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Ripon Rage sending 3 teams to nationals
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The Ripon Rage volleyball club has three teams — 14 Red Power, 15 Red Power, 17 Red Power —advancing to the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships June26-July 3 in Reno, Nev.

The Ripon Rage 12 Red squad will vie for a Junior National berth this weekend.

The 15 Red team recently punched its ticket to Jr. Nationals by winning the Far Western National Qualifier April 17-19.

The sixth-seeded Rage went 15-1 in a field that featured over 100 teams. The team got past top-seeded Vision Blue, 25-5, 25-17 for the title.

Ripon Christian student-athlete Brittany Petlansky led the defense with 53 digs while contributing eight aces. The Rage also got contributions from Ripon High’s Paige Burell (12 aces, five assists, 39 digs) and Tyler White (42 kills, 20 blocks, nine aces).

Northgate minors
Dodgers 16, Red Sox 7
The Dodgers pounded in nine runs over the first two innings and never looked back.

Tim Couch held off the Sox with solid pitching, tossing four innings while striking out five. Jaime Suarez and Harrison Heath each legged out RBI triples in the third to continue the Dodgers’ early barrage.

Tyler Slaughter highlighted the Red Sox offense with a home run in the first and a run-scoring double in the third. Brandon Gustafson also belted an RBI double.

Dodgers 16, Red Sox 11
Jacob Garcia and Jaime Suarez each smashed two-run doubles in the pivotal fourth inning to help the Dodgers take the lead for good.

The two clubs were locked up at 6-all going into the frame. The Red Sox shot ahead with four runs before the Dodgers answered with five.

Suarez finished with two doubles and a home run, while Garcia added two doubles and a single. Braydon Goodnough chipped in a two-run double in the third, and Harrison Heath blasted his own homer in the third.

Mark Rodriguez led the Red Sox with two RBI doubles and a run-scoring single. Zack Carter drove in more runs with a double and a triple. Anthony Hansen and Tyler Slaughter each doled out three hits.

Bisons 20,
Timber Rattlers 8
The Timber Rattlers hung tough for half the contest before succumbing to 10 unanswered runs over the final two innings.

Pili Hines crushed a two-run homer in the third and wound up with five RBIs on three hits. Ethan Rullan added an RBI double, and Anthony Ramos chipped in two hits and two RBIs.

Tyler Kiser and Eric Nascimento set the tone during the Bison’s five-run first with RBI triples.

Bisons 17,
Timber Rattlers 8
Braden Hardcastle slugged a grand slam in the first inning for the Bisons.

Jacob Frisk, Tyler Kiser and Pili Hines turned in three hits apiece. Hailey Sims belted two knocks and plated a pair of runs.

Louis Aquila contributed an RBI double in the third and a three-run double in the fifth.

Zack White paced the Rattlers with three hits and three runs. Dennis Crum and Gary Alexander also had three hits apiece, with Crum driving in three runs.

MASL under-10 girls
Flames 4, Cougars 0
Kendall Wackerly booted in a pair of goals for the Flames. Natalie Lintz and Taylor Reed added one apiece, and Jaqueliny Galvan pitched in with an assist.

Fullbacks Sarah Cohoon, Jocelyn Morgan and midfielders Julie Ferrebee and Natalie Medrano secured the shutout.

— Jonamar Jacinto