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-Pioneer Valley League fall teams

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

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
All-League: Grace Shoenhoff, Haley Johnson, Kyra Hostetler, Lisa Vaughn, Ashley Church, Halle Ralls, Placer; Sierra Mitchell, Vivana Chavez, Bear River; Acaica Tenette, Center; Megan Snook, Lincoln.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
All-League: Jose Rodriguez, Zach Stelzer, Moshe McCarter, Alex Garcia, Felix Oliveros, Josh Mason, Ryman Crone, Louis Rinn, Placer; Brent Kaneyuki, Ryan Wells, Center.

GIRLS GOLF
MVP: Jessica Pisenti, Bear River
All-League: Kasey Egusa, Ashley Meadows, Placer; Abbie Faingold, Mary Ordonio, Lincoln; Shelby Lampson, Cassie Smith, Bear River; Lauren Garofalo, Reagan Lillie, Colfax; Morgan Godsey, Center.

BOYS SOCCER
MVP: Christian Guzman, Lincoln
Co-Coaches of the Year: Dave Brown, Placer; Jared Rains, Center
All-League: Adam Allen, Jacob Ritchey, Jake Logan, Colfax; Adam Norcott, Andres Prieto, Collin Barnum, Conner Entz, Noah Francis, Shawn Green, Placer; Alec Gonzales, Jacob Casagrande, KJ Dyrland, Omar Espinosa, Peter Musiyenko, Valicious Kamara, Center; Billy Andino, Mauricio Barajas, Foothill; Christian Hengle, Riley Holbrook, Zach Evans, Lincoln; Wyatt Mitzel, Bear River.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Co-MVP's: Maddie Graham, Placer; Maddi Ittner, Colfax
Co-Coaches of the Year: Jennifer Wright, Placer; Vicky Satterlee, Colfax
All-League: Kirsten Pereira, Teryn Rath, Hannah Christianson, Bear River; Kennesha McClaney, Center; Sophie Satterlee, Stephanie Scott, Evie Sweet, Colfax; Becky Matthews, Raquel Quirarte, Clare McInerney, Nicole Lee, Placer.

FOOTBALL
Offensive MVP: Tyrell Anderson, Center
Defensive MVP: Myles Lenover, Placer
Coach of the Year: Digol J'Beily
All-League: Alexander Nevarez, Mike Wilson, Mario Margherita, Brendan Flagg, Jake Medeiros, Tim Rawlins, Greg Painter, Johnny Walker, Kyle Bryant, Chas Reisinger, Colfax; Logan Strange, Mike Downen, Robbie Lopez, Cole Blackwell, Bart Every, Todd Valliere, Cameron Scott, John Capra, Ryan Kuchenthal, Sam Queen, Frankie O'Neal, Placer; David Carter, Trayvell Harris, David Entwistle, Tyrone Potts, Foothill; Hunter Cramer, John Voter, David Chorjel, Kris Edie, Brad Botsford, Brandon Lepsic, Bear River; Jason Perry, Tyler Carrozzo, Tristan Knutson, Matt Cooper, Kurtis Meyere, Tobias Marchall, Elias J'Beily, Joe Swen, Spencer Bracey, Kyle Meyer, Tianti Anderson, Center; Christian Long, Jesse Clay, Aaron Soto, Davis Dykstra, Eddie Cobleigh, Dane Stimbert, Josh Myers, Terrance Bolden, Lincoln.

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

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

FOOTBALL
MVP - Calvin Green, Burbank
co-Offensive Player of the Year: Caden Voges, Sacramento; Floyd-Hillis Cooper, Kennedy
Defense Player of the Year: Lonny Powell, Sacramento
Lineman of the Year: Ngalu Tapa, Burbank
First Team Offense
QB, Ernest Jenkins, Burbank; Buddy Enriquez, Rosemont; RB, Benjamin Jones, Burbank; DeShawn Allen, Rosemont; Kijafa Burgie, McClatchy; WR, Damen Wheeler, Sacramento; Tre Von Connerly-Smith, Florin; TE, Daniel Tveretinov, Rosemont; OL, Tyriq Hickerson, Sacramento; Malik Baker, Sacramento; Printess Johnson, Burbank; Kolby Lacy, Rosemont; Nate Van Asperan, Johnson; Tony Ayala, Kennedy; Jake Hungerford, McClatchy.
First Team Defense
DB, Jimmy Hatch, Sacramento; Kenneth Brown, Burbank; Harrison Anderson, Burbank; Kameron Williams, Rosemont; LB, Kalen McDonald, Sacramento; Kevin Powers, Burbank; Eddie Ortiz, Rosemont; Aidan Flynn, McClatchy; Silencio Ratkowski, Kennedy; DL, West Simpson, Sacramento; Terrell Craig, Sacramento; Gerald Pliman, Burbank; DaQuan Rogers, Burbank; Corey Santos, Rosemont; Reuben Stephens, Valley; David Saelee, Johnson; UT, Deon Johnson, Florin; Devonte Robinson, Valley

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Katelyn Beutler, Rosemont
All-League: Kesha Coffee, Kayla Nodohara, Peyton Trotter, Kennedy; Janiece Jackson, Sacramento; Bla Chang, Burbank; Carina Correa, Valley; Jenny Yang, Johnson; Dorian Cox, Olivia Sowles, McClatchy; Tionne Brown, Rosemont; Dalayna Sampton, Florin.

BOYS WATER POLO
MVP: Christopher Irish, River City
All-League: Adam Rogers, Jeret Tiller, Hunter Hartman, River City; Jesse Glick, Jonah Eldridge, Rod Beale, McClatchy; Dylan Thompson, Darin Caldwell, El Dorado; Bradley Collins, Joey Healow, Kennedy; Isaiah Weathers, Florin; Thomas Jaramillo, Rosemont.

GIRLS WATER POLO
MVP: Savanna Liffring, River City
All-League: Sarah Risler, Kara Talbot, Violet Potozky-Hamlet, River City; Alexa Borg, Hannah Tschudin, Emily Griesenbeck, McClatchy; Maddy Salerno, Kataayna Hollifield, El Dorado; Raechele Taul, Rosemont; Kristin Wilson, Florin.

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 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.


December 18, 2013
High school highlight show airs tonight, this week, with NorCal football and state volleyball

High school football championship highlights, Pete Saco and the Granite Bay girls volleyball team are among the topics on the SureWest Sports Show that airs tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet California.

Football NorCal Regional games between Del Oro and Serra of San Mateo and the Folsom-De La Salle Open game were a launching pad to this weekend's CIF State Bowl games in Carson.

Saco, the longtime Sac-Joaquin Section commissioner, is the spotlight interview as he talks about the rise of prep sports and ideas for even more playoff expansion.

And host Mike Finnerty talks to members of the 45-0 Granite Bay volleyball team that set a state record for single-season success in storming to a title.

The shows re-air on Tuesday and Wednesday. Check your local listings.

CHANNELS - DirecTV (698), Dish (409), Comcast (34), SureWest (99, 699), AT&T
(767, 1767), Wave Broadband (23, 723)

Finnerty also announced today that starting Jan. 1, the program will change its name to All-City Preps, and he will be launching a website www.allcitypreps.com with bonus coverage of highlights, interviews, team and player rankings, etc. in a set up designed to help serve as a fundraiser for area high schools. The TV show, the only one of its kind with a big-picture view of regional sports in the state, will continue through the academic year and for upcoming years as well.

The contract with SureWest Sports, the title brand since 2009, expires Dec. 31.

Go here for The Bee's inside look at the Bakersfield football program that Del Oro will face Friday night...


And here for Del Oro's preparation for the Bowl game...


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December 12, 2013
Granite Bay's Nelson named state's top volleyball player

Granite Bay High School's Taylor Nelson has been named the 2013-14 Gatorade California Volleyball Player of the Year,

The award recognizes athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

The 5-foot-11 senior setter led the Grizzlies to a 45-0 record and to the CIF State Division I championship last weekend.

