RV sweeps rival YC in bat­tle for first

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Af­ter watch­ing rival Yuba City take home the past three Tri-County Con­fer­ence ti­tles, the River Val­ley High volleyball team has its sights set on mak­ing a big state­ment in TCC play this sea­son. Con­sider the state­ment made. The Fal­cons shrugged off a slow start only to turn on the jets and pull away for a sweep over the Honkers in a bat­tle for first place at a rau­cous Fal­con Gym­na­sium on Thurs­day night.

River Val­ley won by games scores of 25-15, 25-20 and 25-18.

“We started off a lit­tle slow, but we gained con­fi­dence over the rest of the match thanks to some big blocks by our de­fense,” said River Val­ley coach Grayson Ag­pawa.

Cai­lyn Fran­cis had 11 kills and three blocks to lead the Fal­cons. Ari­anna Khan had nine kills, five aces and five digs, Sarah Hank­ins added five kills, three aces and 10 as­sists, Alexis Topete chipped in two aces and 12 as­sists, and Elena Lucero fin­ished with 10 as­sists.

River Val­ley (18-5 over­all, 5-0 TCC) can close out the first round of TCC play with an un­beaten record with a win at River City on Tues­day and Ag­pawa is hop­ing the mo­men­tum will con­tinue through the sec­ond round of con­fer­ence ac­tion.

“It’s im­por­tant we keep up the en­ergy each week be­cause any team like Yuba City and Inderkum can beat us on any given night,” Ag­pawa said.

Tianna Quintanilla recorded 12 as­sists, six digs and three aces, and Mia Apo­daca had 10 digs and an ace for Yuba City (17-5, 51). Dan­nika Day added five kills, six digs, a block and an ace.

River Val­ley won the ju­nior var­sity match by scores of 25-19 and 25-19, and the fresh­man team also de­feated Yuba City by scores of 25-11 and 25-18.

Sut­ter 3, Gri­d­ley 0 In Sut­ter – The Huskies im­proved their Butte View League record to 2-0 with a victory over the Bull­dogs by scores of 25-8, 25-6, 25-22 at Reynolds Court.

Re­bakkah McLaughlin had eight kills, three aces and 13 as­sists, and Gil­lian Tripp had four kills, seven blocks and 13 as­sists to lead the Huskies.

Macey Hill added seven kills and three aces, Julia Dam­bo­rina chipped in four aces and six digs, Katie An­der­son had five aces and eight digs, and Jaya Bains fin­ished with six kills and six blocks for Sut­ter (7-10 over­all).

Gri­d­ley (4-17, 0-2) was led by Mikey Curry, who had three kills and 10 digs.

Sut­ter won the JV match, 25-18, 25-16, and the fresh­man team beat Wood­land Chris­tian, 25-11, 25-15.

Pierce 3, Co­lusa 0 In Co­lusa – The Bears grabbed an early lead and pulled away from the Red­Hawks to earn their first Sacra­mento Val­ley League victory of the sea­son, win­ning by scores of 25-13, 25-20 and 25-18.

Cal­lie Mu­niz had a team-high nine kills, Cora Cherry had eight kills, Lau­ren Orn­baun added 28 as­sists and El­lie Geyer fin­ished with eight digs for Pierce (14-7, 1-1).

Lexi Ramos and Caitlin Vaca each had seven kills, Abby Huskey added 13 digs, and Este­fa­nia Orozco fin­ished with four aces for Co­lusa (14-12, 0-1).

Dixon 3, Lind­hurst 0 In Dixon – The Blaz­ers put up a valiant ef­fort, but the Rams proved to be too much as they came away with a sweep by scores of 2624, 25-11 and 25-14 in a Golden Empire League match.

Danyelle Sa­mu­dio had four aces and two kills, and Amaya Mitchiner chipped in four aces for the Blaz­ers (1-8, 0-5).

Durham 3, East Nicolaus 2 In Durham – The Spar­tans took a 2-1 set lead only to come up just short in their MidVal­ley League opener, fall­ing to the Tro­jans by scores of 19-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-9 and 15-8.

Ash­ley Al­mond tal­lied eight kills, 10 as­sists, four aces and three digs, and Tiara Ceasar had nine blocks and four kills to lead East Nicolaus (8-4, 0-1).

