Scotts Valley Sophomore Ashlyn Boothby won race No. 1 to help the Falcons cross country team take third place at the 2.6-mile Ram Invitational at Westmoor High on Sept. 25.
Boothby, the defending Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League champion, finished in 15 minutes, 40 seconds in the 93-runner field.
Scotts Valley finished with 88 points behind champion Willow Glen (54) and runner-up Laguna Beach (58) in the 11-team race.
Woodside senior Elle Marsyla (16:01) finished second, followed by Laguna Beach senior Melanie Falkowski (16:11) in third.
Boothby’s older sister, Amber, a junior, was fourth in 16:18. Sophomore Diana Alivov (17:47, 21st), senior Greta Feague (18:37, 42nd) and sophomore Dresden Brabo (18:39, 43rd) also competed for Scotts Valley.
Scotts Valley is scheduled to compete at the Artichoke Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 2 at Half Moon Bay High. The meet is celebrating 50 years since the first running in 1971.
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Falcons take third at Ram Invitational: Senior Ryder Brabo placed sixth in 13:54 to help Scotts Valley take third in race No. 1 at the Ram Invitational on Sept. 25.
Senior Austin George (14:22; 13th), juniors Aiden Boothby (14:55; 23rd) and Jonah Verinsky (15:10; 35th) and senior Drew Bryson (15:28; 49th) also scored for the Falcons.
Scotts Valley (119) finished behind champion Woodside (75) and runner-up Menlo (83) in the 16-team, 115-runner field.
Scotts Valley is scheduled to compete at the Artichoke Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 2 at Half Moon Bay High.
NMC 17, SLV 14: The Cougars allowed 17 unanswered points in their PCAL-Cypress division opening loss against the Condors on Sept. 25.
Jaden Hunter gave the Cougars a 6-0 lead on his 2-yard sneak in the first quarter.
The offense sputtered and stopped for both teams until Martin Ramirez booted a 31-yard field goal for NMC in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 6-3.
NMC’s Nico Torres, who had been limited in practice because of a sprained ankle, broke three tackles on a screen pass and sprinted 56 yards to the 1-yard line.
The big gain allowed Marcos Munoz to score on a 1-yard plunge that gave the Condors a 10-6 lead.
Torres closed the scoring for the Condors, taking a sweep and darting 41 yards to give them a 17-6 cushion.
Dominic Cheichi added a 65-yard punt return late in the third quarter for SLV (2-1, 0-1), but it wasn’t enough to overcome a late surge by NMC.
The Cougars will play at Watsonville (2-3, 0-1) on Friday at 7:30pm.
Scotts Valley 3, SLV 0: Junior outside hitter Hannah Fleming recorded a triple-double in the Falcons’ 25-7, 25-20, 25-16 sweep of San Lorenzo Valley in the teams’ Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League girls volleyball match on Sept. 23.
She finished with 16 kills,12 digs and 10 aces for the Falcons, who improved to 3-3 in the league standings.
Sophomore outside hitter Grace Emanuelson had six kills, nine digs and five aces for Scotts Valley. Junior setter Emma Smith had 11 assists and junior setter Morgan Lipman had nine assists and three aces.
Scotts Valley (7-7, 3-3) plays at Santa Cruz High (11-2, 5-0) in SCCAL action tonight at 7pm
Scotts Valley 127, Soquel 197: Elana McGrew shot a 30 and earned medalist honors over six holes at DeLaveaga Golf Course in the Falcons’ SCCAL win against the Knights on Sept. 23.
McGrew edged teammates Cassie Mendivil and Maisey Chard by one stroke, while Lola Challenor rounded out the scoring for the Falcons (3-0) with a 35.