Ceres High and Central Valley faced off in a host of sports during the 2020-21 school year.
The Bulldogs dominated the crosstown series by notching 16 wins, seven losses and two ties.
Ceres High collected wins versus Central Valley in cross country, girls golf, boys soccer, boys basketball, boys golf, softball, swimming and track and field.
The Hawks had success against the Bulldogs in football, girls tennis, girls soccer and baseball.
Central Valley and Ceres High tied once in both girls volleyball and girls soccer.
Central Valley improved its all-time record versus Ceres High to 13-2 with a 36-14 win in Western Athletic Conference South Division play on April 2 at CUSD Stadium.
The Hawks have won the last six meetings.
Central Valley quarterback Isaiah Hidalgo carried the ball 28 times for a career-high 238 yards and two touchdowns against Ceres High. He completed 2 of 5 passes for 59 yards with one TD.
Amari Taylor ran for 62 yards and one score on 12 carries.
Elijah DeLeon totaled 21 yards and one TD on six attempts.
Tristan DeLeon hauled in two passes for 53 yards and one touchdown.
Adrian Perez set a program-record for sacks in a single game with five.
Roberto Tiscareno had one tackle, four pass deflections and one interception.
Angel Vega also picked off one pass.
Bulldog sophomore quarterback Landyn Hudson completed 9 of 24 passes for 230 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions versus the Hawks. He also had a 1-yard rushing TD.
Sophomore running back Tarrell Lee-Gill grabbed two passes for 99 yards and one touchdown.
Central Valley outscored Ceres High 16-6 in the opening half.
Ceres High’s boys cross country cruised to a 21-34 win against Central Valley on March 2 at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.
Rey Soto led the Bulldogs with a second-place finish.
He completed in the 3-mile race in 21 minutes, 2 seconds.
Ceres High teammates Eduardo Ortiz (21:09), Cesar Bolanos (21:28), Paul Ruiz (22:02) and Ryan Ashby (22:41) took third, fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively.
Hawk Alejandro Gonzalez finished first overall with a time of 20 minutes, 17 seconds. Central Valley teammates Jesse Vazquez (22:21), Jeremy Alvarez (22:52), Daniel Soares (22:57) and Nico Gil (24:08) took sixth, eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively.
Ceres High compiled a 1-1 record against Central Valley.
The Bulldogs won the first meeting, 3-0, on April 20 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
The host Hawks exacted revenge with a 3-1 victory on May 4.
The Bulldogs topped the Hawks twice.
Ceres High won by forfeit against Central Valley on March 16 and Feb. 24 at St. Stanislaus.
The Hawks didn’t have enough players to post team scores.
Central Valley shut out Ceres High twice by identical 9-0 scores.
The Hawks won the second meeting on March 17 on the road.
Bandna Bhatti, Virginia Moore, Sabina Dhillon, Edith Amaya, Jessica Saini, Manmeet Kaur, Harman Kaur, Malina Keomuanchang, Alika Victorino, Eliza Quetzel, Leslie Rivas and Navreet Pattar contributed to the Hawks’ team point total.
Bhatti defeated Jasmine Bahia 6-2 6-2 in No. 1 singles play.
Moore defeated Victoria Rodriguez 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.
Dhillon defeated Valerie Raya 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.
Amaya defeated Kimberly Rodrigues 6-0, 6-0 in No. 4 singles play.
Saini defeated Melissa Villegas 6-0, 6-0 in No. 5 singles play.
Manmeet Kaur prevailed 6-2, 6-3 in No. 6 singles play.
Keomuanchang and Harman Kaur prevailed 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles play.
Victorino and Quetzel prevailed 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles play.
Rivas and Pattar, Central Valley’s No. 3 doubles team, won by forfeit.
The Hawks won the first meeting on March 1 at home.
Central Valley accumulated one win and one tie against Ceres High.
The Hawks won the first meeting, 3-1 at home on April 30.
Freshman Emaly Fernandez accounted for two of the Hawks’ three goals.
Ally Singh scored once.
Bulldog freshman Cylee Cowell evened the score at 1-1 in the first half.
Central Valley outscored Ceres High 2-0 after intermission.
The Hawks and Bulldogs battled to a scoreless draw at CUSD Stadium on May 19.
Jackie Ruiz started at goalkeeper. She totaled seven saves during the first half.
Ceres High earned two wins while battling Central Valley.
The Bulldogs won the first game, 2-0, on April 30 at CUSD Stadium.
Erick Gudino and Gonzalo Rivera both scored once against Central Valley.
Bulldog goalkeeper Jesse Villalobos had one save.
Ceres High edged host Central Valley 2-1 on May 19.
Hassiel Ruiz and Sergio Gonzalez each tallied one goal for the Bulldogs.
Fernando Cano accounted for the Hawks’ lone goal.
Ceres High’s boys basketball team bested Central Valley twice.
The Bulldogs coasted to a 57-28 win over the host Hawks on May 7.
Samar Singh led Ceres High with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Verlis Smith had nine points and seven rebounds.
Sunny Khabra led Central Valley with 11 points.
Jordan Lombardo had seven points.
Ceres High had nine different players score during its 53-41 win against Central Valley on May 6 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
Bulldog Inderraj Dhillon collected a team-high 19 points.
Singh had 15 points and nine rebounds.
Smith had seven points and five rebounds.
Central Valley won all three of its games versus Ceres High.
Nineteen days removed from securing a hard-fought 2-1 win over the Bulldogs, the Hawks earned additional bragging rights by beating the Bulldogs twice on May 11.
Central Valley won the second game of the doubleheader, 4-0, against Ceres High at Art McRae Field.
Junior pitcher Gabrial Lopez’s bid for a no-hitter was broken up with two outs in the final inning.
Nick Villalobos, Lopez’s former Ceres Blaze travel teammate, reached base on an infield single.
The Hawks had a host of contributors on offense.
Diego Delahoya batted 1-for-2 from the plate with one double, one RBI and one run.
Samuel Wilson batted 1-for-3 with two runs.
Donnie Tonelli batted 3-for-4 with one run.
Visiting Central Valley won the first game of the doubleheader, 10-4.
Ryan Estermann notched his first win at pitcher. He gave up three earned runs and eight hits with three strikeouts.
Estermann batted 3-for-4 from the plate with two RBIs and one run.
Isaiah Hidalgo batted 2-for-3 with one homer, three RBIs and two runs.
Villalobos batted 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run.
Ceres High teammate Miguel Espinoza batted 2-for-3 with one double and two RBIs.
Josh Prestridge batted 3-for-4 with one double and one run.
Ceres High topped Central Valley twice in boys golf.
The Bulldogs earned a season sweep of the Hawks with a 176-199 win on April 8 at St. Stanislaus.
Erik Hott fired a 4-over-par 32 to lead Ceres High.
Jayson Homsombath (33), Visa Homsombath (36), Jaden Borba (36) and Matthew Saragoza (39) rounded out the Bulldogs’ scorecard.
Central Valley’s Matteo Bonales led all golfers with a 1-over-par 29.
Hawk teammates Dylan Jacobson (37), Armando Guajardo (39), Dillon Brush (46) and Brandyn Matusich (48) finished with rounds of 37, 39, 46 and 48, respectively.
Ceres High won the first meeting by 50 strokes, 179-229, on March 23 at St. Stanislaus.
Hott earned low-medalist honors with a 2-over-par 30.
Bonales paced the Hawks with a 36.
Ceres High improved its all-time record against Central Valley to 28-0.
The Bulldogs collected three wins versus the Hawks.
Visiting Ceres High blanked Central Valley, 10-0, on April 21.
Bulldog pitcher Brooklyn Heffernan totaled 14 strikeouts, surrendered no walks and allowed four hits while tossing a complete-game shutout.
Heffernan also helped her own cause by batting 1-for-2 from the plate with one run.
Cheralyn Durossette batted 3-for-4 with one double, a career-high five RBIs and one run.
Jaime Olvera batted 1-for-4 with two RBIs and one run.
Freshman Isabela Giraldes batted 3-for-4 with three runs.
Sophomore Victoria Lloyd accounted for three of the Hawks’ four hits. She collected two doubles and one single.
