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Rare card found by Courier staffer sells for $6,000

I pulled the Holy Grail of Colin Kaepernick rookie cards a year ago.

January 23, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


Foul trouble, poor free-throw shooting hurt Central Valley

Brittany Martinez, a 6-foot-2 standout center on Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball team, picked up her third personal foul with 5:38 remaining in the second quarter.

January 23, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


Hawks put up a fight on court

Six-foot-tall Jordan Sek thrilled Central Valley High School varsity boys basketball fans when he won the opening tip versus Central Catholic 6-foot-9 standout John Fenton.

January 23, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


Bulldogs' varsity cagers bury Tigers

Ceres High School's varsity boys basketball team earned a much-needed win last week.

January 23, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


CV wrestlers move into tie for second with CHS

Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling team returned home happy from Los Banos last week.

January 23, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


Ceres High varsity girls secure split, move to 2-2 in Western Athletic Conference

Ceres High School's varsity girls basketball team beat Pacheco and lost to Patterson in Western Athletic Conference play this past week.

January 15, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


Hawks crush Wolves

Central Valley High School's varsity boys basketball team turned in its most complete performance of the season this past week.

January 15, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


CV, CHS applaud CC's effort

Central Valley and Ceres High varsity football players and coaches rooted from afar as Central Catholic captured the Division IV CIF State Championship with a 66-7 win over Santa Fe Christian on Dec. 14 in Carson.

January 15, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


Mae Hensley eighth-grader excels

Ceres High assistant football coach Brett Johnson participated in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition during his freshman year of high school in the San Diego area.

January 15, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


Bulldogs challenge first-place Tigers in back-and-forth affair

Patterson wasted little time asserting its authority, building an 11-point lead in the opening six minutes of Friday's Western Athletic Conference varsity boys basketball contest with host Ceres High.

January 15, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


Busy week of competition for wrestlers

The members of Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling program had a busy week.

January 15, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


CV varsity girls survive

Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball team has won back-to-back games since opening the Western Athletic Conference season with a blowout loss at Patterson.

January 15, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


Defending conference champion CV edges Los Banos, loses to Central Catholic

Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball team began defense of its Western Athletic Conference title this past week.

January 08, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


WAC season tips off

Head coach Vanessa Morris promoted Ryleigh Honberger to Ceres High's varsity girls basketball team as a freshman because of her tenacity.

January 08, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


Best of Ceres: Part 2

In today's Courier, we present Part II of the best of 2012 list.

January 08, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports


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Bates' dream becomes a reality

Nicole "Sis" Bates' life has revolved around softball for as long as she can remember.

July 12, 2017 | Dale Butler | Sports


Washington opens WCWS with 3-1 win

Ceres High grad Nicole "Sis" Bates continues to perform like a veteran during her first season with the University of Washington softball team.

June 01, 2017 | Dale Butler | Sports


MUST-WATCH TV

Family members, friends, and former coaches and teammates will be rooting for 2016 Ceres High grad Nicole Bates later this week when she plays in ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Butler | Sports


Bates earns Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors

Four members of the University of Washington softball team have earned All-Pac-12 honors, including 2016 Ceres High grad Nicole "Sis" Bates.

May 16, 2017 | Dale Butler | Sports


FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR WATCH

The list of finalists for the 2017 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I Freshman of the Year award has been narrowed from 25 ...

May 11, 2017 | Dale Butler | Sports


CHS grad Bates a finalist for NFCA Freshman of the Year

Former Ceres High softball star Nicole "Sis" Bates has wasted no time making an impact at the University of Washington.

April 25, 2017 | Dale Butler | Sports


CHS grad dedicates performance on diamond to ailing teammate

Ceres High grad Jimbo Pernetti has earned California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week honors.

April 07, 2017 | Dale Butler | Sports


Former CHS softball star Bates to represent USA

Nicole Bates, a 2016 graduate of Ceres High and current freshman at the University of Washington, has earned a roster spot on the 2017 USA ...

January 05, 2017 | Dale Butler | Sports


Dan Pangrazio: Central Valley’s principal, Kobe Bryant’s former teammate

Truth or fiction?

December 16, 2016 | Dale Butler | Sports


Janita's journey

A standout at Central Valley High School for two seasons, Janita Vongphoumy came close to quitting golf.

November 30, 2016 | Dale Butler | Sports


CV grad Gardner scores twice for Lumberjacks in defeat

Central Valley grad Ja'Quan Gardner and Humboldt State's football team suffered a gut-wrenching 48-42 loss while battling visiting Western Oregon in front of ...

September 30, 2016 | Dale Butler | Sports


Gardner puts on a show in Canada

A week removed from becoming Humboldt State's all-time leader in career rushing yards, Central Valley grad/junior star running back Ja'Quan Gardner set ...

September 22, 2016 | Dale Butler | Sports


University of Washington coaches visit CHS softball standout Nicole Bates, family

Ceres High varsity softball star Nicole Bates had a memorable evening at home last Wednesday.

July 15, 2015 | Dale Butler | Sports


Ceres wins battle of Dolphins

This past Saturday's Mid-Valley Swim League dual meet pitted the Ceres Dolphins against the Manteca Dolphins.

July 15, 2015 | Dale Butler | Sports


Youth work on fundamentals at Bulldogs’ June 8-19 hoops clinic

Ceres youngsters Karah Pittman, Kameron Gearhart and Rylee Randez were among the participants at the 26th Annual Ceres High School Basketball Camp last month at ...

July 15, 2015 | Dale Butler | Sports


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