Union Hill takes own tourney
The Union Hill seventh-grade girls won first place at its inaugural tournament this past weekend, beating Weimar 36-27.
Lauren Mickel received all-tournament honors scoring 10 points in the championship game and playing solid defense.
Lady Rattlers move to 5-0
Magnolia’s eighth-grade Lady Rattlers remain undefeated in five games, beating Union Hill Tuesday 42-22.
Sara Schell dominated the boards, dropping in 12 points, while Cindy Solomon added seven and Ariana Jensen had six.
The Lady Rattlers eighth grade won the Union Hill Invitational Tournament last weekend.
Magnolia opened with a 59-10 victory over Loomis. Schell led all scorers with 14 points, while Solomon and Sarah Hagar each scored 10.
Alli Thill chipped in eight points while Shelby Angus, Amanda Clark and Justine Corralejo combined for 14 points.
The second game against Pleasant Valley saw a tight defensive battle which was won with 3 seconds left in the game as Alli Thill tossed in the winning bucket. The final score was 25-24 and moved the Rattlers into the championship game.
The championship was won 42-14 over host Union Hill. Schell led all scorers with 10 points while Hagar had 8 points. The Rattlers continued to play tough defense while sharing the ball offensively getting 10 of their 12 players in the scoring column. Schell was named to the All Tournament Team.
Pleasant Valley Vikings win
flag football opener
The Vikings Beat Yuba River Charter 31-6 at Home.
Leading the offense for the Vikings were James Ramirez with three receptions for 105 yards, including a 45 yard touchdown catch thrown by QB Clay Coon.
Weston Messer was the leading rusher with 97 yards on eight carries with 1 TD and 1 extra point. Brandon Fouse and Nolan Stefani each added a rushing TD. The Quarterbacks, Brandon Fouse and Clay Coon combined for 6 pass completions for 134 yards.
The defense was led by defensive end Freddy Williams with eight tackles (flag pulls) and cornerback Ryley Berzins with five tackles.
Free safety Andrew Hedger had one interception and so did Kevin Patterson, who ran the interception back for a 45 yard touchdown.
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