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209 Seahawks open season with 12-7 loss
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Sean Nunez returned a fumble for a touchdown during the 209 Seahawks Football Club’s 10-and-under team’s 12-7 loss to the Sacramento Kings on March 6.

The Ceres-based 209 Seahawks Football Club’s newly-formed 10-and-under team competed for the first time this past weekend.

The 209 Seahawks lost 12-7 to the host Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

“I wasn’t expecting us to play as well as we did knowing this group of kids haven’t played a game in a year and a half,” head coach Jose Ortiz said. “They went above and beyond my expectations. The most enjoyable part was watching them have fun.”

Sean Nunez accounted for the 209 Seahawks’ lone touchdown.

He returned a fumble, which was forced by Elias Harris, for a TD.

The 209 Seahawks’ team roster features players from Ceres, Turlock, Delhi, Denair, Modesto and Salida.

“Our whole team meshes really well together,” Ortiz said. “They have good attitudes and are willing to learn. When it’s time to end practice, the kids don’t want to leave. They love playing football.”

The 209 Seahawks’ next three regular-season games are against the Sacramento Hot Boyz (March 20), Sacramento Kings (March 21) and Redwood PAL Golden Bears (March 27).

The 209 Seahawks Football Club’s 10-and-under, 14-and-under and 15-and-under teams will travel to Las Vegas, Utah, Arizona and San Bernardino this November to compete in postseason tournaments.

The 209 Seahawks are looking to add players to all three rosters. 

For more information, contact Club founder Willie Solorio at 209-622-8195.

“This is not for first-time players as it is competitive football,” Solorio said. “It’s also a tryout to make the roster.”


Ceres High’s girls golf team improved to 4-1 in Western Athletic Conference play after posting a 242-251 victory over Los Banos on March 4 at St. Stanislaus.

Bulldog sophomore Alysabeth Marquez led the field with a 39.

Freshman Isabella Turner and sophomore Dominique Arendt had identical scores of 48.

Bethanie Thornberry and sophomore Jazmyne Arendt shot 49 and 59, respectively.

Ceres High lost by three strokes, 242-245, to Pacheco on March 2 at St. Stanislaus.

Marquez earned lowest-scoring honors with a 39.

Turner (44), Thornberry (52), Dominique Arendt (55) and Jazmyne Arendt (55) rounded out the Bulldogs’ scorecard.

Hawks 228, Panthers 234

Central Valley’s girls golf team improved to 3-2 in WAC play following its 228-234 win against Pacheco on March 3 at St. Stanislaus.

Hawk Amelia Daoheung led all players with a 33.

Lucia Bernal, Kaylee Almanza and Nayeli Cruz had 48s.

Sayra Rodrigues shot a 51.