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Doubles dominate for first-place Buffaloes

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POSTED March 24, 2009 4:07 a.m.

The Buffaloes were sharp in singles, but they were dominant in doubles.

Manteca High’s tennis team gave up just one game in four doubles matches en route to a one-sided 14-1 Valley Oak League victory over visiting Weston Ranch Monday.

The No. 1 tandem of Arnie Morales and Alex Barragan won 10-1 and 10-0; while Alex McAdams and Max Angelo picked up a pair of 10-0 wins.

Yassen Aniss, one of the league’s top singles players, coasted to 6-0, 6-3 and 6-1 victories. Mark Leon was also 3-0, recording 6-0 and 6-2 wins before edging Weston Ranch’s Satinder Singh, 7-5.

Singh was responsible for the Cougars’ only point, which came off a 6-3 victory over Kyle Morton. Morton, who typically plays doubles, had 6-1 and 6-3 wins.

The two-time defending champion Buffaloes (5-0, 9-6 overall) expect more of a challenge against rival Sierra today at home.

Softball
Escalon 12, Ripon Christian 1


In Escalon, the Knights (0-4, Trans Valley League, 1-8 overall) scored their only run in the fourth inning when Katie Thomas drove in Sarah Nieweg (tripled) with a sacrifice fly.

Nieweg also struck out six from the pitcher’s circle and gave up six earned runs on seven hits.

Baseball

Sophomore

Central Valley 20, Lathrop 1

In Lathrop, Anthony Higareda was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI for the Spartans.

Freshman

Central Valley 6, Lathrop 4

In Lathrop, Donell Tucker highlighted the host Spartans’ day with a 3-for-4 effort that included two home runs and three RBIs. Gabriel Castellanos turned in a solid performance from the mound, fanning six batters in five innings.

Indoor youth soccer

The Manteca Pumas Gold under-12 girls tied Tracy Futbol Club 2-2 Saturday but is still undefeated on the season with a 4-0-1 record.

Goalkeeper Brooke Riley helped the Pumas keep the “L” column clean with three saves. Isabella Rivera scored a goal.

On March 14, Ilena Rivera recorded a hat trick to highlight Manteca’s 7-3 victory over the Manteca Futbol Club Thunder. Isabella Rivera added two more goals, and Jenna Zuniga and Ariana Cardenas chipped in one apiece.

Zuniga assisted two of Rivera’s goals.

Golf

Scott Thomson aced the par-three eighth hole at French Camp Golf and RV Park Friday. He used a pitching wedge.

Cheer

The south Stockton-based Cheer Odyssey had four teams earn first-place trophies at the JAMZ National Championships in February.

Odyssey’s championship squads are the Level 4 Junior Comets, Level 3 Senior Cosmos, Level 2 Youth Voyagers and Junior Pom Genesis.

Cheer Odyssey is holding tryouts April 18. For more information, call (209) 546-1931.

— Jonamar Jacinto

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