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A Memorable Year: Recap of fall sports at CHS, CVHS
The fall prep sports season ended on Nov. 13. Now is a good time to highlight the accomplishments of top individuals and teams.

Male athlete-Junior striker Daniel Ochoa collected a school-record 26 goals and dished out 14 assists while leading Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team to a runner-up finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championships, its third consecutive league title and a 16-1-2 overall record.

Female athlete-Jamie Beck had a phenomenal final season with Ceres High School's varsity volleyball team. The 6-foot-2 senior was named Western Athletic Conference MVP in a vote by the league's coaches. She accumulated 349 kills, 148 digs, 80 blocks, 47 aces and six assists for the Bulldogs, who tied for second place in the WAC standings (7-3), qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the second straight year and amassed a 17-8-2 overall record.

Male newcomer-Tyree Jones played behind Vince Lopez during his first season of varsity football at Central Valley High School in 2009. Jones emerged as one of the top running backs in the Stanislaus District this fall. The 5-foot-6, 170-pound senior rushed for a program-record 1,717 yards and 14 touchdowns. Tyree concluded his prep career with a 391-yard, three-touchdown performance in the Hawks' 55-24 victory over crosstown rival Ceres High.

Female newcomer-Marifer Ochoa starred at No. 1 singles on Ceres High School's varsity girls tennis team as a freshman. She compiled a 15-1 record in Western Athletic Conference play, including a 4-0 mark at the league championships. Marifer edged Los Banos' Alexis Barcellos 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4) for the conference crown. Ochoa continued the Bulldogs' run of dominance. McKenzy Harden won Valley Oak League titles the previous three years. Luis Ochoa, Marifer's older brother, was a two-time league champion (2009, 2008).

Coach-Ceres High School's varsity girls golf team reached record heights under first-year head coach Randy Cerny's guidance. Led by Arleen Xayasone, Robin White, Brittany Valadez and Kelli Ahart, the Bulldogs placed third in the Western Athletic Conference standings (7-5) and qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the first time in program history. Ceres High didn't field a team in 2008 and 2007 due to a lack of interest. Omar Leon, head coach of Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team, also pushed all the right buttons. The Hawks advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV title game for the second year in a row, captured their third consecutive league title (8-0-2) and participated in the playoffs for the fourth straight season. CV posted a 16-1-2 overall record.

Team-Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team nearly finished the year with an undefeated record. The Hawks had their 18-game unbeaten streak snapped by Vista del Lago in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship game. Central Valley, which fell 3-2 in the finals, accumulated 16 wins, one loss and two ties in 2010. The Hawks won their third straight league title during the regular season. CV placed first in the Western Athletic Conference standings with an 8-0-2 mark. Daniel Ochoa, Jose Ramirez, Gerardo Cazares and Larry Hernandez all played key roles.

Contributors-Ceres High's Jamie Beck (volleyball), Cecilia Carretero (cross country), Courtney Frampton (girls water polo), Arleen Xayasone (girls golf), Nick Serratos (boys water polo), Kenny Carroll (boys water polo), Judas Chavarin (cross country), Nick Welsh (football), Dashawn Mena (football) and Hadon Lopez (football), and Central Valley's Alyssa Long (volleyball), Adrianna Mendez (cross country), Lizette Covarrubias (girls tennis), Lizette Martinez (girls golf), Cruz Mendez (cross country), Chris Moscozo (football) and Greg Tripp (football).