WOODLAND — The Vanden High boys tennis team advanced to the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs, winning 5-4 over Pioneer, Tuesday.
The Vikings dropped the No. 1, 2 and 5 singles matches to the Patriots , but won at No. 3 singles as Leonard Hsuing defeated Kyle Bates 7-6, 7-2, 6-3. Antonio Ramirez (No. 6) defeated Daniel Garcia 6-1, 6-1.
Vanden coach Stan Lewis said the match of the day was at No. 4 singles as the Vikings’ Joseph Brooks bested Alec Has 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 in the last match of the day.
“I’m really happy it was Joseph playing that last match,” Lewis said. “He doesn’t let his nerves get to him and is one of those guys that can play through that.”
Doubles winners for Vanden were Reis Vince Cruz and Adam Stephens (No. 1, 6-3, 6-3) and Cameron Hoover and Dustin Edmonds (No. 2, 7-6 (8), 6-4).
“Everyone played well, even the losing players,” Lewis said. “They fought and clawed and never gave up. We told the kids that anyone can be beaten on any day.”
The Vikings’ will play the winner of the Bella Vista-El Camino winner, Monday.
Prep girls soccer
Armijo falls in 1st round of playoffs
SACRAMENTO — The 13th-seeded Armijo High girls soccer team fell short in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff game, losing 4-2 to the No. 3 seed, St. Francis, Tuesday.
The Troubadours (17-3-5) were on the board quickly, scoring within the first two minutes of the game, and went into halftime with a 2-0 advantage over the Indians (11-6-4).
Armijo closed the gap in the 46th minute as Monique Evans scored the first of her two goals – the first on an assist from Aly Bowers. The second came after St. Francis made it a 3-1 game as Evans scored in the 60th on an assist from Dulce Armas. The Troubadours scored one final time in the 68th.
Indians coach Brad Burzynski said he was really happy for the team as none of the players had ever been in the high school playoffs before.
“They could have played defensively and backed off but they played their heart out,” the coach said. “We played one of the best teams in our section (ranked second in California, according to Maxpreps.com) and played them tough.”
Anna Castro made 11 saves in goal for Armijo.
Evans, Armas, and Emily Tabada were named to the Monticello Empire League all-league team, along with Rodriguez’ goalie, Sarah Free. Amanda Bernal and Jasmine Calderon were named to the league second team.
Mustangs pick up 5-inning win over Armijo
FAIRFIELD — The Rodriguez High baseball team only needed five innings to defeat visiting Armij0, winning 12-2 in Monticello Empire League play, Tuesday.
Raymond Villegas went the distance for the Mustangs (10-13, 8-6 MEL), allowing three hits and one walk with six strikeouts.
Davis Delorefice had three doubles with two RBIs for Rodriguez, while Cory Peacock had a three-run triple. Anthony Kaleczyc was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and JP San Antonio was 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs.
The Mustangs remain in third place in the MEL with one game to go and play at Armijo, Wednesday.
Vanden 16, Fairfield 4: At Fairfield, Rylan Haney pitched the complete game for the Vikings (18-5, 11-3 Solano County Athletic Conference) as he allowed nine hits with eight strikeouts.
Four pitchers combined for eight strikeouts for the Falcons (3-17, 2-12 SCAC) with Junior Ortega doing most of the damage as he struck outs five going 3 2-3 innings allowing three hits and three runs.
Anthony Canavasio led Fairfield at the plate as he was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, while Demoriaye Hart-Spikes was 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI.
Michael Leone, Peter Torres and Alejandro Lara each had two RBIs for the Vikings, while Devin Cook-Silver, Jake LaGrand, Ralph Pitts and Logan Spencer had one.
Vanden and Fairfield had nine hits apiece, but the Vikings walked eight times compared to the Falcons’ one.
Vanden hosts Fairfield in the last match of the season, Wednesday.
Vanden JV 7, Fairfield JV 2: At Fairfield, the Vikings (15-8, 10-4 SCAC) were led by the winning pitcher, Hidhari Wadley, who went four innings allowing two hits with 11 strikeouts.
Andrew Gauldin was 3 for 4 at the plate, while Joshua Babauta had a two-run home run and Brandon Canady had a solo-home run.
Vanden hosts the Falcons, Wednesday.
Bradshaw Christian 4, Vacaville Christian 1: At Vacaville, the Falcons (18-7-1, 10-2 Sierra Delta League) were held to one hit as the Pride scored three runs in the second and one in the fourth.
Kris Petnicki had Vacaville Christian’s hit and Brenden Sweany scored the lone run.
Bradshaw Christian’s Grant Dragmire earned the win as he went five innings, allowing one hit, three walks and three strikeouts.
McDaniels helps Vanden shut out Vallejo
VALLEJO — Kiwi McDaniel had six RBIs in the Vanden High softball team’s 10-0 win over Vallejo in Solano County Athletic Conference play, Tuesday.
