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Ripon Christian boys fall to Huskies
Sierra Highs Kyndra Kiser shoots past Araceli Rivera (3) of El Capitan-Merced on Saturday in a 4-2 win for the Timberwolves in the semifinals of the Vern Gebhardt Soccer Tournament. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

RIPON – Under blustery, windy conditions Thursday visiting Hughson got a goal in each half and Ripon Christian could not find the net in a 2-0 win non-league boys win for the Huskies at Ripon Christian High School.

“Both teams played well,” Knights coach Kevin Tameling said. “Weather played a big part in things but both teams had to play in it. This is a precursor of things to come.”

Hughson (1-4) led 1-0 at halftime and skipped in a long shot for an insurance goal late in the game.

The Knights fall to 1-5.


Girls soccer

Sierra 8, Kimball-Tracy 2

TRACY – Minty Doyle blasted in four goals Thursday for the Timberwolves in their Valley Oak League opener at Kimball High’s Don Nicholson Stadium.

“She was on fire,” Sierra coach Manuel Pires said of Doyle.

Doyle notched her hat trick in the first half helping the Timberwolves (1-0 VOL, 9-1 overall) to a 6-0 halftime lead. Jady Shinn added two goals and two assists, Yasmin Ballew a goal and an assist, Emily Cunial a goal and Alison Bitle an assist.

“I think we prepared well for this game,” Pires said. “I was wondering how we would respond to the weather but I like how we responded.

“We executed our plays well.” 

Kimball (1-1, 3-6) broke onto the scoreboard early in the second half off of a corner kick to make the score 6-1 before Sierra added two more goals.

Callie Crain had two saves for the Timberwolves and teammate Michaela Bitle had three.

Ripon Christian 1,

Hughson 1

RIPON – The Knights (2-4-1) had ample opportunities to score in the first half but could not find the mark in the non-league contest at Ripon Christian High School.

“We had the wind at our back in the first half,” Tameling said. “We had six or seven shots on goal and six corner kicks. We had a few hit the post and we kept the pressure on them the whole first half.”

A Ripon Christian formation change may have caught the Huskies (4-1-2) off guard in the 51st minute when Abby Buitrago scored on an assist from Janine Prins for a 1-0 lead.