The Rancho Mirage boys wrestling team saw its season come to an end Saturday in the first round of the 2017 Southern Division dual meet championships.
The Rattlers fell to Valencia of Santa Clara 47-33 in the first-round match at Redondo Union High School.
Rancho Mirage girls place: The Rattlers had three wrestling place in the top eight in the Northern Division regional qualifier at Hillcrest High School.
Monica Kezis was second in her division, Rena Alaniz fifth in her division and Natalie Avila seventh in her division. The top eight finishes in each division advance to the CIF Southern Section girls finals at Roosevelt High School in Eastvale Feb. 10-11.
California Winter League
Palm Springs Chill 9, Palm Springs Power 9: With only three days left in the regular season, the Chill knocked the Power out of first place in the CWL for first place overall with only three days of action left in the regular season. The Chill are 10-2 for the season, the Powers now 10-3
The Chill jumped to a 9-1 lead, including a five-round fourth inning when Jake Luce, Matt LoCoco, and Elijah Briseno all drove in runs in the inning. The Power mounted a comeback in the late innings, but two doubles by Shane Gonzalez in the sixth and seventh innings put the game away for good for the Chill.
Oregon Lumberjacks 5, Alberta Grizzy 0: The Lumberjacks scored four runs in the third inning and cruised to a 5-0 win over the Alberta Grizzly to break a three-game losing streak. Starting pitcher Zachary Albin ran into a wall in the third. The Lumberjacks showed great patience by drawing four walks in the inning. Left fielder d’Aundray Van Slyke had the biggest hit in the inning when he singled in two runs.
The Grizzly offense could not get in gear against the Lumberjack’s staff mustering only four hits in the game. Michael Eagan earned his second win of the season as a starter.
British Colombia Bombers 10, New York Colonials 1: The Bombers offense exploded for six runs in the second inning to back up a solid outing from Mark Burnside in the win. Devin Spurgon and Jaron Dorchinez delivered the biggest hits in the third in the six-run rally. Spurgon knocked in a pair with a double, and Dorchinez tripled to clear the bases, blowing the game wide open.
Canada A’s 2, Hit Kings 0: Starter Adam Prashad kept Hit King off the board in his six innings of work in a 2-0 win. Prashad pitched six shutout inning allowing only one hit while striking out six batters and allowed only two base runners in the game. The A’s offense finally broke through in the sixth inning to give their starter the win.
Washington Blue Sox 11, Coachella Valley Snowbirds 4: The Blue Sox slugged their way to big innings in the second, fifth, and sixth. Kyle Reese got the offense going in the second inning with a three-run homer to get the Sox on the board. Tony Holton and Joshua Combs added doubles in the fifth and sixth innings to put the game out of reach.