A two-time Sierra Foothill League Player of the Year selection, Nelson amassed 996 assists, 192 kills, 135 digs, 90 service aces and 61 blocks this season.

She had 46 assists, five kills, three digs and a block in a 3-1 title-clinching victory against Los Alamitos in the D-I title finale.

Nelson has maintained a 3.92 grade-point average.

In addition to donating her time as a mathematics and Spanish tutor, she has volunteered locally as a volleyball instructor at summer camps and as an assistant coach for the Northern California Volleyball Club's under-13 squad.

"Taylor literally ran the Granite Bay team," said Del Oro coach Stuart Kageta. "She possessed all the attributes I would look for in a setter....She ran the team with an absolute calm and kept her team composed when other teams had any runs against Granite Bay.

"As an opposing coach, the best compliment I could give is that after four years of coaching against her, I have to say that I am so happy to see her graduate."

Nelson has signed a National Letter of Intent with Cal Poly.

December 4, 2013
Former Granite Bay volleyball player is All-Academic Pac-12

Former Granite Bay High School volleyball standout Caitlyn Francis, now competing for Arizona State, has been named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Women's Volleyball Team.

Known by her maiden name Caitlyn Murphy in high school, the senior has maintained a 4.0 grade point average while playing libero for the Sun Devils. It was her third selection, having been named in previous years to the first and the second team.

To be eligible for selection, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and be either a starter or significant contributor.

Francis has played in 26 matches and started 11 for Arizona State (19-13). The psychology and human development major started her college career at Cal before transferring to Arizona State.

Two other former prep standouts, UCLA junior Zoe Nightingale (St. Francis) and Washington sophomore Lianna Sybeldon (Ponderosa) made honorable mention.


November 21, 2013
CBS beats Vista del Lago in section volleyball finals for program's 8th title

By Trevor Horn
Bee Correspondent

.Christian Brothers beat Vista del Lago, 25-20, 25-15, 25-19 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III volleyball championship on Thursday night at UC Davis.

It was the eighth title for the Falcons.

Long time CBS head coach Diane Heine reflected on the win compared to the rest with high regards.

"They're all so different and all so special," Heine said. "But this one sits right up there. I'm really proud of the girls."

Led by seniors who signed letters of intent last week in Jaymee-Lee Bulda (Boise State) and Chelsie Valine (Sonoma State) CBS won the program's first title since winning five consecutive D-IV title from 2005-09.

Heine credits the return of senior Iris Anderson, who missed her junior year with a knee injury, to the team's success.

"She really fit that piece to the puzzle," Heine said. "She completed us."

Added Anderson: "This is huge. It was hard sitting out a year. Coming back and getting the banner, that's something I can cherish."

D-II: Led by a senior-heavy rotation, including college-bound Bethany Mandon (Point Loma Nazarene) and Jolie Meade (Montana State), Rocklin beat Vintage of Napa 25-20, 21-25, 25-17, 25-23 for the championship.

This is the Thunder's third section title and first since 2010 in a match that lasted until 11:30 p.m.

D-IV: Sonora beat Hilmar in five sets for Wildcats' first section title.

D-V: Vacaville Christian defeated rival Bradshaw Christian in straight sets.

D-VI: Turlock Christian won a second consecutive title with a 3-1 victory over Stone Ridge Christian of Merced.

Read Thursday's Bee for coverage of state-ranked No. 1 Granite Bay against two-time Division I champion St. Francis.

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June 14, 2013
Penguins' volleyball standout uses football skills to teach kids

Here's a nice read from David Albee about former Ponderosa volleyball standout Samantha Rains using her previous youth tackle football experience as an offensive lineman and linebacker to teach children about the game at the San Rafael college's summer sports camps.

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Rains comes from a football family.

Her father Randy played defensive tackle at Sacramento State. Brother Connor is an offensive tackle at Wyoming. Her other brother, Clay, played football at the United States Military Preparatory School and is now on the Army Black Knights' club boxing team.

Rains, a 6-foot junior middle blocker, led the Penguins' volleyball team in blocks last season. She also is a stellar student and heavily involved in campus and community activities.

For more, go HERE

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

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

SOFTBALL
MVP: Sarah Phillis, Union Mine.
Coach of the Year: Javier Martinez, River City.
All-League: Jessica Dager, Laura Dager, Madi Heape, Calista Almer, Shyanne Winjie, Union Mine; Sabryna Scott, Julia Morales, Jennifer Palmeras, Samantha Kile, Melia Roberts, Cosumnes Oaks; Catelyn Parker, Alejandra Medina, Makayla Bryant, Liberty Ranch; Karina Callazo, Ashlend Rodriguez, Jordin Sanchez, River City; Ashley Muzzi, Cherise Silvan, Vista del Lago; Kailey Olcott, Trinity Jackson, El Dorado; Baylee Hirtel, Galt.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Galvin Griffin, Vista del Lago.
Coach of the Year: Glenn Linka, Golden Sierra.
All-League: Daniel Deloney, Connor Tevenan, Hunter Ales, Patrick Reinking, Vista del Lago; Matt Smith, Rocky Sacks, Gracen Christensen, Brian Cann, Golden Sierra; Brandon Koons, Zach Melgoza, Capital Christian; Elijah Magat, Tait Miller, El Dorado; Newton Vong, West Campus.

BASEBALL
MVP: Michael Majewski, Vista del Lago.
Coach of the Year: Rusty McDonald, El Dorado.
All-League: Nick Schumacher, Josh Pfeffer, Nick Rametta, Zach Stolarow, Tyler Kaim, Vista del Lago; Chris Swineford, Zach Culp, Matt Smith, Nick Bonniksen, Tim Hinrichs, El Dorado; Donovan Palma, Alex Smith, Spencer Ubois, Cosumnes Oaks; James Reilly, Jake Oliver, Zach Bartelme, Liberty Ranch; Joseph Oliveria, Jarrod Person, Jared Brunet, Galt; Byron Farrell, River City; Sean Tow, Union Mine.

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-Metro Conference teams

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

GIRLS SWIMMING
All-League: Allie Stewart, Jane Ferguson, Sydney Kushida, Emily Griensebeck, Elena Redman, Eleanor Hunts, Kayla Arakaki, Hannah Ross, Sophie Porter, McClatchy; Valerie Vessels, Valley; Christina Trimingham, Sofia Amezcua, Julia Ng, Hayleigh Lynch, Kennedy.

BOYS SWIMMING
All-League: Jesse Walker, Andrew Paiva, Owen Martin, Jesse Glick, Matt Gevercer, Nevada Schultz, McClatchy; Brandon Bulfer, Jonathon Hutton, Brendon Collins, Andrew Johnson, Bradley Collins, Kennedy.

BASEBALL
MVP: Jalen Brown, Rosemont.
All-League: Adam Takeuchi, Alex Okamoto, T.J. Hicks, Kennedy; Michael Valli, Eddie Sievers, Jorge Perez, Raul Ortiz, McClatchy; Kevin Beatty, Greg Hartley, Rosemont; Kirk Crump, Caden Voges, Sacramento; Andre Ruiz, Jake Hanson, Florin; Dwight Alston, Valley; Shawn Franklin, Burbank.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Peter Vang, Valley.
All-League: Joe Healow, Kennedy; Eric Tau, Florin; Grant Fong, Justin Hu, Kramer Wong, McClatchy; Van Yang, Johnson; Alan Yang, Chia Vang, Valley; Warren Davis, Nate Hernandez, Sacramento; Wan Lee, AJ Isaako, Burbank.

