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Bulldogs, Hawks generate positive memories in multiple sports
The spring sports season was filled with many highlights. Now's the perfect time to recollect and celebrate.

Top male athlete-Central Valley varsity boys golf standout Anthony Bonales won the Western Athletic Conference individual title and Most Valuable Player award for the second year in a row. Bonales, a sophomore, had a 34-point lead over Central Catholic's Tyler Alldrin and Ceres High's Ian Couture heading into the conference's year-end tournament. Anthony racked up 92 points.

Top female athlete-Ceres High varsity girls track and field star Bryce Ford qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships in three events. Ford, a junior, placed second in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and fourth in the high jump at Divisionals. Ford swept the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and high jump, and finished second in the triple jump at the WAC finals. Bryce didn't compete during her sophomore year because she wanted to focus on basketball.

Male newcomer-Freshman Julio Ochoa had a memorable first season while starring at No. 1 singles on Ceres High's varsity boys tennis team. Ochoa defeated Western Athletic Conference co-MVP Sterling Ramirez of Patterson 6-0, 2-6, 7-5 in the finals of the league tournament. Julio had a 13-1 record in conference play. Ochoa followed in the footsteps of two older siblings. Luis and Marifer combined to win three singles titles and four MVP awards with the Bulldogs.

Female newcomer-Promoted to Central Valley High School's varsity track and field team as a freshman, sprinter Heaven Simon did not disappoint. Simon advanced to Divisionals in two races, including the 400 and 100. Heaven placed first in the 400, third in the 100 and fifth in the 200 at the WAC Championships.

Coach-Ceres High's Bryan Harden (boys tennis) and Donnie Donaldson (softball) led their respective teams to Western Athletic Conference titles and Sac-Joaquin Section playoff appearances. The Bulldogs continued their winning tradition in tennis and experienced a major turnaround in softball.

Team-Ceres High's varsity boys tennis team compiled a program-best 20-2 overall record, captured the WAC title (11-1) and advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the third consecutive season. Ceres High's varsity softball program won its first league title since 2005-06 and returned to the playoffs following two-year absence. The Bulldogs won 10 of 12 conference games, posted a 17-9 overall record and finished fourth at the Division-IV championships.

Game-Ceres High's varsity softball team erased a two-run deficit and edged out Central Catholic 4-2 in 10 innings for the Western Athletic Conference championship on the last day of the regular season. The win, coupled with Los Banos' loss to Livingston, gave the Bulldogs the WAC title outright and top seed for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

Honorable mention-Ceres High's Jimbo Pernetti (baseball), Brandon Arevalos (baseball), Devon Ruger (baseball), Haydon Turpin (baseball), Nick Welsh (baseball), Gurman Bains (boys tennis), Alick Liang (boys tennis), Chase Harden (boys tennis), Victor Pimentel (boys tennis), Trevor Brazil (boys tennis), Esteban de la Torre (boys tennis), Sergio Zepeda (boys tennis), David Cisneros (boys tennis), Ian Couture (boys golf), Zachary Jones (swimming), Jacob Stone (swimming), Dylan Hines (swimming), Joseph Ochoa (swimming), Manuel Hernandez (swimming), Gianni Blandino (swimming), Austin Massie (swimming), Haley Fisicaro (swimming), Tori Gunzenhauser (swimming), Maureen Nelson (swimming), Megan Braverman (swimming), Jacob Meyer (track and field), Austin Payne (track and field), Caden Johnson (track and field), Gabriel Solis (track and field), Bella Carlyle (track and field), Cecilia Carretero (track and field), Ryleigh Honberger (track and field), Kaycee Creek (softball), Cierra Hammons (softball), Alexis Cummings (softball), Jessica Ellsworth (softball), Camrynn Broumas (softball), Anissa Torres (girls soccer), Brittany Valadez (girls soccer) and Dayana Delgado (girls soccer), and Central Valley's Kayla Meshach (girls soccer), Dayelle Cueto (girls soccer), Sarah McElroy (softball), Lexy Cordova (softball), Malynda Lomeli (softball), Savanna Alvear (swimming), Jesse Magana (swimming), Tyler Owens (swimming), Thomas Rogers (swimming), Braden Rambo (swimming), Ruben Casas (baseball), Alex Lomeli (baseball), Michael Ereso (baseball), Cristian Chavez (track and field), William Hunnel (track and field) and Matt Menor (track and field) and Jacob Craig (boys golf).