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Kimec leads Sierra to VOL victory over Sonora

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POSTED October 1, 2009 2:24 a.m.
The Sierra High girls golf team got solid play from its top players and improved to an impressive 8-1 in Valley Oak League play with their home win over the Sonora Wildcats Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.

The Timberwolves cruised to victory over the Wildcats, outscoring Sonora by 24-strokes in the 266-290 victory.

Sierra saw Alicia Kimec bring home medalist honors with a low-round of 46 and teammate Ashley Kiesel was not too far off, shooting a 50.

Amanda Orr came in five strokes off the lead with a 54, while teammate Allison Smith finished her nine-hole round with a 56. Sierra’s Heather Schmitz rounded out the Timberwolves scoring 57.

Sierra will look to seize their ninth VOL win when they play host to the Central Valley Hawks Oct. 6 at Manteca Golf Course.

Manteca 210, Ceres 297

The Manteca Buffaloes golf team took care of business on the links, handling VOL counterpart Ceres High by nearly 90 strokes in Ceres. The Buffaloes were led by medalist Kaylee Joaquin who finished the nine-hole round with a 38, some 20 strokes better than the Ceres High No. 1.

“Our girls played very well today,’ Manteca head coach Greg Conway said. “Collectively, this is probably the best we’ve played all year. Kaylee, Danielle (Roberts) and Chandler (Rose) had good rounds.

“Micaela (Dias) had her best round of the year.”

Dias tied Joaquin for medalist honors with a match-low round of 38, while teammates Rose (40), Roberts (45) and Melissa Bond (49) finished in the forties. Sierra Roberts put together a solid round of 53 as the Buffaloes’ throw out score.

Manteca will continue in VOL action when they take on the Lancers of East Union today at Manteca Golf Course.

“We are really looking forward to having a good round,” Conway said. “Against East Union.”

TENNIS
Sierra 3, Sonora 2
The Sierra High tennis team took a step in the right direction with a 3-2 win over the Sonora Wildcats in Sonora. Sierra got a tremendous effort from No.1 singles player Vannida Nguyen and their No. 2 doubles tandem of Kayla Erion and Maryann Baker.

Nguyen put together a straight sets win of 7-5 and 6-0, while the Timberwolves’ second doubles team had little difficulty, winning 6-1 and 6-3. Jena Anderson and Steph Vanni cruised to victory winning 6-1, 6-2, remaining undefeated on the season.

“They all really played well,” Sierra head coach Arabella Whitlock said. “I was proud of entire team, especially our No. 2 doubles.”

Sierra (7-3, VOL) will look to do the impossible when they travel to Ceres to take on the undefeated Ceres Bulldogs Oct. 6 at Ceres High.
— Jagada Chambers
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