SOFTBALL
All-League: Jayda Jordan, Janiece Jackson, Sacramento; Leia Gaspar, Leslie Pilgrim, Cynthia Garcia, Josie Fong, McClatchy; Aaliyah Oliver, Alexandra Pudlo, Hannah Trabucco, Janessa Rocha, Rosemont; Cheyenne Crump, Hortencia Lugo, Kiana Bailey, Burbank; Breon Hall, Keari Hutt, Kennedy; Gail Oliver, Florin.

Additional lists:

Spring All-Tri County Conference teams

Spring All-Sierra Valley Conference teams

Spring All-Sacramento Metro Athletic League teams

Spring All-Sierra Foothill League teams

Spring All-Sierra Delta League teams

Spring All-Pioneer Valley League teams

Spring All-Golden Empire League teams

Spring All-Delta Valley Conference teams

Spring All-Delta River League teams

Spring All-Capital Valley Conference teams

Spring All-Capital Athletic League teams

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 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 31, 2013
Optimist volleyball: North wins boys; South takes girls thriller

Behind team MVP Ryan Cernk of Rocklin, the North defeated the South 25-15, 15-25, 25-22, 25-21 in the 16th annual Optimist All-Star Boys Volleyball Game Thursday night at Capital Christian High School.

El Camino's Tanner Syftestad was named the South MVP.

In the 29th annual girls all-star game for graduating seniors, the South won a thriller over the North 10-25, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 15-13.

St. Francis' Allie Wegener was named the South MVP. Maddie Cannon from Rio Americano was the North MVP.

During the intermission between the boys and girls game, Mike Finnerty from SureWest Sports presented the "Team of the Year" trophy to the St. Francis volleyball team, which went 38-3 and won Sac-Joaquin Section and CIF Northern Regional Division I titles this season.

Present to accept the award were coach Alynn Wright and her four Optimist Game representatives - Wegener, Allison Child, Hannah Liserra and Gabriella Palmeri.

Rocklin girls coach Dave Muscarella also was inducted into the Optimist Hall of Fame.

May 28, 2013
Optimist All-Star boys, girls volleyball games set for Thursday

The 29th annual girls and 16th annual boys Optimist All-Star Volleyball Games for graduating seniors will be played Thursday at Capital Christian High School.

The boys game will start at 5 p.m. The girls match will follow 30 minutes after the boys match ends.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for those younger than 12.

May 20, 2013
Granite Bay, Whitney to host NorCal boys volleyball playoffs

Granite Bay and Whitney will play host to quaterfinal matches tonight in the first CIF Northern California Regionals boys volleyball playoffs.

Sac-Joaquin Section champion and No. 4 seed Granite Bay (22-11) will play No. 5 Amador Valley of Pleasanton (27-8), the North Coast Section runners-up, at 7 p.m. in the Division I playoffs.

Section champion and No. 2 seed Whitney (30-3) will play No. 7 Washington of Fremont (17-18), the NCS runners-up, at 7 p.m. in the D-II playoffs.

Sac-Joaquin Section D-I runner-up and No. 7 Nevada Union (19-7) plays at NCS champion and No. 2 Deer Valley of Antioch (40-1). D-II section runner-up and No. 6 Vista del Lago (24-10) plays against Central Coast Section champion and No. 6 Mt. Madonna (30-8) in Watsonville.

Semifinals will be played on Thursday at home sites, with the finals on Saturday at Dublin High School in Dublin.

Granite Bay won its fourth D-I section title in the five years the section has sanctioned the sport in beating Nevada Union 3-1 on Thursday at Monterey Trail High School.

Whitney beat Vista del Lago in D-II for its first boys section volleyball title. Vista del Lago had won the previous two.

May 20, 2013
Granite Bay, Whitney to host NorCal boys volleyball playoffs

Granite Bay and Whitney will play host to quaterfinal matches Tuesday in the first CIF Northern California Regionals boys volleyball playoffs.

Sac-Joaquin Section champion and No. 4 seed Granite Bay (22-11) will play No. 5 Amador Valley of Pleasanton (27-8), the North Coast Section runners-up, at 7 p.m. in the Division I playoffs.

Section champion and No. 2 seed Whitney (30-3) will play No. 7 Washington of Fremont (17-18), the NCS runners-up, at 7 p.m. in the D-II playoffs.

Sac-Joaquin Section D-I runner-up and No. 7 Nevada Union (19-7) plays at NCS champion and No. 2 Deer Valley of Antioch (40-1). D-II section runner-up and No. 6 Vista del Lago (24-10) plays against Central Coast Section champion and No. 6 Mt. Madonna (30-8) in Watsonville.

Semifinals will be played on Thursday at home sites, with the finals on Saturday at Dublin High School in Dublin.

Granite Bay won its fourth D-I section title in the five years the section has sanctioned the sport in beating Nevada Union 3-1 on Thursday at Monterey Trail High School.

Whitney beat Vista del Lago in D-II for its first boys section volleyball title. Vista del Lago had won the previous two.

April 17, 2013
Oak Ridge, Oakmont, Sheldon to hold signing ceremonies today; Sheldon's Manning to Air Force, Sac's Garrett picks Sac State

Oak Ridge, Oakmont and Sheldon high schools are holding NCAA letter of intent signing ceremonies at their schools today while two other area athletes have announced their college plans.

Four athletes will be recognized 12:30 p.m. in Oak Ridge's multipurpose room.
They are basketball player Josh Simms (Concordia), diver Sydney Newman (Pepperdine) and cheer athletes Siena Potts (Concordia) and Nicolette Wichert (Texas Christian).

Oakmont volleyball player Brennah Galdwill (Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H.) and wrestler Peter Santos (North Carolina State) will sign letters at 1:15 p.m. in the Roseville school's career center.

Sheldon basketball standout Ryan Manning (Air Force) will sign his letter at 7 p.m. during a ceremony in front of friends, family and teammates in the South Sacramento school's library.

Two other area athletes have announced their college choices: Sacramento High basketball player Breanna Garrett has given a verbal commitment to play for Sacramento State and Folsom swimmer Bret Bonzell has signed with Boston College.

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.

April 11, 2013
McClatchy alumni group announces hall of fame nominees

The McClatchy High School Restore the Roar alumni group has announced 81 nominees for the 2013 CKM Athletic Hall of Fame.

According to Bob Sertich, Restore the Roar president, the primary focus of this year's class of inductees will be those McClatchy athletes who excelled in the 1960s and 1970s.

Among the nominees are former major leaguers Rowland Office and Ken Dowell and 1972 first-round draft pick Joel Bishop; football standout Morrison England, now a U.S. District Court judge; and track and field coach Scotty Bingham.

There also is a "legends" group of nominees which includes track and cross country standout Al Baeta and golfer Judy Ghilarducci. These were outstanding athletes at the school prior to 1963 but were not inducted in last year's inaugural hall of fame class.

The hall of fame selection committee is expected to announce inductees in June. They will be honored at a dinner Oct. 11.

"We face the same challenge as last year," Sertich said in a press release. "We plan to induct only the best 35 or 40 athletes, which means many of the nominees will have to wait until future years for induction."

For more, go HERE

April 10, 2013
Signings/commits: Grant's Toma to play football at Southern Oregon; Schroeder verbals to Duke and Lewis to Boise State

Grant senior linebacker Abnor Toma has signed a late letter of intent with Southern Oregon, a rising small-college power in Ashland that plays at Sacramento State next season.

Cosumnes Oaks lineman Kameron Schroeder, a junior, has given a verbal commitment to Duke and Pleasant Grove cornerback Brandon Lewis has given a verbal pledge to Boise State.

Lewis missed his junior season last fall with a knee injury.

In other signings/commitments:

• Valley Christian's Erin Patterson has committed to play volleyball and softball for Wentworth Institute of Technology, a D-III school in Boston Mass. She is the fourth Valley Christian athlete from the 111-student high school who will play at the next level, joining volleyball player Emily Flood (Simpson University in Redding) and baseball players Caleb Van Patten (Simpson) and Jimmy Shaw (San Diego Christian).

