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Bulldogs notch third victory
• Ceres High improves to 3-6 in boys tennis
Ceres High varsity boys tennis player Taymour Aadil won all three of his singles matches last week. - photo by Dale Butler

Ceres High’s boys tennis team beat Lathrop twice and lost to Grace Davis once in Western Athletic Conference play this past week.

The Bulldogs improved to 3-6 in the WAC standings after winning a double-header versus shorthanded Pacheco on Thursday in Ceres.

Ceres High dominated the first match, 9-0.

Sameed Kahloon prevailed 6-4, 6-2 in No. 1 singles play.

Hassan Imran prevailed 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Noah Zamora prevailed 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.

Taymour Aadil, Hamza Ikram and Ian Saldana prevailed by default at No. 4, 5 and 6 singles, respectively.

The Bulldogs also won the No. 1, 2 and 3 doubles matches by default.

Ceres High also shut out Pacheco during the second match.

Imran prevailed 6-4, 7-6 in No. 1 singles play.

Ikram prevailed 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Eduardo Ramirez prevailed 6-2, 6-2 in No. 3 singles play.

The Bulldogs won the No. 4, 5 and 6 singles, and three doubles matches by default.

Visiting Grace Davis edged Ceres High 5-4 on March 19.

The Bulldogs lost to the Spartans despite winning four of six singles matches.

Ceres High dropped all three doubles matches to Grace Davis.

Kahloon prevailed 6-2, 6-3 in No. 1 singles play.

Imran prevailed 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Aadil prevailed 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in No. 3 singles play.

Hamza Ikram prevailed 6-3, 6-2 in No. 4 singles play.

Francisco Ruiz lost 6-0, 6-4 in No. 5 singles play.

Saldana lost 6-1, 6-2 in No. 6 singles play.

Ramirez and Daniel Gonzalez prevailed 6-0, 7-5 in No. 2 doubles play.

Andy Tan and Noah Zamora lost 6-3, 6-3 in No. 1 doubles play.

Ceres High lost the No. 3 doubles match by default.


Ceres High’s youth-laden varsity softball team remained unbeaten in Western Athletic Conference play this past week.

The Bulldogs topped the Johansen Vikings 12-0 on Thursday in Modesto.

“We’ll have a better idea of how good we are after this week. We have two really tough games coming up.”
Coach Mike Corsaut

“We’ll have a better idea of how good we are after this week,” said head coach Mike Corsaut, whose time will face Pacheco and Los Banos. “We have two really tough games coming up.”

Ceres High improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the WAC standings.

Johansen dropped to 1-8 and 0-3.

Bulldog freshman Brooklyn Hefferman dominated at pitcher.

She allowed just two hits with 10 strikeouts.

Hefferman also starred on offense, batting 4-for-5 with one homer, one double, two RBIs and two runs.

“She’s doing a great job,” Corsaut said. “I knew how good she could be. I saw her play the two years when she was in junior high.”

Ceres High pounded 18 hits against Johansen.

“We’re capable of doing this at any time,” Corsaut said. “It’s fun to watch.”

Vianney Perez nearly hit for the cycle.

She batted 3-for-5 from the plate with one homer, one triple, one single, one RBI and three runs.

Freshman Destiny Ramirez batted 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs.

Freshman Gabrielle Ramirez batted 2-for-2 with two doubles and two runs.

Isabel Vizcaino batted 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run.

Freshman Megan Yorba batted 1-for-2 with one run.

Sophomore Cheralyn Durossette batted 1-for-3 with one RBI.

Shania Evans batted 1-for-4 with one run.

Sophomore Angelique Cochran doubled.

Ceres High will play at Los Banos this Thursday at 4 p.m.

Priscilla Chavez and sophomore Lysaida Munoz both singled.

The Bulldogs committed no errors on defense.

Ahead 2-0, Ceres High scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning, four in the sixth and three in the seventh to break the game open.

“The pitching was slower than what we’re used to seeing,” Corsaut said. “It took us a few innings to make the adjustment.”

GV blanks CV

Central Valley’s varsity softball team opened the Central California Conference season with a 9-0 loss to visiting Golden Valley on Friday.

The Hawks dropped to 5-5 overall and 0-1 in the CCC standings.

The Cougars improved to 10-1 and 2-0.

Central Valley pitcher Scarlett Lloyd yielded seven earned runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and three walks in seven innings.

Golden Valley pitcher Marissa Bertuccio allowed just three hits with 15 strikeouts and one walk over seven innings.

Lloyd accounted for two of the Hawks’ hits as she singled twice.

Sophomore Sammy Espinoza batted 1-for-3 from the plate.

The Cougars scored at least one run in every inning, excluding the fifth.

The Hawks contributed to their own demise by committing seven errors.

Central Valley will play at Patterson today and host Merced on Friday.

Both CCC games will begin at 4 p.m.