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CV volleyball squad battles Johansen
JV Seahawks roll
The members of Ceres Highs girls cross country team competed at the Western Athletic Conference Preseason Meet on Sept. 11 at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School hosted the Western Athletic Conference Cross Country Preseason Meet last Wednesday at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

Senior Judas Chavarin was the Bulldogs' top finisher during the varsity boys race. Chavarin placed fifth with a time of 20 minutes, 2 seconds on the 3-mile course.

Ceres High teammates Edgar Torres (22:32), Manuel Baez (23:06), Gabriel Roman (23:14), Jacob Edwards (23:21), Jesus Velasquez (23:27), Efren Ramirez (24:20), Manpreet Dhami (24:27), Josh Moita (25:50), Matthew Thornberry (26:57), Shane Kumar (27:17), Evan Duran (27:47) and Heath Adrian (28:01) took 15th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 29th, 32nd, 36th, 40th, 41st, 42nd and 43rd, respectively.

Lisette Carretero led Ceres High's girls with a third-place showing (24:31).

Jennifer Cisneros (25:53), Karina Torrez (27:00), Laura Espinoza (27:26), Arcelia Hermosillo (27:38), Jeanette Torrez (28:17), Heidi Flores (30:29), Jackie Gonzalez (35:59), Jennifer Zamora (37:01) and Selena Becerra (39:00) placed sixth, 10th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 26th, 35th, 36th and 39th, respectively.

The Bulldogs will compete against WAC rivals Central Catholic and Pacheco today at San Luis Reservoir.

Central Valley's and Johansen's varsity volleyball teams battled in Ceres on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The visiting Vikings won the non-conference contest in hard-fought fashion, 25-23, 27-25, 25-23.

The Hawks showed marked improvement in defeat according to head coach Kelly Heese.

"The game was a very competitive match," she said. "My girls still lack in the intensity area and this is what we discussed at our next practice."

Central Valley will be holding a K-8 volleyball clinic, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday.

Cost is $5.

For more information, contact Heese at (209) 568-9253.

The Ceres Seahawks junior-varsity youth football team had its way with the Oakdale Stampede last week.

The Seahawks rolled to a 30-0 win on Saturday at Central Valley High School.

Ceres improved to 3-1 on the year and 2-0 in the Cen-Cal AFC standings.

"We're starting to get it going," head coach Randy Flanagan said.

Dawailan McNeely accounted for three of the Seahawks' four touchdowns.

He scampered 50 yards for a TD, scored on a 12-yard run and returned an interception 65 yards.

Brock Dewitt threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Alcala.

"They couldn't handle his (McNeely's) speed and our defense," Flanagan said.

The Seahawks grabbed a 16-0 lead in the first half as McNeely raced 50 yards for a score and Dewitt and Alcala combined for a TD.

Ahead 8-0, Ceres' defense forced a turnover on downs inside its own 5-yard line.
"They played us tough the first quarter and a half," Flanagan said.

McNeely's 12-yard TD run capped a nine-minute drive and increased the Seahawks' lead to 24-0 in the third quarter.

Dawailan, sidelined most of last season with a broken leg, scored a defensive touchdown in the final period.

"He's so fast," Flanagan said.