the All-Capital Athletic League team, according to Smiley.

- Bill Paterson

May 21, 2011
West Campus defeats Calaveras for D-V girls soccer title

Jena Mamola scored two goals and Amanda Meroux added a third as West Campus (13-3-3) defeated Calaveras 3-0 in today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division V girls soccer championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

It was West Campus' second consecutive girls section soccer title. The Golden Empire League champions won last year's D-IV championship, beating Whitney on penalty kicks.

- Bill Paterson

May 19, 2011
West Campus to play for girls D-V section soccer title

West Campus has advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer championships for the second consecutive season, albeit in a different division, after beating visiting Summerville 4-1 in this afternoon's D-V semifinal.

West Campus will play Calaveras in Saturday's 10 a.m. D-V title match at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove. Calaveras defeated Hughson 3-1 today.

West Campus, the Golden Empire League champions, won last season's D-IV championship by beating Whitney 5-4 on penalty kicks.

- Bill Paterson

May 19, 2011
Familiar foes Rio Americano, Benicia to meet in D-III soccer final

Rio Americano, ranked No. 8 nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, will get a rematch with rival Benicia in Saturday's noon Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls soccer championship match at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove.

Both advanced by winning semifinal matches this afternoon.

Led by Alexa Heinzer's two goals, Rio Americano (18-0-0) downed visiting Rodriguez of Fairfield 5-0. Benicia (15-3-2) defeated Whitney 2-0.

Benicia defeated Rio Americano in the D-III title game in 2010 and 2008. The Raiders defeated Benicia in 2009's finale.

- Bill Paterson

May 19, 2011
SFL rivals Granite Bay and Rocklin to meet for D-II soccer title

Sierra Foothill League rivals Rocklin and Granite Bay will meet 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II girls soccer championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove.

Both advanced by winning semifinals this afternoon.

Savannah Coiner and Rebekah Anderson each scored two goals as Rocklin (17-3-2) defeated Kennedy 5-0. Granite Bay (15-4-1) edged Bella Vista on penalty kicks.

Rocklin won this year's SFL title. Granite Bay finished second. Rocklin beat Granite Bay 2-1 and tied the Grizzlies 2-2.

Granite Bay last won the D-II championship in 2002. Rocklin last won in 2001, although the Thunder has finished as the runners-up four times since, including last year, 2-1, to league rival Roseville.

- Bill Paterson

May 19, 2011
St. Francis and Davis again to play for D-I girls soccer title

Perennial powers Davis and St. Francis will meet for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls soccer championship 4 p.m. Saturday at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove.

Both dispatched southern section teams in today's semifinals.

Led by Sarah Sadler's three goals, Davis dispatched Pitman of Turlock 7-0. St. Francis defeated St. Mary's in Stockton 1-0 on Andrea Damian's goal.

Davis (24-1-1) and St. Francis (15-7-1) met in last year's section title game, with the Troubadours winning 4-3 on penalty kicks.

St. Francis has won seven of the last eight D-I titles. The lone exception was Davis in 2007.

- Bill Paterson

May 19, 2011
Obert of Del Oro, Howarth of Granite Bay named SureWest Sports Athletes of the Year

By Joe Davidson
jdavidson@sacbee.com

Belle Obert of Del Oro and Kyle Howarth of Granite Bay are the SureWest Sports Show Athletes of the Year, it was announced this week.

Show host Mike Finnerty said he based his selection criteria on impact on multiple sports, grade-point average, leadership and character. In these two, SureWest found gem winners in these seniors rooted in Placer County.

Obert was a Bee All-Metro selection in volleyball and basketball, a force at the net in the fall and a force on the boards and low block in basketball as she helped power both teams into the playoffs.

Obert has a 4.2 GPA and will attend Butler University this fall on a volleyball scholarship.
Howarth, also a 4.2 student, was a first-team All-Sierra Foothill League pick in three sports. He keyed Granite Bay's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II soccer title run. The Grizzlies finished No. 5 nationally. In basketball, his 8.4 points and 8.6 rebounds per game helped lead the Grizzlies into the D-I NorCal playoffs.

And in the spring, Howarth led the SLF co-champions. He is off to UC Davis to study medicine.

Both athletes will be interviewed - with highlights of their senior seasons - on the May 24 SureWest Sports Show.

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May 17, 2011
Davis, St. Francis advance to D-I girls soccer semifinals

Davis and St. Francis have advanced to Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls soccer semifinals after winning matches this afternoon.

Behind Anna Gilbertson's two goals, Davis defeated Sheldon 2-1 in overtime in Davis. St. Francis defeated visiting Napa 3-1.

The Blue Devils, ranked No. 3 nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, will play host to the winner of tonight's Lodi-Pitman game 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

St. Francis will travel to the winner of tonight's St. Mary's of Stockton-Enochs of Modesto match Thursday.

