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Napa Stormers rugby

The Napa Stormers' forwards captain Logan Zampa moves the ball into Elsie Allen territory as teammate Princeton Toki looks on Sunday at Napa Valley College.

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After the ball went over the sideline, jumpers compete for the ball being thrown into the lineout on Sunday at Napa Valley College. Jumping for the Napa Stormers in the middle is backline captain Michael Blatteis as he is lifted by, from left, Princeton Toki, Nolazoo Osualdo and Tyler Smith.

The Napa Stormers high school rugby team fell 38-14 to the Elsie Allen Lobos in a battle of Redwood Empire League unbeatens Sunday at Napa Valley College to determine first and second place.

The visitors from Santa Rosa took control during the first 20 minutes, building a 21-0 lead as they surprised the Stormers with their speed to the breakdown point – the ruck when a player is tackled.

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The Napa Stormers' Luke Barrett moves the ball through traffic as teammates Marcus Henry, far left, and Logan Zampa, far right, look on Sunday at Napa Valley College.

The Stormers responded and upped their tempo, getting spectacular tries from Princeton Toki and Logan Zampa in the second half, with Zampa kicking a pair of 2-point conversions.

“It was an awesome presentation of high level rugby in California and exciting to watch,” Stormers coach Barend Venter said. “Both teams hung out after the game and shared the game experience in true rugby brotherhood fashion.”

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The Napa Stormers' Kyle Berryhill, bottom, is tackled by an Elsie Allen defender Sunday at Napa Valley College.

The Stormers will play their final home game at 11 a.m. April 21 at NVC.

Prep Badminton

Vintage 8, Rodriguez 7

The Crushers prevailed in Tuesday’s Monticello Empire League road contest when No. 5 doubles players Emma Hall and Ixchel Sanchez pulled out a 22-24, 21-17, 21-11 comeback win.

Also winning in doubles for Vintage were No. 1 players Anna Douglas and Izza Belle Ygnalaga, 21-17, 21-14, No. 2 players Bella Campbell and Maryanna Reyes, 21-19, 21-11, and No. 4 players Zoie Cortez and Mary Lastrella, 23-21, 17-21, 21-17.

The Crushers got singles wins at No. 3 through No. 6, respectively, from Reyes, 21-17, 11-21, 21-13, Ygnalaga, 21-9, 21-8, Douglas, 21-14, 21-11, and Lastrella, 21-16, 21-15.

Campbell fell 21-13, 21-14 at No. 1 singles, as did Martha Arroyo at No. 2 singles, 21-5, 21-8. Rodriguez also got singles wins from No. 7 Jadelien Lieu over Hall, 21-19, 17-21, 22-20, and No. 8 Sriha Srinnasan over Cortez, 21-15, 16-21, 21-16.

The Mustangs got doubles wins over No. 3 players Arroyo and Meri Baltazar, 21-11, 21-10, over No. 6 players America Garcia and Fatima Pena, 21-9, 21-9, and over No. 7 players Vineela Donthi and Carla Magana, 21-18, 21-8.

Vacaville 11, Napa 5

Only two Napa players won singles matches in Monday’s MEL home contest – No. 2 Dulce Chocooj over Ally Barling, 21-19, 21-15, and No. 6 Bella Pineda over Banann Isbeih, 21-18, 21-17.

Vacaville got wins at No. 1, by Kaylie Orozco over Chelsea Pascual 21-19, 21-13, and No. 3, where Sarah Crismon held off Vanessa Garcia 21-8, 20-22, 21-15. The Bulldogs also won over No. 4 Elina Chapouris, 22-20, 21-18, No. 5 Jacqueline Perez 21-10, 21-14, No. 7 Maya Cisneros, 21-11, 21-13, and No. 8 Alexandria Martinez, 21-19, 21-18.

In doubles, Napa got wins from No. 1 players Chocooj and Pascual, 21-17, 21-15, No. 3 players Chapouris and Pineda, 21-13, 21-19, and No. 6 Yulissa Zambrano and Anahi Tovar, 21-13, 21-19.

Falling were No. 2 players Garcia and Alejandra Carrillo, 21-11, 21-16, No. 4 players Martinez and Alondra Perez, 21-11, 21-16, No. 5 players Cisneros and Cynthia Ruiz, 21-16, 21-17, and No. 7 players Lucero Alvarez and Perez, 21-10, 21-12.

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