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Fall sports season in full swing for Dawgs, Hawks
• Ceres High, Central Valley will compete in different leagues
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Ceres High varsity girls water polo players tread water under head coach Stephen Dias’ direction at last Thursday’s practice. - photo by Dale Butler

The fall sports lineup will include football, cross country, water polo, girls golf, girls tennis and girls volleyball.

Ceres High and Central Valley teams will compete in different leagues, starting this school year.

The Bulldogs remained in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Hawks joined the Central California Conference as part of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s league realignment plan. 

“I don’t mind the move to the CCC . I definitely think we can surprise a lot of teams in that league.”
Central Valley girls golf head coach Kelly Wheelock

“I don’t mind the move to the CCC,” Central Valley girls golf head coach Kelly Wheelock said. “I definitely think we can surprise a lot of teams in that league.”

The Hawks opened the 2018 football season with a 35-0 win over the Bulldogs Friday night at CHS.

Central Valley improved its all-time record versus Ceres High to 11-2.

The Hawks collected their fourth straight victory against the Bulldogs.

Central Valley and Ceres High might have faced off for the final time.

 “I hope it doesn’t end,” Central Valley head coach Scott Edwards said. “There’s nothing better than rivalry games. They mean a lot to the players, alumni and community.”

Members of Ceres High’s girls water polo program treaded water and completed a series of other conditioning drills toward the end of last Thursday’s training session.

“Did you think today’s practice was tough?” head coach Stephen Dias asked his players. “The next one is going to be harder.”

Central Valley girls volleyball head coach Regina Selfridge passed out uniforms to players on Monday.

The Hawks hosted a CIF Foundation match in the evening.

Central Valley swept Grace Davis, 25-9, 25-18, 25-23.

“They were awesome,” Selfridge said.

Ceres High’s CIF Foundation opponent was Orestimba.

Central Valley’s girls tennis team practiced from 3-5:40 p.m. under longtime head coach Mike Rodriguez’s guidance.

The Hawks have non-conference matches against visiting Manteca today and host Los Banos tomorrow.  

Central Valley and crosstown-rival Ceres High will battle next Monday at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Central Valley’s and Ceres High’s girls golf teams are scheduled to begin league play this Thursday.

The Hawks’ home match against Buhach Colony will be played at St. Stanislaus.

The Bulldogs will battle Lathrop at Old River Golf Course in Tracy.

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Elisabeth Valdez (pictured ) rallies with Priscilla Chavez at Central Valley’s varsity girls tennis practice on Monday. - photo by Dale Butler