The Deer Valley High boys volleyball team outlasted host Foothill 25-15, 20-25, 15-13 to win the Falcon Invitational championship match Saturday.
It was the third straight tournament championship this season for Deer Valley (27-1). Foothill fell to 24-4 with the loss. The match featured the North Coast Section Division I champion for three of the past five years -- Foothill won the title in 2009 and 2010, and Deer Valley is the defending champion.
The Wolverines' Jordan Ewert served 10 points in a row in the first game and had an outstanding match with 18 kills, 13 service points, eight digs and three aces. Deer Valley setter Jacob Evans had 39 assists and 10 digs in the victory. Cory Frederickson had 16 kills and six digs for Foothill.
College Park 2, Sir Francis Drake 1, 11 inn.: Noah Burnham hit a walk-off RBI single to right field to lift the Falcons (14-2) to the extra-inning nonleague victory over the Pirates (13-4).
Joe DeMers scored the winning run after he was hit by a pitch and moved to third on a Trevor Larnach double.
DeMers also earned the pitching win with five innings of shutout, no-hit relief.
Standley Cup: American High defeated Alameda 8-5 in the semifinals of the Standley Cup tournament at Oliver Park in Hayward but had to pull out of the championship game against Bishop O'Dowd.
If the Eagles (10-8) had played in the final and finished the regular season with their scheduled six Mission Valley Athletic League games, it would have given them 25 games.
The North Coast Section limit for total games is 24, so American would have been ineligible for the section playoffs.
Instead of taking a possible forfeit win, O'Dowd decided that the teams would be co-champions, a first in the 13 years of the tournament.
"Coming into the tournament, we thought it was a three-game guarantee and had our nonleague schedule set up," American coach Steve Thompson said. "Bishop O'Dowd showed great sportsmanship to our team."
According to Dragons coach Mike Cobb, the decision was a no-brainer.
"This was an easy decision to make from our standpoint," Cobb said. "We were in this situation a couple of years ago, and one of the teams decided to drop a game for us."
American's Kim Nelson and Alexis Scalzo of O'Dowd were named co-MVPs of the tournament.
-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent