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CV, CHS begin inaugural boys campaign
Hawks secure split, Bulldogs lose twice
Miguel Viayra prepares to serve during Central Valleys 2-1 win over Livingston in WAC play this past week in Ceres. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's inaugural varsity boys volleyball season got underway this past week.

The Hawks won one of their two first Western Athletic Conference matches.

"Overall, I'm very pleased at where my guys are at this point," head coach Kelly Heese said. "They're doing a great job of catching on to everything in a timely manner."

Central Valley lost 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-23) to Patterson Thursday evening in Ceres.

"We started out very positive," Heese said. "We were playing point for point for about the first seven points. Then Patterson just came alive. I don't believe that we played bad against them. I just believe that they have a stronger team and that was the outcome of the game."

Central Valley opened WAC play with a 2-1 (25-15, 19-25, 25-18) win over visiting Livingston on March 14.

"Everybody seemed to be on and we ran our offense," Heese said.

Central Valley will play at Pacheco tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

El Capitan, Pacheco top CHS

Ceres High's varsity volleyball team dropped a pair of matches during the opening week of Western Athletic Conference play.

Ceres High lost 3-0 (25-22, 25-22,25-14) to visiting El Capitan on Thursday at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Juan Palafox paced the Bulldogs with 10 digs, four assists, four aces, one kill and one block.

Austin Crain collected eight kills, eight digs, one assist and one ace.

Cristian Garcia tallied eight kills, four blocks and one ace.

Ceres High lost 3-2 (21-25, 14-25, 25-18, 25-18, 13-15) to host Pacheco on March 14.

Wyatt Ogden led the Bulldogs with 22 assists, seven digs, two blocks, one kill and one ace.

Palafox had 15 digs, four kills, four aces and two assists.

Cristian Garcia had 13 kills, six blocks, five digs and one ace.

Crain had 10 digs, eight kills and three assists.

The Bulldogs will host Stoneridge Christian this Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

"I'm very proud of what they have accomplished so far and can't wait to see how much more they will improve throughout the season," Ceres High head coach Darlene Tobler said. "I'm just really excited that this sport has begun for boys and honored that I get to be their coach."