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Sierras Fabian Lopez concentrates on a bump Saturday at the Sierra Tournament against Los Banos. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

Sierra broke into the win column Saturday with a 25-23, 16-25, 15-11 win over Lathrop in the Sierra Boys Volleyball Tournament.

“We got our first-ever win in a match against Lathrop to finish eighth in the tournament,” Timberwolves coach Michelle Springmeyer said. “We may not have finished as strong as we would have liked, but we got what we were hoping for out of the tournament – more exposure to the game and time together as a team.

“I’m really proud of the boys for keeping it together after an otherwise rough start.”

Sierra (1-6) lost its other three tournament matches in two games apiece to Los Banos, Mountain House and Chavez of Stockton.

Abiel Tesfandrias led the Timberwolves on the day with 12 kills. Dylan Payan added five aces and nine digs and Fabian Lopez tallied seven aces.



Ripon Christian 23,

Vallejo 1 (5)

RIPON – Katie O’Leary belted in six runs and hit a home run for the host Knights (5-3) in the five-inning shellacking of the Red Hawks (1-4).

Sarah Brown sprinkled five hits over the five innings inside the circle for Ripon Christian, striking out three while walking one. Nicole Chapman added four RBIs for the Knights. 


Ripon Christian 15,

Vallejo 2 (5)

Madison DeGraaf threw two no-hit innings with three strikeouts for the Knights and Brown allowed three hits in 2.2 innings with a strikeout and a walk. 

Liz Thomas (2 for 3, RBI), Kelly Engel and DeGraaf  (three RBI) each hit doubles for Ripon Christian.


Track and Field

Lancer Invitational

RANCHO CORDOVA – Sierra sophomore Megan Oblin set a school record in the 1600 meters and led the Timberwolves girls to a third-place finish while the Sierra boys won the championship. 

Oblin won the 1600 in a time of 5 minutes, 9.54 seconds and was fourth in the 800 (2:29.99).

Bikram Thiara brought home a pair of firsts for the boys in the 110 hurdles (15.15) and 300 hurdles (39.41). Kyle Wesley won the 100 (11.52) and long jump (22 feet, 4 inches) while Thiara took second in the long jump (22-0 ¼).

Jesse Hurtado was second in the 800 (1:59.83) and 1600 (4:32.44) while Arish Balasubramaniam was second in the 3200 (10:06.42).

For the Sierra girls McKenna Albrecht won the discus (96-8) and was second in the shot put (33-3 ¾) with Jasmin Correa finishing third in the 200 (27.18) and 400 (1:00.41) and Katarina Malabanan finishing fourth in the triple jump (32-10 ¼).