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CHS boys volleyball earns victories over Panthers, Mustangs
• CV boys tennis edges Livingston

Ceres High’s varsity boys volleyball team swept Western Athletic Conference-rivals Pacheco and Mountain House last week.

The Bulldogs improved to 14-7 overall and 7-2 in the WAC after besting visiting Pacheco, 25-14, 25-11, 25-16, on March 28 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Christian Murry led Ceres High with 22 digs, 12 kills, four aces and one block.

Jacob Rodriguez collected 18 assists, four digs and one kill.

Victor Hurtado had 11 digs, two kills, one ace and one block.

Ivan Arita had eight digs, six kills, three aces and one assist.

Samuel Garcia had five blocks, three digs and one ace.

Verlis Smith had four digs and three kills.

Fernando Sosa had three digs.

Ceres High dominated host Mountain House, 25-14, 25-19, 25-13, on March 26.

Rodriguez had 21 assists, seven digs and one ace.

Murry had 16 kills, 13 digs, four blocks, two assists and one ace.

Arita had nine kills, nine digs and two assists.

Aaron Delgado had six digs.

Smith had five kills, four digs, one ace and one block.

Garcia had three kills, two digs, one assist, one ace and one block.

Yair Munoz had three digs.

Sosa had two assists and one dig.

CV challenges BC

Central Valley’s varsity boys volleyball team lost 3-1 at Buhach Colony on March 11.

The Hawks lost 3-2 (17-25, 25-19, 22-25, 28-26, 15-9) to the visiting Thunder on March 25.

“They beat us in four the first time we played,” head coach Kelly Heese said. “We went to five this time. My guys competed.”

Central Valley had a chance to knock off Buhach Colony in four games during the rematch but squandered a six-point lead.

“It’s disappointing because I felt we gave the match away,” Heese said. “We needed one point to win. Lesson learned.”

The Hawks dropped to 2-4 in the Central California Conference standings.

Angel Soto led Central Valley with 14 digs.

Javier Villanueva had nine kills and six blocks.

Yajnesh Kumar had four kills and three blocks.

Omar Espinoza had four kills and one block.


Ceres High’s varsity boys tennis team traveled to Modesto last Thursday to face Johansen.

The Bulldogs beat the Vikings 6-3 in Western Athletic Conference play.

Johansen lost thanks to its thin lineup.

“Unfortunately, they don’t have numbers,” Bulldogs’ head coach David Ortiz said. “They usually have six players but three of them are on vacation.”

Fifth-place Ceres High improved to 4-4 in the WAC.

The sixth-place Vikings improved to 2-5 in the league standings.

“My guys are learning and getting better,” Ortiz said.

Ceres High took three of six singles and all three doubles matches from Johansen.

Hamza Ikram, Noah Zamora and Eduardo Ramirez won by default at No. 4, 5 and 6 singles, respectively.

Blake Barr and Andy Tan won by default at No. 1 doubles.

Ian Saldana and Taylor Smith won by default at No. 2 doubles.

Daniel Gonzalez and Francisco Ruiz won by default at No. 3 doubles.

Sameed Kahloon lost 6-4, 6-3 to Fabian Ramirez in No. 1 singles play.

Hassan Imran lost 6-1, 6-2 to Syed Ali in No. 2 singles play.

Taymour Aadil lost 6-1, 6-0 to Oscar Chavez in No. 3 singles play.

“Sameed had a very good match,” Ortiz said. “He could have won.”

Ceres High will play at second-place Los Banos (7-1) this Thursday.

Hawks, 5, Wolves 4

Central Valley’s varsity boys tennis team secured a split and moved to 5-4 in the Central California Conference standings last week.

The Hawks edged the host Livingston Wolves 5-4 on Thursday.

Central Valley won all three doubles and two of six singles matches.

Belizario Ramirez Jr. and Bryan Ruiz Soto defeated Ibraheem Cheema and Bryan Ponce 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles play.

Omar Lepe and Donovan Gaut defeated Tagvir Hothi and Manjot Uppal 6-0, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.

Lourdvic Polanes and Edmar Vargas defeated Stalindip Singh and Jagjit Atwal 6-2, 6-3 in No. 3 double play.

Rogelio Perez defeated Adrian Maldonado 6-1, 6-4 in No. 1 singles play.

Juan Zaragoza defeated Harkavan Bassi 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in No. 2 singles play.

Adrian Gomez lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Andrew Leon in No. 3 singles play.

Alexsander Kishore lost 6-2, 7-5 to Harpreet Singh in No. 4 singles play.

Andy Souksavath lost 6-3, 6-3 to Navpreet Singh in No. 5 singles play.

Jason Figueroa lost 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to Jesus Muniz in No. 6 singles play.

El Capitan shut out visiting Central Valley 9-0 on March 26 in Merced.

The Gauchos swept all six singles and three doubles matches.

Perez lost 6-0, 6-0 to Bode Chait in No. 1 singles play.

Zaragoza lost 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 to Andres Garcia in No. 2 singles play.

Gomez lost 6-1, 6-0 to Tenzin Sherpa in No. 3 singles play.

Kishore lost 6-2, 6-0 to Andres Garcia in No. 4 singles play.

Souksavath lost 6-1, 6-1 to Gregg Quibal in No. 5 singles play.

Figueora lost 6-0, 6-0 to Jorge Anton in No. 6 singles play.

Ramirez and Ruiz Soto lost 6-2, 6-1 to Sam Huwaidi and Carlos Lopez-Hernandez in No. 1 doubles play.

Lepe and Gaut lost 6-4, 6-3 to Kevin Vasquez and Zach Myrtue in No. 2 doubles play.

Polanes and Vargas lost 6-2, 6-2 to Arthur Mantoan and Matthew Haugen in No. 3 doubles play.