Tanner Trosin passed for two touchdowns and ran for two to power state-ranked American River College over rival Sacramento City 44-23 on Saturday at Hughes Stadium in a NorCal Football Conference regular-season finale.
Deon Ransom rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns, and Trosin had touchdown tosses to Tyler Young and J’Juan Muldrow as the No. 5 Beavers (9-1) secured a wild-card berth in the first California Community College playoffs. ARC lost its state No. 1 ranking after last week’s 31-28 loss to defending state and national champion Butte, which also clinched a playoff berth.
ARC will play at longtime national power City College of San Francisco next Saturday. The Rams (9-1) lost only to American River this season, 13-0 at ARC on Sept. 27, the only shutout in the 38-year coaching career of coach George Rush. But because the Rams won the Bay 6 Conference championship with a 23-7 victory Saturday over San Mateo, they will host. ARC tied Butte for the NorCal Conference title.
A year after going 1-9, Sac City went 6-4 and expects to land a non-playoff bowl game.
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▪ UC Davis’ Hilary Hunt and Courtney Schultz each posted two wins, and the Aggies had the fastest times in all 14 swimming events, propelling the home team to a 149-140 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation victory over BYU, UCD reported.
Hunt and Schultz led UC Davis with 18 points apiece as the Aggies exhibitioned all their swimmers in the final four events of the day (500-yard freestyle, 100 butterfly, 400 individual medley and 200 free relay) after sprinting out to an early lead.
Hunt triumphed in both backstroke distances, touch-ing in 57.16 seconds in the 100 and 2 minutes, 4.25 seconds in the 200. Schultz won back-to-back events, claiming the 50 free in 24.28 and the 100 free in 52.79 after the break.
Both also were members of the fastest 200 free relay squad, with Hilvy Cheung and Brittany Rojo, that closed out the meet with a Schaal Aquatics Center record of 1:36.57.
▪ Kaylin Squyres posted match highs of 24 kills and 18 digs while providing four of her team’s 14 blocks, helping host UC Davis (15-11, 10-3 Big West Conference) post a 21-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-22 victory over UC Irvine (17-11, 7-6), according to UCD. The Aggies moved a half-game ahead of Hawaii for second place in the Big West with their fifth straight victory.
Bee Sports staff