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Sierra boys, Ripon girls remain undefeated in VOL
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The Sierra High boys team improved to 6-0 in the Valley Oak League after its 120-39 win over visiting East Union on Thursday. 

Sierra’s girls held off the Lancers 88-79 after losing another close meet against undefeated Ripon earlier in the week.

“The girls had a very good week,” Sierra coach Dave Breitenbucher said. “Even though we lost to Ripon it was a lot closer than we thought it would be. It’s nice to see them finish out the season strong. 

“For the boys, our big one is next week against Kimball. If we can get that we’ll have our first boys championship in school history.”

Scott Tolman highlighted the meet, breaking his own program record in the 500-yard freestyle.  He also won the 200 individual medley.

Sierra’s boys won every event. Trevor Fast added first-place finishes in the 200 free and 100 free, while Brooks Cannon (50 free), Neil Sandberg (100 fly), Nick Perez (100 back) and John Buonauro (100 breast) each won a race. 

East Union’s girls team took its only lead after winning the 200 medley relay, and the Lancers later won the 200 free relay to cut into Sierra’s lead 61-60 with three races to go. Kailee Lencioni (100 back) and Katie Bender (100 breast) placed first in the next two events to help Sierra sprint away with the win and move its league record to 3-3.

Lyza Stevens (200 free) and Vanessa Benham (200 IM) also won races for the Timberwolves. East Union’s Maria Amador (100 free, 500 free) was part of four first-place finishes.



Manteca 104,

Weston Ranch 51 

STOCKTON — Steele Roberts (200 free, 50 free), Austin Welch (100 fly), Eloy Ruiz (100 free), Josh Craighead (100 back) and Jacob Evans (100 back) spearheaded the Buffalo boys’ dominant effort at Weston Ranch. Manteca also won all three relay events.


Ripon 62,

Central Catholic 39

MODESTO — The only events Ripon did not win were the 500 free and 400 free relay, but neither squad fielded swimmers for those races.

Daniel Esenwein (200 IM, 100 fly) and Ty Wells (50 free, 100, back) each had two wins. Noah Esenwein (200 free) and Cresencio Tellez (100 free) also chipped in with first-place points.



Manteca 117,

Weston Ranch 56

STOCKTON — Manteca’s Samantha Cerritos (200 free, 50 free), Alyssa Trejo (100 fly, 500 free) and Kianna Fortuny (100 free, 100 back) were all multi-event winners.


Ripon 109,

Central Catholic 13

RIPON — Ripon has one more meet remaining in its quest for an undefeated season and another VOL championship. The Indians host Manteca next Thursday, April 21.

Ripon simply overmatched Central Catholic on Thursday, getting two individual victories from Mallory Brubaker (100 fly, 100 back). Chloe Winter (200 IM), Maddy Hawes (50 free), Taylor Diagre (100 free) and Andria Martin (100 breast) also contributed to the lopsided win.