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T’Wolves clinch outright soccer championship in VOL

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POSTED April 24, 2009 3:32 a.m.

Sierra High clinched the Valley Oak League’s frosh-soph girls soccer title outright with Thursday’s 2-0 victory over Oakdale at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, but the visiting Mustangs made them work for it.

“Oakdale is an outstanding team that brought out the best in us,” Sierra coach Joe Pires said. “It was one of our better matches.”

The Timberwolves, who improved to 12-0 in league and 18-1 overall, didn’t strike until Niki Walden found the net in the final minute of the first half. Ashley Sohal punched one in for good measure 22 minutes into the second half.

Sierra wraps up the season next week at Sonora Tuesday and again on the road Thursday, April 30 at Weston Ranch.

“Our goal was to win league, now it’s to go undefeated,” Pires said.

Manteca 9, Central Valley 2
Rupika Pabla scored two goals and was one of eight Buffaloes (5-5-1) to contribute on the attack at Guss Schmiedt Field Thursday.

Amanda Michaelis, Yajaira Hurtado, Joanna Maxwell, Jazmine Lopez, Megan Klump, Gianna Luchetti and Betzaida Ochoa each contributed a goal.

Baseball
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Sonora 6, East Union 4
In Sonora, the host Wildcats plated all of their runs in the first two innings and held on for the win. East Union had nine hits but struck out 10 times, most of them coming with runners in scoring position.

Steven Gigli was 2 for 4 with a run for the Squires (6-5, 9-8). Bret Riley finished 2 for 3 with a run, Colby Seibel went 2 for 2 and Logan Miller added a two-run double.

East Union looks to bounce back at Lathrop today starting at 3 p.m.

Oakdale 12, Sierra 1
Adrian Valencia drove in Alex Nuanez in the fifth inning for the host Timberwolves’ lone run. Bret Wilson accounted for Sierra’s only other hit, as undefeated Oakdale tossed a two-hitter.

— Jonamar Jacinto
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