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Ceres Highs varsity softball and girls soccer programs collect victories
CV swim teams lose
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Central Valley High School's short-handed varsity girls swim team lost 133-26 to Livingston at the SOS Club on Friday in Modesto.

The Hawks dropped to 0-2 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

Vanessa Hernandez placed third in the 50 free (34.69) and fourth in the 100 free (1:20.26).

Stephany Navarro placed fourth in the 200 IM (3:37.34) and 100 breast (1:45.68).

Lisa Serna placed fourth in the 50 free (36.22).

Nancy Laiton placed fourth in the 200 free (3:19.54).

Ivonne Orozco placed fourth in the 100 back (1:42.49).

The Hawks' 400 free relay team of Serna, Laiton, Orozco and Leah Faamafi placed second (5:49).

The Hawks' 200 free relay team of Hernandez, Orozco, Serna and Daisy Robles placed second (2:26.16).

The Hawks' 200 medley relay team of Orozco, Navarro, Robles and Serna placed third (2:52.63).

Central Valley surrendered 26 points to Livingston as it had no entries in both the 100 fly and 500 free events.

The Hawks had just one participant in both the 200 free and 200 IM.

Wolves 130, Hawks 33
Outnumbered, Central Valley's varsity boys swim team suffered a 130-33 loss while facing Livingston last week.

Edgar Cervantes placed second in the 100 back (1:20.26) and third in the 50 free (29.13).

Cesar Armas placed second in the 100 breast (1:42.48) and fourth in the 200 free (3:03.64).

Braden Rambo placed third in the 200 IM (2:55.31).

Jose Robles placed third in the 100 free (1:14.84) and fourth in the 50 free (30.43).

Kevin Martinez placed fourth in the 500 free (7:22.50).
David Jimenez placed fourth in the 100 breast (1:52.92).

The Hawks' 200 free relay team of Cervantes, Jimenez, Rambo and Robles placed second (2:06.58).

The Hawks' 200 medley relay team of Cervantes, Robles, Rambo and Isiah Zuniga placed third (2:27.66).

Central Valley had no participants in the 100 fly, and one in the 200 free, 200 IM and 100 back.

Ceres High School's varsity softball team knocked off Los Banos 10-3 last Friday on the road to remain unbeaten in WAC play.

The first-place Bulldogs improved to 9-2 and 4-0.

The Tigers dropped to 4-8 and 2-1.

"It's a good start to the season," Ceres High head coach Donnie Donaldson said.

The Bulldogs had a team batting average of .464 with 13 hits, four walks and two strikeouts versus Los Banos.

Ceres High played flawless defense.

Nicole Bates batted 2-for-5 from the plate with two RBIs and four runs. Mahlena O'Neal batted 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Megan McCormick batted 1-for-3 with one RBI and two runs.

Kaytlin Donaldson and Rayohna Sagapolu both pitched.

Kaytlin started. She gave up three runs and scattered six hits in four innings. Donaldson had one strikeout and two walks.

"It wasn't her best performance of the year," Donnie Donaldson said. "But she was solid."

Rayohna logged three innings of relief. She tallied three strikeouts and one walk. Sagapolu allowed no runs and two hits.

Weather permitting, Ceres High will play host to crosstown-rival Central Valley (6-4, 2-2) today at 4 p.m.

Jacqueline Gonzalez couldn't wait to return to the Ceres High varsity girls soccer team's starting lineup.
Gonzalez tallied one goal while logging 30 minutes of play during the Bulldogs' 2-0 win over host Los Banos on Thursday.

Jacqueline missed the previous five games with a knee injury.

"She wanted to play last game," Bulldogs head coach Miguel Saldate said. "I didn't let her. She's still not 100 percent."

Ceres High improved to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in the WAC.

The Bulldogs have won two of their last three league games.

"We're scoring now," Saldate said. "It gives us a little more confidence."

Victoria Andrade also scored against Los Banos. Arcelia Hermosillo collected one assist.

Goalkeeper Giselle Madrigal made four saves. "Our defense played very well," Saldate said.