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Huckell leads balanced win for 1st-place Ripon golf team
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Ripon Highs Breeana Huckell chips her ball onto the ninth green at Jack Tone Golf Course on Tuesday. She shot a round-best 35 as the Indians beat Bret Harte, 147-163. - photo by JONAMAR JACINTO/ The Bulletin

RIPON — Ripon High’s girls golf team has been dominating the competition in the Valley Foothill League North Division, and the Indians may still be peaking just in time for postseason action.

Breeana Huckell carded a 3-over-par 35 at Jack Tone Golf Course on Tuesday, helping Ripon topple second-place Bret Harte, 147-163. The Indians are now 11-0 with one regular-season match remaining, while Bret Harte (8-3) falls into a second-place tie with Escalon — Ripon’s next opponent. 

A win Thursday would give them some breathing room going into the league tournament scheduled for next Monday at Micke Grove Golf Links in Lodi. Ripon is on pace for a second consecutive title.

“The girls tied our previous low this year,” Ripon coach Eric Dambrosio said. “(Huckell) is playing well at the right time. I think she is realizing her potential. She is a junior and can be one of the best players next year in our league.”

Only three strokes separated Huckell and the rest of Ripon’s scorers. Laura Williams contributed a 36, while Alex Gonzales and Claire Wever each had a 38. Hanna Ellsworth led Bret Harte with a 36.



Ripon 11,

 Central Catholic 2

RIPON — Noah Esenwein fired the first two goals of the game and played the final three quarters at goal as the Indians coasted to their third straight win to start the Valley Oak League schedule. Ripon opened up a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

Diego Moreno, Mika West and Jaskehar Sekhon contributed two goals apiece. Lucas Esenwein, Ty Wells and starting goalie Matthew de la O each had one.


Ripon 22, 

Central Catholic 1

RIPON — Andria Martin poured in five goals and two assists in the blowout win.

Powered by Chloe Winter’s three first-period goals, the Indians led 8-0 going into the second and never looked back. Winter tied Martin for the team-high with five goals, and Kyra Foley recorded seven saves. Amber Schied contributed four goals, scoring one in each quarter. Madison Doughterty and Eleanor Tran had two goals each, Taylor Daigre chimed in with one and Mallory Brubaker added one gto go with four assists.