Clovis News: Sports

Sports briefs: Clovis East, Clovis West golfers share Len Ross lead

Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau shot an opening-round 70 Monday to share the lead with Brian Waterhouse in the boys 16-17 division at the 64th Len Ross Fresno City Junior Amateur.

DeChambeau of Clovis East High and Waterhouse of Clovis West matched 5-under scores at Riverside Golf Club. Four others shot 71s at a tournament that wraps up Thursday.

Hannah Sodersten of Clovis East shot 2-under 73 for a two-shot lead over Paulette Maskarino of Hanford and Christina Trujillo of Redwood in girls 15-17.

Other boys leaders: 7-9, Aidan Tran, 9 over; 10-11, Cameron DeLaere even; 12-13, Philip Soung, 7 over; 14-15, Jeffrey Yamaguchi and James Trevino 2 over. Other girls leaders: 7-9, Nola Vu, 31 over; 10-11, Lillian Torres, 3 over; 12-14, Jacqueleine Ngo and Krista Twet, 10 over.

GSAC honors Sunbird as baseball player of week

Fresno Pacific senior outfielder Tyler Pryor was named Golden State Athletic Conference player of the week in baseball after roughing up NAIA No. 9-ranked Biola.

Pryor went 8 for 15 with three homers and 11 RBIs in four games against the Eagles last week, including a 4-for-4, two-homer, eight-RBI Wednesday.

Ex-Buchanan star reaches 30-goal mark for UC Irvine

UC Irvine water polo player Caitlin Haskell, a former Buchanan High star, has scored 30 goals for a third consecutive season and stands ninth on the Anteaters career list with 113.

Tenth-ranked UCI (18-8, 4-0) locked up the Big West regular-season title with an 11-5 win over UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.

Pellegrine advances in club pro Match Play event

Steve Pellegrine of Kingsburg twice won 1 up to reach today's third round of the NorCal PGA Match Play Championship, featuring PGA club professionals.

The first two rounds were at Coyote Creek Golf Club in San Jose and CordeValle GC in San Martin. Today, play shifts to Pasadera Country Club in Monterey and Tehama GC in Carmel.

Tim Huber of Ahwahnee lost 6 and 5 in the first round.

– Trevor Spade of Visalia shot an 8-over 152 to finish 11th at the Junior Tour of Northern California's stop that wrapped up Sunday at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. Spade had rounds of 78 and 74 in finishing 13 strokes behind champ Ryan Han (70-69--139) of Hollister

Grizzlies ticket offer to aid injured Giants fan Stow

The Fresno Grizzlies are offering a ticket package April 23 against Reno to support Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan critically injured in a beating after a game in Los Angeles.

Stow is a paramedic with American Medical Response and works games for the Giants' Class-A affiliate in San Jose.

Fans can buy a super view ticket and Stow bracelet for $15, with $10 going to the Stow Fund.

Fresno rugby team suffers rare loss, earns No. 2 seed

The Fresno Rugby Football Club suffered its first NorCal Division II defeat in two seasons, falling 50-28 at San Francisco Golden Gate on Saturday.

Fresno RFC finished at 8-1 along with Santa Rosa, but Santa Rosa won the title based on the points differential tiebreaker.

Adam Wells scored a try and made four conversions for Fresno, which earned the No. 3 seed in the eight-team Pacific Coast Rugby Union playoffs May 7-8.

PAL boxers win Parlier bouts

Three Fresno PAL boxers won bouts at the Parlier boxing show.

Evelyn Borja, 15, won in the 121-pound division, Isidro Ochoa, 13, at 105 and Moises Maciel, 17, at 138. All of the wins were against boxers from Reno.