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Sizzle softball teams win titles
• CV, CHS volleyball suffer losses
Ceres Sizzle 2019
The Ceres Sizzle 12-and-under travel softball team finished in first place in the Silver Division at the Oct. 12-13 Think Pink Cancer Awareness Tournament in Modesto.

Central Valley’s varsity girls volleyball team dropped to 0-10 in the Central California Conference after losing 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-8) at Golden Valley on Oct. 16.

Mony Chhoeum had 13 digs, 11 aces, two kills and one assist in defeat.

Kaydee Peterman had 14 digs.

Anusha Kumar had five kills, five digs and one ace.

Kim Garcia had four digs and three assists.

Phusadee Sivongxay had four digs.

Anysia Lopez had three kills, two assists and two digs.

Azalia Diaz had two kills, one ace and one dig.

Sam Espinoza had one kill.

Sejal Malhi and Siera Sandoval both had one assist.

Central Valley lost 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-20) to Hughson in non-league play on Oct. 17 in Ceres.

Peterman had 18 digs and two aces.

Diaz had five aces, four kills, three digs and one assist.

Kumar had five digs and three kills.

Chhoeum had four digs, three kills, one ace and one assist.

Lopez had three kills, three blocks, two assists and two digs.

Malhi had two aces and two digs.

Garcia had two assists, one kill and one ace.

Sandoval had one block and one assist

Sivongxay had one dig.


Host Ceres High lost 3-1 (25-17, 25-21, 17-25, 26-24) to Mountain House in Western Athletic Conference play on Oct. 17 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

 The Bulldogs dropped to 2-11 in the WAC standings.

Vianney Perez had 23 digs, one kill and one ace.

Allison Stiles collected 21 assists, eight digs, six aces and one block.

Jasmine Fuamatu had 13 digs, seven kills, two assists and one ace.

Cheralyn Durossette had 12 digs and one assist.

Bella Curry had 11 digs, four kills, two assists and one ace.

Rayana Coleman had seven kills, five aces and one block.

Mya Robinson had five kills, four blocks, four digs and one assist.

Lysaida Munoz had five digs and one ace.

Bethanie Thornberry had four kills.

Ceres High fell 3-1 (25-14, 25-20, 18-12, 25-15) at Los Banos on Oct. 15.

Stiles had 21 assists, seven digs, three kills and two aces.

Perez had 17 digs.

Munoz had 11 digs.

Curry had 10 digs, eight kills, two aces and one assist.

Robinson had six aces, five kills and five digs.

Durossette had six digs, five aces and one kill.

Fuamatu had five digs, four kills and one assist.

Thornberry and Dominique Arendt both had two kills.


Coach Kelly Heese will be holding tryouts for the Lady Sharx Volleyball Club’s 18-and-under team, from 2-4 p.m., on Nov. 3 and 9 at Central Valley High School.

Players ages 16-18 are welcome to attend.

Tryout fee is $20.


The Ceres Sizzle 12-and-under travel softball team had a successful outing at Rainbow Fields earlier this month in Modesto.

Ceres finished in first place in the Silver Division at the Oct. 12-13 Think Pink Cancer Awareness Tournament.

“There were 20 teams in our age group,” head coach Nicole Ferrel said. “It was a pretty big tournament.”

The Sizzle amassed a 4-2-0 record at Rainbow Fields.

Ceres rallied for a 10-9 win over the Stockton Tigers in the championship game on Oct. 13.

The Sizzle battled back from a six-run deficit.

“I knew they had it in them,” Ferrel said. “The two previous games we were down and ended up getting the victories.”

Tied at 9-9, Ceres completed the comeback by tallying a run in the final inning.

Illiana Saldana singled, stole second and scored on Bella Bravo’s bunt to secure the victory.

“It was exciting to get a win against a team like that,” Ferrel said. “The game was intense.”

The Sizzle have played in three tournaments this fall.

Ceres took third in Elk Grove.

The Sizzle did not place in Manteca.

“Our goal is to get experience because we have a young team,” Ferrel said. “Most of my girls could have stayed down and played 10u. It’s a bonus being able to get first place.”

Sizzle 10s win title

The Ceres Sizzle 10-and-under travel softball team bounced back in a big way with a first-place finish at the Oct. 12-13 Think Pink Cancer Awareness Tournament in Modesto.

“This is only our second tournament playing up,” head coach Sierra DeLeon said. “The first tournament, we didn’t do too well. We went 0-4 in Elk Grove. The whole two weeks of practice before the (Think Pink) tournament definitely paid off.”

Ceres won the Silver Division title at Rainbow Fields.

“It’s a big confidence booster,” DeLeon said. “Technically, we could still be playing 8u. They have the potential to hang with older girls.”

The Sizzle stormed back for a 16-10 international tiebreaker victory over the SCSA Lobos on Oct. 13

“They definitely wanted to win more than the other team,” said DeLeon, whose team trailed by four runs earlier in the game.

Ceres plated seven runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Leilani DeLeon and Olivia Sanchez both hit two-run homers.

“Our whole lineup hit that inning,” Sierra DeLeon said. “It was definitely fun to see.”

Samantha Alcaraz notched the victory by striking out the Lobos’ final three batters in the bottom of the seventh inning.

“She goes to pitching lessons,” coach DeLeon said. “She’s been working hard.”