The Spar­tans won the JV match, 25-22, 2516, be­hind four kills and two blocks by Jane Menigoz. Shaye Wininger had four aces and four as­sists, Riley Grigsby had three aces and three digs, and Kaia Diaz added four aces and two digs to help the cause for East Nic (8-4, 1-0).

Live Oak 3, Es­parto 0 In Live Oak – The Lions took an early ad­van­tage and rolled to a non­league sweep over the Spar­tans by scores of 25-9, 25-11 and 25-16.

The Lions (8-7) were led by Mal­iha Khan, who played well at the ser­vice line, and Jas­mine Pamma, who had a good game at out­side hit­ter, coach Tim Mar said.

El Do­rado Ad­ven­tist 3, Faith Chris­tian 0 In Plac­erville – The Lions are still search­ing for their first win af­ter a 25-17, 25-21, 2518 Sacra­mento Metropoli­tan Ath­letic League loss to the Ea­gles.

Abby Snow had a strong game block­ing and pass­ing, Amaris Shet­tlesworth played well at the net, and Tess Scott shined at the ser­vice line for Faith Chris­tian (0-10, 0-5), coach Hil­lary Hutchin­son said.

GIRLS TEN­NIS Live Oak 9, Mercy 0 In Live Oak – The Lions snapped a twom­atch los­ing skid with an easy SVL victory over the War­riors.

Sim­rit Pamma (6-4, 0-6, 7-6), Edith Men- doza (6-0, 6-0), Man­preet Kullar (6-4, 7-6) and Edith Brock­man (6-0, 6-0) each won sin­gles matches for Live Oak, which won the other two by for­feit.

In doubles ac­tion, the Lions re­ceived 8-0 wins from the teams of Pamma and Men­doza, and An­gela Castel­lon and Gurleen Kaur. The other doubles win was also a for­feit.

Live Oak (8-3, 3-2) con­tin­ues SVL play on Tues­day at Wil­lows.

Wheat­land 5, Las Plumas 4 In Wheat­land – The Pi­rates edged the Thun­der­birds in a league match thanks to four sin­gles vic­to­ries.

Sin­gles win­ners for the Pi­rates were Ariela Men­doza (6-2, 6-4), Sarah Or­mosen (64, 6-3), Ash­ley Wair­imu (6-2, 4-6, 6-4) and Bai­ley Motto (6-4, 6-4).

Wair­imu and Motto gave Wheat­land (3-6) an 8-6 dou­bled victory.

GIRLS GOLF Marysville 323, West Cam­pus 347 In South Sacra­mento – Sa­man­tha Thayer shot a team-low 64 as the In­di­ans rolled to a GEL victory over the War­riors at Bart­ley Ca­vanaugh Golf Course.

Me­gan Allen and Wil­low Ar­guellesRoldan both shot a 65, Shan­non Folk fired a 71 and Shelby Hull carded a 74 for the In­di­ans (4-2 GEL), which con­tin­ues GEL play on Tues­day against High­lands at Cherry Is­land Golf Course in Elverta.

FROSH FOOT­BALL River Val­ley 41, Franklin 0 In Elk Grove – D.J. White­ley had touch­down runs of 58, 33 and 18 yards, and the Fal­cons blanked the Wild­cats to im­prove their record to 5-1 on the year.

John Ru­bio scored a pair of TDs from 1 and 25 yards out, and he picked off a pass on de­fense. Pey­ton Grimes also re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion 65 yards for a touch­down.

Matthew Ro­driguez had two fum­ble re­cov­er­ies, a forced fum­ble and an in­ter­cep­tion, and Isaac Nava had an in­ter­cep­tion as well to lead River Val­ley’s de­fense, which posted its fourth shutout of the sea­son.

The Fal­cons have now outscored their op­po­nents 181-21 on the year.

Sut­ter 21, Col­fax 14 In Col­fax – Mario Ay­otte scored on a 4yard run early in the fourth quar­ter and added a 2-point con­ver­sion to help the Huskies beat the Fal­cons for their first win of the sea­son.

Cory McIntyre added a 2-yard run and threw a 25-yard touch­down pass to Ay­otte to help lead the of­fense.

Robert Ar­mitage had three in­ter­cep­tions to lead the de­fense that was also bol­stered by the play of Max Gip­son, Daw­son McLaughlin and Ro­man Re­sendez for the Huskies (13), coach Ste­wart Peter­son said.

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