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Manteca boys swim team ends decades-long skid with win over Oakdale
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OAKDALE — The Manteca High varsity boys swim team earned a rare win over Oakdale in its season-opening double dual on Tuesday.
The Buffaloes trounced Weston Ranch 197-22 and defeated host Oakdale, 167-70. It is believed to be their first win over Oakdale since the 1990s.
Manteca’s girls fell short in a competitive meet with Oakdale, 166-22. They rolled past Weston Ranch, 249-58.
Several Buffaloes notched qualifying times for the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials.
Freshman Matthew Trejo qualified in the varsity 100-yard butterfly (55.59) and frosh-soph 200 freestyle (1:52.85). Jacob Evans (50 free, 23.85; 100 breast, 1:11.98) also won two individual events, and Steele Roberts (500 free, 6:29.29) claimed one.
The trio was joined by Ajani Jones on the 200 medley relay, which finished in 1 minute, 51.98 seconds to narrowly make sections by two one-hundreths of a second. The 400 freestyle relay team of Josh Craighead, Eloy Ruiz, Rafael Calzada and Jones also placed first.
Returning sections qualifier Alyssa Trejo highlighted the Manteca girls squad with a win in the500 free (5:58.56). She helped the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays (Kianna Fortuny, Emma Kadillak, Samantha Cerritos) earn second-place finishes.

March Madness Invite
OAKDALE — Ripon standouts Ty Wells and Mallory Brubaker set meet records over the weekend.
Wells, who qualified for the inaugural CIF State Championships last year, won the 100-yard butterfly in 51.95 seconds and 200 individual medley in 1 minute, 56.96 seconds. Both were SJS-qualifying times, and he also punched his ticket in the 100 back.
Brubaker’s record-setting swim in the 500 free lasted 5:10.39. She also qualified for the section trials in the 200 free.
Other Indians clocking section-qualifying times were Amber Schied (200 IM, 100 fly, 100 breast), Amy Bacay (100 free, 100 back), Andria Martin (200 IM), Lucas Esenwein (50 free) and Noah Esenwein (50 free, 100 free, 100 breast).

Central Catholic 221,
East Union 222
The Lancers (2-2) took a heartbreaking loss at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Freshman Tyler Griggs paced East Union with a 1-under 36, and Ezra Lendhardt was second with a 39. Braydon Goodnough (46), Kyle Dorland (47) and Lucas Couch (54) also scored for EU.
Tyler Ward led Central Catholic with a 40.

Ripon 188,
Modesto Christian 243
RIPON — Justin Brito and Garrett Avila were co-medalists with 5-over 36 scores at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Nico Illardi (38), Rhet Herrin (38) and Luis Candido (40) also keyed the Trans-Valley League-opening win. Zachary Medeiros and Trevor Terpstra each scored a 39 to lead Modesto Christian.

Yellowjacket Invitational
DIABLO GRANDE —Ripon Christian placed ninth with a 373, while Ripon’s 390 was good for 12th in the 20-team field at Diablo Grande on Monday.
Lincoln won the team event with a 337, and Carlos Arieta of Los Altos was individual medalist with a 75.
Ripon Christian’s Ryan Garcia was the top local performer, as he carded an 86 for 15th place. Rian Koetsier (87) and Danton Indelecato (88) also finished in the top 25. Nico Ilardi led Ripon players with a 95.