Ceres High’s varsity boys golf program won its third straight Western Athletic Conference championship last spring.
The Bulldogs’ quest for a four-peat will be more challenging because of league realignment.
“Our team enjoys being in this position,” fourth-year standout Gary Condit said. “We want to keep the league title streak going. Four is a dynasty. If we don’t win again, it would be a letdown.”
Ceres High returns four players from last year’s team, including Condit, Jayden Panyanouvong (Sr.), Visanoukone Homsombath (So.) and Haydon Swanson (Jr.).
Dylan Grubeck (Sr.) and Ramon Rodriguez (Sr.) are newcomers.
“We only have six players and no backups,” Condit said. “Everybody is going to have to step up each week.”
Condit will be vying for his fourth-straight WAC Year-End Tournament title and third consecutive conference MVP award.
“I’m more proud of what my team’s done. We’ve won three league titles. That’s awesome. We’re working on a fourth.”Gary Condit
“I’m more proud of what my team’s done,” he said. “We’ve won three league titles. That’s awesome. We’re working on a fourth.”
Panyanouvong earned first-team all-conference honors during his junior year.
The revamped WAC features eight teams: Ceres High, Los Banos, Pacheco, Beyer, Grace Davis, Johansen, Lathrop and Mountain House.
Beyer, Grace Davis and Johansen were members of the Modesto Metro Conference in 2018.
Lathrop and Mountain House previously competed in the Valley Oak League and Trans Valley League.
“We don’t know what to expect because we haven’t played some of the teams,” Condit said. ‘But we’re the three-time defending league champs. That gives us a lot of confidence and motivation. We’re ready.”