• Oakmont will hold a signing ceremony 1:15 p.m. next Wednesday in the career center for volleyball player Brennah Gladwill (Saint Anselm, Manchester, N.H.) and CIF state champion wrestler Peter Santos (North Carolina State).

• Christian Brothers infielder Taryn Sigl will play softball for the University of the Cumberlands, an NAIA school in Williamsburg, Ky.

• Pleasant Grove senior shooting guard Avonna Lee will play basketball for Northern Arizona.

April 5, 2013
26 schools to compete in Brian Noble boys volleyball tourney

Twenty six teams from across four sections will compete Saturday in the Brian Noble Invitational boys volleyball tournament at Granite Bay, Del Oro and Antelope high schools.

Among the teams entered are defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champion Granite Bay and two-time defending D-II champion Vista del Lago.

They join Jesuit, Del Oro, Oak Ridge, Ponderosa, Bear River, Whitney, Deer Valley of Antioch, Clovis, St. Francis of Mountain View, Clovis North, St. Ignatius of San Francisco, Clovis East, Los Gatos and College Park of Pleasant Hill for the 16-team top flight at Granite Bay and Del Oro.

Rio Americano, Christian Brothers, Woodcreek, El Dorado, Antelope, Florin, Oakmont, Capital Christian, Laguna Creek and the Granite Bay JVs will play in Flight 2 at Antelope.

Pool play starts at 8 a.m. at all three sites. Playoff rounds are scheduled to start between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Championship matches are set for 5 p.m. at the three sites.


April 4, 2013
Optimist boys and girls selection meeting set for Sunday

The Optimist boys and girls all-star volleyball selection meeting will be held 7 p.m. Sunday at Sam's Hof Brau, 2500 Watt Ave. in Sacramento.

Those with questions can contact Ron Grove at (916) 397-0678 or Curtis Gee at (916) 606-6590.

The Optimist games will be held May 30 at Capital Christian High School.

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.

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 5, 2012
Here are the area fall girls volleyball all-league teams

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

CAPITAL ATHLETIC LEAGUE
MVP: Maddie Cannon, Rio Americano
Coach of the year: John Grix, Rio Americano
All-league: Libby Dahlberg, El Camino; Cassidy Denny, El Camino; Devin Herenda, El Camino; Mikaela Nocetti, El Camino; Erianna Williams, El Camino; Shireen Sayareh, Mira Loma; Midison Hunziker, Rio Americano; Maddie Merlino, Rio Americano; Caitlyn O'Neil, Rio Americano; Brooke Watson, Rio Americano; Lainey Basques, Whitney; Mackenzie Berlin, Whitney; Lexie May, Whitney.

CAPITAL VALLEY CONFERENCE
Co-MVP's: Michelle Hernandez, Bella Vista; Katie Carte, Oakmont.
All-League: Natassja Bowman, Christian Brothers; Jamee-Lee Bulda, Christian Brothers; Rayna Girth, Rio Linda; Brennah Gladwell, Oakmont; Sarah Hibbs, Bella Vista; Yuna Kim, Del Campo; Meghan Larson, Christian Brothers; Amanda McCurdy, Rio Linda; Hannah Miller, Casa Roble; Demi Muses, Casa Roble; Kyra Rogers, Oakmont; Ally Wubbin, Oakmont.

December 5, 2012
Morris, Claudy and Tooker are area model coach recipients

Rio Linda's Michael Morris, Monterey Trail's Kingsley Claudy and Del Oro's Jill Tooker are among six selected as Sac-Joaquin Section Model Coaches for 2012-13.

Morris joins Downey of Modesto's Jana Osgood for CIF statewide honors.

Here's are brief look at why each was selected for the prestigious honor:

• Morris is the athletic director, football coach and track and field throws coach at Rio Linda.
While he's had a number of successful football teams during his 22 seasons as head coach, including a section champion in 2004, he is best known for teaching and mentoring skills.
"I will forever be indebted to him for the caring and guidance he has provided me during my youth and throughout my adult life," said Howard Holcomb, a former player for Morris who is now a vice principal at the school. "He instilled in me a value system that, for me, only a positive male role model could have done."

• Claudy has coached volleyball at three South Sacramento/Elk Grove schools - Monterey Trail, Florin and Valley - over a span of 23 seasons. He has won 10 league titles in boys volleyball and his girls teams have advanced to the postseason for eight straight seasons. He's been named a league coach of the year 13 times.
Claudy, a physical education teacher for 30 years in the Elk Grove Unified School District, has been a Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentor the last four years. He also volunteers with the South Sac Volleyball Club.
He's patient and calm under pressure, but also with a commanding presence, says Monterey Trail AD Rick Arcuri.

• Tooker has coached a variety of sports at Del Oro but is most well known for her tennis coaching. She has coached girls tennis for 13 seasons and boys tennis for the last four years. Her Golden Eagles boys were the Sierra Foothill League and Sac-Joaquin Section champions in 2012.
She spearheaded the fund-raising campaign to build one of the area's top high school tennis facilities at the Loomis school in 2003. She also started a Women's Athletic Club to promote confidence, unity and strength through athletics. The organization works on women's health issues, helps to fund-raise for charity and to promote school spirit.
"She is respected by peers, trusted by student-athletes and supported by the community," said Del Oro principal Dan Gayaldo. "Simply put, Jill doesn't take days off. She consistently projects hope and energy to everyone around her."

Osgood, Pitman of Turlock and Mark Miller of Linden are the other model coach recipients.

December 4, 2012
Former CBS volleyball star earns honors at Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton senior Kayla Neto, a former Christian Brothers star, has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association West All-Region team.

Neto, a native of Clarksburg, also recently was named to the Big West Conference First Team for the fourth consecutive year, marking just the eighth time in the league's history a women's volleyball player has become a four-time honoree.

The all-region honor is also the second for Neto during her four-year career at Fullerton. The 6-foot-2 outside hitter was named to the all-region team in 2009 after earning AVCA All-West Freshman of the Year honors as well.

November 24, 2012
Granite Bay to meet St. Francis for NorCal girls volleyball title

St. Francis, Granite Bay and El Camino have advanced to Tuesday's CIF Northern California Regional Girls Volleyball championships after winning home semifinal matches tonight.

In Division I, top-seeded St. Francis defeated No. 4 Menlo-Atherton 25-17, 24-26, 25-23, 25-17 and No. 2 Granite Bay topped No. 3 California of San Ramon 25-20, 25-15, 25-18. Granite Bay will play Tuesday at St. Francis. The Troubadours are ranked No. 18 nationally by Maxpreps.com.

In Division II, No. 2 El Camino defeated No. 6 Maria Carrillo of Santa Rosa 25-22, 25-22, 25-20. The Eagles will play Tuesday at top-seeded Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, which is a perfect 36-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation by Maxpreps.com.

In Division IV, No. 4 Bear River lost 25-12, 23-25, 25-9, 25-15 at top-seeded Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton.

November 20, 2012
More area athletes announce their letter of intent signings

Several more area athletes have announced signing NCAA National Letters of Intent.

They are:

• Maddie Cannon, Rio Americano, volleyball: The Bee 2011 first team selectee will play for Santa Clara. She led the Raiders this season with 570 kills and 309 digs.

• Megan DeLallo, Pleasant Grove, gymnastics: A Level 10 gymnast since 2008 who finished 24th in the all-around at the 2010 Junior Olympic nationals, DeLallo will compete for Washington.

• Chandler Eden, Yuba City, baseball: Rated the nation's No. 96 high school player by Baseball America, the senior right-hander will play for Oregon State. He went 7-1 with a 2.03 earned run average last season with the Honkers.

• Griffin Galvin, Vista del Lago, volleyball: Last year's Sierra Valley Conference MVP, who has led the Eagles to back-to-back Division II sections boys volleyball championships, will compete for UC San Diego next fall.

