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Sierra frosh-soph dominate at first VOL double-dual

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POSTED March 19, 2009 4:50 a.m.
The wins were plentiful for Sierra High’s frosh-soph ranks Wednesday at home as the Timberwolves picked up four dominating wins over Lathrop and Central Valley.

Grant Widmer won three events and finished second in a fourth.

Widmer finished first in the high jump (5-feet, 6-inches), the 110 hurdles (17.37 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (44.55), and took runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 18-10.5.

Ruben Lopez, meanwhile, captured gold in the 400-meter (56.02) and the 200-meter (25.08).

Ulysses Knapps finished first in the both the long jump (19-3) and the triple jump (39-5).

Among the many wins on the girls’ side, Kayla Erion took home gold in the 400-meter (1:09) and the 200 (29.52), while Laney Ribota won the 110 hurdles (19.81) and the 300 hurdles (56.24).

Kim Lucero, meanwhile, won both the shot put (29-2.75) and the discus against Central Valley (67-4).

Jasmine Elder won the discus for Lathrop with a toss of 69-feet, 3-inches.

Manteca 82, East Union 44 (B)

East Union 53, Manteca 45 (G)

Among the Lancer highlights, Anthony Rosado won the 1600, Julio Pacheco won the 200, Devon Woodall was tops in the discus and shot put and Tevyn Braiden won the 100 and the high jump.

For the girls, Destiny Bishop won the 100 and the 200, Taylor Garcia was best in both hurdle events, and Chuliola Lee won the triple jump and finished runner-up in the long jump.



Sierra 19, Central Valley 9

In Ceres, the T’Wolves racked up 18 hits from 10 different players and 12 reached base.

Erica Candido was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, while Michaela Granada went 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Alysia Atkins was 2 for 3 with a double and a two-run shot, and drove home four total, while Michelle Arroyo and Mallory Weiler both went 2 for 3.

Jessica Lewis (2 for 4) hit a two-run triple.

Daylynn Penner went the distance, allowing three earned on nine hits and five strikeouts.

Sierra (1-0 VOL, 6-2-1) hosts Ceres Friday.

East Union 2, Sonora 0

In a pitcher’s duel in the foothills, Jenny Ketner struck out 14 Wildcats and allowed just three hits for the win.

Cherisse Martin went 3 for 4, Salina Tiscareno was 2 for 3, and Blanca Segura smacked a double.

“It was a great defensive game,” EU head coach Ronnie Tiscareno said. “We need to get the bats going, though.”

The Squires (1-0 VOL, 6-3) host Oakdale Friday.


East Union 17, Sonora 3

The Pages completed the program sweep by racking up 22 hits, while Amanda Faulkner (3 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 5 K) and Hailey Castner (2 IP, 2 R, 0 H) were nails in the circle.

“We played great defense,” EU head coach Ron Kackley said. “We had no errors. That’s the key at the freshman level – throwing the ball across the plate and making plays.”

Among the many offensive highlights, Ashley Cook went 4 for 5 with a double and four runs batted in, Stephanie Booke was 4-4 with four RBIs, and Lauren Hart finished 3 for 4 with three more RBIs.

EU host Enochs today before Oakdale comes calling Friday.


Ceres 12, Lathrop 5

Jaime Christofferson tossed four innings and went 2 for 2 from the dish with a homerun, two runs scored and an RBI.

Rene Zuniga was 2 for 4 with a two-run blast.

Earnie Garcia stuck out two in closing it out.

Lathrop travels to Central Valley next.

Sheldon 7, Lathrop 4

In a make-up contest in Elk Grove, Gabriel Castellanos tossed four scoreless innings with six strikeouts.

Donnell Tucker and Castellanos hit back-to-back triples, and Ricky Horrocks led the Spartans with a pair of knocks and two runs scored.

— Brandon Petersen
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