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ROUNDUP: Ripon claims fourth straight TVL golf tourney
TVL boys golf tournament
Jacob Baird watches his putt roll toward the cup as Ripon teammate Chad Flory observes. GARY JENSEN/

Ripon’s boys golf team continued its dominance of the Trans-Valley League on Thursday, hosting and winning the fourth tournament of the season at Jack Tone Golf Course.

With first-place finishes every week, the Indians are comfortably atop the season standings with three tournaments remaining. Next week, Hilmar hosts at Turlock Golf & Country Club.

Chad Flory, who missed the opener, is low medalist for a third straight week, carding a 3-over 65. He led Ripon to its team score of 357. Runner-up Escalon posted with a 401 and was followed by Livingston (418), Hughson (453) and Hilmar (473).

Ripon’s Jeremie Little is the individual runner-up with a 70. Jacob Baird (73), Gage Anderson (73) and Trent Vink (76) were the Indians’ scoring contributors.


Lathrop 556, Ceres 613

Beyer 521, Lathrop 556

Freshman Jayden Wall led Lathrop with a personal best score of 100 Wednesday at Creekside Golf Course in Modesto. The Spartans split their first matches two matches in Western Athletic Conference play.

John Wall Jr. (108), Kevin Rodriguez (110), Christopher Subia (113) and Matthew Hammond (125) also contributed to the team score. Jesse Benitez paced Ceres with a 96, and Jason Homsomball had a 96 for Beyer.


Ripon Christian 197, Orestimba 246

It was all Knights in the Southern Athletic League dual match held at Jack Tone.

Wyatt Hayes’ 3-over 34 led the way. Trey Van Groningen added a 38 ahead of Cade Van Groningen (40), Alex Sonke (42) and Nick te Velde (43).



Lathrop 4, Grace Davis 1

Alyuss Duenez pitched six solid innings, giving up just four hits while belting two of his own on the offensive end, as Lathrop (4-4, 6-6) locked up a series sweep in the WAC.

Duenez doled out a double, scored twice and drove in a run. Jeremy Julien was also 2 for 3 with a double and a run. Jeremiah Estante and Luis Hernandez each contributed an RBI.


Kimball 6, Weston Ranch 3

Ayden Tinsley was the hard-luck loser for host Weston Ranch (0-6 Valley Oak League, 5-12 overall). The sophomore hurled six solid innings, but only two of the six runs he surrendered were earned.

Kimball (2-6, 4-12) went ahead for good with a three-run sixth inning. Christian Cortes led the Weston Ranch offense, going 2 for 4 with a double.



Weston Ranch 3, Kimball 1

The Cougars (2-2 VOL, 9-10 overall) came away with a 25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-16 road win.

Setter Eleazar Nava amassed 37 assists, four kills and four aces. 

Abraham Palacios fired 13 kills and four aces. Marcos Arriaza (seven kills), James Gelisanga (six kills), Josiah Zamarripa (five kills) and Amari Dacas (three kills, four aces) also keyed the attack.


JV boys volleyball

Weston Ranch 2, Kimball 0

Omar Mendoza and Panha Savan (three digs) tagged seven kills apiece as the Cougars swept, 25-22, 25-12.

Brandon Lo contributed 28 assists, four aces and three digs. Miguel Maldonado paced the defense with 10 digs.