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Sierra boots its way past Tigers

Three field goals off the foot of Sierra College kicker Logan Sheppard proved to be the difference as the Wolverines handed Reedley College its first football loss of the 2022 season on Sept. 17. Each team was held to a single touchdown in Sierra’s 16-10 win at Orange Cove High School.
Next up for the 2-1 Tigers is a Friday, Sept. 23, non-conference evening contest at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. Last week, Diablo Valley fell to 1-2 on the season with a 20-9 loss to Shasta College.
The following week, Reedley hosts Santa Rosa Junior College in a 2 p.m. Homecoming contest in Orange Cove.
Most of the Saturday scoring was in the second quarter as both teams managed only a field goal in the final period.
“That’s a really good football team,” said Tiger head coach Rob Hartenfels after the game. “We had a chance.”
The Tigers got a field goal to close out the scoring with 1:14 remaining but Sierra recovered the ensuing onside kick.
After a scoreless first quarter, Sierra took a 6-0 lead on a pair of 37-yard field goals. The Tigers took a 7-6 lead as a 20-yard touchdown pass from DJ Stevenson to Antwan Ficklen capped a 62-yard scoring drive with 2:26 remaining in the first half.
But Sierra roared back to take a 13-7 lead at the break, scoring on a 5-yard pass from quarterback Michael Wortham to De’Angealo Lewis with just 52 seconds left in the first half.
Hartenfels said there were wouldn’t be a quarterback controversy between Josh Magana (who completed 14 of 19 for 61 yards with a long of 14) and Stevenson, who completed 6 of 13 for 72 yards and a touchdown. The two quarterbacks combined for 15 attempts for 92 yards, compared to only 10 attempts for 46 yards for the three running backs.
Shamar Hawkins led the defense with eight total tackles and two assists.

Women’s soccer improves to 5-0-1

The Reedley College womens soccer team has outscored the opposition 22-6 as its off to a 5-0-1 start in non-conference play.
The latest victory for head Coach Onesta Francis’ squad came on Sept. 16 at Diablo Valley College, where the Tigers prevailed by a 7-1 score in a non-league match.
The Tigers returned home on Sept. 21 to host Lake Tahoe College in Reedley before opening Central Valley Conference action at Taft College on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m.
In the win over Diablo Valley, Reedley took a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute on a goal by Nazira Nunez. Ten minutes later, Diablo Valley tied the game before a goal by Jiselle Batres on an assist by Krysta Casas in the 21st minute put the Tigers ahead to stay. Casas scored in the 28th minute to make it 3-1.
Denise Elias-Martinez and Amber Becerra each scored two goals in the second half to round out the scoring.
Starting goalie Natalie Duran recorded three saves in 83 minutes of action while reserve Kashmir Baker had no stats in seven minutes of play.
On Sept. 13 in Reedley, the Tigers posted a 6-1 victory over Cuesta College. Casas led the Lady Tigers with two goals and three assists. Alexa Baez, Joeline Nuno, Mariela Cruz and Nunez also had goals for Reedley while goalie Baker was credited with two saves.

Women’s golf second at Big Eight tourney

Reedley College finished second in the first Big Eight conference tournament, held on Sept. 13 at the Bing Mahoney Golf Course in Sacramento.
The tournament was held in Sacramento.
The Tigers shot a team score of 332, good for second place out of the six teams competing on the afternoon. The score was 22 shots behind first place Modesto Junior College.
Reedley was led by Maddie Reed (Clovis North), who finished third overall with a round of 78. Keahna Castillo and Meagan Hansen (Reedley) each followed with an 81. Gabrielle Jasso was next with a 92 while Melanie Davila (Reedley) followed with a non-scoring 115.


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