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ROUNDUP: East Union golf team advances to SJS tournament
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East Union’s boys golf team has qualified for the Sac-Section Division III Tournament, cementing its spot as the runner-up in the Valley Oak League on Monday.

The Lancers netted a team score of 446 in the VOL Championships at Micke Grove Golf Links in Lodi, finishing behind Oakdale’s 403. Kimball was third with a 452, while Manteca (499) edged out Sierra (500) and Central Catholic (501) for fourth.

League MVP Nolan Harris of Oakdale was low medalist with a 2-over 74. Oakdale and East Union are competing at the divisional tourney next Monday, May 8 at The Golf Club at Copper Valley in Copperopolis. Among the six players advancing as individuals are Manteca’s Connor DePrater (87) and Ethan Freitas (90), as well as Zane Walmer (92) of Sierra. DePrater and Walmer also made the All-VOL team.

Tony Agueda paced East Union on Monday with an 85, which was the sixth best overall score. Nolan Mix (86), Michael Pires (87), Brandon Pine (91) and Tiago Chadinha (97) rounded out the Lancers’ score. Mix and Pine represent them on the all-league roster.

Scorers for Manteca after DePrater and Freitas were Zenon Garay (97), Cooper Chamberlain (105) and Andrew Robison (120). Sierra’s scoring contributors included Konnor Spears (92), Carson Murray (96), Llamas Mojarro (105) and Paxton Robertson (115).



Mariposa 10, Ripon Christian 2

Visiting Mariposa (9-2 Southern Athletic League, 10-3 overall) broke it open with six runs in the top of the sixth inning.

The Knights (6-5, 8-10) answered with their two runs in the bottom half, getting an RBI each from Shelby Terra and Teagan Chapman. Ripon Christian also had some defensive highlights, such as Kailee Alejandre’s two outfield assists to home plate. Tara Heida had a diving catch in left field.

Khiera Brower, Layla Battles, Emma Mero and Kayde Williams had three hits apiece for Mariposa. Heely Patterson drove in three runs, and Chloe Hughes clobbered a solo homer.



Ripon Christian 3, Lodi Academy 0

Seeded No. 1 for the SJS Division IV playoffs, the Knights (22-5) handled business against outmatched Np. 16 seeded Lodi Academy, 25-3, 25-8, 25-14.

Ripon Christian got work for its reserves, as 13 of 14 players contributed at least a kill. Joel Van Groningen and Josiah Reif led the Knights with four kills each. Justin Hofman and Joel Hendriks chipped in seven and four aces, respectively.

They next host No. 8 Big Valley Christian in the quarterfinals Thursday.