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Ceres High School's varsity boys golf team beat crosstown-rival Central Valley by 11 strokes, 234-245, on Tuesday, March 27 at River Oaks.

The Bulldogs have an all-time, head-to-head record of 11-0 versus the Hawks.

Central Valley narrowed the competitive gap in defeat.

"This is the closest it's ever been," Ceres High head coach Scott Smith said.

Said Central Valley head coach Mike Holliday: "They have a little more experience and depth. We got guys learning as they go along."

The Bulldogs improved to 4-2 in the WAC (third place).

The Hawks dropped to 1-5 in conference play (sixth).

Ian Couture led Ceres High with a 12-over-par 43.

Wade Kolodzieczck and Blake Hurst fired 44 and 45, respectively.

Adam Hall and Jonathon Chang posted identical rounds of 51.

Central Valley's Anthony Bonales earned low-medalist honors. The 2011 WAC MVP collected one birdie, four pars and four bogeys while carding a 3-over-par 34.

"I'm proud of him," Smith said. "He's a good kid. Whatever he gets is because of his hard work. There's one other kid that worked as hard as him and it was (former Ceres High/Cal State Stanislaus golfer) Ryan Thornberry. You saw what he did."

Hawk teammates Jacob Craig, Josh Boles, Tranjit Singh and Cameron Ahart shot 47, 51, 56 and 57, respectively.

Ceres High battled back from a seven-stroke deficit. Chang and Kolodzieczck outplayed Central Valley's No. 4 and 5 players, respectively.

"There's going to be a day when they whip us but they're going to need more than one golfer," Smith said. "We just got a better overall team right now."

"This is the hardest working group I've had," Holliday said. "We're going to get better."

Smith wants to see future crosstown matches decided by one stroke.

"That's the best case scenario," he said. "That makes it exciting."


Bonales captured the individual title and Ceres High placed third with a team score of 473 at the WAC Mid-Season Tournament on Thursday at Rancho Del Rey.

Bonales fired a 1-over-par 73. Anthony trailed Central Catholic's Tyler Alldrin by three shots after nine holes. He rallied on the strength of a 2-under-par performance on the back nine.

Couture was Ceres High's top finisher. He carded an 88 en route to a sixth-place showing.

Hurst, Hall, Reveira and Kolodzieczak had 92, 94, 99 and 100, respectively.

Central Valley placed sixth (541).

Bonales teamed up with Singh (110), Francisco Gradilla (115), Boles (117) and Boles (126).

Central Catholic finished in first place (419).