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Evolve Volleyball Club

PROUD RUNNERS-UP: The Evolve Volleyball Club 18’s celebrate their second-place finish out of 58 team in the Festival Fiesta Classic at the University of Phoenix stadium Feb. 17-19 in Phoenix, Arizona. Coached by Kelly Van Winden, Josh Anabo and Lauren Meanza, they posted a record of 7-2, losing 25-13, 25-21 to the Utah Storm in the final. Team members pictured with the high schools they attend are, from left, Emma Alvarado (Vacaville Christian), Megan Stanek (Vacaville Christian), Myla Jacobo (Napa), Makenna Walls (Napa), Kailyn Kaiser (Vanden) , Madison Klungel (Vintage), Kelsey Klungel ( Vintage), Kendall Welpott (Dixon), Kamryn Mitchell (St. Patrick-St. Vincent), Lindsay Martin (St. Helena) and Alexis Moriarty (Vacaville).

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American Canyon High 285-pounder Lucas Gramlick, the only local wrestler in this year’s CIF State Championships, lost his first match but stayed alive with three consolation wins Friday before bowing out Saturday with a top-12 finish at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.

Ranked 20th in the state by going in, the senior was pinned in one minute by Centennial senior Kaleb Abernathy, ranked 16th in the state, in his opener.

Gramlick bounced back with a 5-0 win over 22nd-ranked Edgar Valdez, an Arroyo senior, before posting an impressive pin of 15th-ranked Buchanan senior Naishawn Duchett with 23 seconds left in the second period.

He then pinned 19th-ranked Bullard senior Patrick Slatic 20 seconds into the second period.

That led to a rematch with Del Campo junior Levi Markey, whom Gramlick had defeated in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I-A final two weeks before. Markey, who had just lost in the quarterfinals, ousted Gramlick with a 6-4 decision in overtime.

Varsity Badminton

Vintage 14, American Canyon 1

The Crushers rolled at American Canyon on Wednesday.

Winning for Vintage in singles were No. 1 Bella Campbell over Antoinette Nagal, 21-12, 21-17, No. 3 Maryanna Reyes over Eliza Tobias, 21-11, 21-15; No. 4 Anna Douglas over Jessica Ramos, 21-8, 21-15; No. 5 Izza Belle Ygnalaga over Tammy Lam, 21-5, 21-6; No. 6 Mary Lastrella over Sydne Johnson, 21-12, 21-4; No. 7 Zoie Cortez over Maria Macatbag, 21-14, 21-12; and No. 8 Emma Hall over Sammy Saravia, 21-13, 21-12.

Evangelyn Tran recorded the Wolves’ win at No. 2 singles, 21-18, 13-21, 21-18 over Martha Arroyo.

For Vintage at No. 1 through No. 7 doubles, respectively, it was Douglas and Ygnalaga over Nagal and Tran, 21-18; 21-14, Campbell and Reyes over Lam and Ramos, 21-13, 21-14; Arroyo and America Baltazar over Tobias and Macatbag, 21-14, 21-18; Cortez and Lastrella over Bonalba and Badua, 21-10, 21-12; Ixchel Sanchez and Hall over Johnson and Saravia, 27-25, 21-8; Paige Rincon and Isabella Ervin over Genesis Billingsley and Sabina Mendoza, 21-11, 21-18; and Vineela Donthi and Carla Magana over Ruth Santiago and Juliana Tran, 21-19, 21-12.