Preps Names and News: Tucker, Votino to wrestle in college

Published: Thursday, May. 2, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 8C
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 2, 2013 - 8:17 am

Tucker, Votino to wrestle in college

Shayne Tucker of Bella Vista, the three-time Sac-Joaquin Section Masters wrestling champion and two-time CIF state runner-up, has signed a national letter of intent with the University of Oklahoma.

Tucker, 43-4 this past season, won Masters titles at 130, 138 and 152 pounds, was a state runner-up as a senior and junior and a four-year state qualifier.

Another wrestler moving on to the next level is Elk Grove's Scott Votino. The CIF state 195-pound runner-up, 32-3 this past season, will compete for Army.

Others to announce signings, by sport:

Baseball – Elk Grove's Mike Wright, San Jose State; Granite Bay's Ryan Rosa, Cal Poly, Travis Magness, Linfield, and Gabe Meza, Sacramento State.

Basketball – Pleasant Grove's Cole Nordquist, Hawaii Pacific; Rocklin's Drew Ardissone, Pacific Lutheran; and Sheldon's Donielle Hair, Dominican.

Soccer – Justin Childs, BYU-Hawaii; Mark Caliguire, Dominican, and Billy Baker, Lesley-Cambridge, Mass., – all from Bella Vista; Cosumnes Oaks' Arriana Rieland, Jackson State, and Dylan Wakefield, Chico State; Elk Grove's Brianna Avila, UC Riverside; Sheldon's Madison McCann, Louisiana Tech.

Swimming – Woodcreek's Sydney Bello, Azusa Pacific; Franklin's Mark Langston, Seattle.

NorCal rugby playoffs set for this weekend

The Northern California High School Rugby playoffs will be held Friday through Sunday at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex in Elverta.

Among the 45 boys and girls teams competing in 10 divisions are six-time national champion Jesuit and 2012 national champion Dixon. Both already have qualified for the USA Rugby National Invitational Tournament on May 16-18 in Elkhart, Ind.

On Friday, Jesuit plays McClatchy at 5 p.m., and Dixon faces Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland at 6:30 p.m. in the Boys Varsity Single School semifinals.

The championship match is at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The NorCal divisional winners will advance to the California State Cup on May 25-26 at the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club on Treasure Island.

The event is sponsored by the Northern California Youth Rugby Association.

Baseball showcase targets breast cancer

Jesuit athletic director Chris Fahey reports that last Saturday's fifth annual Albie Swingin' for Life Breast Cancer Baseball Showcase at Sacramento City College raised more than $11,000.

Fahey says the event now has raised more than $50,000 for the foundation to support breast cancer awareness, health services and family support for those battling the disease.

This year's event had added buzz when small school Bradshaw Christian upset then-Bee No. 1 Elk Grove 5-1 in the finale of the four-game event.

Call The Bee's Bill Paterson, (916) 326-5506.

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