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Sports Roundup: Tennis, volleyball, football, youth football results
RedHawks win La Trisha De Witt Doubles Tournament
Coral Imhoff and Taylor Davies won three doubles matches to lead the Colusa High girls tennis team to victory in the 3rd annual La Trisha De Witt Doubles Tournament on Saturday at Live Oak High.
Colusa, Live Oak, Gridley and Oroville brought their top three doubles teams to the single-day tournament, in which they were split off into groups of the No. 1 pairs, No. 2 pairs and No. 3 pairs from each school for pool play.
Imhoff and Davies beat Oroville's top pair of Mayci Whiteman and Karen Yang 10-3 before crushing Live Oak and Gridley's top pairs 10-2. Whiteman and Yang finished second in the pool of No. 1 teams.
Oroville's team of Paja Saykuh and Shisha Yang won the No. 2 pool by opening the tournament with a 10-9 win against Colusa's Cheyenne Laux and Ann Kalisuch. Laux and Kalisuch went on to take second in the No. 2 pool by beating Live Oak 10-3 and Gridley 10-3.
The RedHawks No. 3 doubles team of Ashley Roman and Kodie Solis opened the No. 3 pool with a 10-3 victory against Oroville before edging Live Oak's Yesenia Espinoza and Marcella Anderson 10-7.
Roman and Solis closed out the tournament with one of the most dominant sets in the tournament, beating Gridley 10-1. Espinoza and Anderson placed second in the No. 3 pool.
As a team, Colusa piled up 89 points out of a possible 90. Oroville finished second with 62, Live Oak third with 56 and Gridley fourth with 44.
Colusa 7, Wheatland 2
The Pirates came to Colusa and took the top two singles matches Thursday, but the RedHawks (3-0) won the other four singles matches and swept the three doubles pairings.
Laux defeated Laura Ferrero 6-3, 6-2 and Kalisuch swept Flora Cano 6-0, 6-0. Laux and Kalisuch teamed up to win their doubles match 8-0.
Roman beat Isabella Zarges 6-1, 6-1 and Solis beat Tea Tanner 6-2, 6-0. Roman and Solis had little trouble winning their doubles match 8-0.
Imhoff and Davies bounced back from their singles losses to Morgane Rivoal and Alyssa Kreditor to beat them in doubles 8-3.
Colusa 9, Sutter 0
Colusa swept the singles matches on Sept. 3, allowing coach Dak Kalisuch to shift his doubles pairs around.
Laux and Kalisuch moved up to face Sutter's No. 1 doubles team and the RedHawk pair was ready for the challenge, winning 8-6. Roman and Solis moved up to the No. 2 doubles and won 8-5. Sophia Garcia and Haley Lyss got in a varsity match and demolished their opponents 8-1.
Taylor Davies dropped her first set in the No. 2 singles match 4-6 but bounced back with 6-1, 6-1 victories in the final two sets.
Roman and Solis swept the No. 4 and No. 6 matches 6-0, 6-0. Imhoff won her match 6-2, 6-0, Laux won 6-1, 6-1, and Kalisuch won 6-0, 6-1.
Pierce 3, Maxwell 2
Pierce hasn't lost a volleyball match to another Colusa County team since November 2011 but Maxwell nearly snapped that streak, forcing the Bears into a tie-breaker in the fifth set Sept. 3.
The senior-laden Panthers squad was playing in its first game of the season and couldn't overcome the stellar play of Bears seniors Mariah Diaz (13 kills, eight blocks) and Natalie Corona (10 kills, five blocks).
Three sophomores played well for Pierce; Carissa Cabral served eight aces, made four kills and 15 digs, Riley Voorhees had four aces, two kills and 10 digs, and Molly Doherty had 28 assists.
Pierce won 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 19-25, 19-17.
Kaily McKinley led Maxwell with 13 kills, Jenna Powell had nine kills, Brittney Haywood had seven, Jessie Otterson, six and Taylor Perry had four.
Note: Scores for the East Nicolaus v. Williams and Colusa v. Oroville volleyball matches were not reported on MaxPreps or to the Sun-Herald.
Redding Christian 44, Princeton 0
Facing the No. 1-ranked team in Northern Section 8-man football, Princeton found stopping Redding Christian quarterback Hayden Piper difficult.
Piper passed for 119 yards and three touchdowns, ran for 136 yards and another score, and returned an interception for a touchdown.
Oscar Espinoza led the Eagles with 12 carries for 61 yards and Gavino Mitchum had 13 carries for 58 yards.
The Eagles (0-2) faced the two top teams in 8-man football in the first two weeks of the season and have another tough opponent this week when No. 4 ranked Butte Valley comes to town.
Chico Jaguars 31, Colusa Cowboys 7 (peewees)
Thomas Heidrick rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown as the Cowboys (1-2) lost to the undefeated Chico Jaguars.
Coby Elvert ran for 30 yards and passed for 16, Mason Saso ran for 11 yards, and Rudy Camberos ran for six yards and caught one pass for 16 yards.
Colusa Cowboys 33, Chico Jaguars 6 (junior midgets)
Aksil Coombs had 56 rushing yards, 46 receiving yards and two touchdowns aa the Cowboys remained undefeated after beating the Chico Jaguars (1-2).
Shane Calcagno rushed for 118 rushing yards and one touchdown, and Brandon Guevera had 58 yards rushing, 11 yards receiving and two touchdowns, and Tommy Davis ran for 28 yards.
Calcagno led the team with seven tackles, Coombs and Xavier Lopez had six tackles. Grant Hartill had three tackles and a fumble recovery, and Daniel Lopez recovered a fumble.
Juan Arreguin led the Cowboys with 10 tackles, Anthony Berry made six, Drew Hartill had six and Derrek Roa added five tackles.
Chico Jaguars 35, Colusa 8 (midgets)
Dutch Kalfsbeek passed for 127 yards and Miguel Boites ran in a touchdown but the Cowboys (1-2) lost to the visiting Chico Jaguars (2-1) on Saturday in Colusa.
Juan Huerta had 88 yards receiving, Eddie Rodriguez had 27 yards receiving and 25 yards rushing, and Wade Townsend had 12 yards receiving. Kalfsbeek also rushed for 15 yards.
Kicker Joe Diaz booted in a successful 2-point field goal, and Rodriguez and Angel Velazquez recovered fumbles.