Other area teams to win today:

• Goals by Julia Platter, Moressa Lindsey and Rhiannon Lucatuorto led Bella Vista past defending champion Roseville 3-2 in a D-II quarterfinal. Granite Bay's Avery Hutchison had two goals and Kayla Karlsson and Anna Goddi one each as the Grizzlies defeated McClatchy 4-2 in another D-II quarterfinal. Hannah Keane had both McClatchy goals. Granite Bay will play at Bella Vista in Thursday's 3:30 p.m. semifinals.

• Rio Americano, ranked No. 8 nationally, defeated Inderkum 6-1 in the D-III quarterfinals. The Raiders will play host to tonight's Rodriguez/Colfax winner in Thursday's 3:30 p.m. semifinals.

• In D-VI quaterfinals, Bradshaw cruised past Woodland Christian 11-0 while Forest Lake Christian beat Ripon, 4-3 on penalty kicks. The two winners will meet in a Thursday semifinal.

For complete results go to the Sac-Joaquin Section aggregator http://sacjoaquinsection.blogspot.com/

- Bill Paterson

May 17, 2011
Davis falls to No. 3; Rio Americano climbs to No. 8 in soccer poll

Davis' 1-0 Delta Valley Conference loss to Franklin of Elk Grove May 3 wasn't as painful as expected as far as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings are concerned.

The Blue Devils (22-1-1), ranked No. 1 nationally, fell only to third in today's latest NCSAA spring rankings, the fourth of the season.

Rio Americano (16-0-0) climbs one spot to No. 8.

Neuqua Valley (21-0-0) of Naperville, Ill., moves into first and Wando (21-1-0) of Mount Pleasant, S.C. is now second.

Davis also remains No. 1 in the NSCAA's Region VI rankings. Rio Americano is second, one spot ahead of Arapahoe of Littleton, Colo. Enochs of Modesto is No. 6.

In the latest ESPN Rise Fab 50 spring rankings, Davis is No. 15 and St. Mary's of Stockton is No. 20. Rio Americano isn't ranked.

Neuqua Valley also is ESPN's top team.

Davis is scheduled to play host to Sheldon in today's Sac-Joaquin Section D-I quarterfinals.

Rio Americano plays host to Inderkum in the D-III quarterfinals.

Both matches are set for 4 p.m.

- Bill Paterson

May 17, 2011
Rain forces postponement of a number of prep playoff games

Inclement weather has led to postponement and rescheduling of a number of Sac-Joaquin Section softball and baseball playoff games.

Here's a brief rundown from Will DeBoard, the section's director of communications.

• As of noon, six of today's 10 outbracket softball games have been postponed. D-II Kennedy at Del Campo and D-III Benicia at Bear River and Colfax at Vanden have been moved to Wednesday. The D-I Franklin-Elk Grove at St. Francis game will be Thursday.

• The Cordova-Rodriguez outbracket baseball game (the lone game rained out Monday) will be 4 p.m. on Thursday.

• Today's D-V baseball games scheduled for Zupo Field (Capital Christian vs. Ripon, 4 p.m. and Hilmar-Summerville, 7 p.m.) have been moved to Friday at Galt Community Park, same times.

• The four D-III (Whitney-Yuba City; Lincoln-Cordova/Rodriguez; Rio Americano/Colfax; Benicia-Bear River) first-round baseball games scheduled for McAuliffe Fields Wednesday have been moved to Friday at McAuliffe.

• As of noon, no changes to the 26 girls soccer games, the four boys volleyball semifinals or the DIV/V track and field trials at Modesto Junior College.
Barring lightning, DeBoard anticipates most, if not all, of those events will be be played.

For more information and continuing updates go to the Sac-Joaquin Section Aggregator at http://sacjoaquinsection.blogspot.com/

- Bill Paterson

May 14, 2011
Bee joins SureWest Sports Radio Show each Saturday morning

Today and every Saturday morning on ESPN1320 with the SureWest Sports Radio Show, Mike Finnerty and I will break down the high school baseball and softball playoff brackets, interview coaches to learn who and what they are all about, offer up rankings, predictions and a general big-picture view on the regional prep world.

The show airs live from 9-10 a.m. each Saturday and will be linked to the station's website later in the day.

May 12, 2011
St. Francis, Davis advance to D-I girls soccer quarterfinals

Defending champion St. Francis (13-7-1) and last year's runner-up, Davis (22-1-1), have advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls soccer quarterfinals on Tuesday after winning first-round playoff matches today.

Jennie Hawkins, Sarah Sadler and Anna Gilbertson scored goals to lead Davis 3-0 past Will C. Wood of Vacaville. Bobby Reilly, Andrea Damian and Kasey Curtis scored goals to lead St. Francis 3-0 over Elk Grove.