• Taylor Massengale, River Valley, volleyball: A two-time all-league selection, the 6-foot-2 senior middle blocker will play for Stanislaus State. She had 341 kills, 61 blocks and 119 digs this season in helping lead the Falcons to their second consecutive Tri-County Conference title.

November 16, 2012
Letter of intent update: Pioneer has fourth baseball signee

Pioneer's Marcus Vidales, in signing with Fullerton State, becomes the fourth Patriots' baseball player to sign a National Letter of Intent, joining Robert Daugherty (Washington), Zack Aukes (Oregon) and Thomas Galart (Nevada).

Here are 10 additional area athletes who have announced signing National Letters of Intent.

• Jenna Bassler, softball, Dixon, Notre Dame De Namur
• Justin Beskeen, volleyball, Bear River, CSU Northridge
• Trevor Bryant, volleyball, Nevada Union, CSU Northridge
• Giana Bilotta, softball, Ponderosa, St. Mary's
• Maddy Gedeon, golf, Oakmont, Rutgers
• Ashlee Jones, basketball, Bradshaw Christian, Nevada
• Paige Lee, golf, Granite Bay, UC Davis golf
• Matthew Poulin, baseball, Ponderosa, Sonoma State
• Haley Shaner, basketball, West Campus, Eastern Washington
•Jimmy Shaw, baseball, Valley Christian, San Diego Christian

November 14, 2012
Ten St. Francis athletes sign letters during morning ceremony

In a festive ceremony this morning, 10 St. Francis seniors signed NCAA letters of intent or "likely" letters (Ivy League) to continue their athletic careers in college next fall.

They are:

• Meagan Bennett, lacrosse, St. Mary's College
Helped lead the Troubadours to two league championships and was league MVP as a junior.

• Lauren Bryan, lacrosse, Fresno State
Overcoming season-ending knee injuries her previous two seasons, she was an impact player as a junior.

• Alexey Chandler, water polo, Wagner College
American River Water Polo club 2010 MVP made the All-Sac-Joaquin Section first team this season.

• Kaitlyn Cozens, water polo, Michigan
All-section player helped lead the Troubadours into four D-I section finals.

November 14, 2012
Three athletes sign letters of intent at Casa Roble today

Three Casa Roble athletes signed national letters of intent today in a morning ceremony at the school.

The signees are:

• Ali Aguilar, Washington, softball
• Demi Muses, volleyball, New Hampshire;
• Eric Stutteville, basketball, Sacramento State

November 1, 2012
St. Francis and El Camino earn top girls volleyball seedings

Bee No. 1 St. Francis is the top seed for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls volleyball playoffs as announced by the section office this afternoon.

The Troubadours will play the winner of Friday's Franklin of Elk Grove at Tokay match on Tuesday at St. Francis.

Bee No. 2 Granite Bay is seeded No. 3 in D-I. The Grizzlies will play the winner of Friday's West at Enochs match on Tuesday at Granite Bay.

Bee No. 3 El Camino is the top seed in Division II and will not play until Thursday.

For the complete brackets go here

August 29, 2012
Former prep volleyball stars to lead Tar Heels at UC Davis

It will be a homecoming this weekend for former high school volleyball standouts Cora Harms of El Dorado and Kayla Berringer of Oak Ridge.

Both will play for North Carolina in the UC Davis women's volleyball tournament.

The 5-foot-8 Harms is a senior setter for the Tar Heels, who was second on the team in assists last season with 441. Harms was The Bee's Female Athlete of the Year in 2009.

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
NCVC players enjoy high finishes in volleyball nationals

Led by USA Volleyball Youth National Team outside hitter David Parker of Whitney, six members of the Rocklin-based Northern California Volleyball Club 17 Black boys team helped their squad of stars win a silver medal at the recent USA High Performance Youth Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

The 10-man team, representing the Northern California Volleyball Association, lost to Puerto Rico 3-2 in the championship match.

In addition to Parker, Nevada Union's Bobby Curtis and Trevor Bryant; Vista del Lago's Griff Galvin; Bear River's Justin Beskeen and Del Oro's Mason Humes were the other NCVC members on the team.

Earlier this summer, the NCVC 18-1 Moxie, coached by Jeff Deter, finished third in the Girls 18 Open Division at the 33rd annual USA Volleyball Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

The team was led by all-tournament selections and recent high school graduates Michaela Leonard of Placer and Lianna Sybeldon of Ponderosa.

Leonard, a setter, and Sybeldon, a middle blocker, are now on scholarship at San Jose State and Washington, respectively.

July 18, 2012
Area girls volleyball team places second at Junior Nationals

The Davis-based Five Starz Volleyball Club girls 15s placed second at the 33rd annual USA Volleyball Junior National Championships earlier this month in Columbus, Ohio.

The team, coached by former Sacramento State coach Debby Colberg and former Hornets player Breanne Menees, lost to Michio of Chicago 25-19, 25-10 in the 15s Open Division championship match.

En route to the finals, Five Starz defeated teams from five states, including three from Southern California.

Mikaela Nocetti of El Camino and Adlee and Torrey VanWinden of Vintage of Napa made the all-tournament team.

Other members of the team were Saint Francis' Anna Donald, Marissa Gollnick and Isabella Smith; Bella Vista's Kylie Green; Christian Brothers' Nastassja Bowman; El Camino's Devin Herenda; Rio Americano's Brooke Watson; West Campus' Meghan Nealon; and Vacaville's Skyler Takeda.

The team completed the regular club season as Northern California's No. 1 15-year old squad.

July 11, 2012
Cal-Hi honors Granite Bay as 'Special Mention' school

Granite Bay has been named a "Special Mention" school by Cal-Hi Sports.

"A CIF state title in boys golf was recently won by the Grizzlies and capped one of their best school years ever," Cal-Hi editor Mark Tennis wrote. "The year began with coach Ernie Cooper's football team winning the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D-I title. Titles were later won in girls tennis and boys volleyball. Granite Bay also reached the D-II section final in baseball."

De La Salle of Concord was named the Boys State School of the Year and the Division I State School of the Year. Archbishop Mitty of San Jose was the Girls State School of the Year.

Others honored: D-II, La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad; D-III, Campolindo, Moraga; D-IV, Serra, Gardena; D-V, St. Margaret's, San Juan Capistrano.

Joining Granite Bay as Special Mention schools were Mater Dei of Santa Ana; Torrey Pines of San Diego; Palo Alto; Corona del Mar of Newport Beach; Cathedral Catholic of San Diego; Vista Murrieta of Murrieta and Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita.

June 18, 2012
CIF approves NorCal playoff in boys volleyball

With boys volleyball continuing to grow, the California Interscholastic Federation has approved a Northern California regional tournament for the coming school year.

The Sac-Joaquin Section started an official boys volleyball playoff in 2009. It expanded to two divisions in 2011.

A Southern California Regional boys volleyball championship already exists.

The CIF's Federated Council vote to approve a NorCal Regional sets the stage for an eventual boys state final.

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
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
Metro Conference spring all-league teams

Here are the Metro Conference spring all-league teams that were submitted to The Bee. Any corrections or omissions, please e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Phillip Yang, Kennedy.
All-league: Phillip Yang, Kennedy; Jamon Joe-Smith, Florin; Vue Thao, Christopher Xiong, Johnson; Peter Vang, Alan Yang, Valley; Wan Lee, Keng Chang, Burbank; Jason Wada, Justin Hu, Devin Vlach, Greg Fong, McClatchy.

BOYS SWIMMING
All-league: Matthew Gibbins, Kennedy; Kyle Thielen, Andrew Paiva, Dom Gualco, Nick Kudin, Jake Means, McClatchy; Joe Parsons, Daniel Thompson, Filip Mirita, Thomas Jaramilo, Rosemont.

BOYS DIVING
All-league: Joel Smith, McClatchy.

