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Ripon boys water polo 8th in Svendsen Shootout
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Ripons Noah Esenwein winds up for a shot against Pioneer during the Roddy Svendsen Shootout at Merced College on Saturday. - photo by Photo by SHANNON ESENWEIN

MERCED — The Ripon High boys water polo team placed eighth out of 18 in the two-day Roddy Svendsen Shootout at Merced College.

The Indians’ lone losses came against upper-division programs. They started out with a 12-7 loss last Friday to Merced before rebounding with 11-4 and 11-2 wins over Oakdale and Johansen, respectively. On Saturday, Ripon was defeated 19-9 by Pioneer and beat Nevada Union, 17-11.

Ripon previously competed in the Sierra Shootout held at Del Oro High in Loomis and Sierra College in Rocklin on Sept. 9 and 10.

Sophomore Noah Esenwein led the team with 38 goals, 13 assists and 30 steals in the two tournaments combined. Ty Wells had 27 goals, 24 assists and 23 steals. Nick Gagnon, one of just two seniors on the 10-man roster, chipped in 21 goals, six assists and 12 steals. Junior goalie Jacob Thompson recorded 60 saves.



Josh Ruff Memorial Invitational 

FOLSOM — Sierra sophomore Megan Oblin captured the varsity girls title and led the Timberwolves to an 11th-place finish. She clocked in at 19 minutes, 48 second at the Willow Hills Reservoir course.

Sierra’s boys placed seventh, with Arish Bala turning in a 10th-place time of 17:21. Oscar Guitron took fifth in the sophomore boys small-school division in 12:50.


Frogtown Invitational

ANGELS CAMP — Needing its No. 6 runner to decide the outcome, Weston Ranch’s boys team edged out Dixon 99-100 with a tiebreaker to take the small-schools title at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds.

The Cougars were paced by race winner Tomas Huerta (16:56). Nicholas Curtright finished 13th overall (18:22) and was followed by Jeremiah Robancho (15th, 18:25), Brian Arevalo (35th, 19:21), Jerry Ramirez (37th, 19:27) and Tyler Blea (124th, 22:12).

Weston Ranch senior Iris Carrillo was the varsity girls small-schools runner-up in 20:31.



Oakdale 211,

Sierra 292

Taylor Stewart shot 2-under 35 on the Manteca Park Golf Course front nine and led undefeated Oakdale (7-0) to a lopsided Valley Oak League win Monday.

Bryanna Gavino shot a 51 for Sierra (3-6). Legacy Barnes followed with a 54.


Central Catholic 213,

Lathrop 308

RIPON — Central Catholic’s Gianna VanKlaveren was low medalist with a 6-over 38 at Jack Tone Golf Course. Chloe Malicoat and Abigail Lee each carded a 56 for Lathrop, while Kaitlynn Edrington chipped in a 57.


Central Catholic 264,

Sierra 288

Central Catholic’s VanKlaveren finished first at Manteca Park Golf Course last Friday, shooting a 45.

Sierra’s Barnes and Gavino were co-runners-up with 50s. Kaitlyn Looney added a 55 for the Timberwolves.