Three football players make commitments
Grant senior linebacker Abnor Toma has signed a late letter of intent with Southern Oregon, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school in Ashland that plays at Sacramento State next season.
Cosumnes Oaks junior lineman Kameron Schroeder has given a verbal commitment to Duke, and Pleasant Grove cornerback Brandon Lewis has given a verbal pledge to Boise State. Lewis missed his junior season last fall because of a knee injury.
In other signings:
Valley Christian's Erin Patterson has committed to play volleyball and softball for Wentworth Institute of Technology, an NCAA Division III school in Boston. She is the fourth Valley Christian athlete from the 111-student high school who will play at the next level next year, joining volleyball player Emily Flood (Simpson University in Redding) and baseball players Caleb Van Patten (Simpson) and Jimmy Shaw (San Diego Christian).
Oakmont will hold a signing ceremony at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in the career center for volleyball player Brennah Gladwell (Saint Anselm in Manchester, N.H.) and CIF state champion wrestler Peter Santos (North Carolina State).
Christian Brothers infielder Taryn Sigl will play softball for the University of the Cumberlands, an NAIA school in Williamsburg, Ky.
Pleasant Grove senior shooting guard Avonna Lee will play basketball for Northern Arizona.
Pioneer hires former Woodland standout
Former Woodland and Oregon football standout David Collinsworth is the new Pioneer football coach.
A member of the Woodland High School Hall of Fame, Collinsworth replaces Matt Bryson, who stepped down after three seasons. Bryson went 19-13, including 4-6 last season.
Collinsworth, 42, teaches at Lee Middle School in Woodland. He most recently was the head coach at La Grande High School in Oregon in 2011.
"Really excited to have a hometown coach," said Pioneer athletic director Scott Stephens in an email.
NorCalPreps.com ranks seven football players
Seven area players have been named to NorCalPreps.com's 2014 Football Top 20, including Capital Christian defensive lineman Nifae Lealao at No. 2.
The others: No. 7 Alex Van Dyke, wide receiver, and No. 14 Schroeder of Cosumnes Oaks; No. 15 Calvin Green, athlete, and No. 20 Ngalu Tapa, defensive tackle, of Burbank; No. 16 Lewis, of Pleasant Grove; and No. 19 Joey Banks, safety, Franklin.
Natomas' Sepeda gets seventh in nationals
Natomas wrestler Jordan Sepeda finished seventh at the Flonationals last weekend at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The two-time Sac-Joaquin Section Masters champion defeated Franklyn Lantigua of Osceola, Fla., 5-2 in his 220-pound match.
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Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the name of the college that Christian Brothers High School softball player Taryn Sigl will attend. It also incorrectly listed location of the school. Sigl will attend the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. This information was corrected at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, April 11.