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 31, 2012
Devon Jones to coach Capital Christian boys varsity basketball

Junior varsity boys basketball coach Devon Jones has been elevated to the varsity job at Capital Christian High School.

He replaces Terry Battenberg, who stepped down after leading the Cougars to a 26-6 record and the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V title in his only season with the team.

Former head coach Phil Oates, who assisted Battenberg last season, will return to assist Jones.

May 18, 2012
SureWest Sports names Sheldon basketball coach Rollings and Union Mine volleyball coach Yates as Coaches of the Year

SureWest Sports has named Joey Rollings and Mike Yates as its High School Coaches of the Year for the 2011-12 academic year, SureWest.com host Mike Finnerty announced Friday.

The honors are based on achievement, leadership and sportsmanship.

Rollings led Sheldon to a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I three-peat and to a Northern California large-school championship, the only public school in regional history to do so. Sheldon reached the state title game before losing to national power Mater Dei of Santa Ana. Rollings was also named The Bee's 2012 Boys Basketball Coach of the Year following the season.

Sheldon returns a wealth of talent next season and will attempt to become the first boys team in section history to four-peat in D-I.

Yates led Union Mine of El Dorado to a CIF Division IV State Championship, beating La Jolla Country Day near San Diego 3-1 to cap a 32-5 season. Union Mine played - and beat - a number of larger-school teams during the season.

Winning a state volleyball title is difficult as the only other area team to win a state championship at any level was St. Francis in 2005 at Division III. Yates retired from coaching on top. Yates was also The Bee's 2011 Volleyball Coach of the Year.

Also: we join Mike Finnerty on the SureWest Sports Radio Show on Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. to break down a wild week of baseball playoffs, including several pitching gems such as David Smith tossing a no-hitter for Elk Grove to beat Napa 1-0. Guests include Elk Grove coach Jeff Carlson.

We will also talk about the SureWest Coaches of the Year, the latest on the Jesuit football coaching search and other news and notes.

Here is the link to the SureWest Sports Show page.


May 16, 2012
Optimist All-Star volleyball games are Friday at Capital Christian

The Sacramento Evening Optimist Club will hold boys and girls all-star volleyball games on Friday at Capital Christian High School.

The 5 p.m. boys game - the 15th annual - and the 25th annual girls match to follow feature many of the areas top graduating seniors.

Mike Yates, who led Union Mine to the CIF State Division IV volleyball championship and was The Bee Volleyball coach of the Year last fall, will coach the Girls South Team that includes his own Maddy Berridge, Lea Howton, Jacqueline Swarbrick and Mikayla Tucker, The Bee Girls Volleyball Player of the Year.

May 9, 2012
Rocklin's Zachary Dahla receives CIF Spirit of Sport honor

Rocklin's Zachary Dahla has been named a CIF Spirit of Sport Award boys winner for the spring.

The award is given to those athletes heavily involved in their school and community.

Dahla, a three-year player on the Thunder boys volleyball team who made all-Sierra Foothill League honorable mention this season, is Rocklin's student body president and serves as a student representative to the Rocklin Unified School District Board.

He helped Rocklin to a 16-4 record and runner-up SFL finish to Granite Bay this season. The Thunder plays host to Jesuit in Thursday's D-I playoffs. It's a rematch of teams that played in last season's D-I final, won by Rocklin.

April 3, 2012
St. Francis athletes to sign college letters of intent April 11
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St. Francis athletes Paige Folger and Kathleen Menz will sign NCAA national letters of intent on April 11, Troubadorus athletic director Kolleen McNamee has announced.

Folger (above, left), headed to Gonzaga, was a member of the Troubadours' Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls volleyball championship team. The 6-foot-1 senior middle blocker and outside hitter led the 38-6 Troubadours in blocks with 121.

Menz (above, right), a goalie who will sign with Cal, helped the St. Francis girls water polo team reach the D-I section championship match for the eighth consecutive season. The Troubadours lost 8-5 to Davis in the finals.

February 4, 2012
El Camino volleyball's Devin Herenda up for national honors

Devin Herenda, a 5-foot-9 setter from El Camino, is one of PrepVolleyball.com's 18 finalists for national freshman player of the year.

Last fall, the ninth grader helped El Camino to a 37-4 record in earning All-Capital Athletic League and Bee All-Metro honorable mention recognition.

Herenda averaged 12.1 assists per set (1089 total) while adding 169 digs and 79 kills.

December 15, 2011
Here are the area's all-league girls volleyball teams

Here are the area all-league girls volleyball teams that have been submitted to The Bee. (For corrections, e-mail bpaterson@sacbee.com)

CAPITAL ATHLETIC LEAGUE
MVP - Natalie Riddering, El Camino and Kaylin Squyres, Whitney
Coach of the Year - James Todd, Whitney
Team - Nicole Hareland, Cassidy Deny, Devin Herenda, Megan Lunger, Talia Kazmerack, El Camino; Ariana Garner, Maddie Cannon, Heather Horton, Lauren Kirksche, Jennifer Petrovich, Brooke Watson, Rio Americano; Julia Davena, Whitney.

CAPITAL VALLEY CONFERENCE
MVP: Michelle Hernandez, Bella Vista.
Team: Iris Anderson, Jamie-Lee Budda, Katie Carte, Brennah Gladwell, Tessa Noble and Bernie Swain, Christian Brothers; Brittany Campbell, Hannah Miller and Demi Muses, Casa Roble; Sara Hibbs, Scarlett Loving and Kyndra Trevino-Scott, Bella Vista; Sophi Lozano, Oakmont.

CENTRAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA LEAGUE
CO-MVP:Audrey Boolen, Victory Christian and Hannah Seiver, Woodland Christian.
Team: Taylor Matsumura and Mason Carpenter, Woodland Christian; Molly Huffman, Victory Christian; Morgan Koch, Forest Lake Christian; Kaitlin McCann and Sadie Stroup, Foresthill.

December 14, 2011
Ex-St. Francis volleyball star to play for UCLA in NCAA Final 4

Last fall, Zoe Nightingale was knocking down spikes and blocking shots in earning The Bee Girls Volleyball Player of the Year honors for St. Francis.

This season, as a true freshman, Nightingale has helped UCLA reach the NCAA Division I Final Four at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Nightingale, a Pac-12 All-Freshman honorable mention selection, will play for the ninth-seeded Bruins (28-6) 4 p.m. Thursday against 12th-seeded Flordia State (28-6). Third-seeded Illinois (31-4) plays seventh-seeded USC (29-4) in the 6 p.m. semifinal, with the winners to meet on Saturday for the national title.

The 6-foot-3 Nightingale, a middle blocker, has 116 kills, 59 blocks and is averaging 1.81 points per set for the Bruins.

In the regional semifinals in Lexington, Ky., Dec. 9, UCLA ended Penn State's bid for a fifth consecutive NCAA title with a 3-0 win. Nightingale had three blocks in that match.

December 5, 2011
Four area coaches are section Model Coach recipients

The Sac-Joaquin Section today named Diane Heine of Christian Brothers, Kelly Rhoden of Nevada Union, Mike Takayama of Del Oro and Janice Williams of Galt as 2011-2012 section Model Coach award recipients.

Also named were Vacaville's Mike Papadopoulos and Atwater's Roddy Svendsen.

The awards are given to coaches who are positive role models within their schools and community. They will be honored at a breakfast April 17 in Lodi.

Here's a brief synopsis of the area winners, as provided by Will DeBoard, director of communications for the section.

November 19, 2011
Ex-CBS volleyball player named to All-Pacific West team

Sophomore Jessica Jones, who led the Dominican University of California women's volleyball team this season in almost every statistical category, has been selected to the All-Pacific West Conference volleyball team.

Jones, a nursing major out of Christian Brothers High School, was named honorable mention.

