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Rivals faced off in six sports this fall

• Hawks had a 1.000 winning percentage v. Ceres Bulldogs

Rivals faced off in six sports this fall

David Serrano (pictured left), Estevan Barragan and Central Valley’s varsity football team closed out the Western Athletic Conference season with a 35-33 victory over crosstown-rival Ceres High Fri...


POSTED November 29, 2017 9:34 a.m.
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Crosstown-rivals Central Valley and Ceres High faced off in six varsity sports this fall.

The Hawks had a 1.000 winning percentage against the Bulldogs during the Western Athletic Conference regular season.

Central Valley won the overall win-loss battle, 10-0.

The Hawks experienced success against the Bulldogs in football, boys cross country, girls cross country, girls tennis, girls golf and girls volleyball.

Football
Eliminated from playoff contention, Central Valley and Ceres High battled for bragging rights during the final week of the 2017 season.

The Hawks and Bulldogs thoroughly entertained everyone in attendance as the 12th and final meeting between the two programs in conference play wasn't decided until the very end.

Central Valley hoisted the Ceres Classic perpetual trophy for the 10th time after outlasting Ceres High 35-33 on Nov. 3 at Bulldog Stadium.

The Hawks totaled 303 yards and four touchdowns on the ground against the Bulldogs.

Central Valley's Estevan Barragan piled up 282 all-purpose yards.

He ran for 238 yards and three touchdowns, both career highs, on 20 attempts.

He caught three passes for 44 yards.

Barragan tallied a team-high 12 tackles on defense.

Hawk Nasson Sanchez gained 61 yards and scored one TD on eight carries.

He caught two passes for 15 yards.

Sanchez collected 10 tackles.

Central Valley quarterback Miguel Jimenez completed 9 of 15 passes for 81 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Hawk receiver James Benites' lone catch resulted in a 16-yard TD.

Bulldog sophomore quarterback Dalton Durossette threw for 274 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions while completing 23 of his 32 pass attempts against the Hawks.

Dual-threat running back Andrew Gibson caught nine passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

David Nichols hauled in six passes for 58 yards and one TD.

Andrew Alcala grabbed two passes for 27 yards and one score.

Felipe Martinez added 15 yards and one touchdown on three receptions.

Jaime Topete led the Bulldogs with 10 tackles.

Alcala and Martinez both made seven tackles.

Shane Bell collected four tackles and one sack.

Central Valley edged out Ceres High in a game that featured six lead changes.

The two teams combined to score six touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Ahead by just one point, Barragan raced 67 yards for a TD and Christian Palomares booted the subsequent PAT to extend Central Valley's lead to 35-27 with 2:52 to play.

Ceres High nearly sent the rivalry contest into overtime.

Durossette and Gibson combined for a 10-yard touchdown with 43 seconds left in regulation.

Dalton's potential game-tying 2-point conversion pass deflected off Andrew's fingertips and sailed out of bounds.

Central Valley's David Serrano recovered Ceres High's onside kick in the game's final minute to secure the victory.

The Hawks beat the Bulldogs for the third year in a row.

Central Valley improved its all-time conference record versus Ceres High to 10-2.

Boys Cross Country
Central Valley put the finishing touches on a perfect Western Athletic Conference dual-meet campaign with a 17-54 victory against Ceres High on Oct. 18 at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

The Hawks won all five of their WAC dual meets this year.

Central Valley compiled an 0-5 record last fall.

Isaiah Sanchez, Andres Rojo, Christian Balderas, Sebastian Pena and Enrique Martinez helped lead the Hawks past the last-place Bulldogs (0-5).

Sanchez took first with a time of 18 minutes, 15 seconds on the 3.1-mile course.

Rojo (18:16), Balderas (18:20), Pena (19:00) and Martinez (19:17) placed second, third, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Ceres High's top five finishers were Joseph Gutierrez (fourth, 18:47), Aaron Alarcon (seventh, 19:18), Dominick Nicastro (10th, 19:56), Kendrick Peralta (14th, 20:49) and Colton Johnson (19th, 22:13).

Girls Cross Country
Central Valley closed out the Western Athletic Conference regular season with a 19-41 win over Ceres High on Oct. 18 at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

The Hawks (2-3) and Bulldogs (0-5) placed third and fifth, respectively, in the WAC dual-meet standings.

Ramandeep Kaur paced Central Valley.

