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Postley a standout on links
Noah Postley improved drastically from his junior to senior year as a member of Central Valley High Schools varsity boys golf team. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

A standout on the Hawks' varsity football team for two seasons, Noah Postley enjoyed success in another sport as well.

The 2016 Central Valley High School graduate was a standout in boys golf.

Postley wrapped up his prep career with a 32nd-place finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament on May 9 in Woodland.

"I don't think that many people from Central Valley have gone to Divisionals," said Postley, who followed in the footsteps of former Hawk golfers Jose Castillo (2015), Anthony Bonales (2011-14), Jacob Craig (2013) and Alex Alvarez (2011). "It's a big accomplishment to say I went. I could have performed better. But it was a fun experience."

Postley just missed securing Western Athletic Conference honors.

Noah finished 14th with a slope and rating average of 14.33 in WAC play.

The top 11 players in the WAC individual standings garnered recognition.

"Last season, I didn't do too well," Postley said. "I just wanted to try something new and have fun. I took it a lot more serious this year. I improved a lot. If I started when I was a freshman, I would have done a lot better."

Postley helped lead Central Valley (4-8) to a sixth-place finish in the conference's overall standings during the 2015-16 school year.

"I'm pretty happy with how I did," he said. "This is just my second season of golf. I actually ended up liking the sport. I had a good time. Football is always going to be my first love. I'm going to try to play at Modesto Junior College."

Added Hawks head coach Mike Holliday: "Noah actually got MVP of our team this year. He's competitive. He wants to do well. He's strong and athletic. He doesn't get affected by the pressure. He has a great sense of humor."

A first-team all-WAC selection in football, Postley was Central Valley's top offensive lineman.

The 5-foot-10 250-pounder paved the way for Moses Ghiorso and Jamarea Lumpkin to rush for a combined 1,852 yards and 25 touchdowns this past fall.

The Hawks (7-4, 5-1) placed second in the conference standings behind Patterson (6-0) and qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoffs.