Reedley College's Galisa Zamarripa finished fifth overall Tuesday at the Northern California JC women's golf regional to qualify for next week's state championship in Hanford.
Zamarripa shot an 83 to finish with a two-day total of 163 at Empire Ranch Golf Club in Folsom. The state tourney is Nov. 14-15 at Kings Country Club.
Sacramento City's Wilma Elefante and Riley Sexton shared top medalist honors with matching 151s, leading the Panthers to the regional team title. Sac City totaled 646 strokes, with runner-up Modesto (669) also advancing as a team.
Cañada (696) was third and Fresno City (722) fourth. Advancing from the South were champion Glendale and runner-up Palomar.
Michelle Sribour was Fresno City's top finisher, placing 19th at 176. The top 12 qualified for state.
West Hills-Lemoore's top golfer was Brittany Caballero (212).
Ex-Bullard soccer star collects WCC Freshman of Year award
Pepperdine forward Lynn Williams, the ex-Bullard High star, was named Freshman of the Year and junior forward Anisa Guajardo (Buchanan) earned honorable-mention honors for the Waves on the All-West Coast Conference women's soccer team Tuesday.
The Waves (15-1-4, 7-1-0 WCC) earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host Long Beach State in a first-round game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Rams women cruise past COS
GG Garcia scored twice as Fresno City beat Sequoias 4-1 in a Central Valley Conference women's soccer match.
GiGi Hilton and Monique Martinez also scored for the Rams (14-6, 5-0). COS fell to 1-12-1 and 0-5.
Fresno Pacific's volleyball losing streak reaches five matches
Fresno Pacific, struggling to gain momentum in its bid to defend its status as four-time national champion, lost in five sets to visiting Biola in a Golden State Athletic Conference volleyball match.
The Sunbirds (14-11, 10-7), who fell two spots to No. 11 in the latest NAIA rankings earlier in the day, saw the Eagles win 25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 15-12.
Biola (22-12, 9-8), which fell two spots to No. 13 in the rankings, won in Fresno for the first time since 1997.
Jessie Alcorn had 21 kills but Fresno Pacific lost its fifth straight.
Biola's Amy Weststeyn (Central Valley Christian High) had 10 kills.
Also, Concordia of the GSAC remained a unanimous No. 1 choice in the final regular-season edition of the coaches' poll. The Eagles were 30-1 overall and 16-0 in the conference entering Tuesday.
Sunbirds fall from soccer rankings
After its semifinal ouster in the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament, Fresno Pacific has dropped out of the NAIA's Top 25 men's soccer rankings.
The Sunbirds (12-6) were No. 21 in the nation before Saturday's 1-0 loss to Biola.
Fresno Pacific is not expected to receive an at-large bid Sunday into the 32-team NAIA tournament.
Fresno Pacific falls in basketball
Cal State Bakersfield had five players score in double figures in running away from visiting Fresno Pacific 111-66 in a women's basketball exhibition.
Keri Stephanoff led the Sunbirds with 15 points, five rebounds and two blocks.
Fresno Pacific opens Friday in Rocklin against Northwest Christian.
Fresno City women suffer tough opening defeat
Tina Dang gave Ohlone its first lead with 23 seconds left as Fresno City lost its women's basketball opener 69-67.
Taryn Sayama's 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining hit the back of the rim.
Fresno City was led by Sarina Sayama's 20 points but let an 18-point lead evaporate over the final 12 minutes.
Reedley women lose to Modesto
Michelle Anaya scored 15 points in Reedley's opening 72-54 loss to Modesto.
Clovis West alum Baxter earns Mountain Pacific weekly honor
UC Irvine senior driver Trent Baxter (Clovis West High) has been named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's water polo player of the week.
Baxter scored a career-high six goals in a 13-12 win over Long Beach State and one in a 14-7 loss to No. 4 Stanford. Baxter is ninth in the MPSF with an average of 1.83 goals per game.
Wilkins earns Hall of Fame honor
Former Selma High and Fresno City College football standout Jim Wilkins was inducted into the Cal State Chico Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the Camellia Bowl team that went 9-1 in 1971, outscoring opponents 366-132.
Wilkins was twice a first-team All-Far Western Conference defensive back.