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Central Valley recognizes its spring athletes
Matteo Bonales and Thomas Carrillo
Central Valley High School boys golfers Matteo Bonales and Thomas Carrillo won Hawk Awards for their outstanding play and leadership during the COVID-19 shortened spring season. - photo by DALE BUTLER/ Courier file photo

Central Valley High School continued its annual tradition of honoring its spring sports athletes, but changed the format due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

“We were able to have fall and winter awards nights,” Hawks’ Athletic Director Greg Magni said. “The spring couldn’t be held here. We’re in unpredictable times. It’s been a challenge for everyone.”

Participation certificates, varsity letters, letterman patches, team awards and pictures were handed out via drive-thru pickup last Friday at Central Valley.

“We wanted to let the kids know we appreciate them and all the work they put in,” Magni said. “They got everything we would have normally given them in-person.”



Hawk Award—Tucker Tarap

Junior Varsity

MVP—Diego Delahoya

Jr. Hawk Award—Jake Olson

Track & Field


Hawk Award—Christopher Simental

Boys Volleyball


Hawk Award—Yoshi Kumar

Junior Varsity

Jr. Hawk Award—Alejandro Hernandez

Boys Tennis


Hawk Award—Andy Souksavath

Boys Golf


Hawk Award—Matteo Bonales

Hawk Award—Thomas Carrillo



Hawk Award—Aryanna Jimenez



Hawk Award—Scarlett Lloyd

Coaches Award—Allie Peterman

Coaches Award—Janessa Godinez

The 2020 spring sports season was canceled on April 1 when Ceres Unified and the rest of the school districts in Stanislaus County extended campus closures through the end of the academic year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.