St. Francis will play Monticello Empire League champion Napa and Davis will face Delta River League runner-up Sheldon on Tuesday.

Napa defeated Franklin of Elk Grove 4-1 today. Sheldon defeated Vintage of Napa 3-1 on penalty kicks on Wednesday.

St. Mary's of Stockton, another D-I title favorite, defeated Tracy 6-1 today.

- Bill Paterson

May 10, 2011
Bee joins SureWest Sports Show to talk big-picture preps

The latest SureWest Sports Show on surewestsports.com is now up, or click below.

This week's show includes baseball highlights from Granite Bay, Rocklin, Davis, Elk Grove, McClatchy and Sacramento; softball highlights from Oak Ridge, St. Francis, Casa Roble and Rosemont and soccer footage of Antelope and Whitney.

I join host Mike Finnerty in the weekly Sports Chat segment to talk about the profound impact of Cordova baseball coaching legend Guy Anderson and some area league races.

Finnerty also has spotlight interviews with Jesuit baseball coach Joe Potulny and Elk Grove baseball star J.D. Davis.

Click here for the show.

May 10, 2011
Rocklin's Casiple named Gatorade's top California soccer player

Rocklin High School's Seth Casiple today was named the 2010-11 Gatorade California Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

The award recognizes athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

The 5-foot-9, 155-pound senior midfielder recorded five goals and five assists in leading the Thunder to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II semifinals last fall. He finished his Rocklin career with 19 goals and 35 assists.

The two-time All-Sierra Foothill League selectee also is a member of the U.S. Soccer Federation Under-18 Men's National Team and will play on scholarship this fall at Cal.

Last fall, in addition to playing soccer for Rocklin, Casiple was a placekicker for the Thunder's football team.

Casiple, who maintains a 3.18 grade-point average, also completed a service mission trip to Mexico, where he helped build houses.

"Seth Casiple's strength is his vision in the middle of the field and his quality of pass," said Paul O'Brien, Casiple's club coach with the California Development Academy. "His all-around technical game is pretty big-time. For me, of all the players I've been around, I've yet to see a player who stands out as much as he does in the center of the field."

Casiple joins recent Gatorade California Boys Soccer Players of the Year Reed Williams of Corona del Mar (2009-10) and former Jesuit star Adam Jahn (2007-08 and 2008-09) among the state's list of former award winners.
- Bill Paterson

May 5, 2011
Bee joins SureWest Sports Show online and on radio

The SureWest Sports Show has a Bee big-picture flavor to help aid to the superb regional prep coverage online and on the radio.

Host Mike Finnerty has on this week's SureWest program on surewestsports.com game highlights of the following:

* Jesuit @ Pleasant Grove (baseball)
* Ponderosa @ Oak Ridge (baseball)
* Vista Del Lago @ Cosumnes Oaks (softball)
* Lincoln v. Clovis (softball)
* Bear River v. Merced (softball)
* Davis @ Elk Grove (girls soccer)
* Sports Chat with Joe Davidson (Sacramento Bee)
* Spotlight Interviews:* Joe Potulny - Jesuit baseball coach
* Lynda Bettencourt - Cosumnes Oaks softball coach

On the SureWest Sports Radio Show that airs each Saturday from 9-10 a.m. on ESPN1320, Finnerty and I will talk all things preps with live interviews with legendary Cordova baseball coach Guy Anderson, Pleasant Grove basbeall coach Rob Rinaldi and St. Francis softball coach Al LoGiudice.

Click here for a complete run down of the SureWest Sports menu...


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April 26, 2011
Placer United soccer team qualifies for Far West Regionals

The Placer United Prestige '94 gold girls soccer team has qualified for the United States Soccer Far West Regional championships June 20-26 in Boise, Idaho.

The team qualified as one of two at-large teams in the Under 17 girls division after losing 3-1 to the Mustang Rampage of Danville in Sunday's California Youth Soccer Association State Cup-North championship match in Elk Grove. It is considered the Northern California championship for club soccer.

The Prestige went 4-1 during the tournament and outscored opponents 24-4.

The Far West Regional field will include 14 western state champions plus two wild card teams.

This season, the Prestige won the Pleasanton College Showcase, Placer United Cup, Presidents Day Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., and the Las Vegas College Showcase.

Members of the team are Kayla Karlsson, Christy Cooper, Erin Pellerin and Maria Dela Cruz, Granite Bay; Lauren Gollnick, Rachel Sloss and Miranda Bailey, Del Oro; and Jessica Santos, Megan Hanson and Emily Huska, Rocklin.

Also on the team are Marissa Griffin and Rachel Dortch, Woodcreek; Kelsey DeCarlo and Kellyn Morning,