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Sierra boys swimmers capture first-ever VOL championship
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Sierra High’s boys swim team can do no worse than first.

The Timberwolves are guaranteed at least a share of their first-ever Valley Oak League title after blowing past visiting Weston Ranch 125-41 on Friday. They’ll go for the outright crown on Monday in a make-up meet against Kimball at West High’s Pinkie Phillips Aquatic Center. 

Sierra’s girls also came away victorious and held off the Cougars 89-67 to improve to 4-3.

Scott Tolman turned in another record-setting effort for the Timberwolves (7-0), improving his own program mark in the 100-yard free style in 47.64 seconds. 

John Buonauro won the 500 free and took second in the 200 free but clocked a Sac-Joaquin Section Trials qualifying time of 1 minute, 55.79 seconds. 

David Tolman was Sierra’s top points producer with wins in the 200 individual medley, 100 backstroke, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. Brooks Cannon (50 free), Ben Volz (100 fly) and Trevor Fast (100 breast) each won one individual event.

Garrett Kmiec led Weston Ranch with wins in the 200 free and 500 free. Jordan Kmiec helped keep it competitive for the Cougars girls team, winning the 50 free and 100 free and was part of the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays.

Weston Ranch could not overcome Sierra’s depth, however. Karina Berber led a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 free, and Kailee Lencioni picked up wins in the 100 fly and 100 back. Lyza Stevens and Katie Bender took first in the 500 free and 100 breast, respectively.

Sierra also won both frosh-soph competitions, and the boys remain undefeated at 7-0. Winning individual races were Caelan Parker (boys 100 IM, 50 breast), Jerome Gunzon (boys 50 free, 100 free), Charli Bassi (boys 50 fly), Caroline Ortega (girls 100 IM, 50 back) and Joyceline Carrillo (girls 50 free, 100 free).



Weston Ranch 9,

Oakdale 3

OAKDALE — With other VOL games washing out Friday, Oakdale (5-3, 14-6) pulled into a second-place tie with East Union by completing its two-game sweep of the Cougars (2-6, 13-7), who have dropped six straight.

The Mustangs held a commanding 8-0 lead through three innings and were led by Ben Solario’s 3-for-4 effort that included a triple, three runs and two RBIs. Carlos Drain and Jordan Severin each hit a double for Weston Ranch.



Sierra 73, Lathrop 58

In a battle of unbeatens, the Timberwolves (6-0) prevailed behind Kyle Wesley’s stellar all-around effort. He won the 100, 200, long jump and triple jump. Jesse Hurtado contributed wins in the 800 and 1,600, while Bikram Thiara took first in both hurdle events.



Sierra 80, Lathrop 53

Jasmin Correa won the 200 and 400, and Candice Lao placed first in the 800 and 3,200 as the Timberwolves moved to 4-2 in the VOL.

Sierra’s frosh-soph team won, 70-46. Laica Marte was the top performer with victories in the 200 and 400.


Freshman softball

East Union 11, Kimball 1

The Lancers rounded out their season with a 14-2 record.

Isabel Moreno pitched all five innings and gave up just one hit. Marcella Hansen went 4 for 4 with a triple to lead the offense. Hailee Gully and Paris Lizrraga were each 1 for 1