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ROUNDUP: Lathrop girls volleyball avenges loss to Patterson
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Swept at Patterson the previous night, the Lathrop High girls volleyball team exacted revenge Wednesday and won the Western Athletic Conference match, 25-21, 25-13, 27-25.

The Spartans (4-2) even got to do it on senior night.

Among those honored were middle blocker Ke’mya Barnett and outside hitter Charlene Bernal. Barnett tallied six kills, four digs and an ace, while Bernal had five kills nad two aces. 

Sydney Hanks was all-around standout with seven blocks, six kills and five aces. LaNicia Ellis crushed six kills, and Camila De La Garza set 18 assists and served three aces.


Lathrop 19, Mtn. House 4 (5)

Swept in a doubleheader by the same Mustangs (4-4 WAC, 5-10 overall) at home on Monday, Lathrop (2-4) turned it around two days later on the road with a complete performance.

Pitcher Ariana Fuentes earned the mercy-shortened complete-game win, surrendering four hits. She roped four hits of her own offensively, going 4 for 5 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs.

Shelby Aquino went 3 for 4 with three doubles, three RBIs and three runs. Emma Grisham (two RBIs) and Teaghen Sharifnejad (two-run triple, two runs) also finished 3 for 4. Ishmeet Uppal hit 2 for 3 with a double, a triple, three RBIs and two runs.


Sierra 6, Ripon 1

Cal State East Bay signee Jenna Villanueva erupted for three goals and an assist, helping Sierra (3-0-1 Valley Oak League, 5-0-1 overall) dominate this battle between Sac-Joaquin Section postseason finalists. 

Annika Rose scored a brace, and Zoe Willson had a goal and an assist. Nicole Martin assisted two goals. Preeya Singh and Jocelin Roa each had one assist.

Goalkeeper Annika Beall came up with seven assists. 

Manteca 1, Kimball 0

The Buffaloes (3-0-1, 8-0-1) were in control but did not have the goal total to show for it. The difference was Cameron Silva’s goal assisted by sister Jordyn. Manteca fired 27 shots in the VOL match at Guss Schmiedt Field. 


Lincoln 61, Manteca 46

Manteca (3-2) had no answer for heavily-recruited 6-foot-7 guard Miles Byrd, who poured in 29 points in the non-league tilt held in Stockton. The helped the Trojans improve to 3-0.

The Buffaloes trailed 28-20 at halftime but were buried by a 20-8 deficit in the third quarter. They did much of their scoring from the post, as Nick Bell led the way with 15 points and Mehtaj Mehrok contributed 10.

Manteca looked to right the ship tonight at rival East Union.


Ripon 183, Central Catholic 205

Kenny Johnson edged out Central’s Bradley Machado by a stroke for medalist honors, scoring a 2-over 33 at River Oak Golf Course.

Other contributors for the Indians (6-3 VOL) were Jeremie Little with a 35, Trent Vink a 37, Gage Anderson a 39 and Jacob Baird a 39.


Lathrop vs. Johansen

Kurt Valerio recorded the Spartans’ lone win in a thriller, prevailing 6-4, 4-6, 13-11.

Alfred Tolentino dropped a 1-6, 2-6 decision. Everett Spellman fell, 4-6, 3-6.

JV softball

Ripon 17, Ripon Christian 0 (5) 

Emma DeBruyn accounted for the Knights’ lone hit. He also pitched three innings with Ripon Christian’s regular starters unavailable. 

Ripon totaled seven hits, taking advantage of 15 walks.

JV girls volleyball

Lathrop 2, Patterson 0

It was all Spartans in the 25-4,25 -12 victory.

Taylor Johnson and Mailynn Lindsey served four aces apiece. Alejandra Vazquez contributed five assists and two aces. 

JV girls soccer

Sierra 6, Ripon 2

Lindsey Rose dished out three assists to go with her one goal. Jenni Nassayan scored twice. Presley Perez and Valeria Salcedo each chipped in a goal and an assist. Maya Murillo contributed a goal, while Lanai Martinez had an assist.

JV boys hoops

Manteca 62, Lincoln 49

Elijah Nelson pulled down 16 rebounds and scored 10 points for the Buffs. Blake Gross also had a double-double with 14 and 10. Micah Crawford added 12 points and nine rebounds.

Frosh boys hoops

Manteca 53, Lincoln 48

Peyton Nieman fired 16 points to pace Manteca, which travels to Ripon tonight.