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MHS boys swimmers improve to 4-0 in VOL
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LATHROP — The Manteca High boys swim team is off to a strong start in the Valley Oak League, improving to 4-0 after defeating both Kimball 102-61 and host Lathrop 128-25 on Thursday.

The Buffaloes girls team split, falling to Kimball 112-56 while toppling Lathrop, 105-61.

Among Manteca’s boys standouts was freshman Matthew Trejo, who took first against both opponents in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle. His 500 free time of 5 minutes, 5.92 seconds qualified him for the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials. 

Other notable performers were Steele Roberts (200 individual medley, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay), Jacob Evans (100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay) and Josh Craighead (100 fly, 100 back, 400 free relay).

Leading girls was Samantha Cerritos, who scored Manteca’s only first-place points against Kimball with wins in the 50 free and 100 free. She surpassed the section’s frosh-soph standard in the 50 free in 26.45 seconds.

In the matchup with Lathrop, Emma Kadillak (200 IM, 100 back, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay), Alyssa Trejo (100 fly, 500 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay). 



Sierra 78,

C. Catholic 44

STOCKTON — Justin Brasil anchored the Timberwolves (3-1) with wins in the 100 fly and 200 IM. Nick Brink (100 back), Esteban Castro (100 breast) and Erik Enriquez (200 free) each had individual wins and were part of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays.


Sierra 93, W. Ranch 11

STOCKTON — Sierra won every event against outnumbered host Weston Ranch. Colby Gatty (50 free) and Jacob Martin (100 free) contributed wins.


Ripon 94, Oakdale 53

Ripon 107, East Union 49

RIPON — The Indians (4-0) were powered by a dominant effort from Ty Wells, who won the 50 free and 100 free and keyed the 200 medley and 200 free relays.

Jacob Thomson was also on both relays while winning the 200 IM and 100 back. Noah Esenwein took first in the 200 free, while Maika West won the 500 free.



Sierra 98, C. Catholic 46

STOCKTON — The Lady Timberwolves evened their league record to 2-2 with their victories on Thursday. 

Sophia Allen (200 IM, 100 back), Ashlea Green (50 free, 100 back), Megan Tolman (100 fly, 500 free) and Ezra Moral (100 free, 100 breast) each won two individual events.


Sierra 87,

Weston Ranch 50

STOCKTON — Karina Berber spearheaded a 1-2-3 finish for Sierra in the 200 free. 

The Timberwolves had winners in every event except the 100 breast.


Ripon 68, Oakdale 54

Ripon 82, East Union 40

RIPON — Shorthanded because of spring break and the flu bug, Ripon managed to hold off Oakdale to keep its unbeaten streak alive. The Indians have not lost a league meet in three years.

Mallory Brubaker (200 free, 500 free) and Elizabeth Wenner (100 free, 100 back) won two individual events each. Eleanojr Tran (200 IM and Amber Scheid (100 breast) claimed one apiece.



Manteca 3

Venture Academy 1

STOCKTON — Manteca (5-2) warded off the Mustangs, 25-10, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22.

The Buffaloes were led by middles Cameron Reis and Tydus Verhoeven, outside hitter Kylan Chandler, setter Jonathan Borres and Kyle Reis from the service line. They return to VOL action Monday against Lathrop.



Manteca 265,

Weston Ranch 276

STOCKTON — The Buffaloes (2-3 VOL) put together their best score of the season behind Dylan Haro’s 43 at Van Buskirk Golf Course. Weston Ranch’s Austin Thao was low medalist with a 40.

Scorers for Manteca were Isaac Bill (54), Matsua Garcia-Mendez (54), Adrian Gonzales (54) and Ruben Hurtado (60). Contributing for the host Cougars were Lorenzo Golfo (48), Justin Ordner (59), Stanley Cabanabang (63) and Alejandro Diaz (66).



Central Catholic 9,

East Union 0

The Lancers were swept in their VOL match on Wednesday.

Matthew Vadachira came the closest to winning. He was held off by Angelo Traina, 7-3, 7-6 (3) at No. 3 singles.


Freshman softball

East Union 12,

Kimball 0 (5)

The Lancers (3-0 VOL, 10-4 overall) piled up 11 hits in the first three innings and coasted to a blowout win.

Kaylyn Canas and Alexis Gray both went 2 for 3, while Cynthia Romero was 2 for 2. Kaitlyn Leal fired eight strikeouts in a four-hitter.