Roseville grad Ellsworth, Idaho State get champ Stanford in NCAA soccer opener
Roseville High School graduate Amanda Ellsworth and the Idaho State University women’s soccer team will face Stanford at 7 p.m. Friday in Palo Alto in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The match will be played at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on the Stanford campus.
The Bengals (11-5-3) defeated Montana on penalty kicks to win the Big Sky Conference Tournament last weekend.
Ellsworth, a sophomore forward, leads Idaho State with 23 points on nine goals and a team-high five assists. After being named the co-Offensive MVP in the Big Sky, she was one of five Idaho State players selected to the all-tournament team.
In addition to gunning for its second consecutive NCAA championship, Stanford (17-1-1) has played in the last three College Cup finals and has won four Pac-12 titles in a row.
Sierra View wins Rose Cup for fifth time
Sierra View Country Club built a huge lead on its home course on day one of the Rose Cup and held off Diamond Oaks by one point on the second day to win the 13th annual Ryder Cup-style tournament for the third year in a row and fifth overall.
Sierra View totaled 53 points. Diamond Oaks was second with 52, Woodcreek third with 47.5 and Timber Creek fourth with 27.
Doug Reid scored eight points for Sierra View and David Deragisch 7½. Bill Hopper earned seven points, Frank Luna and Bernie Church six each and Sierra View assistant head pro Chris Galvin four.
Paul Gonzalez led Diamond Oaks by scoring all eight possible points. Ross Raymond totaled seven, and Stuart Wakeman, Steve Hitchcock and Rafa Sierra had six apiece.
Leading Woodcreek was Scott Marskell with eight points. Michael Watson totaled seven and Brian Arthur and Jay Lignell six each.
Timber Creek head pro Mark Gouger totaled five points, followed by Joe Hoban, Bill Aaberg, Bud Sylvia and Martin Wolf with four each.
Host Byers Roseville finishes 11th in NorCal Level 6 State gymnastics
Byers Roseville placed 11th out of 59 gyms in the Northern California Level 6 State Championships last weekend.
Kameron McFall won the bars and beam competitions and placed second all-around in her age division for Byers Roseville, which acted as host for the event. Also, Ina Platonoff parlayed second-place finishes on the bars and floor into a second-place all-around in her age group, and Mya Reber finished third all-around in her age category after finishing second on the vault and third on the beam and floor. Emily Rudolph also was third all-around in her group, including a second on floor and third on bars, and Taylor Molloy took third place on the beam.
Byers Roseville will be host to the Level 9 Western Championships in May.
Local duo wins Pickleball gold in Arizona
The doubles team of Ian Dickson of Roseville and Alan Christensen of Granite Bay won gold in the Men’s 50+ division at the USA Pickleball Association National Tournament in Buckeye, Ariz.
More than 400 players from 31 states and provinces participated in the tournament in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.