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CHS frosh-soph girls extend streak
CV wrestling evens its WAC record at 1-1
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Central Valley's varsity boys wrestling team evened its Western Athletic Conference dual-meet record this past week.

The Hawks collected three wins by pin, two by decision and six by forfeit on their way to thumping host Los Banos 60-9 on Jan. 10.

Central Valley improved to 6-5 overall and 1-1 in the WAC.

Los Banos dropped to 0-2 in the conference standings.

Hawk Angel Rico won by pin (0:58) against Tiger Colten Graham at 195 pounds.

Nate Curry won by pin (2:46) against Cyrus Hughes at 170 pounds.

Antonio Garcia won by pin (3:29) against Omar Cadena at 152 pounds.

Severo Vazquez won by decision (8-3) against Saul Madriz at 145 pounds.

Kyle Hendrix won by decision (6-5) against Sebastian Vergara at 113 pounds.

Central Valley's Joseph Martinez, Wilbur Arellano, Will Sprouse , James Murphy, Tyler Beckhart and David Lezama won by forfeit at 106, 126, 132, 160, 220 and 285 pounds, respectively.

Christian Oliver lost by decision (2-1) to Los Banos' Christian McEntire at 138 pounds.

Nasson Sanchez lost by disqualification to Gabriel Mendoza at 182 pounds.

Livingston dealt Central Valley its first loss in WAC dual-meet competition in over three years the previous week.

The Hawks lost 42-32 to the Wolves.

Central Valley won 18 straight conference matches from 2014-16.

Central Valley's varsity boys soccer team had a combined record of 0-4-0 versus Patterson and Pacheco in Western Athletic Conference play in 2016.

The Hawks topped Patterson and tied Pacheco this past week.

Central Valley improved to 2-1-1 in the WAC standings.

"We hit rock bottom last year," said head coach Omar Leon, whose team had its streak of consecutive playoff appearances snapped at eight seasons. "We're in a good position now."

The visiting Hawks overcame a slow start and pulled away for a 5-1 win over the Tigers of Patterson Thursday evening.

Andres Velasquez tallied three goals for Central Valley.

Gerardo Flores and Angel Lopez both collected one goal.

Jesus Gudino had one assist.

Goalkeeper Iban Vera totaled three saves.
Central Valley outscored Patterson 4-0 during the second half.

The Hawks took control after Gudino (midfielder), Gilberto Flores (left wing) and Isaac Juarez (forward) entered the game.

"This year, we have options when it comes to our bench," Leon said.

Central Valley salvaged a 1-1 draw with Pacheco on Jan. 10 in Los Banos.

"We could have won," Leon said. "But it's a fair score for both teams. Both teams created a lot of scoring chances. It was back and forth the whole game. It's good to have that competition."

Velasquez accounted for Central Valley's lone goal.

Cristian Gonzalez made four saves at goalkeeper.

Central Valley trailed 1-0 at halftime during last week's meeting.

Ceres High's frosh-soph girls basketball team remained unbeaten in Western Athletic Conference play this past week.

The Bulldogs collected a pair of wins and improved to 3-0 in the WAC standings.

Ceres High won, 34-22, at Livingston on Thursday.

Mya Robinson led the Bulldogs with 12 points, four assists, two steals and one rebound.

Naciah Smith had 10 points, four rebounds and one steal.

Jackie Pulido had six points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Chrystal Perales had four points, four rebounds and one steal.

Jullissa Arreola had two points, one rebound and one assist.

Ceres High erased a seven-point halftime deficit on its way to posting a 29-20 victory over host Patterson on Jan. 10.

The Bulldogs limited the Tigers to two points in the second half.

Smith scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Perales had five points, five rebounds and two steals.

Robinson had four points, three steals and one rebound.

Pulido had two points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Arreola had two points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Ceres High's frosh-soph boys basketball team secured its first league win last week.

The Bulldogs improved to 2-1 in the Western Athletic Conference standings following Friday's 57-55 victory against visiting Livingston.

Elijah Hughes led Ceres High in scoring with 20 points.

Ethan Willform, Brock Moore, Christian Murry, Oscar Lopez and Brock DeWitt added 14, 11, five, four and three points, respectively.

Host Ceres High lost 64-60 to Patterson on Wednesday.

Hughes tallied a team-high 23 points.

Lopez had 17 points.

Murry and Willform both contributed eight points.

Moore totaled four points.