She was Penguins' leader in sets played (79), kills (164), digs (224) and service aces (20). She averaged a team-best 2.08 points and 2.08 kills per set and set career game-highs for kills (14) and digs (19) twice during the season.

November 10, 2011
Granite Bay to face St. Francis in D-I girls volleyball semis

Here is an update of the girls volleyball playoffs after tonight's results, as provided by the Sac-Joaquin Section.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Division I
Quarterfinals/Thursday
St. Francis 3, Enochs 0
Granite Bay 3, Napa 0
St. Mary's 3, Pitman 0
Oak Ridge 3, Monterey Trail 1
Semifinals/Tuesday, Nov. 15
Granite Bay at St. Francis
St. Mary's at Oak Ridge

Division II
Quarterfinals/Thursday
El Camino 3, Lodi 0
Del Oro 3, Ponderosa 1
Rio Americano 3, Bella Vista 0
Rocklin 3, Vacaville 0
Semifinals/Tuesday., Nov. 15
Del Oro at El Camino
Rio Americano at Rocklin

Division III
Quarterfinals/Thursday
Christian Brothers 3, Oakmont 0
Oakdale 3, Gregori 0
Placer 3, Rosemont 0
Vista del Lago 3, El Dorado 0
Semifinals/Tuesday, Nov. 15
Oakdale at Christian Brothers
Placer at Vista del Lago

Division IV
Quarterfinals/Thursday
Escalon 3, Ripon 0
Bear River 3, Sonora 1
Bret Harte 3, Mariposa 0
Union Mine 3, Golden Sierra 0
Semifinals/Tuesday, Nov. 15
Bear River at Escalon
Bret Harte at Union Mine

Division V
Quarterfinals/Thursday
Ripon Christian 3, Turlock Christian 0
Capital Christian 3, Buckingham Charter 0
Le Grand 3, Big Valley Christian 2
Bradshaw Christian 3, Woodland Christian 0
Semifinals/Tuesday, Nov. 15
Capital Christian at Ripon Christian
Le Grand at Bradshaw Christian

Division VI
Semifinals/Thursday
Victory Christian 3, New Life Christian 0
Sacramento Country Day 3, Valley Christian 2
Championship/Thursday, Nov. 17
At UC Davis, 4 p.m.
Victory Christian vs. Sacramento Country Day

November 9, 2011
Two Minutes with Haylee James, Center volleyball

By Jeff Caraska
jcaraska@sacbee.com

Best athletic moment: When we beat our rival Antelope this season in four games.

Latest iTunes download: The GatorSports app for the University of Florida.

Favorite dessert: Red velvet cake.

November 8, 2011
Rocklin trio to sign NCAA volleyball letters of intent

Three Rocklin High athletes will sign NCAA volleyball national letters of intent 10 a.m. on Monday at the school.

They are:

• Matt Laughrea, UC San Diego.
• Cailyn Prewitt, Stetson.
• Katelyn Ivy, Sacramento State.

November 8, 2011
Five Christian Brothers athletes to sign letters of intent

Five Christian Brothers athletes will sign NCAA National Letters of Intent during a ceremony 8 a.m. Wednesday at the school.

They are:
Elsa Buchmiller, volleyball, Queens University of New York.
Julie Pfeifer, volleyball, Oregon Institute of Technology.
Nichole Cruz, golf, University of Hawaii
Sadie Strain, golf, Santa Clara University
Clare Sorensen, golf, Seattle University

September 1, 2011
Former Placer volleyball star named Domincan assistant coach

Former Placer High boys volleyball standout Jason Cole has been named the top assistant coach for the women's volleyball team at Dominican University in San Rafael.

Cole has coached varsity volleyball at Turlock, Colfax and Placer high schools. Since 2009, he has assisted with the Northern California Volleyball Club in Sacramento, USA High Performance Volleyball Program and at the Boys High Performance Camp in Tucson, Ariz.

While at Placer, Cole captained a 28-0 junior varsity squad as a middle blocker, then switched to an outside hitter and starred on Placer's varsity team that went 48-0 and won back-to-back league titles in 1995-96. He was the team's MVP his senior year.

August 10, 2011
NorCal Volleyball Club 16s silver at Junior Nationals in Atlanta

The Northern California Volleyball Club 16-1 Black, coached by Oak Ridge's Becky Potter and Rio Americano's John Grix, won the national division silver medal at the USA Volleyball Junior National championships recently in Atlanta, Ga.

Setter Taylor Nelson of Granite Bay, middle hitter Maddie Cannon of Rio Americano and outside hitter Gabriella Palmeri of St. Franics made the all-tournament team. Palmeri has verbally committed to Pepperdine.

June 24, 2011
Three veteran coaches and an AD head off to retirement

Several long-time high school coaches/athletic directors have announced their departures.

• Mondo Alzono, who coached football, track, wrestling and skiing at one time or another at Colfax, has retired from teaching after 38 years at the foothills school. Co-coaching football with Tony Martello from 1996 to 2005, Alonzo helped the Falcons win nine league championships and three section titles.

• Tom Van Der Wende's 29-year career of coaching versatility at Oak Ridge came to a close when he stepped down as the boys volleyball coach. Van Der Wende also coached softball, football, track, girls volleyball and freshmen boys basketball at the El Dorado Hills school.

• Highly respected Kelly Mayo ended a 25-year coaching career in the Roseville Unified School District with his decision to retire as the Woodcreek baseball coach.

• Energetic Monte White, who oversaw one of the area's top athletic programs at Del Oro, has stepped down as athletic director.

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 15, 2011
Colberg leads area volleyball team to junior nationals berth

Under the tutelage of former Sacramento State women's volleyball coach Debby Colberg, the 14-1 Five Starz volleyball club team has qualified for the American Division of the 2011 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships June 25 through July 4 in Atlanta.

Team members are: Kylie Green, Lauren Overstreet, Devin Herenda, Brooke Watson, Whitney Kuwamoto, Mikaela Nocetti, Meghan Nealon, Isabella Smith, and Kaitlin Meyer of Sacramento and Nastassja Bowman and Skyler Takeda of Vacaville.

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 9, 2011
Prep blog: Metro Conference spring all-league teams

Here are the Metro Conference spring all-league teams that The Bee has received:

BASEBALL
MVP: Max Cordy, McClatchy
Coach of the year: Mike DeNecochea, McClatchy
All-league: Nick Marr, McClatchy; Hunter Carolan, McClatchy; Jared James, McClatchy; Dylan Moore, Rosemont; Andre Contreras, Rosemont; Anthony Enriquez, Rosemont; Lee Carter, Sacramento; Brian Kennedy, Sacramento; Justin Beacham, Sacramento; Sal Barajas, Hiram Johnson; Sal Garcia, Hiram Johnson; Richard McGee, Burbank; Josh Vegas, Burbank; Chris White, Florin; Alfredo Arias, Florin; Marcel Thurston, Kennedy.

SOFTBALL
MVP: Aliesha Ayers, Rosemont
Coach of the year: Heidi Pierson, Kennedy
All-league: Kierston Jackson, Rosemont; Jennifer Romo, Rosemont; Melissa Mosqueda, Rosemont; Sara Delso, McClatchy; Cindy Palmeras, McClatchy; Iesley Pilgrim, McClatchy; Caitlyn Seymour, Kennedy; Bianca Rodriquez, Kennedy; Darrian Garnett, Kennedy; Erica Foster, Kennedy; Monika Qiokata, Hiram Johnson; Cheyenne Crump, Burbank; Dee Lee, Valley; Sunshine Gomez, Sacramento.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
MVP: Peter Vang, Valley
All-league: Philip Yang, Kennedy; Alex Ganchenko, Kennedy; Jamon Joe-Smith, Florin; Steve Jones, McClatchy; Alex Chao, McClatchy; Vue Thao, Hiram Johnson; Phillip Nguyen, Valley; Mark Demille, Valley; Chan Bui, Valley; Anthony Jones, Sacramento; Wan Lee, Burbank.

