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CHS boys sweep CV in hoops
Victoria Lloyd
Victoria Lloyd helped lead Central Valley’s softball team to a pair of victories against Johansen last week. - photo by Dale Butler

Ceres High’s boys basketball team bested crosstown-rival Central Valley twice in Western Athletic Conference play this past week in front of sparse crowds due to coronavirus-safety attendance guidelines.

The Bulldogs improved to 3-3 overall and 3-1 in the WAC.

The Hawks dropped to 0-6 in the league standings.

“It’s the most intense game of the year no matter the records,” Ceres High head coach T.J. Walker said. “Only thing missing was a lot of fans in the stands.”

The Bulldogs coasted to a 57-28 win over the host Hawks on Friday.

“We hit shots and got stops,” Walker said. “That was the difference.”

Samar Singh led Ceres High with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Verlis Smith had nine points and seven rebounds.

Lebron Stallworth had nine points and four rebounds.

Andrew Kommavong and Indy Dhillon had seven and six points, respectively.

Adrian Ontiveros and Gabe Newton both had five points.

“We had great support from everybody,” Walker said.

Sunny Khabra led Central Valley with 11 points.

Jordan Lombardo had seven points.

Yoshi Kumar had six points.

Gage Mastropierro and Xavier Valencia both contributed two points.

Ceres High had nine different players score during Thursday’s 53-41 victory against visiting Central Valley.

“It was close throughout the game,” Walker said. “We made a little run late in the second half. That gave us a cushion.”

Dhillon collected a team-high 19 points.

Singh had 15 points and nine rebounds.

Smith had seven points and five rebounds.


Ceres High’s boys soccer team improved to 5-1-0 overall and 5-0 in the Western Athletic Conference South standings after collecting wins against Los Banos and Pacheco last week.

Ceres High defeated Los Banos 3-1 on Friday at CUSD Stadium.

Sebastian Olid, Luis Yepez and Andrew Hernandez all scored once for the Bulldogs.

Gonzalo Rivera had one assist.

Host Ceres High edged Pacheco 1-0 on May 5.

Olide accounted for the game’s lone goal.

Central Valley’s boys soccer team dropped to 3-2 in the WAC after winning one of its two games last week.

Central Valley edged host Mountain House 4-3 on May 5.

“It was a crazy game,” head coach Horatio Garcia said. 

Fernando Cano, Damian Buendia, Adan Mercado and Carlos Loza all scored one goal.

Loza accounted for the game-winning goal.

He converted a 25-yard free kick with five minutes to play.

“I have a lot of confidence in him and what he can do with the ball,” Garcia said.

Central Valley lost 6-2 to Pacheco on Friday in Ceres.

Four Hawk starters did not play because they missed practice.

“We would have been more competitive if we had the entire team,” Garcia said. “I had to move players around.”

Cano and Yahir Perez both collected one goal for Central Valley.

The Hawks fell behind 3-0 in the opening half.

“They capitalized on our mistakes,” Garcia said.


Central Valley’s girls soccer team remained in first place in the WAC South standings after securing victories over Pacheco and Mountain House last week.

Central Valley improved to 4-0-1 in league following its 2-1 win against Pacheco on Friday.

Emaly Fernandez accounted for both of the Hawks goals.

Isabella Barajas and Ally Singh both had one assist.

Yukari Mendoza totaled three saves at goalkeeper.

Central Valley shut out Mountain House 4-0 on May 5.

Angie Medrano collected two goals.

Fernandez had one goal and one assist.

Barajas had one goal.

Singh and Michelle Soto each had one assist.

Mendoza made three saves.

Ceres High’s girls soccer team shut out Los Banos and Pacheco this past week to remain in second place in the WAC South standings.

Visiting Ceres High topped Pacheco 2-0 on May 5.

Aaliyah Ruiz led the Bulldogs with one goal and one assist.

Isabella Gudino added one goal.

Ceres High cruised past Los Banos 7-0 on Friday at CUSD Stadium.


Ceres High’s softball team improved to 8-0 in the WAC standings following its three-game sweep of Grace Davis last week.

Ceres High rolled to a 17-1 win over Grace Davis on May 5 in Ceres.

Brooklyn Heffernan tallied 11 strikeouts at pitcher.

She batted 2-for-3 with two runs.

Isabela Giraldes batted 3-for-4 with one double, two RBIs and two runs.

Sehren Martinez batted 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs.

Ceres High defeated Grace Davis by scores of 22-0 and 17-0 on May 3.

Heffernan allowed no runs and hits with nine strikeouts during the 22-0 victory.

She batted 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI and two runs.

Alayna DeLaTorre batted 1-for-4 with one double, five RBIs and two runs.

Giraldes batted 3-for-4 with one triple, three RBIs and three runs.

Martinez batted 3-for-3 with one double, two RBIs and four runs.

Angelique Cochran batted 1-for-1 with four RBIs and one run.

Bethanie Thornberry batted 3-for-3 with one RBI and three runs.

Cheralyn Durossette batted 3-for-4 with one triple, two RBIs and one run.

Megan Yorba yielded just one hit and totaled 10 strikeouts during the 17-0 triumph.

DeLaTorre batted 3-for-4 with one double, two RBIs and three runs.

Emma Johnson batted 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs.

Durossette batted 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs.

Heffernan batted 1-for-3 with one RBI and two runs.

Cochran batted 1-for-1 with one RBI and one run.

Central Valley’s softball team swept Johansen in WAC South play last week.

The Hawks improved to 3-4 in the WAC South standings after collecting 17-0 and 17-6 wins against the Vikings.


Ceres High’s girls and boys water polo teams continued their run of success versus Johansen this past week.

The Bulldogs topped the Vikings for the third time in Western Athletic Conference South play.

Ceres High’s girls team improved to 4-1 in the WAC standings after securing a 13-6 win against Johansen on May 6 in Ceres.

Allison McAdams paced the Bulldogs with a match-high 10 goals.

Elise Cannella, Andrea Contreras and Katie Hensley all scored once.

Ceres High’s boys team led from start to finish in posting a 15-11 victory over Johansen. 

The Bulldogs improved to a perfect 5-0 in the WAC standings.

Nick Campbell paced Ceres High with a match-high six goals.

Brian Ayala and Cruz Fee both tallied three goals.

Kenny Arroyo collected two goals.

Cayden Jantz had one goal.