Senior Nick Fadden's record day paced the Fresno Pacific men's water polo team to its first victory of the season.
Fadden scored nine goals – a single-match record – and the Sunbirds (1-6) routed American River 18-8 at Sunnyside High.
American River, Glendale run to Fresno Invite titles
American River's men and Glendale's women dominated the Fresno Invitational for JC cross country runners at Woodward Park.
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American River's Wyatt Landrum won the men's 4-mile race in 20 minutes, 40 seconds, as the Beavers placed four in the top five and scored 28 points – 33 ahead of runner-up Glendale.
College of the Sequoias was ninth among the 21 teams behind Xavier Uranga's 18th-place finish in 21:54. Host Fresno City was 11th with Angel Flores 38th in 22:18.
Women's winner Karen Rosas (18:33 for 3.1 miles) led a 1-2 Glendale finish as the Vaqueros scored 22 points with Orange Coast second with 63.
COS was 10th with Gabriela Zamora 13th in 19:43. Erica Marquez was 33rd in 20:31 for Fresno City, which didn't have enough runners to place as a team. West Hills-Lemoore was 19th.
FPU men's soccer team unleashes 5 goals in win
Paul Islas had a goal and assists to help the Fresno Pacific men's soccer team rout host Menlo 5-3.
The Sunbirds, who received two assists from Alexis Hernandez, improved to 3-2 with their second straight blowout victory.
Irvin Zapien scored in the second half as West Hills-Lemoore tied College of the Canyons 1-1 in men's soccer in Santa Clarita.
Fresno Pacific runners place fourth, sixth at Humboldt
Brandon Croft placed 22nd in 26:22.07 to lead the Fresno Pacific men's cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the Humboldt State Invitational.
The Sunbirds had 94 points. Chico State swept the top-five spots to win with 15 points as the men ran an 8K. Fresno Pacific's women were sixth with 178 points, led by Megan Barnard, who was 42nd in 25:00.11 over a 6K course.
Chico State also won the women's event with 15 points.
Three local youth boxers post victories by decision
Aleman Boxing Fresno's Jorge Ruiz won a three-round decision over Santa Maria's Heyner Diaz in a youth bout at the Bakersfield PAL Boxing Show.
Ruiz, 10, weighed in at 65 pounds for his victory over Diaz, 9, 68 pounds. Aleman's Rene Aleman, 13, 98 pounds, decisioned Visalia's Jesus Corona.
In Pacifica, Fresno PAL's Serina Rojas, 15, 112 pounds, won a three-round decision over Reno's Jessica Valdez, 14, 118 pounds.
Darrah pitches Missoula to Pioneer League playoff win
Former Fresno Pacific pitcher Jesse Darrah threw six strong innings in Missoula's 11-1 victory over Great Falls in the Rookie advanced Pioneer League to even the best-of-3 semifinal series.
Darrah, Arizona's eighth-round pick in June, allowed three hits and struck out eight. Ex-Sunbirds infielder Andrew Douglas walked twice and was hit by a Darrah pitch for Great Falls.
Ex-Fresno State star Tanner Scheppers took the loss as Omaha beat Round Rock 4-2 to clinch a best-of-five Pacific Coast League American Conference series. Two-time defending PCL champion Sacramento scored the first six runs and beat Reno 8-2 to force a deciding game in the Pacific Division.
Stockton, up 6-2 at one point, held on to edge San Jose 7-6 to open the Cal League's North Division Championship series. Lake Elsinore beat Rancho Cucamonga 8-5 to open their South Division Championship series.
Cal State Bakersfield gets hint of WAC baseball invite
The Western Athletic Conference may have said no to Cal State Bakersfield's entire athletic program in June, but now the WAC may say yes to baseball.
According to a report by Eric Sorenson from College Baseball Weekly, the WAC is expected to offer baseball-only memberships to Bakersfield and Dallas Baptist, effective in the 2013 season.
Corey Costelloe, a spokesman for the CSBU athletic department, said no one could comment specifically on the report.
Szpor's passing sets up winning kick for Malone
Former Reedley High standout Will Szpor completed four straight passes to put Malone University in position for Nick Allison to kick a 35-yard field goal on the game's final play as the Pioneers overcame McKendree 30-27 in a NCAA Division II football game Saturday.
Szpor completed 28 of 40 passes for 229 yards and a touchdown, as the freshman moved to 2-0 as Malone's starting quarterback.
Meyers improves on lead in World of Outlaws series
Jason Meyers of Clovis, the defending World of Outlaws champion, finished second Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico to increase his points lead to 93 over Donny Schatz.
Paul McMahan won the 25-lap 410 sprint main. Meyers was second in qualifying and in his heat.
The series ran again Saturday night, but results weren't posted.