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.

May 23, 2011
Graves of Folsom, Nightingale of St. Francis named River Cats Athletes of the Year

By Joe Davidson
jdavidson@sacbee.com

Some familiar names were honored again for all the right reasons.

Folsom High School quarterback Dano Graves was presented with the "Art Savage" award as the region's Sacramento River Cats High School Athletes of the Year. Savage was the beloved owner of the River Cats, who this season again play in his honor.

The "V" award winner is St. Francis volleyball star Zoe Nightingale, in honor of the late Vicki McDermott, wife of longtime Bee reporter and prep historian Mark McDermott, who presented Nightingale before Sunday's River Cats game at Raley Field.

Graves shattered regional and state records records for a Bulldogs team that stormed to a 14-1 record and won the State CIF Division II championship. Graves accounted for a stunning 85 total touchdowns, a state record that vaulted him to Bee Player of the Year honors and MaxPreps National Player of the Year honors.

Known for his leadership, drive and instincts, Graves is off to Air Force to play the position.

Nightingale was The Bee's volleyball Player of the Year after powering the Troubadours into the NorCal playoffs. A leader in performance and in academic standing, Nightingale was a four-year starter who now heads to UCLA on scholarship.

Per sport, the finalists for boys Athlete of the Year were:

* Chris Kigar, El Camino, cross country and track
* J.D. Davis, Elk Grove, baseball (Cal State Fullerton)
* Jake Elliott, Oakmont, wrestling
* Nick Blaser, Roseville, football, basketball and baseball

Per sport, the girls finalists:

* Ally Carda, Pleasant Grove, softball (UCLA)
* Keelie Houston, Davis, water polo (UC Davis)
* Belle Obert, Del Oro, basketball and volleyball (Butler)
* Danielle Henderson, Sheldon, softball (Cal)

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 18, 2011
Jesuit to host D-I and D-II boys volleyball championships

Two Sac-Joaquin Section boys volleyball championship matches will be held Thursday at Jesuit High School.

Vista del Lago will play Valley in the 5:30 p.m. Division II final. Jesuit plays Rocklin in the 7:30 p.m. D-I championship.

Jesuit advanced with a 3-1 win over Oak Ridge and Rocklin downed Del Oro 3-1 in semifinals on Tuesday.

Vista del Lago topped Antelope 3-0 and Valley beat Union Mine 3-1 in the D-II semifinals.

- Bill Paterson

April 19, 2011
Force Volleyball qualifies two for Junior National open division

Two Force Volleyball Club of Sacramento teams have qualified for the open division of the 2011 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships June 25 through July 4 in Atlanta.

Both Force teams earned their bids competing at the Far Western Junior National Qualifier in Reno over the past two weekends. Force 18-1's, coached by Alynn Wright of St. Francis High School, won their Junior National bid by taking fifth place in the Open Division.

Force 14-1's, coached by Todd Tkachuk, won their bid by taking fourth place in the Open Division at Far Westerns.

Team members are:
Force Sac 18-1 - Ellie Selleck, Nevada Union; Bailey Humes and Isabelle Obert, Del Oro; Vanessa Edwards, Cordova; Zoe Nightingale, St. Francis; Lauren Orozco, Rocklin; Katie Vaughn, Oak Ridge; Jazmine Williams, Sheldon; Simone Durham, Roseville.

Force Sac 14-1 - Jessica Blum, Silverado; Anna Donald, Sacred Heart; Ashley Sutter, St. Rose; Allyson Wubben, W.T. Eich; Madeleine Merlino, St. Ignatius; Jessica Yarnon, Buljan; Rachel Moore, St. Ignatius; Kyra Rogers, Buljan; Elizberth Wagstaff, Arden Middle; Amanda Roberts, Lyman Gilmore; Brooke Hershberger, Olympus; Abby Jensen, Buljan.

-Bill Paterson

March 31, 2011
Granite Bay, Oakmont to host major boys volleyball tournament

Sixteen of Northern California's tops boys volleyball teams, including nationally ranked De La Salle of Concord, will compete in Saturday's Brian Nolan Varsity Invitational at Granite Bay and Oakmont high schools.

De La Salle is ranked No. 35 in the ESPN Rise Fab 50 national rankings.

Among the area teams entered are Granite Bay, Rocklin, Nevada Union, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Ponderosa, Oakmont, Laguna Creek, Elk Grove and Capital Christian.

Out-of-area teams joining De La Salle are Los Gatos, St. Francis of Mountain View, Foothill of Palo Cedro and Chico.

Matches start at 8 a.m. Playoffs will start at 2 p.m.

Bill Paterson

February 1, 2011
St. Francis senior leads local MaxPreps All-State volleyball picks

By Joe Davidson
jdavidson@sacbee.com

Zoe Nightingale, The Bee's Player of the Year in girls volleyball, leads a group of local players named to the MaxPreps 2010 All-State teams.

Nightingale, a senior middle blocker, had 423 kills, 88 blocks, 360 digs and 47 aces for St. Francis High School, earning her spot on the Division I team.

Lianna Sybeldon of Ponderosa, a junior middle blocker, made the second team. She had 295 kills, 19 serving aces and 120 digs.

Natalie Riddering, an outside hitter from El Camino, made first-team D-II after scoring 428 kills, 65 aces, 32 blocks and 194 digs. She was named All-Metro by The Bee.

She was joined on the first team by Rocklin senior Lauren Orozco, who led the Thunder to the Sac-Joaquin Section title.

Belle Olbert of Del Oro, a senior outside hitter, made the D-II second team.

Katie Christner of Golden Sierra was a first-team D-III pick. A junior outside hitter and Bee All-Metro pick, Christner had 433 kills and 329 digs.

Bradshaw Christian senior outside hitter Patricia Orozco made second-team D-IV. She had 306 kills and 212 digs.

September 30, 2010
Two Minutes with Else Buchmiller, Christian Brothers volleyball

IMG_3132-1.JPGFunniest athletic moment: Last week against Ripon, the lights went out in the middle of the match. When they came back on, players had fallen on the floor.

Latest iTunes download: "World Goes Around," by Slightly Stoopid.

"If I had $1 million, I'd": Save for college, donate to charity and help out my friends and family. Last movie: "Salt."

Favorite food: Spaghetti.

Dream college: Miami.

Sport I'd like to try: Gymnastics.

If I could have one superpower, it would be: To jump as high as possible.

TV show I can't miss: "Desperate Housewives."

I love to compete because: I can show people that I'm better than they think I am.

People may not know that I can't: Touch my toes.

A skill I wish I had: To sing well.

I would love to meet: Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh.

My best advice is to: Always go for things because you never know what you can do unless you try.

Take everything, just leave me my: iPhone.

– Jeff Caraska

September 21, 2010
Volleyball top 12 remain unchaged

This week's Top 20 rankings for Sacramento-area volleyball teams is unchanged through the top 12 teams.

THE BEE'S VOLLEYBALL TOP 20

School Rec. Last (Records through Monday)

1. Rocklin 19-1 1

2. Del Oro 18-1 2

3. Union Mine 13-1 3

4. Vista del Lago 9-1 4

5. El Camino 13-2 5

6. St. Francis 9-4 6

7. Rio Americano 13-2 7

8. Granite Bay 12-6 8

9. Nevada Union 14-3 9

10. Ponderosa 6-8 10

11. Oak Ridge 7-6 11

12. Placer 5-4 12

13. Colfax 9-4 14

14. Bella Vista 5-3 15

15. Roseville 4-4 13

16. Christian Brothers 7-4 17

17. Bear River 12-3 -

18. Golden Sierra 5-6 18

19. Casa Roble 8-3 19

20. El Dorado 6-4 -

Dropped out: Pleasant Grove, Monterey Trail.

- John Parker



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