Ceres High's varsity girls volleyball team lost 25-5, 25-10, 25-12 to tradition-rich Los Banos during the opening week of Western Athletic Conference play.
The Bulldogs bounced back in a big way this past week by winning a pair of matches.
Ceres High won just four conference matches all of last season.
Ceres High edged Livingston 25-14, 21-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-10 Wednesday evening at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
Sophomore Alyssa Stiles led the Bulldogs with 30 digs, eight kills and three aces.
Sophomore Tiana Rogers had 30 assists, eight digs and one ace.
Madison Nash had 25 digs, 10 kills, two aces and one block.
Breanna Moreno had 17 digs.
Rayohna Sagapolu had 14 digs, eight kills, one block and one ace.
Shelby Veuve had 12 digs, two kills, one block and one ace.
Karina Pulido had 12 digs.
Diana Zarco had 12 digs.
Kendall Meyer had six kills, six blocks and two digs.
Ceres High outlasted visiting Patterson 25-19, 18-25, 25-15, 23-25, 15-9 on Sept. 12.
Nash had 18 digs, 11 kills, four aces and one block.
Moreno had 17 digs.
Stiles had 14 digs, eight aces and four kills.
Zarco had 14 digs, six aces and five assists.
Rogers had nine digs, nine assists and two aces.
Meyer had six kills, five blocks and four digs.
Sagapolu had four kills, four aces, two digs and one block.
Veuve had three digs, two kills and two aces.
Pulido had three digs.
Ceres High's junior-varsity football team won its second consecutive game this past week.
The Bulldogs overwhelmed the Waterford Wildcats 48-0 in non-league play on Friday at Johansen High School.
Ceres High improved to 3-1 on the year.
Waterford (0-3) remained winless.
"Our expectation coming into the season was to perform at a high level," Bulldogs head coach Clinton Goblirsch said. "So far, we've been able to find success, but we still have a lot of areas we need to improve in."
Bulldog quarterback Dalton Durossette passed for 123 yards and two touchdowns versus the Wildcats. He also rushed for 29 yards and one TD on three attempts.
Isaiah Bryant gained 40 yards and scored one touchdown on six carries.
Felipe Martinez ran for 38 yards and one TD on six carries.
Josh Gonzalez caught two passes for 43 yards and one touchdown.
Andrew Alcala chipped in with a 39-yard TD reception.
Mateo Scalise, Dale Sizemore and Brock DeWitt had 29, 28 and 11 receiving yards, respectively.
Scalise and D'Angelo Vazquez both had defensive touchdowns.
Waterford never posed a threat as Ceres High built a commanding 41-0 lead in the opening half.
Martinez scampered 15 yards for a touchdown, Durossette tossed a 5-yard TD pass to Gonzalez, and Vazquez returned a fumble 22 yards for a score in the first quarter.
Durossette and Alcala combined for a 39-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Dalton also scored on an 8-yard run.
Scalise ran back an interception 36 yards for a TD.
Bryant had a 10-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Eagles 14, Hawks 6
Central Valley's junior-varsity football team lost 14-6 to Enochs on Friday at Bulldog Stadium.
"We did some good stuff on both sides of the ball," Hawks head coach Joe Rohles said. "But we won't be satisfied with our performance until we win a game."
Central Valley dropped to 0-4 on the season.
The Eagles improved to 1-2 overall.
"We're getting better every day and continue to work hard as a team," Rohles said. "We will keep competing and working on all three phases of the game."
Hawk Brandan Cordeiro totaled 55 yards and one touchdown on the ground in defeat.
Ryan Palecek rushed for 44 yards. He also had 71/2 tackles and one pass deflection.
Anthony Ocanas had 17 rushing yards and seven tackles.
Jesus Damian collected three tackles and one interception.
Wolves 23, Bulldogs 0
Sierra's freshman football team shut out Ceres High 23-0 on Friday in Manteca.
"We were not able to score but drove the ball better than we have in the past," Bulldogs head coach Darrell Long said. "We just couldn't convert with consistency."
Ceres High dropped to 0-3-1 overall.
Bulldog teammates Aaron Delgado and Salvador Hernandez both racked up a team-high 10 tackles versus the Wolves.
Ceres High limited Sierra to just six points in the second half.
"Our defense is showing growth every week," Long said.
Dylan Kong led the way on offense with 80 yards on seven carries.
Roy Cabral ran the ball 15 times for 60 yards.