Sammy Espinoza singled.
Ceres High beat Central Valley twice at home on May 10.
The Bulldogs won the first game of the doubleheader, 13-0.
Heffernan allowed just two hits and tallied nine strikeouts.
Durossette led the way on offense, batting 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs.
Megan Yorba batted 2-for-3 with one double and four RBIs.
Giraldes batted 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs.
Espinoza (double) and Allie Peterman (single) accounted for the Hawks’ two hits.
Central Valley put a major scare into the Ceres High during the second game.
The Hawks threatened in the final inning before losing 5-3 to the Bulldogs.
Yorba was the winning pitcher. She surrendered two earned runs and eight hits with nine strikeouts and one walk.
Heffernan earned the save.
Yorba batted 2-for-3 from the plate with one RBI and one run.
Giraldes batted 2-for-3 with two runs.
Central Valley collected 10 hits.
Lloyd batted 2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs and one run.
Peterman batted 3-for-3 with one double and one walk.
Gabby Benanati batted 2-for-4.
The Bulldogs swept the Hawks on March 16 at Ceres High School.
Ceres High’s girls team earned a 94-24 victory.
Allison McAdams placed first in the 200 IM and 50 breast.
Katie Hensley placed first in the 100 free and 50 back.
Andrea Contreras placed first in the 50 fly.
Ally Feld placed first in the 50 breast and second in the 200 IM.
Jazzmin Suarez placed first in the 50 free and third in the 50 fly.
Reagan Hensley placed second in the 50 back and third in the 200 IM.
Haille Degg placed third in the 50 breast.
Emily Bringazi placed third in the 50 back and fourth in the 100 free.
Central Valley’s Jennifer Mejia Gonzalez placed fourth in the 50 free and 100 free.
Leslie Bobadilla placed fourth in the 50 fly.
Savannah Gomez placed fourth in the 50 back and sixth in the 50 free.
Monika Castillo placed fourth in the 50 breast.
Ceres High’s boys team prevailed, 54-6.
Ryan Baranski placed first in the 50 free and 100 free.
Jeremy Kier placed first in the 50 breast and second in the 100 free.
Cruz Fee placed first in the 50 fly and fourth in the 50 free.
Nick Campbell placed second in the 50 free and 50 breast.
Central Valley’s Justin Alvarez placed fourth in the 50 free and 50 breas.
Fueled by its talent and depth, Ceres High’s track and field program swept crosstown-rival Central Valley on April 22 at CUSD Stadium.
Ceres High’s boys team posted a 78-37 win over Central Valley.
Bulldog Fermin Esparza placed first in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and pole vault.
Verlis Smith placed first in the 100 and 200.
Imanol Lobato placed first in the 800 and 3,200.
Gonzalo Rivera placed first in the 1,600.
Samar Singh placed first in the high jump and third in the discus.
Luis Yepez placed second in the 800.
David Rivera placed second in the 1,600.
Miguel Rivera placed second in the long jump, third in the shot put and fifth in the discus.
Eduardo Ortiz placed second in the 3,200 and fourth in the 1,600.
Central Valley’s Isaiah Peko placed first in the shot put and discus.
Ronaldo Mendoza placed first in the long jump and third in the 200.
Lance Atkins placed second in the 100 and 200.
Kaleb LaFountain placed second in the shot put and discus.
Ceres High’s girls team prevailed, 99-14, while competing against Central Valley.
Bulldog Bianca De Los Reyes placed first in the 400 and 300 hurdles.
Mercedez Wood placed first in the shot put and discus.
Mia Rodriguez placed first in the high jump.
Gisselle Araiza placed first in the pole vault.
Wendi Lizola placed first in the 800 and second in the 1,600.
Allison Stiles placed first in the 100 and 200, and third in the high jump.
Keira Johnson placed second in the 400 and 800.
Jillian Mande placed second in the shot put and discus.
Maryn Curry placed second in the high jump.
Gabby Soto placed second in the 300 hurdles and third in the 100 hurdles.
Yamily Zaragoza turned in standout performances for the Hawks.
She placed second in the 100 and 200.