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CHS, CV athletes, teams accomplish a lot during fall sports season
Ceres High's Zachary Jones, Terry Brogdon, Caitlin Pfaff and Caden Johnson, and Central Valley's Ozzie Ramos had productive fall campaigns. The Bulldogs and Hawks also enjoyed team success in multiple sports. Now's the perfect time to recollect and celebrate.

Top male athlete-Sophomore Zachary Jones and junior Terry Brogdon, standouts on Ceres High's Western Athletic Conference championship varsity boys water polo team, totaled 95 goals this year. A role player with the Bulldogs as a freshman, Jones was unstoppable in the pool in 2012. Zachary, Ceres High's fastest swimmer, led Ceres High in scoring with 51 goals. Brogdon added 45 goals and was a force on defense.

Top female athlete-Sophomore Caitlin Pfaff claimed the Western Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player award while starring on Ceres High's varsity girls golf team for the second year in a row. She racked up 92 points while finishing atop the conference's individual standings. She placed third and earned first-team all-league honors last season.

Male newcomer-Ceres High's Caden Johnson and Central Valley's Ozzie Ramos both missed games in 2011 for different reasons. Johnson starred on the Bulldogs' varsity football team this year after being sidelined for seven 10 games with an arm injury last season. Caden led the Stanislaus District in receptions (67). He totaled 876 yards and seven touchdowns. Ramos had a breakout year in boys soccer. The junior midfielder 20 goals and 13 assists during the regular season. Ozzie missed the second half of the 2011 WAC season after relocating to Mexico to play soccer. He had two goals and four assists with the Hawks.

Female newcomer-Sophomore Lisette Carretero emerged as one of the top runners on Ceres High's varsity cross country team. She was awarded an all-league patch for her eighth-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference championships. She helped lead the Bulldogs to a three-way tie for first place in the WAC regular season dual-meeting standings (5-1).

Coach-Ceres High varsity boys water polo leader Tracy Bull was named Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. He pushed all the right buttons as the Bulldogs (7-1) won their first league title in eight years and returned to the playoffs after a one-year hiatus. Ceres High's girls water polo team reached unprecedented heights under Stephen Dias' guidance. The Bulldogs secured their first-ever postseason berth and placed second in the WAC standings (6-2). Central Valley's varsity boys soccer team continued its winning tradition under head coach Omar Leon's guidance. The Hawks secured their fifth consecutive conference title (10-1-1) and sixth straight playoff berth.

Team-Ceres High's varsity boys and girls water polo programs both participated in the playoffs. Ceres High's boys team compiled a 7-1 on its way to a first-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference. Ceres High's girls squad (6-2) took second and made its first-ever postseason appearance. Central Valley's varsity boys soccer team won a share of the WAC championship (10-1-1). The Hawks extended their streaks of consecutive league titles (five) and playoff appearances (6).

Game-Ceres High's varsity boys water polo team lost 12-10 at Los Banos on Oct. 1. The Bulldogs avenged the loss with a one-sided 13-6 win over the Tigers in Ceres on Oct. 17. The victory, coupled with Ceres High's rout of Livingston and Los Banos' loss to Pacheco, gave the Bulldogs their first conference title in eight years. Ceres High finished first in the WAC and qualified for the playoffs.

Honorable mention-Ceres High's Haley Fisicaro (girls water polo), Jordan Pata (girls water polo), Emily Chapman (girls water polo), Samantha Le (girls water polo), Mario Gonzalez (boys water polo), Ethan Campbell (boys water polo), Anthony Vasquez (boys water polo), Blake Hurst (football), Jorge Arroyo (football), Devon Ruger (football), Adam Welsh (football), Pietro Puducay (football), Cecilia Carretero (girls cross country), Lisette Carretero (girls cross country), Dia Borden (girls cross country), Judas Chavarin (boys cross country), Marifer Ochoa (girls tennis), Kaylee Donovan (girls tennis), Lizzy Magana (girls tennis), Kim Ochoa (girls tennis), Alfredo Arana (boys soccer), Tomas Rocha (boys soccer), Cristopher Torres (boys soccer), Laura Story (volleyball), Fulu Tevaseu (volleyball) and Erica Hogner (girls golf), and Central Valley's Diego Duran (boys soccer), Juan Hernandez (boys soccer), Daniel Hernandez (boys soccer), Juan Medrano (boys soccer), Ja'Quan Gardner (football), Ben Anitelea (football), Marcus Rodriguez (football), Nick Van Tuinen (football), Milton Uti (football), Angelo Bermudez (football), Raul Godinez (football), Ben Saldana (boys cross country), Jocelyn Camarillo (girls golf), Martina Bernal (girls golf), Jasmine Martinez (girls tennis), Ali Martinez (girls tennis) and Deja Jackson (girls tennis).