The Calaveras High School varsity boys cross country team continued its strong start to the 2019 season by winning its second invitational in as many attempts.
Last Friday, September 13, the Calaveras varsity boys finished first out of 13 teams at the North Tahoe Kiwanis Mountain Motivational Invitational.
Calaveras, which also finished first in the season-opening Lodi Flame Invitational on August 23, placed three runners in the top 10, led by senior Jacob Christopher, who placed first out of 111 runners with a time of 21 minutes, 32 seconds on the 3.3-mile course.
Also for the Calaveras boys, junior Jaime Espirtu placed eighth; sophomore Garrett Hesser placed ninth; senior Bennie Hesser placed 12th; and senior Jeremy Milligan placed 16th.
Calaveras finished first with 40 points, well ahead of runner-up Pacific Grove (73 points).
Also for Calaveras at the North Tahoe invitational, junior Katarina Borchin placed fifth out of 54 runners in the varsity girls race; and Calaveras placed first in the 2.8-mile frosh/soph girls race with sophomores Emma Alliende, Bridgette Boriolo and Sage Miller placing third, fourth and sixth, respectively.
Calaveras hosted the first Mother Lode League cluster meet of the season on Wednesday in San Andreas.
Freshman leads Argo at Ruff
The Argonaut cross country team continued its preparations for MLL competition at the Josh Ruff Memorial Invitational last Saturday at the Willow Hills Reservoir Course in Folsom.
Highlighting the day for the Mustangs was a sixth-place finish for freshman Peyton Clark in the 3,400-meter frosh/soph girls race. Clark completed the course in 16:40.76 to earn a medal. Also for Argonaut, junior Anna Rose beat her state-qualifying time from the end of last season on this same course by placing 37th out of more than 250 runners in the 5,000-meter varsity girls race with a time of 22:05.43; and sophomore Michael Martinez placed 31st in the 3,400-meter frosh/soph boys small schools race with a time of 14:37.18.
Argonaut 207, Linden 240
The Mustangs shot their best round of the year in Monday’s Valley Foothill League North division match against the Lions at Castle Oaks Golf Club.
Seniors Kaylee Weaver and Gracie Sandoval led the charge for Argonaut, shooting 46 and 47, respectively. Also for the Mustangs (6-2 VFL North), junior Kate Johnson shot a 49; sophomore Chloe Crosby and freshman Julia Votaw each shot a 65; and junior Bella Olivarria added a 66.
Amador sweeps Calaveras
In a pre-Mother Lode League tune-up on Monday in Jackson, the Amador boys and girls earned victories over Calaveras.
In the boys game, Cole Hasson scored seven goals, including three in the fourth quarter, to help lead Amador to a 17-10 victory over Calaveras.
In the girls game, Brandy Bassham and Mia Riordan scored six goals each in a 16-11 win for the Buffaloes.
Summerville 3, Amador 1
The Buffaloes came out strong in Tuesday’s match in Sutter Creek, but the Bears stole the momentum with close wins in back-to-back sets and took a 22-25, 26-24, 26-24, 25-22 win. Freshman Drew Lyman led Amador with eight kills. Also for the Buffaloes (5-13, 1-3 MLL), seniors Morgan Purdy and Katie Combs served six aces each.