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Fast times, long distances recorded at MLL/TVL Challenge

Union Democrat staff

Calaveras, Sonora and Summerville posted some fast times and long distances Tuesday at the Mother Lode League/Trans Valley League Challenge at Riverbank High School.

The Calaveras boys took first place with 301 points and was followed by Sonora’s 238.75 points.

The Calaveras girls finished in second place while Summerville earned sixth and Sonora seventh.

Jaiden Caldwell and Jasmine Blair each took home two first place prizes and Wyatt Posten and Jeremy Milligan each claimed individual events.

Caldwell and Blair won the boys’ and girls’ shot put and discus, respectively. Caldwell tossed the shot 44 feet, five inches and slung the discus 133-02 for wins in both.

Blair heaved the four kilogram sphere 32-04 and the discus 105-07.

Posten won the 400-meter run and Milligan took just over 10 minutes to win the 3200.

Other notable Calaveras finishes include: Allura Bilderback second in the 100 hurdles; Courtney Davis second in the triple jump; Anthony Giangregorio second in the long jump; Chase Jones third in the long jump; Saul Macias third in the 3200; Tyler Leetham third in the 300 hurdles; Christopher Williams third in the shot put; Taylor Squire third in the discus; Katarina Lohsen was fourth in the shot put and Jamaica Dorsey was fifth in the 100 meter.

Sonora had five first-place finishes, including two from Cassi Land, and one each from CJ Castleman, Kane Rodgers and Coleton Sanguinetti.

Land likely slept well Tuesday night after finishing first in the 1600 and 3200 while also adding points in the 400 (fourth) and 800 (second).

Castleman, a sophomore, won the 100 meter and was second in the 200.

Sanguinetti reached 12 feet, 1 inch in winning the pole vault competition and Rodgers leaped 20-07.5 to win the long jump.

Also for Sonora, Jackson McIlroy was second in the 3200 and third in the 800; Ryan Dunlap was second in the 1600 and fourth in the 3200 and sophomore Conner Pullen was fifth in the shot put.

Summerville’s Grace Fulkerson and Faith Gowen paced the Bears with two victories.

Fulkerson won the high jump with a height of 4 feet, 10 inches. Gowen was the top pole vaulter reaching 8-01.

Also for Summerville, Jesse Hart-McNeal was second in the 110 hurdles; Marie Schermeister was second in the long jump; Karina Herrera was second in the shot put; Mikayle Gourley was third in the high jump; Hunter Kronholm was third in the 200; Mackenzie Hartwig was third in the 800 and Emili Rico was fourth in the 800.

Summerville baseball loses to Lions; 2nd straight in MLL

Linden made the most of five hits Friday, beating the Summerville Bears 6-1 at the Lions’ home park.

Linden scored one in the first to which Summerville answered in the top of the third.

The Lions added two more in the bottom of the third and added three more in the fifth for the final score.

Linden’s Noah Fry hurt the Bears at the plate with a single and triple and five runs batted in.

The Bears banged out seven hits but couldn’t get most across the plate.

Josh Wozynski went 2 for 4 with a double, Jake Wozynski went 2 for 3 with a run scored, Luke Fulkerson doubled and Antonio Escobedo and Kyle Norton singled.

Gabe Walker suffered the loss allowing four hits, three walks and two earned runs in two-plus innings.

Jake Wozynski relieved and tossed 3 2/3 innings with two earned runs allowed and six strikeouts.

The Bears (1-2 MLL) finished the week with two Mother Lode League losses and look to get back in the win column at 4 p.m. Tuesday against the Bret Harte Bullfrogs in Angels Camp.

Bullfrogs JV baseball rally falls short against Escalon

The Bret Harte Bullfrogs junior varsity baseball team lost 8-7 Thursday at Escalon in a non-league battle.

Escalon scored three unearned runs in the first inning but caught up in the third on a walk by Luke Bakke and hits by Tyler Bottomley, Jonathan Mayben and Raymond Garcia.

The Cougars bounced back with five more runs to take a 8-3 lead.

Bret Harte pitching duo of Max Berg and Bottomley allowed just three hits and two earned runs as the defense committed eight errors.

Offensively for Bret Harte, Garcia lead all hitters going 4 for 4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored. Bottomley was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Jonathan Mayben and Sebastian Klann both had two hits.

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