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Published: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 8C
Last Modified: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 - 8:06 pm

Bella Vista gets boost from multisport kicker

Bella Vista senior Tyler Miguel is not only helping the Broncos' boys soccer team to another outstanding season, he's also contributing to the football team.

Miguel, who scored four goals Tuesday in the Broncos' 7-0 win over Del Campo and three last Thursday in a 7-0 win over Oakmont, has helped Bella Vista to an 11-0-1 record (4-0-0 in the Capital Valley Conference).

Miguel has scored 14 goals and has six assists, second to senior Trevor Jackson (17 goals, seven assists) for the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division II champions.

As a kicker in football, Miguel has two field goals and 17 points for the 3-2 Broncos.

The Bella Vista soccer team plays today at Christian Brothers. The football team opens league play Friday at home against Rio Linda.

• Jesuit (15-1-1) climbed from No. 13 to No. 5 in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America fall rankings.

Jesuit, which plays at Davis on Saturday at 7 p.m., beat Chaminade of St. Louis, Mo., 4-0 last Thursday and Pingry of Martinsville, N.J., 1-0 Saturday in the Gateway Soccer Classic in St. Louis.

Jesuit, which defeated Pleasant Grove 3-2 in a Delta River League match Tuesday in Elk Grove, also moved back to the top of the NSCAA's Region VIII rankings. Granite Bay is No. 5.

Vista del Lago races to victory at Stanford

Vista del Lago's Madeleine Ankhelyi and Clare Carroll finished first and second, respectively, in the Division III girls race at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto on Saturday.

Ankhelyi ran the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 39 seconds. Carroll finished in 18:15.

Their finishes, along with Sierra Jaeger (11th, 19:30), Michaela Reynolds (43rd, 20:46) and Meg Howell (50th, 20:57), helped the Eagles win the team title.

Other area highlights:

• Davis' Jack Scranton led the Blue Devils to the Division I boys title by finishing first in 15:51. Woodcreek's Justin Clark (16:06) and Jonathan Horvath (16:11) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

• In the Division I girls race, Oak Ridge placed third in team competition and Pleasant Grove's Alex Balph (18:51) and Jerriann Wells (19:05) were third and fifth, respectively, as individuals.

• Granite Bay's Trent Brendel (15:36) and Maggie Bell (18:07) won the Division II boys and girls races, respectively. Roseville's Neilson Powless (15:49) was third in the boys race.

• Placer's Toby Qualls (15:47) finished second in leading the Hillmen to a second-place finish in the boys D-III race.

Et cetera

• Rocklin's Camille Wagg shot a 3-under-par 70 to lead the Thunder (405) to first place in Monday's Sierra Foothill League tournament at Diamond Oaks.

Granite Bay's Paige Lee, the three-time defending league champion, and Roseville's Virgie Velazquez shot 73s. Granite Bay (441) finished second and Roseville (460) third.

– Bill Paterson

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