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CHS bests CV in JV volleyball
Sports Round-Up
Mackenzie Veuve and Ceres Highs junior-varsity volleyball team defeated crosstown-rival Central Valley 25-21, 21-25, 15-8 last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's and Central Valley's junior-varsity volleyball teams battled for crosstown bragging rights last week.

The visiting Bulldogs prevailed, 25-21, 21-25, 15-8.

"They believed in themselves, communicated and played hard," Ceres High head coach Kassi Baker said.

Mackenzie Veuve had four assists and one ace for the Bulldogs, who improved to 3-3 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

Triana Burgess tallied four kills.

Callie Nunes collected three kills and one ace.

Aliyah Smith totaled two kills and two aces.

Rayonna Sagapolu contributed two assists and one kill.

Baylee Carlin added one ace.

Central Valley's junior-varsity boys soccer team put its 19-game unbeaten home streak on the line.

The host Hawks continued their dominant run with a 5-0 win over crosstown-rival Ceres High on Oct. 3.

"The players feel more comfortable there," Central Valley head coach Rafael Fernandez said while talking about his team's on-campus success. "We want to keep the streak going."

Christian Larios scored twice for the first-place Hawks, who improved to 14-1-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the WAC.

Damian Soltero, Angel Aguilar and Jesus Lopez tallied one goal each.

Lopez and Christian Gonzales made two and four saves, respectively, while logging playing time at goalkeeper.

Juan Gutierrez, Christian Guerrero, Jacob Guerrero, Noel Carrasco and Gabino Carrasco starred on defense against winless Ceres High (0-4).

"We take every opponent serious," Fernandez said.

Aaron Black's 3-yard touchdown run and Adrian Garcia's point-after kick gave Ceres High's junior-varsity football team a 7-0 lead less than one minute into Friday's WAC game at Patterson.

The upset-minded Bulldogs capitalized after recovering a fumble deep in Tiger territory. "Everyone was excited," Ceres High head coach Scott Smith said.

Patterson proceeded to reel off 48 straight points and allowed just one TD the rest of the way in posting a dominant victory over the Bulldogs.

The Tigers improved to 6-0 on the year and 2-0 in the WAC.

The Bulldogs dropped to 1-6 and 1-2.

Down 48-7, quarterback Chris Lubinsky and all-purpose standout Seth Gibson combined for a 30-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter.