Vanden High boys battle it out in Vacaville tennis – The Vacaville Reporter
Vanden High’s boys’ tennis team edged visiting Vacaville 5-4 on Thursday in a Monticello Empire League showdown.
In doubles, the Bulldogs swept the Vikings in all three games, leading to the singles win.
“Our doubles were swept away today but showed great improvement in their play and competitiveness, taking two of three games in straight sets,” Vikings head coach Stan Lewis said.
In the singles matches, the Vikings won the first three games in straight sets, but in the fourth and fifth games, Vanden’s CJ Hongo beat Vacaville’s Adam Bates and Vanden’s Alex Burghardt beat Vacaville’s Kaden Craun in the final. set of their two games to secure victory.
The Vikings improved their overall record to 2-3 in the Monticello Empire League and are set to face Rodriguez on the road on Tuesday.
Vacaville 14, Fairfield 1
The Vacaville High badminton team beat Fairfield 14-1 Thursday in a match against MEL.
This is the Bulldogs’ first victory in Monticello Empire League play as they improve to 1-3.
They are scheduled to face Vintage on Friday in an exhibition match.
Mustangs sweep Bulldogs
In its first regular season swim meet on Wednesday, the Vacaville High swim and dive team was defeated in a Monticello Empire League game against Rodriguez.
On the boys side, the Mustangs edged the Bulldogs, 96-86.
The Bulldogs’ best placers in subsequent races included the resumption of the 200m medley with Jack Cook (chest), Will Bulris (steal) and Zach Moore (free) leading.
Cook finished first in the 200 freestyle (1 minute, 55 seconds). Bulris won the 200 IM (2:09) and Ben Thiessen finished second (2:19).
Jayden Scalise Kifer won the 100 butterfly (1:06) and Cook won the 500 freestyle (5:18). Bullis won the 100 breaststroke (1:06).
Vaca won the 400 freestyle relay with Bulris, Moore, Thiessen and Cook.
On the girls’ side, the Mustangs defeated the Bulldogs, 125-55.
Alex Bulris was second in the 200 individual medley (2:14) and 100 breaststroke (1:13). Carina Rivera finished second in the 500 freestyle (5:46).
On the women’s junior varsity side of the competition, the Mustangs defeated the Bulldogs 133-32.
Armijo 8, Vacaville 1
After winning the first two games of the series, the Vacaville High baseball team was beaten by Armijo 8-1 Thursday in the MEL game.
The Bulldogs (6-2, 2-1) scored once late in the first, but were limited to six total hits. Senior Cameron Malone and junior Finn Chapman each had two hits.
The Bulldogs are back on the court Saturday when they take part in the East Bay/Sac-Joaquin Challenge at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, when they take on Berkeley.
Linden 4, Vacaville Christian 3
Vacaville Christian High baseball unable to hold off the Linden Lions, 4-3, Thursday in Sierra Delta League play.
Late in the first, the Falcons got on the board for their only time of the game, as senior William Verdon, junior Thomas Lane and second Nicko Meadows all hit in runs.
After scoring a single run early in the second, the Lions rallied by scoring a run in each inning between the fourth and sixth innings to secure the victory. The Falcons’ overall record drops to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the league.
The Falcons aim to bounce back with a little more league play on Tuesday when they play on the road against the Esparto Spartans.
Maxwell 11, Buckingham Charter 7
The Buckingham Charter High baseball team fell to Maxwell 11-7 Thursday in a non-league game.
After scoring one in the top of the first, then two in the top of the fourth, the Knights scored four in the top of the seventh, but their comeback was ultimately thwarted by the Panthers.
Leading offensively for the Knights (1-3) was senior Dylan Kosar, who went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. RBIs were also collected by Sean Grogan, Tyler Church, sophomore Zach Petit and Jake Moffat.
Tilleul 12, Vacaville Christian 1
The Vacaville Christian High softball team couldn’t recover after a tough first inning in their game against the Linden Lions in this Sierra Delta League home game Thursday, 12-1.
After giving up nine runs early in the first, the Falcons only scored late in the second on an RBI by Jolee Langil. After the Lions scored three more runs mid-inning, the game was called off after the fifth via the mercy rule.
The Falcons’ record now drops to 2-2 on aggregate and 1-2 in the league.
Vacaville Christian is aiming to bounce back this Saturday against Rio Vista.