Sports Roundup: Football, volleyball, cross country, tennis, youth football results
Pierce 50, Mt. Shasta 14
Jake Voorhees threw touchdown passes to Joe Howard and Oscar Sanchez to lead the Bears in their Sacramento Valley League opener in Mt. Shasta.
Saul Mendez, Adolfo Ramirez and John Grife added touchdown runs for Pierce (4-2, 1-0).
Sanchez's score covered 40 yards, while Howard's touchdown catch was 20 yards.
Howard added a 25-yard interception return for a score and led Pierce with 11 tackles. David Castaneda dominated the line, accumulating three sacks.
Mendez finished with 183 yards rushing and Ramirez ran for 101 yards as the Bears amassed 370 yards on the ground.
Pierce continues SVL play Friday when they host Durham.
Williams 26, Esparto 2
Three Yellowjackets backs ran for more than 100 yards as they opened Mid-Valley League with a victory against Esparto on the road.
Fernando Rodriguez had 17 carries for 175 yards and two touchdowns, Damian Garcia ran 10 times for 155 yards and a touchdown and Freddy Velazquez rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on six carries.
Freddy Cervantes completed 3 of 7 passes for 85 yards and added 29 yards rushing.
Williams (4-2, 1-0) goes on the road for its next two games before returning home for a two-game home stand to end league play.
Maxwell 48, Los Molinos 7
Blake Vierra accounted for five touchdowns as the Panthers cruised at home in their Mountain Valley League opener at home.
Vierra ran for two scores, one of 55 yards and one of 30 yards. Eddie Rangel had a 17-yard touchdown run and caught two of Vierra's three scoring passes, one a 50-yarder and the other 55 yards.
Laine LaGrande had a 50-yard touchdown catch, and Bryce Perry added a 33-yard touchdown catch and a 55-yard punt return for a score.
It was a tight game early, as Maxwell led only 13-7 after the first quarter, but the Panthers (4-2, 1-0) scored 20 points in the second quarter to lead 33-7 at the half, then cruised from there.
The Panthers play host to Chester on Friday.
Princeton 74, Greenville 48
The Eagles continue to light up the scoreboard as they won for the fourth consecutive game, beating the Indians on their homecoming in Greenville.
During their win-streak, Princeton (4-3, 3-0 California 8-man South) has outscored its opponents 236-104.
The Eagles led 24-22 at halftime before pulling away with 50 points in the second half.
Junior running back Oscar Espinoza had a monster game, scoring seven touchdowns. He ran for 228 yards and six touchdowns on 24 carries, and added a 65-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Senior running back Gavino Mitchum accumulated more yards than Espinoza, rushing 25 times for 254 yards and scoring three touchdowns. Mitchum was all over the field on defense, making a team-high 12 tackles, and adding a sack and a 24-yard interception return.
Luis Angel caught three two-point conversion receptions and intercepted two passes, one of which he returned 30 yards. Senior Lucas Hubbard made an impact on defense with 10 tackles.
Princeton plays under the lights for homecoming on Friday.
RedHawks run at West Valley Invitational
Mollie Townzen got a taste of the course where the Northern Section championships will be held, finishing 11th out of 88 varsity girls runners.
Townzen was the RedHawks only varsity girl running in the race and completed the 3-mile course in 20-minutes, 57 seconds.
Colusa's varsity boys team finished 10th overall, beating out schools such as Foothill, Paradise and Eureka. Max Valdez led the RedHawks with a 28th-place finish, covering the 3-mile course in 17:52. Felipe Granandos (45th, 18:36), Zachary Vaillancourt (63rd, 19:32), Alan Iniguez (67th, 19:56) and Salvador Valencia (69th, 20:08) rounded out Colusa's top five.
Adrianna Abele was Colusa's top runner in the junior varsity girls race finishing 22nd with a time of 17:29 on the 2.2-mile course.
Alec Schantz had the RedHawks best time in the junior varsity boys race, coming in 41st with a time of 15:20.
Lady 'Jackets win MVL dual meet
The Yellowjackets placed the top four runners, and five of the top six, in Wednesday's dual meet against the Braves in Hamilton City.
Daniela Plaza (25:04), Rylee Coder (25:25), Marisol Esparza (26:58) and Luz Rios (27:21) finished ahead of the first Hamilton runner, and Ingrid Santos (28:06) took sixth place.
