Lodi 3, Sierra 1
Pitcher Melanie Nordhaus tossed a four-hitter and struck out eight and had a double, single and RBI at the plate to lead Lodi High's varsity softball team to the win at Sierra on Tuesday.
Megan McCarty doubled, singled and had an RBI, Melissa Amarante had two singles, Juliea Dillon had a single and an RBI and Lauren Katzakian and Crystal Sauseda each singled.
Lodi 23, Stagg 1
Casey Rodacker had three home runs and eight RBIs to lead Lodi.
Derrick Cotten homered and doubled, Collin Billings and Andrew Schultz each homered and singled, Tim Ergonis singled twice. Alex Forster and Jeff Herrick each singled.
Albert Monte had a hit and two RBIs for the Flames (3-2).
Stagg 3, Lodi 2
The Delta Kings swept singles play.
Jonathan Rojas beat David Dickey 6-3, 6-1, Josh Liu bested Mike Niktiras 6-4, 6-2, and Oliver Kong knocked off Jeff Machado 6-2, 6-3.
Lodi (1-2 SJAA) won both doubles matches, with Ryan Chiene and C.J. Anema defeating Chris Wihlidal and Koomeng Moua 6-4, 7-5, and Chris Stanley and Priit Valtu handling Peter Le and Paohueyen Moua 6-2, 6-2.
Bear Creek 4, Tokay 1
The Bruins (2-1 SJAA) swept the singles matches, with Chris Sanchez defeating Ricky Gill 6-0, 6-0, Hai Nguyen besting J.R. Ferrer 6-2, 6-0, and Gasser Elgendy knocking off Rod Shinozaki 6-2, 6-1.
Jason Shimozaki and Alex Wong earned the lone win for Tokay (2-1 SJAA), defeating Jeff Yip and Matt Hall 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.
Bear Creek's Joy Raron and Chris Carey knocked off Cedric Cutaran and Giri Kalra 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).
Rio Americano 5, Tokay 1
Carly Casey scored Tokay's only goal.
Goalkeeper Kianna Williamson had 10 saves and Melissa Werner, Nina Vasquez, Kristen Davis, Amy Ishihara and Cori Coleman had outstanding games.
Tokay hosts Edison on Thursday in its league opener.
Lodi d. Stagg
The Flames won when the Delta Kings couldn't field enough players.
A.J. Hohn led Lodi with a round of 36 at Swenson Park and Golf Course in Stockton. Adam Beckman fired a 38, Casey Porter and Mike Karger each shot 40s and Jake Handel and Ross Vilinskas each hit 41s.
Lodi vs. Galt
Lodi's Megan McGhie took first in diving with 93.4 points and Ashley Wolfe was second with 71.4 points.
Lodi vs. Galt
Kaleb Fachner finished first in the diving competition with 67.8 points and Evan White placed second with 57 points.
Modesto Christian's boys basketball team is ineligible to play in a higher division during the playoffs.
For a team with a smaller enrollment to move up, it must play in a league in a higher division during the regular season. The Crusaders, whose enrollment size is that of a Division V school, can't play in a higher division during the postseason because of their independent status (they don't play in a league in a higher division).
The school, which won the last two Division I titles, did not elect to move down this season as stated in a story Monday.
This story was updated at 8:55 a.m. March 7, 2003, to correct a reference to Albert Monte's statistics in the Lodi Flames junior varsity baseball game.
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