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A successful spring
The spring sports season was filled with many highlights. Now's the perfect time to recollect and celebrate.

Top Male Athlete-Central Valley's Tyree ones placed first in the 100 and 200 at the Western Athletic Conference Varsity Boys Track and Field Championships. The senior sprinter also anchored the Hawks' winning 4x100 relay team, which finished second during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V competition and 15th at Masters.

Female Athlete-Central Valley's Adriana Mendez won a pair of titles while competing at the Western Athletic Conference Varsity Girls Track & Field Championships. The senior distance runner upset Livingston's Kelsey Gallegos while sweeping the 3,200 and 1,600 meters.

Male newcomer-Anthony Bonales won the Western Athletic Conference individual title and Most Valuable Player award during his first season with Central Valley's varsity boys golf team. Bonales, who is just a freshman, almost qualified for the Northern California Championships. He tied for fourth place at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament and saw his season come to an end after losing a five-man playoff. Anthony finished third at Divisionals.

Female newcomer-Taiylor Sakurada had a breakout season for Ceres High School's varsity softball team. The senior made tough plays look easy while starring at shortstop. She batted .354 (17-for-48) with one triple, two doubles, 10 RBIs and 12 runs on offense. Sakurada was named to the WAC First Team.

Coach-Central Valley's Mike Reynolds (boys track and field), and Ceres High's Scott Smith (boys golf), Bryan Harden (boys tennis) and Rebecca Sanders (swimming) led their respective programs to second-place finishes during the Western Athletic Conference regular season.

Team-Ceres High's varsity baseball team advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2002. With Brent Ward, Dustin Baisdon, Tyler Cummings, Jimbo Pernetti and Nick Welsh leading the way, the Bulldogs finished in third place in the Western Athletic Conference standings (9-6) and compiled a 17-10 overall record. Ceres High lost 6-2 to Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV repeat champion Oakdale in the opening round of the playoffs.

Individual performance-Central Valley's Tyree Jones and Adriana Mendez combined to win five titles at the Western Athletic Conference Varsity Track and Field Championships. Jones swept the 100 and 200, and anchored the Hawks' first-place 4x100 relay team. Mendez surprised everyone by finishing first in the 3,200 and 1,600.

Game-Central Valley's varsity baseball team did the unexpected by taking two of three games from crosstown-rival Ceres High. Led by Chris Moscozo, Jeremy Lasaster, Ruben Casas, Andy Lomeli, Shaun Chisholm and David Dart, the Hawks defeated the heavily-favored Bulldogs 8-5 and 3-0 in Western Athletic Conference play. Ceres High, which qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs, exacted revenged with an 8-1 win on the final day of the regular season.

Honorable mention-Ceres High's Brent Ward (baseball), Dustin Baisdon (baseball), Jimbo Pernetti (baseball), Kaycee Creek (softball), Ryan Norton (softball), Alick Liang (boys tennis), Matt Mey (boys tennis), Nick Serratos (boys tennis), Esteban de la Torre (boys tennis), Vince Tomao (boys golf), Estefania Hermosillo (girls soccer), Anissa Torres (girls soccer), Jamie Beck (girls soccer), Le Hong (track and field), Jacob Meyer (track and field), Crystal Duran (track and field), Cecilia Carretero (track and field), Haley Fisicaro (swimming) and Kody Fliflet (swimming), and Central Valley's Scott Myatt (baseball), Chris Moscozo (baseball), Alyssa Meshach (softball), Lizette Covarrubias (girls soccer), Alicia Yori (girls soccer), Simi Talawan (girls soccer), Cristian Chavez (track and field), Ja'Quan Gardner (track and field), Michael Luzinski (track and field), Terrence Sadler (track and field), Cierra Alvear (swimming), Taylor Rogers (swimming) and Benji Magana (swimming).