She placed first with a time of 23 minutes, 01 second on the 3.1-mile course.

Rosa Vazquez (third, 24:12), Vanessa Contreras (fourth, 24:37), Kimberly Haley (fifth, 24:46) and Emily Curiel (sixth, 25:25) also contributed to the Hawks' point total in team scoring.

Destiny Suarez (second, 23:43) paced the Bulldogs, followed by Joanna Torrez (seventh, 25:38), Deborah Vasquez (ninth, 26:04), Cynthia Renteria (11th, 26:54) and Alondra Carranza (27:02).

Girls tennis
Central Valley earned a Western Athletic Conference series sweep of Ceres High this year.
The Hawks won both meetings by identical 9-0 scores.

Central Valley (6-4) and Ceres High (3-7) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the conference standings.

The Hawks secured the WAC's final playoff berth.

Host Central Valley closed out the WAC regular season on Oct. 19 by shutting out crosstown-rival Ceres High on Senior Day.

The Hawks swept all six singles and three doubles matches while besting the Bulldogs.

Guadalupe Becerra defeated Vivian Moreno 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Gianna Arce defeated Harmen Bahia 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 singles play.

Adriana Escobedo defeated Camille Vega 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in No. 3 singles play.

Suinana Dhillon defeated Tania Garfias 6-2, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play.

Mixtly Vega defeated Ariel Coria 6-3, 6-3 in No. 5 singles play.

Elisabeth Valdez defeated Kayla Sierras 7-6 (7-0), 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.

Daniela Yepez and Nayeli Castellanos defeated Morgan Bejaran and Gurmen Bahia 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles play.

Jocelyn Rodriguez and Virginia Moore defeated Jillian Jimenez and Monica Esparza 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 doubles play.

Lizbeth Martinez and Christina Hermenegildo defeated Christel Ontiveros and Elena Ochoa 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 doubles play.

Visiting Central Valley swept all six singles and three doubles matches in dominating Ceres High on Oct. 3.

Becerra defeated Moreno 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Arce defeated Shania Evans 6-4, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play.

Escobedo defeated Bahia 6-1, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play.

Dhillon defeated Vega 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in No. 4 singles play.

Vega defeated Coria 6-1, 7-6 (9-7) in No. 5 singles play.

Valdez defeated Garfias 6-4, 6-2 in No. 6 singles play.

Yepez and Castellanos defeated Bejaran and Sierras 6-3, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles play.

Martinez and Hermenegildo defeated Bahia and Jimenez 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.

Rodriguez and Moore defeated Ochoa and Vanessa Salas 6-4, 6-1 in No. 3 doubles play.

The Hawks improved their head-to-head record versus Ceres High to 9-16.

Central Valley has won nine of the last 10 meetings dating back to the 2013 campaign.

Girls Golf
Central Valley topped Ceres High twice on its way to securing its first-ever playoff berth as a team.

The Hawks compiled a 6-4 record while finishing in third place during the Western Athletic Conference dual season.

Central Valley snapped a 12-match losing streak versus Ceres High dating back to the 2011 season with a 231-257 victory on Sept. 21 at St. Stanislaus Golf Course.

Hawk freshman Amelia Daoheung fired a career-best 38 against Ceres High.

Central Valley teammates Paulina Diaz, Esmeralda Lopez, Emily Almanza and Fiona Gay shot 45, 48, 49 and 51, respectively.

Ariana Medina led the fifth-place Bulldogs (2-8) with a 43.

Ceres High's Bailey Showen, Alexandra Potts, Benia Torres and Izabell McMurray shot 47, 52, 55 and 60, respectively.

The Hawks won the second meeting by forfeit on Oct. 12 at St. Stanislaus.

Girls Volleyball
Central Valley topped Ceres High three times in Western Athletic Conference play.

The Hawks spoiled the Bulldogs' Senior Night with a 3-2 (25-19, 8-25, 18-25, 25-12, 25-11) win on Oct. 25 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Central Valley (7-8) and Ceres High (5-10) finished third and fourth, respectively, in the WAC standings.

The Hawks bested the Bulldogs 3-2 (15-25, 25-16, 18-25, 27-25, 15-8) on Sept. 20 and 3-1 (25-21, 12-25, 25-12, 25-17) on Oct. 9.

Central Valley has an all-time record of 16-10 against Ceres High.

The Hawks have won 15 of their last 16 matches versus the Bulldogs.

 

 

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