Preps roundup: Frogs net season low to top Argonaut

By The Union Democrat Sports Department April 03, 2013 08:00 pm

The Bret Harte Bullfrog golfers shot a season low on Tuesday to remain unbeaten in the Mother Lode League.

The Bullfrogs shot a 202 to defeat Argonaut (231) at Castle Oaks.

Bret Harte’s Alex Milward and Colin Casey tied for medalist honors with a pair of 39s.

Also for the Bullfrogs (7-0 MLL), Scott Hatfield shot a 40 and Rodney Riner and Jayden Saville each carded a 42.

Bret Harte’s previous low this season was a 204.

Argonaut was led by Austin Oliver’s 40.

The Bullfrogs will next host the Linden Lions on Thursday at Greenhorn Creek at 4 p.m. 

Wildcat swimmers split with Ripon

The Sonora Wildcat swimmers split with Ripon on Tuesday with the boys winning 86-84 and girls losing 94-76.

“The boys had a great meet,” said Wildcat head coach John Jay Verhuel. “Ripon had some fast swimmers, but our depth was able to win in the end.  Our seniors and juniors had a great meet, but it was the freshmen and sophomores who stepped it up to give us the win. And although the girls didn’t win, there were some very good swims.”

For the Sonora boys, freshman Coulter Bassi scored in the 100 fly and finished third in the 500 free.

“Those are two tough swims,” said Verhuel. “I’ve asked a lot of Coulter, especially for a freshman, and he never lets me down.”

Sophomores Riley Richey and Damien Carrabella each swam the 500 free and finished in fourth and fifth, repsectively.

Fellow sophomore Spencer Lyons had two third-place finishes, in the 200 IM and the 100 back.

“Without Richey and Carabella’s fourth and fifth place finishes, we wouldn’t have won,” said Verhuel. “And Spencer is good in any event, especially for a sophomore.”

For the girls, Verhuel said, “Katherine Hohne, a senior, had a great 200 free and 100 fly. Marta Houghton (senior) had a solid 200 IM and just got touched out in the 100 back, with a season best. Tess Houghton (sophomore), Katie Ferris (sophomore), Sarah Cormier (sophomore) and Shannon Friend (sophomore) had a couple of great relays.  Tess was second in the 200 and 500 free and Shannon was second in the 50 free.  And Olivia Hurley (junior) had two good swims in the 100 fly and 100 breast. All the girls have been working really hard, everyone has been doing a great job and I look forward to the rest of the season with them.”

Skins fall to MLL-leading Amador

The Calaveras Redskins fell to second place in the Mother Lode League girls’ soccer standings after suffering its first MLL loss Wednesday against the Amador Buffaloes in Sutter Creek.

“Amador’s a good team,” said Calaveras head coach Rob Leetham of the first-place Buffaloes. “They passed very well, they were fast and they have a great defense. They also have a good offense that just wears you down.”

Redskin Tiffany Souza scored Calaveras’ lone goal in the tough 2-1 defeat.

Calaveras (7-7-1, 4-1-1 MLL) is now a game behind Amador (5-0-1 MLL) for a share of first place as Tuesday’s game kicked off the second of three rounds of league competition for the MLL’s six teams.

The Redskins next host the fourth-place Linden Lions (2-3-1 MLL) at 7 p.m., Thursday, in San Andreas. Elsewhere in Calaveras County, the Bret Harte Bullfrogs will be hosting the Buffaloes that same night.

Bears JV soccer earns first win

The Summerville Bears junior varsity girls’ soccer team earned its first win on Tuesday, 2-0 over Bret Harte at Thorsted Field.

Said Bears head coach Susan Loyd, “Taylor Adams had a nice shot on goal, Mariah Graham had a beautiful cross which the goalie deflected and Emily Hartle was in position to knock it in for the second goal. 

Meaghan Hodge is back in defense after a long injury, team captain Gabbi Chipponeri, Danielle Kirkland and Kelsey Darrin all played solid defense. Gabbi Grande moved back to center mid and distributed well. Hopefully things will turn around for us. This is the first game all season we had our whole team together.”