TURLOCK — Mallory Brubaker was the Manteca Dolphins’ top individual performer in the Hughson Sea Dogs Invitational at Pitman High Saturday, earning first-place finishes in the 7-8-year-old girls 25- and 50-yard freestyle, and second in the 25 butterfly.
Brubaker was the lone Dolphin to bring home a high-point trophy.
The Ripon Sea Lions had eight high-point winners and won the invitational title with 1,201.5 points to second-place host Hughson’s 888. Manteca took sixth out of eight with 276.5.
Natalie Randolph, earning 22 points in the 11-12 girls division for second place overall, also won two events, the 100 individual medley and 50 backstroke. She was also fifth in the 100 free to round out her scoring contribution.
Johnny Buonauro also broke the 20-point barrier and placed third overall after runner-up finishes in the 50 and 100 free and third place in the 50 back. Ty Wells trailed him by a point in the boys 9-10 division, taking second in the 100 IM and 50 breaststroke, and fourth in the 50 back.
Other noteworthy Dolphins are Nicole Mason (7-8 girls) and Giovanni Padilla (7-8 boys), who each collected 15 points in their respective divisions.
Leading the Ripon Sea Lions with three-event victories were: Lucas Esenwein (6-under boys), Noah Esenwein (7-8 boys), Andrew Britton (9-10 boys), Christian Britton (11-12 boys), Katelin Britton (13-14 girls) and Annika Rigney (17-18 girls).
Sea Lions teammates Rylee Beidleman and Kylee Zador shared high-point honors with 25 apiece in the 6-under girls division.
After taking an 11-5 loss to the chin in the District 67 Junior All-Star Tournament opener at Salida School Saturday, Spreckels Park turned it around to blank Patterson 7-0 Sunday.
Anthony Flores pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out six while scattering only three hits. Flores was spotted a three-run lead in the first, and Spreckels struck for the rest in the bottom of the sixth.
Makana Ward and Gerald Parente were each 2 for 2 to lead the offense. Zach Leon-Guerrero, Tyler Ray Hewitt, Nick Van Warmerdam and Marc Wilson also contributed hits.
Spreckels Park will next face Mountain House at 5:30 tonight.
Two Mantecans helped Elk Grove Everton claim the under-10 girls California Cup in Sacramento this past weekend.
Alexis Vilarino led the way with six goals, and fellow Mantecan Faith Chavez chimed in with two and three assists. Elk Grove defeated Santa Rosa (3-0), Ajax (4-1), San Juan (9-0) and Alliance FC (5-0) before edging Santa Clara Sporting, 2-0, in the championship round.
Other Mantecans contributing for other out-of-area clubs were Sydnee Koscielecki and Nicole Vanni, who each led Sierra High to the Valley Oak League championship this past spring.
Koscielecki scored twice in the Stockton-based under-18 California Cougars’ 0-2-1 run in the U.S. Club Regionals in Turlock two weekends ago.
She and Vanni, the Bulletin’s All-Area Girls Soccer Player of the Year helped the Cougars take third at the California Cup. Vanni, Sierra’s single-season and career goals record holder, played defense.
The Cougars won their pool with a win over East Fresno Fusion and ties against Elk Grove Pride and California Development Academy. They went on to lose to the Cal Northstars 5-4 in a shootout after battling to a scoreless draw in the semifinals.
— Jonamar Jacinto