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Twolves secure VOL track titles
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Sierra High’s girls track and field team is repeating as Valley Oak League champion, but this time it won’t have to share it.

The Timberwolves rambled past visiting Weston Ranch 122-6 in the regular-season finale Wednesday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. Sierra’s boys wrapped up a title share with a 75-47 win. 

Oakdale’s girls settled for second place and does not get at least a piece of the crown for the first time in over a decade. The Timberwolves edged out the Mustangs 70.5-65.5 last month, getting the advantage on the final event of the meet.

Sierra took advantage of its superior depth to rest athletes and move them to different events. Jasmin Correa highlighted the girls with wins in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, while Nick Stanley took first in the boys 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. 

The Timberwolves’ boys team put itself in position to take at least a share of the championship last week with a narrow 68-66 win at Kimball.

Sierra also won at the frosh-soph boys and girls levels. Eric Lopez won both sprint events to lead the boys to a 63-31 victory, while Abida Ali claimed the shot put and discus to help the girls prevail, 47-24/

Sierra will host the VOL Championships next Friday, May 4.



Hughson 237, Ripon 250

RIPON — Ripon (8-3, 9-4 overall) had a chance to secure second place in the Trans-Valley League but will now have to beat Hughson in the TVL Tournament next Tuesday at Micke Grove Golf Links.

The race for the league’s Most Outstanding Player award was also in play at Spring Creek Country Club on Wednesday. Nico Ilardi and Hughson’s Chase Shears were co-medalists with 44s, but Shears has a narrow edge over the top player from Ripon in the individual points standings.

Cade McCusker (47), Brandan Williamson (51), Kenny Johnson (51) and Seth Whitley (54) also factored into the scoring for the Indians.