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CHS girls golf remains in second place
CHS girls tennis remains in hunt for postseason berth
The Ceres Sizzle 18-and-under travel softball team finished first in the Gold Bracket at the Oct. 8-9 Cancer Awareness Tournament in Sacramento. Ceres won all six of its games. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Ceres High's varsity girls golf team strengthened its grip on second place in the Western Athletic Conference standings this past week.

The Bulldogs improved to 8-2 in conference play after topping Central Valley and Pacheco.

Ceres High needs to finish in the top two in the WAC to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

The Bulldogs are vying for their seventh straight postseason appearance.

"That's what we're hoping to do," Ceres High head coach Randy Cerny said.

Ceres High beat crosstown-rival Central Valley by forfeit on Thursday at St. Stanislaus Golf Course.

The Hawks didn't have enough golfers to post a team score.

"The individual scores still count," Cerny said.

Ceres High's Hannah Smith carded a 7-over-par 35 versus Central Valley.

Bulldog teammates Vanessa Ramos, Monika Ramirez, Ariana Medina and Rose Sammons shot 40, 43, 44 and 49, respectively.

Karina Avalos led the Hawks with a 47.

Katherine Nou and Fiona Gay finished with identical rounds of 49.

Emily Almanza fired a 58.

"The rule change has had an impact on Central Valley," Cerny said. "This season we started counting five scores instead of four."

The Bulldogs have won their last 12 matches against the Hawks dating back to the 2011 season.

"It means a lot for the girls to beat Central Valley," Cerny said. "But it's not as important as some of our other accomplishments. We've gone to playoffs six years in a row. We won our first league championship in 2014. It's not because of the coaching. I've been fortunate to have good players."

Dawgs 215, Panthers 255
Ceres High topped Pacheco by 40 strokes, 215-255, on Oct. 11 at St. Stanislaus.

Smith paced the Bulldogs with a 34.

Ramirez, Medina, Sammons and Ramos chipped in with rounds of 37, 46, 47 and 51, respectively.

"I have a lot of confidence in Hannah and Monika," Cerny said. "The reason I decided to coach for one more year was for them. Everybody below them is playing good golf."

Ceres High's varsity girls tennis team kept its Sac-Joaquin Section playoff hopes alive this past week.

The Bulldogs (6-7) moved into a tie for third place with crosstown-rival Central Valley in the Western Athletic Conference standings after topping host Livingston 8-1 on Thursday.

Ceres High swept all six singles matches.

Andria Esho defeated Elena Marin 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles play.

Dominique Koeurn defeated Marissa Aguilar 6-0, 6-2 in No. 2 singles play.

Azia Brewster defeated Andreina Mendoza 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play.

Vivian Moreno defeated Gabby Ramirez 6-0, 6-4 in No. 4 singles play.

Bella Rosas defeated Esme Ramos 6-2, 6-3 in No. 5 singles play.

Shania Evans defeated Lexi Medieros 6-1, 7-5 in No. 6 singles play.

The Bulldogs won two of three doubles matches.

Sarah Cuevas and Morgan Bejaran defeated Valeria Lopez and Natalie Valencia 2-6, 6-4, 10-3 in No. 1 doubles play.

Camille Vega and Harman Bahia defeated Migdalya Pacheco and Erica Lomeli 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.

Ceres High lost 5-4 to visiting Patterson on Oct. 11.

The Bulldogs won three of six singles and one of three doubles matches versus the Tigers.

Moreno defeated Ryann Basulto 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in No. 4 singles play.

Rosas defeated Marissa Tellas 6-4, 6-1 in No. 5 singles play.

Evans defeated Breanna Hernandez 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in No. 6 singles play.

Cuevas and Bejaran defeated Mercedes Perez and Maya Turner 0-6, 7-5, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Ceres High's varsity girls volleyball team lost for the 12th straight time to crosstown-rival Central Valley this past week.

The Bulldogs fell 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 25-21, 7-25, 15-9) to the visiting Hawks on Oct. 10 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Central Valley improved it all-time record versus Ceres High to 13-9.

The Bulldogs received contributions from a host of players.

Breanna Moreno had 27 digs and one kill.

Tiana Rogers had 26 assists, eight digs and three aces.

Rayohna Sagapolu had 24 digs, three kills, two aces, and one assist.

Madison Nash had 23 digs, nine kills and one ace.

Alyssa Stiles had 17 kills, 12 digs, four blocks and one assist.

Diana Zarco had 15 digs and four assists.

Ceres High improved each set during Wednesday's 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-17) road loss to first-place Los Banos.

Sagapolu had 16 digs.

Rogers had eight assists.

Stiles had four blocks and one ace.

The 5-6 Bulldogs dropped into a three-way tie for second place in the WAC standings with Central Valley and Patterson.