Deer Valley wins fourth straight

  • The Deer Valley High football team has hit its stride, as it beat Liberty 38-7 on Oct. 12 for its fourth straight victory. Nsimba Webster completed 6 of 9 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns and running back Shane Pooler had 10 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns for Deer Valley, which is now tied for first place in the Bay Valley Athletic League with Freedom.

    -- Curtis Pashelka

    Heritage starts strong

  • The Heritage High girls volleyball took over sole possession of first place in the BVAL with wins over Deer Valley and Liberty the week of Oct. 8. Against Deer Valley on Oct. 9, Heather Reed had 22 assists, 12 kills and nine digs to lead Heritage to a 24-26, 19-25, 25-12, 25-19, 15-9 win Hailey Nunn added 28 assists, 25 service points and eight digs. Entering this week, Heritage was 4-0 in the BVAL, with Liberty and Deer Valley one game back.

    -- Curtis Pashelka

    Patriots take Amador tourney


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  • The Heritage High boys water polo team won three matches to capture the Amador Valley tournament on Oct. 13. The Patriots beat Washington 14-9 in the first round, then beat Northgate 9-8 in overtime in the semifinals. In the championship against host Amador Valley, Heritage roared out to a 4-0 lead at halftime and earned a 7-3 victory. Benji Mock had five goals and goalie Jake Matthiessen made six saves in the win.

    -- Curtis Pashelka

    On deck

  • Pittsburg at Deer Valley, football, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. -- The Pirates, looking to rebound after their 49-48 loss to Freedom on Oct. 12, face the Wolverines in another critical BVAL game.

  • Los Medanos at Mendocino, community college football, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. -- The Mustangs will be looking for their Bay Valley Conference win when they travel to Ukiah to face the Eagles.

    Stars of the week

  • Anthony Carter, Heritage football -- Carter completed 15 of 23 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown as the Patriots beat Antioch 28-26 on Oct. 12 for their first win of the season.

  • Darrell Daniels, Freedom football -- Daniels caught six passes for 109 yards and scored two touchdowns, and also blocked an extra point attempt by Pittsburg to preserve a 49-48 win over the Pirates on Oct. 12.

  • Shane Pooler, Deer Valley football -- Pooler had 10 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wolverines past Liberty 38-7 on Oct. 12.

  • Heather Reed, Heritage girls volleyball -- Reed had 22 assists, 12 kills and nine digs to lead Heritage to a 24-26, 19-25, 25-12, 25-19, 15-9 win over Liberty on Oct. 9.