Heritage wraps up BVAL in style After going a perfect 10-0 in Bay Valley Athletic League play, the Heritage High girls golf team dominated the league championship at Deer Ridge Golf Course on Oct. 14. Megan Conder shot a 2-over 73 en route to her third consecutive BVAL title, and her team earned a spot in the NCS Division I Tournament of Champions. Heritage locked up the top three best individual scores and shot a combined 413, 49 strokes ahead of second place Liberty, which earned a bid to the NCS Division I qualifier.
-- Nick Roth
Freedom football stays in BVAL hunt The Freedom football topped scrappy Heritage 28-21 on Oct. 18, as running back Joe Mixon scored the winning touchdown with just 28.7 seconds remaining. After starting the season with three straight losses to tough competition, the Falcons have won three of their last four and is now 1-1 in the BVAL.
-- Nick Roth
On deck NCS Tournament of Champions, golf, Oct. 28, TBA -- Top golfers in the area will compete for all the marble in the NCS Division I Tournament of Champions held at Peacock Gap and Country Club in San Rafael. Pittsburg at Freedom, football, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. -- Two of the area's top running backs, Harris Ross and Joe Mixon, square off when Freedom hosts Pittsburg in a pivotal BVAL matchup. Liberty at Deer Valley, football, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. -- After a tough loss to Pittsburg, Liberty (4-3) hopes to shock the BVAL with a victory against an undefeated Deer Valley (7-0).
Stars of the week Megan Conder, Heritage, golf -- Conder led Heritage to it's second consecutive BVAL title and individually, she also won her third consecutive BVAL championship. She will next play in the NCS Tournament of Champions, where she finished second overall last season. Nate Garcia, Freedom, football -- Garcia helped spread out the Heritage defense as he proved to be a deep threat, catching six balls for 141 yards in Freedom's win over Heritage. Harris Ross, Pittsburg, football -- Ross ran for 173 yards on 23 carries and also scored two touchdowns in Pittsburg's 28-13 win over Liberty.