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Natalie Turner seeded high for NCAA championships

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Former South Tahoe High swimmer Natalie Turner is seeded as high as second for the upcoming NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota.

Turner, a junior, is among four Whitworth University swimmers who will compete in the championships March 18-21. The six-time All-American is seeded second in the 200-yard free with a time of 1 minute, 50.58 seconds; fifth in the 500 free at 4:57.57; and sixth in the 1,650 free at 17:11.88.

Last year at the championships, Turner finished fourth in the 200, fifth in the 500 and sixth in the 1,650.

Capellino’s season ends in postseason tourney

San Francisco State’s furious second-half comeback fell short against Cal Poly Pomona on Tuesday in the first round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament.

The Gators trimmed a 20-point deficit to six with a little over 4 minutes remaining, but Cal Poly Pomona was able to regroup for a 57-44 victory, ending San Francisco State’s season.

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“I could be happy right now, but I couldn’t be prouder,” said Gators’ coach Bill Treseler on the school’s Web site. “This group has accomplished a lot, and we hate to see it end this way. But the fight and determination in the last 20 minutes is a great lasting memory of these guys.”

The loss concluded the freshman season of former South Tahoe High star Vince Capellino. Capellino played briefly on Tuesday, grabbing a defensive rebound. He appeared in 15 of the Gators’ 28 games.

Yarrow has hitting success vs. OSU, Cal

Stephen Yarrow found Pac-10 pitching to his liking this week.

Yarrow, a South Tahoe High graduate, had two hits in four at-bats and scored a run in an 11-9 loss to Oregon State on Thursday.

Yarrow hit an RBI single and walked in the Dons’ 8-6 defeat to California on Wednesday.

The Dons (3-8 overall) continued the Palm Springs tournament Friday against Texas Tech and were scheduled to play Oklahoma State on Saturday and Gonzaga on Sunday. The Dons will then move on to play a three-game series at Washington starting on March 13.

Lowe crosses plate in win vs. Chico State

Pinch-runner Danielle Lowe score a run in Sonoma State’s 9-1 softball trouncing of Chico State last Saturday.

The Seawolves (7-10 overall, 5-7 in California Collegiate Athletic Association) play a three-game home series this weekend against U.C. San Diego.