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Crosstown foes battle
Central Valley has never beaten crosstown rival Ceres High in varsity boys golf.

The Hawks came oh-so-close to ending their five-match winless streak against the Bulldogs in the rain last Thursday.

Ceres High escaped with a 186-188 victory at St. Stanislaus.

"The kids all played well so I can't get too upset," Central Valley head coach Mike Holliday said.

Ceres High won the first meeting of the 2009 Valley Oak League season, 262-291, at Diablo Grande-Ranch Course on Tuesday, March 24.

The Bulldogs closed out the 2008 campaign with a thrilling 258-263 win against the Hawks at Lake Don Pedro Golf Course.

Kyle Cerny, Christian Rotondo and David Demers, the bottom half of Ceres High's lineup, fired identical scores of 35 during last week's showdown.

"After the first two groups came in, we were in great shape," Holliday said. "We didn't expect their bottom three guys to play as well as they did. They all had an excellent day."

The Hawks (1-11 VOL) lost even though four of their six players posted career-best rounds.

Alex Stavrianoudakis, Central Valley's No. 5 player, collected six pars, two bogeys and one double bogey on his way to carding a 4-over-par 31.

"That's the best score anybody has shot on our course and he's played in his four years," Holliday said. "He hit the last eight greens in a row off the tee."

Adam Wooddy (No. 1) shot a 34. He had one birdie, two pars, four bogeys and two double bogeys.

Jonathan Swanson (No. 3) shot a 37. He had one par, seven bogeys and one double bogey.

Amitt Dosanjh (No. 2) shot a 43. He had two pars, one bogey, three double bogeys and three quadruple bogeys.

Anthony Stavrianoudakis (No. 4) rounded out Central Valley's scorecard with a 43. He had three pars, one bogey, one double bogey, three triple bogeys and one quadruple bogey.

Carter Silveira led Ceres High (4-7 VOL) with a 7-over-par 34. He accumulated two pars and seven bogeys.

Bulldog teammate Vince Tomao fired a 47.