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Manteca sails past East Union in tennis
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The Manteca High girls’ tennis team had no problem handling cross-town rival East Union Wednesday on their home court as it gears up for a weekend tournament in Clovis.

The Lady Buffaloes swept the Lancers 9-0. No. 1 Elizabeth Tolbert defeated Araceli Gonzalez 6-2 and 6-3 while Katie Inderbitzin defeated Vanessa Hamilton 6-4 and 6-2. Karyn Menasco beat Mandi Roberts 6-4 and 6-1 in the No. 3 match, and Gladis Sandoval downed Fabiola Magana in a match that went three sets – 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4.

Also winning for Manteca was Taylor Corona, who defeated Angelica Oritiz 6-1 and 6-0, and Julia Tang held Natalie Karim scoreless with a pair of 6-0 victories.

The Manteca High doubles team of Jessica Tang and Rav Dhillon beat Margarita Navarette and Patricia Tajii 6-2 and 7-5, and the Buffalo duo of Navina Mann and Makenna Condit beat Clarissa Lucee and Marilyn Civil 6-2 and 6-0.

Julian Eavenson and Ivy Benson also won in doubles action against Cynthia Civil and Stephanie Flores with scores of 7-5 and 6-3.


Central Catholic 5

Ripon Christian 1

 It took Central Catholic less than 8 minutes to score three goals against the Ripon Christian Knights on Wednesday afternoon.

By that time it was far too late for Keith Terpsma’s squad to make any sort of a meaningful comeback against the small-school powerhouse that joined the larger Valley Oak League last season, suffering a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Raiders.

“I feel like we could have come out stronger,” Terpsma said “Central Catholic came out really physical and really quick and got big jumps on our fullbacks early. The first three goals came within seven minutes and we just didn’t have an answer to them right away.

“We got things covered the best that we could but they were a very physical team and they had a lot of quick guys that were able to get around our defense.”

Kent Prins was able to find the net for Ripon Christian in the game’s 72nd minute to avoid the shutout.

With the loss the Knights fall to 1-3 on the season. They will host a weekend tournament in Ripon and will open up against Sacramento’s Bradshaw Christian.

Ripon 7,
Argonaut-Jackson 1

 The Indians coasted to a non-league victory at home Tuesday.

Ripon’s Julian Haun posted three goals for a hat trick. Devin Corso added three assists and a goal with Victor de la O, Eric Gonzalez and Caleb Boersma getting a goal apiece and Alfredo Limon, Robert Hutto and Bryan Castaneda each getting an assist.

The Indians frosh-soph won 5-0. 


East Union 3, Modesto 1

East Union posted a 3-1 win over host Modesto on Wednesday in non-league volleyball action  25-17, 21-25, 25-22, 25-19.

The Lancers (3-1) had problems in the second set and eventually lost it, but they gave the Panthers a battle.

“We came out strong the first set but then started the second set 0-9,” East Union coach Rich Posz said. “Haley England served us back into the game to tie it at 9-9. We then fought back from 10-15 to tie it again and actually take the lead.  We just could not close out the set.

“I believe our experience kicked in in sets three and four.”

England (two aces) had eight kills for the Lancers with Melissa King (15 assists) getting seven and Alissa Burola six. Janika Gomes had 10 assists and Sophie Williams three blocks.

East Union won both the freshman and sophomore contests 2-0.


Sierra 249,

Weston Ranch 387

Sierra improved to 2-0 in Valley Oak League play with a 249-387 win over Weston Ranch on Wednesday at Manteca Golf Course.

McKenna Doyle of the Timberwolves earned medalist honors at 43 followed by teammates Kayla Wilson (46), Legacy Barnes (48), Arlene Gavino (48), Kaitlyn Looney (64) and Bryanna Gavino (75).

For the Cougars, Aveneet Retching had low score at 73. Chloe Giron posted a 75, Jessemia Pastran a 77, Alyssa Ros an 80 and Sabrina Rahgozar an 82

Central Catholic 239,
Lathrop 386

Emily Lehman of the Raiders posted the low score with 44 at Dryden Park Golf Course in Modesto.

Haley Mathews 73 shot a 73 for the Spartans with Chloe Malicoat, Kaitlynn Edrington, and Vialsy Cabrales each shooting 77 and Diamond McCarthy 82.