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Bulldogs, Hawks keep rivalry alive
• CHS earns 3-0 victory against CV
Ivan Arita collected seven kills, five digs and four blocks during the Ceres High varsity boys volleyball team’s 25-19, 25-16, 25-20 triumph over crosstown-rival Central Valley on March 1. - photo by Dale Butler

Ceres High and Central Valley athletic teams no longer compete in the same conference due the Sac-Joaquin Section’s league realignment plan.

The Bulldogs remained in the Western Athletic Conference, while the Hawks relocated to the Central California Conference.

Ceres High and Central Valley kept their crosstown rivalry alive this past week when they faced off in non-league action.

“It’s always fun to play CV,” Ceres High team captain Christian Murry said. “We should play them in the preseason in all sports. It brings a lot of fans from both schools. It brings excitement to the games.”

Host Ceres High shut out Central Valley 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-20) Friday evening at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

“I’m happy with the outcome. It’s always good to beat our rival.”
Christian Murry

“I’m happy with the outcome,” Murry said. “It’s always good to beat our rival.”

Murry led the Bulldogs with 16 kills, 11 digs, one block and one ace.

Jacob Rodriguez collected 25 assists, five blocks, three digs and one ace.

Victor Hurtado had 10 digs, five kills and one ace.

Freshman Yair Munoz had eight digs and five aces.

Fernando Sosa had eight digs.

Ivan Arita had seven kills, five digs and four blocks.

Aaron Delgado had seven digs.

Gustavo Hernandez had five digs, two kills and one block.

Freshman Verlis Smith had four kills, one dig and one ace.

“We executed everything we’ve been working on at practice,” Murry said.