Small-school star puts up big numbers
Lily Hagerty, a sophomore on Valley Christian's girls basketball team and already one of the Sac-Joaquin Section's top scorers, ramped up her game even more in the postseason.
The 5-foot-8 guard tied a 20-year-old section record when she scored 49 points in an 82-35 win against Trinity Prep of Napa on Feb. 19 in Roseville. Del Campo's Danielle Viglione scored 49 points in a game against Wood in 1993.
Hagerty, averaging 21.8 points a game, followed that up with 27 points in the Lions' 55-26 win last Thursday over New Life Christian of Marysville.
Tonight she will lead No. 2 Valley Christian (16-9) against top-seeded Victory Christian (21-5) in the Division VI girls championship game at Galt High School at 6 p.m.
Victory Christian won last year's first D-VI title 45-37 over Wilton Christian for schools with enrollments of 150 students or less.
More scholar-athletes sign letters of intent
Four area athletes, including three football players, have announced where they will play in college.
Jesuit kicker-punter Andrew Endicott has signed with Nevada, where he will join fellow Bee All-Metro honoree Beau Hershberger of Granite Bay. Endicott was a Bee First Team All-Metro and All-Delta River League Special Teams Player of the Year.
Sutter Choisser of Whitney, the Capital Athletic League co-Offensive Player of the Year at running back, will play at Humboldt State next fall. Choisser also plays defense and on special teams.
Folsom's All-Delta River League lineman Zach Bodnar will play next fall at the University of Chicago. He overcame a torn ACL this season to return in time for the CIF Northern California Open game against De La Salle.
Rio Americano's John Price has signed a letter of intent to play water polo and swim for Pacific. The Capital Athletic League MVP helped lead the Raiders to three consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section D-II boys water polo titles.
St. Francis hires familiar swim coach
St. Francis hired Richard Levin to coach its swimming program. A pool-deck regular for 25 years as an athlete and coach, Levin competed at Jesuit, graduating in 2000 and in recent years has been an age-group swim coach in the region.
CBS' Snyder tosses no-hitter in opener
Junior Haley Snyder opened the 2013 softball season for Christian Brothers on Tuesday by pitching a no-hitter in the Falcons' 5-1 non-league win over visiting Granite Bay.
Snyder struck out 13 and walked one. Taryn Sigl doubled, singled and scored two runs for the Falcons.