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ROUNDUP: Pine cards 82 for 2nd-place East Union in VOL golf tourney
Lathrop baseball drops 9-inning heartbreaker at Mountain House
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Led by Brandon Pine’s 10-over-par 82, East Union finished in second place in the last of four regular-season Valley Oak League tournaments held Wednesday at Creekside Golf Course in Modesto.

The VOL Championships is next Monday at Micke Grove Golf Links in Lodi.

The Lancers shot a 447 behind league-leading Oakdale’s 405. Manteca placed tird with a 466 and was followed by Kimball (455), Sierra (473) and Central Catholic (478). Low medalist Nolan Harris of Oakdale was the only player in the red with a 71. Teammate Cooper Pitney and Kimball’s Santaj Dhillon were co-runners-up with 79s.

Supporting Pine for East Union were Nolan Mix with an 86, Michael Pine an 88, Tiago Chadinha a 93 and Tony Agueda a 98.

Manteca was paced by Connor DePrater’s 84. Zenon Garay added a 9-, Ethan Freitas a 91, Rylan McDonald a 98 and Andrew Robinson a 103.

 

BASEBALL

Mountain House 1, Lathrop 0 (9)

The Spartans (6-5, 7-8 overall) took the Western Athletic Conference leader into extra innings on the road, but Jasper Tovar’s outstanding effort on the mound was not enough.

With two outs in the ninth, Cameron Valentine knocked in Lennox Morgan for the deciding run.

Tovar finished with nine strikeouts while giving up just four hits and two walks in 8 2/3 innings. Lathrop was unable to support him with any runs despite outhitting Mountain House (10-1, 16-7), 7-4. Shawn Blea, Omare Cross and A.J. Duenez came up with two hits apiece.

Lefty John Stephens pitched eight shutout innings for the Mustangs and fired 13 strikeouts. Tyler Jordan was the winning pitcher.

 

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Manteca 3, Oakdale 0

The Buffaloes (9-1 VOL, 20-8 overall) secured their half of the title share in the regular-season finale at Oakdale, coasting 25-11, 25-15, 25-11 with seniors getting the bulk of the playing time.

Camden Steckler led the way with 13 kills, and fellow senior Nick Grabowski added 11. Julio Mateo contributed with eight kills, and Jason Toor had seven to go with three blocks. Cedrick Maglinao turned in 12 digs.

Manteca won the tiebreaking coin flip with Sierra and will represent the VOL and its top seed heading into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, which begin next week.

 

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Ripon 134, Modesto Christian 1

Ripon 107, Livingston 29

The Indians (5-0-1) dominated the Trans-Valley League double-dual meet at Livingston. They go into the league final tied with Hughson for first place.

Sophomore sprinter Dru Orlando spearheaded them with wins in the 100-meter dash, 200 and 4x100 relay. His times in the 100 (11.36 seconds) and 200 (23.67) are new personal records.

Tristan Nelson (400, 54.61) and Ricky Langenfeld (1,600, 4 minutes, 40.88 seconds) also set PRs in their first-place contributions.

Devin Fitzpatrick (800, 4x400), David Ssu (110 hurdles), Brett Shaw (300 hurdles, 4x400), Ricardo Ochoa (shot put), Liam Ferris (discus) and Eric Guevara (pole vault, 4x400) are other event winners for Ripon.

 

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Ripon 130, Modesto Christian 5

Ripon 111, Livingston 25

Sophomore Olivia Maragos soared up the SJS rankings in the long jump with a huge personal-record mark of 18 feet, 1 ½ inches — more than a foot-and-a-half farther than her previous best. It’s also the third best mark in the Section, according to athletic.net. Maragos also won the 100 and was part of the winning 4x100.

Annie Wild (800; 1,600), Makenna Pokorny (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Gabby Delgado (shot put, discus) were also double winners for Ripon. Jenna Skavdahl (400, 4x400), Celeste Nunez (3,200), Jade Thommes (pole vault) and Maddison Lopez (triple jump) also contributed first-place points.

The Indians are 6-0 going into the league meet set for next Thursday, May 4 at Hughson.

 

JV boys volleyball

Manteca 2, Oakdale 0

The Buffaloes had their way in a 25-15, 25-12 victory that clinched sole possession of first place for them.

Josiah Sagapolu paced the attack with five kills, and Jesus Gomez contributed with solid all-around play.