Ceres High's varsity boys golf team plans to uphold its tradition of excellence.
Central Valley will strive for improvement.
"Successful programs don't rebuild," said Dave Fry, new head coach for the Bulldogs. "They reload every year."
"It's a whole, completely different team," Hawks head coach Mike Holliday said. "I feel good about our chances of making some progress. We're trying to accelerate the learning curve as fast as we can."
The youth-laden Bulldogs will be led by returning players James Cervantez (So.), Zac Chapman (So.), Jacob Langan (So.), Zach Smith (So.) and Blake Bruton (So.).
Jake Nevarez (Fr.), Hector Valadez (Sr.), Eric Davis (So.), Colton Beard (Fr.), Kobe Daoheung (Fr.), Isaac Garcia (Fr.), Caden Hoback (Fr.) and Brendan Koch (Fr.) are also on the team.
Dominic Durossette, Andre Torres, Justin Moore and Matt Thornberry were lost to graduation. Durossette and Torres earned second-team all-Western Athletic Conference honors.
"We're very young," Fry said. "But these kids don't know how good they can be. They're fearless. They're hard workers. They're committed to themselves. They believe in the program."
The new-look Hawks will be led by Diego Martinez (Jr.), Teven Willey (Sr.), Ricardo Briseno (Jr.), Noah Postley (Jr.), Bryan Villagran (Jr.) and Derek Weis (Jr.).
Martinez and Willey are returners.
Briseno, Villagran, Weis and Postley are newcomers, along with Ray Martinez (Sr.), Jose Castillo (Jr.), Danny Ortega (So.), Ryan Ruiz (So.), Anthony Saldivar (So.) and Nathan Moore (Fr.).
Anthony Bonales, Jacob Craig, Cameron Ahart and Carlos Alfonso were lost to graduation.
Bonales earned a full-ride scholarship to UC Riverside.
Anthony, the WAC's top player as a senior, sophomore and freshman, qualified for Divisionals four times. He advanced to Masters twice.
Craig joined the golf team at Modesto Junior College.
"We graduated four starters from last year," Holliday said. "We got a lot of work to do. We'll get better."
Ceres High (9-3, 38 points) and Central Valley (7-5, 22 points) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 2014 WAC overall standings.
The Bulldogs advanced to the postseason for the fourth year in a row.
"We want to win the WAC and move on to Divisionals," Fry said. "I expect great things from this team."