Jesuit soccer No. 4 in national prep rankings
Jesuit has moved up one spot to No. 4 in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America fall boys soccer poll.
The Marauders (19-1-1) rank behind No. 1 St. Benedict's Prep of Newark, N.J., No. 2 DeMatha Catholic of Hyattsville, Md., and No. 3 Brentwood of Brentwood, N.Y.
The Marauders remain No. 1 in the NSCAA's Region VIII poll, which includes teams from Northern California, Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico and Nevada.
Granite Bay (15-3-1), which was No. 4 last week, dropped out of the top 15 poll after losing 1-0 to Roseville. Bella Vista (14-0-2) is No. 13.
Balanced scoring has been the theme for McClatchy's 14-0-1 boys soccer team, which has outscored its opponents 65-3. Senior Eddie Ocampo has 10 goals and seven assists, senior Luis Acosta nine goals and seven assists, and senior Brian Grove and junior Diego Belman eight goals and one assist each.
After Monday's hat trick in a 10-0 win over Lindhurst, Capital Christian senior Mauricio Dubon has 22 goals and 10 assists for the 12-3-0 Cougars.
Results from Bronco Invitational meet
El Dorado's Sean Gregg edged Placer's Toby Qualls to help the Cougars win the small-school boys 5K team championship at last Saturday's Bronco Invitational cross country meet in Folsom.
Gregg finished in 16 minutes, 16.59 seconds. Qualls finished in 16:16.92.
Lincoln of Stockton won the large-school team title.
Pleasant Grove's Alex Balph (19:04.19) and Jerriann Wells (19:16.76) finished one-two, and St. Francis won the team title in the girls large-school race.
River Valley's Leanne Jarvis won the girls small-school race (19:37.23) and Del Oro the team title.
Area basketball stars make verbal commits
Bee Player of the Year D'Erryl Williams and new Sheldon teammate Darin Johnson have given verbal commitments to play scholarship basketball.
Williams, a 6-foot-3 point guard, pledged to San Diego State, where his fellow senior teammate and 2012 Delta River League Player of the Year Dakarai Allen also is headed.
Johnson, a 6-4 guard-forward who transferred from Franklin, committed to Washington.
Woodland girls win 4th golf championship
Led by seniors Sara Scarlett, Sydney Santana and Selina Munoz, Woodland won its fourth consecutive Tri-County Conference girls golf championship Monday.
With Scarlett shooting an even-par 71, Woodland won the second league tournament at River Oaks in East Nicolaus.
Santana finished third (behind Inderkum's Amelia Hicks) with a 95, and Munoz was fourth with a 96.