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Ceres High, Central Valley crosstown rivalry a push
Courier's review of winter sports
Ethan Letras and Ceres Highs varsity boys wrestling team concluded the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet season with a 43-26 victory over Nathan Curry and Central Valley on Jan. 31. Letras pinned Curry in the second round of their 160-pound bout. - photo by DALE BUTLER/Courier file photo

Crosstown-rivals Ceres High and Central Valley faced off in six varsity sports this winter.

The Bulldogs and Hawks both prevailed five times during the Western Athletic Conference season.

Ceres High defeated Central Valley in boys wrestling and girls basketball.

The Hawks topped the Bulldogs in girls wrestling and boys soccer.

Ceres High and Central Valley were evenly-matched in girls soccer and boys basketball.

The Bulldogs pulled away for a 43-26 victory over the Hawks on Jan. 31.

Daniel McElwain, Ethan Letras, Edison Jimenez, Shanald Lal, Sonald Lal, Elias Saldana, Spencer Nelson and Jaden Cooper helped Ceres High spoil Central Valley's Senior Night and secure a winning record during the WAC dual season.

McElwain won by pin (1:33) against Moises Galeana at 220 pounds.

Letras won by pin (2:30) against Nathan Curry at 160 pounds.

Jimenez won by pin (2:50) against Alan Chavez at 138 pounds.

Shanald Lal won by pin (2:51) against Prabhjot Singh at 113 pounds.

Sonald Lal won by pin (4:35) against Jesse Vazquez at 106 pounds.

Saldana won by pin (5:06) against Bryant Angulo at 285 pounds.

Nelson won by major decision (16-2) against Natanael Lezama at 195 pounds.

Cooper won by decision (8-3) against James Murphy at 152 pounds.

Ryan Palecek, Michael Duran, Kyle Hendrix, Roman Ramirez, Anthony Voss and Thomas Carrillo accounted for Central Valley's individual victories.

Palecek won by pin (1:52) against Andrew Gibson at 170 pounds.

Duran won by pin (1:54) against Ricky Gonzales at 126 pounds.

Hendrix won by major decision (12-0) against Marcus Martinez at 132 pounds.

Ramirez won by major decision (8-0) against Christian Ibarra at 145 pounds.

Voss won by decision (8-2) against Rafael Ortiz at 120 pounds.

Carrillo won by decision (9-7) against Allen Thy in overtime at 182 pounds.

The Bulldogs (3-2) and Hawks (2-3) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the WAC standings.

Central Valley claimed the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet title with a forfeit victory over Ceres High on Jan. 31.

The Hawks compiled a 4-1 record.

The last-place Bulldogs went 0-5.

Ceres High swept Central Valley in Western Athletic Conference play.

The Bulldogs closed out the 2017-18 season with a 50-46 win over the Hawks on Feb. 8 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Ceres High's Angelina Ursua set career-high marks in points scored (22) and 3-pointers made (5).

Naciah Smith added 16 points.

Chrystal Perales, Camryn Silva and Harmen Bahia had seven, three and two points, respectively.

Elizabeth Robinson led Central Valley in scoring with 20 points.

Rosie Duarte totaled 14 points.

Chetna Kumar and Sunaina Dhillon both collected six points.

The Bulldogs erased a 12-point deficit en route to winning the first meeting versus the Hawks, 52-40, on Jan. 23 at Central Valley.

Smith collected a team-high 15 points for Ceres High.

Perales tallied 10 points.

Silva, Bahia, Jacquelyn Pulido and Gabriela Carrasco netted 10, eight, six and two points, respectively.

Ursua had one point.

Dhillon paced Central Valley with 12 points.

Kumar and Robinson chipped in with 10 and nine points, respectively.

Duarte and Isabella Andres contributed three points each.

Guadalupe Becerra, Angelina Black and Angelina Knights all scored two points.

The Bulldogs (3-7) and Hawks (2-8) finished third and fourth, respectively, in the WAC.

The Bulldogs and Hawks split during the WAC season.

Ceres High exacted revenge with a 56-46 win at Central Valley on Feb. 9.

Inder Sandhu poured in a game-high 22 points for the Bulldogs.

Elijah Hughes, Dalton Durossette and Christian Murry had 12, seven and five points, respectively.

Derrick O'Neal and Brock DeWitt scored four points each.

Brock Moore added two points.

Daniel Villasenor tallied a team-high 12 points for the Hawks.

Max Sanchez scored 11 points.

Miguel Jimenez, David Serrano, Tony Gaut and Munraj Singh added eight, seven, four and two points, respectively.

Visiting Central Valley won the first meeting, 57-52, on Jan. 24 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Serrano scored 10 of his 14 points in the final period.

Sanchez led the Hawks with 18 points.

Villasenor and Grant Neang both tallied five points.

Gaut and Singh contributed four points apiece.

Kevin Figueroa and Phil Jackson scored two points each.

Jimenez had one point.

Hughes paced the Bulldogs with 18 points.

Sandhu added 17 points.

Murry, O'Neal and Durossette netted six, five and two points, respectively.

Ceres High (5-5) and Central Valley (3-7) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the WAC.

Central Valley and Ceres High both secured 1-0 wins while battling during the Western Athletic Conference season.

The Hawks opened WAC play with a 1-0 victory against the host Bulldogs on Jan. 3.

Jocelyn Lopez tallied the winning goal for the Hawks.

Lopez scored off a pass from Jackie Sanchez less than 20 minutes into the second half.

Central Valley goalkeeper Emely Lopez totaled three saves.

Ceres High snapped Central Valley's 17-game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 road victory on Jan. 27.

Jacqueline Ruiz broke a 0-0 tie midway through the first half when she scored from 28 yards away on a free kick.

Bulldog goalie Siriana Gudino made 13 saves.

Lopez tallied three saves in defeat.

Central Valley (9-1-0) claimed its third consecutive WAC crown.

Ceres High (7-1-2) took second.

Central Valley continued its dominance of Ceres High.

The Hawks improved their all-time record versus the Bulldogs to 17-3-6 with a thrilling 2-1 home victory on Jan. 27.

The Flores brothers, twins Gilberto and Gerardo, combined for the winning goal .

Gilberto scored from close-range off a pass from Gerardo with 20 minutes to play.

Gerardo also assisted on Angel Arellano's goal, which gave Central Valley a 1-0 lead.

Central Valley goalkeeper Erick Martinez had two saves.

Christian Martinez's goal evened the score at 1-1 in the second half.

Bulldog goalie Freddi Lopez totaled three saves.

Central Valley stormed back for a 4-2 win over Ceres High on Jan. 4 at Bulldog Stadium.

Jonathan Garcia and Agustin Gutierrez both scored twice for the Hawks.

Mauricio Perez had one assist.

Erick Martinez three saves at goalkeeper.

Christian Martinez accounted for both of the Bulldogs' goals.

Ceres High's Bryan Silva totaled four saves.

Central Valley (5-3-2) and Ceres High (2-5-3) finished third and fifth, respectively, in the WAC.