Jesus Hernandez led the Williams varsity boys team with a fourth-place finish, covering the 3.1-mile course in 20:04. Juan Aceves (6th, 20:39), Ramiro Navarro (8th, 20:59), Alonso Navarro (9th, 21:01) and Cuitlahuac Cruz (11th, 21:24) rounded out the Yellowjackets top five.
Colusa 6, Live Oak 3
The RedHawks completed the season sweep of defending Sacramento Valley League champion Live Oak with a decisive victory in Corning Thursday.
Coral Imhoff (6-1, 6-2), Taylor Davies (6-2, 6-3), Cheyenne Laux (6-4, 6-1) and Ann Kalisuch (4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4) won their singles matches.
Imhoff and Davis won the No. 1 doubles match 8-0, and Laux and Kalisuch won the No. 2 doubles match 8-2.
Princeton 3, Champion Christian 0
The Eagles opened Pioneer-Valley League play with a decisive sweep of Champion Christian at home by the scores of 25-7, 25-5, 25-18 on Thursday.
Maryssa Martin led Princeton (13-8, 1-0) with eight kills and three aces, Lola Gonzalez added six kills and five aces, and Brianna Zoller chipped in six kills. Lauren Ferreira had a team-high 10 assists.
Maxwell 3, Portola 0
The Panthers won their 10th consecutive game with a sweep of Mid-Valley League opponent Portola at home on Thursday. Maxwell won by the scores of 25-6, 25-16, 25-20.
Brittany Haywood led Maxwell with eight kills and Jenna Powell launched a team-high 11 aces to go along with seven kills. Jessie Otterson contributed seven kills and five aces, and Kaily McKinley added five kills.
Pierce 3, Live Oak 0
Carissa Cabral's serve was un-returnable and the Bears swept the Sacramento Valley League foe Live Oak 25-10, 25-13, 25-11 on the road Oct. 8.
Cabral finished with eight aces, Mariah Diaz added five aces and five blocks, and Natalie Corona contributed four kills. Molly Doherty had 12 assists.
Quincy 3, Colusa 0
The Trojans handed Colusa (5-11, 1-1) its first MVL loss of the season with a 25-15, 25-22, 25-20 sweep on Oct. 8. No statistics were reported for the RedHawks.
Maxwell 3, Williams 0
McKinley and Powell knocked down nine kills apiece as the Panthers swept Williams 25-11, 25-19, 25-16 on Oct. 8.
Taylor Perry added five kills, Haywood served up five aces and setter Shelen Boyes had three aces to go along with an efficient day of passing.
Willows 19, Colusa 12 (peewees)
Eduardo Ambriz rushed for 85 yards, scored two touchdowns and intercepted a pass but the Cowboys (1-7, 0-4) lost a close game against the Coyotes.
Derreck Roa rushed for 23 yards and made six tackles, Juan Arreguin added 22 yards and five tackles, and Colby Elvert rushed for 10 yards and passed for 15 yards.
Brady Bolley ran for five yards and made seven tackles, Thomas Heidrick ran for five yards and had kickoff returns of 40 and 16 yards.
Rudy Camberos and Anthony Berry made six tackles each and Maurico Velazquez made four tackles.
Colusa 43, Willows 14 (jr. midgets)
The Cowboys (7-1, 4-0) junior midgets remained atop the Southern Conference-II standings with a decisive victory against the Coyotes.
Aksil Coombs led the team with 91 yards rushing and a touchdown, Luis Diaz had 52 yards and two touchdowns rushing, and Brendan Garcia 33 yards and a touchdown. Josue Sullivan had a five-yard touchdown.
Shane Calcagno ran for 25 yards, Xavier Lopez chipped in 21 yards, Jacob Havens added 14 yards, and Brandon Guevara ran for eight yards and kicked three extra points.
Camron Telford led the defense with 11 tackles, Tommy Davis made eight tackles and intercepted a pass, Diaz made eight tackles, and Grant Hartill had four tackles.
Willows 34, Colusa 24 (midgets)
Miguel Boites rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns, including a 55-yard scamper, but the Willows Coyotes proved to be too much on Saturday.
The Cowboys (1-7, 0-4) had another 15 yards and a touchdown on the ground from Levi Kalfsbeek, and Fernando Castillo rushed for 20 yards. Quarterback Wade Townsend passed for 44 yards, all to Joe Diaz, and ran for another eight.
Matt Cortez intercepted a pass and blocked a field goal on defense. Rudi Gutierrez and Angel Velazquez led the defense with five tackles, Gerardo Tapia made four tackles and Curtis Vaughn had three.