McDaniel was 2 for 3 at the plate with a home run for the Vikings (13-7, 10-4, SCAC) and also pitched one inning, allowing one hit with three strikeouts. The winning pitcher was Bailey Tingley as she scattered five hits in five innings with one walk and five strikeouts.
Talia Trujillo was 3 for 3 with three RBIs, while Alexis McMahon was 3 for 4.
Vanden will end its regular season, Wednesday, as it travels to Fairfield.
Benicia 9, Vanden 6: At Fairfield, the Vikings gave up five runs in the first inning and never recovered in a Solano County Athletic Conference loss to Benicia, Monday.
Vanden scored four times in the third inning and twice more in the seventh.
Freshman Hope Brandner was the only Vikings’ player to collect two hits, one being a double. She also drove in four runs. Kiwi McDaniel was 1 for three with a double, while Jennifer Roberts had an RBI single.
Alexis Galvan got the win for the Knights (8-5, 8-1 SMAL), scattering eight hits over seven innings while striking out eight.
Tayla Renaud was 2 for 4 at the plate for Buckingham with two RBIs, while Courtney Maul was 3 for 4 with a double, a stolen base and two RBIs.
Prep boys golf
Vacaville Christian 5th in Div. VI; Gardner to Masters
SACRAMENTO — The Vacaville Christian boys golf team finished fifth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI Tournament at Haggin Oaks with a score of 502, Monday.
The Falcons were led by Scott Gardner’s five over par 77. He was followed by Thomas Wary (101), Kevin Peng (105), Spencer Auch (108) and Xinting Li (114).
Gardner now advances to the SJS Masters tournament next Monday at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.
Falcons soar to SDL victory
SACRAMENTO — The Vacaville Christian boys volleyball team cruised to a 25-9, 25-16, 25-21 Sierra Delta League win over Encina Prep, Monday.
The Falcons (16-7, 10-1 SDL) will play at Golden Sierra (10-1 SDL) Wednesday for the league championship.
Eddie Melgar and Matt Brown each had six assists for VCS, while Cole Batchelder had 20 assists and Cody Myers five aces.
Mustangs boys, girls place 3rd in MEL
FAIRFIELD — The Rodriguez High boys and girls swim teams swam to third-place finishes at the MEL Championships, Saturday.
Vintage won the girls title, amassing 566 points to Vacaville’s 562. The Mustangs had 292 points, while Armijo was sixth with 67.
Vacaville won the boys championship, totaling 462 points to second-place Vintage’s 369. Rodriguez was third with 333, while Armijo was fifth with 155.
In the final overall standings, which take into account the dual meet season and championship meet, Vacaville and Vintage tied for the girls title with Rodriguez third, Wood fifth and Armijo sixth. Vacaville won the outright boys crown, with Rodriguez second, Armijo fifth and Wood sixth.
The Mustangs’ Noah Strong won the boys’ 100-yard freestyle in 48.84 seconds, while Vacaville’s Grant Arnett was second in 50.24.
Patrick Halsted was second in the 100 back in 59.27 for Rodriguez, with the Bulldogs’ William Mullis winning in 50.31.
Other placers for the Mustang boys included Strong (2nd, 200 free), Walter Bennett (4th, 200 IM, 3rd, 100 breast), Dakota Kurtz (5th, 50 free, 4th, 100 fly) and Christopher Smithour (3rd, 500 free).
Strong, Bennett, Halsted and Sebastian Cineas teamed up to place third in the 400 free relay, while Cineas, Josua Lopez, Dakota Kurtz and James roses combined to finish third in the 200 free relay.
Placing for the Rodriguez girls were Leah Johnson (6th, 200 IM), Camille Long (4th, 500 free, 5th, 100 free) and Midori Dobson (4th, 100 fly). Long, Jenna Butler, Dobson and Ricki Almanzo swam to a third-place finish in the 200 free relay.
Armijo’s girls team of Alexis Warner, Alicia Perez, Hannah Lawson and Andrea David placed sixth in the 200 medley relay, while Lawson, David, Warner and Sarah Tralka were sixth in the 200 free relay.
On the boys side, Armijo’s Samuel Bundenthal, Tahoe Bautista, Zakery Chrest and Jared Hickory were fifth in the 200 medley relay, while Bundenthal was fourth in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 back.
Bautista, Bundenthal, Chrest and Aaron Wood were fourth in the 200 free relay for the Indians. Carson Merodio, Ramon Shute, Rodrigo Angulo and Alec Barrett were fifth in the 400 free relay.
Armijo sweeps Napa in MEL action
NAPA — The Armijo High badminton team swept Napa 15-0 in Monticello Empire League play, Tuesday.
Armijo (15-4, 14-3) won every match in two games as Serenity Liew (No. 1) led the singles with a 21-4, 21-9 win, while Natalie Reyes (No. 8) won 21-9, 21-6.
Ysabelle Balomadres and Angelica Raxas won 21-13, 21-9 in No. 1 doubles action, while Donna Tran and Noni Guevara won 21-11, 21-10 at No. 2.
The 5, 6 and 7 spots were forfeited by Napa in doubles.
Armijo hosts Rodriguez , Wednesday.