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JV Bulldogs down Hawks
CHS still unbeaten in varsity girls golf
Ayannah ONeal (22) and Ceres High junior-varsity volleyball teammate Madison Nash celebrate a point during their match versus Central Valley. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's junior-varsity volleyball team edged crosstown-rival Central Valley, 25-16, 20-25, 15-6, this past week.

"We don't dislike Central Valley," Bulldogs head coach Darlene Tobler said. "We always treat each other with respect. We're two schools in one community. I try to push that instead of the rivalry. A lot of the girls are friends outside of school."

Breanna Moreno tallied 11 digs, seven assists and one block for Ceres High, which improved to 2-3 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

Freshman Adriana Rosas totaled 11 digs.

Claudia Jimenez had 10 kills.

Freshman Ayannah O'Neal had four aces.

Freshman Madison Nash had one block.

The Bulldogs won the third and decisive game in dominant fashion.

"I wasn't surprised at all," Tobler said. "All they need is a little motivation. They want to win every match."

Ceres High's roster consists of seven sophomores and five freshmen.

"I have a very young team," Tobler said. "They always have really good attitudes. They want to do their best all the time. They're very supportive of each other."

Ceres High's varsity girls golf team kept its perfect record intact.

The Bulldogs won three matches and moved to 8-0 in the WAC dual regular-season standings.

Ceres High topped Los Banos by 56 strokes, 133-189, on Thursday at River Oaks.

Eric Hogner led the way with a 2-over-par 29 on the top-nine course.

Caitlin Pfaff, 2013 and 2012 WAC Most Valuable Player, carded a 32.

Abigail Nou and Hannah Smith chipped in with identical rounds of 36.

Brianna Flores led the Tigers with a 38.

Makena DiMarzio, Morgan Giuliani and Jillian Beltran shot 46, 52 and 53, respectively.

The Bulldogs earned their seventh straight victory on Sept. 30, beating Livingston 195-114 at Rancho Del Rey Golf Club.

Hogner fired a 46.

Pfaff (47), Nou (47) and Monika Ramirez (55) also contributed.

Crystal Gutierrez (49), Emily Padilla (50), Lexi Gonzalez (54) and Maribel Valencia (61) posted scores for the Wolves.

Nou, Hogner, Pfaff and Brittany Turnbow propelled Ceres High past Pacheco, 210-254, on Sept. 23 at Pheasant Run.

Nou (48) posted the lowest score, following by Hogner (53), Pfaff (53) and Turnbow (56).

Jasmine Yruegas (54), Kaylin Lambert (63), Adrianna Rodriguez (66) and Elaine Rodriguez (71) competed for the Panthers.

Central Valley's varsity girls golf team lost 189-198 to visiting Pacheco on Sept. 4 at St. Stanislaus.

The Panthers earned a season sweep with a 235-244 victory over the Hawks last Thursday at Pheasant Run.

"I knew we had a shot at winning," Central Valley head coach Kelly Wheelock said. "They beat us by nine strokes at our place."

The Hawks dropped to 2-5 on the year.

"We're young," Wheelock said. "The girls just haven't played enough. They're improving. But so are all of the other teams. By the end of the season, they'll be better."

Janita Vongphoumy paced Central Valley with a 5-over-par 41.

Arriana Ayala (65), Else Smith (67), Emily Almanza (72) and Leslie Alfonso (72) rounded out the Hawks' scorecard.

Ayala, Almanza and Alfonso are just freshmen.

The Panthers' lineup featured Yruegas (48), Lambert (60), Mystique Ortiz (65) and Adrianna Rodriguez (62).

"All of Pacheco's players are returners from last year," Wheelock said. "That was the difference."

Central Valley's varsity girls tennis team suffered its first loss in WAC play this past week.

The Hawks dropped to second place in the league standings after falling 8-1 at defending league-champion Los Banos on Sept. 30.
"We knew it was going to be our toughest match of the year," Central Valley head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "It was a little intimidating for us. We got to get past that."
The Hawks (3-2, 3-1) lost five of six singles and all three doubles matches to the Tigers (7-0).
Central Valley's Emely Amaya prevented the shutout with a straight-set victory (6-3, 6-4) over Los Banos' Amanda Marchese in No. 1 singles play.

Jadah Jackson lost 6-2, 6-2 to Marelee Garcia in No. 2 singles play.

Teresa Diaz lost 6-3, 6-1 to Melanie Silva in No. 3 singles play.

Celest Lepe lost 6-2, 6-1 to Taylor Torongo in No. 4 singles play.

Evelyn Andrade lost to Stacia Teicheira 6-2, 6-1 in No. 5 singles play.

Princess Pe lost 6-2, 6-3 to Kiara Azevedo in No. 6 singles play.
Chelsea Flores and Vanessa Monroy lost 6-4, 6-0 to Kailyn Nebes and Adri Moreno in No. 1 doubles play.

Samantha Sotomayor and Amy Nguyen lost 6-3, 6-2 to Lia Palazzo and Emma Little in No. 2 doubles play.

Maria Rojas and Sorrayar Sounthala lost 6-3, 6-4 to Rachel Escobedo and Mariah Gomes in No. 3 doubles play.