The Vintage, Justin-Siena and American Canyon cross country teams opened their seasons against many of Northern California’s top runners and teams at the annual Ed Sias Classic on the hilly Hidden Valley Park course in Martinez on Saturday.
Vintage’s squads each placed fifth, the boys out of 14 schools and the girls out of 13 in the large school varsity division.
Mary Deeik placed second out of 86 athletes to lead the Vintage varsity girls. The sophomore’s time of 11:14 broke into the top 50 all-time for the course. Also scoring for the Crushers were senior Michaela Kreps (18th, 13:41), sophomores Tamara Hernandez (40th, 14:34) and Josephine Borsetto (42nd, 14:41) and junior Anastasia Busby (54th, 15:15.7), while seniors Chloe Solis (73rd, 16:21.9) and Bailey Stone (76th, 16:43.8) also competed.
Running for the American Canyon varsity girls were junior Qwencee Stewart (20:06.2) and senior Karla Aldana (21:24.9).
For Vintage’s varsity boys, Manny Guzman opened up with a blazing first mile in 4:46 to finish second out of 99 runners. His time of 10:21 just missed the top 50 all-time list, by two seconds. Also scoring for the team were juniors Dylan Frye (22nd, 11:24.6) and Jonathan Wachowski (29th, 11:31.6), and seniors Fernando Cisneros (55th, 12:02.5) and Ryan Olson (60th, 12:10.2). They were followed by seniors Anthony Berghout (62nd, 12:15.8) and Connor Castelazo (68th, 12:29).
Leading the American Canyon boys with a 65th-place finish out of 99 runners was senior Emmanuel De Leon (12:22.8) in the large school varsity division at the Ed Sias Classic last Saturday at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez.
Also competing for the Wolves were junior Dakota Lim (74th, 12:52.6), seniors Wilder Mazariegos (13:22.4) and Jaime Santos (14:01.7), and juniors Matthew Schmid (14:23.6) and Sebastian Hernandez-Lopez (16:27.9).
The Justin-Siena boys were led in the small school varsity division by Casey Potrebic, with a time of 11:07.1 that gave him 13th place out of 130 runners. Rounding out the Braves were Jacob Guiducci (51st, 12:09.5), Devon Bose (52nd, 12:10), Paul Giusto (13:15.7), Brett Carey (13:24), Vishnu Vijayakumar (13:39.1) and Devon de los Santos (13:56.6).
Leading the Justin-Siena girls with a 50th-place finish out of 113 runners was Mia Vlaming (14:58.3). Also running for the Braves were Lauren Aubert (66th, 15:39.2), Emily Breneisen (16:54.5) and Gianna Say (19:36.5).
The 139-runner JV Boys race saw Vintage’s Tucker Lanoue placed 51st (13:38) and Logan Lines 56th (13:41), followed by Ian Reis (14:37.1), Luis Leon (14:54), Dylan Scott (14:56.5) and Sebastian Vance (16:10.1).
In the 105-runner JV girls race for Vintage, Victoria Solorio took 79th (18:52.4), followed by Jordan Simi (18:52.9), Clarise Rivera (20:42.1), Ellie Vandenberg (21:01.6) and Carla Magana (21:07.3).
Vintage’s Frosh-Soph Girls were led by Yadira Garcia (15:17.2) with a 32nd-place finish out of 121 runners. She was followed by Ahnali Wisniewski (15:30.6), Maggie Chapin (15:31.5), Hana Duhig (15:44.5), Kayla Tavakoli (15:59.4) and Milani Harris (20:01.1).
In the 151-runner Frosh-Soph Boys race, American Canyon’s Yahir Madrigal was 70th (13:00.1), followed by teammates Mateo Palacios (14:37.3) and Collin Yan (15:31.7). Running in the race for Justin-Siena were Peter Bowman-Davis (108th, 14:10.5), Nicholas Reyna (14:19.6), Michael Prater (14:37.5), Samuel Trainor (14:42.7), Alexander Cox (15:31.3), Diego Kalten (15:38.1) and John Morales (16:40.3).
Vintage’s Liam Alexander won the freshman boys race in 11:38 out of 164 runners, finishing 20 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Also in the race for Vintage were Drew Holloran (13:06.6), Nicholas Malito (13:26.6) and Nicholas Dominici (13:48.6). Running for American Canyon were Alfons McCoy (25th, 13:19.6), Zak Raymond (57th, 13:50.3), Elvin Fuerte (15:41.2), Ethan Luong (17:02.6), Matthew Aguirre (17:03), Xavier Navarro (18:01.5) and Nikolas Johnson (22:51.9).
Varsity Girls Tennis
Napa 5, Petaluma 2
Winning in singles for the visiting Grizzlies in Thursday’s VVAL match were No. 1 Sophia Mostow over Erika Gilmore, 6-2, 6-3, No. 3 Cameron Wickersham over Emma Palmer, 6-1, 6-4, and No. 4 Sophia Kroll over Amelia Grevin, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. At No. 2, Petaluma’s Miranda Grevin downed Whitney Swafford 6-3, 6-4.
In doubles, Napa’s No. 1 team of Nikki Hill and Bella Banuelos won 6-3, 6-2 over Christina Lang and Olivia Peachey, 3-6, 6-2, 11-9, and No. 2 players Lizbeth Barreda and Ava Moreci topped Sophia Ryan and Abby Dean, 6-0, 6-2. The Trojans No. 3 team of Ellie Hall and Maddie Peachey downed Liz Cassiani and Stella Wilson, 6-2, 4-6, 15-13.
Varsity Girls Water Polo
Napa 12, American Canyon 0
Grizzlies goalie Caitlyn Berryhill recorded the shutout with five blocked shots in Tuesday’s Vine Valley Athletic League road victory. Also for Napa, Meena Khan had three goals, two assists and seven steals, Grace King had three goals and two assists, Sofia Brandon had two goals, and Emma Wallenbrock, Angelina Adams, Alice Graham and Maddie Alexander each scored one goal.
Varsity Boys Water Polo
Napa 18, American Canyon 3
Gibson Page racked up an impressive 14 saves in goal for the Grizzlies in Tuesday’s VVAL road win.
Also for Napa, captains Max Alfaro and Lukas Barrett each netted four goals and three assists, Kadel Hoch scored three goals with one assist, Lukas Opp came off the bench to add two goals, and Connor Flynn, Aidan Ramblas, Jake O’Connor, Lucas Brandon and Nathan Schwarze each scored once.
Wolves fourth in tournament
American Canyon placed fourth in the Gold division of the Tamalpais Tournament in Mill Valley on Saturday. The Wolves placed first in their pool bracket, and then lost close 2-1 matches in the semifinals and consolation finals.
American Canyon was led by Maui Cabrera (five aces, 16 digs, seven kills), Madison Iwatsu (six aces, seven digs, 13 kills), Gabriella Trinidad (seven digs, five kills), Amaya Maulino (nine aces, eight digs, three kills), Rachel Ritter (11 blocks, 11 kills), Lydia Espritu (seven aces, six blocks, 11 kills), Ava Boloyan (nine aces, 11 blocks, 20 kills), Monica Descallar (two aces, 19 digs, three kills), Leila Adel (26 digs), Kayla Perry (seven aces, 13 digs, 12 assists), Patricia Jocson (seven aces, 16 assists), and Carissa Lee (two aces, six digs, 15 assists).