Ceres High's varsity boys water polo team opened the 2016 campaign with a 10-9 home victory over Bret Harte in non-conference play on Sept. 6.
"It's a great start to the season," said Bill Campbell, first-year head coach of the Bulldogs. "Hopefully, we can build on it."
Second-year varsity player Nicholas Webb scored a career-high four goals against the Bullfrogs.
"He didn't get a lot of playing time last year," Campbell said. "He's going to be one of our main shooters this season. He's improved a lot."
Logan Kier and Ethan Letras both chipped in with two goals apiece.
Caleb Bishop and Elliot Lewis each had one goal.
First-year goalkeeper Jacob Black made eight saves.
"Our biggest weakness coming into the season was goalie," Campbell said. "He has a lot of promise."
Ceres High erased a three-goal deficit late in the game on its way to edging out Bret Harte.
"The kids never gave up," Campbell said. "That's what you want to see as a coach."
Ceres High's varsity girls water polo team defeated visiting Bret Harte 6-4 on Sept. 6.
Four-year starter Julia Pata led the Bulldogs in scoring with five goals.
Noelia de Leon had one goal.
Ceres High's varsity girls tennis team notched its first victory of the Western Athletic Conference season last week.
The Bulldogs improved to 1-2 in the WAC standings after defeating host Livingston 8-1 on Thursday.
"I have a great group of gals," Bulldogs head coach Jack Lackey said. "They're listening and trying really hard. I'm satisfied. I have no complaints."
Ceres High won all six singles and two of three doubles matches versus Livingston.
Andria Esho defeated Elena Marin 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.
Dominique Koeurn defeated Marissa Aguilar 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2 singles play.
Azia Brewster defeated Andreina Mendoza 6-2, 6-2 in No. 3 singles play.
Vivian Moreno defeated Gabby Ramirez 6-0, 6-2 in No. 4 singles play.
Bella Rosas defeated Esme Ramos 6-3, 6-4 in No. 5 singles play.
Shania Evans defeated Lexi Medeiros 6-0, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.
Sarah Cuevas and Camille Vega defeated Valeria Lopez and Natalia Valencia 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play.
Harman Bahia and Morgan Bejaran defeated Migdalay Pacheco and Erica Lomeli 7-5, 6-4 in No. 2 doubles play.
Wolves best Hawks
Central Valley's new-look varsity girls tennis team remained winless in Western Athletic Conference play this past week.
The Hawks dropped to 0-3 in the WAC standings following Thursday's 5-4 loss to visiting Pacheco.
"We're playing close matches," Central Valley head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "We're just young."
The Hawks won all three doubles and just one of six singles matches while battling the Panthers.
Daniela Yepez and Abigail Martinez defeated Marilyn Sanchez and Janette Salinas 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play.
Yesinia Bernal and Elisabeth Valdez defeated Carmen Hernandez and Allyson Magana 6-2, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles play.
Jocelyn Rodriguez and Nayeli Castellanos defeated Vanessa Gonzalez and Daisy Aldama 6-2, 6-3 in No. 3 doubles play.
Sue Dhillon defeated Frances Jacobo 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in No. 4 singles play.